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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Fury over
shoddy
prezzie
deliveries
FERNE?S
ACID
FIEND
GETS 20
YEARS
TOWIE star Ferne McCann?s ex Arthur Collins
got 20 years? jail yesterday
for a London acid attack
which injured 22 clubbers.
Full Story ? Page Five
MARKET
MAR
RKET BOMB FEARS
Police raid . . .
bomb squad
in Chesterfield
I?M TOO
SYKESY
FOR MY
SHIRT
SEE PAGE 3
XMAS
TERROR
FOILED
l4 arrested in
gun cop swoops
By PAUL SIMS and MIKE SULLIVAN
A CHRISTMAS bomb attack was foiled
yesterday as armed police arrested four
suspected jihadis in dawn raids.
Three men were held in Sheffield and
one in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Full Story ? Page Four
lJihadi outrage
?was days away?
2GM
............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
TRADE HOPES BLASTED
Retreat . . . Mrs May
PM cave
in on her
date vow
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
THERESA
May
will
today be forced to water
down
her
pledge
to
enshrine the Brexit date
in law to avoid another
humiliating defeat.
More than 20 Tory MPs
are prepared to side with
Labour again in a repeat
of the Commons rebellion
last week if she sticks to
her guns.
They
say
it
is
a
mistake to not be able to
delay departure in March
2019 by a few weeks if a
Brexit deal is not yet
done.
A compromise amendment proposed by Tory
Sir Oliver Letwin would
allow Parliament to delay
the exit date if negotiations overrun.
MPs expect the PM to
climb down and agree to
it
today,
ahead
of
tonight?s final committee
stage votes on the EU
(Withdrawal) Bill.
Sir Oliver said last
night: ?As far as I can
make out all will be well.
?All the indications I?m
getting
are
that
the
Government is likely to
accept it.?
The Lib Dems will also
tonight try to split Labour by calling for any
final Brexit deal to be
put to a new referendum.
Some pro-EU Labour
backbenchers
plan
to
back it in defiance of
Jeremy Corbyn?s orders.
Minority
judge fail
MINISTERS
yesterday
ruled out targets for
appointing more black
and
ethnic
minority
judges ? claiming there
aren?t enough to promote.
Justice Secretary David
Lidington said judges need
decades of experience.
BARN
STORM
MICHEL Barnier has
irritated EU leaders
by going beyond his
brief
to
attack
Theresa May?s Brexit
trade deal hopes.
Senior figures, including EU Commission boss
Jean-Claude Juncker, are
?not happy? with their
chief negotiator.
target for
tates
member sre
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ntries to tell
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need to agal with
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nier their
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trade d K
terms
the U
said: ?Nobody pays attention
to what Barnier says in
Mr Juncker sidelined him Brussels, yet in Britain it is
to handle divorce deal talks oddly taken as EU gospel.
with Mrs May personally,
?It?s
not.
They
aren?t
The Sun has been told.
happy with Barnier. JuncIn his latest outburst, Mr ker?s fallen out with him
Barnier insisted there would because of his colossal ego.?
be no place for the UK?s
Mr Juncker?s chief of staff
financial services in any
Martin Selmayr was
free trade agreement.
also said to regret
He did so despite
For more
having pushed for
being told to wait
on this
Mr
Barnier?s
until
March
appointment.
story
when leaders of
Mrs May?s full
the 27 member
Cabinet
agreed
states
officially
yesterday
to
agree what to
demand
a
Listen to
offer the UK.
?bespoke?
deal.
Julia
Hartley-Brewer
A senior GovPreviously divided
from 10am on talkRADIO
ernment
source
ministers backed a
on DAB or via the app
POLICE FURY
MINISTERS were yesterday accused of a ?real
terms cut? in police funding in spite of a
�0million boost next year.
Amber Rudd revealed local officials will be
able to add �a month to council tax.
Another �0million will come as
payments
for
specific
policing
needs, such as �million for the
Manchester Arena terror attack.
But Labour Home Affairs Select
Commitee boss Yvette Cooper, left,
said it was ?really not enough funding for police across the country given
the immense pressures they face?.
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NEWCASTLE
LEEDS
LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
11
NORWICH
BIRMINGHAM
CARDIFF
PLYMOUTH 12
gradual divergence to inch
away from EU red tape.
Environment
Secretary
Michael
Gove
warned
colleagues not to repeat the
negative Project Fear tactics
peddled by Remainers in
the referendum.
The leading Vote Leave
figure called on colleagues
to adopt an optimistic tone.
Mrs May put off big
decisions until the end of
next month but a spokesman
said
she
was
?confident? of winning a
good deal for the financial
services sector.
t.newtondunn@
the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
Toys R on
the brink
10
BRISTOL
By HARRY COLE
Westminster Correspondent
UNITE union baron Red
Len McCluskey last night
denied he was set to quit
over an inquiry into his
re-election last year.
Ex-judge Jeffrey Burke
QC, picked by a union
watchdog, will probe his
rival
Gerard
Coyne?s
claim of unfair practices.
Red
Len?s
allies
scotched talk he could
leave to avoid a possible
poll rerun. Unite, Labour?s top funder, said:
?There?s no question of
his standing down. These
are rumours to damage
this union.?
It said it was confident
the watchdog ?will agree
union rules were upheld?.
Mr Coyne, axed from
his Unite role after the
vote, said he wants an
?open investigation?.
TOYS R Us faces administration as the Pension
Protection Fund intends
to vote against plans to
close a quarter of stores.
Meanwhile MPs want to
know why the firm, with
3,200 UK workers, upped
exec pay to �5million.
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SOUTHAMPTON
9
LONDON
TODAY: It is going to be mild and
cloudy for most parts of the UK.
There will be a few patches of light
rain, especially for north-west
England. Brighter for northern
Scotland with sunny spells.
TONIGHT: There will be light rain
across northern Scotland, England
and Wales after midnight. These
will spread south-east in the early
hours of Thursday morning. There
will be a light south-westerly wind.
OUTLOOK: It will be cloudy for
most tomorrow with rain across
Northern Ireland, western Wales
and northern England. Light westerly
winds. A drier day on Friday but it
will stay cloudy for most.
THU 12?
Remainers in
spending fine
THE Lib Dems and the official Remain campaign broke
spending rules during the
referendum, the elections
watchdog said yesterday.
The Lib Dems were fined
�,000 for failing to provide
complete accounts of how
much they spent.
Around �,000 worth of
missing receipts were found
by the Electoral Commission.
Open Britain, the voice of
the Remainers, was fined
�250 for not providing
proper invoices and receipts.
DON ?A PAL?
DOWNING Street insisted Theresa May still has
a good relationship with Donald Trump ? after
he took 13 days to respond to her plea for talks.
The pair spoke yesterday after the PM said she
needed to discuss Mr Trump?s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem
as Israel?s capital.
No10 said the embarrassing delay
was ?a matter of scheduling?.
Mr Trump, left, discussed the
prospect of visiting Britain in February, the Daily Mail reported.
But the trip will be not be a
state visit ? meaning he
will not meet the Queen.
SUJIKO
EDINBURGH
Red Len
defiant in
vote row
EXCLUSIVE by TOM
NEWTON DUNN, Political Editor
ABERDEEN
BELFAST
Probe . . . McCluskey
EU fury at own negotiator
27 MARCH
9
GLASGOW
Under fire
. . . Barnier
yesterday
To play Sujiko, enter the numbers
1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total
in each circle is equal to the sum of
the four surrounding squares.
PUZZLES: PAGE 45
�shops
troubles
POUNDLAND?S troubles
are deepening as the
firm that owns the cutprice retailer revealed its
dire financial situation.
Poundland, which has
nearly 900 outlets and
18,000 staff, is a fixture
on the UK high street.
But
South
African
owner Steinhoff revealed
lenders and insurers had
been pulling support.
Poundland insisted it
did not expect any problems with stocks in the
run-up to Christmas.
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Today?s
birthdays
THE Wolf of Wall Street
actor JONAH HILL, 34,
left, model LARA STONE,
34, right, and The Railway
Children?s JENNY
AGUTTER, 65 .
l LAST night?s Health
Lottery numbers: 3, 26,
28, 36, 49. Bonus: 11.
Last night?s EuroMillions
numbers: 8, 15, 30, 38,
46. Lucky Stars: 4, 7.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
3
Picture: ALAN STRUTT/CELEBRITY PICTURES
MEL?S BODDIE TO SIGH FOR
By ROD McPHEE, Senior Bizarre Reporter
MEL Sykes unveils the results of her latest
lingerie photoshoot ? and now fans have
finally seen it they?re panting.
The 47-year-old Boddingtons beer ad star
had teasingly posted a behind-the-scenes
snap of her getting ready last week, left.
She ended up posing on a bed in lingerie
and high heels. Mel played!
Missing
Brown?s
gay Rory
By LUCY JONES
MRS Brown?s Boys creator
Brendan
O?Carroll
turned down a TV offer
from Russia because they
wanted
gay
character
Rory edited out.
Brendan, 63, said he
was offered ?a nice fee?
to licence the BBC1 sitcom in Russia.
He added: ?But no gay,
absolutely no gay. So I
said ?No gay, no show?.
And that was it.?
Brendan said Romania
also had ?problems? with
the fact that Rory, Mrs
Brown?s third son, is gay.
He added: ?Romania
threatened to cut Rory
out but then went ahead
with it.
?What they?ve done is,
the Rory character is still
gay, but they never mention that he?s gay.?
FEATHERS FLY
Y OVER PIGEONS
COODUNNIT?
By ALEX WEST
CAR owners have been
slammed for demanding
anti-bird spikes on trees
to stop pigeons pooing
on their motors.
The spikes, usually used
to prevent birds sitting
or nesting on buildings,
have been nailed to
two
beeches
overhanging a car park.
Keep off . . . spikes nailed to branches
But
nature-lovers
called it a ?war on
wildlife? and pledged to raise the
matter with the local council. The
Spikes put on trees to
save cars from bird poo
spikes were fitted by Hillcrest Estate Management outside period
buildings split into apartments
near Bristol?s Downs grasslands.
A spokesman for the property
company said: ?Bird detritus can
cause permanent damage to car
paintwork and the worst-affected
leaseholders wanted action.? But
Twitter
user
Jennifer
Garrett
wrote: ?Now birds aren?t allowed
in trees. How is it allowed??
Green Party councillor Paula
O?Rourke said: ?I?ll be looking
into this. It?s a shame to see trees
made uninhabitable to birds.?
4 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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CHRISTMAS EVIL
Terror cops foil bomb attack
By PAUL SIMS and MIKE SULLIVAN
WITNESSES told yesterday how
anti-terror police blasted open sources saying they may have been
doors and used stun grenades intending to target a Christmas
in dawn raids on five addresses. market in or around London.
They arrested four men suspected
of planning a bomb atrocity within
the next few days ? with security
Dawn raids . . . anti-terror cops
Dozens of neighbouring homes were
evacuated as officers stormed four properties in Sheffield and a suspected bomb
factory above a fish and chip shop in
Chesterfield, Derbys.
Lizzie Fogarty, 27, was woken at 5.30am
as officers swooped in Meersbrook, Sheffield. She said: ?There was an enormous
bang. It shook our flat.
?The police were all in black with helmets on and guns. They were shouting,
?Get down, get down!? It was insane.?
About four miles away in the Burngreave area police blew open the doors of
two properties, including a community
centre, before arresting two men.
One witness said: ?They were in full kit
with guns and everything. We?re on the
front line here.?
Another, who lives opposite the Fatima
Community Centre, said: ?I saw armed
police take somebody out the back of the
building. The centre is used for prayers
every day, it?s like a mosque.?
Jordan Batteson was heading home
from his Tesco night shift in Chesterfield
as police grabbed a man aged 31.
He said: ?I saw him sat in the back of
the police van. He had nothing on top
and was just wearing his pants.?
Another local said: ?Police were banging
on my door and shouting, ?You have ten
minutes to get out?!?
The three Sheffield suspects are aged
22, 36 and 41. The bomb squad was called
in at Chesterfield amid fears of a chemical device. All four suspects were being
held on terror charges.
The swoops came after months of surveillance by police and MI5.
Police foiled a similar plot last December. The North East Counter-Terrorism
Unit said yesterday: ?We would ask people
to remain alert but not alarmed.?
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
Vow . . Mr Williamson
Ship leak
pledge to
taxpayer
By DAVID WILLETTS
Defence Editor
SHIPBUILDERS will pick
up the tab for fixing
leaking
carrier
HMS
Queen Elizabeth, Defence
Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday confirmed.
We revealed the Navy?s
huge new flagship had a
faulty propeller shaft seal,
letting 200 litres of sea
water pour in every hour.
But
repairs
to
the
�1billion warship will
not
cost
taxpayers
a
penny, he insisted.
The ship, built by the
Aircraft Carrier Alliance,
is docked at Portsmouth
and work was seen being
carried out yesterday.
Mr Williamson said she
would be back out for
sea trials soon.
But a Navy insider
said: ?This is not teething
trouble ? it?s a balls up.?
Centrica
bills blow
BRITISH
Gas
owner
Centrica has admitted it
has not done enough to
encourage customers on
rip-off tariffs to switch.
A majority on standard
variable tariffs were contacted six times a year,
the Commons business,
energy
and
industrial
strategy committee heard.
Centrica?s UK Home
boss Sarwjit Sambhi said
it needs to do more.
Hush on
tot abuse
GUN POLICE
ON TRAINS
THE British Transport Police are creating
new anti-terror units of firearms officers
and support dogs to patrol trains.
It comes after armed officers were seen
on trains nationwide for the first time in
May after the Manchester bombing.
BTP Assistant Chief Constable Alun
Thomas said the units were not in
response to any new threat but had been
planned for some time.
He added: ?In the current climate we
know how important it is to make sure we
have specialist and highly trained officers
in the right place at the right time.
?These officers will be solely dedicated
to counter-terrorism ? using a policing
style that is engaging, public facing
and reassuring.?
A BABY abuser was sentenced in secret after her
lawyers
claimed
she
could drop dead if her
case was reported again.
The woman, who was
convicted of child cruelty
with a man, was admitted to a mental health
ward after reading previous coverage of the case.
Doctors felt further reporting could kill her.
A judge agreed. The
pair?s fate is not known.
Navy job
for Harry
PRINCE Harry has been
made Captain General of
the Royal Marines ? following his granddad.
The 33-year-old takes
over from Prince Philip
who retired in August.
Philip paid tribute to
the green berets at a
final event at Buckingham Palace. Meanwhile
Harry launched a new
drive to clear landmines.
Meg?s dress ? Page 19
MISSILE AT KING
Saudi
Arabia
shot
down a missile aimed at
King Salman?s home yesterday, fired by rebels in
neighbouring Yemen.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
AS FIEND GETS 20YRS, VICTIMS SAY..
SAY
We?ve been given a
life sentence by you
BEFORE
ATTACK
Clubbers Lauren, left, and
Sophie were among victims
as Collins threw acid in club
CCTV . . . Collins, circled, in club
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
VICTIMS of acid fiend
Arthur Collins hit out as
he got 20 years? jail yesterday ? with one saying:
?I?ve been given a life
sentence because of you.?
VICTIM 3
Collins, 25-year-old ex of
Towie star Ferne McCann,
was caged for hurling a corrosive substance across a
packed dancefloor as a fight
broke out in a nightclub.
Some 22 people reported injuries
with 16 suffering chemical burns.
Ex-scaffolder Collins was found
guilty of five counts of ABH with
intent and nine of ABH at Wood
Green crown court last month.
He looked pale as Judge Noel
Lucas sentenced him there yesterday, but did not react.
He then winked at his family as
he was led away to cells amid
cries of ?Love you, Arthur?.
Collins? victims slammed him in
court as they read out emotional
victim impact statements.
Phoebe Georgiou was celebrating
her 23rd birthday when Collins
threw the acid. She told the court:
?I mourn the old Phoebe, the confident young woman I was.
?My old life was taken from me,
physically and mentally. I will
never be the same again.
?From the moment the liquid
landed on my skin, burning and
choking me, my life changed.
?It?s been eight months since the
attack. I have been suffering
anxiety and panic attacks.
?You couldn?t even find a thread
of human decency to take responsibility for the damage you have
caused. I?ve been given a life sentence because of you.?
Lauren Trent, 22, suffered third
degree burns to her neck, stomach, hands, chest, legs and foot.
Sobbing, she said: ?You changed
not only my life, but my best
friend?s, my family?s and your life.
?But you don?t know what it
feels like to have acid thrown at
you. The pain, what it feels like to
have acid burning, your skin blistering and you can?t do anything.?
Speaking outside court, Sophie
Hall, 22, said: ?The last eight, nine
months of our lives have been hell.
?Arthur didn?t show any signs of
remorse in court.
?The scars I have been left with
Injuries suffered by Phoebe Georgiu
from acid hurled by Collins, below
VICTIM 1
are something I am going to have
look at every time I look in the
mirror, every time I get changed,
every time I take my clothes off.?
Collins, who has convictions dating back to 2008, refused to look
at victims as they spoke in court.
He was flanked in the dock by
three prison guards after being
classed as an escape risk.
Collins was seen in CCTV footage throwing acid in a man?s face.
As he was pulled away, he threw
it twice more, hitting unsuspecting
clubbers who scattered in terror.
The outrage came hours after he
attended a family barbecue with
Ferne to announce her pregnancy.
Collins ? father of Ferne?s new
baby Sunday ? fled after the
attack, sparking a nationwide
hunt. He was traced to a house in
VICTIM 2
Higham Ferrers, Northants. He
admitted throwing the liquid at
East London?s Mangle nightclub on
April 17, but claimed he did not
know it was acid.
The judge gave Collins 20 years
in prison plus a further five years
on extended licence.
And he ruled the attacker was
?dangerous? ? meaning he must
serve two thirds of his jail term
before he is eligible for parole
rather than the usual half.
Judge Lucas said his attack was
due to a ?minor perceived slight?.
He said: ?It was a deliberate and
calculating act. You were intent on
causing really serious harm. You
have not shown any remorse.?
Chief Supt Simon Laurence said:
?This sentence shows how seriously
courts take these attacks.?
carri-ann.taylor@the-sun.co.uk
MEANS A MYSTERY
Ferne . . with ex Collins
ACID thug Arthur Collins lived the high-life
but declared an income of �000 last year.
The court heard he rented an expensive
Mercedes despite a ban for drink-driving,
underwent two Harley Street hair transplants and had two mortgages.
But his defence said he was �000 overdrawn and his mum paid for the hair ops.
Judge Noel Lucas told Wood Green crown
court that he was told Collins ?has no
brass farthings to rub together? ? but that
he did not believe a word of it.
He said even if Collins was rich, no sum
could adequately compensate his victims.
Collins is a signatory to the accounts of
the scaffolding firm where he worked.
5
6 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
COUNCIL DEAR SANTA, PLEASE
TAX UP
BY
�0
Charges to rise 6%
By LYNN DAVIDSON, Whitehall Correspondent
COUNCIL tax bills are to rise by �0 a
year, it was confirmed yesterday.
Local authorities will be able to hike bills
by six per cent without taxpayer permission.
That would mean the average Band D property bill
rising by �0 to �686. Since a freeze was lifted in
2015 council chiefs could raise bills by two per cent
without a referendum.
This year a further
three per cent to fund
social care was agreed.
Communities Secretary
Sajid
Javid
confirmed
yesterday they can now
raise an extra one per
1,500
of
OWNERS
cent without a vote.
second homes in the
He said: ?I am conYorkshire Dales could
scious of calls for further
flexibility in the setting
see their council tax
of council tax.?
increase five-fold.
John O?Connell, of the
the
of
Members
TaxPayers? Alliance, said
Yorkshire Dales Natthe
rise ?beggared belief?.
ional Park Authority
A spokesman for PM
want to ?halt and then
Theresa
May said: ?Decireverse? the decline in
sions on increases are for
the number of young
local councils.?
people in the region.
lynn.davidson@
the-sun.co.uk
Hiking in
the Dales
Ed letter day . . .
his note to Santa.
Right, with Morse
and missing poster
A HEARTBROKEN toddler has written to Santa
saying that all he wants for Christmas is the
return of his stolen puppy.
Edward Latter, who is three on Saturday, has
been devastated since border terrier Morse was
swiped a week ago.
The pet, who had tunneled under the garden
fence, was last seen outside the house being
bundled into a pick-up truck by a man.
Edward asked dad Richard to help him write a
note to Santa asking for help. It reads: ?Dear
1GM
FIND MY STOLEN DOG
Christmas
is going to be
tough.. they
are such
good pals
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
7
KAT?S
BACK
Shock Enders return
KAT Moon is making a shock EastEnders return after her character was left
for dead in show spin-off Redwater.
Viewers last saw the pub boss lifeless after
a boat crash in June, while hubby Alfie
seemed to have died during a brain op.
By NICK PISA
Father Christmas, I just want one
present for Christmas this year, my
dog Morse back. I?ve been a very
good boy all year. Thank you, Edward.?
The family have also put up missing
posters near home in Marden, Kent.
Carpenter Richard said: ?Edward?s really
missing Morse. They?re such good pals. Christmas will be tough without him.?
But actress Jessie Wallace, 46, will rejoin EastEnders early next year under returning boss John Yorke
? who brought her Slater
EXCLUSIVE by
clan to the soap in 2000.
An insider said last
SIMON BOYLE
night: ?John loves the
Slaters. A lot of people BBC1 show from 2000-05
thought he might bring and 2010-16.
Fans
watched
loudsome of them back.
?He
believes
they?re mouth Kat have two
flings,
see
her
tot
stolen
long-standing
favourites
who should be at the in a baby-swap and sufheart of the show and fer a miscarriage.
She and Shane Richie,
thinks Kat?s return will
53, who plays Alfie, left
be a hit.
in 2016 to find her
?Nobody knew if
long-lost son in Ireshe or Alfie would
land ? a plot covreturn as it looked
ered in Redwater.
like they had been
Producer
John
killed.
This
will
returned to Eastsurprise fans.?
Enders last month.
Jessie was on the
simon.boyle@
the-sun.co.uk
Fave . . . Jessie
8 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Air base
ted scare
A DRIVER who got to
within inches of an RAF
base plane had a teddy
strapped to his waist.
The Brit man, 44, was
arrested after a Volvo car
crashed through barriers
at Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Shots were fired as it
reached a V-22 Osprey
jet helicopter on Monday.
The
suspect
was
detained under mental
health laws yesterday.
Local councillor Nigel
Roman said: ?If he was
just playing games, he is
a silly boy.?
PAST FOOD
Bones from a 16th Century turkey dinner found
under an Exeter car park
are the oldest in the UK.
2GM
WEB OF HATRED
MPs blast net giants over extremist and racist posts
By MATT DATHAN, Political Correspondent
FURIOUS MPs accused internet giants of encouraging
radicals to click on jihadi
and far-right links.
Bosses . . . Lundblad, McSweeney & Milner
Home Affairs committee chair Yvette Cooper
blasted Google, Facebook and Twitter.
She said material from
TECH THAT
1
extremist groups was recommended by
search algorithms as she checked
Google-owned YouTube for content.
She accused all three internet firms
of directly ?grooming? extremists by
peddling hate.
Tory Tim Loughton said the firms
were profiting from people using platforms to ?further the ills of society?.
Ms Cooper tore into Google?s Dr
Nicklas Berild Lundblad, Twitter?s
Sinead McSweeney and Facebook?s
Simon Milner at a committee hearing.
She told them: ?You are actively recommending what amounts to racist
videos into people?s timelines.? She
added ?your algorithms are doing that
grooming and that radicalisation?.
Facebook public policy director Mr
Milner said it was looking into limiting
algorithms for ?dodgy? material.
Twitter?s Ms McSweeney said the
firm wanted to avoid censuring.
matthew.dathan@thesun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
That?s a
bad Santa
Encryption . . . Rudd
New law
for texts
of terror
TECH THAT
2
EXCLUSIVE by TOM
NEWTON DUNN
HOME Secretary Amber
Rudd has defied social
media giants to unveil a
law forcing them to hand
over suspected terrorists?
encrypted messages.
Orders called Technical
Capability Notices will
give MI5 and police powers to insist that services
like WhatsApp and Facebook remove electronic
protections
and
make
messages readable.
The
California-based
tech giants had protested
when
the
move
was
revealed in the summer.
They boast that their
unhackable messages are
a major selling point.
But Ms Rudd published
draft legislation to give to
Parliament on Monday
night. It will be made
into law next year.
Train was
speeding
THE US train which
derailed ? killing at least
three people ? was travelling at almost three
times the speed limit.
Data
recorders
from
the Amtrak 501 train, on
its maiden run down a
revamped
route
from
Seattle to Portland, show
it was going at 80mph.
The limit for the curve
of track where it plunged
from a bridge over the
Interstate 5 highway on
Monday was just 30mph.
Mangled train carriages
ended up on top of vehicles
near
DuPont
in
Washington State.
More than 70 were
injured. Officials originally said six had died.
GREY DEBT RISES
Grandparents are going
into debt because their
kids cannot look after
their own children, two
charity surveys found.
Fight before Xmas
. . . Santa lobs
rock at soldiers
A PALESTINIAN protester
hurled rocks at Israeli soldiers yesterday ? dressed
as Father Christmas.
The troops were targeted
during a demonstration
near the West Bank city
of Ramallah.
The protester also
set fire to a picture of Donald
Trump, right,
in response to
the US president?s
controversial decision to
recognise Jerusalem
as Israel?s capital.
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DEMI REVEALS MORE
By STUART PINK
INSTAGRAM sensation Demi Rose
shows that putting your back into
something pays off in the end.
The Brummie model, 22, has hit
six million followers on the
picture-sharing social network.
So she marked the milestone
by
showing
off
her
Kim
Kardashian-style bottom, and
posing naked on a bed.
Demi aims to give Kim a run
for her money by increasing her
profile in the US when she
launches her own app next year.
Loss . . . Mr Corbyn
Election
ban for
backing
Jez twice
By ANDY JEHRING
TEXT BUNGLE
A MAN has been banned
from voting for twice
backing Labour in this
year?s General Election.
Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21, was arrested after
boasting on Twitter of his
illegal double support for
Jeremy Corbyn.
He was registered twice
at his home in the
Chingford and Woodford
Green
constituency
in
East London with a variation of his name.
Cops said Qureshi then
voted in person and used
a postal vote.
The seat was held in
June by ex-Tory leader
Iain Duncan Smith.
Qureshi
admitted
breaching electoral rules
at Thames magistrates?
court. He was fined �0,
must pay �0 costs and
was banned from voting
for three years.
ALL SEX
ATTACKS
PROBED
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
BoJo rap
over Naz
FOREIGN Secretary Boris
Johnson was yesterday
branded a ?clown? by
Iranian religious leaders
as attempts continue to
free a jailed Brit mum.
Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda also called BoJo
a ?little man? and again
claimed Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe, who has heart
trouble, was a spy.
Mr Johnson was in
Tehran this month to discuss releasing Nazanin,
39, who was arrested on
a family visit in 2016.
Her husband Richard,
42, said he was still
hopeful, but added: ?The
backlash against the Foreign Secretary has caused
us some concern.?
THE cost of raising a
child takes up nearly a
fifth of a parent?s salary,
a report has found.
Mums and dads of kids
aged up to 11 spend an
average �8.41 a month
per child, Halifax found.
This
equates
to
�380.92 per year, or 18.5
per cent of the average
salary at �,009.
The most costly items
include food, childcare,
holidays, clothes and toys.
HISS AND RUN
The RSPCA is investigating the death of an 8ft
boa constrictor that was
attacked by boys and also
hit by a car in Cardiff.
By CHRIS POLLARD
ALL sex assault cases in the
biggest police force are to be
reviewed after another bungle
ended a second rape trial.
Prosecutors offered no evidence
against Isaac Itiary, 25 ? accused
of attacking a child under 16.
Picture: @thetogfather / KPPICTURES.CO.UK
�-a-yr
kid cost
Met case No2 collapses
REMIND YOU
OF ANYONE?
DAILY
Beachy
. . . Kim
Cops had failed to disclose vital evidence to his lawyers, Inner London
crown court was told yesterday.
Isaac spent four months in jail awaiting trial until all charges were dropped
yesterday when it was revealed that
police had text messages from the girl
undermining the prosecution case.
His prosecution involved the same
officer as the Liam Allan case, which
collapsed
last
Thursday
when
it
emerged the officer had failed to disclose thousands of damning texts.
The detective constable in question,
reportedly Mark Azariah, is still working at Scotland Yard?s sexual offences
unit and has not been suspended.
Text messages in Liam?s case showed
his accuser had begged him for sex and
messaged other partners about rape
fantasies.
Isaac, from Walworth, South London,
was charged in July with sexual activity
with a child between November 2016
and May this year, rape and making
indecent photographs.
The girl was aged 14 and 15 at the
time of the alleged offences. Isaac was
due to stand trial next month.
The defence asked for details of the
Ordeal . . . Liam after his case collapsed
girl?s texts in September but they were
provided only this week. They showed
she routinely posed as a 19-year-old.
Liam, 22, of Beckenham, South East
London, had faced at least 12 years? jail.
He is preparing to sue London?s Met
and the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Met said last night it would
review every live case being investigated
by its Child Abuse and Sexual Offences
command ?as a precaution?.
Commander Richard Smith said the
review would focus on whether it was
meeting disclosure obligations and properly examining, documenting and sharing all digital evidence with the CPS.
He said: ?Rape investigations are by
their nature very complex, and often
hinge on the contradictory accounts of
the alleged suspect and the complainant.?
chris.pollard@the-sun.co.uk
WE CLOCK ON AT CHRISTMAS
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Sun
THE
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AFTER 3.5M LICENCE PAYERS QUIT..
SAYS
Tame the web
WILL our politicians back their welcome
threats to the tech giants with force?
If not, it?s so much hot air ? just what
the social media firms are relying on.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd intends
a new law compelling WhatsApp and
Facebook to hand over terror suspects?
encrypted messages. Good.
But if this super-rich US company still
says no, our courts must levy massive
penalties. Even a few million quid
won?t hurt companies this vast. A
percentage of their UK turnover would.
It was good to see the Home Affairs
Committee tear into Facebook, Google
and Twitter yesterday for the hatred
and toxic extremist propaganda they
host and even steer users towards.
They are just not serious about cleaning their sites up, nor about their responsibilities as the publishers they are.
Their content should be governed by
the same laws and penalties applied to
everyone else. Policing it is no one?s
problem but theirs.
Online anarchy has gone on far too long.
Button it Barnier
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is a
puffed-up dandy with a God complex.
Small wonder, when his every
utterance is treated as Holy Writ by
worshipful Remainers.
Every other day he hands down some
ominous new edict: Britain cannot do
this. Britain will not have that.
Remainers, unable to spot a negotiating position, rejoice at Brexit apparently getting its official comeuppance.
It is welcome, though, that EU leaders
have had enough ? and believe Barnier
is acting way above his pay grade and
without their full authority.
He is talking tough to increase his
chances of becoming EU Commission
President. But he will be a non-runner if
he drives us towards the ?no deal? door.
Brussels wants a deal. Telling Barnier to
put a sock in it would make it more likely.
Labour cheats
VOTING twice at an election is a serious
crime and must be treated as such.
Yet Corbyn-backing student Mohammad Zain Qureshi did that in June and
escaped with a �0 fine and a threeyear ban from voting. Both are derisory.
He should be barred for a decade, not
given the nod to vote at the next scheduled election. What deterrent is that to
left-wing zealots, registered at both
their parents? home and university, who
consider casting multiple votes for
Corbyn their moral duty?
The Electoral Commission had up to
1,000 complaints about illegal voting
last June. Labour won two seats by just
20 and 48. In an even tighter election,
fraud could hand power to Marxists.
Tougher sentences are vital. But the
Commission can no longer just trust
Corbyn?s fans to respect democracy.
It must ensure they only register once.
Why the
Beeb is
broken
In a world of Netflix & Amazon,
its funding model is out of date
OVER the past four years, almost
3.5million British citizens have
decided not to pay a penny more
to the BBC ? the world?s oldest
broadcasting organisation.
Until not so long ago, the Beeb was
unquestionably a national treasure. So
why have they stopped paying for it?
I can hazard a guess ? because I?m
one of those 3.5million people who have
saved themselves �7 a year by cancelling their TV licence fee.
Is it because I don?t watch enough
BBC programmes to justify the expense?
I suspect that?s why most people cancel.
They?re hooked on artfully engineered
US-run streaming services that don?t
leave you at the mercy of TV schedules
or fiddling with the Beeb?s iPlayer app.
If their limited budget forces them to
choose, they?d rather pay to watch The
Crown on Netflix than pay a faintly
sinister tax just for the privilege of
wading through the Beeb?s desperate
afternoon quiz shows in search of highquality programmes.
Right-on preening
That tax is called the licence fee ?
and yes, I do think there?s something
sinister about it.
For years, the Magistrates Association
has argued that non-payment of the
licence fee should be decriminalised.
Auntie won?t hear of it. She wants
people who watch one of her TV
programmes without paying to end up
in the dock.
In 2016, there were 184,595 prosecutions and other legal proceedings against
alleged non-payers. Of these, a staggering 21,312 were unsuccessful ? our
money down the drain, in other words.
And 90 people ended up in jail ? also
a scandalous waste of public resources
at a time when we are running out of
cells to house genuine villains.
But, like many viewers, I have an
extra reason for opting out of the
licence fee. Those 147 quid don?t just go
towards funding high-quality TV. If they
did, we?d have more Blue Planet and
less Bargain Hunt.
I?ve just stumbled across a page on
the BBC?s vast network of websites
devoted to what it calls ?Corporate
Responsibility?. Even if you are familiar
Instead of more Blue Planets,
it pays for ?awareness raising?
By
DAMIAN THOMPSON
with the corporation?s right-on preening,
the
suffocating
self-importance
will
make you gasp. It?s headed: ?Putting our
Public Purposes into action: Sustaining
citizenship and civil society.?
You may think that?s the Government?s
job. Auntie knows better.
She?s above politics ? in the sense that
she
knows
better
than
politicians,
especially Tory ones. So we read this
guff: ?The BBC?s impartial news, current
affairs and factual programming aims to
help
audiences
understand
political
activity
and
raise
awareness
on
important issues affecting society . . . We
aim to engage audiences in social
responsibility and what it means to be
part of a civil society.?
Fancy paying for some ?impartial?
awareness-raising about the apocalyptic
consequences of Brexit? Do you want to
be part of the grand project in social
engineering that tells viewers which
issues are really important? Then just
sign this handy Direct Debit.
And if you don?t fancy it?
There was a time when opting out of
DO I NEED A TV LICENCE?
YOU don?t have to watch the BBC to need
a licence. Simply ?using television
receiving equipment to watch or record
TV programmes? is enough to mean you
need one.
If you own a TV but never watch or
record programmes on it, you don?t need
a licence.
Anyone watching live BBC programmes or using an iPlayer service on
devices such as a laptop, mobile or tablet needs a licence.
You cannot go to prison for non-payment of your licence fee, but you can be
jailed if you don?t pay a fine imposed by
the court. Since April this year courts
can impose conditional discharges
instead of fines, though there were fears
that this would lead to fewer people
buying TV licences.
the licence fee was a big deal, like
being a conscientious objector during
the war.
But that?s not the case any more, as
the figures show. (Incidentally, the numbers had to be extracted via a Freedom
of Information request ? the BBC is
outraged that details of the 788,605
licence-fee refuseniks in 2017 alone have
reached the public domain.)
It?s not that the British public hate the
BBC. Look at the figures for the Strictly
final last weekend ? 13MILLION.
But we can all see that the funding
model is broken.
As MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says, it?s ?out
of date? in a world where the likes of
Netflix and Amazon Prime are offering
imaginative original content on a subscription basis. Dip in, dip out. It?s up
to you. It?s your money, after all.
As American fundamentalist Christians might put it, the BBC as we know
it is now living in the End Times.
Bite your hand off
The corporation will survive the
apocalypse ? but not in its present
form. Does the future lie in voluntary
subscription ? perhaps in tiers, one for
TV, one for radio and so on?
I?m sure if you asked Brits if they
wanted to carry on watching assorted
famous people try their best to foxtrot,
for an appropriate monthly fee, they
would bite your hand off.
Or what about a hugely reduced
licence fee with slimmed-back programmes and stations to match? They
could start with Radio 1 ? or Radio 2,
for that matter. Sell them off, they?d still
survive.
Of course, another option ? and this
is kryptonite to dyed-in-the-wool BBC
types ? is to fund the BBC with advertising. Would viewers really boycott
EastEnders if it was interrupted by two
minutes of adverts? The ratings for rival
ITV soap Coronation Street (which
incidentally are higher) might give you
the answer.
I look forward to hearing DirectorGeneral Tony Hall?s solution to this.
But now you?ll have to excuse me,
because I?ve got some telly to watch.
I?m catching up with the BBC?s crime
drama Line of Duty. On Netflix.
l Damian Thompson is an associate editor
of The Spectator.
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NEIGHBOUR BUILT ON LAND
Mad tyrant . . . Kim
N Korea
building
missiles
to hit UK
NEIGHBOUR?S HOUSE
THE CONSTANTINES
By DAVID WILLETTS
NORTH Korea is building
ballistic
missiles
that
could strike London, Defence
Secretary
Gavin
Williamson said yesterday.
His alert came as the
US blamed Kim Jongun?s state for a computer
attack on the NHS.
Mr Williamson warned:
?North Korea is a real
danger to this country.
?They are on the pathway to have ballistic missiles that could strike
London. We?ll never hesitate to deal with aggression and threats.?
US official Tom Bossert
vowed to hold North
Korea to account for the
WannaCry cyber attack
in May.
He said: ?It has acted
badly for over a decade.
?Its malicious behaviour
stops with this step of
accountability. The computers affected badly in
the UK put lives at risk.?
No Polish
sign fight
A FISHERY owner could
face legal action after
banning Polish anglers.
A sign saying ?No Polish or Eastern Bloc fishermen
allowed?
went
viral on social media
Angler and Polish national Rado Papiewski, 35,
from
Doncaster,
has
begun crowdfunding to
sue Field Farm Fisheries
near Bicester, Oxon.
He has a ten-year-old
son who loves angling.
The
Equality
and
Human Rights Commission said banning people
from services based on
race or nationality is discrimination and unlawful.
The fishery did not
make a comment.
Cat killer
20wk jail
A HEALTH care worker
who beat two kittens to
death was jailed for 20
weeks and banned from
keeping pets for life.
Aaron Barker, 26, had
got four-month-olds Panther and Baby from the
Cats? Protection League
ten days earlier.
Vet Christine Jamieson
said the kittens suffered
?horrendous? injuries.
Barker, who works at a
secure mental unit, had
denied causing unnecessary suffering at Nottingham magistrates court.
He claimed someone
must have got in his
house in Basford and
killed the cats.
SNORT IN THE ACT
Cops found �illion of
cocaine in carrier bags in
32-year-old dealer Steven
Lee?s Peugeot in Essex.
He admitted possession.
Give ?em
3ins and
they take
your pile
FAMILY LOSES HOME
IN EXTENSION FIGHT
3-inch gap
(ACTUAL SIZE)
EXCLUSIVE by MATT WILKINSON
A FAMILY must give their home to neighbours
after losing a legal fight over an extension they
claimed was built 3ins into their garden.
An incredible court ruling has given the Constantines
less than three weeks to leave the seven-bedroom
�0,000 house they have lived in for 31 years.
A judge ordered Yvette Constantine, 57, and husband Herman,
66, to hand over the keys to the Ali family ? for them to sell to
recoup legal fees after an eight-year battle.
The Constantines accused the Alis of knocking down a fence
and building an extension three
inches into their garden while
they were on holiday.
But they lost the trespass
case and were ordered to pay
their neighbours? legal fees.
Court papers show the couple,
who have three grown-up children, were told this month to
leave the home by January 5.
The order gives Sardar Ali,
62, his wife Haliman and son Front view . . . families? homes
Tajammul, 36, the right to sell
the property in East Ham, East London County Court. A judge
inspected both properties.
London, for at least �0,000.
The court ruled in favour of
It states �2,544 from the
sale will pay the Ali family?s the Alis and said the extension
legal fees. The remainder will was not a trespass.
The Constantines lost an
be given to the Constantines.
A source said: ?They will lose appeal in May this year and a
the house they had for 31 years final charging order was placed
and be homeless after Christ- on them demanding payment
mas. All because they objected of the Ali?s legal fees.
A judge issued a final ruling
about a neighbours? fence.?
It is understood the Constan- on December 1 due to non
tines first complained in 2009. payment. Both families would
It resulted in a civil court not comment yesterday.
Mark Woloshak, of
case
in
2012.
lawyers Slater and
Both sides disGordon,
said:
cussed
com?Border disputes
pensation.
A
can be horrensettlement in
dously
expenprinciple was
sive. If you lose
reached
but
you
pay
the
not
formalother
sides?
ised. Then in
costs.
2016 the case
?That?s
went
to
how it
Mayor?s and
works.?
City
of
Ordered out . . Mr and Mrs Constantine
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12 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Jane
HERE?S
HOPING . . .
Sean and
Ashley
GENDER
STORM . . .
Gigi and
Zayn
FOR my final column of 2017,
I present my annual awards ?
aided and abetted, as ever,
by the invaluable feedback
you send my way each week.
I couldn?t do it without you, so
thank you, have a great Christmas
and New Year, and see you back
here in January.
THE MID-LIFE CRISIS AWARD
Notable mentions: Bake Off rou�
Paul Hollywood, who has removed
his soggy bottom from the marital
sofa so he can have his cake and
eat it as a single man. Some might
say he?s a weirdough but that?s just
how he rolls (that?s enough terrible
baking puns ? Ed).
Runner-up: On screen, Jeremy
Paxman
may
be
compellingly
irascible and unpredictable, but off
screen he?s proved to be a bit of a
tired old clich� by leaving his
long-term partner (and mother of
his three children) to shack up
with
a
37-year-old
who
was
?helping him to research his
history books?. Makes a change
from seeing his etchings, I suppose.
Winner: Actor Ewan McGregor, the
father of four daughters, has left
wife Eve after 22 years of marriage
for the charms of his 32-year-old
Fargo
co-star
Mary
Elizabeth
Winstead, whom Eve had reportedly welcomed into their home for
dinner. Ouch! Let?s hope it?s worth
all the upset and sacrifice. As my
old grandma used to say, the grass
isn?t always greener ? sometimes
it?s just a muddy puddle.
NANCY DOOLALLY-O AWARD
FOR SERVICES TO DELUSION
Notable mentions: Scott Parker,
23, and Hayden Cross, 21, who
both claim to be the first male to
give birth. Both identify as men
and are legally classed as such,
but were born female and used
their ovaries/wombs to have their
babies. So not entirely ?male? just
yet, then.
Runner-up: Pippa Middleton, whose
assistant reportedly protects her
from ?bores? at parties. Personally,
I feel the rest of us should be protected from her, particularly when
she?s giving her inexorably dreary
tips on the blindingly obvious.
Winner: Model Emily Ratajkowski
who only keeps her clothes on if
the script demands it. Her latest
shoot, in which she rubbed soggy
spaghetti on herself while dressed
in her kecks, was apparently done
in the name of feminism. What a
load of old bolognese.
@janeM
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
AFFAIR
LADY . . .
Ewan?s girl
Mary
The year of
the spag bull
A PRIZE MESS . . . Oscars
mix-up over Best Picture award
2017?S WINNERS
AND LOSERS
FEMINIST
ICON . . .
or so Emily
reckons
SILLY
LILY . . .
anti-Brexit
windbag
population who hadn?t the faintest
clue who he was do now. Making
him a shoo-in for the spin-off
series I?m Now A Celebrity.
Winner: Brian Cullinan, who had
just one job ? to hand over the
correct envelopes at the Oscars
where La La Land won Best
Picture . . . except it didn?t. It was
Moonlight, but thanks to Brian
being too busy getting selfies with
slebs to concentrate properly, the
wrong name was read out and
the rest is hysteria. Still, it provided us with the most ?awks?
Oscar moment since 1934, when
Will Rogers was presenting the
Best Director award and said:
?Come up and get it Frank.? Frank
Capra was nearly on stage as it
emerged that the actual winner
was another nominee, Frank Lloyd.
THE GENDER FLUIDITY AWARD
Notable mention: Girlguiding UK,
for decreeing that teenage boys who
merely identify as female will be
able to share bedrooms and showers
with Guides on camping trips.
Runners-Up:
John
Lewis
and
Mothercare,
for
bringing
in
?gender
neutral?
clothing
for
babies. Like we couldn?t just buy
a white babygro instead of pink/
blue anyway.
Winner:
Vogue
magazine,
for
breathlessly declaring a ?gender
quake? because Zayn Malik and
Gigi Hadid ?are part of a new
generation
embracing
gender
fluidity? then having to issue a
hasty apology when the couple
pointed out, in so many words,
that just because they occasionally
wore each other?s T-shirts it didn?t
mean they were transitioning.
THE I BLAME BREXIT AWARD
declared herself to be ?black?
thanks to daily injections of
melatonin. Not sure who?s more
certifiable . . . her or the German
authorities who allowed her to
change race on her ID card.
Winner: Paula Williamson, who
married one of Britain?s most
notoriously
violent
prisoners,
Charles Bronson, then employed
his
lookalike
to
attend
the
reception before heading off on
honeymoon on her own. She
says: ?He?s eccentric but so am I.?
That?s one word for it.
THE ?BEAM ME UP
SCOTTY? AWARD
Notable mention: Labour MP
Jared O?Mara, who resigned from
the
Women
And
Equalities
Committee after making sexist and
HEROES
THE MAY CONTAIN
NUTS AWARD
Notable
mention:
Countryfile
presenter Ellie Harrison, who ? to
show commitment to her partner ?
underwent a skin-cutting ?scarification? process which originates in
West Africa. Ellie, go figure, is
white and lives in Gloucestershire.
Less painful to just get married,
perhaps?
Runner-up: ?Model? Martina Big,
who was born white but has now
Moore
JOYFUL . . . Harry
and Meghan
ALL those in our Armed Forces; all the
firefighters who ran into Grenfell Tower
as others were trying to get out;
Meghan and Harry, for cheering us up;
Charlie Gard?s parents Chris and
Connie; straight-talking MP Jacob
Rees-Mogg; our women?s cricket team,
who triumphed at the World Cup; Ant
and Dec, for making us laugh; Debbie
McGee, for proving that we ?ladies of a
certain age? still have plenty of life in
us; Ariana Grande, for her response to
the Manchester Arena bomb; MP Tobias
Ellwood, who tried to save the life of PC
Keith Palmer in the Westminster
terrorist attack; police officers Charlie
Guenigault and Wayne Marques, both
injured trying to thwart the three
terrorists in the London Bridge attack.
homophobic posts around 15 years
ago. Oh dear.
Runner-up: Vlogger Jack Maynard,
23,
who
shortly
after
being
helicoptered
into
the
I?m
A
Celebrity jungle was metaphorically
parachuted back out of it after
the emergence of racist and
homophobic remarks he made
when he was 16. Still, the upside
is that the 99.9 per cent of the
ZEROES
AWFUL . . . sex pest
film mogul Weinstein
HARVEY WEINSTEIN,
Kevin Spacey; Bill
Cosby; Dustin
Hoffman; Meghan
Markle?s former ?best
friend? Ninaki Priddy,
who sold their
friendship; Mel B?s
ghastly ex-husband
Stephen Belafonte;
the turncoat Tories
trying to scupper
Brexit; but most of all,
the murderers behind
the Manchester,
Westminster and
London Bridge
attacks. You will
never win.
Notable mention: Annabelle Fuller,
former aide to Nigel Farage, who
claims they had a ten-year affair
and lied about it because, ?Nigel
and I both knew we had to keep
quiet to save Brexit.? Stop sniggering at the back.
Runner-up: Our Eurovision entrant
Lucie Jones, who reckons she only
came 15th with ?Never Give Up On
You? because of a Brexit backlash.
Nothing to do with it being a crap
song, then.
Winner: Singer Lily Allen who
posted that ?Brexiters? would be
responsible for ?every NHS waiting
list,?
?every
factory
closure,?
?everything,
without
exception.?
Including, one hopes, Silly Allen
emigrating.
THE TRIUMPH OF HOPE
OVER EXPERIENCE AWARD
Notable mention: Danny Dyer?s
wife Jo, who has just taken him
back for the squillionth time after
a bust-up ? this time over an
alleged infidelity. He?s back for
Christmas, but will it be for life?
Runner-up: Coleen Rooney, who
came back from holiday long
enough to forgive ?our Waayne? for
his latest outbreak of idiocy.
Winner: Ashley Moore who has
just become the fifth Mrs Sean
Bean. I know beans repeat on you,
but really . . .
13
14 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
HOMEOWNER CLEARED BY JURY
By NICK PISA
A
HOMEOWNER
who
stabbed a burglar more
than 50 times was cleared
of murder yesterday after
claiming self-defence.
Errol Hanson, 51, fought
with 26-year-old Mohammed
Savare
after
finding
him
inside his flat in the early
hours of the mornning.
The intruder was said to have
headbutted
and
punched
him
before being pushed out on to the
patio. Mr Hanson then fetched a
knife and stabbed him repeatedly.
Savare, who a court heard had
previous convictions, bled to death
within minutes after receiving 30
knife wounds to his neck alone.
Mr Hanson was charged with
murder, but a jury of six men and
six women acquitted him after
deliberating for less than six hours.
No alternative charge of manslaughter was put before the jury.
Mr Hanson was outside his home
when Savare slipped in unnoticed,
Southwark crown court heard.
He returned to find the intruder
in his living room, stealing his TV
and with his phone in his pocket.
Christopher Henley, defending,
said Savare refused to leave
when confronted in Catford,
South East London, in June.
He said: ?He does not
leave. Errol Hanson does
the best in the circumstances to get him out. He
grabbed him, he tried to
force him down the cor-
Death by
curry nut
A TEEN with a nut
allergy may have died
after eating an ?incorrectly labelled? curry.
Dylan Hill, 18, collapsed after the restaurant meal and did not
have his EpiPen with
him to treat the problem.
His
girlfriend
Demi
Cash said they checked
the menu to see there
were no peanuts in the
ingredients.
Apprentice
builder
Dylan fell ill at home in
Barnsley and died in
hospital. The Sheffield
inquest continues.
YOU OLD ROMEO
The
oldest
working
Alfa Romeo sports car, a
1921 G1, is set to fetch
�0,000 at an auction.
BURGLAR KNIFED
50 TIMES...BUT
IT ISN?T MURDER
ridor. The momentum of the struggle takes them to the kitchen.
Errol Hanson has done nothing to
deserve this, he does not even
have any shoes on.
?He has the presence of
mind to open the patio door,
Mr Savare?s behaviour defies
all rationality.
?We know from his previous convictions the relentlessness of his violence
Thanked jury . . Judge Grieve
towards resistance. This is absolutely consistent with how he has
behaved in the past.?
But prosecuting Lisa Wilding
claimed Mr Hanson?s actions were
neither necessary or reasonable.
She told how Savare had slipped
inside the flat after earlier falling
asleep under a park bench, where
he had seemingly collapsed drunk.
She said: ?Mr Hanson walked in
and confronted the intruder. What
happened then is known only to
two men, one of whom is dead.
The defendant accepts that he
stabbed Mohammed Savare, but
maintains he did so in self-defence.
?The prosecution say his actions
were neither necessary to defend
himself, as the intruder was
by now outside, neither were
they reasonable, and were therefore not done in lawful selfdefence.?
Mr Hanson, who told police
he felt terrified on finding the
burglar, turned to the public gallery after the verdict and gave a
thumbs-up to a weeping supporter.
Judge Michael Grieve thanked
the jury for their work.
He told Mr Hanson: ?There is no
longer any reason for you to be
detained.
?You have been found not guilty,
you have been acquitted and will
be released from custody dependant on any medical provisions.?
nick.pisa@the-sun.co.uk
YOGA
BEAR
By JOHN LUCAS
BENDY Stefanie Millinger
strikes
daring
poses in the snow with
a big brown bear.
The leggy Austrian
acrobat, 24, leant on
steady bear Stepan for
support while she did
a handstand.
She also lifted a leg
over her head to touch
the docile beast?s nose
in pictures taken outside Moscow.
15
16 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
HALF NHS DOCS
FROM OVERSEAS
HOSPITALS
are
increasingly
reliant on foreign doctors with
nearly half from overseas in
some areas, a report says.
Officials warn of a looming workforce ?crunch point? as demand for
medics outstrips supply.
The shortage of British doctors
means many regions are hiring ever greater numbers
from abroad, with 43 per
cent in the East of England
trained overseas.
And 55 per cent of medics
on maternity wards nationwide are non-Brits, followed
by 48 per cent in ophthalmology and 46 per cent in
paediatrics. The General Medi-
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
cal Council report shows the number
of new doctors rose just two per cent
as A&E attendances shot up by 27 per
cent. The watchdog warns young medics are being ?pushed beyond the
limit? with some suffering burnout
after just two years.
It also claims not enough
Brit
doctors
are
being
trained, leaving the NHS
facing a staffing crisis.
GMC
chief
executive
Charlie Massey said: ?We
have
reached
a
crucial
moment in the development
of the UK?s medical workforce.? He warned that Brexit
could make it worse.
55%
of maternity
ward medics
are foreign
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Hack lad
free to go
A TEEN hacker who helped
mastermind 2,000 cyber
attacks has walked free.
Jack Chappell, then 15,
targeted
NatWest,
the
National Crime Agency,
the BBC and Netflix.
Autistic Chappell, 19,
was exploited, his lawyer
said. He admitted computer misuse at Manchester?s Minshull Street
crown court. Chappell, of
Stockport, got 16 months?
suspended youth custody.
ANGER AS XMAS
PEBBLE-DASHED
Burglar Peter Harlow,
30, was caught by his
fingerprints on a pebble
he used to break a
window in Matfield, Kent.
SNOW SIGN OF IT . . . LornaBMc tweeted that Yodel emailed
to say her parcel had been delivered but she only found it next
morning ? hidden by a blizzard and with the contents damaged
ON A HIDING TO NOTHING . . . an Amazon delivery driver
makes a half-hearted attempt to conceal customer Catherine
O?Reilly?s parcel by propping a doormat against one side of it
HORDES of online shoppers are
fuming after their Christmas
packages went missing, got
broken or were dumped in the
snow by delivery drivers.
Customers have used social media
to complain about poor service, with
delivery firm Hermes particularly
getting flak, while consumer group
Which? says it found that more
than half of punters surveyed said
goods did not arrive when expected.
User Trish tweeted: ?When Hermes
don?t even ring the door bell, just
throw your paper box parcel over
the gate just missing snow . . .
cheers. And the box is open.?
Wayne Gough also slammed the
firm online, saying: ? ?Your parcel
has been left in a secure location??
No, it?s been chucked over a 6ft
fence into a pile of snow.?
Another tweeted: ?@myhermes
you?ve
really
outdone
yourself!
P***ing down rain & snow. Yet your
clever delivery person decides to
just lob the parcel over the gate!?
Emily Watson-Darby posted a
picture of a battered cardboard
box, writing: ?@myhermes This is
how my parcel arrived! Left at the
back gate. More like thrown over.?
Paula McGaw tweeted: ?@my
Hermes We spent the whole day
waiting and tracking a parcel that
By
DANIEL JONES
Consumer Editor
was next-day delivery. Just checked
again, ?Sorry we missed you, will
try tomorrow?. You never missed us,
you never came to the door.?
