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SIR TOM: I?M
TO BLAME FOR
WIFE?S
DEATH
EXCLUSIVE
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SIR
Tom
Jones says
he blames
himself for
his wife?s
death.
The Voice
coach says
he
should
have forced
her to seek
treatment
much earlier.
Melinda,
his
wife of nearly 60
years, died of lung
cancer aged 75.
Asked if he blamed
himself, Sir Tom
said: ?Yes.? In an
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
EX-SQUADDIE
IS SHOT DEAD
Cops kill man in ?drugs? raid
West Midlands Police
said the ex-squaddie,
31, was pronounced
dead at the scene and
two other men were
detained after the raid
in Coventry around
6.20pm on Friday.
Friends paid tribute
to Mr Fitzgerald,
who lived locally,
as the police
watchdog
opened
an
investigation into the
shooting.
Pal
Cory
Brown,
28,
said: ?He was
my friend. All
of the lads inside
the house were my
friends. I used to be in the
Army and so did Sean.?
Another friend, who
gave his name as Ali, said
he had been with the
?very, very, good guy?
shortly before he visited
the house in Burnaby
Road where he was
killed.
A family member wrote
online that she was
?absolutely gutted?.
Another friend said
Sean was ?one of a kind?
who ?would be there for
anyone?.
Mr Brown claimed the
police raided the property
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because cannabis was
allegedly being grown
inside.
He learned of his mate?s
death from a neighbour.
He added: ?From what
we can gather, they have
ran away out of the
house because the police
raided it.
?The police climbed up
ladders and went through
windows, almost like it
was World War Three.
?Obviously, any person
in their right mind
would?ve been scared
and ran away.
?They?ve ran
and Sean has
allegedly
been shot by
an of?cer.?
Mr Brown
claimed that
none of the
men in the
property had
been armed.
A West Midlands
Police spokesman said
they couldn?t comment as
the incident was now
being investigated by the
Independent Of?ce for
Police Conduct.
Neighbours
revealed
about
?four?
armed
police
vehicles
were
present and gunshots
could be heard.
Other witnesses said
they had seen a large
number of of?cers in the
area, including a signi?cant number of their cars
and vans.
Residents were told to
go indoors as a section of
the street was closed.
soldier Sean
Fitzgerald
ARSENAL were delayed arriving for
yesterday?s FA Cup tie at Blackpool
after one of the Lancashire club?s fans
staged a protest by sitting on top of
the team bus.
The supporter, demonstrating
against Blackpool owner Owen
Oyston, delayed Arsenal?s departure
from their hotel. But the teamsheets
were handed in on time and the match
kicked-off on schedule.
TWO British special forces
soldiers have been badly
injured in an Islamic State
missile attack in Syria.
They were airlifted out of
the country by US forces for
medical treatment.
The Ministry of Defence
does not comment on the
special forces but a Kurdish
news outlet said they were
hurt in an attack on a
Syrian Democratic Forces
base in Deir al-Zour.
A Kurdish ?ghter was
killed in the incident.
President Donald Trump
said in December that he
was withdrawing US troops
from Syria, where he
claimed Islamic State had
been defeated.
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Wiring to
blame in
blaze hell
FIRECREWS have blamed
poor wiring for a ?re that
killed ?ve teenage girls in
an ?escape room?.
The bodies of the 15-yearold victims were found on
Friday night at the tourist
attraction in Koszalin,
northern Poland.
Fire?ghters put out a
blaze in an adjacent room
and then used specialist
equipment to break into the
locked section.
Carbon monoxide asphyxiation is the probable cause
of the deaths, of?cials
con?rmed yesterday.
Devastated local residents
have been placing ?owers
and lights in front of the
location.
A 25-year-old man was
injured in the blaze and was
taken to hospital suffering
from severe burns.
He was in a critical
condition in intensive care
last night.
In an escape room game,
players are locked inside
building and must ?nd
clues that will help them to
leave.
The girls were celebrating
a birthday.
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A FORMER soldier
who died during
an ?intelligenceled? police operation
has
been
named by friends
as Sean Fitzgerald.
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ONE of the UK?s largest combined
authorities will lay out plans to ban
fracking in a new green strategy.
Greater Manchester?s 10 local
authorities will put a ?presumption? in
planning laws against allowing the
technique to be used to extract shale
gas, mayor Andy Burnham said.
The measures will be included in a
new ?spatial framework? for the city,
which aims to be carbon neutral by
the year 2038.
The authority does not have the
power to ban fracking, but Mr
Burnham said: ?That?s a re?ection of
Government policy and not our policy.
We would if we could.?
Campaigners say there is overwhelming evidence that the process
is harmful for the environment.
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TEACHER numbers have
fallen for the ?rst time in
six years.
Low staff morale and poor
pay are behind departures
from the profession, union
chiefs say.
Figures show numbers
dropped by 1.2% between
2016 and 2017.
Chris Keates, from the
NASUWT, blamed ?increasing workloads? and ?dwindling pay?.
Stabbed
mum rap
A MAN has appeared in
court charged with the
murder of mother-of-one
Charlotte Huggins on New
Year?s Day.
Michael Rolle, 34, from
Dulwich, south London, is
accused of stabbing the
33-year-old in Camberwell.
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yesterday after a male
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
BATCHELOR FAB
Casey?s back to
her best after
4st weight loss
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NEW mum Casey
Batchelor is sharing the secrets
of her amazing
weight loss.
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Pictures: UNLEASHED PR
The model hit
12 stone after
giving birth
to her daughter
Florence last year.
But she has dropped to
eight stone and slipped ?ve
dress sizes thanks to a mix of
yoga and high intensity
exercise.
Casey, 34, said: ?When I
was 12 stone I felt really
un?t. But now I feel ?t and
that makes you feel sexy. I feel
like I?ve got my con?dence
back. I?ve got my mojo back
and I feel great again.
?When I was bigger I was
quite shy. I didn?t even like to
get undressed in front of my
other half. But now I feel sexy
again and I don?t mind strutting around in my underwear.
?It?s dif?cult when you have
a baby because you can?t
really get to the gym or go for
a run.
?There is a lot of pressure to
get your body back. But it?s
important to spend time with
your baby. You shouldn?t feel
pressure ? everyone should do
it in their own time.?
Former CBB star Casey has
charted her success on
social media and
wowed fans with
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by ED GLEAVE TV Editor
her results. She added: ?I
showed people what a body
really looks like after you?ve
given birth, and then I showed
my progression.
?I?ve had such great support
and people want to know how
I?ve done it.?
She says the weight loss also
means she is ?nally in control
of her boobs.
The model?s chest has gone
from a size H to a more
manageable DD.
Casey said: ?My boobs have
gone down and I?m so happy.
When I was pregnant they
were so big. But losing four
stone means they?re now DD.
I haven?t been that size since I
was growing up.
?For some people, DD is
quite big. But for me it feels
small. I?m so pleased that I?ve
?nally got smaller boobs
again. It means I can get nice
underwear now. When you?ve
got big boobs you can?t ?nd
nice underwear. Now I can
wear lacy sets.
?It?s also good for my back.
When I?m lifting up my baby
daughter all the time, the last
thing I need is heavy boobs
too!?
After training as a yoga
instructor, Casey has now
launched her own ?tness app.
Subscribers can get tips on
yoga, nutrition, meditation
and body con?dence.
Casey said: ?With an exercise DVD you watch the same
workout over and over. But
because I?ve done this online I
can constantly update the
content. And because you can
get it on your phone you can
access it wherever you are.
?The yoga exercises are
brilliant because they
make you feel great about
yourself. Yoga isn?t just
for physical results, it
can really help your
mental health too.?
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
RELATIVES? TRIBUTE TO TRAIN STAB VICTIM
I?ll not see
Levi hunt
TV drama
THE mother of a teenager
murdered by serial killer
Levi Bellfield will not watch
tonight?s TV drama about
his crimes.
Ute McDonnell has spent
years trying to come to
terms with the horror of
daughter Marsha?s death.
Bellfield
also
killed
13-year-old Milly Dowler
and 22-year-old French
student Amelie Delagrange.
In the three-part drama
Manhunt, Martin Clunes
plays Chief Inspector Colin
Sutton who led the hunt for
Bellfield.
Ute said: ?I was informed
about the programme by
VICTIM: Marsha
ITV but it does not bring
back happy memories for
me.
?I will not be watching. I
don?t watch a lot of TV but I
will switch it off tonight
anyway.
?I always get made aware
of any kind of developments or situations like
this.
?But it is not interesting
or good for me to watch
something like this.
?It just brings back bad
memories.?
Marsha was in sight of
her home in Hampton, West
London, in 2003 when she
was battered with a lump
hammer by the killer.
June hunt
cop quiz
POLICE hunting for the
suspected murderer of a
woman have arrested a man
in Liverpool.
They had been searching
for Michael Foran, 32, in
connection with the death
of June Jones, 33, who was
found dead at her maisonette in West Bromwich.
A West Midlands Police
spokesman said a 32-yearold man will now be transferred
to
them
for
questioning.
Miss Jones was reported
missing by her sister on
Boxing Day.
Police said there was
evidence she was the victim
of a ?sustained and brutal
assault with a weapon?.
KIDS? NEEDLE HELL
TEACHER Liu Yanan, who
pricked nursery kids with
needles when they did not
sleep during nap times, got
18 months in jail in Beijing.
?He was devoted
family man
killed on a
day trip
with son?
? by ISOBEL DICKINSON
isobel.dickinson@dailystar.co.uk
VICTIM:
?
Dad Lee
Pomeroy
THE dad stabbed to
death on a train in
front of his teenage
son was on a day trip
the day before his 52nd
birthday.
The family of Lee Pomeroy
yesterday spoke of their
agony over the ?horrific and
pointless attack?.
Computer programmer Lee
was taking his 14-year-old son to
London
when
he
was
attacked on the Guildford to
Waterloo service just after 1pm
on Friday.
Police said he suffered multiple stab wounds after a ?verbal
discussion? with another man
and died in the carriage.
Eyewitnesses said the dad-ofone ?didn?t stand a chance?.
His family paid tribute to the
?devoted family man? as police
arrested their prime suspect 15
miles away from the scene in a
6am raid yesterday.
A statement said: ?Lee took
his son on a trip to London
hoping to spend some quality
time with him which was cut
short by a horrific and pointless
attack.
?Lee would have had his
birthday today but did not get to
see his presents. He was an honest, bright person, who loved
music very much. He knew history and art and he was a bachelor of science in maths.
?He was a devoted family man.
He was an honourable man and
would always help somebody
who was in trouble.
?He was a loving husband and
father. He will be deeply missed
by all his family.?
The stabbing followed a
?vicious? three-minute row
which spilled through two
carriages.
The suspect fled the train at
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KILLER: Bellfield
SWOOP:
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The suspect?s
flat was searched
and a car towed
away yesterday
Clandon station, while the
service continued to Horsley
station where police and paramedics attended.
A 35-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning after a
manhunt was launched. A
27-year-old woman was also held
at the property in Farnham,
Surrey.
A post-mortem examination is
set to take place early next
week.
A woman in the garden of Mr
Pomeroy?s home in Guildford
said it was ?too fresh? for his
wife to comment.
Talking over the back gate of
the semi-detached house, she
did not reveal her relation to the
family but said: ?It is too fresh.
It was in front of their 14-yearold son.
?She has asked me not to say
anything. She does not want to
say anything.?
A neighbour two doors down
said he was ?shocked? to hear
the victim lived on his street.
He said: ?We don?t know them.
They are quite private people.
But I am shocked and disgusted
that he has lost his life. It?s
dreadful.?
The victim?s son and other
relatives are being supported by
family liaison officers.
British
Transport
Police
Assistant Chief Constable Sean
O?Callaghan said: ?We now
know from enquiries we?ve been
doing overnight and from
witnesses that the two men were
involved in a verbal discussion.
That discussion lasted three to
four minutes.
?It moved through one
carriage from where they first
boarded into another carriage,
and that argument escalated to
the violent attack that sadly
resulted in the death.?
Witnesses on the 12.58pm train
said the mayhem came following a row which may have been
about the pair ?bumping into
each other?. Lee and the attack-
er boarded the service at 1.01pm
at London Road station, near
Guildford. Punches are said to
have been thrown at first before
the attacker plunged the blade
into his victim.
One passenger said: ?There
was a lot of blood everywhere in
the carriage.
?I don?t think the poor chap
stood a chance.
?The police who were here
first started to give him CPR but
it was apparently too late to save
him and he died while the train
was in the station.?
Police were last night still
appealing to passengers on the
service for information.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
ROYAL EXCLUSIVE
BATTLES: The actress
Sheridan
?happier
than ever?
SHERIDAN Smith says she
no longer feels ?ashamed?
of herself now her life is
back on track.
The TV favourite, 37, had
a public meltdown two
years ago when her dad was
diagnosed with terminal
cancer and she turned to
booze to cope.
Sheridan said: ?I?m finally
in a great place, a strong
place. I?m setting up a
production company and I
feel empowered and proud
now, not ashamed of myself
anymore.
?It?s a really nice feeling
and I?m excited about the
future.?
Sheridan tackled her
demons by taking time
away from the spotlight.
It meant turning down TV
and stage work.
She said: ?I missed it, but
at the same time there were
bigger things, higher things
than work.?
Sheridan credits a move
out of London with helping
her feel better. She is now
happier than ever with
fianc� Jamie Horn.
The actress said: ?I?ve
been in the countryside for
a couple of years now. It?s
my safe haven.
?I?ve always wanted to
move from London, have a
farm and be surrounded by
animals.?
TRUMP
GAVE
HELPER
$100,000
THE RUMOUR: In the
90s Donald Trump paid
off a Good Samaritan?s
mortgage with $100,000
after they helped to
change his limo?s tyre.
IS IT TRUE? The office
of Mr Fake News himself
denied the rumour and
no record has ever
been verified.
VERDICT: Not true.
IT?S HOT PANTS
COPS gave a man ?suitable
advice? after he set fire to
his clothes to keep warm
while waiting at Maidstone
railway station, Kent.
MEG?S
NEW
SUITS
SUITS
?
YOU, YOUR
HIGHNESS:
Meghan could
return to show
Duchess offered
millions for a
charity cameo
MEGHAN Markle has got a
chance to make millions for
charity ? by returning to her
old TV show for a single
scene.
US TV chiefs want the pregnant
Duchess to appear one last time on
legal drama Suits.
The cameo would last less than two
minutes ? and in return Meg
would pick up a huge cheque
for a charity of her choice.
To avoid any tax issues,
Meghan would not take the
cash herself but could
nominate one of husband
Harry?s favourite causes.
Executives at entertainment giant NBC Universal
believe it will be possible to
film in the UK to fit in with
her hectic schedule.
One senior production
source said: ?We could be
done in half a day or less.?
He added: ?No final figure has yet been
arrived at, but negotiations are likely to
be opened in the very near future.
?I?ve heard sums ranging from two to
six million being kicked around. That
sounds a lot ? but it would be one of the
biggest marketing coups in TV
history.?
Meg?s final episode
? EXCLUSIVE
by MIKE PARKER
aired on April 25 last year ? 24 days
before her Windsor Castle wedding.
Viewers saw her character Rachel
marrying law firm partner Mike Ross,
played by her friend Patrick J. Adams.
He left the show at the same time.
The source added: ?We could create a
storyline where Rachel and Mike have
created new lives for
themselves and are starting a family, with Rachel
showing an obvious baby
bump.
?I believe we could get
away with only one or two
lines from Rachel, perhaps
saying how she would
never have believed she
would have such a wonderful life. This particular
route would beautifully
mirror real life.
?It would give one or
several charities a big boost, portray
Meghan as a thoroughly modern
royal ? and give us one of the biggest
ratings blockbusters.?
A former Suits colleague of Meghan
said yesterday: ?This is all supposed to
be hush, hush but it?s a bit of an open
secret that they?d do anything to get her
and Patrick back as guest stars.?
?It?d be
one of
biggest
ever TV
coups?
TELLY
?
ROYALTY:
Bosses are
desperate to
get Meg back
No Crowning glory when Olivia met HRH
OLIVIA Colman has revealed
she was a right royal mess when
she met the Queen.
The actress, 44, is set to star
as the monarch in Netflix
drama The Crown.
But she didn?t manage to
do any homework when they
were face to face.
Olivia said: ?It happened
by accident. I went to a
British Film Institute
reception at Windsor
? EXCLUSIVE
by ED GLEAVE
Castle, which I just thought
would be film people having
a chat.
?I ended up in a queue that
went around a corner and at
the end were the Queen and
Prince Philip. I didn?t know
what to do!
?A man in epaulettes who
was standing there said, ?Don?t
overdo it ? just give a little bow?.
The next thing I knew I was
going up to her, but I tripped
over and I did it all wrong.
?Let?s just say I didn?t cover
myself in glory. So it wasn?t
really a meeting ? I just shook
her hand and b******d off!?
Olivia has had a crash course
on the Royal Family in recent
months.
She also played Queen Anne
in new film The Favourite, a role
that has been tipped to win her
an Oscar.
Olivia said: ?I never questioned
before if I was a royalist. But the
more I learn about our current
queen, the more I?m impressed
by her as a human being.
?She took her vow as a young
woman to do her job and she
has done. Not many people have
stuck to their guns from their
20s to their 90s the way she has.
I take my hat off to her.?
5
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Says
Time to stop
drone threat
EVERY day it seems we get
another warning over the growing
danger of drones.
Today, the Daily Star Sunday
reveals that terrorists have got the
capability to launch bomb attacks
from the air.
It is obvious that if the military could
turn drones into weapons, the
jihadis wouldn?t be far behind.
Drones can be operated by
children. It doesn?t take a huge
amount of common sense to realise
they could easily be used by those
with sinister intentions.
Yet, we are clearly not prepared.
Witness the chaos at Gatwick
recently, when the mere suggestion
of a drone caused hundreds of
cancelled flights and misery for
thousands of travellers.
It should not be beyond the wit of
our military to come up with counters
to any new weapon that comes
along ? especially one using basic
technology such as a drone.
We are told the Army brought in
anti-drone devices to combat the
threat at Gatwick.
What they were and how they work
is anyone?s guess ? and they have
since been removed.
If such devices exist, we need
them soon. Then we can blast
danger drones out of the sky.
Ice one Jason
IT?S great to see Dancing On Ice
back on our screens.
The show has given us lots of
laughs in the past ? and celebrities
who have turned out to be
amazingly talented skaters.
This is the sort of old-fashioned,
wholesome fun that made Strictly
and I?m A Celebrity big hits.
We worry, however, that outspoken
judge Jason Gardiner vows to be
nastier than Simon Cowell.
That?s just the attitude that has cost
The X Factor in the ratings war.
Our advice to Mr Gardiner is to be
constructive in his criticism and
remember this is entertainment.
Just be nice on the ice...
Diet?s dreary
THE secret to living 20 years
longer is simple, say doctors.
Lift weights, keep working, be very
careful what you eat and don?t drink
or smoke.
But remember there are diets out
there that allow you the occasional
treat. If it?s all about abstinence,
whether you live longer or not...it?ll
certainly feel like it!
A high
steaks
contest
Pictures: SHUTTERSTOCK / SPLASH
6
? by ED GLEAVE
THE buck stops here
for these daredevil
cowboys...
The Monster Energy
Buck Off competition
charged into Madison
Square Garden in New
York to entertain fans.
Competitors have
to stay on their
rampaging bull for at
least eight seconds to
score points.
After the first round,
pro Jose Vitor Leme
was ahead ? and
pocketed �500.
A championship
round today will decide
who wins the first
event of the
Unleash The
Beast tour
season.
All around
the Globes
The Golden Globes are voted
on by 93 members of the
Hollywood Foreign Press
Association and were first given in
1944. Then, only four awards were
handed out, with The Song of
Bernadette the best picture.
The 76th ceremony,
now with 25
categories, is
at the Beverly Hills
Hilton Hotel, attended
by 6,000 people.
30,000 sq ft of
red carpet will
be rolled out,
with 9,000 glasses of
champagne sipped!
Superhero film
Black Panther
will be vying
for best movie. Lady
Gaga, inset right, is
up for best actress in
A Star is Born and
Rami Malek is tipped
for best actor after
playing Freddie Mercury in
Bohemian Rhapsody. UK hit show
Bodyguard is up for best TV series.
Plenty of Brits are nominated, including Emily Blunt
for best actress for her role
in Mary Poppins Returns, inset top.
Other homegrown nominees
include Christian Bale, Olivia
Colman, Hugh Grant, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Claire Foy,
Rosamund Pike and Rachel Weisz.
This year?s hosts will be
US actor Andy Samberg
and Killing Eve?s Sandra
Oh. There were no celebrity
hosts until Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin and Sammy
Davis Junior in 1958.
Comedian Ricky
Gervais has hosted it
four times, despite
making jokes about everyone
from Angelina Jolie to Justin
Bieber. He once quipped: ?I like
a drink as much as the next
man. Unless the next man is
Mel Gibson.?
In 2001, three-time
winner Renee
Zellweger nearly
missed getting her award for
Nurse Betty as she was in the
loo. She rushed on stage just
in time, saying she was cleaning
lipstick off her teeth.
Other memorable
moments include Jack
Nicholson, far right,
admitting taking Valium before
his acceptance speech for
best actor in 2003, and actor
Jeremy Renner looking at singer
Jennifer Lopez?s cleavage in 2015,
below ? then congratulating her on
her own ?golden globes?.
Marlon Brando turned down
his best actor award for The
Godfather in 1973 to protest
at US ?imperialism and racism?,
while in 2008 the ceremony was
cancelled due to a writers? strike.
Female stars always wear
some amazing frocks at the
awards. Last year, many
turned out in black to show their
support for the #MeToo movement
highlighting sexual harassment.
The gold-plated winners?
statuette shows a world
with a reel
of film
wrapped
around
it.
stars will be out in force
?TheMAJOR
tonight for the Golden Globes.
glitzy US awards ceremony
sees top TV shows and films from
the last year battle it out for the
coveted gongs. Pundits say the
results are often a guide to which
movies will grab Oscars too.
Here JAMES MOORE reveals
everything you need to know.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
GENDER ROW: Fay Ripley
Fay ?gets
pay Cold
shoulder?
COLD Feet was last night at
the centre of a gender pay
row after Fay Ripley
claimed its male stars earn
more than the women.
Fay, who plays Jenny, is
one of five key cast members who have starred in
the drama since it launched
22 years ago.
James Nesbitt, 53, who
plays Adam, had claimed
they were all paid the same.
But in a new interview Fay,
52, said: ?That?s an ongoing
issue. We can?t lie about
that.
?I?m just saying that I
can?t sit here and say that
we?re paid the same.?
She added: ?I look forward
to a world where we don?t
have to worry about that.?
During the interview
co-star Hermione Norris,
51, who plays Karen, hinted
she agreed with Fay.
John Thomson, 49, and
Robert Bathurst, 61, also
star on the show, which
returns for an eighth series
next Monday.
Representatives for Cold
Feet have not responded to
Fay?s comments.
PENGUIN
PEE IS
PART OF
POLAR
ICECAP
DRONE PAIR FORCED
OUT OF THEIR HOME
Airport storm
couple tell of
police ordeal
UPSET:
?
The couple
were quizzed
for 36 hours by
the police
? by ANDY CRICK sunday@dailystar.co.uk
THE couple wrongly accused
of being behind the Gatwick
drone attack are planning to
move house.
Window fitter Paul Gait revealed
that he and Elaine Kirk have barely
left their home since being released
by police.
He said the ordeal had ruined their
Christmas and he just wanted to get out
of the area.
The innocent pair were quizzed by
police for 36 hours before being told they
faced no further action.
Paul, 47, has been signed off work due
to the effects of their experience.
He exclusively told the Daily Star
Sunday: ?I don?t want to live here
any more. I just want out. I?m not in a
good place to be fair.
?I?m off work, I?ve been signed off. It?s
affected me in a massive way. It?s been
difficult. Christmas was s***. I haven?t
been out for two weeks.
?I haven?t got any intention of going
out at the moment.?
He and Elaine, 54, were falsely accused
of bringing the airport to a standstill by
flying a drone over it.
They were released back to their home
in Crawley, West Sussex, the day before
Christmas Eve.
Sussex Police have come under
scrutiny for their handling of the
investigation.
Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said it was
possible there hadn?t been a drone over
Gatwick.
He said there was no footage
of one and they were just dealing with witness sightings.
Chief Constable Giles York
then said some activity may
have been the force?s own
surveillance drones.
Mr Gait ? who used to fly
model helicopters ? was given
an alibi by his ex-wife Gemma Allard.
She said he had been with her at the time
of the drone disruption which affected
120,000 air passengers.
Gatwick has offered a �,000 reward
through Crimestoppers to individuals
with information on the people behind
the disruption, with the charity?s boss
Lord Ashcroft offering a further �,000.
SHOCK:
?
A police
car outside
house during
the probe
?We do not want to live
here any more. It has
ruined our Christmas?
Terrorists in aerial bomb plot
NEARLY 3% of the ice
in Antarctic glaciers is
made of penguins? wee.
There is even an old
Japanese proverb about
the strange fact.
It goes: ?If the penguin
always pees on the ice
under its feet, does its
pee not make the ice
itself?
?Does it not become
an eternal part of the
penguin?s soul, if it is
an eternal part of the
penguin?s home??
COPS JUST POTTY
POLICE
DNA-tested
a
yoghurt pot after a student
said the snack was eaten
when it was left in a shared
flat in Taipei, Taiwan.
Police are examining relevant sightings
by 115 witnesses, including 93 from
?credible witnesses? such as a pilot,
airport staff and police officers.
More than 1,000 house to house enquiries have also been carried out.
Since the incident, the UK?s two busiest airports are investing millions of
pounds in anti-drone technology.
Gatwick and Heathrow have
brought in equipment at an
equivalent level to that used by
the armed forces.
Last week, the Ministry of
Defence confirmed its equipment that was being used at
Gatwick had now been withdrawn from the Sussex airport.
DEADLY: Isis could use drones to drop bombs
JIHADIS now have the capability
to use drones to launch bomb
attacks in the UK, spies warn.
MI5 intelligence chiefs fear
aerial assaults involving up to a
dozen weaponised drones could
be used against civilian and
military targets.
These are said to include
Downing Street, the Houses of
Parliament, the SAS HQ in
Hereford and royal palaces.
Spies have already discovered
that British terrorists downloaded
instructions on weaponising
shop-bought drones from the
internet.
The plans, believed to have
been drawn up by Isis, show how
drones could be reconfigured to
carry explosives. The documents
? EXCLUSIVE by JOHN WARD
john.ward@dailystar.co.uk
advise terror groups to train
drone pilots to maximise the
impact of attacks.
Weaponised drones were
discussed by MI5 and senior
Government figures in the wake
of the fiasco at Gatwick Airport.
The Prime Minister and Cabinet
colleagues were said to be
shocked that Britain?s second
largest airport could be closed by
a drone sighting.
One senior intelligence source
said: ?The closure of Gatwick
airport and the disruption caused
revealed two things ? firstly the
UK does not have an effective
counter-drone programme.
?Secondly, a single drone being
deployed correctly can have a
massive impact.?
The source said the use of an
explosives-laden drone in the UK
was just a matter of time.
He added: ?Even a basic drone
could carry a small explosive.
?More powerful commercial
drones carry larger improvised
explosive devices which could
target targets such as vehicles
belonging to VIPs.?
A report by a security think-tank
warned that Isis is ?obsessed
with launching a synchronised
multi-drone attack on large
numbers of people in order to
recreate the horrors of 9/11?.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS
? PAGE 6
7
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
WE?RE No.1 FOR TELLY + WE?RE No.1
.1 FOR TELLY +
COLD
WAR
?Mr Nasty? is too wet, claims ice king Jason
DANCING On Ice judge
Jason Gardiner says Simon
Cowell has lost his touch.
The outspoken 47-year-old claims
his TV rival is ?too wet? ? and
that?s why The X Factor?s ratings
have nosedived.
When Simon, 59, first shot to fame
with his Mr Nasty persona his shows
were watched by 10million viewers.
But these days he has less pulling
power.
Jason said: ?From what I have seen I
think Simon is now?well, he?s a bit
nice and a bit wet. Look, what viewers
? by ED GLEAVE TV Editor
edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk
was X Factor getting last year? Two
million, wasn?t it? Well those viewing
figures speak for themselves. I don?t
have any advice for Simon. But I won?t
ever become wet myself. Not at all.?
Jason also became a household name
as one of TV?s toughest judges. And
he?s still as acid-tongued as he was
when Dancing On Ice launched in 2006.
Viewers have seen him clashing with
co-star Karen Barber and TV actor
Tim Healy live on air.
Jason said: ?I don?t set out to be
controversial or have spats on TV. All I
maintain is I am going to tell the truth
and so if you need improvement, I give
you tough love. I am not there to blow
smoke up you. I am there to say, ?right,
OK, here?s the truth, if you don?t
improve here, and up your game for X,
Y, or Z then you don?t deserve to be in
the competition?.
?It?s really that simple. Similarly, if
you are brilliant, I will praise you as
well. I?m very, very fair, I judge what I
see, not what I know and not what
you?ve done but what you are doing
right there and then in front of me.?
The X Factor?s ratings dropped to
?I?m not sure
you would get
a good score?
ED GLEAVE ON THE ICE
DANCING On Ice has been
dubbed telly?s most
dangerous show ? and
your Daily Star Sunday
learned that the hard way.
I joined celeb contestant
Saara Aalto at a training
session. But when she
tried to teach me some
basic moves, I struggled
to master them ? before
falling over.
Dishing out her verdict,
the Finnish singer told me:
?You went on to the ice,
which is a start. And you
could have done very well.
But you let your mentality
ruin your performance.
Before you even started
you were saying you don?t
like challenges.
?So I think your brain was
your enemy. Your body
could have done it. I?m not
sure you?d get a good
score from the judges. If
they could give minus
points, I think that?s what
you?d get.?
Saara is determined to be
more fearless in the first
live show tonight.
She said: ?Skating is
about being open to new
things. As contestants we
have to do that. Our brain
is saying ?don?t jump, don?t
spin, don?t f***ing do that?.
?But you have to if you
want to improve.
?When I signed up for this
series, I knew it would be
hard. But I?ve realised it?s
even harder than I thought
it would be. Ice skating
looks easy and beautiful.
But when you try it you
learn it?s so damn hard.
?And because
this show is all
performing you
have to have lifts
and tricks in your
routines. There are
many aspects to focus on.?
just four million last series. But Jason
is confident Dancing On Ice won?t
have the same problem when
the new series kicks off
tonight.
Jason said: ?This is all
about viewers tuning in,
so I understand if you?ve
got good draws people will
come in and commit to
watching the show because
that person has got a fantastic fanbase. I understand that.
?And I famously never know
anybody, but I know most of these people this year and that says something!
?I mean, how many years have I been
doing this? And every year I?ve
never known half of them.
This year I know most of
them.
?But as it goes on it gets
less and less about the
name, the star attraction.
For example, look what
happened with Pamela
Anderson ? I voted her off
week one. She was paid a
fortune and she skated just
one-and-a-half minutes.?
DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS
? PAGE 6
INJURY HOPES: Collins
Gemma?s
the fall girl
Pictures: MATRIX PICTURES
8
FALLEN
?
HERO: Our
man Ed gets a
skating lesson
from Saara
GEMMA Collins has joked
that she wants to suffer a
horrific injury on TV so she
can claim the insurance.
The TOWIE star, 37, said if
she suffers serious damage
while on Dancing On Ice
she will be loaded.
A string of contestants
have needed medical
treatment live on air.
Gemma said: ?I?m insured
for a lot of money ?
�illion. So if I do go
down I?ve had a result.
?I?m not planning to go
down, though. I have fallen
in rehearsals. I busted my
knees twice. But I just get
up and carry on.?
Gemma is one of the stars
who will skate in the first
live show tonight.
Bookies gave her and pro
partner Matt Evers dismal
odds of winning, while host
Phillip Schofield joked
she will quit before the
show goes live.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
WE?RE No.1 FOR TELLY + WE?RE No.1 FOR TELLY
DANCING On
Ice is back with 12
new celeb contestants
ready to skate to success.
Love Island?s Wes Nelson
is the early favourite to win,
according to Paddy Power.
Six couples will perform in
the first live show tonight
and the rest will make
their debut next
Sunday.
X Factor ?nalist
TOWIE diva
Westlife singer 6/1
TOM: WHY
I STILL FEEL
GUILT OVER
MY LINDA
9/1
DEVOTED:
?
Tom and
Melinda were
16/1
married for
nearly 60 years
Love Island hunk 2/1
Loose Woman 25/1
Neighbours legend 22/1
Cricketer
14/1
Corrie actress 9/1
Strictly pro
9/2
Pussycat Doll 13/1
Frenchie in Grease 25/1
EastEnders baddie 6/1
FROM PAGE 1
emotional interview, he
told the Daily Star
Sunday: ?You do start to
think, ?What if I had
forced her to go to the
doctors?? Because she
didn?t go.
?You think, ?S***, maybe
I should have said she
had to?.?
Tom?s world fell apart
when Melinda lost her
cancer battle in April,
2016. At his lowest point
he convinced himself he
could have done something to save her.
Tom, 78, said: ?After I
lost my wife, lyrics to a
Bob Dylan song reminded
me of her. It?s called
What Good Am I?
?I was reading
into the lyrics
thinking,
?Jesus Christ
?was I partly to blame?
Should I have
woken
up
before?? By the
time we found
out about her
cancer it was too late.
I thought, ?What could I
have done??. It started to
mean more. So that song
is very touching.?
Tom and Melinda were
childhood sweethearts,
and wed when they were
both just 16.
He said of her death:
?When something like
that happens, it?s so
devastating you don?t
know how to deal with
everything. It was something I?d never dealt with
before.
?I?m human. We?re all
human beings first and
foremost.
?When you lose someone that you love it can
kick you in the?if you
really love somebody and
they go, that?s hard.
?But you?ve got to try or
you?ll crumble completely and other people will
suffer. You?ve got to think
about your family as
well.?
Tom has continued to
perform as well as being a
coach on The Voice, which
returned to screens for a
new series last night.
One of his biggest
hurdles was singing What
Good Am I? again,
because it brought back
memories of Melinda.
He said: ?When she
passed away it was such a
blow. I didn?t know
whether I?d be able
to do that song
again. It was
the one song I
was scared of
because she
loved it.
?I had therapy in LA.
The therapist
said,
?Don?t
make any drastic
moves right now, give
it a little time?. I told her
about the song and she
said, ?That?s the first one
you should try. Get the
one you?re scared of over
with?.
?I thought as long as I
could channel it with
balance then I could
return to music. I tried it.
I got some of my musicians together and that
was the first step. And
doing that really helped.?
He said: ?Time is a healer. Things sink in and you
realise, ?this is it, this is
the way it?s going to be?.
?So you look at it more
realistically
as
time
goes on.?
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10
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
ANOTHER REAL
STARTING
TOMORROW
INSIDE YOUR
INSIDE
TOMORROW?S
PAPER
DON?T MISS
OUT ON TWO
EXCLUSIVE
MINI MAGS
INSIDE
TUESDAY?S
PAPER
?I was stalked
by speed-date
creep...then I
found out he
did 38 years in
jail for murder?
? by OLIVE LOVERIDGE-GREENE
& FELICITY CROSS
A TEACHER is living in
fear after being stalked
by a murderer who wooed
her at a speed dating
night.
Caroline Anderson, 42, started
being bombarded with ?creepy?
messages by Dempsey Hawkins,
58, even though she never gave
him her number.
But a worse shock was to come
when she saw his name in a newspaper ? and realised he had strangled
his girlfriend when he was 16 and
served 38 years in a US jail.
British-born Hawkins was deported from America to England in 2017
and found work in a Mexican
restaurant in Cambridge near where
Caroline lives.
She is now so scared she sleeps
with a baseball bat and a hockey
stick by her bed and keeps kitchen
knives under her pillow.
She said: ?I can?t take any chances.
I see him on my commute to work
and it fills me with fear.
?He took my number without my
knowledge. He knows I live in the
area so it?s only a matter of time
before he knows my address.
?He?s casually walking through
the town and works in a busy restaurant. People need to know. I?m
completely petrified.?
Caroline met Hawkins when she
attended a matchmaking event at
the Hidden Rooms Cocktail Lounge
in Cambridge with a friend in
September.
She first noticed him lingering at
TERROR: Messages that
?
Caroline received from
Hawkins after dating event
the front desk ? next to a list of the
daters? names and phone numbers.
Caroline said: ?When we arrived I
noticed his presence because I
thought he was in the military ? it
was just by the way he carried
himself.
?But then I noticed his eyes. They
are the kind of eyes that look
through you, not at you. They were
piercing.?
They had a ?one-on-one? conversation but she said: ?I didn?t even give
him my number. I just found him a
bit intense and got a weird vibe.?
Next morning, Caroline was
shocked to find a text from Hawkins
which began: ?Sweet Caroline, really great to have met you last night?.
He added: ?Me as your friend will
definitely enhance your life in ways
that might surprise you.
?I?ll be thinking about you. You
know I will.?
She claims she didn?t respond and
screenshots show Hawkins sent her
several more unanswered messages
over the next two weeks.
One said she was ?endlessly attractive? and another said: ?You look
prettier in each pic I see of you.?
Another showed him in a rural
location, with the sinister caption:
?Just a reminder, if you want to
hang out with me in the middle of
nowhere give me the green light.?
A few weeks later she saw his
name in the paper after he was
**
**
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
11
LIFE CRIME EXCLUSIVE
SCARED:
?
Caroline
has weapons
by bed. Right,
Hawkins
KILLED FOUR: Norris
Poisoner
in prison
food bank
Pictures: SWNS
A NURSE dubbed the Angel
of Death after murdering
four patients with lethal
injections has started a food
bank from inside prison.
Colin Norris ? who was
jailed for at least 30 years in
2008 ? convinced fellow lags
at HMP Frankland to join
his Food Bank Initiative.
In the past year, Norris,
40, has given around 350kg
of non-perishables to families ? around 450 meals.
Donations include juice
boxes and tinned fruit and
veg from a prison shop.
Norris wrote in a letter to
prison mag Inside Time:
?We should not even have
such things as food banks
in the 21st century in one of
the seven richest nations
on earth.?
Kelly Smith, food supply
manager at Durham Foodbank, confirmed it had
received donations but said
there were strict rules on
testing donated items.
She added: ?It?s the places
you least expect where you
get donations. It?s often
those who have had experience of hardships.?
SEARCH: Jack Morrad
KILLER
HAWKINS was aged 16 and
living in New York when he
strangled his girlfriend Susan
Jacobson, 14.
He then stuffed her body
in an oil drum.
Hawkins went
on to serve 38
spotted on the dating site Meetup.
com. The article revealed Hawkins,
originally from London, murdered
14-year-old Susan Jacobson on Staten Island, New York, in May 1976
and stuffed her body in an oil drum.
Hawkins had been dating Susan
for about a year at the time of the
attack, but she had been ordered to
break off the relationship by her
parents after she was forced to have
an abortion.
He couldn?t bear the thought of
Susan being with someone else and
decided that if he couldn?t have her,
no-one else could either.
It was two years before a boy discovered what he thought were ?dog
bones? in the barrel and Hawkins
was arrested. He was convicted of
Susan?s murder and was sentenced
to 22 years in prison.
But he didn?t confess for nearly 20
years and finally admitted his guilt
in a letter to the Jacobson family.
He wrote: ?I?m terribly sorry for
what I?ve done and I have been for a
long time.?
It is understood he was refused
parole nine times, but with help
from campaigners secured his
freedom on condition that he was
returned to England.
At the time of his release in January 2017, Susan?s sister Barbara
Reno said: ?I think he?s very capable
of killing again.
?He has a bad soul. We are
concerned about the safety of the
people in the community he is
released into.?
Caroline was stunned after the
truth emerged and went to the
police, but she was told there
was nothing they could do.
She said: ?I feel completely
helpless. Say I had been a young
18-year-old who was flattered by
the attention? Who knows what
could have happened?
?I sleep with a baseball bat and a
hockey stick by my bed and I?ve put
the kitchen knives under my pillow.
?He shouldn?t be allowed to roam
around. He?s a killer!?
Hawkins declined to comment
when we approached him.
years in a US prison for the
crime before being deported
back to Britain, the country of
his birth, in 2017, despite
Susan?s sister?s firm
belief that ?he
would
kill again?.
Lake find
was Jack
A BODY found in a fishing
lake is missing clubber
Jack
Morrad,
police
confirmed yesterday.
The 28-year-old was last
seen two weeks ago on his
way home from a club in
Basildon, Essex.
CCTV captured him heading towards the town?s park
and its fishing lake.
The lake was drained last
week but the search was
suspended after the discovery of a body.
A spokesman for the family said: ?It is impossible to
describe Jack in a couple of
sentences ? all we can say is
that his death is a loss to
this whole world.
?As a family we are totally
heartbroken. We want to
thank all of Jack?s friends
and family, along with the
wider
community
and
Essex Police, for their
efforts during the search.?
HOLLER AND CUFFS
VICTIM
FIRE crews cut free 211
people trapped in handcuffs
across Britain last year. The
figure was up almost 40%
on 2017.
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13
30
st
7lb
AARON TACKLES TAKEAWAY DIET AS A TRIBUTE
BIG WORRY:
?
Aaron hit
more than 30st
while he fretted
over his nan
COP STAR: Idris Elba
Luther is
tops for
viewers
THE fifth series of Luther
has been a hit with viewers,
with the final episode
attracting
a
whopping
4.6million viewers.
This made the BBC One
show, starring Idris Elba
as the haunted rogue
detective,
the
top
programme in its
time slot.
It achieved a 21.7%
share of the viewing audience and
peaked with 4.7m
on Friday night.
It beat Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire
on ITV, which notched
up 3.7m, including
catch-up.
Billy Connolly: Made In
Scotland, on BBC Two, was
seen by 2.2m viewers and
The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything on Channel 4 had
1.7m.
Elba?s character Luther
was joined by his murderous sidekick Alice Morgan,
played by Ruth Wilson, in
the series.
The show, which was
broadcast across successive
nights
beginning
on
January 1, drew complaints
for its dark, disturbing
storylines.
Others accused the drama
of being literally too dark
because of an over-reliance
on
dimly-lit,
gloomy
scenes.
Another series has yet to
be confirmed.
? Read Garry Bushell?s
review on page 21.
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A LAD who binged on fast
food and booze made his
nan?s dying wish come true
by losing 17 stone.
Aaron Snares ballooned to 30st 7lbs
by eating fry-ups for breakfast and
takeaways for lunch and dinner.
But he decided to take action when his
poorly gran told him to slim down
because he was killing himself.
He ditched takeaways and pints down
the boozer and joined Slimming World in
a bid to make her proud.
Aaron, 26, an office worker with Sky,
began eating more after his nan Julie
was diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Hampton, Middlesex, lad said: ?I
was distraught and I began comfort
eating in a bid to cope with the shock.
?Nan told me, ?You?re getting bigger
and bigger. I can see you?re unhappy. I?d
love to see you lose that weight?.
?Nan was dying through no fault of her
own and here I was, digging my own
grave with a fork. I desperately wanted
to make her happy and vowed to shape
up. I told her, ?I?ll do it, Nan. I promise?.?
Aaron said: ?When I was growing up I
pretty much lived with my nan. I was
always able to confide in her and we had
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a very close relationship. When my nan
became ill I didn?t really speak to anyone, and I couldn?t really speak to her
about how her cancer was making me
sad. So I just ate more.?
Almost two years after Julie died aged
76, she is still Aaron?s biggest motivation
particularly when he is faced with temptation.
Aaron added: ?One of the best things
she said was, ?Make sure you carry it on
and make me proud and yourself
proud?.
