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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
GUN FAN: Donald Trump
Don ‘war
zone’ jibe
is blasted
IT will be dry and warm across large parts of England
and Wales with lots of sunshine. However, patchy light
rain is expected for north-western parts of Scotland.
Light winds for many but breezy in north-western
Scotland.
TOMORROW will be warm and mostly sunny but it will
be cloudy in the north-west. Light winds. It will be warm
and sunny in the south-east on Tuesday with showers in
the north. Gentle winds.
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DONALD Trump has been
branded “ridiculous” for
claiming a London hospital
was like a “war zone”
because of knife crime.
The US president was
defending gun ownership
in the wake of a spate of
mass casualty shootings in
the States.
He told a meeting of the
National Rifle Association:
“I recently read a story that
in London, which has unbelievably tough gun laws, a
once
very
prestigious
hospital right in the middle
is like a war zone for
horrible stabbing wounds.
“They don’t have guns,
they have knives. And instead there’s blood all over
the floors of this hospital.”
It is thought Mr Trump
may have been referring to
the Royal London Hospital
after a surgeon there
claimed colleagues likened
working in the city to Camp
Bastion in Afghanistan.
But Lib Dem home affairs
spokesman Sir Ed Davey
said the president’s words
were “ridiculous”.
He added: “To defend
America’s shocking gun
laws by revealing his
ignorance of Britain should
alarm even his apologists
in the Conservative Party.”
Mr Trump is due to visit
the UK in July.
Boris in US
Iran efforts
BORIS Johnson is travelling to the US in a last-ditch
diplomatic effort to persuade Donald Trump not to
scrap the Iran nuclear deal.
President Trump has criticised the agreement, which
eased sanctions on Tehran
in exchange for commitments to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
Mr Trump will decide on
May 12 whether to reimpose
sanctions and effectively
torpedo the international
alliance behind the deal.
The Foreign Secretary
will be in Washington for
two days of talks with
administration officials.
BRITS spend 95%
of their working lives
indoors – escaping
outside for a little over
an hour each day.
Research by Corona
also showed that nearly
a third of our workforce
take less than half of
their holiday allowance
in a year, and 48% said
their boss expects them
to be available on calls
or emails on days off.
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ACOURT TRIED
TO FOOL COPS
Fugitive’s Italian tourist ruse
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FUGITIVE Jamie Acourt
pretended he was an
Italian tourist when cops
swooped on him at a
Barcelona gym.
The wanted Brit was arrested
on Friday at the Metropolitan
Sagrada Familia Gym in the
Spanish city.
Police sources said the former
Stephen Lawrence murder suspect
claimed he was an Italian on
holiday.
But officers posing as gym users
had been secretly watching Acourt,
and pounced on him in a “pincer
movement”.
Acourt – who had been named
one of Britain’s most wanted – was
held amid allegations he was
involved in a £4million cannabis
ring.
Shocked witnesses told how he
was led away “head-down and
handcuffed”.
It also emerged officers from a
Madrid-based fugitives unit, who
made the arrest with the help of
the UK’s National Crime Agency,
waited until Acourt was alone and
not with two pals with whom he
usually worked out.
The 41-year-old, from Eltham,
south-east London, is due to appear
before an extradition judge in a
Madrid court tomorrow.
He is expected to be flown back to
Britain within a week, unless he
opposes extradition.
Spanish police confirmed he had
been using false names and papers
to try to stay on the run.
He is believed to have used a
number of gyms in the Metropolitan chain – and signed up initially
with one next to a police station.
A source involved in the two-year
hunt for Acourt said: “He was
ARREST:
Jamie
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Acourt in
Barcelona and,
inset, in 1999
doing everything he could to avoid
detection, including using false
names and travel documents and
moving around different parts of
Spain, including tourist areas
where he would try to blend in with
the British holiday and expat
population.
“Undercover police officers were
sent in to use the gyms he was
working out at, including the one
where he was held, so we could be
sure we had the right man.
“It was important to minimise all
the risks involved with an arrest of
this nature, which is why it happened when he was on his own and
his chances of escaping were
JEZ: LABOUR IN
POLL POSITION
LAD HELD IN
DRILL ATTACK
A TEENAGE boy has been
arrested after a woman was
attacked with a drill.
The victim, 38, is in a critical but
stable condition with a “very
serious” head injury, police said.
A 17-year-old boy is being
questioned after the incident at
around 2am yesterday in
Strabane, Co Tyrone.
Detective Sergeant Brian Reid
from the Police Service of
Northern Ireland said officers
were looking into the possibility
that the attack was homophobic.
He added: “This was a brutal
attack and the injuries sustained
by the victim are extremely grave.
“We are exploring a possible
homophobic motive for the crime
and we are appealing for
witnesses to get in touch.”
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JEREMY Corbyn claims Labour is “well
placed” to win the next General
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Election despite failing to capture key
TRAGIC: Carlos Carvalho
A SOUTH African director
died after a giraffe headbutted him 16ft into the air.
Carlos Carvalho, 47, who
was working on a feature
film at a Country Lodge,
was looking at his camera
when “Gerald the Giraffe”
lunged at him in Broederstroom, South Africa.
He was airlifted to hospital
before he passed away on
Wednesday. Lodge owner
Richard Brooker said: “It
was a terrible accident.”
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limited. He tried to claim he was an
Italian tourist when police got
him.”
Expat Simon McDonald, from
Leicester, said: “I saw five plainclothes officers. No-one spoke and
that was the eerie thing.
“They were inside the gym
around a table and took him away
in handcuffs after a quick pincer
movement. It was all very fast.”
Local Marc Montolio, 42, added:
“No-one said anything. The man
they held had his hand bowed.”
A spokesman for the gym said
they were not warned about the
police operation and could not
comment.
council seats from the Tories.
Labour and the Conservatives both
claimed success after mixed results, as the
Tories held “crown jewel” authorities in
London, including Wandsworth.
For Labour, there were signs of progress
and analysis suggested the two main
parties were neck-and-neck overall in
terms of national vote share.
In a video message, Mr Corbyn hailed
victories in Plymouth and Kirklees, and
added: “We have made progress in the
places we need to win in the next General
Election.
“In London, we have achieved the best
result since 1971, missing out on winning
the flagship Tory borough of Wandsworth
by a whisker. We are well placed to fight
and win the next General Election.”
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SNUB: Davina McCall
Star’s no
to Strictly
® EXCLUSIVE
by ED GLEAVE
DAVINA McCall has
snubbed a
big-money offer to sign
up for Strictly.
But the presenter
promised to do the
show in 10 years’ time.
In a new interview,
she said: “Strictly
Come Dancing kept
asking me for quite a
long time but I think
they have given up
asking now.
“I would like to do
it, though just not
until all my kids have
left home. If Strictly still
want me when I’m 60
years old, I’ll do it.”
Davina is one of the
busiest stars on the
box, hosting hits
including Long Lost
Family.
Her Channel 4
game show The
£100k Drop
starts this
week and
she is
eyeing
another
job.
She
said:
“The one TV
programme I
would love to
present is Ninja
Warrior UK.”
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PSYCHO ACT: David
I’d kill for
this role
BROADCHURCH
star David Tennant
says he has pulled off
the “most liberating”
role of his life – playing
a sadistic serial killer.
The Scot studied
mass murderers after
landing the part of a
wealthy psychopath in
Bad Samaritan.
Many critics are
calling the movie a
masterpiece, with the
LA Times describing it
as a “classic horror”.
Tennant, 47, drew
on techniques used
by Alfred Hitchcock,
adding: “I love sitting in
a cinema and everyone
jumping out of their
seats all at once.”
The actor’s fictional
character pursues a
burglar who stumbles
across his dark secret.
He says anyone who
broke into his own
home would be startled
to find on the shelf a 2ft
pink phallic symbol his
actress wife Georgia
Moffett brought back
from a play she was in.
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Picture: SAM RILEY / LIPSTICK SYNDICATION
Lingerie: shoppourmoi-lingerie.co.uk
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
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Hardman’s a hot rod
ROCK &
A HARD
PLAICE!
® EXCLUSIVE by ED GLEAVE
edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk
MOVIE hardman Dwayne “The
Rock” Johnson has become
hooked on fishing.
The former pro wrestler turned Hollywood superstar, 46, regularly tries for a
big catch at his private lake.
And even when he’s working he often angles
for breaks so he can go off fishing.
Film director Brad Peyton is a big pal of
Dwayne’s and has seen how much he loves it.
He said: “Dwayne fishes a lot. He loves spending time at home doing it. He raises fish there
to catch and release.
“He’s a quiet guy when he’s not working.
He’s always so busy with his career, so fishing
is a chance for him to relax and take a break.
It’s like meditation for him.”
The Jumanji actor’s lake at his Florida home
has plenty of largemouth bass, sunfish,
bullhead catfish and carp.
When he filmed the action flick San Andreas
in Australia he was thousands of miles from
home but he couldn’t wait to get his rod out.
Speaking at the BAFTA Games Awards, Brad
added: “Dwayne was always going off in
between filming days to fish somewhere.”
Dad-of-three Dwayne is famed for his tough
image after years of wrestling.
But off-screen he’s nothing like that. Brad
said: “Dwayne is just like everybody else. He
has vulnerabilities. He’s an inspiring guy.”
Dwayne’s latest outing is in the action blockbuster Rampage. But the dad-of-three isn’t
just the leading man – he’s a producer too.
Brad, who directed the flick, said: “We
talked a lot about his character. He leaves
me alone to do a lot of the story stuff and
the action set pieces. But when it comes to
his character he’s very involved.”
BIG FISH: Dwayne lands a whopper
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GORGEOUS Gabby Allen is set
for a career boost now she is
single, writes ED GLEAVE.
The Love Island babe, left, is back on
the market after splitting from
Marcel Somerville, inset.
And TV insiders reckon
she’ll be more in demand
than ever because of it.
One source said: “While
her relationship breaking
down is undoubtedly
difficult for Gabby, it’s
going to be good news
when it comes to her
showbiz career.
“Now she is single there’s
more scope for her to do TV
projects. Producers on most reality
shows prefer to cast single celebs so
there’s a chance of love blossoming.
“And a lot of reality shows are based
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around dating. Bosses on shows like
I’m A Celebrity and CBB will now be
more likely to consider Gabby.
“And now she can take part in
Celebs Go Dating or First Dates.”
Gabby, 26, ditched Marcel after
finding out that he had cheated
on her while they were on
holiday in Mexico.
The defiant lass later
admitted: “I’m sure in time I
will be OK. I have the best
family and friends around
me. I’m a lucky girl.”
A rep for Marcel said he
regrets his behaviour.
They said: “Marcel is upset he
broke the heart of someone he loves.”
Gabby and Marcel won over viewers
on ITV2’s Love Island last summer.
Our insider said: “Although both were
popular, Gabby has a bigger fanbase.”
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Nervous groom-to-be chills out before big day
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Harry’s one
cool dude…
PRINCE Harry has been getting
cold feet ahead of his wedding…
But as we cheekily reveal today it
is only because he has been
jumping into an ice bath.
The flame-haired prince has been
braving temperatures as low as
-85C in a bid to look his best.
Harry is not the first big name to try
cryotherapy, which is widely used to
relieve muscle pain and swelling.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig
and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
also love a freezing dip.
And it seems to have done them
the world of good when it comes to
getting “beach body ready”.
It is also claimed to ease stress,
which will be a great help before
Harry walks down the aisle.
We’re sure the excruciating pain of
the cold baths will be worth it to look
trim and handsome alongside
stunning Meghan.
And any chills Harry feels on the
day will be overshadowed by the
warmth from the British public
when he ties the knot.
PRINCE
HARRY’S
WEDDING
SHOCKER
Star’s life a
real drama
CORONATION
Street
actor
Michael Le Vell has hit the
headlines again for the wrong
reasons.
His life at times has been as
eventful as one of the gritty
storylines on the show.
Despite all his off-screen problems
Corrie bosses have stuck by him.
Fans have also stayed loyal and
still regard Kevin Webster as one of
their favourite characters.
After another brush with the law he
again faces the axe from the show.
We wish him well and hope his
future dramas are on the cobbles,
not in his personal life.
HIS ROYAL
CRY-NESS:
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Mock-up of Harry
in cyotherapy
capsule
james.ingham@dailystar.co.uk
PRINCE
Harry
is
getting cold feet ahead
of his hugely-anticipated wedding to Meghan
Markle.
But there’s no need for Meg to
worry because the prince isn’t
having second thoughts – he
has undergone cryotherapy in
the weeks leading up to their
big day.
The procedure sees users plunged
into bone-chilling temperatures of
-85C for three minutes.
Cryotherapy is widely used to
help relieve muscle pain, sprains
and swelling caused by soft tissue
damage or post-operative swelling.
It is also claimed to make people
feel happier and rejuvenated while
helping them to feel stronger and
leaving their skin glowing.
The treatment, popular among
A-listers and sports stars including James Bond actor Daniel Craig
and football ace Cristiano Ronaldo,
can also reduce white fat cells,
ease stress and help users sleep.
Harry, 33, is having the treatment
at a plush £600-a-month Chelsea
gym ahead of his big day.
Our source said: “Harry is a
regular at the gym, he’s discreet
and incognito and the only thing
that gives his presence away is the
burly bodyguards who flank him
and follow his every move.
“Other than that you’ll find him
just getting on with it.
“He’s in and out without any fuss
whatsoever.”
Not to be outdone, Harry’s brideto-be is also rumoured to be a fan
of “freezing facials”.
Meghan is a customer of skin
care guru Nicholas Joss, who
recently launched a bespoke £120
treatment.
The Cowshed facial includes the
cost of an add-on treatment,
featuring a lymphatic drainage
using ice-cold facial rollers, a
hydrating gel sheet-mask to plump
the skin and a skin-smoothing
enzyme peel.
Harry, who is now sixth in line to
the throne following the birth of
brother Prince William’s third
child Louis, will marry the US
actress on May 19.
Millions of people will watch the
historic event from around the
world.
Guests expected to attend include
Sir Elton John, Serena Williams
and David and Victoria Beckham.
But the happy day has been hit
by controversy after Meghan’s
estranged half-brother Thomas
Markle Jr warned the prince not to
marry his sister.
In an open letter he claimed Meg,
36, was a “jaded, shallow, conceited
woman that will make a joke
of you and the royal family
heritage”.
Palace fury at royal sex scene
Hot romance
RANDY Brits apparently get hot,
hot, hot in the bedroom when
the temperature outside rises,
according to research.
It could be a racy weekend as it is
set be warmer than Barbados in
parts.
We say fill your boots!
But we hope you all manage to find
some time to get out from under the
bed sheets and enjoy the glorious
sunshine while it lasts.
BEING Britain, the gloomy
weather is bound to be back
sooner rather than later…
® by JAMES INGHAM
A TELEVISION drama which
depicts Prince Harry bedding
Meghan Markle has Buckingham
Palace “seriously worried”.
Harry and Meghan: A Royal
Romance will air in the US next
weekend on the Lifetime Channel.
And director Menhaj Huda claims
courtiers are nervous about the
steamy romp.
A trailer captures Harry, played by
Murray Fraser, cradling Meghan
(Parisa Fitz-Henley) in bed.
Asked if the royals were
concerned, Mr Huda replied:
“What I’ve heard is they’re seriously
worried about the sex scene.”
The director drew laughs at a press
conference when asked how he knew
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STEAMY: The TV bedroom romp
® by JAMES DESBOROUGH
by replying: “My wife’s best friend has
been dating the press secretary of
the palace.”
When quizzed how he would feel if
he bumped into the royals, Scottish
actor Murray said: “I don’t know if I
would want to meet them now.”
The movie opens with Harry and
Meghan single before the blind
date that started their relationship.
It then moves to their trip to
Botswana, Harry’s proposal as well as
Meghan winning over Prince William,
Kate and the Queen.
The movie also deals with the US
actress being a victim of racism.
Events were moving so quickly
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while the script was being written that
screenwriters Scarlett Lacey and
Terrence Coli constantly had to
include new information.
Mr Coli said: “We would be writing
a draft and Lacey would email me
with a news item, wondering, ‘Should
we put this in?’.
“In a couple of cases, we
incorporated on the fly.”
A US writer at the launch predicted
the movie would cause “ructions”.
He said: “They did not show full
footage but just alluded to what will
be shown. It has many guessing it will
push the boundaries for ratings.
“The way they presented this
show, there will be some anger
from the palace.”
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
as little Louis feels the love from birthday girl Charlotte
GHOSTS: Palace
Pictures: DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE / PA WIRE
Haunted
nursery
for new
arrival
LITTLE Prince
Louis will be
brought up in a nursery
said to be haunted by
three ghosts.
William and Kate’s
third child will sleep in
a room at Kensington
Palace which has
become a “notorious
spot” for sightings of
ghouls.
It will be the same
room where Kate and
Wills’ eldest child
Prince George, four,
and daughter Princess
Charlotte, two, were
nursed after their birth.
Royal biographer
Andrew Morton –
famous for his books
on Princess Diana who
died 20 years ago –
said about the nursery
after Prince George
was born: “Prince
George’s nursery in
Apartment 1A of
Kensington Palace has
been a notorious spot
for ghost sightings.”
It is understood royal
tots are put in the
nursery before being
given their own
dedicated room in the
palace – which Kate,
36, and William, 35,
have renovated after
moving in from their
country estate Anmer
Hall in Norfolk ahead
of the birth.
The three ghosts
said to roam the
palace nursery are the
spectres of bygone
royals George II,
Caroline of Brunswick
and Princess Sophia.
All have been seen in
the room where the
latest royal baby is to
be nursed.
After George was
born, Morton wrote
about the ghouls:
“Princess Margaret’s
housekeeper told her
she saw a woman in
Regency dress
suddenly appear in
front of her then vanish
through a wall.”
“I don’t believe any
exorcism has been
carried out, so let’s
hope little Prince
George can sleep
peacefully in his cot
at night.”
A royal source added:
“Royal children are
traditionally brought up
in what has become
known as the ‘haunted
nursery’.”
“Kate and William
have not spotted
anything spooky there
and until they do the
room will continue to
be used as a nursery.”
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WILLIAM and Kate
have released adorable
photos baby Louis getting a whole
Lotte love from his sister.
The Duchess of Cambridge took the
touching photo on Wednesday – Princess
Charlotte’s third birthday. Prince Louis’ big
sister is seen giving the newest addition to
the family a tender kiss and cuddle.
Louis Arthur Charles, born on St George’s
Day, is fifth in line to the throne.
Kensington Palace said William and Kate
were “very pleased” to share the photos,
adding: “Their Royal Highnesses would like
to thank members of the public for all of
the kind messages they have received
following the birth of Prince Louis,
and for Princess Charlotte’s
third birthday.”
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
DRUGGIE
‘FEELS BETTER THAN EVER’
LUXURY:
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Parker has
told of cushy
life in his
letters, inset
® by ISOBEL DICKINSON Chief Reporter
ENGAGED: Nick Knowles
isobel.dickinson@dailystar.co.uk
Knowles
‘ready to
tie knot’
NICK Knowles is engaged
to his 25-year-old girlfriend,
according to pals.
The DIY SOS star is ready
to tie the knot with pretty
brunette Rebecca Kearns,
who is 30 years his junior.
The 55-year-old has dated
the marketing executive for
around six months.
Knowles went through a
bitter split with second wife
Jessica Rose Moor in 2016.
In January she claimed he
was refusing to pay school
fees for their son Eddie and
also accused her ex of
“emotional cruelty”.
She wrote on Twitter:
“Like many men in his
position of wealth and power he has advised he will
not pay any legal fees meaning I cannot afford to fight
for our son’s education.
“Some people’s generosity
is only present in front of
TV cameras.”
Knowles’ string of former
lovers include ex-TOWIE
babe Pascal Craymer, 31,
Emmerdale actress Gemma
Oaten, 33, and TV presenter
Suzi Perry, 48.
In 2008 he said: “My
relationships have pretty
much followed a pattern.
“They last six months
and start off with me
explaining that I work a lot,
so will have commitment
issues.
“After three months we
split up, then get back
together. After five, there’s
another tussle.
“At six it’s all off.”
SHILTS DON
LIKE MARA
FORMER England
goalie Peter Shilton has
blasted Maradona after
he was hailed as a role
model for kids in
Argentina.
Shilts, 68, slammed a
new mural of Maradona
which has been painted
in Buenos Aires to
inspire children playing
football.
Maradona, 57, beat
Shilton with his
infamous “Hand of
God” goal in the 1986
World Cup.
Shilton, who won 125
England caps, shared a
video of a five-aside
pitch decorated with
Maradona and fellow
Argentine star Lionel
Messi, 30, recreating
Michelangelo’s Creation
of Adam.
He tweeted: “Shame
he couldn’t use this
godly status to
encourage football to
unite the world…great
role model, I don’t
think so!”
A QUICK DRINK...
EX-FORMULA 1 ace David
Coulthard has bought a pub
with pals. The Brit driver
now part owns The Brown
Dog in Barnes, London.
SICK Chris Parker, who stole from
victims of the Manchester terror
attack, has boasted about how great
life is behind bars.
The beggar, originally hailed a hero after the
atrocity, bragged he is “looking better than
ever” after piling on weight in jail.
Callous Parker is serving four years after being
caught stealing from the bodies of victims of the
Manchester Arena attack last May.
In a series of shocking letters the lag says his
conviction was a “blessing in disguise.”
He says he is enjoying life off the streets and
loves being well fed.
He also says he has the luxury of choosing his
grub from a menu at HMP Manchester and looks
and feels great due to regular showers and shaves.
In letters seen by Daily Star Sunday he says: “I’m
even eating three meals a day, haven’t done that for
years and have put on loads of weight but needed
to. Ha ha.
“To be honest it’s okay as I get to pick off a menu
so it’s not too bad.
“Been told by the guards that I look better and
look completely different.
“I’ve definitely had a shave and a haircut and put
on stone in weight since I’ve been in here.
Parker adds: “Using this time well to get a better
future for myself drug-free and nothing hanging
over my head for once and not worrying where my
next meal is.”
The lag, 33, had claimed to have helped those
hurt in the attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana
Grande concert.
Well-wishers raised tens of thousands of pounds
for him after he said his “gut instinct” had been to
stay and help despite being caught in the blast.
But the heroin addict actually hunted through
victims’ belongings.
He took an iPhone from an injured 14-year-old
Jail boasts of
beggar who
stole from
Manchester
bomb victims
TERROR: Victims get help after Arena bombing
girl which led to her frantic parents being unable
to contact her as they drove to find her.
He also stole a purse from Pauline Healey as her
grand-daughter Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, lay dying.
CCTV played in court showed him wandering
among the dead looking for easy pickings and
repeatedly returning to injured Pauline before
leaning over her and taking her handbag.
Within hours he was using her bank card at
a McDonald’s.
But in letters he claims the events of that night,
which also injured more than 500, were a blessing.
He says: “Fair enough I did do a bad thing, regret
it everyday and will do for the rest of my life.
“But it is a blessing in disguise cause if I got that
money think I would be dead by now with that
habit I used to have.
“But least I’m drug free now and feel hundred
times better. Just need out of here now.”
Parker whines that he is still having nightmares
about what he saw on the night of the attack
despite having taken photos of the dead victims on
his phone.
He says: “Still having dreams (not nice ones).
Hoping to see a counsellor cause I still have dreams
about that night in the Arena. What I seen nobody
should have seen.”
In the aftermath of the terror attack Parker tried
to play down his “heroic” role, and said: “I’m just a
normal guy who ran into the Arena that night all
because I heard kids screaming. I had no choice.”
The news of his boasts comes as it emerged his
mother Jessica Parker stole almost £4,000 from a
lifeboat charity.
The 58-year-old was working as the secretary for
the charity in Sea Palling, Norfolk, when she made
direct payments to herself.
She has since admitted 10 counts of fraud and
will be sentenced at Norwich Magistrates’ Court
on May 25.
SIR ALEX
BATTLES
FOR LIFE
AFTER OP
SIR Alex Ferguson was last
night fighting for his life
after a brain haemorrhage.
The Manchester United legend, 76,
remained in intensive care after
collapsing at home and being rushed
to hospital for an operation.
Fergie’s former club said the surgery
went well as past and present players
sent the Scotsman their best wishes.
His son Darren, inset, manager of
Doncaster Rovers, missed their clash
with Wigan Athletic to be at his bedside.
In a statement, United said: “Sir Alex
Ferguson has undergone emergency
surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.
“The procedure has gone very well but
he needs a period of intensive care to
optimise his recovery.”
Messages poured in last night, with
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker and
United captain Michael Carrick among
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by ROBIN COTTLE
those offering their support. His
longtime pal Eamonn Holmes
called him an “amazing
man”.
David Beckham, who
got his break under Sir
Alex, posted a touching
photo of himself signing his Old Trafford
contract with him.
Becks wrote: “Keep
fighting Boss. Sending
prayers and love to
Cathy and the whole
family x.”
Former United star Wayne
Rooney, now at Everton, tweeted: “Get well soon Boss. Thoughts
with all the family at this sad time.”
Television host Piers Morgan, an
Arsenal fan, added: “Shocking news.
Hope he pulls through.”
A host of clubs including Liverpool
and Chelsea also sent messages.
Goalkeeper Edwin van der
Sar played under Fergie for
six years and was given
leave when his wife
Annemarie had a brain
haemorrhage in 2009.
The Dutchman tweeted: “Devastated about
the news about Sir
Alex and knowing all
too well about the
situation ourselves.
“Stay strong and hope
together with everyone
you recover.”
A haemorrhage is a bleed on
the brain which can be caused by
high blood pressure.
In 2003, Sir Alex was treated for a
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
BACK ON ROAD: Peter
Kay: Car
Share hit
a shock
LEGEND:
Sir Alex
®
led Manchester
United to a
string of titles
“heart irregularity” and fitted with a
pacemaker. He was at Old Trafford last
Sunday to hand Arsenal manager and
former rival Arsene Wenger a trophy to
mark his exit from the London club.
Wenger said last night: “I trust his
strength and his strong character will
get him well very quickly.”
Ferguson led Manchester United to 38
trophies during his 26 years there.
His crowning moment came in 1999
when his team won the Premier League,
FA Cup and the Champions League in
the same year for the first time in
English football history.
The father-of-three quit the game in
2013, winning the Premier league in his
final season.
Fergie fell ill at home in Cheshire
yesterday morning. He was taken to
Macclesfield District Hospital and later
transferred to Salford Royal under a
police escort.
PETER Kay has admitted
he thought Car Share would
be a massive flop.
The comic said that when
he launched the sitcom in
2015 he assumed it would
get low viewing figures.
The show follows two pals
on their drive to work.
Peter, 44, said: “I worried
viewers may not have the
patience to stay with a
simple idea of two people
commuting – especially
when they have so many
other things to watch.”
Millions of viewers love
watching the chemistry
between Peter’s character
John and Kayleigh, played
by Sian Gibson.
Fans thought the show
was over for ever when the
second series finished last
summer. But it returns
tomorrow for a special
unscripted episode.
Peter said: “It’s always
good to try to do something
original and I couldn’t
think of any narrative
comedies that have made a
full improvised episode.
“We just reacted to whatever came on the radio and
just went with it, good or
bad. We hope people like
it.”
The special is at 10pm on
BBC Two before the final
episode on May 28.
AGONY: Norman Cook
Zoe split
still hurts
ESCORT:
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Sir Alex
was rushed to
Salford Royal
with police
Legend in intensive care following brain surgery
**
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FATBOY Slim says his heart
is “still wounded” following
his split from Zoe Ball two
years ago.
The 54-year-old DJ, real
name Norman Cook, insists
he is not yet ready to meet
someone new.
He married the TV host in
1999 but they separated in
2016.
Norman said yesterday:
“I’m single, I’m definitely
not on Tinder.
“It’s been 18 years since I
was in this situation. I’ve
forgotten what the rules
are.
“My heart’s not ready. My
heart is still wounded to be
honest.”
The former Housemartins
star met Zoe, 47, in 1997 and
they have two children
together – Woody, 17, and
Nelly, eight.
He added: “Zoe is happy.
The kids are good and I’m
getting there. The bruises
are healing.”
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BGT SITE ‘COULD ENCOURAGE KIDS TO BET’
COLLAPSED: Donchez
Donchez
hits gold
® by JAMES INGHAM
SINGING AA patrol
man Donchez Dacres
hopes to land a
recording contract
thanks to his feel-good
single Wiggle Wine.
The grandfather-of-two
went into the Britain’s
Got Talent live semifinals last night as David
Walliams’ golden buzzer
act.
Donchez, 60, who sings
to his breakdown
customers, said: “I
would love a record deal
and to get a number one.
“I think what the
world needs is some
feel-good music.
“I’m saying you are
beautiful whoever you
are. Just enjoy yourself.
“I just want to make
people happy.”
More than 10million
people saw Donchez,
from Wolverhampton,
steal the show.
Donchez collapsed on
stage after Walliams
pressed the golden
buzzer.
He added: “I thought I
was dreaming.”
®
®
Walliams blasted
for gambling ads
DAVID Walliams is under
fire for promoting a
Britain’s
Got
Talent
gambling website.
The multi-millionaire TV judge,
who also writes children’s books,
has cashed in as the new star of its
radio adverts.
But the move has sparked a backlash
from fans and betting addiction experts.
The site, inset, which has the backing
of the Britain’s Got Talent brand, offers
slots and casino games.
An introduction says: “Everyone’s
favourite talent show has been given a
star-studded slingo twist.”
In another reference to BGT, it adds:
“Buzzers at the ready!”
Walliams, 46, agreed to promote the
site by recording radio adverts which
feature him encouraging listeners to
sign up. The ads point out that they
have age restrictions.
But one angry fan said: “Unimpressed
if it is you and you are endorsing
online gambling when you have such a
high profile with kids & families
#gamblingaware #ethics #mentalhealth #poverty”. Another said they
were “surprised” David was involved
and added: “Thought u were better than
® EXCLUSIVE
by ED GLEAVE TV Editor
that.” Little Britain star Walliams, who
is said to be worth £25million, has so far
ignored fans’ anger on Twitter.
Gambling addiction expert Liz Karter
said: “David doing this means the site
could potentially appeal to children. In
a way it gives gambling a softer image.
“Because David is a children’s author
this could give the feeling of gambling
being an innocent pastime – which of
course it can be, but it can also lead to
addiction.
“Online sites open the door to
inappropriate use unfortunately. It’s
almost impossible for them to be
absolutely certain people are the age
they say they are when gambling.
“Adverts reach people who are vulnerable and could become addicted.”
Bosses at GambleAware also warned
Walliams’ latest project could be
damaging for his younger fans.
CEO Marc Etches said: “We are
concerned about the normalisation of
gambling for children, in particular by
the promotion of gambling by popular
family entertainment programmes.
“In a world where smartphones give
easy access to online gambling, we all
share a responsibility to protect children from gambling-related harm and
this includes those who profit from
shows such as Britain’s Got Talent.”
A study by the UK Gambling Commission in 2016 found 450,000 children in
England and Wales were betting on a
weekly basis – with 9,000 of them likely
to develop a problem.
Showbiz agent Barry Tomes claimed
backing the gaming site was a silly
move. He said: “This is something he
should have avoided, especially because
he is known for writing children’s
books. I would have advised him not to
do something as controversial as this.”
David’s representatives made no
comment.
¬ Anyone struggling with gambling
addiction can get help and advice at
BeGambleAware.org or the National
Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
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SUN-SEEKERS flocked to beaches
across the UK yesterday to enjoy the
hottest bank holiday in 40 years.
Temperatures are set to beat those in
Barbados, with the mercury expected to
hit 28C in some parts of the country
over the next two days.
Sun worshippers including Natasha
Jenkins from Swansea flocked to
Langland Bay in south Wales.
And more are expected to hit the coast
today and tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Take Me Out host Paddy
McGuinness cracked open a beer
with other stranded motorists after an
oxygen tanker exploded on the M62.
Paddy, 44, tweeted: “This is Oliver, a
fellow traffic jam attendee, and he’s
kindly given me a couple of cold ones!”
Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans
said a record-breaking weekend
could not be ruled out.
She added: “It could beat
28.6C tomorrow, making
it the hottest ever
early spring
bank holiday
weekend.”
®
TOILET HUMOUR: Conley
Brian on
a loo-ser
in Strictly
Pictures: SWNS / ATHENA /
@PaddyMcGuinness TWITTER
®
®
RAYS A
SMILE:
Natasha Jenkins
in Wales. Inset,
Paddy and his
new pal and kids
have fun in
Woolacombe Bay
Time off’s a turn-on as things hot up in the sun
RANDY BRITS’
BONK HOLIDAY
GET ready for a sizzling
bonk holiday weekend!
® EXCLUSIVE by ISOBEL
DICKINSON Chief Reporter
A survey of 2,000 people by
Lovehoney – Britain’s biggest
online sex toy retailer – revealed
the sun is a great aphrodisiac for
randy Brits.
And with the mercury set to
hit 28 degrees in parts of the UK
tomorrow, things could hot up in
the bedroom too. The Lovehoney
poll found that 87% of couples
are more likely to have sex
during a bank holiday weekend
than a normal one.
And the findings showed that
today is a real turn-on because
the prospect of an extra day off
gives people the feelgood factor.
A further 57% of couples said
they like to spend most of the
Sunday in bed during a threeday weekend.
A Lovehoney spokesman said:
“Bank holidays are a brilliant
Soaring temperatures and
extra free time will see lusty
couples across the UK diving
into bed – or even a field or a
park – for a May Day fumble.
time for passion – sexual activity
definitely increases when we
have a long weekend.”
Experts say a combination of
mood-boosting good weather,
time off work and wearing fewer
clothes always fuels saucy
behaviour.
The spokesman added: “The
summer is coming and we are all
feeling frisky.
“The sun shining changes
everyone’s mood and, of course,
means we are wearing far fewer
clothes.
“It’s much easier to flirt and
have fun when the weather is
warm – and that means a lot
more of us are getting it on right
now.”
The findings also showed that
62% of people romp more
frequently when they are on
holiday.
Having sex on the beach was
picked as the most popular spot
for outdoor nookie, according to
57% of those questioned.
Doing it in a beauty spot came
in at second place with 24%.
Another 31% said that they
liked getting it on in fields or
public places such as parks when
the sun was out.
STRICTLY bosses agreed to
install fancy new loos after
Brian Conley complained.
The comic, 56, blasted the
facilities in the studio after
being voted off during last
year’s series.
And within a fortnight
new toilets were fitted.
Brian said: “After I was
voted off everyone looked
so sad. I thought I’d have a
laugh. I said, ‘Before I go I’d
like to talk about something
that’s really upset me…’.
“Then I started talking
about the toilets and everyone was in hysterics.
“Now the crew are asking
if I can do something about
the parking!”
Brian lasted just five
weeks on Strictly alongside
pro Amy Dowden. He said:
“I thought I’d do better at
the dancing. But in Strictly
the turnaround is so quick,
I just couldn’t pick it up.
“You know how many
people are watching so you
don’t want to look stupid. It
took over my life.
“After rehearsals I’d go
home and watch a video of
my steps. I’d go over them
when trying to sleep, when
I woke up, in the bathroom.
“I was sad to leave but I
was happy I’d lasted that
long. I’ve got more points
on my driving licence than
I got on that show.”
THE JustGiving
fund set up by Matt
®
Campbell before he
died in the London
Marathon last month
has now hit £350,000.
The MasterChef star,
29, from Kendal,
Cumbria, who collapsed
at the 22.5mile mark,
was raising money for
his local children’s
charity Brathay Trust.
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BRIT FRISKY: Way-hay Day
TEACHER Dave Upton, 43,
has finished one of the biggest rounds in history –
after a pint in every one of
Norfolk’s 1,000 pubs.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
STAR WAS ON ‘FINAL WARNING’ BEFORE INCIDENT
Corrie Kev
facing axe
after arrest
DEMONS:
®
Michael
has admitted
to an alcohol
problem
ORDEAL: Lucy as Beth
Beth hit
by new
torment
® EXCLUSIVE
by ED GLEAVE
BETHANY Platt is
®
set to suffer fresh
heartache on Corrie
over her grooming hell.
In tomorrow night’s
episode she will meet
newcomer Kayla
Westbrook who, we
can reveal, is her
rapist’s daughter.
It’s just months since
Bethany, played by
Lucy Fallon, was
ruthlessly groomed by
evil Neil Clifton (Ben
Cartwright).
The arrival of his
daughter, played by
Mollie Winnard, in
Weatherfield will bring
back traumatic
memories for troubled
Bethany.
A show insider said:
“Kayla joins the team
at new restaurant
Speed Daal as a
waitress. Bethany
meets her without
realising who she is.
“But before long she
will find out Kayla is
the daughter of the
man who abused her.
Her world falls apart.
Just when she thought
that there was a
chance to move on it
looks like she is set to
be reminded of past
events on a daily
basis.”
Bethany will break
down after learning
Kayla’s identity.
She will later suffer
flashbacks of her
ordeal at the hands
of Neil.
Our source added:
“Bethany struggles to
adjust to having one of
Neil’s family members
so close to her.”
Neil is in prison after
Bethany testified
against him in court in
scenes aired last
October.
A show source said:
“Viewers will have to
wait to see why Kayla
is in Weatherfield. She
keeps her identity
secret at first.
“So it’s possible
she is secretly
plotting revenge on
Bethany for having her
dad arrested and
banged up…or she
could be keen to try to
make amends for her
father’s terrible
crimes.”
Bethany’s ordeal will
be the latest dark
storyline to rock The
Street.
David Platt, played by
Jack P Shepherd, has
also been the victim of
rape at the hands of
Josh Tucker (Ryan
Clayton).
TROUBLED Michael Le
Vell is facing the sack
from Corrie after he was
arrested on suspicion
of assault.
®
Sources say he was already
on a “final warning” before
the incident.
The show has been plunged
into crisis and the 53-yearold will meet bosses this
week to discuss his future
as
mechanic
Kevin
Webster, we can reveal.
Michael was held by
police on Thursday
night after a 999 call
was made from the
home he shares with
partner Louise Gibbons, 42, in Timperley,
near Manchester.
According to reports,
Greater Manchester
Police confirmed they
were
called
“to
reports of an assault
in Timperley”.
The actor was said
to have been taken to
hospital and then into
police custody before
being released without
charge.
But Coronation Street
executives want to know
the exact details and
circumstances of the arrest.
A show source last night said:
“Michael
spoke
to
his
employers following his release
to give them a broad-brush
account of what had happened.
“But they will want to know in
much finer detail exactly what
happened. They’ve been told it
was a silly row that got out of
hand.
“They will want to know if there
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CORRIE star Catherine
Tyldesley broke down in
tears filming the aftermath of
Aidan Connor’s suicide.
Cath, 34, who plays Eva
Price, said she was overcome
with emotion during scenes
which saw on-screen former
lover Aiden, played by Shayne
Ward, take his own life.
Cath said: “The scenes
asked for Eva to cry, but I
didn’t have to try.
“I replayed all the scenes we
had ever played together in
my head, all the wedding
scenes, the lovely moments
between Eva and Aidan, and
the tears just flowed.
“I didn’t have to try and dig
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are any underlying issues that
need addressing and if he needs
any time away to help him work
through any problems.
“Michael was already on a final
warning so there is a chance he
could be forced to leave the show
for good.”
The star has previously had
professional
treatment
after
admitting cocaine use and an
alcohol problem.
Pals fear he may have to go into
rehab, which would force him to
take time off from the show.
Producers face a nightmare over
planned storylines featuring his
character.
An insider said: “The writers
will have a big job on their hands
if they have to write Michael out
of the show. They have a love
triangle plot planned involving
Kevin, Jenny and Johnny.
“And Kevin is likely to be part of
the final stages of the Pat Phelan
storyline, so that will need to be
changed.”
Michael, who has been on the
soap since 1983, has endured
several turbulent years after
battling alcoholism, bankruptcy
and child sex charges.
In 2013, the star was accused of
abusing a girl. He was cleared of
all charges but was left with a
£200,000 legal bill.
Michael went on to return to
Corrie in early 2014 and fans
hoped he was back to his best.
But in March it emerged he had
been declared bankrupt after
facing what was said to be a sixfigure tax bill, despite getting a
£250,000 contract in 2017 to stay on
the soap for another 12 months.
Corrie chiefs gave no comment
on his future yesterday.
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for those emotions, because
they were already there.”
She added: “They were
incredibly tough to film,
because it felt very real.
“Shayne’s final scenes on
his last day of filming were
just the two of us out on
location at the cottage and it
was very emotional. We were
both wiped out afterwards.”
The actress said she hoped
the controversial plot line
would shed light on a very
®
serious issue. She said: “This
is definitely the most
important storyline we could
be telling. Aidan is so loved
and it appears everything is
going well for him and on the
surface he is happy.
“I believe this is what
happens, and it can be
very hard to spot the signs
someone is struggling to the
extent they are considering
suicide.
“I feel it is important to
highlight it in this way,
because I really don’t think it
®
is talked about enough at all.”