The Christmas rush has clearly
had an impact and one Hermes
driver told The Sun he had 200
parcels a day to deliver. And the
recent bad weather has not helped.
Robert Bush tweeted Amazon,
saying: ?Unacceptable delivery of
order. Left outside after snow with
no card or knock on door. Time
will tell if books inside beyond
recovery. #PoorCustomerService.?
Another Twitter user contacted
delivery firm Yodel, saying: ?Found
my parcel after walking around my
street, left outside someone else?s
house in the snow, no card through
my door . . . been in all day waiting
for delivery . . . really annoyed!!?
A Hermes spokesman said: ?Over
99 per cent of the 300million
parcels we deliver each year arrive
on time and without any problems.
?We have strict delivery standards and the types of incidents
highlighted here are extremely rare
and not acceptable to the business.?
Here is our rogues? gallery of
couriers failing to deliver the goods.
1GM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
PREZZIES ARE DUMPED NOT DELIVERED
IT?S ARRIVED HURL-Y . . . a delivery driver
is secretly snapped as he lobs a package over
a fence ? where it landed on a roof extension
CRUSH-LANDED . . . Molly wrote: ?Somehow
throwing my parcel over our fence constitutes
a secure outbuilding????? Good one, Hermes?
WHITE STUFFED . . .
Wayne Gough slammed
Hermes after his package
was dumped in the snow
WE?RE SORRY WE MISSED YOU. . .
3Your parcel has
been chucked over
a 6-foot fence into
a load of snow
VAN-DALISM . . . crafter Tim Stephens saw
from his car as a Hermes courier threw his
fragile garden ornaments into the truck
HANDLE WITH NO CARE . . . householder
Lou Anderson snapped her Amazon delivery
after it had been left hanging outside her door
17
18 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
UBER STRANGLER: I?M
LOWER THAN ANIMAL
1GM
THE killer of Brit diplomat Rebecca Dykes told
prosecutors: ?I?m lower
than an animal.?
Uber driver Tarek Hesso?s
remark came as he admitted
strangling her.
Hesso, 35, told police 30-yearold Rebecca fought back and
From JONATHAN REILLY in Beirut
nearly escaped as he attacked her
in his car in Lebanon.
He told police he pulled over
and pounced on her after she fell
asleep in the back of his 4x4.
She woke and fought him off
as he tried to rape her.
Hesso said Rebecca fled but he
chased her and dragged her back
into the vehicle where he then
strangled her.
Her body was found at the side
of a motorway near capital
Beirut where she had been on a
?girls night out?.
A judicial source said Hesso
confessed to the killing when
faced with evidence that he
picked up Rebecca. During ques-
Is this Meg
wed dress?
Survivor . . . Luana
Grenfell
kids? telly
message
By BEN LAZARUS
YOUNG survivors of the
Grenfell Tower fire will
give this year?s alternative
TV Christmas message.
Five who escaped the
West London fire that
killed
71
people
will
speak of the importance
of home and family.
Luana Gomes, 12, who
was on the 21st floor, will
say on Channel 4: ?You
should love and respect
each other as you never
know what tomorrow will
be like.?
She was placed in an
induced coma to treat
smoke inhalation after
the June fire.
She now lives in a
hotel with her family.
The kids will also be
seen decorating a tree
and making ornaments.
The message at 2.30pm
on December 25 has
been broadcast as an
alternative to the Queen?s
address since 1993.
Riddle of
gas ?leak?
By JACK ROYSTON
MEGHAN Markle may marry
in a gown like this by Inbal
Dror after the designer sent
the star, right, figure-hugging sketches for the gown.
Israeli Inbal, who
showed this dress
in New York, wrote
?for Meghan Markle with love? on
one of the drawings requested by
Kensington Palace.
A MYSTERY stench triggered more than 1,000
calls to a gas firm about
a possible leak yesterday.
Office staff were evacuated and children kept in
schools because of the
strong gas-like pong.
Rumours quickly circulated of a major seepage
between
Cardiff
and
Merthyr Tydfil.
Wales & West Utilities
said there were no readings of gas in the air and
the whiff was not caused
by a leak in its network.
South Wales Fire and
Rescue Service searched
two
industrial
estates
after reports of a stench
but also found no cause.
BELOW THE BELT
Watchdogs have banned
?offensive?
adverts
for
designer vagina surgery
by cosmetic treatments
firm All Dolled Up.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
tioning Hesso was asked: ?Are
you human?? He responded: ?I?m
lower than an animal.?
Hesso, who has worked for
Uber for six months, has a long
criminal past but evaded Lebanese laws that prevent convicts
becoming taxi drivers.
jonathan.reilly@the-sun.co.uk
Tragic . . . Rebecca Dykes
19
Nick: Ban
Britain 1st
BBC news presenter Nick
Robinson has called on
Facebook to ban far-right
hate mob Britain First.
He hit out after Twitter
suspended accounts by its
leaders over abuse.
Radio 4 Today host
Nick tweeted: ?Over to
you Facebook.?
The Twitter ban came
after
Donald
Trump
shared the racist group?s
anti-Muslim content.
Facebook said it was
?very
cautious?
about
removing political speech.
FIRE TOT CAUGHT
A
hero
neighbour
caught Mollie Gibson, six,
dropped from a window
in a fire by mum Kim
Gibson, 31, in Norwich.
20 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
Drug rap STRICTLY?S ASTON VISIT TO CANCER KIDS
clubs KO
By GIULIA CROUCH
DRUG cops have shut a
string
of
nightclubs
where the stars of Geordie Shore are regulars.
Four
venues
along
Newcastle?s
?Diamond
Strip? were told to close
after a probe into the
supply of Class A drugs.
They included Florita?s,
House of Smith and Madame Koo ? often featured in the MTV show.
All were served with
closure notices under the
Anti-Social
Behaviour,
Crime and Police Act.
Eleven
people
were
held on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs.
The closures could last
three months, but owners
can argue their case
before local JPs today.
?Rugby 2
beat me?
A CLUB reveller was
allegedly battered in a
row
involving
a
top
rugby coach and his son.
Harry Allen, 24, claims
he scuffled with Gloucester Rugby?s Johan Ackermann, 47, and South
Africa ace Ruan, 21, as he
tried to defuse a bust-up.
He said his jumper was
pulled over his face and
he was punched 12 times,
making his nose and
mouth bleed. He went to
hospital with concussion.
The personal trainer
said: ?I was blinded and
hit over and over.?
But Gloucester Rugby
said it spoke to cops and
saw CCTV. It said: ?We
stand by the pair.? Cheltenham cops are probing.
ith
. Aston w
DANCE . . d Ellie Mae
Maisie an
ASTON
Merrygold
spreads some Smiles
At Christmas ? by
dancing with two
girls battling leukemia.
The Strictly star backed
our appeal for child cancer patients by visiting
one of charity CLIC Sargent?s Homes From Home
for families of kids in
hospital far from home.
JLS singer Aston, 29, was
?humbled? as he met nineyear-olds Ellie Mae WileDunne and Maisie Bullock at
Paul?s House, central London.
Ellie
Mae,
from
West
Sussex, had intensive chemotherapy from ages four to six
but has not needed more and
in two years hopes for the
all-clear. Maisie, of Northampton, was diagnosed a
year ago and is undergoing
treatment. Their families have
each
used
our
charity
partner
CLIC
Sargent?s
homes ? Ellie Mae?s in Bristol, Maisie?s in Nottingham.
Maisie?s mum Sarah, 48,
said:
?Thank
god
CLIC
Sargent stepped in.? Ellie
Mae?s mum Nikki said: ?The
help was essential.?
All donations to our appeal
will fund CLIC Sargent?s
Homes From Home and cancer nurses. Aston said: ?It?s
hugely important to donate.?
CHAT . . .
three?s a
rls
party as giies
swap stor
with idol
HOW TO DONATE
SMILES . . .
more fun as
girls put
Aston
through his
paces
Merrygold Xmas
CALL: 0800 144 5535 to
make a payment over the phone
TEXT: SMILE to 70500 to
donate �POST: Make cheques
payable to CLIC Sargent
and send them to Smiles At
Christmas Appeal,
CLIC Sargent, The Data
Solution Centre, Manton
Wood Enterprise Park,
p, S80 2RT
Worksop,
CLICK: clicsargent.org.uk/
smilesatchristmas to donate
online
CASH: Donate in any J D
Wetherspoon pub or Morrisons
store, where there will be
collection buckets
T&Cs: Texts cost �plus one standard
network-rate message. CLIC Sargent will
receive 100% of your donation. Texts
charged at network?s standard message
charge. See clicsargent.org.uk/textdonation
for full terms. If you have questions or need
to update information, call CLIC Sargent on
0300 3300803 (Option 2). Donations will be
distributed across the work of CLIC Sargent
to help children, young people and their
families in the fight against cancer.
Registered charity number 1107328.
Registered in Scotland SC039857.
1GM
NO HOLDEN BACK
Simon . . . and Richard
Hotel fire
partners
named
By NICK PISA
A TRAVEL writer posted
online about his luxury
hotel break hours before
a huge blaze killed him
and his partner.
Firefighters were beaten
back as they tried to
reach Simon Midgley, 32,
and Richard Dyson, 38.
Earlier Simon posted
pictures of the Cameron
House
Hotel,
Loch
Lomond, on Instagram.
Sister Nicky wrote on
Facebook
a
?dreadful
tragedy has taken two
amazing soulmates?. The
couple were Londoners.
Two
hundred
guests
were
saved
early
on
Monday.
Honeymooners
Andrew
and
Louise
Logan?s baby son Jimmy
was carried down a ladder. Hotel boss Andy
Roger hailed firefighters
for the ?heart-stopping
moment?.
WE NOSE WHERE
Experts
have
pinned
down Britain?s only permanent pod of bottlenose
dolphins to St Ives and
Mount?s Bay in Cornwall.
LOSS &
BECKS
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
21
� fashion firm flop
By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
VICTORIA Beckham?s fashion
empire
made
an
�4million loss last year
despite husband David?s
business stepping in to
subsidise it.
DB Ventures, which handles
earnings
from
his
image
rights,
pumped
�million
into Victoria Beckham Ltd.
SMILING Amanda Holden gives hubby
Chris Hughes a sexy birthday treat by
posing in a seductive red silk slip.
The Britain?s Got Talent Judge, 46,
marked Chris?s big day by wearing the
outfit for a racy Instagram video.
But Posh?s losses for 2016 were
78 per cent up on the previous
year?s �7million deficit.
The company?s accounts show it
sold �million of her high end
clothing, shoes and accessories.
Directors
say
the
negative
figures were caused by heavy
investment in ?design, production
and marketing? in a ?difficult
global trading environment?.
Financial documents also reveal
that a debt of �8million owed to
Bail out . . . David and Victoria
a
related
company,
Beckham
Brand Holdings, has effectively
been cancelled. BBH was given
shares instead of the money owed.
But despite the gloomy figures,
the business said it was optimistic
about the future.
It said: ?The group achieved its
overall objective of maintaining its
position as a significant luxury
fashion brand in the marketplace.?
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
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bit
landed
LADY GAGA has Vegas
a lucrative Las end of
the
for
residency
is due
next year. She shows
to perform 36 ater at
at the Park Thein the
Monte Carlo finishing
autumn after
of her
the European leg
Joanne tour.
Email: dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
Twitter: @danwootton
JESS FELINE UP
FOR DOLLS GIGS
PUSSYCAT DOLLS star
JESSICA SUTTA has
confirmed my exclusive
that the girls will return
next year.
However, she doesn?t
appear to have the
fondest memories of
her time in the group.
The founding member, below, says she felt
broken prior to quitting
the Dolls in 2010
despite
their
huge
success. She said:
?Something
broke
inside of me. It was time
to grow and do my own
thing for a little bit.
?We were ready to let
everyone grow individually. I think everyone
really wanted to shine.?
bi
I revealed in October that the group,
which
includes
NICOLE
SCHERZINGER, will reunite
next year to perform
hits such as Don?t
Cha, When I Grow
Up and Stickwitu.
Of their comeback, she added:
?I?m definitely down
to be part of a
reunion.
?We need to give
the fans what they
want, especially the
fans overseas.
?No one was really
ready for the Dolls to
break up.?
Well, no one apart
from you, Jessica.
MILEY
THIGH
CLUB
meter:
mags
TAYLOR SWIFT and
ADELE have kept their
albums off streaming
services in the past but
ED SHEERAN won?t be
following suit. Speaking
to Music Week, he said:
?It?s important to be
savvy, be aware but not
take it too seriously. I
want as many people
as possible to be able to
listen to my music.?
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
has hit back after PIERS
MORGAN called her a
?global bimbo? following
her semi-naked spag
bol-strewn Love Magazine advent video. She
told Grazia she could
be super silly and sexy,
adding: ?Just because
someone can be sexual
doesn?t mean they can?t
be serious.?
reem cooking
mas Time and Winter
Wonderland, and their
own new song Finally
It?s Christmas from their
album of the same name.
Just consider this an
early Christmas pressie
from me.
isle stay single
TAYLOR and ZAC visited
The Sun HQ to perform a
festive Dan Wootton session that can be watched
on my Facebook page.
The trio performed
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY
songs Wonderful Christ-
good ed-iea
NINETIES pop-rock faves
HANSON celebrated the
20th anniversary of their
tune MMMBop in 2017
and they also saw the
year out in style.
Before heading home
for the holidays, ISAAC,
rat?s it
IN SAFE
HANS . . .
JOEY ESSEX reckons
he?s a dab hand in the
kitchen and says he is
planning to knock up
the family Christmas
dinner. He told Star: ?I?ll
be cooking Christmas
dinner this year. I?m a
sick cook. I normally go
to people?s houses,
but
I?ll
probably
just chill and have
people at mine.?
IT might have been her
final season as a coach on
The Voice US ? but MILEY
CYRUS goes out in style as she
flashes a leg and cheeky grin.
She dazzled in a shimmering
floral gown on the red carpet before
the show finale, having previously
revealed she will not return for the next
series in February.
The singer ? who later changed into a
white and silver outfit, top, to sing
her No1 Wrecking Ball on the show ?
previously said: ?This is not my last
season maybe forever, but after
AMBER DAVIES
this season I don?t have any more
has
dashed
seasons lined up. So I?m done.?
any hopes of
a reunion with
Now she can focus on her album
KEM
CETINAY.
Younger Now, after putting all
The Love Island star
promotion on hold to mentor her
told New!: ?Kem and I
Voice contestants.
still haven?t spoken to
I?d love to see her on the
each other. He?s single
show?s British version
and he can do what
one day.
he wants. I think it?ll
be nice for him to enjoy
the single life.?
l Oceans 8 first
2020 l Kevin Hart
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guitarist
revealed: ?There
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coming out.?
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LOU?S THAT
WITH KEV?
LOUISE REDKNAPP and KEVIN
CLIFTON have been spotted out
together for the first time since
I revealed a fortnight ago that
his wife KAREN was concerned
about their friendship.
The ex-ETERNAL singer,
circled above, chatted to her
2016 Strictly partner in a bar on
Monday after filing for divorce
from husband JAMIE.
Last year the two couples
happily went out for a meal. I
can?t see them marking that
anniversary any time soon.
Slim Gary cuts
back for good
TRIM STAR LAUNCHES FITNESS CAREER
GARY
BARLOW
has
conquered the music charts,
and now he?s taking on the
fitness world.
The
TAKE
THAT
singer
will
rival
workout gurus such
as JOE WICKS and
DAVINA McCALL by
launching his own
fitness boot camp,
which will also offer
tips on healthy eating.
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might look, right.
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The new project marks
an
incredible
transformation for Gary, who
overcame his own battle
with weight to become
one
of
the
hunkiest men in
music.
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star
revealed:
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IF you find EMINEM on
Tinder, the chances are it?s
the real Slim Shady. But more of
a shock is that he is also
looking for love on gay app
Grindr ? as he has always
identified as straight. He said:
?Yeah Tinder, and Grindr. I also
used to go to strip clubs. What
arrive and I?m going to start Barlow?s
Boot Camp. I have from the New Year
until April to get myself ship shape to
come on the stage and I?m going to
catalogue it.
?I?ve signed up some
of my expert friends,
who have cook books
and they do yoga and
fitness on Instagram,
and
I?ve
basically
rallied
everyone
up
so
I?ve
recorded
a
series of videos.
?You?re going
insane really?
?It?s all really fun
doing
it
and
it?s
possibly something I?ll
keep up over time.
?I?m certainly not
an expert in health
and fitness but it
is my hobby, I?m
fascinated by it.?
Gary has been very
open about his own
can I say? Going to strip clubs is
how I was meeting chicks. It was
an interesting time for me.?
Eminem, who divorced his
childhood sweetheart Kim 11
years ago for a second time,
faced anger earlier in his career
due to homophobic lyrics. But
he?s since said they were ?tongue
struggles with weight, revealing that he
reached 17st after Take That split in 1996.
The singer admitted that he was driven
?insane? by going on a series of fat-free
diets in a bid to shift the bulk.
He said: ?I was horrifically unhappy, I
didn?t have any career at the time really.
?I was eating too much, I was drinking
too much, I was at a bit of a lost end
really. I was getting really good at
making myself sick.
?I was getting to the point where
this could have been a really big issue
for me.
?You?re
miserable,
you?re
basically
going insane really ? you?re going mad
and crazy.
?Dieting in that way is very, very
tough. But I eventually found my groove,
which was about six years ago, and
found a way of eating for me.?
Gary proved just how body confident
he is during the launch of BBC1 show
Let It Shine this year, when he stripped
off in the series opener.
Fans will hope
he ditches the kit
again in his boot
camp videos.
in cheek? and he has ?no issues
with gay, straight, transgender?.
Chatting to Vulture magazine,
he added: ?Since my divorce,
I?ve had a few dates and nothing?s
panned out in a way I wanted to
make public. Dating?s not where
I?m at lately.? He?s just got a
global comeback to think about.
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February to
due to a ?neOctober
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realignment of her
national engage interments?.
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24 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Car killer
aged 95
A WOMAN of 95 yesterday admitted killing a
man by running him
over in a cemetery.
Gertrude Lister hobbled
into court with a walking
stick and could now be
jailed for causing death
by dangerous driving.
She pressed her car
accelerator instead of the
brake and crushed cemetery worker Paul Mills,
46, by the graves near
her home in Bray, Berks.
Judge
Paul
Dugdale
told her that despite her
age, she faced the ?real
risk? of prison when she
is sentenced next month.
Lister, who admitted
the charge, was banned
from driving at Reading
crown court.
25
THAT?S PUT THE MOCHAS ON IT
E
LABL
C
Y
C
RE
NON-
Dole con
for 19 yrs
A BENEFITS cheat pocketed more than �,000
in disability and employment handouts for 19
years, a court heard.
William Marshall, 64,
took cash for his ?severe
arthritis? while working
as a scaffolder lugging
heavy poles.
He was nabbed after
being secretly filmed by
Department
for
Work
and Pensions inspectors.
Judge Paul Glenn told
him honest taxpayers pay
out
?significant?
sums
due to dole cons.
Marshall, of Blurton,
Staffs,
admitted
two
charges of benefit fraud
before Stoke crown court.
He got a nine-month
suspended jail sentence.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
BEAN A
BIT DAFT
Mr Gove with
single-use cup
WHAT
A PRET!
Gove launches recycling push..
then poses with one-use cup
ENVIRONMENT
Secretary
Michael Gove carries a
throwaway coffee cup ?
after revealing his plans to
increase recycling.
Mr Gove wants to tackle
the growing plastic waste
problem by cutting the
use
of
single-use
items such as straws
and takeaway cups.
But just a day after
outlining his plan he
By LYNN DAVIDSON
was pictured with a non-recyclable
cup from fast food chain Pret A
Manger. Most takeaway coffee cups
cannot be recycled because of the
plastic coatings inside them.
Mr Gove was on his way to a
crunch Cabinet meeting in Downing
Street yesterday morning.
His four-point plan will make it
easier to tell what can be recycled
and what can be binned and will
also improve councils? recycling rates.
A
spokesman
for
Mr
Gove
declined to comment last night.
lynn.davidson@thesun.co.uk
26 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
SEX PICS NURSE
POSED AS MAN
A FEMALE nurse conned women
into sending naked snaps by
posing as a male doctor using a
voice-change phone app.
Stalker Adele Rennie, 27, created
three fake profiles to lure women
through dating sites and social media.
One victim said: ?It sent shivers
down my spine when I realised.?
Rennie refused to reveal the
motive for her behaviour, which
included threatening to post some
victim?s intimate snaps online if
they broke off contact.
The nurse, who worked at
Crosshouse Hospital near her
home town of Kilmarnock,
East Ayrshire, sobbed as
Rennie . . . outside court
By BEN ARCHIBALD
she was jailed for 22 months. She
admitted 18 offences including stalking, having sexual conversations without consent and perverting justice
from 2012 to this year.
She sent nude pictures of a man
and turned up at some victims? homes.
Her lawyer Paul Gallagher told
Kilmarnock Sheriff Court it
became a ?form of addiction?.
Victim Abbie Draper, 27,
said:
?She?s
harmed
and
humiliated so many people.
I?m glad she?s going to prison.?
Rennie was also put on the
sex offenders register.
She has also been banned
from nursing for 18 months.
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Raheem COUPON QUEEN MUM
kick quiz
IT?S A WRAP
. . . Aimee with
her bargain
Christmas haul
A MAN is being quizzed
by police after Premier
League star Raheem Sterling was subjected to an
alleged racist attack.
Sterling, 23, was said to
have been insulted then
kicked in the leg outside
Manchester City?s training
ground. It was on Saturday before his side?s 4-1
win against Tottenham.
A
29-year-old
was
arrested in the city yesterday
on
suspicion
of
racially aggravated assault.
CALL OF BOOTY
Three men raided a
Carphone Warehouse and
stole �000 worth of
phones in Poole, Dorset.
THE average family will
shell out more than �149
this Christmas.
But
mum-of-three
Aimee
Moore has got �000 of goods,
including presents, decorations
and the entire Christmas meal,
for just �, thanks to her love
of coupons and cashback deals.
Savvy Aimee, 43, who is mum to
sons Isaac, nine, Dexter, seven, and
Bertie, two, says: ?Christmas used to
be a very stressful time of the year.
?In the run-up, I would be
worrying about how I could afford it
all. And by Boxing Day, I would be
fretting about my card bills.
?But now with couponing and
cashback
apps,
everything
from
the must-have Christmas toy to the
turkey costs me next to nothing.
?So when I see my kids? faces light
up as they open their presents or as
they enjoy their lovely festive meal,
I feel proud. I know I?ve
worked hard all year and I
made it happen.?
Aimee, from Scarborough,
started couponing in 2013
and has become an
online celebrity with
her money-saving
tips. Her Facebook
page
Extreme
Couponing and
Cash Back UK
has clocked up
!
HER TOP MONEY-SAVING TIPS
START thinking about
Christmas in January.
You can buy items like
wrapping paper and cards
for pennies as well as find
super-discounted toys for
kids? stocking fillers in the
clearance sales.
The more you plan, the
more you will save.
Follow my Facebook
page Extreme
Couponing and Cash Back
UK. Download all the apps
I list there and look for
coupons on the sites listed.
$
By PESALA BANDARA
55,000 likes. She has been so
successful at saving money, she has
been able to quit her job as a
warehouse supervisor to become a
full-time stay-at-home mum.
Aimee says: ?Three years ago, we
were skint and struggling as a
family. But through couponing and
cashback, I?ve been able to save
thousands on our bills per year.
?I was getting lots of messages
from friends asking me how I was
saving money so it seemed easier to
just put all my tips in one place.
?I start planning for the festive
period in January. If you make the
time to do so, you can buy things
like luxury Christmas crackers and
wrapping paper for pennies.
?I also use coupons which offer
products like wine for free.
?But perhaps my biggest trick is
cashback apps, which give you
money back and vouchers while you
shop. My vouchers cover everything
I need, from high-quality presents
to delicious food for the family.
?It?s amazing and so simple
once you get the hang of it.
?And
next
year
when
Christmas comes round, you
can give yourself a big pat
on the pack when you
realise
how
you?ve
saved a fortune too.?
l See facebook.com/
extremecouponingand
cashbackuk.
%
Check what products
are being offered for
free with coupons on the
sites I?ve listed.
And use them to stock
up on any free booze and
party snacks that will keep
for the festive period.
Remember to store them
in a safe place ready for
December so you don?t
end up drinking that free
bottle of wine on a random
Saturday night.
Use the cashback
apps I?ve listed on my
&
page. You can run several
apps on your phone at
the same time.
And remember, every
little cashback amount
counts.
Everything adds up in
the course of the year, and
50p today can become
�0 come December.
Only buy what you
need ? but keep an eye
on offers throughout the
year so you can get that
must-have present at the
best price.
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�000
Xmas
for �
STRICTLY
winner
Joe
McFadden boasted in a
message to a pal about
?getting sniff? ? a slang
name for cocaine.
In an online exchange seen
by The Sun, the ex-Holby
City star appeared to suggest
he had picked up the substance in London?s Soho area.
One message, while they also
chatted about their favourite TV
AS
FOOD AND TRIMMINGS
CHRISTM
ADULT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
�
Lynx Gift Sets x 3 ? usual price
price �8
Soap And Glory Giftsets x 6 ? usual
? usual price �
10
x
s
Boxe
olate
Cadbury Choc
total: �3
Adult Christmas presents usual
GRAND TOTAL: �961.56 ? but
Aimee paid just �
Picture: MATHEW GROWCOOT/NEWS DOG MEDIA
(all free unless otherwise stated)
Aimee
and decorations ? usual price �.
Cards, wrapping paper, crackers
paid: �
family ? usual price �.
Christmas pyjamas for the whole
bottles of
wine, 102 cans of Heineken, ten
Drinks, including ten bottles of bottles of Fanta , four bottles of Pepsi ?
four
h,
Hooc
of
s
bottle
Shloer, 24
usual price �8.80.
bags of KP
Tesco party food selections, ten
Christmas snacks, including six , 36 bags of popcorn and ten boxes of
Bites
Kettle
of
packs
multi
nuts, 12
�2.64
Mikado chocolate ? usual price
ets,
y, stuffing, potatoes, pigs in blank
Christmas dinner, including turke, two cheeseboards and crackers, mince
gravy
ts,
sprou
el
Bruss
parsnips,
�0.
pies and cheesecake, usual price
�6.44
Food and Trimmings usual total:
CHILDREN?S GIFTS AND TOYS
27
YOU BEEN DOING
HOKEY COKEY, JOE?
SAVING A FORTUNE
usual price �9.90.
Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk ?
usual price �.99.
Lego Ninjago Dragon?s Forge ?
? usual price �.99.
Lego Ninjago Vermillion Invader
? usual price �.99.
Lego City Volcano Explorer Base
�.99.
Horse and Trailer ? usual price
with
e
Polic
n
Actio
City
obil
Playm
? usual price �.98.
Vtech Toot Toot Drivers Super City
�.
x 3 ? usual price �. Aimee paid:
Pokemon Cards Tin (RRP � each)
9.
�.9
price
usual
?
Playlearn Bubble Tube
�.99.
Lego Duplo Fire Truck ? usual price
4.
er Building Kit ? usual price �.8
Lego Duplo Town Blackhoe Load
price �.51.
Lego Train Accessory Set ? usual
price �.99.
Fisher Price Code-a-pillar ? usual
er kits ? usual price �.52.
Two Disney?s Frozen Crayola Wond
e ? usual price �99.
Engin
Henry
e
Engin
Tank
Thomas The
.
er School Pack ? usual price �95
Bump
Ren
Kylo
en
Awak
Wars
Star
�.79.
Gruffalo Pencil Case ? usual price
price �.19.
Orchard Toys Alphabet Lotto ? usual
ia ? usual price �99.
Star Wars Character Encycloped
Scout ? usual price �.
Leapfrog My First Book: Good Night
price �.99.
usual
?
Toy
Bar
e
Strob
Up
Light
? usual price �
Orchard Toys Three Little Pigs Game
ction ? usual price �.40.
Lego Ninjango Storybook Colle
.
David Walliams ? usual price �99
The World?s Worst Children 2, by
price �.78.
usual
?
Book
es
Scen
100
in
Lego Star Wars
�.
Christmas DVDs x 4 ? usual price
x 3 ? usual price �
Advent Calenders (RRP �each)
price �.40.
usual
?
Star Wars Stormtroopers Book
? usual price �.99.
Paw Patrol Sea Patroller Vehicle
quarters ? usual price �.99.
Playmbol City Action Police Head
�.99.
price
usual
?
Set
Train
e
Delux
Duplo
total: �32.12
Children?s gifts and toys usual
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
EXCLUSIVE by SIMON BOYLE
Associate Bizarre Editor
shows and his acting career,
said: ?I was in Soho seeing a
mate and getting sniff. You
should have popped in.?
The friend, still in touch
with Joe, 42, says they
enjoyed wild times several
years ago when the messages
were sent but insists those
days are in the past. He said:
?Sniff? boast . . . Strictly?s Joe
?He had a wild side in the past. At
the time, he?d be out having a
good time whenever he could but
it?s going back ten years. Things
aren?t like that now. Everyone
has grown up.?
Joe won the trophy with
pro partner Katya Jones, 28,
on BBC1 last Saturday. He
has now signed up to join
the show?s nationwide tour.
His success also prompted
him to quit his Holby role to
move on to theatre.
simon.boyle@the-sun.co.uk
28 ............... Wednesday, December 20
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BUBBLY: Allini Prosecco Spumante
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CHOCOLATES: Assorted Chocolate Truffles, �99 at Aldi.
CRISPS: Tyrrells Lightly Sea
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JAM: Duchy Organic strawberry preserve 340g, �00 at
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GOVT ?TO LEGALISE
REMOTE PARKING?
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
By LYNN DAVIDSON
DRIVERS will be able to
park their cars using a
modify the ban on using
remote control under to
phones in cars.
plans being considered
Under current outdated laws,
motorists who push a button on
by the Government.
their phone or key fob to make
Remote parking, already a
feature on some luxury
models, would mean having
the car park itself risk a fine.
But officials say amending the
rules could revolutionise driving
by allowing motorists to park
their vehicles with remotes while
they are outside their vehicle.
The proposals being considered by the Department for
Transport would also allow the
use of systems that control speed
and position on motorways.
Ministers cited research that
claimed
the
average
driver
spends 106 days of their life
Officer . . . Aimson
Drug ring
was run
by a cop
By BEN LAZARUS
A COP who masterminded
a
drug
ring
inspired by Breaking Bad
was jailed for six years.
PC Daniel Aimson, 36,
began growing cannabis
after
he
was
injured
while on duty.
He
used
a
driving
licence
he
confiscated
from a motorist to rent
out two properties to cultivate the 166 plants.
He even wore a Heisenberg T-shirt featuring
the drug-dealing character in the Netflix show.
Officers
raided
his
home in Astley, Gtr Manchester,
and
found
�,545 in ?dirty money?.
Prosecutor
Owen
Edwards said: ?Aimson
revelled in his double life
as officer and criminal.?
Aimson admitted conspiracy to produce cannabis and misconduct in
a public office. Seven
accomplices were jailed.
Xmas do
?killer wife?
By NICOLA FAHEY, Bizarre Reporter
DAKOTA Johnson and Chris Martin
confirm their romance after
catching a flight together.
The Fifty Shades of Grey
star, 28, paced through
Charles de Gaulle Airport
in Paris as the Coldplay
singer, 40, right, arrived
with the same security.
The couple first sparked
rumours in October when
they were spotted on a
dinner date in LA.
A MUM of two has been
charged with murdering
her husband during a
row following a Christmas booze-up.
Neil Jex, 52, was allegedly stabbed by Natasha,
31, after they went out
for a festive lunch with
pals on Sunday and carried on drinking later.
Cops
believe
they
argued
at
home
and
Natasha, who uses her
maiden
name
Smith,
grabbed a kitchen knife.
Neighbours
said
the
couple?s two-year-old tot
and an older kid were in
the house at the time in
Aberdare, South Wales.
Smith was remanded in
custody by Merthyr JPs.
BOYS MURDER QUIZ
Five teens aged 14 and
15 were held on suspicion
of the December 7 murder of Jacob Abraham, 15,
in Waltham Cross, Herts.
searching for a parking space.
Transport minister Jesse Norman
said: ?Features such as remote
control parking and motorway
assist have the potential to
transform car travel.
?They add greater convenience
and accessibility to drivers so
that they can park and drive
with more confidence.?
lynn.davidson@thesun.co.uk
29
PCs? rap
on death
COPS did not complete
inquiries before freeing a
rape suspect who murdered his ex two days
later, a watchdog found.
Miklos Verebes, 29, had
just left jail for beating
Melinda Korosi, 33, when
cops arrested him over
her previous rape claims.
He later broke into her
Carlisle home to kill the
mum with a sharp rock.
IPCC watchdogs found
cops failed to consult
prosecutors, get medical
and social service records
or quiz neighbours.
12 DIE IN BUS CRASH
Fob . . parks car for you
At least 12 people were
killed when a foreign
tourists? bus flipped on a
highway in east Mexico.
30 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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STAR SAYS REGION
SCIENTISTS reckon they have proof it really IS grim
up North. Psychologists say people living in former
coal-mining communities have higher levels of
depression ? and the mental scars can be passed
down from generation to generation.
But former Apprentice winner and Hull resident
Michelle Dewberry reckons there is plenty to
celebrate too, especially the people.
Here she makes a case for the beautiful North.
We?re
reet as
rain up
North
WHEN people talk about
northerners being grumpy,
one particular episode
sticks in my mind.
Coming back home to Hull
from a trip to London, I blindly
ordered an Americano in a cafe.
?What?? huffed the man at the
counter. ?Do you mean a coffee??
Some people might take his gruff
attitude as rude. But it made me
laugh out loud because, with us,
what you see is what you get.
We?re not miserable, but we don?t
feel the need to put on airs
and graces.
We?re not pretentious. We wouldn?t
get hung up on quinoa salads and
hipster beards just to fit in with
the crowd.
Whether you?re a prince or a
pauper, we?ll treat you the same way.
But if there?s something we don?t
like, we won?t be afraid to let you
know. We?ll be the first to tell you if
you?re getting above your
station or if you?re wearing
something that looks daft.
Maybe that?s why we?ve
got a reputation for being
cantankerous.
But
nothing
can
be
further from the truth.
Northerners are the
friendliest people I
By MICHELLE
DEWBERRY
know, with the biggest hearts. If
you?re out walking the dog, passersby will greet you with a cheery hello.
Pop to the shops and you?ll hear
someone?s life story.
We?re friendly, we know our
neighbours up here ? and we
genuinely care about them.
We?ve got plenty to be proud of
too. There?s the Yorkshire Dales, the
Lake District, lovely old spa towns
such as Harrogate and Ilkley, the
majestic
York
Minster,
Alnwick
Castle, Castle Howard . . . I could go
on and on.
We?ve got fantastic seaside towns
including Bridlington, Scarborough,
Whitby,
Blackpool,
Bamburgh,
Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Every corner has its own hidden
gems.
My
favourite
is
Little
Switzerland, a beautiful country park
in Hull with views stretching over
the Humber.
We?ve had the UK City
Of Culture in Hull this
year, which has really
celebrated everything we
have
to
offer
and
showcased some amazing
local talent.
You?ll find the best
fish and chips in the
SINCLAIR RAP
EX-England winger Trevor Sinclair has been charged
with assaulting and racially abusing a policeman.
The former West Ham star, 44, was arrested after a
car crash in which a pedestrian was injured.
He is also accused of failing to provide a breath
specimen, criminal damage and indecent behaviour
at a police station. The case against BBC pundit Sinclair, of Lytham, was adjourned by Blackpool JPs.
Sun
NEWLYWED Carly
and Owen Laughton
got a lift home from
the reception by cops
who
spotted
her
wedding dress after
they failed to get a
taxi in Plymouth.
SPOT
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IS GREAT, NOT GRIM
North, as well as Yorkshire tea,
Yorkshire pudding, patty and chips ?
and if you don?t know what that is,
you?re missing out.
We brought you Eccles cakes,
Greggs the bakers, award-winning
curry houses in Manchester and
Bradford, Wensleydale cheese and
Terry?s Chocolate Orange.
Our football teams are some of
the best in the country ? Manchester
United, Manchester City, Liverpool,
Everton, Newcastle and, of course,
my favourite, Hull FC.
It?s not raining or
cold all the time
Groups such as The Beatles, Oasis,
The Beautiful South, Pulp and Arctic
Monkeys all hail from the North.
And we?re bloomin? funny up here.
There are only two things that can
make me roar with laughter. One is
You?ve Been Framed and the other is
Bolton lad Peter Kay, below.
The man is a legend, I adore him.
Only northerners like him can
make a joke about turning
?the big light on? and for
people to get it.
Victoria Wood, who grew
up in Bury, brought us the
same
down-to-earth
brand of comedy.
Even our soaps
?
Coronation
Street
and
Emmerdale ? are humorous. So
much talent has sprung from the
North,
from
007
Daniel
Craig
(Liverpool), below far left, Jenna
Coleman (Blackpool) and Ant and
Dec
(Newcastle)
to
Cheryl
below
left,
Strictly?s
(Newcastle),
Gemma Atkinson (Bury) and former
Corrie
beauty
Michelle
Keegan
(Stockport), below right.
And let?s not forget giants of
literature such as the Bronte sisters,
Lewis Carroll, William Wordsworth
and Ted Hughes.
Yes, it does rain a lot and it is
colder than the South.
But it?s not raining or cold all the
time, and it might look like we?re
moaning about it at times.
But really, we?re just making
conversation, and it only makes
us more grateful when the sun
comes out. The weather makes us
hardy too. My mum is in her sixties
and she never wears a coat when
she goes out.
And please don?t lump all of us
in together.
The North encompasses so many
different parts, and with
them, so many brilliant
accents.
So if you haven?t
been
to
see
our
beautiful North, why
not pay us a visit.
I promise you?ll get a
reet warm welcome.
HERO SAVES 6
A BRIT surfer saved the lives of six people from
treacherous waters using his surfboard.
Nathan Elms, 24, ferried five local women and a
man to safety at surf spot Uluwatu in Bali, where he
was on holiday. None of the six could swim.
The hero, a lifeguard from Jersey, found the six
fully-clothed locals stranded by waves as the tide
came in near cliffs. He said: ?My training kicked in.?
Sun
DAD Francis Howell, 21, coated his
car in festive paper,
tinsel
and
fairy
lights to celebrate
his baby son?s first
Christmas in Camborne, Cornwall.
SPOT
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
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32 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Iced fog
halts jets
FREEZING fog disrupted
thousands of flyers yesterday morning.
British Airways cancelled nearly 100 flights
at Heathrow due to poor
visibility.
Some flights at Gatwick
and London City airports
were axed or delayed by
the weather.
Dozens of planes were
also grounded after both
Manchester runways were
shut due to the fog and
maintenance work.
The Met Office had
issued a severe weather
warning for the South,
Midlands
and
eastern
areas of Wales.
A
BA
spokeswoman
said: ?We are very sorry
for the disruption.?
1GM
ROBBED OF LIFE
A
SAFETY-conscious
couple died with their
taxi driver in the horror
crash that killed six.
Careful Lucy and Lee
killed in cab carnage
They died with dad-of-six
Imtiaz Mohammed, 33, when a
speeding Audi S3 careered into
the minivan in an underpass.
Three men in the car aged 25,
26 and 30 also died in Sunday?s
carnage in Edgbaston, Birmingham. A fourth is critical.
Alison Worth said her sister
Lucy, a mum of two also known
as Lulu, and Lee would always
By ANDREW PARKER
Lucy Davis, 43, and Lee
Jenkins, 42, were taking the
cab home after pre-Christmas drinks with friends.
Devoted . . Lucy and Lee
take a taxi after socialising. Alison, from Coventry, said: ?They
were wearing seat belts.
?Lulu wouldn?t get in a car if
the seat belts didn?t work.?
A former colleague of clinical
Divorce
slaughter
A
DUMPED
husband
stabbed his wife to death
as she slept, then killed
himself in a fireball, an
inquest heard.
James Barnes, 30, was
facing a split after wife
Amy, 32, asked for a
divorce after three years.
The graphic designer
plunged a kitchen knife
into nurse Amy?s neck
at their home in Rednal,
Birmingham, on September 25.
He then drove 15 miles
to his parents? house and
set fire to himself in
their garden, Birmingham
coroners court heard.
Earlier he had put a
wedding day picture on
Facebook. Verdict: Unlawful killing.
Day out . . . John Bishop
and celebs with families
MANCHESTER Arena
bomb victims? families were treated to a
Disneyland Paris trip.
Stars Michelle Keegan, Mark Wright,
right,
and
John
Bishop
joined
the
parents and children.
It was part of British Airways Comic
Relief fund events.
A suicide bomber
killed 22 people at
the arena in May.
scientist Lee added: ?They did
the right thing and booked a
taxi, then this happens. Now
they?re gone. It?s beyond words."
Sally Davis, a childhood friend
who was with sign language
expert Lucy and Lee on the evening out, added: ?They were
happy. We had a lovely night.?
Police last night said the Audi
was ?neck and neck? with
another high-powered car before
it crossed the central reservation
and hit the cab going the other
way. The other car sped off.
Cops are hunting the occupants.
andrew.parker@the-sun.co.uk
34 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Lonely is
in genes
PEOPLE may be genetically
prone
to
being
lonely, a study says.
Age, sex and family as
well as traits linked to
DNA can lead to longterm social isolation.
Experts made the findings while studying rhesus macaque monkeys in
Puerto Rico and say they
may apply to humans.
Researcher Dr Lauren
Brent, of Exeter University, said understanding
isolation was vital as it
cuts short lives and is at
?epidemic? levels.
PIGGING DAFT
Joker Nathan Bougossa,
29, was fined � for
squealing like a pig in
defiance of a Cardiff court.
STILL TO
COME IN
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Origin of
Sun a fortune
THE
DAILY
Wrap starr can
make any
gift presentable
PAGE 41
Dancing On Ice
stars slip
into spotlight
PAGE 39
++PLUS++ Dear Deidre ? Page 40 l Letters
and Mystic Meg ? Page 47 l Puzzles ? Page 45
A LOST copy of Charles
Darwin?s
Origin
of
Species has sold for a
world record �8,000.
The 1861 book, with
handwritten notes by the
biologist,
explains
his
theory of evolution.
It was sold at Christie?s
in London by descendants
of Austrian palaeontologist Melchior Neumayr.
Expert Margaret Ford
said: ?Annotated by the
great scientist himself.
Our discovery it was a
long-lost copy added to
its appeal.?
SAFE AND FOUND
Firefighters rescued a
boy, nine, stuck in his
grandad?s
safe
playing
hide-and-seek in Berlin.
SMASH BROADWAA
A RAP musical about a
historical figure sounds
like a storyline from
The Simpsons.
But tickets to Hamilton
have been selling for
almost �800 as British
theatregoers clamour to
get seats ahead of the
Broadway smash?s
debut in London.
The hip-hop musical,
which tells the story of
American founding
father Alexander
Hamilton, has already
been showered with an
array of awards.
Previews of the show
started earlier this
month at the Victoria
Palace Theatre, with the
opening night taking
place tomorrow.
So why is Hamilton the
hottest ticket in town?
Here, NICK PRITCHARD
explains with his
ultimate guide to the
hit stage show. .
Who was Alexander Hamilton?
THE illegitimate son of a
Scottish father and French
mother, Hamilton was one
of the founding fathers of
the United States.
He was born in 1789 in the
Caribbean and orphaned
as a child. A wealthy family
took him in and paid for
him to go to New York to
continue his education.
He fought in the US War
of Independence, married
the daughter of a rich
congressman and became
President George Washington?s right-hand man.
As the first US Secretary
of the Treasury he was the
architect of the nation?s
financial system and helped
end the slave trade.
He was also the founder
of The Sun?s US sister
paper, The New York Post.
Hamilton was white but
is played by a mixed-race
actor in the UK production.
What?s this about a sex scandal?
HAMILTON became the first
US politician to be caught
up in a sex scandal after
having an affair with a
woman 11 years his junior.
One evening 23-year-old
Maria Reynolds turned up
on the doorstep of Hamilton?s house in Philadelphia.
She claimed her husband
James Reynolds had abandoned her with no money.
Hamilton gave her 30
dollars and took her to a
boarding house. Maria then
led him into the bedroom
where the pair began an
illicit affair. In the musical
Hamilton sings: ?I don?t
know how to say no to this.?
Maria?s husband found
out and blackmailed Hamilton to the tune of 1,000 dollars. But fellow politicians
thought he was embezzling
government funds.
So to clear his name, he
admitted to the affair.
HA
Hold on.. he was killed in a duel?
IN 1804, on the exact spot
in New Jersey where his
eldest son Philip was killed
in a duel three years earlier,
Hamilton?s life ended the
same way.
Brandishing 19-year-old
Philip?s pistol, Hamilton
faced off against vice president Aaron Burr, who he
had accused of corruption.
After a count of ten, the
pair turned. Hamilton fired
upwards at the sky, hoping
Burr would do the same ?
allowing both men to
honourably
settle
the
dispute without bloodshed.
Instead Burr shot twice at
Hamilton, the first bullet
hitting a tree and the
second striking him full on.
Hamilton died of his injuries
the following day.
The musical features
three duels. They are standout scenes perfected over
months of rehearsals.
...and he?s on America?s $10 bill
A PICTURE of Alexander
Hamilton appears on the
ten dollar note.
In 2015 the US Treasury
announced
plans
to
replace his image with that
of Harriet Tubman, a black
humanitarian and spy who
fought
against
slavery.
But
as
the image
of Hamilton
became more popular,
thanks mainly to the huge
success of the Broadway
musical, the plans to
remove his face from the
note were axed. Instead
they decided to replace
president
Andrew
Jackson
with Tubman
on
the
20
dollar bill.
LOVE ROLE
. . . Christine
Allado
W
f
So who created
d
THE genius behind Hamilton is Lin-Manuel Miranda,
who was born into a Puerto
Rican family in New York.
As a child he was taught
how to rap by his school
bus driver.
Before coming up with
the music and lyrics to the
smash-hit musical, he had
penned another Broadway
hit called In The Heights,
which he began writing
when he was at college.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
AY
A MUSICAL HITS LONDON?S WEST END
35
FOUNDING
FATHER . . .
Alexander
Hamilton
BIG BREAK. . .
unknown British
actor Jamael
Westman plays
Alexander Hamilton
in the London show
What happened in New York?
THE original Broadway run
was a sensation. Every day
Miranda held a ticket lottery
outside the theatre, selling
the front row seats before
each show for ten dollars.
The lottery started drawing enormous crowds, so
Miranda began staging mini
performances in front of the
theatre for those who didn?t
manage to secure a ticket.
But it played havoc
with traffic so the lottery
A MILTO N
What?s
W
all the
f about?
fuss
d this musical?
HISTORY BOY . . . show
creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
in title role of his musical in
New York two years ago
THE seeds for the musical
were sown when Miranda
was
browsing
in
a
bookshop, looking for a
book to read on holiday.
He settled on Ron
Chernow?s biography of
Alexander Hamilton.
Miranda found the hefty
tome riveting and immediately started re-imagining
the life of the historical
figure.
He wrote a rap about the
Did it win loads of awards?
MIRANDA?S creation has
been a critical success, with
the cast and crew amassing
a vast collection of gongs
and accolades.
Last year Hamilton was
nominated for a record 16
Tony awards, taking home
11 including Best Musical,
Best Original Score, Best
Choreography and Best
Direction.
Miranda has also won a
Grammy for Best Musical
BY GEORGE
. . . Michael
Jibson as king
founding father which now
opens the show.
It took him one year to
write the first song. In 2009
he performed the track at
the White House after being
invited by the Obamas.
The second number, My
Shot, received rave reviews
when he released it online.
Soon the two songs
snowballed into a sprawling
musical which took Miranda
six years to write.
CASTING for the London
production of Hamilton
took more than a year.
Finally, the producers
found their star in an
unknown actor ? 25-yearold Jamael Westman.
The lead is Jamael?s first
starring role since graduating from drama school last
year. The half-Irish, halfJamaican actor is said
to ?rap as easily as
he breathes?. Renowned
? WASHINGTON POST
? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
theatre producer Cameron
Mackintosh said: ?The part
is second nature to him.?
For his research, Jamael
saw the musical in New
York. The 6ft 4in actor is
also a football coach.
Christine
Allado
?
another newcomer ? plays
Hamilton?s lover Maria.
Michael Jibson, who
appeared in Ricky Gervais
movie Cemetery Junction,
plays King George.
What about tickets?
THE first run of UK tickets
priced at � to �0 are
sold out until the middle
of next year.
Tickets are now changing
hands for eye-watering
sums. The most expensive
resale so far was for �905
plus a �500 booking fee.
But lucky UK theatre fans
have the chance to nab a
ticket for just a tenner.
The show?s producers
have launched a daily
a true landmark 7 6 Blazingly original... magnetic 7 6 One of the most joyful musicals ever imagined 7
? VARIETY
Theatre Album, as well as
the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
for the show?s script and
a $500,000 MacArthur
?genius grant?.
The critics also raved
about the show. The
Washington Post said it is
?blazingly original, restlessly innovative, magnetic
from start to finish? while
New York?s Time Out called
it ?the greatest American
musical in decades?.
Who?s in the British version?
How did he come up with the idea?
Miranda played the part of
Alexander Hamilton in
the original Broadway run
of the show.
In 2015, he contributed
music for Star Wars: The
Force Awakens.
He has since gone on to
co-write the music for the
Disney film Moana.
Next year he will also star
in Mary Poppins Returns
alongside Emily Blunt and
Colin Firth.
was moved online. The
Obamas, Jennifer Lopez,
Beyonce, Jay Z, Madonna,
Julia Roberts, Helen Mirren,
Ben Stiller and Tom Hanks
all loved the show. Hillary
Clinton even used lines from
the musical in a speech.
But after Vice President
Mike Pence was booed
by the audience, Donald
Trump branded the show
?highly overrated? ? even
though he has not seen it.
lottery in which punters are
able to win either one or two
seats for any night in the
musical?s run at London?s
Victoria Palace Theatre.
The lottery is free to enter.
It opens at 4pm and closes
at 2pm the following day.
Winners will be selected
at random and notified via
email or text message.
To enter, download the
app or see lucky seat.com/
hamilton-london.
6 Highly overrated 7
? DONALD TRUMP (WHO?S NOT SEEN THE SHOW)
............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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tvguide Wednesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Let?s Get A Good Thing Going
Four people from Wakefield pitch
community projects. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Properties in central London,
Kent and Cheshire. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Street Auction Neighbours
surprise a Belfast woman who
uses her own difficult life
experience to help others. (S,HD)
11.45 Fake Britain Fire blankets with
fraudulent safety claims. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt Teams compete in
Builth Wells in Powys. (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg?s adventure with
Harrison Ford and Karen Allen.
(1981) ????? (S,HD)
3.35 Chicken Run Nick Park?s
animated comedy with the voices
of Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha.
(2000) ???? (S,HD)
4.55 Book Of Dragons Short film
exploring the legend behind the
Book Of Dragons. (S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R,S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6.30 am Flog It! Trade Secrets
Advice on European antiques
and collectibles. (R,S,HD)
7.00 Sign Zone: Nigella?s
Christmas Table (R,S,SL)
8.00 David Suchet: In The
Footsteps Of St Peter (R,S,HD)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.30 Daily Politics (S,HD)
1.00 The Link (R,S,HD)
1.45 Terry And Mason?s
Great Food Trip (R,S,HD)
2.15 Home Away From Home
Two couples from Taunton and
the Peak District test drive a new
way of life as they swap homes
with each other. Presented by
Gyles Brandreth. (R,S,HD)
3.00 Inside Claridge?s Thirty
delegations from around the
world stay at the hotel during
the Olympics. (R,S,HD)
4.05 Alaska: Earth?s Frozen
Kingdom The challenges of
the winter. (R,S,HD)
5.05 The Blue Planet Marine life
in coastal regions. (R,S)
6.00 Sacred Rivers With Simon
Reeve The adventurer travels
along the Ganges. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain Ashley
Banjo chats about hosting A
Night for the Emergency Services,
and Christian Slater talks about
his role on the West End stage in
Glengarry Glen Ross. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Comedian and actress
Rebel Wilson discusses her new
film, Pitch Perfect 3. Presented
by Lorraine Kelly. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Another helping of
studio discussion from a female
perspective, featuring an interview
with Sarah Millican. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in
a studio courtroom. (S,HD)
3.00 Dickinson?s Real Deal
Helen Gardiner, Simon Schneider
and David Ford seek valuable
items in Harrogate. (R,S,HD)
Followed by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by
Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6.20 am 3rd Rock From The Sun
Three episodes. (R,S)
7.40 Everybody Loves Raymond
Triple bill of the sitcom. (R,S)
9.00 Frasier Double bill. (R,S)
10.05 The Big Bang Theory (R,S,HD)
11.00 Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares
USA In New Jersey. (R,S)
12.00 C4 News Summary (R,S,HD)
12.05 Jamie?s Cracking Christmas
Jamie Oliver makes turkey curry
and panettone tart. (R,S,HD)
12.25 Carry On Nurse
Comedy starring Kenneth
Williams and Hattie Jacques.
(1959) ??? (B/W,S)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 Lost And Found
A heavily pregnant pug cross
loses her owner. (S,HD)
4.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun Sri Lankan couple Kulan and
Kamala search for a property on
Portugal?s Algarve. (S,HD)
5.00 Kirstie?s Handmade Christmas
Kirstie Allsopp hosts a handmade
stocking competition. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Homer gets
trapped in a cave. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Misbah makes
Imran get a job. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Snow Queen
Animated fantasy with the voices
of Jessica Straus and Cindy
Robinson. (2012) ?? (S)
10.35 Jack And The Beanstalk
Fantasy adventure starring Colin
Ford and Chlo� Grace Moretz.
(2009) ??? (S,HD)
12.25 James And The Giant Peach
Animated and live-action fantasy
with Paul Terry and Joanna
Lumley. (1996) ???? (S)
1.55 My Angel Festive family drama
with Joseph Phillips, Brenda
Blethyn and Timothy Spall.
(2011) ??? (S,HD)
3.40 Christmas Carol A handsome
man challenges a well-organised
and disciplined woman?s
traditional holiday views, forcing
her to learn how to compromise.
Seasonal comedy starring Anne
Heche. (2016) ??? (S,HD)
5.20 A Fairytale Christmas
A woman spending Christmas
organising the sale of a mansion
is torn between her feelings for
an old flame and the aloof owner.
Drama with C Thomas Howell and
Haylie Duff. (2013) ??? (S,HD)
8pm Judi Dench discovers how trees are a part
of Britain?s history in My Passion For Trees
9pm Tommy Shelby quickly discovers who
he can really trust in Peaky Blinders
9pm Guests including Leona Lewis perform
at A Night For The Emergency Services
9pm Mark guards his ship from migrants in
The Channel: The World?s Busiest Waterway
7pm Hafr Bj鰎nsson competes for the
European title in World?s Strongest Man 2017
7.00 The One Show
Matt Baker and Alex Jones present
the live magazine show featuring
topical reports from around the
UK. (S,HD) Then BBC News
8.00 Judi Dench:
My Passion For Trees
The actress meets experts and
historians to discover how
embedded trees are in Britain?s
history and how important they are
to its future. Filmed over the
course of a year, this programme
offers a study of the changing
seasons and their effect on
Surrey, the most wooded county in
Britain, which Judi has called
home for the last 30 years. (S,HD)
9.00 The Real Marigold On Tour
(3/4) Sheila Ferguson, Rustie Lee,
Paul Nicholas and Dennis Taylor
head to Iceland. In the small
fishing village of Hausavik, the
team go whale watching, before
the foursome head six hours south
to the capital city of Reykjavik.