?If I ever have a situation where junk
food is in front of me I hear my nan?s
?I promised to
shape-up to
make her last
wish come true?
voice in my head asking me what
matters more ? one moment of food or a
lifetime of better health ? so that has
kept me motivated.?
Aaron used to scoff Chinese food, curries, a McDonald?s or a KFC for lunch
and dinner every day. At his biggest he
was squeezing into XXXXXL clothing.
He also went on boozy nights out at
least three times a week.
Julie was diagnosed with cancer in
April 2015 and by August 2016, Aaron
had hit 30st 7lbs because of his comfort
eating.
He joined Slimming World in February
2017 and soon saw the benefits of his
new healthy-eating regime.
In just two weeks he had lost two
stone. Before the year was up, he had
shed another eight.
Now weighing in at 13st 13lbs, Aaron
has set his sights on hitting 13 stone and
then toning up further in the gym.
He said: ?My only regret is that my nan
didn?t live to see me shed all this weight.
But I?m so glad I kept my promise to her
? I know she?ll be looking down on me
with a proud smile on her face.?
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
NADIA Essex has found it tough
?
watching Celebs Go Dating since
leaving the show.
ON THE BOX
The love expert was axed during
filming of the most recent series amid
claims she set up bogus accounts to
troll people on social media.
She had been helping stars including
Olivia Attwood and Chloe Sims to
find a man.
Nadia said: ?I didn?t watch the
last series properly. I only saw
clips online and it was bittersweet.
I really loved that bunch of celebs.
They were so much fun and they
were such a good group.
?Before I left I really thought we were
getting somewhere. They were the first
bunch to be so invested in the
process, so I was so excited.?
When Celebs Go Dating returns
to E4 for its next run it will have a
new batch of contestants including
Kerry Katona.
THIS WEEK
DO THE
RIGHT THING
Philip?s
role is a
bit of a
stretch
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TONIGHT, CHANNEL 5, 9PM
LIVING THE
DREAM
EAMONN Holmes and Ruth
Langsford are back with their
consumer show, and this time
they have got Michael
Underwood and Esther
Rantzen helping them out.
LESLEY Sharp has
?
roped TV tough guy
Philip Glenister into
trying yoga.
The actress is such a
fan of it she convinced
producers to include a
scene at a class.
Viewers will see their
characters Jen and Mel
being put through their
paces in the new series
? with hilarious results.
An insider said: ?Lesley
does yoga regularly so
she was keen for it to be
incorporated into the
show.
?It isn?t Philip?s cup of
tea, but he was happy to
get involved and give it
a go. It made for a very
funny scene.?
There will also be
plenty of drama when
Mal decides he needs a
gun to protect his family.
Philip said: ?There are
some new neighbours
this series who smoke a
lot of dope.?
Lesley added: ?The
family are running up
against stuff in this
series. The initial idea
of having an adventure
turns into them having to
learn about employment
laws.
?Mal sacks Jen and she
goes back to being a
physio. But it?s not done
in a serious way. One of
the great things about
this show is it?s a
positive depiction of a
middle-aged relationship.
We don?t explore the
negative aspects.
?It?s about a couple
who really like each
other and go the extra
mile for each other.?
US star Leslie Jordan is
also back as Aiden.
Philip said: ?He has
some great stories ?
none of which I could
repeat!?
Watch it on Tuesday at
9pm on Sky One.
THE JAMES
CORDEN
STORY
TONIGHT,
CHANNEL 5, 10PM
A LOOK
at the
career of
the US TV
presenter,
comic
actor and
stage star.
SILENT
WITNESS
TUESDAY, BBC ONE, 9PM
THE world?s longest-running
crime drama returns for
another series.
DEATH IN
PARADISE
THURSDAY, BBC ONE, 9PM
ARDAL
O?Hanlon
is back to
solve more
cases in the
Caribbean
sunshine.
HATS
OFF
TO
SLIM
STAR
?
THE GRAHAM
NORTON SHOW
FRIDAY, BBC ONE, 10.35PM
JAMES
McAvoy,
Richard E
Grant and
Steve
Coogan
will be on
the sofa for
a chat.
BRIM FULL: The old Will.i.am
WILL.I.AM has ditched his
trademark hats after
getting in shape.
The Black Eyed Peas star
was back on TV last night
showing off a trim new look.
He has lost two stone, which
means he now has a totally
new wardrobe on The Voice.
Will said: ?I don?t want to
hide behind clothes and
draping jackets and big brim
hats now that I?ve changed
my eating regimen and my
fitness regimen.
?The brim hats I wore were
to hide stuff. But now I?ve lost
some pounds.?
Will has always been known
THE VOICE
for his wacky outfits and
unique look.
He weighed around 15 stone
at his heaviest.
But going vegan and
launching into a new exercise
regime has helped him to slim
down dramatically in just over
a year.
He said: ?Last series I wasn?t
super-heavy but I was the
heaviest I?ve ever been.
?I was 210lb. I had high
cholesterol and high blood
pressure.
?I didn?t want to be my age
and have my uncle?s
cholesterol. I don?t want to
be 50 years old and have
health problems.
?Diabetes runs in my
family. But I don?t want
to have health problems.
?I?m a little bit more
disciplined in my
eating behaviour now.?
Will is back on the
panel alongside Jennifer
Hudson, Sir Tom Jones
and Olly Murs.
As the new series began
last night, all the coaches
nabbed acts for their teams.
The blind auditions continue
on Saturday on ITV.
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TELLY NEWS
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HUNTER
CULLED
IN SOAP
REVAMP
Bosses wield axe to
shake up storylines
HUNTER Owen is
being axed after just a
year on Albert Square.
The killer, played by Charlie
Winter, is being written out so bosses can focus on other characters.
THE GREATEST
DANCER
OTI Mabuse found it tough
putting the audience in charge.
On the BBC?s new dance contest, the
crowd gets to decide which acts are
picked, and not the panel of experts.
The Strictly pro said: ?There were times that
I was disappointed by the audience for not
putting a few acts through. Of course, what I like
and what is my personal taste doesn?t have to
be what other people think.
?But I think that?s what is nice about the
entire show ? it?s the audience that is in
control. No matter what I think or what I do,
I can?t really say anything except nurture
and actually tutor and help the acts.?
The auditions continue on
Saturday on BBC One.
?
His final scenes will be shown within
weeks.
An EastEnders insider said: ?It?s been
decided that it?s the end of the road for
Hunter. Producers don?t feel there is
anywhere else for the character to go.?
Actor Charlie has been told his
contract will not be renewed.
But bosses last night insisted he is
leaving on good terms.
A show spokeswoman said: ?We can
confirm Charlie Winter is leaving and
wish him all the best for the future.?
Our source added: ?Charlie really
impressed producers during his time
on the show.
?He didn?t do anything wrong. The
decision to axe his character is related
to storylines, not his performance.?
Hunter was Charlie?s first major role.
And TV insiders are tipping him to
get more acting work.
One said: ?Charlie has done a great
job. He has impressed viewers and
critics. It?s a shame he won?t be staying on, but he has a bright future.?
Hunter arrived in Walford last
spring alongside his mum Melanie,
played by show veteran Tamzin
Outhwaite.
He has since been involved in a
string of key storylines.
Last week, viewers saw him
killing Ray Kelly.
He shot the dodgy copper to
protect his mum.
The scenes were likened to
classic film Fatal Attraction
and had fans gripped.
Hunter?s exit storyline is
set to be must-see TV when it
is shown later this year.
A source said: ?Bosses are
staying tight-lipped on exactly
how Hunter exits Walford, but
after he shot Ray dead over New
Year it promises to be dramatic.
?Hunter will be on our screens for
EASTENDERS
a while yet and there is still a lot more
drama to come as he and his mum face
the fallout from his actions.?
Bosses are yet to confirm if Tamzin
will stay on after Charlie
leaves.
An insider said:
?With Hunter
gone, there is
less reason for
Mel to be in
Walford.
?But she is
very popular
with viewers,
so bosses would
be mad to let
her go.?
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
COUPLE: Jacqui & Steve
Coogan?s
new love
STEVE Coogan is dating a
former model who is 26
years his junior.
The comedian, 53, has
secretly
been
seeing
Canadian Jacqui de Padoin
Goodman, 27, and according
to friends he has even
moved her into his west
London home.
Our source said: ?She?s
one of the most gorgeous
people I?ve ever met.
?She?s whip-smart and
really funny.?
The former model, who
was born in Toronto and
moved to London in 2016,
works in film development.
She recently left an
international firm to work
for Coogan.
His previous girlfriends
include singer Courtney
Love and the actress Daisy
Lewis.
? Coogan?s new film Stan
& Ollie is out this week.
Read our review on P26.
FOOTIE PRO: MY
LIFE WAS SAVED
BY STEM CELL OP
Stricken player makes comeback vow
A FOOTBALL player
whose career was
ended by illness is
dreaming of a comeback after revolutionary treatment.
Travis Munn was on the
verge of the first team at
Mansfield Town when he
was diagnosed with the
degenerative auto-immune
disease scleroderma.
STEP UP WORK
AN estate agency in China
fines employees unless they
walk 180,000 steps a month
to make sure they do their
job showing people round.
FIGHTER: Travis during his treatment
The life-threatening condition causes skin to thicken and
can lead to problems with
organs and blood vessels.
Within two years, the 25-yearold had been left bed-bound by
the incurable illness.
Travis said: ?When I was
? EXCLUSIVE
by EUGENE HENDERSON
diagnosed they said, ?You will
inevitably die but we can?t say
how long you have?.
He first started noticing
something was wrong in 2014
while he was a young player
trying to make a career at
League Two Mansfield.
He began to get ulcers on his
fingers and feet and the skin
on his face and hands tightened, reducing movement.
After many tests, Travis was
told the devastating news he
had the rare condition.
The disease progressed to
the point where he struggled
to climb the stairs.
He went on: ?Everything was
getting worse and worse ? the
breathing, my heart, walking
and doing daily tasks.?
Travis was transferred to
non-League Boston United and
then Boston Town before he
gave up football in 2016.
But he discovered a clinical
trial involving a myeloablative
autologous
hematopoietic
stem-cell transplant was being
held at the London Royal Free
Hospital.
It used chemotherapy and
radiation to destroy bone
marrow followed by transplantation of his stem cells.
And following five weeks of
?brutal? treatment ? ending
just before Christmas ? Travis
is making progress.
It is hoped the transplant
will modify or reset his
immune response to stop the
disease progressing.
He added: ?The doctor
already said my heart has
started to improve, my skin
has started loosening and my
breathing has got better.?
Travis said wife Harriet, 28,
and daughters Freya, five, and
Bella, three, were his biggest
motivation to fight on.
He added: ?My wife has been
with me every step of my way
and we have two beautiful kids
? that?s the biggest reason I
won?t give up.?
Back at home in Long Eaton,
Derbyshire, he has started
dreaming of the future.
?If I can, 100% I will go back
to football,? he added.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
17
Star who played Freddie set to be Jacko in film
ROCKIN?:
?
Rami as
Freddie in
Bohemian
Rhapsody
GIVE IT THE
YARD SELL
WHEN selling your home, you have
less than 30 seconds to make a good
impression to a potential buyer.
That means you need to grab their
interest the moment they roll up
outside your property.
As we enter 2019, here are our top
three tips for getting your place
ship-shape and making sure you get
the best price possible?
THRILLER
QUEEN
THE actor who brought
Freddie Mercury back to
life on the big screen is
now tipped to play Michael
Jackson.
WOW FACTOR
Rami Malek is among the favourites to land a Golden Globe tonight
and an Oscar next month for
his portrayal of the Queen
frontman.
MAKE sure your place looks neat
and tidy for any would-be buyers
who pull up at your door. It?s
important to ensure any weeds are
pulled out and any grass mown.
Clean the windows and maybe add
a lick of paint to the
front door to give
things a fresh
feel. If there is
a driveway,
we would
recommend
leaving it
empty so
buyers can
feel the full
scale of the
property. If you
live in a flat,
don?t be afraid to
tidy the walkway and spray
perfume in the corridor to banish
your neighbours? cooking smells.
His movie Bohemian
Rhapsody has already
become the highestearning music biopic
in history, taking more
than �5million so far.
And it has received
such rave reviews that
Jackson?s family are
insisting Rami plays the
Thriller star in a new film.
A draft of the movie has
been penned, reportedly with the
approval of Jackson?s estate. It is
being offered to the highest bidder
among the major studios.
Now the family wants Rami to complete the picture by leading the cast.
A source close to Michael?s mother
Katherine Jackson, now 88, said: ?She
has long dreamed of a movie being
made that really captures her most
famous son and was completely
enthralled by Rami.
?Her
sons
Tito
and
Jermaine managed to get an
early copy of Bohemian
Rhapsody and they played it
for Katherine in the screening room at her home.
?She didn?t care too much
for the story of Freddie
Mercury?s life, but she
was completely charmed
by Rami. She feels he has
that same childlike quality
Michael always possessed.?
The other former Jackson 5
members
Marlon
and
Jackie agree that Rami,
37, who is the
son of
BE SURE TO CLEAR
OUT THE CLUTTER
LOOKING at the same mess every
day will cloud your view of what?s
?clean and tidy?. Before the estate
agent takes any photos, spend
some time de-cluttering. Buyers
don?t want to see your laptop and
newspapers piled in the corner of
the living room, or all your
bathroom essentials left around
the sink. House-hunters will want
to see how much space is on offer,
so be ruthless and clean out all
your junk ? including that stuff you
dumped in the spare room!
? by MIKE PARKER
sunday@dailystar.co.uk
Egyptian immigrants to the US, could
handle playing Michael.
The King of Pop?s singing sisters
Janet, La Toya and Rebbie are also on
board, according to the family friend,
as are his children Michael Jr, 21,
Paris, 20, and Prince Michael
Jackson II, 16, also known
as Blanket.
The pal added: ?I?m
surprised
none
of
Michael?s own kids
has raised any objection yet. They?re usually the first to
complain if they think
any project might even
slightly tarnish their
father?s legacy.?
A Hollywood expert said:
?Whichever studio wins the
rights to an authorised Michael
Jackson biopic will be hoping the
executors of his estate will plough in
tens of millions, maybe more, as
co-producers.
?This will mean a sizeable share of
profits will eventually go back to the
estate.
?It will also mean the film will
almost certainly play down every negative aspect of Michael?s
life, from his child
molestation trial to
near-bankruptcy.
?But that isn?t going
to bother Michael?s
fans around the world
? any more than it bothered viewers of Bohemian Rhapsody that the
film quickly glossed
over Freddie Mercury?s
agonising death from
AIDS.?
Malek?s performance
as Mercury has earned
him a best actor nomination at tonight?s Golden
Globes. Bohemian Rhapsody
is among the contenders for
best motion picture.
IDEAL: Rami and, inset above, Michael
LIGHT?S FANTASTIC
THERE is nothing worse than
turning up to view a dark and cold
property so make sure you don?t
have any lightbulbs out and that
the heating is on. This will ensure
buyers can feel the full atmosphere
of the property. Clean your place
from top to bottom and ensure it?s
free of any limescale and mould.
And don?t forget to open up your
blinds or curtains to let in the
sunlight.
? If you have any questions which
you would like to ask us, send a
message on Twitter & Instagram
Davina moves on after split
DIVORCED Davina McCall has
spoken about her decision to
sell the house she shared
with her ex-husband.
The Long Lost Family
presenter said she has
moved on to ?fresh
pastures? following
her marriage split.
Davina, 51, said: ?I?m
moving slightly more
into the centre of the
town where I live.
?It?s more for the kids
because they?re like,
?We need action and we
want to be able to walk
FRESH PASTURES: Davina
? by BILL FRANCIS
everywhere to see our
friends?.
?It?s for them to be a
bit more independent
? they?ll be able to
get everywhere and
see everybody.?
The star put the
East Sussex country
mansion she shared
with husband Matthew
Robertson, inset, on the
market in May last year.
They bought the home in
Wadhurst for �2million in
2009 and sold it for �25m
last week.
Davina hinted that she could
be in a new relationship
by stressing that she
won?t talk about her
love life.
She said: ?My lips
are firmly sealed on
romance. My kids
are teenagers and
I feel a responsibility
with what I say.?
Matthew and Davina,
who have three children, split
at the end of 2017 after 17
years of marriage.
OLD HOME: The �25m house
18
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
A CUT
?
ABOVE:
Kiyoshi Kimura
Pictures: GETTY
and his pricey
bluefin tuna
Raw deal? Sushi
chief?s � tuna
A JAPANESE sushi
magnate has paid a
record �4million for
a bluefin tuna.
Kiyoshi Kimura,
pictured, doubled his
own record price for a
tuna ? set in 2013 ?
when he bagged the
613lb beast in Tokyo.
? by ANGIE TEO
He told reporters: ?The
tuna looks so tasty and
very fresh.?
Tuna is prized for
its use in sushi but
experts warn demand
for it has made it an
endangered species.
MY INSIDE
SAVED
BY
Tot born with organs on
A BABY who was born
with his organs on the
outside of his body had
his life saved ? with cling
film and a plastic bag.
Parents Chiense John and
Heshima
Thompson
were
devastated when their 12-week
scan showed their baby
had the rare birth defect
gastroschisis.
The condition meant some of his
organs were growing ?inside out?
? and doctors advised them to
terminate the pregnancy.
But the couple refused, and in
August
little
Royal
JohnThompson was born, with his
intestines and liver on the outside.
Doctors immediately wrapped
the tot in cling film and covered his
? by ISOBEL DICKINSON
& HANNAH POON
?outside organs? with a plastic
bag. They then carried out three
operations to push them back
inside his body.
Mum Chiense said: ?He?s our
little miracle. It shows it was worth
fighting for him.?
Chiense, 20, and singer dad
Heshima, 32, were over the moon
when they discovered they were
expecting their first baby in
December 2017.
But they were left heartbroken
four months later when doctors
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
OUT BABY WAS
Aoutside?BAG FOR LIFE?
LIFE
?
SAVER:
Doctors used a
broke the news about his organs.
Chiense said: ?Going home that
night was just awful. I just
completely broke down and kept
thinking, ?why us??.
?The next day we went back into
the hospital where the doctors
explained the condition.
?They said to me, ?don?t Google
it?, which is, of course, the first
thing I did.
?All I could think was, ?how will
he survive this??.?
The couple, from Chingford,
Essex, refused to terminate their
baby, and Chiense had scans
every fortnight to monitor his
progress.
At 35 weeks she went into labour
and was rushed into hospital for
an emergency C-section.
Chiense said: ?When I came
around I got a brief glimpse of him
but I wasn?t allowed to hold him.
?He was tiny ? and had a huge
mass sticking out of his stomach.
?They wrapped him in cling film
and he was taken to the intensive
care unit at Great Ormond Street
Hospital.?
Chiense added: ?The doctors told
us to prepare for the worst as he
might not make it through the
night ? it was the worst moment of
our lives.?
The next morning Royal was
rushed
into
theatre
where
surgeons carried out the first of
the three operations which saved
him.
A week later Chiense was able to
hold her boy for the first time.
She said: ?It was the most magical moment. He still hadn?t opened
his eyes at that point, and when he
heard my voice he finally did. It
was so special.?
Royal went from strength to
strength, and at five weeks old was
allowed to return home. Now he is
a healthy six-month-old and has
made a complete recovery.
Doctors had originally started
feeding him on just a few millilitres of milk to check his digestive
system was working.
By the time he left hospital he
was managing to keep down
40ml ? and he is now able
to have as much as any
other six-month-old
baby.
Chiense
said:
?He?s a champion and our
little miracle
boy.
?We can?t
believe he
started life
inside out,
but it just
goes
to
show what
a trooper
he is.?
Pictures: MADAVIA
plastic bag to
cover Royal?s
organs
19
TIME?S UP: Watson
Emma?s
call for
equality
ACTRESS Emma Watson
called for ?solidarity across
professions and across
borders? as she reflected on
a year of the Time?s Up
movement.
The star is a prominent
member of the organisation,
which was set up in January
last year to combat sexual
harassment.
Its fund, which offers legal
aid to women affected
by harassment in the
workplace, has attracted
�.3million in donations
as well as hundreds of
volunteer lawyers.
Beauty And The Beast
star Emma, 28, wrote on
Instagram celebrating the
movement?s anniversary.
She said: ?Thank you to
everyone who has been part
of TIME?S UP over the past
year.
?From my sisters in the
film industry to the activists
and campaigners around
the
world
who
have
supported us, I?ve been so
inspired by the way people
have reached out to each
other, shared experiences
and advice, and organised
together as part of this
movement for change.
?Gender equality can only
become a reality if we
harness the transformative
power of solidarity across
professions and borders.
?There?s still a long way
to go, but the achievements
so far make me optimistic
for a fairer future. 2018 was
just the beginning.?
Meet the
ghostly
hunter
haunting
farms
ON THE
WILD SIDE
SEE PAGE 35
?TROOPER?:
Baby Royal
with parents
Chiense and
Heshima
?
CHANNELLING 70S
JEWELLERY maker Cara
Sandys, 58, still watches TV
in Southampton on a black
and white set won in a
competition in 1972.
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getting through to
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In this fascinating
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Numbers
can be dead in wild hit
within 24hrs all-time low
A VIRUS which can kill within hours is threatening to
wipe out Britain?s bunnies.
very dangerous and owners should be
alerted to the outbreak.
?Rabbits can catch RVHD2 and be
dead within 24 hours ? there is no cure
Wildlife watchers have seen a dra- and that is why a vaccine is
matic decline in the number of essential.
?The disease is new and spreading
bunnies in our countryside.
In Scotland, their numbers are down across the country. Symptoms can
include low appetite, lethargy, spasms
by an estimated 80%.
One million pet rabbits are thought and sudden death.
?We are aware no vaccine is 100%
to be at risk from the latest strain of
Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic disease effective, but it is certainly a lot safer
than not having it done. Owners should
(RVHD2).
It has few obvious symptoms and be aware of this fatal disease and I
would recommend them taking their
there is no cure.
Dr
Diana
Bell,
from
the pet to a vet immediately.
?A rabbit can be vaccinated 30 days
University of East Anglia, said:
after being born.?
?Rabbits may be at an all-time low.
Dr Richard Saunders, another lead?When did you last see a roadkill
ing rabbit expert, said: ?Rabbit
rabbit? You don?t anymore ?
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1
they simply aren?t around.?
and 2, kill a high proportion
Vets are now advising
of the rabbits infected,
owners to get their pets
often so quickly there is
vaccinated
as
the
no warning.
disease spreads.
?These diseases can be
Infected
animals
prevented by vaccinacan die within a day
tion and it is absolutely
of developing it.
vital to do this even if
Ian Clarke, a vet
there haven?t been any
in Worcester, said:
outbreaks in your area
?This disease is
yet.
?These diseases can
spread rapidly ? by the
time there is an outbreak in your area, if
your rabbits aren?t
vaccinated it may be
too late.?
? For further
advice on rabbit
welfare and the
latest health information
visit rabbitawareness
WARNING: Expert Dr Diana Bell
week.co.uk.
It has already been spotted in
pets, and researchers say our wild
rabbits are under threat too.
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by ISOBEL DICKINSON Chief Reporter
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Old
jokers
Headyiniiiii
still
great
Headyijiiiiiii
CRACKING comedy documentaries
saved holiday TV.
Turns like Doddy and Buster Keaton
didn?t just stroll up and think ?this?ll do?
like today?s third-rate Royal Variety
stand-ups. They were devoted to their
craft, honing it to perfection.
If vintage footage of comic greats
was a poignant reminder of what
we?ve lost, ITV?s ?celebration? of the
London Studios made you suspect
they never knew what they had.
The show was mostly devoted to
Lorraine, This Morning, GMB and
Loose Women ? an insult to the
giants who graced LWT?s stages.
Then Bassey, Dame Edna, Freddie
Starr, Mel Brooks. Now, Piers
Morgan.
Why not revive An Audience With
for the best modern entertainers?
IDRIS Elba, Luther
...Escape At
Dannemora (SkyAt)
...Lily Collins,
Les Miserables...
Black Mirror:
Bandersnatch.
Email me at:
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Sunday,
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DELICIOUS ?
indigestible...Insert
Name Here ? insert
point first...Greatest
Dancer ? murder on the
dancefloor...Britain?s
Favourite Chocolate
Bar ? give us a break.
?Can I interest
you ladies
in a sniff of
my box??
Seats on top?
Just forget it
S.Meredith of Liverpool wins �
for that howler. Keep ?em coming
to the address
at the top of
the page.
LUTHER is brilliant. Granted
it?s far-fetched, gory and
totally bonkers ? a modern
equivalent of the Penny
Dreadful.
KATE Quilton was talking about
cheese on Food Unwrapped
when she asked passers-by:
WON?T make a song and
? Idance
about Les Miserables...
and neither have the Beeb. The big
shock isn?t how much music is
AWOL from the telly, but how much
of the story is missing from the
musical.
BROS: After The Screaming
Stops. Mel going cross-eyed like
a silent movie star as Ray
strangled her on EastEnders.
Incredible Buster Keaton
footage (Sky Arts). Patrick
Malahide in Luther (but
he?ll always be Charlie
Chisholm to me).
JANE McDonald was on TV
five times on New Year?s Eve.
Who does she think she is,
Bradley Walsh?
?
FIVE shows that should be on
the History Channel: Britain
Had Talent. London?s Burnt. I Was
A Celebrity, Leave Me Be. Strictly
Came Dancing. Who Did You Think
You Were?
?
TV QUESTIONS:
? Is Luther pronounced ?loo-fah?
because many women would like
to find a good use for him in a
warm bath?
? Does Lucy Worsley think BBC
stands for Big Box of Costumes?
? Why aren?t there any female
Daleks? Who do they in-sem-innate? If they have no-one to polish
their plungers, it?d explain why
they?re so ruddy angry.
? And what happened to the Ood?
Are they all dood?
THE Truth About Vegans?
They?re whiney, sanctimonious
bastards.
?
5. 8.25: The Best
? CHANNEL
Of Jeremy Vine. 8.26?
21
BRUTAL:
?
Attack on
bus.Inset,
CARLA
?
Connor in
leathers playing
snooker on
Corrie...Clear the
table? You?d climb
Ben Nevis for a
view like that. Pete
Barlow was thrilled.
He was looking at
an easy pink.
THEY?RE opening a gay bar on
?
EastEnders. At least when Grant
Mitchell next comes back his butch
black leather look will finally fit in.
Luther
But it grips like EastEnders? Ray
Kelly on his wedding day.
The mean streets Idris Elba walks as
DCI John Luther get meaner by the
series.
This time, a psychopathic serial killer
found a use for roofing nails that has so
far eluded the good people of DIY SOS.
He also ripped the eyeballs of his
victims, although I hear they may still
have bright futures ahead of them as
WBC boxing judges.
The killer wore a mask studded with
LED lights which made him look like a
reject from Vic & Bob?s Novelty Island.
There was nothing funny about his
death toll, though.
His brutal assault upstairs on a
Number 15 to Aldgate will keep the
lower decks of London buses pilchardpacked for weeks to come.
The LED lights apparently confuse
CCTV ? the plot occasionally confused
me. There was more misdirection here
than at a Derren Brown stage show.
In a nutshell, Luther was kidnapped
and beaten up by his gangster archenemy George Cornelius because,
unknown to John, his demented
occasional lover Alice Walker had
kidnapped Geo?s boy.
Alice wasn?t dead! She just swerved
the last series as she was off having an
Suzi
Ruffell
affair in The Affair. She was selling
stolen diamonds when George doublecrossed her. So she kidnapped (and
later killed) his son.
You felt for newbie DS Halliday, plunged into this lunacy.
?Is this normal?? she asked.
Only for Luther.
Elba plays him as a
swaggering
avenging
angel in an ill-fitting
overcoat.
The bad guys were sadistic surgeon Jeremy and
Vivien, his frosty psychiatrist missus.
She watched him slice into a
woman on the operating table and
told him ?You were aroused sexually, I
could see it.? It?s those gowns, they
don?t do up properly; I blame NHS cuts.
The gruesome twosome sacrificed her
patient ? a creep who got off on turning
his privates into a pin cushion ? but
couldn?t fend off the righteous
hand of justice.
It ended with Halliday dead,
Alice apparently dead and
Luther in cuffs. Writer
Neil Cross wanted to
make this the darkest and
scariest series to date.
Well guess what? His
wish came true. The sick
bastard.
? TV?s Top 5 toughest
cops who aren?t Luther:
1) Regan & Carter, The Sweeney
2) Vic Mackey, The Shield
3) Andy Sipowicz, NYPD Blue
4) Gene Hunt, Life On Mars 5) Norm
Buntz, Hill Street Blues.
Exterminate the writers
WE had a Dalek
streaker on Doctor Who
? a Dalek out of his
shell. It looked like the
ugliest squid you ever
saw?or as Gregg
Wallace called it, dinner.
The naked nuisance
stuck to archaeologist
Lin at a dig and took
over her mind, like the
slugs in Heinlein?s
Puppet Masters.
It was briefly terrifying.
But Chris Chibnall?s
script got bogged down
in soapy sub-plots with
the Doc lecturing
Ryan?s dad about
parental responsibility.
(Has Chibbers forgotten
the Doc?s own daughter
Jenny? She clearly has.)
The Dalek built itself a
new pepper-pot in a
junkyard in minutes, as
conveniently as the Doc
whipped up her magic
wand from scratch, and
set off to contact his
fleet. The Daleks were
exterminated years ago,
but until Chibnall can
create a decent modern
nemesis he?ll have to go
back to the old enemies.
If only they could dig
up the old writers. This
series has been a mix
of CBBC-level stories,
little sci-fi and too much
virtue signalling (Enid
Right-on?).
Jodie Whittaker
started well but her
character has no depth
and too many so-so
companions.
Like the series, which
lingered too long in
Sheffield, Yasmin?s a
waste of space.
Save the Doctor, ditch
the Chib.
The Joker
One a comical nightmare with
oversized choppers...the other
fought Batman.
OBSCURE nonentities touted
as ?celebrities? in the festive
barrage of dumbed-down
specials. Millions of us turn into
Nikki Grahame shrieking ?Who
is she/he?? at the screen.
Celeb Mastermind is the
worst offender, as most
are neither.
First Dates
Fred + Billy
Gibbons? beard
= Valjean on
Les Mis
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My ?near
death? in
paradise
Slim Mariah?s
pools winner
SPLASH
?
HIT: Mariah
looked slim in
pool pictures.
Right, on beach
days earlier
? by ISOBEL DICKINSON
POP diva Mariah Carey made
waves in a tiny two-piece bikini as
she took an evening dip on holiday.
The 49-year-old hit the pool at
her luxury resort in St Barts in the
Caribbean.
Mariah posted the snaps on her
Instagram account and they were
liked by a string of celebrities
including Kim Kardashian.
But some followers claimed the
pictures had been airbrushed after
Mariah was pictured looking
curvier just two days earlier, right.
ARDAL O?Hanlon has told
how he was almost killed
making the new series of
Death In Paradise.
The comic, 53, was left
fearing for his own life
when a jaunt with his
co-stars went wrong on
the Caribbean island of
Guadeloupe.
Ardal said: ?A bunch
of us chartered a tiny
boat and sailed it to
Montserrat, which is
about 100km away and
we stayed overnight.
?The journey there was
fine but the journey back
was hair-raising ? the
weather changed and we
couldn?t get back.
?We couldn?t even see
Guadeloupe. The waves
were as high as the boat.
I?m not good at sea at the
best of times and we all
thought ?this is it?.
?It was probably the scariest moment of my life.?
The show is back on Thursday at 9pm on BBC One.
Bra stops
flush hour
Worst day of drinking ?during England match?
300 DRINKERS A
DAY TAKEN TO A&E
A SHOCKING 300 drinkers are
being treated in hospital for
alcohol poisoning every day.
The worrying NHS England statistic
means over 110,000 admissions are
made each year ? more than three
times as many as a decade ago.
Admissions hit a peak at the weekends,
and Sunday is the worst day of the week,
with an average of 388 people treated for
alcohol-related illness.
Last year, one of the days with the
highest number of people poisoned by
booze was when England played Sweden
in the World Cup quarter final. On that
day, July 7, 711 boozed-up people were
taken to hospital.
Symptoms
of
alcohol
overdose
include mental confusion, difficulty
remaining conscious, vomiting, seizures,
breathing problems and a slow heart rate.
Extreme cases of alcohol overdose can
lead to permanent brain damage or death.
? EXCLUSIVE
by ISOBEL DICKINSON
Campaigners said misuse of alcohol is
an unnecessary drain on our already
overstretched NHS.
Ben Butler, from Drinkaware, said:
?Alcohol when misused can have a costly
impact, not just on the health of
individuals and their families but also on
the resources of our hospitals.
?Binge-drinking, for example, can be
extremely dangerous. Our bodies can only
process about one unit of alcohol an hour,
and less for some people.
?Drink a lot in a short space of time and
the amount of alcohol in the blood can
stop the body from working properly.
?It also can lead to accident and injury as
people are much more vulnerable when
drunk.
?Regularly drinking more than the UK
Chief Medical Officers? guideline of 14
units a week can also result in serious
health conditions such as heart disease,
liver disease and seven types of cancer.?
The latest figures show 7,697 people died
from causes related to alcohol in England
TROLLIED: A patient is taken to hospital
in 2017. It was the largest number since
2008 ? with alcohol-specific deaths among
women at their highest level since 2001.
The findings came as a warning was
issued about people risking their lives by
drinking counterfeit booze.
The Local Government Association
(LGA) statement followed a spike in the
number of seizures of fake vodka from
home-based sellers, shops and even some
public houses.
Some of the seized bottles contained
industrial-strength alcohol which, if
consumed,
can
cause
vomiting,
permanent blindness, kidney and liver
problems. In extreme cases it can kill.
Councillor Morris Bright, the vice chair
of the LGA?s Safer and Stronger
Communities Board, said: ?Counterfeit
alcohol is not only a serious danger to
health, it harms legitimate traders and
threatens livelihoods, with the counterfeit
market funding organised criminal
gangs.?
RAIL passengers have been
urged to use loos properly
after a bra caused a blockage when it was flushed on
a Virgin train.
A football scarf, wedding
rings, nappies and specs
were among other items
which caused more than
18,000 lost toilet hours and
racked up a repair bill of
over �0,000 in a year.
Fleet boss Michael Jacks
said: ?It made us smile
when we found the bra as
it?s not something you
would expect to find.
?But it does highlight a
very serious issue, and one
that greatly impacts on our
customers.?
Bowlered
over by
moving
tribute
to stars
SEE PAGES 26 & 27
THE ITALIAN JOB
A TRUCKER from Slovenia
was jailed for 18 months
after smuggling 1,200kg of
tobacco into Dover hidden
in a load of frozen pizzas.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
23
STAR MAN CHARLES? ROCKY
HORROR
FORMATION
?I take my hat
off to any fella
who wears this
every night...?
The musical, famous for
its cross-dressing cast, has
toured the world for nearly 45
years and is now back by
popular demand.
But what?s it like to pull on the
slinky stockings and don the
raunchy costumes?
I ?dragged? myself backstage at
the Theatre Royal, Brighton, to
find out.
I was challenged by the leading lady, Strictly pro Joanne
Clifton, to step into the high
heels of Dr Frank-N-Furter to
get under the skin of the muchloved musical.
I soon found out there are no
shortcuts. Boxer shorts under
stockings and suspenders apparently isn?t a good look, so my
transformation started with a
pair of tiny briefs.
The role, played by Tim Curry
in the 1975 film version,
demands stockings,
LET?S BE
?
FRANK:
Charles after
his dramatic
transformation
? by CHARLES WADE-PALMER
charles.wadepalmer@dailystar.co.uk
suspenders, a corset ? and a full
face of make-up.
The creative team at the theatre
trowelled on the slap to transform
me, pictured here before and
after, into the cross-dressing, mad scientist.
My make-up was
done ?blind?, so I
only saw my transformation when I
finally looked in
the mirror.
I was shocked,
almost
horrified.
My face didn?t look
like my own.
So much so that, even
later in the day, when I
caught sight of myself I did a
double-take.
I was then helped into my tiny
costume. Feeling exposed is an
understatement. It was only the
feather boa saving my blushes.
Actors are used to dressing up,
but I still take my hat off to any
fella who can dress up like this in
public every night.
Just wearing the itchy stockings was enough for me.
Joanne is joined by Corrie
legend Beverley Callard and
boyband A1?s Ben Adam in the
raunchy show.
It tells the story of Brad
and his fianc閑 Janet,
squeaky-clean college
kids who meet Dr
Frank-N-Furter by
chance when their
car breaks down.
What follows is a
nutty, naughty tale,
with some famous
songs such as The
Time Warp.
The tour now heads
to Manchester and firsttimers be warned ? the whole
audience dresses up in Rocky
Horror gear.
Joanne said: ?We?ve even had
girls with their boobs out with
nipple tassels!?
? For tickets and tour venues,
visit RockyHorror.co.uk.
Pictures: MATRIX PICTURES
THE Rocky Horror Show
is back ? and it?s
saucier than ever.
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DAILY STAR SUNDA
RAIDS FORCE
A-LISTERS TO
FLOG HOMES
TERROR: Halle Berry?s home was raided by pirates
HOLLYWOOD stars are fleeing Tinseltown because
of a spate of robberies after the California wildfires.
A string of A-list celebrities have said they want
to sell their multimillion-pound homes after the
area was hit by burglars, looters and even ?pirates?.
The Daily Star Sunday can reveal Halle Berry is
the latest star to threaten to quit the area after her
beachfront mansion
was targeted.
? by MIKE PARKER
Thieves raided the
�3million property
devastated by the
using a boat after the
Woolsey Fire, which
Oscar-winning actress
claimed three lives,
and her two young
torched almost 97,000
children were among
acres and destroyed the
295,000 residents
homes of actor Gerard
ordered to leave.
Butler and singers Miley
Police believe they
Cyrus and Robin Thicke.
managed to flee across
Meanwhile, Rihanna is
the sea with artworks,
selling her Hollywood
jewellery and ?other
Hills home after being
valuables? worth tens of
burgled for the second
thousands of dollars as
time in seven months.
local firefighters battled
Police have arrested
close by to contain the
four alleged gang
inferno.
members after the latest
Now sources close to
break-in at the singer?s
Halle ? who lives in a
mansion, which she has
mansion off California?s
now listed at �9m ?
famous Pacific Coast
well below the
Highway with
market value of
daughter Nahla, 10,
�6m estimated by
and five-year-old
real estate website
son Maleo ?
Trulia.
believe she may
The so-called
decide to sell up
?bling-ring? gang
and move.
used social media
One said
to work out when
yesterday: ?It
victims,
was terrifying
including the
enough
Barbadian
having to
singer and
flee the fire.
Christina
?But even
Milian, would
though Halle
be out.
has got a
Other
security
celebrities
staff that
including
shadow her
hip-hop star
and the kids
Nicki Minaj
wherever
and country
they go, she
singers Faith
no longer
Hill and Tim
feels safe.?
McGraw have
The entire
also been
neighbourvictims of
hood was
burglars.
SECRETS T
Health is balancing act
claim anti-ageing docs
GETTING things in balance
is the key to a long life,
reckon experts.
Since 2015, life expectancy has
failed to improve. It?s stuck at 79
years for men and 82 for women.
But it?s now believed that just 10% of
disease is down to our genetics ? the
remaining 90% is dependent on our
lifestyle.
Medics think making small changes
to nutrition, movement, relaxation
and sleep is the key to holding back the
years.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the presenter
of BBC One?s Doctor in the House, inset, said: ?So much is influenced by
lifestyle and environment, which is
incredibly empowering.
??Health? has become far too
reductionist ? we?re often
seeking a magic pill or
miracle diet, but the
reality
is,
neither
exists.
?We should go back
to basics and take a
much more rounded
view by covering
several
areas,
especially
relaxation, nutrition, movement and sleep.
?The key to living a
longer, healthier life is
maintaining balance across
all of them, rather than
perfection in just one.?
It is a concept backed by US long-life
specialist Dr Peter Attia.
After the birth of his children, Dr
Attia became increasingly interested
in how he could live a longer life and
see his little girl and boy grow up.
The physician left his roles in
surgery and medical research to focus
on doing just that.
He said: ?If the question is, ?how do I
live longer?? That turns into, at least to
me, a hard question to answer.
?If the question is, ?when and how
am I likely to die?? All of a sudden, that
seems more manageable.
?If you know how and when, roughly,
you?re going to die, when you have that
understanding, you then ask the
question, ?OK, how can I improve on
that???
Dr Attia studied
people
aged
over
100
and
found there
was something
in
their genes
which had
delayed the
? by FELICITY CROSS
felicity.cross@dailystar.co.uk
onset of chronic disease ? a leading
cause of death in modern times.
He found 70 to 80% of deaths are
linked to three main factors ? heart
disease, cancer and neurodegenerative
conditions such as Alzeimer?s.
Dr Attia reckons that ?the science of
longevity? therefore lies in making
lifestyle changes to delay these diseases ourselves and beat the genetic
lottery.
He said: ?We can control that by eating a certain way. I can control that by
exercising a certain way, sleeping a
certain way, managing stress a certain
way, and so on. That?s your toolkit,
basically.?
You can find out more about
his eight lifestyle ?levers?
for a longer life below.
Dr Chatterjee also believes that you can
make simple changes
to
enhance
your
chances of living
longer.
He said: ?I know
changing habits can
be hard, but if you
begin small, and with
the right mindset, you
truly can transform your
wellbeing.
?Stress negatively impacts
your health. Even a five-minute
daily practice of stillness can help
lower the stress hormone cortisol,
which will positively influence your
health.
?There is plenty of conflicting advice
on what we should eat for optimal
health. It?s not always just about what
you eat, but when.
?The benefits of a 12-hour eating
window include improved blood sugar
balance, stronger immunity and
weight loss.?
Dr Chatterjee added: ?We?ve been
conditioned to view exercise as something we do at specific times in specific
venues, yet it ought to be part of our
everyday life.
?Plenty of us are sleep deprived, yet
we often inadvertently do things
during the day that compound the
problem.
?Looking at screens and smartphones at night prevents your levels of
melatonin, the sleep hormone, from
rising because of the blue light they
emit.
?I recommend switching off all
gadgets 90 minutes before bed.?
DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS
? PAGE 6
1. EAT WELL
FOR SALE: Rihanna?s home has been burgled twice
WE?VE TURNED ROVER
A NEW LEAF FOR 2019
OWNERS have been making New Year?s
resolutions for their pets.
A third plan to make sure they get more
exercise, eat healthily and lose weight ? just
like their human masters.
Worryingly, 20% of owners admitted they
wouldn?t be able to tell if their cat or dog was
overweight. But once they knew, 65% would
feed them less and 42% would take them for
more walks, says a Sainsbury?s Bank report.
DR PETER
ATTIA?S EIGHT
LIFESTYLE
LEVERS FOR A
LONGER LIFE:
?Increase the amount of carbs
you eat until you hit your glucose
and insulin target.
Reduce protein
until you?re
about to reduce
your muscle
mass, then
make up the
rest of your
diet with fat.?
2. QUIT DRUGS
?Quitting
smoking and
drugs is the
single most
impactful
change you
can make to
move the
needle.?
3. MANA
YOUR STR
?Meditation, and simply
is key.?
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Subbed?
No way!
ARNAUTOVIC DISBELIEF AS
PELLEGRINI PLAYS IT SAFE
? AFTER JUST 20 MINUTES
WALKING
AND
?
TALKING:
Arnautovic
and Pellegrini
MARKO ARNAUTOVIC was
furious after being hauled
off early during West Ham?s
FA Cup Third-Round win over
Birmingham yesterday.