She added: “Aidan and
Shayne are men that people
can identify with.
“If the storyline can
encourage someone to
speak out and talk about how
they are feeling as a result of
watching this story then
surely that is a good thing.”
¬ÊCorrie bosses have worked
with the Samaritans on
Aidan’s storyline. If you need
to speak to someone you can
call their 24-hour confidential
helpline on 116 123.
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EMOTION: Eva breaks down in tears
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KYLIE Minogue
reckons dating new
boyfriend Paul Solomons
is a Brucie bonus after
splitting from fiancé
Joshua Sasse.
The I Should
Be So Lucky
pop princess
admitted having a
mini-meltdown
after her engagement to Joshua
ended last year.
But asked about new
romance with GQ creative
director Paul, Kylie
beamed: “I am in a good
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place and I am very aware
that I am. That to me is a
very beautiful thing,
because I look back to
other points in my
life where I might
have felt the
same but I
wasn’t aware
of how
amazing the
moment was.
“Anything extra
that comes is bonus,
bonus, bonus.”
Let’s hope the Aussie
will be so lucky, lucky,
lucky in love after all.
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the UK album charts with Beerbongs &
Bentleys, joins Linkin Park, Wolf Alice,
Justice, PNL, Macklemore, Anna Calvi,
Carpenter Brut, Thirty Seconds To Mars
and more. The French festival takes place
from August 24 to 26.
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ADELE has bagged her first big
acting role in Robert Downey
Jr’s remake of Doctor Dolittle.
But fans of the singing superstar
won’t get to see the icon on
screen – they will only
be able to hear her
distinctive
cockney
tones!
I can exclusively
reveal the Hello star
has agreed to voice
one of the animated
animals.
And she’s landed
the perfect acting
tutor in the shape
of 2013 Oscar winner
Jennifer Lawrence,
who will help her learn
her lines.
My source said: “Adele
jumped at the chance to voice
one of the animals.
“She told producers she’d love to
play a hippo, a pig or a duck if possible as
she thinks they would be the funniest.”
Adele has already bagged an Academy
Award and Golden Globe for her singing,
but acting gongs could follow after
Hollywood’s leading lady Jennifer offered
her expertise. My LA insider said:
“Jennifer and Adele are close friends so it
was a no-brainer that Jen would offer
acting tips.
“She’s offered to help with her lines and
give any advice she can.
“Who knows what could
happen in the future.
“Adele wouldn’t be the
first singer to cross over
into major movies.”
The
Voyage
of
Doctor Dolittle is
expected to be one of
the biggest grossing
films of 2019.
I can also reveal
Charlize Theron
has just been added
to the star-studded
cast which already
includes Tom Holland,
Emma
Thompson,
Antonio Banderas, John
Cena, Marion Cotillard,
Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez,
Octavia Spencer, Jim Broadbent and
Michael Sheen.
The Universal Pictures film, which stars
Robert Downey in the lead role, is filming
at Pinewood. It is expected to be released
in April next year.
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ALEXANDRA
Burke says fans are
too scared to say “hello”
after fake Strictly stories
made her out to be a
bitch.
Alex told me: “The false
stories affected what
people think of me.
“People say, ‘You’re
actually really nice, I
thought you’d be a
complete bitch’.
“Someone came up to
me in Tesco and said
they were almost too
scared to say hello
because of what they
had read.”
Alex received vile
®
social media abuse
throughout Strictly
from trolls who accused
her of being fake.
She hit back: “I know I
can be hyper and that’s
too much for some
people to deal with.
“It can be too much for
my fiancé if I’ve had a
strong coffee but I’m
definitely not fake.”
Having known Alex for
10 years I can vouch for
that.
The former X Factor
winner is starring with
Michael Ball in West
End musical Chess at the
London Coliseum.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
GEORDIE
®
Shore is back
for an incredible 17th
CHLOE’S boyfriend
Sam has admitted
®
he loves the fake look!
series this month and it’s all
change! The shameless sha**ers
have swapped freezing nights on
the Toon for getting “mortal” Down
Under. I joined Sophie Kasaei,
Nathan Henry, Sam Gowland,
Chloe Ferry, Abbie Holborn,
Holly Hagan and newbies Grant
Molloy and Adam Guthrie to
find out the goss.
Watch all the action on
Tuesday, May 15 at
10pm on MTV.
LOVED-UP Sam
Gowland says he will
be engaged to castmate
Chloe Ferry by the end of
next year.
The former Love Island
contestant has already
planned how he will
propose and is just
waiting for the perfect
moment.
Sam said: “Chloe asks
me every day when I am
going to propose and if I
have the ring yet.
“I know exactly how I am
going to do it, and I know
roughly when.
“I am nearly 23 but I
want to be engaged by
the time I’m 24.”
Sam and Chloe fell for
each other as soon as
Sam joined the show
last year.
She added: “We will
definitely marry and have
kids. Sam’s the one. When
you know, you know.
“We never really argue
but if the show started to
get in the way of the
relationship we would
both just leave. It is more
important than the show.”
®
NEWLY-SINGLE
Sophie Kasaei
wants to appear on
the next series of
Celebs Go Dating.
Sophie split with
DJ Joel Corry after
five years together.
She said: “I really
want to do Celebs
Go Dating. I think
we are in talks.
“I need some
help finding a new
man so I’m game.”
I can reveal E4’s
CGD has just been
re-commissioned
for a fifth series,
which will start filming
later this year.
®
TALKING of Sophie’s
hunt for a man – she
®
admitted turning into a
bunny boiler on the new
series of the show.
The Geordies are joined
by some Aussie hunks
this time around.
Sophie said: “I liked one
of the Aussie guys and
turned into a right bunny
boiler. I did what every girl
has done in the show’s
history – I went psycho
and trashed the house.
“Until now I’ve always
been loved up with Joel,
so it was really hard
filming this series single.”
Picture:
BACKGRID
Which is a relief
seeing as former CBB
star Chloe has just
had her nose and
boobs done!
Sam told me: “I read
somewhere I didn’t
want Chloe to have
her nose or
boobs done but
I’m all for it.
“I love the
fake look.
“Any lad
who says he
doesn’t is
lying.”
Chloe was
pictured at an
event in
Croydon on
Friday night
with her
new nose
bandaged up.
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CHARLOTTE Crosby is
already lined up for next
year’s Dancing On Ice.
The former Celebrity Big
Brother winner let slip: “I want
to go on Dancing On Ice
more than anything in the
world.
“We had meetings for the
last series but couldn’t
make it work because
they start training in
October and I was busy.
“I’m keeping my diary
clear for the end of this
year so I will be able to
take part.
“I feel on fire at the
moment, so watch out
because you will soon
find out what happens
when fire meets ice.”
MTV’s The Charlotte
Show continues on
Wednesday at 9pm.
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HOLLY HAGAN
messed up during
our chat by claiming
Geordie Shore was
going downhill.
Asked about ITV2’s
rival reality show Love
Island, she said: “Love
Island is getting better
and better every year.
“It’s like the opposite of
Geordie Shore.
“You watch old clips of
Geordie and wonder if it is
getting worse?”
I’m not sure MTV bosses
will be pleased to hear that!
Having a dig at Love
Island’s Marcel Somerville,
who has just cheated on
girlfriend Gabby Allen, Holly
added: “I feel sad for Gabby.
“You didn’t expect it from
Marcel which makes it
even more brutal.
“Men are such c**ks.”
®
GEORDIE original
Holly has
returned for the new
series – but she’s
hoping axed former
housemates Marty
McKenna and Scotty
T don’t follow suit.
Holly told me: “I don’t
think Marty could come
back. He’s caused too
many problems tweeting
to comeback. No-one
would want him.
“It’s when people make it
too hard for everyone else
to get on with it and do our
job. It is the same with
Scotty T.
“It’s not even that he’s a
diva, it’s just that he seems
to get away with murder.
“We’d all be waiting for an
hour for him to get ready.”
MARNIE Simpson only agreed to join Ex On The
®
Beach after producers promised not to bring back
her cheating ex Lewis Bloor.
The former Geordie Shore star is on the current MTV
series with boyfriend Casey Johnson.
Marnie, who has also dated Aaron Chalmers and
Ricky Rayment, told me: “The only ex I said I
wouldn’t film with was Lewis. There was no way I
would have done it with him.
“If he had appeared I
would have walked.”
®
comic
T-PAIN
® UP-and-coming
Stephen Bailey Can’t
®
makes
Think Straight and thank God
his only UK
for that because it would be
a bloody boring show if he
did! The gay comedian’s
brilliant UK tour is full of
laughs as he tells tales from
his working-class, northern
upbringing. His quick-witted
potty-mouth means prudes
should avoid it,
but anyone with a
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festival
appearance
this year
at next month’s
Strawberries & Creem.
The rapper headlines
the Cambridge festival’s
diverse bill of throwback acts, rap, grime
and house on Saturday,
June 16. Other stars
include Not3s, Kojo
Funds, David Rodigan,
Shy FX and more.
Tickets are on sale now.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
THUGS PLAN WORLD CUP REVENGE
‘We’ll
batter
the Russian
hooligans...it’s
payback time’
THREAT:
Thug says
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hooligans have
a batttle plan
TROUBLE:
Russians
®
attack England
followers in
Marseille
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FOOTBALL fans are 64
match predictions away from
®
winning £100million in a
mouth-watering World Cup
challenge.
Guess the winning team
– or predict a draw –
for every match in
Russia this summer
and a jaw-dropping
£100million could be
yours.
The Stars Group,
which includes
PokerStars and
BetStars, has launched
the contest in the UK with
England cricket legend Freddie
Flintoff.
Freddie, inset, said: “I’m really
®
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happy to be an ambassador and
the face of the £100 Million
Challenge.”
If more than one
challenger predicts
the outcome of every
game correctly, the
prize money will be
split between them.
There are also
thousands of smaller
rewards up for grabs.
Christopher Coyne of
Stars Interactive Group
said: “When we decided to
launch the biggest betting
promotion in history, we thought
about hiring the biggest star in
®
the world...but there isn’t a star
that’s big enough so we got
Freddie Flintoff.”
An expert claims the odds
are stacked against any
punter claiming the prize.
Prof Ian McHale of Liverpool
University said: “The probability
of guessing all 64 match results
is one in 157,877,403,574,267 –
more than a thousand times the
number of stars in the Milky Way.
“This makes it around three
million times harder to guess the
results correctly than to win the
UK Lottery”
The free competition is open
to adults in the UK before
Russia kick off against Saudi
Arabia on June 13.
®
®
ENGLAND’S “old guard” football hooligans plan to “batter”
the Russians in a World Cup
showdown, a convicted thug
claims.
Hundreds of 80s troublemakers are
bent on revenge after Three Lions’
supporters were attacked at the
European Championship in France
two years ago, according to the
“supporter”.
The 57-year-old, who wished
to remain anonymous, said:
“This is payback time.
They’re a gang of bullies.
“We want to fight oneon-one in the streets and
we’ll see how hard they
are then.
“All of us are sick to
death of the Russians
after what happened in
France. They won’t know
what hit them.”
England fans Andrew Bache
and Stewart Gray were left comatose amid horrific scenes in Marseille
when supporters were “ambushed” by
Russians wielding knuckle dusters
among other weapons.
The hooligan, a Middlesbrough fan,
says he is a member of a faction called
the Smoggies Elite.
He has been handed eight banning
orders in his life and is currently on the
football blacklist.
He claimed hooligans from a string of
English clubs have been encouraged to
® EXCLUSIVE by ROBIN COTTLE
team up after the shocking scenes that
marred Liverpool’s Champions League
clash with Roma last month. Reds fans
were chased by Italians and dad Sean Cox
was left fighting for his life.
There are almost 2,000 banning orders
currently in place and British police have
the power to confiscate passports until
the tournament ends.
But hooligans from the big north-east
clubs and their rivals in Manchester and Merseyside have
hatched a plan to make it to
Russia.
They don’t even care
about going to the three
England games.
The hooligan said: “We
don’t need tickets – we
don’t really care about
the football.
“We’ve got a plan for how
to get over there and avoid
detection and we’ll hunt out
these Russian hooligans.”
England followers have been
warned they face long prison stretches in
some of Europe’s most dangerous jails if
they cause trouble in Russia.
Despite this, would-be fighters are
determined to be ready and waiting for
Gareth Southgate’s boys’ first match with
Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.
The fan said: “I’m not worried about
being thrown in a Russian prison. We
can’t wait to get out there.
“The headlines will be about what
happens off the pitch, not on it.”
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16
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Lucky break for footie shirt
A SNOOKER loopy
fan is to marry at
the Crucible.
Brian Wright, 48, is
famous for sitting in the
front row at the Betfred
World
Championship
in Sheffield wearing
Coventry City shirts for
the last 29 years.
He hit the headlines last
month after the authorities banned football shirts
from the venue.
He was wearing the
colours when he proposed
to Lisa Dunks in 2012, with
BBC presenters Hazel
Irvine and Rob Walker in
on the surprise.
And he has now revealed
he will be marrying her
at the iconic arena next
summer – and has been
warned to wear something
smarter for the big day.
He said: “On the sixth
anniversary
of
our
® EXCLUSIVE
by HECTOR NUNNS
engagement I’m pleased to
announce my beautiful
fiancée
and
I
have
finally set a wedding date:
25th August 2019. And
where else would it be but
at the Crucible Theatre.”
He added: “I can’t wear a
Coventry shirt for the
actual wedding, I don’t
think I’d stay married long.
They do say something
borrowed, something blue
…maybe Lisa could wear a
Coventry City garter!”
Lisa, 45, joked: “I have
told him the Coventry shirt
on our wedding day would
be a step too far.”
Brian arrived on day one
of the World Championship this year wearing a
Coventry top – but was
asked to change.
Since then he has been in
his usual front-row seat,
side-stepping the ban by
ban
wearing casual shirts in
his club’s colours.
Masters champion Mark
Allen has called on World
Snooker to give Brian and
Lisa the perfect wedding
present.
He said: “Maybe a pair
of tickets for a final the
following year would
be a nice gesture.”
And stars have
backed Brian over
the ban. Five-time
world champ Ronnie O’Sullivan called
it “laughable”, while
world No.1 Mark Selby
said it was “stuffy”.
Northern Ireland’s
Allen made a point of
celebrating with Brian
and shaking his hand after
his first-round win.
The world No.16 insisted:
“The world has gone nuts
– it is just ridiculous.”
The final takes place at
the Crucible today and
tomorrow on the BBC.
Snooker nut cues up
wedding at Crucible
fan
POWER PLAY: West
Big plans
for Kanye
FRAMED:
Brian asks
®
Lisa to be his
wife. Below,
watching game
KANYE West has a vision
for America of him and the
Kardashians running the
country.
The rapper reckons he
could be ready to mount a
campaign as a presidential
candidate as soon as 2024.
Kanye, 40, lays out his
political ambitions in a
series of interviews due to
air later this year in a
special episode of Keeping
Up With The Kardashians.
They follow the anger he
has sparked over his new
friendship with President
Donald Trump and a string
of
recent
off-the-wall
statements, such as describing slavery as a “choice”.
In an exchange, the
YEEZY star claims wife
Kim, 37, could become “one
of the most popular First
Ladies in history”, if he
were to win the presidency,
adding: “I’d also find roles
for Khloé and Kourtney”.
An insider on the family’s
reality show said: “He
genuinely believes he can
win a big enough following
to get himself elected.”
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
BRAZEN
DEALERS
GETTING
Linked
Crooks hijack website
® EXCLUSIVE
by ROSALEEN FENTON
SHAMELESS dealers have
hijacked a popular business
network to sell drugs.
They are hawking party pills and
prescription-only medications on
LinkedIn, a legitimate website aimed
at professionals.
ON OFFER: Drugs offered via LinkedIn
CHEM AND GET IT: Social media advert
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Cocaine, heroin and ketamine are freely
available using the site’s search bar.
Other dealers promise to ship the
tranquiliser Xanax, “date rape” drug
Rohypnol, morphine and Valium.
Another pusher even boasted of having
good “customer service” and “leadership”
skills on his profile.
Also available is the hallucinogenic 2CP
which killed Holby City actor John
Michie’s daughter Louella at last year’s
Bestival music festival.
One dealer offered to supply five grams
of 2CP – also known as Seventh Heaven or
7Up – for £140. He wanted payment via
Western Union, MoneyGram or Bitcoin
and said the Class A drugs could be
shipped out overnight.
Another claimed he could ship overnight
from the US for $150 (£107).
The drug is relatively new in the UK and
is thought to mainly be made by Chinese
laboratories.
Drugs expert Dr Stephanie Sharp said
an increasing number of people are
buying online.
She said: “There might be risks associated with visiting someone on the street.
“People might think they’re protected
online, but it turns out you get the same
evil stuff no matter where you get it.”
As the dark web, an encrypted corner of
the internet that can only be accessed by
special browsers, faces greater scrutiny
from the government, dealers are looking
to social media to sell their wares.
On April 11, the then Home Secretary
Amber Rudd launched a £9million crackdown on criminals selling drugs and guns
via the dark web. Dedicated cyber-crime
units are also being set up.
Dr Sharp said she had never heard of
drugs being sold via LinkedIn. She added:
“That surprises me. Wow.
“But nothing surprises me too much
anymore as to how people are
acquiring these things.”
A LinkedIn spokesman said: “We take
these types of reports very seriously.
“It’s absolutely not acceptable to offer
sales of illegal drugs on LinkedIn and any
activity of this type is a clear violation of
our terms of service.
“Our team has investigated the reported
profiles and taken the appropriate action.
“We have technical measures in place to
identify violations of our terms of service
and encourage members to report content
they feel is of concern.”
® by ED GLEAVE
THE shocking scale of
®
Britons’ cocaine use is laid
bare in a new TV probe.
The investigation shows more
than £2million is spent on the
drug every week in London alone.
Dr Leon Barron from Kings
College London tested waste
water plants for traces of cocaine.
His method, which is often used
in forensics, tests for the drug in
untreated sewage.
His probe found Londoners are
snorting £300,000 worth of the
coke every day – or £2.1million
each week.
Dr Barron said: “We’ve done
an analysis of waste water
every year since 2011 in
conjunction with many other labs
across Europe.
“In that time there has been
a little over twofold rise in
cocaine use.
“In 2016, the data was around
nine hundred milligrams of
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cocaine per thousand people
per day.
“If you put that into the
context of London with a
population of about 8.6 million
people that corresponds to
about…a little over 150,000 doses
per day.”
The figures are revealed in
Channel 5’s landmark series on
cocaine.
In the next instalment, shown at
10pm tomorrow, it is also revealed
how the internet has led to a
spike in the number of dealers
across the UK.
Dr Adam Winstock, who is
head of the Global Drug
Survey, said: “I think cocaine
®
®
crosses all sorts of cultures and
economic classes. There are
young people who do it as part
of a wider passage of going out
partying.
“And then I think you’ve got
people in their 30s, 40s and 50s
doing it as part of going down to
the pub or in the workplace.
“Delivery and access to coke
now is so simple. It doesn’t
take very much planning.”
He warned: “If you are out doing
a gram every single Friday then
you are probably in the top five
per cent of users in the UK.”
The penalty for possessing
cocaine can be seven years in jail,
an unlimited fine or both.
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18
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Gary’s
double-decker just the ticket
ROOM ON
®
TOP: Gary
with London
bus, the latest
addition to his
Little Britain
garden at his
German home
CHEAP: Stella McCartney
Skint? Try
shopping
at Harrods
HARRODS has opened the
“world’s poshest charity
shop”.
Bargain hunters have
been swarming to the store
in Knightsbridge, London,
which has had to employ its
own doorman to cope.
But there is no bric-a-brac
in sight – only luxury men’s,
women’s
and children’s
wear and accessories.
Labels including Stella
McCartney and Alexander
McQueen have donated
items to the shop, which is
giving all profits to the
NSPCC.
Dame Esther Rantzen,
Gaby Roslin and Tinie
Tempah are among stars
who have also given items.
Thrifty fashion fans can
grab designer labels at a
fraction of the normal cost.
A
£3,000
Alexander
McQueen dress is selling
for just £130, while a £1,350
Stella McCartney dress is
up for grabs for £400.
An orange Victoria Beckham sweater – normally
£628 – is for sale for £130.
Meanwhile, the royal blue
dress the Duchess of
Cambridge wore for her
engagement has also been
available for only £200.
Claire Hoyle, from the
NSPCC, said: “There are
some really good bargains.
“We’re hoping to raise at
least £100,000, but in our
opening weekend we raised
£25,000 which is fantastic.”
The Fashion Re-Told shop
is open until Sunday.
BRITS’ ZEST
FOR LEMON
LEMON drizzle has
pushed Victoria sponge
off the nation’s tea plate
to be crowned Britain’s
favourite cake.
The shock result came
after 2,000 people were
asked to name their
favourite treat to have
with a cuppa.
In a poll for the
children’s cleft charity
Smile Train, a third
voted for tangy lemon
drizzle.
The new favourite
could enjoy a further
boost as it has been
chosen by Prince Harry
and fiancée Meghan
Markle for their
wedding reception on
May 19.
Their three-tier lemon
and elderflower cake
from east London’s
Violet Bakery is
estimated to be costing
£50,000.
For just £8 you can
sample a copycat cake
from supermarket chain
Iceland.
BOUND TO SHOCK
STUNNED Sarah
Hill
found handcuffs, studded
leather straps and other
bondage gear left in a field
in Great Bowden, Leics.
MY BUS
WORTH
BRIT OF
A FUSS
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HOMELY: Gary with Mr
Bean and his Mini and,
below left, with his British
Army tank and model of the
Queen and a corgi dog
A BRIT who upset his
neighbours in Germany
by sticking a tank in his
garden has taken his
patriotism a step further.
Gary Blackburn, 54, has now
risked further outrage by parking a double-decker London bus
on his lawn.
The 54-year-old moved to Germany
three decades ago and was inspired
by Brexit to give his home a Little
Britain theme.
The dad-of-six has also installed a
Mr Bean Mini and a life-sized model
of the Queen. And his neighbours’
criticism didn’t deter him because
he has now splashed out £42,000 on
the bus.
Gary, a tree surgeon, who lives in
Kretzhaus, near Bonn, said: “I’ve
been thinking for a few years about
getting an English bus.
“I was lucky to find this one for
sale in Bavaria. It was all black after
being used by McDonald’s in
Austria so I had to refurbish it.”
The bus may have a European
past, but its roots are very much
British and its proud owner has put
the effort in to get it road-ready.
Gary said: “It’s a 1961 original
Routemaster. I’ve now painted it red
again and given it an oak interior
like a traditional British pub.
“It’s been adapted to meet German
road laws so I can go round the
country in it. I plan on offering days
out to firms who want something
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different and I also hope to do stuff
around Christmas too.
“I’ve got somebody having their
birthday in it soon and I just want
people to enjoy Britain. All in all,
buying the bus and doing it up has
set me back around £42,000.”
Gary, from Lincolnshire, could not
speak a word of German when he
moved there in 1985.
But he picked it up quickly and
now employs three of his sons, who
all have British passports.
Gary’s “Little Britain” home has
even become a tourist attraction,
with bemused travellers dropping
by to gaze at his bizarre collection
of artefacts.
Red telephone boxes, the demilitarised tank and much more have
taken Gary’s spending close to
£200,000.
He said: “The Germans absolutely
love England and like my sense of
humour, apart from my close
neighbours who have tried to report
me because of my tank.
“It’s still early days and I’m just
getting started with Little Britain.
We’re near where the Second World
War ended so people visiting the
area from all over will stop by.
“I’ve put out adverts in German
papers to invite people to celebrate
Prince Harry’s wedding in Little
Britain, but I have no idea how
many will turn up.”
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Toon lasses
love a big
fight out!
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sunday@dailystar.co.uk
GEORDIE girls have
clocked up the most
fines for being drunk
and disorderly for the
sixth year in a row.
Newcastle women top the
UK chart for police fixed
penalties.
They racked up 167 fines, but
Lancashire lasses ran them
close with 125 tickets being
issued in the county.
The police crime stats appear
to show Newcastle girls mirror
the behaviour of the Geordie
Shore TV gang who are famed
for their drunken antics.
Last year it was revealed the
show’s stars neck an incredible
1,300 bottles of booze while
filming a series. They famously
enjoy big nights on the town
when they get “mortalled”.
In 2016, which is the most
recent year of data available, a
total of 167 £80 tickets were
written
out
for
women
under 30 for being drunk and
disorderly in the Northumbria
Police force area, which
includes Newcastle.
Typically the women are
arrested, held in cells overnight
until they sober up, and then
allowed home after being issued
with a fine.
The female cast of Geordie
Shore have run into trouble
with booze in the past with
them often being photographed
staggering drunkenly into cars
after heavy nights on the town.
Charlotte Crosby, who won
Celebrity Big Brother in 2013,
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Newcastle cops
detain drunken women
has twice been convicted of
drink-driving,
while
Vicky
Pattison was convicted of
assault after she admitted lashing out with a stiletto at two
women in a Newcastle club while
“extremely drunk” in 2013.
Inspector Steve Wykes of
Northumbria Police said: “Newcastle has a reputation as one of
the safest cities in the country
to enjoy a night out.
“One of the reasons for that is
the preventative approach we
take with those who are acting
in a drunken and disorderly
manner.
“That
involves
arresting
those who are behaving in a
disorderly manner to prevent
them from going on to commit
more serious offences.”
Andrew Misell of Alcohol
Concern said: “Getting drunk is
not going to do anyone any
favours.
“You’ll feel awful the next day,
and if you do it on a regular
basis you’re at serious risk of
damaging your health. That
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goes for men just the same as
women. We need to be careful
about pointing an accusing
finger at female drinkers in
particular.
“None of us, I hope, want to go
back to the days when men’s
drunkenness was accepted but
women doing the same was
somehow shameful.”
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MURDERED: Gianni
Versace’s
hotel ‘hot’
THE Miami mansion where
Gianni Versace was shot
dead has become a magnet
for celebrities and the
super-rich.
The 100-year-old estate,
which featured in TV
drama American Crime
Story: The Assassination
of Gianni Versace, is now a
hotel, 20 years after the
designer’s murder.
Guests including Harry
Styles and Taylor Swift
have all stayed in ornatelydecorated suites costing
from £860 per night
Justin Bieber, Drake and
the Kardashians have also
lounged by the pool which
Versace had lined with gold
mosaic tiles.
The property was bought
at auction for almost £30million and renamed the Villa
Casa Casuarina Hotel.
Its manager Chauncey
Copeland said: “The TV
series has resulted in an
outpouring of fresh grief
for Versace, most of whose
interior
and
exterior
designs have been lovingly
restored.”
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BBC’s latest attempt to fill Mary
Berry’s big Bake Off hole.
It’s basically MasterChef meets The
Apprentice. Ten contenders share a
house and are told what dishes to
rustle up…so they’re not at home
and they’re not cooking what they’re
good at. D’oh!
How they qualified to take part is
anyone’s guess. Two of them couldn’t
even poach eggs. Asked to make the
“ultimate burger”, Tobi served up a
steak sandwich. Still, at least he
didn’t stick peas in it.
Lab technician Pippa stormed the
opening round, leaving her rivals
looking as happy as Jamie Oliver in
a Frosties factory.
There was good knife work, expert
sieving and for extra grating they
threw in Claudia.
The innuendo quota was low –
Mary enthusing over “the wonderful
flavour of nuts” was as good as it got.
THE Brush Strokes opening
credits playing on Cunk On Britain
– repeat the series, BBC!
Taskmaster. Al Pacino in
Paterno. Henry Winkler in Barry.
Mountain. Mira Sorvino
definitely not taking off
Gwyneth Paltrow on
Modern Family,
honestly.
DAVID Goldstrom, commentating
on the European weightlifting
championship, said:
‘Maria
Alemanno
failed in the
first round and
now it’s Shatova
the Bulgarian’
A.Wightman of Newport wins £35
for that howler. Keep ’em coming
to the address
at the top of
the page.
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STEVE Bochco who died last month
was the genius behind those
ground-breaking dramas Hill Street
Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue.
His fictional cops swore, drank,
joked and mucked up.
The greatest was tough-talking New
York detective Andy Sipowicz, a
bigoted bad egg who became NYPD
Blue’s heart and soul, despite being
saddled with miseries that would
make the Platts weep.
Bochco’s tough,
realistic style opened
the door for ER and
arguably The Sopranos.
He showed great TV
could compete
with and
even over
shadow
movies.
Just don’t
mention
Cop
Rock.
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JOEL Kinnaman,
right, Altered
Carbon (Netflix)...
Evan Rachel
Wood, Westworld
(SkyAt)…
Homeland.
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or write c/o
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Millionaire – ask the host.
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Clarkson
as host and,
inset, Ingram
That’ll be handy if any questions
come up about throwing right-handers, ethnic slurs or the Saab
variable compression engine.
Fastest Fist First was the choice I
wanted to see.
Jeremy Clarkson doesn’t tease and
torment like Tarrant, but is he as good?
We’ll find out after the break…in this
case next Sunday.
Britain takes TV quiz shows seriously,
possibly because in a world of fake
news and micro-celebrity dunces they
celebrate pure knowledge.
Quizzes are totally democratic. Class,
race and gender are immaterial. All
that matters is what you know.
Although what you don’t know often
delights too.
When Anne Robinson asked one
Weakest Link contestant what word
beginning with H in the Lord’s Prayer
meaning blessed comes before “be thy
name”, she wasn’t expecting the
answer: “Howard.”
We’ve had people who think Bob
Dylan is Scottish, Captain America is
real and that the “ten gallon” associated
with cowboys refers to whisky.
But the real joy is winning. A total of
17million watched Charles Ingram, an
apparently nice but dim major in the
Royal Engineers, luck his way to a
million smackers on Millionaire in
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rump tenderised before you leave” and
“big-breasted birds” merit police attention,
are our TV stars safe?
Will killjoy cops come for Bradley Walsh
the next time he cracks up over Gobblers
Knob? Or will they haul away Bake Off
contenders for leaky crack and soggy
bottom-related offences?
Seaside postcards aren’t a crime yet,
but give ’em time. They’re already nicking
YouTubers.
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ONE a strange, foam-headed creature
with a tendency to back-chat, the
other is a ventriloquist’s puppet.
2001. Ingram didn’t even know what
language the Norman invaders spoke.
Yet he always “guessed” correctly –
aided, a court later found, by his wife
and a college lecturer pal who helpfully
coughed after the right answers.
It was the biggest quizzing scandal
since a multiple murderer appeared on
Bullseye 16 years earlier.
Britain has produced 105 quiz shows
of which Mastermind is the purest. TV
producer Bill Wright, a former RAF
gunner, based it on his experience of
being interrogated by the Gestapo.
Only Lydia Bright’s woeful performance on the dumbed-down “celeb”
version was more traumatising. Lyds
made David Lammy look good.
Quizzes can be life-changing. Dark
destroyer Shaun Wallace landed his job
as a Chaser after winning Mastermind,
just like London taxi driver Fred Housego, who enjoyed a long career in radio.
Judith Keppel won £1million and the
Eggheads gig after becoming the first to
answer 15 questions correctly on
Millionaire.
A million quid for knowing which
king married Eleanor of Aquitaine! See
kids, those history lessons you moan
about can really pay off.
¬ The top five UK quizzes: Millionaire,
Mastermind, The Chase, Fifteen To One
and The Weakest Link. I came second
on the last two, but they won’t have me
on Mastermind. Apparently the underwear of January Jones doesn’t count as
a specialist subject.
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why does Cowell stuff
the show with imported
professionals?
We’ve seen Dutch illusionists, Vietnamese acrobats,
Belgian dancers, a Canadian
magician, a Maltese singer,
an Australian circus pro, a
prop comic from LA, a
Japanese nutcase...
Oh, and a singing Irish
priest who has already
had a platinum album…
Do his scouts just sit in an
office watching other
countries’ talent shows?
Yet without the foreign
contingent, the show would
just consist of cute kids, sob
stories and decidedly
average singers. Even the
better British turns aren’t
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what they seem. “Retired”
Jenny Darren, left, who
claimed she hadn’t sung
rock since 1981, released an
album last year with
musicians from Iron Maiden,
AC/DC, and Wishbone Ash.
Scatty magician Mandy
Muden was on Bradley
Walsh’s The Big Stage 18
years ago. There wasn’t
anywhere she could go after
that. Sadly there still isn’t.
Last night’s gee-whizz acts
were Korean quick-change
pros Ellie & Jeki (he was on
America’s Got Talent) and
knife-throwing Malaysian
Andrew Lee, a semi-finalist
on Asia’s Got Talent.
You may recall seeing
Donchez, the Singing AA
Man, on GMTV.
ROYAL Wedding overkill. Kale.
Corrie’s Jude – duller than a wet
weekend in Whitby. The ugly
houses on The World’s Most
Extraordinary Homes. ITV
wasting The Americans.
Netflix’s The Stand-ups
– except for our own
Gina Yashere.
BE careful what you wish for,
Corrie fans. Misery junkie Kate
Oates is leaving but if the alternative
is “comedy” like gormless Jude’s
gift-shop saga, then the Street is more
doomed than Aidan Connor.
QUOTE of the week from historian
David Starkey: “You look at Wallis
Simpson and you think – why bother?”
SO, a “mountweazel” is a bogus
entry in a reference book, and not
as previously thought what Stacey did
to Max Branning last Xmas. Thanks,
Only Connect.
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SOME of Britain’s most
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The items appear on a list
of cosmetics sold at HMP
Norwich, where serial killer
Dennis Nilsen was once held.
Other items offered include
shimmery bronzers, apricot eye
shadow and eyeliner.
And a range of lipsticks are
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Nail polish remover and nail
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HMP Norwich, which was also
home to gangster Reggie Kray
and train robber Ronnie Biggs,
has a unit for vulnerable prisoners, many of them sex offenders
or transgender inmates.
A source said: “The canteen
sells a range of cosmetic products from eye shadows and foundations to lip gloss and lipsticks.
It means that if prisoners want
to look more feminine then they
have the option.
“Those who do wear make-up
face getting stick from the other
lags though. It doesn’t go down
well with all of them.”
Bizarrely, a range of feminine
products including Tampax and
sanitary towels are also on sale.
The inclusion of cosmetics in
the canteen follows efforts by jail
governors to cater for inmates
who wish to change gender.
About 80 transgender inmates
are currently in prisons in
England and Wales, statistics
reveal.
A list seen by the Daily Star
Sunday shows 24 items of make-
up for sale. Prisoners can also
splash out on a range of hair
tinting products.
Four different Nice’n Easy kits
are on offer in the prison for £4.99
each.
A source added: “They are very
popular with some of the
younger, trendier inmates who
are big on their looks.”
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for chapped lips.
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“size of a brick” into a jail.
The bust was made at HMP
Swaleside, Kent, a Category B
prison which takes in those
serving the first stage of life
sentences.
A staff search at the Isle of
Sheppey unit resulted in a
male officer allegedly being
found in possession of illegal
substances.
A source said: “A member
of staff was caught
bringing in heroin and herbal
cannabis in a block the size of
a house brick.”
Last year, prisons watchdog
the Independent Monitoring
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about a rise in the use of drugs
and weapons at the jail which
holds more than 1,100 inmates,
mainly from London and the
south-east.
A spokesman for the Prison
Service confirmed that a
member of staff had been
suspended, adding: “There is
an ongoing police investigation
into this matter and it would be
inappropriate to comment
further.”
In December 2016, around 60
prisoners ran amok in an
uprising that saw them
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Swaleside. A specialist
“tornado team” intervened
to regain control.
The drugs bust
around 7:30am
last Tuesday
exposed the
access inmates
appear to have
to illegal
substances.
It came in the
same week lags at
HMP Birmingham
taunted prison bosses by
filming themselves handling
cannabis behind bars. In a
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15-minute clip streamed on live
video app Periscope, lags
flashed what looked like
cannabis to the camera and
casually shared a roll-up.
Other inmates
could be seen on
mobile phones, which
are banned in jail.
When a guard was
shown on camera, a
prisoner said: “Officer,
officer, officer. She
brings in all the phones.”
Later in the video the
same man turned the camera
round and claimed: “We can get
big thing, small thing.”
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LET me introduce
you to a favourite
of mine – the common
buzzard, or as they used
to call it where I live, the
“tourist eagle”.
These large, powerful
birds of prey have nearly
telescopic vision and
can see in full colour,
allowing them to spot
a rabbit sneaking out
of his burrow from
over a mile away.
They are so
mighty the smaller
honey buzzard has
been known to
mimic the feather
patterns of its more
common relative as
a defence against
other predators.
Even the mighty fall
though, and buzzards,
especially young ones,
can succumb to cunning
foxes.
(
THEIR favourite food
in the UK is our
sweet, hopping bunny
rabbit. But buzzards are
opportunists who will
grab any mammal,
reptile and even carrion
(creatures that are
already dead).
I often see them on
fields, especially freshly
ploughed ones, trotting
around looking for
worms and bugs.
)
right, with award
Don’t mistake our
buzzards with the
birds masquerading
under the same name in
the United States. Americans call buzzards
“hawks” – their “buzzards” are actually
vultures, causing
headaches for
international
birdwatchers!
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long-lived birds
who can survive for
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A MUM named Plasterer
of the Year was stunned
when a jealous rival
pasted her daughter’s
face on to a porn pic
and sent it to her.
Steph Leese, 41, was
overjoyed with the
award but it led
to a torrent of
vile abuse.
And she was
shocked and disgusted when she
received
an
email with the
doctored X-rated
snap
featuring
a photo of her
daughter Megan, 11.
Despite having grown
used to facing sexism in
her 15 years as a tradeswoman,
Steph was shocked by the
reaction of other workers after
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her title win last November. The
abuse got worse before the email
arrived.
She said: “I couldn’t believe
they were bringing my
11-year-old girl into
their bitter, jealous
grudge.”
Steph, who is
from Liverpool,
began her business The Pink
P l a s t e r e r
in 2008.
She said: “It
wasn’t easy and I
encountered a lot
of sexism in my
line of work, but I
never let it stop me.
“So
when
I
was
nominated for Plasterer of the
Year at the On The Tools Awards,
I was so proud. The best thing
was Megan’s pride. She’d say she
wanted to be just like me. The
thought of one day running a
mother and daughter Pink
Plastering business filled me
with joy.”
Steph was shocked when she
heard she had won at a glitzy
ceremony in Birmingham.
But she wasn’t prepared for
what was to follow.
She said: “I started to receive a
tirade of abuse from fellow male
plasterers within minutes of my
win.
“They sent messages like ‘It’s
fixed! You’re not even a good
plasterer’.
“I was used to sexism in my job
and brushed it off at first, but the
sheer volume of messages was
overwhelming.
“Then over the next few days
they became more personal, like
‘You’re a slag’.
“Then an anonymous email
arrived with a porno pic and it
had Megan’s face on it. It was
sick. I was crushed.”
Steph soldiered on for the sake
of her customers, but her heart
was no longer in it.
It was Megan who convinced
her to carry on by asking about
plastering techniques.
Steph said: “One day out of the
blue she asked me how to board a
room. It made me realise that I
couldn’t let these bullies grind
me down.
“I went to the police but they
told me there was nothing they
could do. I refuse to let these
cowardly men force me or my
daughter out of the industry.”
Proud Steph added: “I’ve agreed
to give talks at schools and
workplaces about countering
sexism.
“I still get the odd message
from some competitors, but
now I just ignore them. And
I’m teaching Megan to do
the same.”
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‘I was a female
plasterer of year
...but jealous man
sent me sick pic
of my daughter’
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around 25 years. It takes
them three years to
reach maturity and be
able to breed.
THEY have huge
variations in the
colour of their feathers
– some birds can be
nearly all white, black or
even reddish.
,
You could be
mistaken for
thinking this big bird is
something more
exciting, hence the
“tourist eagle” moniker,
but they are far more
common today than in
fairly recent times.
They were at the brink
60 or so years ago as
rabbit numbers declined
and humans hunted
them as a pest.
Since persecution was
made illegal their
numbers have recovered
and they can be seen
almost anywhere in the
British Isles,
staking out fields
from poles
and fence
posts.
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LOVE STORY OF PAIR WHO MET AT BUS STOP
■ EXCLUSIVE by ISOBEL DICKINSON
isobel.dickinson@dailystar.co.uk
A WOMAN gave up her home
to live in a tent after falling in
love with a down-and-out at a
bus stop.
Care worker Amy Whitehouse, 24,
didn’t tell friends and family that
her new man was a tramp.
But the pair have built a life together
and have since saved enough cash to
travel the world.
Amy met Alan Stewart, 23, and knew
instantly that he was “the one”.
She said: “When I met Alan at the bus
stop he was kind, polite and interesting,
so I decided not to let the fact he was
homeless put me off him or judge him.
“I kept it a secret at first because I knew
not everybody else might be so open
minded about me dating a homeless guy.
“But now I think we’ve proved that not
only was I right to date Alan but that you
shouldn’t judge a book by a cover.”