Here, the pensioners try out aqua
aerobics and gymnastics, and
Sheila goes on a date with an
Icelandic man. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 Male Rape:
Breaking The Silence
The stories of three men who are
victims of rape and are now
breaking their silence, revealing a
unique perspective on male rape
in Britain today and why it is such
a taboo subject. (S,HD)
11.25 Junior Doctors:
Blood, Sweat And Tears
(8/8) The junior doctors come to
the end of their placements, as
Jo performs her most complicated
surgery so far, and Jess helps a
patient with a heart problem.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
For The Week Ahead
12.00 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 The Sweet Makers At
Christmas
Four modern confectioners
recreate the treats of Christmas
past ? and discover how their
predecessors helped create many
of the culinary festive traditions
enjoyed today. (R,S,HD)
8.00 MasterChef: The
Professionals
(20/21) The chefs fight to secure
their place amongst the final
three with one contestant leaving
the competition after a cook-off
in the Masterchef kitchen. (S,HD)
9.00 Peaky Blinders
(6/6) The night of the big fight
arrives, and as the bell rings and
the crowd goes wild, dangers lurk
in the shadows for Tommy Shelby
and his family. (S,HD)
10.00 The League Of Gentlemen
(3/3) The local authorities, the
newspaper and the police all play
their parts as the developing
situation in Royston Vasey reaches
an earth-shattering climax. (S,HD)
10.30 Mock The Week
Christmas Special
(13/13) Dara O Briain and Hugh
Dennis host a festive special and
are joined by an array of quests
for quizzes and challenges. (S,HD)
11.00 Alternativity: The
Performance
(2/2) Contemporary one-off
performance of the nativity play
quite unlike any other. (S,HD)
11.30 Cunk On Christmas
The commentator from Weekly
Wipe examines the true meaning
of Christmas by exploring pagan
winter festivals. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Dara And Ed?s Road To
Mandalay (R,S,HD) 1.00
Employable Me (R,S,HD) 2.00
Sign Zone: Attenborough And The
Giant Elephant. Documentary.
(R,S,SL) 3.00-4am Rick Stein?s
Road To Mexico (R,S,SL)
7.00 Emmerdale
Lydia and Sam are torn over a
decision, and Liv urges Aaron to
go on a date with Alex. (S,HD)
7.30 Coronation Street
Leanne dips her toe back into the
dating game, Eva proves the
perfect tonic for Adam?s elf, and
Aidan and Alya hope to clinch a
big new deal. (S,HD)
8.00 Gino?s Italian Coastal Escape
(8/8) The final destination of
Gino?s coastal journey takes him
to the Aeolian Islands, where he
visits the two contrasting islands
of Salina and Panarea. (S,HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
Leanne falls victim to a dastardly
con, Aidan asks Johnny for his
backing, and Todd bans Billy from
confessing to the Barlows. (S,HD)
9.00 A Night For The
Emergency Services
Members of the emergency
services team show off their
performance skills, teaming up
with the likes of Diversity, Leona
Lewis, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe,
and Tokio Myers. (S,HD)
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 Car Crash Britain:
Caught On Camera
(1/4) Road accidents and nearmisses captured on personal
cameras, including what
happened when a man?s
runaway tractor crashed
into his ex-wife?s garden. (R,S)
11.45 Play To The Whistle
(1/6) Holly Willoughby hosts the
panel show with guests including
Frank Lampard, Bradley Walsh,
John Terry, Jonnie Peacock and
Rachel Riley. (R,S,HD)
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 May The Best
House Win (R,S,SL,HD) 3.50
Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The
Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air
their differences. (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 World?s Strongest Man 2017
8.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
(3/11) Highlights of the Europe?s
At Christmas
Strongest Man event, which took
In a special festive episode,
place at First Direct Arena in
Chester Zoo?s keepers are busy
Leeds, and featured Hafth髍
making gifts for all the animals,
Bj鰎nsson in action. (S,HD)
but with chimp leader Dylan
Followed by 5 News Update
otherwise occupied by female
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
attention, it is a chaotic free-for(22/42) A patient complains of
all when the festive parcels are
dizzy spells whenever he goes for
handed over to the chimps.
a jog, and doctors treat a man
Meanwhile, rhino couple Beni and
who is concerned that he may be
Asha are experiencing family
suffering from tinnitus. (S,HD)
dysfunction, and when Asha
Followed by 5 News Update
ignores Beni, he is left to find
9.00 Legally Blonde
solace in the company of a deer.
A seemingly dizzy teenager is
Elsewhere, the zoo?s new
heartbroken when her boyfriend
thousand-strong family of leaf
dumps her because he thinks she
cutter ants work together to build
is not intelligent enough to help
a new home for themselves out of
his political career. To prove him
their Christmas bounty. (S,HD)
wrong she enrols at Harvard, but
9.00 The Channel: The World?s
finds herself out of her depth as
Busiest Waterway
other students do their best to
humiliate her. Comedy with Reese
(4/4) During the first summer since
Witherspoon, Luke Wilson and
the camp known as the Jungle in
Selma Blair. (2001) ??? (S,HD)
Calais was demolished, ferry
10.55 Football On 5:
captain Mark and his crew guard
The Carabao Cup
their ship from migrants. (S,HD)
Colin Murray presents highlights
10.00 Gogglebox
of the quarter-finals, which
Capturing the households? instant
featured Arsenal v West Ham
reactions to what they are
United at Emirates Stadium,
watching on TV from the comfort
Leicester City v Manchester City
of their own sofas. (R,S,HD)
at King Power Stadium, Chelsea v
11.05 Micky Flanagan:
Back In The Game
Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge,
The comedian performs to his
and Bristol City v Manchester
home crowd at London?s Hackney
United at Ashton Gate. (S,HD)
Empire, regaling his audience with 12.15 The Lego Story: Brick By Brick
Documentary charting the history
tales of middle age, marriage and
of the toy, looking at how the
a man?s prerogative. (R,S,HD)
seemingly humble bricks have
12.40 Alan Carr Live: Spexy Beast
been developed and adapted over
The comedian performs at the
the decades into one of the world?s
Manchester Arena. (R,S,HD) 1.35
most popular brands. (R,S,HD)
One Born Every Minute (R,S,HD)
1.15 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
2.30 The Supervet (R,S,HD) 3.25
Top 20 Funniest (R,S,HD) 4.00
Grand Designs Australia (R,S)
Now That?s Funny! (R,S,SL,HD)
4.25 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
(R,S,HD) 5.20 Jamie?s Comfort
Great Artists (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
Food (R,S,HD) 5.35-6.20am
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
Countdown (R,S,HD)
FILMS ????? Brilliant ???? Very Good ??? Good ?? Not Bad ? Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High De?nition
1GM RM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Futurama Triple bill. (R,S)
7.30 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
9.30 Modern Family (R,S,HD)
11.00 David Attenborough?s Wild
City The veteran broadcaster
examines the wildlife of
Singapore. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
A businessman is found dead
wearing warrior clothing. Then,
the team enlists the help of a
retired NYPD bomb expert to
investigate the murder of a
famous radio personality. (R,S,HD)
2.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team
learns Nate Getz is working with
a crime boss. (R,S,HD)
3.00 Golf?s Funniest Moments
The sport?s most amusing
moments. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Modern Family Two episodes.
Mitch and Cam worry about the
growing cost of their wedding.
Then, Mitch and Cam prepare to
walk down the aisle. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Simpsons Double bill. Homer
prevents a nuclear meltdown.
Then, Lisa and Bart help Krusty
find his father. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Futurama Planet Express faces
tough competition. (R,S)
6am Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Dail 11.00
Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sky Sports News 1.30 LIVE
International T20 Cricket. India v Sri Lanka. 5.00 News
7.00 Sk Sports Tonight This leading sports stories.
7.30 LIVE Carabao Cup Bristol City v Manchester United.
10.30 Conor Benn: The Destroyer A profile of the boxer.
11pm-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 The Debate
9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The Debate
12.00 PL Review 1.00 PL Legends 1.30 Premier League
100 Club 2.00 PL Legends 2.30 Premier League 100 Club
3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Best Goals 00/01 6.00 PL Best
Goals 02/03 7.00 Gary Neville?s Soccerbox 7.30 PL World
8.00 PL Best Goals 13/14 9.00 Premier League Legends
9.30 PL World 10.00 The Debate 11.00 PL World 11.30
Gary Neville?s Soccerbox 12.00 PL Best Goals 14/15
1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World 2.30 PL Greatest Games
3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals 13/14 5.00 PL World
5.30-6am PL Greatest Games
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Carabao Cup Highlights 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00
Revista De La Liga 8.30 La Liga World 9.00 Carabao Cup
Football 11.30 One2Eleven: Bojan 11.45 Revista De La
Liga 12.15 La Liga World 12.45 Carabao Cup Highlights
1.15 Revista De La Liga 1.45 La Liga World 2.15 Carabao
Cup Football 4.45 La Liga Special: The Story Of Las Palmas
6.00 La Liga Special: The Dark Side Of Football
7.00 Carabao Cup Highlights
7.30 LIVE Carabao Cup Bristol City v Manchester United.
10.30 Class Of ?92: Full Time
11.30 One2Eleven: Valon Behrami
11.45 One2Eleven: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
12.00 Carabao Cup Highlights 12.30 La Liga Special: The
Dark Side Of Football 1.30 Carabao Cup Highlights 2.00
Eredivisie Round-Up 3.00 Carabao Cup Highlights
3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games
4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football?s Greatest
Players 5.30-6am Football?s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Celine Dion joins Michael Bubl� on
stage to celebrate Christmas In Hollywood
6.30 The Simpsons
(8, 9, 10/22) Triple bill. Marge and
Homer suspect Bart might be a
sociopath. Then, a coming-of-age
story chronicling Bart?s life. Next,
Marge posts a photo online of
Homer eating an ice-cream outside
the nuclear plant. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Michael Bubl�s
Christmas In Hollywood
The crooner?s fifth Christmas
special sees him take to the
stage in Los Angeles with guest
appearances by Celine Dion,
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings,
and Tori Kelly. (HD)
9.00 The Rock
A renegade general and his crack
team of mercenaries take over
the abandoned fortress prison of
Alcatraz and threaten San
Francisco with toxic nerve-gas
rockets to extort a massive
ransom. To break their
stranglehold on the city, the FBI
sends in a chemical weapons
expert and a jailed SAS veteran,
chosen because he is the only
man to have ever escaped from
the infamous penitentiary. Action
thriller starring Sean Connery.
(1996) ???? (S,HD)
11.40 The Russell Howard Hour
(3/14) Topical comedy. (R,HD)
12.40 A League Of Their Own
(R,S,HD) 1.40 NCIS: Los Angeles
(R,S,HD) 2.40 The Force:
Manchester (R,S,HD) 3.40 Micro
Monsters With David
Attenborough (R,S,HD) 4.05
David Attenborough?s Wild City
(R,S,HD) 5.00-6am Big Cats: An
Amazing Animal Family (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
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Heno 12.30 Garddio A Mwy 1.00 Natur Nadolig Iolo 2.00
Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00
Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 3.05 Codi Hwyl 3.30 Codi Hwyl
4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Y Dyfnfor 5.25 Fideo Fi
Nadolig 5.30 Rhyfel Mawr Trwy Lygaid Ifanc 6.00 Newyddion
S4C A?r Tywydd 6.05 Cwpwrdd Dillad 6.30 Pobol Port Talbot
7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Ar Y Bysus
6am NFL: America?s Game 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 NFL:
America?s Game 10.00 Racing News 10.30 NFL Highlights
11.30 NFL: America?s Game 2.30 NFL: A Football Life 3.30
Triathlon 4.00 Xterra European Tour 4.30 Fishing: Hooked
On Africa 5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience
7.00 Motorsport Mundial 7.30 The Offload 8.00 Conor
Benn: The Destroyer 8.30 Sports Unlimited 9.30 WWE Late
Night Smackdown 11.30 Conor Benn: The Destroyer 12.00
Watersports World 1.00 Motorsport Mundial 1.30 Sports
Unlimited 2.30 Great Sporting Moments 2.45 Sporting
Triumphs 3.00 Sports Unlimited 4.00 Sporting Triumphs
4.15 Great Sporting Moments 4.30 Sporting Triumphs 4.45
Great Sporting Moments 5.00-6am NFL: A Football Life
SKY SPORTS DARTS
6am Darts Gold 7.00 World Darts Championship
11.00 Legends Of Darts 12.00 Darts Gold 1.00 World
Darts Championship 5.00 The Mensur Suljovic Stor 5.15
Darts Gold 6.45 The Mensur Suljovic Story 7.00 LIVE
World Darts Championship. Coverage of day seven.
11.00 Darts Gold 12.00 Phil Taylor The Greatest 1.00
World Darts Championship 5.00-6am Darts Gold
BT SPORT 1
6am BT Sport Goals Reload 6.15 Premier League Reload
6.30 The Big Match Revisited 11.30 Serie A Review 12.00
Premier League Tonight 12.30 Premier League Reload
12.45 BT Sport Goals Reload 1.00 Bundesliga Review
2.00 Scottish Professional Football League 3.30 Premier
League 5.00 Premier League Tonight 5.30 BT Sport
Reload 6.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 6.15 Premier League
Reload 6.30 Premier League World 7.00 Bundesliga
Special 7.30 LIVE German Cup Football. Bayern Munich v
Borussia Dortmund. Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45 Classics in Europe
10.15 Classics in Europe 10.45 BT Sport Reload 11.00
UFC Ultimate Knockouts 12.00 Rugby Tonight 1.00 LIVE
NBA. Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off at 1.00.
3.30 30 For 30 5.00-6am Cricket: Big Bash League
BT SPORT 2
6am Game Of The Week 6.30 A-Lea ue Highlights 7.30
Cricket: Big Bash League 8.30 LIVE Cricket: Big Bash
League. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars. 12.00 Game Of
The Week 12.30 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 1.00 30 For
30 3.00 NBA Inside Stuff 3.30 NBA 5.00 Cricket: Big Bash
League 6.00 PSA Squash Highlights 7.00 European Rugby
Champions Cup Hi hli hts 8.00 Live Rugby Tonight 9.00
The Ashes 12.00 LIVE College Basketball. Duke Blue
Devils v Evansville Purple Aces. 2.00 LIVE College
Basketball. North Carolina Tar Heels v Wofford Terriers.
4.00 SEC Storied 5.00-6am A-League Highlights
BT SPORT 3
6am European Rugby Champions Cup Highlights 7.00
Serie A Review 7.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 7.45 Premier
League Reload 8.00 German Cup Football 9.30 Hyundai
A-League 12.30 Ligue 1 Show 1.30 Serie A Review 2.00
Ligue 1 Show 2.30 German Cup Football 4.00 Bundesliga
Special 4.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 4.45 Fishing 5.45
MLB 6.45 Game Of The Week 7.15 Ligue 1 Show 7.45
LIVE Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain v Caen. Kick-off at 7.45.
9.45 BT Sport Films 10.45 Premier League World 11.15
Premier League Tonight 11.45 BT Sport Reload 12.00
Ligue 1 1.30 German Cup Football 3.00 Cricket: Big Bash
League 4.00 Rugby Tonight 5.00-6am PSA Squash
9.00 Newyddion 9 A?r Tywydd 9.30 Hwyl ?Steddfod Y Ffermwyr
Ifranc 10.30-11.35pm Llwyfan
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 10.40pm Young,
Welsh And Pretty Minted 11.10 Male Rape: Breaking The
Silence 11.50 Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat And Tears
12.20am Weather For The Week Ahead 12.25-6am BBC News
ITV WALES 8.00-8.30pm Crime Files 10.45 Gino?s Italian
Coastal Escape 11.10-11.45pm Wales On TV
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
TONIGHT?S PICKS
Night For The Emergency
Services, ITV, 9pm
CELEBRATE our
frontline heroes with
this event, hosted by
Ashley Banjo, with
Leona Lewis and the
Cheshire Fire Choir,
left, performing.
The Real Marigold On
Tour, BBC1, 9pm
AS this series takes its
final bow, foursome
Sheila Ferguson,
Dennis Taylor, Paul
Nicholas and Rustie
Lee check out life for
the old in Iceland.
Peaky Blinders,
BBC2, 9pm
IT?S the finale, so
brace yourself for the
ultimate showdown
between Tommy
(Cillian Murphy) and
the formidable Luca
Changretta.
Judi Dench: My Passion
For Trees, BBC1, 8pm
WHO knew that when
she?s not winning
BAFTAs, national
treasure Judi Dench is
off hugging trees. She
even has a forest in her
own back yard.
FREE
with
un
Severy
THE
Saturday
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38 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
DON?T TELL THE BRIDE:
CHRISTMAS ON ICE,
E4, 9pm
Groom-to-be Nick goes all out to plan a
Christmas-themed wedding for his fianc閑
Rosie, but she is hoping for a traditional day.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Christmas University
Challenge 8.00 The Two Ronnies: Old Fashioned
Christmas Mystery 9.00 The Two Ronnies: Christmas
Show 1982 10.00 The Story Of Fairytale Of New York
11.00 TOTP2: Christmas 2012 12.30 The Two
Ronnies 1.30 Bought With Love: The Secret History
Of British Art Collections 2.30-3.30am The Trains
That Time Forgot: Britain?s Lost Railway Journeys
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Cube: Celebrity Special 6.45 Britain?s Got
Talent: Top 10 Child Stars 7.35 Emmerdale 8.00 All
Star Family Fortunes 9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
9.50 Mr Bean 10.20 FILM Jack Frost (1998) 12.20
Emmerdale 12.50 You?ve Been Framed! At Christmas
1.50 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.40 The Jeremy
Kyle Show: Lie Detector Shockers 6.00 Take Me Out
Celebrity Special 7.00 You?ve Been Framed! At
Christmas 7.30 You?ve Been Framed! With Bells On!
8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 FILM The Hangover
Part III (2013) 11.05 Family Guy 1.00 American Dad!
2.00 Ghosted 2.25 The Keith And Paddy Picture
Show 3.15 Celebrity Juice: Xmas Gogglyboxers 4.05
Scorpion 4.45 Britain?s Got Talent: Top 10 Child Stars
5.35-6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records
ITV3 freeview 10
6am Judge Judy 6.20 Classic Coronation Street
7.10 Heartbeat 8.10 The Royal 9.15 Judge Judy.
Triple bill. 10.30 A Touch Of Frost 12.35 The Royal
1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street.
Double bill. 3.45 A Touch Of Frost 6.00 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer Murders
10.00 Cilla 11.00 The Guilty 12.05 Marple 2.00 The
Knock. Two episodes. 3.50 A Touch Of Frost 5.30
Judge Judy 5.50-6am Nightscreen
ITV4 freeview 24
6am Snooker Vs Darts 6.05 The Chase 7.45 Storage
Wars: Texas 8.40 Pawn Stars 9.35 Ironside 10.40
Quincy ME 11.45 The Sweeney 12.50 The
Professionals 1.55 Ironside 2.55 Quincy ME 4.00
The Sweeney 5.00 The Professionals 6.00 Storage
Wars: Texas 7.00 Pawn Stars 8.00 The Chase
Celebrity Special 9.00 FILM Rambo III (1988) 11.05
FILM Crank: High Voltage (2009) 1.10 River
Monsters 2.10 Ax Men 2.55 It?s Not Rocket Science
3.45 Nightscreen 3.55 The Professionals 4.45 The
Sweeney 5.35-6am Tommy Cooper
Satellite & Digital
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Charmed 7.55 Rude(ish) Tube
Shorts 8.10 FILM The Dog Who Saved The Holidays
(2012) 10.00 Rules Of Engagement 11.00 How I Met
Your Mother 12.00 New Girl 1.00 The Big Bang
Theory 2.00 Kevin Can Wait 3.00 How I Met Your
Mother 4.00 New Girl 5.00 Black-ish 6.00 The Big
Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 The Goldbergs:
Merry Christmas 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Don?t
Tell The Bride: Christmas On Ice 10.00 8 Out Of 10
Cats Christmas Special 10.55 The Big Bang Theory
11.50 Gogglebox 12.55 Rude Tube 2.00 8 Out Of 10
Cats Christmas Special 2.45 Gogglebox 3.35 Rude
Tube 4.05 How I Met Your Mother 4.50-6am Charmed
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.35 Four In A Bed 12.10
A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 2.20 Time Team
4.30 The Great British Bake Off 5.50 Jamie?s Festive
Feast 6.55 The Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00
Penelope Keith?s Coastal Villages 10.00 24 Hours In
A&E 11.10 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Christmas Special 12.15 Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares
USA 1.10 Penelope Keith?s Coastal Villages 2.15 24
Hours In A&E 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Law & Order
11.05 FILM Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise (2006)
12.55 FILM Columbo: Etude In Black (1972) 3.00
Castle 4.00 Remington Steele 5.00 Law & Order.
Double bill. 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Castle 10.00 Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Chicago PD 12.55
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.50 Chicago Fire
3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
8.30am Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake! 11.00 Access
11.10 FILM The Nine Lives Of Christmas (2014)
1.00 FILM Leap Year (2010) 3.00 According To Jim
4.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 5.00 FILM Mr
Deeds (2002) 7.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 8.00
Baby Ballroom Christmas Special 9.00 Gypsy Kids At
Christmas 10.00 Empire 11.00 FILM PS I Love You
(2007) 1.30 When Kids Kill 2.30 My Crazy Christmas
Obsession 3.30 8 Simple Rules 3.55-4am Access
PICK freeview 11
8am Border Security: Canada?s Front Line 9.00
Without A Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1
12.00 Nothing To Declare 1.00 A Town Called Eureka
2.00 Without A Trace 3.00 Stop, Search, Seize 4.00
Police Force: Australia 5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue
6.00 A Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 Bones 10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00
Street Crime UK 12.00 Road Wars Christmas Special
1.00 The Force: Manchester 2.00 Brit Cops:
Frontline Crime UK 3.00 A Town Called Eureka 4.00
Send In The Dogs 5.00-6am Stop, Search, Seize
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 The Hurting 2.00 Top Gear
3.00 Sin City Motors 4.00 Ice Road Truckers 5.00
Timber Kings 6.00 Top Gear 7.00 The Hurting 8.00
QI XL 9.00 Taskmaster: Champion Of Champions
10.00 Would I Lie To You? 12.00 Room 101 12.40
Mock The Week 1.20 QI 2.00 Taskmaster:
Champion Of Champions 3.00 Would I Lie To You?
3.35 Parks And Recreation 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
8am Homes Under The Hammer 9.00 Escape To The
Country 10.00 Helicopter ER 11.00 Ghost Adventures
12.00 Most Haunted 1.00 Homes Under The
Hammer 2.00 Escape To The Country 3.00 Animal
SOS 4.00 Ghost Chasers 5.00 Ghost Adventures
6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00 Escape To The
Country 8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 9.00 One Born
Every Minute 10.00 The Lockerbie Bombing 11.00
Born To Kill? 12.00 Diced To Death: Countdown To
Murder 1.00 Cold Justice 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00
Born To Kill? 4.50 Diced To Death: Countdown To
Murder 5.35-6am Medical Emergency
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Battleplan 8.00 Time Team 10.00 The Light Of
Dawn: The Normandy Landings 11.00 The First
Silent Night 12.00 Time Team 2.00 The Hunt 3.00
Coast 4.00 Porridge 4.40 Steptoe And Son 6.00
The World At War 7.00 Surviving The Holocaust:
Freddie Knoller?s War 8.00 Machines Of War 9.00
Napoleon 10.00 Porridge 10.40 Steptoe And Son
12.00 Machines Of War 1.00 Napoleon 2.00
Machines Of War 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
9am FILM The Light Before Christmas (2007) 9.45
FILM The 12 Dogs Of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue
(2012) 11.50 FILM A Miracle On Christmas Lake
(2016) 2.15 FILM A Walk In The Clouds (1995) 4.20
FILM Smokey And The Bandit II (1980) 6.30 FILM
Legends Of The Fall (1994) 9.00 FILM Talladega
Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006) 11.35
FILM The Edge (1997) 2.00 FILM American Heist
(2014) 4.05-5am FILM Deadly Honeymoon (2010)
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Urban Secrets 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 2.00 Blue Bloods 8.00 Micro Monsters
With David Attenborough. Battles and rivalries within
the world of bugs. 9.00 Game Of Thrones 12.50
Band Of Brothers 2.15 The Sopranos 3.20 The
Tunnel: Vengeance 4.20-6am Blue Bloods
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 9.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Motorway
Patrol 12.00 UK Border Force 1.00 Stop, Search,
Seize 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation 5.00 Criminal Minds 7.00
Children?s Hospital 8.00 Elementary 9.00 Grey?s
Anatomy. A disaster at a funfair sparks a wave of
memories. 10.00 Scandal. Gladiators come together
to celebrate Quinn and Charlie?s big day, while
Mellie deals with a new crisis in the Middle East
11.00 Criminal Minds. The team investigates a
murderer striking on the same date each year. 12.00
Bones 1.00 Criminal Minds. Three episodes. 4.00
Elementary 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 NCIS 11.00 Bones 1.00 NCIS
5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS. Four episodes. 11.00 Family
Guy. Double bill. 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family
Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
9.40 Harry Enfield And His Yule Log Chums 10.35
The Last Fast Show Ever 11.30 Mrs Brown?s Boys
12.05 Little Britain 12.40 The Last Fast Show Ever
1.35 Harry Hill?s TV Burp 2.00 A Sharp Intake Of
Breath 2.35 Absolutely Fabulous 3.05 Comic Roots
4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
7.45am A Sharp Intake Of Breath 8.15 The Boy In
The Dress 9.35 Last Of The Summer Wine. Double
bill. 11.05 Only Fools And Horses 12.25 The Two
Ronnies 1.20 Last Of The Summer Wine 2.10 The
Boy In The Dress 3.30 Murder On The Blackpool
Express 5.30 Only Fools And Horses 7.00 Bring
Me Morecambe & Wise 9.00 Absolutely Fabulous
8am The Middle 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 My Wife And Kids 5.00
Friends 8.00 Your Face Or Mine 8.30 Lip Sync Battle
UK Xmas Special 9.00 FILM White Chicks (2004)
11.05 Nathan For You. Nathan performs a daring
escape in which he risks a fate that is truly worse than
death, and he also showcases failed business ideas
from the show. 11.35 Kevin Hart Live: Laugh At My
Pain 12.35 Drunk History Christmas Special 1.00
Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip 1.30 The
Daily Show 2.00 South Park. Five episodes. 4.15
Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6.00 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12, 2009) ??
8.00 Point Break (12, 2015) Thriller. ??
10.00 True Lies (15, 1994) Comedy. ????
12.25 Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (12,
2003) Sci-fi adventure sequel. ???
2.20 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12, 2009) ??
4.10-6.25am The Legend Of Zorro (PG, 2005)
Adventure sequel starring Antonio Banderas. ??
5.15 Fred Claus (PG, 2007) Comedy. ??
7.15 The Polar Express (U, 2004) ???
9.00 Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ???
11.20 Christmas With The Kranks (PG, 2004) ??
1.05 Prancer (PG, 1989) Drama. ???
3.00 Winter Wedding (PG, 2017) Drama. ????
4.40-6.45am White Christmas (U, 1954) Musical
with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. ?????
6.05am Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. ????
7.45 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. ????
9.20 The Magic Reindeer (U, 2012) ???
10.45 The Swan Princess Christmas (PG, 2012)
Animated fantasy sequel. ??
12.15 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ?????
2.05 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. ????
3.45 The Magic Reindeer (U, 2012) ???
5.15 The Swan Princess: The Secret Of The
Castle (U, 1997) Animation. ??
6.30 The Swan Princess Christmas (PG, 2012)
Animated fantasy sequel. ??
8.00 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ?????
9.45 Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (12,
2008) Comedy drama. ????
11.30 Matilda (PG, 1996) Fantasy. ????
1.20 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (PG,
2004) Comedy adventure sequel. ??
2.55 Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging (12,
2008) Comedy drama. ????
4.40-6am FernGully: The Last Rainforest (U,
1992) Animated adventure. ???
7.15am Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them: Special A behind-the-scenes look at the film.
7.45 Victor Frankenstein (12, 2015) Horror. ??
9.45 Goosebumps (PG, 2015) Family. ???
11.45 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) ???
1.30 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Action comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ???
3.30 Ride Along 2 (12, 2016) Comedy. ??
5.30 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ????
7.00 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Action comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ???
9.00 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
10.50 The Bourne Ultimatum (12, 2007) Spy
thriller sequel starring Matt Damon. ?????
12.55 Grimsby (15, 2016) Comedy. ??
2.30 Ride Along 2 (12, 2016) Comedy. ??
4.20-6.30am Batman & Robin (PG, 1997) ?
CHRISTMAS GOLD
W
6.10am Wanted Down Under 8.00 Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition 10.00 Tipping Point: Lucky
Stars 1.00 River Cottage Christmas Fayre 2.00 A
River Cottage Christmas Feast 3.00 Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point: Lucky
Stars 7.00 Hairy Bikers? Christmas Party 8.00 One
Born Every Minute 9.00 Sherlock. Holmes and
Watson investigate a seemingly impossible suicide.
11.00 The Catherine Tate Show 11.40 Luther 1.00
One Born Every Minute 1.50 Doctor Who 2.40
Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 FILM
Columbo: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous To
Your Health (1991) 10.00 Law & Order 2.00 FILM
Columbo: A Bird In The Hand. Detective drama
starring Peter Falk and Tyne Daly. (1992) 4.00 NCIS.
Four episodes. 8.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2.00 Law & Order. A nurse is arrested on suspicion
of running a covert sterilisation campaign. 3.00
Sea Patrol 4.00-6am Royal Pains. Double bill.
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Yukon Men 9.00 Gold Rush 10.00 Fast N? Loud
12.00 Diesel Brothers 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00
Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold
Rush 5.00 Devil?s Canyon 6.00 Misfit Garage 7.00
Fast N? Loud. The ?67 Cadillac convertible project hits
a snag. 8.00 Mythbusters 9.00 Moonshiners. Mark
and Digger tests yeast strains for a new shine recipe,
while Chico and Sondra start their season with a run
of strawberry banana brandy. 10.00 Street Outlaws
Vs. Fast N? Loud. The teams scramble to get their
cars ready in time to race. 11.00 Gold Rush 12.00
Moonshiners 1.00 Street Outlaws 2.00 Fast N? Loud
3.00 Moonshiners 3.50 Gold Rush 4.40 Alaska: The
Last Frontier 5.30-6am How It?s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Don?t Think Twice (15, 2016) ????
7.50 The Top Ten Show 2017
8.05 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
9.45 Sharing Christmas (2017) Drama. ???
11.20 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017) ???
12.55 How To Be A Latin Lover (12, 2017) ???
2.55 Don?t Think Twice (15, 2016) ????
4.30 Final Recall (15, 2017) ???
6.15 Smurfs: The Lost Village (U, 2017)
Animation with the voice of Demi Lovato. ???
8.00 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
9.35 Battle For Moscow (12, 2016) ????
11.40 Final Recall (15, 2017) ???
1.20 How To Be A Latin Lover (12, 2017) ???
3.20 Within (15, 2016) Horror. ???
5.00-6am 2018 Preview Show
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7.10am O Brother, Where Art Thou? (12, 2000)
Comedy with George Clooney. ????
9.00 Hitch (12, 2005) Comedy. ???
11.05 Runaway Bride (PG, 1999) Comedy. ???
1.05 Why Him? (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
3.05 Mrs Brown?s Boys D?Movie (15, 2014) ??
4.45 Keanu (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
6.30 Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For
Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (15,
2006) Comedy with Sacha Baron Cohen. ????
8.00 Why Him? (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
10.00 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) ????
12.00 Keanu (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
1.45 Mrs Brown?s Boys D?Movie (15, 2014) ??
3.30 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) ????
5.30-7.15am Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) ???
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6.05am Walking Tall (15, 2004) Adventure. ???
7.40 Operation Chromite (15, 2016) ???
9.40 Mercury Plains (15, 2016) Adventure. ??
11.30 Point Break (12, 2015) Thriller. ??
1.30 The Legend Of Zorro (PG, 2005) ??
3.50 Batman (15, 1989) Adventure. ?????
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.33am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens
1.00 Benji B 3.00 BBC & 1Xtra?s Stories: Dreams With
Annie Nightingale 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show With Mark Radcliffe. With Eliza Carthy
and her friends. 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Mark Kermode?s
Celluloid Jukebox 11.00 Will Young Essential R&B
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
SKY CINEMA CHRISTMAS
6.30am All I Want For Christmas (U, 1991) ??
8.15 Mickey?s Magical Christmas: Snowed In At
The House Of Mouse (U, 2001) Animation. ???
9.25 Fred Claus (PG, 2007) Comedy. ??
11.25 Love Actually (15, 2003) Comedy. ???
1.45 The Polar Express (U, 2004) ???
3.30 Christmas With The Kranks (PG, 2004) ??
12.00 Pick Of The Pops. Paul Gambaccini compares
chart hits from 1968 and 1980. (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists:
Country Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist: Easy 4.00 Radio 2
Playlist: Radio 2 Rocks 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Bach 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral
Evensong 4.30 Words And Music (R) 5.45 New
Generation Artists 7.00 Bach Walks 7.30 Radio 3 In
Concert (R) 10.00 Reformation 500 (R) 10.45 The Essay:
Luther?s Reformation Gang (R) 11.00 Late Junction
12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R)
SKY CINEMA HITS
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6am Juno (12, 2007) Comedy. ????
7.45 Garden State (15, 2004) Drama. ????
9.45 Edward Scissorhands (PG, 1990) ?????
11.45 8 Mile (15, 2002) Drama. ????
1.45 Coming To America (15, 1988) ???
3.45 Erin Brockovich (15, 2000) ?????
6.00 Edward Scissorhands (PG, 1990) ?????
8.00 8 Mile (15, 2002) Drama. ????
10.00 Coming To America (15, 1988) Comedy
starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. ???
12.00 The Fisher King (15, 1991) ?????
2.25 Juno (12, 2007) Comedy. ????
4.15-6am Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
(PG, 1987) Superhero adventure sequel. ?
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.31 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Soul
Music 9.30 Why I Changed My Mind (R) 9.45 FM: Book
Of The Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman?s
Hour 10.55 Listening Project 11.00 Iceland?s Dark
Lullabies (R) 11.30 It?s A Fair Cop (R) 12.00 News; LW:
Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And Yours 1.00
World At One 1.45 His Master?s Voices (R) 2.00 Archers
(R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Money Box Live 3.30 All In The
Mind (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30 The Media Show
5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 6.00 News 6.30 Jeremy Hardy
Feels It 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Holmes
And Watford 8.00 We Need To Talk About Death
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.15am Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted
Christmas (U, 1997) Animation. ???
7.35 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
9.35 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
11.15 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (U, 1954)
Fantasy starring Kirk Douglas. ????
1.25 Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted
Christmas (U, 1997) Animation. ???
2.45 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ???
4.25 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ????
6.00 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
8.00 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
9.45 The Finest Hours (12, 2016) Drama. ???
11.45 Heavyweights (PG, 1994) Comedy. ?
1.35 Tex (PG, 1982) Drama. ????
3.30 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ????
5.10-6.40am The Sword In The Stone (U, 1963)
Animation with the voice of Rickie Sorenson. ???
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
6.55am Rawhide (PG, 1951) Western. ??
8.25 High Noon (U, 1952) Western. ?????
9.55 Spartacus (PG, 1960) Drama. ?????
1.15 The Bible (U, 1966) Drama. ??
4.15 To Kill A Mockingbird (PG, 1962) ?????
6.30 Zulu (PG, 1964) Wartime drama. ????
9.00 The Guns Of Navarone (PG, 1961) Second
World War adventure with Gregory Peck. ????
11.40 Three Days Of The Condor (15, 1975)
Thriller starring Robert Redford. ????
1.40 Klute (18, 1971) Thriller. ?????
3.40 Five Easy Pieces (15, 1970) ?????
5.25-7.05am The Black Orchid (U, 1958) ??
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6.05am Tremors (15, 1990) Horror. ?????
7.50 Independence Day (12, 1996) ????
10.25 Independence Day: Resurgence (12, 2016)
Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Goldblum. ??
12.30 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
2.30 Ouija: Origin Of Evil (15, 2016) ????
4.15 Independence Day (12, 1996) ????
8.45 Encounters 9.00 Science Stories 9.30 Soul Music
(R); Weather 10.00 World Tonight 10.45 Book At
Bedtime 11.00 Life On Egg (R) 11.15 Lazy Susan: East
Coast Listening Post 11.30 Today In Parliament 12.00
News 12.30 Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00
As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing;
Prayer 5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5 Live Daily With Emma
Barnett 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00
5 Live Sport 8.00 5 Live Sport: Carabao Cup Football
2017-18 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00
Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
7.00 Independence Day: Resurgence (12, 2016)
Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Goldblum. ??
9.00 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
11.00 Ouija: Origin Of Evil (15, 2016) ????
12.45 Tremors (15, 1990) Horror. ?????
2.30 Carrie (18, 1976) Horror. ?????
4.15-6am Target Earth (PG, 1998) ??
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.25am The Good, The Bad And The Dead (15,
2015) Thriller starring Johnny Messner. ??
8.05 Hijacked (15, 2017) Thriller. ???
9.45 Desierto (15, 2015) Thriller. ???
11.25 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ???
1.30 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
3.30 Locked In (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
5.00 Manhattan Night (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
6.55 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. ???
9.00 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
11.00 My Father Die (18, 2016) Drama. ???
12.35 Rise Of The Footsoldier II (18, 2015) ??
2.35 Follow (18, 2015) Horror. ???
3.55 The Neighbour (18, 2016) ???
5.25-7am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996) ??
FILM4 freeview 15
11am True Grit (PG, 1969) Western. ????
1.35 Stalag 17 (PG, 1953) Drama. ?????
4.00 The Train (15, 1964) Adventure. ????
6.50 Romancing The Stone (12, 1984) ?????
9.00 Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
(PG, 2014) Fantasy comedy sequel. ???
10.55 X-Men: First Class (12, 2011) ????
1.30-3.25am 100 Bloody Acres (15, 2012) ???
TCM
7.25pm Wolf Larsen (PG, 1958) Adventure. ???
9.00 Soldier (18, 1998) Sci-fi action thriller. ???
11.00 Escape From LA (15, 1996) ???
1.10 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.00 Hollywood?s Best Film Directors
5.30-6.35am Sherlock Holmes And The Spider
Woman (U, 1944) Mystery. ???
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Jamie East 1.00 Kate Lawler
4.00 Jon Holmes 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Ginola
10.00 Jim White 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00
Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00
Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Adam Catterall
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6am Paul Ross 10.00 Julia Hartley-Brewer 1.00 Jon
Holmes 4.00 Drive With Delaney 7.00 James Whale 10.00
Late Nights With Rufus Hound 1.00-6am Adam Catterall
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WHAT? JUDI DENCH:
My Passion For Trees,
BBC1, 8pm.
WHY? It won?t be for
everyone, but this docu
provides a subtle peek into
the actress?s private life,
including her relationship
with partner David Mills.
KEEPING
MUM ON
TV DATE
IN the age of Tinder and
Grindr, there have never been
more ways to find love.
But for one family, the tried
and tested method is TV
programme Blind Date.
In the Channel 5 Christmas
special, airing on Saturday,
hopeful Maureen asks the
show to find her a new man
? nearly 20 years after her
mum did the same.
The 70-year-old, who signed
up for the show after losing
her husband of 30 years to
cancer, tells host PAUL
O?GRADY, pictured: ?If it?s
good enough for my mum,
then hopefully it will be good
enough for me.
?I am 70 this year and don?t
want to be alone. There?s life
to be living yet.?
Maureen, whose mum was
82 when she appeared on
Blind Date in 1998 with thenhost CILLA BLACK, sadly
doesn?t get picked, despite
offering to get in the shower
and lather up a potential man.
Maybe she should try
Channel 4?s Naked Attraction.
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IN CORONATION STREET,
Leanne plucks up the courage
to have another go at dating
but ends up falling victim to
an unpleasant con.
Elsewhere, Eva turns out to
be the perfect complement
for Adam?s elf, Aidan and Alya
are hopeful they will clinch a
sizeable new deal and Todd
reveals he can?t tell the
Barlows the truth.
In EMMERDALE, a big
decision sees Lydia and Sam
stuck with a dilemma, while
Liv manages to persuade a
reluctant Aaron to go on a
date with Alex.
Meanwhile, in HOLLYOAKS,
Harry and Ste continue to
grow closer, Misbah forces
Imran to find work and Milo
wrongly thinks he has shaken
off Armstrong.
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BROOKE VINCENT is clearly going into Dancing on Ice
with one thing in mind.
The Coronation Street actress is so desperate to win, she?s
stopped boozing and smoking to make sure she takes home
the show?s crown.
Brooke, pictured, said: ?My life has changed
massively. We?ve had a bit of a strict regime so I?m
not drinking. More like going to the gym, being
healthy and stopping smoking. I?m on the up. I?m
happy I?ve got a good teacher.?
Brooke?s skating partner, newcomer MATEJ
SILECKY, backed her up, adding: ?She?s doing
really well, I?m very proud of her.? Dry January
will be a breeze.
MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
TORVILL TO BE NEW ICY QUEEN
OLYMPIC great Jayne Torvill
is going to become telly?s new
Mrs Nasty, according to her
long-time skating partner
Christopher Dean.
New judge Jayne,
inset right, is set
to surprise viewers
with her harsh
verdicts on this year?s
contestants and Chris
reckons she could
even give resident grump
Jason Gardiner, inset left,
a run for his money.
Christopher said: ?We?re
looking forward to taking
on a new role and it will
be nice to give our
opinion this time.
Well, Jayne is going
to take over Jason?s
role.? Meanwhile
straight-talking
Jason has insisted the show?s
reboot won?t take away from his
notoriously critical comments.
When asked by host Phillip
Schofield if he was ?more
wicked than ever?, Jason
replied: ?It?s a new show, a new
start but it is very difficult to sit
there and not be honest when I
see inferior performances.?
It just wouldn?t be the same
without his brutal honesty.
Romancing on
PHILLIP:
WE?RE
UP FOR
ACTION
...LIKE
STRICTLY
PHILLIP SCHOFIELD predicts
the notorious Strictly Come
Dancing curse may spread to
Dancing on Ice when the ITV
show returns next year.
The TV host reckons the jinx,
which has seen several couples
split after getting close during a
stint on the TV contest, isn?t just
limited to Strictly.
And at yesterday?s Dancing on
Ice launch, engaged contestant
CANDICE BROWN told how she
had already shared a close
encounter with dance partner
MATT EVERS, after accidentally
grabbing his manhood during a
training session.
The 2016 Bake Off winner, left,
with Matt, said: ?We?ve had some
giggles, falls and some nice
grabs. Nobody saw ? except
three cameras.?
Dancing on Ice will be back on
screen from January 7 at 6pm.
It?s been nearly four years since
the last series, but when it comes
to future backstage shenanigans,
host Phillip, inset, with judges
ASHLEY BANJO, JASON GARDINER,
JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER
DEAN, said: ?There is every
possibility.
We?ve
had
relationships
on
the
show before ? people
have
got
married.
We?re always up for a
bit of romance.
?Whatever
they?ve
got on the other side,
we?re hoping to
thrash its a**e.?
If I were
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would
be
quaking
in
my wellies.
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Carter l Amy Childs says it?s ?tough being a single mum?
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for older lover
Dear Deidre
topic4today
I AM having mind-blowing
sex with a woman I have
just met.
She is amazing. I didn?t go back
to see my wife as usual these past
two weekends but I don?t know
where this affair is going.
I am 30 and this woman is 39.
We met in a club in the town
where I am working during the
week as a trainee manager with a
pizza chain. Being apart from my
wife wasn?t ideal but I arranged
my shifts so I went home Friday
lunchtimes and came back early
on Monday ? until now.
This woman is gorgeous, sexy,
funny and smart. She is an
insurance underwriter, a career
girl, and very different from my
wife who works on a supermarket
till and has piled on the pounds
since we married last year.
This girl flirted with me and the
connection
between
us
was
incredible. We exchanged numbers
and to my surprise she texted me
the next morning, inviting me
round to her flat after work the
following evening.
The sex was fantastic and we
got on so well, I told my wife I
ONE in seven of us suffers
from social anxiety. Some may
have bad experiences while
young that leave us paralysed
with anxiety as adults. But we
can retrain ourselves ? as
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was having to work extra because
of
Christmas
and
spent
the
weekend with this girl.
We had the most amazing time.
She seemed equally keen on me.
Last weekend I stayed at hers
again. She had to work on the
Saturday but gave me her house
keys and said to stay over until
she got home, which I did. We
were so comfortable together.
We arranged to meet on Monday
but I got a text an hour before we
were due to meet saying she was
sorry but had to work late.
And she didn?t set another date
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though she has texted to say she
misses me.
I am getting mixed messages
and have no idea where I stand
but she?s really got into my head.
I keep thinking maybe it?s
because she is way above me on
the job and financial front. Or
maybe it?s the age gap.
To top it off, my wife says it?s
divorce unless I?m back home for
Christmas. We don?t have kids but
she wants family time together.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You are going to
have a lot of explaining to do when you
go home and your wife deserves far
more loyalty than this.
This woman has turned your head
but the signs are she is playing
around. She likes having someone to
bed when it suits her but she is
showing no interest in commitment.
You hardly know her and it could
even be she?s attracted to you exactly
because you are officially unavailable.
So be unavailable in reality.
Get back home for Christmas as
soon as you can and tell your wife
working away hasn?t been good for
your very young marriage but you are
determined to make it up to her.
Have you been taking her for
granted? Put fresh energy into making
your marriage hum.
Dear Deidre
I HAVE finally met a man I have
feelings for after years on my
own but am afraid he may take
advantage of me for money.
I am 45, have a good career
and am independent financially, with my own home.
I had a very painful divorce
ten years ago that left me wary
of commitment. I have dated
other men but never felt we
had anything in common.
This man is different but is
nearing retirement with no
savings and still lives with his
Dear Deidre
WHEN we first moved in
together, my man said there
was no rush to have sex ? but
two years have passed and
we still haven?t done it.
He is 33 and I am 30. He is
one of a kind and no other
man has ever come close in
my eyes. He is considerate,
kind, caring and extremely
good-looking but he?s never
held me in his arms or kissed
me. The most I get is a peck
on the cheek at bedtime.
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dad. He wants to marry me
and says he will sign papers
so he has no claim on my
house if we split up.
But I am still wary. He says
his business is struggling.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: If you get
married you can protect
yourself by drawing up a
pre-nuptial agreement but
marriage isn?t something
you have to rush into.
Why not simply enjoy this
relationship for what it offers
for now? He may always
struggle financially but could
still bring you a lot of joy.
subject of sex because I am
afraid he just doesn?t fancy
me. I am too scared to hear
the truth but I love him and
fancy him like crazy.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Sex
has
become the elephant in the
room but is a huge missing
part of your relationship.
It has nothing to do with
you not being desirable. It is
all about his difficulty in
sharing intimacy.
Be brave and tell him how
you feel. You will need expert
help to sort this. My e-leaflet
on Sex Therapy explains.
EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY
usually in 24hrs weekdays
1. Email me: problems@deardeidre.org
2. Private message me on Facebook
facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial
I SLAPPED
deidre?s
photo casebook HER FACE
NANCY?S POSSESSIVE FELLA: DAY 3
SO, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LET
ME TAKE YOU OUT FOR DINNER? I
THINK WE SHOULD MAKE A DATE
WELL,
ACTUALLY,
TOM . . . I?D
REALLY LIKE TO,
BUT . . . TELL
YOU WHAT, GIVE
ME YOUR
NUMBER AND
I?LL CALL YOU
I?VE JUST SEEN THE TIME! I?LL
HAVE TO DRINK UP QUICKLY AND
GO. IT CAN?T HAVE TAKEN THIS
LONG TO DO YOUR HAIR!
GO ON THEN,
I?D HATE YOU
TO GET IN
TROUBLE. JUST
REMEMBER
WHAT FUN YOU
HAD TONIGHT WITHOUT DES
WELL, IT TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH
TO DO GEORGIA?S HAIR, DIDN?T IT?
ARE YOU SURE THAT?S ALL YOU DID?
. . . I KNEW
HE?D SAY
SOMETHING. . .
WE JUST
GOT
CHATTING,
YOU KNOW
WHAT
GIRLS ARE
LIKE. DON?T
START
GETTING
SUSPICIOUS
FOR NO
REASON
3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, Freepost,
The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE)
4. Or follow me on Twitter:
@deardeidre
Continues tomorrow
AFTER A
SILLY ROW
Dear Deidre
OUR families think my wife
and I are happily married but
that is so far from the truth.
I have not always been the
best husband, as I used to
have a short fuse.
We had a blazing row just
before last Christmas
because I wanted to go out
with mates while she wanted
us to go out on our own.
I went anyway and came
home to a huge row, which I
am ashamed to say ended
with me slapping her face.
She went to our daughter?s
but eventually moved back.
We are both 50 and our
lives have slipped back into
the old routine. Sex is only
when she wants it, as always.
It was never adventurous.
We sleep in separate
rooms and she socialises
with her friends. I feel like the
invisible man.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Slapping
your wife was inexcusable.
Have you since taken steps
to control your anger?
This sounds like a very
unhappy compromise for
you both. I doubt things will
improve until you both
invest fully in the
relationship and resolve
your differences ? including
anger management training
for you. My e-leaflets
Relationship MOT and
Managing Anger will help.
TERRIFIED
I?LL BE ON
MY OWN
FOR EVER
Dear Deidre
PEOPLE say there is
someone for everyone but I
know, deep down, there is no
one for me.
I am 40, have been single
for five years and am
incredibly lonely.
My beautiful little lad, who
lives with his mum, is my one
and only joy in life. I have no
family around me.
I have tried going on dating
sites but have faced rejection
too many times.
I am a nice guy and never
judge a book by its cover but
women don?t see past my
looks to get to know me. I feel
too ugly for love but people
like me need love too.
The thought of another
Christmas alone is filling me
with dread.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your
email makes me feel very
sad but your feelings of low
self-worth were likely
picked up from early
childhood messages.
Being lovable has nothing
to do with your physical
appearance. You can help
yourself feel good this
Christmas by helping
others less fortunate than
you. My e-leaflet Worried
About Christmas? has lots
of suggestions.
In the longer term, my
e-leaflet on Finding The
Love Of Your Life can help.
DAILY
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THE first Christmas with a new
baby is something special.
There is the excitement of
mixing old family traditions with
new experiences, plus cooing
over cute facial expressions
and baby Crimbo outfits.
But it is not all plain sailing.
The festive period can be
fraught as you juggle your new
arrival with a revolving door of
relatives, friends, social events
and last-minute shopping trips.
Sarah Norris, author of The
Baby Detective, believes it
doesn?t have to be stressful.
Here, she tells NATASHA
HARDING her top tips for
making sure baby?s first
Christmas is a good one.
DO BABY
STEPS TO
PERFECT
CRIMBO
!
Talk to your partner about
what you both think would
make the perfect Christmas,
then negotiate the most
important things. When making
this and other arrangements,
think about which of your
friends and relatives could help.
If your baby is in a routine,
think about how you either
plan the dinner around their
feeds or adjust their routine so
both parents get to enjoy the
meal with everyone else.
Practise with a bottle. It is a
good idea if you are
exclusively breastfeeding to
make sure baby is happy taking
a bottle every now and again.
This gives you some flexibility.
Set up a safe haven in the
house and make it clear
when you are in there. You should
be left alone with a simple Do
Not Disturb sign on the door.
The question on every
nursing mother?s mind . . .
can I drink? The simple answer
is yes. Research shows such a
tiny amount of alcohol gets into
breast milk that any effect on
your baby is negligible. If you
are worried, remember that it
takes about 15 minutes for
alcohol to get into your milk. So
have a glass of whatever makes
you happy straight after a feed.
Swaddling your baby firmly
makes it easier for people
with no parenting experience to
handle them. They don?t have to
worry about flailing arms.
Don?t sleep with your baby
on a sofa. Cot death is very
rare and cases are falling but
there is one statistic that is
rising. One in six babies lost to
SIDS were found to have been
asleep on an adult on a sofa.
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Norris (Orion Spring) is out
now. See babydetective.co.uk.
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WINE BOTTLE
TRIANGLE BOX
USE FOR: Booze, sauces, culinary
gifts, flowers, tall foodie gift tins.
METHOD: Select a sheet of
wrapping or tissue paper taller
than your bottle. Thinner tissue
paper will usually give you a
crisper, smarter finish.
Stand the bottle
upright in
the centre of the
sheet. Gather the
paper upwards
around the bottle,
creating a pleated
bunch effect around
the neck.
Secure pleats with
a length of ribbon at
the neck and tie into a
symmetrical bow tight
enough to hold.
Thread a gift tag or
decoration of your
choice through the
ribbon to finish.
USE FOR: Chocolate, cosmetics,
gift sets, handbags, any awkwardshaped boxes or pyramid edges.
METHOD: Measure paper needed
by placing your box close to long
edge and rotating three times. Pay
particular attention to short edges
and allow an amount of paper that
matches the height of your triangle.
On the long side first, fold over
edges for a flush finish.
Line up long side of paper with
the top edge just
reaching over the top of
your triangle. Bring the
shorter side up to meet
it and tape down. At both
ends, pleat down
corners into a triangle.
Then fold up to cover
and fit the shape of box.
Secure with tape
before finishing with any
decoration of your choice.
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Wrapper?s delight
SQUARE boxes aren?t too
difficult but otherwise we
can all come unstuck
wrapping presents.
Awkward shapes to wrap
and flimsy paper that tears
can take all the fun out of
gift-giving.
But you can ensure your
pressies look as good on
the outside as the items
within with the help of giftwrapping guru Julie
Gubbay from
thatsawrap.me.
Here, Julie shows LAURA
STOTT how to tackle any
shape with confidence.
Follow her advice and
you can have a pile of
professional-looking
presents under your tree
every year.
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ROUND TIN
COSMETICS BOTTLE
USE FOR: Kitchen gifts, candles,
cosmetics, stationery, spirits, any
cylinder shapes.
METHOD: Measure paper needed
by placing your tin close to long
edge and rotating three times.
Tuck down 1cm edge pre-folding.
Turn the tin on to its side. Loop
paper around circumference until
edges meet and secure with tape.
Wrap top of tin by folding paper
down to create a small triangle
pleat. Press down and smooth into
the centre. Continue round making
evenly sized pleats until the entire
tin is covered with a spoke effect.
Tuck under final pleat and
secure with tape. Repeat
on bottom side. Cut
string two times tin
circumference.
Loop through and
knot to secure.
USE FOR: Perfume, make-up,
hand cream, smellies and lotions.
METHOD: Lay bottle on side and
measure paper as before.