The Hammers striker put
Manuel Pellegrini?s side ahead
after just two minutes.
But shortly after the Austria
international was seen holding
his lower back ? prompting
urgent signals to the touchline
by debutant Samir Nasri.
Arnautovic appeared to have
shaken the injury off and
wanted to continue ? but was
replaced by Andy Carroll after
just 20 minutes.
A strained exchange between
manager and the visibly
frustrated player followed as
he came off the pitch.
With Arnautovic ? only just
back from a month out ?
clearly unhappy Pellegrini
attempted to clutch his arm,
only for the player to brush
past him as he headed for
the bench.
Carroll went on to score the
Hammers? second goal of the
game to seal victory late on.
Pellegrini admitted he was
keen to protect Arnautovic
due to his recent injury.
He said: ?Marko wanted to
continue. At the beginning he
wanted to change, then he felt
W HAM ....... 2
BIRM?HAM .. 0
By HECTOR NUNNS
well. He felt some pain in
his back near the beginning,
and I felt it was better to
change him because he has
recently come back from an
injury of one month.
?He had only played one 90
minutes since then.
?He could maybe have
continued but it was not good
to take the risk.
?It is not very important
because we won the game
and he scored a goal.?
With a huge Premier
League derby clash with
Arsenal looming on Saturday,
the West Ham chief will have
wanted to make sure his
frontman was fighting fit.
Birmingham boss Garry
Monk said: ?We didn?t get the
result we wanted but we
wanted to compete and we
did that.
?We threw everything we
could at them but just lacked a
cutting edge.
?I can?t criticise the players
at all.?
MATCH REPORT:
See Page 14
SUB OF
?
THE DAY:
Arnautovic
cannot believe
his number is
put up on the
board
2
RESULT!
SUPER SUB: Fulton celebrates goal
Smith rap Fer
Leroy after
Swans star
dumps Villa
Blackpool......0 Arsenal.....3
BIG ONE
ASTON VILLA ........... 0
SWANSEA.................. 3
By JOHN WRAGG
ANGRY Dean Smith tore into Leroy
Fer after he helped dump Villa out of
the Cup.
Fer was in superb form and set up
two goals but the Villa boss claimed
he should not have been on the pitch.
Smith said: ?He could have had five
cautions and it took to the 90th
minute for the referee to give him one.
?Neil Taylor has just come back from
a hamstring injury and he gets one
right down the back of his shin and
ankle and nothing gets done about it.
?I am asking questions.
?Fer created a good pass for the
second goal and a good bit of skill for
the third but I?m amazed he was still
on the pitch.?
Big problems are piling up for
Smith, though, who is likely to lose
top scorer Tammy Abraham next
week. Abraham is thought to be
ending his loan from Chelsea and
switching to Wolves instead.
But Smith said: ?I haven?t heard
anything more. I believe Abraham
was here today and I believe him to
be in training on Monday.?
Whether he will need to find a
replacement for 16-goal Abraham is a
big worry. Villa?s fans didn?t wait to
find out, walking out of Villa Park long
before the end.
Fer took Villa apart, ruining the
debut of �illion Croatian keeper
Lovre Kalinic.
Villa?s only win in the last seven
games was at Swansea in the
Championship.
They also beat the Welshmen in the
league at home ? but never looked
likely to make it a hat-trick.
Fer set up goals for Nathan Dyer
and Jay Fulton after Courtney
Baker-Richardson had got the Swans
off and running in the second minute.
Dyer and sub Jay Fulton finished off
the home side and Swansea boss
Graham Potter saw nothing but good
in Fer.
?I said to Fer afterwards I thought it
was his best game,? said Potter.
?People forget that he?s come back
from an Achilles rupture and missed
a lot of last season.
?Now you are seeing a performance
level closer to the Leroy Fer that I
think is there.
? I am delighted with him and
thought he was disciplined, although
I am sure Dean Smith will say he got
away with a couple of tackles as well.?
Smith made six changes for the tie,
Potter just one and it showed as
Swansea bossed the game.
Kalinic?s first job for Villa was to
pick the ball out of the net after
Baker-Richardson beat him from
close range.
Dyer took Fer?s superb pass and
danced through Villa?s defence before
shooting under Kalinic to make it 2-0.
And Fer again showed his skills to
set up Fulton to finish the game off.
ASTON VILLA: Kalinic 5; Bree 5, Elphick 5, Hutton
5, Taylor 5; McGinn 6, Whelan 5 (Lansbury (60th) 5),
O?Hare 4 (Kodjia (54th) 5); Adomah 5, Hogan 4
(Davis (72nd) 5), El Ghazi 5
SWANSEA: Mulder 7; Naughton 8, Van der Hoorn
7 (Harries 87th), Rodon 7, Roberts 7; Fer 9, Grimes
7; Dyer 7 (James (72nd) 5), Celina 7, Routledge 7;
Baker-Richardson 7 (Fulton (71st) 6)
STAR MAN: Leroy Fer
Ref: G Ward
SMART
?
ALEX:
Iwobi makes it
3-0 to Gunners
HEAD MAN:
Blackpool
?
owner Owen
Oysten
WILL
POWER:
?
Joe Willock
and Iwobi
celebrate
**
**
RESULT! 3
BLACKPOOL: Howard 6 (Mafoumbi (68th) 6);
Nottingham 6, O?Connor 6, Daniels 6, Bola 6;
Delfouneso 6, Spearing 7, Guy 6, Feeney 6; Taylor 6
(Pritchard (62nd) 6), Gnanduillet 7 (Davies 83rd)
ARSENAL: Cech 6; Jenkinson 6, Lichtsteiner 6,
Sokratis 6, Kolasinac 6 (Medlery 83rd);
Maitland-Niles 6, Willock 8, Elneny 6, Ramsey 7,
Iwobi 7 (Saka 86th); Nketiah 7 (Lacazette (64th) 6)
STAR MAN: Joe Willock
REF: M Dean
Blackpool?s next game: Portsmouth (A) Jan 12
Arsenal?s next game: West Ham (A) Jan 12
FOR UNAI
Gunners boss Emery takes his
?rst trip on roller coaster ride
UNAI EMERY certainly will not forget his
first trip to Blackpool and his debut in the
FA Cup.
What with a Blackpool fan staging a sit-down
protest on top of Arsenal?s team bus and demos
outside Bloomfield Road, his maiden visit could not
have been any more eventful.
The fan refused to budge in another show of fury
against the Oyston family?s controversial ownership
of the seaside club and the Londoners had to use an
alternative coach to get to the ground.
Add to that three well-worked goals and a victory
hard-earned on a dodgy pitch in front of a sparse
crowd and the Gunners boss will remember his visit
to the land of kiss-me-quick hats for a lifetime.
It was tense in stages but comfortable in the end
with Joe Willock celebrating a first-half double and
Alex Iwobi notching a third to give the Gunners a
carefree passage into the fourth round.
Emery, though, had the ride of his life on the Big
One. No, not the famed white-knuckle roller coaster
ride down the road on the Pleasure Beach but the FA
Cup.
The most famous cup competition in the world and
EASY: Willock
grabs his second
? TWO
By Steve
Millar
At Bloom?eld Road
the one which Arsenal have won a record 13 times.
Emery?s predecessor Arsene Wenger had collected
seven of those and his successor has taken a small
step on the road to his first.
He could not, of course, have had a more madcap
introduction than a trip to Blackpool, where
Tangerines fans have been protesting for years
against the Oystons? ownership.
Emery, who confirmed Arsenal?s interest in
Barcelona?s �million midfielder Denis Suarez,
said: ?I think the club is working for the possibility
to take some players who can help us during these
next four months.?
But Emery didn?t want to get into the bus protest
and added: ?I cannot say a lot for this situation.
We know there are some problems here with the
supporters and the team. We have respect for them ?
the supporters, the club, the team.
?And we prepared for the match with respect also
for this competition. I am very proud of the players,
the commitment and concentration for 90 minutes.?
Blackpool boss Terry McPhillips said: ?Lady Luck
deserted us. It?s not falling for us. But I?m proud of
the lads. We had a good go in the second half. You
would have liked, though, to get to half-time 0-0.
?Their first goal kills us but there was a cracking
atmosphere and we had a few more fans than we
normally have. We knew there would be protests but
we just concentrated on the football.?
The Gunners? re-shuffled team took little time to
settle into the rhythm of the game, with Eddie
Nketiah going close either side of Petr Cech saving
from Armand Gnanduillet.
But in the 11th minute Arsenal went one-up. Aaron
Ramsey?s flighted free-kick deflected on to the post
and Willock followed up to finish off with his head.
And it was two after 37 minutes when Carl
Jenkinson ? a late replacement for Laurent
Koscielny who was crocked in the warm-up
? delivered across the face of the goal.
Nketiah touched it on and Willock was alert to
somehow squeeze the ball home and send the 5,218
travelling fans happy to head for their half-time
refreshments ? despite Nketiah fluffing another
golden opportunity, to leave the Gunner trudging off
dwelling on his missed chances.
Blackpool worked their socks off at the start of the
second half in an attempt to get back into the game
but they lacked the composure when it really
mattered.
Defender Michael Nottingham found himself with
the goal at his mercy but will still be kicking himself
this morning after he blazed high into the stands
instead of making the net bulge.
Blackpool suffered a cruel blow when keeper Mark
Howard pulled up with what looked like a muscle
problem and his evening came to an abrupt end in
the 68th minute.
Howard?s replacement Christoffer Mafoumbi had a
comfortable ride until the 82nd minute when
Ramsey saw his shot parried by the substitute
keeper only for Iwobi to claim Arsenal?s third and
decisive goal.
It could have been more in the remaining eight
minutes with the visitors once more finding their
feet and constantly threatening Mafoumbi?s goal.
But the stand-in keeper was brave enough to deny
Arsenal?s late flurry.
It was another dreary day to forget on the
Lancashire coast ? except for a delighted Emery.
home rebound
I WIN: Willock heads
to open the scoring at Bloomfield Road
? HEADS
GUIDING
HAND:
?
Emery gives
his orders
ACCY DAYS: Billy Kee heads winner
Billy?s a whizz
as Stanley
twist knife in
Tractor Boys
ACCRINGTON ............1
IPSWICH ................... 0
By LINDSAY SUTTON
ACCRINGTON?S Billy Kee poached
the goal that sank Championship side
Ipswich ? but it was no massive cup
surprise really.
Paul Lambert?s struggling Tractor
Boys have been bogged down at the
bottom of the Championship since he
arrived in October.
And with only one win in 12 games
? marginally better than his short
reign at Stoke ? Lambert?s men were
on the back foot long before Kee?s
dramatic effort.
Lambert said: ?It shows that this
club needs to be rebuilt and some
players will be going.
?This club should not be in the state
it is in. It?s an absolute disgrace. It is
too big a club for this but if you take
your eye off the ball this can happen.?
Stanley boss John Coleman said: ?If
we can get a plum draw now, the cash
raised can sustain us for next season.
?Our cup run against Huddersfield
and Bournemouth 16 years ago
allowed us to go full-time and now we
need another boost.
?But to start as favourites shows
how we have progressed.?
League One?s ?little Accy? started out
just 12 spots below Ipswich in the
league ladder and there was no
massive gap between the two outfits
on the field.
Key?s goal made it nine successive
seasons that Ipswich have failed to
get past the third round, four of their
defeats coming against lower-division
teams.
Stanley could have made the
breakthrough in the first half when
efforts by Sam Finley and Jordan
Clark tested Ipswich?s Polish keeper
Bartosz Bialkowski.
In the end, though, it took a
set-piece to break the deadlock.
A free-kick by skipper Sean
McConville was headed back across
goal by Ben Richards-Everton and
Kee pounced for his ninth goal of the
season, his header giving Bialkowski
no chance.
It took Ipswich a full 38 minutes to
have a shot and even then Jon
Nolan?s effort was well over.
Nolan did far better with his second
attempt, a fierce shot which keeper
Connor Ripley dealt with well.
Freddie Sears forced Ripley into
action again and right at the death he
saw a shot deflected away and then
another effort go wide.
But in the next, brave Stanley held
out.
It all left Ipswich?s 1,224 hardy fans
facing the long journey home to the
Suffolk coast ? and an even longer
journey back to the days when the
club won the FA Cup in 1978.
As ever, long-serving Stanley boss
Coleman kept his feet on the ground,
and said: ?We?ll celebrate, then think
about our Checkatrade game against
Bury on Tuesday.?
ACCRINGTON: Ripley 7; Johnson 6, Hughes 6,
Richards-Everton 6; Clarke 7, McConville 7, Finley
6; Sykes 6, Mangan 6 (Brown (65th) 6), Barlaser 6,
Kee 8
IPSWICH: Bialkowski 8; Spence 6, Pennington 6,
Nsala 7, Elder 6; Nolan 7 (Harrison 79th), Edwards
5; Downes 5 (Bishop (45th) 5), Dozell 6, Sears 6,
Jackson 6 (Keane (65th) 6)
STAR MAN: Billy Kee
Ref: D Whitestone
4
RESULT!
Man Utd............2 Reading............0
Ole banks on
gold reserves
STAND-INS DELIVER TO MAKE IT FIVE OUT OF FIVE
BIG CALL:
?
Stuart
Attwell refers to
?
VAR CRY:
Juan Mata
wins United?s
penalty with
the help of
technology
VAR as Andy
Yiadom protests
ANDRE A LATE GREAT
HANDY
?
ANDRE:
Green nets
injury-time
winner
PORTSMOUTH supersub Andre Green struck
deep into injury time to earn the League One
leaders a dramatic 1-0 FA Cup Third Round win
over Championship high-flyers Norwich.
Green, who also scored a last-gasp winner in
the second round against Rochdale, had two
bites of the cherry from just inside the box
after Pompey had caught City on the break.
And he took the second to sink a home side
who had to play most of the match with 10 men
after the dismissal of centre-back Grant Hanley.
After an even start, the whole nature of the
game changed in the 15th minute when Ronan
Curtis was taken out by Hanley as he chased a
through ball.
Nothing came of the free-kick but Pompey
should have been ahead soon after. Jamal
Lowe crossed from the right but Brett Pitman
headed wide from inside the six-yard box.
Norwich defender Christoph Zimmermann
was only inches off target after trying his luck
from over 30 yards while it took a brave block
from Matt Clarke to foil Jordan Rhodes when
the ball fell kindly for the striker inside the box.
NORWICH............................0
PORTSMOUTH ................... 1
By GREG ADAMS
At the other end, Tom Trybull got in the way of
a Gareth Evans piledriver that seemed to be
heading in.
After the break, Pitman sent a decent effort
just over from 20 yards before Curtis glanced a
header wide after a good ball in from Dion
Donohue.
Despite being at a man disadvantage, the
Canaries were continuing to give a good
account of themselves and it took a superb
last-ditch tackle from Anton Walkes to foil
Dennis Srbeny as the German frontman
prepared to take aim from close range.
Donohue tested Michael McGovern with a low
effort that the Northern Ireland keeper could
only parry and Zimmermann got to the loose
ball first to deny Pompey.
McGovern was in action again in the 79th
minute as he made a brilliant fingertip save to
keep out a rising drive from Lowe which was
heading into the top corner.
But the Canaries continued to have their
moments and Craig MacGillivray produced a
fine save to keep out Todd Cantwell?s flying
header with just four minutes of normal time
remaining.
Norwich then won a free-kick on the edge box
deep into stoppage time but Kenny McLean?s
effort went straight into the wall before
Pompey caught the home side on the counter
attack to seal the tie.
Green?s first chance was blocked by fellow
substitute Timm Klose but the ball broke back
to the youngster who calmly poked it past
McGovern to spark wild celebrations among
the 2,000-plus travelling fans.
NORWICH: McGovern 6; Passlack 6 (Hernandez 85th),
Zimmermann 6, Hanley 5, Godfrey 6; Trybull 6, McLean 6, Cantwell
6, Srbeny 6 (Pukki 84th); Marshall 6 (Klose 78th), Rhodes 6
PORTSMOUTH: MacGillivray 6; Walkes 7, Whatmough 6,
Clarke 7, Donohue 7; Naylor 5, Thompson 6, Lowe 7, Evans 5
(Green (66th) 6); Curtis 7 (Wheeler 90th), Pitman 5
STAR MAN: Anton Walkes
Ref: D Bond
RESULT! 5
MANCHESTER UNITED: Romero 7; Dalot 6, Darmian 6,
Jones 6, Young 6; McTominay 6, Pereira 6, Fred 6 (Fellaini
(62nd) 6); Sanchez 7 (Rashford (64th) 7), Lukaku 6, Mata 7
(Chong (62nd) 6)
READING: Jaakkola 6; Yiadom 7, Ilori 5 (Aluko (46th) 6),
Moore 6, Richards 6; Rinomhota 6, Kelly 6; Harriott 7
(Meite 76th), Swift 6, McCleary 6 (Barrow (61st) 6);
Loader 6
By Simon
Mullock
HIT AND MISS:
?
Romelu Lukaku
scores after beating
Anssi Jaakkola?s lunge
At Old Trafford
STAT
ATTACK
MANCHESTER UNITED have lost
one of 15 FA Cup ties with Reading
and are unbeaten against them in
the competition since a 2-1
defeat in a second round
third replay in January
1927.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has even got Manchester
United?s reserves winning games and scoring goals.
This may have been the most low-key performance of his short
reign, against a team embroiled in a relegation fight at the bottom
of the Championship.
But Jose Mourinho?s United were knocked out of the Carabao
Cup at home by Derby so a fifth straight win ? to secure the standin boss a place in the FA Cup Fourth Round ? will do for now.
Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku scored the goals for a team
selected to take the strain after the busy festive period.
United now go to Dubai for a warm-weather training
camp ? followed by a trip to Tottenham that Solskjaer
views as an acid test.
He said: ?Spurs, at Wembley, is a proper test ? and
we?re already looking forward to it.
?It will give me more of a reference as to where we
are in relation to the big boys.
?We need to move on and move up the table. At Man
United you always expect to win the next game.?
Solskjaer was still able to include �million Lukaku,
�m Fred and �0,000-a-week Alexis Sanchez as he
took a look at fringe players like Sergio Romero and
Matteo Darmian, as well as youngsters Andreas Pereira,
Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and teenage substitute
Tahith Chong.
?The result probably flattered us,? said the United boss.
?Reading made it very difficult for us but individual
quality won us the game.?
This was the Royals? 11th game without a win but new
boss Jose Gomes saw them enjoy 61 per cent possession.
He said: ?If we play like that then we don?t have to be
concerned about the future.
?I was very proud of the performance ? but it showed
we lack a killer instinct. I would like to bring in four or
five new players.?
United took the lead against the run of play in the 22nd
minute thanks to VAR.
Mata was taken out by Tiago Ilori?s wild challenge and
although the ball ran loose for Fred to slot home, the
Brazilian had strayed offside.
Referee Stuart Attwell went upstairs for a decision
that confirmed Ilori had fouled Mata and the Spaniard
sent Anssi Jaakkola the wrong way from the spot.
Andy Yiadom and Danny Loader wasted chances for
the visitors either side of Mata?s opener.
And Yiadom forced keeper Romero into a smart save
just before Lukaku put the home side further ahead
in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time.
He raced clear thanks to Sanchez?s pass and his
third goal since Solskjaer?s arrival was never in
doubt once he had evaded Jaakkola?s plunge
JUAN NIL:
towards the ball.
Mata
Gomes opted to replace the injured Ilori with
celebrates
Sone Aloko at the break because former United
after scoring
favourite John O?Shea felt a slight muscle strain
from the spot
in the warm-up.
Romero saved Callum Harriott?s fierce shot
with his legs and later kept out a low effort from
Aluko.
The only thing United fans got to shout about
during the second half was the appearance of
shaggy-haired Dutchman Chong for his debut,
although the loss of Sanchez with a slight
hamstring pull will be a worry.
Solskjaer, who has emulated Sir Matt Busby by
winning his first five games in charge, said: ?I
picked a team that had never played together
before so I am pleased we?re through and
that we?ve kept another clean sheet.?
Jose
? GONE:
Mourinho
Solskjaer man
management
has touch of
Fergie about it
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER?S
smart man management has got
Manchester United back in the game.
But it?s not just with first team giants
like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and
Alexis Sanchez that the caretaker boss
is making his mark.
Behind the scenes at United?s AON
training complex at Carrington,
Solskjaer has engaged with the next
generation of stars in a way that former
boss Jose Mourinho never did.
He only has a temporary guarantee of
managing Old Trafford?s superstars
until the end of the season which is
reason enough to just concentrate on
getting the best from established
players who felt alienated, unloved or
under-valued during the Mourinho
regime.
But the core United values learned
?
BAK IN
?
BUSINESS:
Sako celebrates
STAR MAN: Juan Mata
REF: S Attwell
Man Utd?s next game: Tottenham (A) January 13
Reading?s next game: Nottm Forest (H) January 12
under Sir Alex Ferguson run deep with
Solskjaer. So deep that youth coaches
were astonished and delighted when
the Norwegian went round the youth
players and shook their hand by way of
introduction.
One source said: ?Solskjaer went out
of his way to say hello to all the youth
players, some of whom had never even
spoken to Jose Mourinho in his time at
the club.
?It wasn?t a big production and only
took a few minutes but the impact of it
was felt around the training ground.
?It was instantly clear that Solskjaer
?gets? everything about United and
acknowledges that the youth system is
a vitally important part of the structure
and that it?s not just about the first
team.?
STEVE BATES
Hero Sako the full Monty
FULL marks to the marketing and media
genius who juiced up a mundane-looking
FA Cup tie by comparing West Brom?s
campaign to the hunt for the Holy Grail.
?And now! At last! Another game against
the same team that we played against a
few days ago,? trumpeted the programme
cover in wonderful Monty Python style.
The clubs certainly met a few days ago
with Albion running out 2-0 winners in
the Championship, but it would be
inaccurate to suggest that the same
players were involved.
Coaches Darren Moore and Paul Cook
made 16 changes from the league fixture,
resting weary minds and heavy legs while
the Baggies second string got on with the
Grail-hunting.
Which is where Bakary Sako comes in,
the former Crystal Palace star?s first goal
for the Baggies since his October arrival
turning out to be the difference between
the two sides.
?Wonderful,? was Moore?s verdict on the
goal afterwards. ?He has had to sit and
WEST BROM ................1
WIGAN ........................ 0
By JANINE SELF
watch and all the others have been scoring
goals.
?We have got him here, got him fit and
we?re starting to see the speed and
mobility of him and he is understanding
what is required from us.
?I was delighted for his goal and he could
have had a second one.
?He was a constant menace and
nuisance and that game and goal would
have done him good.
?It was a perfect afternoon, I?m pleased
with the result and the performance. If I
had one small critique we could have won
by a second or third goal with the chances
we created.?
Mali international Sako certainly has the
weaponry but it sometimes looks like he is
not quite sure what goes where and his
finishing can be a tad frustrating for the
fans.
The forward also faces an extra
challenge having spent three years at
Black Country rivals Wolves.
Goals tend to gloss over awkward
moments, though, and Sako delivered on
that front in the 31st minute.
But credit was also due to Chris Brunt. It
was the veteran midfielder?s free-kick
which was pushed out by Jamie Jones for
a corner.
From that, Brunt crossed for Sako to
head goalwards. Jones got a touch to
divert the ball up on to the crossbar but
could not keep it out.
Sako might have doubled his tally in the
second half after a run finished with Jones
blocking his right-foot shot.
He collected the rebound and switched
feet to shoot again only for Cedric Kipre to
clear off the line.
Wigan famously knocked Manchester
City out last season but their best moment
yesterday came when Jonathan Bond
denied Will Grigg and Chey Dunkley
headed over from the subsequent cross in
the early stages.
Albion?s sights are set on bouncing back
into the Premier League at the first attempt
while Wigan have a relegation scrap to
prepare for ? and there was certainly a
difference in class despite the Academy
youngsters in the home side.
Cook insisted afterwards that injuries had
shaped his selection, pointing to Darron
Gibson pulling up in the warm-up as
an unforeseen extra issue.
He said: ?It was a tough game in general.
We started well and missed a chance or
two but we showed unity. Staying in the
Championship is the priority.?
WEST BROM: Bond 6; Holgate 7, Adarabioyo 6,
Bartley 7, Townsend 6; Harper 7 (Morrison 87th), Field
6, Brunt 7; Hoolahan 8 (Edwards (72nd) 6); Sako 8,
Leko 5 (Robson-Kanu 78th)
WIGAN: Jones 6; Byrne 6, Kipre 8, Dunkley 7,
Naismith 7; Evans 6, Connolly 6 (Roberts (66th) 5);
Lopes 5 (James (57th) 5), Windass 6, McManaman 6
(Macdonald 77th); Grigg 6
STAR MAN: Bakary Sako
Ref: K Stroud
6
RESULT!
Chelsea........2 N Forest.......0
IT?S
FAB
WAY
TO
SAY
GOODBYE
TWO Spaniards. Two stories.
CLINCHER: Ayew heads home
Jor-dropping
as VAR has
minnows
Grim-faced
CRYSTAL PALACE.....1
GRIMSBY .................. 0
By MATT DUNN
JORDAN AYEW?S late goal broke
Grimsby hearts after their 10 men
had kept the Premier League side at
bay for 86 minutes.
The substitute?s header from Jeffrey
Schlupp?s free-kick four minutes from
time was enough to deny the League
Two side a replay ? although they had
probably had enough of replays
inside the first four minutes.
VAR effectively killed off another
slice of FA Cup Third Round tradition.
A clumsy early challenge by an
underdog defender on a Premier
League star is part of the tapestry
of these weekends.
Andrew Fox?s one-footed,
studs-up challenge on Andros
Townsend in the fourth minute was
nothing more sinister than that.
Initially referee Martin Atkinson did
not even give a free-kick with Palace
still in possession.
It was only when they put the ball
out of play with Townsend still on the
ground that he rightly booked Fox.
Then, presumably following a word
from video referee Jonathan Moss, he
was drawing a big TV screen in the air
and reaching for a red card.
Hopes of an upset were all but over
and with midfielder Martyn Woolford
forced to operate as a makeshift
left-back, Palace could focus most of
their attacking moves in that area.
Almost immediately, Alexander
Sorloth leapt high to nod Townsend?s
cross goalwards, only for the alert
Reece Hall-Johnson to hook the ball
off the goal-line.
Grimsby tried to shrug off their
disadvantage with Jake Hessenthaler
and Elliot Embleton taking turns to
pick out Wes Thomas at the far post
only for the Grimsby striker to fail to
take advantage.
But at the other end, they were
continuing to live a charmed life as in
quick succession Max Meyer saw a
header hit the post before Scott
Dann?s effort was cleared off the line.
Having made it to half-time, Grimsby
defenders then twice appeared to
handle in the box in the first 10
minutes of the second period ?
although Moss obviously saw things
differently on his monitor.
Then it was the woodwork to the
rescue again, this time the post
keeping out Cheikhou Kouyate?s
header from a Wilfried Zaha cross.
Making up for the extra man was
taking its toll with the League Two
side struggling to get out of their
own half.
Townsend found it easier, twice
getting shots off and each time
missing by only a matter of inches.
Grimsby?s luck finally ran out within
sight of the finishing line when Ayew
struck.
But they still got a deserved ovation
from 5,800 travelling fans wondering
how so-called progress had been
allowed to destroy their cup dreams.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Hennessey 6; Ward 6, Kelly 6,
Dann 6, Souare 5 (Kouyate (35th) 6); Meyer 7,
Reidewald 6 (Ayew (68th) 5), Schlupp 6; Townsend
7, Sorloth 6 (Wickham (60th) 5), Zaha 7
GRIMSBY: McKeown 8; Rose 7, Hendrie 6,
Hall-Johnson 7, Fox 3; Clifton 6, Hessenthaler 6;
Woolford 6, Embleton 7, Cardwell 6; Thomas 6
(Vernam (75th) 5)
STAR MAN: James McKeown
Ref: M Atkinson
One was a reluctant hero. Another
waved goodbye in tears.
Alvaro Morata kept holders Chelsea
on course for Wembley yesterday but
questions remain whether he will be
around to finish the journey.
The same went for Cesc Fabregas as he
left the field waving to fans who sensed it
was his farewell after 198 appearances
and 22 goals before it looks like he will
join Monaco.
Even television pundit Gary Lineker
was moved.
He said: ?Emotional scenes as Cesc
walked off the pitch in what is clearly his
last game in English football. He?s been a
credit to our game. Wonderful footballer
and top bloke. Wish him well.?
Carlo Cudicini, now a Chelsea coach
and interpreter for boss Maurizio Sarri,
said: ?If that was Cesc?s last game then it
was nice he did it in front of our fans. But
we don?t know yet.
?As for Alvaro, it will do his morale the
world of good. We know what he does in
training. We have confidence in him.?
Morata scored two goals in 10 minutes
to seal victory for Chelsea in a game they
had dominated.
But somehow his celebrations were
muted and you wonder if he has already
decided ? like Fabregas ? that his time at
Stamford Bridge is over.
Morata was replaced in the 74th minute
and looked unhappy as he headed straight
down the tunnel.
?Everyone is different. Some
players do not smile,? added Cudicini.
?Perhaps he also felt the effects of what
the critics have been saying about him.
?It has been difficult for him but he has
great qualities. Those goals were
important.
?They were good for him and the club.
Don?t forget that?s nine goals for
Alvaro now. Not bad.?
His tap-in and header ? both from
Callum Hudson-Odoi?s crosses ? were
moments of gold in an otherwise fairly
lukewarm third-round tie.
Morata accepted the acclaim of his
team-mates but without the usual
enthusiasm of strikers anxious to restore
some gloss to their game after a lean spell.
Chelsea ? FA Cup holders and eight-time
winners ? deserved to go through but
their finishing was poor and Forest made
them work hard, particuarly keeper Luke
Steele, who saved a Fabregas penalty.
Recognising this Blues side from their
Premier League starting line-up was no
easy feat.
Only David Luiz, Ross Barkley and the
soon-to-be-gone Fabregas would be
considered first choice. But such are
By Tony
Stenson
At Stamford Bridge
Chelsea?s riches they have stars to fill
any gaps.
It made it tough for the famous old
Championship side that had gone a
month without an away win before
beating leaders Leeds on New Year?s Day.
Even without their main men, the hosts
smoothly moved through gears in the
opening skirmishes.
Luiz look-alike Ethan Ampadu was
impressive in midfield while Barkley and
Fabregas orchestrated the forward
action well.
Forest relied on hitting them on the
break and were often eye-catching but
never seemed to have the conviction to
make a mark.
Hudson-Odoi has only played cameo
roles for Chelsea this season and is a
target for several clubs.
He is keen to leave. The club want him to
stay. And he showed here why he is so
much in demand.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek?s season took
another turn for the worse when he left
the pitch after 41 minutes, suffering
yet another injury.
He left the field covering his eyes. It said
it all.
?Sad for him. A pity. Perhaps he needs a
long rest and we need to look into
what?s going on,? said Cudicini.
Chelsea should have gone ahead on the
half hour but Fabregas had a weak spotkick saved by Steele after Danny Fox had
fouled Lotus-Cheek.
Fabegas made a stuttered run-up and
his shot was turned comfortably away by
Steele, who guessed it was going to
his right.
He then pulled off a superb 37th-minute
save to deny Zappacosta following a
bright, controlled dash out of defence
by Morata.
Chelsea finally took the lead in the
49th minute when Hudson-Odoi crossed
and Morata turned the ball home.
The Spain striker added a second in the
59th minute, rising to head home another
pin-point cross from Hudson-Odoi.
Forest manager Aitor Karanka was
philosophical about the defeat.
He said: ?Chelsea were the better side.
That is their level. I can?t complain
because our side never gave up.
?Even when 2-0 down we were still
pressing in the last minute.
?Now we concentrate on the league.?
Anger over ?rent boys? chant
CHELSEA fans were angry over abuse
aimed at them by Nottingham Forest
supporters during their 2-0 FA Cup win
at Stamford Bridge.
Some of Forest?s 3,000 travelling
supporters were allegedly heard
singing, ?Chelsea rent boys?.
Complaints have been made to Kick it
Out, the discrimination organisation
which keeps a close eye on football?s
nasty side.
A spokesman last night said: ?We
have received complaints of alleged
homophobic chanting by Nottingham
Forest fans at the Chelsea game. We
have passed them on to the FA and
offer our support in any investigation.?
Chelsea, with their swinging King?s
Road image, have often been a target
of such songs.
Ironically, it comes at a time when they
themselves are under the microscope
after accusations of racist and
homophobic chants during recent
games against Man City and Brighton,
which has seen some fans banned.
Forest were last night contacted for
comment.
Cesc bows out with a wave but
**
**
RESULT! 7
CHELSEA: Caballero 6; Zappacosta 6,
Christensen 6, Luiz 6, Emerson 7; Fabregas 7
(Kante 83rd), Ampadu 6; Hudson-Odoi 7,
Barkley 6, Loftus-Cheek 6 (Hazard (41st) 6);
Morata 8 (Azpilicueta (74th) 6)
NOTTM FOREST: Steele 7; Darikwa 6, Fox 6, Yacob
6, Janko 6; Colback 6, Guedioura 6; Cash 6 (Lolley
(56th) 6), Carvalho 6, Osborn 6; Murphy 6
ABSOLUTELY
?
FABREGAS:
Blues hero Cesc
leaves pitch for
possibly final time
with a modest wave
STAR MAN: Alvaro Morata
REF: A Madley
Chelsea?s next game: Tottenham (A) January 8
Nottm Forest?s next game: Reading (A) January 12
STAT
ATTACK
CHELSEA have reached the
fourth round of the FA Cup in each
of the last 21 seasons.
Their last third round failure was
a 5-3 home defeat by
Manchester United in
January 1998.
NO ALV
?
MEASURES:
Alvaro Morata
clips home to put
the Blues ahead
SHREW BEAUTY: Crouch delight
Crouch rides
to rescue as
fans turn on
boss Rowett
SHREWSBURY ..........1
STOKE ........................1
By JAMES NURSEY
MOR OF
?
THE SAME:
Spaniard nods
home another
cross from
Hudson-Odoi
SPOT THE
?
MISTAKE:
Fab?s missed pen
doubts hang over two-goal Morata
GARY ROWETT insists he will
fight for his job after his Stoke side
scraped a third-round replay.
Veteran Peter Crouch grabbed his
201st career goal with a late volley to
earn Rowett another shot at League
One Shrewsbury.
Town started brighter and took the
lead in first-half stoppage time from
the spot through Ollie Norburn.
It fuelled the Stoke fans? fury with
chants including, ?Gary Rowett get
out of our club? and, ?Gary Rowett
your football is *****?.
It has pushed Rowett?s reign to
near breaking-point as the club
struggles to adjust after a decade in
the Premier League.
But the Potters boss ended up
relieved at earning a replay as he
blamed the pitch and felt his triple
substitution turned the game ?
including throwing on Crouch.
Rowett, who has won just eight of
26 Championship games this term,
said: ?It was always going to be
difficult because of the negativity
surrounding our recent form.
?The pitch was difficult ? it was
hard to move the ball quickly and to
show the extra quality.
?I wanted to win to silence the
critics and get some confidence and
show a bit of pride.
?Ultimately we didn?t quite get that
performance today but they have
showed character at the end.
?We could easily have gone under
but we got an equaliser and we live to
fight another day.
?There were chants but it is not for
me to sit down and start crying.
?We are still fighting to turn things
around.?
Relegated Stoke, who sit in 14th slot,
spent �million on eight players this
summer and six of them started here.
But it was hard to tell which was the
former Premier League team.
The visitors should have broken the
deadlock early on but James McClean
fired wide from Tom Edwards? cross.
Rowett?s side were made to pay as
sub Aaron Amadi-Holloway was
brought down by Edwards after
McClean dribbled in his own box.
Norburn slammed in a low right-foot
penalty for his seventh of the season.
Amadi-Holloway should have made
it 2-0 with a header in the 57th minute
which he put over.
Rowett?s triple substitution after 74
minutes saved the visitors.
All three combined four minutes
later as Crouch volleyed in from
close-range after Mame Diouf flicked
on Tyrese Campbell?s cross.
The Stoke boss added: ?The three
subs made a big difference. They
have changed the game.?
Town boss Sam Ricketts said: ?We
had the better chances and were so
close. Our keeper had only one save
to make.?
SHREWSBURY: Arnold 6; Bolton 7, Waterfall 7,
Sadler 7 (Beckles 82nd), Haynes 6; Grant 8;
Docherty 8, Norburn 8; Gilliead 7, Laurent 8, JohnLewis 6 (Amadi-Holloway (18th) 6) (Angol 84th)
STOKE: Federici 6; Edwards 6, Williams 6, Martins
Indi 6, Pieters 6; Ince 7, Etebo 7, Clucas 6, McClean
6 (Diouf (74th) 6); Afobe 5 (Crouch (74th) 7),
Berahino 4 (Campbell (74th) 7)
STAR MAN: Anthony Grant
Ref: D Webb
8
RESULT!
Burnley............1 Barnsley..............0
So near yet so
CLARETS LEAVE IT
LATE TO GET OUT OF THE W
VAR could not rescue Daniel
Stendel?s Barnsley a second time as
the League One club suffered
heartbreak in added time.
The controversial system had handed them
an unexpected lifeline in the first half when
Burnley striker Matej Vydra was halted in his
run-up after initially being awarded a penalty.
But there was to be no respite for the
Yorkshire side just seconds into four extra
minutes at the end of a frenetic encounter.
Vydra was tripped by Liam Lindsay as he
wriggled his way into the box and this time
there was no need for a referral to VAR
operator and experienced whistler Lee Mason,
who was 234 miles away in Uxbridge.
Chris Wood, who had come off the bench to
try to break Barnsley?s stubborn resistance,
took the spot-kick duties and buried it beyond
Adam Davies.
It was Burnley?s first domestic penalty award
since April 2017 ? 64 games ago ? so no wonder
there had earlier been dismay and
bemusement at Vydra?s ?ghost spot-kick?.
The club also had to backtrack on a half-time
tweet: ?Burnley 0, Barnsley 0, VAR 1?.
Initially, the Premier League outfit had been
delighted when referee Simon Hooper pointed
to the spot after Dimi Cavare had tugged Vydra
to the floor ? seemingly after a word from
the video official.
The Czech was entrusted with
the 20th-minute kick.
But a change of mind from
Hooper saw the official
abort the penalty after he
and assistant Richard
West were informed
that Vydra had strayed
A CHRIS
offside from Steven
OF LIFE:
Defour?s through ball
Wood saves
just before the illegal
the day for
challenge.
the hosts
Up went the flag while
Hooper mouthed offside
to a disbelieving Vydra
while Barnsley?s fans
chanted their love of the
system which is now part of
the FA Cup. Burnley manager
STAT
ATTACK
?
SINCE beating Chelsea in the 200708 quarter-final, Barnsley have
now lost all five of their FA Cup
matches against Premier
League opposition ? by an
aggregate score of
2-15.
By John
Richardson
At Turf Moor
Sean Dyche insisted he was a fan of VAR. He
said: ?I?m a big fan of the concept but I know it
will take time to iron out.
?I?d say it was a good 80 to 90 seconds before
they came to a final decision. Me and my staff
decided in four seconds that it was offside.
?The referee should have taken hold of the
ball and moved outside the area until a
decision is made then we wouldn?t have had all
that confusion.
?Vydra had started his run-up. There is no
blame on anyone ? it?s just a process which
needs speeding up.
?That delay was what annoyed me, not the
outcome because once you know that is right
you quickly move on.?
Before the penalty that never was, Barnsley
had looked good for an Oakwell replay and
went close with an Alex Mowatt free-kick.
Home keeper Nick Pope, playing his first
game since dislocating a shoulder in the
Europa League at Aberdeen in July, smothered
a Cauley Woodrow effort as the Tykes
never once looked overawed by the
two leagues difference between
the clubs.
Boss Stendel said: ?I?m
very frustrated and not in
the best of moods at the
moment.
?We are disappointed
to let in this goal in the
last minute. We had the
chances to score but
one mistake decided
the game.?
On VAR, he added: ?I
know it from my time
managing in Germany.
?It is a good thing but
sometimes it takes too long
which is very frustrating for
the players and supporters.?
Pulis hails a ?ve-star show
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Pulis
saluted his side?s ?application and attitude??
as they ultimately swept aside League One
Peterborough.
All the goals came in the second half,
two coming in three minutes shortly after
the break from club-record �million
recruit Britt Assombalonga and defender
George Friend.
Those two finishes calmed nerves on
Teesside after plucky Posh briefly hinted at
an upset.
Rajiv van La Parra made his Boro debut
after signing on loan from Premier League
Huddersfield. The Dutch winger was
pitched into the starting line-up and,
having not played for almost three months,
lasted only 45 minutes.
But replacement Lewis Wing came up
with another wonder goal to rival his
cracker against Crystal Palace in the
Carabao Cup in October when he struck in
the 63rd minute.
Assombalonga grabbed his second
seven minutes later to take his tally to eight
M?BROUGH ................. 5
P?BOROUGH ................ 0
By CLIVE HETHERINGTON
in a season where he has struggled for
starts.
And Ashley Fletcher, another forward
who has failed to convince Pulis, also
chipped in with a goal three minutes
from time.
The Boro boss said: ?The big thing is
we?ve scored five goals and I?m really
pleased with the application and attitude of
the players. We played really well,
especially in the second half, when we
were brilliant.??
Fletcher, signed by former boss Garry
Monk from West Ham for �5m 18 months
ago, is wanted by Hull and Pulis added: ?I
was really pleased with him.
?He?s played here and hopefully that will
give him the confidence to move on. It?s
not just Hull, there are two or three other
clubs in to take Fletch. We?ll see.?? Posh
boss Steve Evans said: ?We gave them
real problems and we should have been
two or three up. We missed chances we
would normally expect people to take.
?You realise Tony is going to have a
reaction in the dressing room ? they
changed the system a bit but you have to
defend properly. We were well beaten in
the second half, so we?ve no complaints.??
Evans slammed his side after their 2-0
home defeat by Scunthorpe on New Year?s
Day and promised big changes this month.
He was quick to deliver with the signings
of Sheffield United left-back Danny Lafferty
and Brighton central defender Ben White,
who both joined on loan and were straight
into action.
Keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos became
the oldest player in Boro?s history at 40
years and 38 days, eclipsing former
player-manager Bryan Robson who was
10 days short of his 40th birthday when he
appeared for the final time.
Dimi should have been beaten after 34
minutes as Peterborough spurned a
glorious chance. Joe Ward fed Ivan Toney
but, after checking inside Friend, the
former Newcastle striker lifted the ball over.
The visitors regretted that two minutes
after the interval when Fletcher?s deflected
shot was tipped on to the bar by keeper
Conor O?Malley and Assombalonga
headed in. Friend then took Fletcher?s
return ball on the left and finished from
close range.
Wing walloped home right-footed from
around 25 yards before Assombalonga
coolly stroked in from Rudy Gestede?s
back-heel.
Fletcher flicked in on the end of Paddy
McNair?s ball.
MIDDLESBROUGH: Dimi 7; Fry 6, Ayala 6, Friend 7;
van La Parra 5 (Wing (46th) 7), Leadbitter 6, McNair 7,
Tavernier 6 (H Chapman (75th) 5); Assombalonga 7,
Gestede 5 (Walker (74th) 5), Fletcher 8
PETERBOROUGH: O?Malley 6; White 6, Naismith 6,
Tafazolli 6; Ward 6, Reed 5 (Cooke (75th) 5), Woodyard
6, O?Hara 5 (Godden (58th) 5), Lafferty 6; Dembele 6
(Cummings (80th) 5), Toney 6
STAR MAN: Ashley Fletcher
Ref: J Linington
WING AND
?