Alan ended up on the streets after his
parents kicked him out for drinking and
taking drugs. He was living in homeless
shelters when he met Amy in 2014 after he
dropped his bag.
Alan said: “I didn’t think Amy would be
interested in me because of my situation
at the time, but despite the fact
I was homeless Amy still
saw me as a person.”
A week later the
pair agreed to meet
for a date and
Alan told her
he didn’t have a
permanent
address.
Amy said: “He
was such a lovely
person, quirky
and interesting.
The fact he didn’t
live in a house was
such a small part of
who he was. So though I
will say I was surprised, I
didn’t let it put me off.”
They began dating and talked about
their dreams of travelling.
Alan got a job in a factory and in 2015
decided to move out of his hostel and into
a tent so he could save money.
And Amy, from Milton Keynes, Bucks,
who worked as a live-in carer for the
elderly, moved in too.
She said: “We set up a pitch in a forest
and made it warm and comfortable with
sleeping bags and lights. At first I wasn’t
sure. It could be cold, dark and a bit scary.
Slowly I began to appreciate the beauty of
living among the wildlife. And, of course,
with no rent or bills to pay we were able to
save all of our money.”
By 2016 they had saved £10,000 and gave
up their jobs to travel around Europe for a
year. Amy said: “It was amazing. It was a
dream come true for us both.”
They returned in February 2017 and
moved back into their tent.
By October 2017 they had saved £9,000,
enough to go travelling in Asia.
Amy said: “One day we might
live in a house, especially
when we have children
it might be nice to have
a permanent home,
but at the moment
we love feeling
free and having adventures.”
‘I fell in love
with homeless
man & moved
into his tent’
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DAILY STAR SUN
UK HOPEFUL SURIE REVEALS SACRIFICES
ALL THE TOP
TELLY NEWS
■ EXCLUSIVE by ED GLEAVE
Nun better than
madcap Miriam
There will be glitzy parties
in Lisbon every night this
week in the run up to
Saturday’s final.
edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk
OUR Eurovision hope
has given up alcohol to
boost her chance of
victory.
with ED GLEAVE and PETER DYKE
But SuRie, real name Susanna
Marie Cork, will give them all a
miss to make sure her voice is
tip-top.
She hopes to give the UK its
first win in 21 years.
SuRie told the Daily Star
Sunday: “When I’m working I
take it very seriously.
“Alcohol is very drying for the
vocal chords and I can’t be
dehydrated for my Eurovision
performance.
“I’m sure there will be some
incredible events but I don’t
think I’ll have time or the
inclination to attend because I’ll
be
focused
mentally
and
physically for the performance.
I’ve got to be ready for it.
“I will need to stay on the
water this week. Like an athlete
would train a muscle, as a
singer you have to look after
your voice with exercise and
training and the right diet.
“It’s about having the right
amount of water and sleep. You
can’t overdo it or scream out
loud in pubs and clubs because
that might damage it.”
Essex-born SuRie, 29, will
perform in the final at Lisbon’s
Altice Arena.
More than 200million fans will
be watching and SuRie will have
just three minutes to stand out.
She said: “The pressure is
huge. I don’t think there’s anything else like it. That brings a
certain responsibility.
“It’s not something you can
prep for. But I have been
working my entire life in music,
so I think I am as ready as
anyone can be.”
SuRie arrived in Lisbon on
Friday for rehearsals.
She said: “I think the scrutiny
you get at Eurovision is almost
unheard of. All your rehearsals
are filmed and on YouTube
CALL THE MIDWIFE
MIRIAM Margolyes
has had the cast of
TV’s biggest drama in
stitches.
The veteran actress,
inset, has been cast as
Sister Mildred.
Stephen McGann,
who plays Dr
Turner, said:
“Everyone
knows
Miriam is
absolutely
hilarious. So
you can just
imagine what
it’s like to have
her as a nun in full
throttle on the set of
Call The Midwife. We
have had a scream.
“It’s easy to forget
what a national
treasure she is.”
Miriam will make her
■
debut in this year’s
Christmas special.
Stephen added: “Her
character is wonderful,
big, noticeable…she’s
not a shrinking violet.
And she is full of
complexity.
“When we
did the
read-through
she was
everything
you’d want
her to be.
When it came
to the moving
moments she
immediately caught
the meaning.
“What you get with
someone like Miriam
is all the colour.
“She delivers so
much…the heart as
well as the fun.”
FANS don’t have to wait until Christmas
for their next Midwife fix…an official
location tour opened last week at The Historic
Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, where scenes for
the drama are filmed.
Secrets of the show are revealed during the
90-minute tour and there’s an exhibition of
props and costumes.
To book tickets visit thedockyard.co.uk.
Noel’s bombproof
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‘I’m staying
booze to bri
Eurovision ba
home for fan
within seconds. There is
nowhere else you’d find that.
“When a big commercial artist
is rehearsing their tour, it would
never be filmed and aired.
“It’s about making sure that
I’m ready even before the
rehearsal.
“I like things to be calm and
peaceful and private before I
perform. I need a few moments
before I go on. But I know that at
Eurovision that will be near on
impossible. I know that will be
UK is Jess the job
for Aussie hopeful
■
AUSTRALIA’S Eurovision act wants to
win the contest – and then bring the
competition to the UK.
Jessica Mauboy, 28, reckons if she secures victory it
won’t be hosted Down Under because it’s too far away.
The singer said: “There’s a good chance it won’t be
possible to have it in Australia, so it would be great
to have it in the UK.
“I know us Aussies would be happy to see it
hosted on your beautiful land for us. I love the UK,
I do a lot of my writing here and I’ve made some
really great friends here who are songwriters.
“The UK also has so much history. When I visit
I love to explore and go to the parks and see
the trees. I really love people-watching and
London is great for that.
“That’s my form of therapy, being
outdoors with nature.”
Jessica, pictured with our ED GLEAVE, is
one of the favourites with her upbeat We Got
Love. She is a star in her homeland thanks
to Australian Idol, and Eurovision is making
her popular on this side of the planet too.
She said: “I’ve been getting support
from every direction. I’ve had a lot of
love from Spain and a lot from the UK.
“There are a lot of Aussies living in
Britain, so I’ve been feeling the love
from them too.”
Jessica, who lives in Sydney,
is the fourth Aussie act to
take part in Eurovision. The
country is allowed to enter
because the European
Broadcasting Union
airs Down Under.
■
NOEL Clarke almost lost a leg when a stunt
went wrong as he filmed a string of scary
scenes for his latest project.
Noel, who plays cop Aaron Bishop, said: “We
were doing a fight we had rehearsed a few times
which called for my leg to be out sideways.
“The stuntman was supposed to go over the leg
and get thrown down, but instead of going over
he just came down and my knee bent sideways. I
ended up with a bad sprain…that was a close
moment.”
Fans will see Noel alongside Ashley Walters
when Bulletproof kicks off on May 15 at 9pm on
Sky One before streaming on Now TV.
■
BULLETPROOF
edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk
peter.dyke@dailystar.co.uk
tricky because there will be
warm-ups going on everywhere.
“There will be adrenaline and
nerves. But I will try to process
and channel that.”
SuRie, who trained at the
Royal Academy of Music, has a
loyal fanbase across Europe.
She’s performed at the contest
twice before as a backing singer
for Belgium – helping them to
two fourth places.
Now she is hoping for more
success with her entry Storm, a
■
song about surviving bad times.
SuRie said: “The beauty of the
song is it has such universal
feel. It has a strong lyrical message. So it’s reaching out to people all over Europe.
“It speaks to people. And social
media means people have direct
access and they can start
conversations with you. I get
that quite regularly. I hadn’t
anticipated that.
“The campaign is ticking
along.”
RESULT!
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6th MAY 2018
100% FOOTBALL, GOALS AND STATS
Potters
broken
‘GUTTED’ LAMBERT’S MEN
ARE DOOMED TO THE DROP
AFTER 10 YEARS IN PREM
Bournemouth 1
Everton
1
Leicester
0
Stoke
1
Watford
2
West Brom
1
Swansea
0
Southampton 1
West Ham
2
C Palace
2
Newcastle
1
Tottenham
0
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Lambert
after relegation
was confirmed
HEARTBROKEN Paul Lambert
struggled with the emotion of Stoke
City’s relegation and said simply:
“I’m gutted.”
Lambert’s 14 games in charge have
seen him win just one, draw seven
and lose six as Stoke crashed out
of the big time after 10 years in the
Premier League.
But he vowed the doomed club will
come back bigger and stronger next
season after a major rebuilding of
his first-team squad.
Lambert said: “I’ve only been
connected with Stoke City for a
couple of months but I absolutely
love it here. In fact, it’s a long time
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since I’ve felt quite as at home as I do
here.
“My emotions are up and down. I’m
feeling for everyone connected with the
club.
“Since I came in, the lads have given
everything but we came up short.
“So near and yet so far. The emotion of
the game is still in my head.
“I’m gutted for everyone at the football
club. It’s a brilliant club and we will
rebuild and be back really strong. The
football club will come back fighting
because it has incredible support
behind it.
“It’s probably not too dissimilar to
Glasgow where I’m from. A hard-working
place and we have to bounce back.
“I thought the first half of the game
we were well in it and got a really top,
top goal.
“In the second half we never got going,
very like the second half against
Burnley. We’ve had leads and not seen it
through in the last few games.
“You can’t fault the guys’ endeavour,
workrate and their drive.”
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Everton......1 Southampton......1
A HOEDT
SOUTHAMPTON’S heartbroken players
could not believe what had happened.
Saints only just had time to kick off again after
Tom Davies’ shot deflected off Wesley Hoedt to
leave keeper Alex McCarthy stranded and deny
Mark Hughes’ strugglers a vital win.
SUNDERLAND face taking a £15million
Half of the team sank to the Goodison Park turf,
hit on central defender Lamine Kone.
hardly believing their fate after Everton scored
The Black Cats could have sold the
with only their SECOND shot on target.
Ivory Coast defender to Everton at the
The draw did lift them out of the bottom three –
beginning of last season for £18m.
above Swansea on goal difference and two points
But they blocked that deal and Kone,
behind Huddersfield.
29 (below) then signed a new five-year
And Hughes could still need at least one win
contract at the Stadium of Light.
from the last two games to avoid Saints
Now, after successive
joining his former club Stoke in a double
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spell in Spain
Saints now may have to avoid defeat at
Kone showed in his first season
Girona.
the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night and it
at Sunderland how effective he is
could still all go down to the last day.
capable of being in the
And they will have to travel to Wales without
top flight.
Japanese defender Maya Yoshida, who was sent off
He played a leading
with 10 minutes to go after he was shown a second
role then in the
yellow card.
successful fight
Only a couple of managers have ever been in
against
charge of two clubs relegated from the top-flight in
relegation,
when Sam
Allardyce
was in
charge
of the
Black
Cats.
And Big
Sam
could be
interested
again at
that price if
he continues in
his current role
at Everton.
Kone’s future
is just one of the
many issues
facing Stewart
Donald, the
proposed new owner
of Sunderland,
who complete a
sorry Championship
campaign against
champions Wolves at
the SoL today.
★
PAUL HETHERINGTON
Big Ben strikes
once again!
THE sporting Harmison family are more
involved in football these days.
Former England pace bowler Steve
had a spell as manager at
Ashington.
And brother Ben,
who played cricket
for Durham and
Kent, is in hot
scoring form for
Northern League
North Shields.
The 6ft 6ins Ben,
32 (right) has
topped the 20-goal
mark for the famous
non-league club.
Harmison’s father Jimmy and another
brother, James, also played for the
Robins.
By Peter
Oakes
AAt Goodison
the same season. Ron Saunders suffered the fate
with Birmingham City and West Brom 30-odd years
ago and, a year later during the 1986-87 season,
Celtic’s European Cup winning skipper Billy
McNeill was the fall guy as Manchester City and
Aston Villa went down.
There could yet be three bosses in that exclusive
club.
With Stoke’s fate finally sealed by their defeat
against Crystal Palace, Hughes arrived at Goodison
knowing he needed something out of the game to
ensure avoiding the same fate.
The decision to appoint him was a gamble given
his uninspiring record in his early weeks in charge
of a new team.
He certainly has not been a firefighter like Tony
Pulis or Everton’s Sam Allardyce.
In Hughes’ first eight matches at Blackburn
Rovers, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers he won
only one league game at each.
At Stoke it was two from 10 and only at
Manchester City did he manage three wins in the
first couple of months in charge.
And Saints can thank the fixture computer for
giving them a couple of games on the run-in against
teams that have nothing to play for.
Everton showed absolutely no ambition and
looked as if they had already parked their
deckchairs on the sand at Ainsdale beach – until
LATE
■
SHOW:
Davies’ shot
Redmond shook them out of their lethargy. Booed
off at half-time after another insipid 45 minutes
they could not find a worthwhile shot on target
until the 92nd minute, when McCarthy brilliantly
tipped over Leighton Baines’ free kick.
Apart for a long-range Davies fizzer that
whistled past the post in the fourth minute and
a Cenk Tosun header that landed on the roof of
the net, Everton failed to carve out a worthwhile
chance.
Hughes played it safe with Charlie Austin up front
on his own and the striker did create an early
chance, smashing a shot from outside the area
straight at Pickford who made the save look far
harder that it should have been with a spectacular
punch clear.
Austin – Saints’ top league scorer with seven
despite a long-term injury that kept him out for
three months – knew he could have given his team a
major boost had he hit his effort either side of the
keeper.
At least his effort encouraged his team-mates and
Pickford had to fling himself to his left to keep out
Oriol Romeu’s low shot in a flurry of activity in the
Toffees’ box.
But until Redmond’s enforced arrival, there was
no real punch in Saints’ attack either.
The winger was always willing to take on the
defence and he almost had a second with a driving
run that ended in a corner and he then clipped
another effort a foot or so over Pickford’s bar.
Everton’s lacklustre display frustrated their fans
and there was a punch-up close to the directors’ box
that led to one supporter losing his shirt and others
being led away as the mood became increasingly
fractious.
hits Hoedt to
beat McCarthy
RESULT! 3
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
EVERTON: Pickford 8; Coleman 6, Jagielka 6
(Klaassen 80th), Keane 6, Baines 6; Bolasie 5
(Funes Mori (46th) 6), Gueye 6, Schneiderlin 6,
Davies 6, Vlasic 6 (Niasse (58th) 6); Tosun 6
SOUTHAMPTON: McCarthy 6; Bednarek 6,
Yoshida 6, Hoedt 6; Soares 7, Tadic 6
(Ward-Prowse (70th) 6), Romeu 6, Lemina 6
(Redmond (46th) 8), Hojbjerg 6, Bertrand 6;
Austin 7 (Long (76th)
STAR MAN: Nathan Redmond
REF: J Moss
Everton’s next game: West Ham (A), May 13
Southampton’s next game: Swansea (A), May 8
BREAKER
Cruel blow for Saints as deflected
last-gasp leveller hits survival bid
OFF:
■
Yoshida
picks up his
second yellow
HOT: Redmond heads
■ RED
Saints into the lead
STAT
ATTACK
SOUTHAMPTON have now gone 13
games without a win at Goodison
Park – a 2-0 victory in November
1997, with goals from Matt Le
Tissier and Kevin Davies –
and have won only three
of their last 37
visits.
ANGRY: Saints boss Hughes
Hughes in
blast at ref
as vital win
slips away
By PETER OAKES
MARK HUGHES insisted that
Southampton will not suffer a
relegation hangover, after
having victory snatched from
them at Goodison park.
The Saints boss said: “We
were great last week, we were
great today and we will be
great on Tuesday.”
Everton’s goal, which
denied his side a win that
would almost certainly have
kept them up, came from a
disputed free-kick given away
by Nathan Redmond.
An angry Hughes
hammered ref Jon Moss and
said: “Unfortunately the
officials towards the end of
the game haven’t covered
themselves in glory.
“The assistant referee
plainly sees it wasn’t a foul
but Jon Moss, as he usually
is, was 30 yards behind the
play and decided to award a
free-kick and to compound
that lets them take it 20 to 30
yards ahead.
“He made a decision and
gave them a free-kick right
in the corner when Redders
has taken the ball off their
centre-half and then he
allows it to be taken from a
false position.
“Because of that we were
retreating and it’s difficult to
get your shape back after
we’ve lost a man through
sending off.
“He has given free-kicks
when their guys haven’t been
touched so to say we’re
aggrieved is an under
statement.
“Referees not doing their
job, it happens too often. We
shouldn’t worry about which
referees we have got but we
do. Referees play a key part,
they should be the best but
they are not.
“We come here for a
difficult fixture, we come
here, play well and it’s only
circumstances of the game
that are affecting us at the
moment.
“We should have allowed
the ball to run out for a throw
in but Ryan Bertrand got
caught out. They got a shot
off which gets deflected.
“It was hard on us because
we were very comfortable
and were going to see the
game out.”
Despite snatching a point
at the end, Sam Allardyce let
rip at his players.
The Toffees’ boss said:
“It was an anguishing
performance to stand and
watch the players. We have
nicked something out of it we
didn’t really deserve.
“We didn’t have much to
play for other than to try to
entertain the fans in the final
home game and we haven’t
done that.
“Southampton will be really
disappointed but that’s the
game. You have to play to the
last minute and we did that.”
4
RESULT!
PRESSURE: Carlos Carvalhal
Survival is
still in our
own hands
says Carlos
By HARRY PRATT
SWANSEA boss Carlos
Carvalhal has dismissed
the growing threat of
relegation by claiming his
club remain in charge of
their own destiny.
Defeat at Bournemouth
made it seven games
without a win for the Welsh
strugglers.
And this latest reverse on
the road means they now
face a massive shootout for
safety on Tuesday night –
against Southampton.
That clash at the Liberty
Stadium could well decide
if one of those two clubs
finds itself crashing into the
Championship.
Yet, despite his side’s poor
form during the run-in,
Carvalhal refuses to accept
they have handed the
initiative to their relegation
rivals from the south coast.
The Portuguese coach,
whose men also host
doomed Stoke a week today,
said: “Why should I be
concerned?
“When you have the things
in your own hands, it’s
something that you can do –
so let’s do it.
“In the circumstances, the
Southampton game will
decide a lot of things. But
we have known that since I
arrived.
“It’s a home game and we
are much better at home –
with our fans making a big
impact.
“The reality is we have two
home games left. So we are
happy about that.
“We don’t need to rely on
what others are doing. In this
moment, it’s down to us.
“That’s why I believe we will
stay in the Premier League.”
Bournemouth’s first win in
four – courtesy of Ryan
Fraser’s strike before the
break – means they are safe
for an impressive third
successive season.
Afterwards delighted
Cherries boss Eddie Howe
said: “What a contrast in
emotions from last weekend.
We’re very relieved to get the
job done.
“It doesn’t get easier to
stay up the longer you are in
the Premier League – I wish
it did.
“Look at the established
clubs near the bottom of the
table this season and you
can see the challenge gets
harder every year.
“A lot of those clubs have
been established in the
Premier League for a long
time and before we kicked a
ball this season, you never
had those teams where they
are in the division.
“The challenge for us gets
harder not easier, to improve
and keep progressing is a
real challenge. That is
certainly how I have felt over
the last three years.”
B’mouth..1 Swansea..0
BOURNEMOUTH: Begovic 8;
Francis 7, S Cook 6, Ake 7;
Fraser 8, L Cook 7, Surman 7,
Daniels 6, King 8 (Mousset
90th), Pugh 7 (Gosling 78th);
FRASER’S
CARV-UP!
Time is running out for Swans as
Howe’s men safe at last
STAT
ATTACK
BOURNEMOUTH have now kept
clean sheets in each of their
last four games with Swansea
City, three of them ending
in victories to Eddie
Howe’s Cherries
side.
RYAN
■
MIGHTY:
Fraser slots
in the winner
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Wilson 7 (Mings 90th)
SWANSEA: Fabianski 8; van
der Hoorn 7 (King (72nd) 6),
Fernandez 7, Mawson 7,
Olsson 6; Dyer 6 (Abraham
(58th) 6), Ki Sung-yueng 6
(Narsingh 78th), Carroll 7,
Roberts 7; A Ayew 5,
J Ayew 6
STAR MAN: Ryan Fraser
REF: K Friend
B’mouth’s next game: Burnley
(A), May 13
Swansea’s next game:
Southampton (H), May 8
RESULT! 5
Bachmann double gives Blues
edge in Wembley showpiece
CHELSEA gained revenge for their
Women’s FA Cup Final defeat by
Arsenal two years ago when they lifted
the trophy at Wembley.
The Blues’ Ramona Bachmann broke
the deadlock three minutes into the
second half with a neat finish after
being set up by striker Fran Kirby.
Swiss international Bachmann soon
added a deflected second.
The Gunners – 1-0 winners in the 2016
final – pulled a goal back through
Vivianne Miedema on 74 minutes.
But England forward Kirby ended any
hopes of a recovery when she swiftly
netted Chelsea’s third.
Bachmann (left) was named player of
the match but was quick to pay tribute
to Kirby and her Blues team-mates.
“It is everybody’s dream
to play at Wembley and to
win the FA Cup is right
now the best feeling,”
she said.
“I have not scored that
WHAT A
■
KNEES-UP:
Ryan Fraser
celebrates
his goal
By Harry
Pratt
AND then it was two.
Two more games for Swansea to clinch
Premier League safety, two more cracks
to get the points that will secure them an
eighth successive year among the elite.
Yet having blown one opportunity after
AAt Dean Court
another to do just that over recent weeks,
the odds on Carlos Carvalhal’s Welsh
side completing the job during the final ends. Bournemouth hitman Callum
seven days of the campaign are far from Wilson blazed wide following Fraser’s
pinpoint cross that was begging to be
certain.
For while Ryan Fraser’s first-half buried.
Then Swansea counterpart Andre
strike guaranteed Bournemouth will
once again be among the big boys next Ayew wriggled free and picked out
Martin
Olsson steaming in on the far
term, it proved a hammer blow to the
post – only for the Swede to head over
Swans’ hopes of being there too.
the
top.
This was a fourth defeat in a nightmare
That miss left his Portuguese boss
seven-game winless streak.
Swansea fans will have to steel kicking out in frustration.
Yet Carvalhal was mighty relieved in
themselves for a savage, tension-riddled
fight to the death at the Liberty Stadium the 36th minute when Alfie Mawson’s
foul
on Wilson was judged to have
on Tuesday when they come up against
occurred a foot outside the area.
fellow strugglers Southampton.
However,
seconds later, the Liberty
After that scrap, Swansea host doomed
Stoke, while Saints entertain champions Stadium boss was cursing his sleepy
defence
at
the
set-piece.
Manchester City.
Andrew Surman rolled the ball across
It is fair to say it is probably going to
to the unmarked Fraser – and the
the wire.
Scot calmly curled in a
There are no such worries for
right-footer that deflected
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth,
off Mawson en route to
who with 41 points on
goal.
the board can no
If Swansea felt
longer crash into the
unlucky to be behind,
Championship.
they had the
Pre-match
Howe
perfect opportunity
had refused to accept
to put matters right
his men were safe –
just three minutes
despite being five
later.
points better off than
A neat exchange
their opponents.
between
the Ayew
It was probably not
AGONY:
brothers set Andre
the worst idea given
Jordan
free
but
the
£18million
the Cherries had lost
Ayew misses
club-record buy
three on the bounce
from West Ham was
before yesterday.
hopelessly off target with
His players certainly began
his effort.
as if they required one more
No wonder Carvalhal looked to the
positive result, flying out of the blocks
and virtually camping inside Swansea’s skies in disbelief, before seemingly
offering a prayer that his strikers would
half in the early stages.
At times, though, they were a little rediscover a ruthless edge sooner rather
than later.
over-eager to seize the initiative.
That plea was nearly answered inside
This was highlighted by Marc Pugh’s
failure to stay onside when he found the the opening minute of the second
period.
net in the eighth minute.
Again it was Andre Ayew letting rip.
That scare awoke the visitors – and
This time his dipping volley looked
their response showed this would
be not be a stroll in the sunshine for like it was destined for the bottom
corner
until the excellent Begovic
Bournemouth.
Only a superb double stop from Asmir intervened.
But that was pretty much the last time
Begovic in the 10th minute prevented
Swansea from grabbing the vital they seriously threatened Begovic’s
goal.
breakthrough.
Instead, it was Bournemouth who
The Cherries keeper firstly saved
brilliantly from Mike Van der Hoorn’s came closest to scoring again on more
than one occasion.
vicious shot.
The closest they came was in the
Then was alive to thwart Nathan Dyer
from the rebound.
closing minutes when Wilson’s blistering
That set the pattern for a frantic 30 strike forced a memorable flying save
minutes packed with chances at both from Lukasz Fabianski.
■
ARSENAL WOMEN ...... 1
CHELSEA LADIES ...... 3
By STEVE MORGAN
much this year but it is not that
important when you have someone like
Fran in your side, who scores all the
time.
“It doesn’t really matter who scores,
as long as we do but it was amazing to
score in front of so many people.”
Chelsea’s win continued a fine
season for Kirby, who was voted the
Professional Footballers’ Association
player of the year by her peers and also
won the inaugural Women’s Footballer
of the Year award from the Football
Writers’ Association.
She said: “I had a feeling
we were going to win. We
were disappointed to let
them get a goal as we
dominated the game.”
6
RESULT!
Poch blast
at players’
ambition
By PAUL HETHERINGTON
West Brom.......1 Tottenham.....0
THE HOPE
■
LIVES ON:
The Baggies’
faithful celebrate
the late winner
MAURICIO POCHETTINO last
night questioned his side’s
ambition after their shock 1-0
defeat at West Brom.
Chelsea will be only two
points behind Spurs if they
beat Liverpool today, so a
top-four finish for Tottenham
– and Champions League
football next season – is
under threat.
A clearly bemused
Pochettino said: “We need to
show more ambition.
“It shouldn’t be talked
about as a wake-up call after
36 matches of the season.
“Everyone could see that
we fully dominated
throughout the game.
“West Brom worked hard,
but we had plenty of chances
to score.
“So we need to ask why as
our performances over the
last few weeks have been a
bit disappointing.
“We need to create even
more but we need to go
deeper than that.
“We need to be more
clinical in front of goal.
“We need to find much
more consistency in our
game.”
But the Spurs boss added:
“However, it is still in our
hands to finish in the top
four, which is obviosly so
important.
“We switched to three at the
back today and I am actually
happy with the way that
worked and with the way we
played.
“But we need to show a
greater capacity in terms of
ambition.”
Tug-of-war
to appoint
Appleton
By PAUL HETHERINGTON
WEST BROM are set to go
from a relegation battle to a
fight with Sunderland for
Leicester’s assistant
manager Michael Appleton.
Both the Black Cats and the
Baggies are eyeing Appleton,
42, as their new boss.
The Daily Star Sunday
can reveal managers asking
about the Sunderland
vacancy have been told there
is already a successor to
Chris Coleman lined up.
His identity will be revealed
once Stewart Donald’s
takeover of the club is
approved by the Football
League.
But it is thought to be either
Appleton or Sheffield
United’s Chris Wilder, 50.
Meanwhile, West Brom
could turn to caretaker
manager Darren Moore if they
don’t land Appleton.
He is now unbeaten in five
matches after yesterday’s 1-0
win against Tottenham.
Moore said last night: “I
can’t dictate what is being
said with regard to the job.
“I was just asked to take the
team for six matches and we
have approached it game by
game.
“But I hope we have at least
started the healing process.
Pride has been restored.
“That was a good three
points for everyone.
“To do it we needed a team
effort and we had trust and
belief that we’d get a goal.
“Hard work has brought
positive results.”
HANDY
■
WORK:
Darren Moore
JAKE’S BIG
applauds the
home fans
Livermore nets
as Moore men
keep on fighting
DARREN MOORE continued to
sprinkle stardust on the West Brom
squad right to the end.
It is five matches without defeat for the
Baggies’ caretaker boss thanks to Jake
Livermore’s added-time winner yesterday.
And after Everton’s last-gasp equaliser against
Southampton in the tea-time game, it means
Premier League survival is still possible – just.
England midfielder Livermore scrambled the
ball home after a fierce goalmouth scramble
after Craig Dawson had won the ball in the air.
If only West Brom had started using Moore’s
magic potion earlier.
But the mood has certainly changed at The
Hawthorns, with the players doing a lap of
appreciation after their last home match.
And Moore addressed the crowd, stressing the
importance of unity.
But it was a sorry day for Tottenham, who are
By Paul
Hetherington
At The Hawthorns
putting themselves under pressure in their b
for a top-four finish, and Harry Kane had
match to forget and clearly is not back to h
best after his recent injury.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino surprising
opted for a three-at-the-back system with Tob
Alderweireld recalled.
Perhaps he felt he needed to freshen up h
side after recent setbacks and he saw his tea
dominate possession from the start.
That led to their first clear chance, but Kan
miskicked from Christian Eriksen’s delivery.
Spurs poured forward most of the matc
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
WEST BROM: Foster 7; Nyom 6, Dawson 7,
Hegazi 7, Gibbs 6; Phillips 6, Livermore 6, Brunt
6, McClean 6 (Krychowiak 87th); Rondon 6,
(Sturridge (73rd) 5), Rodriguez 6 (Chadli 79th)
TOTTENHAM: Lloris 6; Alderweireld 7,
Sanchez 6, Vertonghen 8 (Lorente 84th);
Trippier 7, Wanyama 6, Eriksen 7, Rose 6; Alli 5
(Son (67th) 6), Kane 5, Lamela 5 (Moura 78th)
STAR MAN: Jan Vertonghen
REF: M Jones
W Brom’s next game: C Palace (A), May 13
Tottenham’s next game: Newcastle (H), May 9
DRAMATIC
■
LAST ACT:
Jake Livermore
nets the Baggies’
late winner
STAT
ATTACK
JAKE LIVERMORE has scored in
two of West Brom’s last three
games (v Liverpool and
Tottenham) after not scoring in
his first 33 appearances of
the season.
G BREAK
bid
a
his
gly
by
his
am
ne
.
ch,
making good use of their wing-backs, Kieran
Trippier and Danny Rose.
As they strove to up the tempo, Eriksen had a
well-hit shot headed out by Ahmed Hegazi.
Baggies keeper Ben Foster, though, did not
have a shot to save until the 24th minute, when
he turned a Victor Wanyama drive over the bar.
Kane looked certain to give Spurs the lead on
the half hour after being sent clear by Trippier
but Foster diverted the ball to safety with an
outstanding save.
And when Spurs came again, the England
centre-forward headed down and wide.
The Baggies did not threaten until the 41st
minute, when Alderweireld had to head over his
own bar after good work by Jay Rodriguez.
That got the crowd going again and from the
corner which followed, Hegazi glanced a header
wide. Those isolated incidents gave West Brom
and their fans hope there really could be a
miracle in the making. But Spurs were soon
dominating again, with Eriksen having a shot left-back sent off. But that ploy did not work and
blocked and Kane heading over. And they should both were booked by referee Mike Jones.
have taken the lead in the 54th minute after a
That was the trigger for the match to become
flowing move led by the outstanding Jan increasingly bad tempered.
Vertonghen.
Spurs started to lose their composure and
It led to Erik Lamela being clear with
Kane almost sliced the ball into his own
only Foster to beat but the winger
net but was rescued by Hugo Lloris’s
failed to control the ball. The
brilliant reaction save, while in
keeper then made another fine
the 89th minute, sub Grzegorz
save to keep out Eriksen’s
Krychowiak shot over.
free-kick.
That seemed to be West
The temperature was
Brom’s last chance – until
raised in the 64th minute
Livermore’s
dramatic
when Rose was fouled by
intervention.
Allan Nyom.
And the goal came after
Rose caught the Albion
Totenham had lost their
right-back in the face as
best player on the day –
he pushed him away
Vertonghen – with a
and Nyom went down in
twisted ankle which will
a theatrical way in an
be assessed by medical
PUSH AND SHOVE:
attempt to get the Spurs
staff today.
Nyom and Rose clash
■
RESULT! 7
Thompson strikes
to save Dale status
JOE THOMPSON (below)
scored the goal that saved
Rochdale from relegation
in the final game of a
season when he beat
cancer for a second time.
In a remarkable final act
to an escape that looked
highly unlikely a few
weeks ago, Thompson
came off the bench to net
the 69th-minute winner in
a 1-0 win over Charlton.
Dale needed to better
Oldham to secure safety
and Latics were held to a
2-2 draw at relegated
Northampton.
George Edmundson
put Oldham ahead
but a Matt
Grimes
penalty and
a goal from
Ash Taylor
gave Town
the lead.
Tom
Haymer
equalised
but Oldham
could not find
a winner.
Wigan lifted the
League One trophy
after a 1-0 victory over
Doncaster, Will Grigg
scoring his 19th goal of
the season.
Paul Cook’s side only
needed a point to finish
ahead of Blackburn, who
maintained the pressure
with a 2-1 victory over
Oxford with goals by
Darragh Lenihan and Jack
Payne sandwiching James
Henry’s equaliser.
Kieran Agard’s 63rdminute penalty gave
relegated MK Dons a 1-0
victory over Shrewsbury,
who head into the
play-offs in poor form. The
Shrews will face Charlton
while Rotherham take on
Scunthorpe. Will Vaulks
scored for the Millers in a
1-0 win over Blackpool
but Scunthorpe had to
settle for a 1-1 draw with
Bradford, Conor
Townsend cancelling out
Matt Kilgallon’s opener.
Gillingham ended the
season in fine style with a
5-2 win over Plymouth.
Tom Eaves hit a
hat-trick in 21
minutes either
side of
half-time
after Josh
Parker had
given the
Gills the
lead. Joel
Grant and
Graham
Carey netted
for Plymouth
but Elliott List
scored a late fifth.
Bottom side Bury
battled back from two
down to draw 2-2 with
Wimbledon, who looked in
control with goals by Dean
Parrett and Kwesi Appiah
but Neil Danns and
George Miller hit back.
Fleetwood beat
Walsall 2-0, with Ashley
Hunter and Paddy Madden
scoring the goals.Brett
Pitman netted his 22nd
and 23rd goals in
Portsmouth’s 2-0 win
over Peterborough,
while Bristol Rovers and
Southend played out a
goalless draw.
A GOALLESS draw for
Morecambe at Coventry
was enough to keep them
in the Football League at
the expense of Barnet.
The Bees did all they
could for boss Martin
Allen (below) beating
relegated Chesterfield
3-0 thanks to goals from
John Akinde, Richard
Brindley and Alex Nicholls,
but they needed
Morecambe to lose.
With Coventry knowing a
point would guarantee
them a place in the
play-offs, there was little
incentive for either
side to push and it
was no surprise
the match
ended 0-0.
Lincoln
clinched the
final play-off
place with a
1-1 draw
against
Yeovil. They
trailed to
Jordan Green’s
10th-minute opener
and Matt Green missed
a penalty but Tom Pett
eased the nerves with a
77th-minute equaliser.
Mansfield needed to
win to have any chance of
making the top seven but
they could only manage a
1-1 draw with Crawley.
The visitors led through
Karlan Ahearne-Grant but
Kane Hemmings
deservedly equalised.
Exeter and Notts
County were both
guaranteed play-off spots,
and the Grecians managed
their first win in three with
Robbie Simpson scoring
in a 1-0 win over
Colchester, while
County played out a
goalless draw against
second-place Luton, who
had Danny Hylton sent off.
Champions Accrington
lost 3-0 to Swindon. Marc
Richards, Keshi Anderson
and Paul Mullin scored
while both sides finished
with 10 men after
Swindon’s James Dunne
and Jimmy Dunne of
Accrington were sent off.
Third-placed
Wycombe
celebrated their
promotion
with a 1-0
win over
Stevenage
with Matt
Bloomfield
the scorer.
Cambridge
finished with
a 5-0 thrashing
of Port Vale
– David Amoo,
Harrison Dunk, Brad
Halliday, Barry Corr and
Billy Waters the scorers.
Last season’s promoted
sides Forest Green and
Grimsby met each other,
with the Mariners winning
3-0 thanks to a hat-trick by
JJ Hooper.
Shaun Miller scored
twice as Crewe beat
Cheltenham 2-1, with
George Lloyd scoring for
Town.
Carlisle and Newport
played out a 1-1 draw, with
County’s Padraig Amond
scoring his 13th of the
season to cancel out Mark
Ellis’ opener.
Despair for Barnet
despite last-day win
8
RESULT!
TOUGH CALL: Roy Hodgson
Hodgson
refuses to
drink it in
with Paul
By STEVE MILLAR
SUNKEN Paul Lambert
invited Crystal Palace
survivor Roy Hodgson for an
after-match drink – but the
former England boss was
reluctant to drown his
sorrows with the Stoke boss.
Hodgson admitted he was
basically lost for words after
Palace’s 2-1 win relegated
Stoke in front of their own
disbelieving fans, who
trudged away from the bet365
Stadium before the final
whistle confirmed their fate.
He said: “Paul said come
and have a drink with us but
it’s a hard one because you
don’t know what to say.
“So I feel a lot of sympathy
for Stoke because I don’t
think they could have done
any more.
“I feel for Paul too. All of
us who are going to survive
this year, if we have any
intelligence, we are going to
think ourselves very lucky
that we survived and they
are down.
“I don’t get any particular
pleasure when you see the
pain etched on the coaching
staff here.
“Stoke are going to have to
go and build again. But they
are a big club.
“I think if they continue in
the way they have done in the
last couple of months, I
wouldn’t be surprised to see
them at the top of the
Championship next year.”
Palace created history with
their amazing, great escape.
They are the first top-flight
team since Liverpool in
1899-1900 to avoid relegation
after losing their first seven
matches of the season.
Hodgson, who refused to
take sole credit, added: “After
seven games, or after 11
games with four points, I
never saw it coming. But the
players deserve all the credit.
“I suppose every orchestra
needs a band leader and I
was happy to wave the baton.
I will get a lot of credit and I
will enjoy the pats on the
back.
“But I’m wise enough to
know it’s not a one-man job.
You need a lot of help from a
lot of people.
“The best people you
surround yourselves with are
the players because players
win championships and
players lose championships.
“I’m really proud of our
team’s performance, not just
today but over the whole
season.
“It’s a very tough day for
Stoke so any joy I feel is
measured by looking at the
faces of the Stoke City
players who really gave
everything today.
“Unfortunately they came
across a team that wasn’t
prepared to lie down and as a
result we could profit from
the fact they had to win.”
Stoke........1 Crystal Palace....2
REAL FINE
Shaqiri goes from cheers to tears
as Potters suffer up & down day
GONE TO POTT:
■
James McArthur
equalises to put a nail in
Stoke’s relegation coffin
CRACKER
■
SHAQ:
Xherdan
Shaqiri nets
a sublime
free-kick
PAT’S YOUR LOT:
■
Patrick van Aanholt hits
the winner to dump the
Potters in the Championship
RESULT! 9
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
STOKE: Butland 6; Johnson 6 (Campbell
77th), Shawcross 7, Zouma 6, Pieters 7;
Shaqiri 7, Allen 7, Ndiaye 6, Bauer 6;
Crouch 7 (Ramadan (67th) 6), Diouf 6
PALACE: Hennessey 6; Ward 5 (Kelly (40th) 6),
Tomkins 6, Sakho 6, Van Aanholt 7; McArthur 7,
Cabaye 6 (Benteke (63rd) 6), Milivojevic 6, LoftusCheek 8; Zaha 6, Townsend 7 (Schlupp 88th)
STAR MAN: Ruben Loftus-Cheek
REF: M Atkinson
Stoke’s next game: Swansea (A), May 13
C Palace’s next game: W Brom (H), May 13
MESSI!
By Steve
Millar
ALL THE
Aces
CREAM SUNDAY
WOULD
■
XHER
BELIEVE IT?
AAt the bet365 Stadium
THE star nicknamed the Alpine Messi summed
up the whole feeling of dejection inside the
bet365 Stadium as relegation smacked every
Stoke-ite flush in the face.
Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri stood all
alone in his field of nightmares at the final whistle, head
almost buried in his chest and a tear in the eye.
His Premier League dream had gone downhill fast after
goals from Crystal Palace’s James McArthur and Patrick
van Aanholt confirmed what the Stoke fans had dreaded
when they woke up yesterday morning.
Down and very much out of the big time after 10 years in
the top flight.
The raw emotion at the end was palpable with Palace
boss Roy Hodgson caught up in it himself. He pumped the
air in celebration and then turned to see his approaching
rival Paul Lambert before hastily offering his apologies.
No words could comfort the men from the Potteries. To
say Stoke had been up for it was a vast understatement on
a day when every red-and-white striped player, every fan
gave their all for the cause of survival.
Tom Jones and Delilah was pumped up to full volume to
send the stadium into a frenzy before a ball was kicked.
What followed was not pretty but then it never is when
you’re fighting for your Premier League lives and nothing
else matters other than desperately attempting to grab
three valuable points towards staying up.
Stoke, watched by goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks,
gave everything demanded by Lambert and the
faithful.
Chased lost causes. Demonstrated
time and time again that they were
definitely up for this all-defining
scrap – sadly at the end to no avail.