Wrap paper evenly around
circumference, tuck in edges by
approx 1 cm and tape to secure. At
base of bottle, fold paper down to
make a small ?cake slice? pleat.
Continue pleating all
the way around. Tape
down in the centre where
all the narrow points meet.
Stand bottle up. At lid or
pump end, fold paper
edges down across the top
using one straight fold. Do
not create corners at the
edges. Secure with tape.
Stick a bow or other
embellishment towards the
top of the bottle as a
reminder of which way to
stand it up.
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GIFTS THAT
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DAILY
MEET THE WOMEN WORKING
WHAT do an engineer, an air
ambulance paramedic, a
landlady, a mental health nurse
and a farming vet have in
common? They are all working on
THE best things come in small
packages, so let the postman
deliver festive cheer this
Christmas with a letterbox gift.
A purse-friendly sweet treat
packed in a simple box that
slips right through your door is
just one idea.
Here, CLAIRE DUNWELL
rounds up some of the others.
Raise a glass
or two and get
into the
festive spirit
with this
Afternoon
Tipple Gift Set
(�, Marks &
Spencer)
Packed full
of handy
essentials
such as
tissues and
tea bags, we
love this
colourful
Pamper
Hamper (�,
Moonpig.
com)
Sweetie-shop faves will
guarantee this personalised
sweet gift box (�, Not On
The High Street) is a big hit
Buy Christmas In A Box
(�.95, letterboxgifts.co.uk)
and you?ll be able to relax with
tea lights, mulled wine and
cute snowflake chocs
Dunk a
gingerbread
reindeer in
hot chocolate
with this
Penny Post
Christmas
From Santa
Box (�.99,
first4hampers
.com)
Struggling to find a gift for the
man who has everything?
Look no further than The
Gentleman?s Box (�.95, Not
On The High Street)
Christmas Day. While the rest of us
are tucking into our turkeys, more
than a million Brits will be turning
up for a shift.
That includes 97,000 nurses,
Our Christmas
CLINICIAN
PARAMEDIC
LANDLADY
HAVING worked Christmas in the past,
Mental Health Crisis Clinician Lauren
Wilson knows what to expect. The 34year-old, from Newcastle upon Tyne,
says her workload will be a mix of her
regular caseload and new referrals. The
mother of one says:
I start at 8am on Christmas Day and
finish at 3pm and while I know to a
certain extent what I?ll be dealing with,
there are always new referrals and
relapses.
Mental health issues can happen any
day of the year. I?ll start with calls to my
regular patients in the community.
Christmas can be tough if you have a
mental health condition.
We could get call-outs for our existing
patients who might not have any other
support networks and we also get new
referrals if someone has attempted to
take their own life.
I worked last Christmas and we had five
new assessments we were requested to
make by A&E doctors or self-referrals,
and we visited around six patients in the
community. Police can detain someone
under section 136 of the Mental Health
Act if someone is at risk of harming
themselves or others. If that happens,
they call us and we go in to arrange an
assessment.
My daughter Freya is two so she?ll have
opened her presents before I have to
leave for work. My partner Tom, who is 34,
will take her to his parents, where I?ll go for
Christmas dinner when I finish.
We bring snacks and cakes into the
office to make the day as festive as
possible. I never mind the call-outs ? they
make a real difference to patients and it?s
lovely driving around seeing children out
with their new puppy or
on their new bike.
LONDON Air Ambulance paramedic
Andrea Riggs, 41, from Twickenham,
South West London, will spend
Christmas in the Air Ambulance
control room. She has worked most
Christmases for 15 years and says:
You never know what you?re going to
get when it comes to call-outs. There
might be fewer people on the road at
Christmas but road accidents, stabbings
and falls still happen.
I?ll clock on at 7am and finish at 7pm.
I?m working Boxing Day so as there?s
limited public transport, I?ll sleep in an
on-call room in the hospital on
Christmas night.
There?s a TV in the helipad mess room
so when I finish I?ll watch a Christmas
movie and call my family to wish them all
a Merry Christmas and see if they?ve had
a nice day.
While it doesn?t sound like the most
traditional day, the staff that are on do
their best to make it feel festive.
On the helipad they will do a secret
Santa and everyone brings in food ? we
only have a microwave but we do
cheeseboards and mince pies. In the
control room we will hopefully be cooked
a lunch.
Our call-outs for London?s Air
Ambulance see people at their most
vulnerable. They?re critically injured and
death is a real possibility.
You can?t take each case home with
you but when there?s a fatality on
Christmas Day, it can be hard to deal
with. We?ll probably have around five callouts to critically injured patients.
Unfortunately, accidents still occur.
Medical events don?t care what day it
is ? they still happen.
LIZ FLETCHER runs the Devon &
Cornwall Inn in Millbrook, Cornwall.
The mum of two, from Devon, has
worked the last five Christmases in
her pub and B&B. Liz, 46, says:
This Christmas, my seven-year-old
son William is at his dad?s and my 16year-old son George won?t surface until
lunchtime, so I?ll be up early getting
breakfast ready for our B&B guests.
We?re fully booked with five rooms.
I?ll open the doors to the pub at
midday and while we don?t serve food,
we?re always packed.
I buy all my regulars a drink ? they
joke that they have to wait all year for
me to get them one! We have a real mix
of people come in ? groups of friends,
families, people who use it as an
excuse to get out from under the feet of
the designated cooks.
I live 100 yards down the road and I?ll
cook my Christmas dinner in the pub
kitchen so I can keep an eye on it while
I?m working.
I give all our staff Christmas Day off,
so it?s just me ? and I rope my partner
Garry in too.
The lights are twinkling, the tree?s up,
the Christmas songs are playing and
it?s a really lovely atmosphere.
We close at 3.45pm and I?ll carry my
Christmas dinner up the road to
celebrate with George.
I sometimes speak to friends who
work in offices who have a week or two
off at Christmas and while I?m always
a bit envious, once we get into the
festive swing in the pub, I soon get
carried away.
Christmas is exhausting, though. I
don?t get home on Christmas Eve until
around 1.30am so I?m shattered. But
I wouldn?t change it for anything.
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THROUGH FESTIVITIES
31,000 chefs, 25,000 security
guards and 30,000 police officers.
Here, five people tell CLARE
O?REILLY what it is like to clock on
at Christmas.
Day-jobs
FARMER
ENGINEER
VET and farmer Catherine Robinson
works at her parents? dairy farm in
Frittenden, Kent. In addition to being
on call for the practice, she will milk
around 90 cows ? twice each ? on
Christmas Day. Catherine, 24, says:
My Christmas Day starts at 4.30am
but that?s not for opening presents.
Along with my mum Caroline and dad
Matthew, we get the cows milked. They
produce between 22 and 30 litres of milk
a day.
Then we get them fed, change their
bedding and get them down for the day.
We?re usually back in the house by
around 9.30am. That?s when we?ll open
presents and have breakfast.
Mum will start cooking Christmas
dinner and Dad will pour himself a drink.
I?m on call for the vet practice I work in,
which is a mixed animal veterinary.
The number at the practice is rerouted
to my mobile, so whether it?s a home visit
or telling someone to bring their animal
in to the practice, I won?t know what calls
I?ll get until they happen.
This is my first Christmas working on
call but I?ve heard from my colleagues
that I may hear from pet owners worried
that their dogs or cats have eaten
chocolate or mince pies, both of which
can be poisonous for them.
The second round of milking the cows
is at 3.30pm after Christmas dinner.
While lots of people might feel sleepy
after feasting, nothing wakes you up like
the cold December air.
We?ll get them bedded down again, as
they live indoors in the winter, and be
back in the house for around 7pm.
I won?t stay up late, though. On Boxing
Day I?ll be up at 4.30am to start the
milking all over again.
CIVIL engineer Runyararo Charidza,
31, works on behalf of Costain on
Network Rail?s Crossrail Programme.
With commuter numbers down and
less stress on the rail network in
general, Runyararo, from Raynes Park,
South West London, is working the
whole of Christmas week. She says:
I?m responsible for co-ordinating the
handover of projects which includes
speaking with sub-contractors,
reviewing documents and safety.
Over the Christmas period I?ll be
carrying out site inductions on the
Stratford to Shenfield route. The limited
rail service is one of the busiest times of
the year for us, as we will be able to get
on the tracks and get as much work
done as possible while everyone else is
enjoying their Christmas pudding.
I worked last Christmas then went to
my parents? house but they?re visiting
family in Northern Ireland this year. So
after my shift this year, which starts at
7am and finishes at 4pm, I?ll visit friends
then go home and watch a Christmas
movie all by myself.
I?m working every day from December
23 to 31, which means I?ve had to be
really organised. I got everyone?s
presents in advance and in November
visited family.
I?m lucky I get on well with a lot of my
colleagues. We make it as festive as
possible by bringing in mince pies. We
can?t wear Christmas jumpers as we
need to be in our high-vis gear! And
Christmas hats make way for hard hats.
Despite missing the excitement of the
holidays, I?m proud to work on the big
day. Knowing the public will return to an
improved service has real job
satisfaction to it.
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SIMPLE FOOD & DRINK
HOT CHOCOLATE SNOWMEN
(Makes 3 servings)
YOU NEED:
For hot chocolate:
1 litre milk
4 tbsp drinking
chocolate
For the snowmen:
Pretzel sticks
9 medium size
marshmallows
Orange jelly beans
50g dark
chocolate chips
Cocktail sticks
Chocolate icing
pen
METHOD: To make the marshmallow
snowmen, thread three marshmallows on a
cocktail stick.
Using a spare cocktail stick, make small
holes for your arms, legs and nose.
Insert pretzel sticks into the holes for the
arms and legs and an orange jelly bean for the
nose. Using a chocolate icing pen, draw on
the snowman?s buttons, eyes and mouth.
Place to one side.
For the hot chocolate, put the milk into a
pan. Bring to a simmer and spoon in 4tbsp of
drinking chocolate, then stir until dissolved.
Place the snowmen on top of your mugs
and serve (removing the cocktail stick for little
ones before tucking in).
l Find more recipe inspiration at annabel
karmel.com.
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HOW refreshing to hear that President Putin, pictured, has phoned
Donald Trump to say thank you
for the CIA helping to avert a terrorist attack in St Petersburg.
Great stuff from the two most
powerful people on Earth.
Let?s hear more about working
together to eradicate this threat to
humanity. It can be done with
trust and determination.
JOHN STACEY
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon
SANDWELL Council?s plans
for water cremations have
been put on hold and rightly
so. This insensitive and disrespectful idea for send-
ing off our loved ones is beyond pale. It must be cleaned up or
comprehension. Are we going shut down.
from ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
STEVEN SMITH
to slurry and sludge?
Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
JOHN ROBERTS
IS England cricket captain Joe
Old Colwyn, Conwy
Root, pictured, living on another
AT last the penny has dropped planet? He says he didn?t think
with Facebook. Even its bosses the Australians had blown his
fear
what
its
doing
to
team away.
society.
Their
ex-President
Getting beaten by an
Sean Parker has said,
innings and 41 runs is
?God only knows what
most
certainly
being
it?s
doing
to
our
blown away in my book.
children?s brains?. There
Time
England
had
a
can be no more damning
shake-up.
indictment that Facebook
DAVE LAMBERT
has
gone
well
Liphook, Hants
beyond
the
�n ship leak
is an outrage
IT is a disgrace
that the Royal
Navy?s
new
�1billion aircraft
carrier HMS Queen
Elizabeth has sprung a leak
from its propeller shaft.
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LETTER
Given the time, effort and
money gone into building her,
mistakes like this should not be
made. I sincerely hope those
responsible foot the bill and the
cost is not passed on to the UK
taxpayer as we have already paid
enough for the warship.
We live in a dangerous world
so we need her fighting fit as she
should be showing the world we
are not to be messed with.
LUKE RUSSELL
Wakefield, West Yorks
WHO would have thought we
would spend �1billion to have
an aircraft carrier built and get it
so wrong, with 200 litres of water
pouring into it per hour?
On the other hand, this is what
sea trials are all about ? to make
sure there are not problems.
ANN WILLIAMS
Manchester
CUTS to the Royal Navy have
now proved critical, it seems.
How can a rubber seal on a
�illion supercarrier cause so
much trouble? The Navy is now
concerned that future repairs
could be funded by taxpayers.
Are the public not struggling
enough without having another
burden dumped on us?
BRIAN HENRY
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
IT is a poor show when the
Royal Navy?s new aircraft carrier
HMS Queen Elizabeth has a leak
so serious it may have to go back
into dry dock for repairs that
will cost millions.
This problem is very embarrassing for the Royal Navy. I
thought craftsmanship in this
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Christmas Day to repeat the final
of Strictly. Easily best TV all year.
the result must stand. No re-runs.
ROY DAVIES
Northwich, Cheshire
ONCE again The Sun comes up
trumps
with
its
Smiles
at
Christmas appeal for children
with cancer. I cannot think of a
more worthy cause.
The anonymous donation of
�,000, which was then matched
by Morrisons, is wonderful.
I, for one, will be making a
donation. A big thank you, my
No 1 Sun.
PETER HARRISON, Devon
WHAT is more worrying than the
driver speeding through a
checkpoint at RAF Mildenhall is
that all the shots fired missed.
WHILE I would agree that perhaps some MoD properties may
not be left in their best state
when vacated, surely firm CarillionAmey has got it wrong by
charging one serviceman �0 for
maintenance after he moved out?
JACK AMER
Gorleston, Norfolk
STEVIE B, Atherton
ENGLAND?S cricket team need
to learn how to play the five-day
game again. We?ve had too much
20/20 cricket over the years.
JOHN MORRIS, Nuneaton, Warks
country was second to none ?
but it appears not. The fault
should have been rectified before
the warship was handed over to
the Ministry of Defence.
AMIE YARDLEY
Burwell, Cambs
NOW
anti-Brexit
campaigner
Gina
Miller
has
appointed
millionaire Labour peer Lord
Malloch-Brown to chair her Best
For Britain foundation in a bid to
try and stop Brexit.
That sums up her and Labour?s
disrespect for democracy.
RICKY HART
Scunthorpe, Lincs
THE Remainers who are plotting
a re-run of the Brexit vote of
June 2016 should wake up and
smell the coffee.
The majority of Brits voted to
leave the European Union and
RECENTLY I have had great
doubts and thought Mrs May had
lost the plot regarding Brexit.
Now
with
the
start
of
negotiating another phase to our
departure, Mrs May is getting to
grips and showing what steel she
is made of.
RAYMOND CROUZIERES
Orpington, Kent
I AM amazed the Government is
receiving abusive mail regarding
Brexit. Who are these people?
They should be ashamed of
themselves. It?s Christmas in a
few days, a time for goodwill, not
nasty mail.
Please let us get Brexit done as
quickly as possible.
JAMES JEFERIES
Swansea
I HOPE the BBC has now
learned its lesson that the British
public
do
not
appreciate
professional dancers competing in
Strictly Come Dancing.
PENELOPE ALLEN
Walsall, West Mids
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Learning specialised skills to create a career for your longterm future or earning big money right now? Saturn and the
moon set up this choice. Your challenge is to give an honest
answer. Ready for love? You don?t have to choose between
passion and fun ? you can have both with another Taurus.
Your gift from Venus is a partner you can really talk to. It is
good when you can open up and say what is on your mind but
the real magic happens when you say what is in your heart. As
you compete with a friend for their dream job, being upfront
about it may be enough to keep the friendship intact.
Traditional Saturn returns to your relationship chart for the
first time in 28 years and even the most freedom-loving of
partners start to think about marriage. This needs to be
handled thoughtfully. At work, a skill that several relatives
share is the starting point for a profitable spare-time sideline.
Your charm and easy-going style can disguise how sharp and
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and persistence Saturn brings to your job chart mean when
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Your creative ambitions waiting to be fulfilled are growing and
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TP KEMP, Bristol
MICHEL BARNIER opens his
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between us and EU nations.
Powerful Saturn begins a two-year visit to your success zone.
Being a leader comes naturally and you will work harder than
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Cash luck is linked to a discovery about your family home.
You have sorted through many aspects of life and love ? now
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their effect and the relationship can get back to its best.
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your inner Saturn strength gives you a glow of determination.
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Cute . . . John Lewis? telly advert
SHOP WOE
AS SNOW
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CITY
Sun
A RED LETTER DAY
THE POST OFFICE has
turned its first profit in
16 years as heavy government investment pays off.
The
branch
network
made �million profit in
financial year 2016/17.
Thanks
to
�illion
investments between 2012
and 2018, the Post Office
still has 11,600 branches.
KROMEK
BOOST X2
A BRITISH radiation detection company has made
big breakthroughs on two
fronts ? the fight against
?dirty bombs? and the
early diagnosis of diseases.
KROMEK had revenues of
nearly �illion in the six
months to the end of
October.
It has devised a phonesized detector that can
provide early warning
against a bomb using
radioactive material.
Yesterday, it announced
it had won a place on an
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PHOENIX IN TREES
On
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the
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will
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�0million for modernisation plans until 2021.
Business
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government funding will
ensure it can continue to
modernise
and
bring
more benefits to customers across the UK.?
PRIVATE
equity
firm
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than �million for a
controlling stake in FOREST HOLIDAYS as it looks
to cash in on the popularity of staycations.
The hols firm has 571
?eco-cabins?
and
treehouses on nine sites in
National
Forests.
Two
more sites are in development
and,
following
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group plans to open at
least five more by 2022.
The Forestry Commission is also a shareholder
in the firm, which has
earnings of more than
�million and is valued
at around �0million.
l OWNER?S CRISIS DEEPENS
l ITS SHARES PLUMMET 20%
Taking a
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MUTUAL
BENEFIT
FINANCE giant OLD
MUTUAL is selling
its asset management arm to
private equity
outfit TA ASSOCIATES for �0million.
The unit is run by
veteran investor Richard
Buxton and manages
�.7billion in funds.
It made �million in
pre-tax profit last year.
Old Mutual, a FTSE100
firm which began life in
South Africa in 1845, is
breaking itself up because
rule changes will make it
difficult to run in its
current form in future.
US firm OLD MUTUAL
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also being sold.
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JOHN Lewis sales cooled
last week on the back of
severe winter weather
across much of the UK.
The employee-owned
group said department
store sales fell 0.6 per
cent to �1.4million in
the week to December 16.
Director Maggie Porteous
said: ?Adverse weather and
heavy snow across the
country saw fewer people
head outside to shop ?
impacting all categories.
?But trade picked up
towards the end of the
week.? Most fashion sales
fell one per cent on last
year, but cashmere, up 31
per cent, and men?s knitwear saw record weeks.
The cold weather also
lifted sales in bedding and
heating which were up 7.6
per cent and 281 per cent
respectively.
As the only major
retailer to publish weekly
sales data, John Lewis
provides the most up-todate snapshot of shopping
trends in the run-up to the
key Christmas period.
Going into December, the
supermarkets have been
performing more robustly
than non-food retailers,
helped by inflation.
This Friday is tipped to
spark a �5billion spending splurge at UK grocers.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
THE crisis at the
embattled owner of
POUNDLAND deepened yesterday after
it said lenders and
insurers have been
cutting support.
8m
number of
myvouchercode
email list
subscribers
VOUCH FOR
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PRICE comparison giant GOCOMPARE has
snapped up discount codes site MyVoucherCodes in a �.5million deal.
The booming firm, whose ads are fronted by
Welsh opera singer Wynne Evans, 45, above,
said it had bought the eight million e-mail
subscriber site as part of its expansion plans.
Chief executive Matthew Crummack said yesterday: ?We?re making strong progress towards
our ambition to become the ?go-to? place for
savvy savers ? and for service providers.?
BLOW TO VIMTO
THE
company
behind
Vimto says profits will be
held back following a
blockade of the fizzy
drink in war-torn Yemen
and a slowing economy
in Saudi Arabia.
NICHOLS
said
the
recent escalation of hostilities
in
Yemen
has
resulted in the supply
route to its distributor
there being blockaded,
meaning it is unable to
send Vimto shipments.
For next year, Nichols
believes sales are ?likely
to be less than previously
anticipated?.
Vimto enjoys big sales
throughout
the
Middle
East where it is commonly drunk through the
month of Ramadan.
South African-based
STEINHOFF
INTERNATIONAL also warned it
could not yet provide
details of the accounting irregularities that
sparked the crisis.
Yesterday?s
saw shares in
admission
the com-
pany, which also owns furniture retailers HARVEYS
and BENSONS FOR BEDS,
fall more than 20 per cent.
In a presentation prepared for a crunch meeting with lenders, Steinhoff
said its credit facilities are ?increasingly
being
suspended
or
withdrawn?.
It is also seeing
a
reduction
or
cancellation of the
credit
insurance
that is required to give
confidence to suppliers.
Steinhoff has asked for
continued support from its
creditors and stakeholders
to ?maintain stability?.
It promoted chief operating officer Danie van der
Merwe to acting chief
executive ? making him its
third boss in a month.
The accountancy scandal has wiped billions off the firm?s
value and also led
to the resignations
of
CEO
Markus
Jooste
along with billionaire chairman
Christo Wiese.
80%
Steinhoff share
value wiped off
by accounting
scandal
LSE BOSS?S REPRIEVE
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE chairman Donald Brydon is to stay in
his role after shareholders voted
against his removal.
An extraordinary general meeting held yesterday saw 79 per cent
of the votes cast go against a
resolution calling for him to quit
his post immediately.
The vote was held after claims
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last
night?s FTSE closing
prices:
BARCLAYS down 0.18 at
204.32
BP down 1.86 at 507.84
CENTRICA down 0.03
at 137.97
HSBC up 0.7 at 756.80
LLOYDS up 0.41 at 67.16
M&S up 2.27 at 307.27
MORRISONS down 0.6
at 212.80
RBS up 0.17 at 276.87
ROYAL MAIL down 0.11
at 448.79
SAINSBURY?S up 1.05
at 237.85
TESCO down 0.17 at
205.88
Mr Brydon, right, pushed out former chief executive Xavier Rolet.
The motion was led by activist
investor Sir Chris Hohn, who runs
the Children?s Investment Fund
Management.
Mr Hohn said the chairman
?must take responsibility? for a
?major
corporate
governance
failure? at the LSE.
HAT?S YOUR LOT
AN Italian hat company
that has provided signature looks for Humphrey
Bogart and Indiana Jones
is bankrupt.
Borsalino, famed for its
stylish fedoras and panamas, was declared insolvent after a court in
Alessandria,
northern
Italy, rejected a rescue
plan. The firm has a long
line of illustrious customers,
including
Johnny
Depp, the singer Pharrell
Williams and the film
director Federico Fellini.
But Borsalino has been
in
financial
difficulties
since 2013.
For the past two years,
it has been run by
Haeres Equita, a private
equity investment fund.
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12.30
ST. JAMES?S PLACE JUVENILE HURDLE (Class 4);
3-y-o; value to the winner �549; 2m. (12 runners)
1
3-1 STYLE DE GARDE 80 (HH) N Henderson 11-4............... N De Boinville 95
2
088 CLOUD HOPPER 31 J Snowden 10-12 ............................ M Kendrick (7) ?
3
2 DOCTOR BARTOLO 21 A King 10-12 ................................... I Popham l99
4
4 ERICK LE ROUGE 35 N Williams 10-12 ............................ Lizzie Kelly (3) ?
5
P HE?S A TOFF 79 Miss J Davis 10-12................................. J Sherwood (3) ?
6
LEORO F111 C Mann 10-12 .......................................................... N Fehily ?
7
F-55 LORD COUNTY 66 Oliver Greenall 10-12.............................. T Garner (3) ?
8
542U MARETTIMO 9 W G M Turner 10-12 ................................ S Houlihan (7) 87
9
02-2 ROYALE ZANZIBAR 154 T Symonds 10-12...................... Jamie Moore 97
10
7 THE BLUES MASTER 21 A King 10-12............................ W Hutchinson 85
11
P TITAN 34 (TH) Oliver Greenall 10-12 ........................................ D England ?
12
6 SO HOITY TOITY 30 (H) R Mathew 10-5 ............................. R Condon (7) ?
BETTING: 13-8 Doctor Bartolo, 15-8 Style De Garde, 11-2 The Blues Master, 10
Royale Zanzibar, 14 Marettimo, Leoro, 20 Erick Le Rouge, 50 He?s A Toff
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 2 2 1
2016: Cosmeapolitan 10-12 W Hutchinson 1-3 Fav (A King), 9 ran.
1.00
WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF DISTILLERS MAIDEN
HURDLE (4); winner �549; 2m.
(21 runners)
1
P0 BAILEYS GALAXY 50 S-J Davies 4-11-0 ....................................... J Banks ?
2
00 BIGDEAL 16 G L Moore 4-11-0 .......................................... A Glassonbury ?
3
10/4-0 BOLVING 50 (T;D) V Dartnall 6-11-0..................................... N Scholfield 85
4
2-0 BOUGHTBEFORELUNCH 47 P Webber 4-11-0................... James Best 82
5
1-532 BRIANSTORM 13 (H) W Greatrex 5-11-0.................... S Twiston-Davies 98
6
14- DOUX PRETENDER 280 (BF) N Henderson 4-11-0 .................... N Fehily ?
7
48 FILEMON 41 (T) J Snowden 5-11-0 ......................................... M G Nolan 79
8
8 HEAD LAD 36 Jonjo O?Neill 4-11-0....................................... R McLernon 82
9
52/4 IT?S OBVIOUS 39 D Pipe 5-11-0 ......................................... T Scudamore 84
10
5 LEAPAWAY 38 P Hobbs 5-11-0.............................................. T J O?Brien 81
11
3 LOST HISTORY 22 J Spearing 4-11-0 ................................ Jamie Moore 87
12
128/6 MANHATTAN SPRING 28 (D) J W Mullins 6-11-0................ A Thornton 80
13
250 MELLOW BEN 26 C Gordon 4-11-0...................................... D G Noonan 89
14
2- PACIFIC DE BAUNE 270 N Henderson 4-11-0.................. N De Boinville ?
15
94 PODILI ROAD 20 E Williams 5-11-0 .................................... M Bastyan (5) ?
16
13 POTTERMAN 23 (D) A King 4-11-0................................ W Hutchinson l99
17
7U5- RED HOT CHILLY F312 F O?Brien 4-11-0 ................................ P Brennan ?
18
7-595 SHILLINGSWORTH 20 C Tizzard 4-11-0 ................................. H Cobden 79
19
0 TOGETHERNESS 28 P Chamings 4-11-0................................... T Whelan ?
20
331/6 ALICE PINK 22 (D) P Henderson 7-10-7......................... J Sherwood (3) 83
21
SHUFOOG F425 M Usher 4-10-7............................................... B J Powell ?
BETTING: 5 Potterman, 11-2 Doux Pretender, Pacific De Baune, Brianstorm, 15-2
Lost History, 12 It?s Obvious, Leapaway, Shillingsworth
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 1 2 1 1-7
2016: High Bridge 5-10-7 Mr A R Ferguson 5-2 JtFav (B Pauling), 17 ran.
1.30
ST. JAMES?S PLACE NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE (3);
winner �498; 2m 7f.
(7 runners)
1
F1193-F DADSINTROUBLE 82 T Vaughan 7-12-1...................................... A Johns ?
2
0171-4F DINGO DOLLAR 35 A King 5-11-8 .................................... W Hutchinson 97
3
7/5313- COSMOS DES OBEAUX 313 N Henderson 5-11-6 ..................... N Fehily ?
4
24242-1 HOLBROOK PARK 29 N King 7-11-5........................................ T Whelan 85
5
200-436 ABBREVIATE 25 (P) K Bailey 6-11-4 ................................. M Hamill (5) l99
6
620-424 JOE FARRELL 20 Miss R Curtis 8-11-4....................................... L Aspell 98
7
51P05-4 BADEN 38 N Henderson 6-11-3......................................... N De Boinville 93
BETTING: 11-4 Cosmos Des Obeaux, 4 Dadsintrouble, 9-2 Baden, 5 Holbrook
Park, 6 Dingo Dollar, Joe Farrell, 11 Abbreviate
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2 2 1
2016: Beware The Bear 6-11-9 J McGrath 5-2 Fav (N Henderson), 12 ran.
DADSINTROUBLE fell latest, earlier
(10-8) 16-1 in touch, in 4th 2 out, ridden last, kept on, 3rd of 22 (btn 9l)
to Fountains Windfall (10-12) JOE
FARRELL (10-7) 20-1 behind, ridden
4 out, 12th (btn 37l) (Aintree 3m 1f
hcap hdle Grd 3 �,389 good).
ABBREVIATE (11-3) 13-2 raced freely,
led 2nd and soon clear, reduced
lead when blundered and headed 2
out, 3rd of 7 (btn 14l) to Wicked
Willy (10-9) DINGO DOLLAR (11-4)
13-8 fav ridden and every chance
when blundered 2 out, weakened,
4th (btn 14l) (7 ran) (Huntingdon 3m
nov hcap ch (3) �498 good).
COSMOS DES OBEAUX (11-12) 9-2
headway under pressure 2 out, kept
on one pace, 3rd of 7 (btn 9l) to
2.05
FORM
Cousin Oscar (11-2) (Bangor 2m 1f
nov hdle (4) �198 soft).
HOLBROOK PARK (11-3) 7-4 led 3rd,
stayed on gamely, bt Red Hanrahan
(11-3) 3l (3 ran) (Fakenham 3m beg
ch (3) �798 good to soft).
ABBREVIATE (11-5) 8-1 led, clear 10th
until 13th, headed 16th, weakened 2
out, 6th of 10 (btn 22l) to Toviere
(11-0) (Ascot 3m nov hcap ch (3)
�798 good to soft).
JOE FARRELL (11-4) 10-3 tracked
winner, ridden 2 out, 4th of 5 (btn 10l)
to Lovely Job (11-8) (Taunton 2m 7f
nov hcap ch (3) �,128 good).
BADEN (11-0) 11-2 tracked leaders,
lost touch, kept on, 4th of 11 (btn 15l)
to Jameson (11-1) (Sandown 21/2m
nov hcap ch (3) �507 good to soft).
GOING: SOFT
TEMPLEGATE
FORM
when challenged 3 out, hard ridden
HAPPY DIVA (10-7) evens fav led 11th,
last, ran on well, bt TWO SWALjumped right final four fences, clear
LOWS (11-0) 11-8 fav every chance
2 out, headed and no extra last 100
3 out, kept on, 2l SURTEE DU
yards, btn 21/4l by Sainte Ladylime
BERLAIS (11-0) 3-1 tracked leader,
(10-12) MS PARFOIS (10-12) 9-4 led
reminders after 10th, not fluent next,
3rd until 11th, no extra, 3rd (btn 11l)
mistake 5 out, faded 3 out, tailed off,
(4 ran) (Uttoxeter 3m nov ch (3)
4th (btn 33l) (5 ran) (Fontwell 23/4m
�330 good to soft).
beg ch (4) �549 good).
MORELLO ROYALE (10-12) 16-1 headway 3 out, kept on, 4th of 6 (btn 6l) TACENDA (11-0) 4-1 tracked leaders,
went 2nd from 10th, kept on, btn 8l
to La Bague Au Roi (11-2) (Kempton
by Benie Des Dieux (11-0) (5 ran)
3m Listed hdle (1) �,238 soft).
(Carlisle 21/2m ch (1) �,085 soft).
MS PARFOIS (11-10) 9-2 jt fav always
handy, 2nd 4 out, ridden 3 out, led TARA MIST (11-12) 4-1 held up, headway 12th, led before jumping right
before jumping left last, stayed on,
last, driven out, bt Timon?s Tara (11bt Theatre Territory (11-9) 1l (9 ran)
0) 1l (6 ran) (Uttoxeter 23/4m hcap ch
(Cheltenham 2m 5f (3) �798 soft).
(4) �769 good to soft).
TACENDA (11-0) 10-1 made all, driven
RACING
UPD ATE
H
PUNTERS believe a
Disko king will have
them dancing at Kempton on Boxing Day. Noel
Meade?s raider has been
cut to just 9-1 for the
King George by Paddy
Power. Disko beat Irish
Grand National winner
Our Duke in a Grade 1
over fences last season
and made a fine return to
action last month.
to win by four lengths. Winning jockey Harry Skelton
said: ?He got a bit of a
fright at the fourth and then
jumped big at the next but
he picked up well and, twoout, I knew he?d win. He?s
certainly got an engine.?
IRISH racing is mourning the sad death of senior
handicapper Noel O?Brien who died at the age of
57 in Dublin early yesterday. O?Brien, who had been battling cancer, had worked for the Turf Club for 40 years.
H
nTIC-TAC: L-H track, about 1m 6f round, with 11 fences to a circuit and a 255yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2012-2017): N Henderson 44-191, P Hobbs 27-137, A King 20177, D Pipe 16-113. THIS SEASON: N Henderson 3, P Hobbs 3, C Tizzard 2. nTOP
JOCKEYS (2012-2017): N Fehily 20-137, T Scudamore 18-123, S Twiston-Davies 13155, N De Boinville 12-65. THIS SEASON: N De Boinville 4. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Joe Farrell (1.30) trained at Newport. Round trip of 384 miles. nTRAINERFAX: P Hobbs
won 1.00 in 2011 & 2015. N Henderson won 12.30 in 2008 & 2013 and 1.00 in 2010 &
2013 and 3.15 in 2007 & 2011. A King won 12.30 in 2011 & 2016 and 1.00 in 2007,
2008 & 2009 and 3.15 in 2008, 2010 & 2012. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
2.40
POWERSOLVE ELECTRONICS CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS?
HCAP CHASE (4); winner �549; 2m. (10 runners)
1
F51-253 RAMONEX 26 R Hobson 6-11-12 ......................................... J Savage (5) 90
2
/211325 RED RIVERMAN 49 (P;D) N Twiston-Davies 9-11-11 .. T Humphries (8) 98
3
15435-P OLD SALT 26 E Williams 5-11-9 .......................................... M Bastyan (3) ?
4
852P-83 BALLY GILBERT 12 (T) B Pauling 6-11-9 ....................... M Kendrick (3) 97
5
4/1FP2- BAGGING TURF 261 (P) G L Moore 7-11-7 ................... W Clarke (10) l99
6
2P/7P-9 EXMOOR MIST 56 (BH,T;CD) V Dartnall 9-11-7 .................. C Gethings 85
7
65-2771 BORN TO SIZE 69 R Woollacott 5-11-5 .............................. Bryony Frost 97
8
3P6P-7U WHISPERING HARRY 18 (D) Henry Oliver 8-11-4 ................J Dixon (7) 88
9
121/5-7 HERE I AM 12 Mrs D Grissell 10-10-11................................. J Sherwood 94
10
85/00-2 LAKE FIELD 36 K Bailey 8-10-10 .......................................... M Hamill (3) 91
BETTING: 4 Born To Size, 9-2 Bally Gilbert, 11-2 Bagging Turf, 7 Ramonex, Lake
Field, 15-2 Red Riverman, 10 Old Salt, Whispering Harry
g race.
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding
RAMONEX (11-2) 20-1 led to 9th, led
again 10th, headed 2 out, no extra
after last, 3rd of 5 (btn 5 1 / 4 l) to
Divine Spear (11-2) (Catterick 2m 3f
beg ch (4) �549 good to soft).
RED RIVERMAN (11-7) 7-1 held up
rear, headway 3 out, mistake 2 out,
well beaten, 5th of 9 (btn 36l) to
Deauville Dancer (11-12) (Fakenham
2m hcap ch (3) �798 good).
OLD SALT pulled up latest, earlier
(11-9) 10-1 kept on, 5th of 8 (btn 26l)
to Fresh By Nature (9-13) (Uttoxeter
2m 7f hcap hdle (4) �899 soft).
BALLY GILBERT (11-4) 7-2 tracked
leaders, one pace, 3rd of 8 (btn
21/4l) to Workbench (11-10) HERE I
AM (10-9) 25-1 led until headed 3
out, 7th (btn 25l) (Sandown 1m 7f
hcap ch (3) �384 good to soft).
BAGGING TURF (11-7) 11-2 headway
3.15
FORM
3 out, ran on, btn 41/2l by Meldrum
Lad (10-7) (10 ran) (Huntingdon
21/2m nov hcap ch (4) �899 good).
EXMOOR MIST (11-12) 25-1 soon
beaten, tailed off, last of 9 (well btn)
to Truckers Highway (11-8) (Worcester 2m hcap ch (4) �549 good).
BORN TO SIZE (11-12) 2-1 fav handy,
led again 7th, ridden last, kept on
well run-in, bt Youcantcallherthat
(11-5) 4l (9 ran) (Thurles 21/4m beg
ch ?9,239 good to yielding).
WHISPERING HARRY unseated rider
latest, earlier (10-2) 25-1 tracked
leaders, lost place 7th, last of 7 (well
btn) to Starchitect (11-12) (Stratford
2m 3f hcap ch (3) �498 good).
LAKE FIELD (11-7) 9-2 led 7th until
last, no extra, btn 4l by Somewhere
To Be (12-0) (12 ran) (Lingfield 21/2m
nov hcap ch (4) �963 soft).
QOLCOM EBF STALLIONS NH NOVICE HURDLE (4);
�549; 2m 4f 118yds.
(10 runners)
1
1-1 MR WHIPPED 37 N Henderson 4-11-4 ............................. N De Boinville 84
2
9 ALMOST GOLD 52 I Williams 4-10-12 ..................................... T J O?Brien ?
3
3-P40 BARDISTA 19 B Pauling 5-10-12............................ Mr A R Ferguson (7) 81
4
25-63 BOOK OF GOLD 30 O Sherwood 5-10-12................................... L Aspell 82
5
357 BOSS MANS LADDER 19 B Pauling 5-10-12...................... R McLernon 79
6
12 GOWITHTHEFLOW 42 B Pauling 4-10-12................................... J Banks 93
7
6/323-1 MELROSE BOY 31 (D) H Fry 5-10-12....................................... N Fehily l99
8
32-3 VOIE DANS VOIE 36 A King 4-10-12................................. W Hutchinson 80
9
7 WALLACE SPIRIT 25 N Henderson 4-10-12 .......................... N Curtis (5) ?
10
3126-3 WARTHOG 12 (T;BF) D Pipe 5-10-12 ................................ T Scudamore 90
BETTING: 9-4 Melrose Boy, 10-3 Gowiththeflow, 4 Mr Whipped, 10 Warthog
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 PU 1 2-3 2
2016: Sneaky Feeling 4-10-12 R Johnson 25-1 (P Hobbs), 15 ran.
THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS MARES? NOVICES?
CHASE (LISTED) (1); �,238; 2m 7f.
(7 runners)
1
4222-32 HAPPY DIVA 32 (T;BF) Kerry Lee 6-10-12 ......................... Jamie Moore 95
2
00-8424 MORELLO ROYALE 23 (T) C Tizzard 7-10-12....................... R M Power 98
3
3131-31 MS PARFOIS 5 (T) A Honeyball 6-10-12 ..................................... N Fehily 98
4
/1933-4 SURTEE DU BERLAIS 40 (BH) O Sherwood 7-10-12 ............... L Aspell 84
5
U/33-12 TACENDA 17 A Honeyball 5-10-12........................................... H Cobden 95
6
/148-31 TARA MIST 47 H Daly 8-10-12 ............................................ T J O?Brien l99
7
12121-2 TWO SWALLOWS 40 (BF) B Pauling 7-10-12.................. N De Boinville 96
BETTING: 9-4 Tacenda, 9-2 Surtee Du Berlais, 5 Happy Diva, 6 Two Swallows, 7
Morello Royale, 8 Ms Parfois, 10 Tara Mist
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
TOM PEPPER
12.30 ....................Doctor Bartolo 12.30.....................................Leoro
1.00 ............................Brianstorm 1.00 ............................Brianstorm
1.30 .......................Dadsintrouble 1.30 .............................Joe Farrell
2.05................................Tara Mist 2.05...SURTEE DU BERLAIS (nap)
2.40 ..........................Born To Size 2.40 ................................Ramonex
3.15 ......................Gowiththeflow 3.15 ...........................Mr Whipped
3.45 .............................Aweeminit 3.45....................Aimee De Sivola
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Lacan (Kempton) and Monbeg Charmer
(double, Ludlow) with Our Man In Havana (Lingfield).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Surtee Du Berlais (Newbury) and Colin?s
Brother (Ludlow). SUNRATINGS? NAP: TARA MIST (2.05 Newbury).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: MONBEG CHARMER (2.30 Ludlow).
SOLO SAXOPHONE blew
the trumpet for super sire
Frankel when he became
the wonderhorse?s first
winner over jumps.
Sent off 6-4 favourite,
the Dan Skelton-trained
three-year-old (below) led
at the last and, in typical
Frankel style, roared home
MR WHIPPED (10-12) 2-9 fav jumped
well, made all, in command between
last 2, pushed readily clear, easily, bt
Ashkoul (10-12) 41/2l (3 ran) (Kempton 2m nov hdle (4) �899 soft).
BARDISTA (10-12) 25-1 tailed off, 10th
of 11 (well btn) to Enniscoffey Oscar
(10-12) (Doncaster 2m 5f nov hdle
(4) �549 good to soft).
BOOK OF GOLD (10-12) 6-1 kept on,
held before 2 out, 3rd of 8 (btn 20l) to
Tikkanbar (10-12) (Plumpton 21/2m
nov hdle (4) �249 good to soft).
GOWITHTHEFLOW (11-0) 6-1 led until
close home, btn hd by Chooseyourweapon (11-0) (16 ran) (Chepstow
3.45
FORM
2m 3f mdn hdle (5) �599 soft).
MELROSE BOY (11-7) 11-4 favled last,
stayed on well, bt Charlie?s Charm
(10-9) 6l (19 ran) (Cheltenham 2m 5f
hcap hdle (3) �507 soft).
VOIE DANS VOIE (10-12) 13-2 every
chance, one pace, 3rd of 14 (btn
15l) to Jabulani (10-12) (Lingfield 2m
3f nov hdle (3) �498 soft).
WALLACE SPIRIT (11-0) 7-1 7th of 15
(btn 13l) to Nestor Park (11-0) (Ascot
2m NHF (4) �549 good to soft).
WARTHOG (10-12) 9-4 fav led 5th,
headed 3 out, 3rd of 14 (btn 12l) to
The Russian Doyen (10-12) (Exeter
2m 1f nov hdle (4) �791 soft).
ST. JAMES?S PLACE FILLIES STANDARD OPEN NH
FLAT RACE (6); 3-y-o; �949; 1m 5f. (10 runners)
1
1- EMPREINTE RECONCE 255 C Tizzard 11-5............................ H Cobden ?
2
4 AIMEE DE SIVOLA 28 N Williams 10-12 ...................... Lizzie Kelly (3) l99
3
AWEEMINIT F O?Brien 10-12..................................................... P Brennan ?
4
352 CASSIS DE REINE 28 W G M Turner 10-12 ..................... T Greatrex (7) 98
5
MAEBH J W Mullins 10-12................................................ D Sansom (7) ?
6
NEBUKA (TH) J-R Auvray 10-12......................................... K Jones (5) ?
7
QUIMBA N Twiston-Davies 10-12........................... S Twiston-Davies ?
8
6 SO LONELY 28 J Butler 10-12............................................... N Fehily ?
9
SUZIE STAPLES R J Price 10-12......................................... L Heard ?
10
8 WILDE SPIRIT 28 A King 10-12...................................W Hutchinson ?
BETTING: 9-4 Empreinte Reconce, 4 Quimba, 5 Aweeminit, 7 Cassis De Reine
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 8 8 2 1
2016: Cap Soleil 10-12 P Brennan evens fav (F O?Brien), 10 ran.
By TOM PEPPER
CROCK jock Ruby Walsh
says Might Bite will chew right-handed. He will be very
up his Boxing Day rivals.
hard to beat and is the 5-4
Walsh, recovering from a broken leg, won the King George a
record five times on Kauto
Star and says Nicky Henderson?s thrilling chaser is the
one he would want to be on at
Kempton next Tuesday.
He said: ?Might Bite is the
one. I rode in his RSA win
and the gallop he went that
ay was phenomenal.
?The pace he showed, the
speed he went, he had Whisper
to the sword and had us all flat
to the boards from flag-fall.
?When we headed out on the
second circuit and the speed
he was going, I thought he
would fall in a hole and I
didn?t want to be left in
front too soon on Bellshill.
?That was wishful thinking as Might Bite didn?t
slow down. He kept it up
and it was an outstanding performance.
?Kempton will certainly suit him, going
favourite for a reason.?
Walsh (left) says 7-2 chance
Bristol De Mai is the one who
can push Might Bite hardest.
He said: ?Bristol De Mai was
brilliant in the Betfair Chase.
?It was an outstanding staying performance.
?He just goes the same speed
and kills off the opposition.
?However, I ask myself can
he burn them off like he did in
the Betfair? I don?t think so.
?I can see him being a bigger
player in the Gold Cup than in
the King George.?
Thistlecrack is a 6-1 shot and
his jockey Tom Scudamore has
warned punters to write him
off at their peril.
He said: ?He felt as good as
ever and had the same enthusiasm. He just got tired.
?He needed the run after
such a long time off the track.
?He has been going well at
home but the proof in the pudding will be on Boxing Day.?
2GM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
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RACING RESULTS
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT
LUDLOW
12.20
TANNERS CAVA ?NATIONAL HUNT? NOVICE HURDLE
(Class 4); winner �899; 2m.
(16 runners)
1
5-161 HONEST VIC 48 (D) H Daly 4-11-4 ............................................. A Tinkler 92
2
94-5 CASTERLY ROCK 23 P Hobbs 5-10-12 ................................. R Johnson 96
3
9 COBBLER?S SON 32 H Daly 4-10-12 ......................................... T Bellamy ?
4
99 EATON MILLER 23 T Symonds 5-10-12 ....................................... B Poste ?
5
3F3-35 GORTROE JOE 25 D Skelton 5-10-12................................... H Skelton l99
6
2-25 HATTAAB 34 T R George 4-10-12............................................ A P Heskin ?
7
4-35P SUPAKALANISTIC 34 N Twiston-Davies 4-10-12................ J Bargary (3) ?
8
327-P6 TAKEN BY FORCE 14 T H Weston 4-10-12 .................................. C Poste ?
9
0/3-085 THE DRACONIAN 5 D Pipe 6-10-12 ....................................... M Heard (5) ?
10
34697 TIS WHAT IT IS 5 D Pipe 4-10-12 ............................................. C O?Farrell ?
11
55-0 TRIGGER NICHOL 26 Dr R Newland 5-10-12............................. S Bowen ?
12
00 URTHEONETHATIWANT 23 J Scott 4-10-12........................... M Griffiths ?
13 9011-53 MELANGERIE 30 (BF) N Henderson 5-10-5 ........................ J Bowen (5) 90
14
291/0-7 SCORPION PRINCESS 15 (D) C Longsdon 6-10-5 ................. J J Burke 85
15 /3106-8 TIMETOBENEFIT 34 R Phillips 6-10-5 ........................................ A Wedge ?
16
5-0 VBADGE TREAT 1 H Whittington 4-10-5................................ H Bannister ?
BETTING: 2 Gortroe Joe, 4 Honest Vic, 9-2 Casterly Rock, 11-2 Melangerie, 10
Hattaab, 12 Supakalanistic, 20 Trigger Nichol, 25 The Draconian, Tis What It Is
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
12.50
ALFA AGGREGATE PRODUCTS ?CONFINED? NOVICES?
CHASE (3); winner �,078; 2m 4f.
(8 runners)
1
2-13242 BACH DE CLERMONT 29 (BF) E Williams 6-11-0................. A Wedge l99
2
21242-0 BURBANK 52 N Henderson 5-11-0 .......................................... A Coleman ?
3
526-272 HOGAN?S HEIGHT 20 (T) J Snowden 6-11-0 ........................ G Sheehan 93
4
/9P42-P MAX FORTE 35 C Down 7-11-0 ............................................ J Bargary (3) ?
5
23-5604 MINELLA STYLE 14 D L Williams 7-11-0.............................Mr S Quinlan ?
6
2372-3U SHANROE IN MILAN 23 C Longsdon 5-11-0........................... J J Burke 94
7
1-54 WANDRIN STAR 20 K Bailey 6-11-0.............................................. D Bass 86
8
1362-2F MIDNIGHT TARGET 23 (H,T) J Groucott 7-10-7 ................... L Edwards 93
BETTING: 11-8 Burbank, 7-2 Bach De Clermont, 4 Hogan?s Height, 10 Wandrin
Star, 12 Minella Style, Max Forte, 14 Shanroe In Milan, 20 Midnight Target
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: FE
2016: Kilcrea Vale 6-11-0 J McGrath 15-8 (N Henderson), 7 ran.
FORM
hcap hdle (3) �256 good).
BACH DE CLERMONT (11-11) 5-2 jt
fav led until 4 out, mistake last,, dri- MINELLA STYLE (12-1) 3-1 led to 3rd,
outpaced 3 out, no impression, 4th
ven, stayed on, btn 1 / 2l by Movie
of 6 (btn 25l) to Schnabel (11-12)
Legend (11-12) (5 ran) (Fakenham
(Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcap hdle
2m hcap ch (4) �549 good to soft).
(4) �899 good to soft).
BURBANK (11-12) 7-2 11th of 15 (btn
45l) to Bags Groove (11-2) (Aintree SHANROE IN MILAN unseated rider
latest, earlier (11-0) 11-4 keen hold,
21/2m hcap hdle (2) �,204 soft).
tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out until
HOGAN?S HEIGHT (11-1) 11-1 led 4th,
last, one pace, 3rd of 6 (btn 8l) to
headed next, led 9th, headed run-in,
Linenhall (11-0) (Stratford 23/4m mdn
btn 2l by Perfect Pirate (11-1) WANhdle (4) �249 good).
DRIN STAR (11-1) 18-1 never a
threat, 4th (btn 34l) (7 ran) (Towces- MIDNIGHT TARGET fell latest, earlier
(10-5) 25-1 led, driven and joined 2
ter 21/2m nov chs(4) �064 good).
out, dived at last and headed, beatMAX FORTE pulled up latest, earlier
en flat, eased close home, btn 5l by
(11-12) 4-1 jt fav challenged 2 out,
Modus (10-12) (3 ran) (Bangor 21/2m
stayed on but held, btn 11/2l by Iora
nov ch (4) �549 good).
Glas (11-7) (9 ran) (Cheltenham 3m
1.20
TANNERS WINES HANDICAP CHASE (2); value to the
winner �,204; 2m.
(6 runners)
1
-141799 FESTIVE AFFAIR 18 (T;CD) Jonjo O?Neill 9-11-12 .............. K Moore (3) 98
2
4542413 NICOLAS CHAUVIN 19 (D) J Moffatt 9-11-5 .......................... R Johnson 85
3
7118-U3 IFANDBUTWHYNOT 11 (T;CD) T Easterby 11-11-5 ............. A Tinkler l99
4
/11P3-U COLIN?S BROTHER 41 (CD) N Twiston-Davies 7-11-2 ..... J Bargary (3) 85
5
0PU344/ VIVACCIO 632 (CD) Miss V Williams 8-10-11.......................... A Coleman ?
6
P-P14F3 TRUCKERS HIGHWAY 18 (T;CD) J Groucott 8-10-10.......... L Edwards 97
BETTING: 5-2 Colin?s Brother, 7-2 Ifandbutwhynot, 4 Nicolas Chauvin, 11-2
Vivaccio, 13-2 Truckers Highway, Festive Affair
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 FE
2016: Colin?s Brother 6-10-0 Jamie Bargary 9-2 (N Twiston-Davies), 8 ran.
FORM
latest, earlier (11-3) 9-2 hard ridden
FESTIVE AFFAIR (11-1) 25-1 tailed off,
5 out, faded, 3rd of 4 (btn 26l) to
9th of 10 (well btn) to Overtown
Kap Jazz (10-7) (Ludlow 21/2m nov
Express (11-6) (Newbury 2m hcap
hcap ch (3) �330 soft).
ch (2) �,024 good to soft).
NICOLAS CHAUVIN (11-11) 11-1 ran VIVACCIO (10-0) 8-1 led 3rd until 4th,
beaten, plugged on, 4th of 8 (btn
on, held, 3rd of 7 (btn 12l) to No
13l) to Pressurize (10-2) (Chepstow
Ceiling (10-2) (Doncaster 2m hcap
2m 3f hcap ch (2) �,640 heavy).
ch (3) �758 good to soft).
IFANDBUTWHYNOT (11-4) 9-2 led TRUCKERS HIGHWAY (11-12) 10-3
tracked winner until ridden 4 out,
until 4 out, tailed off, last of 3 (btn
soon one pace, 3rd of 5 (well btn) to
31l) to Movie Legend (10-12) (WethUno Valoroso (10-13) (Bangor 2m 1f
erby 1m 7f hcap ch (3) �498 soft).
hcap ch (4) �224 soft).
COLIN?S BROTHER unseated rider
1.55
G C RICKARDS LTD EBF MARES? ?NATIONAL HUNT?
NOVICES? HURDLE (4); �198; 2m 5f. (12 runners)
1
615 FAIRY POL 35 Henry Oliver 4-11-2 ..................................... T Dowling (5) 74
2
P5 ASK CATKIN 20 T Symonds 5-10-10............................................. B Poste ?
3
0/058 BONNIE BLACK ROSE 60 (H) A Whiting 7-10-10 ..................... D Crosse ?
4
8-P8 BROCKTON GANDT 18 (H) Mike Hammond 5-10-10 ... C Hammond (7) ?
5
1-0 CANGODEMAYO 52 B Pauling 5-10-10 ....................................... D Jacob ?
6
7-143 CHILLI FILLI 34 H Daly 4-10-10............................................ R Johnson l99
7
1- DIVA RECONCE 299 K Bailey 4-10-10............................................ D Bass ?
8
1- MAIRE BANRIGH 283 D Skelton 5-10-10.................................. H Skelton ?
9
0 TARAS DAY 40 H Whittington 4-10-10 ................................... H Bannister ?
10
31 TELL IT TO ME 197 N Henderson 5-10-10........... Mr S Waley-Cohen (3) ?
11
5-4 VALDAS PRINCESS 197 O Sherwood 5-10-10.................... C Shoemark ?
12
3/P WELCOME POLLY 44 C Mann 5-10-10................................... G Sheehan ?
BETTING: 9-4 Tell It To Me, 7-2 Chilli Filli, 4 Diva Reconce, 11-2 Maire Banrigh, 14
Cangodemayo, Valdas Princess, Ask Catkin, 20 Taras Day, Fairy Pol
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 0 1 1 1 UR
2016: Tara View 5-11-3 W Hutchinson 3-1 (A King), 12 ran.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an each-way double at Ludlow. MONBEG CHARMER
(2.30) is held in some regard by Charlie Longsdon. The sixyear-old is lightly raced over fences and was an impressive winner over track and trip on his last start. Pair him
with the strong-travelling CLOONACOOL (3.05) who ran a
cracker when second at Taunton last month.