A BLURR:
Assombalonga
gets a hug
from
Wing
RESULT! 9
BURNLEY: Pope 6; Tarkowski 7, Gibson 6, Long 6, Ward 6
(Gudmundsson (59th) 6); Hendrick 6, McNeil 8, Defour 7
(Cork 77th), Taylor 7; Vokes 6 (Wood (74th) 6), Vydra 6
BARNSLEY: Davies 6; Cavare 7, Pinnock 7, Lindsay 7,
Williams 7; McGeehan 8; Mowatt 7, Bahre 7 (Dougall 83rd),
Hedges 7 (Moore (62nd) 6), Thiam 7 (Moncur 77th);
Woodrow 6
STAR MAN: Cam McGeehan
REF: S Hooper
Burnley?s next game: Fulham (H) January 12
Barnsley?s next game: Bradford (H) January 12
o VAR for Matej
WOOD
TARK?S A BIT
OF ALL RIGHT
JAMES TARKOWSKI
insisted he didn?t fear
Burnley would be victim
to a giant-killing despite
needing a late penalty to
progress.
Barnsley, two divisions
below the Premier League
outfit, were right in the
contest until Chris Wood?s
injury-time penalty.
England international
Tarkowski ? who filled in
at right-back ? says he felt
comfortable of going
into tomorrow?s
draw.
He said: ?I
thought
Barnsley
played some
good football
but in the main
we were quite
secure at the
back, which is
always important in
games like this ? not to
give away too many
chances.
?And in the second half
we had a couple of good
chances and the penalty
at the end, which gave us
a great chance to win the
game and which Woody
put away. He?s on a nice
little streak now and
hopefully he can keep
that up.?
This was Burnley?s third
win in a week following
Premier League victories
over West Ham and
Huddersfield.
Manager Sean Dyche
(below) made eight
changes to his side.
He said: ?Although
we weren?t fluid, I
was pleased with
the basics and
how we did
that. We lost
the two
right-backs and
hopefully they
will be ok for
next week.
?James Tarkowski
has gone to right-back
and I thought he was
excellent.
?I don?t want to discredit
Barnsley because I
thought they were good.
But I felt we had enough
to win the game.?
SPOT OF DRAMA:
?
Matej Vydra waits
to take a penalty which
Is later overturned by
VAR and (right) Burnley
explain their cheeky tweet
KWES-T FOR SUCCESS
AND DUSTED: Kwesi
? DON
Appiah settles a thrilling tie
KWESI APPIAH?S dramatic late winner created
a piece of history for AFC Wimbledon as they
ended Joey Barton?s first FA Cup run as a
manager.
The Ghana striker chested the ball down and
beat goalkeeper Alex Cairns from 20 yards to
win a thrilling all-League One tie.
The Dons? win took them through to the
fourth round for the first time since the club
was reformed in 2002 ? and a good cup run
will do much to take minds off their relegation
battle.
But they almost let it slip as Barton?s
Fleetwood recovered from 2-0 down to draw
level by scoring twice in three second-half
minutes, through Paddy Madden and a Ched
Evans penalty, before the late drama.
And boss Wally Downes is hoping to tap into
the history of the original Wimbledon, who
won the FA Cup in 1988.
He said: ?We got the result. How we went
about it was a bit jingly on the nerves.
?But I can?t say to the players that it?s all
about the result and then complain about the
FLEETWOOD ......................2
AFC WIMBLEDON.................3
By MICHAEL DEAN
way they got it. There?s a tradition with the FA
Cup and this club, and it would be nice to
make a bit more history in it.?
It was a miserable day for Fleetwood boss
Barton, watching from the stand as he began a
two-match touchline ban imposed for verbally
abusing a match official last month.
?It?s a sickener for us,? he said. ?They had
four shots and three of them ended up in the
back of our net.
?We are a young team. We can be exciting
and energetic but we have got to be a little
bit cuter.?
AFC Wimbledon, bottom of League One, had
taken a 16th-minute lead with a superb goal
from former Tottenham youngster Andy
Barcham.
He spun on to Mitchell Pinnock?s low
right-wing cross and fired high into the net.
And the home side looked beaten when
teenage midfielder Anthony Hartigan stylishly
swept in Appiah?s lay-off 10 minutes into the
second half.
But Madden scrambled in his 14th goal of the
season, after the Dons debutant keeper Aaron
Ramsdale had kept out James Wallace?s
header from a Ross Wallace free-kick.
Then Evans picked himself up after being
tripped by Tennai Watson, and sent Ramsdale
the wrong way from the spot to raise
Fleetwood?s hopes of a replay.
Appiah, though, had other ideas as he struck
late to send the Dons into the fourth round for
the first time in their 16-year history.
FLEETWOOD: Cairns 6; Coyle 6, Morgan 6, Eastham 6, R
Wallace 7; Burns 5, J Wallace 7, Marney 5 (Biggins (57th) 7),
Hunter 7; Evans 7, Madden 7
AFC WIMBLEDON: Ramsdale 7; Watson 6, Kalambayi 7,
Thomas 7 (Trotter (37th) 7), Purrington 6; Nightingale 6; Pinnock
7, Hartigan 6, Wordsworth 6, Barcham 7 (Jervis 82nd);
Appiah 8
STAR MAN: Kwesi Appiah
Ref: R Joyce
10
RESULT!
TREBLE TOPS: Josh Magennis
Hat-trick hero
Magennis is
hot to Trott
for Parkinson
BOLTON .................... 5
WALSALL .................. 2
By NEIL GOULDING
RELIEVED Bolton boss Phil
Parkinson saluted hat-trick hero Josh
Magennis as his goals helped avoid a
shock FA Cup exit.
Northern Ireland international
hitman Magennis bagged his first
hat-trick for two years as the
Championship hosts avoided a
third-round upset at the hands of the
battling Saddlers.
The League One side led 1-0 a
half-time but Parkinson?s charges hit
back to score five goals in a thrilling
second half at the University of
Bolton Stadium.
Parkinson said: ?Josh has found
himself out of the team recently but
those goals will do him the world of
good.
?I think he can work harder and do
more for the team but all strikers
need to score goals.
?He?s a good finisher and he
showed that.?
Andy Cook gave the visitors an
early lead when he headed in a Matt
Jarvis cross but the Trotters hit back
with three goals in five frantic
minutes.
Substitute Clayton Donaldson
levelled with a close-range strike just
before the hour mark.
Then Magennis scored his first goal
for nearly four months ? but an
unfortunate own-goal from Jon
Guthrie saw the tie turn on its head.
Marc Beevers deflected George
Dobson?s goalbound strike into his
own net to keep Walsall in it, but
Magennis grabbed two more goals
late on for his first hat-trick since
netting three for former club Charlton
Athletic in a 4-1 win over Bristol
Rovers in January 2017.
Victory was especially sweet for
Parkinson who had seen his side
humiliated 6-0 at Hull City on New
Year?s Day.
The turmoil and unrest at the
Lancashire club, who are operating
under a transfer embargo, has done
little to raise spirits.
And Parkinson added: ?That?s a
huge boost for us, especially being
1-0 down at half-time.
?We had to show character ? and we
did that.
?After the defeat at Hull it was so
important for us.
?Financially as well it was a big
boost for us, hopefully it will give
everyone a real lift.
?Our chairman is working on the
transfer embargo, hopefully we will
get it resolved.
?It?s important we strengthen the
team but it might go to the wire this
month.?
Frustrated Saddlers manager Dean
Keates said: ?I didn?t see that second
half coming.
?We are shell-shocked. It?s
something we need to address.
?We are vulnerable but we have to
regroup a lot quicker and not switch
off.?
BOLTON: Alnwick 6; Olkowski 7, Wheater 6,
Beevers 6, Grounds 6; Murphy 6 (Connell 89th),
Lowe 6, Vela 5 (Buckley (45th) 7), Wildschut 6
(Donaldson (45th) 7); Noone 8, Magennis 9
WALSALL: Roberts 5; Devlin 6, Martin 6, Guthrie 4,
Leahy 5; Ismail 6 (Kouhyar (75th) 4), Dobson 5,
Kinsella 6, Jarvis 7 (Morris (70th) 5); Ferrier 5, Cook 7
STAR MAN: Josh Magennis Ref: D England
Newcastle...1 Blackburn...1
MATT HITS
THE SPOT
SPOT
?
ON:
Matt Ritchie
slots home
the late
penalty
equaliser
STAT
ATTACK
BLACKBURN goalscorer Bradley
Dack has been directly involved
in 20 goals in 25 appearances
in all competitions this season
(13 goals and seven
assists).
RESULT! 11
NEWCASTLE: Woodman 5; Sterry 6, Lejeune
6, Schar 6, Manquillo 6; Hayden 5 (Shelvey
(56th 6), Longstaff 6 (Perez 80th), Ritchie 6,
Kenedy 6; Murphy 5 (Atsu 76th), Joselu 4
BLACKBURN: Raya 7; Bennett 7, Mulgrew 7,
Lenihan 7, Bell 7; Conway 7, Dack 8 (Williams
85th), Travis 7, Evans 7; Armstrong 7 (Reed
(70th) 6), Graham 7 (Brereton 79th)
STAR MAN: Bradley Dack
REF: K Friend
Newcastle?s next game: Chelsea (A) Jan 12
Blackburn?s next game: Millwall (A) Jan 12
Ritchie?s late penalty saves
Toon from another early exit
MATT RITCHIE saved Newcastle
from another early FA Cup exit ? but
Rafa Benitez faces an uphill struggle
to revive his side?s season.
The Geordies were just five minutes from
defeat against Championship battlers Rovers
who took a deserved lead through Bradley
Dack.
But Ayoze Perez was tripped in the box by
Corry Evans and after ref Kevin Friend?s
decision was checked by VAR, Ritchie smashed
home the equaliser.
Before the game, Ritchie admitted ?the place
lacked belief? ? a damning but correct verdict
on Newcastle?s home form.
He turned in a stand-in skipper?s performance
full of hard work to earn a replay at Ewood.
But it papered over the cracks of a display
that lacked authority as a host of shadow
players were given a chance but flopped.
Benitez said: ?We have to take some positives.
The reaction of the players was good, they
were pushing till the last minutes.
?Some players haven?t had a chance to play
90 minutes so it was an opportunity for them
to show what they have.?
Newcastle are attempting to go beyond the
fourth round for the first time in 13 years but
were as unconvincing as their league campaign
has been at home.
Benitez?s side have lost eight of their 12
By Simon
Bird
At St James? Park
home games this season and stopped the rot
with a draw that left no one satisfied.
Tony Mowbray?s Rovers were magnificent.
They scrapped with passion and intensity and
used the ball well, better than their hostss.
Rovers deserved to take the lead in the
56th minute with a bullet header from Dack.
The forward had netted 13 goals in 25
appearances this season and was the liveliest
player on the pitch.
Dack burst across the Newcastle defence as
Elliott Bennett crossed from the right, after
finding space to receive Charlie Mulgrew?s
free-kick. He powered his chance through
keeper Freddie Woodman.
Mowbray?s men should have had more.
Mulgrew?s volley at the back post was cleared
off the line by Javier Manquillo.
VAR was used for the first time at St James?
Park when United appealed for a handball
penalty after Jonjo Shelvey?s header was saved
and Christian Schar had a follow-up shot but it
was waved away.
This was a tricky tie for Newcastle, especially
HELPING
?
HAND:
Rafa Benitez
directs his
troops
DACK?S
?
THE WAY
TO DO IT:
Star man
Bradley heads
Rovers in front
with Benitez making eight changes including
handing youngster Sean Longstaff a start
with Jamie Sterry and England Under-21s
keeper Woodman also in.
The confidence problem stifling Newcastle?s
league form at home also infected their cup
challenge for long periods here.
The first hour was summed up when recalled
Jacob Murphy ballooned a shot from 18 yards
over the bar.
He is Benitez?s biggest money signing ? �m
from Norwich ? but looks overawed.
United were initially bright. Joselu was
denied by a David Raya reflex save while
Kenedy and Murphy probed.
Florian Lejeune was a huge plus for Benitez,
the defender making his comeback after just
five months out following cruciate knee
surgery.
The French star added power and passing
precision to the home side and he is pushing
for a Premier League return at Chelsea next
weekend.
Blackburn boss Mowbray said: ?We gave an
amazing
effort. That?s
whatChris
we give
each and
PENALTY
WINNER:
Wood
every week.
?There?s a camaraderie among the players
and we worked hard to get a result.
?I couldn?t see Newcastle scoring so the
penalty was a blow.
?It was soft, and I think it was a penalty, but
we live to fight another day.?
A WELCOME
?
TRIP: Ayoze
Perez is felled
by Corry Evans
SUPER FINISH: Tom Lawrence equalises for the Rams
Lawrence shows
his class to light
up day for Lamps
TOM LAWRENCE rescued
the Rams ? and was then
tipped for the top by boss
Frank Lampard.
The Wales international
dragged Derby back into
this tie after it appeared
that Nathan Redmond
would hog the headlines.
The Saints man scored
either side of half-time to
put his side in control.
But Lawrence, a
�illion signing from
Leicester 18 months ago,
sublimely conjured up a
shooting chance for Jack
Marriott.
And he then went on a
run from deep before
finding the net with a
magnificent 25-yarder.
Derby boss Lampard
said: ?I believe Tom has all
the attributes to play at the
top level.
?You see these moments
and you want more of
them.
?What I see in Tom every
day is a work ethic.
?But I don?t think that?s
always that evident.
?I know that when people
look at him it?s not always
that clear.
?But when I put him in
the team, I know he is
pretty much going to give
me everything.
?He can improve. He?s
young and working every
day and doing the right
things.
?That will get him to that
level because he has all
the attributes.
?So I was delighted for
him to get an assist and
score that fantastic goal.?
Saints boss Ralph
Hasenhuttl had named an
experienced line-up
although he gave a debut
to Callum Slattery and
were cruising as Derby
struggled to find their feet.
They found themselves
behind inside four
minutes.
Redmond fired a low
angled shot goalwards
and Ireland international
Richard Keogh could only
divert the ball into his own
net.
Jack Stephens somehow
missed from a couple of
yards out as the half drew
to a close but it didn?t
appear to matter as
Redmond flighted home a
beauty shortly after the
restart. However, Lampard
DERBY ............ 2
SOUTH?TON .... 2
By NEIL MOXLEY
made a change, bringing
on David Nugent and the
Rams? fortunes picked up.
Lawrence produced a
delightful flick to set up
Marriott to fire home his
10th of the season just
before the hour.
And then Lawrence went
on a mazy run a couple of
moments later and
produced a finish every bit
the equal of Redmond?s.
Saints pressed and had
three half chances before
Nugent set up Marriott.
He had just Angus Gunn
to beat from the edge of
the area but blazed high
and wide.
Lampard, said: ?To go to
a Premier League team for
a replay is something we
should embrace.
?First we have to go to
Leeds next week which we
will take on its merits.
?Then we will go to
Southampton which is a
Premier League ground
and these lads should all
want to play.
?I?m happy with it ? I?d
certainly have taken a
replay at two-down.?
Saints boss Hasenhuttl
accused his side of being
?too comfortable? after they
looked to have secured
passage into the fourth
round.
He said: ?Up until 60
minutes, we were
comfortable.
?Until that moment, it
was a good performance.
?Then we were sloppy. I
think we were too
comfortable ? we were too
sure we would go on and
win the game.
?Now we have to do it
again ? with more
concentration and more
passion until the end.
?It?s a pity we didn?t win.
Now we have another
game and it?s not
something we wanted.?
DERBY: Roos 6; Bogle 7, Keogh 6,
Tomori 7, Lowe 6; Bryson 6, Evans 6,
Bird 6 (Nugent (52nd) 7), Holmes 6,
(Jozefzoon 88th); Marriott 7,
Lawrence 8 (Waghorn 81st)
SOUTHAMPTON: Gunn 7; Soares 7,
Stephens 6, Vestergaard 6, Targett 7;
Elyounoussi 6 (Barnes (71st) 6),
Slattery 7, Ward-Prowse 7; Redmond
8; Austin 6 (Johnson 79th), Long 6
STAR MAN: Tom Lawrence
Ref: O Langford
12
RESULT!
Bristol C.....1 Hudds?field....0
JOSH BROWNHILL took mercy on those
dreading this dire contest might be
heading for a replay.
CLINCHER: Bernard scores the second
Progressing to
the next round
is hardly Silva
lining for Marco
EVERTON.................. 2
LINCOLN ....................1
By CHRIS McKENNA
MARCO SILVA finally found some
home comfort ? but this was not a
performance that will lift the mood on
the blue half of Merseyside.
Everton won their first game at
Goodison Park since November 24 as
they saw off League Two leaders
Lincoln to book a place in the FA Cup
Fourth Round.
But it was a struggle against the
minnows. And Toffees boss Silva
admitted they lost ?focus? as they
narrowly avoided being a new chapter
in Lincoln?s recent cup folklore.
Everton were 2-0 up after just 14
minutes thanks to goals from
Ademola Lookman and Bernard but
were then dragged into a battle by the
Imps who pulled one back through
Michael Bostwick.
?It looked in some moments that we
didn?t want to have a quiet afternoon,?
said Silva.
?After the second goal, we lost the
focus and gave them some hope.
?It is something that has happened
in the last few games and it is
something we have to stop.
?In that moment we could have
scored the third and fourth goal but
they made it 2-1. The game is always
open when you don?t score the third.
?We achieved the main thing which
is to play the next round.?
Everton came into this on the back
of a horror run of just one win in eight
Premier League games.
Silva said before the game that the
FA Cup is a very important to the
Goodison Park club ? who lasted
lifted the trophy in 1995 ? and he
showed that by picking a strong team.
But it was two rare starters who
combined for the opener in just the
12th minute as Lookman headed
Leighton Baines? cross over Lincoln
keeper Josh Vickers.
Bernard then got a delightful
second as he raced through
after a good pass from Dominic
Calvert-Lewin.
And the Brazilian cutely chipped it
over the onrushing keeper for his first
Everton goal.
It looked like it would be easy for
the top-tier outfit but Lincoln, who
reached the quarter-finals of this
competition two years ago as a
non-league club, were not going out
without a fight.
Jason Shackell?s header from a
Matthew O?Conner free-kick was
saved by Jordan Pickford before
Bostwick pounced to prod home the
rebound in the 28th minute.
But there would be no fairytale end
for Lincoln and their managerial duo
of brothers Danny and Nicky Cowley.
Danny Cowley said: ?I think we can
be really proud of our efforts.
?When you are 2-0 down at a
Premier League team you can fear the
worst but we had the confidence to
go toe-to-toe with Everton.?
EVERTON: Pickford 6; Kenny 6, Zouma 5, Mina 6,
Baines 6; Gueye 6, Davies 6 (Gomes (46th) 5);
Lookman 7, Sigurdsson 5 (Richarlison 80th),
Bernard 6; Calvert-Lewin 6 (Tosun (46th) 5)
LINCOLN: Vickers 7; Eardley 6, Bostwick 7, Shackell
7, Toffolo 6; O?Connor 7 (McCartan (72nd) 6);
Anderson 6, Pett 7 (Chapman 78th), Frecklington 6,
Andrade 6; Akinde 6 (Rhead (71st) 6)
STAR MAN: Michael Bostwick
Ref: J Brooks
Just when we were all starting to fear the very
worst in that respect, the Bristol City midfielder
produced a rare moment of class to drill home a fine
72nd-minute winner.
It flew in at the near post and suddenly the Robins
faithful were celebrating a rare FA Cup upset in
these parts.
And Brownhill?s much-needed intervention
brought inevitable chants of, ?You?re getting sacked
in the morning?, aimed at Huddersfield boss
David Wagner.
But he came
out fighting
after this
humiliation
cranked up
the heat.
?I am not
the right
person to
answer
By Harry
Pratt
At Ashton Gate
questions about my future,? he said. ?But I am the
person responsible for what has happened in the
last three-and-a-half years at the club, including
losing the last nine games.
?Losing again hurts a lot because it is a long time
since we had that feeling of winning points. We
need to get that back as soon as possible.
?It?s not easy to pick the players up. Or the
backroom staff and the supporters. For me, it?s less
of a problem.?
Of all the ties over the weekend, this one had
?potential giant-killing? stamped all over it. If, that
is, you can consider this result a genuine shock.
For while Wagner?s flops have been in freefall for
months, Lee Johnson?s Robins have been in fine
form of late.
It is now nine games unbeaten for the play-off
hopefuls, who are scarcely renowned for beating
top-flight opposition in this competition.
Indeed, before last night the West Country
side?s last major victims in the FA Cup were
Liverpool way back in 1994.
And a jubilant Johnson said: ?Dare I say it, that
was reasonably comfortable against Premier League
opponents. It was great goal from Josh. He was
thinking he?d run over a black cat after hitting the
bar twice in the last couple of games but he took his
chance very well.
?All the players were excellent. It was a young
team out there.?
At least the hardy travelling fans who made the
trip from Yorkshire did get a first glimpse of new
signing Jason Puncheon.
And the on-loan Crystal Palace playmaker looked
rather rusty when his poor 19th-minute corner led
to City launching the night?s first attack.
However, in keeping with a grim opening, striker
Famara Diedhiou?s weak effort deflected wide.
The best chance of the half was Callum O?Dowda?s
35th-minute header that hit the bar.
Huddersfield sub Alex Pritchard was unlucky not
to win a penalty two minutes after the restart when
sent tumbling in the box.
Shame ? because the evening needed a goal to
spark it into life. Instead, things drifted aimlessly ?
rather like the strikes midway through the period
from Chris Lowe and Jonathan Hogg.
Cue Brownhill to show everyone how it should be
done. Phew!
BRISTOL CITY: Maenpaa 6; Hunt 6, Webster 6, Wright 6, Dasilva
6; Brownhill 7, O?Dowda 7, Morrell 6, Paterson 5 (Taylor (66th) 6);
Eliasson 6 (Kalas (66th) 6), Diedhiou 5 (Weimann 77th)
HUDDERSFIELD: Hamer 5; Durm 6, Jorgenson 5, Stankovic 6,
Lowe 6; Hogg 5, Bacuna 4 (Pritchard (46th) 6), Puncheon 5,
Diakhaby 5; Kachunga 5 (Mbenza (73rd) 5), Depoitre 5 (Mounie
(46th) 5)
STAR MAN: Josh Brownhill
REF: P Bankes
Bristol City?s next game: Bolton (H) January 12
Huddersfield?s next game: Cardiff (A) January 12
BISH, BASH,
?
JOSH: Brownhill
fires in the only goal
JOSH AND
ROLL STAR
Brownhill piles misery on Wag
**
**
Gillingham...1 Cardiff...0
Rich List!
WARNOCK MOANS AS ELLIOTT
SENDS BLUEBIRDS CRASHING
ELLIOTT LIST smashed home a late
winner as League One strugglers
Gillingham produced an FA Cup
Third Round shock by dumping out
Cardiff.
Midfielder List buried his finish past
Bluebirds goalkeeper Alex Smithies with nine
minutes remaining at Priestfield to upset the
Premier League visitors.
Cardiff had been the better side in Kent but
were unable to make a breakthrough as they
twice hit the woodwork in the second period
and squandered numerous other chances.
Gills boss Steve Lovell said: ?To get through
this one is lovely, it?s nice to be in the hat and
we?ll wait to see who we get.?
And Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock ? who
made seven changes from the side which lost
to Tottenham on New Year?s Day ? had no
complaints with the result.
But he was unhappy with the medical
attention his players received after Danny
Ward had to wait for a stretcher.
He said: ?If you?re medical people and you?re
waiting for a stretcher ? if he?d had a heart
attack he?d be dead now. So they?ve got a lot to
learn.
?Whatever division you?re in, you?re
concerned about your players if they don?t get
GILLS WINNER:
?
Elliott List fires
in the only goal
By Neil
Naismith
At Priest?eld
the right treatment and we were waiting for a
stretcher for quite a long time.
?Kadeem Harris is having an X-ray on a
shoulder and Danny is going for a scan on a
cheekbone.?
As for the performance, Warnock added:
?We should have had two penalties, the push
on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was blatant.
?For the goal, he has elbowed Sean Morrison
in the throat but the referee was in a good
position.
?They battled well and we?ve got a couple of
lads in hospital.
?But I don?t think we?d have scored if we?d
have played for two more hours.?
Mendez-Laing went closest for the visitors
when he curled against the crossbar 20
minutes from time, while Gills defender
Gabriel Zakuani earlier diverted the ball
against the post.
With top-flight survival the priority, it looked
like they would have to be content with an
unwanted replay in South Wales before List
emphatically intervened.
Ahead of Saturday?s crunch relegation clash
with Huddersfield, Warnock urged his players
to avoid becoming a cup headline.
The visitors began to control proceedings
and should have been ahead with 16 minutes
played.
A superb cross-field pass from Mendez-Laing
found left-back Joe Bennett in acres of space
inside the box but his close-range effort was
saved by Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy, before
Joe Ralls? goal-bound follow-up was blocked
by Alex Lacey.
City defender Sean Morrison was then
denied by an excellent save from Holy after
stabbing towards goal following a Ralls corner
as the one-way traffic continued.
For all of their dominance, Warnock?s
men were given a warning minutes before
the break.
Full-back Bradley Garmston produced an
inviting cross from the left and unmarked
Gills top-scorer Tom Eaves ? searching for
his 16th goal of the season ? headed
narrowly over.
Then Josh Parker somehow fired over from
close range at the near post following Luke
O?Neill?s dangerous right-wing delivery.
Cardiff then almost went ahead when the
ball ricocheted off Gills defender Zakuani and
struck the upright following pressure from
City substitute Josh Murphy.
Mendez-Laing fired wide and then rattled
the frame of the goal.
And the away side were made to pay for that
in the 81st minute as List made the most of
Eaves? ball into the box to powerfully find the
net from 15 yards.
GILLINGHAM: Holy 7: O?Neill 7, Lacey 7, Zakuani 7,
Ogilvie 7; Garmston 8, List 8, Byrne 7; Reilly 7, Parker 7,
Eaves 7
CARDIFF: Smithies 6; Peltier 6, Morrison 6, Manga 6,
Bennett 6; Damour 6, Ralls 7, Mendez-Laing 7, Reid 6
(Ward (73rd) 6), Harris 6 (J Murphy (53rd) 6); Paterson 6
STAR MAN: Elliott List
REF: T Robinson
Gillingham?s next game: Bournemouth (H) January 13
Cardiff?s next game: Swindon (A) January 12
?
GIANT-KILLER:
List (right)
celebrates after the
goal which saw off
Warnock?s Cardiff
RESULT! 13
This week?s football
TODAY
Stoke City, Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers,
Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich
Town v Rotherham United, Preston v
Swansea City, Reading v Nottingham
Forest, Sheffield United v QPR, West Brom
v Norwich City, Wigan Athetlic v Aston
Villa, Millwall v Blackburn Rovers (5.30pm,
Sky Sports).
League One
Accrington Stanley v Bristol Rovers,
MONDAY
Barnsley v Bradford City, Burton Albion v
The FA Cup Third Round
Gillingham, Coventry City v AFC
Wolves v Liverpool (7.45pm, BBC1).
Wimbledon, Fleetwood Town v Oxford
TUESDAY
United, Peterborough United v Rochdale,
(7.45pm unless stated)
Portsmouth v Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town
EFL Cup Semi-Final
v Charlton, Southend United v Plymouth
Tottenham v Chelsea (8pm, Sky Sports).
Argyle, Sunderland v Luton Town, Walsall v
EFL Trophy
Scunthorpe, Wycombe v Doncaster.
Rochdale v Man City U21 (7pm), Accrington League Two
v Bury, Cheltenham Town v Oxford United, Bury v MK Dons, Cheltenham Town v
Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers, Port
Tranmere Rovers, Crewe Alexandra v
Vale v Shrewsbury Town, Southend United Newport County, Exeter City v Morecambe,
v Portsmouth, Sunderland v Newcastle
Grimsby Town v Macclesfield Town,
United U21.
Mansfield Town v Yeovil Town,
WEDNESDAY
Northampton Town v Carlisle United, Notts
EFL Cup Semi-Final
County v Cambridge United, Oldham
Manchester City v Burton Albion (Sky
Athletic v Forest Green Rovers, Port Vale v
Sports).
Colchester United, Stevenage v Crawley
EFL Trophy
Town, Swindon Town v Lincoln City.
Chelsea U21 v Peterborough United (7pm). Scottish Championship
FRIDAY
Alloa Athletic v Greenock Morton, Dundee
Championship
United v Dunfermline, Inverness v Ayr
Leeds United v Derby County (Sky Sports). United, Partick Thistle v Falkirk, Queen of
the South v Ross County.
SATURDAY
Scottish League One
(3pm unless stated)
Airdrieonians v Raith Rovers, Brechin City
Premier League
West Ham United v Arsenal (12.30pm, Sky v Dumbarton, Forfar Athletic v Stranraer,
Montrose v East Fife, Stenhousemuir v
Sports), Brighton v Liverpool, Burnley v
Arbroath.
Fulham, Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town,
Scottish League Two
Crystal Palace v Watford, Leicester City v
Southampton, Chelsea v Newcastle United Albion Rovers v Peterhead, Berwick
Rangers v Clyde, Elgin City v
(5.30pm, BT Sport 1).
Cowdenbeath, Queen?s Park v Edinburgh
Championship
City, Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic.
Birmingham v Middlesbrough, Brentford v
(2pm unless stated)
THE FA Cup Third Round
Fulham v Oldham Athletic, Man City v
Rotherham United, Millwall v Hull City,
Preston v Doncaster, QPR v Leeds United,
Sheffield United v Barnet, Woking v
Watford (BT Sport 2), Newport v Leicester
City (4.30pm, BBC1).
Pools Guide
(KO 3pm unless stated)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PREMIER LEAGUE
WDWLDW ........................ Brighton 2 Liverpool ............................ LWLWWW
LLLWLW .............................Burnley 1 Fulham .....................................LLLLdL
LWWWLL ............................ Cardiff X Huddersfield........................... LWLLLL
dWWWWL .........................Chelsea 1 Newcastle ............................dWDWLD
(5:30pm)
DLWWdL ................ Crystal Palace 1 Watford ................................WLDLDW
WWDDLL .......................... Everton X AFC Bournemouth ...................LLLLLL
(Playing Sunday, 2:15pm)
dWLDWL ......................... Leicester 1 Southampton ......................... LLdLLW
WWWWWL .....Tottenham Hotspur 1 Man United .......................... WLDLLW
(Playing Sunday, 4:30pm)
LWLWWL ......................West Ham 2 Arsenal.................................WWDLDL
(12:30pm)
MATCHES NOT ON THE POOLS: Man City v Wolverhampton (Monday 8pm)
10
11
12
13
14
15
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
WDWLWd ....................Birmingham 1 Middlesbrough .....................dWDLWD
WLLLWD .........................Brentford 2 Stoke..................................... WdDDLd
LLDDDW ...................... Bristol City 1 Bolton...................................... LDLLLL
WLdWWW ................................Hull 1 Sheff Wed ..............................LdLLWD
DLLWDL .............................Ipswich X Rotherham .............................DDLDLL
WDLDWW .......................... Millwall 1 Blackburn ............................... DLLDLL
(5:30pm)
16 DWDWLD ......... Preston North End X Swansea ............................. LWLWLW
17 WDDLLL ........................... Reading 2 Nottm Forest ......................... LWDdDL
18 WdLLWW ...................Sheff United 1 QPR ..................................... LDDLWD
19 DWDDWD ....................West Brom 1 Norwich .............................. WWdDWD
20 LdWLLL ................................Wigan 2 Aston Villa .......................... LWWDWD
MATCHES NOT ON THE POOLS: Leeds v Derby (Friday 7:45pm)
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
LLWDWL ..........Accrington Stanley
WDDDWW .......................Barnsley
LWLWWD ................. Burton Albion
WDDLWW ....................... Coventry
WdWWWL ........... Fleetwood Town
DWDDDL ..................Peterborough
WWWLWW ................. Portsmouth
WWWDWd ..................Shrewsbury
LWLWLW ....................... Southend
WWLWWD .................. Sunderland
LDDWLD ............................ Walsall
WLWWLL .......................Wycombe
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
WWLWWW ............................ Bury
WWDWWD ................. Cheltenham
LWWLWW ........................... Crewe
DLLWWL ............................. Exeter
LWWWWL ........................ Grimsby
WWLWWd ...................... Mansfield
WWDDDD .................Northampton
WLDWLd ...................Notts County
WWDWLW ........................ Oldham
LLWDLL ..........................Port Vale
dWWLLW ......................Stevenage
LWLWdL ...........................Swindon
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Bristol Rovers ..................... LLWLWW
Bradford ............................... DLDDLW
Gillingham ...........................DWWWLL
AFC Wimbledon....................LWLLWL
Oxford United.......................WLWDDL
Rochdale................................LLLDWL
Blackpool ............................... WLdLLd
Charlton ............................... DWLWLL
Plymouth ................................LLLWLD
Luton ................................. LWWWWD
Scunthorpe ...........................WLLLLW
Doncaster ...........................LDWWLW
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
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Milton Keynes Dons.............. DWLLLD
Tranmere ............................. WLLWLD
Newport County ...................... LdDLLL
Morecambe ............................ WLLLLd
Macclesfield ......................... LWDLWL
Yeovil ..................................... WLLdLd
Carlisle ................................WDLLWW
Cambridge United ....................LLLLLL
Forest Green.......................LdWWWD
Colchester.............................LLWLWL
Crawley Town ......................... DLLLLd
Lincoln City ..........................LDDWLW
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
dLWLWW ...............................Alloa X Morton................................. WdWLdW
LDWWLW ...............Dundee United 1 Dunfermline ......................... DWLLdW
DDDLWD .................. Inverness CT X Ayr .................................... WWWWdD
LLLWDL ..............................Partick 1 Falkirk ...................................LLWLWL
LDWWdD ............. Queen of South 2 Ross County ......................WDDWWD
TREBLE CHANCE: Cardiff, Everton, Ipswich, Preston North End, Peterborough,
Bury, Cheltenham, Notts County, Alloa, Inverness CT
TEN HOMES: Burnley, Leicester, Bristol City, Hull, Barnsley, Coventry,
Portsmouth, Grimsby, Stevenage, Partick
SIX AWAYS: Liverpool, Arsenal, Nottm Forest, Luton, Doncaster, Lincoln City
Turn to Page 16 for this weekend?s 1-2-X check
Yesterday?s sport in short
CRICKET
FOURTH TEST MATCH?India v
Australia (Sydney): India 622-7dec.
(167.2 overs; C A Pujara 193, R R
Pant 159no, R A Jadeja 81, M A
Agarwal 77; N M Lyon 4-178).
Australia 236-6 (83.3 overs; M S
Harris 79).
SECOND ONE DAY
INTERNATIONAL?New Zealand v
Sri Lanka (Tauranga): New Zealand
319-7 (50.0 overs; L R P L Taylor
90, C Munro 87, J D S Neesham
64). Sri Lanka 298 (46.2 overs; N L
T C N L T C Perera 140, M D
Gunathilaka 71). New Zealand beat
Sri Lanka by 21 runs.
RUGBY UNION
Gallagher Premiership
EXETER ..............14
LEICESTER .........34
NEWCASTLE .......17
WORCESTER.......21
P
Exeter ......12
Saracens ..12
Harlequins 12
Gloucester 12
Sale .........12
Leicester ..12
Bath .........12
North?pton 11
Wasps ......11
Bristol ......12
Worcester.12
Newcastle .12
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BRISTOL ............... 9
GLOUCESTER ...... 16
HARLEQUINS ....... 38
BATH .................. 19
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279
252
355
271
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304
341
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Pts
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47
33
32
29
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14
RESULT!
Black Cats are
all out of luck
West Ham...2 Birmingham...0
? TOP
MARKS:
Arnautovic
heads home
the opener
SUNDERLAND blew their chance to
move into the automatic promotion
places after being held to a 1-1 draw
by Charlton.
With top two Portsmouth and
Luton in FA Cup action, Jack Ross?
third-placed side looked set to take
advantage when Luke O?Nien volleyed
them in front after just two minutes at
The Valley.
Lynden Gooch also hit the bar in the
37th minute as the Black Cats had the
better of the first half.
The Addicks improved after the break
and equalised in the 50th minute when
Reece James diverted Lyle Taylor?s
cross into his own net.
Burton Albion moved up to ninth in
the table as Marcus Myers-Harness
smashed a hat-trick in a 4-0 thumping
of Rochdale at Spotland.
Myers-Harness opened the scoring
after 19 minutes with a close-range
header and doubled his tally on the
half-hour mark with a left-footed finish
into the bottom corner.
Liam Boyce made certain of the
points with Albion?s third in the
78th minute and Myers-Harness
completed his hat-trick four minutes
from the final whistle.
Scunthorpe moved out of the
relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 home
win over Coventry, with James Perch
and Levi Sutton scoring the vital goals.
Perch finally broke the deadlock
midway through the second half when
his shot appeared to take a deflection
on its way in.
And Sutton doubled Scunthorpe?s
lead with a superb finish in the 74th
minute.
The Sky Blues dragged themselves
back into the game four minutes later
through Conor Chaplin?s close-range
header but could not find the
equaliser.
Hope double
stuns Stags
MANSFIELD?S 17-match unbeaten
league run ended with a 3-2 defeat at
managerless Carlisle.
The Stags had Neal Bishop sent off
for a clash in the tunnel during
half-time, when they trailed 2-0.
Carlisle ? whose manager John
Sheridan resigned on Friday ? took the
lead through Jack Sowerby after just
four minutes and Hallam Hope added a
second in the 26th minute.
Matt Preston pulled a goal back with
13 minutes left but Hope restored the
home side?s two-goal lead two minutes
later, before Mansfield?s Tyler Walker
nodded in four minutes from time.
Bury replaced Mansfield in third
place thanks a 1-0 win at Yeovil, Nicky
Maynard scoring the only goal.
Colchester shared six goals with
bottom club Notts County.
The U?s went in front after eight
minutes through Sammie Szmodics
but Jon Stead headed the equaliser
and Daniel Jones made it 2-1 to the
Magpies after 19 minutes.
Kristian Dennis put the visitors 3-1
ahead before Mikael Mandron pulled
one back and Harry Pell?s 67th-minute
penalty made it all square.
Jak McCourt?s stoppage-time goal
won it for Swindon at Macclesfield.
Tyrone Marsh volleyed the Silkmen
ahead after 14 minutes but Marc
Richards equalised before half-time.
Chris Porter scored a stoppage-time
penalty to earn Crewe a draw at
Morecambe. James Jones put the
Railwayman in front after 27 minutes
but they trailed to goals from Andrew
Tutte and Kevin Ellison, before Porter?s
last-gasp spot-kick made it 2-2.
Ollie Palmer?s first-half penalty
earned Crawley the points at home to
Cheltenham and Cambridge beat
Stevenage 2-0 with goals from David
Amoo and Jevani Brown.
?
TWO-UP:
Carroll
finds the net
? his first goal
since April
Ham & ease
IT?S DOUBLE BUBBLE FOR HAPPY PELL
WEST HAM manager Manuel Pellegrini
hailed comeback pair Samir Nasri
and Andy Carroll after seeing off
Birmingham.
Former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder
Nasri was making his West Ham debut, his first
match since an 18-month doping ban.
And Carroll, who settled the tie with a
stoppage-time second goal after Marko Arnautovic?s
second-minute opener, was back on the scoresheet
for the first time since April.
Arnautovic was angry at being hauled off after
just 20 minutes with a back problem but Pellegrini
preferred to focus on the many pluses.
Chilean Pellegrini said: ?There were a lot of
positives. One of those was of course the minutes
that Samir Nasri played after a long time without
playing an official game.
?But also we won the game, are through to the
next round with a clean sheet, good displays from
young players Xande Silva and Grady Diangana,
and Andy Carroll scored.
?We don?t put too much on the fact it was Andy?s
first goal since April ? he only came back really in
By Hector
Nunns
At London Stadium
December and has not played much. For a striker all
you want to do is score after a long injury but he
could have had another and also cleared balls from
our box.
?I was happy with the way Samir played today. He
is a player that gives you time with the ball.
?Now we can see him in different games. Arsenal
is next for us, I don?t know if he will start or be on
the bench but now he has shown he is back and his
performances will improve.
?I was never in any doubt that he could play again
at this level.?
West Ham led within two minutes. After Silva won
a corner on the left, Grady Diangana whipped in the
set-piece.
Angelo Ogbonna headed goalwards, and from Lee
Camp?s save, Arnautovic scored his third goal in
four days. Nasri, neat and tidy throughout, soon put
in a dangerous set-piece, with Camp clawing away
Issa Diop?s header and Carroll headed Lukas
Jutkiewicz?s effort off his own line.
Carroll later blew a great chance, taking too heavy
a touch when clear on goal.
But he made amends in stoppage time with a
towering header from Michail Antonio?s cross.
Blues boss Garry Monk, with only a threadbare
squad, was upbeat despite the loss. He said: ?The
players will take a lot out of that. We knew the
demands on our squad ? that was the 18 fit players
we had out there today.
?The last 14 days has been a huge effort and we
kept fighting until the end and had our chances.
Maybe we just lacked that cutting edge at the
crucial moment.?
WEST HAM: Adrian 6; Antonio 7, Diop 7, Ogbonna 7, Masuaku 6;
Rice 7, Obiang 7; Diangana 7, Nasri 6 (Snodgrass (58th) 6), Silva
7 (Anderson 78th); Arnautovic 7 (Carroll (20th) 5)
BIRMINGHAM: Camp 5; Harding 6, Morrison 6, Dean 6, Colin 6;
Mahoney 6 (Solomon-Otabor (73rd) 6), G Gardner 5 (C Gardner
(46th) 6), Kieftenbeld 7, Maghoma 6; Jutkiewicz 7, Adams 6
STAR MAN: Grady Diangana
REF: R East
West Ham?s next game: Arsenal (H) January 12
Birmingham?s next game: Middlesbrough (H) January 12
Bournemouth..1 Brighton..3
CHERRIES?
ED-ACHES
BOSS Eddie Howe saw the
Cherries? three-year wait for
an FA Cup win continue.
And he then admitted �million
new signing Dominic Solanke will be
crocked until February.
Howe paid the price for making
NINE changes as goals from Anthony
Knockaert and Florin Andone and a
cracker from Yves Bissouma sent
Bournemouth crashing.
England Under-21s striker Solanke
had completed a move from Liverpool
on the eve of the game after a loan
switch to Crystal Palace fell through
due to concerns over his fitness.
But Howe said: ?He has got a
hamstring injury at the moment so he
will probably miss most of January
and we are probably looking at
February until he is ready to play.?
Bournemouth were looking for their
first FA Cup win over a top-flight team
since the then-third division
Cherries famously humbled holders
Manchester United in 1984.
Howe handed a debut to England
right-back Nathaniel Clyne following
his loan move from Liverpool.
Brighton rested England defender
Lewis Dunk and top-scorer Glenn
Murray as they made eight changes.
The game turned in the Seagulls?
By Adrian
Stiles
At Vitality Stadium
favour after a glaring miss from
Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset 17
minutes before half-time.
Jordon Ibe danced his way into the
penalty area and his effort was blocked
into the path of Frenchman Mousset
but he blazed over from eight yards.
Mousset was made to pay for that
miss three minutes later as fellow
countryman Knockaert fired Brighton
in front.
Jurgen Locadia raced in behind the
Bournemouth defence before pulling
the ball back for Knockaert to fire past
Artur Boruc from eight yards.
Bissouma doubled the Seagulls lead
just three minutes later with a superb
solo goal, firing home off the inside of
the post from 25 yards.
Howe threw on Wales winger David
Brooks as a half-time substitute at the
expense of youngster Kyle Taylor in a
desperate bid to get back in the tie.