Palace looked uncomfortable with
all that in-your-face aggression and
time-wasting over throw-ins and
other set-pieces brought howls of
PALACE have now won seven of
derision in the early stages.
the sides’ 10 PL meetings – their
Yet, when they did get back into their best against any team in the top
footballing philosophy they looked
flight. Paul Lambert has won
pretty threatening and in Ruben Loftus- only one of his seven league
Cheek possessed a loan star of undoubted
matches as a manager
class.
against Palace.
The Chelsea product showed that after eight
minutes when he embarked on a clever run and
ended that piece of magic with a curling shot a fraction
wide of the upright.
Once more, though, Palace sunk back into their spoiling
tactics when you knew that if they had kept the pressure
on Stoke might have crumbled.
As it was, Shaqiri flashed his first warning sign with a
lovely ball into Mame Biram Diouf who had more time
than he imagined and glanced a header wide of the target
in the 23rd minute.
The missed chance gave Stoke hope. And two minutes
before the break, Shaqiri made the breakthrough to bring
the full house down.
Loftus-Cheek gave away a free-kick just outside the area.
Shaqiri measured his kick, let fly with his trusty left boot
and his curling shot glanced off the England star’s head
and into the top corner.
Shaqiri streaked away in euphoric celebration, mobbed
by his wildly celebrating team-mates. Game on. Survival
on. Or so they thought.
But then the Potters fans held their breath on the restart
as dangerman Loftus-Cheek ran clear in the box only for
Erik Pieters to brilliantly intercept to ease racing pulses.
It was total despair, though, when Palace finally broke
down the stubborn Stoke resistance for an equaliser which
left the supporters slumped in their seats.
Palace attacked in numbers and when Loftus-Cheek
joined in a fast-flowing move midway through the second
half, he slid the ball to his left and McArthur tucked the
equaliser beyond the outstretched leg of goalkeeper Jack
Butland.
And the Eagles should have taken the lead in the 77th
minute when Andros Townsend put Wilfried Zaha clean
through only for him man to blaze high over the bar.
Oh, how the whole of the Potteries prayed for that
winning goal only for their heartfelt pleas to go
unanswered in a last cruel twist of fate.
Zaha darted in from the right in the 86th minute and
luckless captain Ryan Shawcross agonisingly diverted the
ball into Van Aanholt’s path.
The Dutchman did not look that gift horse in the
mouth with a clinical, deadly finish.
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RESULT!
Watford.......2 Newcastle.......1
JAV-ING A LAUGH: Gracia
Hornets
boss still
not sure of
his future
ANDRE THE
■
GIANT:
Gray leaps to
score the
opener
By TONY STENSON
HORNETS manager Javi
Gracia has steered his side to
safety but admitted he might
not be around next season to
enjoy the fruits of his
success.
This is the club that sacks
for fun and their recent
downturn has put him under
pressure.
A rare victory yesterday
ensured another season of
Premier League football but
even Gracia, their eighth
manager in less than five
years, does not know if it
spells success or the sack.
He has had 14 matches in
charge but secured only four
wins since taking over in
January and he said: “We
have made ourselves safe.
“But as for my future, that is
for others.
“All I can say is I am proud
to be at this game.
“I do not know what
happens next at the club, all I
know is we must concentrate
on the next game and ensure
we secure a nice place in the
summer.
“We made it hard for
ourselves at the end but I am
happy at this moment.
“We played well in the first
half.
“Newcastle played better in
the second, creating more
chances but we stayed firm
and showed character.
“I am pleased with the way
we coped, the way we were
able to keep working and
defending and I am proud of
the players and their attitude.
I trust all my players.
“It is a shame we did not
score from the penalty but we
had to keep faith and made a
big effort not to lose.”
Newcastle manager Rafa
Benitez set aside the
disappointment of defeat
and preferred to think of the
positives.
He said: “After the season
we have had it was nice we
secured safety with five
games to go.
“We should be proud of
that.
“The team are disappointed
we didn’t play well in the
first half. The second was
much better.
“We made chances but
made too many mistakes in
the first half through lack of
focus and did not defend as
a team.
“In the end we lost when
we should have got a point
at least.
“But we achieved
something that was
impossible in the league
with five games to go.
“On the downside we have
lost now three in a row and
have to react.
“Overall, I am really proud
of this group of players, so
proud and now would like to
finish on a high.”
GRACIA-S!
Gray boosts Javi’s job prospects
WATFORD, who usually go to sleep when
the season reaches its business end, woke
up in their final home game and twisted the
knife yet again into Newcastle.
Having not won in seven previous league games, they
looked like world beaters.
Perhaps, that is too strong, particularly in the second
half. It was more like knocking over a side that was
second best throughout and only lacking sunglasses,
flip-flops and passports.
If nothing else, it proved Javi Gracia could still have a
future at a club which likes to hire and fire managers
more often than Paul Pogba changes his hairstyle.
Newcastle upped their game in the second half when
Ayoze Perez scored to make it 2-1 but how Watford had
not scored five by then is a mystery.
Watford, who had previously scored just five in seven
matches, shocked all – probably themselves also – by
taking the lead after just 126 seconds.
They took off on the front foot and stunned Newcastle
with their aggression. Following swift, eye-catching
movement Roberto Pereyra (right) calmly found the net
following Abdoulaye Doucoure’s measured pass.
Four minutes later it could have been two when Troy
Deeney, Doucoure and Etienne Capoue all rattled shots
before the ball, thankfully for Newcastle, went for a
corner. The Magpies, who arrived not having won a
By Tony
Stenson
at Vicarage Road
top-flight game against Watford since 2006, looked
stunned for long periods and keeper Martin
Dubravka kept out Andre Gray in the 26th minute only
to pick the ball from the net a minute later.
Gray was not to be denied, when Pereyra swung
over a cross, few Newcastle defenders fancied it
and Gray headed home unchallenged for his
first goal since January 13.
It should have been three after 40
minutes when Deeney missed from
the penalty spot after Paul
Dummett brought down Gray.
Dubravka saved Deeney’s
first effort then recovered to
block the second, much to
the delight of team-mates
and Newcastle’s vast
travelling army behind their
goal. Watford had won their
last three Premier League meetings with Newcastle,
including a 3-0 win at St James’ Park in the reverse
fixture and continued being their nemesis.
But it was not a good day for Newcastle, having lost
their previous two Premier League games you get the
impression a lot of surgery is needed in the summer.
Newcastle suddenly found a route to goal when Perez
volleyed home Javier Manquillo’s 55th-minute cross.
But they had keeper Dubravka to thank for several
super saves, which kept them in the game, albeit to no
avail.
By the end, the Toon faithful had returned to
chanting a familiar refrain about unpopular owner
Mike Ashley, chanting: “You big, fat cockney
b******, get out of our club”. Their problems
remain.
WATFORD: Karnezis 6; Janmaat 6, Cathcart 6,
Kabasele 6, Holebas 6; Hughes 6, Pereyra 6 (Deulofeu
(55th) 5), Doucoure 8, Capoue 5; Deeney 5
(Mariappa (62nd) 5), Gray 6 (Richarlison 79th)
NEWCASTLE: Dubravka 7; Manquillo
(Yedlin (66th) 5), Lascelles 6, Lejeune 6,
Dummett 6; Shelvey 6, Diame 6 (Merino 83rd);
Murphy 5 (Ritchie (52nd) 6), Perez 6, Kenedy
6; Gayle 5
STAR MAN: Abdoulaye Doucoure
REF: R East
WATFORD’S NEXT GAME: Man United (A),
May 13
NEWCASTLE’S NEXT GAME: Tottenham
(A), May 9
RESULT! 11
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Leicester...0 W Ham...2
Noble art
SKIPPER MAKES HIS MARK AS
MOYES RESCUE JOB COMPLETE
DAVID MOYES wants his West Ham
players to finish the season on a
high after their Premier League
status was secured yesterday.
Joao Mario opened the scoring at the King
Power Stadium and captain Mark Noble
sealed matters with a goal-of-the-season
contender.
The result came as a welcome boost following
a turbulent week for the Hammers and means
that they are safe after Southampton’s draw
against Everton.
Andy Carroll was fined following what
Moyes
described
as
the
striker’s
“unacceptable” and “inexcusable” behaviour
against Manchester City last weekend and
was then sent home from training for refusing
to apologise.
Following a first win in five games, Moyes
said: “I’m really pleased with the performance,
the first half especially. But more importantly,
what really mattered was the result.
“Everyone is aware of the importance of the
games, they were running out with three left
to go.
“The sooner we got a win, the better, and I
thought the players went about it really well.
“We will try to win the last two games and
see where that puts us in the league.
“If we do that then it might look like West
By Chris
Lees
At The King Power Stadium
Ham were never in trouble. The bottom end of
the division has been so tight all season – a
couple of wins could take you into mid-table
or a couple of defeats could put you near the
bottom three.”
The defeat piled more pressure on Leicester
boss Claude Puel.
The Foxes went into the match having won
just twice in their last 11 league games and
the Frenchman received the dreaded vote of
confidence from club’s owners this week.
Puel’s cause was not helped by the absence
of nine players through injury and suspension
but Leicester’s performance, on a hot
afternoon, was lukewarm at best.
West Ham inflicted a fourth loss in five
Premier League matches on the
Foxes, and Puel is keen to
stop the rot with
next season in
mind – but
there are two difficult games to overcome
against Spurs and Arsenal first. He said: “The
game was a big disappointment.
“I think we saw the difference between a
team playing for survival and a team playing
for a position in the table.
“It was not enough from us and there are a
lot of different problems to resolve.
“Perhaps it was too hot to give more intensity,
I don’t know.
“The two last games are an opportunity for
the players to give their best and have a good
reaction and to give a good feeling and to
finish strongly.
“If we can finish strongly that will be
encouraging and important for the next
season.
“We play two great teams in Arsenal and
Tottenham and perhaps that will give us more
concentration in our game.”
LEICESTER: Hamer 5; Benalouane 5, Morgan 5, Maguire
7, Fuchs 6; Mahrez 5, Silva 6, Iborra 5 (Dragovic (46th) 6),
Choudhury 6 (Iheanacho (61st) 6), Diabate 6 (Gray 61st)
6); Vardy 6
WEST HAM: Adrian 6; Rice 6, Ogbonna 6, Cresswell 5,
Zabaleta 6; Kouyate 6, Noble 8, Joao Mario 8, Masuaku 5
(Evra 90th); Lanzini 6 (Carroll 76th), Arnautovic 7
(Fernandes 79th)
STAR MAN: Mark Noble
REF: C Kavanagh
LEICESTER’S NEXT GAME: Arsenal (H),
May 9
WEST HAM’S NEXT GAME:
Man United (H), May 10
This week’s football
Celtic v Kilmarnock ..............................
Hearts v Hibernian ...............................
Ladbrokes Scottish
Championship - play-off, final, 1st
leg
Alloa v Dumbarton............................... .
Ladbrokes Scottish League 1 play-off, final, 1st leg
Stenhousemuir v Peterhead ................ .
TODAY
(Football 12.30pm unless stated)
Premier League
Arsenal v Burnley (4.30pm) .................
Chelsea v Liverpool (4.30pm) ..............
Man City v Huddersfield (1.30pm) .......
Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham v Fulham ..........................
Bolton v Nottm Forest...........................
Brentford v Hull ....................................
Bristol City v Sheff United ....................
Cardiff v Reading .................................
Derby v Barnsley ..................................
Ipswich v Middlesbrough .....................
Leeds v QPR ........................................
Millwall v Aston Villa .............................
Preston North End v Burton Albion ......
Sheff Wed v Norwich............................
Sunderland v Wolves ...........................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Hearts v Celtic (12.15) .........................
Vanarama National League Play-Off, Semi-Final
Sutton United v Boreham Wood/AFC
Fylde.
THURSDAY
Premier League
West Ham v Man United ......................
Sky Bet League One - Play-Off,
Semi-Final, 1st Leg
TBC v TBC.
FRIDAY
Sky Bet Championship - PLAYOFF, SEMI-FINAL, 1ST LEG
TBC v TBC.
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership play-off, semi-final, 2nd leg
Livingston v Dundee United/
Dunfermline United.
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
TOMORROW
(Football 3pm unless stated)
Ladbrokes SCOTTISH
SATURDAY
Premiership - play-off, semi-final,
Sky Bet Championship - Play-Off
1st leg
Semi-Finals, 1st Leg
Dundee United v Livingston.
TBC v TBC (5.15pm).
TUESDAY
Sky Bet League One - Play-Off
Premier League
Swansea v Southampton...................... Semi-Finals, 1st Leg
TBC v TBC (12.30pm).
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen v Rangers ............................ Sky Bet League Two - Play-Off
Hamilton v St Johnstone ...................... Semi-Finals, 1st Leg
Partick v Motherwell ............................. TBC v TBC, TBC v TBC (7.30pm).
Ross County v Dundee ........................ Vanarama National League
WEDNESDAY
Promotion Final
Premier League
TBC v TBC (Wembley Stadium)
Chelsea v Huddersfield........................ Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Leicester v Arsenal...............................
Man City v Brighton (8pm) ................... Dundee v Partick ..................................
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle (8pm) Motherwell v Hamilton ..........................
St Johnstone v Ross County ................
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Pools Guide
(All Sunday KO 3pm unless stated)
PREMIER LEAGUE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DDWWLd ...........................Burnley
DLLLWW ................ Crystal Palace
WLdLWL .....................Huddersfield
dWWWWd ....................... Liverpool
LWWLWW ........................ Man Utd
DWWWWL .................... Newcastle
WDLdLW .................. Southampton
WWWLDL ........................Swansea
WWWLLW .......Tottenham Hotspur
DWLWDL ......................West Ham
1
X
2
1
1
2
2
X
1
X
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
WWLWLL ............................Alaves
dDDWdL ....... Deportivo La Coruna
LWLdLL ................................. Eibar
DWWdLD ........................Espanyol
WWLLWD ............................Getafe
WWWDLL ............................Girona
LDWWWW ........................Levante
LdWWWW ..................... Real Betis
WDLDWD ................... Real Madrid
WWLWWW ............ Real Sociedad
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
(All Sunday KO 2pm unless stated)
DWLdWW ..........................Atalanta 1 AC Milan .............................. dWLLDW
WLWLLD .......................Benevento 2 Genoa .................................... WLLdLL
WWLDWL ..........................Bologna X Chievo......................................LLLLdL
LWLWDW ..........................Crotone 2 Lazio ................................. DWWLWW
WWWdLW ......................Fiorentina 1 Cagliari................................... LWLLLL
WWdWWL .....................Inter Milan 1 Sassuolo ..............................LWDDWL
WWLWWW .......................... Roma 1 Juventus ........................... WdWWDW
WWLdWW .................... Sampdoria 2 Napoli................................... WdDdWL
LLWWDL ..............................Torino X SPAL....................................LWDDdW
WWLWLL ........................... Verona X Udinese................................... LLLLLD
AFC Bournemouth ................ WLDDLL
West Brom ............................LLLLWW
Arsenal................................. WLWDLL
Brighton ................................. DDLLLd
Watford ....................................dLLLLL
Chelsea...............................LLDWWW
Man City............................WWWLWW
Stoke...................................... LDdLDd
Leicester ...............................LLWWLL
Everton ................................ LLLWDW
SPANISH LIGA BBVA
X
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
Athletic Bilbao ........................LLLWDL
Villarreal ................................ LDLWLD
Las Palmas ............................ dLDLLD
Malaga .....................................LLdLLL
Atletico Madrid ...................... LDLLDW
Valencia ............................. WDWWLD
Barcelona........................... WDLDWW
Sevilla .................................... WLLddL
Celta Vigo ............................... LLLDLL
Leganes ...................................LLLLLL
ITALIAN SERIE A
FRENCH LIGUE 1
31 LdLDWW ............................Amiens 1 Metz ...................................... LDLDWL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
32 LWWDDD ........................... Angers X Nantes ...................................LDDDLL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
33 ddLWLW ......................... Bordeaux 1 Toulouse ................................WdDLdL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
34 dDLWWW ...................... Guingamp 2 Marseille ........................... WWWLWD
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
35 DLDLDW ................................. Lille X Dijon..................................... dDDWDL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
36 WWWWWd .......................Monaco 2 St Etienne .........................WDDWWW
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
37 LDDDLL ........................ Montpellier X Troyes ..................................... LLLDLL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
38 LDWLDW ................................Nice 1 Caen ....................................... LLLLDL
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
39 LWWWWD ............................. PSG 1 Rennes ..............................WDWWDD
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
40 WdLDLD ....................... Strasbourg 2 Lyon .................................. LDWWWW
(Saturday, 7:00pm)
PORTUGUESE LIGA
(All Sunday KO 4pm unless stated)
dWWLWW ..............................Aves X Chaves................................. WWLLDL
WWWWLL ..........................Benfica 1 Moreirense .............................WLLLDL
WWWDDW .......................Boavista X Belenenses ........................... LWdLDD
LLWLDW ..........................Feirense 1 Estoril ....................................WLLLWL
LdWWDW ..................... Guimaraes 2 FC Porto ...............................dLLWLW
LWWWDL ......................... Maritimo 2 Sporting .............................. WLLLWW
LLWWLL ...................Portimonense X Pacos Ferreira ........................ LLLDLL
WdWWDW ........................ Rio Ave 2 Braga ............................... WWWDWW
WWWDLL ............... Vitoria Setubal 2 Tondela ................................WLdDDW
TREBLE CHANCE: Crystal Palace, Swansea, Alaves, Bologna, Torino, Lille,
Montpellier, Aves, Boavista, Portimonense
TEN HOMES: Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham Hotspur, Espanyol, Real Betis,
Real Sociedad, Roma, Bordeaux, PSG, Feirense
SIX AWAYS: Arsenal, Man City, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Lyon, Sporting
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STAT
ATTACK
MOBBED:
■
Mark
Noble after his
wonder goal
LEICESTER have now lost four of
their last five Premier League
games, drawing one. That
is more defeats than they
had in their previous
16 games in all
competitions.
Yesterday’s sport in short
GOLF
WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP (Quail
Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina)
(USA unless stated, par 71) — 2ND
ROUND: 135 P Malnati 67 68, 136 J
Day (Aus) 69 67, A Wise 68 68, 137 C
Schwartzel (Rsa) 70 67, P Casey (Eng) 69
68, 138 J Wagner 67 71, 139 E Grillo
(Arg) 68 71, N Watney 72 67, T Lovelady
68 71, K Stanley 67 72, S Burns 69 70,
S Saunders 70 69, C Howell III 71 68,
140 S Stefani 71 69, X Zhang (Chn) 71
69, J Dufner 68 72, T Hatton (Eng) 67
73, B DeChambeau 75 65, M Kaymer
(Ger) 73 67, C Tringale 70 70, 141 J
Dahmen 70 71, O Schniederjans 68 73,
G Chalmers (Aus) 71 70, K Mitchell 67
74, T Merritt 72 69, R Fowler 72 69, A
Cejka (Ger) 70 71.
RUGBY UNION
Aviva Premiership
BATH .................63 LONDON IRISH .... 19
HARLEQUINS ......17 EXETER............... 41
NEWCASTLE .......22 WASPS ............... 39
NORTHAMPTON ..32 WORCESTER ....... 24
SALE ..................13 LEICESTER .......... 35
SARACENS .........62 GLOUCESTER ...... 12
P
Exeter ..........22
Saracens ......22
Wasps ..........22
Newcastle .....22
Leicester ......22
Bath .............22
Gloucester ....22
Sale .............22
North’pton ....22
Harlequins ....22
Worcester.....22
Lon Irish .......22
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556
509
479
432
385
A
354
350
501
506
472
531
597
531
645
640
601
651
Pts
85
77
71
63
63
56
56
54
43
36
36
22
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BOURNEMOUTH (1)...1 SWANSEA (0) ........... 0
Fraser 37
Att: 10,820
(All 12.30pm)
EVERTON (0) ..............1 SOUTHAMPTON (0)..1
Davies 90
Redmond 56
Att: 38.225
BIRMINGHAM V FULHAM
BOLTON V NOTTM FOREST
LEICESTER (0) ......... 0 WEST HAM (1) .......... 2
Joao Mario 34
Noble 64
Att: 32,013
Shaqiri 43
PLAYED FRIDAY
BRIGHTON (0) ............1 MAN UNITED (0) ..... 0
Att: 30,611
ARSENAL V BURNLEY (4.30pm)
Sky Sports Main Event
MAN CITY V HUDDERSFIELD (1.30pm)
Sky Sports Premier League
W
D
L
F
A GD Pts
Man City (C)..............35 30
3
2 102 26
Man United ...............36 24
5
7 67 28 39
77
Liverpool ...................36 20
12
4 80 37 43
72
Tottenham ................36
21
8
7 68 32 36
71
Chelsea ......................35 20
6
9 60 34 26 66
76 93
Arsenal ......................35
17
6 12 67 48
Burnley ......................36
14
12 10 35 32
19
57
Everton ...................... 37
13
10 14 43 55 -12 49
Leicester ...................36
11
11 14 49 54
Newcastle .................36
11
8 17 36 46 -10
Crystal Palace .......... 37
10
11 16 43 55 -12
41
Bournemouth ........... 37
10
11 16 43 60 -17
41
Watford ..................... 37
11
8 18 44 63 -19
41
Brighton ....................36
9
13 14 33 47 -14 40
3 54
-5 44
41
West Ham..................36
9
11 16 45 67 -22 38
Huddersfield.............35
9
8 18 27 56 -29
Southampton ...........36
6
15 15 36 55 -19
33
Swansea ....................36
8
9 19 27 53 -26
33
West Brom. ............... 37
6
13 18
31
Stoke (R) ................... 37
6
12 19 33 67 -34 30
31 54 -23
35
Top scorers
Amond 38
Att: 5,311
COVENTRY (0) ......... 0 MORECAMBE (0) ..... 0
CREWE (1) .................. 2 CHELTENHAM (1) ......1
Att: 15,874
Miller 17, 62
Edmundson 29
Hamer 55
Att: 6,511
Lloyd 34
Att: 4,350
EXETER (0) .................1 COLCHESTER (0) .... 0
Simpson 71
Att: 4,615
FOREST GREEN (0) .0 GRIMSBY (0) .............. 3
Hooper 52, 84, 90
Att: 3,880
Pitman 13
Lowe 25
SHEFFIELD WED V NORWICH
ROCHDALE (0) ...........1 CHARLTON (0) ......... 0
SUNDERLAND V WOLVES
ROTHERHAM (0) .......1 BLACKPOOL (0) ...... 0
MANSFIELD (0) .........1 CRAWLEY (1) ..............1
Vaulks 58
Hemmings 64
P
Wolves (C).................45
Cardiff........................45
Fulham .......................45
Aston Villa ................45
Middlesbrough .........45
Derby County ...........45
Preston ......................45
Millwall .......................45
Brentford ..................45
Bristol City ................45
Sheffield United ......45
Norwich .....................45
Ipswich.......................45
Leeds United ............45
QPR ............................45
Sheffield Wed...........45
Nottm Forest............45
Hull .............................45
Reading .....................45
Birmingham ..............45
Barnsley ....................45
Burton Albion...........45
Bolton ........................45
Sunderland (R) ........45
Att: 18,118
Thompson 69
D
L
F
30
27
25
24
22
19
18
18
18
17
19
15
17
16
15
13
15
11
10
12
9
10
9
6
9
8
13
11
9
15
16
15
14
16
9
15
8
9
11
15
8
15
13
7
14
11
13
16
6
10
7
10
14
11
11
12
13
12
17
15
20
20
19
17
22
19
22
26
22
24
23
23
82
69
78
72
65
66
55
55
61
65
59
48
55
57
58
54
49
69
48
35
47
37
36
49
A GD Pts
Henry 66
Att: 9,512
36
39
43
41
43
47
45
45
51
55
53
55
58
64
68
59
62
69
70
67
68
79
72
80
46
30
35
31
22
19
10
10
10
10
6
-7
-3
-7
-10
-5
-13
0
-22
-32
-21
-42
-36
-31
99
89
88
83
75
72
70
69
68
67
66
60
59
57
56
54
53
48
43
43
41
41
40
34
Play-off dates
Semi-final 1, 1st leg – Fri, May 11 (7.45pm) .....
Semi-final 2 , 1st leg – Sat, May 12 (5.15pm) .
Semi-final 1, 2nd leg – Mon, May 14 (7.45pm)...
Semi-final 2, 2nd leg – Tues, May 15 (7.45pm)
Final - Sat, May 26 (5pm) ....................................
Townsend 59
Kilgallon 56
Att: 5,452
Green 10
Att: 10,004
Agard 63 pen
Att: 6,516
SOUTHEND (0) ...............0 BRISTOL ROVERS (0) 0
Wigan (P) ..................46
Blackburn (P) ...........46
Shrewsbury ..............46
Rotherham................46
Scunthorpe ...............46
Charlton ....................46
Plymouth...................46
Portsmouth ..............46
Peterborough ..........46
Southend...................46
Bradford ....................46
Blackpool ..................46
Bristol Rovers ..........46
Fleetwood Town ......46
Doncaster .................46
Oxford United ..........46
Gillingham .................46
AFC Wimbledon .......46
Walsall .......................46
Rochdale ...................46
Oldham (R) ...............46
Northampton (R).....46
MK Dons (R) ............46
Bury (R) .....................46
W
D
L
F
29
28
25
24
19
20
19
20
17
17
18
15
16
16
13
15
13
13
13
11
11
12
11
8
11
12
12
7
17
11
11
6
13
12
9
15
11
9
17
11
17
14
13
18
17
11
12
12
6
6
9
15
10
15
16
20
16
17
19
16
19
21
16
20
16
19
20
17
18
23
23
26
89
82
60
73
65
58
58
57
68
58
57
60
60
59
52
61
50
47
53
49
58
43
43
41
SWINDON (2) .............3 ACCRINGTON (0) .... 0
Richards 14
Anderson 43
Mullin 55
Att: 6,118
WYCOMBE (1) ..............1 STEVENAGE (0)....... 0
Bloomfield 19
Att: 8,179
P
Ahearne-Grant 7
Att: 4,734
NOTTS COUNTY (0) 0 LUTON (0) ...................0
Att: 12,184
SHREWSBURY (0) .. 0 MK DONS (0) ..............1
Team
Pett 77
Att: 5,294
SCUNTHORPE (0) .....1 BRADFORD (0)...........1
W
LINCOLN (0) ...............1 YEOVIL (1) ...................1
A GD Pts
29
40
39
53
50
51
59
56
60
62
67
55
66
68
52
66
55
58
66
57
75
77
69
71
60
42
21
20
15
7
-1
1
8
-4
-10
5
-6
-9
0
-5
-5
-11
-13
-8
-17
-34
-26
-30
98
96
87
79
74
71
68
66
64
63
63
60
59
57
56
56
56
53
52
51
50
47
45
36
Top scorers
JACK MARRIOTT
MARRIOTT.........(PETERBOROUGH) 27
BRETT PITMAN ............... (PORTSMOUTH) 23
WILL GRIGG .....................................(WIGAN) 19
BRADLEY DACK ..................(BLACKBURN) 18
TOM EAVES .......................... (GILLINGHAM) 17
Team
Att: 8,802
P
Accrington (C) .........46
Luton (P) ...................46
Wycombe (P)............46
Exeter ........................46
Notts County ............46
Coventry ...................46
Lincoln .......................46
Mansfield...................46
Swindon.....................46
Carlisle.......................46
Newport County ......46
Cambridge ................46
Colchester ................46
Crawley .....................46
Crewe.........................46
Stevenage.................46
Cheltenham ..............46
Grimsby .....................46
Yeovil .........................46
Port Vale ...................46
Forest Green ............46
Morecambe...............46
Barnet (R) .................46
Chesterfield (R) .......46
W
D
L
F
29
25
24
24
21
22
20
18
20
17
16
17
16
16
17
14
13
13
12
11
13
9
12
10
6
13
12
8
14
9
15
18
8
16
16
13
14
11
5
13
12
12
12
14
8
19
10
8
11
8
10
14
11
15
11
10
18
13
14
16
16
19
24
19
21
21
22
21
25
18
24
28
76
94
79
64
71
64
64
67
67
62
56
56
53
58
62
60
67
42
59
49
54
41
46
47
A GD Pts
46
46
60
54
48
47
48
52
65
54
58
60
52
66
75
65
73
66
75
67
77
56
65
83
30
48
19
10
23
17
16
15
2
8
-2
-4
1
-8
-13
-5
-6
-24
-16
-18
-23
-15
-19
-36
93
88
84
80
77
75
75
72
68
67
64
64
62
59
56
55
51
51
48
47
47
46
46
38
Top scorers
BILLY KEE ..........................(ACCRINGTON) 25
MARC MCNULTY ................... (COVENTRY) 23
MOHAMED EISA .............. (CHELTENHAM) 23
DANNY HYLTON.............................(LUTON) 21
CHRISTIAN DOIDGE ......(FOREST GREEN) 20
NO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
1-2-X
CHECK
Ellis 14
FT
L
1
2
L
3
1
L
1
1
1
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
3
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
3
3
2
1
1
L
L
L
MOHAMED SALAH ................ (LIVERPOOL) 31
HARRY KANE ..................... (TOTTENHAM) 27
SERGIO AGUERO ......................(MAN CITY) 21
RAHEEM STERLING .................(MAN CITY) 18
JAMIE VARDY ........................ (LEICESTER) 17
Team
CARLISLE (1) ..............1 NEWPORT (1) ..............1
Parker 7
Eaves 30, 36, 51
Carey 77 List 90
Grant 23
Att: 6,269
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS
SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG: Tranmere 4 Ebbsfleet
United 2.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP:
Aberdeen 0 Hibernian 0, Dundee 1 Hamilton 0,
Motherwell 1 St Johnstone 5, Rangers 1 Kilmarnock
0.
PLAYING TODAY
HEARTS V CELTIC (12.15PM)
PRESTON V BURTON ALBION
LEWIS GRABBAN ............. (ASTON VILLA) 20
MATEJ VYDRA ............................. (DERBY) 20
BOBBY REID ..................... (BRISTOL CITY) 19
LEON CLARKE ........ (SHEFFIELD UNITED) 18
DIOGO JOTA.................................(WOLVES) 17
CHELSEA V LIVERPOOL (4.30pm)
Att: 4,808
GILLINGHAM (3) ...... 5 PLYMOUTH (1).......... 2
PORTSMOUTH (2) ......2 PETERBOROUGH (0) 0
Top scorers
PLAYING TODAY
Att: 3,644
Grimes 42 pen
Taylor 45
MILLWALL V ASTON VILLA
Att: 23,685
P
Amoo 33
Dunk 35
Halliday 68
Corr 74
Waters 78
NORTHAMPTON (2) 2 OLDHAM (1) ............... 2
LEEDS UNITED V QPR
WEST BROM (0) .........1 TOTTENHAM (0) ...... 0
Team
CAMBRIDGE (2) ....... 5 PORT VALE (0) ........ 0
Henry 66
Att: 27,600
Hunter 31
Madden 45
IPSWICH V MIDDLESBROUGH
Perez 55
Att: 20,375
Gross 57
BLACKBURN (1) .........2 OXFORD UNITED (0). 1
FLEETWOOD (2) ...... 2 WALSALL (0)............ 0
DERBY COUNTY V BARNSLEY
Att: 5,539
Lenihan 12
Payne 77
Grigg 75
Att: 12,057
CARDIFF V READING
WATFORD (2) ........... 2 NEWCASTLE (0) ........1
Livermore 90
Akinde 42
Brindley 81
Nicholls 88
Danns 68
Miller 85
Att: 4,770
DONCASTER (0) ...... 0 WIGAN (0)....................1
BRISTOL CITY V SHEFFIELD UNITED
McArthur 68
Van Aanholt 86
Att: 29,687
Pereyra 2
Gray 28
BARNET (1) .................3 CHESTERFIELD (0) 0
Parrett 12
Appiah 34
BRENTFORD V HULL
STOKE (1) ............................1 CRYSTAL PALACE (0)2
Other results
WIMBLEDON (2) ...... 2 BURY (0) .................... 2
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Celtic (C) ...................35 23 9 3 70 23 47 78
Aberdeen ..................36 21 6 9 54 36 18 69
Rangers .....................36 21 5 10 70 44 26 68
Hibernian ..................36 18 12 6 56 39 17 66
Kilmarnock ...............36 15 10 11 48 47
1 55
Hearts ........................35 11 13 11 36 34
2 46
Motherwell................36 11 9 16 39 49 -10 42
St Johnstone............36 11 9 16 39 51 -12 42
Dundee ......................36 10 6 20 35 56 -21 36
Hamilton....................36 9 6 21 46 63 -17 33
Partick .......................36 7 9 20 30 61 -31 30
Ross County .............36 6 10 20 39 62 -23 28
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP.-PLAYOFFS SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG: Dumbarton 1
Arbroath 1 (Dumbarton win 3-2 on agg.Dumbarton
win 3-2 on aggregate), Raith 1 Alloa 2 (Alloa win 4-1
on agg. Alloa Athletic win 4-1 on aggregate).
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE.-PLAYOFFS SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG: Peterhead 3 Stirling
0 (Peterhead win 4-0 on agg. Peterhead win 4-0 on
aggregate), Queen’s Park 1 Stenhousemuir 2
(Stenhousemuir win 3-2 on agg. Stenhousemuir win
3-2 on aggregate).
SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO.-PLAY-OFFS FINAL
1ST LEG: Cove Rangers 0 Cowdenbeath 0.
HIGHLAND LEAGUE: Turriff United 0 Brora 2.
LOWLAND LEAGUE: Dalbeattie Star 2 Vale Of
Leithen 4.
FERRARI PACKAGING LOWLAND LEAGUE
CUP—SEMI-FINALS: Cumbernauld Colts 3 Stirling
University 0, Selkirk 3 BSC Glasgow 0.
EVO-STIK.-NORTHERN PREMIER DIVISION,
PLAY-OFF FINAL: Ashton Utd 2 Grantham 0.
MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE IRISH CUP
FINAL: Cliftonville 1 Coleraine 2.
SSE AIRTRICITY LGE: Prem: Cork City 2 Limerick
FC 1, Sligo L Bohemians L.
GERMANY: Augsburg 1 Schalke 04 2, Borussia
Dortmund 1 Mainz 2, Borussia M’gladbach 3 SC
Freiburg 1, Cologne 1 Bayern Munich 3, Eintracht
Frankfurt 3 Hamburg 0, Hannover 96 3 Hertha
Berlin 1, RB Leipzig 4 Wolfsburg 1, VfB Stuttgart 2
TSG Hoffenheim 0, Werder Bremen 0 Bayer
Leverkusen 0.
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Bayern Munich......... 33 27 3 3 91 24 67 84
Schalke 04................ 33 17 9 7 52 37 15 60
Borussia Dortmund 33 15 10 8 63 44 19 55
TSG Hoffenheim ...... 33 14 10 9 63 47 16 52
Bayer Leverkusen... 33 14 10 9 55 42 13 52
RB Leipzig ................. 33 14 8 11 51 51 0 50
Eintracht Frankfurt 33 14 7 12 45 44
1 49
VfB Stuttgart ........... 33 14 6 13 32 35 -3 48
Borussia M’gladbach... 33 13 8 12 46 50 -4 47
Hertha Berlin............ 33 10 13 10 41 40
1 43
Augsburg .................. 33 10 11 12 43 44 -1 41
Werder Bremen ....... 33 9 12 12 35 39 -4 39
Hannover 96 ............ 33 10 9 14 42 51 -9 39
Mainz.......................... 33 9 9 15 37 50 -13 36
SC Freiburg .............. 33 7 12 14 30 56 -26 33
Wolfsburg ................. 33 5 15 13 32 47 -15 30
Hamburg ................... 33 7 7 19 27 52 -25 28
Cologne ..................... 33 5 7 21 34 66 -32 22
SPAIN: Athletic Bilbao 2 Real Betis 0, Celta Vigo 1
Deportivo La Coruna 1, Girona 1 Eibar 4, Villarreal L
Valencia L.
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Barcelona..................34 26 8 0 87 21 66 86
Atletico Madrid ........35 22 9 4 55 18 37 75
Real Madrid ..............34 21 8 5 82 37 45 71
Valencia.....................35 20 7 8 62 36 26 67
Real Betis ..................36 18 5 13 56 56 0 59
Villarreal ...................34 16 6 12 49 41 8 54
Sevilla ........................35 15 6 14 43 54 -11 51
Getafe ........................35 13 10 12 40 32 8 49
Girona ........................36 13 9 14 48 57 -9 48
Eibar ...........................36 13 8 15 41 48 -7 47
Real Sociedad ..........36 13 7 16 63 56
7 46
Celta Vigo .................36 12 10 14 55 52
3 46
Athletic Bilbao .........36 10 13 13 40 45 -5 43
Alaves ........................35 13 2 20 34 48 -14 41
Espanyol....................35 9 13 13 29 41 -12 40
Leganes .....................35 11 7 17 29 43 -14 40
Levante .....................35 9 13 13 34 50 -16 40
Deportivo La Coruna ..36 6 11 19 35 70 -35 29
Las Palmas ...............35 5 7 23 23 70 -47 22
Malaga .......................35 5 5 25 23 53 -30 20
27
NDAY, May 6, 2018
S SHE’S MAKING TO WIN MUSIC’S MOST LONGED-FOR PRIZE
off
ing
ack
ns’
FOCUSED:
■
SuRie says
pressure to
succeed is huge
EU JUST WON’T
BELIEVE THESE
BONKERS ACTS
GET ready for one of
the most bonkers
Eurovisions yet…
Acts will be going all out to
get noticed as they do battle
in Lisbon.
Finland’s entry
Saara Aalto shot
to fame on The
X Factor
thanks to her
extraordinary
singing
performances.
And the
31-yearold has
promised to
be even more
outrageous
when she sings
at Eurovision.
In a cunning
move, she has
recorded her song Monsters
in a number of different
languages.
Meanwhile, Israel’s
singer Netta, 25, is set
to turn heads with her
song Toy.
She loves spectacular
outfits and even clucks
like a chicken. Danish
■
■
■
SEMI-FINAL 1
TUESDAY, 8PM
BBC FOUR
SEMI-FINAL 2
THURSDAY, 8PM
BBC FOUR
FINAL
SATURDAY, 8PM
BBC ONE
■ by ED GLEAVE
act Rasmussen, 33, will thrill
viewers will a rousing
Viking-themed performance
of his entry Higher
Ground.
Other acts to
look out for
include former
Britain’s Got
Talent star Ryan
O’Shaughnessy,
25, who is
representing
Ireland.
And 2009
Eurovision
champion
Alexander Rybak,
31, is returning
with a new
track.
Scott Mills and Rylan
Clark-Neal will front the
BBC’s coverage of the
semi-finals on
Tuesday and
Thursday while
Graham
Norton will
commentate
on the final.
■
■
28
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
World’s greatest detective called
MODERN LIFE IS
RUBBISH (15)
LIAM (Josh Whitehouse) and Nat
(Freya Mavor) have broken up. He is
an obnoxious wannabe rock star
and she’s a thinly-sketched graphic
designer. As they divide their CD
collection, the film rewinds to show
us key moments in their relationship,
from discovering a shared loved of
Blur in a London record shop to a
blazing row at Nat’s work. The
thumping soundtrack features
Radiohead, The Vaccines and The
Libertines (weirdly, no Blur), but a
contrived plot and an over-use of
syrupy montages fatally undermine
the rock ’n’ roll credentials.
Entebbe 12A
ANDY’S RATING:★★
In cinemas on Friday
FOR a week in June 1976, the world
was gripped by the hijacking of an Air
France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris.
The plane, containing 250 terrified
passengers, had been forced to land at
Uganda’s Entebbe airport. As the
negotiations stalled, it seemed the story
would either end in a daring rescue by Israeli
special forces or a bloodbath.
In this bizarre retelling, the masterminds are
Wilfried Bose (Daniel Bruhl) and Brigitte
Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) – German
revolutionaries who gradually realised they
were in over their heads as their hardened
Palestinian comrades began to call the shots.
Focusing on the kidnappers is an interesting
angle, but Narcos director José Padilha
hobbles the tension by stirring in long,
tiresome discussions in the Israeli parliament
and a pointless sub-plot involving an Israeli
soldier and his dancer girlfriend.
Whenever things hot up on the runway he
cuts to a theatre where an Israeli dance
troupe inexplicably thrash around on chairs.
If your twin passions are hijack thrillers and
modern dance, this will be the film you have
been waiting for. To everyone else, this
unfocused and often ludicrous tale will
frustrate and bewilder in equal measure.
ANDY’S RATING: ★★
THE BALLAD OF
LEFTY BROWN (15)
BILL Pullman saddles up for an
old-fashioned Western that wears its
influences on its sleeve. A sidekick is
forced to play the hero after his old
partner (Peter Fonda) is shot.
Pullman is great and there are a
couple of nifty shoot-outs, but the
story feels too familiar.