TEMPLEGATE
12.20............................Honest Vic
12.50................................Burbank
1.20 ....................Ifandbutwhynot
1.55 ................................Chilli Filli
2.30 .........Monbeg Charmer (nb)
3.05.............................Cloonacool
3.35 .....................Flash The Steel
TOM PEPPER
12.20............................Honest Vic
12.50 ..............Bach De Clermont
1.20..............Colin?s Brother (nb)
1.55...........................Tell It To Me
2.30...............................Marcilhac
3.05 .............................Litterale Ci
3.35 .....................Flash The Steel
nTIC-TAC: R-H flat track of 1m 4f, with nine fences to a circuit and a 250yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2012-2017): E Williams 37-255, N Henderson 29-98, P Hobbs
25-117, H Daly 21-120. THIS SEASON: K Bailey 7, D Skelton 3, C Longsdon 2. nTOP
JOCKEYS (2012-2017): R Johnson 36-172, H Skelton 20-79, A Coleman 15-134, A
Wedge 14-107. THIS SEASON: D Bass 6, H Skelton 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Ifandbutwhynot (1.20) trained at Malton. Round trip of 354 miles. nTRAINERFAX: N
Henderson won 1.55 in 2008 & 2009 and 3.35 in 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2016. H Daly won
1.55 in 2012, 2013 & 2014. nLIVE ON RUK
2.30
TANNERS CHAMPAGNE HANDICAP CHASE (3); value
to the winner �,640; 3m.
(9 runners)
1
111F0-3 BATTLE OF SHILOH 35 (PH) T R George 8-11-12............... A P Heskin 97
2
6F4-P30 BALLYKAN 46 (P,T;D) N Twiston-Davies 7-11-10...................... D Jacob 95
3
1870-6U THOMAS BROWN 26 (B;D) H Fry 8-11-10 .......................... N P Madden 85
4
121P-41 MONBEG CHARMER 41 (H,T;CD) C Longsdon 6-11-8.......... J J Burke 93
5
451-P25 MARCILHAC 26 (CD) Miss V Williams 8-11-8 ........................... S Bowen 96
6
7P8-6P2 RELENTLESS DREAMER 14 (P,T) Miss R Curtis 8-11-6........... J Bowen (5) 95
7
0-52053 IT?S A GIMME 66 (T) Jonjo O?Neill 10-11-3 ........................ A Coleman l99
8
-2P1177 STILL BELIEVING 14 (C) E Williams 9-11-1 .............................. A Wedge 98
9
90F-449 WILL O?THE WEST 25 H Daly 6-10-11.................................... R Johnson 92
BETTING: 4 Relentless Dreamer, 9-2 Monbeg Charmer, 5 Battle Of Shiloh, 6
Thomas Brown, It?s A Gimme, 8 Ballykan, Marcilhac, 11 Still Believing
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 7 2
2016: Fox Appeal 9-11-9 R Johnson 4-1 (Miss E Lavelle), 15 ran.
BATTLE OF SHILOH (11-7) 9-2 led 6
out, headed next, rallied 2 out, kept
on well, 3rd of 8 (btn 3 1 / 4l) to Sir
Mangan (11-2) (Bangor 3m hcap ch
(2) �,266 soft).
THOMAS BROWN (10-10) 9-1 ridden
2 out, kept on, 6th of 16 (btn 16l) to
Go Conquer (11-0) BALLYKAN (106) 16-1 behind from 3 out, 10th (btn
26l) (16 ran) (Ascot 3m hcap ch Grd
3 (1) �,950 good).
MONBEG CHARMER (11-8) 11-4 fav
made all, not fluent 7th, pressed
run-in, kept finding, stayed on well,
bt MARCILHAC (11-12) 8-1 every
chance, pressing winner, no impression, 13/4l STILL BELIEVING (11-6)
6-1 last (btn 39l) (7 ran) (Ludlow 3m
3.05
FORM
hcap ch (3) �498 good).
MARCILHAC (11-12) 7-2 faded, 5th of
8 (btn 32l) to Walk In The Mill (11-8)
(Ascot 3m hcap ch (3) �,245 soft).
RELENTLESS DREAMER (11-11) 14-1
led 5 out, headed towards finish, btn
11/4l by Audacious Plan (11-9) STILL
BELIEVING (11-6) 25-1 no threat,
7th (btn 36l) (12 ran) (Ludlow 31/4m
hcap ch (3) �,394 good).
IT?S A GIMME (10-8) 12-1 headway 5
out, stayed on, 3rd of 14 (btn 9l) to
Bob Ford (10-0) (Chepstow 3m hcap
ch (2) �,768 good).
WILL O?THE WEST (11-0) 6-1 mistakes,
behind, tailed off, 9th of 10 (well btn)
to Toviere (11-0) (Ascot 3m nov
hcap ch (3) �798 good to soft).
TANNERS PROSECCO HCAP HURDLE (LADY AMATEUR
RIDERS) (4); winner �239; 2m.
(10 runners)
1
0747-72 CLOONACOOL 49 (P;BF,D) Stuart Edmunds 8-12-0.. Miss G Andrews 93
2
25F-111 ASCENDANT 45 (CD) J Farrelly 11-11-12 ................. Miss J Hughes (3) 98
3
435-568 DOVILS DATE 27 (D) T Vaughan 8-11-11.................... Brodie Hampson 85
4
1-133P INN THE BULL 28 (CD) A King 4-11-8................... Miss L M Pinchin (7) 97
5
242-4 LITTERALE CI 60 (BF) H Fry 4-11-7.......................Miss A O?Connor (3) 96
6
0174P-4 TINDARO F53 (P,T;D) P Webber 10-11-3 ...................... Miss S Smith (7) ?
7
4-41435 PRUSSIAN EAGLE 30 (D) E Williams 6-11-3 ......... Miss I Williams (7) l99
8
8222-85 NEFYN BAY 25 (T;D) D McCain 8-10-11................... Miss A McCain (5) 95
9
50-0P53 STUCCODOR 14 (B,T) Mrs S Leech 8-10-8............. Miss H Gregory (7) 86
10 6143/P- LINCOLN COUNTY 266 Oliver Greenall 6-10-8........... Miss L Brooke (3) ?
BETTING: 3 Ascendant, 7-2 Litterale Ci, 5 Cloonacool, 15-2 Inn The Bull, 8 Nefyn
Bay, 10 Prussian Eagle, 16 Lincoln County, Tindaro, Stuccodor, Dovils Date
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
3.35
TANNERS CLARET STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE
(4); value to the winner �899; 1m 6f. (14 runners)
1
COTSWOLD WAY P Hobbs 4-11-0 ........................................... R Johnson ?
2
1-9 CRACKING DESTINY 53 (H;BF) N Henderson 4-11-0 ......... J Bowen (5) ?
3
4-1 FLASH THE STEEL 73 D Skelton 5-11-0 ................................... H Skelton ?
4
GUYBOY S-J Davies 4-11-0 ............................................... C Hammond (7) ?
5
HARAMBE A King 4-11-0 ............................................................ T Bellamy ?
6
4 HIGGS 220 S-J Davies 4-11-0................................................ R T Dunne l99
7
LAKE WASHINGTON Miss V Williams 4-11-0 ......................... A Coleman ?
8
LET?S GET AT IT H Whittington 4-11-0................................... H Bannister ?
9
0 MONK?S VIEW 42 B Pauling 4-11-0 .............................................. D Jacob ?
10
3-2 PRESENT FROM DUBAI 221 R Phillips 4-11-0......................... I Popham ?
11
B-1 ROCCO 45 N Twiston-Davies 4-11-0..................................... J Bargary (3) ?
12
4 RUSSIAN SPY 39 E Williams 4-11-0 ............................................ A Wedge ?
13
THIBAULT K Bailey 4-11-0 ............................................................... D Bass ?
14
TIGER SKY H Fry 4-10-7.......................................................... N P Madden ?
BETTING: 5 Flash The Steel, 6 Rocco, 7 Harambe, Cotswold Way, 8 Tiger Sky,
Cracking Destiny, 11 Thibault, Lake Washington, Let?s Get At It
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 1 1 1 1
2016: Top Ville Ben 4-11-2 J McGrath 11-8 Fav (N Henderson), 14 ran.
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
H
LACAN (6.10 Kempton, nap) is lookin? good. He
was a very cosy winner over course and distance
last month and can follow up off just a 5lb higher mark.
Ace all-weather jockey Luke Morris needs no introduction around here. He can steer the tip home.
MONBEG CHARMER (2.30 Ludlow, nb) put in a
decent performance to win over course and distance on his last start. That was only his second start
over fences and there should be more to come.
OUR MAN IN HAVANA (1.45 Lingfield, treble) liked
the step up to seven furlongs last time, staying on
well when knuckling down to business. He has been
nudged up just 1lb and is the value call against runners
from bigger yards who are sure to be punted.
H
H
nSUPER Sirius was a shining
star for punters at Catterick
when his nap bet Bollin Line
crossed the line in first place
at a tasty 15-2.
CATTERICK
Going: Good to soft (Soft)
12.20: 1 OSKAR DENARIUS Mr
James King (9-2); 2 Irish Hawke (7-2
fav); 3 Dragonfli (12-1). 13 ran. 12l;
1 1/ 4l. Mrs J Mason. T: �80; �70,
�10, �40. Ex: �.50. Tric: �2.
Trif: �8.70. CF: �.32. NR: Cadore,
Running In Heels, Russian Royale.
12.50: 1 SOLO SAXOPHONE H
Skelton (6-4 fav); 2 Outcrop (40-1); 3
Haulani (11-4). 9 ran. 4l; 4 1 / 2 l. D
Skelton. T: �40; �40, �50, �20.
Ex: �.60. Trifecta: �7. CF: �.82.
NR: Lazarus.
1.20: 1 ALZAMMAAR J England (11-2);
3 ran (Impulsive Star 10-11 fav). . Sam
England. T: �60; Ex: �10. Trifecta:
�10. NR: Shades Of Midnight.
1.50: 1 BUCKLE STREET H Stock (4-1
jt fav); 2 Tanarpino (4-1 jt fav); 3
Pokora Du Lys (10-1). 11 ran. 13/4l;
14l. M Keighley. T: �30; �40,
�80, �10. Ex: �.90. Tricast:
�6.57. Trifecta: �2.80. CF:
�.02. NR: Classical Milano.
2.20: 1 IT?LL DO RIGHTLY A P
Cawley (7-1); 2 Duffy Allen (10-1); 3
Booyakasha (5-2 jtfav). 10 ran (Spin
The Coin 5-2 jtfav). 8l; 33/4l. Caroline
Mccaldin (Ire). T: �90; �50, �40,
�30. Ex: �.80. Trifecta: �7.40.
CF: �.92. NR: Drums Of War, Espoir
De Teillee, Outback Blue.
2.50: 1 BOLLIN LINE L Edwards (15-2);
2 Tomorrow?s Legend (11-1); 3
Paddling (10-1). 9 ran (Thisonetime 3-1
fav). 11/2l; 6l. Lucinda Egerton. T: �80;
�10, �50, �90. Ex: �.70. Tric:
�6.97. Trifa: �03.80. CF: �.52.
NR: Casual Cavalier, John Williams.
3.20: 1 RETURN TICKET B Hughes
(5-4 fav); 2 Haasab (9-2); 3 Simply
Mani (9-2). 9 ran. 6l; 11l. J M Jefferson. T: �30; �20, �40, �70.
Ex: �60. Trifecta: �.40. CF: �96.
P/POT: �8. Q/POT: �2.20
FAKENHAM
Going: Soft
12.40: 1 BANJO GIRL Maxime
Tissier (2-1); 2 Dory (7-4 fav); 3
Potters Midnight (7-2). 7 ran. 5l; 13l.
Mrs L Wadham. T: �10; �30, �
Ex: �80. Trifecta: �.50. CF: �63.
1.10: 1 MINELLA GATHERING P
Brennan (3-1 fav); 2 Pennywell (6-1); 3
Scooby (7-2). 8 ran. 2l; 3 / 4 l. P
Henderson. T: �20; �50, �40,
�80. Ex: �.40. Tricast: �.
Trifecta: �2.10. CF: �.94.
1.40: 1 CREEP DESBOIS D Jacob (65 fav); 2 Popelys Gull (7-1); 3
Princeton Royale (12-1). 7 ran. 1l;
11/4l. B Pauling. T: �10; � �30.
Ex: �10. Trifecta: �.80. CF: �01.
2.10: 1 GIN AND TONIC J Quinlan (92); 2 Cubswin (4-1); 3 Walsingham
Grange (7-2 fav). 7 ran. nk; 2 1 / 4l. M
Wigham. T: �40; �40, �80. Ex:
�.70. Tric: �.84. Trif: �.80. CF:
�.01. NR: Aza Run, Hurricane Rita.
2.40: 1 MORTENS LEAM Kielan
Woods (4-5 fav); 2 Oakidoaki (9-1); 3
Tommy The Rascal (11-1). 5 ran. 11l;
7l. Mrs P Sly. T: �60; �30, �70.
Ex: �50. Trifecta: �.30. CF: �05.
3.10: 1 RIO QUINTO R Johnson (7-1);
2 Potters Hedger (11-1); 3 Craigmor
(33-1). 9 ran (William Hunter 15-8 fav).
34l; 10l. Olly Murphy. T: �10; �70,
�30, �30. Ex: �.50. Trifecta:
�2. CF: �.47.
P/POT: �4. Q/POT: �.90
SOUTHWELL
Going: Standard
12.30: 1 SHADES OF MIST P J
McDonald (16-1); 2 Good Impression
(7-1); 3 Lady Lintera (7-1). 14 ran
(Navarra Princess 5-1 fav). 1/2l; 1l. T
Coyle. T: �.40; �90, �70, �40.
Ex: �9.90. Tricast: �2.91. Trifecta:
�37.20. CF: �8.33.
1.00: 1 MAMA AFRICA Jane Elliott
(11-1); 2 Muqarred (13-2); 3 Mach
One (11-8 fav). 8 ran. 2 1 / 4l; nk. T D
Barron. T: �90; �30, �80, �10.
Ex: �.60. Tricast: �6.14. Trifecta:
�2.40. CF: �.18.
1.30: 1 JACK THE TRUTH F Berry
(13-8 fav); 2 Ladies First (11-4); 3
Canadian Royal (5-2). 8 ran. 3l; 1/2l. G
Scott. T: �50; �10, �10, �30.
Ex: �70. Trifecta: �.50. CF: �13.
NR: Khaleefa Bay, Motley Crew.
2.00: 1 CAPTAIN LARS G Malune (91); 2 Tricky Dicky (11-4 fav); 3
Handsome Dude (9-1). 9 ran. 11/4l; 1l.
D Shaw. T: �; �70, �40, �10.
Ex: �.60. Tricast: �1.36. Trifecta:
�3.80. CF: �.67.
2.30: 1 THROCKLEY G Lee (15-8); 2
Every Chance (5-4 fav); 3 Brigadoon
(7-2). 4 ran. 2l; 7l. C Dore. T: �50; Ex:
�50. Trifecta: �70. CF: �46. NR:
Chestnut Storm, Tatting.
3.00: 1 QUEENS ROYALE R Winston
(11-1); 2 Best Tamayuz (11-4 fav); 3
Big Amigo (8-1). 10 ran. 2l; 2 1/ 2l. M
Appleby. T: �.30; � �30, �50.
Ex: �.90. Tricast: �9.90. Trifecta:
�8.60. CF: �.44.
3.30: 1 PEARL ACCLAIM T
Marquand (5-1); 2 Red Stripes (10-1);
3 Gnaad (9-4 fav). 10 ran. shd; 13/4l. D
C Griffiths. T: � �50, �80, �60.
Ex: �.30. Tricast: �6.51. Trifecta:
�5.90. CF: �.12.
JACKPOT: Not won, �033.12 c/o.
P/POT: �.40. Q/POT: �.50
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: KEMPTON 5.40 Albishr R Hannon to S Dow, 6.10 Bluff Crag R
Hughes to P McBride, 6.10 Dance Teacher R Beckett to D Elsworth, 6.40 Natalie
Express H Pantall to H Spiller, 7.40 Grey Diamond M Johnston to D P Quinn, 7.40
Sea?s Aria Denis Hogan to M Hoad. nLINGFIELD 1.10 Drumochter C Hills to J
Osborne, 2.55 Jalingo J P Ferguson to A Stronge, 2.55 Noble Behest M Tregoning to
R Stephens, 3.25 Deebaj A Dunn to G L Moore, 3.25 Heron H Palmer to B Johnson,
3.25 Quebec M Sheppard to R Ingram. LUDLOW 1.55 Maire Banrigh R Black to D
Skelton, 3.05 Lincoln County C Von Der Recke to O Greenall, 3.35 Flash The Steel
Jonathan Fogarty to D Skelton, 3.35 Present From Dubai D Doyle to R Phillips, 3.35
Rocco C Bowe to N Twiston-Davies. NEWBURY 12.30 Leoro P Schiergen to C Mann,
12.30 Royale Zanzibar G Macaire to T Symonds, 12.30 Style De Garde Y Fouin to N
Henderson, 1.00 Pacific De Baune P Doyle to N Henderson, 1.00 Red Hot Chilly D
Burchell to F O?Brien, 1.00 Shufoog W Haggas to M Usher, 1.30 Cosmos Des
Obeaux D Skelton to N Henderson, 2.40 Born To Size W J Burke to R Woollacott,
3.45 Empreinte Reconce A Lacombe to C Tizzard. nHOT TRAINERS: S Dow 3 from
7; N Henderson 8 from 27; A Honeyball 5 from 15. nHOT JOCKEYS: G Sheehan 5
from 13; R M Power 6 from 20; R T Dunne 4 from 12; H Skelton 9 from 32. nJOB
JOCKEYS: KEMPTON O Murphy rides Michael Corleone (4.40) for M Meade, 4 winners from 11 rides, 36%. T Marquand rides Magic Mirror (7.10) for M Rimell, 6 from
19, 32%. LINGFIELD K Shoemark rides Cleverley (12.10) for H Candy, 3 from 9, 33%.
Oisin Murphy rides Mewtow (12.10) for G Scott, 5 from 17, 29%. LUDLOW D Jacob
rides Ballykan (2.30) for N Twiston-Davies, 28 from 88, 32%. A Tinkler rides
Ifandbutwhynot (1.20) for T Easterby, 3 from 10, 30%. NEWBURY R M Power rides
Morello Royale (2.05) for C Tizzard, 16 from 38, 42%. N Fehily rides Ms Parfois (2.05)
for A Honeyball, 9 from 25, 36%.
GREYHOUND TIPS AND SP
SELECTIONS
nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Springlawn Gent (2-13) 11.19 Killala Paddy (2-4-1) 11.34
Ballygibba Honey (nap) (1-4-5) 11.48 Dysert
Falcon (5-3-4) 12.04 Lumberjack (nb) (1-3-6)
12.18 Suirview Eric (5-2-4) 12.32 Killeacle
Owly (4-3-6) 12.47 Homeric (2-4-3) 1.04
Rockmount Belle (3-6-5) 1.19 Cefn Megan
(5-2-4) 1.33 Some Detail (1-2-3) 1.51
Clonleigh Bella (6-1-4)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Corrakelly Storm (2-16) 11.28 Havana Hi Ace (5-6-2) 11.42
Queenies Ace (1-4-5) 11.57 Target Chayd
(nb) (5-1-6) 12.12 Everyones Friend (nap) (52-1) 12.27 Some Dancer (1-3-4) 12.42
Caledonian Time (5-3-1) 12.58 Emers Ace (26-5) 1.12 Sparta Mcgregor (4-3-1) 1.27
Alnwick Coco (6-4-1) 1.44 Best Feature (6-14) 1.58 Droopys Happy (2-6-5)
nHOVE: 2.08 Borg Queen (3-4-1) 2.27 Baby
Bless Him (nb) (2-5-3) 2.47 Imaginary Impact
(1-3-2) 3.07 Mountain Isle (1-4-3) 3.28
Ballymac Kincora (2-1-3) 3.48 Ascot Harry
(2-5-1) 4.08 On The Sozzle (5-4-1) 4.27
Cockney Lass (2-1-5) 4.47 Janes Blaze (2-53) 5.07 Swift Victoria (nap) (2-3-1) 5.22
Dower Brae (6-3-5) 5.38 Siobhans Fancy (64-2) 5.56 Two Doves (2-4-3) 6.11 Winetavern
Spy (2-6-1)
nBELLE VUE: 2.18 Pennys Bluebell (6-1-4)
2.37 Overall Milly (2-4-6) 2.57 Gymstar
Tumbler (4-2-1) 3.17 Domestic Lad (6-1-3)
3.38 Sugar Ray Kate (2-6-5) 3.58 Millwood
Ace (2-4-1) 4.18 Ballymac Hestia (nap) (3-24) 4.37 Tyrur Daly (2-4-1) 4.57 Springwell
Click (nb) (2-3-1) 5.17 Outdoor Queen (4-1-6)
5.33 Ranchers Gismo (1-3-5) 5.47 Factotem
Boy (4-2-3) 6.04 Redhill Lucy (4-1-3) 6.18
Quicksilverjemma (1-2-6)
nSWINDON: 6.28 Suirview Royal (nb) (6-5-2)
6.44 Cu Sith Solo (4-3-2) 7.01 Uncle Todd (51-4) 7.16 Whole Lotto Luck (6-2-3) 7.32
Mohican Eric (2-4-5) 7.48 Fennis Conor (4-36) 8.04 Lemming Esther (2-3-5) 8.19
Glasheen Suzie (3-2-4) 8.36 Turnpike Breeze
(1-3-2) 8.52 Rattle An Roll (nap) (4-1-6) 9.07
Aero Cyrus (2-5-3) 9.22 Boherash Prevail (54-1)
nYARMOUTH: 6.33 Jacks Yer Man (1-2-5)
6.49 Telex Honey (5-4-2) 7.06 Profit Share (46-5) 7.22 Gores Lady (3-2-4) 7.37 Steady On
Mike (nap) (4-1-3) 7.53 Snowys Triple A (2-63) 8.09 Crinkill Ace (6-3-4) 8.24 Moors To
Come (3-6-5) 8.41 Swift Bullet (nb) (4-2-6)
8.57 Thats Grand (5-1-4) 9.12 Roxys Prince
(3-2-1)
nSUNDERLAND: 6.39 Suncroft Suzie (nap)
(1-4-3) 6.56 Jalpa (5-3-4) 7.11 Jacks Champ
(nb) (1-2-4) 7.27 Tae End Mint (1-6-4) 7.43
Darlo Gazza (3-5-4) 7.58 Porthall Nemo (3-21) 8.14 Ballyknock Fizz (3-5-4) 8.31 Havana
Blackbird (5-6-3) 8.47 Long Lost Friend (2-56) 9.02 Shrewd Operator (6-1-2) 9.17
53
Rathmore Feather (4-5-1)
nROMFORD: 6.36 Conlig Master (2-1-3)
6.55 Cooldevane Bess (6-5-4) 7.12 To Tone
Sammy (nap) (3-6-1) 7.29 Jaytee Hollywood
(6-2-5) 7.46 Borwick Dubai (nb) (3-2-1) 8.03
Usain Im Cool (2-3-6) 8.21 Headleys Serena
(1-3-6) 8.37 Methodical (1-2-3) 8.53 Ardrahan
Johnny (5-4-1) 9.09 Billy Talks (6-2-5) 9.26
Ajlo Bona Fido (6-1-4) 9.44 Pipette (3-4-5)
RESULTS
nCRAYFORD: 2.08 Silvus Raven 5-1 (2-1-3
BAGS F �.49 TC �2.69). 2.27 Anfield
Mary 7-2 (5-6-1 �.23 TC �.22). 2.47 Jolly
Ringer 8-1 (2-4-1 �.66 TC �5.48). 3.07
Lisnakill Andy 9-4f (5-6-4 �.00 TC �.12).
3.28 Farnes Fidel 4-1 (3-2-1 �.70 TC
�.62). 3.48 Olwinn Prince 3-1 (2-1-5
�.31 TC �.91). 4.08 Ballynabee Lucy 74jt (2-1-4 �.47 TC �.86). 4.27 Knockard
Prince 2-1jt (1-3-2 �84 TC �.81). 4.47
Subzero 5-2 (1-3-6 �.58 TC �.81). 5.07
Zenas Nidge 4-1 (6-4-1 �.34 TC �6.00).
5.22 Cronody Susie 6-1 (1-2-4 �.04 TC
�7.89). 5.38 Champagne Amy 6-1 (1-2-3
�.77 TC �00). 5.56 Jaxx Burlesque 9-4f
(4-5-1 �.13 TC �.75). 6.11 Stallone
Freddie 4-1 (DH 3rd 5-1-4 �.10 TC �00,
5-1-3 TC �00). Placer (1-6) �79.00, (9-14)
�2.00.
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Salacres Castell 7-1
(6-2-1 BAGS F �.00 TC �2.58). 11.19
Victoria Jaxx 7-2 (2-6-5 �.06 TC �.63).
11.34 Slip The Cash 4-1 (6-4-2 �.57 TC
�.95). 11.48 Tellhimjohn 7-2 (4-6-5 �.35
TC �.71). 12.04 Slaneyside Peggy 6-4f (64-2 �.23 TC �.10). 12.18 Haggswood
River 3-1 (1-5-6 �.79 TC �.24). 12.32
Hilldun Diamond 9-4f (4-3-6 �.34 TC
�.44). 12.47 Salacres Miles 5-1 (2-4-6
�.91 TC �.56). 1.04 Gulleen Sue 11-4jt
(4-6-5 �.18 TC �.64). 1.19
Haggswoodstripes 4-1 (6-2-5 �.93 TC
�.71). 1.33 Lozzas Gold 4-1 (1-4-3 �.39
TC �.55). 1.51 Faydas Pearl 6-4f (6-2-1
�74 TC �.20). Placer (1-6) �6.00, (712) �1.00.
nPERRY BARR: 11.11 Keeperhill Leda 7-4f
(4-1-2 BAGS F �08 TC �00). 11.28 Pumas
Baby 4-1 (4-3-2 �.49 TC �.58). 11.42
Morell Blaze 6-1 (3-1-5 �.54 TC �6.61).
11.57 Swift Nessa 4-1 (4-1-3 �.17 TC
�.63). 12.12 Phoenix Herrera 10-1 (6-5-3
�.99 TC �5.78). 12.27 Barntick Dew 6-1
(2-1-6 �.13 TC �.57). 12.42 Stassen 5-4f
(4-6-3 �71 TC �.95). 12.58 Southwind
Coco 7-2 (2-1-4 �.81 TC �.47). 1.12
Skyfire Blue 7-4f (4-2-3 �59 TC �.47).
1.27 Alien Peace 7-4f (6-3-4 �.79 TC
�.09). 1.44 Franco Lorenza 4-1 (1-6-4
�.25 TC �4.59). 1.58 Poormans Secret
8-1 (6-4-3 �.97 TC �0.93). Placer (1-6)
�6.00, (7-12) �70.00.
nSUNDERLAND: 2.18 Mainstreet Ava 5-2jt
(3-1-6 BAGS F �.94 TC �.20). 2.37
Lemming Jet 5-2f (1-4-3 �.96 TC �.27).
2.57 No News 4-1 (1-2-3 �.54 TC �.58).
3.17 Knockroe Oak 5-1 (1-6-5 �.60 TC
�3.04). 3.38 Ashgrove Milly 5-1 (5-4-6
�.35 TC �.17). 3.58 Quivers Ken 7-2 (54-2 �.69 TC �.32). 4.18 Biddies Field 31 (5-4-6 �.40 TC �5.39). 4.37 Ryecroft
Bell 5-1 (2-1-3 �.08 TC �.54). 4.57
Cuteasabutton 8-1 (6-4-2 �.23 TC
�6.56). 5.17 Threejays Katie 7-2 (4-6-3
�.50 TC �.80). 5.33 Balmoral Indi 5-2 (24-5 �.38 TC �.57). 5.47 Farloe Solo 5-2jt
(2-3-1 �.39 TC �.14). 6.04 Morgans Mac
2-1f (4-2-1 �54 TC �.12). 6.18 Havana
Tip Top 5-1 (2-6-4 �.06 TC �.22). Placer
(1-6) �1.00, (9-14) �3.00.
nNEWCASTLE: 6.28 Brockadale Boy 9-2 (61-5 BAGS F �.59 TC �.34). 6.44 Soju
Elvis 6-4f (1-3-6 �.77 TC �.84). 7.01
Beatties Fantasy 2-1f (5-4-2 �.55 TC
�.25). 7.16 Swift Andre 3-1 (6-1-3 �.36
TC �.51). 7.32 Target Jenny 2-1f (2-6-4
�.42 TC �.43). 7.48 Sidarian Zoom 4-1
(5-4-6 �.71 TC �.12). 8.04 Hans Solo 8-1
(1-4-5 �.73 TC �8.16). 8.19 Mullaca
Spice 5-2jt (4-6-1 �.76 TC �.96). 8.36
Oor Lucky 3-1 (DH 2nd 3-1-5 �02 TC
�.96, 3-5-1 �.74 TC �.31). 8.52 Target
Kenzie 3-1 (6-1-5 �63 TC �.93). 9.07 Cant
Say Aword 7-4f (2-3-6 �.51 TC �.28).
9.22 Swift Phoebe 2-1f (5-6-4 �98 TC
�.77). Placer (1-6) �9.00, (7-12) �2.00.
nKINSLEY: 6.33 Manilla Rex 11-4 (1-4-5
BAGS F �.85 TC �.26). 6.49 Darkstar
Gary 5-2 (6-2-3 �.52 TC �.73). 7.06
Bisto Diva 7-2 (2-1-5 �.93 TC �.28). 7.22
Howliknowya 3-1 (3-2-1 �.85 TC �.31).
7.37 Dundrod River 4-1 (1-3-6 �.68 TC
�.58). 7.53 Boozed Zeus 3-1 (5-6-2 �.06
TC �.29). 8.09 Ehtellus 11-4 (4-6-1 �.46
TC �.77). 8.24 Jubilee Jen 4-1 (6-3-1
�.94 TC �.05). 8.41 Slaneyside Savvy 72 (5-6-1 �.82 TC �.99). 8.57 Acomb
Breeze 4-1 (4-2-1 �.11 TC �6.70). 9.12
Slatta Blue 9-4f (6-3-2 �.18 TC �.57).
Placer (1-6) �.10, (6-11) �1.00.
nSHEFFIELD: 6.39 Ballyhall Hero 11-4 (4-6-1
BAGS F �.59 TC �.83). 6.56 Swift
Avanti 7-2 (6-1-2 �.43 TC �.95). 7.11
Night Dancer 6-4f (4-5-2 �47 TC �.56).
7.27 Soothing Susy 3-1 (4-5-6 �.59 TC
�.90). 7.43 Soars Above 2-5f (2-3-6 �31
TC �00). 7.58 Layla Livs Mil 4-1 (6-2-3
�.05 TC �.53). 8.14 Swift Aspen 7-4 (42-1 �56 TC �00). 8.31 Brickhill Kim 5-1
(3-6-2 �.77 TC �.82). 8.47 Droopys
Zephyr 7-2 (4-2-3 �30 TC �.48). 9.02
Masada Bing 11-4 (3-2-1 �.68 TC �.78).
9.17 Dorotas Vic 5-4f (6-4-3 �.53 TC
�.44). 9.31 Breakthenews 10-11 (2-4 1-2
�80). 9.46 Alien Wisdom 8-1 (4-1-6 �.22
TC �4.22). 10.00 Liberty Law 9-4 (6-3-4
�.45 TC �.10). Placer (1-6) �.10.
54 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
LINGFIELD
TEMPLEGATE
11.40 ......................Culpability
12.10 ....................Sophie Gray
12.40 .....................Completely
1.10..............................Lazarus
1.45 ..........Our Man In Havana
2.20.........................Billyoakes
2.55....................Noble Behest
3.25...........Nurse Nightingale
GOING: STANDARD
TOM PEPPER
11.40 ......................Culpability
12.10.........................Oskemen
12.40.......................Perfection
1.10..............................Lazarus
1.45 ...................Motown Mick
2.20..............................Zenovia
2.20....................Noble Behest
3.25 ..............................Quebec
nTIC-TAC: Polytrack all-weather course, left-handed and 1m 2f round with a 2f run-in.
nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2012-2017): P Evans
79-548, R Hannon 77-443, W Haggas 66-207, J Gosden 55-285. THIS SEASON: R
Hannon 24, W Haggas 18, J Osborne 9. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2012-2017): A
Kirby 190-940, L Morris 149-1159, S W Kelly 67-592, L Keniry 62-654. THIS SEASON: A
Kirby 21, L Morris 21, T Marquand 14. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: My Brother Mike
(3.25) trained at Butterton. Round trip of 392 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
11.40
BETWAY EBF NOVICE STAKES (DIV 1) (Class 5);
2-y-o; value to the winner �911; 1m.(10 runners)
1 (1)
0008 AMENHOTEPTHETHIRD 71 M Gillard 9-2 ....................... N Garbutt (3) ?
2 (9)
ARGENT BLEU R Ingram 9-2................................................... S Drowne ?
3 (7)
99 BALKHASH 27 C Cox 9-2 ........................................................... A Kirby 86
4 (5)
89 BELOVED KNIGHT 7 Mrs L Mongan 9-2 .......................... T Marquand 74
5 (8)
57 BRIGHAM YOUNG 28 Ed Walker 9-2 ................................... L Keniry l99
6 (10)
CULPABILITY J Gosden 9-2....................................................... R Havlin ?
7 (2)
8 THREE WEEKS 28 W Haggas 9-2........................................... M Harley 87
8 (4)
08 BORN TO SPEND 14 I Williams 8-11 .................................. S Donohoe 78
9 (3)
0 DIABLERY 34 J Gosden 8-11................................................. N Mackay 82
10 (6)
69 THISTIMELASTYEAR 15 P Hide 8-11.............................. H Crouch (3) 94
BETTING: 5-4 Culpability, 7-2 Three Weeks, 8 Diablery, Brigham Young, 10
Balkhash, Thistimelastyear, 20 Argent Bleu, 25 Born To Spend
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
12.10
BETWAY EBF NOVICE STAKES (DIV 2) (5); 2-y-o;
value to the winner �911; 1m.
(9 runners)
1 (7)
97 BARNAY 32 M Tregoning 9-2 .................................................. M Dwyer 91
2 (9)
0 JETPAC 84 Mrs L Mongan 9-2 .............................................. G Downing ?
3 (3)
6 MEWTOW 18 (H) G Scott 9-2................................................. O Murphy 90
4 (4)
94 OSKEMEN 42 C Cox 9-2 ............................................................. A Kirby 98
5 (8)
7 VENTURA MAGIC 32 R Hannon 9-2 ................................. T Marquand 90
6 (6)
30 CLASSIC CHARM 28 D Ivory 8-11........................................ J Duern (3) ?
7 (1)
0 CLEVERLEY 21 H Candy 8-11 ............................................ K Shoemark ?
8 (2)
SOPHIE GRAY J Gosden 8-11.................................................... R Havlin ?
9 (5)
3 SWEET CHARITY 29 D Coakley 8-11 ..................................... F Berry l99
BETTING: 5-2 Oskemen, 3 Sophie Gray, 7-2 Sweet Charity, 6 Ventura Magic, 8
Mewtow, 10 Barnay, 25 Cleverley, 33 Classic Charm, 50 Jetpac
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
12.40
32RED CASINO EBF FILLIES? NOVICE STAKES (5);
2-y-o; value to the winner �911; 7f. (12 runners)
1 (11)
07 ASTROBLAZE 15 M Tompkins 8-12....................................... J Haynes 85
2 (1)
COMPLETELY J Gosden 8-12 ................................................... Doubtful ?
3 (5)
COSMIC LOVE W Haggas 8-12..................................... Georgia Cox (3) ?
4 (3)
DANCING BRAVE BEAR E Vaughan 8-12 ........................... S Donohoe ?
5 (12) 4226 DAYBREAK 19 (BF) H Morrison 8-12.................................... O Murphy 98
6 (2)
364 KATIE LEE 51 H Candy 8-12 ...................................... Nicola Currie (7) 89
7 (8)
9 MARILYN M 203 G Scott 8-12 ............................................ K Shoemark ?
8 (4)
4 PERFECTION 34 (BF) J Gosden 8-12................................... R Havlin l99
9 (6)
RENNY?S LADY P Evans 8-12 ...................................................... F Berry ?
10 (7)
SUHAYL MOON C Appleby 8-12............................................... M Harley ?
11 (10)
TORNEQUETA MAY (PH) Adam West 8-12 .............................. J Quinn ?
12 (9)
TOUGH LASS G Peckham 8-12 ................................................. L Morris ?
BETTING: 2 Perfection, 3 Daybreak, 13-2 Suhayl Moon, 8 Completely, 10 Cosmic
Love, Katie Lee, 12 Tough Lass, 20 Marilyn M
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
1.10
BETWAY CLASSIFIED SELLING STAKES (6); value to
the winner �264; 1m 2f.
(5 runners)
1 (4) 562599P BLACK DAVE 12 (V;CD) P Evans 7-9-3 .................................. F Berry l99
2 (5) 50-6900 TOP DIKTAT 49 (VH;D) G L Moore 9-9-3 ........................ H Crouch (3) 73
3 (3) 3531846 DRUMOCHTER 54 (D) J Osborne 3-9-1............................... D Costello 97
4 (2)
62500 LAZARUS J16 (T) Miss A Murphy 3-9-1 ........................... K Shoemark 83
5 (1) 7980700 MOOREA 7 J Bridger 3-9-1 ................................................ M Godwin (3) ?
BETTING: 5-4 Drumochter, 6-4 Lazarus, 5 Black Dave, 14 Top Diktat, 33 Moorea
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2 2-5 7 2
2016: Juste Pour Nous 3-9-0 J Fanning 11-4 (M Johnston) drawn 5, 7 ran.
1.45
32RED.COM NURSERY (4); 2-y-o; value to winner
�946; 7f.
(7 runners)
1 (6) 8541123 MOTOWN MICK 42 (BF) R Hannon 9-10 ........................... T J Murphy 96
2 (4) 6925821 ZALSHAH 19 (P;D) R Hannon 9-7 ........................................... Doubtful 96
3 (5) 4921622 CENTRAL CITY 30 (BF) H Palmer 9-4..................................... Doubtful 96
4 (7) 071673 THE MUMS 19 (V) J Gosden 9-3 .............................................. R Havlin 85
5 (1) 1290121 OUR MAN IN HAVANA 30 (D) R J Price 9-1......................... W Cox (5) 97
6 (2) 8724516 DIAMOND PURSUIT 14 (D) J Hughes 8-8 ................ Nicola Currie (7) 98
7 (3) 6580561 ROSEAU CITY 6 (B;D) D Elsworth 8-0(6ex) ................... Hollie Doyle l99
BETTING: 2 Motown Mick, 4 Our Man In Havana, 11-2 The Mums, 10 Roseau City,
Diamond Pursuit
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2016: No corresponding race.
FORM
1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10 (btn 1l) to
MOTOWN MICK (9-5) 9-4 co fav ridden
Lady Willpower (8-7) (Chelmsford 6f
2f out, stayed on well final furlong,
hcap (5) �528 AW).
3rd of 5 (btn 23/4l) to Elsaakb (8-0)
DIAMOND PURSUIT (9-13) 9-2 in rear,
(Kempton 7f hcap (3) �469 AW).
pushed along and headway entering
ZALSHAH (9-9) 5-1 led final furlong, bt
final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th
Dance Emperor (9-5) 1l (9 ran)
of 11 (btn 31/4l) to Fire Orchid (8-12)
(Chelmsford 7f hcap (5) �528 AW).
(Lingfield 7f hcap (6) �264 AW).
OUR MAN IN HAVANA (8-7) 5-1 led 1f
out, stayed on, bt CENTRAL CITY ROSEAU CITY (9-2) 10-1 in touch,
headway and switched right over 1f
(9-4) 7-4 fav led, ridden 1f out, headout, kept on well to lead towards fined final furlong, stayed on, nk (5 ran)
ish, bt Bezos (9-2) 1 3 / 4 l (11 ran)
(W?hampton 7f hcap (4) �528 AW).
(Chelmsford 7f hcap (6) �234 AW).
THE MUMS (9-7) 12-1 close up, ridden
2.20
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (6); value to the winner
�264; 6f.
(12 runners)
1 (12) -540327 SPIN TOP 21 (V;C) W Muir 3-9-7.............................................. Doubtful 96
2 (9) 5814575 ZENOVIA 7 (BH,T;BF,D) Archie Watson 3-9-7.................... E Greatrex 95
3 (10) 83-0789 FULLON CLARETS 14 (P;CD) Mrs L Mongan 5-9-7................. F Berry 94
4 (7) 2341025 ARCANISTA 8 (P;D) C Dwyer 4-9-6 ................................... P Hainey (7) 98
5 (6) -880430 BOBBY VEE 173 (D) D Ivory 3-9-6 ....................................... J Duern (3) 85
6 (11)5625344 MERCERS 33 (C) P Butler 3-9-6................................. Nicola Currie (7) 95
7 (2) 4809050 EL TORITO 34 (P) J Boyle 3-9-6.............................................. A Kirby l99
8 (8) 3763653 BILLYOAKES 8 (P;D) C Wallis 5-9-5......................................... L Morris 95
9 (1) 2190703 STRICTLY CARTER 8 (T;D) A Bailey 4-9-4 ........................ H Burns (7) 95
10 (4)
5353 NAPPING 33 (H) Mrs A Murphy 4-9-3 ..................................... M Harley 97
11 (3) 1216600 KRAZY PAVING 33 (VH;CD) Mrs A Murphy 5-9-0 ................ J Gordon 93
12 (5) 7608704 DROP KICK MURPHI 42 (P;D) Mrs C Dunnett 3-8-13.... J Mitchell (7) 88
BETTING: 4 Billyoakes, 9-2 Strictly Carter, 6 Napping, Mercers, 13-2 Zenovia
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 3 4 9
2016: Bridge Builder 6-9-4 T Marquand 15-2 (P Hedger) drawn 10, 10 ran.
ZENOVIA (9-5) 7-4 fav in rear and niggled along, stayed on well, 5th of 8
(btn 1 1 / 4 l) to Jack Blane (9-0)
(W?hampton 6f hcap (6) �588 AW).
FULLON CLARETS (8-6) 25-1 led, ridden and headed final furlong, faded,
9th of 10 (btn 7l) to Dutiful Son (9-8)
(Lingfield 7f hcap (5) �911 AW).
STRICTLY CARTER (8-13) 6-1 in
touch, headway 1f out, kept on, 3rd
of 10 (btn 11/4l) to Indian Affair (9-1)
ARCANISTA (8-8) 8-1 tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on
same pace, 5th (btn 23/4l) (10 ran)
(Lingfield 6f hcap (6) �234 AW).
BOBBY VEE (9-4) 15-2 tailed off, 16th
of 17 (well btn) to Metisian (9-4)
(Doncaster 6f hcap (6) �588 soft).
ARCANISTA (9-1) 8-1 ran on, btn sh hd
2.55
FORM
by Wild Flower (9-1) NAPPING (9-5)
20-1 ran on, 3rd (btn hd) MERCERS
(9-9) 14-1 ran on, 4th (btn 1/2l) ZENOVIA (9-10) evens fav not clear run,
ran on, 5th (btn 1/2l) (11 ran) (Lingfield 6f app hcap (6) �264 AW).
EL TORITO (8-5) 25-1 11th of 12 (btn
14l) to Fredricka (9-7) (Chelmsford
7f hcap (5) �175 AW).
BILLYOAKES (9-0) 13-2 ran on, 3rd of
9 (btn 11/2l) to Compton Prince (9-0)
(Lingfield 6f hcap (6) �234 AW).
KRAZY PAVING (9-1) 10-1 faded, 10th
of 12 (btn 61/4l) to Mistry (8-5) (Lingfield 6f app hcap (6) �264 AW).
DROP KICK MURPHI (8-12) 50-1 outpaced, ridden, kept on, 4th of 9 (btn
4l) to Ebitda (9-11) (Nottingham 5f
hcap (6) �588 soft).
BETWAY STAYERS HANDICAP (5); value to winner
�911; 2m.
(7 runners)
1 (6) 614343/ JALINGO J886 (C) A Stronge 6-10-2.................................... T J Murphy ?
2 (5) 4255145 AYR OF ELEGANCE 47 (CD) P Hide 5-10-0.............................. F Berry 92
3 (7) 231-323 VOLPONE JELOIS 7 (P) P Nicholls 4-9-12............ Megan Nicholls (5) 92
4 (4) 2P46062 LOST THE MOON 15 M Tompkins 4-9-10.......................... S W Kelly l99
5 (3) 0-70111 NOBLE BEHEST 88 (P;D) Robert Stephens 3-9-6.................... A Kirby 85
6 (2) 3212388 NIGHT GENERATION J23 (P,T;CD) C Gordon 5-9-0............ M Harley 98
7 (1) -366502 SHEILA?S FANCY 11 J S Moore 3-8-6 ..................................... L Morris 97
BETTING: 2 Noble Behest, 3 Volpone Jelois, 4 Lost The Moon, 6 Ayr Of Elegance
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 8-0 6 7 1
2016: Alfredo 4-9-8 G Baker 4-6 Fav (S Durack) drawn 5, 6 ran.
FORM
2f out, stayed on, btn 11/2l by CaptJALINGO (8-13) 8-1 led 2f out, ridden
ain Navarre (9-10) (9 ran) (W?hampand headed run-in, 3rd of 9 (btn 3l)
ton 2m hcap (4) �852 AW).
to Hidden Gold (9-2) (Lingfield 11/2m
NOBLE BEHEST (8-3) 11-4 fav led 2f
hcap (2) �,938 AW).
out, ran on well, bt Opposition (9-13)
AYR OF ELEGANCE (9-8) 8-1 held up
1
/2l (8 ran) (W?hampton 2m hcap (4)
rear, every chance 1f out, faded, 5th
�175 AW).
of 8 (btn 5l) to Sunblazer (10-0)
LOST THE MOON (9-6) 66-1 faded NIGHT GENERATION (10-8) 25-1 held
up, ridden 3f out, faded, 8th of 11
2f out, 6th (btn 11l) (Newmarket 2m
(well btn) to Song Light (11-4) (Goodhcap (3) �763 good to firm).
wood 2m hcap (4) �469 soft).
VOLPONE JELOIS (9-3) 7-1 ridden 2f
out, stayed on well, 3rd of 15 (btn SHEILA?S FANCY (9-2) 28-1 headway
3
1f out, ran on, btn 11l by Author?s
/ 4l) to Take Two (9-12) (Lingfield
1
Dream (9-6) (13 ran) (W?hampton
1 /2m hcap (5) �911 AW).
2m hcap (6) �749 AW).
LOST THE MOON (9-0) 50-1 headway
3.25
BETWAY APPRENTICE HANDICAP (5); value to the
winner �911; 1m 4f.
(11 runners)
1 (6) 8275737 ZAMBEASY 19 (P;CD) P Hide 6-10-0................................ S Woods (5) 92
2 (11) 4421/ QUEBEC J61 R Ingram 6-9-12 ............................................ R Ingram (3) ?
3 (7)
283 HERON 90 B Johnson 3-9-9.................................................... W Cox (3) 85
4 (4) 34537P8 KATH?S LEGACY 28 R Hughes 4-9-9 ........................... S Cummins (5) 98
5 (2) 6542342 NURSE NIGHTINGALE 33 (H;BF) M Bell 3-9-9 ................. C Noble (3) 96
6 (1) 735/4- DEEBAJ J189 G L Moore 5-9-7........................................... J Watson (7) ?
7 (10)7446300 BAMAKO DU CHATELET 30 (V;CD) I Williams 6-9-7 ... L Catton (7) l99
8 (9) 2514206 MY BROTHER MIKE 18 Kevin Frost 3-9-7 ............................ P Bradley 97
9 (5) 2214324 MONEYORYOURLIFE 208 R Hannon 3-9-6 ........................ R Ryan (3) 96
10 (8) 7032163 ALTERNATE ROUTE 30 (BH;C) Sir M Prescott 3-9-5 .... G Ashton (7) 95
11 (3) -803770 MY LORD 14 (PH;D) P Butler 9-8-12 ................ Poppy Bridgwater (7) 85
BETTING: 7-2 Moneyoryourlife, 4 Nurse Nightingale, 5 Deebaj, Alternate Route, 7
Heron, 10 My Brother Mike, 14 Kath?s Legacy, Zambeasy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 3 3 2
2016: Clovelly Bay 5-9-5 T Saunders 10-1 (M Tregoning) drawn 5, 8 ran.
ZAMBEASY (8-13) 7-1 faded, last of 7
(well btn) to Restive (8-13) (Southwell 11/2m hcap (5) �234 AW).
QUEBEC (9-2) led 2f out, ran on, easily, bt Elsanta (8-8) 2l (12 ran) (Pornichet 2014 11/4m mdn �350 AW).
HERON (9-5) 9-2 ridden 2f out, stayed
on one pace, 3rd of 10 (btn 7l) to
Misscarlett (9-0) (Pontefract 1 1 / 4m
mdn (5) �234 soft).
KATH?S LEGACY (8-3) 12-1 8th of 11
(btn 15l) to Entangling (8-13) (Kempton 11/2m hcap (4) �690 AW).
NURSE NIGHTINGALE (9-0) 5-2 fav
led, headed 9f out, ridden to chase
winner 2f out, kept on one pace, btn
1l by Persistence (9-0) (10 ran)
(Lingfield 11/2m mdn (5) �911 AW).
DEEBAJ (9-11) 16-1 tracked leader,
hard driven 4f out, 4th of 7 (btn 19l)
FORM
to Flower Of Love (9-0) (Chester
11/4m mdn (4) �225 good to soft).
ALTERNATE ROUTE (9-5) 15-8 led 3f
out, headed run-in, 3rd of 12 (btn 5l)
to Omotesando (9-10) BAMAKO DU
CHATELET (9-5) 12-1 outpaced 2f
out, last (well btn) (W?hampton 2m
app hcap (5) �234 AW).
MY BROTHER MIKE (9-3) 12-1 headway 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12 (btn
21/2l) to Tan Arabiq (9-3) (W?hampton 11/2m hcap (5) �234 AW).
MONEYORYOURLIFE (9-5) 5-1 rear,
headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept
on final furlong, 4th of 9 (btn 3l) to
Dream Machine (9-4) (Haydock
11/4m hcap (5) �558 good to firm).
MY LORD (10-4) 66-1 11th of 12 (btn
19l) to Strictly Art (10-6) (Lingfield
2m amat hcap (6) �184 AW).