Marc Pugh handed the Cherries a
lifeline 11 minutes after the restart,
curling in his first goal since August
2017 from 20 yards after being teed-up
by Andrew Surman.
Bournemouth were close to grabbing
an equaliser three minutes later as
Ryan Fraser drilled a cross-cum-shot
across the face of goal, which Mousset
narrowly failed to get on the end of.
Brighton?s two-goal advantage was
restored in the 64th minute when
Andone headed in after Shane Duffy
had nodded Knockaert?s corner back
across the six-yard box.
Howe, whose side have now won just
two of their last 12 games, said: ?We
are in a bad run and we need to get out
of it very quickly.?
Brighton manager Chris Hughton
said: ?It was a difficult game as we
all know it would be so I?m really
delighted to go through.
?We have got a tough period coming
up but I would rather be in the next
round than not.?
BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc 5; Clyne 6, Simpson 5,
Cook 6, Rico 4 (Daniels 78th); Fraser 6, Surman
5, Taylor 5 (Brooks (45th) 7), Pugh 6; Ibe 5
(Stanislas (70th) 6); Mousset 4
BRIGHTON: Steele 6; Bruno 6 (Montoya 87th),
Balogun 6, Duffy 7, Bong 7; Stephens 7, Kayal 6,
Bissouma 7; Knockaert 8 (Gyokeres 90th)
Andone 7, Locadia 7 (March (73rd) 6)
STAR MAN: Anthony Knockaert
REF: M Oliver
Bournemouth?s next game: Everton (A) January
13
Brighton?s next game: Liverpool (H) January 12
RESULT! 15
Shea showed
he?s class act
SHEFF WED ............. 0
LUTON....................... 0
By NATHAN HEMMINGHAM
LUTON TOWN goalkeeper James
Shea ensured his side was in the hat
for the fourth round draw after a
string of fine saves secured a replay
in a goalless draw at Championship
side Sheffield Wednesday.
Shea was outstanding with saves
either side of half-time as the League
One high-fliers earned a second bite
of the cherry.
And although Hatters? boss Nathan
Jones is targeting promotion, he is
hoping for a big name in tomorrow?s
draw to act as an extra incentive
ahead of the replay.
He said: ?I thought it was a well
deserved result. It was an excellent
game, we tried to be positive and
didn?t come to park the bus. I am very
proud of how we played.?
The visitors were backed by more
than 4,000 travelling fans who didn?t
have too much to cheer in the first
half, only a shot from distance from
Luke Berry which was comfortably
held by Cameron Dawson.
Shea was keeping Luton in the
game and he produced an excellent
save to tip another fierce Matias effort
over the bar in the 55th minute.
With Steve Bruce not taking over at
Sheffield Wednesday until February,
his assistant Steve Agnew was in
caretaker charge.
And he admits that they have plenty
to work on.
He said: ?We had the chances and
we are disappointed not to have won
the game.?
SHEFF WED: Dawson 6, Palmer 6, Lees 6, Hector
6, Fox 6; Hutchinson 5 (Pelupessy (25th) 6); Boyd 6,
Bannan 8, Reach 7, Matias 7 (Winnall (57th) 6);
Fletcher 7 (Nuhiu (75th) 6)
LUTON: Shea 9; Stacey 7, Bradley 7, Pearson 7,
Justin 8; McCormack 7; Berry 7 (Lualua 83rd),
Shinnie 7; Lee 7 (Jarvis 89th); Collins 7 (Mpanzu
(66th) 6), Hylton 9
STAR MAN: James Shea
Ref: R Jones
?
SMACKER:
Bissouma
gets a kiss
from Knockaert
Shandon injury
shatters boss
BRENTFORD .............1
OXFORD .................... 0
By CHRIS DOUGLAS
CUP JOY:
?
Florin
Andone scores
the second
A bad day all round for Howe
OXFORD boss Karl Robinson said he
was close to tears after Shandon
Baptiste was taken off on a stretcher
during his side?s defeat with a
suspected ruptured knee ligament.
Baptiste, on his first appearance
since October after recovering from a
shoulder problem, had been on the
field for less than four minutes as a
second-half substitute when he fell
awkwardly after contesting a header.
Play was held up for some time and
Baptiste required oxygen before
being carried from the field with his
right leg in a brace.
?I struggled with Shandon?s injury,?
said Robinson. ?I was nearly in tears
during the game. He?s been through a
reconstruction of his shoulder and
went through all that pain. We think
the knee is very loose.
?I find it very difficult because
there?s a human element in what we
do. When things like that happen to
people I find it very difficult to take.
?One idiot in the crowd thought it
was funny. But all the other Brentford
fans behind me were magnificent.?
Brentford were the better side in the
first half. The visitors improved after
the break but Bees sub Neal Maupay
won and converted a penalty with 10
minutes left to send his side through
to the next round.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank said:
?I can only praise Oxford. They
worked very hard and made it difficult
for us. We should have made more of
our chances.?
BRENTFORD: Daniels 6; Odubajo 7, Konsa 6,
Jeanvier 6, Barbet 6, Henry 7; Dasilva 7, McEachran
5; Benrahma 5 (Maupay (69th) 7), Watkins 5
(Ogbene 90th), Canos 6 (Judge (69th) 5)
OXFORD: Eastwood 8; Hanson 6, Dickie 7, Nelson
7, Ruffels 5; Mousinho 6; Whyte 6, Henry 6, Browne
6, Graham 6 (Norman 88th); Mackie 6 (Baptiste
(64th) 5), Garbutt (74th) 5)
STAR MAN: Simon Eastwood
Ref: J Simpson
RESULT!
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Our top football results service
BOURNEMOUTH (0) . 1 BRIGHTON (2) ........ 3
Pugh 55
ATTENDANCE: 10,522
ACCRINGTON (0)...... 1 IPSWICH (0) ........... 0
Green 90
SHEFFIELD WED (0) . 0 LUTON (0) .............. 0
ATTENDANCE: 2,869
ATTENDANCE: 19.967
ATTENDANCE: 16,974
ASTON VILLA (0)...... 0 SWANSEA (1).......... 3
DERBY COUNTY (0) .. 2 SOUTHAMPTON (1) . 2
ATTENDANCE: 30,572
ATTENDANCE: 17,095
Ayew 86
Baker-Richardson 2
Dyer 47
Fulton 78
BLACKPOOL (0) ....... 0 ARSENAL (2) ........... 3
Willock 11, 37
Iwobi 82
Marriott 58
Lawrence 61
WEST BROM (1) ...... 1 WIGAN (0) ............. 0
ATTENDANCE: 37,900
ATTENDANCE: 15,465
Lookman 12
Bernard 14
Sako 31
Bostwick 28
ATTENDANCE: 5,506
ATTENDANCE: 2,131
BRENTFORD (0) ....... 1 OXFORD UNITED (0) 0
GILLINGHAM (0) ...... 1 CARDIFF (0) ............ 0
Maupay 80 (pen)
Crouch 78
EVERTON (2) ........... 2 LINCOLN (1) ........... 1
FLEETWOOD (0) ....... 2 WIMBLEDON (1) ..... 3
Cook 19
Beevers 68 (og)
Norburn 45 (pen)
ATTENDANCE: 7,512
BOLTON (0) ............. 5 WALSALL (1) ........... 2
Donaldson 58
Magennis 61, 80, 87
Guthrie 63 (og)
SHREWSBURY (1) .... 1 STOKE (0)............... 1
Redmond 4, 48
ATTENDANCE: 8,955
Madden 70
Evans 72 (pen)
WEST HAM (1) ........ 2 BIRMINGHAM (0).... 0
Barcham 16
Hartigan 55
Appiah 90
Arnautovic 2
Carroll 90
ATTENDANCE: 54,840
PLAYED FRIDAY
TRANMERE (0) ........ 0 TOTTENHAM (1) ...... 7
List 81
ATTENDANCE: 6,106
Aurier 40, 55
Llorente 48, 71, 72
Son 57, Kane 82
ATTENDANCE: 7,090
ATT: 12,553
BRISTOL CITY (0) ..... 1 HUDDERSFIELD (0) .. 0
Brownhill 72
MAN UNITED (2) ..... 2 READING (0) ........... 0
PLAYING TODAY
FULHAM V OLDHAM (2pm) ............................
MAN CITY V ROTHERHAM (2pm) ....................
MILLWALL V HULL (2pm) ...............................
NEWPORT V LEICESTER (4.30pm, BBC1) .........
PRESTON V DONCASTER (2pm) ......................
QPR V LEEDS (2pm) ......................................
SHEFF UNITED V BARNET (2pm) .....................
WOKING V WATFORD (2pm, BT Sport 2) .........
PLAYING TOMORROW
WOLVES V LIVERPOOL (7.45pm, BBC1) ..........
Mata 22 (pen)
Lukaku 45
ATTENDANCE: 73,918
BURNLEY (0) ........... 1 BARNSLEY (0) ......... 0
Wood 90 (pen)
MIDDLESBROUGH (0) 5 PETERBOROUGH (0) .0
Assombalonga 47, 70
Friend 50, Wing 63
Fletcher 87
ATTENDANCE: 11,053
ATTENDANCE: 11,647
CHELSEA (0) ............ 2 NOTTM FOREST (0) . 0
NEWCASTLE (0) ....... 1 BLACKBURN (0) ...... 1
ATTENDANCE: 40,544
ATTENDANCE: 36,440
Morata 49, 59
Top scorers
Richie 84 (pen)
Dack 57
Top scorers
HARRY KANE (TOTTENHAM) ...................... 14
TAMMY ABRAHAM (ASTON VILLA) ........... 16
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (ARSENAL) 14
BILLY SHARP (SHEFF UNITED) .................. 16
CAMBRIDGE (2) ....... 2 STEVENAGE (0)....... 0
James 50 (og)
Amoo 35, Brown 45
O?Nien 2
ROCHDALE (0) ............0 BURTON ALBION (2) 4
NEAL MAUPAY (BRENTFORD) .................... 15
EDEN HAZARD (CHELSEA) .......................... 10
TEEMU PUKKI (NORWICH) ........................... 15
Boyce 78
LEWIS GRABBAN (NOTTM FOREST) .......... 14
Att: 2,666
Top assists
Top assists
RYAN FRASER (BOURNEMOUTH) ................9
PABLO HERNANDEZ (LEEDS) ..................... 10
EDEN HAZARD (CHELSEA) ............................9
LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ (BIRMINGHAM) ...........8
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN (TOTTENHAM) ...........7
JOE LOLLEY (NOTTM FOREST).....................7
MOHAMED SALAH (LIVERPOOL) ..................7
HARVEY BARNES (WEST BROM)..................6
LEROY SANE (MAN CITY) ..............................7
SCUNTHORPE (0) ... 2 COVENTRY (0) ...........1
Marsh 14
Top scorers
Team
Team
Liverpool .................... 21
17
3
1 49
10 39 54
Man City ..................... 21
16
2
3 56
17 39 50
Tottenham ................. 21
16
0
5 46
21
25 48
Chelsea ....................... 21
13
5
3 38
16
22 44
Arsenal ....................... 21
12
5
4 46
31
15
Man United ................ 21
11
5
5 43 32
Leicester .................... 21
9
4
8 25 23
2
Watford ...................... 21
8
5
8 30
31
-1 29
Wolves ........................ 21
8
5
8 23 25
-2 29
West Ham................... 21
8
4
9 29 32
-3 28
Everton ....................... 21
7
6
8
Bournemouth ............ 21
8
3 10
Leeds United ............26
Norwich .....................26
Sheff United .............26
West Brom ................26
Middlesbrough .........26
Derby County ...........26
Nottm Forest............26
Birmingham ..............26
QPR ............................26
Aston Villa ................26
Bristol City ................26
Swansea ....................26
Hull .............................26
Stoke ..........................26
Blackburn ..................26
Shef?eld Wed...........26
Preston ......................26
Brentford ..................26
Millwall .......................26
Wigan .........................26
Rotherham................26
Bolton ........................26
Reading .....................26
Ipswich.......................26
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11 38
31
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31 40
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Brighton ..................... 21
7
5
9 24 29
-5 26
Crystal Palace ........... 21
6
4
11
19 26
-7
22
Newcastle .................. 21
4
6
11
15 29 -14
18
Burnley ....................... 21
5
3 13
21 42 -21
18
Cardiff......................... 21
5
3 13
19
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Southampton ............ 21
3
7
11
21 38 -17
16
Fulham ........................ 21
3
5 13
19 47 -28
14
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13 37 -24
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3
-1
-8
-10
-5
0
-8
-15
-16
-21
-13
-25
51
49
47
46
43
43
39
39
39
38
38
36
36
35
34
32
29
28
28
26
25
22
20
15
Portsmouth ..............26
Luton..........................26
Sunderland ...............25
Charlton .................... 27
Barnsley ....................25
Doncaster .................26
Peterborough ..........26
Coventry ................... 27
Burton Albion...........26
Southend...................26
Blackpool ..................25
Fleetwood Town ......26
Accrington ................25
Wycombe ..................26
Walsall .......................26
Shrewsbury ..............26
Scunthorpe ............... 27
Rochdale ................... 27
Gillingham .................26
Bristol Rovers ..........26
Bradford ....................26
Oxford United ..........26
Plymouth...................26
AFC Wimbledon .......26
D
L
F
17
15
14
14
13
13
12
11
10
11
9
9
9
8
8
7
8
8
8
7
8
6
6
6
6
7
9
5
7
6
8
5
5
2
8
7
7
8
8
9
6
6
4
6
3
8
6
4
3
4
2
8
5
7
6
11
11
13
8
10
9
10
10
10
13
13
14
13
15
12
14
16
46
49
46
43
40
47
45
29
34
32
26
35
27
34
28
29
34
33
36
25
31
31
31
20
A GD Pts
24
24
24
31
22
32
33
31
33
31
25
30
35
38
41
32
52
56
43
29
40
41
47
37
22
25
22
12
18
15
12
-2
1
1
1
5
-8
-4
-13
-3
-18
-23
-7
-4
-9
-10
-16
-17
57
52
51
47
46
45
44
38
35
35
35
34
34
32
32
30
30
30
28
27
27
26
24
22
Jones 27
Porter 90 (pen)
YEOVIL (0) ................ 0 BURY (1) .......................1
Maynard 24
Att: 2,426
Team
P
Lincoln .......................25
MK Dons ....................25
Bury............................ 27
Mans?eld...................25
Carlisle....................... 27
Forest Green ............25
Exeter ........................26
Colchester ................ 27
Tranmere ..................26
Oldham ......................26
Stevenage................. 27
Swindon..................... 27
Newport County ......25
Grimsby .....................26
Crawley .....................26
Crewe......................... 27
Northampton ...........26
Cheltenham ..............26
Port Vale ...................26
Morecambe............... 27
Cambridge ................ 27
Yeovil .........................25
Maccles?eld.............. 27
Notts County ............ 27
W
D
L
F
15
13
13
11
14
11
12
12
10
10
11
9
10
10
10
9
6
7
7
7
7
5
5
4
6
8
7
12
3
10
7
7
9
8
5
9
6
4
3
5
12
8
8
6
5
9
6
9
4
4
7
2
10
4
7
8
7
8
11
9
9
12
13
13
8
11
11
14
15
11
16
14
45
41
49
37
45
39
38
39
38
40
31
29
35
29
33
27
32
31
26
28
24
27
23
29
A GD Pts
24
19
29
19
32
25
28
30
32
33
34
35
42
32
38
34
35
38
33
44
47
32
44
56
21
22
20
18
13
14
10
9
6
7
-3
-6
-7
-3
-5
-7
-3
-7
-7
-16
-23
-5
-21
-27
51
47
46
45
45
43
43
43
39
38
38
36
36
34
33
32
30
29
29
27
26
24
21
21
FT
1
1
L
1
1
1
L
1
1
L
3
1
1
L
1
L
1
1
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
2
3
1
1
L
1
1
3
1
1
3
1
1
3
3
1
1
3
3
1
2
1
1
1
6
7
5
7
10
7
12
12
6
11
8
6
6
11
10
8
8
10
7
5
10
7
8
9
W
Tutte 63, Ellison 84
Att: 1,662
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
41 -22
15
14
14
13
11
12
9
9
11
9
10
10
10
8
8
8
7
6
7
7
5
5
4
2
P
Richards 37, McCourt 90
Att: 1,964
MORECAMBE (0) ..... 2 CREWE (1) .................. 2
SAID BERNAHMA (BRENTFORD) ..................6
A GD Pts
Att: 2,623
MACCLESFIELD (1) ...1 SWINDON (1) ............. 2
A GD Pts
F
Palmer 39 (pen)
Att: 4,692
F
L
CRAWLEY (1) ..............1 CHELTENHAM (0) ... 0
Sutton 74
L
D
Stead 16
Jones 19, Dennis 32
Att: 3,181
Chaplin 78
D
W
Preston 77, Walker 86
Att: 4,563
COLCHESTER (2) .....3 NOTTS COUNTY (3) 3
Perch 67
W
P
Sowerby 4
Hope 26, 79
Szmodics 8
Mandron 45
Pell 67 (pen)
JOHN MARQUIS (DONCASTER)
(DONCASTER)................... 15
JOSH MAJA (SUNDERLAND) ...................... 14
TOM EAVES (GILLINGHAM) ......................... 14
P
Att: 4,235
CARLISLE (2) ............3 MANSFIELD (0) ....... 2
Att: 16,317
MOHAMED SALAH (LIVERPOOL) ................ 13
SERGIO AGUERO (MAN CITY) ..................... 10
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Ross County .............20 11 6 3 35 16 19 39
Ayr United .................19 10 6 3 34 17 17 36
Dundee United .........20 9 6 5 30 29
1 33
Morton .......................20 7 7 6 23 28 -5 28
Queen of the South 20 6 9 5 29 23 6 27
Inverness ...................19 5 11 3 26 22 4 26
Dun?rmline...............20 6 6 8 22 27 -5 24
Alloa ...........................20 4 8 8 21 29 -8 20
Falkirk ........................20 4 4 12 17 31 -14 16
Partick .......................20 4 3 13 18 33 -15 15
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE: Arbroath 1
Brechin 0, Dumbarton 2 Forfar 3, East Fife 1
Airdrieonians 2, Raith 5 Stenhousemuir 1, Stranraer 1
Montrose 2.
CHARLTON (0) ...........1 SUNDERLAND (1) ......1
Harness 19, 30, 86
Team
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bromley 3 AFC
Fylde 2, Chesterfield 3 Ebbsfleet United 3, Dag & Red 4
Boreham Wood 4, FC Halifax 0 Braintree Tn 0,
Gateshead 0 Maidenhead Utd 1, Hartlepool 1 Maidstone
Utd 2, Havant and W 2 Barrow 0, Leyton Orient 0
Salford City 3, Solihull Moors 4 Eastleigh 1, Sutton Utd 2
Harrogate Tn 1, Wrexham 0 Dover 1.
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Leyton Orient...........29 16 9 4 49 20 29 57
Salford City ..............29 16 7 6 56 31 25 55
Wrexham ...................28 15 8 5 36 18 18 53
Solihull Moors ..........28 15 6 7 43 25 18 51
AFC Fylde..................29 13 11 5 45 23 22 50
Sutton United ..........28 13 10 5 38 31
7 49
Harrogate Town ......29 13 8 8 54 39 15 47
Gateshead.................28 14 4 10 36 27 9 46
Ebbs?eet United......29 12 8 9 43 31 12 44
Eastleigh ...................29 12 7 10 33 38 -5 43
Barrow .......................29 11 6 12 32 34 -2 39
Boreham Wood ........29 9 11 9 32 33 -1 38
Bromley .....................28 10 6 12 40 43 -3 36
Hartlepool .................29 9 9 11 31 38 -7 36
Barnet ........................25 10 5 10 26 28 -2 35
Dagenham.................29 10 5 14 34 38 -4 35
FC Halifax..................28 7 12 9 26 31 -5 33
Dover .........................29 8 7 14 30 46 -16 31
Havant and W ..........29 7 8 14 41 52 -11 29
Maidenhead United 28 8 4 16 28 50 -22 28
Aldershot ..................28 7 6 15 24 45 -21 27
Chester?eld ..............28 4 14 10 27 37 -10 26
Maidstone United ....28 7 4 17 25 43 -18 25
Braintree Town........29 4 7 18 25 53 -28 19
NORTH: AFC Telford 2 Spennymoor Tn 1, Blyth Spartans
1 Alfreton Tn 1, Boston Utd 1 Altrincham 2, Brackley 3
Ashton Utd 1, Curzon Ashton 1 York 0, Darlington 3
Kidderminster 0, FC United of Manchester 0 Chester FC
2, Guiseley 1 Leamington 1, Hereford FC 1 Chorley 1,
Southport 1 Nuneaton Borough 1, Stockport County 3
Bradford P A 0. SOUTH: Chelmsford 2 Hampton &
Richmond 0, Chippenham 2 Eastbourne Borough 3,
Dulwich 0 Bath City 2, East Thurrock 2 Gloucester 0,
Hungerford Tn 2 Concord Rangers 1, St Albans 1 Oxford
City 0, Torquay 4 Slough 0, Wealdstone 1 Dartford 1,
Welling 5 Truro City 3, Weston-S-Mare 2 Billericay 3.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP: Ayr 0
Falkirk 1, Dundee Utd 1 Partick 1, Dunfermline 2 Alloa 2,
Inverness CT 1 Queen of South 2.
ATTENDANCE: 23,201
CRYSTAL PALACE (0) . 1 GRIMSBY (0)........... 0
Kee 76
Other football
NORWICH (0) .......... 0 PORTSMOUTH (0) ... 1
3RD
ROUND
Knockaert 31
Bissouma 34
Andone 64
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Arbroath....................20 15 4 1 45 17 28 49
Raith...........................20 11 5 4 47 26 21 38
East Fife ....................20 10 2 8 30 28
2 32
Forfar .........................20 9 3 8 28 33 -5 30
Airdrieonians ...........20 9 2 9 30 26 4 29
Montrose ...................20 8 4 8 26 31 -5 28
Stranraer ...................19 6 5 8 22 26 -4 23
Dumbarton ...............20 5 4 11 30 38 -8 19
Brechin .......................19 4 4 11 23 34 -11 16
Stenhsemuir .............20 5
1 14 20 42 -22 16
LADBROKES SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO: Annan
Athletic 2 Elgin 0, Cowdenbeath 2 Berwick 0, Edinburgh
City 0 Stirling 1, Peterhead 1 Clyde 2, Queen?s Park 2
Albion 2.
P W D L F A Gd Pts
Edinburgh City ..........19 14 2 3 34 11 23 44
Peterhead ..................18 13 2 3 40 14 26 41
Clyde ...........................19 12 3 4 33 18 15 39
Annan Athletic..........19 8 4 7 29 22
7 28
Elgin ............................19 8
1 10 28 38 -10 25
Cowdenbeath ............18 6 4 8 23 21
2 22
Stirling Albion ...........18 6 3 9 22 27 -5 21
Queen?s Park.............18 5 5 8 15 22 -7 20
Berwick .......................18 4 2 12 19 45 -26 14
Albion Rovers ...........18
1 4 13 16 41 -25
7
HIGHLAND LEAGUE: Buckie Thistle 0 Brora 4,
Deveronvale 2 Clachnacuddin 1, Formartine United 14
Fort William 1, Huntly 2 Keith 1, Inverurie Loco Works 3
Strathspey Thistle 2, Lossiemouth 0 Rothes 4, Nairn
County 1 Fraserburgh 2, Turriff United 0 Cove Rangers 1,
Wick Academy 0 Forres Mechanics 0.
LOWLAND LEAGUE: BSC Glasgow 1 Civil Service
Strollers 1, Cumbernauld Colts 0 East Kilbride 3, East
Stirling 3 Kelty Hearts 3, Gretna 2008 5 Dalbeattie Star
2, Stirling University 1 Edinburgh Univ 1, Vale Of Leithen
5 Edusport Academy 4, Whitehill Welfare 1 Spartans 1.
BOSTIK?Prem: AFC Hornchurch 1 Dorking Wanderers 1,
Bishop?s Stortford 0 Kingstonian 3, Bognor Regis Tn 2
Carshalton Ath 0, Burgess Hill Tn 0 Folkestone Invicta 0,
Corinthian Casuals 0 Harlow 0, Enfield Tn 1 Lewes 1,
Haringey Borough 3 Whitehawk 0, Leatherhead 2
Potters Bar Tn 1, Margate 1 Worthing 1, Merstham 3
Wingate & Finchley 0, Tonbridge Angels 2 Brightlingsea
Regent 2.
EVO-STIK SOUTH?Prem Central: Banbury 6 Barwell 1,
Bedworth Utd 0 Stourbridge 3, Biggleswade Tn 1 St Ives
Tn 0, Halesowen 1 Coalville Tn 3, Hitchin Tn 3 AFC
Rushden & Diamonds 4, Kettering 2 Tamworth 1, King?s
Lynn Tn 1 Leiston 1, Lowestoft Tn 0 Needham Market 2,
Rushall Olympic 1 Redditch 3, St Neots Tn 1 Royston Tn
0, Stratford Tn 0 Alvechurch 1.
EVO-STIK SOUTH-Prem South: Chesham Utd 0
Beaconsfield 0, Farnborough 2 Swindon Supermarine 1,
Frome Tn 1 Wimborne Tn 0, Harrow Borough 4 Met
Police 3, Hartley Wintney 0 Basingstoke 2, Hendon 1
Kings Langley 2, Merthyr Tn 1 Salisbury FC 2, Poole Tn 1
Gosport Borough 1, Staines Tn 1 Walton Casuals 4,
Taunton 1 Dorchester 1, Weymouth 2 Tiverton 1.
EVO-STIK NORTH?Prem: Bamber Bridge 3 Grantham
1, Basford Utd 3 Hyde United 8, Buxton 2 Whitby 0,
Farsley Celtic 3 Warrington Tn 3, Gainsborough 0
Nantwich Tn 0, Lancaster City 1 Matlock Tn 0, Mickleover
Sports 2 Stalybridge 1, North Ferriby Utd 0 Marine 2,
Scarborough Athletic 5 Hednesford 3, Stafford Rangers
1 Workington 1, Witton Albion 0 South Shields 1.
THE WELSH PREMIER: Caernarfon Tn 3 Carmarthen 1,
Cardiff Met Uni 3 Bala Tn 0, Cefn Druids 2 Barry Tn
United 5, Llanelli Tn 2 Llandudno 1.
25
AY, January 6, 2019
TO LONG LIFE
AGE
RESS
y sitting,
BALLET: Jagger
No turkey
Rolls for
slim Mick
ROLLING
Stone
Mick
Jagger steered clear of
heavy festive food to keep
himself lean for his band?s
latest tour.
Sir Mick has even started
a gruelling gym routine to
prepare for his upcoming
dates in the US.
The nimble singer is
putting in extra hours
working on his cardio
fitness through running
and dance classes.
Jagger, 75, uses ballet to
maintain his flexibility and
strength.
He is having to step up his
training because he has
increased the size of the
Stones? concert stage.
He admitted: ?Well, pretty
stupidly, I made the stage
even wider and a bit longer.
?Between these tours I
have to keep a sort of
plateau of fitness?I do a
little bit of sprints and jogs,
and I do dancing.?
Jagger and guitarist Keith
Richards say they have no
plans to quit music any
time soon.
Richards said being on
stage removes him from the
stresses of life.
He said: ?As Ronnie and I
often say before we go on,
?Let?s get onstage and get
some peace and quiet?.?
Fans are hoping the band
will release new material
soon, and Richards teased:
?Mick and I got together for
a few days a month or so
ago in the studio, just
playing around.?
8. FITNESS
?Glucose disposal
and maintaining
muscle mass are key.
Place a premium on
lifting weights. Frankly, I
think squats and
deadlifts are the two
most important
exercises.?
4. DON?T
RETIRE
FROM LIFE
?There?s something to be said for
not retiring from life, even if you
can afford to retire from your job
and be completely financially free
of the need for money. We are
really happy to talk about the
hazards of things like red meat,
and yet when you look at the
hazards associated with retiring,
they?re greater. Stay active, with a
sense of purpose in some way.?
5. SLEEP
WELL
6. TRY TO BE
HAPPY
?If you want to make an animal,
including humans, insulin
resistant [when the body fails to
take sugars out of the blood], all
you have to do is deprive them of
sleep. Keep the room completely
dark, keep the room really cold,
and don?t look at devices after
a certain time.?
?The misconception is that
happiness is being joyful all the
time?actually, we should instead
seek wellbeing.?
7. DON?T DO
STUPID
THINGS
?Far and away the largest
non-disease cause of death is
accidental ? motor vehicle
accidents, accidental poisoning
and falls. It?s very simple
stuff. Don?t text while
you drive, don?t drive
with any alcohol in
your system, not
just below the legal
limit. And look
both ways at
crossroads.?
Terrors of
teen gang
A GANG of kids as young
as 14 are terrorising a
market town.
One man was punched in
the face by the young thugs
running riot in Gainsborough, Lincs.
The tearaway teens have
been accused of abusing
shoppers and pelting cars
with rocks.
A victim of the gang, who
asked to remain anonymous, said: ?I was punched
in the face.
?It?s a nightmare. After
8pm the town centre is not
somewhere you?d want to
go with children.
?They are throwing things
at police cars, being taken
away and then they?re back
up town within half an
hour.?
Matt Boles, leader of
Gainsborough Town Council, said he has noticed a
rise in bad behaviour.
He said: ?Definitely over
the last three months there
has been an increase.?
SOUR TASTE SULK
ONE woman in 10 says she
has sulked to get a takeaway, while a further 10%
refused to eat a partner?s
choice, claims Deliveroo.
26
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
How comic duo found themselves in another
15
Colette
15
ANDY?S RATING:???
In cinemas on Wednesday
THIS year?s Oscars could turn into the battle of
the lesbian-themed period dramas.
In one corner, we have The Favourite, a bawdy
and riotous comedy about Queen Anne?s
relationship with Lady Sarah Churchill. In the
other, is this tasteful but largely humourless film
about the French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
If I was a member of the Academy, I know which one
I?d get into bed with.
Colette (Keira Knightley) led what eulogists call a full
life. She was a literary sensation, war correspondent,
an actress and the inventor of a new hairdo.
This film focuses mainly on her 14-year marriage to
Willy (Dominic West), a louche literary impresario who
published her erotic novels under his own name.
As she becomes entrenched in the libertine culture
of Paris, Colette embarks on a fling with an American
heiress with a terrible Southern accent (Caroline
Boulton) before falling for a butch, cross-dressing
aristocrat (Denise Gough).
West makes a great cad, there are some sharp lines
and the sets and costumes are sumptuous.
Sadly, it?s also a bit dull. The affairs are tepid and the
characters feel a little one-dimensional.
In the end, this film about a gay icon is played
surprisingly straight.
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?I ALWAYS thought of
them as friends?, comic
Matt Lucas once said of
Laurel and Hardy.
And friendship is the theme
of this lovely film that focuses
on the comedy duo?s 1953
theatrical tour of the UK,
when they were down on their
luck and well past their prime.
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly
joyously recreate the hilarious
routines from their 1930s heyday.
But the film isn?t just out to tickle our funny bones. At its heart,
this is a touching love story ?
albeit one about two straight men
in their mid-60s.
It turns out director John S
Baird (Filth) and writer John
Pope (Philomena) are quite a
double act too.
A more obvious biopic would
have focused on their glory years
and found drama in the power
struggles and scandals of Hollywood?s golden age.
Baird and Pope give us the
briefest glimpse of their heyday
in a smart opening sequence.
It?s 1937 and Laurel and Hardy
are the biggest comedy stars in
the world.
In a single shot, Baird shows
them walking from their dressing
room to a sound stage.
Everyone clearly loves them and
the duo obligingly tip their bowler
hats and twiddle their ties to
passing technicians and extras.
With great economy, Pope?s
script outlines the pair?s relationship.
Ollie (Reilly), or Babe to his
friends, is gambling his way
through his pay packet and Stan
wants him to back him up in
negotiating a more lucrative
contract with producer Hal Roach
(Danny Huston).
After the negotiation descends
into a furious row, Stan casually
ushers Ollie in front of a Wild
West backdrop and tells the
director precisely what to do.
They then break into the dance
from Way Out West, one of the
funniest and most life-affirming
sequences in cinema history.
This is last we see of comic
actors Coogan and Reilly. From
here on they completely disappear into the roles of Laurel and
Hardy.
We then jump forward 16 years,
and see the aftermath of Stan?s
hardline stance with the studio.
The pair are booking into a
cheap hotel in Newcastle ahead of
a performance in one the city?s
smaller theatres. People assume
they had retired on their fortunes
years ago. Others think they must
be a tribute act.
Their fortunes begin to change
when their promoter arranges a
series of publicity stunts for the
newsreels. The
Stan PG
& Ollie
ANDY?S RATING:
?????
In cinemas on Friday
venues gradually get bigger and
Stan & Ollie invite their wives
to the UK. Nina
Arianda
and
Shirley
Hend
erson are another
great double act
as the squabbling Mrs
Laurel
and Mrs
Hardy
a n d
provide
welcome
comic
relief
when their hus-
bands? relationship takes a more
serious turn. ?You loved Laurel
and Hardy, but you never loved
me,? Ollie tells Stan, as long-held
resentments come to a head.
They sound like an old married
couple because they are.
When they arrived in the UK,
they were looking to resurrect
their movie careers and entice a
British producer to fund Stan?s
new Robin Hood spoof.
By the end, it has almost
become a second honeymoon.
As Ollie?s health fails and Stan?s
film deal disappears, they begin
to fall in love again. Like Lucas
(and I suspect Baird), I made
friends with this duo in the
hinterland between teatime and
homework.
If you weren?t around when
their films played at 6pm on BBC
Two in the 70s and 80s, you may
be shocked to hear middle-aged
cinemagoers blubbing their way
through the end credits.
But hopefully this delightful
tribute will lead a new generation
to make friends with Hollywood?s
greatest double act.
Way Out West, available for free
on YouTube, should be your next
stop.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
?ne mess but came smiling through
& HARDY
NOW
12A
SHOWING
IN CINEMAS
MARY
POPPINS
RETURNS (U)
ANDY?S RATING:
????
The Upside
THE original supernanny flies
back into cinemas with Disney?s
entertaining sequel to its 1964
musical hit. Emily Blunt stars.
ANDY?S RATING:???
In cinemas on Friday
BUMBLEBEE (PG)
ANDY?S RATING: ????
A LONELY teenager befriends a
klutzy alien robot in a surprisingly
charming Transformers spin-off.
THE FAVOURITE (15)
ANDY?S RATING: ?????
RACHEL Weisz battles for the
affections of Olivia Colman?s Queen
Anne in a madcap comedy drama.
SHUFFLE:
Dynamic
?
twosome go
NOT many Hollywood remakes
improve on the original, but this
redo of the French flick
Intouchables is a rare exception.
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston
add a touch of grit to a syrupy and
racially dodgy story about an uptight,
white quadriplegic who gets his groove
back after hiring a black nurse.
A surprisingly restrained Hart is at his
most likeable as Dell, an ex-con who is
struggling to get his life back on track and
connect with his estranged son.
When he accidentally wanders into an
interview to be a nurse to millionaire
Manhattan banker Phil (Cranston), his
brusque manner fails to impress his
assistant Yvonne (Nicole Kidman).
But grief-stricken Phil senses a way out
of his dull existence. To Dell?s shock, he
gets the job as his live-in carer.
It turns out a quick-tempered, pot-loving
ex-con is what he requires to shake him
out of his torpor. And Dell is forced to put
someone else?s needs above his own.
The chemistry between Hart and
Cranston keeps this cheesy buddy
comedy ticking over.
through stage
routine. Inset
above, their
squabbling
wives look on
ALPHA (12)
LASSIE goes back to the Stone Age in
this stunning survival movie.
Teenage hunter Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
severely injures a wolf while lost in the icy
badlands of central Europe. But instead of
roasting it on his fire, he nurses it back to
health. So, the film would have us believe,
began man?s partnership with the
domestic mutt.
The story is engaging, if a bit schmaltzy,
and dog people will lap this one up.
ANDY?S RATING: ???
SEARCHING (12)
THIS isn?t the first
thriller to play out
entirely on computer
and smartphone
screens, but it is the
most interesting. As
John Cho searches his
hard-drive to probe the
PITCH:
?
Bernard
Delfont (Rufus
Jones) in talks
with the pair
27
disappearance of his
daughter, director
Aneesh Chaganty
uses red herrings and
twists to ratchet up the
tension. An impressive
debut from a budding
Hitchcock.
ANDY?S RATING: ?????
UPGRADE (15)
IN the near future, a
paralysed mechanic
(Logan Marshall-Green)
agrees to have an
experimental computer
chip installed in his spine
by a clearly sinister tech
billionaire.
The chip doesn?t give
him super-strength but it
can instantly calculate the
perfect moment to dodge
a bullet or a punch.
And it seems to have a
mind of its own?
This gruesome and
preposterous, yet horribly
amusing B-flick would
make great midnight
viewing.
ANDY?S RATING: ????
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
JAMES CABOOTER?S
THE Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress
was one of five actors nominated for the EE Rising Star
Award this week at BAFTA headquarters in London.
Previous winners include Tom Holland, John Boyega
and Daniel Kaluuya ? and you can vote at ee.co.uk/BAFTA.
Here?s what Cynthia, star of Bad Times at the El Royale, had
to say about her nomination?
?
Q. How does it feel to be
on the list?
A. ?It feels like you?re being
voted for and noticed by
your peers and, as a Brit
and as a Londoner, it feels
really special. If I wrote
down the things that
happened to me in the
past two years people
would think I?m a crazy
person!?
Q. There are some very
well known names
alongside you including
Jessie Buckley and
Letitia Wright ? who
was in Black Panther.
A. ?Letitia is incredible,
she?s a sweet, sweet
person. Jessie was at
RADA with me. So it?s
wonderful to see this new
influx of British talent
coming up. We?re all
working really hard and I
think it just goes to show
that if you do some good
work, it?ll be rewarded.?
Q. You and Letitia both
being nominated sends
a positive message?
A. ?For young girls who
look like me, there are two
women of colour on that
list, which is so rare and
special for it to happen. It
means a lot to be part of
that list because it might
change things.?
@Caboots
Q. You?ve done a fair few
musicals in your time. Will
you do any more singing?
A. ?I?m working on new
music. I just signed to a
label so I?m going to be
making some music, which
I?m really excited about.?
Q. Who would you like to
work with next?
A. ?I speak to John Boyega
a lot, so I?d love to do
something with him. And
maybe Meryl Streep. I
love superhero movies and
Marvel, that?s my thing, so
I would happily do that.?
? The EE Rising Star will be announced during the
BAFTAS at London?s Royal Albert Hall on February 10.
MAN BAND PLAN FUTURISTIC SHOWS
TAKE That?s forthcoming
Odyssey tour is inspired
by sci-fi classic Blade
Runner.
The band might be celebrating
the past on their 30th-anniversary
jaunt, but visually they have
added a futuristic twist for the
concerts which kick off in April.
Mark Owen told me: ?We wanted
something that explains the journey
that we have been on.
?Also, what I like about it is when
we were growing up we were all
watching films like Blade Runner
and looking at what the future might
be like, and now we are in it ? because
Blade Runner was set in 2019.
?I was even walking in London
and thinking, ?It is all around
us.? I mean, my kids have a hover
board now!?
Take That also hinted at a futuristic
apocalyptic vibe with the Odyssey
album artwork ? which was all shot
in a barren desert.
Mark joked: ?We?re bringing lots of
sand on tour as well.?
Of course, fans have grown
accustomed to spectacular Take That
gigs over the years, but the Odyssey
shows promise to go that extra mile
and deliver something really special.
Gary Barlow agreed: ?It?s the big
bit for us, the tour. We love it. It will
be a big show.
?All the [album] artwork is a
reflection of what we will be bringing
to the stage.?
Before Christmas it was
reported
that
Take
That
cancelled potential global tour plans
due to a family illness. But that won?t
impact any of the 52 gigs around the
UK and Europe.
Gary went on: ?Everything has a
detail that relates to the old times but
we tried to bring a new flavour to it.
?It?s been a good chance to update
the stuff and bring it into this
century.
?Things sound different now, it?s
been a chance to revisit things we
have done a thousand times and do
them a different way.?
Mark added: ?We had to dig through
the archives for the older stuff.?
And Howard Donald said: ?Some
of the stuff was probably too rude to
put on the record anyway!?
I think Take That fans are old and
wise enough to get a joke.
Hit Mix up
LITTLE Mix have cleared up
?
any confusion with Simon
Cowell over their feelings about
recent hit Woman Like Me.
Ex-band boss Cowell hinted the
girls didn?t want to record it, but
LM say there was just confusion
over what should be the first
single from their new album.
Jesy Nelson explained: ?We
so wanted to write a song like
Strip and were passionate about
releasing it as our first single.
?We?d co-directed the video,
we?d done the [naked]
photoshoot, so we were excited.
?When Woman Like Me was put
on the table, in our heads Strip
was going to be the first single,
and [Woman Like Me] didn?t feel
exactly like what we?d sing about.
?So we went in, tweaked the
lyrics, changed the production,
and got Nicki Minaj on it, which
was an absolute dream. We didn?t
despise it at all. It?s a banger.?
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Kirk?s on song GOOD WEEK
EMILY Ratajkowski
knows how to get
tongues wagging. And the
actress put hers to good
use as she chowed down
on churros in Mexico City.
The Gone Girl star
nibbled the Spanish sweet
snack, which tastes like a
doughnut, after missing
her flight.
She told her followers
online: ?I might never leave,
to be honest!?
With treats like
that, we can see
why.
CAPTAIN Kirk
?
will perform
live at the home of
country music
next month.
Star Trek legend
William Shatner
boldly goes to
Nashville on
February 15 to
make his singing
debut at the Grand
Ole Opry ? the
venue where
everyone from
Dolly Parton to
Johnny Cash cut
their teeth.
The 87-year-old
will be performing
songs from his
recent country
album Why Not
Me, which includes
such gems as
Beam Me Up.
Pictures: EROTEME
EME
Picture: EROT
?
George Ezra
1
after it was
announced that
his second album
Staying At
Tamara?s was the
UK?s biggest
selling album of
2018.
2
Ariana
Grande who
will become the
youngest female
to headline the US
Coachella Festival
in April. Childish
Gambino and
Tame Impala
will also play.
Bring Me
3
The Horizon
fans who got a
taster from the
band?s upcoming
album AMO, in the
shape of a new
single called
Medicine.
BAD WEEK
Madonna
1
whose bum
went viral after she
was snapped at a
New York club with
what looked like
implants ? a
Christmas gift from
Kim Kardashian?
VICKY?S ON
HER JOLLIES
VICKY Pattison?s clearly
not made any resolutions
about stocking up her wardrobe. The
reality-telly-turned-fitness star showed
off her hard-won body in another skimpy
costume on holiday.
The former Geordie Shore girl treated her
fans to a string of swimsuit-clad selfies from
Mexico, while her videos have been filled
with cocktails and poolside frolics.
Vicky?s there for her sister?s wedding
and, while her looks have been on point,
she confessed she?s been struggling
with the jet-set lifestyle.
She posted: ?Ohhh my anxiety
is next level today,? as she
struggled with jet lag
at 4am.
2
Gigi Hadid
and Zayn
Malik who are
reportedly giving
their relationship
a break and
haven?t seen each
other since
November.
?
Kanye West
3
after he pulled
out of Coachella
and also vowed to
perform in his
Donald Trump
?Make America
Great Again? cap at
all times.