ANDY’S RATING: ★★★
THE ICE KING (12)
THIS engrossing documentary
examines the life of troubled John
Curry, the brilliant British figure
skater who took gold at the 1976
Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.
ANDY’S RATING: ★★★★
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ELTON John’s second
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garden ornament-based
animation franchise is
low on wit but big on
honesty.
It begins with three gnome
narrators bickering over which
story to butcher in the follow-up
to star-studded 2011 hit Gnomeo
& Juliet.
“Game of Gnomes” one tiny
punster squeaks. “Gnome Ranger,
The Twilight Gnome” chips in
another.
As always, the bossiest has the
final say. This time, he tells us, we
will be subjected to the story of
Sherlock Gnomes, the world’s
greatest ornamental detective.
It’s the closest we get to an actual
pun, but I suspect The Twilight
Gnome might have sprung a few
more surprises.
I also wondered if I’d witnessed a
gnome-based reconstruction of a
development meeting featuring
producers Elton John and David
Furnish and Kung Fu Panda
director John Stevenson.
As Elton has to be the bolshy one,
I’m blaming him for this painfully
unfunny and achingly familiar
action adventure.
Gnome man is an island, and if he
wants to build an animated Gnoman
Empire (I’ll stop now, I promise),
he’ll have to look beyond the puns
and the casting and find himself a
decent writer.
The gnome-collecting humans
have moved from Stratford-uponAvon to London and deposited their
ceramic pals in their tatty new
garden.
As the first film failed to end in a
double suicide, lovers Gnomeo
(James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily
Blunt) emerge from their packing
crate intact.
But their relationship hits the
skids when their ageing leaders
(Michael Caine and Maggie Smith)
make them the new unelected rulers
of the garden accessories.
With great power comes great
responsibility, and Juliet has so
many naughty gnomes to boss
around she has little time for
Gnomeo’s romantic gestures. Then
a bigger problem presents itself – a
newsreader reports a wave of gnome
disappearances sweeping London.
Haughty detective Sherlock (an
unrecognisable Johnny Depp), sees
the hand of his arch-enemy, a
devilish pie company mascot called
Moriarty
(Jamie
Demetriou,
channelling Russell Brand).
He rushes to our heroes’ new
home, closely followed by his sidekick Dr Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Alas, they are too late. The only
things decorating the garden are
Gnomeo and Juliet, who missed the
kidnapping due to a lovers’ tiff. As
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crime it becomes clear cracks are
also developing in Sherlock and
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rather fuzzy moral
begins to present
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and
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In the sci-fi thriller Anon, the
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In the near future, every waking
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Clive Owen and
Andrew Niccol
ANON
the relevant footage. But when a
series of murders fail to appear on
The Grid, Owen’s bored cop
realises someone has worked out
a way to fool the system.
I met Owen and writer/director
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in after London’s gnomes start to vanish
MYSTERY
scenes scored, a bit incongruously,
to Elton’s Philadelphia Freedom,
I’m Still Standing and Saturday
Night’s Alright For Fighting.
When they run into Sherlock’s old
flame, a sultry show doll called
Irene, Elton hits us with Stronger
Than I Ever Was, a new power
ballad he penned for Mary J Bilge.
Irene can shake her stuff but the
Blige song is bilge.
Sherlock Gnomes isn’t a disaster,
the animation is gorgeous and the
action is pacy, but great family
movies such as the Paddington films
find a way to amuse parents and
kids at the same time.
All Sherlock Gnomes offers parents is a game of spot the Elton John
reference. Even if we assume all
adults are fans of the Candle In The
Wind singer, this isn’t enough to
keep them awake for 86 minutes.
Its biggest mistake is to ape the
Sherlock Holmes movies rather than
send them up.
It’s neither silly enough for kids
nor smart enough for adults. You
could say it’s stuck in Gnome Man’s
Land.
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ANDY’S RATING:★★★★
In cinemas on Friday
PITCH black humour and a sly feminist agenda give
this gory B-flick an unexpected kick.
Jen (Matilda Lutz) is an aspiring young American
actress who arrives at a remote, modern house to
have some fun with Richard, her married French
lover (Kevin Janssens).
She is supposed to leave before his pals Stan
(Vincent Colombe) and Dimitri (Guillaume Bouchede),
arrive for a hunting holiday. But when they turn up a day
early they are transfixed by the sight of her sashaying
around in a skimpy T-shirt and dental floss thong.
French writer-director Coralie Fargeat provocatively
makes us share the view of the leering Frenchmen, a
position that becomes more troubling when playful
seduction leads to rape at the hands of snivelling Stan.
While Dimitri turns the other cheek, Richard embarks
on a cover-up and Jen is left for dead in the desert while
the boys go hunting.
The title should tell you what happens next – as a
tense cat-and-mouse chase develops the film’s glossy
sheen is drenched in blood.
In the tradition of French horror, the violence is
over-stylised, darkly funny, and wildly over-the-top.
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Gattaca and wrote the
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“It seems topical now, but it’s
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years to make a film about
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“The war of privacy that
never was. We’ve already lost.
For convenience, we just gave it
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“People say I make science
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present.
“We are doing this now. People
are taking pictures of their food,
sending them to their friends –
they are life-logging and
streaming in real time.
“We are doing it on our
geo-tagged smartphones, I just
cleaned it up and put it in your
head.”
Owen says it was the
topicality of the story that
attracted him to the script. “When
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I thought it was hugely relevant.
Every time I try to buy something
in a shop, the first thing they
want is my information.
“Even if you pay in cash they
ask for your email. Personal
information has become a huge
commodity.”
The 53-year-old actor says he
has never opened a social media
account but admits feeling
uneasy about the online habits of
his two teenage daughters.
“It’s quite sad for me,” he
says. “They are all on
Instagram or whatever, and
whenever I’m away working I
have friends telling me what
they are up to.
“It’s like, ‘Have you seen what
Hannah and Eve have posted?’
and I’m like ‘No, I haven’t.
“They are accessible. This is a
massive shift in our world.”
But he says the concept made
the shoot especially challenging.
“On the page, it was very
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physically in front of you to
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mind’s eye.
“When we were shooting it,
it felt like it was very
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“As Andrew says, it’s
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we’re not holding
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had to be very
specific about
where the focus
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“I could be
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while there is
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“But when I saw the
finished film, I was really
impressed with the clarity of the
storytelling.”
Owen, who recently starred in
Steven Soderbergh’s HBO
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optimistic about the way the
digital revolution is affecting his
profession.
He says: “When I was young,
film and TV seemed like very
different worlds. But you can do
things in a 10-part HBO
series that you couldn’t
do in a movie.”
And the actor,
once tipped to
replace Pierce
Brosnan as
James Bond,
says he hasn’t
ruled out joining
another film
franchise.
“I would make
that decision when it
came up.
“I’m not averse to doing
anything if the writing is good
and it’s a good role. I’m up for
anything.”
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THIS WEEK: There’s a confrontation in Corrie after David’s
S
MITTEN Sonia Fowler
kisses her ex-husband
Martin while he snoozes
on the sofa.
The drama kicks off this week with
a sizzling new love triangle in which
Martin’s estranged wife Stacey and
Sonia both decide they want him
back.
During tomorrow night’s episode,
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the E20 when Stacey starts flirting
with a group of lads.
But when one of them oversteps the
mark Martin steps in to defend Stacey,
injuring his back in the process.
Grateful Stacey tells him she liked the
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Later in the week, Sonia recalls how
happy they were and tells him just how
much she loved him – after he falls
asleep.
Then she plants this smacker on his
lips. Everyone will have to wait to see
DAMON Kinsella tries to win
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back Holly Cunningham with a
romantic break in Venice.
The loved-up lad sells his dead
mum’s beloved Rod Stewart suit to
pay for the trip.
He then dresses up and goes out
in a boat on the pond to ask Holly
to forgive him and join him on the
holiday.
But with Zack Loveday also
fighting for Holly’s affections
everyone will have to wait to see
whether she agrees to go to Venice.
A Hollyoaks insider said: “Damon
is gutted about how things turned
out with Holly.
“She was his rock after his mum
Maggie died. But his head was all
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LOST LOVE
Bride Brenda’s
aisle at sea
how Martin reacts to her move. An
EastEnders insider said: “Sonia has
been there for Martin ever since his
marriage to Stacey broke down.
“Initially she was just being a good
friend but she realises she wants more.
“At the same time Stacey decides she
wants Martin back – it’s a classic love
triangle.”
Viewers of the BBC One soap can see
Sonia trying it on with Martin this
Thursday.
over the place and he ended up
snogging her mum Cindy.
“Damon knew straight away
what a huge mistake it was and
he couldn’t live with himself.
“He genuinely believed their
relationship was over for good, but
he has realised that he can’t live
without her.
“In a bid to win her back he sells
his mum’s Rod Stewart suit to raise
the cash to treat her to a romantic
holiday in Italy.
“It’s a huge gesture and Damon
hopes that she will realise just
how much he wants to be with her.”
Watch all the drama and find out if
Holly agrees to get back with Damon
a week tomorrow.
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revelations, and Bob goes AWOL on his wedding day in Dales
B
RENDA Walker is left
standing outside the church
on her wedding day after
her fiancé Bob Hope goes
missing.
And with Bob having been enjoying
secret sex sessions with widow Laurel
Thomas behind her back, Brenda starts
to panic that he has changed his mind
about getting married. TV bosses won’t
say whether the wedding goes ahead but
with Doug Potts having told his
daughter Laurel to tell Bob how she
really feels, everyone will have to wait to
see if she finally confesses.
The villagers go in search of the wayward bridegroom and he is finally
discovered by Doug and Laurel, stuck
inside the pirate ship.
Laurel’s son Arthur locked him in
during the stag do and he emerges still
dressed in his unicorn onesie.
Bob races to the church but whether
he can get to Brenda in time remains to
be seen.
There’s also the small matter of
Laurel being in love with him. Could
she put a stop to the wedding?
An Emmerdale insider said: “Bob is
frantic. He’s been locked in the pirate
ship all night and knows he’s cutting it
fine to get to the church.
“Meanwhile, Laurel knows it’s now or
never to tell him the truth about how
she really feels.
“Brenda is beside herself at the church
and has no idea where Bob is. She can’t
stop worrying that he has changed his
mind.
“This is one soap wedding fans will
not want to miss.”
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this Thursday.
MATT Wilson hopes his character will get his
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Matt, who plays Aaron Brennan, has revealed
how he will propose later this month.
And he gets a shock when David tells him
he was about to pop the question too.
So will Aaron get his fancy
wedding? Matt said: “That’s
going to be interesting as
David is a bit money
conscious, whereas Aaron
wants to have everything.
“There will have to
be compromise –
hopefully it will go
Aaron’s way!”
You can see the proposal
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“Ash” Ashford.
The hunky actor, who has
played Ash for the last three
years, will leave Summer Bay
this summer.
And his exit looks set to be
unforgettable.
A source said: “Ash has
faced such heartache
during his three years on
the show.
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before he leaves.
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Mixing the epic speed fix of a
supercar with monster-sized thrills,
PortAventura World, on the Spanish
Costa Dorada, is the Med’s largest
theme park.
This
year
the
trend-setting
adventure land is in pole position
with a host of brand new full-throttle
attractions.
For younger guests keen to
experience the same thrills as the
adults, there’s the shiny new Ferrari
Land Kids’ area.
Here smaller speed fans can enjoy
five unique attractions starting with
Junior Red Force, a mini version of
the mighty Red Force.
Suitable for all ages, it enables
children to feel the speed sensations
experienced on the original F1 ride,
but in a classic rollercoaster format.
Families can also enjoy Champions
Race, a fun opportunity to savour the
excitement of driving a Ferrari
Testarossa 250. The Flying Race is
the perfect ride for budding young
pilots, while freefall and bounce back
attractions Kids’ Tower and Crazy
Pistons have been inspired by the
mechanics of an engine.
Ferrari Land is one of three theme
parks within the PortAventura World
complex. Featuring 71 rides, it has
welcomed 80million visitors over its
23-year history and is the Med’s most
popular attraction.
PortAventura Park, covering 105
hectares, is divided into six areas
representing countries around the
world, each with themed attractions
including one designed for younger
visitors.
The rides vary from adrenalinfuelled rollercoasters like the
Shambhala and Dragon Khan to the
more sedate El Diablo and Angkor.
Caribe Aquatic Park, the third
theme park, opens in the summer
season and features the highest
water slide on the continent, King
Khajuna.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Woody Woodpecker’s arrival
at PortAventura World, during which
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Marco Polo is from £129
(full board). The trip is adults
only and includes a stop off
in Honfleur. Set sail from
Cardiff on June 1. More
details at planetcruise.co.uk.
A week self■ CRETE:
catering at the three-star
Athena Apartments in Stalis is
May 19. You can book it at
onthebeach.co.uk.
HALKIDIKI: Depart
from Birmingham on
May 31 for seven nights’
self-catering at the
three-star Ioli Village in
Pefkohori for £279. Hit
jet2holidays.com.
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£189. Flights from Manchester
on May 19. Hit sunshine.co.uk.
BULGARIA: A week’s
B&B at the four-star Ivana
Palace Hotel in Sunny Beach
is £263. Go from Gatwick on
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thrills and spills of PortAventura
FERRARI’S
WINNING
FORMULA
FORCE IS
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WITH YOU:
Red Force ride
at Ferrari Land
HIGH LIFE:
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The Dragon Khan
and Shambhala rides
at PortAventura. Inset
left, Dean and girlfriend
Amanda with Woody
Woodpecker
FactFile
GETTING THERE: Fly to Reus
from UK airports including Aberdeen,
Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster,
Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester,
Newcastle, Stansted, with BA, Ryanair,
Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI.
Where to stay: Rooms at PortAventura
Hotel Caribe are from £233.20 per night.
Rooms at PortAventura Hotel Gold River
from £260.40 per night. Each room sleeps
two adults and two children and includes
unlimited park entry, Ferrari Land tickets
and discounts on tickets to PortAventura
Caribe Aquatic Park. Book at portaventura
world.com or call 0808 234 3399.
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he has become the park’s most
beloved mascot.
To celebrate the occasion – and for
the first time ever – Woody’s house is
open for visitors to explore, plus they
get to have their picture taken with
the star of the resort.
Along with its state-of-the-art rides,
PortAventura is also famed for its
lavish entertainment programme.
This year it has gone all-out with
the brand new Dance Revolution 2, a
journey through the evolution of
dance, staged at Gran Teatro
Imperial in the China area of
PortAventura Park. Another standout production for this season is the
Can Can Show, packed with action,
rhythm, fun and humour, in the Far
West Saloon.
Plus there’s Noche de Fuego, a
tribal ritual thrilling audiences to
the beat of musical drums in Tahití,
Polynesia.
To explore the whole park, guests
often stay over.
Accommodation varies from the
five-star Hotel Mansion de Lucy to
an area set aside for motorhomes.
On the Far West site, the four-star
PortAventura Hotel Gold River is in
keeping with the American frontier
theme and has recently added the
78-room Callaghan building.
If you fancy chilling out in the
Spanish sun during your visit, there
are three outdoor pools, three golf
courses (two designed by Greg
Norman), and a Beach Club with
direct access to the sea.
Dining options at the resort range
from the a la carte menu at the Opera
House to the Grand Hall unlimited
buffet set in a Wild West-style barn.
And if you need a nightcap to
unwind after a busy day, enjoy one
for the road in Callaghan’s bar
served by friendly host John.
Getting there couldn’t be easier
with flights from regional UK airports to Reus – just a 10-minute drive
away. And it’s convenient if you’re
holidaying around Barcelona or any
of the popular resorts such as Salou,
Tarragona and Sitges.
With its fast rides and thrilling
family entertainment, PortAventura
is so much more than a day out for
sunseekers – it’s speeding ahead as a
holiday destination in itself.
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Deep sea
driving in
an Aston
Boy racer
look for
top-line
Trannie
IT must be hard work
being super-rich. I
mean, what would you do
to fill the time when you
can do anything you want?
How about this then?
It’s a £3million
three-seater mini sub,
developed by Aston Martin
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and Triton. Terrifyingly, it
can dive to 500m, stay
submerged for 12 hours
and travel at roughly
3mph.
They plan to build 12
of them a year, so form
an orderly queue if you
fancy one.
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know you want
one. What? An MS-RT Transit
Custom, of course.
It’s the latest offering from MS-RT
– a sideshoot of Ford World Rally
team’s M-Sport.
Differences over the new standard
Transit Custom?
A body kit with arches and side-skirts, a
stainless exhaust system, 18in OZ alloys,
shorter, stiffer Eibach springs and some
tarty leather and suede seats. Payload is
not affected by the suspension mods.
Engines are the 170PS, 405Nm
diesels mated to a six-speed
manual or auto box.
Prices start at £32,995.
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OTT Tanak claimed his first
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The young Estonian didn’t just
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the whole gravel event in his
Yaris. And here he is, putting on
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standing just a few feet away.
Title leader Sebastien Ogier
finished a distant fourth in
his Ford Fiesta having won the
first three rallies of the year.
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ROC SOLID VW
Crossover SUV is fast, comfortable and, best of all, it’s fun
IT wasn’t until I drove Seat’s
Ateca that I stopped hating
crossover SUVs.
At last, here was a car that didn’t
feel like a hatchback on stilts. The
Ateca dealt with corners and road
imperfections like a normal car.
And, being from the same family, the
VW T-Roc uses similar chassis parts as
its Spanish sister – the much admired
MQB platform.
The T-Roc is a little shorter and lower
than the Ateca and offers a far wider
choice of engines, ranging from the little 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol engine
right up to the turbocharged two litre
jobbie I drove.
Most of the T-Roc range is front-wheel
drive but the two litre petrol and diesel
engines get the luxury of 4Motion allwheel drive. This system isn’t permanent four-wheel drive – power is fed to
the front wheels only unless slippage is
detected, then the clutch arrangement
diverts power to the rear wheels, too.
All-wheel drive can also be selected
using the different driver modes.
So, on appearance, with its rakish
coupé side profile, low-ish stance and
the possibility to specify a 190PS turbo
petrol engine, the T-Roc is possibly the
sportiest offering in the current
compact crossover SUV market.
In practice this is also true.
In the 7-speed DSG model, it’s even got
a launch control setting. No, I don’t
know why either.
Although this car tips the bathroom
scales at 1.5tonnes, the two litre turbo
TSi engine adds some real zing to the TRoc’s performance. Enable launch control mode, hold your foot on the brake
while treading on the accelerator, release the brake pedal and you’ll hit
60mph in just under seven seconds.
That’s a pretty rapid SUV.
The handling doesn’t disappoint,
either. The McPherson front struts and
torsion beam rear suspension dial out
most body roll and serve up a firm yet
controlled ride quality. Yes, like a
normal car.
The £1,000 Dynamic Chassis control
option with its choice of three suspension and steering settings – sport, comfort and normal – really does make a
noticeable difference to the car’s ride
quality and behaviour. And I only
say that because on some cars the
difference can be hard to determine.
Four trim levels are available – S, SE,
Design, SEL and R-Line – er, five, sorry.
My car was SEL trim and festooned
with five grand’s worth of extras like
sports seats, leather trimmed steering
wheel, a panoramic sunroof and a 400w,
eight channel Beats soundpack with
subwoofer. The latter, a £405 option, is a
box you have to tick if you’re buying a
T-Roc.
There’s a decent amount of space
inside this five-door family shuttle and
a surprising amount of headroom in
the back considering its sloping roofline and panoramic glass roof. VW
claim class-leading boot dimensions but
I’m not so sure, it looked pretty small to
me but it might be because the 4Motion
rear axle takes up a bit of space.
It’s not hard to find the perfect driving
position, either. There’s a massive range
of seat adjustment in every plane and
the same can be said of the telescoping
and tilting steering column.
In all, it’s a fun car to drive when it’s
fitted with this massively boosty 2.0
petrol engine and super-slick seven
speed DSG auto box. I’d go as far as to
say it’s possibly the funnest crossover
SUV to date. Can I say funnest?
For me to actually use the word “fun”
in the same sentence as “crossover
SUV” means that the goal posts have
obviously been moved by some
considerable margin.
VW T-Roc SEL 2.0 TSi 4Motion DSG
£30,330
1,984cc, four-cyl, petrol turbo
190PS
320Nm
134mph
7.2secs
41.5mpg
155g/km
Nippy number
Thirsty when thrashed
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
1. which 1987 Brat Pack film starred
Jason Patric and Corey Haim as
brothers?
2. …and who played vampire David in
the movie?
3. Which Canadian star has topped the
singles chart with “Nice For What”?
4. Whose body was found recently in
EastEnders, four months after he went
missing?
5. Which Dingle recently suffered an
angina attack in Emmerdale?
6. Which Britain’s Got Talent host was
fined £86,000 and banned from driving
recently?
7. Which Kardashian welcomed baby
True with partner Tristan Thompson in
April?
8. Who talked with the Queen about her
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Correct
SHOWBITZ
QUIZ
FIND out how much you know about
style, soaps, TV and pop with our
fantastic quiz. Check your answers
in next week’s Daily Star Sunday.
Marie _,
deserted
ship
COMPLETE the puzzle, then
rearrange the shaded squares to
find a film actress’ surname
Julia _,
Notting Hill
actress
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wrongly, on
a device
11. Who has teamed up with Calvin
Harris on the hit “One Kiss”?
12. Which chef presents BBC Two
series Top Of The Shop?
13. “All Around The World” was a 1989
No.1 for which soul singer?
14. Which 1996 film starred Helen
Hunt as a storm chaser?
15. Which British band asked “Don’t
You Want Me” in 1981?
16. Which BBC One game show is set in
the homes of five families each week?
Green Planet in an ITV documentary?
9. Which 1996 film starred Sean Bean
as a brewery worker-turned-footballer?
10. Which family group topped the
singles chart with “Breathless” in
2000?
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(1,1,1)
ACROSS
1 Andy _, footballer who plays as a
striker for England and West Ham (7)
6 Virginia _, British author who wrote
the 1927 novel To The Lighthouse (5)
9 Species of willow that grows in wet
habitats, or the shoot of a willow (5)
10 Stretch of water enclosed by countries
including Sweden and Poland (6,3)
11 Nathaniel _, US author who wrote the
1850 novel The Scarlet Letter (9)
12 _ Room, 2002 film thriller starring
Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart (5)
13 Membranous sac full of liquid
within the body’s tissue (4)
15 Form of short documentary
film containing stories of
topical interest (8)
17 Russian word for
grandmother, or a type
of headscarf (8)
18 Capital city of Latvia (4)
22 _ _ 7, British pop act
whose hits include Never
Had A Dream Come True
(1,4)
24 Annual championship of the National
Football League in the US (5,4)
26 US director of films including the
upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story
(3,6)
27 Type of lizard that is widespread in
warmer regions (5)
28 1994 film in which Keanu Reeves tries
to stop a bomb exploding on a bus (5)
29 _ Reed, US golfer who won the 2018
Masters Tournament (7)
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1 _ hat, type of bell-shaped, fitted
women’s headgear (6)
2 The _ Children, 1906 children’s book
by Edith Nesbit (7)
3 _ Winfrey, inset, US former talk show
host and star of films including The
Color Purple (5)
4 1986 musical fantasy film starring
David Bowie as the Goblin King (9)
5 City at the northern tip of France, near
the border with Belgium (5)
6 The Horse _, best-selling 1995 novel
by Nicholas Evans (9)
7 _ Welles, late US actor who
directed and starred in the 1941
film Citizen Kane (5)
8 _ van der Merwe, South
African rugby union player who
plays for London Irish (6)
14 US TV horror fantasy
drama based on Charlaine
Harris’ The Southern Vampire
Mysteries (4,5)
16 Number 3 hit for X Factor
runner-up Olly Murs in 2014 (7,2)
19 Small dumplings made from semolina,
potato or flour (7)
20 The Ancient Egyptian god of the
afterlife (6)
21 Vivien _, late children’s author who
wrote The Haunting Of Cassie
Palmer (6)
23 _ Redgrave, late British actress (5)
24 La _, famous Italian opera house (5)
25 Peter Mark _, British lexicographer
famed for his 1852 thesaurus (5)
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1 Val Kilmer movie from 2006
(4,2)
4 Comedy with Matt LeBlanc
playing Matt LeBlanc (8)
10 See 9 Down
11 TV cook, _ Lawson (7)
13 Former Boyzone singer and
solo artist, _ Keating (5)
14 Irish singer who topped the
charts with Orinoco Flow (4)
15 Retired tennis player, _
McEnroe (4)
16 Johnny _, plays Leonard in The
Big Bang Theory (7)
18 & 26D Late Supermarket
Sweep and National Lottery
host (4,6)
19 American Beauty star,
Mena _, right (6)
21 _ Bobby Brown, youngest
person on the Time 100 list (6)
22 See 28 Down
24 Five’s technology-based series,
The _ Show (6)
25 Motorcycling series from the
’80s, _ Start (4)
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32 Celebrity De La Hoyde or
model Delevingne? (4)
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out the name of the celebrity in the centre of the grid
33 Andrew _, political programme
host on Sundays (4)
35 Strictly dancer, _ du Beke (5)
36 1996 disaster flick about
tornado chasers (7)
37 Star of US drama Madam
Secretary, _ Leoni (3)
38 Kristina _, has a daughter with
rugby player Ben Cohen (8)
39 Former Blue Peter presenter, _
Harwood (6)
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1 Robert _ Jr, Iron Man in 9D (6)
2 US model and Rupert
Murdoch’s wife (5,4)
3 Eggheads question master,
Jeremy _ (4)
5 Bristol _, celebrity daughter of
US politician Sarah (5)
6 He performed at the Queen’s
92nd birthday party (6)
7 _ Hannah, played a mermaid in
Splash (5)
8 Blue hedgehog that appears in
video games (5)
9 & 10A Current movie in
which the Avengers fight
evil Thanos (8,3)
12 Netflix series about
women’s wrestling in the
1980s (4)
17 My Heart Will Go On
performer, _ Dion (6)
20 Shooting Stars team captain, _
Jonsson (6)
21 E.g. Dynamo or Paul Daniels (8)
23 Grumpy medic played by Martin
Clunes (3,6)
26 See 18 Across
27 True _, Western remade in 2010
(4)
28 & 22A Lil Dicky track featuring
Chris Brown (6,6)
30 & 29A Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor
Who predecessor (5,7)
31 David _, Twin Peaks creator (5)
32 Singer whose career has spanned
six decades, Sir _ Richard (5)
34 Journalist Guerin or actress
Brady? (4)
JUST follow the instructions
from left to right, starting with
the number given, to reach an
answer at the end of the row. Set
your own 30-second challenge:
you have 30 seconds for the
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17. Which girl group reunited at the
Coachella festival in April?
18. Golden is the latest number one
album by which Aussie pop star?
19. Who stars with husband John
Krasinski in the horror A Quiet Place?
20. Which new film stars Donald
Sutherland and Helen Mirren as a
couple on a final road trip?
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INTERMEDIATE and GENIUS in 90
seconds together.
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Each grid number represents a letter. Every
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letter or letters – below the main grid – to start.
Can you beat the Target Time? Call for an Extra
Letter clue if you get stuck. Solution tomorrow.
DIFFICULTY: 10/10;
TARGET: 30 minutes;
CLUE: Surmount; go away, reynard!
YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION:
ACROSS: Impasse, Amid, Notch,
Reserve, Known, Star, Yearly, Accord,
Fang, Nexus, Lacquer, Thump, Need,
Adamant.
DOWN: Snazzy, Felon, Mate, Barnacle,
Achingly, Strewn, Jeered, Accustom,
Marathon, Turn (clue), Drear, Droopy.
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Run after keys to
container (8)
God of both orders (4)
Tallied with a vice (6)
Usual two names (6)
Part of the Far East (4)
Threatening to be above
actors (8)
Artist puts small copper record
on hill (8)
Ties up the location (4)
Betting old knowledge is
verbal (6)
Fire right for garment (6)
Incline to be thin (4)
The tiniest bit negative (8)
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He pleads for pub to include
dairy product (6)
Corrupt party game (8)
Hard-working, losing us a flat (6)
Colour of zero scope (6)
Most arguments are about
celebrity (4)
6 A great deal of gold inside
marsh (6)
13 Victim of Saturday night TV
scheduling (8)
15 Policeman in his element (6)
16 Sensitive offer (6)
17 Flexible game (6)
19 Most remorseful, about to
shudder (6)
21 Superman’s part of England (4)
QUICK CLUES
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7 Wine bottle (8)
8 Norse deity (4)
9 Consented, concurred (6)
10 Average (6)
11 Region, zone (4)
12 Cloudy, gloomy (8)
14 Maker of statues (8)
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Not only are there 16
lost names hidden in the
grid, written forwards,
backwards, up, down or
diagonally, but if you find
them and cross them out,
the letters that remain
will spell out a further
related name.
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going to tell you the lost
names, but they all have
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hidden name sounds
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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION
ACROSS: 1 Sandwich, 5 Chop, 8 Move, 9 Egg white, 10 Largely,
12 Swiss, 13 Streak, 15 Beagle, 17 Fight, 18 Implore, 22 Laterals,
23 Here, 24 Styx, 25 Merchant. DOWN: 1 Similes, 2 Never, 3 Ideal,
4 Hugo, 6 Hailing, 7 Peers, 11 Exact, 12 Steep, 14 Rightly,
16 Everest, 17 Films, 19 Miser, 20 Omega, 21 Farm.
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Call 0907 181 2588
Place, venue (4)
Oral, talked (6)
Lightweight jacket (6)
Slender, slim (4)
Elementary particle (8)
DOWN
Vagrant asking for
money (6)
American sport (8)
Artist’s workplace (6)
Citrus fruit (6)
Celestial body (4)
Swamp (6)
TV hospital series (8)
Type of element (6)
Painful, sore (6)
Elastic tree product (6)
Earthquake (6)
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CARA, DESIREE, ESTIMA, EXQUISA, HARMONY, MARABEL,
MARFONA, MOZART, OSPREY, PREMIERE, ROMANO, SAXON,
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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS:
1 The Day After Tomorrow;
2 Jake Gyllenhaal; 3 The
Weeknd; 4 (Big) Mo; 5 Jude;
6 Ruti; 7 Russell Crowe; 8 Keith
(Lemon) & Paddy (McGuinness);
9 City Slickers; 10 Days Of
Thunder; 11 The Vaccines;
12 Davina McCall; 13 Wet Wet
Wet; 14 Kurt Russell; 15 Jennifer
Lopez; 16 Harry Hill; 17 Cardi B;
18 Kacey Musgraves; 19 Isle Of
Dogs; 20 Dwayne Johnson.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
STARTS WITH THREE TOP RACING PAGES
YESTERDAY’S RESULTS
GOODWOOD
★
KEY VICTORY showed
a smart turn of foot to
beat stablemate Old
Persian in the Havana
Gold Newmarket Stakes.
In providing trainer
Charlie Appleby and
jockey William Buck
with the third leg of a
four-timer on the day, Key
Victory added to his
unbeaten record.
Despite becoming a
little unbalanced in
the Dip, once the 5-4
favourite hit the rising
ground he quickened in
the style of a horse sure
to go on to better things,
winning by a length and
a quarter.
★
CORK
1.30: 1, ASPEN BELLE (L F Roche
5-1); 2, Dandyman Port (10-1); 3,
Luzum (6-1). 7-2 fav Comhghairdeas.
2l, 11/2l. 11 ran. Patrick Martin. Tote:
E3.60; pl E1.60, E4.10, E1.60. Exacta:
E54.00. Tricast: E318.18. Trifecta:
E303.20. CSF: E56.26.
2.00: 1, FOOTSTEPSINTIME (S B
Kirrane 16-1); 2, Eadbhard (7-1); 3,
Ishigati (6-1). 7-2 fav Tuamhain. 1/2l,
11/2l. 14 ran. J F Levins. Tote: E23.40; pl
E6.40, E2.70, E1.60. Exacta: E175.60.
Tricast: E787.23. Trifecta: E1105.80.
CSF: E120.59. NR: Bellick, Dandy Sue,
Kyoodle.
2.35: 1, JEWEL MAKER (D
McDonogh 1-2 fav); 2, Aiseolas (7-2); 3,
Burning Question (11-1). 3/4l, nk. 10
ran. D K Weld. Tote: E1.40; pl E1.02,
E1.10, E2.80. Exacta: E2.80. Trifecta:
E10.40. CSF: E2.59.
3.10: 1, FLATTERING (M C Hussey
14-1); 2, Samasthiti (7-2 jtfav); 3,
Attack At Dawn (12-1). 7-2 jtfav
Athena. 10l, 3l. 13 ran. A P O’Brien.
Tote: E18.80; pl E4.80, E1.60, E3.20.
Exacta: E83.60. Trifecta: E1451.60.
CSF: E62.51. NR: Epaneema.
3.40: 1, BIANCA MINOLA (W J Lee
5-1); 2, Challow (16-1); 3, Song Of The
Sky (2-1 fav). 1/2l, 1/2l. 14 ran. Richard
O’Brien. Tote: E6.30; pl E1.90, E3.40,
E1.10. Exacta: E124.00. Tricast:
E218.84. Trifecta: E1360.90. CSF:
E83.65. NR: Paddytheirishman.
4.15: 1, BANDUA (D McDonogh 4-5
fav); 2, Whirling Dervish (6-4); 3,
Marlborough Sounds (12-1). 13/4l, 61/2l.
4 ran. D K Weld. Tote: E1.40; Exacta:
E1.60. Trifecta: E4.50. CSF: E2.24.
4.50: 1, ECOEYE (R Coakley 5-1
fav); 2, Alcatraz (8-1); 3, Dance
Emperor (7-1). nk, 2l. 14 ran. Augustine
Leahy. Tote: E4.90; pl E2.10, E3.60,
E3.00. Exacta: E55.50. Tricast: E238.13.
Trifecta: E350.90. CSF: E44.82.
5.25: 1, AZTEC EAGLE (D
McDonogh 7-1); 2, Agent Zigzag (5-2
fav); 3, Drayton Cross (28-1). nk, 43/4l.
12 ran. D K Weld. Tote: E9.80; pl E2.50,
E2.40, E6.90. Exacta: E39.50. Trifecta:
E422.30. CSF: E25.58.
JACKPOT: E1,124.00
PLACEPOT: E75.60
1.35: 1, CHIVERS (Joshua Bryan 9-2
fav); 2, Navajo Star (14-1); 3, Fields Of
Fortune (11-2). 21/2l, 1l. 11 ran. D
Steele. Tote: £5.60; pl £2.10, £4.30,
£2.20. Exacta: £78.10. Tricast: £355.75.
Trifecta: £927.80. CSF: £68.11. NR:
Counterfeiter.
2.05: 1, ISABEL DE URBINA (H
Bentley 9-2); 2, Titi Makfi (9-2); 3,
Mam’selle (5-1). 11-4 fav What A Home.
1/2l, 21/4l. 9 ran. R Beckett. Tote: £5.60;
pl £2.00, £1.70, £1.80. Exacta: £26.70.
Trifecta: £146.40. CSF: £24.56. NR:
Architecture, Mori.
2.40: 1, TAUREAN STAR (H
Bentley 12-1); 2, Summer Icon (33-1);
3, Donncha (8-1). 9-2 jtfav Love
Dreams, 9-2 jtfav Masham Star. 1/2l,
13/4l. 14 ran. R Beckett. Tote: £13.60; pl
£4.10, £8.60, £2.80. Exacta: £400.50.
Tricast: £3415.20. Trifecta: £3052.90.
CSF: £371.54. NR: Mutawathea.
3.15: 1, PETTOCHSIDE (Hollie
Doyle 7-1); 2, Leo Minor (10-1); 3,
Bahamian Sunrise (9-2). 7-2 fav Son
Of Africa. 3/4l, 2l. 8 ran. J Bridger.
Tote: £7.00; pl £1.90, £3.00, £1.70.
Exacta: £66.40. Tricast: £349.37.
Trifecta: £417.70. CSF: £70.30.
3.50: 1, NYALETI (J Fanning 11-4
fav); 2, Shenanigans (3-1); 3, Lincoln
Rocks (3-1). 3/4l, nk. 7 ran. M Johnston.
Tote: £3.60; pl £1.80, £1.70. Exacta:
£12.10. Trifecta: £25.70. CSF: £11.03.
NR: Peak Princess.
4.25: 1, QAROUN (P Dobbs 9-4
fav); 2, Epic Challenge (15-2); 3,
Calendimaggio (14-1). shd, 1/2l. 11 ran.
Sir M Stoute. Tote: £3.20; pl £1.60,
£2.50, £3.30. Exacta: £24.20. Trifecta:
£220.70. CSF: £18.59.
5.00: 1, HIDDEN AFFAIR (H
Bentley 11-2); 2, Motajaasid (20-1); 3,
Honey Man (13-8 fav). nk, 3/4l. 9 ran. H
Candy. Tote: £6.30; pl £1.80, £5.00,
£1.10. Exacta: £89.60. Trifecta:
£887.50. CSF: £107.56. NR: Ballyquin,
Sharp Inntake.
5.35: 1, VICTORY CHIME (L
Steward 6-1); 2, Banksy’s Art (16-1); 3,
Powerful
Society
(66-1);
4,
Seinesational (33-1). 4-1 fav Liva.
11/4l, 1/2l, 1l. 17 ran. R Beckett. Tote:
£7.10; pl £2.20, £3.40, £14.20, £6.30.
Exacta: £145.10. Tricast: £5754.82.
Trifecta: Not won. CSF: £96.25.
QUADPOT: £51.90
PLACEPOT: £255.70
NEWMARKET
1.50: 1, OASIS CHARM (W Buick
4-1 fav); 2, Sharja Bridge (9-2); 3,
Third Time Lucky (11-1); 4, Banditry
(20-1). 1/2l, 4l, 1/2l. 16 ran. C Appleby.
Tote: £5.00; pl £1.80, £1.70, £2.40,
£4.10. Exacta: £26.00. Tricast: £199.55.
Trifecta: £220.80. CSF: £20.01.
2.20: 1, MABS CROSS (P Mulrennan
9-2); 2, Judicial (10-1); 3, Alpha
Delphini (7-1). 6-4 fav Havana Grey.
nk, 1/2l. 9 ran. M Dods. Tote: £4.10; pl
£1.80, £2.80, £2.00. Exacta: £50.70.
Trifecta: £257.20. CSF: £48.37.
2.55: 1, DEFOE (A Atzeni 1-2 fav);
2, Red Verdon (14-1); 3, Count Octave
(10-3). 33/4l, 11/2l. 5 ran. R Varian. Tote:
£1.30; pl £1.10, £3.90. Exacta: £8.30.
Trifecta: £22.10. CSF: £9.27.
3.35: 1, SAXON WARRIOR (D
O’Brien 3-1); 2, Tip Two Win (50-1); 3,
Masar (5-2 fav). 11/2l, hd. 14 ran. A P
O’Brien. Tote: £4.00; pl £1.60, £13.40,
£1.40. Exacta: £235.80. Tricast:
HAMILTON
£446.80. Trifecta: £1841.90. CSF:
£164.83.
4.10: 1, TRIBAL QUEST (W Buick
7-2 jtfav); 2, Yafta (4-1); 3, Galloway
Hills (6-1). 7-2 jtfav Chagatai. 1l, 3/4l.
11 ran. C Appleby. Tote: £4.00; pl
£2.10, £1.20, £1.60. Exacta: £18.40.
Tricast: £83.73. Trifecta: £67.10. CSF:
£16.40. NR: Prestbury Park.
4.45: 1, KEY VICTORY (W Buick
5-4 fav); 2, Old Persian (9-4); 3,
Highbrow (16-1). 11/4l, 11/4l. 8 ran. C
Appleby. Tote: £2.10; pl £1.20, £1.30,
£5.30. Exacta: £4.40. Trifecta: £47.20.
CSF: £4.28.
5.20: 1, SYMBOLIZATION (W
Buick 7-4); 2, Curiosity (14-1); 3, Sam
Gold (13-8 fav). nk, 23/4l. 7 ran. C
Appleby. Tote: £2.40; pl £1.30, £6.80.
Exacta: £27.80. Trifecta: £57.30. CSF:
£25.29.
SCOOP SIX: £82,235.20. Place
£86.00. Bonus Not won (£583,363.00
rollover).
JACKPOT: £1,652.70
QUADPOT: £3.90
PLACEPOT: £20.20
UTTOXETER
1.40: 1, ZEBI BOY (H Skelton
22-1); 2, Earcomestom (25-1); 3,
Damut I’m Out (9-2). 4-1 fav Young
Phoenix. 41/2l, 4l. 15 ran. D Skelton.
Tote: £25.90; pl £6.90, £8.40, £2.10.
Exacta: £797.90. Tricast: £2913.15.
Trifecta: Not won. CSF: £445.02.
2.10: 1, NOT THAT FUISSE (H
Skelton 7-4 fav); 2, Sizing Cusimano
(9-2); 3, Forgot To Ask (7-2). 7l, nk. 11
ran. D Skelton. Tote: £2.50; pl £1.10,
£1.60, £1.80. Exacta: £10.50. Trifecta:
£40.80. CSF: £10.00.