ABC CHECK: K-Kempton, Li-Lingfield, Lu-Ludlow, N-Newbury
Abbreviate 1.30N
Aimee De Sivola 3.45N
Albishr 5.40K
Alice Pink 1.00N
Allegiant 5.40K
Almost Gold 3.15N
Alternate Route 3.25Li
Ambroise 4.10K
Amenhotepthethird 11.40Li
Apache Blaze 5.40K
Arcanista 2.20Li
Argent Bleu 11.40Li
Arnoul Of Metz 4.40K
Ascendant 3.05Lu
Ask Catkin 1.55Lu
Assanilka 6.10K
Astroblaze 12.40Li
Aumerle 7.40K
Aweeminit 3.45N
Ayr Of Elegance 2.55Li
Bach De Clermont 12.50Lu
Baden 1.30N
Bagging Turf 2.40N
Baileys Galaxy 1.00N
Balkhash 11.40Li
Bally Gilbert 2.40N
Ballykan 2.30Lu
Bamako Du Chatelet 3.25Li
Bardista 3.15N
Barnay 12.10Li
Battle Lines 5.10K
Battle Of Shiloh 2.30Lu
Bayards Cove 4.10K
Beloved Knight 11.40Li
Bigdeal 1.00N
Bill Cody 5.40K
Billy Star 5.10K
Billyoakes 2.20Li
Black Dave 1.10Li
Black Prince 7.40K
Bluff Crag 6.10K
Bobby Vee 2.20Li
Bolving 1.00N
Bonnie Black Rose 1.55Lu
Book of Gold 3.15N
Born To Size 2.40N
Born To Spend 11.40Li
Boss Mans Ladder 3.15N
Boughtbeforelunch 1.00N
Braemar 5.10K
Brianstorm 1.00N
Brigham Young 11.40Li
Brockton Gandt 1.55Lu
Burbank 12.50Lu
Cangodemayo 1.55Lu
Cassis De Reine 3.45N
Casterly Rock 12.20Lu
Central City 1.45Li
Chestnut Fire 6.10K
Chilli Filli 1.55Lu
Classic Charm 12.10Li
Cleverley 12.10Li
Cloonacool 3.05Lu
Cloud Hopper 12.30N
Cobbler?s Son 12.20Lu
Colin?s Brother 1.20Lu
Completely 12.40Li
Cool Breeze 6.40K
Cosmic Love 12.40Li
Cos Des Obeaux 1.30N
Cotswold Way 3.35Lu
Count Otto 4.10K
Courier 7.10K
Cracking Destiny 3.35Lu
Craftiness 4.40K
Crazie Maisie 4.40K
Culpability 11.40Li
Dadsintrouble 1.30N
Dance Teacher 6.10K
Dancing B Bear 12.40Li
Dawn Dash 5.10K
Daybreak 12.40Li
Deebaj 3.25Li
Desert Doctor 4.10K
Diablery 11.40Li
Diamond Pursuit 1.45Li
Ding Ding 7.40K
Dingo Dollar 1.30N
Diva Reconce 1.55Lu
Doctor Bartolo 12.30N
Doux Pretender 1.00N
Dovils Date 3.05Lu
Drop Kick Murphi 2.20Li
Drumochter 1.10Li
Dubai Landmark 4.40K
Eaton Miller 12.20Lu
El Torito 2.20Li
Eltezam 6.10K
Empreinte Reconce 3.45N
Enola 7.40K
Erick Le Rouge 12.30N
Exmoor Mist 2.40N
Fairy Pol 1.55Lu
Festive Affair 1.20Lu
Fighting Temeraire 6.10K
Filemon 1.00N
First Experience 7.10K
Flash The Steel 3.35Lu
Forricherforpoorer 5.40K
Fronsac 5.40K
Fullon Clarets 2.20Li
Gattaia 5.40K
Gentlemen 6.10K
Glencadam Master 5.10K
Golden Wedding 6.10K
Gortroe Joe 12.20Lu
Gowiththeflow 3.15N
Great Return 7.40K
Grey Diamond 7.40K
Groundfrost 7.10K
Guyboy 3.35Lu
Happy Diva 2.05N
Harambe 3.35Lu
Hattaab 12.20Lu
He?s A Toff 12.30N
Head Lad 1.00N
Here I Am 2.40N
Heron 3.25Li
Higgs 3.35Lu
Hogan?s Height 12.50Lu
Holbrook Park 1.30N
Honest Vic 12.20Lu
Houlton 5.10K
Howardian Hills 7.40K
Ice Royal 6.10K
Ifandbutwhynot 1.20Lu
Inn The Bull 3.05Lu
Intimate Art 6.10K
It?s A Gimme 2.30Lu
It?s Obvious 1.00N
Jalingo 2.55Li
Jampower 4.40K
Jetpac 12.10Li
Joe Farrell 1.30N
Jumping Jack 6.10K
Kath?s Legacy 3.25Li
Katie Lee 12.40Li
Krazy Paving 2.20Li
La Maquina 4.40K
La Mernancia 5.10K
Lacan 6.10K
Lady Al Thumama 4.10K
Lady Cristal 6.40K
Lady Lydia 7.10K
Lake Field 2.40N
Lake Washington 3.35Lu
Lazarus 1.10Li
Leapaway 1.00N
Legal History 5.40K
Leoro 12.30N
Let?s Get At It 3.35Lu
Lincoln County 3.05Lu
Litterale Ci 3.05Lu
Little Miss Kodi 7.10K
Look Surprised 6.40K
Lord County 12.30N
Lost History 1.00N
Lost The Moon 2.55Li
Loveatfirstsight 7.10K
Made Of Honour 7.10K
Maebh 3.45N
Magic Mirror 7.10K
Maid Of Tuscany 7.40K
Maire Banrigh 1.55Lu
Manhattan Spring 1.00N
Marcilhac 2.30Lu
Marettimo 12.30N
Marilyn M 12.40Li
Max Forte 12.50Lu
Medicean El Diablo 6.10K
Melangerie 12.20Lu
Mellow Ben 1.00N
Melrose Boy 3.15N
Mercers 2.20Li
Mewtow 12.10Li
Michael Corleone 4.40K
Midnight Target 12.50Lu
Minella Style 12.50Lu
Mischievous Rock 4.10K
Monbeg Charmer 2.30Lu
Moneyoryourlife 3.25Li
Monk?s View 3.35Lu
Moon Song 4.10K
Moorea 1.10Li
Morello Royale 2.05N
Motown Mick 1.45Li
Mr Ritz 4.40K
Mr Whipped 3.15N
Ms Parfois 2.05N
My Boy Sepoy 4.40K
My Brother Mike 3.25Li
My Lord 3.25Li
Napping 2.20Li
Natalie Express 6.40K
Native Appeal 5.40K
Native Soldier 6.10K
Navajo Star 7.40K
Nebuka 3.45N
Nefyn Bay 3.05Lu
Nicolas Chauvin 1.20Lu
Night Generation 2.55Li
Noble Behest 2.55Li
Nurse Nightingale 3.25Li
Old Salt 2.40N
One More Dawn 4.10K
Oskemen 12.10Li
Our Man In Havana 1.45Li
Pacific De Baune 1.00N
Paco Style 4.40K
Pak Choi 4.10K
Passing Clouds 5.10K
Pastoral Dreams 5.10K
Perfection 12.40Li
Podili Road 1.00N
Potterman 1.00N
Powerful Dream 6.40K
Present From Dubai 3.35Lu
Pretty Bubbles 6.40K
Prussian Eagle 3.05Lu
Qayed 5.40K
Quebec 3.25Li
Quimba 3.45N
Ramonex 2.40N
Red Hot Chilly 1.00N
Red Riverman 2.40N
Reedanjas 6.40K
Relentless Dreamer 2.30Lu
Renny?s Lady 12.40Li
Robbie Roo Roo 7.10K
Rocco 3.35Lu
Roseau City 1.45Li
Royal Residence 4.40K
Royale Zanzibar 12.30N
Russian Spy 3.35Lu
Scorpion Princess 12.20Lu
Scottish Jig 5.40K
Sea Ess Seas 4.10K
Sea?s Aria 7.40K
Shanroe In Milan 12.50Lu
Sheila Rose 4.40K
Sheila?s Fancy 2.55Li
Shillingsworth 1.00N
Shufoog 1.00N
Silverturnstogold 4.40K
So Hoity Toity 12.30N
So Lonely 3.45N
Sophie Gray 12.10Li
Spin Top 2.20Li
Spiritoftomintoul 7.40K
Statehood 5.10K
Stealth 4.40K
Still Believing 2.30Lu
Strictly Carter 2.20Li
Stuccodor 3.05Lu
Style De Garde 12.30N
Suhayl Moon 12.40Li
Supakalanistic 12.20Lu
Surtee Du Berlais 2.05N
Suzie Staples 3.45N
Sweet Charity 12.10Li
Tacenda 2.05N
Taken By Force 12.20Lu
Talas 5.40K
Tara Mist 2.05N
Taras Day 1.55Lu
Tell It To Me 1.55Lu
Thama 5.10K
The Blues Master 12.30N
The Draconian 12.20Lu
The Mums 1.45Li
Thibault 3.35Lu
Thistimelastyear 11.40Li
Thomas Brown 2.30Lu
Three Weeks 11.40Li
Tiger Sky 3.35Lu
Timetobenefit 12.20Lu
Tindaro 3.05Lu
Tis What It Is 12.20Lu
Titan 12.30N
Togetherness 1.00N
Tommys Geal 7.40K
Toolatetodelegate 6.40K
Top Diktat 1.10Li
Tornequeta May 12.40Li
Tough Lass 12.40Li
Trigger Nichol 12.20Lu
Truckers Highway 1.20Lu
Tum Tum 5.10K
Two Swallows 2.05N
Unblinking 7.40K
Urtheone?iwant 12.20Lu
Valdas Princess 1.55Lu
Valyrian 5.10K
Vbadge Treat 12.20Lu
Veena 7.10K
Ventura Magic 12.10Li
Vice Marshal 5.40K
Vivaccio 1.20Lu
Voie Dans Voie 3.15N
Volpone Jelois 2.55Li
Wallace Spirit 3.15N
Wandrin Star 12.50Lu
Warthog 3.15N
Welcome Polly 1.55Lu
Whispering Harry 2.40N
Wilde Spirit 3.45N
Will O?the West 2.30Lu
Wintour Leap 7.40K
Woggle 4.10K
Worship 4.10K
Zalshah 1.45Li
Zambeasy 3.25Li
Zenovia 2.20Li
KEMPTON
4.10
1 (3)
2 (5)
3 (6)
4 (9)
5 (1)
6 (8)
7 (7)
8 (4)
9 (11)
10(10)
11(12)
12(2)
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STAKES
(6); 2-y-o; �588; 6f. (12 runners)
4.10.....................................................Count Otto
4.40 ...........................................................Stealth
5.10......................................Glencadam Master
5.40...............................................................Talas
6.10 ..................................................LACAN (nap)
6.40.......................................Toolatetodelegate
7.10 ................................................Magic Mirror
7.40 .................................................Black Prince
91 COUNT OTTO 21 (H;CD) Mrs A Perrett 9-9 J Haynes
31 DESERT DOCTOR 21 (CD) Ed Walker 9-9 .. L Keniry
AMBROISE R Hannon 9-2 ...................... T Marquand
PAK CHOI A Balding 9-2.............................. R Hornby
6 SEA ESS SEAS 21 (T) J Osborne 9-2 ....... D Costello
0 BAYARDS COVE 28 B Barr 8-11............ Hollie Doyle
34 LADY AL THUMAMA 56 (TH;BF) C Fellowes 8-11 S Donohoe
64 MISCHIEVOUS ROCK 19 M Appleby 8-11 Jane Elliott (5)
52 MOON SONG 19 C Cox 8-11................. H Crouch (3)
0 ONE MORE DAWN 28 (HH) Mark Pattinson 8-11.. D Brock
WOGGLE G Deacon 8-11 ............ Josephine Gordon
WORSHIP D M Simcock 8-11..................... O Murphy
TOM PEPPER
4.10.....................................................Count Otto
4.40 ...........................................................Mr Ritz
5.10......................................................Statehood
5.40 ........................................................Allegiant
6.10 ..............................................Jumping Jack
6.40............................................Natalie Express
7.10 ..................................................Groundfrost
7.40............................................Howardian Hills
Lady Al Thumama l 99, Moon Song 81.
5-2 Moon Song, 4 Count Otto, 6 Pak Choi, Desert Doctor,
Lady Al Thumama, 13-2 Ambroise, 12 Worship
FORM
COUNT OTTO (9-2) 16-1 chased leader, closed 2f out, led
1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, bt City
Gent (9-2) 23/4l (9 ran) (Kempton 6f nov (5) �234 AW).
DESERT DOCTOR (9-2) 4-1 led 1f out, ran on, ridden out,
bt Lashabeeh (9-2) nk SEA ESS SEAS (9-2) 16-1 kept
on, 6th (btn 4l) (10 ran) (Kempton 6f nov (5) �234 AW).
BAYARDS COVE (8-8) 100-1 always rear, 12th of 13 (btn
18l) to Qaysar (9-2) ONE MORE DAWN (8-11) 100-1 no
threat, last (well btn) (Kempton 7f nov (5) �234 AW).
LADY AL THUMAMA (9-0) 5-2 fav led, headed halfway,
ridden 2f out, faded, 4th of 12 (btn 91/4l) to Wild Impala
(9-0) (Newmarket 7f nov (5) �881 good to firm).
MISCHIEVOUS ROCK (9-0) 25-1 kept on, 4th of 9 (btn 4l) to
Restless Rose (9-0) (Chelmsford 6f nov (5) �528 AW).
MOON SONG (8-11) 4-1 led until 3f out, btn 1/2l by Lady Willpower (8-7) (10 ran) (Chelmsford 6f nov (5) �528 AW).
AMBROISE Zebedee colt. Full brother to Brian The Snail,
won three times at 5f and 6f.
PAK CHOI Paco Boy colt. Full brother won three times at 5f.
WOGGLE Camacho filly. Half-sister won at 7f.
WORSHIP Havana Gold filly. Dam won four times between
6f and 1m including a Group 2.
4.40
1 (3)
2 (10)
3 (2)
4 (11)
5 (1)
6 (14)
7 (4)
8 (5)
9 (7)
10(12)
11(8)
12(9)
13(6)
14(13)
NOVICE STAKES (5); 2-y-o; winner
�234; 7f.
(14 runners)
ARNOUL OF METZ H Spiller 9-2 .................... F Berry
DUBAI LANDMARK H Palmer 9-2 .............. J Gordon
7 JAMPOWER 21 S C Williams 9-2 ............ A Jones (3)
4 LA MAQUINA 28 G Baker 9-2 ....................... L Keniry
MICHAEL CORLEONE M Meade 9-2 ........ O Murphy
MR RITZ J Noseda 9-2.................................. M Harley
MY BOY SEPOY S C Williams 9-2 ............. D Muscutt
PACO STYLE M Attwater 9-2 ............................. K Fox
62 ROYAL RESIDENCE 62 (VH;BF) J Tate 9-2 L Morris
8 SILVERTURNSTOGOLD 7 N Mulholland 9-2... R Hornby
STEALTH J Gosden 9-2 ................................. R Havlin
CRAFTINESS (HH) R Charlton 8-11...... K Shoemark
0 CRAZIE MAISIE 32 B Barr 8-11 ............. Hollie Doyle
0 SHEILA ROSE 28 D Coakley 8-11 .............. S W Kelly
Royal Residence l 99, La Maquina 96.
13-8 Royal Residence, 4 Stealth, 6 Mr Ritz, 13-2 Craftiness,
8 Dubai Landmark, 10 La Maquina, 12 Michael Corleone
5.10
1 (3)
2 (7)
3 (9)
4 (11)
5 (1)
6 (5)
7 (8)
8 (4)
9 (2)
10(10)
11(12)
12(13)
13(6)
NOVICE STAKES (5); 2-y-o; winner
�234; 1m.
(13 runners)
1 STATEHOOD 48 C Appleby 9-9 ..................... A Kirby
07 BATTLE LINES 60 J Tate 9-2.......................... F Berry
0 BILLY STAR 28 J Fox 9-2 ............................. K O?Neill
8 BRAEMAR 125 Sir M Stoute 9-2................ O Murphy
32 GLENCADAM MASTER 21 J Gosden 9-2 ... R Havlin
0 HOULTON 32 (T) M Botti 9-2 ................. K Shoemark
3 PASSING CLOUDS 56 M Attwater 9-2.............. K Fox
PASTORAL DREAMS S Dow 9-2 ......... P Bradley (5)
54 TUM TUM 7 (BF) M Meade 9-2 .................... F Norton
VALYRIAN L Cumani 9-2 ............................... L Morris
07 DAWN DASH 29 R Beckett 8-11. Josephine Gordon
5 LA MERNANCIA 15 J Osborne 8-11 ........ D Costello
THAMA (HH) Mrs I G-Leveque 8-11.......... P Mathers
Statehood l 99, La Mernancia 92, Passing Clouds 88.
9-4 Glencadam Master, 4 Tum Tum, Statehood, 10 Battle
Lines, La Mernancia, 12 Passing Clouds, Braemar, Valyrian
5.40
NOVICE STAKES (5); 2-y-o; winner
�234; 1m.
(13 runners)
1 (13) 2267 ALBISHR 67 S Dow 9-9........................... T Marquand
2 (12)
ALLEGIANT R Charlton 9-2.................... K Shoemark
3 (2)
95 BILL CODY 11 J Osborne 9-2.................... D Costello
4 (11)
0 FORRICHERFORPOORER 54 W Knight 9-2 ... M Harley
5 (5)
FRONSAC D Kubler 9-2 ............................ G Downing
6 (10)
LEGAL HISTORY Ed Walker 9-2 ................... L Keniry
7 (9)
3 NATIVE APPEAL 18 (T) C Appleby 9-2 ......... A Kirby
8 (7)
QAYED D M Simcock 9-2........................ J P Spencer
9 (6)
43 TALAS 32 R Varian 9-2................................ J Mitchell
10(8)
09 VICE MARSHAL 187 C Fellowes 9-2....... S Donohoe
11(3)
8 APACHE BLAZE 42 M Appleby 8-11 .......... A Mullen
12(4)
7 GATTAIA 112 R Beckett 8-11..................... O Murphy
13(1)
SCOTTISH JIG J Gosden 8-11 ...................... R Havlin
Albishr l 99.
11-4 Albishr, 4 Native Appeal, 9-2 Scottish Jig, 5 Talas, 7
Allegiant, 12 Qayed, 16 Legal History, 20 Gattaia, Bill Cody
6.10
HANDICAP (4); winner �690;
1m.
(14 runners)
1 (13)0515 ICE ROYAL 12 (BF,D) J Osborne 4-9-9 .... D Costello
2 (14)3016 INTIMATE ART 144 (C,D) A Balding 3-9-6.... J Watson (7)
3 (5) 0400 FIGHTING TEMERAIRE 19 D Ivory 4-9-5 . R Winston
4 (2) 3908 CHESTNUT FIRE 19 (D) D Loughnane 5-9-4 . W Carson
5 (11)09U6 GENTLEMEN 7 (H;C) P McEntee 6-9-3 ........ D Brock
6 (8) 4397 GOLDEN WEDDING 58 (P;CD) E J-Houghton 5-9-2 C Bishop
7 (10)8272 ELTEZAM 12 Mrs A Perrett 4-9-2 ................ J Haynes
8 (6) 7621 DANCE TEACHER 121 D Elsworth 3-8-13... L Keniry
9 (4) 7126 JUMPING JACK J37 (C) C Gordon 3-8-12. K Shoemark
10(9) 1400 NATIVE SOLDIER J40 (BH;D) J Flint 3-8-11. D Muscutt
11(1) 1526 BLUFF CRAG 68 (CD) P McBride 4-8-10 S Donohoe
12(7) 9951 LACAN 49 (CD) B Johnson 6-8-10................ L Morris
13(3) 9446 ASSANILKA 29 (P;CD) H Dunlop 3-8-9....... K O?Neill
14(12)6216 MEDICEAN EL DIABLO 27 (BF,CD) J Fox 4-8-9 T Marquand
Chestnut Fire l 99, Assanilka 98, Eltezam 97.
9-2 Dance Teacher, 5 Eltezam, 13-2 Lacan, 8 Jumping
Jack, Ice Royal, 10 Medicean El Diablo, Intimate Art
FORM
ELTEZAM (9-7) 10-1 disputed lead 1f, prominent, every
chance final furlong, held finish, btn 3/4l by Tangramm
(9-5) ICE ROYAL (10-1) 7-2 fav mid-division, going well
2f out, headway and switched 1f out, kept on, 5th (btn
21/2l) (11 ran) (Chelmsford 11/4m hcap (4) �086 AW).
INTIMATE ART (9-4) 6-1 always rear, 6th of 10 (btn 18l) to
Dan Troop (9-1) (Chester 1m (3) �,450 good to soft).
ICE ROYAL (9-4) 7-1 close up, headway and switched 1f
out, ridden to lead final furlong, ran on, bt Corked (8-11)
11/2l CHESTNUT FIRE (9-7) 20-1 held up, headway 1f
out, not clear run final furlong, not trouble leaders, 8th
(btn 73/4l) FIGHTING TEMERAIRE (9-9) 20-1 ridden 2f
out, last (btn 18l) (Chelmsford 1m hcap (4) �469 AW).
GENTLEMEN (9-4) 33-1 in touch, ridden and headway 1f
out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11 (btn 31/2l) to
Goring (9-6) (Lingfield 1m hcap (4) �690 AW).
GOLDEN WEDDING (9-4) 7-1 chased leaders, ridden 2f
out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12 (btn 3l) to
Ghalib (9-7) (Windsor 1m hcap (4) �690 soft).
DANCE TEACHER (9-0) 15-8 made all, four lengths clear
halfway, hard driven 2f out, ran on, bt Sacred Way (9-5)
5l (13 ran) (Thirsk 7f mdn (4) �822 good).
JUMPING JACK (9-2) 4-1 plugged on, 6th of 7 (btn 23/4l)
to Sir Titan (9-9) (Windsor 1m hcap (4) �690 firm).
NATIVE SOLDIER (9-0) 66-1 no threat, 10th of 11 (btn 11l)
to Zwayyan (9-3) (Ascot 1m (3) �704 good to soft).
BLUFF CRAG (8-10) 9-1 led until 1f out, 6th of 10 (btn 7l)
to Cool Team (9-6) (Kempton 1m hcap (4) �690 AW).
LACAN (9-4) 9-2 held up rear, smooth headway between
horses 2f out, ridden to lead run-in, ran on, bt Balgair (95) 13/4l (10 ran) (Kempton 1m hcap (5) �234 AW).
ASSANILKA (8-7) 8-1 handy, ridden to challenge 2f out,
no extra final furlong, 6th of 13 (btn 21/4l) to Passion
Nonantaise (8-10) (Chantilly 1m 1f �,111 AW).
MEDICEAN EL DIABLO (9-5) 7-2 fav behind, headway
over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14 (btn 12l) to
Lucymai (9-0) (Chelmsford 7f hcap (5) �175 AW).
nTIC-TAC: R-H AW Polytrack with tight turns and a 3f run-in.
nDRAW: No advantage. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2012-2017): J Gosden 69-320, C Appleby 69-258, R
Hannon 58-494, R Beckett 56-316. THIS SEASON: R Hannon
15, Ed Walker 13, R Charlton 13. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH
RIDES (2012-2017): A Kirby 122-842, L Morris 103-1070, M
Harley 57-438, L Keniry 56-746. THIS SEASON: L Morris 22,
Oisin Murphy 21, Josephine Gordon 16. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lady Cristal (6.40) & Made Of Honour (7.10) trained at
Leyburn. Round trip of 490 miles. nLIVE ON RUK
6.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(8)
(6)
(1)
(3)
(2)
(7)
(4)
(5)
FILLIES HANDICAP (5); winner
�234; 6f.
(8 runners)
4265 PRETTY BUBBLES 8 (V;C,D) J R Jenkins 8-9-7... J Gordon
8366 POWERFUL DREAM 8 (HH,P;D) R Harris 4-9-5 .... L Morris
0775 NATALIE EXPRESS 87 (HH) H Spiller 3-9-4 ...... F Berry
7082 LADY CRISTAL 30 (P;D) K Burke 3-9-3...... C Lee (3)
8733 REEDANJAS 39 (P) Miss G Kelleway 3-9-2 .. H Shaw (7)
4653 LOOK SURPRISED 25 R Teal 4-9-2 .... M Godwin (3)
1023 TOOLATETODELEGATE 7 (P,T) B Barr 3-8-9 . Hollie Doyle
4544 COOL BREEZE 25 D M Simcock 3-8-7.. Milly Naseb (7)
Look Surprised l 99, Pretty Bubbles 98, Toolatetodelegate 97.
3 Lady Cristal, 4 Reedanjas, Look Surprised, 6 Cool Breeze
FORM
PRETTY BUBBLES (8-7) 12-1 dwelt in rear, short lived
effort over 1f out, 5th of 7 (btn 51/4l) to Show Stealer (97) (Lingfield 6f hcap (4) �916 AW).
POWERFUL DREAM (9-5) 7-1 in touch, headway 2f out,
ridden and one pace final furlong, 6th of 10 (btn 4l) to
Temple Road (8-11) (Lingfield 5f hcap (5) �234 AW).
NATALIE EXPRESS (9-1) 10-1 ridden to lead early, soon
five lengths clear, ridden 1f out, driven, weakened, 5th
of 8 (btn 23/4l) to () (Dax 6f hcap �736 good to soft).
LADY CRISTAL (8-12) 14-1 pushed along 2f out, ridden
and every chance, btn 3/4l by Rapid Ranger (9-2) (13
ran) (W?hampton 6f hcap (5) �234 AW).
REEDANJAS (9-0) 10-1 headway 1f out, challenged, kept
on well, 3rd of 13 (btn 21/4l) to A Sure Welcome (9-4)
TOOLATETODELEGATE (8-10) 16-1 every chance, no
extra, last (btn 18l) (W?hampton 6f hcap (6) �264 AW).
TOOLATETODELEGATE (8-5) 16-1 rear, headway 2f out,
ran on, just held, btn nk by Lydiate Lady (9-5) LOOK
SURPRISED (8-13) 17-2 headway 1f out, not clear run
final furlong, ran on, 3rd (btn 1/2l) COOL BREEZE (8-6)
7-1 rear, headway run-in, ran on, 4th (btn 1/2l) POWERFUL DREAM (9-6) 9-2 chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out
until not much room final furlong, stayed on, 6th (btn
11/4l) (11 ran) (W?hampton 5f hcap (5) �234 AW).
TOOLATETODELEGATE (9-0) 10-1 rear, not clear run and
switched 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 8 (btn 31/4l) to Roy?s
Legacy (8-8) (W?hampton 5f hcap (6) �588 AW).
7.10
FILLIES HANDICAP (5); winner
�234; 7f.
(10 runners)
1 (10)4958 VEENA 14 (PH;C) D M Simcock 4-9-7 ...... O Murphy
2 (3) 2530 GROUNDFROST 49 J Feane (Ire) 3-9-7.. S Donohoe
3 (4) 1771 MADE OF HONOUR 58 (V) K Burke 3-9-6.. C Lee (3)
4 (2) 3574 COURIER 3 (D) M Appleby 5-9-5 .................. L Morris
5 (1) 2600 LITTLE MISS KODI 128 (D) D Loughnane 4-9-4.. S Drowne
6 (5) 6780 LADY LYDIA 19 (CD) Hugo Froud 6-8-13.... Aled Beech (7)
7 (8) 4095 FIRST EXPERIENCE 14 (D) L Carter 6-8-10 .. C Bennett (3)
8 (7) 6211 MAGIC MIRROR 43 (P;CD) M Rimell 4-8-9 ..... T Marquand
9 (9) 1998 ROBBIE ROO ROO 12 (T,V;CD) Mrs I G-Leveque 4-8-7 P Mathers
10(6) 0115 LOVEATFIRSTSIGHT 12 (P;CD) J Chapple-Hyam 4-8-7 E Greatrex
First Experience l 99, Veena 98, Groundfrost 97.
9-4 Magic Mirror, 4 Courier, 6 First Experience, 8
Loveatfirstsight, Made Of Honour, Veena, 10 Groundfrost
FORM
VEENA (8-11) 25-1 ridden 2f out, last of 8 (btn 61/2l) to
Domitilla (8-8) (Lingfield 7f hcap (3) �246 AW).
GROUNDFROST (9-3) 16-1 rear, pushed along 2f out,
short of room 1f out, 10th of 13 (btn 31/4l) to Secret
Wizard (9-9) (Dundalk 1m hcap ?7,392 AW).
MADE OF HONOUR (9-4) 8-1 ridden to challenge 1f out,
driven to lead inside final furlong, all out, bt Qatar Divine
(9-1) hd (12 ran) (Chantilly 6f claim �,231 fast).
COURIER (9-0) 6-1 ran on, 4th of 8 (btn 23/4l) to Excellent
George (9-4) (Chelmsford 6f hcap (5) �234 AW).
LOVEATFIRSTSIGHT (8-8) 14-1 always behind, 9th of 10
(btn 11l) to Flourishing (9-6) LITTLE MISS KODI (9-5)
25-1 last (btn 13l) (W?hampton 7f hcap (5) �881 AW).
LADY LYDIA (8-0) 66-1 last of 12 (well btn) to Call Out
Loud (9-3) (Chelmsford 7f app hcap (4) �469 AW).
FIRST EXPERIENCE (9-0) 16-1 ridden 2f out, no extra
inside final furlong, 5th of 10 (btn 41/4l) to Varsovian (94) (Lingfield 7f hcap (5) �911 AW).
MAGIC MIRROR (9-2) 7-4 fav led 1f out, ridden and kept
on inside final furlong, held on, bt Suitsus (9-5) nk (11
ran) (Kempton 1m hcap (6) �264 AW).
LOVEATFIRSTSIGHT (9-0) 5-1 kept on, 5th of 13 (btn 4l) to
Captain Pugwash (9-4) ROBBIE ROO ROO (9-5) 12-1 8th
(btn 11l) (13 ran) (Chelmsford 7f hcap (6) �234 AW).
7.40
HANDICAP (6); winner �588;
2m.
(14 runners)
1 (3) 5558 SPIRITOFTOMINTOUL 54 (B;CD) A Carroll 8-9-10 G Downing
2 (2) 7053 GREAT RETURN 14 W Greatrex 4-9-10... E Greatrex
3 (8) 5256 AUMERLE 59 S Lycett 5-9-8.......................... L Morris
4 (11) 0-88 UNBLINKING 70 N Twiston-Davies 4-9-7 ..... L Keniry
5 (4) 2975 HOWARDIAN HILLS 25 (H) V Dartnall 4-9-7 K Shoemark
6 (9) 310- MAID OF TUSCANY J29 (B) N Mulholland 6-9-5 A Kirby
7 (14) 2008 TOMMYS GEAL 14 (C) M Madgwick 5-9-3 Nicola Currie (7)
8 (13) 7330 WINTOUR LEAP 11 (P) R Stephens 6-9-2...... O Murphy
9 (1) 6976 ENOLA 19 (PH) Miss A Murphy 3-9-2 Josephine Gordon
10(10)3059 GREY DIAMOND 121 D P Quinn 3-9-1......... D Brock
11(12) -854 SEA?S ARIA J69 (T;BF,D) M Hoad 6-9-1 ..... R Havlin
12(5) 1144 NAVAJO STAR 42 (V;D) M Appleby 3-9-0 .. A Mullen
13(7) 3031 BLACK PRINCE J52 (T;D) A Honeyball 3-9-0 D Costello
14(6) /8-2 DING DING J16 (BF) Miss S West 6-9-0.. S Donohoe
Aumerle l 99, Tommys Geal 98, Howardian Hills 97.
5 Black Prince, 11-2 Maid Of Tuscany, 6 Ding Ding, 7
Navajo Star, Great Return, 12 Howardian Hills, Sea?s Aria
FORM
GREAT RETURN (10-11) 10-1 kept on, 3rd of 12 (btn 31/2l)
to Strictly Art (10-6) (Lingfield 2m hcap (6) �184 AW).
AUMERLE (9-0) 33-1 ridden, 6th of 14 (btn 11l) to Mister
Showman (9-2) (Southwell 11/2m hcap (6) �264 AW).
MAID OF TUSCANY (9-5) 9-2 10th of 13 (well btn) to
Alfredo (10-0) (W?hampton 2m hcap (6) �588 AW).
SEA?S ARIA (9-5) 4-1 fav one pace, 4th of 18 (btn 51/4l) to
Micras (9-6) (Clonmel 2m 1f ?6,160 good to firm).
NAVAJO STAR (8-13) 9-2 one pace, 4th of 6 (btn 83/4l) to
Volturnus (8-2) (Kempton 2m hcap (6) �588 AW).
BLACK PRINCE (9-0) 6-1 led 1f out, held on, bt Mr Davies
(9-4) 1/2l (12 ran) (Chelmsford 2m hcap (6) �234 AW).
DING DING (9-0) 5-1 fav kept on, btn 41/2l by Lake Shore
Drive (9-6) WINTOUR LEAP (8-12) 6-1 kept on, 3rd (btn
51/2l) (12 ran) (Lingfield 2m hcap (6) �264 AW).
1GM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
LATEST ATHLETICS STORM
M
55
SHAMED GATLIN TO BE
INVESTIGATED...AGAIN
By VIKKI ORVICE
Sprinter ?shocked? at new allegations
JUSTIN
GATLIN
will
be
investigated by anti-doping
chiefs after being caught up
in an undercover drug sting.
undercover
The American sprinter, 35, has
been suspended twice for doping
offences but escaped a lifetime ban.
Yet Gatlin insisted yesterday he
was ?shocked? at allegations made
against his coach Dennis Mitchell
and athletics agent Robert Wagner.
He has now sacked Mitchell, who
himself dodged a drug ban in 1998
after famously claiming his high
testosterone levels were down to
drinking beer and too much sex.
Mitchell was also the official
4x100metres coach to Team USA at
last year?s Rio Olympics.
The
Daily
Telegraph
claims
Wagner offered to ?illicitly supply
performance-enhancing drugs? to
reporters. The paper
also alleges former Olympic gold
medallist Mitchell told reporters
athletes get away with doping as the
drugs cannot be detected by tests.
Both deny the allegations ?
and last night Wagner claimed
the
newspaper?s
story
is
based on false comments he
made up to impress people.
He added: ?It was just big
talk. I did not actually source
or supply the substances the
reporters
asked
for
?
but
stupidly claimed I could.?
Former Olympic champion Gatlin,
who beat Usain Bolt to World
Championship gold at London 2017,
said he ?fired? Mitchell (above) ?as
soon as I found out about this?.
The American?s former coach was
the notorious Trevor Graham, who
worked with drug cheats Tim
Montgomery and Marion Jones.
But Gatlin insisted: ?All legal
options are on the table as I
will not allow others to lie
about me like this. I am not
using, and have not used,
performance-enhancing drugs.
?I was shocked and surprised to learn my coach would
have anything to do with even the
appearance of these accusations.
The Athletics Integrity Unit and
US Anti-Doping Agency are both
investigating.
A
USADA
spokesman
said:
ENGLAND cricket
duo Eoin Morgan
P
and Toby Roland-Jones
have agreed new deals
with Middlesex.
England limited-overs
captain Morgan, 31,
said: ?We?ve an exceptionally talented squad
with a terrific blend of
youth and experience.?
Ding has
escape
By HECTOR NUNNS
THIS Tampa Bay fan was feeling far from festive
as Devonta Freeman ran all over the Buccaneers.
The Atlanta running back kept the Falcons on
course for a Super Bowl return in a 24-21 win
and they can secure a play-off spot with one
more win, or clinch the NFC South division by
beating both the Saints and Panthers.
Quarterback Matt Ryan said: ?We?re right
where we need to be at this point of the season.?
Thomas fears
for pal Froome
By IAN GORDON
GERAINT THOMAS says Chris Froome
is not a cheat ? but fears cycling
chiefs could still slap a ban on him.
Welshman Thomas admits the fourtime Tour de France champ, 32, has been
affected by his failed drug test, having
talked with him on a training camp in
Majorca.
But double Olympic champ Thomas, 31,
is ready to lead Team Sky at the Tour de
France IF Froome (right) is banned.
Thomas said: ?I back him 100 per cent
? I don?t think he?s a cheat. I don?t think
he would do anything to try to cheat.
?But being who he is, I can?t see them
going lightly on him.?
Froome had double the legal limit of
asthma drug Salbutamol in his body.
Thomas added: ?It?s on his mind and
he?s been quiet. You can see it?s affected
him.?
DING JUNHUI survived
a major scare against
world
No 93
Gerard
Greene
to
keep
his
German Masters hopes
alive.
Chinese cue ace Ding
eventually came through
the first of two qualifiers
for a place in Berlin with
a 5-4 victory over veteran
Greene, 44.
But the 13-time ranking
event winner had to dig
deep and win the last
two frames in Barnsley.
World No 4 Ding must
now win one more match
this week to get to the
Tempodrom next month.
Ding,
30,
won
the
World Open earlier this
season but his recent
form has been patchy,
not helped by an eye
infection.
Scot Stephen Maguire
was beaten 5-1 by world
No 54 Gary Wilson.
MARION BARTOLI
P
vowed to make her
tennis return in 2018.
The former Wimbledon
champ, 33, announced
her retirement after
winning the 2013 title.
But the Frenchwoman
revealed on social media
she will be back at the
Miami Open in March.
?Investigations stemming from tips
and
whistleblowers
play
a
critical role in anti-doping efforts.
?We?re co-ordinating with the Athletics Integrity Unit to investigate.?
Lord Coe, president of athletics?
world governing body the IAAF,
said: ?These allegations are extremely
serious and I know the Athletics
Integrity Unit will investigate.?
Athletics Integrity Unit boss Brett
Clothier added: ?IAAF?s anti-doping
code of conduct applies not just to
athletes, but also support personnel.
?We understand we cannot rely
on testing alone, so are implementing an intelligence based re-testing
policy to meet such challenges.?
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STARS ?N CRIPES
. . . Gatlin?s surprise
gold in London
56 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GM
DESERT ISLAND RESCUE
Bureta gets Hull visa
as USA international
But he?s never even
played in United States
Dad?s from American
territory of just 17 people
But winger?s never even
been to the island either...
LOST
By GARY CARTER
THEY could not even play
a rugby league match on
the island Hull new boy
Bureta Faraimo hails from.
FAR OUT . . . USA winger
Faraimo, whose dad is from
tiny Swains Island (below),
wants to get started at Hull
Fiji
Australia
New
Zealand
Swains
Island
That is because the winger
comes from an island with a
population of just 17!
Well, his dad does. And that
has paved for the way for him
to join Super League?s Hull.
Faraimo?s
father
is
from
Swains Island which is part of
Tokelau, an island group in the
South
Pacific
technically
governed by New Zealand.
Swains is actually controlled
by America ? although it is
essentially a coconut plantation that is only 1 miles
across and a mile wide.
This meant Faraimo could
turn out for the United States
? who he represented at the
World Cup ? despite never
having played there.
And it means he qualifies for
a UK work visa ? even though
he was born in New Zealand!
Still with us? Good!
Faraimo joined Hull from the
NRL
outfit
New
Zealand
Warriors
and
will
replace
crowd favourite in Mahe Fonua.
He said: ?My dad is from a
tiny place and I?ve never been
there. Then again, I?ve never
been to the USA for rugby
league reasons.
?Whenever I?ve played for
them,
it
has
been
in
England, Wales, Canada,
Australia
or
Papua
New
Guinea.
?I
have
never played in a home game for
the USA, they have always
had them during the NRL season, so I was never available.?
Now he is in Hull having
arrived in the UK on Sunday.
And after seeing games on
the TV down under, Faraimo,
27, is itching to show his
quality in Super League.
But he also admits the
English game?s format ? with
Super 8s, Challenge Cup and
play-offs ? is beyond him.
He said: ?I?ve watched a bit
and the standard is fast and
physical, they throw the ball
about more than the NRL.
?But I don?t really understand the structure. You need a
degree to figure that out!
?I know I have some really
big shoes to fill. Mahe Fonua
is a big loss to them.
?I?m not there to make up
numbers. I?m rocking up to be
Bureta Faraimo. I don?t talk
about what I?m going to do. I
will speak with my actions.?
The good people of Swains
will be proud.
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57
WORLD DARTS CHAMP
PIONSHIP
BARNEVELD . . . 3-0 win
It?s vision
express
for cool
Barney
LIM WANTS TO BATTER GARY
By ROB MAUL
OLDEST slinger in town Paul
Lim plans to pension off a
Gary Anderson in the
SECOND world champion ? seed
second round on Friday.
fuelled by his new love of fish
Anderson is a two-time winner of the Sid Waddell Trophy
and chips.
The 63-year-old rolled back
the years on Monday night
when he beat the 2008 Lakeside
world champ Mark Webster,
who is 29 YEARS his junior.
Lim then tucked into the
traditional English grub and is
planning another visit to the
chippie before he faces No 3
but Lim said: ?I?ll be prepared
for the match against Gary.
?I?ve a few days? rest now. I?ll
walk around London.
?Have some fish and chips. It
will be OK.?
The Singapore Slinger, who
now lives in California, is a
2,000-1 shot for the title.
Lim added: ?When I walk up
to the stage against Gary, I have
to have that feeling I can play
well. That?s how I?ll get the
crowd going.
?Against Mark, they chanted
so many things. Different tunes
and songs. It gave me at least
30 per cent extra.
?I remember the early days
when the ref would say, ?Please
By ROB MAUL
ADRIAN LEWIS was sensationally
turfed out of the darts World
Championship after losing to a
former landscape gardener.
In a huge Alexandra Palace upset,
Jackpot was taken apart 3-1 by 2,000/1
tournament outsider Kevin Munch.
It was the first time two-time world
champion Lewis had lost in the first
round of the tournament.
The No 7 seed (below) becomes the
highest casualty to date and the fifth
player in the world?s
top 16 to exit at the
first hurdle.
German
qualifier
Munch hit eight 180s
and took out finishes of
158, 124 and 118 ? only
a few months after
giving up gardening to
focus fully on darts.
The 29-year-old from
Bochum,
formerly
known as the Crazy
Banana but now nicknamed the Dragon,
said: ?I cannot believe what happened.
?I will wake up in three days and
realise what I have achieved.
?I was so confident and played my
own game. I didn?t play to Aidy?s game.
?My boss told me not to turn
professional and carry on working. But I
will go to the Qualifying School next
month and try to win my tour card.
?This is my biggest win. There were
so many English and German fans
calling my name. That wasn?t normal.
This is unbelievable.?
Lewis suffered a career-threatening
be quiet while the players are
throwing?. But you can?t now.
?It?s all entertainment, you
cannot stop thousands of people
having fun and singing. Deal
with it or get out of this game.?
Lim is already in the history
books after throwing a ninedarter in the 1990 Lakeside
world championship.
Only nine perfect nine-darters
have been thrown since, with
the second one not until 2009!
Lim divides his time between
home in the US and Hong Kong
? where he is a consultant for
an electronic darts company.
He started out as a chef in
the 1970s, moving from Papua
New Guinea to London, and
practised the game at the Robin
Hood pub in Chiswick.
His first world championship
was back in 1982 and he said:
?As long as I still feel excited
about my darts, I will carry on.?
By ROB MAUL
LIM-BERING UP . . . long shot Paul
Lim in training for Anderson clash
MONSTER
MUNCH
Gardener turfs out Lewis
back injury in the summer, which
required painful exploratory surgery.
And he was unable to replicate the
form that took him to the pinnacle of
the world, allowing Munch to dictate
play and secure a famous win in front
of a passionate London crowd.
Lewis declined to speak to the
media as he left the venue. His
ORDER OF PLAY
(P) denotes preliminary round
Xiao Chen Zong v Bernie Smith (P)
Michael Smith v Steve Lennon
Simon Whitlock v Martin Schindler
Justin Pipe v Xiao Chen Zong/Bernie Smith
(from 7pm)
finishing was not exactly poor,
he was 44 per cent on his
doubles and his average of
94.04 was better than his
opponent too.
But Munch was composed
and self-assured beyond his
few years on the circuit.
Lewis might now miss
out
on
the
lucrative
Premier
League
in
February
unless
he
recovers his form and
fitness quickly.
Munch next faces the
winner of the all-Spanish
tie between Cristo Reyes
and Antonio Alcinas on
December 27.
OUT TO MUNCH . . . joy
as longshot beats Lewis
DUTCHMAN Raymond van
Barneveld
had
20-20
vision as he sent Richard
North packing.
Barney, 50, often wears
glasses on the oche, especially when his longstanding diabetes makes
his eyes sore and blurry.
In the opening round of
the William Hill PDC World
Championship, the fivetime world champion was
without spectacles but
could see the second
round clearly enough.
His
3-0
first-round
victory over rookie North
was an impressive opener
for a man who has
reached the past three
semi-finals.
Barney, who hit 17 140s,
only dropped three legs
and recorded an impressive 102 average.
He will face Kyle Anderson in the second round
on Saturday evening.
Barneveld said: ?I never
saw Richard play until a
year ago. Everyone in Holland said I had a good
draw but he?s world No 33.
?I had to play good
darts. This one is special.
I?ll keep all the energy for
the next two weeks.
?I have the hunger still.
You saw that tonight. I
celebrated because this
means the world to me.?
JOHN HENDERSON is
determined to make a BIG
impact on these worlds ?
and is gunning once again
for Michael van Gerwen.
The heavyweight Scot
holds the distinction of
being the last man to
beat the world No 1 in
competitive action.
That came in the first
round of the World Grand
Prix in Ireland in October
and since then MVG
has won four successive
TV majors.
Henderson, 44, beat
Finnish flop Mario Kantele
3-0 in the first round.
He could meet MVG in
the semi and the
No 29 seed joked:
?It would give
me no greater
pleasure than
to get to the
semis, then
get Michael
again!?
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RUGBY UNION
MATCH OF YEAR
REVIEW OF
NEW ZEALAND 21
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 24
YES, it needed centre
Sonny Bill Williams to get
sent off for the tourists
to beat the All Blacks.
They got the job done
thanks to a last-gasp penalty from Owen Farrell
(left) at the Cake Tin.
The Red Army created
one of the best atmospheres ever witnessed.
Their chants of "Oh,
Maro Itoje" were ringing in
everyone's ears for days.
PLAYER OF YEAR
OWEN FARRELL
(Lions, England and Saracens fly-half)
WORLD Rugby proved to be the biggest
jokers of 2017 when they failed to name
Farrell as the best player.
The European Player of the Year
spearheaded England to back-to-back Six
Nations titles, Saracens to back-to-back
Champions Cup crowns and the Lions to
an epic drawn series in New Zealand.
LETDOWN OF YEAR
DAY TO REMEMBER . . .
Taulupe Faletau grabs the
Lions? first try in Wellington
and (above) the celebrations
ENGLAND flopping in
Ireland, blowing backto-back Six Nations
Grand Slams.
Coach Eddie Jones
(right) hyped this one up
about
his
side
either
achieving greatness or failure. But they
could not cope with the pressure at the
Aviva Stadium in Dublin in March as the
Aussie boss lost his first game in charge.
NEWBIE OF YEAR
Brit of all
2017 WAS SCRUMTHING SPECIAL
THIS one can go to an All Black. It has to
be Rieko Ioane for the way he burst on to
the scene against the Lions with the
Auckland Blues before winning his first
New Zealand cap in the Test series.
An outstanding winger, whose mum even
invited a Lions fan to live with them as he
had nowhere to stay.
LAST LAUGH OF YEAR
THIS clown had the last
laugh, though.
Lions coach Warren Gatland was ridiculed in New
Zealand but gave it back to
the haters when he pulled
out a red nose after his
side drew the series
in Auckland.
FOR rugby fans, 2017
will be remembered as
the year of the Lions.
Scenes of the Red Army
going wild in Wellington
after the 24-21 victory in
the Second Test will go
down as one of the iconic
images of the game.
Warren
Gatland?s
heroes
became the first side to win
against the All Blacks in New
Zealand for eight years.
But the impossible dream
nearly turned into a nightmare
for Kiwi Gatland, who was
ridiculed on his return to the
southern hemisphere.
He was painted as a clown
on the front page of a national
newspaper, called ?desperate
and predictable? by opposite
number Steve Hansen and
caught swearing in a press
conference when asked about
the dreaded Warren-ball.
No wonder Gatland said he
By JONNY
FORDHAM
HATED
the
tour,
despite
becoming the first side since
the 1971 greats to avoid defeat
to the world champions.
Had the Lions had a fit Billy
Vunipola, maybe they could
have overcome that final hurdle
and won a series there for the
first time in 46 years.
Instead it was one win, one
loss and one dramatic last Test
draw ? and the Lions would
surely have taken that before
the series.
England centre Manu Tuilagi
was absent, crocked again, also
missing
another
Red
Rose
clean-sweep in the Six Nations.
Thankfully Dragons ace Sam
Warburton won his fitness
battle to skipper the Lions in
the final two Tests.
But since then the Welshman
has undergone two surgeries ?
one on his neck, the other on
his knee ? as the sport?s stars
continue to batter their bodies.
Gatland?s spell with the Lions
? twice as head coach and
another as assistant ? must
surely now be up.
And assistant coach Andy Farrell further showed his genius
with a defensive red wall the All
Blacks just could not pass.
Back
home,
Premiership
champions Exeter and Euro-
pean double winners Saracens
claimed the two big trophies.
Sarries? back-to-back wins in
Europe cemented their growing
dynasty as one of, if not the
greatest
group
of
English
players ever produced.
Fly-half Owen Farrell was
named European Player of the
Year but ? probably because he
does not have a New Zealand
passport ? bizarrely missed out
on world rugby?s top gong, to
All Black Beauden Barrett.
HOME COMFORTS . . . Exeter claim the Premiership trophy
KINGS . . .
THE YEAR
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
59
TO INFIRMARY AND
BEYOND FOR ?BUZZ?
By JORDAN DAVIES
MARO ITOJE has revealed the extent
of his horrific jaw injury, admitting
ballooned and I turned into a black Buzz
he felt like a ?black Buzz Lightyear. My chin was huge. I couldn?t
Lightyear?.
leave my house for a couple of days and
England coach Eddie Jones is
also suffering after being dealt a
triple injury blow ? with Elliot
Daly, Nathan Hughes and Manu
Tuilagi all Six Nations doubts.
Saracens star Itoje, 23, suffered a
double facial fracture against Harlequins
this month, but a quick recovery should
see him ready for the start of England?s
Grand Slam quest in February.
Yet the Lions forward (left) was left
unable to eat solid foods after having
metal plates inserted.
And he said: ?It was sore ? probably
my most painful injury so far. My jaw
was on blended food for a week.
?But, thank God, I am over that stage
and eating a lot more normally now.?
Wasps wing Daly (ankle) and No 8
Hughes (knee) will both be out for a
month after getting crocked during
Sunday?s 21-3 win over La Rochelle.
Leicester centre Tuilagi adds to Jones?
crisis after being cited for a dangerous
tackle against Munster last weekend.
A disciplinary hearing today could see
him banned for up to six weeks.
Worcester centre Ben Te?o is also
expected to miss the tournament with
an ongoing ankle problem.
Y
A
L
P
ALL NEW
SUN SIX
right
GET SIX SCORES RIGHT
THANKS TO LIONS
Saracens further strengthened
by signing Liam Williams from
Pro12
winners
Scarlets
to
confirm their status as the
domestic powerhouse.
Their excellent coach Mark
McCall
had
to
settle
for
runner-up in the boss-of-theyear stakes as Wasps head man
Dai Young scooped the award.
It was double delight for the
Coventry-based
club,
whose
influential play-maker Jimmy
Gopperth was crowned player
Saracens celebrate their Euro triumph
of the season. But they
could not make it count at
Twickenham
when
they
reached the final after
topping the table.
Rob Baxter?s Chiefs
finally
won
the
Premiership
for
the
first time by winning in
extra-time.
It capped a fairytale story
for a club who have broken
the grip of the big names.
As 2018 approaches the
game still has a problem
with concussion.
With the hits harder
than ever, in some cases
compared to a 30mph
car crash, no one knows
the true extent of the
damage done.
Rugby is trying to
deal with the issue, but
as it gets faster and
tougher in the run-up
TOP MAN . . .
to the 2019 World Cup,
Kiwi Beauden
another serious case is
Barrett
always on the horizon.
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These five
FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN GIVES HIS EXCLUSIVE VERDICT
Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali,
Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad and
captain Joe Root have been
desperately poor.
It means England?s attack has been
pop gun compared to the heavy
artillery of Australia.
And the batsmen have been
bombarded
into
submission
by
bowlers of great skill and speed.
I got into some bother two winters
ago for awarding Woakes nought out
of ten for his performance on a tour
of South Africa. Well, those five
players wouldn?t get many more than
that, let me tell you.
Let?s start with the bowling. James
Anderson
has
been
head
and
shoulders above the rest and Craig
Overton showed some promise and
courage playing on with his cracked
rib. But as for the rest . . .
The biggest concern is the form of
Broad. He has gone 54 overs without
a wicket and it has been a dramatic
fall from grace.
One explanation could be that he
tried different wrist positions on the
less responsive pitches of the subcontinent last year and now can?t get
his wrist behind the ball to create
that snap on release.
Whatever the reason, he hasn?t
been able to get any pace and
bounce or consistency of line and
length.
Woakes had one decent spell
under lights at Adelaide but, apart
from that, looked a medium-pace,
straight up and down trundler.
Moeen has three wickets in three
Tests and has not extracted turn or
kept the runs down. He hasn?t
Ben gets
blown out
BEN DUCKETT has been
axed from England Lions?
West Indies tour early next
year.
The batsman, 23, threw a
drink over James Anderson in
a nightclub earlier this month.
An ECB spokesman said:
?Ben Duckett has not been
selected as a result of the
off-field incident which led to
his suspension in Australia.?
Two players in the Ashes
squad ? keeper Ben Foakes
and spinner Mason Crane ?
will play in the Caribbean.
61
INJURED . . . Overton battled on in Perth
have cost us The Ashes Rib drives
Bob Willis
ENGLAND lost The Ashes
for many reasons but top
of the list has been the
complete
non-performance
of five senior players.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
contributed anything worthwhile with
the bat, either. He has been a
massive disappointment.
As all-rounders, the likes of
Woakes and Moeen needed to step
up in the absence of Ben Stokes. But
they have gone the other way and
been diminished by the size of the
occasion and talent of the opposition.
You can?t criticise the commitment
of England?s bowlers ? they have
toiled away manfully ? but there is
a huge gulf in class in Australian
conditions.
There will be a time when opening
batsman Cook has nothing more to
give but I don?t think that time has
arrived yet.
Seven years ago, he looked in
equally bad nick against Pakistan,
scored a scratchy century at The
Oval and went on to pile up 766
runs in The Ashes that winter.
I don?t like people such as Kevin
Pietersen
saying
Cook
looks
uninterested. Nobody over the last
decade has been more committed to
the England cause than Cook.
But once an Aussie attack gets the
wood over you, it is difficult to find
any form, particularly with no
matches between the Tests.
Cook, by his own admission, has a
limited number of scoring shots and
the Aussies relentlessly targeted his
vulnerabilities around off stump.
They bowled superbly to him but I
wouldn?t be writing off Cook just yet.
I don?t necessarily believe the
captaincy has affected Root?s batting.
I just think Australia have bowled
fabulously well.
Their attack is several light years
ahead of England?s and frightening
at times.
England?s lower-order is routinely
blown away. As soon as the sixth
wicket falls, that?s it, game over.
Broad?s batting has disintegrated
since being clattered on the head
against India in 2014 and the bowlers all took some blows.
Even right at the end of the Third
Test, Anderson took a crashing hit
on the helmet.
By contrast, Pat Cummins comes
in at No 9 for Australia and bats
without a care in the world because
he knows England don?t have the
firepower to hurt him.
In Test cricket, home advantage is
getting more pronounced. England
have won the last four Ashes series
at home but are heading for a third
whitewash in the last four tours.
The Aussies struggle desperately in
India and Sri Lanka.
It will be interesting to see how
India perform in England next
summer.
They are notoriously bad travellers
but look the most complete team in
batting, spin and pace.
England?s rookies have provided
some glimpses of promise.
The emergence of Dawid Malan
has been a highlight, while Mark
Stoneman and James Vince have
both scored a couple of half-centuries.
But it should be the other way
round with the experienced players
setting an example and helping the
new guys settle.
Ashes series are often watersheds
for coaches and players. There will
inevitably be calls for a clear-out
and players to be dumped.
But I agree with Root that there is
no point panicking and repeating
what happened four years ago when
they said to Boyd Rankin and Scott
Borthwick: ?Here you are, have a
Test cap!?
Rankin and Borthwick ? remember them? They remain members of
the one-Test club.
And does anybody believe in their
heart of hearts that other players
will be better than Cook, Broad,
Woakes and Moeen?
Smith?s the Don
STEVE SMITH is close to
By JACK ROSE
overtaking legendary Aussie
Darren
Lehmann
said:
?He?s
Don Bradman as Test cricket?s running pretty
hot, isn?t he?
greatest batsman.
?I?ve been lucky enough to see
Smith?s Ashes assault on the
England bowlers has brought him
426 runs in just four innings.
That has lifted the Australia
captain to 945 points in the ICC?s
rankings ? the current world No 1.
But it also puts him joint-second
in the ICC?s best-ever rankings list,
just 16 points behind Bradman.
Smith, 28, will be pushing to
get closer to The Don in the final
two Ashes Tests at Melbourne and
Sydney and build on his record
of 22 centuries. Australia coach
all of his Test hundreds.
?Seeing him evolve from that
first hundred to now, he just
changes plans to what the bowlers
are doing, what the wicket?s doing
and what the game needs.
?He?s gone to a another level.
The way he?s gone about it, averaging 72 or 73 as a Test captain,
that?s pretty special.?
l ICC BEST-EVER BATTING RANKINGS: 1 D Bradman
(Aus) 961; 2= S Smith (Aus), L Hutton (Eng) 945;
4= J Hobbs (Eng), R Ponting (Aus) 942; 6 P May (Eng)
941; 7= C Walcott (WI), V Richards (WI), K Sangakkara
(SL), G Sobers (WI) 938.
DON THE MARCH . . .
Steve Smith is up there
with legend Bradman
Ov spare
Fromn JOHN ETHERIDGE in Melbourne
CRAIG OVERTON has revealed he
risked a punctured lung by batting
in the Third Test.
The Somerset all-rounder, 23, walked
to the wicket with a cracked rib as
England lost The Ashes.
And team medics told him he would
have made the injury much worse if he
was hit by an Australian quickie.
Overton said: ?It?s a hairline fracture
at the minute but the doc said another
blow could have made it worse or
punctured a lung or something.
?So I was not diving too much in the
field, trying to stay on my knees.
?As a young cricketer, you want to
play games. But sometimes you have to
be reined in a little for your own good.
?It was painful but I?ve always been
taught to fight through things.
?We?re fighters down in Somerset,
that?s the way we play our cricket.?
Overton was struck in the ribs on the
final day of the Second Test and
aggravated the problem diving for a
caught and bowled in Perth.
It means he is now a doubt for the
final two Tests.
Mark Wood, who has joined the
senior tour from the England Lions,
leg-spinner Mason Crane and Surrey?s
Tom Curran could play instead.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann
reckons his team are in prime position
to complete a 5-0 series whitewash.
He said: ?We?ll be a lot more relaxed,
which is a good thing.
?Ashes cricket is high pressure,
everybody is nervous every ball, every
session. The players can now express
themselves a little more.
?It?ll be interesting to see how
we respond to
that.
The
Boxing Day
Test in Melbourne and
the
New
Year Test in
Sydney are
both fantastic
occasions.?
Naughty boys
take a break
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
ENGLAND?S players are having
a mini-holiday in the wake of
surrendering The Ashes.
Joe Root?s squad are not due
to train until Friday when they
start the Fourth Test build-up.
They flew to Melbourne yesterday
and most players and management
have partners or families with them.
A break was built into the itinerary to
give the squad the chance to relax
before walking out in front of 100,000
spectators at the MCG on Boxing Day.
There are no more practice matches
so the likes of Alastair Cook have no
chance to recapture form in the middle.
Coach Trevor Bayliss does not believe
in ?naughty-boy nets? after a poor performance, claiming players are better to
get away from the game for a few days.
62 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
STAR . . .