GHT
CAUIVE
L
THIS
WEEK?S
NEW YEAR?S EVE
LONDON SKY BAR, MILLBANK TOWER
THERE can?t have been
?
many places better for
ringing in 2019 than 28
floors up.
The annual London Sky
Bar NYE bash promised
?the ultimate view? of
London?s iconic fireworks
display on the River
Thames ? and
it delivered.
The venue
is perfectly placed to give
guests a bird?s eye view
of the incredible display
and there was also
champers for everyone at
midnight.
A photo booth, live band
and even a cinema all
helped make it the perfect
New Year bash.
For venue details visit
londonskybar.com.
DISNEY PIX
POP princess Pixie
?
Lott turned Disney
princess this week. The
Miley stands up to sexism
NEWLY married Miley
?
Cyrus felt she was
discriminated against during
her younger years in showbiz
? despite her huge success.
Kid star Miley felt that she
was very experienced and
up-to-speed on
showbusiness, but was
overlooked by male
executives because of her
age and gender. Even though
she made tens of millions for
Disney as Hannah Montana, she
felt a victim of sexism.
Miley admitted: ?I definitely
have felt the sexism. The hardest
thing was almost my age more
than my gender a lot of the time,
because I was so young.?
Miley added that she had to
fight her corner when she was
just 13 on the set of Hannah
Montana, saying: ?All the
producers were men that were
much older than me.
?They were all in their 50s
telling me this is what a pop star
should wear.
?There was a time in my life I
felt like my voice wasn?t heard.?
But now Miley, who married
Liam Hemsworth last month,
feels she has ?power?, adding:
?Hopefully my presence
demands a certain respect.?
singer and her sister
Charlie-Anna visited
Disneyland Paris ahead
of Pixie?s rumoured
wedding to model
Oliver Cheshire.
Meeting Princess
Aurora at Sleeping
Beauty?s Castle,
Pix said: ?What
an amazing way
to start the new
year along with
my beautiful
sister in the
most magical
place in the
world.
?Disneyland Paris
holds so many
happy
childhood
memories for us.?
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weeks a year with
rates from �5pp
all-inclusive for seven
days. Flights/travel
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Ibiza and Norfolk see
ibiza.travel and
visitnorfolk.co.uk.
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leaving Gatwick on
Jan 15. See tui.co.uk.
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Quarteira, for �6,
including flight from
Newcastle on January
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Antigua Suite Hotel in
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February 4. Book at
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IT?S not breakfast
time yet in Ibiza
and normally I?d
be heading to bed
after a crazy night
of bars and clubs
? but instead I?m
sprinting up hills.
But if running through
stunning (and very
steep) countryside is a
far cry from my usual
White Island getaway, it
is just as pleasurable
and a lot healthier.
Which brings me to No.1
Bootcamp?s Ibiza retreat.
Back-to-back workouts of
high-intensity
interval
training, weight sessions,
boxing classes, hill hiking and
yoga stretching might not be
everyone?s idea of the perfect
holiday.
But for keep-fit fanatics, people
wanting to lose weight, or those
hoping to kickstart a healthier
mind, body and soul, this couldn?t
be better.
I was joined at the camp by six
very different, yet strangely likeminded individuals.
Our ages and physical capabilities varied significantly, as did our
overall bootcamp goals.
But we all shared the aim of
wanting to achieve results, train
hard and have fun along the way.
Coincidentally, four of the seven
had recently left jobs and were
there to refresh the mind as much
as to beast the body.
The week I went, all my fellow
bootcampers were there alone,
although we all bonded so well
straight away it didn?t feel that
way for long.
Guests are weighed and measured at check-in on the Saturday
and asked about their goals. Muscle mass, fat loss and fitness
progress is then carefully monitored throughout your stay by the
small but brilliant team of fully
qualified, extremely knowledgeable and uber-positive trainers.
The daily, relentless workout
schedule, from 7am to 5.30pm,
takes place from Sunday morning
to Friday lunchtime and the itinerary would be intense even for a
professional athlete, but everyone
trains at their own pace for their
own physical capabilities.
I?m not going to lie, your body
and mind will be tested to the limit
at some point throughout.
But if you like a challenge or
have a goal in mind don?t let the
workload put you off ? as the
saying goes, no pain no gain.
Most of the training sessions
take place in your villa car park
and surrounding hills, with some
of the less strenuous workouts on
the accommodation decking.
The stunning hikes, in the hills
of north Ibiza where our villa was
situated, and the relatively relaxing daily yoga sessions, in the villa
studio, add a bit of mindfulness
Ying to the intense workout Yang.
A tasty diet of seriously delicious, calorie-controlled, healthy
yet hearty meals are provided
throughout the day. But don?t
worry, you won?t be living
off soups and smoothies.
Portion sizes are tailored to each individual and are probably
smaller than you?re
used to. Yet with
breakfast, morning
snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner
all provided, you are
never too far from your
next delicious feed.
Breakfast included porridge with
baked banana, maple syrup topped
with walnuts and dates, scrambled eggs with tempeh and
grilled tomatoes, and
buckwheat
pancakes
with maple syrup,
yogurt and berries.
For lunch, there was
noodles with chicken
and veg, tuna salad
and chicken wraps.
Dinners really got the
taste buds going and
include burgers topped
with avocado and beetroot
sprouts with roast potatoes and
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?
ANTON & ERIN: Depart on
March 5 for a five-day coach
break to Llandudno to see Anton
and Erin?s new ballroom show at
the Venue Cymru. It?s �5pp,
based on two sharing. Includes
four nights? half-board at the
MarineHotel, show tickets, an
excursion to Snowdonia, a trip
to Anglesey and all coach travel.
Book at shearings.com.
VALENCIA: A two-night
Valentine?s B&B break at the
three-star Casual Valencia de les
Artes Hotel from �pp. Flights
?
from Stansted on February 14.
Book at travelsupermarket.com.
FINLAND: Stay for a week
at the Rukako Log Cabins in
Ruka for �6pp, based on four
sharing. Includes Jan 13 flight
from Manchester, Birmingham or
Gatwick. See crystalski.co.uk.
?
A FIVE-STAR
CAMPSITE
BY GEORGE!
?THIS is fantastic,?? shouted George as he
tore around our holiday home. ?It even has a
hot tub.?
Having just checked in at our five-star beach
lodge at Crealy Meadows Holiday Park in East
Devon, my seven-year-old was losing no time
in checking it out.
As his mother, Stella, is not much given to
the muddy realities
of camping on a
? by CHRIS
rainy August Bank
HUNNEYSETT
Holiday, she was
equally delighted
rollercoaster, the
with our stylish,
dinosaur trail and a
spacious and very
log flume. Our
comfortable base for
favourite was the
the weekend.
Aqua Blasters pool
Carpeted and
where we spun in
double-glazed, with
an inflatable boat,
an ensuite master
squirting giant water
bathroom and two
pistols at fellow
twin bedrooms, it
adventurers.
can accommodate
There are plenty of
up to eight.
places for hot meals
Glamping is
and snacks, plus
available and visitors
baby-changing and
with their own tents
toilet facilities.
are welcome. We
After lunch we were
tried not to feel
charmed
superior ? not
by the
to mention
Victorian
warm and
merry-godry ? at
round,
the
before
thought of
upping the
those
pace
struggling
around a
with pegs,
mini-Grand
poles and
Prix track in
canvas, as we
electric F1 cars.
stashed the wine in
Exhausted and
the freezer. Turning
happy, we enjoyed
on the ?log? fire and
dinner in the brand
reaching for the TV
new, fully-licensed,
remote, we collapsed
Scandinavian-style
on the sofa.
Clubhouse.
We?d arrived late
Super-friendly staff
but as soon as the
hold a quiz every
weather relented, we
evening ? one of a
were splashing
variety of family
about in the hot tub.
events. With more
After breakfast we
rain next day, the
ambled across the
multiple indoor soft
spacious campsite to
play centres proved
stock up from the
popular ? there?s
small but well
even a rollercoaster
supplied shop. Then
for tots.
to Crealy Adventure
And when we asked
Park, where more
George (inset with
than 60 rides and
dad) for his verdict,
attractions awaited
he declared it was
us, including Vortex
?Crealy brilliant!?
?
BONDING:
James, left
and above, with
fellow Ibiza
bootcampers
FactFile
salad, salmon on a bed of salad with
quinoa, and shepherd?s pie made
from ground turkey and topped
with sweet potato mash.
Top-up protein shakes are also
provided if required.
Varied workouts are anything but
relaxing, but there was still a huge
feeling of luxury to our experience.
The villas used for the Ibiza bootcamps can vary, but you have all the
space to yourselves.
Ours had stunning views, a
gorgeous pool and spacious rooms.
Alcohol is not allowed on site and
you are banned from the kitchen
but allowed to enjoy all the other
facilities during any downtime.
While you are free to leave the
villa during the evening should you
wish, we were all too shattered and
would go to our rooms shortly after
our communal dinner to read,
watch films (TV channels are
limited, so bring your own or
Netflix), and ? most importantly ?
to relax and rest.
There?s a sauna and Jacuzzi to
soothe your aching muscles, and
massage is available. But apart
from some spending money for your
last afternoon, where you are let
loose to explore Ibiza
as
you
wish,
you
shouldn?t need to spend another
euro while there.
After just six days I lost an incredible 12lb of body fat. And despite burning around 4,000 calories
a
day
compared
to
my
intake of just over 2,000 I also
managed to add another 5lb of
muscle.
While not everyone?s results
were as dramatic, everyone left
Ibiza happier, healthier and
certainly lighter than when they
arrived.
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BOOK IT: Crealy Adventure Park &
Resort in Devon offers three-night low
season breaks in lodges (sleeping six)
from �5; high season from �5. All
lodge breaks include unlimited entry to
the theme park and family-friendly live
entertainment. For more information
head to visitdevon.co.uk.
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Lorenzo
lowdown
FINALLY released
from his 2018 Ducati
contract due to the
inevitable shifts
in the Gregorian
calendar, Honda?s
new MotoGP signing
Jorge Lorenzo has
been allowed to talk
to the press.
And he tells us that
his new Honda RCV
suits him better as
it?s smaller, lower
and makes him feel
?safer? on corner
Don?t get
smug on
smog tax
I?VE edited a few magazines in my time. There
have been some near misses involving epic
caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, but I never
missed a print deadline. Not once.
So, spare a thought for poor old Autosport
magazine. It was late on sale this week
following a fire at the printers in Wolverhampton. Any fire that involves 70 firefighters is a
biggie. Thankfully nobody was hurt.
entry as he?s closer
to the ground.
I think this picture
showcases that
sensation perfectly.
Any lower and the
Spaniard would be
on the tarmac.
IF you?ve been watching
the panic and chaos
surrounding the April
launch of London?s
Ultra Low Emission
Zone (ULEZ) and are
feeling smug because it
isn?t part of your life,
think again.
Birmingham,
Derby, Leeds,
Nottingham and
Southampton only have
a maximum of two years
before they will be
charged with following
suit and creating their
own ?clean air zones?
and charging systems.
Drivers in Manchester,
Newcastle, Liverpool,
Glasgow and Edinburgh
(for example) are
probably not safe either.
It won?t take other
cities long to realise
what a useful cash
generator these punitive
daily taxes could be
to their depleted
treasuries.
Confusingly, smokey
old cars registered
before January 1980 are
exempt from the clean
air tax, despite being as
polluting as a polluting
thing on National
Pollution Day.
In all, I think it?s a
great boost for online
shopping?and yet
another nail in the coffin
of the high street.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
QASH FLOWS
SITTING
?
PRETTY:
New cockpit
is plush and
gadget-packed
BEEN
gazing
crystal
balls
festive break?
at
your
over
the
Then you?ll know as well as I do
that the future of the petrol engine
lies in smaller capacities, more
tech and turbocharged assistance.
Like stop-start ?technology? (the
cleverest defeat device yet invented)
turbos are a great way to achieve
favourable scores in emissions tests.
If you?re not a technical nerd, the
turbo is best described as a fan-turbine,
driven by the engine?s expelled exhaust
gasses before they shoot out of the
pipe.
Just like a waterwheel but a lot, lot
hotter.
And
considerably
more
compact. About the size of a hairdryer,
in fact.
Rather than rotating a granite milling stone to crush wheat, the spinning
turbo fans on a car?s engine create
extra air pressure ? pressure that?s
used to cram more air and fuel into the
engine to create an extra boost of
power.
Extra efficiency. A Brucey Bonus
Boost.
So it?s hardly a surprise, considering
the massive diesel backlash, that
Nissan have gone down the small
capacity, turbocharged petrol route for
their new version of the phenomenally
successful Qashqai.
The new engine comes in two power
outputs ? 140PS and 160PS. There?s no
physical difference between the two,
just ECU mapping.
Inside, it?s a bit of techno feast. So
stand by fellow engine nerds and skip
forward two paragraphs if you don?t
give a rat?s fig.
A triangular combustion chamber
adopts variable valve timing (inlet and
exhaust) controlled by a low maintenance cam chain. Valves are opened
and closed by hydraulically-adjusted,
low friction roller rockers.
The four pistons slide up and down in
electro-plated bores directly applied to
the all alloy block. Centrally placed
six-hole fuel injectors run 250 bar of
fuel pressure for efficient atomisation.
Put another way, when your car?s
tyres run, say, 40psi, 250 bar equates to
3,625psi.
To
prevent
any
fuel-sapping
mechanical losses, the turbo?s wastegate is electronically manipulated and
features a gas recirculation facility to
keep the fan?s rotors spinning during
periods of low load and demand.
Service intervals are every 18,000
miles.
On top of the new engine, there?s also
a new seven-speed twin clutch auto
?box that comes as standard on the
higher-powered version. This system
adopts
electric
cooling,
electro
mechanical gear selection and an
electro-hydraulically operated clutch.
Despite all this wizardry, it?ll still
happily tow 1.5 tonnes. A six-speed
manual is also available.
Righty-ho. That?s the jargon out of
the way. What?s it like to drive?
Pretty flippin? impressive, actually.
You?d never describe the Qashqai as an
exciting drive ? that?s not its porpoise
in life ? but this new engine (and new
gearbox) has transformed the whole
experience to something close to actual
driver enjoyment.
The sensation is one of instant eagerness. You notice it most when initially
pulling away or going for a cheeky
overtake. Power ? or rather torque ? is
available the moment your twitchy
right foot asks for it, and the car lurches forward with eyebrow raising
alacrity. Peak torque is reached at just
2,000rpm. You would swear blind there
was a two-litre lump under the bonnet.
It?s impressively quiet and un-shouty,
too.
The DCT gearbox getting all that
grunt to the front tyres is equally
impressive. Thanks to a lack of torque
converter (and super-fast and supersmooth shifts) it works absolutely in
synch with the engine, creating a real
sensation of instant connection.
After driving the 140 and 160 versions,
I?m inclined to think the 140 models
will be enough for most typical Qashqai
family buyers, with their much kinder
(read: softer) first-touch throttle pedal
feel.
The 140 version is a much easier car
to drive smoothly and if you can drive
?stick-shift? the money-saving is worth
considering. Is the 140 fast enough?
Hell yes.
The diesel version? Meh. It accounts
for a measly 20% of predicted sales, so
I think that tells you everything you
need to know about the future of the
Devil?s fuel.
The new Qashqai ? still missing the
Us after the Qs ? is in the shops now,
available in five grades. Monthly prices
start at �9, 0% APR.
QASHQAI TEKNA 160 petrol DCT
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1,332cc, four-cyl, petrol turbo
160PS
270PS
123mph
9.9secs
49.4mpg combined
131g/km
Built on Tyneside
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
ON THE
WILD SIDE
Twitching tip
of the week
a barn
?IFowlyouthatseedoesn?t
have a pure white breast
it?s probably a visitor from
Europe. We do get the odd
darker bird flying over the
Channel. They can breed
with ours to make
funny-coloured
crosses!
With
Lily
Woods
Barn Owl
The ghost hunter
BEWARE the screech of the
ghost owl?it flies silently
through the night, drinking the
lamp oil out of churches, eating
cats and bringing death to your
family. Cook death owl stew to
cure your whooping cough, or
feed their eggs to your children
to protect them from alcoholism
in later life!
Of course, that?s complete
nonsense. But we did used to
believe some very strange things
about the poor barn owl, didn?t
we?
1
Yes, our subject for today
is the much abused barn
owl, the most widespread
owl in the world. It lives on every
continent except Antarctica. Of
course, living in so many places
brings its share of legends and
nonsense. The barn owl is far
more helpful than it has ever
been harmful, even if their silent
flight and huge black eyes make
them a little creepy.
2
Barn owls have historically
been our most common
species, a constant feature
of British farmland. But with
modern farming practices leaving
little room for small mammals,
there is no room for owls either.
Our populations of barn owls are
linked to the availablity of their
favourite food, voles. They even
lay eggs according to how well
EYES ON
?
PRIZE: Our
barn owls are
their local vole populations are
doing. More eggs are laid in a
bumper year, fewer when the
rodents are scarce.
amazing hunters
? day and night
3
There are now only about
two nests for every 150
farms in Britain. That?s a
shame as barn owls are not
territorial and if there is enough
prey they will happily share their
space with others.
Barn owls don?t build their
own nests. They will make
their home in any good
ready-made hole in a tree or barn
wall, so putting up a nest box on
the sort of land they prefer can
really help them.
5
They screech and hiss but
don?t hoot, which probably
hasn?t helped their
reputation. They are one of the
few owls that can hunt in total
darkness.
Barn owls have one ear
much higher than the
other, giving them more
accurate 3D hearing.
7
And lastly, our birds have a
pure white breast. Those
from Europe have a darker,
more orange colouring, while in
America the birds have little
black spots.
?DOCTOR, doctor ?
I?ve got a strawberry
stuck up my bum.?
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got cream for that.?
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
1. WHO played James Bond in 1989?s
Licence To Kill?
2. ?AND which Puerto Rican star
appeared in it as henchman Dario?
3. WHICH singer?s latest hit is ?1999?
featuring Troye Sivan?
4. WHO tried to get a confession
from Stuart in a special two-hander
EastEnders episode?
5. WHO was responsible for a recent
drunken hit-and-run in Emmerdale?
6. WHICH band has created a track
with Pharrell Williams under the
name Los Unidades?
7. WHICH Kiss FM hosts will replace
Charlie Sloth on Radio 1?
8. WHO recently celebrated 60 Years
in Public and in Private on ITV?
9. ?AND what?s his new hit album?
ARROWORD
Amorous
liaison
Upper part
of a dress
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.
COMPLETE the puzzle, then
rearrange the shaded squares to
?nd the surname of an actress
Movement
of waves
(3,4)
Coastal Bible?s first
inlet
book
Spiky,
barbed
12. WHICH comedian hosted the
2018 Royal Variety Performance?
13. WHICH Brothers had a 1968 hit
with ?This Old Heart of Mine??
14. WHICH Monty Python star
directed 1998?s Fear And Loathing In
Las Vegas?
15. WHO sang with Donna Summer
on 1979?s ?No More Tears (Enough Is
Enough)??
16. WHICH This Morning hosts
recently ?did Vegas? on Channel 5?
10. MISSUNDAZTOOD was the
breakthrough album by which US
singer?
11. WHO wrote, directed and starred
in 1997?s Deconstructing Harry?
Following
Accomplice
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Prison
room
9
End of a
pen
Unnamed
(abbrev.)
Plural of
?is?
Female
deer
15
ACROSS
8 The capital of Hawaii (8)
9 A spiritual hermitage or monastery in
Indian religions (6)
10 _ Selby, British snooker player and
current World Number One (4)
11 Country in Micronesia, formerly known
as Pleasant Island (5)
12 _ Street, New York City thoroughfare
which is a metonym for the US
financial market (4)
13 Toby _, British actor who is the son of
Dame Maggie Smith (8)
16 _ Lee, British author who wrote
Cider with Rosie (6)
18 Province of Indonesia, the
country?s main tourist
destination (4)
20 Unai _, Spanish former
footballer and head
coach of Arsenal (5)
21 _ Free, 1966 British
film (4)
22 George Armstrong _, US
Army cavalry officer (6)
23 The capital and largest city of
the Northern District of Israel (8)
26 _ Clapton, British singer who was
a member of the Yardbirds and
Cream (4)
28 Species of wheat also known as pasta
wheat or macaroni wheat (5)
30 Musical instrument of individual
strings and a soundboard (4)
31 Canada?s largest province by area (6)
32 _ Moss, former British Formula One
driver born in 1929 (8)
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4
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DOWN
1 The capital city of Tasmania (6)
2 Honky _ Women, 1969 song that was
a No1 hit for the Rolling Stones (4)
3 Deciduous tree which bears a fruit
similar in appearance to a pear (6)
4 Bantu ethnic group, the largest ethnic
group in South Africa (4)
5 BBC medical drama series which first
aired on TV in 1986 (8)
6 George Bernard _, Irish playwright (4)
7 Jean-Paul _, French fashion designer,
former creative director of Herm鑣 (8)
14 _ Break, 1991 action film starring
Patrick Swayze and Keanu
Reeves (5)
15 A traditional stoneware, or
ornamental, beer mug (5)
17 Natural brown earth
pigment containing iron oxide
and manganese oxide (5)
19 The eleventh astrological
sign in the Zodiac (8)
20 Figure in Greek myth whose
husband Orpheus attempted to
bring her back from the dead (8)
24 Cranberries song about the 1993 IRA
Warrington bomb attacks (6)
25 Alan _, British mathematician
influential in the development of
theoretical computer science (6)
27 Country in the northern Caribbean
whose capital city is Havana (4)
29 _ Hour, 1998 action comedy film
starring Jackie Chan (4)
30 Georgia _, British golfer who won the
2018 Women?s British Open (4)
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ACROSS
1 Sherlock _, sleuth spoofed by
Will Ferrell (6)
4 _: The Secret Service, action
film with Colin Firth (8)
10 Would I Lie To You? host,
_ Brydon (3)
11 Mortal _, post-apocalypse
adventure film (7)
13 1984 Queen hit, _ Ga Ga (5)
14 Dutch supermodel and David
Walliams ex, _ Stone, right (4)
15 Mr Kim Kardashian,
Kanye _ (4)
16 Comedian who is Not Going
Out (3,4)
18 The Young _, ?80s sitcom (4)
19 See 38 Across
21 Stephen _-Hughes, dentist
Adam in EastEnders (6)
22 Pitbull?s 2013 chart topper
which featured Ke$ha (6)
24 _ Welch, 2012 CBB winner (6)
25 Ms Lovato, US singer and
actress (4)
29 Cold Feet actor, James _ (7)
32 Esther Rantzen?s new series,
House _ (4)
33 _ Baldwin, Jack Donaghy in
30 Rock (4)
Rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell
out the name of the celebrity in the centre of the grid
35 The _ Is Right, ?80s game
show (5)
36 Dick _ _, famed for playing
Mary Poppins? pal Bert (3,4)
37 Israeli supermodel and TV
host, _ Refaeli (3)
38 & 19A Hit covered by X Factor
winner Dalton Harris (3,5,2,4)
39 University Challenge question
master, _ Paxman (6)
DOWN
1 Award-winning playwright,
_ Pinter (6)
2 1986 Jim Henson film with
David Bowie (9)
3 _ Decreasing Circles, classic
BBC comedy (4)
5 The World _ _ Enough,
Brosnan Bond movie (2,3)
6 Brazilian celebrity, _
Bundchen (6)
7 Donny Osmond?s fellow
performer and sister (5)
8 _ Suleman, reality TV
personality (5)
9 Heather _, Dynasty and
Melrose Place actress (8)
12 _ Davies, hosted the Royal
Variety Performance (4)
17 Jason _, Lucius Malfoy in the
Harry Potter films (6)
20 Nurse in Holby City,
_ Petrenko (6)
21 Harry _, King of 2018?s
Celebrity Jungle (8)
23 Current sci-fi film about a
single Transformer (9)
26 Principal instigator of
Jackass (5-1)
27 Take That founder, _ Barlow (4)
28 Teen comedy with Miranda
Cosgrove (6)
30 Taylor _, tried to Shake It Off in
2014 (5)
31 Fame and Flashdance singer,
_ Cara (5)
32 Not Letting Go hitmaker,
_ Tempah (5)
34 _ Wicks, tattooed TOWIE
contributor (4)
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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:
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TRAIN YOUR
BRAIN
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CLAIRE
FOY
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Mix up the letters in the shaded squares
to reveal the name of a Canadian singer
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Use money
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Plaything
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Hawaiian
garland
1
10
Bronze in
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Holy
person
Annoy,
anger
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17. WHO recently married Priyanka
Chopra in India?
18. PHOENIX is the latest hit album
by which British singer?
19. IN which new film does Alicia
Vikander play Christoph Waltz?s wife?
20. WHO returns to the role of Ivan
Drago in Creed II?
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THE
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75% OF
THIS
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11/12 OF
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4/7 OF
THIS
+85
4/9 OF
THIS
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INTERMEDIATE in 60 seconds and
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INTERMEDIATE and GENIUS in 90
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+49
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THE
SQUARE
ROOT
-5
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DIFFICULTY: 10/10;
TARGET: 30 minutes;
CLUE: Carry to excess above party.
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Souffle, Abort, Slit, Squint, Conker, Sail,
Alone, Examine, Icing, Date, Utterly.
DOWN: Slopes, Spend, Past, Jubilant,
Trombone, Pastry, Oldest, Downsize, Lifelike,
Bill, Bleat, Ravage.
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Performing in terms left by
player (8)
Give money to have student
have fun (4)
Kick around a spiral (6)
Notice trio turned out to be
clever (6)
Supporter of sailing (4)
Absolving in part of forest (8)
Heard useful headwear was a
hindrance (8)
Window is a nuisance, say (4)
Fruit after a quiet look (6)
Swap some coins (6)
Doctor sees work decrease (4)
Show staged in a treetop (8)
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1 Came in to rebuild theatre (6)
2 Varied, as arranged (8)
3 Wrong for having student in
charge of entertainment (6)
4 Entreaties to the point, if you
don?t mind (6)
5 Stimulant for a horse (4)
6 Traitor to charge for allowance (6)
13 Succeeded in getting agent
decorated (8)
15 Wish for a steeple (6)
16 Vehicle not returned to box (6)
17 A lot of money for a parcel (6)
19 Cancel directions to portal (6)
21 Notice Eastern agent (4)
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Wandering musician (8)
Drama (4)
Draw back (6)
Skilful (6)
Sail support (4)
Acquitting (8)
Disadvantage (8)
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12 Dover, 13 Kinder, 15 Pullet, 17 Octet, 18 Fielder, 22 Shambles,
23 Came, 24 Till, 25 Pleasant. DOWN: 1 Hemlock, 2 Shirt,
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PATMOS, PAXOS, SAMOS, SANTORINI, SARDINIA, SICILY,
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LAST WEEK?S ANSWERS:
1 Ralph Macchio; 2 Mr Miyagi;
3 Sweet but Psycho; 4 Fiz;
5 Alfie; 6 Dalton Harris; 7 Jesy
Nelson; 8 Nadiya Hussain;
9 The Mambo Kings;
10 Robbie Williams; 11 Zara
Larsson; 12 Michael Buerk &
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14 Nicolas Cage; 15 Madness;
16 Alison Steadman; 17 Sam
Fender; 18 Odyssey; 19 White
Boy Rick; 20 Robert Redford.
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STARTS WITH OUR TIP-TOP RACING SERVICE
PLUMPTON
YESTERDAY?S RESULTS
CORK
12.20: 1, COURT MAID (D J
Mullins 11-4); 2, Ballyneety (10-3);
3, One First Cut (5-1). 9-4 fav
Laverteen. 2l, 41/4l. 6 ran. Thomas
Mullins. Tote: E3.50; pl E1.30,
E2.10. Exacta: E12.10. Trifecta:
E29.80. CSF: E12.58. NR: Lucky
Icon.
12.50: 1, FAKIR D?OUDAIRIES
(J J Slevin 11-4); 2, Fast Buck (9-4
fav); 3, Discordantly (25-1); 4, Road
To Dubai (8-1). 31/2l, 2l, 21/4l. 22
ran. Joseph P O?Brien. Tote: E4.40;
pl E1.60, E1.20, E6.40. Exacta:
E12.30. Trifecta: E157.50. CSF:
E9.68. NR: Ballyadam Destiny,
Everlastingpromise, Kearney, Roxys
Holly, Write It Down.
1.25: 1, EUROBOT (S W Flanagan
11-2); 2, Getaday (10-1); 3, Invincible
Cave (6-1). 6-4 fav Clinton Hill.
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3 /4l, 61/2l. 14 ran. N Meade. Tote:
E5.90; pl E1.80, E2.00, E1.70.
Exacta: E49.90. Trifecta: E279.30.
CSF: E57.02.
1.55: 1, MIDNIGHT STROLL (P
T Enright 10-1); 2, Chatham Street
Lad (3-1 fav); 3, Mary Frances (331); 4, Allez Kal (12-1). 1/2l, 3l, 9l. 18
ran. Robert Tyner. Tote: E11.50; pl
E2.50, E1.60, E10.10, E2.70. Exacta:
E54.50. Tricast: E1048.83. Trifecta:
Not won. CSF: E43.20.
2.30: 1, BRIDIES BOY (Ambrose
McCurtin 25-1); 2, Overbury Prince
(10-1); 3, Epsilon Indi (4-1). 7-2 fav
Glenabo Bridge. 31/4l, 12l. 13 ran. J
J Walsh. Tote: E25.60; pl E3.10,
E1.60, E5.00. Exacta: E519.70.
Trifecta: Not won. CSF: E244.36.
NR: Kilbarry Calling.
3.05: 1, CONCORDIN (Jody
McGarvey 16-1); 2, Danse Away
(9-2); 3, Capture The Drama (14-1).
9-4 fav Kilfenora. nk, 11l. 11 ran.
Robert Tyner. Tote: E32.40; pl E7.50,
E1.60, E4.60. Exacta: E219.40.
Tricast:
E1081.33.
Trifecta:
E1935.00. CSF: E96.49.
3.40: 1, BEHIND THE CURTAIN
(Mr M J O?Hare 11-4 fav); 2, Falco
De Candale Aa (7-1); 3, Lady
Mccabe (9-1). nk, 1l. 12 ran. N
Meade.
JACKPOT: Not won, pool of
E9,068.00 carried over.
PLACEPOT: E870.80
LINGFIELD
12.40: 1, FORBIDDEN PLANET
(R Kingscote 6-5 fav); 2, Graceful
James (6-1); 3, King Of The Sand
(3-1). 41/2l, 6l. 7 ran. R Charlton.
Tote: �90; pl �20, �10. Exacta:
�50. Tricast: �.10. Trifecta:
�.20. CSF: �44. NR: Appenzeller,
Sir George Somers.
1.15: 1, MATTERHORN (F
Norton 8-11 fav); 2, Mythical
Madness (16-1); 3, Lexington Law
(7-2). 13/4l, 5l. 6 ran. M Johnston.
Tote: �80; pl �50, �70. Exacta:
�70. CSF: �.27. NR: Breden.
1.45: 1, NYLON SPEED (M
Harley 11-10 fav); 2, Dutch Uncle
(5-1); 3, Tralee Hills (4-1). 2l, hd. 8
ran. A King. Tote: �00; pl �60,
�30, �30. Exacta: �90. Tricast:
�.71. Trifecta: �.70. CSF: �03.
2.15: 1, SALATEEN (M Harley
3-1); 2, Straight Right (4-5 fav); 3,
Take The Helm (9-2). 2l, 3/4l. 5 ran.
D O?Meara. Tote: �10; pl �50,
�10. Exacta: �00. Trifecta:
�.30. CSF: �99.
2.50: 1, RENEGADE MASTER
(Nicola Currie 25-1); 2, Target Zone
(7-2); 3, Coolagh Forest (8-1). 7-4
fav Harvey Dent. 1/2l, 11/4l. 12 ran.
G Baker. Tote: �.50; pl �10,
�50, �80. Exacta: �9.10.
Trifecta: �54.30. CSF: �6.87.
3.25: 1, KODILINE (Katherine
Begley 8-1); 2, Highland Acclaim
(12-1); 3, Real Estate (33-1). 5-2 fav
Critical Thinking. nk, 1/2l. 11 ran. P
Evans. Tote: �50; pl �80, �00,
�.40. Exacta: �4.30. Tricast:
�55.45. Trifecta: �77.00. CSF:
�0.10. NR: Wilson.
Not won (rollover �005,633.00).
SCOOP SIX: Place �330.60.
Bonus Not won (�0,180.00 rollover).
QUADPOT: �.00
PLACEPOT: �3.70
NEWCASTLE
11.55: 1, ROYAL RESERVE
(Derek Fox 6-1); 2, Wishfull
Dreaming (10-3); 3, Suggestion (1110 fav). 1l, 4l. 6 ran. Miss L Russell.
Tote: �70; pl �10, �50. Exacta:
�.60. Trifecta: �.20. CSF:
�.65. NR: The Character.
12.25: 1, HAWK HIGH (B Hughes
5-2); 2, Cool Mix (1-2 fav); 3,
Reverant Cust (11-2). 1/2l, 16l. 5 ran.
T Easterby. Tote: �70; pl �50,
�10. Exacta: �00. Trifecta: �60.
CSF: �49. NR: Ravenhill Road.
12.55: 1, MOUNTAIN HAWK (J
Hamilton 5-1); 2, For Three (66-1);
3, Point Break (9-1). 9-4 fav Lord Of
The Rock. 11/2l, 23/4l. 10 ran. T
Easterby. Tote: �00; pl �40,
�.70, �40. Exacta: �1.50. CSF:
�5.71.
1.30: 1, YOUNOSO (Ross
Chapman 2-1 fav); 2, Monsieur
Bagot (11-1); 3, Charlie Snow Angel
(14-1). 31/4l, 1l. 7 ran. Miss T
Jackson. Tote: �60; pl �70, �00.
Exacta: �.60. CSF: �.75.
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Watson has
a bad tumble
JASON WATSON is
expected to be out of
action for six to eight
weeks following a horror
fall at Kempton.
The reigning
champion
apprentice was
riding the
Jeremy
Nosedatrained
Teresita
Alvarez
when his
mount clipped
heels of a horse
in front and
stumbled badly in the
early stages of the
one-mile contest.
Watson was thrown to
the ground and although
initially seen kneeling
up, he had to be
stretchered off the
course, before being
taken to hospital.
His agent Tony Hind
said: ?He has two very
small hairline fractures
2.00: 1, PETITE GANACHE (B
Hughes 11-4 fav); 2, Call The Cops
(6-1); 3, Pinspot (16-1). 31/4l, 6l. 10
ran. N Richards. Tote: �60; pl
�10, �40, �50. Exacta: �.60.
Tricast: �7.86. Trifecta: �7.50.
CSF: �.34. NR: Cully Mac, Silk
Or Scarlet.
2.35: 1, ASCOT DE BRUYERE
(B
Hughes
7-4
fav);
2,
Thedrinkymeister (4-1); 3, Donna?s
Delight (3-1). 23/4l, 3/4l. 6 ran. J
Ewart. Tote: �10; pl �20, �40.
Exacta: �80. Tricast: �.94.
Trifecta: �.50. CSF: �23. NR:
Grand Morning, Samstown.
3.10: 1, ZAKHAROVA (Ross
Chapman 10-11 fav); 2, Bravantina
(16-1); 3, Paris Dixie (6-4). 11/4l,
33/4l. 7 ran. Laura Morgan. Tote:
�10; pl �10, �20. Exacta:
�.00. Trifecta: �.10. CSF:
�.05.
QUADPOT: �.80
PLACEPOT: �.10
SANDOWN
12.15: 1, TORPILLO (D Jacob
3-10 fav); 2, Fukuto (14-1); 3, Paddy
The Chef (12-1). 22l, 41/2l. 7 ran. N
Twiston-Davies. Tote: �10; pl
�10, �30. Exacta: �40. Trifecta:
�.30. CSF: �40.
12.45: 1, DAREBIN (Jamie Moore
7-2); 2, Capeland (evens fav); 3,
Poker School (10-3). 1/2l, 5l. 4 ran.
G L Moore. Tote: �40; Exacta:
�60. Trifecta: �.40. CSF: �85.
1.20: 1, LARRY (Jamie Moore
7-2); 2, Darius Des Bois (5-2 fav); 3,
Western Miller (6-1). 7l, 21/4l. 8 ran.
G L Moore. Tote: �20; pl �50,
�60, �00. Exacta: �.10. Tricast:
�.19. Trifecta: �.40. CSF:
�.16.
1.50: 1, LAURINA (R Walsh 1-8
fav); 2, Sensulano (5-1); 48l. 2 ran.
W P Mullins. Tote: �10; NR: Got
Away, Smaoineamh Alainn.
2.25: 1, ELIXIR DE NUTZ (T J
O?Brien 3-1); 2, Grand Sancy (4-1);
3, Southfield Stone (6-1). 6-5 fav
Rathhill. 1/2l, 31/4l. 5 ran. C Tizzard.
Tote: �50; pl �60, �60. Exacta:
�.90. Trifecta: �.40. CSF:
�.01. NR: Idee De Garde.
3.00: 1, HOUBLON DES
OBEAUX (C Deutsch 7-1); 2,
Theatre Guide (14-1); 3, On Tour
(12-1); 4, Rock Gone (13-2). 6-1 fav
Rathlin Rose. 15l, 41/2l, 1l. 17 ran.
Miss V Williams. Tote: �80; pl
�50, �40, �70, �10. Exacta:
�5.30. Tricast: �80.84. Trifecta:
�92.40. CSF: �.48.
3.35: 1, MONSIEUR LECOQ
(Lizzie Kelly 11-4 fav); 2, Our
Merlin (9-2); 3, Eragon De Chanay
(6-1). 9l, 8l. 7 ran. Mrs J Williams.
Tote: �00; pl �20, �70. Exacta:
�.30. Trifecta: �.20. CSF:
�.30.
QUADPOT: �.80
PLACEPOT: �7.60
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12.30: 1, TEXAN NOMAD (L
Williams 20-1); 2, Desiremoi
D?Authie (4-1 jtfav); 3, Working
Class (14-1). 4-1 jtfav Midnight
Midge. 3l, 13/4l. 15 ran. R Harris.
Tote: �.10; pl �70, �60, �60.
Exacta: �8.10. Tricast: �93.78.
of a vertebra in his neck.
He will be out for six to
eight weeks but he?ll be
fine.?
Watson (below) had a
year to remember in
2018, and was
appointed
number one
rider to
Roger
Charlton for
the 2019
campaign.
Meanwhile,
in-form Nicky
Richards is
eyeing a crack at
the Irish Arkle with
his promising novice
chaser Reivers Lad.
The eight-year-old
returned from an almost
two-year absence to win
a novice chase at
Newcastle last month.
Richards said the
horse will run at Ayr this
month before a possible
trip to the Dublin Racing
Festival next month.
Trifecta: �43.80. CSF: �.29.
1.05: 1, PINK GIN (M Grant
10-1); 2, Cheque En Blanc (9-1); 3,
San Satiro (9-2). 9-4 fav Cesar Et
Rosalie. 3l, 3/4l. 8 ran. N TwistonDavies. Tote: �.50; pl �10, �70,
�00. Exacta: �.50. Tricast:
�4.66. Trifecta: �6.70. CSF:
�.21.
1.35: 1, KAPCORSE (Bryony
Frost 2-5 fav); 2, Summit Like
Herbie (33-1); 3, Apple Mack (33-1).
3l, 1/2l. 9 ran. P Nicholls. Tote:
�40; pl �02, �20, �50. Exacta:
�.60. Trifecta: �8.40. CSF:
�.12. NR: Caro Des Flos.
2.05: 1, MOLINEAUX (R Johnson
4-1 fav); 2, Enola Gay (5-1); 3,
Barton Knoll (6-1). 3/4l, 16l. 7 ran. C
Tizzard. Tote: �50; pl �60, �30.
Exacta: �.80. Trifecta: �4.10.
CSF: �.22.
2.40: 1, TEDHAM (N Scholfield
4-1 fav); 2, Tight Call (7-1); 3,
Wicked Willy (8-1). 13/4l, 21/2l. 14
ran. Jonjo O?Neill. Tote: �80; pl
�90, �90, �50. Exacta: �.90.
Tricast: �7.31. Trifecta: �7.70.
CSF: �.74.
3.15: 1, CALIPTO (H Nugent
7-2); 2, Catamaran Du Seuil (4-1);
3, Opening Batsman (10-1). 7-4 fav
Copain De Classe. 4l, 21/4l. 7 ran.
Miss V Williams. Tote: �80; pl
�30, �50. Exacta: �.80.
Trifecta: �4.90. CSF: �.01.
3.50: 1, WINSTON C (N Fehily
2-1); 2, Grand Inquisitor (33-1); 3,
Colditz Castle (20-1); 4, Le Ligerien
(10-1). 6-4 fav My Way. 21/4l, 3/4l,
8l. 16 ran. H Fry. Tote: �70; pl
�40, �30, �00. Exacta: �.30.
Trifecta: �3.70. CSF: �.24.
JACKPOT: Not won, pool of
�,890.70 carried over.
QUADPOT: �.10
PLACEPOT: �4.40
KEMPTON
4.15: 1, INVITATIONAL (J
Mitchell, 20-1); 2, Vandella (3-1
fav); 3, Pacificadora (6-1). 14 ran.
(R Varian).
4.45: 1, BRAINS (Nicola Currie,
4-1 2nd fav); 2, Heatherdown (20-1);
3, Lee Roy (12-1). 13 ran. (J Osborne;
11-4 fav Drummer Jack). Nonrunner: Patronus.
5.15: 1, WITH APPROVAL (L
Jones, 10-1); 2, Molten Lava (5-1 jt
2nd fav); 3, Woggle (5-1 jt 2nd fav).
13 ran. (Mrs L Mongan; 3-1 fav
Luxford). Non-runner: Polly?s
Gold.
5.45: 1, HAPPY ESCAPE (F
Norton, 5-1); 2, Pure Shores (10-1);
3, Roman Spinner (9-2 2nd fav). 9
ran. (A Carroll; 4-1 fav Yusra).
6.15: 4, AMADE (R Havlin, 2-1
fav); 2, Castlelyons (10-1); 3, Zubayr
(14-1). 11 ran. (A G Botti (FR) ).
6.45: XTARA (B McHugh, 5-1) 1;
Uncle Jerry (9-2) 2; Beleaguerment
(5-4 fav) 3. 5 ran. (Adrian
Nicholls).
7.15: 1, BLAZON (J Fanning,
14-1); 2, Red Royalist (11-2 2nd
fav); 3, East Indies (16-1) 3. 10 ran.
(K Bailey; 10-3 fav Ilhabela Fact).
Non-runner: Buckle Street.
7.45: 1, SIR PRIZE (R Winston,
20-1); 2, Double Legend (3-1 jt fav);
3, Turn Of Luck (3-1 jt fav). 14 ran.
(D Ivory).