2.45: 1, MICK MAESTRO (Jonathan
Burke 5-1); 2, Present From Dubai
(3-1); 3, Paddy’s Poem (5-2 fav). 23/4l,
3/4l. 10 ran. T R George. Tote: £5.90; pl
£1.50, £1.60, £1.20. Exacta: £23.60.
Trifecta: £54.50. CSF: £19.90.
3.20: 1, VERNI (R Johnson 11-4); 2,
Bags Groove (5-2 fav); 3, Militarian
(25-1). 3/4l, 2l. 8 ran. P Hobbs. Tote:
£3.60; pl £1.30, £1.40, £3.50. Exacta:
£10.30. Trifecta: £84.20. CSF: £10.51.
3.55: 1, MINELLACELEBRATION
(B Poste 12-1); 2, Sizing Codelco (8-1);
3, Beeves (33-1); 4, Templehills (15-2).
5-2 fav Amore Alato. 1/2l, 41/2l, 5l. 17
ran. Katy Price. Tote: £15.40; pl £3.60,
£1.70, £6.40, £2.50. Exacta: £121.60.
Tricast: £3065.12. Trifecta: £842.40.
CSF: £99.15. NR: American.
4.30: 1, BLACK SAM BELLA (H
Skelton 6-1); 2, Molly Childers (5-1); 3,
Little Miss Poet (4-1 fav). 3l, 41/2l. 12
ran. D Skelton. Tote: £6.80; pl £2.30,
£1.80, £1.80. Exacta: £45.20. Tricast:
£134.81. Trifecta: £122.30. CSF:
£35.98.
5.05: 1, FACT FLOW (R T Dunne
66-1); 2, Wandrin Star (15-2); 3,
Zanstra (6-1); 4, Puppet Warrior (181). 9-2 fav Ckalco Des Loges. 11/4l,
31/2l, hd. 16 ran. D Burchell. Tote:
£113.70; pl £11.20, £1.90, £1.60, £4.10.
Exacta: £2130.90. Tricast: £3466.15.
Trifecta: £640.70. CSF: £514.52.
5.40: 1, MRSROBIN (H Skelton
11-8 fav); 2, Irish Octave (10-1); 3,
Goodnight Charlie (10-1). 2l, 6l. 11
ran. D Skelton. Tote: £2.10; pl £1.20,
£2.80, £1.80. Exacta: £17.20. Tricast:
£103.74. Trifecta: £51.70. CSF: £15.76.
NR: Withoutdefavourite.
QUADPOT: £11.10
PLACEPOT: £87.50
WEXFORD
2.25: 1, FLAMINGO’S COURT (B J
Cooper 3-1 fav); 2, Mag Brady (10-3);
3, Mysloegin (13-2). 21/4l, 5l. 12 ran.
Andrew McNamara. Tote: E3.70; pl
E1.50, E1.70, E2.70. Exacta: E13.20.
Trifecta: E38.30. CSF: E12.34. NR:
Fiesta Forever, Josephina, Monastery,
Murphys Oscar, Quri.
3.00: 1, MONOTYPE (B J Cooper
2-1 fav); 2, Great Khan (6-1); 3,
Getoutwhenyoucan (16-1). 1/2l, 13l. 7
ran. Paul Nolan. Tote: E2.80; pl E1.40,
E2.50. Exacta: E11.80. Trifecta:
E102.30. CSF: E13.74. NR: Countess
Cathleen, Park Paddocks.
3.30: 1, OFFICERS MESS (R A
Doyle 7-1); 2, Lady Mangan (33-1); 3,
She’s Made It (7-4 fav). nk, 21/2l. 12
ran. C O’Dwyer. Tote: E6.70; pl E1.20,
E12.80, E1.70. Exacta: E292.00.
Tricast: E584.54. Trifecta: E485.20.
CSF:
E210.82.
NR:
Askari,
Loughnavalley,
Montauk
Flyer,
Shantou Sisu, Tricky Question.
4.05: 1, CASTAFIORE PARK (B J
Cooper 8-1); 2, Toushan (8-1); 3,
Benefit Of Magic (6-1). 4-1 fav Nerual.
1/2l, hd. 14 ran. Paul Nolan. Tote:
E9.70; pl E2.80, E2.60, E2.30. Exacta:
E60.00. Tricast: E423.60. Trifecta:
E939.60. CSF: E70.60.
4.40: 1, FINTARA (R M Power 3-1);
2, Sir Bob (5-1); 3, Dylrow (20-1). 9-4
fav Veneziano Springs. 23/4l, 6l. 14 ran.
Mrs J Harrington. Tote: E3.70; pl
E1.20, E1.30, E10.40. Exacta: E14.90.
Trifecta: E368.70. CSF: E18.01. NR:
Burning Issues, Okey Dokey, Soul
Kaliber.
5.10: 1, FERGIETHELEGEND (C
A Landers 7-1); 2, Cadawill (11-1); 3,
Asitsohappens
(16-1).
4-1
fav
Betterthanalright. 11l, 11/2l. 11 ran.
John G Carr. Tote: E9.90; pl E2.40,
E3.20, E4.70. Exacta: E117.30. Tricast:
E1200.57. Trifecta: E641.20. CSF:
E81.62.
5.45: 1, CHISHOLM TRAIL (Mr P
W Mullins 2-1 fav); 2, Ifyoucatchmenow
(5-2); 3, Backsheesh (16-1). 33/4l, 13/4l.
12 ran. Paul Nolan. Tote: E2.80; pl
E1.02, E1.02, E4.90. Exacta: E8.30.
Trifecta: E40.90. CSF: E6.83. NR: Last
One.
JACKPOT: E13,405.60
PLACEPOT: E378.10
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WETHERBY
1.25: 1, INGLEBY HOLLOW
(Daniel Tudhope 9-4 fav); 2,
Allfredandnobell (9-1); 3, Calliope
(7-1). 3/4l, 1l. 12 ran. D O’Meara. Tote:
£2.40; pl £1.30, £2.90, £2.20. Exacta:
£27.80. Tricast: £122.81. Trifecta:
£146.20. CSF: £21.86. NR: Paddy’s
Rock, Rock On Bollinski.
1.55: 1, SYMPOSING (J P Sullivan
12-1); 2, May Symphonic (7-1); 3,
Busby (14-1). 11-10 fav Zatorius. 1/2l,
nk. 8 ran. T Easterby. Tote: £14.60; pl
£2.60, £2.00, £3.60. Exacta: £51.40.
Trifecta: £1368.60. CSF: £93.32.
2.30: 1, MR RECKLESS (D Costello
22-1); 2, Istanbul Sultan (11-10 fav); 3,
Dawn Dancer (9-1). 1/2l, 21/2l. 7 ran. J
Osborne. Tote: £27.80; pl £7.70, £1.20.
Exacta: £93.40. Trifecta: £599.90. CSF:
£45.04.
3.05: 1, ORIGINAL CHOICE (Ben
Curtis 6-1); 2, Hayadh (20-1); 3, Gulf
Of Poets (7-1). 7-2 fav Humbert. nk,
nk. 15 ran. W Haggas. Tote: £6.60; pl
£2.90, £6.60, £2.40. Exacta: £161.60.
Tricast: £866.84. Trifecta: £906.50.
CSF: £128.02. NR: Perkunas.
3.45: 1, PEPITA (Rossa Ryan 5-2
fav); 2, Brockholes (4-1); 3, Castle Hill
Cassie (7-2). 2l, 31/4l. 5 ran. R Hannon.
Tote: £2.80; pl £1.70, £2.10. Exacta:
£12.60. Trifecta: £39.10. CSF: £12.53.
NR: Yeah Baby Yeah.
4.20: 1, FUJAIRA PRINCE (J
Mitchell 4-6 fav); 2, Helioblu Bareliere
(40-1); 3, Genetics (7-2). 6l, 3/4l. 10 ran.
R Varian. Tote: £1.40; pl £1.10, £9.50,
£1.20. Exacta: £42.60. Trifecta:
£150.40. CSF: £49.92.
4.55: 1, TITUS (Ger O’Neill 5-1); 2,
Saroog (evens fav); 3, Alwaysandforever
(7-4). 2l, 13/4l. 8 ran. D Carroll. Tote:
£7.20; pl £1.50, £1.02, £1.10. Exacta:
£15.40. Trifecta: £23.60. CSF: £10.57.
NR: Sketching.
5.30: 1, IMPERIAL LEGEND (K
Schofield 18-1); 2, Robbian (10-1); 3,
Spirit of Zebedee (6-1). 4-1 fav
Celerity. 2l, 11/4l. 10 ran. A Brown.
Tote: £22.70; pl £6.10, £3.60, £2.10.
Exacta: £300.40. Tricast: £1215.99.
Trifecta: £1163.20. CSF: £183.84.
QUADPOT: £13.80
PLACEPOT: £312.40
DONCASTER
5.15: 1, WATCHABLE (Daniel
Tudhope 9-1); 2, George Bowen (9-1);
3, Private Matter (16-1). 7-2 fav
Equitation. nk, nk. 11 ran. D O’Meara.
Tote: £12.10; pl £3.60, £2.90, £3.40.
Exacta: £75.90. Tricast: £1312.70.
Trifecta: £1583.20. CSF: £89.98.
5.50: 1, NINETYTHREETWENTY
(D Nolan 12-1); 2, Murqaab (11-4); 3,
Broken Spear (5-2). 2-1 fav Dixieland.
nk, 3/4l. 7 ran. R Fahey. Tote: £13.40; pl
£4.70, £2.00. Exacta: £59.00. Trifecta:
£205.70. CSF: £46.32.
6.20: 1, MASAARR (David Egan
9-4 fav); 2, Magnificent (11-4); 3,
Ulshaw Bridge (12-1). 3/4l, 6l. 7 ran. R
Varian. Tote: £2.70; pl £1.20, £2.20.
Exacta: £8.00. Trifecta: £70.20. CSF:
£8.47.
6.50: 1, SALATEEN (Daniel
Tudhope 7-2); 2, Truth Or Dare (9-1);
3, Shared Equity (3-1 fav). shd, 1/2l. 6
ran. D O’Meara. Tote: £5.30; pl £2.70,
£4.30. Exacta: £35.50. Trifecta:
£109.70. CSF: £32.97. NR: Roller.
7.20: 1, ROUSSEL (B Doyle 2-5
fav); 2, Praxedis (16-1); 3, Charming
Guest (5-1). 1l, 3/4l. 7 ran. C Appleby.
Tote: £1.30; pl £1.20, £5.10. Exacta:
£8.30. Trifecta: £22.50. CSF: £8.87.
7.50: 1, MASTER OF IRONY (J
Hart 25-1); 2, Warm Oasis (12-1); 3,
Davy’s Dilemma (10-1). 7-4 fav
Bedrock. ns, nk. 10 ran. J J Quinn.
Tote: £20.00; pl £5.10, £3.90, £3.20.
Exacta: £289.50. Tricast: £3195.95.
Trifecta: £1648.30. CSF: £298.90.
8.20: 1, AMOURICE (P Mulrennan
11-4); 2, Gift of Hera (11-2); 3, Rayna’s
World (11-10 fav). 2l, 21/2l. 6 ran. J
Chapple-Hyam. Tote: £2.80; pl £1.70,
£2.40. Exacta: £20.30. Trifecta: £38.50.
CSF: £18.92. NR: Endless Tangent.
QUADPOT: £51.90
PLACEPOT: £1,999.30
HEXHAM
5.35: 1, NEWSTART (Miss Becky
Smith 3-1); 2, Applesandpierres (4-6
fav); 3, Mr Snoozy (6-1). 11/4l, 41/2l. 13
ran. B Ellison. Tote: £4.70; pl £1.40,
£1.10, £1.90. Exacta: £8.10. Trifecta:
£17.80. CSF: £5.61.
6.05: 1, LOCH LINNHE (J Hamilton
7-2); 2, General Mahler (2-1 fav); 3,
Pokora Du Lys (16-1). 1l, 11l. 9 ran. M
Walford. Tote: £4.40; pl £1.40, £1.20,
£3.70. Exacta: £13.20. Trifecta:
£116.00. CSF: £11.16.
6.35: 1, CARD GAME (A Blakemore
8-1); 2, Pc Dixon (11-1); 3, Oliver’s
Gold (8-1). 4-1 fav Randy Pike. 13/4l,
3l. 14 ran. Ruth Jefferson. Tote: £8.40;
pl £2.50, £3.20, £3.30. Exacta: £104.40.
Tricast: £738.90. Trifecta: £798.30.
CSF: £83.74.
7.05: 1, MILLY BALOO (Mr W
Easterby 7-1); 2, Captain Mowbray
(10-1); 3, Swing Hard (9-1). 4-1 fav
Nortonthorpelegend. 23/4l, 5l. 10 ran. T
Easterby. Tote: £7.40; pl £2.20, £2.50,
£3.00. Exacta: £64.10. Tricast: £632.90.
Trifecta: £269.90. CSF: £71.71.
7.35: 1, STREETS OF MILAN (Mr
Tom Strawson 12-1); 2, Wizadora (661); 3, For Yes (33-1). 15-8 jtfav
Ballinahow Bill, 15-8 jtfav Greensalt.
3l, 11/2l. 13 ran. C C Pimlott. Tote:
£11.30; pl £2.80, £14.80, £5.20. Exacta:
£789.20. Trifecta: Not won. CSF:
£545.45.
8.05: 1, KICK ON DOTTIE (J
Hamilton 50-1); 2, The Steward (6-1);
3, Tickerty Boo (33-1). 5-6 fav
Swashbuckle. 1l, hd. 14 ran. Ruth
Jefferson. Tote: £82.10; pl £11.50,
£2.00, £3.80. Exacta: £307.90. Trifecta:
£1374.50. CSF: £345.97. NR: Satis
House.
8.35: 1, SHARNEY SIKE (B Hughes
11-1); 2, Dun Faw Good (15-2); 3,
Apache Pilot (7-1 jtfav); 4, Dartford
Warbler (12-1). 7-1 jtfav Blakerigg. 2l,
3l, 3/4l. 16 ran. W Coltherd. Tote:
£12.90; pl £3.10, £1.30, £2.50, £3.60.
Exacta: £128.70. Tricast: £629.71.
Trifecta: £768.00. CSF: £84.70.
QUADPOT: £3,856.00
PLACEPOT: £3,926.50
JASON HEAVEY
MOORESTYLE
Laughton 1.30 Majeste
Bengali Boys 2.05 Jonboy
Starplex 2.35 Corton Lad (e/w)
Restive 3.10 Regal Mirage
Rapid Applause 3.45 Ma Fee Heela (nap)
Valentino Dancer 4.20 Sunader
Jacob Black 4.55 Fleetfoot Jack (trb)
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£4,787
1 (7) 4-01 B FIFTY TWO (13)(D4,F,G,S)(T) Mrs M Fife 9 9 10 ..H Shaw (5) ★99
2 (8) L-00 ONE BOY (17)(CD,D6,G,S) P Midgley 7 9 8 ...P Mulrennan 90
3 (9) 3643 AMAZING GRAZING (13)(A)(E) R Bastiman 4 9 6
Daniel Tudhope 92
4 (6) -005 ECONOMIC CRISIS (36)(CD5,C2,D4,G,S)
A Berry 9 9 5 Connor Murtagh (5) 98
5 (5) 0-L0 MAJESTE (15)(G) Rebecca Bastiman 4 9 5P Makin 90
6 (4) 22-5 NUNS WALK (24)(BF,D,A,S) T Easterby 4 9 4 ...... D Allan 95
7 (1) 60-6 ORIENTAL SPLENDOUR (13)(D2,G)(P)
Mrs R Carr 6 9 3 J P Sullivan 91
8 (2) L-L2 LAUGHTON (15)(D3,G) K Ryan 5 9 2 ......T Eaves 95
9 (3) 003- BRONZE BEAU (211)(CD6,D6,F,G,S)(P,T) J J Quinn 11 9 2 ...S Gray 93
Star Betting: — 7-2 B Fifty Two, 4 Laughton, 5 Nuns Walk, 6
Amazing Grazing, 7 One Boy, 10 Others.
2017: Spirit Of Wedza 5 9 7, Joe Doyle 2-1 Fav (Julie
Camacho), drawn (6), 6 ran.
CONDITIONS STKS
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Class 2 3YO 5f (6 run)
£18,675
1
2
3
4
5
6
(1) -432 LAKE VOLTA (37)(G) M Johnston 9 9 .......J Fanning 98
(5) 0-11 SAVALAS (15)(D3,A,S) K Ryan 9 9..........T Eaves 93
(6) 4-52 BENGALI BOYS (47)(D2,G,S) R Fahey 9 6 .......T Hamilton ★99
(3) 61- JONBOY (227)(D,S) T D Barron 9 6 P Mulrennan 86
(4) 335- BRANDY STATION (200)(D,G) Mrs L Williamson 9 2 ..K Lundie 88
(2) 512 MEERPAT (71)(A) J Ward 9 1............ Rossa Ryan 86
Star Betting: — Evens Bengali Boys, 5-2 Lake Volta, 4
Savalas, 10 Jonboy, 33 Meerpat, 50 Brandy Station.
2017: Equimou 9 1, P Makin 9-2 (R Eddery), drawn (4), 5 ran.
HANDICAP
2.35 TOTESPORT.COM
Class 3 1m 5f (12 run)
£13,695
1 (1) 1533 FIRE FIGHTING (11)(A,F,G,S) M Johnston 7 10 0..J Fanning 95
2 (9) 60-0 EURO NIGHTMARE (37)(G,S) K Dalgleish 4 9 7
P Mulrennan 90
3 (11) 4-L0 TOR (15)(CD,G,S) I Jardine 4 9 5 ...J Gormley (5) 93
4 (8) 5-13 ARCHIPPOS (15)(C,G,S) P Kirby 5 9 5
Rossa Ryan (5) 94
5 (10) 250- GREAT FIGHTER (J16)(A,G)(V) J Goldie 8 9 2
Phil Dennis (3) 88
6 (2) 13L- SEBASTIAN’S WISH (215)(A,G) K Dalgleish 5 9 2
J Hart 88
7 (12) -215 BEAR VALLEY (22)(A,G) C Mann 4 9 2 ..P Makin ★99
8 (3) 50-0 CORTON LAD (40)(CD,C2,A,G)(T,V) K Dalgleish 8 9 1
R Scott (3) 88
9 (5) 10-0 BOLDER BOB (15)(S) T D Barron 4 9 1 ....Ben Curtis 94
10 (7) 3-04 KENSINGTON STAR (15)(G,S)(P) K Dalgleish 5 9 1....J P Sullivan 91
11 (6) 2-L1 STARPLEX (15)(C,S) K Dalgleish 8 9 0 ........G Lee 95
12 (4) 621- DONNACHIES GIRL (184)(CD,C,A,G,S)
A Whillans 5 8 8 C Hardie 95
Star Betting: — 9-2 Starplex, 11-2 Archippos, 6 Fire Fighting,
7 Donnachies Girl, 8 Kensington Star, 10 others.
2017: Corton Lad 7 9 1, R Scott(5) 8-1 (K Dalgleish), drawn (6), 6 ran.
HANDICAP
3.10 TOTEEXACTA
Class 5 1m 3f (9 run)
£4,787
1 (6) 10-3 RESTIVE (125)(A,S) I Jardine 5 9 9 .. J P Sullivan 92
2 (4) 220- THORNTOUN CARE (219)(D,A,G)(P) I Jardine 7 9 7
J Gormley (5) ★99
3 (7) 0036 BOB MAXWELL (10) T D Barron 4 9 6 Ben Curtis 93
4 (1) 06-0 REGAL MIRAGE (11)(BF,CD,C,G,S) T Easterby 4 9 3
D Allan 94
5 (8) 64-0 LEONIDAS (42)(B*) K Dalgleish 4 9 1 ......... J Hart 87
6 (9) 40-6 TEWAFEEDJ (11)(BF,S)(P) K Ryan 4 8 11... DOUBTFUL 98
7 (2) 06-0 ZIHAAM (6)(P) Roger Fell 4 8 10 .........T Hamilton 88
8 (5) 63-0 HIGHWAY ROBBER (109)(CD,G,S)
W Storey 5 8 2 Nathan Evans 95
9 (3) 020- GRANITE CITY DOC (215) Mrs L Normile 5 8 2
Paula Muir (7) 90
LONG HANDICAP: Highway Robber 7-12, Granite City Doc
7-11.
Star Betting: — 3 Bob Maxwell, 4 Regal Mirage, Thorntoun
Care, 9-2 Restive, 7 Leonidas, 12 Others.
2017: Genres 5 9 6, J Fanning 5-1 (G Swinbank), drawn (5), 7 ran.
BEST OF DUNDALK
JASON HEAVEY
MOORESTYLE
Andre Amar 2.00 Ascot Dreamer
Lady Nathaniel 2.30 Jackmel
Terzetto 3.05 Moon Filly
Captain Midnight 3.40 Time Stands Still
Light Pillar 4.15 Light Pillar
Schoolboy Error 4.50 Creeping Ivy
Elusive Duchess 5.25 Nivvo
GOING: STANDARD
PLACEPOT FIRST SIX RACES
EBF MAIDEN
2.00 2YO 5f (5 runners)
8,177
1
2
3
4
5
(5)
ANDRE AMAR G M Lyons 9 5 .............. G F Carroll —
(2)
RANGEFIELD EXPRESS M O’Callaghan 9 5 ....L F Roche —
(1)
REST BAY(T*) Joseph P O’Brien 9 5 ..........S Foley —
(4)
ASCOT DREAMER A Murray 9 0 ............. R Aguiar —
(3)
SERVALAN Mrs J Harrington 9 0 ....C O’Donoghue —
Star Betting: — 6-4 Andre Amar, 3 Rest Bay, 7-2 Rangefield
Express, 4 Servalan, 14 Ascot Dreamer.
2017: Declarationofpeace 9 5, J A Heffernan 1-4 Fav (A P
O’Brien), drawn (1), 6 ran.
LMFM FILLIES MAIDEN
3.05 7f
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(7)
(4)
(2)
(9)
(6)
(1)
(5)
(14 runners)
6,814
0-00 DANVILLE GIRL (29) Nigel Johnston 5 9 12 ...T M Sherry (10)
—
324- VIENNA CIRCLE (170)(T) V Halley 4 9 12 ..D E Sheehy (5) ★42
6-50 DALIYAH (23) G M Lyons 3 9 0 ........... G F Carroll —
MISS LOUISE M McNiff 3 9 0 ................C P Hoban —
0 MONDAY BLUES (13) Michael Mulvany 3 9 0 ...O J Orr (3) —
MOON FILLY P J Flynn 3 9 0.......K J Leonard (3) —
40-L PROUD AND ELATED (14) Joseph P O’Brien 3 9 0
S M Crosse (10) —
8 (8) L44- RIONACH (219) M O’Callaghan 3 9 0 ....L F Roche —
9 (14)
SARZANA J G Geoghegan 3 9 0 ..... G P Halpin (3) —
10(11)
2 TERZETTO (26) M Halford 3 9 0 ....C O’Donoghue 26
11(13)
0 THEONEYOUARE (72) D Bunyan 3 9 0 ... D McDonogh 26
12(12) LL- TRIXIEMAY (219) P Byrne 3 9 0 ......K J Manning —
13(10)
L- VICTORY BOOM (297)(T) Joseph P O’Brien 3 9 0
S Foley —
14 (3)
3- WISHING STAR (219) J A Stack 3 9 0 C D Hayes —
Star Betting: — 11-4 Rionach, 3 Daliyah, 7-2 Terzetto, 7
Wishing Star, 10 Vienna Circle, 12 others.
2017: Smoulder 3 9 0, Anastasia O’Brien(3) 7-4 Fav (A P
O’Brien), drawn (3), 9 ran.
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT
PLACEPOT FIRST SIX RACES
3.45
TOTETRIFECTA HANDICAP
Class 4
6f (15 run)
£6,728
1 (7) 0-61 RAPID APPLAUSE (10)(D2,G)
M W Easterby 6 9 11 Nathan Evans 96
2 (12) 6-00 DANDY HIGHWAYMAN (17)(CD,D,G) O Pears 4 9 9
A Mullen 95
3 (11) 460- INEXES (150)(CD2,D2,G,S)(P) Mrs M Fife 6 9 6
B McHugh 97
4 (10) 06-0 MA FEE HEELA (17)(A) D O’Meara 4 9 6
Daniel Tudhope 92
5 (9) 30-0 FULL INTENTION (17)(A) A Whillans 4 9 5
R Scott (3) 87
6 (8) 260- SFUMATO (194)(D,G) I Jardine 4 9 5 .......D Nolan 93
7 (3) 0016 IMAGINE IF (17)(BF,A) Roger Fell 4 9 4 .T Hamilton 88
8 (1) L-00 GIANT SPARK (20)(D4,G,S) P Midgley 6 9 4
P Mulrennan 93
9 (4) L0-5 KHELMAN (42)(CD2,D4,G,S)(P) R Fahey 8 9 4
Connor Murtagh (5) 98
10 (2) L0-0 ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI (124)(CD5,D3,A,G,S)(B)
A Whillans 8 9 3 C Hardie 92
11(14) 444- MUNFALLET (185)(CD2,D4,G,S) D Brown 7 9 1
J Hart 92
12 (5) 36-5 DIRCHILL (15)(CD,S)(P*) T D Barron 4 9 0
Ben Curtis ★99
13(15) 36-0 MININGGOLD (17)(D,G) M Dods 5 8 13
Paula Muir (7) 92
14(13) -006 LOGI (22)(A)(B) Rebecca Bastiman 4 8 9
J Gormley (5) 83
15 (6) 20-4 DANISH DUKE (15)(D4,A,G,S)(P) Mrs R Carr 7 8 7
J P Sullivan 91
Star Betting: — 9-2 Rapid Applause, 13-2 Khelman, 7
Imagine If, 8 Dirchill, 10 Danish Duke, Ma Fee Heela, 12
Munfallet, Sfumato, 14 others.
2017: Zylan 5 9 4, T Hamilton 15-8 Fav (Roger Fell), drawn
(5), 7 ran.
MAIDEN STAKES
4.20 TOTESPORT.COM
Class 5 1m (9 run)
£4,787
1 (6)
DUBAI SHEN (J646) A Whillans 7 10 0 .. C Hardie 78
2 (5)
SUNADER (J41) K Dalgleish 5 10 0....... J Fanning 87
3 (4) 544- POLLY GLIDE (317)(BF) L Smyth (IRE) 4 9 9
J P Sullivan 89
4 (1)
HEIRSLOOKINGATYOU M Dods 3 9 1
P Mulrennan ★99
5 (9) 50-5 VALENTINO DANCER (17) D O’Meara 3 9 1
Daniel Tudhope 98
6 (3)
64 ZIG ZAG ZYGGY (11) R J Osborne (IRE) 3 9 1
R Scott (3) 89
7 (7)
DOON STAR J Goldie 3 8 10.................. B McHugh 76
8 (2)
0L LAIT AU CHOCOLAT (31) K Ryan 3 8 10 ... T Eaves 72
9 (8)
LAND OF GRACE L Smyth (IRE) 3 8 10 .......G Lee 80
Star Betting: — 2 Valentino Dancer, 9-2 Heirslookingatyou, 5
Zig Zag Zyggy, 11-2 Polly Glide, 8 Land Of Grace, 10 Others.
2017: What Wonders Weave 3 8 10, P Makin 10-3 (J P
Shanahan(Ire)), drawn (9), 11 ran.
HANDICAP
4.55 TOTESPORT.COM
Class 5 1m (13 run)
£4,787
1 (5) 15-1 MUSTAQBAL (8)(D3,G,S) M Dods 6 9 13
C Rodriguez (3) 94
2 (1) 11-2 FLEETFOOT JACK (8)(CD2,S) D O’Meara 4 9 10
Daniel Tudhope ★99
3 (8) 405- WHAT WONDERS WEAVE (163)(CD,C,G,S)
R J Osborne (IRE) 4 9 9 R Scott (3) 81
4 (2) 10L- AMY BLAIR (255)(CD2,C3,G,S)(H) K Dalgleish 5 9 9
C Beasley 87
5 (7) -223 MAIFALKI (101)(BF,A) J Ward 5 9 7 .. Rossa Ryan (5) 85
6 (4) 00-0 BROTHER MCGONAGALL (13)(CD,D,G,S)
T Easterby 4 9 6 D Allan 90
7 (12) 010- TEOMARIA (163)(D,G) L Smyth (IRE) 4 9 4...G Lee 85
8 (6) 224- REINFORCED (208)(BF,S)(P,T) M Dods 5 9 3
A Mullen 87
9 (10) 313- CLIFF BAY (206)(BF,CD,D,G,S) K Dalgleish 4 9 2
P Vaughan (7) 92
10 (3) 4-LL PULLMAN BROWN (8)(G,S) P Kirby 6 9 2
Phil Dennis (3) 83
11 (9) 5-00 NATAJACK (10)(D,S) Rebecca Bastiman 4 9 1
P Makin 85
12(11) 00-6 HAYMARKET (2)(CD,G,S) R M Smith 9 8 12
J P Sullivan 85
13(13) 60-1 JACOB BLACK (3)(CD,D3,G) K Dalgleish 7 8 7(6ex)
J Hart 87
LONG HANDICAP: Jacob Black 8-6.
Star Betting: — 3 Jacob Black, 9-2 Mustaqbal, 5 Fleetfoot
Jack, 8 Cliff Bay, 10 Maifalki, 12 Reinforced, 14 Teomaria,
Natajack, 16 others.
2017: Try Again 4 9 3, Ben Curtis 7-2 JtFav (P W Flynn(Ire)),
drawn (10), 12 ran.
HANDICAP
4.50 LMFM
1m 4f
(12 runners)
6,269
1 (1) 2321 SIX SILVER LANE (30)(C9,A0,G)(P)
John Feane 10 10 2 A J Farragher (10) ★60
2 (4) 00-2 THE PLAN MAN (26)(T) A J Martin 8 9 13
K J Manning 19
3 (7) 5-26 BRINGTHEHOUSEDOWN (14) A Oliver 4 9 12
S Foley —
4 (12) 3L3- CREEPING IVY (J129)(CD2,A)(T) A J Martin 6 9 11
O J Orr (3) 45
5 (10) 03P- MADEMOISELLE PENNY (205)(C,D3,A,G)
P J Flynn 6 9 10 L F Roche —
6 (6) 00-0 WATERBOY (22) R Brabazon 4 9 10 ..R P Whelan —
7 (9) 5011 SCHOOLBOY ERROR (18)(CD2,A)
Shane Nolan 5 9 7 C D Hayes 38
8 (5) 26-0 PAVED WITH GOLD (21)(C,A) John Murphy 5 9 5
C O’Donoghue 32
9 (2) 0-56 TIME FOR MABEL (18)(G)(T) E J O’Grady 7 9 5
N G McCullagh 37
10(11) 000- SHOOFLY (162)(D,A) Denis Hogan 5 9 4
K K Hennessy (5)
6
11 (8) 24-0 GET OUT OF JAIL (29)(BF,D,S)(B,T)
J McConnell 7 9 2 R P Downey (3) —
12 (3) 5242 EASY BOY (4)(BF,CD,C,A,G)(T,V)
Patrick Martin 6 9 0 K J Leonard (3) 17
Star Betting: — 11-4 The Plan Man, 4 Schoolboy Error, 5
Easy Boy, 11-2 Six Silver Lane, 8 Creeping Ivy, 12
Bringthehousedown, Time For Mabel, 16 Get Out Of Jail, 20 others.
2017: No corresponding race.
EBF FILLIES HANDICAP
5.25 IRISH
1m 3f
(10 runners)
16,872
1 (8) 12L- PEARL OF THE WEST (J42)(G,S)(T)
J McConnell 4 9 10 R P Downey (3) —
2 (9) 56L- ELUSIVE DUCHESS (239)(G) A Keatley 4 9 5
G F Carroll —
3 (5) 20-6 TWO FOR TEA (15) Mrs J Harrington 4 8 11
C O’Donoghue —
4 (2) 2110 NIVVO (37)(C2,A) Tracey Collins 5 8 7
R P Whelan ★56
5 (7) 021- SMART STINGER (136)(C,A) Andrew Slattery 4 8 7
B M Coen (7) 47
6 (3) 45-5 CLAREGATE STREET (20) M Halford 4 8 4
C P Hoban
4
7 (6) 400- FARADAYS LAW (246)(T) Joseph P O’Brien 4 8 4
K J Leonard (3) —
8 (1) 6-20 PAINT (14)(G) K J Condon 3 8 4 .. N G McCullagh 24
9 (10) 330- BELLA FIGURA (288) Mrs J Harrington 3 8 4
C D Hayes —
10 (4) 4L6- LESS OF THAT (219)(G)(P*) John Feane 4 8 4
A J Farragher (10) —
Star Betting: — 3 Smart Stinger, 5 Claregate Street, 6 Bella
Figura, 7 Pearl Of The West, 8 Nivvo, Less Of That, 10 Two For
Tea, 12 Faradays Law, Elusive Duchess, 14 Paint.
2017: No corresponding race.
**
FAIRYTALE FILLY
IN
GUINEAS
BID
Mick eyes Dream
MICK CHANNON is
hoping to live the dream
today with a fairytale
outcome in the Qipco
1000 Guineas.
The trainer is hoping his filly
Dan’s Dream can earn a spinal
charity a huge windfall in the
Newmarket Classic.
The horse was named after
Dan Nicholls, who was paralysed from the neck down after
breaking his neck when he
dived into a wave on Bondi
Beach in Australia.
His dad David started the
Nicholls
Spinal
Injury
Foundation and Dan’s Dream’s
part-owner and breeder Steven
Smith became involved after
breaking his back jumping out
of a first-floor window of his
holiday home in France seven
years ago to flee armed burglars.
Smith fell into a ravine and
was told he would never walk
again after crushing his spine
and breaking a leg and arm.
Channon said: “It’s almost a
Grand National story. Steven
was badly injured and he’s the
breeder, so it’s a great fairytale
in that sense.”
Dan’s Dream, at the time
unnamed, was put up for
auction at a spinal injury golf
■ by JASON HEAVEY
day last year. Along with
Smith, her owners include
Sir Ian Botham and
rugby giant Sir Gareth
Edwards and under the
terms of the auction
all prize-money
earned goes to the
foundation.
So far, Dan’s
Dream has earned
a shade under
£40,000 after winning
two of her three starts,
including last month’s Fred
Darling Stakes.
Earlier this week
connections paid the £30,000 to
supplement her for the first
fillies’ Classic of the season and
should she claim victory she
will pick up £310,487.
Channon said: “We’ve had a
quiet time with two-year-olds
and haven’t found anything for
two or three years, then all of a
sudden one jumps out at you.
“Last year I thought Dan’s
Dream was as good a two-yearold as I’ve had since Flashy
Wings. We gave her a run and
she came home lame, so I sent
her back to the owners. We got
her back in January and the
rest is history. She’s been
working like the good fillies
we’ve had.”
1000 GUINEAS DAY AT NEWMARKET
JASON HEAVEY
MOORESTYLE
Sofia’s Rock 1.50 Oasis Fantasy (e/w)
Wuheida 2.20 Wilamina
George Dryden (e/w) 2.55 Eastern Impact
Laurens (Nap) 3.35 Happily (nb)
Barend Boy 4.10 Fanaar
Lah Ti Dar 4.45 Lumi
He’s Amazing 5.20 Trumps Up
GOING: GOOD-GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES
JACKPOT AND PLACEPOT FIRST SIX RACES
1.50
QATAR RACING HANDICAP
Class 2
1m 4f (15 runners)
£31,125
1 (14) 50-4 WOLF COUNTRY (73)(D,S) C Appleby 4 9 10 .......W Buick 91
2 (4) -000 EDDYSTONE ROCK (36)(G,S) J Best 6 9 10.........R Havlin 83
3 (1) -L62 ACROSS THE STARS (42)(D2,A,S) R Hannon 5 9 9
T Marquand 86
4 (13) 32-1 DUKE OF BRONTE (24)(D2,A,G,S) B Millman 4 9 9
O Murphy 91
5 (6) 1-12 CELESTIAL SPHERES (62)(BF,C,D2,A,G,S)(P)
C Appleby 4 9 7 James Doyle ★99
6 (15) -000 GREY BRITAIN (43)(C,G,S) J Ryan 4 9 7 ............. G Mosse 82
7 (11) 440- UAE PRINCE (253)(BF,D,G,S) R Varian 5 9 7.......A Atzeni 92
8 (5) 0-05 SOFIA’S ROCK (8)(D2,F,G,S) M Johnston 4 9 6
P J McDonald 86
9 (7) 4434 AL HAMDANY (37)(D,A) M Botti 4 9 6 ........... G Malune (5) 85
10 (8) 231- RESHOUN (190)(D,S) I Williams 4 9 4................. J Crowley 92
11 (2) 150- THE GRAND VISIR (205)(BF,D,G,S) W Haggas 4 9 1
S De Sousa 94
12 (3) 25L- ALQAMAR (179)(BF,D,S)(P) C Appleby 4 9 0.........B Doyle 92
13(12) /1-2 ADAMANT (15)(BF,F,S) Sir M Stoute 4 9 0 ........ R L Moore 95
14 (9) 30L- OASIS FANTASY (217)(CD,D,G) D M Simcock 7 8 12
M Harley 88
15(10) 111- MAORI BOB (236)(D3,A,G,S) M Bell 4 8 9 Hayley Turner 92
Star Betting: — 7-2 Adamant, 6 Duke Of Bronte, 7 Celestial Spheres,
Uae Prince, 8 The Grand Visir, 10 Reshoun, 12 Wolf Country, Maori Bob,
14 others.
2017: Frontiersman 4 9 10, W Buick 5-2 Fav (C Appleby), drawn (1),
12 ran.
STAKES (FILLIES’ GROUP 2)
2.20 DAHLIA
Class 1 1m 1f (8 runners)
£59,546
1 (2) 441- WUHEIDA (183)(D,G)(P*) C Appleby 4 9 5 ............W Buick ★99
2 (1) 115- BILLESDON BESS (221)(G,S) R Hannon 4 9 0...Hollie Doyle 94
3 (7) 31-3 ELEGANT POSE (42)(BF,D,G,S) G M Lyons (IRE) 4 9 0
C Keane 95
4 (8) 116- GOLDEN LEGEND (196)(D2,S) H F Devin (FR) 4 9 0
Alexis Badel 98
5 (6) L01- INDIAN BLESSING (159)(D,A) Ed Walker 4 9 0 ....P Cosgrave 96
6 (3) 2-L0 MIA TESORO (37)(F,G)(H) C Fellowes 5 9 0 ....S Donohoe 93
7 (4) 233- TISBUTADREAM (219)(A,G) D Elsworth 4 9 0 .. R L Moore 95
8 (5) L35- WILAMINA (205)(G,S) M Meade 5 9 0 ................. O Murphy 95
Star Betting: — 4-5 Wuheida, 9-2 Golden Legend, 6 Elegant Pose, 10
Tisbutadream, 14 Billesdon Bess, 16 Indian Blessing, 20 Wilamina, 50
Mia Tesoro.
2017: Somehow 4 9 0, R L Moore 13-8 Fav (A P O’Brien(Ire)), drawn (1), 7 ran.
JACOBS’
ackers
Cr
SUNDAY SERVICE
IT’S 1000 Guineas day at
Newmarket and I fully
expect the fillies’ classic
to go to HAPPILY (3.35).
Despite her blowout in
the Breeders’ Cup, she
has by far the best form
going into this Group One
and has reportedly been
working well.
The drying ground is a
huge plus for the daughter
of Galileo and this should
be the start of a big
season at the top table.
If you are looking for an
each-way play at a bigger
price then I couldn’t put
you off stablemate
Sizzling at about 33-1. She
hated the ground on her
opening run in the
Salsabil Stakes and could
easily hit the frame on this
faster surface.
The opening 1m 4f
handicap is wide open
and the each-way call
could be OASIS
FANTASY (1.50) who
has plummeted in the
weights, while the faster
the better for EASTERN
IMPACT (2.55).
Following a slow start to
the campaign, David
O’Meara’s yard has begun
to hit form and in MA FEE
HEELA (nap) (3.45) he
has an unexposed
handicapper worth
following at Hamilton. A
lightly-raced son of
Siyouni, the four-year-old
has been racing over
further but a stiff six
furlongs looks as though
it could be his optimum
trip, particularly with
some give in the ground.
His run behind Adam’s
Ale at Ripon should have
sharpened him up and he
gets the nap vote to see
off the likes of Munfallet
and Imagine If.
FLEETWOOD JACK
(4.55) can complete a
double for the yard, while
CORTON LAD (2.35)
could be the each-way
play in the feature event.
ANTE-POST
I am going to hit the long
term road here and advise
a bet in the St Leger on a
John Gosden charge that
really impressed me at
Yarmouth this week.
An Investec Derby entry,
CORELLI has been slow
to come to hand and
Gosden is taking a softly
softly approach.