Pitt plays
Beane
(inset)
2GM
PREMIER
LEAGUE
By GARETH
MORGAN
THEY were everybody?s
second
team.
Outside
Cardiff, that is.
Happy Tykes
in the Money
A side that came into the
Premier League bristling with
ambition,
purpose
and
excitement.
BILLY BEANE, the American who inspired the
Brad Pitt Hollywood film ?Moneyball?, is part of a
consortium that has taken over Barnsley.
Beane joins Chinese-American billionaire Chien
Lee and other investors in gaining control of the
South Yorkshire club from Patrick Cryne.
He has been in charge of the Tykes since 2004 but
revealed in September he is suffering from terminal
cancer and is ?living on borrowed time?.
Beane, 55, shot to fame after his spell as general
manager of baseball team Oakland Athletics was the
inspiration behind the hit
By OSCAR PAUL
2011 movie, in which he
was played by Pitt.
the
French
Beane was the pioneer ownership
of the ?Moneyball? model side finished third in the
league
and
qualified
for
which
used
computergenerated
analysis
to the Champions League
for
the
first
time
in
their
identify undervalued talent, turning the side?s history.
Lee and Conway will
fortunes around.
Lee?s New City Capital now act as co-chairmen
at
Oakwell.
firm and Pacific Media
A club statement read:
Group, headed by Paul
Conway and Grace Hung, ?The club have gained
have held talks with the English Football League
Cryne family over recent approval for the change
in majority shareholder
months.
The EFL has granted and our new shareholdapproval for the takeover ers have now taken up
and
new
shareholders their positions on the
have already taken their board of Barnsley FC.
?We are delighted that
place on the ChampionMr Lee, Mr Conway and
ship club?s board.
Lee bought 80 per cent Ms Hung joined the Reds
of Ligue 1 club Nice in in the directors? box at
2016, where he currently Griffin Park on Saturday,
acts as chairman, while showing their support to
Paul Heckingbottom and
Conway is a director.
Under their year of his players.?
Ding Dons for
feuding rivals
By ANDREW DILLON
AFC WIMBLEDON have been hit by an historic
Football League charge for failing to use the
proper name of their hated rivals MK Dons.
The League One side referred to them only as ?MK?
on their stadium scoreboard when the two teams met
at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on September 22.
And there was no mention of MK Dons on the
front cover of the matchday programme.
The feud between the
two clubs goes back to
2004 when MK Dons
were formed out of Wimbledon FC and took on
the last part of the old
SAM JOHNSTONE is a
club?s name ? causing
�illion January target
uproar among fans.
for Crystal Palace.
AFC Wimbledon was
The
Manchester
created from nothing and
United keeper, 24, has
in 14 years has risen
played 22 loan games
from non-league to MK
for Aston Villa this term.
Dons? League One level.
But United have a
League regulations say
clause in the deal
clubs must behave with
meaning
Johnstone,
the ?utmost good faith?.
who is also interesting
An
EFL
spokesman
West Brom, can be
said: ?AFC Wimbledon
recalled or sold next
have been charged in
month.
breach of Regulation 3.?
PALACE EYE
� SAM
Barca ?Ant rap?
BARCELONA risk a SECOND transfer ban
after being accused of making an illegal
approach for Antoine Griezmann (right).
Atletico Madrid have reported them to
Fifa for ?tapping up? the French ace, 26.
If Barca, who were banned in 2014
for breaching rules over signing
young stars, are found guilty they
could be hit for TWO windows.
Atletico are fuming after Barca
chief Guillermo Amor said: ?Maybe
there?s been a meeting and things
have advanced, though I don?t know.?
HAVE MERSEY . . . Clement
feels the pain during Swans?
defeat at Everton (right)
R LEAGUE
MIE
SWANSEA AFTER 18 GAMES IN PRE
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2016-17
2017-18
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12
BOTTOM OF PREM
P
Crystal Palace............18
West Ham...................18
Bournemouth............18
Stoke...........................18
Newcastle .................. 18
West Brom..................18
SWANSEA .................... 18
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3
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Pts
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16
16
15
14
12
appear to be a
THE Premier League may Manchester United
foregone conclusion ? but here.
elsew
can still hurt rivals City
be hell bent on
The League Cup holders will
their noisy
retaining the trophy to stop
neighbours gloating too much. Bristol City are
But United?s opponents tonight
spin and beating
flying, winning four on the
rounds.
Prem opposition in the last two, so get on a
The Robins guarantee goals
score at 2/1
to
s
United victory and both team (right) is in fine
with Sun Bets. Jesse Lingard
A
22
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POS IN
TABLE
14th
11th
11th
8th
16th
19th
20th
FINAL
POS
11th
9th
12th
8th
12th
15th
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NEXT SIX GAMES
Saturday...................................Crystal Palace (h)
Boxing Day ........................................ Liverpool (a)
December 30......................................Watford (a)
January 2.......................................Tottenham (h)
January 6 ............................................ *Wolves (a)
January 13.......................................Newcastle (a)
(all Premier League, except *FA Cup 3rd Rd)
When Swansea won the League
Cup under Michael Laudrup in
2013, brushing aside Bradford,
the future path only seemed to
be heading one way.
Yet as Paul Clement and his
players stare up from the bottom of the Prem pile ? which
is becoming an all-too-familiar position for the club ?
sympathy is in short supply.
If the Swans go down in
May, few outside that little
corner of South Wales will
really notice, let alone care.
And the warning from
recent history will not be
lost on the man in the
dugout.
December is a bad
month
for
Swansea
managers. Last season
Bob Bradley was given
the bullet, a year earlier Garry Monk was
fired and now Clement has his neck on
the festive chopping
block.
Clement will be
praying
Santa
comes early to the
Liberty
Stadium
and
brings
with
him a sackful of
goals when his rockbottom side take on
Crystal Palace on Saturday.
If not, his fate could be
the same as the Christmas turkey!
With Palace, Everton and West
Ham seeing a ?bounce? from sacking their managers this season,
Clement is the bookies? favourite to
be the next one to lose his job.
Hailed as a miracle worker
when he took over last season and
kept the Swans up, he might not
now see out a year in the job if
his side loses at the weekend.
So what on earth has gone
wrong?
Swansea?s sweet passing style
and free-flowing football, installed
by Roberto Martinez, enhanced by
Brendan Rodgers and carried on
by Laudrup, was easy on the eye
and won them many admirers.
It also earned them European
football after that League Cup title,
plus an eighth-place finish in 2015.
Since then, though, they have
turned away from their stylish
football and been involved in relegation scraps.
There is something depressingly
familiar for Swans fans about the
position in which they find their
club at this time of year.
They are currently bottom, four
points from safety. Last year they
were 19th at Christmas and in
2015 they were 18th.
Clement arrived on January 3
to take over from the out-of-hisdepth American Bradley (right),
who had been ridiculed after
Swansea picked up only 12
points in 17 games. Clement currently has 12 from one game
more.
Claude Makelele joined Clement as his assistant but he has
moved on this season. Swansea
legend Leon Britton stepped up
into a player-coach role but not
form and is 6/1 with Sun Bets
to score first in a
Red Devils win.
Chelsea host Bournemouth
and
Michy Batshuayi ? who has
three
goals in the competition ?
is
18/1
with Sun Bets to score first
in a
straightforward 2-0 victory.
DIAMOND: Man
United to win and both teams to score,
2/1
with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Jesse Lingard to score
first and Man United
win, 6/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Michy Batshuayi to score
first and Chelsea to win 2-0, 18/1
with Sun Bets.
(18+ only, T&Cs apply. Odds subject
to change)
2GM
RELEGATION SCRAP
In the
dark days
of Xmas,
boss
Clement
must rally...
Hall systems
go for Carlisle
Carlisle ..............3 Gillingham.............1
HALLAM HOPE?S double fired Carlisle into an FA
Cup third round tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
goal against his old team in Monday night?s 3-1 defeat at Everton
was the final straw for many
Swans fans.
Their
summer
transfer window saw
Fernando
Llorente,
Jack
Cork
and
Sigurdsson all leave
and very little come
back in return.
At least Sigurdsson gives his old
team-mates a fighting chance to stave
off
the
dreaded
drop.
The Icelandic playmaker said: ?A few
weeks
ago
Everton
were 18th but we got
the results and everything changes and you
can build on that.
?The confidence comes back
into the team and I think that?s
how you turn it around.
?The only good thing is they
have got the experience from last
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THERE are two more Carabao Cup quarterfinal ties tonight and we?ll have all the
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HIT AND HOPE . . . forward Hope fires Carlisle into the lead
11 SWANS
A-SINKING
even the pass-master himself has
been able to get his team-mates
back to the style of old that
brought them success and security.
Everything started so well for
Clement. His side beat Liverpool 3-2, he was named
Premier League Manager
of the Month for January
and
guided
Swansea
to
14th
place with 26 points
from 18 games.
That achievement
earned
him
a
nomination
for
Manager
of
the
Season in the Premier League. He is
going to need that
form and more to keep
the Swans alive this time
around.
Only four times in Premier League history have the team
who propped up the table at
Christmas avoided relegation.
Seeing
Gylfi
Sigurdsson
hammering home a trademark
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
season and the year before, so I?m
pretty sure they?ll get a result soon
and, when they do, they?ll kick on.?
Goals have become a major
issue for Clement and his team.
They have managed only ten in 18
games ? half as many as they had
scored this time last year.
Loanee Tammy Abraham arrived
with a big reputation but has only
delivered four league goals. Former
fans? favourite Wilf Bony returned
but has yet to properly find his
scoring boots.
Midfield signings Roque Mesa
and Renato Sanches have both
failed to inspire and only the form
of Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has stood out this season.
The Pole has kept six clean
sheets, tops the saves charts with
72 and has been the rock in a
defensive system that is the 12th
best in the division.
Monk went following a run of
one win in 11 Premier League
matches in 2015. Clement currently
has one in ten.
Watch this space . . .
SUNSPORT is the place to go for all the reaction, talking points and
gossip from the Carabao Cup. Get the lowdown on Chelsea playing Bournemouth
and Bristol City hosting Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
Plus, there?s all the latest transfer news ahead of the January window opening.
ON AIR
6am: BREAKFAST
Spurs legend David Ginola joins
Alan Brazil and former Aston Villa
and England striker Darius Vassell.
7pm: KICK OFF
Live EFL Cup commentary of
Bristol City v Manchester United,
followed by a phone-in.
The Cumbrians, inspired by the 23-year-old
former Everton trainee, belied their League Two
position to see off Gillingham at Brunton Park in
this delayed second round replay.
Shaun Miller grabbed a third for Carlisle in added
time, after Scott Wagstaff had pulled a goal back for
the Gills. But it was Hope?s clinical finishing that
proved the difference in an all-action Cup thriller.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle was licking his lips at the
prospect of facing the
Owls at home. He said:
By MATT PARKER
?The players have belief
minute. He turned in
and understanding.
?Now we have a tie Bennett?s low cross after
against Sheffield Wednes- the Carlisle striker had
day
that
can
bring got away on the left.
Gillingham were right
money into the club.?
Gillingham came out of back in the game two
the blocks positively but minutes after the break.
Josh Parker fed the
Carlisle took a seventhminute lead after Gary ball through to Wagstaff
Liddle won the ball in who, coming in from the
midfield
and
Richard right, smashed an angled
Bennett
provided
the drive past Bonham.
Hope was denied his
final pass for Hope.
His shot deflected off hat-trick by the width of
Ben Nugent as it went in a post in the 81st minute.
But Miller took advanat the near post.
of
a
goalmouth
The League One visi- tage
tors continued to pose a melee to make it 3-1.
Gills chief Steve Lovell
threat and loan keeper
Jack Bonham tipped over said: ?It?s so disappointing.
a Lee Martin effort.
But Hope grabbed his
?We had most of the
and Carlisle?s second of possession but Carlisle
the match in the 37th defended very well.?
SPARK ?N RIDE
STOKE chairman Peter Coates warned boss
Mark Hughes he must ?deliver? on Saturday.
Sparky (right) needs to beat West Brom
in a game that could decide his future.
His fourth-bottom side were battered
3-0 at home by West Ham last week.
And Coates said: ?It?s up to the management, the coaches and players to get
out there and do it. They?ve got to deliver.
?They know that and they?re capable of
doing it. This is a huge game.?
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
CARABAO CUP: Quarter-finals
ARSENAL
(1) 1 WEST HAM (0) 0
Welbeck 42
Att: 44,741
LEICESTER (0) 1 MAN CITY
(1) 1
Vardy 90 (pen)
B Silva 26
Att: 31,562
(after extra-time; Man City win 4-3 on pens)
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
2nd Rd Replay
CARLISLE
(2) 3 GILLINGHAM (0) 1
Hope 7, 37
Wagstaff 47
S Miller 90
Att: 2,357
(Carlisle home to Sheff Wed in 3rd Rd)
LADBROKES
CHAMPIONSHIP
Livingston 0 Falkirk 0.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Stranraer 2
Albion 2.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Cowdenbeath 1 Stenhousemuir 1.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Blyth Spartans 1 AFC Telford 0; Chesham 0
Weston Super-Mare 2. Off - Gateshead v
Guiseley (due to frozen pitch, now playing
tonight, 7.45pm), FC Halifax v Macclesfield
Tn, Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough (both
due to frozen pitches). Replays - Altrincham 1 Warrington Town 2; Boreham Wood 2
Dartford 2 (aet; Boreham Wood win 3-1 on
pens); Brackley 2 Braintree Town 0; Heybridge Swifts 3 Hampton & Richmond 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH North Ferriby Utd 0 Curzon Ashton 1.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Bishop?s Stortford 0 Hitchin 3; Kettering 1
Hereford FC 3; Merthyr Town 1 Basingstoke 1.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay 3 Met Police
0; Dorking Wanderers 0 Hendon 3; Leiston 3
Merstham 1; Margate 4 Brightlingsea Regent
2; Needham Market 0 Leatherhead 0; Staines
Town 4 Harlow 1. Off - Folkestone Invicta v
Thurrock (due to bad traffic).
JD WELSH PREMIER - Prestatyn Town 1
Cefn Druids 2; The New Saints FC 3 Connah?s
Quay Nomads 0.
DARTS
WILLIAM HILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Alexandra Palace, London): Preliminary Rd - K Munch (Ger) bt A Oreshkin (Rus)
2-0. 1st Rd - J Henderson bt M Kantele (Fin)
3-0; R van Barneveld (Hol) bt R North 3-0;
K Munch (Ger) bt A Lewis 3-1.
ICE HOCKEY
CHALLENGE CUP: Quarter-final,
2nd Leg - Sheffield 6 Dundee 1 (agg 13-3).
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
CARABAO CUP: Qtr-finals
Bristol City v Man Utd ............. 8.0
Chelsea v Bournemouth ...............
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Celtic
v Partick.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Gateshead v Guiseley.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Frome Town v Gosport Borough.
JD WELSH PREMIER - Llandudno v
Cardiff Met Uni.
RUGBY UNION: Principality Building Society Premiership: East Newport v Cross Keys (7.15).
CRICKET: First Twenty20 International - India v Sri Lanka (Cuttack, 1.30).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Leicester v Glasgow (7.30). BBL Trophy:
1st Rd - Falkirk v Loughborough (8.15).
BBL Cup: Semi-final, 2nd Leg - Sheffield (92) Worcester (102) (7.30).
ICE HOCKEY: Challenge Cup: Qtrfinal, 1st Leg - Guildford v Cardiff (7.0).
1GM
............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
BRISTOL CITY v MAN UTD
8pm
&
Whole new
Paul game
for United
?IT WOULD have been different if we?d had
Paul Pogba.?
That was the straw Manchester United fans
were clutching at as they picked up the pieces
after the derby destruction.
Yes, it may have been only 2-1 at Old Trafford
but there was a gulf between the sides on
December 10.
Not least in the midfield, which Pogba had
been dominating until a three-game ban for
stamping on the leg of Arsenal?s Hector Bellerin
at the Emirates ? an
By NEIL CUSTIS
incident United and the
Frenchman
maintain
eight of the last nine
was NOT deliberate.
Pogba was the one United squads.
The
game
should
player the Red Devils
the
perfect
could not be without provide
for
the
the following weekend opportunity
as they faced their Armenian to begin his
rehabilitation.
high-flying neighbours.
But relations between
United needed to cut
and
player
an eight-point gap and manager
have
soured after an
the influence of David
argument
at
a
video
Silva and Kevin De analysis meeting when
Bruyne in particular.
the win over Brighton
France
international last month was looked
Pogba, 24, could have over.
done that.
In the build-up to
After an average first this
game,
however,
season, following his
Mourinho
then
world-record
offered
�million
switch
some hope
back to Old
that MkhiTrafford
taryan might
from Juvenget
some
tus,
his
action.
influence
The Porhas
tuguese
grown
said: ?We
with
need
to
every
take
the
game this
game really
season.
seriously but
Now they
I?m going to
have
him
make a few
back after United
changes
and
looked unconvinit?s
possible
cing ? not only in the
Miki is involved.?
derby defeat but also
But Jose, aware of
the subsequent narrow Bristol City?s strengths
wins over Bournemouth on the back of a fourand West Brom which game winning run, will
completed his ban.
field a strong side.
The main cog will
He said: ?I?m making
now return to the mid- a few changes for the
dle of the red machine match, but not many
for tonight?s Carabao because Bristol City are
Cup
quarter-final one of the best teams
clash with third-placed in the Championship.
Championship side Bris?For me, the Champtol City at Ashton Gate. ionship
is
not
a
That will also give Championship of ten
United
boss
Jose years ago.
Mourinho the chance
?The Championship is
to rest Nemanja Matic now
high-quality
who has been playing teams with lots of
high-quality playthrough injury.
It remains to be seen ers that could
if Henrikh Mkhitaryan easily be playmakes even the bench ing in the Prehaving been left out of mier League.?
HEARTS OF GOLD
PAUL POGBA and Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed
they can deliver on and off the pitch ? by
handing out pressies to six-year-old Olivia
at Royal Manchester Children?s Hospital.
The big-hearted Manchester United duo
raised the biggest cheer of the season
during the club?s annual Christmas visit.
POG?S BEST
...BA NONE
Old Juve pal hails Reds star
PAUL POGBA is being
hailed as the ultimate
team player ? by a
man who will try to
dump him out of the
Carabao Cup tonight.
LIKELY LINE-UPS
Steele
Wright Flint
Brownhill
P
Pack
Baker
Magnusson
Smith
i
Bryan
Paterson
n
Reid
Lukaku
k
Martial
Shaw
h
Lingard
M
Mata
Herrera
Pogba
Rojo
Young
Lindelof
d
Romero
STARS IN STRIPES
. . . Magnusson and
Pogba at Juventus
Bristol City?s Icelandic
defender Hordur Magnusson helped Pogba
settle in Italy when they
were at Juventus.
Magnusson taught the
Manchester United superstar Italian and they
became great friends.
And the 6ft 3in City centreback insists Pogba tops Cristiano
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the
complete, all-round player.
He said: ?Paul is a genuine
team player and the team
always comes first with him.
?He has great all-round qualities, he is young, he is tall so
he can win lots in the air but
he also has lots of energy, pace
and he?s very skilful.
?I know he might not be like
Ronaldo or Messi, who would
be any team?s top scorer, but
EXCLUSIVE by CLIFF HAYES
he can give the team many
goals and a lot more as well as
he?s such a top all-round player.
?He?s very humble and always
wanting to learn from coaches
and team-mates, especially those
who have more experience.
?He is an amazing footballer
but a really good lad as well.
?I know I?m biased because
I?m good friends with Paul but
every team in the world would
want a player as good as him.?
Pogba left Juventus for Old
Trafford in his record-busting
�million deal last summer.
Magnusson?s route to the EFL
Championship underdogs came
via loan deals at Italian clubs
Spezia and Cesena.
But the two are set to come
face to face again at Ashton
Gate in tonight?s quarter-final.
Pogba is available again after
suspension
and
Magnusson
added: ?He is a very friendly
guy. We became good friends
straight away at Juventus.
?When I arrived I trained
with him on my first day and
he was really welcoming to me,
which meant a lot.
?He didn?t speak Italian but I
did so I helped him. I speak
English so that helped us get
along fine and I tried to help
him get into Italian football.
?I spent a lot of time with Paul
at home, just hanging out,
enjoying life, playing NBA games
on PlayStation and Xbox.?
The two met up again at last
year?s Euros, with Magnusson
part of the Icelandic squad that
dumped England out before
they lost 5-2 to Pogba?s France
in the quarter-finals.
Magnusson
recalled:
?We
bumped into each other after
the France-Iceland game which
was nice. He is fantastic on the
field and fantastic off it.
?He?s good fun when he?s not
playing but he?s very serious
when he is working.?
The Robins have KO?d Prem
clubs Watford, Stoke and Palace
in the Carabao Cup but beating
United would give Magnusson
sweet revenge for the Euros.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
CHELSEA v BOURNEMOUTH 7.45pm
AKE . . . back at Bridge
Ake: I?ve
nothing
to prove
at Blues
By PAUL JIGGINS
NATHAN AKE returns to
Chelsea tonight insisting
he has nothing to prove.
The Dutch centre-half
will line up for Bournemouth in their Carabao
Cup
quarter-final
at
Stamford Bridge.
It will be his first time
back at the Blues since
joining the Cherries in a
�million summer deal
after a successful seasonlong loan.
The former Feyenoord
youngster made just two
top-flight starts in six
years with the West
Londoners.
He said: ?I had a good
time there so it will be
good to be back.
?But I?m not going there
to prove myself or anything like that.
?It?s just a game, a big
game for us. We want to
go to the semi-final and
that?s what I want to think
about, not about other
things.?
Bournemouth are just
one point above the
Premier League drop zone
after Sunday?s 4-0 home
defeat
to
Liverpool
extended their winless run
to six matches.
But Ake, 22, is confident the sour Cherries
can turn their season
around, starting tonight.
He said: ?We?ve done it
before ? we had bad
games last season and,
the game after, we turned
it around.
?So I think it?s good we
have a game already.
?It will be difficult as
Chelsea are not a small
club. But to get to the
semi-final would be really
big for Bournemouth.?
EDEN
From Back Page
World Cup in Russia. But
Mourinho sees Hazard as
the missing piece in his
Old Trafford jigsaw.
The �m signing from
Lille was part of Mourinho?s Chelsea team that
won the 2014-15 title.
And, while he is understood to be one of the
players Mourinho had a
strained relationship with
when he was axed months
after lifting that title, the
Special One is ready to
raid his old club.
United already hold the
British transfer record
after paying �m for
Paul Pogba in 2016.
And they laid out �m
for striker Romelu Lukaku
last summer, in a deal
that could rise to �m.
Great Dane
HOWE . . . ?naive?
Ed?s pop
at pundit
Graeme
CONTE HAILS AMAZING ANDREAS
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
ANTONIO CONTE has been ?amazed? by the
displays of Andreas Christensen this season.
And Chelsea?s boss called on the Danish centre-half
to follow in the footsteps of club legend John Terry as
a lion-hearted leader.
Christensen, 21, was recalled from loan at the start
of this season and is now established at the heart of
the defence.
He will feature again tonight again despite a raft of
changes for the Carabao Cup quarter-final with
Bournemouth.
Conte said: ?Christensen, despite his young age, is
maybe the best surprise from the start of this season.
?I think that, for us, he?s
By ANDREW DILLON
been the best surprise ?
for me, the club, his
him grow up quickly and
team-mates, the fans.
it
is
paying dividends.
?His performances have
He has kept experienced
been amazing and conBrazilian
David Luiz out
vinced me he has to play
of the team this season to
with regularity.
underline
his rapid rise
?It?s not often you see
is
set
to
be
this composure and calm- which
rewarded
with a new
ness in a young player.
?He has played some contract early next year.
Conte added: ?He is
big games with great calm
and
great
focus
and very happy to stay with
us
and play regularly.
concentration.
?Maybe,
he
did
not
?We must be happy
expect
to arrive at a great
because, I think, Chelsea team like
Chelsea
and
have found a player who play every game.
can have the same career
?But he did. If you
as some of the best deserve to play, I don't
defenders here.
care if you are 21 or only
?I hope he helps me to 17 years old.
make sure that happens.
?My first game was
?He?s a serious person, when I was 16 years old
always committed in train- in Serie A with Lecce.
ing sessions. He doesn?t
?I?m the first person to
speak a lot and prefers be open to give these
facts to words and I predict opportunities if, I repeat,
a fantastic career for him.
you deserve it.
?I wish Christensen has
?You must deserve to
the same career as John play by having the right
Terry.
commitment and attitude
?This is a big compari- in training. He could be
son. John Terry wrote the a future captain. When
history of this club and you play for a great club
won a lot. I think Andreas like Chelsea, the future
has the right characteris- is yours.?
tics to play for this club
Conte
will
tonight
for years and become an stick with a mixed side
important player.?
of reserves and kids
Christensen spent two which has got them to
years on loan at German the last eight.
club Borussia MonchengHe said: ?It?s right to
ladbach and was voted continue to back playtheir Player of the Year in ers who have shown
2016.
me they deserve this
The 6ft 2in Dane believes opportunity.?
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EDDIE HOWE hit back at
critical Bournemouth ?fan?
Graeme Souness, claiming:
?I will manage my way!?
Sky
pundit
Souness
accused the Cherries chief
of being tactically ?naive?
before and after Sunday?s
4-0 thumping by Liverpool.
And the ex-Liverpool
and Rangers boss urged
Howe not be so gung-ho
against the big boys.
But before tonight?s
Carabao Cup last-eight
clash at Chelsea, Howe
snapped: ?I?ve always
done it my way and
while I?m here, I?ll
continue to do so.
?I?ve no problem
with Graeme airing
his
views.
It
makes no difference as it?s down
to me, my coaching team and my
players to prove those
comments wrong.
?You have to be true
to your beliefs. You can
never be persuaded by
others people?s opinions.?
The Cherries have lost
ALL their league games
this campaign against
the so-called big six ?
both Manchester clubs,
Arsenal,
Tottenham,
Chelsea and Liverpool.
Souness is a Bournemouth season ticket
holder
and
a
selfconfessed supporter.
Covering their defeat to
Liverpool on Sunday, he
said: ?I just think there
should be a slightly different approach when you
play the better teams
?Howe?s a little bit naive
at times. I think in their
29 games against the top
six in the Premier League,
they?ve won three.
?I live near the town
and you end up becoming
a Bournemouth fan. I want
them to do well and I get
frustrated about it.?
The Cherries will be
searching for a first-ever
League Cup semi-final slot
in London tonight.
And Howe insisted: ?We
will do everything we can
to make that happen.?
IT?S IN YOUR GRASP
. . . Conte applauds
Christensen after
another top display
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2GM
CARABAO CUP QUARTER-FINALL
LUIZ . . . Toon target
Raf eyes
Luiz loan
By DAVID COVERDALE
NEWCASTLE boss Rafa
Benitez wants David Luiz
on LOAN next month.
The Brazilian star has
fallen out with Chelsea
chief Antonio Conte.
And SunSport revealed
yesterday how Arsenal are
ready with a �million
bid for central defender
Luiz, who is currently out
with a knee injury.
But Benitez is also
plotting a swoop for a
player he got on well with
during his time at Stamford Bridge in 2012-13.
The Spaniard was seen
chatting to Luiz after Newcastle?s 3-1 defeat in west
London earlier this month.
Chelsea bought back
Luiz, 30, for �m from
Paris
Saint-Germain
in
August 2016 after flogging
him to the French giants
for �m two years earlier.
Benitez is having to
target loans due to budget
restrictions and wants Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
The Toon boss, whose
side have dropped into the
bottom three, said: ?We
have to try to bring in the
best players possible now.
?That means if you?ve a
player on loan who?s quite
good, we have to do it.?
PEP MAD
City march on,
no thanks to
referee Bobby
By NEIL
ASHTON
ROAR POWER . . . Pep
celebrates after shootout
CLOSE CALL . . . City
players celebrate with
fans after their victory
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
SOMEHOW they got there.
Even when everything seemed
to be against Manchester City
?
including
referee
Bobby
Madley ? they survived.
DEENEY . . . Xmas off
Deeney
gets hol
of a ban
By GARETH DAVIES
WATFORD captain Troy
Deeney has been hit with
a four-game ban ? ruling
him out of the entire
festive programme.
Striker Deeney, 29, was
sent off for a touchline
lunge on Huddersfield?s
Collin
Quaner
during
Saturday?s humiliating 4-1
home defeat.
Now he misses games
against Brighton, Leicester, Swansea and Manchester City ? and will
not be available again
until January 7.
Deeney
had
already
served a retrospective
three-match ban for gouging the face of Stoke?s Joe
Allen in October.
He was sent off on
Saturday
by
Michael
Oliver, the referee who
missed Deeney?s offence
against the Potters.
Watford have had four
players red-carded this
season, the most in the
Premier League.
Deeney?s dismissal was
the club?s third in three
games over eight days.
Pep Guardiola is through to the
Carabao Cup semi-final, winning
another penalty shootout on a mindbending night of knockout football.
Nobody really knows how Madley
made this clash go to penalties. It
just did.
City, unbeaten in domestic football
since April 27, are waiting for
Arsenal, maybe Chelsea, hopefully
Manchester United, in the mother of
all semi-finals.
To see them celebrate the way they
did when keeper Claudio Bravo saved
the decisive spot-kick in the shootout,
says so much.
Team spirit is sky-high as City
march on in this competition ? and
this was their fourth shootout win on
the spin.
They are there because Chilean
Bravo saved brilliantly from Riyad
Mahrez ? throwing himself to the left
of his goal to seal the deal.
It had come to this because Madley,
a man who looked like Christmas
had come a week early judging by
the size of him, awarded the softest
of penalties 96 minutes in.
Kyle Walker was penalised when
sub Demarai Gray went down with
the wind in a foot race with City?s
right-back.
Jamie Vardy, on as a 57th-minute
substitute alongside Mahrez, drilled
his penalty beyond Bravo six minutes
and 15 seconds into time added on.
It turned this cup tie on its head,
giving Leicester the chance to make a
little bit of history by becoming
the first side since Arsenal, in last
season?s FA Cup semi-final, to topple
City.
The wait goes on . . .
It goes on because Vardy missed at
3-4 and Mahrez was denied by the
leaping Bravo in City?s goal. What a
finish.
City had been playing fast and
loose, ragged around the edges as the
clock started ticking away.
They had gone in front after
26 minutes, making light of the
nine changes to the side who spanked
Tottenham 4-1 at the weekend.
Bernardo Silva got it, supplying the
finishing touch after the twisting,
HOW SHOOTOUT
UNFOLDED
weaving, slaloming run of midfielder
Ilkay Gundogan put him in sight
of goal. So far so good.
That was until Foxes boss Claude
Puel, battered for sending out a
second string, started making some
big calls.
Palace thrashed them 3-0 here on
Saturday ? and yet their new head
coach decided seven of them needed
a rest.
The fans came to watch talisman
Vardy, Mahrez and Gray ? Premier
League winners 18 months ago ? give
this a right good go.
Instead they got Kelechi Iheanacho,
Aleksandar Dragovic and Vicente
Iborra.
Those
excitable
Leicester
fans,
making such a din in the second
3 3 3
Fuchs: 1-0
Gundogan: 1-1
half, finally got their way. Iheanacho,
playing like the shoelaces on his
boots were tied together, did not have
enough about him to really trouble
old twinkle toes Eliaquim Mangala.
Rookie Tosin Adarabioyo, 20, also
impressed in City?s defence.
Nigerian forward Iheanacho?s night
was cut short after 56 miserable
minutes ? leaving him to make the
longest walk ever towards the touchline when he was replaced by Vardy.
He was not a happy bunny.
Gray got them back into it, with
Madley pointing to the spot during
an unfathomable EIGHT MINUTES of
injury time.
On the touchline, Pep was going
spare. He had a point, to be fair.
When Vardy equalised it looked like
Toure: 1-2
it was shaping up to be one of those
famous Leicester City nights.
They dine out on them around
here, with tales of their Premier
League title triumph still filling the
night sky.
Eventually, though, the lights went
out on them.
Vardy had given them such a lift,
with his name reverberating around
the stands when he came on in the
second half.
Along with Mahrez, they had some
serious work to do.
City
were
protecting
a
lead,
punishing Leicester in the first half
when Yaya Toure bullied Iheanacho
off the ball.
His
pass
set
Gundogan
free
through the centre and Silva read his
2GM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
LEICESTER 1 MAN CITY
Y1
FOR IT
VARDY 90 (PEN)
B SILVA 26
AET,
1-1 after 90 min,
Man City win
4-3 on pens
EVERYONE?S
DIVE TALKIN?
CALL . . . Gray tumbles
to win penalty but
Walker was booked for
simulation (below)
DEMARAI GRAY is deceiving the ref and there is
no contact whatsoever. It?s definitely simulation.
If the FA are going to be consistent, they have
to charge Gray. They charged Manuel Lanzini, so
they must look to send this to the panel as well.
With the Kyle Walker penalty appeal, I think
you?re not sure ? more because Aleksandar
Dragovic has lifted his leg up and Walker is trying to evade it. The ref wasn?t looking for trouble
but because of Ilkay Gundogan?s clear simulation
earlier, Walker?s caution is fair.
Sometimes the ref will get it wrong but I don?t
think there can be any complaints.
Let?s give him credit ? he?s got two out of
three. That?s when the panel comes in when he
doesn?t get it right, so he has done a good job.
BRAVO
MATCH STATS
LEICESTER
MAN CITY
From Back Page
40%..............Possession..............60%
5/6........Shots on/off target ........7/4
1................Blocked shots ................1
7.....................Corners.....................7
19 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 15
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........3/0
IT?S CLAUD AND CLEAR . . . Bravo stops
Mahrez?s penalty to put Manchester City through
? and keep them on track for the Quadruple
3 3 3 3 7 7
Maguire: 2-2
Iborra: 3-2
delightful, no-look pass on the right.
The finish was classy and composed,
beating keeper Ben Hamer with a
nifty bit of footwork.
They are not quite the perfect
side, because the perfect side would
not allow Gabriel Jesus to leave his
studs in Hamer?s thigh midway
through the second half.
Gundogan was also in the book for
diving,
but
he
had
a
claim
after another clumsy challenge by
Dragovic inside the area.
City demanded a penalty in extratime, but Walker was booked for
diving when he went down under
Dragovic?s challenge.
If anything, Walker looked to have
a decent shout for a spot-kick.
Vardy also made a weak plea for a
Nmecha: 3-3
Jesus: 3-4
penalty on 116 minutes ? but the
ref got that one right as Danilo had
seemingly done little wrong.
Instead, it went to the drama of a
penalties.
And so they went up one by one,
with Gundogan, Toure, Lukas NMecha
and Jesus all putting the ball in
the back of the net for Guardiola?s
ice-cool side.
Leicester could not live with the
pressure, with Vardy?s effort clipping
the bottom of Bravo?s post towards
the business end of the shootout.
Gutted Vardy feared the game was
up for his beloved Foxes.
And
that
miss
meant
winger
Mahrez then had to score to keep the
hosts hanging in.
But City?s second-string keeper
Vardy: 3-4
Mahrez: 3-4
killed Leicester off when he read the
Algerian?s spot-kick.
The celebrations spoke volumes,
with City?s stars and coaching staff
racing to salute the travelling fans.
With spirit like that, anything
is possible this season.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
LEICESTER: Hamer 6, Amartey 6, Chilwell 6 (Gray 71,
6), Dragovic 6 (Benalouane 111, 6), Maguire 8, Fuchs 7,
Albrighton 6 (Mahrez 57, 6), King 6, Iborra 7, Okazaki
6, Iheanacho 5 (Vardy 57, 6). Subs not used: Jakupovic, Simpson, Ulloa. Booked: Iheanacho, Maguire.
MAN CITY: Bravo 7, Danilo 7, Adarabioyo 7, Mangala 7
(Walker 81, 6), Toure 7, Zinchenko 7, Foden 6
(Dele-Bashiru 90, 6), Diaz 6 (Nmecha 88, 6), STAR
MAN GUNDOGAN 8, B Silva 8, Jesus 6. Subs not
used: Ederson, Delph, Sane, Duhaney. Booked: Gundogan, Walker, Danilo.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
NO VARDY PARTY
. . . missed penalty
he wanted my shirt!
But I was safe. No
problem.?
Runaway
Premier
League leaders City
booked their place in
the
Carabao
Cup
semi-finals after Bravo
saved
from
Jamie
Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in a dramatic
shootout.
It was Bravo who
got them through the
previous round against
Wolves in a shootout
? and he was on form
again to see them into
the last four.
But Guardiola insists
a Quadruple is not on.
He said: ?That is not
going to happen. Of
course not.
?Come on, that isn?t
real. What we?re living
isn?t real.
?The
situation
of
winning
16
or
17
games in a row in the
league and qualifying
for
the
Champions
League before we finished the group stage
and now we?re here
playing with a lot of
young players ? that
is not normal.
?In football you drop
points and you lose
competitions.
?But of course it
happens a lot and we
will keep going, we
will play the semifinals.
?I am not thinking
about how many titles,
I am thinking about
the
next
game.?
Leicester looked set to
take advantage of a
controversial
penalty
awarded by ref Rob
Madley,
who
ruled
Kyle
Walker
had
fouled Demarai Gray
in the box six minutes
into stoppage time.
But angry City players
were
convinced
the Foxes star had
gone down too easily
? and he could face a
two-match retrospective ban for diving.
Vardy
equalised
from the spot ? before
missing in the shootout ? after Bernardo
Silva had given City a
first-half lead.
While
Leicester
earned a dubious penalty, Guardiola saw
two of his players
booked for diving ?
Walker
and
Ilkay
Gundogan.
Guardiola said: ?I
know
my
opinion
about that but I love
to speak about what
happens in the game.
?Yellow cards are
yellow cards, so what
can you do?
?Whether it was a
penalty or not for
them, the referee is
there and the TV is
there, so the important thing is how we
reacted.
?But we were solid
and in the penalties
Claudio
helped
us
reach the semi-final.
It is good for him.?
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LEICESTER...1
MAN CITY.....1
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
AET,
Man City
win 4-3
on pens
ARSENAL........1
WEST HAM....0
CLAUD NINE . . .
City hail spot-kick
hero Bravo
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By NEIL CUSTIS
JOSE MOURINHO is planning a British
record �million move for Chelsea
star Eden Hazard.
The Manchester United boss believes he
can beat Real Madrid and Paris SaintGermain to the brilliant Belgian playmaker.
Hazard, 26, has already turned down a
new �0,000-a-week four-year Stamford
Bridge deal as he considers his options.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane has made
Hazard his No 1 target.
And reports in Spain claim he will join
the Spanish giants after next summer?s
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Mourinho wants
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l CLAUDIO PEN HERO
l PEP IN FAN SCARE
By GRAHAM HILL
PEP GUARDIOLA was confronted by a pitch invader
as Manchester City kept their remarkable Quadruple
bid alive ? just.
Stewards grabbed the fan, who hurled abuse at the Spaniard after Claudio Bravo?s penalty shootout heroics for City.
The lout was thrown out of the King Power Stadium
and Leicester are set to launch a probe into the incident.
Guardiola played down the flashpoint, joking: ?I think
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DANNY JOY . . . Welbeck
celebrates his winner
HE?S DAN IT
Welbeck strikes but Giroud is out
Arsenal..................1
West Ham...........0
By PAUL JIGGINS
DANNY WELBECK?S goal
booked Arsenal a Carabao
Cup semi-final place ? but
at a cost.
Olivier Giroud could be
out for three weeks after
suffering
a
78th-minute
hamstring injury.
Gunners
boss
Arsene
Wenger
said:
?It?s
a
hamstring which is normally
21 days. He will be out for
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2GG
GOALS Carabao Cup quarter-final
ALL?S
YOBS CLASH AT DERBY Scrappy win is
enough to keep
Gunners fans
happy...for now
ARSENAL and West Ham fans had to be
separated by stewards at the Emirates
Stadium as tensions boiled over after
the full-time whistle.
Objects appeared to be thrown
between the rival supporters following
the Gunners? 1-0 victory.
West Ham took around 7,000 support-
ers to North London for the quarter-final
derby clash.
And scuffles seemed to break out in
the gangway used to separate the visitors from the home support.
Several stewards were on hand to deal
with the situation and order was
restored quickly.
Arsenal...........1
West Ham.....0
Welbeck 42
ONLY one shot on target
for Arsenal ? and even
that was not very good.
In one of the worst quarterfinals you will see ? or any
cup match for that matter ?
it was probably fitting the
winner will be a strong
contender for messiest goal of
the season.
The ball hit Danny Welbeck?s
stomach
before
the
Arsenal
striker used his shin to bundle
the ball over the line.
But that was enough for
Arsene Wenger to move into the
last four of what has been his
least favourite competition.
Arsenal?s
fans
get
restless
pretty quickly at the Emirates
these days, as they once again
did in Saturday?s 1-0 win over
Newcastle.
They already know their team
do not have a prayer of finishing
in the top two.
While the team is moving
backwards, it would be typical of
Wenger to end the season by
sticking two fingers up at his
growing army of Emirates critics
by finishing with at least one
trophy.
Normally, it is the FA Cup
which saves him. Wenger has
won it SEVEN times.
The Gunners should do well in
the Europa League and will
probably once again get into the
latter rounds of the FA Cup.
But now Wenger is edging
ever nearer to finally ending his
frankly rubbish record in the
League Cup.
Arsenal have reached the final
just twice under Wenger. The
last time was against Birmingham in 2011 when Laurent
Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny
delivered a cock-up to gift Obafemi Martins an easy winner.
Although all of Wenger?s starting XI against Newcastle on
Saturday were given the night
off, expect a few of them to
return for the semi-finals.
Wenger has claimed it is
pointless moaning about the
incredible number of games his
BECK OF THE NET . . . Joe Hart is floored as Arsenal?s
Danny Welbeck bundles home the 42nd-minute winner
team has to play at this stage of
the season.
Whether Wenger changes his
tune in just over a month?s time
remains to be seen though.
This victory now means last
night?s game was Arsenal?s first
of 10 matches in the space of 36
days, the last game being the
second leg of their semi-final.
West Ham, though, will not be
too bothered by this defeat.
Having improved under David
Moyes, their priority remains the
League and they should comfortably escape relegation.
Moyes, although unhappy with
the quality of his team?s passing,
rightly stated they gave Arsenal
few chances.
Although the stats state Arsenal
had eight shots compared to
West Ham?s one, the only notable
effort other than the winner was
a shocking miss by Theo Walcott.
The night was also a bad one
for Olivier Giroud, who suffered
a hamstring injury and will not
only miss Friday?s home game
with Liverpool but could also be
sidelined for three weeks.
It was also not a great evening
for Joe Hart, either, playing his
first game since the 4-0 loss to
Everton. He could have done better for the goal and almost gave
Arsenal a second-half penalty.
Wenger?s team had plenty of
possession without creating.
After 37 minutes, they made
the first chance of the game only
for Sead Kolasinac to conjure a
truly awful attempt at a finish.
Kolasinac did, however, set up
2GG
8
WEST HAM have lost eight of
their last ten visits to the
Emirates (W1 D1) with an
aggregate of 20-4 to Gunners.
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ARSENAL have reached the League
Cup semi-final for the first time in
seven years ? when they then
beat Ipswich in the last four.
in association with
ARSENE WENGER met David Moyes
for the 33rd time in all comps.
The Frenchman has won 21 (64%)
with Moyes on four victories.
NOT WEL
MATCH STATS
ARSENAL
WEST HAM
67%..............Possession..............33%
1/4........Shots on/off target ........1/0
3................Blocked shots ................0
6.....................Corners.....................0
11..............Fouls conceded..............7
0/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........1/0
DAN
MOYES . . . disappointed
From Page 1
Christmas. We normally
do a scan 48 hours after,
which will be Thursday.
?Then we?ll have a better
idea of how serious it is.
?When you hear him the
pain is quite big but the
grade of the injury is not
always linked to pain.
?This is the risk when
you play so often.?
Midfielder
Francis
Coquelin also limped off
clutching his hamstring,
but Wenger said: ?We?re
hoping it?s just a cramp.?
The win means the
Gunners now face a
gruelling schedule of ten
games in 36 days.
Wenger added: ?It?s very
demanding, especially as
we already have a tough
schedule behind us.
?What is very worrying
is when you start to lose
players, like Giroud.
?You can?t afford to
lose another one.
?I will have to look at
how
I
manage
the
schedule. It puts more
pressure on the squad.?
Welbeck?s bundled goal
on 42 minutes was his
team?s only shot on target.
West Ham boss David
Moyes
said:
?I
am
disappointed
with
our
overall performance.
?We were always in the
game but we couldn?t stop
the possession and gave
away a horrible goal.
?I think we are making
steady progress.
?We have conceded one
goal to Arsenal in two
games and, when I came
into the club, I might have
taken that.?
Dive ban
for Lan
DOH HART . . . Hammers No1
trips Welbeck and is booked
an excellent chance with a fine
cross soon after. But unmarked
Walcott?s terrible diving header
failed to hit the target.
He had plenty of time to take
a touch and score past Hart and
this was a clear illustration that
he lacks confidence.
Three minutes before halftime, though, Hart was beaten.
Francis Coquelin, who also
suffered a hamstring problem
later, played a clever ball over
the top that was headed across
the danger area by full-back
Mathieu Debuchy.
Welbeck made a nuisance of
himself between James Collins
and Winston Reid and the ball
came off his body and fell
perfectly for him to bundle in.
West Ham were not getting
much joy out of the officials and
were rightly furious after failing to
get a free-kick when Javier Hernandez was clearly shoved just
outside the box by Rob Holding.
When they did finally get a
free-kick
in
a
dangerous
position, it was wasted by Aaron
Cresswell.
Hammers
fans,
unusually quiet throughout, sang
?we?ve had a shot?.
Cresswell
was
immediately
subbed for Andy Carroll.
Within seconds, Carroll made
his presence felt. He nudged
Coquelin, who fell awkwardly on
his back, but Carroll then failed
to make much of a difference.
Hart raced off his line and
clipped Welbeck, who was just
outside the area even though the
ball was inside, and he escaped
with a booking. Hart now faces
a return to the sub?s bench with
Adrian back in.
His next game will likely be at
his old club Shrewsbury in the
FA Cup. It looks like we will not
see much of him in the second
half of the season. And his
England days look numbered too.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
ARSENAL: Ospina 6, Debuchy 7, Chambers 7,
Holding 7, Kolasinac 7, Coquelin 7 (Da Silva 90, 5),
Willock 7 (Sheaf 83, 6), Elneny 7, Walcott 5, Giroud
6 (Nelson 78, 6), Welbeck 7. Subs not used:
Adelaide, Akpom, Macey, Nketiah.
WEST HAM: Hart 5, Cresswell 6 (Sakho 65, 6),
Reid 6, Collins 6, Ogbonna 6, STAR MAN
MASUAKU 8, Rice 7, Obiang 6, Quina 6
(Arnautovic 82, 6), Hernandez 6 (Carroll 65, 6),
Ayew 6. Subs not used: Zabaleta, Adrian,
Haksabanovic, Makasi. Booked: Hart.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
By OSCAR PAUL
MANUEL
LANZINI
has
been given a two-match
ban for diving after his
appeal was rejected.
The West Ham attacker,
24, won a penalty against
Stoke on Saturday after a
challenge
from
Erik
Pieters, with Mark Noble
scoring the spot-kick.
David Moyes? men went
on to win 3-0 but Lanzini
has now been banned for
?successful deception of a
match official?.
The Argie missed last
night?s
Carabao
Cup
defeat to Arsenal and is
also out of Saturday?s vital
Premier League clash at
home to Newcastle.
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GOALS SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIAL
VIEW TO
A DILL
ANDREW DILLON
CHIN UP, JOHN
JOHN COLEMAN reckons his Accrington
Stanley team have fat chance of getting
anything from referees at the moment.
And he said so after watching his promotionchasing side lose 2-0 at Lincoln on Saturday,
when the League Two outfit had a player sent
off and conceded a penalty.
Afterwards he berated the officials then
admitted he was powerless to do anything
about it by admitting: ?I?ve just got to take it
on the chin . . . or chins in my case.?
Ed aches
for Wham
BOURNEMOUTH boss
Eddie Howe was asked
yesterday
to
name
his favourite Christmas
song?
The ardent a-ha fan
(right) replied: ?Last
Christmas by Wham.?
And we think we
know why.
Last
Christmas . . .
the Cherries came
from 3-1 down to beat
Liverpool 4-3 with an
injury-time winner.
This
year . . . the
Reds thumped them
4-0.
I?ll break
your legs
out in the
car park
Pep such a knit JESUS AVOIDED NASTY
PEP GUARDIOLA tried to pull the woolly over
journalists? eyes on Christmas Jumper Day at
Manchester City last Friday.
Hacks and press people all joined in the fun
? SunSport?s rock ?n? roll City expert Martin
Blackburn even opted for a festive beige pullover and chinos combo.
But the boss (left) swept into the
media room at the Etihad wearing
his normal clobber.
The feeling is that City have a
deal with the trendy Dsquared2
clothing label and obviously don?t
stoop so low as naff bad-taste
Christmas jumpers ? or else Pep
would have worn one for sure.
CHANT OF THE WEEK: Chelsea?s nouveau
P
fans clearly skipped history lessons at
private school when they taunted Huddersfield
supporters with a chorus of ?Champions of
England, you?ll never sing that? last week.
The Terriers actually hold the honour of
being the first English team to win a hat-trick
of titles ? the first of which was in 1924.
And it left the goal open for a swift home
put-down: ?Champions of England, before you
were born?. No comeback to that.
Nicko?s hot tale
SUNSPORT newshound
Graham
Nickless
would
not
normally
miss a red-hot story
right under his nose.
But he got caught
out on Saturday on his
way home from covering
Bristol
City
v
Nottingham Forest.
Silver
fox
?Nicko?
dropped
into
The
Crown in Cholderton
to write his match
report while enjoying a
non-alcoholic and, no
doubt, cheap drink
from the bar.
Graham
was
so
engrossed
that
he
was surprised when
politely told that his
notebook had strayed
into the flame of the
candle on his table
and was on fire ? and
that there were serious
fears for the thatched
roof
of
the
pub.
THUGS AS YOUNG STAR
By JORDAN DAVIES
GABRIEL JESUS is clearly a
forgiving chap.
Manchester
City?s
brilliant
Brazilian revealed a recent
snap with an opponent who,
when they played against each
other, wanted to snap something else ? his legs!
It was back when Jesus was young
and making his way in the game at
home in Brazil ? where street football could be brutal.
The striker said: ?At 13 years old, I
started playing with grown men in
the Varzea.
?The pitches are all dirt and
you?re playing against the ?marmanjo? ? hard men. It?s physical.
?There was a lot of nasty stuff. I?ll
never forget one moment. It was an
important match against one of the
best teams.
?But they?d been out of the league
for reasons I don?t want to get into!
?All their players were looking at
me before the match like, ?Who is
this little-ass kid??
?It was serious. I dribbled past
their best defender and scored and
they were all looking at me like,
?OK kid, we?re going to make your
life hell?.
?They started beating me up every
time I touched the ball. They got
pretty crazy ? they were after me to
hurt me.
?This one short midfielder was a
bully. He kept saying, ?I?m going to
break your legs if you dribble past
me again?. So I dribbled past him
again. I made him fall on his ass.
?Now they were looking at me like
they were actually going to kill me.
?But when I have the ball at my
feet, I?m in a different world. So I
got the ball again and did a no-look
pass to my team-mate for a goal.
?The crowd was going crazy. The
game finished 2-2 and we won on
penalties. The bully said, ?I told you
I was going to break your legs. I?ll
see you in the parking lot?.
?He was serious. I was thinking, ?I
might not get out of here?. Luckily,
my team-mates protected me and I
made it home safe.?
Jesus, 20, speaking to the Players?
Tribune, added: ?Then last Christmas I went home to see my family,
and I went to the bank and the guy
taking the tickets in the little booth
in the parking lot, he looks familiar.
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L - PART ONE
PALM READER . . . Jesus
(right) at Palmeiras gets
the better of his marker
e?s giving me this look, like he
nows
n
me.
?And he says, ?Hey ? little kid!
emember
me? The Varzea! I was
e
oing
to break your legs?.
o
?I was trying to play it cool,
Come
on, bro. You were kidding?.
C
?He says, ?No. No. I was really
o
oing
to break your legs. And now
ou
o play for my favourite team ? I
ove you, bro! Can you imagine
I had broken your legs??
?We laughed and I took a
icture
with him.?
i
Before his Varzea experince
Jesus started out with
n
lube
Pequeninos,
which
l
m
means
Little Ones.
And the City hitman is
r
rateful
for what the club
id
i for him as a child.
He said: ?It?s a lot more
han
a football club.
h
on?t think of beaches
nd
n palm trees.
?Our field was right outside a
military
prison. The pitch was
m
ust
u dirt, no grass.
?It was surrounded by big
ines
trees.
i
?The only people who
layed
there other than the
l
kids were the policemen from the
prison.
?When I was nine, I showed up
there with my friend Fabinho, to see
if we could play for the team. We
walked through the woods with our
football boots under our arms.
?And we met the guy who
changed our lives ? Jose Francisco
Mamede. He was the coach of the
youngest team and he said, ?Sure,
you can play?.
?This club isn?t about
trying to turn kids into a
profit ? it?s just about
showing them something
positive. Giving them something to eat. Keeping them
off the streets.
?You have probably never
heard of it. But they perform miracles.
?In Brazil, we have a
name for people like Mamede: Herois sem capes ?
heroes without capes.
?Mamede
and
the
other
coaches gave us a chance in life.?
A chance that Jesus took with
both hands. But he remembers
one incident that changed his outlook on life, saying: ?When I was
13, our team entered this big
tournament in Sao Paulo and we
were good. We got to the final and
we had to play a professional club,
Portuguesa.
?We?re this tiny club that plays
outside a prison. They are a big
club with real kits. Everything.
?Then that night it rained. The
whole field was mud. We were all
falling over. But the Portuguesa
players were fine.
?They had real metal studs. The
ones you can screw in. Our boots
were cheap with plastic studs all
worn down.
?We lost 4-2. I?ll never forget
watching
Portuguesa
celebrate.
Football is like life. It?s not fair. But
you still have to find a way, even
when it?s not fair.?
Jesus, 20, eventually joined Palmeiras
aged 15 and his rise was rapid. Aged
18 he was winning gold in the Rio
Olympics with Brazil (below left).
He said: ?Putting on the yellow
shirt for the first time was the
feeling of conquering your dreams.
?That 2016 tournament was so
special for Brazilians, because the
Olympic gold was the only trophy
we had never won before.
?Now I want to do everything I
can to make the 2018 World Cup
squad ? but there?s so much
competition.
?That was a big reason why I
decided to come to Manchester
City. I know that I need to
keep growing as a player.
?And for me, the decision to
come to City was all about
playing under Pep Guardiola.
?This is my first time in a
country that is cold and where
I don?t speak the language.
?It can be lonely in that sense.
But when Guardiola called me,
he told me that he was counting on me.
?That call was important
because it showed that he
cared about my future.
?When he said this, I
didn?t think twice.
?Before I left for City
though I went back to where
Pequeninos play, with boots
under my arm. But this time, I
had 250 pairs of the really nice
boots for the kids.
?Now, when any of the big
clubs play Pequeninos on a wet
pitch, they?d better watch out.?