PLACEPOT: �748.80
QUADPOT: �.20
JASON HEAVEY
Brandon Castle 12.40 Brandon Castle
Knocknanuss 1.10 Master Dino
Third Wind 1.40 Phoenix Way (nap)
Give Him Time 2.10 Lee Side Lady
The Two Amigos (trb) 2.40 The Two Amigos
Finnegan?s Garden 3.10 Diligent
Goldslinger 3.40 Gannicus
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT-SOFT IN PLACES
JACKPOT AND PLACEPOT FIRST SIX RACES
12.40
NOVICES? HURDLE
C4 (9 flights) 2m (13 run) �393
1
1 BRANDON CASTLE (20)(CD,S)(H,T) N King 7 11 11
Bryony Frost ?99
2 2166 ZOFFANY BAY (22)(CD,G) Ali Stronge 5 11 11 ..A Wedge 98
3 500 BADDESLEY PRINCE (36) C Gordon 5 11 5 ..... T Cannon 91
4 4-40 CHAIN SMOKER (29) G L Moore 6 11 5 Jamie Moore 86
5 5F0# HARRY HAZARD (24)(H) Miss Z Davison 5 11 5
Tom Cheesman (5) 77
6 006- LOS CERRITOS (545) M Harris 7 11 5 .. Will Kennedy 82
7 -360# MR STUBBS (219) P Henderson 8 11 5 ....James Best 74
8
0L MUDDLE THINKING (34) G L Moore 5 11 5 ... Joshua Moore 74
9 0-50 PEMBERLEY (28) Emma Lavelle 6 11 5 ......A Coleman 88
10
5/6 ROYAL CONCORDE (20) Mrs L Jewell 8 11 5T Garner 81
11 L-60 TEST RIDE (20) N Mulholland 5 11 5 ............R T Dunne 86
12 L-06 MADAM ANNA (26)(G) Mrs L Jewell 6 10 12
J Sherwood (3) 80
13 -5L5 QUESTIONATION (20) P Henderson 8 10 12 ...... N Scholfield 84
Star Betting: ? 6-4 Brandon Castle, 2 Zoffany Bay,
8 Pemberley, 12 Baddesley Prince, 14 others.
2018: Jaisalmer 6 11 5, N De Boinville 3-1 (M Bradstock), 13 ran.
1.10
2.10
MOORESTYLE
TWITTER NOVICES? CHASE
C3 (14 fences) 2m 4f (6 run) �343
-F11 KNOCKNANUSS (37)(G,S) G L Moore 9 11 8
Jamie Moore ?99
2 1111 MASTER DINO (37)(G,S)(T*) G Macaire (FR) 5 11 3
D Jacob 98
3 325- GLENLOE (255)(BF) G Elliott (IRE) 8 10 12 ...... B J Geraghty 97
4 11P- GOOD MAN PAT (268)(S) A King 6 10 12 .W Hutchinson 90
5 6-65 ONEFORTHEROADTOM (22)(A,S) H Fry 6 10 12
R McLernon 94
6 5F0- SLATE HOUSE (268)(G,S)(T) C Tizzard 7 10 12.....H Cobden 90
Star Betting: ? 11-10 Master Dino, 4 Knocknanuss,
5 Glenloe, 6 Slate House, 12 others.
2018: No corresponding race.
?NH? NOVICES? HURDLE
C3 (12 flights) 2m 4f 114yds (13 run) �498
1 -150 COMMANCHE RED (18)(S) C Gordon 6 11 8 .... T Cannon 96
2 30-1 THIRD WIND (34)(CD,S) H Morrison 5 11 8T J O?Brien 86
3 6333 BRANDY CROSS (35) Miss Z Davison 5 11 2
Tom Cheesman (5) 76
4 -150# DEBESTYMAN (20)(S) Miss S Smith 6 11 2 .....G Sheehan 79
5 6-64 ECLAIR DE GUYE (20) Mrs L Wadham 5 11 2 D Jacob 82
6
LL- EMMPARA (259)(H) D F Davis 5 11 2 .............. M Grant 75
7
PP FURTHER NORTH (20) J W Mullins 5 11 2... Kevin Jones (3) 76
8 1-0L GLENO (18)(S) G L Moore 7 11 2 .......... Joshua Moore 88
9 3236 IT?S GOT LEGS (15)(V) G L Moore 6 11 2 ...Jamie Moore 87
10 /000 MERE IRONMONGER (11)(G) B Powell 7 11 2...... B J Powell 79
11 1-52 PHOENIX WAY (29) H Fry 6 11 2........... B J Geraghty ?99
12 -21F UALLRIGHTHARRY (20)(S) Mrs L Jewell 7 11 2 .......T Garner 83
13
P GLENS COUNTY (26) N Mulholland 6 10 9 .R T Dunne 76
Star Betting: ? 7-4 Phoenix Way, 7-2 Third Wind,
4 Commanche Red, 5 It?s Got Legs, 10 others.
2018: Game On 6 11 2, L Aspell 3-1 (Mrs L Wadham), 10 ran.
C5 (12 flights) 2m 4f 114yds (15 run)�119
P1L/ GENTLEMAN MOORE (835)(G)(H) Miss N L-Beavis
9 11 10 T Garner 86
2 P002 REALT OR (26)(P) D F Davis 6 11 9................. M Grant 94
3 0-L5 SHIMBA HILLS (20)(C2,S)(P,T) Mrs L Hill 8 11 9
A Coleman 96
4 /23- GIVE HIM TIME (F25)(T) N Gifford 8 11 5 J M Davies 87
5 4450 INSPIREUS (42) J W Mullins 6 11 4 ... Kevin Jones (3) 90
6 4403 LEE SIDE LADY (26)(G,S)(P) N Mulholland 9 11 4
R T Dunne ?99
7 L0-L GENEROUS HELPINGS (238)(G) G L Moore 10 11 3
Mr N F Houlihan (10) 81
8 L-L0 ZANTE (26)(C,G)(P) G L Moore 7 11 2 Joshua Moore 87
9 10L0 WINDY BOTTOM (34)(G) Miss Z Davison 8 11 2 ... Page Fuller (3) 82
10 050L SIXTIES IDOL (26)(CD,G)(B,T) Miss S West 6 11 1
M Goldstein 88
11 LP-2 TRUCKERS TANGLE (1) A Dunn 7 11 1 ........A Wedge 92
12 U650 DUC KAUTO (189)(T*) C Tizzard 6 11 0 ......H Cobden 86
13 230- BOSTIN (539)(CD,C,G,S) D C O?Brien 11 11 0......... T Cannon 90
14 LLP4 SHANROE SMOOCH (38)(S) Mrs R Ford 6 11 0 R McLernon 86
15 L-6P LAKETOUR LEADER (26) R Rowe 7 11 0.......A Glassonbury 86
Star Betting: ? 9-2 Give Him Time, 5 Truckers Tangle, 6 Lee
Side Lady, 8 Realt Or, 10 Shimba Hills, Zante, 12 others.
2018: Jully Les Buxy 8 11 8, N Scholfield 25-1 (N Mitchell), 13 ran.
NATIONAL HCAP CHASE
2.40 SUSSEX
C3 (20 fences) 3m 4f 102yds (8 run) �,018
1 R121 THE TWO AMIGOS (30)(S) Nicky Martin 7 11 12 ...........M Griffiths ?99
2 000- PEARL SWAN (260)(G,S)(B,T) P Bowen 11 11 9......S Bowen 89
3 001L RIGHTDOWNTHEMIDDLE (18)(G,S)(P) S Curran
11 11 5 G Sheehan 90
4 4551 I SEE YOU WELL (20)(C,G,S) J W Mullins 6 11 2
D Sansom (5) 93
5 4342 CALIN DU BRIZAIS (59)(G,S)(B) N Hawke 8 10 12 T Cannon 96
6 4-3U BIG MEADOW (5)(S)(P) N King 8 10 8 ....... R Johnson 90
7 -312 THE TIN MINER (20)(BF,C,S)(P) D Bridgwater 8 10 0
T Scudamore 92
8 42-4 LAC SACRE (30)(S)(B,T) J Flint 10 10 0 .....R T Dunne 88
LONG HANDICAP: The Tin Miner 9-13, Lac Sacre 9-11.
Star Betting: ? 5-2 The Two Amigos, 4 I See You Well, 5 Calin
Du Brizais, 6 Pearl Swan, 7 Big Meadow, 8 others.
2018: Vinnie Lewis 7 11 5, H Bannister 7-2F (H Whittington), 11 ran.
HANDICAP CHASE
3.10 FACEBOOK
C4 (14 fences) 2m 4f (9 run) �328
1
1.40
AT THE RACES HANDICAP HURDLE
1
1 5422 CYBALKO (9)(BF) D Bridgwater 6 12 0 ......... T Cannon ?99
2 35LP DILIGENT (7)(S)(T) A Dunn 6 11 12..........R Dingle (7) 85
3 -064 MAGUIRE?S GLEN (16)(D,S) Grace Harris 11 11 8 .... M Hamill (3) 94
4 0230 KING VINCE (55)(G,S)(P*,T) J Snowden 6 11 6 ...G Sheehan 95
5 5-43 LE CAPRICIEUX (11)(S) G L Moore 8 11 6 ........Jamie Moore 98
6 0145 TURBAN (31)(CD,C,G,S) P Henderson 12 11 5..... T J O?Brien 98
7 2-L6 HERE I AM (26)(D,G,S) Mrs D Grissell 12 11 3 Joshua Moore 89
8 62L5 ALF ?N? DOR (23)(S)(B,T) P Bowen 8 11 2 ....S Bowen 89
9 -2L3 FINNEGAN?S GARDEN (20)(CD2,D,S) Miss Z Davison
10 10 12
J Bowen 97
Star Betting: ? 9-4 Cybalko, 5 Le Capricieux, 6 Finnegan?s
Garden, 7 Alf ?n? Dor, 8 King Vince, Turban, 10 others.
2018: Bramble Brook 8 12 1, H Cobden 6-4 Fav (C Tizzard), 4 ran.
HCAP HURDLE
3.40 ATTHERACES.COM
Class 4 (9 flights) 2m (10 run)
�328
1 5-U2
2 -002
3 6-14
4 L1L0
5 3-4L
6 31-2
7 U063
ARGYLE (F32)(CD,S)(V) G L Moore 6 11 12Mr N F Houlihan (10) ?99
ODEN (27)(P*) N Gifford 5 11 12 ................R Dingle (7) 94
FIRST QUEST (31)(D,S) J Boyle 5 11 11 ....R T Dunne 98
TELEGRAPH PLACE (27)(D,S) C Gordon 6 11 11 .. T Cannon 87
MR JACK (28) Mrs L Jewell 7 11 8...................T Garner 91
GOLDSLINGER (F3)(S)(T*) G L Moore 7 11 6 ...Jamie Moore 95
STONECOLDSOBA (35)(BF,D2,G)(P) D P Quinn
6 11 6 A Coleman 93
8 4350 MAISY BELLE (20) Miss Z Davison 8 11 6 ...... Page Fuller (3) 92
9 625B GANNICUS (F17)(D,G)(P,T) B Powell 8 11 1 .. B J Powell 92
10 -650 DREAM BAIE (34)(T) M Roberts 6 10 6 .....T J O?Brien 84
Star Betting: ? 7-2 Argyle, 4 First Quest, 5 Stonecoldsoba,
Oden, 6 Goldslinger, 10 Gannicus, 14 others.
2018: Not Never 6 11 12, Jamie Moore 7-2 (G L Moore), 8 ran.
NEWCASTLE
JASON HEAVEY
MOORESTYLE
Seasearch 1.00 Grey Mist
Nevada 1.30 Rainbow Lad
Isle Of Avalon (nap) 2.00 Isle Of Avalon
Dommersen (nb) 2.30 Dommersen
One Vision 3.00 One Vision
Supreme Power 3.30 Call Out Loud (trb)
GOING: STANDARD TO SLOW
PLACEPOT FIRST SIX RACES
1.00
BETWAY HANDICAP
Class 6
2m
(9 runners)
�493
1 (8) 423- GALILEO?S SPEAR (10)(BF,G)(H,T)
Sir M Prescott 6 10 4 L Morris ?99
2 (4) 253- RUBENESQUE (J23)(D,G)(T) Tristan Davidson
7 10 3 Phil Dennis (3) 95
3 (6) 2/1- SHINE BABY SHINE (J15)(D2,A) P Kirby 5 9 12
J Mitchell 91
4 (7) 0/1- GREY MIST (22)(CD,A)(H) K McLintock 5 9 9J Hart 91
5 (2) 000- ISHARAH (18)(CD,C,A)(P,T) N C Kelly (IRE) 6 9 8
O J Orr (3) 89
6 (1) 220- SEASEARCH (15)(A)(P) A Balding 4 9 7 ........ G Lee 93
7 (9) 206- HIGHWAY ROBBER (22)(C,A,G,S)(H,T)
W Storey 6 9 0 Paula Muir (5) 89
8 (3) 053/ SIGURD (J96) Miss J Foster 7 8 10 .........B McHugh 89
9 (5) 604- DIZOARD (J60) I Jardine 9 8 10 ...............J Fanning 94
Star Betting: ? 11-4 Galileo?s Spear, 9-2 Shine Baby Shine,
5 Rubenesque, 6 Grey Mist, 7 Dizoard, 8 others.
2018: No corresponding race.
LIVE CASINO HANDICAP
2.00 BETWAY
Class 5 1m 4f (11 runners) �140
1 (2) L6-4 TOR (2)(G,S) I Jardine 5 9 10 ................S Woods (5) ?99
2 (7) 012- TRAUTMANN (22)(BF,CD2,D2,A,G)(P,T)
Rebecca Menzies 5 9 9 A Rawlinson 88
3 (8) 304- LUV U WHATEVER (19)(D4,A,G) Mrs M Fife 9 9 9
B McHugh 86
4 (10) 0/1- ISLE OF AVALON (11)(D,A) Sir M Prescott 4 9 8
L Morris 98
5 (4) 052- GLAN Y GORS (22)(G)(P) D Thompson 7 9 5 C Lee 97
6 (6) 344- MIDDLESCENCE (22) Lucinda Egerton 5 9 5 .K O?Neill 85
7 (9) 414- CHAMPARISI (27)(C,D,A) G Tuer 4 9 4 J Mitchell 87
8 (5) L00- FEARAUN (83) Mrs Stella Barclay 4 9 3 ..........J Hart 83
9 (1) 125- ROYAL COSMIC (161)(D3,S) R Fahey 5 9 0 .. T Hamilton 84
10 (3) 02L- FRENCH HEROINE (22) D Carroll 4 8 10 .....J Fanning 86
11 (11) 315- PAMMI (22)(BF,CD,D,A,S) J Goldie 4 8 7..Phil Dennis (3) 87
Star Betting: ? 11-4 Isle Of Avalon, 7-2 Trautmann, 4 Tor,
8 Pammi, 10 Glan Y Gors, 12 Royal Cosmic, 14 others.
2018: Theglasgowwarrior 4 8 13, P J McDonald 8-11 Fav (J
Goldie), drawn (8), 9 ran.
CASINO HANDICAP
2.30 BETWAY
Class 5 1m 2f (9 runners) �140
1 (8) 606- DOMMERSEN (18)(A) Roger Fell 6 9 11..B Sanderson (5) 92
2 (1) 411- ELYSEES PALACE (247)(CD,A) Sir M Prescott
5 9 8 L Morris ?99
3 (9) 01L- GOD WILLING (17)(D,G)(T) D Carroll 8 9 6 .......J Fanning 90
4 (4) 252- MAMETZ WOOD (19)(BF)(P) K Burke 4 9 6
Jonathan Fisher (7) 90
5 (7) 001- REMMY D (61)(D,G,S) J Goldie 4 9 4 ...Corey Madden (7) 92
6 (2) 305- ROCKWOOD (122)(D,A,G)(V) K McLintock 8 9 4......J Hart 91
7 (6) 452- MR CARBONATOR (19)(BF,A) P Kirby 4 9 1 ....J Mitchell 96
8 (5) 550- BAHKIT (32)(CD,D,A,G) P Kirby 5 8 12 ....A Mullen 88
9 (3) 612- BERLUSCA (20)(D2,A,G,S) David Loughnane
10 8 11 Mark Crehan (7) 91
Star Betting: ? 2 Elysees Palace, 9-2 Mametz Wood, 13-2 Mr
Carbonator, 7 Dommersen, 8 Remmy D, 10 others.
NOVICE STAKES
RIDERS? HANDICAP
3.00 LADBROKES
C5 3YO 1m 2f (9 runners) �140
1.30 AMATEUR
Class 6 1m 4f (12 runners) �369
1 (4) 210- NEVADA (17)(BF,G)(B*) S Gollings 6 11 0
Mr S Walker 97
2 (10) 112/ RAINBOW LAD (602)(D2,A,G) M Appleby 6 11 0
Miss S Brotherton 96
3 (7) 2L5- BELABOUR (128)(D,A) W Brisbourne 6 11 0
Becky Brisbourne (3) ?99
4 (8) 455- SOMETHING BREWING (J8)(A)(P) I Jardine
5 10 12 Mr Nathan Seery (7) 98
5 (6) 60L- ROMANTIC (58)(A,G,S) N C Kelly (IRE) 10 10 6
Mr C J Todd (5) 94
6 (5) 060- CROSS SWORDS (34)(P) Roger Fell 4 10 3
Heavelon V?d Hoven (7) 88
7 (1) 040- HUGOIGO (22) J Goldie 5 10 0
Miss Shannon Watts (7) 88
8 (12) 060- EMPEROR SAKHEE (22)(H) K McLintock 9 10 0
A Anderson (3) 89
9 (3) 604- ELITE ICON (22)(S) J Goldie 5 10 0Miss C Walton 89
10(11) 000- ONDA DISTRICT (107)(S) Mrs Stella Barclay 7 10 0
Miss Sophie Smith (5) 88
11 (2) 600- HELLAVASHOCK (J15)(V) A Whillans 6 10 0
Mr Connor Wood (7) 86
12 (9) 000- KILCORAN (22) P Kirby 4 9 11.... Mr Tom Midgley (5) 88
LONG HANDICAP: Hugoigo 9-13, Emperor Sakhee 9-13, Elite
Icon 9-13, Onda District 9-13, Hellavashock 9-13, Kilcoran 9-10.
Star Betting: ? 11-4 Nevada, 7-2 Rainbow Lad, 6 Something
Brewing, 7 Belabour, 10 Romantic, 12 others.
2018: Esspeegee 5 10 7, Jessica Cooley(3) 6-5 Fav
(A Bailey), drawn (6), 8 ran.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(4) 13- KHEROS (20)(A) Archie Watson 9 7 .......E Greatrex ?99
(7)
6- GATE CITY (17)(V*) Adrian Nicholls 9 2 ...A Mullen 77
(1)
ONE VISION C Appleby 9 2 ...................... J Mitchell 82
(8)
5- TOP POWER (37) A Balding 9 2 ...................... G Lee 91
(6)
4- WAR TIGER (50) R Fahey 9 2 ............... T Hamilton 94
(9)
0- AMBER (22) P Niven 8 11 ........... Ben Robinson (3) 79
(3)
LIZZIE LOCH A Whillans 8 11 .....................C Hardie 78
(2)
MISS MOROCCO J Gosden 8 11 ................ R Havlin 86
(5)
0- TRAPANI (25) J Gosden 8 11......................K O?Neill 89
Star Betting: ? 2 Kheros, 3 One Vision, 4 Miss Morocco,
6 Top Power, 7 War Tiger, 12 Trapani, 50 others.
2018: Flag Festival 9 2, T Marquand 2-1 (C Appleby) (1), 4 ran.
HANDICAP
3.30 SUNRACING.CO.UK
Class 4 7f
(6 runners)
�728
1 (3) 45-5 CALL OUT LOUD (5)(D6,A,S)(T,V) M Appleby
7 9 9 A Rawlinson ?99
2 (6) 145- FUWAIRT (74)(D2,A,G,S) David Loughnane 7 9 7
Mark Crehan (7) 98
3 (4) L0L- MADE OF HONOUR (10)(D,A,G)(P*) K Burke 5 9 5 C Lee 94
4 (1) L10- PORTLEDGE (37)(CD3,A)(B) J Bethell 5 9 5 .....J Fanning 93
5 (5) 00L- ANDALUSITE (17)(D2,A,G)(V) J Gallagher 6 8 3 A Mullen 87
6 (2) 000- SUPREME POWER (61)(CD,D,A,G)(P)
Miss T Waggott 5 8 3 L Morris 91
Star Betting: ? 5-2 Call Out Loud, 3 Made Of Honour,
4 Fuwairt, Portledge, 8 Supreme Power, 12 Andalusite.
2018: No corresponding race.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
COL?S IN A TIZZ
OVER Elixir
HISa Tolworth
NUTZ
tonic
MAKING THE
GRADE: Elixir
De Nutz wins
the Tolworth at
Sandown
yesterday.
Inset, Colin
Tizzard
COLIN TIZZARD was thrilled
with his star novice Elixir De
Nutz after he toughed it out to
win the Tolworth Hurdle.
The grey gelding ground out a game
all-the-way success to take the Grade
One contest at Sandown.
Tizzard?s five-year-old, wearing the
familiar yellow and black colours of
owner Terry Warner, kept up the
gallop to see off his four rivals in
the hands of Tom O?Brien.
Elixir De Nutz put in a
good round of jumping and
found
plenty
when
tackled by Grand Sancy
in the closing stages to
score by half a length.
The flop of the race
was Nicky Henderson
youngster Rathhill,
who made an early
mistake and was soon
struggling.
Elixir De Nutz was
completing a hat-trick after two
wins at Cheltenham and was cut to 14-1
from 20-1 for the Supreme Novices?
Hurdle with Betfair and Paddy Power.
Tizzard said: ?He has toughed that
out again. Going from the front like
that, you have got to be tough. He jumps
his hurdles and is away from them so
fast. If we held him up I don?t know
whether he could do that.
?That is the beauty of him ? the way
he crosses a hurdle, he takes a length
out of them every time. If he folded
today in second, no one would blame
TORNADO FACES NAAS BATTLE
TORNADO FLYER and
?
Battleoverdoyen clash in an
exciting renewal of the the Lawlor?s Of
Naas Novice Hurdle today.
Willie Mullins has claimed this Grade
One prize seven times and this year
fires a three-pronged assault.
Tornado Flyer appears his chief
contender. The six-year-old was
third in the Champion Bumper at last
season?s Cheltenham Festival before
landing the Punchestown equivalent.
He made a smart start to his hurdling
career at the same track last month.
Mullins also saddles runaway Cork
?
winner Come To Me and Getareason,
who was last seen finishing second
behind stablemate Easy Game in the
Navan Novice Hurdle.
Gordon Elliott is double-handed in
his bid for a second success in the
race, following Death Duty in 2017.
Battleoverdoyen was snapped up for
�5,000 after winning an Irish point-topoint and has been impressive in
winning a Punchestown bumper and a
Navan maiden hurdle this winter.
He is joined by stable companion
Commander Of Fleet, who has
looked a classy prospect.
?
?
? by JASON HEAVEY
him but he is a tough old boy and has
had a hard race.
?Terry [owner] said when he sent
him to me he is the best horse he has
had for a long time. He has surprised
us as he is not that brilliant at home.
We?ve had him for four runs, three
wins and one second, and he is just a
very nice horse.?
Tizzard added: ?I wouldn?t
think there is any chance of
him running between now
and Cheltenham. He has
had four runs already
this season and it would
be nice to save him for
the three festivals.?
Henderson said of the
beaten market leader:
?He was just a bit naive
about the whole thing. He
wasn?t very happy on the
ground, but he was just
playing around in the air. He
didn?t have the experience for it.?
Houblon Des Obeaux justified strong
market support to run out an easy
winner of the �0,000 Unibet
Veterans? Handicap Chase Final.
The 12-year-old was as big as 20-1 in
the morning and was backed down to
7-1 at the off.
The gamble was justified as Venetia
Williams?
gelding
stamped
his
authority on the three-mile contest.
She said: ?I?m absolutely thrilled. We
always hoped a race like this might
come his way. It was a smashing ride.?
OF NAAS NOVICE HURDLE (GRADE 1)
1.50 LAWLOR?S
Class 1 (11 flights)
2m4f
(9 runners) ?46,991
1
1/11 BATTLEOVERDOYEN (21) G Elliott 6 11 10........................Jack Kennedy 138
2
1/61 COME TO ME (28) W P Mullins 7 11 10 ......................................P Townend?146
3
30-1214 FIRST APPROACH (42)(BF,G) N Meade 6 11 10 ................S W Flanagan 117
4 3113442 GETAREASON (21) W P Mullins 6 11 10...........................................N Fehily 141
5
3531-1 LONE WOLF (36)(T) Joseph P O?Brien 6 11 10 ........................... M P Walsh 139
6
0-122L MAGNIUM (21) Mrs J Harrington 6 11 10 ..................................... R M Power 119
7
131-1 TORNADO FLYER (28)(D,G,S) W P Mullins 6 11 10.......................R Walsh 138
8
11-1L COMMANDER OF FLEET (35) G Elliott 5 11 7.........................D N Russell 135
9
13-12 SAMS PROFILE (28) M F Morris 5 11 7 ......................................B J Cooper 125
Star Betting: ? 6-4 Tornado Flyer, 13-8 Battleoverdoyen, 8 Come To Me, 10 Lone Wolf,
Commander Of Fleet, 14 Getareason, 20 Sams Profile, 33 Magnium, First Approach.
2018: Next Destination 6 11 10, P Townend 8-15 Fav (W P Mullins), 8 ran.
Tornado Flyer 4-9fav (11-12) Ran freely, close up on inner, jumped left at
STARFORM 2nd, 3rd after 5th, travelled well after 3 out, switched left approaching
straight, improved to lead before last, kept on well, comfortably, won at
Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Dec beating Take Revenge (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 18 ran.
Battleoverdoyen 8-15fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead at 6th, went clear after
3 out, pushed along after 2 out, stayed on strongly run-in, easily, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl
in Dec beating Momus (11-12) by 13l, 21 ran. Come To Me 11-4 (11-12) Prominent, led
approaching 3 out travelling smoothly, left clear from next, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork
2m mdn hdl in Dec beating Lighthouse Warrier (11-7) by 17l, 24 ran. Lone Wolf 9-4 (11-12)
Tracked leaders, soon 4th, not fluent 2nd, moderate 2nd approaching straight, closed from
before last, led run-in, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl.
GREYHOUND TIPS AND RESULTS
BELLE VUE FANCIES
11.03 Carriglong Gill (2-4-5) 11.19 We
Dont Pay (3-4-1) 11.34 Carbury Catch
(6-3-2) 11.48 Deja Delight (6-1-2)
12.04 Jakey Big Boy (Nap) (5-4-6)
12.18 Eternal Flame (6-3-2) 12.33
Floorlayer (4-6-1) 12.48 Minnies Jaffa
(1-4-6) 1.04 Up The Jive (1-4-5) 1.19
Glenamaddy Born (4-1-3) 1.37 Trust
No One (5-4-3) 1.51 Fahy Ben (1-3-5)
KINSLEY FANCIES
2.06 Auto Blitzer (Nap) (6-1-2) 2.21
Bantam Faye (6-1-4) 2.38 Mineola
Outlaw (6-4-3) 2.57 Chamberlain
Emma (6-2-3) 3.13 Shellam Clem
(1-2-6) 3.29 Balinaguila Brae (2-6-3)
3.44 Hazelgrove Flame (2-1-3) 4.02
Uncle Longbow (6-4-1) 4.18 Drive On
Ivy (6-3-2) 4.33 Always Active (1-3-2)
4.51 Inniskeel Tilly (6-5-1) 5.09 Unify
(2-3-5) 5.25 Mapleleafforever (1-6-2)
5.44 Marsha (5-6-4)
PERRY BARR FANCIES
2.12 Dandy Lady (1-5-2) 2.26 Blue
Rose Wonder (2-6-5) 2.44 Telex Magic
(6-1-5) 3.04 Final Joy (Nap) (5-2-6)
3.22 Ballyhone Jet (1-6-4) 3.37
Sabbatical (6-1-5) 3.53 Ratchies
Defoe (3-6-1) 4.09 Castell Pete (1-2-3)
4.24 Ballygibbon Liz (5-1-3) 4.41
Charleys Johnny (5-4-2) 4.58 Hooyas
Mate (4-6-5) 5.17 Tullig Hogg (5-4-1)
5.37 Doolieve Aero (6-4-3) 5.55
Slaneyside Fiji (1-2-4)
CRAYFORD
10.36: Yacht Julie (2) 5-2 jt-fav,
Droopys Nuka (5) 4-1, bf: �.78, tri:
(2-5-6) �.59. 10.51: Kerryroad Fifi (2)
5-2, Rogue Raptor (5) 5-1, bf: �.12,
tri: (2-5-1) �.71. 11.06: Canine
Conqueror (4) 3-1, You Know Nothing
(3) 6-1, bf: �.29, tri: (4-3-2) �.78.
11.21: Lord Kinsale (1) 5-2, Do Your
Bit (2) 6-1, bf: �.21, tri: (1-2-5)
�.20. 11.36: Joyful Diva (3) 7-2, Jet
Stream Tracy (5) 9-2, bf: �.18, tri:
(3-5-1) �.21. 11.52: Kelva Chloe (2)
8-1, Manonamission (5) 10-1, bf:
�4.39, tri: (2-5-3) �3.42. 12.06:
Pesky Flood (2) 9-4, Bluebell Bonny (1)
7-4 fav, bf: �67, tri: (2-1-5) �.06.
12.21: Mona Jaxxon (2) 6-4 fav, Society
Shock (3) 2-1, bf: �50, tri: (2-3-4)
�.07. 12.36: Mill Street Sky (4) 5-1,
Carriglad Tess (1) 9-4, bf: �.67, tri:
(4-1-2) �.25. 12.54: Newlawn Rodney
(4) 3-1, Black Quartz (3) 6-1, bf: �.88,
tri: (4-3-6) �9.18. 1.07: Anglesey A
Five (5) 3-1, Bimbam Priscilla (2) 3-1,
bf: �.24, tri: (5-2-6) �.94. 1.22:
Eske Can (3) 2-1, Fastaway Bobby (1)
6-4 fav, bf: �73, tri: (3-1-6) �.16.
1.37: Ballymoon Hope (4) 3-1,
Ballyroyal Sarah (5) 8-1, bf: �.95, tri:
(4-5-1) �.67. 1.57: Guvnas Bob (4)
7-2, Kerstin Boy (6) 9-2, bf: �.25, tri:
(4-6-5) �6.79.
NEWCASTLE
2.07: Queenies Turkish (2) 5-1, Half
Day Ray (3) 3-1, bf: �.33, tri: (2-3-1)
�.94. 2.24: Bambamhurricane (2) 3-1,
Mill Harold (4) 5-1, bf: �.48, tri: (2-41) �.76. 2.42: Mill Gio (4) 7-4 fav,
Tiwood Eve (6) 3-1, bf: �30, tri: (4-61) �.19. 2.59: Droopys Happy (5) 5-2,
Airport Blues (3) 5-1, bf: �.10, tri:
(5-3-1) �.46. 3.19: Farloe Harper (2)
4-1, Canny Marlene (6) 3-1, bf: �.84,
tri: (2-6-3) �.10. 3.36: Galley Jessie
(4) 6-4 fav, Target Chayd (3) 3-1, bf:
�26, tri: (4-3-2) �.40. 3.53: Hee
Haws Winifer (6) 11-4, Annas Secret (4)
Evens fav, bf: �00, tri: (6-4-2) �.86.
4.14: Tullymurry Idaho (4) 5-1,
Brigadier Razler (3) 6-1, bf: �.77, tri:
(4-3-1) �0.86. 4.28: Mustang Fling (4)
3-1, Tip Top Act (3) 7-4, NR: Miss
Bumblebee (res), bf: �.36, tri: (4-3-6)
�.11. 4.47: Dunvegan Lad (6) 3-1,
Quare Weather (5) 8-1, bf: �.59, tri:
(6-5-4) �.06. 5.07: View Lucky (4)
4-1, Mill Gianni (6) 3-1, bf: �.10, tri:
(4-6-1) �6.99. 5.27: Blackjack Dec (3)
7-4 fav, Target Silk (4) 8-1, bf: �.94,
tri: (3-4-5) �.22. 5.44: Beaming Mix
Up (5) 3-1, Troy (3) 10-1, bf: �.23, tri:
(5-3-2) �3.45. 5.59: Juicy Zuma (5)
5-1, Farloe Apollo (2) 4-1, bf: �.23,
tri: (5-2-6) �2.88. Placer (�stake)
(Races 1-6) �8.00, (Races 9-14)
�2.00.
PERRY BARR
10.38: Longcroft Alice (4) 3-1, Miss
Austria (3) 9-4 fav, NR: Chaotic Kate
(res), bf: �.03, tri: (4-3-2) �.61.
10.53: Sovereign Alexa (3) 7-4 fav, Ascot
Faye (2) 3-1, bf: �73, tri: (3-2-1)
�.06. 11.08: Rocky Dee (6) 4-1, Malbay
Dakota (1) 3-1, bf: �.63, tri: (6-1-2)
�.72. 11.23: Blue Shrew (2) 6-1,
Ballymac Bono (3) 8-1, bf: �.21, tri:
(2-3-1) �1.95. 11.38: Memories Visit
(5) 7-4 fav, Shanias Flight (6) 10-1, bf:
�.87, tri: (5-6-3) �.55. 11.54:
Cloncunny Sal (1) 7-4 fav, Geneva Ken
(6) 8-1, bf: �.75, tri: (1-6-3) �.10.
12.08: Oldavys Lady (4) 8-1, Cefn Lowri
(3) 7-2, NR: Beaming Nikita (res), bf:
�.51, tri: (4-3-1) �.94. 12.24:
Madisons Nodrog (2) 6-4 fav, Phoenix
Herrera (6) 3-1, bf: �49, tri: (2-6-4)
�.81. 12.39: Glenquain Boss (4) 5-2
jt-fav, Ballymac Ringo (3) 4-1, bf:
�.78, tri: (4-3-1) �.13. 12.57:
Gortkelly Silver (5) 6-4 fav, Ballymac
Lash (3) 6-1, NR: Slaneyside Roxie (res),
, : Ballymac Quane (res), bf: �.42, tri:
(5-3-6) �00. 1.11: Stassen (3) 9-2, Cefn
Jim (2) 10-1, bf: �.18, tri: (3-2-5)
�1.53. 1.27: Swift Leila (1) 9-4, Ryves
Explorer (4) 4-1, bf: �.36, tri: (1-4-2)
�.55. 1.44: Tommys Beauty (2) 7-2,
Leahs Phantom (4) 5-2 fav, bf: �.08,
tri: (2-4-3) �.23. 1.59: Moanteen Larry
(2) 6-4 fav, Cu Sith Caley (4) 8-1, bf:
�.15, tri: (2-4-3) �.56.
ROMFORD
10.29: Jaytee Hollywood (6) 5-1,
Borwick Happy (3) 4-1, bf: �.73, tri:
(6-3-1) �1.49. 10.43: Ickle Nortyseven
(5) 4-1, Bridge Zara (6) 7-2, bf: �.18,
tri: (5-6-1) �.01. 10.57: Pro Blaze (2)
7-2, Slippy Seanie (6) 3-1, bf: �.01,
tri: (2-6-3) �.75. 11.12: Skyline
Splash (3) 7-2, Mays Primrose (4) 4-5
fav, bf: �28, tri: (3-4-2) �.08. 11.27:
Highfly Jack (5) 3-1, Secondtimearound
(1) 5-4 fav, bf: �61, tri: (5-1-2) �.62.
11.43: Genuine Bubbles (3) 3-1, Fire
Height Mona (2) 5-1, bf: �.02, tri:
(3-2-4) �.59. 11.59: Suirview Cian
(3) 6-1, Jacobs Nev (1) 7-4 fav, bf:
�.72, tri: (3-1-2) �.49. 12.13:
Happy Blue (4) 5-1, Slaneyside Julie
(1) 6-4 fav, bf: �.12, tri: (4-1-2)
�.89. 12.28: Charlies Boy (1) 11-4,
Young Lord (3) 4-1, bf: �.80, tri:
(1-3-5) �.38. 12.44: Reggies Kid (4)
6-1, Highfly Noah (5) 5-2 fav, bf:
�.83, tri: (4-5-2) �.72. 12.59:
Winter White (6) 3-1, Piemans Flossy
(2) 9-2, bf: �.74, tri: (6-2-5) �.66.
1.14: Lannister (1) 4-1, Swift Nathan
(4) 8-1, bf: �.64, tri: (1-4-2) �8.93.
1.28: Borwick Dasher (6) 3-1, Bustino
(2) 3-1, bf: �.72, tri: (6-2-4) �.24.
1.47: Borwick Sleepy (5) 6-1, Seans
Dara (1) 6-1, bf: �.00, tri: (5-1-2)
�9.68.
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JACOBS?
Crackers
Five-time Naps Table champ
Moorestyle?s best bets?
SUNDAY SERVICE
PHOENIX WAY (nap)
looked all about stamina
on his second start over
hurdles at Sandown last
time and should open his
account at the third time
of asking at Plumpton.
The son of Stowaway
stayed on strongly to run
the classy I Can?t Explain
to five lengths and this
extra half mile should be
right up his street.
He should complete a
quick treble for the market
leaders on the card with
the free running
BRANDON CASTLE
(12.40) and MASTER
DINO (1.10) set to land
their respective contests.
The Sussex National has
a disappointing turnout of
eight and looks at the
mercy of the top weight
and seven-year-old THE
TWO AMIGOS (2.40).
The selection jumped
superbly to land a similar
event over three and three
quarter miles at Exeter
and is taken to defy a
10lbs penalty.
CALL OUT LOUD (3.30)
is only a pound higher
than his last victory just
over a year ago and has
a clear-cut chance to
take the finale on the
all-weather at Newcastle.
The seven-year-old
didn?t seem to enjoy the
sand kick-back at
Southwell last time out
and is better judged on
his fifth at Chelmsford
in December.
TORNADO FLYER
(1.50) landed his maiden
hurdle in brilliant style
at Punchestown and can
take a steep rise in class
in his stride in the Grade
One Lawlor?s of Naas
Novice Hurdle.
His biggest danger
could come from
stablemate and easy
Cork maiden winner
Come To Me.
ANTE-POST
I still can?t believe that
Gordon Elliott and
Gigginstown will run
APPLE?S JADE in the
Mares? Hurdle at the
Cheltenham Festival and
I think she is worth
backing at non-runner, no
bet in the Stayers? Hurdle
at around the 8-1 mark.
Following his smooth
success at Newbury,
Nicky Henderson?s
CHAMPAGNE
PLATINUM looks
good value at 16-1 for
the Ballymore Novices?
Hurdle at the festival.
He travels ever so well
through his races and
a decent test over an
extended two-and-a-half
miles should prove right
up his street.
40
SUPER SELB
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Mac on
the Mark
? DARTS
TOP seed Mark McGeeney
did not have it all his own
way as he battled through to
the second round of the
BDO Lakeside World
Professional Darts
Championships yesterday.
McGeeney, 46, who had
darts for the title 12 months
ago before Glen Durrant
retained his crown, beat
Dutchman Derk Telnekes 3-1.
But in the third set he had
to hit back from 2-1 down to
take it 3-2 for a 2-1 lead in
the game and then secured
victory 3-1 in the fourth set.
McGeeney missed four
match darts before landing
double two to triumph.
He said: ?That was a hard
game because Derk is a
fantastic player.
?He is a future world
champion and this was
probably the hardest
first-round game I have had
in my life. I wasn?t looking
forward to it but I am just
relieved to get through it.?
RICHARD LEWIS
Jo right
at home
? TENNIS
BRITAIN?S Johanna Konta
has eased through her
first-round qualifier for the
Sydney International.
Sydney-born Konta, 27,
ranked 37th in the world,
beat 277th-ranked Miriam
Kolodziejova 6-3 6-2 in 71
minutes to set up a
meeting with Russian
12th seed Ekaterina
Alexandrova.
Elsewhere, Heather
Watson advanced in the
Hobart qualifiers but Katie
Boulter suffered a
three-set defeat.
British No.2 Watson,
who won the event in
2015, overcame home
favourite, Australia?s
Naiktha Bains, 7-5 6-3.
But No.3 Boulter was
beaten 6-3 3-6 6-1 by
Belgium?s Greetje Minnen.
The tournaments in
Sydney and Hobart are
among the final WTA
events before the
Australian Open begins
on January 14.
Fed in at
double
? TENNIS
ROGER FEDERER and
Belinda Bencic secured a
2-1 win over Germany?s
Angelique Kerber and
Alexander Zverev to win the
Hopman Cup for the second
year running.
In a rerun of the 2018 final,
Federer beat Zverev 6-4 6-2
to give the Swiss an early
1-0 lead.
Wimbledon champion
Kerber levelled the tie,
beating Bencic 6-4 7-6 (8-6).
But the Swiss pair claimed
a tight 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) win
in the mixed doubles to
claim their fourth Hopman
Cup title.
The mixed doubles is
played in the FAST4 format,
where the first team to four
points wins a game, with a
tie-break held if the scores
are at 3-3.
Twenty-time Grand Slam
winner Federer is the first
player to win three Hopman
Cups ? twice with Bencic
and once with Martina
Hingis, in 2001.
Lee steps up in his latest title test
LEE SELBY will kick-start his
bid to become a two-weight
world champion this year after
losing his IBF featherweight
title to Josh
Warrington last
May.
Selby will step
up to superfeatherweight or
lightweight after
struggling to
make the 9st
featherweight
limit for
several years.
He said: ?I
struggled with
the weight my
whole career ? I?m
big framed.
?Ideally, once I?d
won the world title
in 2015, I should
? by TOM HOPKINSON
have vacated and moved up, because
after the first defence the snap just
wasn?t there.
?Two or three weeks out from fights I
was looking great, strong as an ox
and fit as a fiddle but losing that
last stone took it out of me.
?Some of the stuff I?ve done
to make weight is not normal.
?I?d be chewing my food but
not swallowing it, I wouldn?t
tell my team. I?d have a bowl
of salad, a tiny bit of white
fish. Then I?d have another
meal and spit it out.
?I didn?t rehydrate as well.
?Now, moving on, I still have
the boxing skills and extra
sharpness because I won?t be
dehydrated and struggling to
make weight.
?The power has always been
there, losing that last bit of
weight just drains me. I?m looking
forward to it and I?ll be a different
fighter.
?If I didn?t think I could achieve a world
title or be involved in big fights I wouldn?t
do it, it?s too hard a sport to be second
best.?
Selby trains in the Bristol gym that
houses the Empire Fighting Chance
charity, which uses boxing to help young
people tackle problems including mental
health issues, drink or drug dependency,
underperformance at school and
challenging family lives.
As the pefect ambassador, Selby, 31, has
spoken openly about his problems with
drink and drugs in his youth, about the
death of his older brother 10 years ago
and the impact it had on him.
He has talked about losing his mother
in the days leading up to his rematch
with Jonathan Victor Barros in 2017 and
? a week after that fight ? the death of his
grandfather.
But despite all the setbacks he has
faced, Selby has somehow found the
strength to stay positive and he now uses
the highs and lows of his life to help
others with their struggles.
?I?m trying to pass on my experiences
and advice,? he said.
?I?m not the greatest public speaker, I?m
not someone who can just stand up and
tell people like it is, so I just let them ask
the questions and we start from there.
?Off their questions, I bounce back and
I can get to them that way.
?If I wasn?t a boxer they wouldn?t
acknowledge me but when they have seen
me on TV and boxing, they sort of look
up to me and take in what I have to say.
?We go into deprived areas and the kids
are quite bad, and if it?s a PE teacher
trying to talk to them, they?re not going
to listen.?
Selby was 21 when his brother fell into
a river and drowned.
He said: ?When my brother passed
away, that was my lightbulb moment.
?I turned pro and the rest is history.?
TOUGH TIMES:
Josh Warington
took Selby?s IBF
featherweight
crown
FOCUS: Selby aims
to overcome
last year?s
disappointment
BACK-TO-BACK BOWLS IS
THE TARGET FOR PHILLY
LAST year, a raucous Philadelphia crowd
roared their team to the Super Bowl in
a thunderous NFC Championship win over
Minnesota.
The Eagles, of course, went on to lift the
Vince Lombardi trophy against the New
England Patriots a couple of weeks later.
But if they are to repeat that feat,
Doug Pederson?s side will have to
cancel out the noise from a rowdy
Chicago crowd in a wildcard
match-up which could really live
up to the name.