Of course, he only won a
three-runner novice event
at Yarmouth last week but
ia closely related to
another Gosden Leger
hero Lucarno. Corelli
looks made for that Town
Moor slog.
A top price of 33-1 looks
well worth taking at this
stage.
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(1)
13115
(10)
1-
£31,125
1 (12) 01-6 GIFTED MASTER (37)(CD,C3,D5,A,G,S)(B)
H Palmer 5 9 10 James Doyle 95
2 (11) 3-L4 MAGICAL MEMORY (17)(CD,D7,G,S) C Hills 6 9 9
L Dettori 91
3 (13) 40-2 MR LUPTON (43)(CD,D2,G,S) R Fahey 5 9 5
J P Spencer 91
4 (2) 05-1 AEOLUS (18)(CD,D4,G,S) Ed Walker 7 9 5 ......P Cosgrave 92
5 (4) 0-6L TIS MARVELLOUS (80)(D,G)(T) C Cox 4 9 1 .........A Kirby 89
6 (8) 15-5 EKHTIYAAR (18)(BF,CD,D2,G,S) R Varian 4 9 1J Crowley★99
7 (7) 010- VICTORY ANGEL (212)(CD,D2,G) R Varian 4 9 0
S De Sousa 94
8 (10) /5-1 MEDICINE JACK (42)(D3) G M Lyons (IRE) 4 8 13 ... C Keane 93
9 (9) 04-3 EASTERN IMPACT (18)(CD2,D3,G,S) R Fahey 7 8 12
P Hanagan 90
10 (6) 312- ICE LORD (218)(D3,G,S) C Wall 6 8 8 ............ Hollie Doyle 98
11(14) 522- BARON BOLT (191)(D,G,S) P Cole 5 8 7...........R Da Silva 91
12 (3) 13L5 GEORGE DRYDEN (29)(D2,A,G) C Wallis 6 8 5
David Egan (3) 88
13 (5) 321- SCORCHING HEAT (274)(D3,S) A Balding 4 8 5 ....R Hornby 93
14 (1) 5630 SWIFT APPROVAL (18)(D,A,G,S) S C Williams 6 8 5
Alexis Badel 89
15(15) 60-5 CAPTAIN COLBY (42)(CD,D2,G) P Midgley 6 8 4
Aaron Jones (3) 89
16(16) 40-4 REBEL SURGE (18)(D,G,S)(P) Richard Spencer 5 8 0
Rhiain Ingram (5) 85
Star Betting: — 11-2 Mr Lupton, 6 Ekhtiyaar, 8 Aeolus, Eastern
Impact, Scorching Heat, 10 Magical Memory, 12 Captain Colby, Medicine
Jack, Victory Angel, 14 others.
2017: Mr Lupton 4 9 9, G Mosse 10-1 (R Fahey), drawn (4), 14 ran.
GUINEAS STAKES (FILLIES’ GRP 1)
3.35 1000
Class 1 3YO 1m (15 runners) £310,487
ALTYN ORDA (18)(C,G)
R Varian 9 0 ...........................L Dettori 94
ANNA NERIUM (18)(C,G)
R Hannon 9 0 ................... T Marquand 95
BILLESDON BROOK (18)(A,G,S)
R Hannon 9 0 ..........................S Levey 93
DAN’S DREAM (15)(G,S)
M Channon 9 0 ................ S De Sousa 93
HAPPILY (184)(BF,D,G)(T)
A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 0.........R L Moore 98
I CAN FLY (22)(BF,A)
A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 0...J A Heffernan 94
LAURENS (205)(CD,D,G)
K Burke 9 0 ...................P J McDonald 98
LIQUID AMBER (252)(D
W McCreery (IRE) 9 0 ...........W J Lee 93
MADELINE (184)(G)
R Varian 9 0 ........................... A Atzeni 95
SARROCCHI (22)(BF
A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 0......W M Lordan 92
SIZZLING (14)(S)
A P O’Brien (IRE) 9 0..........D O’Brien 94
SOLILOQUY (18)(C,D,G)
C Appleby 9 0 ........................ W Buick 97
VITAMIN (254)(G)
R Hannon 9 0 ...................... J Crowley 90
WILD ILLUSION (217)(D2,F,G)(P*)
C Appleby 9 0 ................ James Doyle H99
WORSHIP (137)(A)
D M Simcock 9 0 ..................O Murphy 88
:Star Betting:—9-4 Happily, 11-2 Soliloquy, 6 I Can Fly, 7 Laurens, 8
Wild Illusion, 12 Dan’s Dream, 14 Anna Nerium, Altyn Orda, 16 others.
2017: WINTER 9 0, W M Lordan 9-1 A P O’Brien, drawn 7, 14 ran.
4.10
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Class 3
2YO 5f (7 runners)
£9,704
1 (3)
2 BAREND BOY (8)(BF) H Palmer 9 5
Josephine Gordon 89
2 (1)
FANAAR W Haggas 9 5 .......................................... J Crowley 90
3 (4)
FLY THE NEST C Appleby 9 5 ..................................W Buick ★99
4 (5)
KONCHEK C Cox 9 5 ...................................................A Kirby 82
5 (6)
OLOROSO A Balding 9 5...........................................R Hornby 68
6 (7)
0 SMILE A MILE (17)(BF) M Johnston 9 5
James Doyle 80
7 (2)
COCO CHEVAL R Hannon 9 0 .............................. R L Moore 84
Star Betting: — 9-4 Fly The Nest, 5-2 Fanaar, 5 Barend Boy, 6 Coco
Cheval, 8 Konchek, 10 Smile A Mile, 25 Oloroso.
2017: Way of Wisdom 9 5, W Buick 5-1 (C Appleby), drawn (1), 6 ran.
(FILLIES’ LISTED)
4.45 STAKES
Class 1 3YO 1m 2f (6 run)
£28,355
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(2) 51-1 ESPADRILLE (38)(D,A) C Appleby 9 0 ...........James Doyle 94
(4) -332 EXPRESSIY (66)(A,G) C Appleby 9 0 ......................W Buick ★99
(5)
1 LAH TI DAR (16)(D,S) J Gosden 9 0 ......................L Dettori 98
(1) 3125 LUMI (17)(A)(V*) K Burke 9 0 ........................ P J McDonald 87
(3) 0-34 MODEL (9)(S) R Hannon 9 0.................................. R L Moore 91
(6) 3-1 QAZYNA (18)(C,G) R Varian 9 0 ..............................A Atzeni 86
Star Betting: — 11-10 Lah Ti Dar, 3 Expressiy, 4 Qazyna, 6 Espadrille,
25 Model, 66 Lumi.
2017: Horseplay 9 0, David Probert 11-2 (A Balding), drawn (6), 6
ran.
BRITISH RACING HANDICAP
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£12,938
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DUKHAN (18)(A) H Palmer 9 7 ................................L Dettori ★99
REGIMENTED (18)(G,S) R Hannon 9 6 .............. R L Moore 90
BOW STREET (18)(A) C Appleby 9 6 ......................W Buick 93
KITAABAAT (228)(G) Owen Burrows 9 2............ J Crowley 91
KIT MARLOWE (198)(A) M Johnston 8 11
P J McDonald 84
6 (1) 32-2 HE’S AMAZING (15)(BF) C Cox 8 10 .................. O Murphy 92
7 (2) L2L- MIDNIGHT WILDE (218)(G) J Ryan 8 4 ...........S De Sousa 81
8 (4) 33-2 GRECIAN SPIRIT (38) J Tate 8 4 ............................L Morris 88
9 (9) 114- TRUMPS UP (218)(G,S) M Channon 8 3 ...............J F Egan 89
Star Betting: — 3 Dukhan, 7-2 Kitaabaat, 4 Bow Street, 6 He’s
Amazing, 10 Regimented, Grecian Spirit, 12 Kit Marlowe, 16 Midnight
Wilde, Trumps Up.
2017: Leshlaa 9 4, J P Spencer 16-1 (S bin Suroor), drawn (4), 9 ran.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
SAXON WARRIOR was last
night backed off the boards
to complete the Triple Crown
after a stunning success in
the Qipco 2000 Guineas.
Aidan O’Brien’s latest star looks
poised to mop up this year’s Classics.
The imposing son of Deep Impact
started by bagging the £283,000 first
prize in the Guineas at Newmarket
and was last night made hot favourite
for the Epsom Derby next month.
Some bookies were also going as
low as 3-1 that he will complete the
Triple Crown of 2000 Guineas, Derby
and St Leger.
Saxon Warrior was ridden by
Aidan’s son Donnacha, 19, who made
a bold move for home almost three
furlongs out.
The 3-1 shot never looked like
being caught, scoring by a length and
a half and a head as he provided
Aidan with a ninth triumph in the
colts’ showpiece.
The horse, who was expected to find
the one-mile trip on the short side,
shot into the lead and stayed on
too well for his rivals.
Tip Two Win was a memorable
second at 50-1 for trainer Roger Teal
while favourite Masar was third.
Elarqam, a son of Frankel and
Attraction, came home fourth.
Donnacha said: “He is a monster of
a horse. Huge thanks to all the
owners for giving me the chance to
ride him and especially to dad for the
faith in putting me on him.
“It’s very special. Obviously, I’m
winning this race and riding in big
races because of the position I’m in.
I’m just very grateful. He’s a proper
horse.”
Aidan O’Brien was absent as he
was in the US saddling Mendelssohn
in the Kentucky Derby.
But Paul Smith, son of co-owner
Derrick, said: “It was eye-catching,
Donnacha couldn’t speak too highly
DEADLY: Defoe wins Newmarket’s Jockey Club Stakes
Deadly Defoe
hits the target
DEFOE continued his rise
to the top with a smooth
victory in the Jockey Club
Stakes yesterday.
A furlong out James
Doyle looked to have
stolen the race with a
dashing move on Red
Verdon.
But Andrea Atzeni kept
his cool and Defoe picked
up his rival in the final
furlong to power clear
up the hill.
Atzeni said: “He did well
to win, at one point when
James grabbed the rail I
thought, ‘We need a good
horse here to pick him
up’, but when he hit the
rising ground he galloped
out nicely.
“We don’t know how
good this fellow is, he
keeps improving.”
Trainer Roger Varian
■ by JASON HEAVEY
said: “It was a tough race
to watch and it always
threatened to be a tactical
race, they went steady but
Andrea always looked
comfortable.
“James made a very
good move on the blind
side and it looked like he
might have stolen it.
“I was really impressed
with him and he got us
out of trouble.
“He’s in the Tattersalls
Gold Cup at the Curragh
in three weeks and it’s a
route we’d still like to go
down.
“Royal Ascot is the aim
but ground might dictate
our plans. We got away
with it but if the ground
got quick we might have
to protect him.”
11.03 Fairy Fulmar (Nap) (2-5-3)
11.19 Grumpo Lauren (3-1-2) 11.34
Aero Rise (6-5-1) 11.48 Bouncy Bobs
(3-1-2) 12.04 Bounty Bound (2-6-1)
12.18 Gneeves Lara (4-1-5) 12.33
Fahy Rush (1-2-4) 12.47 Ellaha Shark
(1-2-3) 1.04 Above All Else (5-2-3)
1.21 Blantyre Zue (4-2-5) 1.37 Allright
Ted (1-4-5) 1.51 Sand Monkey (2-13)
KINSLEY FANCIES
2.06 Beckies Emily (1-5-3) 2.21
Kehoe Speaking (2-5-1) 2.38 Finito
(3-6-4) 2.57 Rockbeare Reed (5-3-6)
3.13 Kentucky Lady (1-4-5) 3.29 Swift
Achilles (4-2-5) 3.44 Drumcrow Nina
(6-3-1) 4.02 Droopys Lira (6-2-1) 4.18
Swift Alice (6-1-5) 4.33 Kilahagan
Impact (4-3-5) 4.51 Milbank Majestic
(3-1-6) 5.08 Curly Watts (Nap) (5-6-3)
5.27 Wishaw Rebel (3-2-1) 5.46
Hawks Bay (1-6-3)
PERRY BARR FANCIES
2.12 Tullig Hogg (6-1-3) 2.29 Ballymac
Malta (5-4-3) 2.47 So Near (2-4-5)
3.04 Conors Bully (1-4-5) 3.22 Rocky
Dee (6-3-4) 3.37 Bonnan Ciara (2-34) 3.53 Kilted Laird (6-5-4) 4.09
Tommys Wolfy (2-4-6) 4.27 Sacre
Brae (1-4-6) 4.41 Shanias Flight
(Nap) (6-1-2) 4.58 Ferndale Ella (1-26) 5.17 Drahbeg Deluxe (1-4-3) 5.37
Suirview Eric (6-5-1) 5.55 Flyhigh My
Jedi (3-6-5)
CRAYFORD
10.36: Goodheartedwoman (2)
5-2, Some Jet (6) 6-4 fav, NR:
Petrograd (res), bf: £8.71, tri: (2-63) £0.00. 10.51: Newlawn Ray (2)
4-5 fav, Sun Hill Blue (6) 5-2, bf:
£4.31, tri: (2-6-5) £0.00. 11.06:
Droopys Nuka (6) 7-2, Mineola
Flash (1) 7-2, bf: £18.17, tri: (6-1-2)
£35.68. 11.21: Stunning Jojo (2) 4-1,
Corrough Quest (3) 5-2 jt-fav, bf:
£18.15, tri: (2-3-5) £42.56. 11.36:
Twoofakind (6) 5-1, Slimplicity (5)
12-1, bf: £62.45, tri: (6-5-1) £151.27.
11.52: Galtee Harry (3) 9-2, Tinas
Fred (5) 9-2, bf: £34.00, tri: (3-5-1)
£66.84. 12.06: Hazelwood Jerry (1)
2-1, Newlawn Pearl (2) 4-1, bf:
£11.36, tri: (1-2-3) £0.00. 12.21:
Phat Larry (6) 6-4 fav, Belfarian
Super (2) 3-1, NR: Lowlands Lily
(res), bf: £7.20, tri: (6-2-1) £0.00.
12.36: Mustang Swift (1) 3-1 co-fav,
Dashing Today (4) 9-2, bf: £19.30,
tri: (1-4-2) £57.11. 12.54: Kelva
Bullseye (5) 6-4 fav, Jet Stream
Tilly (3) 4-1, bf: £9.54, tri: (5-3-4)
£39.12. 1.07: Creative Chrome (2)
6-1, Lagile Beaver (3) 3-1, bf:
£31.44, tri: (2-3-1) £95.71. 1.22:
Tintreach Reggie (1) 11-4 fav,
Fawkham Ferrari (4) 3-1, bf:
£12.74, tri: (1-4-5) £37.53. 1.37:
Deecees Rum (2) 5-2 jt-fav,
Doonanes Stew (4) 5-2 jt-fav, bf:
£11.47, tri: (2-4-6) £32.90. 1.57:
Pure Pal (4) 5-1, Pesky Pigeon (5)
4-1, bf: £30.91, tri: (4-5-6) £134.48.
NEWCASTLE
2.04: Rackethall Mia (1) 7-4 fav,
Cantbeahero (3) 11-4, bf: £7.79, tri:
(1-3-4) £17.57. 2.24: Gorgeous
Pippy (2) 14-1, Highview Victory
(4) 3-1, bf: £88.96, tri: (2-4-1)
£284.28. 2.42: Mustang Fling (5) 9-4
jt-fav, Queenies Turkish (1) 12-1,
bf: £32.42, tri: (5-1-2) £115.98. 2.58:
Spuds Place (4) 3-1, Alnwick Ted
(6) 7-2, bf: £17.22, tri: (4-6-3)
£45.48. 3.18: Wraysbury Magpie (2)
7-4 fav, Fenceside Bridie (6) 9-4, bf:
£7.30, tri: (2-6-4) £26.03. 3.37:
Dipton Spartan (3) Evens fav,
Alnwick Lillie (2) 5-1, bf: £7.40, tri:
(3-2-1) £14.44. 3.53: Aghaburren
Blue (2) 6-4 fav, Alnwick Tia (6)
4-1, bf: £9.92, tri: (2-6-5) £30.06.
4.14: Shazababbaroo (4) 11-4,
Fabulous Chic (2) 10-1, bf: £34.78,
tri: (4-2-5) £69.02. 4.28: Tiermana
Stout (5) 6-4 fav, Highclere Swift
(6) 5-1, bf: £10.74, tri: (5-6-1)
£35.02. 4.47: Mullaca Spice (2) 7-2,
Crooks Heidi (3) 4-1, bf: £23.85, tri:
(2-3-6) £47.42. 5.07: Jaytee
Maverick (6) 2-1 fav, Highview
Prairie (5) 3-1, bf: £10.11, tri: (6-53) £23.67. 5.27: Target Kenzie (6)
5-2, Target Saleena (1) 3-1, bf:
£11.56, tri: (6-1-3) £31.91. 5.44:
Coupleofswifties (1) 6-1, Taxi
Twofifty (2) 6-1, bf: £41.56, tri:
(1-2-5) £91.38. 5.59: Geordie Cassie
(6) 5-1, Sporty Clyde (5) 4-1, bf:
£29.30, tri: (6-5-1) £82.01. Placer
(£1 stake) (Races 1-6) £115.00,
(Races 9-14) £394.00.
SHEFFIELD
6.09: Loughgur Ottie (1) 7-2,
Inca Chieftain (4) 5-2 jt-fav, bf:
£16.80, tri: (1-4-6) £39.06. 6.26:.
6.44:. 7.02:. 7.19:. 7.34:. 7.51:. 8.08:.
8.26:. 8.43:. 9.01:. 9.18:. 9.36:. 9.54:.
10.12:. 10.30:
SAXON
HOARD:
Saxon
Warrior
and
Donnacha
O’Brien
TOWCESTER
ROMFORD
10.29: Aintgotnotime (6) 3-1 jtfav, Opening Lily (1) 7-2, bf: £15.03,
tri: (6-1-4) £40.51. 10.43: Sneezys
Destiny (4) 3-1 co-fav, Glasheen
Billy (3) 3-1 co-fav, bf: £14.49, tri:
(4-3-1) £46.71. 10.57: Pro Active (4)
3-1, Borwick Nidge (5) 4-1, bf:
£17.64, tri: (4-5-1) £55.92. 11.12:
Slaneyside Tyler (2) 4-1, Cherry
Merry (3) 7-4 fav, bf: £15.22, tri:
(2-3-5) £37.11. 11.27: Whizzy
Rascal (6) 3-1 fav, Chopchop Lilolil
(5) 5-1, bf: £18.78, tri: (6-5-4)
£57.04. 11.43: Feora Tony (6) 4-1,
Dooncaha Boy (4) 3-1 jt-fav, bf:
£19.66, tri: (6-4-5) £57.58. 11.59:
Piemans Rocket (5) 9-4 jt-fav,
Cloncunny Pride (3) 6-1, bf: £20.23,
tri: (5-3-6) £48.99. 12.13: Armchair
Clarky (4) 5-1, Lucky Dip (5) 4-1,
bf: £30.65, tri: (4-5-6) £79.98. 12.28:
Pittsburgh Rocky (4) 9-4 jt-fav,
Ants Alfred (5) 4-1, bf: £13.05, tri:
(4-5-6) £28.86. 12.44: Thunder Joe
(4) 7-2, Our Mate Moo (6) 5-2, bf:
£15.22, tri: (4-6-1) £71.85. 12.59:
Cushtybot Ripper (5) 3-1, Amelia’s
Ruby (1) 7-1, bf: £28.18, tri: (5-1-3)
£115.06. 1.14: Young Romeo (1) 5-1,
Leigh Tori (2) 9-2, bf: £26.29, tri:
(1-2-4)
£90.71.
1.28:
Sues
Sweetheart (5) 2-1 fav, Burton
Sovereign (2) 3-1, bf: £10.16, tri:
(5-2-4) £24.54. 1.47: Jockstar (1)
6-1, Chopchop Matilda (5) 7-2, bf:
£37.50, tri: (1-5-3) £140.39.
of him. He said when he quickened it
was all over in a flash.
“It’s very exciting when they have
that speed and look like they’ll get
further. All things point to June and
the Derby now.
“That’s 300 Group Ones wins for
Aidan and Donnacha’s first Classic.
They are an incredible family.”
O’Brien’s eldest son, Joseph, said:
“It’s very special. I thought Donnacha
gave him a lovely ride.
“He’s definitely a good horse. He’s
travelled and went through the line
well.”
Teal was proud of the effort of Tip
Two Win and said: “I can’t put it into
words. I’m pinching myself.
“I was trying to watch it out
the front but I didn’t bring my
binoculars, so all I could see was his
white breast girth.
“When he came out of the Dip I
thought, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got a
chance of winning the Guineas’ and
then he flashed by me.
“It’s amazing. We knew we had a
decent animal. He was only a 50-1
shot because he was trained by me.
“It’s just a proud moment for us and
I’m delighted for Anne Cowley, the
owner.
“We entered him for the St James’s
Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, so I
guess it will be that or the Jersey.”
Charlie Appleby said of Masar: “He
lost nothing in defeat there.
“He has progressed with every run.
William Buick was very happy that
he got into a nice rhythm there. He
said he just felt when they quickened
up he just lacked that turn of foot.
“He is a horse with a Derby
pedigree and that’s where we will
head now, all being well.”
Mark Johnston also said that
Elarqam will probably go up in trip
with the Dante at York looking a
likely next target.
WARRIOR
SLAYS
’EM
O’Brien ‘monster’ on road to stardom
DOG TIPS AND RESULTS
BELLE VUE FANCIES
■ by JASON HEAVEY
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Class 5 (8 flights) 2m (7 runners) £3,444
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30- COURT OUT (171)(T*) J Snowden 5 11 2............. H Bannister 79
/31- DANDOLO DU GITE (30)(S)(T) N Mulholland 5 11 2
T Scudamore 97
3 421- DAYDREAM AULMES (74)(S) G McPherson 5 11 2
Kielan Woods 82
4
2- DOMINATEUR (70) O Sherwood 5 11 2 ....................... S Bowen 90
5 152- FRENCH CRUSADER (74)(S) N Henderson 5 11 2
N De Boinville ★99
6 /26- THE CAPTAIN (12) Mrs C Bailey 5 11 2 ................J Bowen (3) 66
7 L0P- ASK ALICE (126) M Keighley 5 10 9 ............................A Tinkler 85
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2017: No corresponding meeting.
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321- POINT N SHOOT (12)(S)(B,T) N Hawke 7 12 1
T Buckley (10) 98
2L0- ABBEY STREET (22)(H*) P Henderson 7 11 12...... P Brennan 88
3B5- MIDNIGHT MAGIC (136)(P) D Pipe 6 11 12 ........ D G Noonan 90
31L- COSMIC DIAMOND (131)(C,G)(T) P Webber 8 11 8
J Bowen (3) 90
5 513- PRAY FOR A RAINBOW (22)(S) S Drinkwater 7 11 6
R T Dunne 95
6 0L6- FLYING VERSE (40)(P) David Dennis 6 11 4 .......... A Coleman 86
7 4L6- SHEELBEWHATSHEELBE (27)(C,S) R Phillips 8 11 4
R Johnson ★99
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R Hawker (5) 87
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Lucy Gardner (3) 89
10 340- SIZING SAHARA (73)(S) P Henderson 10 10 13
N Scholfield 86
11 655- OI OI (157) Jonjo O’Neill 5 10 12.............................. R McLernon 89
12 24L- SCARTARE (29) Mrs R Gasson 7 10 10 ......................... B Poste 89
13 5PL/ KERRY’S LORD (524) Joanne Thomason-Murphy 9 10 0
J Quinlan 81
14 L41/ SIMPLY LUCKY (421) D Skelton 9 10 0 .................... H Skelton 92
LONG HANDICAP: Simply Lucky 9-8.
Star Betting: — 3 Point N Shoot, 9-2 Simply Lucky, 6 Pray For A
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Scartare, Oi Oi, 14 others.
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OUR REWARD (343)(G,S) J Snowden 8 11 12 ........... S Bowen 95
SERGEANT BRODY (10) S Drinkwater 7 11 7 ......... R T Dunne 83
KRUGERMAC (25)(S) G L Moore 7 11 5.............. Jamie Moore 87
CADEAU DU BRESIL (12)(CD,S) J G Cann 6 10 13... N Scholfield ★99
LERICHI BELLE (19)(H) M Keighley 7 10 12 ...........R Johnson 91
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SIK DAY FOR
DARYL’S CAS
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Manu and Faraimo help FC climb
BURETA FARAIMO killed
off the Tigers’ hopes of a
late fightback to lift Hull
up to fourth.
Sika Manu had earlier blasted
over for two early tries as
Castleford shot themselves in
the foot during the first half.
But Daryl Powell’s outfit were
threatening to force their way
back, following a debut try from
Calum Turner.
Giant
winger
Faraimo,
however, snuffed out their
chances when he pounced for
his second try.
It was a poor display by the
Tigers, who have now lost two
of their last three games and
slip to fifth in the ladder.
But one of their biggest
problems is still the hangover
from the sacking of full-back
Zak Hardaker in the wake of
his positive cocaine test.
Ben Roberts was tried there
earlier in the season but failed
and youngster Jake Trueman
is also clearly not the
ASHTON
answer.
GOLDING has
He had such a poor
thanked Leeds fans for
start yesterday that
sticking by him after a horror
he was subbed in the
show in the 33-22 defeat by
first half with
Warrington. The full-back dropped Michael Shenton,
two kicks to give Wolves the
who started on the
momentum and said: “They were
wing, taking over.
two bone idle mistakes. It cannot
It was just one of
happen again at elite level and I’ve several problems in
just got to own it and stamp my
the backs currently
authority on that now.” Fans
blighting the Tigers,
chanted his name after his
who had neither of
second error and he
their first-choice halves
added: “That was
available.
special.”
Hull suffered the same
fate when Marc Sneyd was
★
DOUBLE
TROUBLE:
Manu (centre)
gets a pat on
the head from
Faraimo
Hull FC ....... 36
Castleford .. 12
by Julie Stott
helped off injured, joining
stand-off Albert Kelly – who
has signed a new two-year deal
– on the crocked list.
Before that early second-half
setback the home side had
looked by far the better, racking
up four tries to one.
Sneyd’s bombs set up two of
the touchdowns.
Manu, who had earlier been
put through by a pass from Jake
Connor, was the first to benefit
from Sneyd’s boot. Faraimo
also went over in the corner
after Connor palmed back
another towering Sneyd kick.
Their first-half dominance
included a terrific solo effort
from full-back Jamie Shaul,
with Sneyd converting two of
the four tries.
Castleford’s only answer was
a converted try from makeshift
scrum-half Paul McShane after
Shenton tapped down a Jamie
Ellis kick.
But the loss of Sneyd took the
steam out of Hull’s one-way
charge and Castleford started
to smell blood.
Turner celebrated his debut
with a 49th-minute try after
Shaul dropped an Ellis kick.
But Faraimo powered over
and Josh Griffin then sealed the
win with another late try, with
Connor adding his fourth goal
from as many attempts.
Johnstone’s big incentive to rock the Robins
TOM JOHNSTONE is determined to
stop being the man on his own – or
out in the cold.
The winger, 22, embarrassingly
found himself sitting alone at his first
England training camp because he
was the only Wakefield player.
He overcame that hurdle and now
wants to conquer another problem –
pinning down a regular Trinity spot
after the shock of being dropped for
two recent games because of his poor
defence.
He returned against Castleford last
week and hopes a big game against
Hull KR today will boost his chances
of a call-up for England next month.
Johnstone said: “It was a bit of a
dream come true going to that
England meeting last week, seeing all
the faces I have grown up watching.
“Everyone sat down in their teams
and I was the only Wakefield player,
so I was on my own.”
St Helens’ Tommy Makinson – a rival
for the wing spot for the June Test
against New Zealand in Denver –
helped him settle in.
And now Johnstone (right) hopes to
make sure he is not sidelined again,
for club or country.
He added: “I need to get back to
playing my best because the other
England players are going really well.”
Wakefield have won just one of
their last eight, dropping from
second to seventh. Rovers
are also struggling, in their
first season back in Super
League, and are missing
key duo Justin Carney
and Andrew Heffernan.
Wakefield v Hull KR
Today, 3pm
OWEN IN BOKS
SEAT
FOR
ROLE
EXCLUSIVE
LEADER: Owen Farrell
OWEN FARRELL is the perfect “aggressive”
man to lead England into battle against a
physical and pumped-up Springboks.
That is the view of former Test star Mark
Cueto as Eddie Jones prepares to give Farrell
the tough challenge of replacing Dylan Hartley
at the helm for next month’s Test campaign.
Northampton hooker Hartley has been ruled
out of the three-Test series due to ongoing
concussion problems since being forced out
of the final Six Nations clash with Ireland. And
■ by GARY FITZGERALD
that has left the door open for Farrell, 26, to
step in. Cueto said: “Faz is the clear and
obvious choice to captain the team over there.
“He took over against France when Hartley
was unavailable so it makes sense that Owen
leads the team to play a very tough South
African side which will be hell-bent on starting
well for their new boss Rassie Erasmus.
“Faz has never let his country down and is a
hard lad who never takes a backwards step.
“He is a world-class back who mixes his
aggressive tackling and attitude with huge
talent.”
England’s run of three successive defeats
has put some pressure on boss Jones, who
names his squad on Thursday and could
include a recall for Danny Cipriani.
43
Hull of a
triumph
■ GOLF
CHARLEY HULL kept her
cool to help the England
Women’s team into the
quarter-finals of the
GolfSixes.
Hull and Solheim Cup
team-mate Georgia Hall
swept through with draws
against the mens’ teams
of England and Sweden
before thrashing South
Africa 4-1.
“It’s really cool to go
through,” said Hull, who
nailed a stunning tee shot
on the opening hole.
They now face the Irish
pair of Paul Dunne and
Gavin Moynihan.
England Women are one
of two female pairings
involved in the 16-team
event at the Centurion
Club.
The European Women’s
team of Mel Reid and
Carlota Ciganda also
advanced to the
quarter-finals by beating
Thailand 3-0 and Denmark
in a play-off.
Alex is
on a Hy
■ TENNIS
DEFENDING champion
Alexander Zverev
advanced to the final of
the Munich Open after a
hard-fought 7-5 6-2 victory
over South Korean’s
Chung Hyeon yesterday.
World No.3 Zverev
secured his second ATP
final this year with a
high-intensity approach
which wore down his
opponent, 21.
He will take on Philipp
Kohlschreiber, 34, in
today’s all-German final.
The veteran eased to a
6-2 6-4 triumph over
Maximilian Marterer in the
other semi-final.
Marterer, 22, had not lost
a set on his way to the last
four but was no match for
Kohlschreiber, who used
his experience to cruise to
victory in little over an
hour.
Kohlschreiber was 2-1
down in the first set but
went on to win 20 of the
next 23 available points.
A Cruse
voyage
■ RUGBY UNION
TOM CRUSE grabbed the
first of Wasps’ six tries to
help them overcome
Newcastle 39-22 in the
battle for third position.
On the final day of the
Premiership campaign,
George Ford scored 20
points as Leicester
cemented fifth spot – and
booked a Champions Cup
place – with a 35-13 win at
Sale.
His England team-mate
Owen Farrell scored 18
points for Saracens as
they crushed Gloucester
by 62-12.
Matt Banahan bowed out
of Bath with a hat-trick in
a 63-19 mauling of
relegated London Irish.
Leaders Exeter flexed
their muscles with a 41-17
victory at Harlequins
while Northampton beat
Worcester 32-24.
Saracens now face
Wasps and Exeter will
take on Newcastle in the
semis on May 19.
44
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Cal’s all
fired up
GONE: Bellew
catches Haye
with a sweet
left hand
WINNER: Tony
Bellew has his
hand raised by
ref Howard
Foster
■ MOTORBIKES
CAL CRUTCHLOW vowed to
come out fighting in today’s
Spanish MotoGP after
scorching to the fastest-ever
lap of Jerez to take pole.
The Brit, 32, went round in
1min 37.653secs on his
LCR Honda Castrol and is
keen to make amends after
crashing out of the American
round a fortnight ago.
“We seem to have
bounced back after Texas in
a good way,” said Crutchlow.
“We’re confident enough to
be aiming towards the
podium and I intend to fight.”
Repsol Honda’s Dani
Pedrosa will line up second
and Johann Zarco third on
his Monster Yamaha Tech 3.
Shane Byrne topped the
timesheets on his Be Wiser
Ducati as the Bennetts British
Superbike championship
returned to Oulton Park.
Qualifying takes place
today ahead of two races on
Bank Holiday Monday.
ZOE BURN
Patt on
warpath
■ COUNTY CRICKET:
Division One
STEVE PATTERSON gave
Yorkshire hope of a
remarkable victory over
Essex at Chelmsford.
After being bowled out
for 50 on Friday, Yorkshire
set the champions 238 to
win thanks to Harry
Brook’s 124 and Patterson
removed the top four
before they recovered to
close on 97-4.
Opener Rory Burns hit
193, the highest score of
the season, as Surrey
totalled 434 against
Worcestershire at the
Oval. Worcestershire
ended day two on 135-1.
Keaton Jennings made
his first half-century for
Lancashire, closing on
91 not out, as they replied
with 217-2 to the
Somerset total of 429.
And openers Steven
Mullaney and Jake Bibby
put Notts in command
against Hants, putting on
an unbroken 136 to add to
a first-innings lead of 79.
Timm it
to win it
■ COUNTY CRICKET:
Division Two
TIMM van der Gugten
finished with 7-42 as
Glamorgan dismissed
Kent for 174 in Cardiff.
That left the Welsh county
80 behind on first innings
but they hit back to close on
273-9 with Shaun Marsh
making 76 before the
Australian was run out.
Harry Finch hit 103 to help
Sussex take control
against Middlesex.
The hosts were all out for
323 – a first-innings lead of
103 – with paceman James
Harris impressing again as
he took 5-86 at Hove.
Sussex then reduced the
visitors to 64-2 at the end of
day two.
Leicestershire reduced
Durham to 142-7 in reply
to 440. Graham Clark on 50
not out has provided the
only resistance.
Jeetan Patel’s 6-60 means
Warwickshire need just 70
more to beat Derbyshire
with nine wickets left.
Bombed out
EVERYTHING HAYE OK FOR TONY
TONY BELLEW left David Haye facing
retirement after dropping him three times
in a fifth-round stoppage win last night.
Bellew humbled English heavyweight rival Haye for
the second time at London’s O2 Arena – and this time did
a quicker and more emphatic job.
Haye, 37, was left stumbling around the ring after
‘Bomber’ Bellew repeatedly caught him, flooring him
twice in the third round and sending face-first to the
canvas in the fifth.
The battering showed Haye is not the same fighter he
was when he stopped Dereck Chisora six years ago, as
injuries have taken their toll.
Haye’s second successive defeat in only his fifth fight in
six years is likely to be a sad end to a career which
saw him win world titles at both heavyweight and
cruiserweight.
After being stopped in the 11th round by Bellew 13
months ago, Haye needed to win this one but he was
thoroughly outclassed by the more accurate blows of
his opponent.
Bellew shattered Haye’s dream of competing against
the best in the division again, after losing the WBA
heavyweight title to Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.
The Merseysider, 35, has ruled out facing rival
Anthony Joshua, the WBA-IBF-WBO world champion
■ by NICK PARKINSON
who is in talks to face America’s WBC king Deontay
Wilder.
Bellew, who is ranked No.7 with the WBC, dedicated
the fight to his late brother-in-law Ashley Roberts.
Since losing to Bellew the last time, Haye has had
operations to mend his Achilles and biceps, as well as
changing trainers.
And he insisted he was in better condition for this fight
and Bellew expected an early onslaught.
It came as Haye was the more aggressive in the first
round, but it was the only round he won.
He could not land anything that really troubled Bellew
in the opening round and the Bomber showed that he
was dangerous on the counter-attack in the second.
Bellew landed a short right hook to the temple early in
the second round and connected with another cuffing
blow shortly after.
Haye was again the busier and more aggressive but
Bellew shrugged his arms after being caught by a right
to the jaw.
And the Everton fan showed quick reactions and quick
feet to elude Haye’s punches in the third.
Bellew then suddenly went on the offensive and chased
Haye across the ring before landing a right flush on the
jaw to drop the Londoner for a count. Haye was clearly
hurt and Bellew followed that up with another
sledgehammer of a right, this time to the top of the
head.
Haye slid down the ropes to the canvas and when he got
up he was on spaghetti legs.
Luckily for him, the bell saved him as his senses looked
scrambled.
Haye took some severe punishment in the fourth round
and he seemed unable to avoid the punches.
And the nightmare was complete for him in the fifth
when he was sent sprawling across the canvas by a left
hook.
He bravely got up but his legs were betraying him and
when Bellew followed up with more unforgiving blows,
referee Howard Foster stopped the fight.
Earlier in the night, Londoner Joe Joyce won his first
professional title in his fourth paid bout with a
second-round win over Jamaican Lenroy Thomas for
the Commonwealth heavyweight title.
Joyce 32, overwhelmed Thomas with three
knockdowns and afterwards called to face the winner
of next Saturday’s British title clash between Sam
Sexton and Hughie Fury.
But Merseyside’s Paul Butler was comfortably
out-pointed 118-108, 120-106 and 120-106 by classy Puerto
Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez, who lifted the IBF world
bantamweight title.
HIGGI EARNS ANOTHER POP
JOHN HIGGINS reached a seventh Crucible
final last night – and has an immediate
chance to exorcise last year’s demons.
The Scot, 42, beat Kyren Wilson 17-13 at the
Betfred World Championship in Sheffield to
stand one win away from a fifth world title.
World No.5 Higgins was left devastated 12
months ago as his 10-4 lead disappeared in
the showpiece against Mark Selby.
But after another fine season Higgins will be
looking to celebrate the 20th anniversary of
■ by HECTOR NUNNS
his first Crucible triumph in style. However
the father-of-three faced an awkward incident
when, leading 13-12, two very young children
playing in the front row distracted him.
At a vital stage he reluctantly spoke to
referee Paul Collier – apologising to the father
and asking that the family be reseated.
A tearful and emotional Higgins, who came
on strong at the end with breaks of 136, 100
MARK
CAVENDISH
struggled again as
Germany’s Max Walscheid
won stage three of the Tour de
Yorkshire. The Dimension Data
rider had targeted the flat finish
and a closing 98, said: “I am so proud.
Scarborough as one he could in
It was a really tough defeat last year
win
but he was dropped on a climb
but to be back a year later with another
50km from the end. Frenchman
chance is a terrific feeling.”
Sylvain Chavanel broke clear with
Earlier in the day Barry Hawkins
5km remaining but he was
knocked in the 75th century break of the
caught 300m from the line on
tournament, a total clearance of 133,
the seafront, Walscheid
during his semi-final with Mark Williams.
That milestone saw event sponsors
winning the resulting
Betfred make a £25,000 donation to the
sprint.
Jessie May Children’s Hospice.
★
**slip
**slip
STEFAN
FUL OF
FIGHT!
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
RE-
CENT
BACK Harlee
★
Dean is available for
Birmingham after completing
a two-match suspension and
club captain Paul Robinson could
the
make his final appearance for a
club. Blues will be backed by
Monk
sell-out crowd and boss Garry
said: “They can be massively
show
to
need
team
The
al.
uenti
infl
a belief in themselves and to
give that belief to the fans. I
think we’ve raised our
level of performance
recently.”
Johansen vows to
scrap to the end
TABLE AS IT STANDS
P W D L F
(C) Wolves ....45 30 9 6 82
Cardiff ...........45 27 8 10 69
Fulham ..........45 25 13 7 78
A Villa............45 24 11 10 72
Middlesboro .45 22 9 14 65
Derby ............45 19 15 11 66
Preston .........45 18 16 11 55
Millwall ..........45 18 15 12 55
Brentford ......45 18 14 13 61
Bristol City ...45 17 16 12 65
Sheff Utd.......45 19 9 17 59
Norwich ........45 15 15 15 48
Ipswich .........45 17 8 20 55
Leeds ............45 16 9 20 57
QPR ...............45 15 11 19 58
Sheff Wed .....45 13 15 17 54
N Forest ........45 15 8 22 49
Hull ................45 11 15 19 69
Reading ........45 10 13 22 48
Birmingham..45 12 7 26 35
Barnsley .......45 9 14 22 47
Burton ...........45 10 11 24 37
Bolton ...........45 9 13 23 36
(R) Sun’land..45 6 16 23 49
A Pts
36 99
39 89
43 88
41 83
43 75
47 72
45 70
45 69
51 68
55 67
53 66
55 60
58 59
64 57
68 56
59 54
62 53
69 48
70 43
67 43
68 41
79 41
72 40
80 34
PAIN GAME:
Stefan Johansen
has a poor record
in the play-offs
FULHAM’S Stefan Johansen has
heaped the pressure on Cardiff
as the two teams prepare for a
Premier League shootout.
Both clubs go head-to-head in a thrilling
Championship finale where winner
takes all.