GABRIEL JESUS made
his first appearance
in
Palmeiras
for
March 2015 (at the
and
17)
of
age
scored 19 goals in 41
at
ing
play
games
Brazil?s top level.
20,
now
Jesus,
currently has seven
es
gam
13
in
goals
for the Brazil senior
side.
SINCE
making
his
debut for Man City
against
Tottenham
in January this year,
Jesus has played in
35 games for the
club in all comps.
During this period
he has been on the
winning side 29 times,
with five draws and
one defeat.
DIRTY CHALLENGE . . . pitch Jesus played
on as a child and, below, club ID cards. Far
left, celebrating rise into Brazil?s Serie A
NOW
READ
The only
Englishman
playing in
Argentina
PAGES 6 & 7
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GOALS SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIAL
FIFA TECH
OR LEAVE IT
By TONY LITTLE
FIFA have been warned over
goal-line technology ahead Video Assistant Referee
of the World Cup ? after system for the 2018 event.
errors at league level.
The GoalControl system
Bosses of France?s Ligue 1
expressed ?dissatisfaction with
the failures? in several matches
using the GoalControl system.
It wrongly indicated that a
header from a Troyes player
crossed the line as it bounced
down from the crossbar.
And football?s governing body
said it has yet to decide
whether GoalControl will be
used in Russia next year for a
second World Cup.
Goal-line
technology
was
introduced after England?s Frank
Lampard saw a legitimate goal
not given against Germany at
the 2010 World Cup.
And Fifa is focused on fasttracking the next phase of
AGONY IN 2010
. . . Lampard
sends an alert to the referee?s watch if the ball has goal is chalked off
crossed the line.
Last weekend the Troyes
goal was ruled out when
the referee realised there
was a problem with the
technology.
But the French league
said the readings from the
tech firm?s cameras were
distorted by the intensity of
LEDs in the stadium, leading to fears over reliability.
British-based
company
Hawk-Eye, which is used in
the Premier League, Bundesliga
and Serie A, provided goal-line
technology at the Confederations Cup this year.
Barking
SunSport
meets the only
Olaoye: The crowds are
By CHARLIE WYETT, Football Editor
DAVID
OLAOYE
plays
professionally
in
the
football metropolis that
is Buenos Aires.
The Argentine capital is
home of Boca Juniors and
River Plate ? along with 13
other sides from the city
which
feature
in
the
country?s 28-team top-flight.
Yet Olaoye is not from Buenos
Aires or anywhere in South
America for that matter.
He hails from East London and
is the only English footballer
plying his trade in Argentina.
Olaoye, 21, has joined a fourth
division club called El Porvenir
who, after promotion last term,
are bottom of the league.
The club have also suffered
problems off the field with their
?ultras? hit with a ban after a
player was hit by a supporter.
Goodmayes-born Olaoye began
at non-league sides Newham,
Ware Town and Barking.
His footballing adventure has
since led him to Greece and
Slovenia before taking the huge
decision to move to the southern
hemisphere and play for El Porvenir in Argentina?s Primera C.
Twin brother, Daniel, is also
experiencing
a
footballing
odyssey in Sweden ? playing for
Nordvarmlands FF.
El Porvenir?s stadium, the Estadio Enrique de Roberts, holds a
modest 15,000 and is located in
the Gerli district of
Buenos
Aires,
six miles from
the city centre.
Olaoye, whose
ultimate dream
is to play for
Arsenal, said: ?I
went to school in
Stratford,
have
lived in Forest
Gate,
Plaistow,
Ilford and Romford. I played for
the Junior Hammers and Elite
Pro Sports FC.
?I did play for a
couple of clubs in England ? my
last one was Ware ? but I then
went
to
AO
Tympakiou
in
Greece for six months.
?In January, I moved to Slovenia for NK Bravo, but I suffered
an injury and it is not a country
I would recommend for a young
player, although it was still a
good experience.
?So, I chose Argentina because
I just wanted to experience
something else.
?Great players come from the
continent, there?s crazy passionate
fans and the country is a place
where I felt I could flourish and
have a successful career.
?I just thought ?no Englishman
plays here?. I love the fans, the
football is good. When I told my
H-OLAOYE . . . Olaoye makes his El
Porvenir debut against Berazategui and
(inset) is the talk of Argentine football
mum and dad and they did not
agree, but I was adamant to
make the move.
?I signed a two-year contract
after arriving in August, but it
took a while to get my work
permit and I was only able to
play a month ago.
?My debut was against Berazategui. They had a massive crowd
and the atmosphere was great. But
I still have a lot of work to do.
?Argentine football is tough,
physical, technical and tactical.
?My team play 4-4-2 and I am
playing on the left.? One concern
for any Englishman moving to
Argentina would be the attitude
of the locals, as much political
bitterness still exists over the
Falklands War in 1982.
Yet Olaoye added: ?The people
here are very nice, very warm
and they welcome you like family.
?That?s a big factor which has
helped made me settle in very
well.
?There is quite a lot of
difference to how people are in
England and it is more similar to
Greece.
?To be honest, I don?t think
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- PART TWO
TO
Buenos Aires
Englishman playing in Argentina
crazy..but the steaks are amazing
ye is all smiles
TRY FOR ME ARGENTINA . . . Olao
ad Buenos Aires
as he starts new career in football-m
Fact file
NAME: David Olaoye.
AGE: 21.
BORN: London.
POSITION: Left-winger.
CLUB: El Porvenir (Fourth
tier, Argentina).
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Newham, Ware Town and
Barking (English nonleague), AO Tympakiou
(Greece) and NK Bravo
(Slovenia).
FACT: Olaoye is the first
Englishman to sign a
professional deal with
an Argentine club.
FAMILY LINK: Twin
brother
Daniel
plays
in
the
Swedish
4th
tier for club
Nordvarmlands FF.
there is any anti-English stuff
here in Argentina.
?I have obviously heard about
things in the past like the
Falklands War, but it has not
been a problem for me. As for
food, the steaks are amazing!?
Olaoye revealed one of the
major differences is the crowds.
He added: ?They are crazy, in
all the divisions, in terms of the
way they support their team
during games.
?My team got promotion from
Primera D two seasons ago and
the gates this season started at
RISING STARS . . . the young Olaoye
twins show
off their junior medals with a very prou
d mum
around 2,000 but are now down
to around 500.
?They have had to also ban
the ultras. One of them punched
a player because he did not
have a good game.
?The fan actually came on to
the mini-bus, punched him and
ran away.
?But for me, I want to have a
good season and see where it
leads.
?Hopefully I can have a
successful career in Argentina
then, one day, get into a top
league in Europe or England
and maybe play for Arsenal. Of
course, it would mean a lot to
play with my brother.?
Daniel,
who
supports
Chelsea, said: ?I am enjoying
playing in Sweden although it is
the winter break now.
?One day I want to play
alongside David again ? that
would be special.?
David added: ?I really like
playing in the same team as my
twin.
?I believe it boosts each of
our confidence playing with
each other, supporting each
other. We also understand each
other very well which helps on
the pitch as well, although other
people get confused because we
look so similar!?
But for the time being, the
pair are around 8,000 miles
apart on different continents,
although David hopes other
English players may follow his
path.
He said: ?I would recommend
any player to come out to
Argentina.
They
would
not
regret it.?
Tweet @CharlieWyett
David
BROTHERS IN ARMS . . . Daniel and team
same
cannot wait to star together in the
7
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1GG
GOALS Stats special
CHRISTMAS is nearly here but it is not
always a jolly time for our managers.
Some will be showered with gifts after a
cracking start to the season. Others are on the
naughty list ? turkeys fearing the axe.
From August to December, SunSport has
given fans a voice to find out who they think
has been doing an ?excellent? job each month.
Unsurprisingly, Pep Guardiola will have a
very merry winter break as Manchester City sit
atop the Christmas tree, with fans over 90 per
PREM POSITION: 1
MANCHESTER CITY
%
99
97
98
By JORDAN DAVIES
cent happy with him for the last three months.
Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Jurgen
Klopp may be the next three wise men, but
their standing with fans has been topsy-turvy.
The Gunners faithful have hardly been
holding up the mistletoe for Arsene Wenger so
far, with scores as low as nine per cent.
Burnley fans were 100 per cent happy with
Sean Dyche in October and November. But
PREM POSITION: 2
MANCHESTER UTD
%
Paul Clement, Mauricio Pellegrino and Rafa
Benitez are all lacking some warmth from
their own fans. And Mark Hughes may wish to
be snowed in, with Potters supporters giving
him zero per cent in three months.
David Moyes and Sam Allardyce are
producing miracles and have jumped up to 88
per cent and 92 per cent respectively.
As for Roy Hodgson, he really will wish it
could be Christmas every day with Palace.
(Voice of the Fans ? powered by InConversation)
PREM POSITION: 3
CHELSEA
77
92
75
72
63
57
PREM POSITION: 4
LIVERPOOL
%
%
91
83
in association with
85
71
80
55
71
64
48
43
Guardiola
AUG
SEPT
Mourinho
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 5
ARSENAL
AUG
SEPT
OCT
Wenger
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 6
BURNLEY
%
%
Conte
100
100
AUG
SEPT
OCT
90
88
Dyche
93
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 7
TOTTENHAM
%
100
86
Klopp
95
AUG
PREM POSITION: 8
64
58
70
39
SEPT
18
OCT
9
12
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 9
EVERTON
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 10
WATFORD
Nov 30 Allardyce
96
92
96
81
Oct 23 Unsworth
AUG
SEPT
HUDDERSFIELD
%
%
Koeman
71
DEC
27
9
%
NOV
Shakespeare
38
AUG
OCT
Oct 25 Puel
65
Pochettino
SEPT
LEICESTER CITY
%
98
27
95
89
Silva
98
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 11
100
100
AUG
SEPT
SOUTHAMPTON
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 12
%
Pellegrino
92
61
Wagner
33
22
22
11
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 13
BRIGHTON
%
96
100
AUG
CRYSTAL PALACE
%
100
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 14
100
De Boer
6
AUG
SEPT
WEST HAM UTD
%
OCT
NOV
PREM POSITION: 15
Hughton
Bilic
STOKE CITY
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 17
AUG
2
SEPT
NEWCASTLE UTD
%
%
89
86
OCT
27
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 18
AUG
AUG
97
32
17
SEPT
WEST BROM
%
11
OCT
NOV
SEPT
AUG
PREM POSITION: 19
Pulis
56
SEPT
DEC
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
PREM POSITION: 20
SWANSEA CITY
%
55
Clement
OCT
NOV
DEC
55
Nov 29 Pardew
60
37
Benitez
0
DEC
42
41
Howe
4
35
0
NOV
PREM POSITION: 16
85
40
0
OCT
DEC
66
65
Hughes
OCT
6
87
Nov 7 Moyes
18
OCT
BOURNEMOUTH
88
46
SEPT
SEPT
Sep 12 Hodgson
32
AUG
AUG
2
NOV
%
84
69
DEC
12
AUG
SEPT
10
6
OCT
NOV
14
DEC
AUG
SEPT
OCT
4
NOV
0
DEC
es at the weekend.
So what on earth has gone
wrong?
Swansea?s sweet passing style
and free-flowing football, installed
by Roberto Martinez, enhanced by
Brendan Rodgers and carried on
by Laudrup, was easy on the eye
and won them many admirers.
It also earned them European
football after that League Cup title,
plus an eighth-place finish in 2015.
Since then, though, they have
turned away from their stylish
football and been involved in relegation scraps.
There is something depressingly
familiar for Swans fans about the
position in which they find their
club at this time of year.
They are currently bottom, four
points from safety. Last year they
were 19th at Christmas and in
2015 they were 18th.
Clement arrived on January 3
to take over from the out-of-hisdepth American Bradley (right),
who had been ridiculed after
Swansea picked up only 12
points in 17 games. Clement currently has 12 from one game
more.
Claude Makelele joined Clement as his assistant but he has
moved on this season. Swansea
legend Leon Britton stepped up
into a player-coach role but not
form and is 6/1 with Sun Bets
to score first in a
Red Devils win.
Chelsea host Bournemouth
and
Michy Batshuayi ? who has
three
goals in the competition ?
is
18/1
with Sun Bets to score first
in a
straightforward 2-0 victory.
DIAMOND: Man
United to win and both teams to score,
2/1
with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Jesse Lingard to score
first and Man United
win, 6/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Michy Batshuayi to score
first and Chelsea to win 2-0, 18/1
with Sun Bets.
(18+ only, T&Cs apply. Odds subject
to change)
2GM
RELEGATION SCRAP
In the
dark days
of Xmas,
boss
Clement
must rally...
Hall systems
go for Carlisle
Carlisle ..............3 Gillingham.............1
HALLAM HOPE?S double fired Carlisle into an FA
Cup third round tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
goal against his old team in Monday night?s 3-1 defeat at Everton
was the final straw for many
Swans fans.
Their
summer
transfer window saw
Fernando
Llorente,
Jack
Cork
and
Sigurdsson all leave
and very little come
back in return.
At least Sigurdsson gives his old
team-mates a fighting chance to stave
off
the
dreaded
drop.
The Icelandic playmaker said: ?A few
weeks
ago
Everton
were 18th but we got
the results and everything changes and you
can build on that.
?The confidence comes back
into the team and I think that?s
how you turn it around.
?The only good thing is they
have got the experience from last
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HIT AND HOPE . . . forward Hope fires Carlisle into the lead
11 SWANS
A-SINKING
even the pass-master himself has
been able to get his team-mates
back to the style of old that
brought them success and security.
Everything started so well for
Clement. His side beat Liverpool 3-2, he was named
Premier League Manager
of the Month for January
and
guided
Swansea
to
14th
place with 26 points
from 18 games.
That achievement
earned
him
a
nomination
for
Manager
of
the
Season in the Premier League. He is
going to need that
form and more to keep
the Swans alive this time
around.
Only four times in Premier League history have the team
who propped up the table at
Christmas avoided relegation.
Seeing
Gylfi
Sigurdsson
hammering home a trademark
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
season and the year before, so I?m
pretty sure they?ll get a result soon
and, when they do, they?ll kick on.?
Goals have become a major
issue for Clement and his team.
They have managed only ten in 18
games ? half as many as they had
scored this time last year.
Loanee Tammy Abraham arrived
with a big reputation but has only
delivered four league goals. Former
fans? favourite Wilf Bony returned
but has yet to properly find his
scoring boots.
Midfield signings Roque Mesa
and Renato Sanches have both
failed to inspire and only the form
of Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has stood out this season.
The Pole has kept six clean
sheets, tops the saves charts with
72 and has been the rock in a
defensive system that is the 12th
best in the division.
Monk went following a run of
one win in 11 Premier League
matches in 2015. Clement currently
has one in ten.
Watch this space . . .
SUNSPORT is the place to go for all the reaction, talking points and
gossip from the Carabao Cup. Get the lowdown on Chelsea playing Bournemouth
and Bristol City hosting Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
Plus, there?s all the latest transfer news ahead of the January window opening.
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7pm: KICK OFF
Live EFL Cup commentary of
Bristol City v Manchester United,
followed by a phone-in.
The Cumbrians, inspired by the 23-year-old
former Everton trainee, belied their League Two
position to see off Gillingham at Brunton Park in
this delayed second round replay.
Shaun Miller grabbed a third for Carlisle in added
time, after Scott Wagstaff had pulled a goal back for
the Gills. But it was Hope?s clinical finishing that
proved the difference in an all-action Cup thriller.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle was licking his lips at the
prospect of facing the
Owls at home. He said:
By MATT PARKER
?The players have belief
minute. He turned in
and understanding.
?Now we have a tie Bennett?s low cross after
against Sheffield Wednes- the Carlisle striker had
day
that
can
bring got away on the left.
Gillingham were right
money into the club.?
Gillingham came out of back in the game two
the blocks positively but minutes after the break.
Josh Parker fed the
Carlisle took a seventhminute lead after Gary ball through to Wagstaff
Liddle won the ball in who, coming in from the
midfield
and
Richard right, smashed an angled
Bennett
provided
the drive past Bonham.
Hope was denied his
final pass for Hope.
His shot deflected off hat-trick by the width of
Ben Nugent as it went in a post in the 81st minute.
But Miller took advanat the near post.
of
a
goalmouth
The League One visi- tage
tors continued to pose a melee to make it 3-1.
Gills chief Steve Lovell
threat and loan keeper
Jack Bonham tipped over said: ?It?s so disappointing.
a Lee Martin effort.
But Hope grabbed his
?We had most of the
and Carlisle?s second of possession but Carlisle
the match in the 37th defended very well.?
SPARK ?N RIDE
STOKE chairman Peter Coates warned boss
Mark Hughes he must ?deliver? on Saturday.
Sparky (right) needs to beat West Brom
in a game that could decide his future.
His fourth-bottom side were battered
3-0 at home by West Ham last week.
And Coates said: ?It?s up to the management, the coaches and players to get
out there and do it. They?ve got to deliver.
?They know that and they?re capable of
doing it. This is a huge game.?
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
CARABAO CUP: Quarter-finals
ARSENAL
(1) 1 WEST HAM (0) 0
Welbeck 42
Att: 44,741
LEICESTER (0) 1 MAN CITY
(1) 1
Vardy 90 (pen)
B Silva 26
Att: 31,562
(after extra-time; Man City win 4-3 on pens)
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
2nd Rd Replay
CARLISLE
(2) 3 GILLINGHAM (0) 1
Hope 7, 37
Wagstaff 47
S Miller 90
Att: 2,357
(Carlisle home to Sheff Wed in 3rd Rd)
LADBROKES
CHAMPIONSHIP
Livingston 0 Falkirk 0.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Stranraer 2
Albion 2.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Cowdenbeath 1 Stenhousemuir 1.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Blyth Spartans 1 AFC Telford 0; Chesham 0
Weston Super-Mare 2. Off - Gateshead v
Guiseley (due to frozen pitch, now playing
tonight, 7.45pm), FC Halifax v Macclesfield
Tn, Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough (both
due to frozen pitches). Replays - Altrincham 1 Warrington Town 2; Boreham Wood 2
Dartford 2 (aet; Boreham Wood win 3-1 on
pens); Brackley 2 Braintree Town 0; Heybridge Swifts 3 Hampton & Richmond 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH North Ferriby Utd 0 Curzon Ashton 1.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Bishop?s Stortford 0 Hitchin 3; Kettering 1
Hereford FC 3; Merthyr Town 1 Basingstoke 1.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay 3 Met Police
0; Dorking Wanderers 0 Hendon 3; Leiston 3
Merstham 1; Margate 4 Brightlingsea Regent
2; Needham Market 0 Leatherhead 0; Staines
Town 4 Harlow 1. Off - Folkestone Invicta v
Thurrock (due to bad traffic).
JD WELSH PREMIER - Prestatyn Town 1
Cefn Druids 2; The New Saints FC 3 Connah?s
Quay Nomads 0.
DARTS
WILLIAM HILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Alexandra Palace, London): Preliminary Rd - K Munch (Ger) bt A Oreshkin (Rus)
2-0. 1st Rd - J Henderson bt M Kantele (Fin)
3-0; R van Barneveld (Hol) bt R North 3-0;
K Munch (Ger) bt A Lewis 3-1.
ICE HOCKEY
CHALLENGE CUP: Quarter-final,
2nd Leg - Sheffield 6 Dundee 1 (agg 13-3).
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
CARABAO CUP: Qtr-finals
Bristol City v Man Utd ............. 8.0
Chelsea v Bournemouth ...............
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Celtic
v Partick.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Gateshead v Guiseley.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Frome Town v Gosport Borough.
JD WELSH PREMIER - Llandudno v
Cardiff Met Uni.
RUGBY UNION: Principality Building Society Premiership: East Newport v Cross Keys (7.15).
CRICKET: First Twenty20 International - India v Sri Lanka (Cuttack, 1.30).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Leicester v Glasgow (7.30). BBL Trophy:
1st Rd - Falkirk v Loughborough (8.15).
BBL Cup: Semi-final, 2nd Leg - Sheffield (92) Worcester (102) (7.30).
ICE HOCKEY: Challenge Cup: Qtrfinal, 1st Leg - Guildford v Cardiff (7.0).
1GM
............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
BRISTOL CITY v MAN UTD
8pm
&
Whole new
Paul game
for United
?IT WOULD have been different if we?d had
Paul Pogba.?
That was the straw Manchester United fans
were clutching at as they picked up the pieces
after the derby destruction.
Yes, it may have been only 2-1 at Old Trafford
but there was a gulf between the sides on
December 10.
Not least in the midfield, which Pogba had
been dominating until a three-game ban for
stamping on the leg of Arsenal?s Hector Bellerin
at the Emirates ? an
By NEIL CUSTIS
incident United and the
Frenchman
maintain
eight of the last nine
was NOT deliberate.
Pogba was the one United squads.
The
game
should
player the Red Devils
the
perfect
could not be without provide
for
the
the following weekend opportunity
as they faced their Armenian to begin his
rehabilitation.
high-flying neighbours.
But relations between
United needed to cut
and
player
an eight-point gap and manager
have
soured after an
the influence of David
argument
at
a
video
Silva and Kevin De analysis meeting when
Bruyne in particular.
the win over Brighton
France
international last month was looked
Pogba, 24, could have over.
done that.
In the build-up to
After an average first this
game,
however,
season, following his
Mourinho
then
world-record
offered
�million
switch
some hope
back to Old
that MkhiTrafford
taryan might
from Juvenget
some
tus,
his
action.
influence
The Porhas
tuguese
grown
said: ?We
with
need
to
every
take
the
game this
game really
season.
seriously but
Now they
I?m going to
have
him
make a few
back after United
changes
and
looked unconvinit?s
possible
cing ? not only in the
Miki is involved.?
derby defeat but also
But Jose, aware of
the subsequent narrow Bristol City?s strengths
wins over Bournemouth on the back of a fourand West Brom which game winning run, will
completed his ban.
field a strong side.
The main cog will
He said: ?I?m making
now return to the mid- a few changes for the
dle of the red machine match, but not many
for tonight?s Carabao because Bristol City are
Cup
quarter-final one of the best teams
clash with third-placed in the Championship.
Championship side Bris?For me, the Champtol City at Ashton Gate. ionship
is
not
a
That will also give Championship of ten
United
boss
Jose years ago.
Mourinho the chance
?The Championship is
to rest Nemanja Matic now
high-quality
who has been playing teams with lots of
high-quality playthrough injury.
It remains to be seen ers that could
if Henrikh Mkhitaryan easily be playmakes even the bench ing in the Prehaving been left out of mier League.?
HEARTS OF GOLD
PAUL POGBA and Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed
they can deliver on and off the pitch ? by
handing out pressies to six-year-old Olivia
at Royal Manchester Children?s Hospital.
The big-hearted Manchester United duo
raised the biggest cheer of the season
during the club?s annual Christmas visit.
POG?S BEST
...BA NONE
Old Juve pal hails Reds star
PAUL POGBA is being
hailed as the ultimate
team player ? by a
man who will try to
dump him out of the
Carabao Cup tonight.
LIKELY LINE-UPS
Steele
Wright Flint
Brownhill
P
Pack
Baker
Magnusson
Smith
i
Bryan
Paterson
n
Reid
Lukaku
k
Martial
Shaw
h
Lingard
M
Mata
Herrera
Pogba
Rojo
Young
Lindelof
d
Romero
STARS IN STRIPES
. . . Magnusson and
Pogba at Juventus
Bristol City?s Icelandic
defender Hordur Magnusson helped Pogba
settle in Italy when they
were at Juventus.
Magnusson taught the
Manchester United superstar Italian and they
became great friends.
And the 6ft 3in City centreback insists Pogba tops Cristiano
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the
complete, all-round player.
He said: ?Paul is a genuine
team player and the team
always comes first with him.
?He has great all-round qualities, he is young, he is tall so
he can win lots in the air but
he also has lots of energy, pace
and he?s very skilful.
?I know he might not be like
Ronaldo or Messi, who would
be any team?s top scorer, but
EXCLUSIVE by CLIFF HAYES
he can give the team many
goals and a lot more as well as
he?s such a top all-round player.
?He?s very humble and always
wanting to learn from coaches
and team-mates, especially those
who have more experience.
?He is an amazing footballer
but a really good lad as well.
?I know I?m biased because
I?m good friends with Paul but
every team in the world would
want a player as good as him.?
Pogba left Juventus for Old
Trafford in his record-busting
�million deal last summer.
Magnusson?s route to the EFL
Championship underdogs came
via loan deals at Italian clubs
Spezia and Cesena.
But the two are set to come
face to face again at Ashton
Gate in tonight?s quarter-final.
Pogba is available again after
suspension
and
Magnusson
added: ?He is a very friendly
guy. We became good friends
straight away at Juventus.
?When I arrived I trained
with him on my first day and
he was really welcoming to me,
which meant a lot.
?He didn?t speak Italian but I
did so I helped him. I speak
English so that helped us get
along fine and I tried to help
him get into Italian football.
?I spent a lot of time with Paul
at home, just hanging out,
enjoying life, playing NBA games
on PlayStation and Xbox.?
The two met up again at last
year?s Euros, with Magnusson
part of the Icelandic squad that
dumped England out before
they lost 5-2 to Pogba?s France
in the quarter-finals.
Magnusson
recalled:
?We
bumped into each other after
the France-Iceland game which
was nice. He is fantastic on the
field and fantastic off it.
?He?s good fun when he?s not
playing but he?s very serious
when he is working.?
The Robins have KO?d Prem
clubs Watford, Stoke and Palace
in the Carabao Cup but beating
United would give Magnusson
sweet revenge for the Euros.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
CHELSEA v BOURNEMOUTH 7.45pm
AKE . . . back at Bridge
Ake: I?ve
nothing
to prove
at Blues
By PAUL JIGGINS
NATHAN AKE returns to
Chelsea tonight insisting
he has nothing to prove.
The Dutch centre-half
will line up for Bournemouth in their Carabao
Cup
quarter-final
at
Stamford Bridge.
It will be his first time
back at the Blues since
joining the Cherries in a
�million summer deal
after a successful seasonlong loan.
The former Feyenoord
youngster made just two
top-flight starts in six
years with the West
Londoners.
He said: ?I had a good
time there so it will be
good to be back.
?But I?m not going there
to prove myself or anything like that.
?It?s just a game, a big
game for us. We want to
go to the semi-final and
that?s what I want to think
about, not about other
things.?
Bournemouth are just
one point above the
Premier League drop zone
after Sunday?s 4-0 home
defeat
to
Liverpool
extended their winless run
to six matches.
But Ake, 22, is confident the sour Cherries
can turn their season
around, starting tonight.
He said: ?We?ve done it
before ? we had bad
games last season and,
the game after, we turned
it around.
?So I think it?s good we
have a game already.
?It will be difficult as
Chelsea are not a small
club. But to get to the
semi-final would be really
big for Bournemouth.?
EDEN
From Back Page
World Cup in Russia. But
Mourinho sees Hazard as
the missing piece in his
Old Trafford jigsaw.
The �m signing from
Lille was part of Mourinho?s Chelsea team that
won the 2014-15 title.
And, while he is understood to be one of the
players Mourinho had a
strained relationship with
when he was axed months
after lifting that title, the
Special One is ready to
raid his old club.
United already hold the
British transfer record
after paying �m for
Paul Pogba in 2016.
And they laid out �m
for striker Romelu Lukaku
last summer, in a deal
that could rise to �m.
Great Dane
HOWE . . . ?naive?
Ed?s pop
at pundit
Graeme
CONTE HAILS AMAZING ANDREAS
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
ANTONIO CONTE has been ?amazed? by the
displays of Andreas Christensen this season.
And Chelsea?s boss called on the Danish centre-half
to follow in the footsteps of club legend John Terry as
a lion-hearted leader.
Christensen, 21, was recalled from loan at the start
of this season and is now established at the heart of
the defence.
He will feature again tonight again despite a raft of
changes for the Carabao Cup quarter-final with
Bournemouth.
Conte said: ?Christensen, despite his young age, is
maybe the best surprise from the start of this season.
?I think that, for us, he?s
By ANDREW DILLON
been the best surprise ?
for me, the club, his
him grow up quickly and
team-mates, the fans.
it
is
paying dividends.
?His performances have
He has kept experienced
been amazing and conBrazilian
David Luiz out
vinced me he has to play
of the team this season to
with regularity.
underline
his rapid rise
?It?s not often you see
is
set
to
be
this composure and calm- which
rewarded
with a new
ness in a young player.
?He has played some contract early next year.
Conte added: ?He is
big games with great calm
and
great
focus
and very happy to stay with
us
and play regularly.
concentration.
?Maybe,
he
did
not
?We must be happy
expect
to arrive at a great
because, I think, Chelsea team like
Chelsea
and
have found a player who play every game.
can have the same career
?But he did. If you
as some of the best deserve to play, I don't
defenders here.
care if you are 21 or only
?I hope he helps me to 17 years old.
make sure that happens.
?My first game was
?He?s a serious person, when I was 16 years old
always committed in train- in Serie A with Lecce.
ing sessions. He doesn?t
?I?m the first person to
speak a lot and prefers be open to give these
facts to words and I predict opportunities if, I repeat,
a fantastic career for him.
you deserve it.
?I wish Christensen has
?You must deserve to
the same career as John play by having the right
Terry.
commitment and attitude
?This is a big compari- in training. He could be
son. John Terry wrote the a future captain. When
history of this club and you play for a great club
won a lot. I think Andreas like Chelsea, the future
has the right characteris- is yours.?
tics to play for this club
Conte
will
tonight
for years and become an stick with a mixed side
important player.?
of reserves and kids
Christensen spent two which has got them to
years on loan at German the last eight.
club Borussia MonchengHe said: ?It?s right to
ladbach and was voted continue to back playtheir Player of the Year in ers who have shown
2016.
me they deserve this
The 6ft 2in Dane believes opportunity.?
living abroad has helped
Tweet @andydillon70
EDDIE HOWE hit back at
critical Bournemouth ?fan?
Graeme Souness, claiming:
?I will manage my way!?
Sky
pundit
Souness
accused the Cherries chief
of being tactically ?naive?
before and after Sunday?s
4-0 thumping by Liverpool.
And the ex-Liverpool
and Rangers boss urged
Howe not be so gung-ho
against the big boys.
But before tonight?s
Carabao Cup last-eight
clash at Chelsea, Howe
snapped: ?I?ve always
done it my way and
while I?m here, I?ll
continue to do so.
?I?ve no problem
with Graeme airing
his
views.
It
makes no difference as it?s down
to me, my coaching team and my
players to prove those
comments wrong.
?You have to be true
to your beliefs. You can
never be persuaded by
others people?s opinions.?
The Cherries have lost
ALL their league games
this campaign against
the so-called big six ?
both Manchester clubs,
Arsenal,
Tottenham,
Chelsea and Liverpool.
Souness is a Bournemouth season ticket
holder
and
a
selfconfessed supporter.
Covering their defeat to
Liverpool on Sunday, he
said: ?I just think there
should be a slightly different approach when you
play the better teams
?Howe?s a little bit naive
at times. I think in their
29 games against the top
six in the Premier League,
they?ve won three.
?I live near the town
and you end up becoming
a Bournemouth fan. I want
them to do well and I get
frustrated about it.?
The Cherries will be
searching for a first-ever
League Cup semi-final slot
in London tonight.
And Howe insisted: ?We
will do everything we can
to make that happen.?
IT?S IN YOUR GRASP
. . . Conte applauds
Christensen after
another top display
5 FACTS ABOUT THE NEW
STAMFORD
BRIDGE HERO
ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN is
!
$
%
&
the son of former Brondby
keeper Sten.
AT the age of 16, the
defender joined Chelsea on
a free transfer from Brondby.
MADE Chelsea debut in Oct
2014 in the 2-1 win at
Shrewsbury in the League Cup.
JOINED Borussia Monchengladbach on a two-year
loan deal from Chelsea in
July 2015 and played 82
games for the German club,
scoring seven goals.
HAS played 14 times
for Denmark after
his international debut
in a 2-1 friendly win
against Montenegro in
2015. Played 43 times
for the Danes at U16 to
U21 level.
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Caballero
Rudiger
i
Christensen
Moses
C
Cahill
Ampadu Drinkwater
k
Kenedy
Pedro
o
Fabregas
Batshuayi
h
Defoe
Wilson
l
Ibe
Gosling
A
Arter
Fraser
Ak
Ake
C
Cook
Francis
A.Smith
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CARABAO CUP QUARTER-FINALL
LUIZ . . . Toon target
Raf eyes
Luiz loan
By DAVID COVERDALE
NEWCASTLE boss Rafa
Benitez wants David Luiz
on LOAN next month.
The Brazilian star has
fallen out with Chelsea
chief Antonio Conte.
And SunSport revealed
yesterday how Arsenal are
ready with a �million
bid for central defender
Luiz, who is currently out
with a knee injury.
But Benitez is also
plotting a swoop for a
player he got on well with
during his time at Stamford Bridge in 2012-13.
The Spaniard was seen
chatting to Luiz after Newcastle?s 3-1 defeat in west
London earlier this month.
Chelsea bought back
Luiz, 30, for �m from
Paris
Saint-Germain
in
August 2016 after flogging
him to the French giants
for �m two years earlier.
Benitez is having to
target loans due to budget
restrictions and wants Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
The Toon boss, whose
side have dropped into the
bottom three, said: ?We
have to try to bring in the
best players possible now.
?That means if you?ve a
player on loan who?s quite
good, we have to do it.?
PEP MAD
City march on,
no thanks to
referee Bobby
By NEIL
ASHTON
ROAR POWER . . . Pep
celebrates after shootout
CLOSE CALL . . . City
players celebrate with
fans after their victory
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER
SOMEHOW they got there.
Even when everything seemed
to be against Manchester City
?
including
referee
Bobby
Madley ? they survived.
DEENEY . . . Xmas off
Deeney
gets hol
of a ban
By GARETH DAVIES
WATFORD captain Troy
Deeney has been hit with
a four-game ban ? ruling
him out of the entire
festive programme.
Striker Deeney, 29, was
sent off for a touchline
lunge on Huddersfield?s
Collin
Quaner
during
Saturday?s humiliating 4-1
home defeat.
Now he misses games
against Brighton, Leicester, Swansea and Manchester City ? and will
not be available again
until January 7.
Deeney
had
already
served a retrospective
three-match ban for gouging the face of Stoke?s Joe
Allen in October.
He was sent off on
Saturday
by
Michael
Oliver, the referee who
missed Deeney?s offence
against the Potters.
Watford have had four
players red-carded this
season, the most in the
Premier League.
Deeney?s dismissal was
the club?s third in three
games over eight days.
Pep Guardiola is through to the
Carabao Cup semi-final, winning
another penalty shootout on a mindbending night of knockout football.
Nobody really knows how Madley
made this clash go to penalties. It
just did.
City, unbeaten in domestic football
since April 27, are waiting for
Arsenal, maybe Chelsea, hopefully
Manchester United, in the mother of
all semi-finals.
To see them celebrate the way they
did when keeper Claudio Bravo saved
the decisive spot-kick in the shootout,
says so much.
Team spirit is sky-high as City
march on in this competition ? and
this was their fourth shootout win on
the spin.
They are there because Chilean
Bravo saved brilliantly from Riyad
Mahrez ? throwing himself to the left
of his goal to seal the deal.
It had come to this because Madley,
a man who looked like Christmas
had come a week early judging by
the size of him, awarded the softest
of penalties 96 minutes in.
Kyle Walker was penalised when
sub Demarai Gray went down with
the wind in a foot race with City?s
right-back.
Jamie Vardy, on as a 57th-minute
substitute alongside Mahrez, drilled
his penalty beyond Bravo six minutes
and 15 seconds into time added on.
It turned this cup tie on its head,
giving Leicester the chance to make a
little bit of history by becoming
the first side since Arsenal, in last
season?s FA Cup semi-final, to topple
City.
The wait goes on . . .
It goes on because Vardy missed at
3-4 and Mahrez was denied by the
leaping Bravo in City?s goal. What a
finish.
City had been playing fast and
loose, ragged around the edges as the
clock started ticking away.
They had gone in front after
26 minutes, making light of the
nine changes to the side who spanked
Tottenham 4-1 at the weekend.
Bernardo Silva got it, supplying the
finishing touch after the twisting,
HOW SHOOTOUT
UNFOLDED
weaving, slaloming run of midfielder
Ilkay Gundogan put him in sight
of goal. So far so good.
That was until Foxes boss Claude
Puel, battered for sending out a
second string, started making some
big calls.
Palace thrashed them 3-0 here on
Saturday ? and yet their new head
coach decided seven of them needed
a rest.
The fans came to watch talisman
Vardy, Mahrez and Gray ? Premier
League winners 18 months ago ? give
this a right good go.
Instead they got Kelechi Iheanacho,
Aleksandar Dragovic and Vicente
Iborra.
Those
excitable
Leicester
fans,
making such a din in the second
3 3 3
Fuchs: 1-0
Gundogan: 1-1
half, finally got their way. Iheanacho,
playing like the shoelaces on his
boots were tied together, did not have
enough about him to really trouble
old twinkle toes Eliaquim Mangala.
Rookie Tosin Adarabioyo, 20, also
impressed in City?s defence.
Nigerian forward Iheanacho?s night
was cut short after 56 miserable
minutes ? leaving him to make the
longest walk ever towards the touchline when he was replaced by Vardy.
He was not a happy bunny.
Gray got them back into it, with
Madley pointing to the spot during
an unfathomable EIGHT MINUTES of
injury time.
On the touchline, Pep was going
spare. He had a point, to be fair.
When Vardy equalised it looked like
Toure: 1-2
it was shaping up to be one of those
famous Leicester City nights.
They dine out on them around
here, with tales of their Premier
League title triumph still filling the
night sky.
Eventually, though, the lights went
out on them.
Vardy had given them such a lift,
with his name reverberating around
the stands when he came on in the
second half.
Along with Mahrez, they had some
serious work to do.
City
were
protecting
a
lead,
punishing Leicester in the first half
when Yaya Toure bullied Iheanacho
off the ball.
His
pass
set
Gundogan
free
through the centre and Silva read his
2GM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
LEICESTER 1 MAN CITY
Y1
FOR IT
VARDY 90 (PEN)
B SILVA 26
AET,
1-1 after 90 min,
Man City win
4-3 on pens
EVERYONE?S
DIVE TALKIN?
CALL . . . Gray tumbles
to win penalty but
Walker was booked for
simulation (below)
DEMARAI GRAY is deceiving the ref and there is
no contact whatsoever. It?s definitely simulation.
If the FA are going to be consistent, they have
to charge Gray. They charged Manuel Lanzini, so
they must look to send this to the panel as well.
With the Kyle Walker penalty appeal, I think
you?re not sure ? more because Aleksandar
Dragovic has lifted his leg up and Walker is trying to evade it. The ref wasn?t looking for trouble
but because of Ilkay Gundogan?s clear simulation
earlier, Walker?s caution is fair.
Sometimes the ref will get it wrong but I don?t
think there can be any complaints.
Let?s give him credit ? he?s got two out of
three. That?s when the panel comes in when he
doesn?t get it right, so he has done a good job.
BRAVO
MATCH STATS
LEICESTER
MAN CITY
From Back Page
40%..............Possession..............60%
5/6........Shots on/off target ........7/4
1................Blocked shots ................1
7.....................Corners.....................7
19 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 15
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........3/0
IT?S CLAUD AND CLEAR . . . Bravo stops
Mahrez?s penalty to put Manchester City through
? and keep them on track for the Quadruple
3 3 3 3 7 7
Maguire: 2-2
Iborra: 3-2
delightful, no-look pass on the right.
The finish was classy and composed,
beating keeper Ben Hamer with a
nifty bit of footwork.
They are not quite the perfect
side, because the perfect side would
not allow Gabriel Jesus to leave his
studs in Hamer?s thigh midway
through the second half.
Gundogan was also in the book for
diving,
but
he
had
a
claim
after another clumsy challenge by
Dragovic inside the area.
City demanded a penalty in extratime, but Walker was booked for
diving when he went down under
Dragovic?s challenge.
If anything, Walker looked to have
a decent shout for a spot-kick.
Vardy also made a weak plea for a
Nmecha: 3-3
Jesus: 3-4
penalty on 116 minutes ? but the
ref got that one right as Danilo had
seemingly done little wrong.
Instead, it went to the drama of a
penalties.
And so they went up one by one,
with Gundogan, Toure, Lukas NMecha
and Jesus all putting the ball in
the back of the net for Guardiola?s
ice-cool side.
Leicester could not live with the
pressure, with Vardy?s effort clipping
the bottom of Bravo?s post towards
the business end of the shootout.
Gutted Vardy feared the game was
up for his beloved Foxes.
And
that
miss
meant
winger
Mahrez then had to score to keep the
hosts hanging in.
But City?s second-string keeper
Vardy: 3-4
Mahrez: 3-4
killed Leicester off when he read the
Algerian?s spot-kick.
The celebrations spoke volumes,
with City?s stars and coaching staff
racing to salute the travelling fans.
With spirit like that, anything
is possible this season.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
LEICESTER: Hamer 6, Amartey 6, Chilwell 6 (Gray 71,
6), Dragovic 6 (Benalouane 111, 6), Maguire 8, Fuchs 7,
Albrighton 6 (Mahrez 57, 6), King 6, Iborra 7, Okazaki
6, Iheanacho 5 (Vardy 57, 6). Subs not used: Jakupovic, Simpson, Ulloa. Booked: Iheanacho, Maguire.
MAN CITY: Bravo 7, Danilo 7, Adarabioyo 7, Mangala 7
(Walker 81, 6), Toure 7, Zinchenko 7, Foden 6
(Dele-Bashiru 90, 6), Diaz 6 (Nmecha 88, 6), STAR
MAN GUNDOGAN 8, B Silva 8, Jesus 6. Subs not
used: Ederson, Delph, Sane, Duhaney. Booked: Gundogan, Walker, Danilo.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
NO VARDY PARTY
. . . missed penalty
he wanted my shirt!
But I was safe. No
problem.?
Runaway
Premier
League leaders City
booked their place in
the
Carabao
Cup
semi-finals after Bravo
saved
from
Jamie
Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in a dramatic
shootout.
It was Bravo who
got them through the
previous round against
Wolves in a shootout
? and he was on form
again to see them into
the last four.
But Guardiola insists
a Quadruple is not on.
He said: ?That is not
going to happen. Of
course not.
?Come on, that isn?t
real. What we?re living
isn?t real.
?The
situation
of
winning
16
or
17
games in a row in the
league and qualifying
for
the
Champions
League before we finished the group stage
and now we?re here
playing with a lot of
young players ? that
is not normal.
?In football you drop
points and you lose
competitions.
?But of course it
happens a lot and we
will keep going, we
will play the semifinals.
?I am not thinking
about how many titles,
I am thinking about
the
next
game.?
Leicester looked set to
take advantage of a
controversial
penalty
awarded by ref Rob
Madley,
who
ruled
Kyle
Walker
had
fouled Demarai Gray
in the box six minutes
into stoppage time.
But angry City players
were
convinced
the Foxes star had
gone down too easily
? and he could face a
two-match retrospective ban for diving.
Vardy
equalised
from the spot ? before
missing in the shootout ? after Bernardo
Silva had given City a
first-half lead.
While
Leicester
earned a dubious penalty, Guardiola saw
two of his players
booked for diving ?
Walker
and
Ilkay
Gundogan.
Guardiola said: ?I
know
my
opinion
about that but I love
to speak about what
happens in the game.
?Yellow cards are
yellow cards, so what
can you do?
?Whether it was a
penalty or not for
them, the referee is
there and the TV is
there, so the important thing is how we
reacted.
?But we were solid
and in the penalties
Claudio
helped
us
reach the semi-final.
It is good for him.?
67
68 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2GM
Sun
LEICESTER...1
MAN CITY.....1
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
AET,
Man City
win 4-3
on pens
ARSENAL........1
WEST HAM....0
CLAUD NINE . . .
City hail spot-kick
hero Bravo
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EDEN
PROJECT
By NEIL CUSTIS
JOSE MOURINHO is planning a British
record �million move for Chelsea
star Eden Hazard.
The Manchester United boss believes he
can beat Real Madrid and Paris SaintGermain to the brilliant Belgian playmaker.
Hazard, 26, has already turned down a
new �0,000-a-week four-year Stamford
Bridge deal as he considers his options.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane has made
Hazard his No 1 target.
And reports in Spain claim he will join
the Spanish giants after next summer?s
Turn to Page 65
Mourinho wants
Hazard reunion
l CLAUDIO PEN HERO
l PEP IN FAN SCARE
By GRAHAM HILL
PEP GUARDIOLA was confronted by a pitch invader
as Manchester City kept their remarkable Quadruple
bid alive ? just.
Stewards grabbed the fan, who hurled abuse at the Spaniard after Claudio Bravo?s penalty shootout heroics for City.
The lout was thrown out of the King Power Stadium
and Leicester are set to launch a probe into the incident.
Guardiola played down the flashpoint, joking: ?I think
Turn to Page 67
GUARD DOGS
. . . stewards hold
fan back from Pep
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2017
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FANTASY GAME
...CHECK YOUR
PLAYERS? SCORES
DANNY JOY . . . Welbeck
celebrates his winner
HE?S DAN IT
Welbeck strikes but Giroud is out
Arsenal..................1
West Ham...........0
By PAUL JIGGINS
DANNY WELBECK?S goal
booked Arsenal a Carabao
Cup semi-final place ? but
at a cost.
Olivier Giroud could be
out for three weeks after
suffering
a
78th-minute
hamstring injury.
Gunners
boss
Arsene
Wenger
said:
?It?s
a
hamstring which is normally
21 days. He will be out for
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2 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2GG
GOALS Carabao Cup quarter-final
ALL?S
YOBS CLASH AT DERBY Scrappy win is
enough to keep
Gunners fans
happy...for now
ARSENAL and West Ham fans had to be
separated by stewards at the Emirates
Stadium as tensions boiled over after
the full-time whistle.
Objects appeared to be thrown
between the rival supporters following
the Gunners? 1-0 victory.
West Ham took around 7,000 support-
ers to North London for the quarter-final
derby clash.
And scuffles seemed to break out in
the gangway used to separate the visitors from the home support.
Several stewards were on hand to deal
with the situation and order was
restored quickly.
Arsenal...........1
West Ham.....0
Welbeck 42
ONLY one shot on target
for Arsenal ? and even
that was not very good.
In one of the worst quarterfinals you will see ? or any
cup match for that matter ?
it was probably fitting the
winner will be a strong
contender for messiest goal of
the season.
The ball hit Danny Welbeck?s
stomach
before
the
Arsenal
striker used his shin to bundle
the ball over the line.
But that was enough for
Arsene Wenger to move into the
last four of what has been his
least favourite competition.
Arsenal?s
fans
get
restless
pretty quickly at the Emirates
these days, as they once again
did in Saturday?s 1-0 win over
Newcastle.
They already know their team
do not have a prayer of finishing
in the top two.
While the team is moving
backwards, it would be typical of
Wenger to end the season by
sticking two fingers up at his
growing army of Emirates critics
by finishing with at least one
trophy.
Normally, it is the FA Cup
which saves him. Wenger has
won it SEVEN times.
The Gunners should do well in
the Europa League and will
probably once again get into the
latter rounds of the FA Cup.
But now Wenger is edging
ever nearer to finally ending his
frankly rubbish record in the
League Cup.
Arsenal have reached the final
just twice under Wenger. The
last time was against Birmingham in 2011 when Laurent
Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny
delivered a cock-up to gift Obafemi Martins an easy winner.
Although all of Wenger?s starting XI against Newcastle on
Saturday were given the night
off, expect a few of them to
return for the semi-finals.
Wenger has claimed it is
pointless moaning about the
incredible number of games his
BECK OF THE NET . . . Joe Hart is floored as Arsenal?s
Danny Welbeck bundles home the 42nd-minute winner
team has to play at this stage of
the season.
Whether Wenger changes his
tune in just over a month?s time
remains to be seen though.
This victory now means last
night?s game was Arsenal?s first
of 10 matches in the space of 36
days, the last game being the
second leg of their semi-final.
West Ham, though, will not be
too bothered by this defeat.
Having improved under David
Moyes, their priority remains the
League and they should comfortably escape relegation.
Moyes, although unhappy with
the quality of his team?s passing,
rightly stated they gave Arsenal
few chances.
Although the stats state Arsenal
had eight shots compared to
West Ham?s one, the only notable
effort other than the winner was
a shocking miss by Theo Walcott.
The night was also a bad one
for Olivier Giroud, who suffered
a hamstring injury and will not
only miss Friday?s home game
with Liverpool but could also be
sidelined for three weeks.
It was also not a great evening
for Joe Hart, either, playing his
first game since the 4-0 loss to
Everton. He could have done better for the goal and almost gave
Arsenal a second-half penalty.
Wenger?s team had plenty of
possession without creating.
After 37 minutes, they made
the first chance of the game only
for Sead Kolasinac to conjure a
truly awful attempt at a finish.
Kolasinac did, however, set up
2GG
8
WEST HAM have lost eight of
their last ten visits to the
Emirates (W1 D1) with an
aggregate of 20-4 to Gunners.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 ...............
33
ARSENAL have reached the League
Cup semi-final for the first time in
seven years ? when they then
beat Ipswich in the last four.
in association with
ARSENE WENGER met David Moyes
for the 33rd time in all comps.
The Frenchman has won 21 (64%)
with Moyes on four victories.
NOT WEL
MATCH STATS
ARSENAL
WEST HAM
67%..............Possession..............33%
1/4........Shots on/off target ........1/0
3................Blocked shots ................0
6.....................Corners.....................0
11..............Fouls conceded..............7
0/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........1/0
DAN
MOYES . . . disappointed
From Page 1
Christmas. We normally
do a scan 48 hours after,
which will be Thursday.
?Then we?ll have a better
idea of how serious it is.
?When you hear him the
pain is quite big but the
grade of the injury is not
always linked to pain.
?This is the risk when
you play so often.?
Midfielder
Francis
Coquelin also limped off
clutching his hamstring,
but Wenger said: ?We?re
hoping it?s just a cramp.?
The win means the
Gunners now face a
gruelling schedule of ten
games in 36 days.
Wenger added: ?It?s very
demanding, especially as
we already have a tough
schedule behind us.
?What is very worrying
is when you start to lose
players, like Giroud.
?You can?t afford to
lose another one.
?I will have to look at
how
I
manage
the
schedule. It puts more
pressure on the squad.?
Welbeck?s bundled goal
on 42 minutes was his
team?s only shot on target.
West Ham boss David
Moyes
said:
?I
am
disappointed
with
our
overall performance.
?We were always in the
game but we couldn?t stop
the possession and gave
away a horrible goal.
?I think we are making
steady progress.
?We have conceded one
goal to Arsenal in two
games and, when I came
into the club, I might have
taken that.?
Dive ban
for Lan
DOH HART . . . Hammers No1
trips Welbeck and is booked
an excellent chance with a fine
cross soon after. But unmarked
Walcott?s terrible diving header
failed to hit the target.
He had plenty of time to take
a touch and score past Hart and
this was a clear illustration that
he lacks confidence.
Three minutes before halftime, though, Hart was beaten.
Francis Coquelin, who also
suffered a hamstring problem
later, played a clever ball over
the top that was headed across
the danger area by full-back
Mathieu Debuchy.
Welbeck made a nuisance of
himself between James Collins
and Winston Reid and the ball
came off his body and fell
perfectly for him to bundle in.
West Ham were not getting
much joy out of the officials and
were rightly furious after failing to
get a free-kick when Javier Hernandez was clearly shoved just
outside the box by Rob Holding.
When they did finally get a
free-kick
in
a
dangerous
position, it was wasted by Aaron
Cresswell.
Hammers
fans,
unusually quiet throughout, sang
?we?ve had a shot?.
Cresswell
was
immediately
subbed for Andy Carroll.
Within seconds, Carroll made
his presence felt. He nudged
Coquelin, who fell awkwardly on
his back, but Carroll then failed
to make much of a difference.
Hart raced off his line and
clipped Welbeck, who was just
outside the area even though the
ball was inside, and he escaped
with a booking. Hart now faces
a return to the sub?s bench with
Adrian back in.
His next game will likely be at
his old club Shrewsbury in the
FA Cup. It looks like we will not
see much of him in the second
half of the season. And his
England days look numbered too.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
ARSENAL: Ospina 6, Debuchy 7, Chambers 7,
Holding 7, Kolasinac 7, Coquelin 7 (Da Silva 90, 5),
Willock 7 (Sheaf 83, 6), Elneny 7, Walcott 5, Giroud
6 (Nelson 78, 6), Welbeck 7. Subs not used:
Adelaide, Akpom, Macey, Nketiah.
WEST HAM: Hart 5, Cresswell 6 (Sakho 65, 6),
Reid 6, Collins 6, Ogbonna 6, STAR MAN
MASUAKU 8, Rice 7, Obiang 6, Quina 6
(Arnautovic 82, 6), Hernandez 6 (Carroll 65, 6),
Ayew 6. Subs not used: Zabaleta, Adrian,
Haksabanovic, Makasi. Booked: Hart.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
By OSCAR PAUL
MANUEL
LANZINI
has
been given a two-match
ban for diving after his
appeal was rejected.
The West Ham attacker,
24, won a penalty against
Stoke on Saturday after a
challenge
from
Erik
Pieters, with Mark Noble
scoring the spot-kick.
David Moyes? men went
on to win 3-0 but Lanzini
has now been banned for
?successful deception of a
match official?.
The Argie missed last
night?s
Carabao
Cup
defeat to Arsenal and is
also out of Saturday?s vital
Premier League clash at
home to Newcastle.
3
4 ............... Wednesday, December 20, 2017
1GG RM
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GOALS SOUTH AMERICAN SPECIAL
VIEW TO
A DILL
ANDREW DILLON
CHIN UP, JOHN
JOHN COLEMAN reckons his Accrington
Stanley team have fat chance of getting
anything from referees at the moment.
And he said so after watching his promotionchasing side lose 2-0 at Lincoln on Saturday,
when the League Two outfit had a player sent
off and conceded a penalty.
Afterwards he berated the officials then
admitted he was powerless to do anything
about it by admitting: ?I?ve just got to take it
on the chin . . . or chins in my case.?
Ed aches
for Wham
BOURNEMOUTH boss
Eddie Howe was asked
yesterday
to
name
his favourite Christmas
song?
The ardent a-ha fan
(right) replied: ?Last
Christmas by Wham.?
And we think we
know why.
Last
Christmas . . .
the Cherries came
from 3-1 down to beat
Liverpool 4-3 with an
injury-time winner.
This
year . . . the
Reds thumped them
4-0.
I?ll break
your legs
out in the
car park
Pep such a knit JESUS AVOIDED NASTY
PEP GUARDIOLA tried to pull the woolly over
journalists? eyes on Christmas Jumper Day at
Manchester City last Friday.
Hacks and press people all joined in the fun
? SunSport?s rock ?n? roll City expert Martin
Blackburn even opted for a festive beige pullover and chinos combo.
But the boss (left) swept into the
media room at the Etihad wearing
his normal clobber.
The feeling is that City have a
deal with the trendy Dsquared2
clothing label and obviously don?t
stoop so low as naff bad-taste
Christmas jumpers ? or else Pep
would have worn one for sure.
CHANT OF THE WEEK: Chelsea?s nouveau
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