Third-placed Fulham are at Birmingham
and second-placed Cardiff are at home
to Reading with the prize an enormous
Premier League jackpot on the line.
Fulham’s Norway midfielder, 27, said:
“The pressure is on Cardiff.
“We’re unbeaten in 24 games, have got 91
points and if they win and we’re in the
play-offs then good luck to them.
“But we’ve paid the price for previous
defeats and have learned our lesson.”
Johansen has a tattoo inked into his
arm that says, ‘To win is not everything.
It is the only thing’.
He won three titles with Celtic but
knew his career would not be complete
without a tilt at the Premier League.
“I joined here to fulfil that dream,” he
added.
He was part of the Stromsgodset team
that won the title on the final day and in
the Fulham side that lost to Reading in
the Championship semi-final play-off a
year ago, not long after Norway lost to
Hungary in the dying minutes to ruin
their Euro Championship hopes.
He said: “I know the pain. Hopefully,
I have learned from it. And my
team-mates. We’re excited.
“These are the games that you
want to be playing in and it’s a
massive game for us. It’s
going to be a fun day.
“Cardiff can slip up, of
■ by TONY STENSON
course. Everything can happen in football.
I’ve been in this situation a couple of times
so I do know things can always happen.
“But our only focus is on our game. The
rest is not in our hands.
“I would be lying if I said I did not look
regularly at the table. You are affected by
friends, family, the people around you who
will always be saying how close you are.
“But the only way to get the right focus is
to concentrate on the next game. That’s
what we have done brilliantly and that’s
why we are on such a good run.
“The confidence within the group is high
and I think that shows in our football.
“We went 1-0 down against Sunderland
recently but we all feel so confident we are
going to create enough chances to win the
game. It’s just fun to be a Fulham player at
the moment.
“I know if we do well players might leave.
It can happen. That’s football. But the main
focus of everyone in the dressing room
right now is to get promoted with Fulham
and play Premier League football with
Fulham. That’s the focus.
“The more you are involved in these sort
of games, the more you learn.
“Birmingham will be tough. They have
changed the manager and we are fully
aware of what their strengths are but we
mainly focus on ourselves and if we play as
well as we know we can do, then we have a
fair chance to beat anybody in this league.
“Third time lucky would be nice. It’s not
that I don’t want to play in the play-offs, it’s
just it would be fantastic to get automatic
and then I can plan my holidays.”
Birmingham v Fulham
Today, 12.30pm
PARKY: WE MUST KEEP GOING
SCRAP: Phil Parkinson
BOLTON boss Phil Parkinson is urging his men to
fight to the finish against Nottingham Forest today.
Wanderers are facing a second relegation to
League One in two years but Parkinson said: “If it
doesn’t go our way straight away, a goal goes
against us or a referee decision goes to our
opponents, we mustn’t let our heads drop.
“We’ve got to drive through right to end of the
game. Even if it’s 1-0 down with five minutes to go,
we can still score two in the last five minutes.
“We still have a good chance and we have to do
■ by ROB BARLOW
our bit and hope other results go our way. All we
can focus on is getting the result and hopefully a
few favours are done for us elsewhere.
“We have an opportunity, one last bite of the
cherry and we have to take it.
“I firmly believe we can pick a team capable of
doing that and we need to show that enthusiasm.
“We’ve got to make sure there’s not a hangover
from losing at Burton last week with the players
and I believe that has gone. Forest have been
playing a 4-3-3 but might make changes. It is more
about focusing on what we feel we need to do to.”
Parkinson said winger Craig Noone is doubtful
after suffering hip damage.
He added: “Craig’s had an injection during the
week and hasn’t trained. We’ll assess him closer
to the game.”
Versatile midfielder Ben Osborn was yesterday
named Forest Player of the Season.
Bolton v Nottm Forest, Today, 12.30pm
45
Reid’s
eyeing
golden
goals
BOBBY REID and Leon
Clarke will battle it out
for the Golden Boot as
Bristol City take on
Sheffield United.
Reid (below) has 19
league goals – one behind
Derby’s Matej Vydra and
Aston Villa’s striker Lewis
Grabban with Blades
hitman Clarke on 18 goals.
City boss Lee Johnson
said: “It will be great for
Bobby to end top scorer
but he’ll need two or three.”
Midfielder Dan Batty, 20,
is set for his
league debut
for Hull
at Brentford.
Boss
Nigel
Adkins
said:
“He can
pass, he
plays
quickly, he can score and
he’s tenacious. He’s got a
bright future.
Bees boss Dean Smith
said: “We’ve taken a lot of
plaudits from our
supporters and it would
be nice to go out on a
high note in front of them.”
Middlesbrough boss
Tony Pulis reckons he has
been rewarded for backing
Stewart Downing (below).
The winger has played a
key role in helping Boro
reach the play-offs ahead
of their trip to Ipswich.
Pulis said: “Stewart has
been fabulous.
He pulls
people
out of
position
on the
left
side.”
Ipswich
legend
George
Burley has put his name
forward for the Portman
Road managerial vacancy.
Goalkeeper Cameron
Dawson (below) is looking
for a grandstand finish by
Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls host Norwich
and Dawson, 22, said: “We
have done well in the last
few games and it would be
great to sign off with a
really positive result.”
Canaries centre-back
Grant Hanley is doubtful.
Millwall trio Mahlon
Romeo, Ben Marshall and
George Saville could miss
out at home to
Aston
Villa who
are
unlikely
to risk
Iceland
midfield
ace
Birkir
Bjarnason
before the
play-offs.
Leeds are at home to
QPR and boss Paul
Heckingbottom said:
“They are a high-energy
team so the dynamic will
be a lot different to what it
was against Norwich City
last week.”
Youngsters Charlie
Owens and Glenn Phillips
could make their Rangers
debuts.
Relegated Sunderland
could recall left-back
Bryan Oviedo against
champions Wolves.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
TODAY’S GAMES
(all 12.30pm)
Birmingham v Fulham
Bolton v Nottm Forest
Brentford v Hull
Bristol City v Sheff Utd
Cardiff v Reading
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Midd’brough
Leeds v QPR
Millwall v Aston Villa
Preston v Burton
Sheff Weds v Norwich
Sunderland v Wolves
UPBEAT: Gary Rowett
Rowett
demands
winning
mentality
■ by ADRIAN STILES
GARY ROWETT feels
Derby County are
approaching today’s
final-day encounter in a
positive frame of mind.
The Rams head into
the clash against
Barnsley knowing a
point will secure
their place in the
Championship play-offs.
Sitting in sixth two
points clear of Preston
and with a vastly superior
goal difference, Derby
have their destiny very
much in their own hands.
But the same applies to
Barnsley, who only sit
outside the relegation
zone on goal difference.
Rowett, 44, insists his
side will be going all out
for the win.
He said: “We can’t go out
for a draw, it’s as simple
as that.
“We have to be on the
front foot and try to win
this game.
“When you think back to
those moments earlier in
the season after the
games at Sheffield United
(3-1 defeat) and Bristol
City (4-1 defeat), we would
have been very pleased to
be where we are.
“The last three
performances, in different
ways, have been incredibly
positive.
“It feels like there’s a
good vibe around the
place.
“You can go into that last
game of the season
feeling nervous and not in
good form but it’s the
opposite for us at the
moment.
“I think we’re all excited
and looking forward to it.
We are all very confident.”
Meanwhile, Barnsley
playmaker Adam Hammill
insists he would sacrifice
his winners’ medals to
ensure his side maintain
their Championship status
at Derby today.
The winger helped the
club to Johnstone’s Paint
Trophy and League One
play-off success in the
2015-16 campaign but
says staying in the second
tier of English football is
more important.
Hammill, 30, said: “That’s
history, this is now.
“It is more important to
stay in the league than
revel in past glory.
“And for me, you’ve got
to enjoy it. You’ve got to
stand out.
“Walk out with your
chest out, head held high
and put a performance on
for the fans, yourself and
your family.
“And we owe the fans a
performance because
we’ve maybe not hit our
expectations this season.”
Derby v Barnsley
Today, 12.30pm
Love is
the key
BLUEBIRDS BOSS
ENJOYING BEING MR
POPULAR FOR ONCE
NEIL WARNOCK believes
his love affair with the
Cardiff fans has been the
key to his stunning success
at the Welsh club.
FANS’
FAVOURITE:
Neil
Warnock
has won
over Cardiff
supporters
The Bluebirds must beat Reading at
home this afternoon to finish second
in the Championship and secure
automatic entry into the top flight.
It is a far cry from 18 months ago
when Warnock took charge of a club
second from bottom and in crisis – on
and off the pitch.
Now, as he bids for a record-breaking
EIGHTH promotion, the former
Scarborough, Huddersfield, Notts
County, Plymouth, Sheff United and
QPR chief admits being adored by
the Cardiff supporters is massive.
Warnock, 69, need only cast an eye
at under-fire counterparts – in the
Championship and Premier League
– to realise how lucky he is.
For while Arsenal boss Arsene
Wenger has been hounded by
unhappy fans, he can do no wrong
with the Bluebird masses.
It is a feeling that is a rarity for
the tough-talking Yorkshireman,
whose abrupt style has upset
many over almost 40 years.
Warnock said: “I am like I am
here because of our fans. I don’t
know any that don’t like me.
“You look at some of the
managers in the Premier League
– and even in the Championship
– and their fans don’t like
them. It’s horrible, that.
“I couldn’t cope with
what Arsene has
had to go
through at
■ by HARRY PRATT
Arsenal but our fans have given me more
energy.
“However, if ever they chanted for me to
get out, they wouldn’t have to wait long.
“I can’t tell you how many older Cardiff
fans have told me how pleased they are
with this season – and I love that.
“That’s what we’re in the game for.
Everyone wants to be loved, don’t they?
“As a manager, you know you’re going to
take the brickbats from other clubs’ fans.
“But I do enjoy making my own fans
happy. I feel proud.”
Should Cardiff return to the elite next
Billionaires
will swoop
From Back Page
lined up to do business as long as the
club are in the Premier League.’’
Should a deal be done, it will end
eight years of Tan at the club’s helm.
Cardiff made it into Premier League
under his control in 2013 but that
ended in relegation straight back into
the second tier 12 months later.
Since then, the £150million debt
owed by the club to Tan has been
reduced to nearer £70m.
If he were to cash in, Tan would want
at least £150m.
Although he has long been keen to
offload his shares, he will not do so
on the cheap and this summer could
be the perfect time to get the sort of
offer he would deem acceptable.
season, they will be hoping it is a far more
enjoyable experience than that of four
years ago.
The 2013-14 season was a complete
disaster, with the club’s Malaysian owner
Vincent Tan and supporters at
loggerheads as they went straight back
down.
Warnock is confident there will be no
repeat of that bad feeling – even if the
Bluebirds are unable to survive among
the big boys.
He said: “When I came here it was very
fragmented so the first thing I did was
talk to every department about working
together.
“Then I looked at the players and
thought, ‘If I can’t do something with you
lot, there’s something wrong’. That was
my first conversation with them.
“It would be different this time if we
went up. I’m not saying we’d stay up but I
think we could go into the Premier League
enjoying every minute of it.
“But the hardest part is getting there –
whether through automatic promotion or
through the play-offs.”
Meanwhile, Reading boss Paul Clement
insists Cardiff will feel the pressure more
than his own relegation-threatened side,
who need a point to guarantee safety
without relying on games elsewhere.
Clement said: “There’s going to be
pressure on both sets of players but maybe
more on them because how many times
have we seen a team that’s ended up not
getting the second automatic spot and
then don’t end up getting promoted
through the play-offs?
“They’ll know this is their big chance,
otherwise they are going to fall into a
group of teams where anything can
happen.”
Cardiff v Reading
Today, 12.30pm, Sky Sports Football
Call for Deepdale to rock HARRIS’ HEAD HELD HIGH
CALLUM ROBINSON wants an
atmosphere to rival the FA Cup matches
against Arsenal and Manchester United of
recent years at Deepdale today.
Preston face Burton Albion where a win
could take the Lilywhites into the play-offs.
And Robinson wants the fans to help push
North End over the line.
He said: “The atmosphere in the games
against Arsenal and Man United really
helped us.
“If we can get it rocking, which I think we
should be able to because it is our biggest
game of the season, we can get into the
play-offs and that would be amazing.”
Burton boss Nigel Clough, whose side go
into the last day in the final relegation spot
on the same number of points as Barnsley
above them, believes Liam Boyce can
make a difference.
He said: “Liam has only truly been fit the
last two or three weeks but you can see the
difference he makes.”
Preston v Burton, Today, 12.30pm
MILLWALL boss Neil Harris says his side
must end the season with three points
– even if it will likely not be enough to
get them a play-off place.
The Lions would need to beat Aston
Villa today and see Derby and Preston
both lose, plus they need a nine-goal
swing between themselves and the
first of those two, to make it into the
end-of-season shootout.
But Harris said: “We want to end on a
high. What a great season. We keep
talking about what a season it has been
and we’ve worked hard for that but my
job is to make us better.
“The focus for me turns to next year
and trying to improve us.
“But I want the players and especially
the fanbase to go away happy.”
Although Villa are already secure in the
top six, boss Steve Bruce insists he will
pick a strong team as he wants to take
momentum into the play-offs.
Millwall v Aston Villa, Today, 12.30pm
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
ARSENE WENGER admits his
last home date with his beloved
Arsenal will be full of ‘sadness’.
■ by HARRY PRATT
for 22 years with a sold-out stadium.
The Emirates curtain falls on the That’s a real luxury in this job.
“Until now I have been only focused
departing Gunners boss this afternoon –
on the future and
with Burnley in town for
tomorrow.
his final act on the stage
“Now, when I look back,
he built.
it was a privilege to have
Further underlining
Last five meetings
so many great people and
the personal pain of his
Nov 2017: Burnley 0 Arsenal 1
players.
Jan 2017: Arsenal 2 Burnley 1
near 22-year reign
“Most of the time the
Oct 2016: Burnley 0 Arsenal 1
drawing to a close,
two very much gravitated
Jan
2016:
Arsenal
2
Burnley
1
Wenger is expecting it to
Apr 2015: Burnley 0 Arsenal 1
together.
be an emotion-charged
Overall record
“I believe Arsenal is a
goodbye with the
Arsenal – 50 wins
special place for players
masses later today.
Burnley – 33 wins
to be.”
And coming so soon
Draws – 21
As for assessing his
after the agony of losing
immense impact on the
to Atletico Madrid in the
club,
he
concedes
that is impossible at
Europa League semi-finals will only
this moment – as he battles to come to
make the occasion harder to stomach.
Asked how he will feel during his last terms with last Thursday’s defeat to
90 minutes in The Emirates dugout, Atletico.
Wenger, whose troops lost 1-0 on the
Wenger likened it to breaking up with
night in Spain and 2-1 on aggregate,
the love of your life.
The Arsenal boss, 68, said: “It will be said: “The disappointment from that
dominated by sadness because it is the game is still too much for me to be able to
end of a love story – certainly the end of reflect on such a long period in charge
of this club.
my contribution to Arsenal.”
“But I will
Yet, as ever, Wenger is retaining dignity.
Despite his own heartbreak, he is the first certainly do so
in
the future,
to acknowledge the honour of having
been at the helm of the Premier League I p r o m i s e
you.”
giants for more than two decades.
Arsenal v
And he is urging everyone at the club to
Burnley
be positive as they begin to plan for life
Today,
without him.
4.30pm
“It will also be gratefulness for having
had this chance to be with the club I have
cherished so much for such a long time,”
Wenger said.
“Hopefully, I have tried to make
people happy. Now I wish just
that the people who love this
club will be happy in the future
and get what they really want.
“This is also a very good
opportunity for the club to
look in a different way – with
new people and new ideas
trying to move the club
forward.
“I want the fans to identify
with the club and to enjoy a
positive future.”
Wenger, with three Premier
League titles and seven FA
Cups during his time in
north London, will receive
a guard of honour from
both teams before kick-off.
After the match, a host of
former Gunners stars will
be involved in a parade
around the pitch to celebrate
those record-breaking
achievements.
Wenger, who has fielded 222
players during his reign,
added: “I’ve met so many
nice people on a daily basis
who appreciated what I did.
EMOTIONAL
“It’s also my opportunity
to say thank you to those
FAREWELL:
who were so faithful.
Wenger is
“I had the luxury to play
HEAD-TO-HEAD
ARSENAL
TO WIN
ready to wave
goodbye to
The Emirates
4/7
SAD!
Weng feels pain
47
Admirer Dyche happy to laud
Arsene’s great achievements
SEAN DYCHE has admitted that he
was a couch Gooner in midweek
cheering on Arsenal in the Europa
League.
The Burnley boss would have
loved it if rival boss Arsene Wenger
could have lived the dream and
reached the final.
Instead, former Chelsea
star Diego Costa’s
winner for Atletico
Madrid meant Wenger
will leave The Emirates
this summer without a
single European trophy
in his 22-year reign.
And for that unhappy
ending, Dyche confesses
that he was “gutted”.
He will hand over a souvenir
memento to Wenger in honour of his
formidable Arsenal managerial
career after today’s game.
But Dyche (above) knows only too
■ by STEVE MILLAR
well the only thing the Frenchman
would have loved to get his hands
on was some European silverware.
Dyche said: “It’s a funny one
watching on TV as you end up
partly wanting it to happen
because it just ends an
unbelievable 22 years.
“You’re willing it to
happen. And then it
doesn’t and you’re a bit
gutted with that really.
“But then there have
been similar fairytale
moments, with the
Invincibles and all of that.
“I’ll take him something
privately from the club on behalf
of all of us. But no big public thing.
“I got him something when he was
up here to mark 20 years.”
Dyche admits that he has had long
chats with Wenger in the past and
he was not slow in coming forward
to pick the great man’s brains.
He added: “It wasn’t an advice
thing. But I’m always interested in
asking him questions about Arsenal
and how it moves forward.
“And they’re quite intrigued by our
stories as well.
“I found him to be a really good
fella, very open.
“Yes, Arsene’s certainly up there
with all the top managers.
“But while it’s all active, because
of the madness of football life,
they’re weirdly not deemed as good
as how they come to be seen.
“I think in 10 years’ time, people
will look back and go, ‘Oh my
goodness, that was unbelievable’.
“Sir Alex gets that now because
they’ve suddenly realised how hard
it is to do that. That might happen at
Arsenal.”
48
STERLING
THE
RISE
Pep: Raheem’s no diver
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
ART & SOUL: Mikel Arteta
Prize Art
perfect
City fit
EXCLUSIVE
■ by PAUL
HETHERINGTON
MIKEL ARTETA will be
offered a new contract by
Manchester City to
underline his importance
to the new Premier League
champions.
City coach Arteta has
been linked with top
managerial positions at
two of his former clubs –
Arsenal and Everton.
And while City boss Pep
Guardiola would be
unlikely to stand in his
way if he was offered a
Premier League hotseat,
he does not want to lose a
key member of his staff.
Guardiola’s off-pitch
team are all expected to be
awarded new contracts in
line with their boss, when
he signs an improved deal
at the end of the season.
But it is particularly
significant in the case of
Arteta when he is being
eyed by other clubs.
The former midfielder,
36, has been persistently
linked with Arsenal, where
he was club captain, with
Arsene Wenger leaving.
City also hope to agree
new contracts with
wingers Raheem Sterling,
23, and Leroy Sane, 22,
before they go to the
World Cup with England
and Germany respectively.
Defender Eliaquim
Mangala will be a summer
target for Valencia, where
he was on loan.
The French centre-back,
27, whose loan move to
Everton this season was
wrecked by injury, has a
year left on his contract at
City and Valencia hope to
snap him up for a cool
£5million.
PEP GUARDIOLA is standing up for
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling
after critics claimed he is the
season’s biggest fall guy.
The champions’ boss has poured scorn on
accusations of diving with Sterling at the
centre of controversial penalty claims this
season.
The latest came in the 4-1 hammering of West
Ham last Sunday when Sterling, 23, crashed to
the ground in the box under a challenge from
Aaron Cresswell.
But referee Neil Swarbrick refused to point
to the spot much to Sterling’s – and Guardiola’s
– frustration at being denied what they
believed was another clear penalty.
Guardiola, asked if Sterling had an unfair
reputation outside the club, said: “Yes, but he
has to learn that in terms of accepting the
reality.
“Of course, people talk too much and say he
is diving. People start to talk about that and
then people start to believe that. But he is a
guy who is quite honest.
“He is smart,
intelligent and
he is not a guy
who kicks the
opponent.
“But this is
a problem for
DOWNER:
referees not for
Raheem
Sterling.
against
“Penalty
at
West Ham
A n f i e l d ?
Penalty at West
Ham?
“The referees
decided not to
■ by STEVE MILLAR
do that. That is not a Raheem Sterling problem.
It’s a problem for the referees when they have
a meeting among themselves.
“But you have to accept it and handle it. If
one guy makes a decision, stand up and go
forward to the next one. I learned from the best
players in the history who never complained
on the pitch.
“They get kicked, stand up and go. So he has
to learn from that. It has happened so the next
action is the most important thing.
“He is a guy who is so fast. He’s quicker than
the other ones and that is a value. So if you’re
quicker than the defender marking you, then
sometimes it happens.
“But this isn’t a guy who always goes down.
When it sometimes happens once, you think it
can always be like this but in general he is
honest and an exceptional guy.
“I think he has had
a fantastic season.
Hopefully he can
maintain it for the
national team at the World Cup. And I like the
fact that I always have the feeling – and I might
be wrong – that he can do better.
“Football next season starts again from zero.
We will see if he is ready to maintain that
level. I think he can do it.”
Guardiola (below) revealed that national
boss Gareth Southgate had paid him a visit to
discuss the England players in the City squad
– and puts a strong case for Fabian Delph
jumping aboard the plane to Russia.
Delph, 28, has had his injury setbacks this
season but when he has been fully fit he has
produced impressive performances, especially
in a makeshift left-back role.
Guardiola added: “Gareth was here and we
spoke together about the English players in
the team. He is delighted with all of them.
Delph as well.
“I would like to see Fabian at the World Cup
but of course it depends on Gareth. I think he
deserves it. He is a player who can play in
different positions. He helped us to play good
football, to be better.
“And he has a good heart. He is a fantastic
person. I think he is a guy for the group. He
encourages the guys playing in his position
and it is important for the balance of the
dressing room to have good guys.”
Guardiola also praised Kevin De Bruyne
who missed out twice to Liverpool’s Mo
Salah in the Player of the Year awards.
He said: “Kevin was amazing. He is a
champion. I think Kevin will remember
in his life that in the season 2017-18 we
won the Premier League and he was
fundamental in that. I think that is
what he will be proudest of all.”
Man City v Huddersfield
Today, 1.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event
ON
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Wag a wanted man
DAVID WAGNER is battling to keep
Huddersfield in the Premier League
– and the Terriers could face a fight
to keep him too.
The Town boss produced one of
the managerial achievements of
last season when he led the club to
promotion to the Premier League.
And for most of this campaign,
the German manager has looked
like keeping Huddersfield in the
top flight.
That is despite having neither the
resources nor strength of squad
that his rivals possess.
But it has become so tight
at the bottom of the table
that Huddersfield’s
Premier League
status is now
under
serious
threat
EXCLUSIVE
■ by PAUL HETHERINGTON
and they have a tough run-in,
starting today against champions
Manchester City at The Etihad.
Yet that has not diminished
Wagner’s achievements in the eyes
of other clubs and he has even
been linked with Chelsea if Antonio
Conte, as expected, leaves
Stamford Bridge in the summer.
That might seem unlikely but his
former club Borussia Dortmund –
where he worked with Liverpool
boss Jurgen Klopp – are eyeing his
situation. Southampton could also
be a potential
destination
for
Wagner
(left) if
Mark
Hughes
does
not
HUDDERSFIELD
TO WIN
25/1
HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings
Nov 2017: Hudd’field 1 Man City 2
Mar 2017: Man City 5 Hudd’field 1
Feb 2017: Hudd’field 0 Man City 0
Feb 2000: Hudd’field 1 Man City 1
Nov 1999: Man City 0 Hudd’field 1
Overall record
Man City – 26 wins
Hudd’field – 22 wins
Draws – 29
STAYING UP:
Guardiola has
defended his
man over a
‘dive’ storm
IAN: FUTURE SO BRIGHT
MANCHESTER CITY old boy Ian Brightwell will applaud the
2018 champions at The Etihad today, admitting that Pep
Guardiola’s beautiful game has left him crying with joy.
And Brightwell’s mind will no doubt wander back to
the bleakest day ever when every City fan around
the world wept tears of despair.
That was 20 years ago this month, in fact,
when City were relegated to the third tier of
English football for the first time in their history.
Brightwell (right) was in the stands that May
day at the Britannia Stadium when City beat
Stoke 5-2 but disastrously still went down.
He said: “Now that was a sad day. I was
watching from the stands after travelling to Stoke
with the lads. It broke my heart, I can tell you.
“I had played for City most of the time in the old First
Division and the Premier League and I couldn’t really
believe what was happening. The club was in turmoil. It
probably started two years before that when City had gone
through a load of managers.
“I had 13 in my professional career there. And in those last
18 months, City had six with Big Joe Royle in charge
when we went down.
“The third tier was crazy. I had supported the
club since I was a kid and with all due respect, to
go to places like Macclesfield Town, York City
and Lincoln didn’t seem right.”
The transformation since has been out of
this world. Three titles, one FA Cup and three
League Cups later has left Brightwell, 50,
open-mouthed in amazement.
He added: “The football we’re watching can only
be described in one word – beautiful.
“City have gone to another level. It’s so beautiful to
watch and brings a tear to my eye.”
STEVE MILLAR
remain at St Mary’s beyond the end
of the season.
And then there is the intriguing
possibility of Klopp sounding out
his close friend about a reunion at
Anfield, following the shock
absence of his right-hand man
Zeljko Buvac.
Personal reasons have been cited
but Buvac, 56, is being touted to be
Arsene Wenger’s successor at
Arsenal. That sounds doubtful but
Buvac has also been linked with a
return to Germany to take charge of
Eintracht Frankfurt.
It is a situation that will be
resolved at the end of the season –
when Wagner’s future will become
clear too. The Huddersfield boss,
who signed a new two-year deal
after promotion, is booked in for
talks with chairman Dean Hoyle.
Meanwhile, Wagner says he will
be doing his best to rain on City
boss Pep Guardiola’s title parade in
the search for the vital points the
Terriers need to avoid the drop.
He said: “The chances of winning
are probably not the highest but if
there is one football club who
knows anything is possible then it
is us.”
But Wagner was quick to praise
the City boss. He added: “He is for
me the best. He has shown it in
three different countries. In Spain
with Barcelona, in Germany with
Bayern and now here in England
with City.”
49
‘VIN IT
FOR US
AGAIN’
■ by STEVE MILLAR
SKIPPER Vincent Kompany
will get his hands on his
third Premier League trophy
today – with boss Pep
Guardiola hoping he can
repeat the act next season.
Kompany, 32 (below)
suffered an injury nightmare
before recovering to play a
leading role in driving
Manchester City to the title.
And for that, the City boss
is honoured to applaud the
big Belgian –
and to be
first in
line for a
photo with
the treble
winner
during
today’s
presentation.
Guardiola
said: “We miss him when he
is not fit. He is one of the
best central defenders I
have seen in my life.
“It is not easy to win one,
never mind three, at a club
like Manchester City.
“That is why we are so
happy and why I will have a
picture with a guy who won
three Premier Leagues.
“He will have to be honest
with himself to say that he is
ready to play regularly.”
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
SPECIAL
GUEST: Keita
could be at
Kiev final
ON GUARD: Real’s Zidane
Zidane’s
snub for
champs
■ by MATT FREEMAN
REAL MADRID will NOT give
La Liga champions Barcelona
a guard of honour when the
sides meet in El Clasico
tonight according to coach
Zinedine Zidane.
Barca wrapped up the title
last weekend and face
European champions Real at
the Nou Camp this evening.
But Zidane says his side
will not give Ernesto
Valverde’s side the traditional
greeting for champions.
“After the Club World Cup
they didn’t want to do it for
us,” Zidane said.
“They might have said they
didn’t do it because they
weren’t in the competition,
but that’s not true – you’ve
got to win the Champions
League to play in it and we’re
both in the Champions
League.
“It’s not up to me to decide
about the guard of honour
but they didn’t do it. We, with
respect, won’t do it for them
because they didn’t.
“We respect what Barca
have done in winning the
league, which for me is
the most difficult thing
you can do.
“But these things happen –
if they’d have given us one,
we wouldn’t break the
tradition of doing so.”
The incident Zidane was
referring to happened before
the Clasico in December
when, having returned from
the United Arab Emirates as
Club World Cup winners,
Barcelona elected not to give
Real a guard of honour as is
traditional in Spain.
Barca won the match 3-0.
Real – third in the table
– secured their place in this
month’s Champions League
Final on Tuesday and are
aiming to win the trophy for
the third year in a row.
GONE: Salah
FLOGGED: KDB
OUT: Lukaku
Conte looking
at big picture
CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte insists the Stamford Bridge club will
never again allow stars to slip through the net in the future – even though
question marks still remain over his future at the club.
Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku all had spells with
Chelsea before going on to become stars with Liverpool, Manchester City
and Manchester United respectively.
And youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been farmed out, as have
countless others.
United have committed themselves to develop more home-grown talent
and Conte believes that is the formula Chelsea should follow.
He said: “We must have talents like Salah and De Bruyne that remain at
the club in the future.
“I think the club has the right people to make the best evaluation of these
players. There is a structure that evaluates and makes the best decisions for
these players for the past, the present and the future.
“I don’t know who was responsible for Salah leaving. We are talking about
the past and I don’t know. For sure, it’s not right to talk about the past. This
is not a question for me.
“United’s plan is right. We are trying this season, you can see that Andreas
Christensen has a big part to play.
“It’s the same for Ethan Ampadu, the same for Callum Hudson-Odoi. I
think that Chelsea are doing this.
“Last season, if you remember, Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah,
Kenedy and Charly Musonda all played. I think it’s right, also, to give the
space if they deserve to have the space, not just because you are a young
player.
“But those players are elsewhere now. Will they be back at Chelsea next
season? Now I think it’s better to be focused on the present and not to go
too far into the future.”
While Liverpool and Manchester City are winning plaudits for attacking
football, Chelsea under Conte have been more conservative.
Despite criticism, he refuses to change and said: “There are many styles
of football and not one style that can make you a winner.
“Last season, City and Liverpool didn’t win – we did. For me, in my
experience as a player and a manager, it’s important to have the right
balance, offensively and defensively.
“You must have a balance when you
attacking and when you are
GIROUD TO are
That’s the best way to
SCORE FIRST defending.
win something.
“Then every coach is right to
have his own best idea of
football. I have great respect
for all coaches.
“Football is not simple in
the way that sometimes
you describe it. You must
be good at both phases.
This is a good balance.”
TONY STENSON
9/2
HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings
Nov 2017: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1
Jan 2017: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1
Sep 2016: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2
May 2016: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1
Oct 2015: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 3
Overall record
Chelsea – 61 wins
Liverpool – 76 wins
Draws – 40
**
**
keit ready
to
fly
high
Kop new boy set for lift-off
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
NABY Keita could get a bird’s-eye view of
his new Liverpool team-mates who boss
Jurgen Klopp expects to fly even higher
next season.
The Guinea international has been signed, sealed and
will be delivered as a £48million midfielder on July 1 at
Anfield.
But before then, Klopp is considering the possibility
of sending Keita, 23, a VIP ticket to watch the Champions
League Final against Real Madrid in Kiev in just under
three weeks.
If he takes his seat in the Olympiyskiy Stadium, Keita
will see close up how Liverpool perform on one of
the world’s biggest stages – and will no doubt
picture in his mind the part he will play
when the new campaign kicks off.
Klopp is certain that Keita will be a
huge success in a red shirt following his
two-year stint at RB Leipzig – although
after three red cards this season he will
be keen to calm him down.
He will arrive with glowing reports,
though, as a box-to-box midfielder who
draws comparisons with N’Golo Kante
and Deco.
Klopp is seriously impressed with his
new signing – the first of a new batch of
players destined for Anfield over the
summer, with another Leipzig star Timo
Werner and Borussia Dortmund forward Christian
Gerrard
taking
a Firm
line at
Ibrox
n by STEVE MILLAR
Pulisic (below) also on the radar. Klopp, asked if
he would take Keita to the final, said: “I have
not been thinking about things like this but
if Naby is reading this and he wants to
come to the final, he is invited. Yes, this
is not my first problem but I will think
about it.
“Hopefully Naby will have a big effect
on the team immediately because of
his quality. This was a difficult year for
Naby in Germany and for Leipzig in
general.
“But he still had outstanding
performances. Not the same
number as last year but the
whole team didn’t do exactly
the same as last year.
“One thing, though, is that he doesn’t
play in the World Cup so he will have a
full pre-season which will help a lot.”
Klopp (above) promises any new
signings will make Liverpool an even
bigger threat next time around.
He added: “We will probably sign a
couple more players because that’s how it
is. First of all we have to strengthen the
squad.
“To bring in players who are 200 per cent
better than the players we already have will be quite
STEVEN GERRARD has vowed that he
will clear out the spineless flops that
were humiliated twice by Celtic in the
space of a fortnight as he strives to make
Rangers a force again.
The new Ibrox boss has seen footage of
the 4-0 hammering in the Scottish Cup
Semi-Final and the 5-0 Old Firm league
thrashing last week as Celtic clinched
seven titles in a row.
And he has made it clear that he will
not tolerate anyone who does not match
his desire and passion.
Gerrard said: “I can’t have that. That’s
got to stop. That’s got to stop now.
“These players will know very quickly
what myself and my staff are about and
what we demand.
“A lot of them will already know what
the club demands but it’s very important
from the off that they really buy into what
we are trying to do here and there’s a lot
of areas where we need to improve.
“I need players that are willing to adapt,
players that are going to believe in what
we are trying to do. But I have been
difficult but we will still need to do a few things to have
more depth in the squad.
“It is always important to bring in the right
players. That is what we work for during the
whole year.
“We are only looking for really good
players. And we will have to be 100 per
cent convinced about the players we
bring in.”
Klopp has two Premier League games
left in a spectacular season, starting
with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today.
And then he can concentrate his
mind on the big final against Cristiano
Ronaldo and Co.
His progress since arriving at Anfield
has been impressive but the German is still
not clear whether he is ahead of schedule.
Klopp said: “I don’t know. I never thought about
a schedule, that specific part. We have always tried to
take the chance in the moment when we’ve had the
chance – and that’s it.
“But the Champions League Final couldn’t be further
away from me at the moment so we don’t even have a
chance to celebrate a little bit inside and wake up in the
morning and think life is good.
“Our life for the next week is the Premier League, a
very important week. And then we can talk about all the
rest in the right moment.”
Chelsea v Liverpool,
Today, 4.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event
n by LINDSAY HERRON
around footballers for a long time, I’ll
work it out very quickly who fancies
this challenge and who wants to
come with me.
“And if there are people who
don’t fancy it and want to be
somewhere else, good luck to
them.
“I want a squad of players here
who are focused on the future not
the past, I want players who
want to come with me on this
journey, who want to go
and take the challenge to
everyone that’s in this
league and are willing to
go out there and give
everything they’ve got.
“That’s the simple
message and I’ll work out
these people very
quickly.”
As a player, Gerrard
(right) won the
Champions League, the UEFA Cup, two
FA Cups, the League Cup three times
and 114 caps for England during his
remarkable career with Liverpool.
The one thing he is missing is a
league championship title and if he
can deliver one for Rangers it might
just be the greatest achievement of
all.
He said: “To win the first title of my
career would be massive.
“I met the supporters and the
welcome I got was
fantastic. I appreciate
and respect what they
want and they want
instant success.
“They want it
yesterday – I get it
– but I have been
brought in for a
reason and the
reason is because
the team and the
squad need to
improve.”
ANDER EYES HERR-RAISING FINISH
ANDER HERRERA insists Manchester United
need to use their final three matches of the
campaign as a springboard for success next
season.
Following Friday night’s shock 1-0 defeat at
Brighton, United now play at West Ham on
Thursday, then are at home to Watford on
Sunday.
They then complete their programme with
the FA Cup Final against Chelsea the
following weekend, which they reached
courtesy of Herrera’s semi-final
n by PAUL HETHERINGTON
winner against Tottenham at Wembley. And
the Spain midfielder, 28 (left) said: “We want
to finish as high as possible and I also think it
would be a good way for us to prepare for
next season.
“If we finish second we can then look
to build on that. So that is what we are
thinking now.
“We have to try to win every remaining
game, finish second, then fight for the
FA Cup. Winning games means you face a
final with more confidence.”
Herrera has returned to his best form in the
closing stages of a season in which he has
been hampered by injuries.
He said: “I am a very bad patient. I want to
play, I want to be ready and I want to be
available for the manager and the team.”
After being an unused substitute at Brighton
as manager Jose Mourinho rotated his squad,
Herrera is expected to play at West Ham –
and start the FA Cup Final.
51
Sir Alex
brain op
From Back Page
told the Daily Star
Sunday last night: “I’ve
been texting him with no
reply, which is most
unusual.
“He usually responds
straight away. I couldn’t
understand but now we
know why with this sad
and worrying news.”
Ferguson was United
manager from 1986 to
2013, winning the Premier
League 13 times and the
Champions League twice.
Michael Carrick, now a
United coach, said he was
“absolutely devastated”
and urged his former boss
“to be strong.”
Similar messages were
sent on Twitter by United
players past and present.
Fergie’s former
goalkeeper Peter
Schmeichel said: “Please
be strong. Win this one.”
And ex-United midfielder
David Beckham took to
his Instagram (below) to
pass on his best.
Ferguson began his
playing
career with Scottish club
Queen’s Park at just 16.
His most notable spell
as a player came in a
two-year stint at Rangers
from 1967.
He retired in 1974 and
began his managerial
career at East Stirlingshire
before going to St Mirren,
where he won the Scottish
First Division title in 1977.
Ferguson moved on to
Aberdeen and led them to
three Scottish titles, four
Scottish FA Cups, one
League Cup and the
European Cup Winners’
Cup in 1983, beating Real
Madrid 2-1 in the final.
He managed Scotland in
the 1986 World Cup after
the death of Jock Stein
and became United boss
later that year.
Martial
will wait
From Back Page
potential to be a success
at Old Trafford.
But if he excels on the
biggest stage of the lot
this summer it would
also increase United’s
chances of commanding a
£50million fee if they
decide to sell.
They would then
effectively have recouped
the staggering sum they
paid to sign him in the
first place.
United boss Jose
Mourinho does not seem
convinced that Martial can
become a regular starter
at United.
And he clearly was far
from happy with his
performance in Friday
night’s 1-0 defeat at
Brighton.
But a successful World
Cup would only increase
the interest of other clubs,
so United will not rush
into a decision on
Martial’s future at the end
of the season.
Billionaires ready to
pounce on Bluebirds
EXCLUSIVE
CARDIFF owner Vincent Tan is
planning to SELL the Welsh
club if they make it to the
Premier League.
The Bluebirds go into
today’s final afternoon
in the Championship
needing victory
over Reading to book
an automatic
return to the
English elite.
Should that
happen,
Malaysian
tycoon Tan,
66 (right)
World Cup will decide
Ant’s United destiny
EXCLUSIVE
■ by HARRY PRATT
believes cashing in would
make sense.
There are a number of
wealthy investors ready
and waiting to
launch a takeover
and a Bluebirds
insider said:
“There are five or
six billionaires
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ANTHONY MARTIAL’S future
will be determined on the
World Cup stage.
Manchester United
will wait until after the
tournament in Russia
this summer to make a
decision on whether the
France forward (right)
stays at Old Trafford
or is sold.
And that is
assuming
misfiring
Martial, 22,
makes the
squad for
■ by PAUL HETHERINGTON
the finals, which United
think he will. Paris
Saint-Germain, Juventus,
Chelsea and Real Madrid are
eyeing the ex-Monaco man.
The thinking at United
is that a successful
World Cup would
confirm Martial
has the
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SIR ALEX
BRAIN OP
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Ex-Man United manager
in intensive care as he
faces fight for life
SIR ALEX FERGUSON was seriously
ill in hospital last night after
undergoing surgery for a brain
haemorrhage.
The legendary former Manchester
United manager, 76, was rushed for
treatment with a police escort after
being taken ill at home.
United released a statement last
night to confirm the news and said
surgery had gone ‘very well’ but that
‘a period of intensive care’ would be
■ by PAUL HETHERINGTON
necessary. The most successful
manager in the history of British
football was being treated in
Salford Royal Hospital.
The statement said: “Sir
Alex Ferguson has undergone
emergency surgery today for a
brain haemorrhage.
“The procedure has gone very
well, but he needs a period of
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recovery. His family request privacy
in this matter.”
Sir Alex’s son, Darren, did not
attend his team Doncaster’s match
against Wigan yesterday in order
to be with his father.
Friends and colleagues of Fergie
could not understand yesterday
why they could not make contact
with the Old Trafford legend. One
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