Both Philly and the Bears had
players named as first-team All
Pro selections last week,
meaning some of the NFL?s best
talent will be on show tonight.
And Chicago coach Matt Nagy is
well aware of the standard needed if his
side are to advance to the divisional round
next weekend.
He said: ?This is where it gets real. It?s
exciting to have one at home and, again,
? by MICHAEL HAM
I?m just going to let everybody know here
in Chicago how important it is to get those
fans to be as crazy as they?ve ever been
? and I can?t wait for it.
?It?s going to be a fun day at Soldier Field.
?It?s my challenge to them and I know
that they?ll accept it with open arms
and get ready to rock and roll.?
Another person ready to rock
and roll, though, is Eagles
quarterback Nick Foles.
After replacing Carson Wentz
following an injury last year and
leading the Eagles to glory, Foles
is at it again this time around.
With Wentz out injured once more
it will be Foles, who himself is
struggling with a rib problem, in at
quarterback.
But Pederson (above) is not concerned
and says Foles will be ready to go.
?It appears he?s just the same old Nick,?
Pederson said. ?I look back on the
season and what we?ve gone through
with the injuries and different
personnel changes and things like
that and the message is the same.
?We try to go 1-0 every week and
that?s the bottom line.
?But this year more so, you?ve
got to show faith and trust in the
guys that are playing. And we
had some young guys play and
you?ve got to show the trust that
we have confidence that they
can get this done and then we?ve
got to coach them.
?Chicago are getting pressure on
the quarterback so he is having to throw the
ball early or the ball gets tipped or it causes
a poor decision.
?They?ve got a lot of eyes on the
quarterback and they?re opportunistic in
that way. They do a great job of stripping
and sort of punching the ball out from
running backs and it?s turning into points.?
REAL DEAL:
Bears coach Matt
Nagy wants his
side to put on a
show
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
LEGEND: Sir
Ian Botham
BEN STOKES has received
a timely lift as he prepares
for another potentially
explosive clash with West
Indies.
Legend Sir Garfield Sobers has
revealed he is a huge fan of the
England man and insists he is the
best all-rounder from these shores
since Sir Ian Botham.
Sobers is also sure Caribbean
cricket fans will relish seeing him
up close in the mouthwatering
Test, ODI and T20 battles.
Marlon Samuels and Carlos
Braithwaite may not echo
Sobers? opinion, having dished
out some torment to Stokes in the
past.
Samuels gave him an outrageous
?salute? send-off after dismissing
him and Braithwaite?s six-hitting
feat off Stokes helped his
country to a World T20
Final win in 2016.
However, Sobers
(right) is full of praise
for Stokes, 27, who
will be determined
to wreak havoc and
avenge some of the
punishment he has
endured
at
West
Indian hands.
Joe Root?s men arrive
in the tropical islands
this week with the first of
three Tests starting in Barbados
on January 23. Stokes is keen to
continue to let his cricket do the
talking following a successful Sri
Lanka tour after returning from
his ban for the Bristol nightclub
incident.
And Sobers, who knows a thing
or two about batting, bowling and
fielding from his 93-Test career,
enjoys Stokes? ?aggressive playing
style?.
Sir Gary, 82, said: ?I don?t know
about his lifestyle off the field but
EXCLUSIVE
? by GARY FITZGERALD
as a cricketer and how he plays the
game he is an excellent example
for young players.
?I like Stokes, to me he is a good
cricketer. I like his approach to
things, his bowling and batting are
very strong.
?He is also a fine catcher in any
position on the field. So you see he
has all the ingredients you need to
be a world-class all-rounder.
?The West Indian fans love a
cricketer with a bit of fire in his
belly. Someone with attitude, who
wants to be confrontational and
play aggressive cricket. So I expect
them to enjoy Stokes coming over
to play once more with England.
?Freddie Flintoff was a fine
all-rounder but, for me,
Stokes is something else.
?He is the best England
all-rounder since Ian
Botham. I remember
Ted Dexter who was
also a fine player.
?He didn?t bowl as
much but he was up
there too. England
have always had a good
Test all-rounder.
?I?ve seen Stokes walk
out to bat when everyone
else was struggling and he
made it look very easy. That is the
sign of a great player.
?He doesn?t just go out there and
be aggressive and try and bash it
around. He plays the right shots at
the right time and the older he gets
the better batsman he?ll become.?
Sir Gary wishes the cricket does
the talking and fills the headlines
rather than any more unsavoury
incidents on or off the field.
He added: ?Sometimes things can
happen in the heat of the moment.
Watson
targets
return
Players are passionate and can get
carried away but I?m really looking
forward to what will be a very hard
and competitive series.
?It would be good if we see one
of the best series for a long time
because the rivalry between
England and the West Indies has
been special for a long time, all the
way back to Learie Constantine,
Denis Compton and the others.
?I liked playing against England,
especially on my
home ground. The
atmosphere is a
little different
there these days
with England
fans coming
over in their
thousands to
make it
a lmo st
t h e i r
h o m e
Test. But
that?s
fine. We
love the
Barmy
A r m y
coming because they
love their cricket and they
help the economy!?
England will start as
firm favourites after
whitewashing Sri Lanka
before Christmas ? proving
they can win abroad.
They have also lost just four
of their 24 Tests against the
Windies since the start of the
millennium.
?It will be a close series,? said
Sobers.
?West Indies are still
inconsistent and trying
to get back to where we
need to be.
?I expect
England to
edge it.?
LEGEND SOBERS SAYS
ENGLAND?S STOKES IS...
? by GARY
FITZGERALD
ANTHONY WATSON
wants to give Eddie
Jones a big selection
headache by roaring
back better and faster
in 2019.
The England and
Lions star is hungry to
regain the No.15 jersey
he was forced to give
up because of injury.
It is easy to guess
what the Bath fullback?s New Year?s
resolution is ? get fit
and stay away from The
Rec?s treatment room as
much as possible right
up to the World Cup.
Watson, 24, (below) has
had to put his international hopes on hold for
the last 10 months as he
tries to repair his body.
His comeback from an
Achiles tear was delayed
when he re-injured
himself in training, and
he said: ?I?ve had to
come into the gym to do
eight hours each time
and up to six days a
week. But it?s been
worth it.
?I am getting myself
as strong as possible.
I have no issues about
getting back to where
I was before.
But I don?t
even want
to do
that ? I
want to
be better
and
faster.?
TEST:
Ben
Stokes
has a
big
series
ahead
of him
The best
since Botham
AUSSIE
batsmen
struggled before bad
light and rain halted play on
the third day of the final Test
against India in Sydney.
Play ended early with Australia
slumped at 236-6 after opening
the day on 24-0, trailing by 386
runs. India lead the series 2-1,
with the Aussies still needing
187 to avoid the follow-on
after the tourists
declared on Friday
at 622-7.
?
ARCHER?S GRAVE DECISION
A TOUR to the West Indies once filled England
batting line-ups with dread and fear.
Now Joe Root and the rest of his top
order will have one thing on their mind in
the Caribbean ? filling their boots.
The defection of Jofra Archer to
England has been held up as an
example of just how difficult life is for
the former world beaters.
The former West Indies Under-19s star
looks set to play for England at some
stage in 2019 and could yet star in this
summer?s World Cup. Johnny Grave (left) the
English CEO of West Indies cricket, says
England?s opponents have been hit harder
than any other in a modern era of
freelance Twenty20 cricketers.
?We have felt the effects more than
anyone else in the world,? he said.
?There?s huge disappointment in
Barbados. Everyone respects the fact
that he has an English father and was
always going to be faced with this choice.?
RICHARD EDWARDS
SHAN
MASOOD,
Asad Shafiq and Babar
Azam led Pakistan?s
fightback against South Africa,
all scoring half-centuries on the
third day of the second Test at
Newlands. But Dale Steyn and
Kagiso Rabada claimed
four-wicket hauls, leaving the
visitors all out for 294. The
hosts now have a target
of only 41 runs when
play resumes
today.
?
41
Exeter
scrap to
top spot
? by MARTIN HOPWOOD
EXETER returned to the
Premiership summit after
a scrappy 14-9 win at
home to West Country
rivals Bristol.
Three Ian Madigan
penalties had given the
visitors the lead twice but
as they were looking
second best,
the Chiefs?
Sean
Lonsdale
sealed
the win
with 15
minutes
to play.
Bath
indiscipline
helped Worcester to a
21-19 win over 11 men at
the final whistle.
Bath were comfortable at
the break, leading 19-3,
but Ross Batty?s red card
on the hour mark came
before three yellow cards
in the final 10 minutes,
with Bryce Heem?s (above)
last-minute converted try
giving the Warriors
breathing space over
bottom side Newcastle.
Gloucester slip to
fourth after a thumping 3416 defeat at Leicester,
haunted by two tries from
former winger Jonny May.
Harlequins thumped
Newcastle 38-17 at
Richmond Park to go third.
The damage was done in
the first half as the visitors
led 28-3 at the break
before adding their fifth
try five minutes into the
second half.
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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Dele?s sure
Spurs have
depth to be
real four-ce
SMILES
BETTER:
Liverpool?s
football this
season has
delighted
Jurgen Klopp
ON GUARD:
Pep Guardiola
has had to
endure some
testing times
of late
? by NEIL GOULDING
DELE ALLI has no doubts Tottenham have the
resources to deliver on FOUR fronts.
The England midfielder starred as Spurs
spanked League Two Tranmere Rovers 7-0 at
Prenton Park on Friday night to keep their FA
Cup challenge on track.
And even though it was Spaniard Fernando
Llorente who scooped the man-of-the-match
award for a fine hat-trick, victory assured
Mauricio Pochettino?s hungry side continue to
chase for Quadruple honours.
They are third in the Premier League, face
Chelsea on Tuesday in the first leg of the
Carabao Cup Semi-Final and also have a
mouthwatering Champions League clash with
Borussia Dortmund next month.
Alli said: ?We need to start to winning things.
It?s about time for us as players.
?We want to win trophies, that?s our aim. We
want to win every game and every competition.
?We?ve been playing well. As players we want
to get as far as we can.
?Some people might expect you to prioritise
different competitions but we believe we?ve got
a strong squad with great
players.
?As players we want to
make sure we compete in
every competition. We?ve
got to make sure everyone
is on it.
?You can take your
foot of the gas but
you?ve got be
consistent and
keep performing at
the top level.?
Spurs?
comprehensive
win over Tranmere
kept the club?s
hopes alive of a
first FA Cup crown
since 1991.
But the Londoners
have not won anything
since their the 2008
League Cup under
ex-boss Juande Ramos.
Alli (right) who gave an
assured performance as
captain against Tranmere,
added: ?I want to keep
improving as a player and
as a person as well and
2019 can definitely be better
than 2018.
?I?m not going to stop trying
to improve, I?m going to keep
going and be better than I was
last year and the year before that.?
Spurs had been flying on a seven-game
unbeaten run before their shock 3-1
home defeat to Wolves at Wembley at
the end of last month.
But since then they have showed their class
having bagged 10 goals in two matches.
The win over Tranmere was their biggest
margin of victory in a competitive match since
beating Wigan 9-1 in the Premier League in
November 2009.
?The manager didn?t need to say much to us,
as players we were disappointed with that
defeat to Wolves,? said Alli.
?We?d been in great form, so maybe we got a
little bit carried away with ourselves.
?You can?t do that if you want to things and be
a top, top team.
?The players all had a long look at ourselves
after that ? and we know we can?t let that
happen again.?
?We?ll still shine
without Son?
TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino is
confident his side won?t ?suffer? when Son
Heung-Min is away at the Asian Cup.
The South Korea forward has been in sublime
form with nine goals in his last 10 games.
But Son, 26, leaves for international duty on
January 13 after Spurs? Premier League clash
with Manchester United ? and could be
missing until next month if his country
reaches the final in Abu Dhabi on February 1.
Pochettino said: ?I?ve accepted we?re going to
lose him, so I?ve tried to make sure the squad
is strong enough to push forward and to
perform in the way which we expect.?
PEP
MANAGERIAL
HONOURS
Barcelona B
Tercera Division:
2007-08
Barcelona
La Liga: 2008-09,
2009-10, 2010-11
Copa del Rey:
2008-09, 2011-12
Supercopa de
Espana: 2009, 2010,
2011
UEFA Champions
League: 2008-09,
2010-11
UEFA Super Cup:
2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup:
2009, 2011
Bayern Munich
Bundesliga: 2013-14,
2014-15, 2015-16
DFB Pokal: 2013-14,
2015-16
UEFA Super Cup:
2013
FIFA Club World Cup:
2013
KLOPP
MANAGERIAL
HONOURS
Borussia Dortmund
Bundesliga: 2010-11,
2011-12
DFB Pokal: 2011-12
DFL Supercup: 2008, 2013,
2014
Manchester City
Premier League:
2017-18
EFL Cup: 2017-18
FA Community Shield:
2018
MICKEY TO MAKE IT TRICKY
MICKEY DEMETRIOU is hoping to keep
Jamie Vardy quiet ? just like he did when
the pair last clashed.
Seven years ago, Newport County
centre-half Demetriou denied Vardy any
goal celebrations ? and the League Two
man also kept Harry Kane off the
scoresheet for 82 minutes last season.
Those achievements mean Demetriou
(left) 28, and his Newport team-mates
host the Foxes feeling they have nothing
? by GRAHAM THOMAS
to fear from their FA Cup Third-Round
clash.
Vardy scored 34 league goals in his final
season for Fleetwood in 2012 but
Demetriou, then of Kidderminster, said of
their clash: ?He didn?t score that day and
hopefully he won?t today, either.
?We did lose 2-0 but Vardy didn?t get
one. He?d had a really good year and
scored all the time that season so
just stopping him scoring was an
achievement.
?Vardy already had a massive reputation
at that level and we all knew he was going
to be the next big thing.
?He was a good player then but he?s
probably even quicker now and he?s
become a world-class player. You could
tell he was going to make the step up.
?It was only a few months later that he
KLOPP TO
KOP
TITLE
LVG backing Reds? ?fighting
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
machine? to blow City away
FORMER Manchester United
manager Louis van Gaal is
backing Jurgen Klopp to beat Pep
Guardiola to the Premier League.
After hailing the Liverpool boss as a
superior coach to his Manchester City
rival, Van Gaal reckons the Reds will take
the title from the champions.
And that?s despite seeing their lead at the
top slashed to four points by a 2-1 defeat at
The Etihad on Thursday.
The Dutchman believes City possess
better players ? but insists Klopp is giving
Guardiola a masterclass in coaching.
Van Gaal, 67, a seven-time title winner in
Holland, Spain and Germany, who bossed
United to fourth and fifth-placed finishes
in his two seasons at Old Trafford, said:
?Klopp has turned Liverpool into an
absolute fighting machine ? both
attacking and defending.
?So if I was to put my money
on one club for the league, it
would be Liverpool.
?Their team is not based
on the highest quality
when it comes to their
players.
?In fact, the highest
quality players are at City.
?But at the same time,
that is the weakness in
? by SIMON MULLOCK
Guardiola. He only coaches his teams in an
attacking way. Always.
?The moment his team has to defend,
they look terrible. Liverpool have a team
which can defend much better.
?That?s because Klopp has trained them
to be a fighting force, whether they have
the ball or not. That?s exactly what is
lacking in Guardiola?s team now.
?City have fabulous football ideas and a
sparkling way of playing ? but not the right
fighting spirit.
?Don?t get me wrong, I still love to watch
the way City play. But the way Klopp makes
Liverpool play is absolutely fantastic.?
City blew the title race wide open by
ending Liverpool?s unbeaten league record.
And now the Merseysiders face the first
test of their resolve, with a trip to
Wolves in the FA Cup tomorrow
followed by a Premier League
visit to Brighton next
weekend.
City have home games
against Rotherham and
Burton in the FA Cup and
Carabao Cup Semi-Finals
respectively, before
resuming their title
defence against Wolves
at home.
But Van Gaal (left) felt
the thrill-a-minute clash
at The Etihad illustrated
the strengths of Klopp?s
team and the weaknesses
Guardiola has to address.
He said: ?The match
proved to me that City
cannot defend. When Liverpool equalised
there were enough City defenders around
the box to prevent it.
?But most of the time, in the Premier
League, City don?t have to defend because
they outplay most opponents.
?When they face a strong side, you can
see that the City players are not able to
defend properly. They look erratic.
?Liverpool deserve applause because
most teams cannot force Man City into a
situation where they have to defend.
Liverpool did push them at one point in the
second half and then we could see that
City were in trouble.
?Just look at Roberto Firmino. He
hardly touched the ball, but his
amount of running for the team was
incredible.
?Klopp also has Sadio Mane and
even Mo Salah running their socks
off in all matches.
?Those three help the others to
defend and they also have the energy
to counter-attack and create things
when they win the ball back.?
Van Gaal added: ?Having said that, I
am glad that City beat Liverpool because
it has made this title race even more
sensational.
?The excitement is huge right now. Three
teams can still become champions, because
we can?t rule Tottenham out.
?But if you ask me which of the title
chasers has the best team, I will say
Klopp has.
?Liverpool?s players have a bigger desire
to win the title and that will help them win
the league.
?For me Liverpool just want it more than
the Man City players.?
NOT THIS
TIME:
City star
Kevin De
Bruyne
with the
trophy
last
season
?If I was to put my money on one
club for the league, it would be
Liverpool? - Louis van Gaal
FOR VARDY AGAIN
went to Leicester, so it will be great to
test myself against him again if we are
both on the pitch.?
Demetriou versus Vardy is what the FA
Cup is all about, just as it was last
season when the League Two defender
hardly let Kane have a kick.
Winning their personal battle put
County within eight minutes of the shock
of the round, until Kane was left alone for
a split second and stabbed home an
equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw. Spurs won
the replay 2-0 at Wembley and the
former Bognor Regis, Eastbourne and
Shrewsbury defender reckons Kane gave
him a tougher time than Vardy.
?Kane probably gave me the harder
afternoon. But it will be a very tough
afternoon today, although I?m really
looking forward to it.?
Newport County v Leicester City
Today, 4.30pm, BBC One
Puel?s best team a mystery
CLAUDE PUEL has defended himself
against accusations he will play a
weakened side in today?s tie at
Newport and said: ?I don?t know
what my best team is.?
Leicester City?s boss (right) is
under pressure from supporters to
progress in the competition.
Rotation for the visit of Man City
in the quarter-finals of the Carabao
Cup was not well received last month,
sparking grumblings of discontent ? but
Puel launched a bizarre defence of his
methods. He said: ?I?m confident in my
squad. I want to put in place a team
to compete at a high level.
?But I have players who have
given a lot at international level.
?So we need to rest some to
prevent injury, to protect two or
three. I have to be careful.
?I will put out a strong enough
team to win the tie. But I don?t know
what my best team is.?
43
Blades
must be
on point
? Today: Sheff Utd v Barnet
SHEFFIELD UNITED
manager Chris Wilder
plans to ring the changes
for their FA Cup Third
Round tie with Barnet.
The Championship
side have never faced
their National League
opponents before and the
Blades? boss (below) sees
this as a good chance to
rotate his squad.
Defender Kean Bryan
and on-loan Everton
midfielder
Kieran
Dowell
are both
set to
make
their
debut.
But
assistant
Alan Knill says the Blades
must still be sharp.
He said: ?We?ve got to
be at our best. If we are
it will be a tough game
for Barnet.
?But all the time
you must respect the
opposition, irrelevant of
the league they are from.?
Darren Currie will be in
the dugout for Barnet as
their search for John
Still?s replacement
continues.
And Currie will be
hopeful captain Callum
Reynolds will be fit
enough to start as he
attempts to prove he can
manage the Bees on a
permanent basis, as the
part-timers attempt to pull
off a cup upset.
Al right
to have
a moan
? Today: Woking v Watford
WOKING boss Alan
Dowson has challenged
his men to silence the
moaners and groaners at
the Kingfield Stadium and
carve themselves a place
in the club?s history.
The 7,000 capacity
ground has two special
areas, one of which pays
tribute to the celebrated
Woking teams of the past
and legends such as Clive
Walker and Geoff Chapple.
The other is
Moaners?
Corner,
where
the
more
negative
and
vocal
element of
the Cards? supporters are
encouraged to stand.
Dowson (above) said:
?It?s a funny thing about
this place.
?They?ve got their own
Moaners? Corner here ? if
anyone wants a moan they
have their own place.
?I used to find it quite
trying but I get on all right
with them now.?
Today?s opponents
Watford are waiting on the
fitness of defender
Christian Kabasele, who
injured his shoulder on
Boxing Day.
Defender Sebastian
Prodl, who is linked with a
move to Fenerbahce,
could make his comeback
from a knee injury.
2pm, BT Sport 2
44
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
OPPORTUNITY: Ranieri
RANIERI
FRINGE
BENEFITS
? by HARRY PRATT
CLAUDIO RANIERI has
told Fulham?s fringe
players to use the FA Cup
today as a shop window to
get away.
Admitting he has been
unable to rotate his team
as much as he would like
because of the Cottagers?
lowly Premier League
position, Ranieri will ring
the changes for the
third-round visit of League
Two Oldham.
And the Italian reckons
the home tie is the perfect
platform for those feeling
unwanted at Craven
Cottage to showcase their
talents.
Asked if it is fair to
expect his reserves to
produce the goods this
afternoon when they are
unlikely to feature in
Fulham?s vital relegation
scrap at Burnley on
Saturday, Ranieri claimed
a decent display could
actually earn them a move
elsewhere.
The Fulham chief said:
?If you show some good
football and a good
performance, maybe
somebody else can
remember you. That would
be good for Fulham ? and
good for the players too.
?I think that is the reason
they must be very, very
motivated to show their
best.?
Ranieri, runner-up in the
2002 FA Cup as Chelsea
manager, knows he will be
accused of disrespecting
the competition by fielding
a significantly weakened
line-up but he argues he
has little choice but to rest
first-team regulars.
He added: ?For me, the
FA Cup is a very good
competition and we want
to do well in it. Oldham is
not a friendly.
?We want to win but of
course at this moment the
Premier League is much
more important for us.?
Fulham v Oldham
Today, 2pm
I?m Wildly
optimistic
PETE WILD had already
bought his train and match
ticket to go with his mates to
Craven Cottage today before
being made Oldham
caretaker boss.
Now he is in the dugout
opposite Claudio Ranieri ?
but he knows plenty about
overcoming the odds.
He said: ?Fulham aren?t in
the best form so maybe we
can add to their frustrations.
?We have had so many
giant-killing cup wins down
the years and most of those
I have been at as a fan.
?I?d settle for a draw. Even I
don?t like going to Boundary
Park on an icy Tuesday night
in January so I?m sure
Fulham wouldn?t!?
?We haven?t won a
trophy for a few years.
It?s been too long,
really, for a club
like this. We
can only try
to do our bit
and add to
that history?
LOW POINT: Trent
Alexander-Arnold
after defeat at
Manchester City
SAYS LIVERPOOL DEFENDER
TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
ANOTHER GLORIOUS CUP RUN
CONOR COADY treasures the memory of FA
Cup glory and has a message for the critics
writing off the competition: ?You don?t realise
how big it is.?
The Wolves skipper, 25 (left) will again try to
stop the Jurgen Klopp juggernaut from
claiming the Black Country club as yet
another scalp tomorrow night.
The latest tussle comes just a couple of
weeks after the Reds beat Nuno Espirito
Santo?s side 2-0 at Molineux in the Premier
? by NEIL MOXLEY
League. Both managers are likely to make
changes but the central defender does not
want to be taken out of the firing line.
And he says anyone who discounts the
relevance of the competition clearly hasn?t
tasted success in it.
On loan from Liverpool, Coady was part of a
Sheffield United team that was going
nowhere in League One until the FA Cup
breathed life into their campaign. Defeating
Premier League Aston Villa, the Blades also
accounted for Charlton and Nottingham
Forest as they reached Wembley where they
were beaten by Hull City, then in the top
flight, in the semi-final.
Coady said: ?The FA Cup still matters. It
matters to the players and it definitely
matters to the supporters.
?What I would say is that perhaps you don?t
understand how big it is until you have been
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD felt
the pain of defeat at The Etihad
both as a player and a lifelong
Liverpool fan.
? by STEVE MILLAR
fan. But I know the rest of the lads want to
win things as much as I do.
?We won?t let this ruin our season. We?ve
He had done everything in his power to been really good in the first half of the
secure victory against Manchester City on season and now we need to pick it up
Thursday night playing a major part in the again.
Reds? dramatic equaliser.
?Going to the home of the champions was
But the hurt of their first Premier League always going to be tough but we had a game
defeat for 242 days bit deeply into a fiercely plan. City are a great side, very tough, but
proud Alexander-Arnold, born 10 minutses we had our chances and didn?t take them.
from the club?s Melwood training ground.
?In the end, we got punished for not
Now, in his and his team-mates? eyes, the
making the most of what we created by a
quality side which scored two great
only way is up with a win, win, win
goals.
mission on three fronts ? the
LIVERPOOL
Premier League, Champions
?City has gone now though.
League and FA Cup.
TO BEAT WOLVES It?s important we bounce back
Tomorrow night Liverpool
as quickly as possible. Every
travel to Molineux to face
competition is important
Wolves in the third round with
for us. It?s an opportunity to
an overwhelming message to
win a trophy and it?s a great
the faithful that Jurgen Klopp?s
opportunity to put this behind
high-flyers won?t be grounded
us.
for too long.
?I?m sure the manager sees
Alexander-Arnold?s burning
it like that. He?ll look to put
ambition, like his fellow class
a strong team out to give us
acts in red, is to win a trophy
the best chance of going
this season.
through.
The England right-back, 20,
?We want to win every
promises Liverpool will certainly give it a competition. That?s how big clubs think. It?s
go to end their silverware drought since not a case of us dismissing the Wolves game
their last FA Cup Final triumph back in as being low down on our list of priorities.
2006.
?It?s an important game but even more so
Alexander-Arnold said: ?Every defeat after we?ve tasted defeat in the Premier
hurts and, listen, this is a bitter one to take. League for the first time. We?ve had a lot of
The manager will be hurting too.
wins this season and we were dreading this
?I can assure you that all the players are moment.
feeling it.
?In the back of our minds, we knew that
?And I probably hurt a little bit more we would lose a game eventually because
because I?m a Liverpool lad and a Liverpool football is like that. But City lost their
4/5
unbeaten record at Anfield last season ? and
at the same time of year ? and responded by
going on another long run of winning
games.
?Now it?s about reacting in the right way.
Bouncing back.
?The manager is a perfectionist. He will
speak to us about this disappointment and
tell us what he now expects from us as a
team.?
Alexander-Arnold can still vividly recall
that 2006 victory at Cardiff ? and Steven
Gerrard?s stunning last-minute strike
which forced extra time before Liverpool
beat West Ham on penalties.
History repeating itself this season would
make the West Derby-born star?s first dream
come true.
Alexander-Arnold added: ?I remember
Steven Gerrard?s goal against West Ham. It
was a great final and a great day for the
club.
?We?re all trying to get back to those days
again ? and hopefully that will happen this
season.
?Liverpool are a great club with a massive
history and the players who are here now
must carry that responsibility.
?We haven?t won a trophy for a few years.
It?s been too long, really, for a club like this.
But it is what it is. We can only try to do our
bit and add to that history.
?Everyone has got to play their part. We?ve
got to go out there as a team and try to bring
something back home. We?re still in three
competitions and hopefully we can win a
trophy whatever that will be.
?That means trying to win them all and
see where it takes us.?
Wolves v Liverpool
Tomorrow, 7.45pm, BBC One
INSPIRATION: Steven
Gerrard scores in the
2006 FA Cup Final
Klopp?s
winning
mentality
From Back Page
talk about silverware it always
sounds like we have to get each
little thing.
?We cannot change how other
people think. But how can you
talk about winning the FA Cup?
?It is not as if we are even
after the quarter-finals or semis
of the FA Cup.
?We want to win everything
but you cannot win it in the first
game. You have to make sure
you are as good as possible in
the first game and make right,
maybe tough decisions.
?It is difficult like Champions
League games because it is a
very important competition. But
we have to make sure we play
with the right intensity for this if
you can make changes.
?I don?t think Wolves will make
changes. They have a very
tuned team. We will have to
make a couple, we will see.
?We have to try our best in
every game we play and so far
that?s what the boys did.?
Klopp said he is certain to
recall left-back Alberto Moreno.
He added: ?One hundred per
cent. Alberto is an unbelievable
professional and an important
part of the dressing room. He is
in very, very good shape.
?We played Wolves down
there recently and it was really
difficult. It was a tough draw.
?And against Manchester City
it was not all positive. But it
was not all negative. We take it
as it is and learn from it.
?It is just one football game. In
the last month, the boys have
played outstanding football.?
Warnock?s
Nat happy
CUP-LIFTING: Gerrard
raises trophy aloft at
the Millennium Stadium
LVG?S PREM
TITLE TALK
Turn to Pages
42-43 to read
ex-Man United
manager?s
silverware
predictions
NEIL WARNOCK accused
Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool
of ?lacking class? after the
defender snubbed Cardiff and
opted to join Bournemouth.
Bluebirds boss Warnock
thought a loan deal for the
right-back, 27, was in the bag.
But Bournemouth boss Eddie
Howe hijacked the move last
week to Warnock?s surprise.
He said: ?I was disappointed
with Nathaniel Clyne, having
known the player, I gave him his
debut at Crystal Palace.
?I?m disappointed not just
with the boy himself but with
Liverpool as well for not ringing
me, not telling me.
?To see it on TV, when I have
done everything right and they
have promised he?s my player
this week, it?s a disgrace, just a
lack of class, isn?t it really??
Asked to confirm Liverpool
had promised the defender
would join him, Warnock said:
?Correct. And Nathaniel did.
?It?s disappointing, isn?t it?
?I probably should have been
illegally tapping him up,
shouldn?t I?
?But I did everything right.?
TOM HOPKINSON
WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO COADY
in an FA Cup run. When I was on loan at Sheffield United
there was nothing better.
?They were one-off games ? we were looking forward
to it with anticipation.
?It was special. It was definitely special for me. It gets
supporters on the edge of their seats.
?The foreign lads might be new here but it?s an
important competition for us.
?You cannot just dismiss the effect of a successful FA
Cup run on any club.
?It?s the best thing in the world to have a run in this
competition. For Wolves it would absolutely lift everyone
and everything up another level.?
Wolves have pre-sold more than 25,000 tickets and
hope a few thousand more will be shifted before kick-off.
The club had contrasting fortunes during the holiday
period.
The highlight was a 3-1 victory over Spurs at Wembley
but the loss to Liverpool was followed up by a defeat too
to Crystal Palace and it took a late equaliser to salvage a
point from Fulham.
Coady has featured in the League Cup and has no
issue with playing in every game. He added: ?The game
against Palace was flat. We were flat, they were flat and it
should have been a draw.
?There are going to be bumps in the road, we knew
that. But the club is going in the right direction.
?Liverpool is a great game for everyone. I?ll make sure
I?m ready for it.
?I don?t want a rest, I want to play in every game
possible.
?The place is going to be rocking. There?s no doubt
about that.?
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Neil job
for boys
? Today: Preston v Doncaster
ALEX NEIL won?t flinch from
turning Preston into a youth
club again.
Ethan Walker became the
youngest ever North End
player to appear in a league
game at 16 years and 156
days against Aston Villa
eight days ago.
And Neil will be brave
enough to repeat the act at
a club where Howard
Kendall played in the 1964
FA Cup Final against West
Ham when he was 17.
He said: ?You have probably
got half of the crowd thinking,
?Give them a go?, and the
other half not wanting you to
put the kids on.
?Ethan is very direct and
dynamic ? he?s stocky but is
powerful and quick with it.?
Doncaster midfielder Ali
Crawford, 27, scored a
sensational free-kick against
Rochdale last week and was
straight back on the training
ground to work on a rerun.
He said: ?I work on my
delivery every day.?
JOEL?S BIG
LETDOWN
? Today: QPR v Leeds
QPR defender Joel Lynch
wishes he was facing a
test of Carlos Tevez-esque
proportions rather than a
regular ?Championship?
battle against Leeds.
He said: ?I haven?t had
too many good draws in
the FA Cup and this is just
another Championship
game for us.
?You?re always hoping
for a big draw.
?The key is to beat
Leeds and get a big team
in the fourth round.
?In the FA Cup I?ve only
ever played against West
Ham for Brighton ? Tevez
up front absolutely ran me
ragged but I enjoyed it.
?It just interests me to
see how good these
players really are.?
Leeds forward Tyler
Roberts, 19, said: ?It will
be nice to get back into
the team, get a run out
and hopefully I can do
well and prove myself to
get more minutes.?
Pearce
in clear
? Today: Millwall v Hull
MILLWALL loanee Alex
Pearce is in contention to
make his first start for the
club after the FA cleared
him to play.
The defender, 30, signed
from Derby on Friday.
Boss Neil Harris said:
?Pearcy brings a wealth of
experience.
?We?ve lacked a little bit of
leadership at times in
games where we?ve let late
goals in or conceded too
many goals and we?ve
needed that presence in
there at the back.
?I just feel that Pearcey
brings us a voice and
leadership in training.?
George Long, 25, will
replace David Marshall in
goal for Hull.
Long, who has only
made one Carabao Cup
appearance this season,
said: ?I?m excited to play.
?I just want to go out and
show what I can do and
what I?ve been working on
throughout the season.?
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JUST
PRAY
FER
OUR
TITLE
CHANCES
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Moyes
is tipped
From Back Page
Potters board are fast
running out of patience
with Rowett, with the
club?s hopes of an
immediate return to the
Premier League hanging
in the balance.
If Moyes is appointed, he
will become the fourth
manager at the bet365
Stadium in 12 months.
The Scot, 55, has been
out of work since steering
West Ham to safety last
season and walking away
from the Londoners
having failed to agree a
new contract.
Mark Hughes was fired
as Stoke chief this time
last year after crashing
out to Coventry in the FA
Cup third round. And Paul
Lambert was axed in May,
having failed to keep them
in the Premier League.
Rowett?s side narrowly
escaped cup humiliation
at Shrewsbury yesterday.
SHREWSBURY 1
STOKE 1: See
RESULT! Page 7
Morata
on move
? by TONY STENSON
CHELSEA will allow striker
Alvaro Morata to leave in
January as soon as they
sign a replacement.
Sources claim they have
lost patience with the
forward and are working
hard to capture Gonzalo
Higuain from Juventus,
Hirving Lozano from PSV
Eindhoven or Callum Wilson
of Bournemouth.
Chelsea have almost given
up on Morata living up to the
�million they paid Real
Madrid in 2017.
The Spain ace, 26,
described by manager
Maurizio Sarri as ?fragile? is
wanted by AC Milan and
Sevilla and Chelsea hope
talks can begin before they
start making their moves.
Sarri wanted Higuain when
he took over last summer and
Juventus have since farmed
him out to Milan to make
way for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea have reportedly
made a �m bid for
Lozano, 23.
Under
bid over
EXCLUSIVE
? by HARRY PRATT
ARSENAL?S hopes of
landing AS Roma ace
Cengiz Under this month
appear dead.
The Italians slapped a
�million price tag on
their Turkey winger, 21, in
December to fend off
interest from a number of
top European clubs.
In addition to the
Gunners, Chelsea and
Bayern Munich were also
chasing Under.
But both the Blues and
Bayern dropped out of the
race last week ? leaving
the way clear for Arsenal
to land the Serie A star.
However, the Emirates
hierarchy, having failed
with an initial �m bid,
are unlikely to return with
an improved offer.
Meanwhile, misfit Mesut
Ozil is refusing to leave
this month ? unless it is a
permanent move.
PEP TALK:
City boss
makes his
point to
Fernandinho
MIKE GIVES MILLERS PLAYERS
MIKE POLLITT knows all about FA Cup
shocks. He was in the Wigan squad which
pulled off the stunning Wembley final victory
against Manchester City back in 2013.
Now as Rotherham goalkeeping coach he
will tap into the knowledge from that famous
afternoon to hopefully inspire the side fourth
bottom of the Championship.
Rotherham face mission impossible at The
Etihad today as the Millers attempt to grind
out an unlikely result against Pep Guardiola?s
? by STEVE MILLAR
Premier League champions. But, as Pollitt
knows only too well, stranger things have
happened as Wigan, on that May day, won the
only major trophy in their 81-year history
courtesy of Ben Watson?s last-minute header.
Pollitt, 46 (left) said: ?I got badly injured in
the third round against Bournemouth. I
ruptured my thigh which proved to be a
season-ending injury. But the lads went on a
great run after that. It was still great, though,
being at Wembley watching them pull off one
of the biggest shocks in the final.
?Again, just like now, no one expected City
to lose against Wigan who were fighting to
stay in the Premier League.
?I remember sitting in the team hotel before
the game and no one was giving Wigan a
mention. All the talk was about City and how
many they were going to win by.
?We evidently were just coming along for
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Guardiola relying on senior
service from his big names
PEP GUARDIOLA has saluted his band of
serial senior winners ? and prays that
Fernandinho stays fit to fight on four
fronts.
The nail-biting victory over Liverpool at a bouncing
Etihad Stadium kept Manchester City hot on the heels of
the Premier League leaders.
Today, the attention turns to the FA Cup and the
third-round tie against Rotherham, again on home soil.
Then on Wednesday, City entertain Burton in the
Carabao Cup Semi-Final first leg before the return of
the Champions League next month.
That four-midable target is a task for seasoned players
? and Guardiola believes he has got them in the shape of
Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, David
Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.
Guardiola, himself, is exhausted by the intensity of
City?s demanding schedule and jokes he would love
to rest on a sunbed for the next two
months.
But the flip-flops are for another
day.
Right now, all that matters
is keeping a winner-takes-all
mentality.
Guardiola said: ?Yes, I would love
to have two months holiday right
now. This month was really
tough but it is what it is.
?If you want to be a
top, top club for
organisation
you
cannot
deny
any
game or drop any
competition.
?Important players
make the difference
and I have a lot of
respect
for
the
players who every
single year ? 10, 11
years ? do that. It is
what I respect the
most.
?Everyone
can
have
an
exceptional
season, good moments,
six months.
?But
players
like
Vincent, like David, like
Sergio, like Otamendi,
every single year they
VIN IT TO
are there competing
WIN IT:
with the desire to get
Kompany
more and more and
more.
?Winning
is
so
addictive that when you
taste it you say, ?Wow, I
want more of that?.
? by STEVE MILLAR
When you win, you want more. Today we spoke about
that. It was a final for us against Liverpool.?
Guardiola handed even more plaudits to two of his
main warriors, Fernandinho and midweek goalscorer
Aguero, who at 33 and 30 respectively are rolling back
the years.
He added: ?We miss Fernandinho when he?s not there,
definitely. With Fernandinho?s specific quality we don?t
have a replacement for him, his duels. He is an incredible
player and he is so important for us.
?He showed it again. So, pray for him to be fit for as
long as possible. And we need Sergio in these kind of
games too.
?In these matches, this kind of player always shows he
is here. We needed him and he responded incredibly. He
won the headed duels with Dejan Lovren and sometimes
fought with Virgil van Dijk.?
Guardiola is banking on his big players to help City KO
Rotherham today as he stressed the importance of the
FA Cup to him as the one domestic trophy to elude him
since coming to England.
?In these games, important players make the difference
and he did. Maybe it?s going to help us when we play in
the knockout games because he has these incredible
knockout numbers.
?We are going to play the next game like a final knowing
that if we go through we are out for the second most
important competition here in England ? and that is
going to happen.
?The Premier League in December and January is so
tough and demanding for everybody so we are not special
like that.
?But we have a big enough squad. Kevin De Bruyne is
coming back. Ilkay Gundogan is back. Everybody is
going to rotate and everybody is going to play. It?s the
only way.
?When you talk about the difference between the
Champions League and the Premier League, the
difference is the quality of the players. The opponents
are so good.
?They don?t need anything to score a goal and create
chances. You have to live the game like it is the last game
in our lives. If you don?t, you cannot compete in these
kinds of games.?
Man City v Rotherham
Today, 2pm
HITMAN: Aguero
netted against
rivals Liverpool
KEY MAN:
Midfield
ace David
Silva
ROCK IN
DEFENCE:
Otamendi
MAN CITY
?
are taking no
chances with Kevin De
Bruyne?s fitness as Pep
Guardiola plans an assault on the
Champions League. De Bruyne, 27,
has made just four starts this season
after suffering two serious knee injuries.
And after complaining of muscle soreness
after playing against Leicester on Boxing
Day he was left of the win at Southampton
and was an unused substitute as City
beat Liverpool on Thursday. He is in line
to play some part against Rotherham
today but City want their playmaker
in peak condition for the
last-16 tie against Schalke,
with the first leg
on February 20.
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HIS PARTY POLLITT-ICAL BROADCAST
? that we couldn?t celebrate properly a
win which would probably never happen
again.
?We will probably give this a mention to
the players to show what can happen if
you plan right and have the breaks. We
don?t know what sort of team Pep will
pick but whoever he chooses it?s still
going to be a strong one.
?They?ve got quality everywhere. But as
Wigan proved shocks can happen and
TRANSFER
Talk
Hitman
Kiril?s a
bargain
? by HARRY PRATT
BULGARIAN hotshot
Kiril Despodov is up for
grabs this month ? with
CSKA Sofia ready to sell
their prolific forward for
just �illion.
That news has alerted
a host of Championship
and Premier League
clubs.
Cardiff
City, Aston
Villa and
Middlesbrough
are all
showing an
interest in
Despodov,
22 (above) who is also
wanted by CSKA
Moscow.
Regarded as Bulgaria?s
best talent since Dimitar
Berbatov, Despodov ?
capped five times ? has
scored 24 goals in 79
league appearances
since joining Sofia in
July 2016.
YOUNG Chelsea keeper
Nathan Baxter is a loan
target for several
Championship clubs.
Baxter, 20, is on loan at
Yeovil but has a break
clause in his deal at the
League Two club.
He recently signed a
new deal, tying him down
until 2023 and Chelsea are
keen to see him play at a
higher level.
Gian in
demand
LVG?S
PREM
TITLE
TALK
the ride. But Roberto Martinez prepared a
team he felt could beat them. And we
managed it against all the odds.
?But there were no celebrations. We had
a crucial game at Arsenal on the Tuesday
night ? a game which saw us relegated.
?It was surreal. There was the FA Cup
perched on a table and instead of
champagne and beer the players were
supping recovery drinks.
?That was the biggest disappointment
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hopefully Rotherham can create a huge
shock of their own.
?The lads have been great all season.
They have been punching above their
weight after being everyone?s favourites
to go down.
?We?ve not been murdered by anyone ?
so far. We?ve got a great team spirit so we
are up for the task.?
Pollitt will have a few final words with
his Rotherham keepers before one of
them faces the daunting task of staring
down the barrel of Sergio Aguero?s gun,
backed up by partners in crime Gabriel
Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.
He added: ?I imagine our No.1 keeper
will be in goal, Marek Rodak. But we
haven?t spoken about the line-up yet.
There?s also Lewis Price who could come
into the team for the FA Cup.
?He?s experienced but it might be unfair
to throw him into this game.?
EVERTON are tracking
Atalanta?s Italian
Under-21s ace Gianluca
Mancini.
The defender, 22
(below) will decide on
his future in the summer
after an impressive
season
which has
seen him
play 14
Serie A
games.
Atalanta
want the
centre-back
to sign an
extension on a contract
that still has another
four years to run, with
Inter Milan and Roma
also interested. But
Everton are also keen.
MARIO BALOTELLI will
snub Newcastle and sign
for Marseille after being
booted out of Nice by
Patrick Vieira.
The Italian was banished
from Lyon?s training
ground by his former Man
City team-mate Vieira after
refusing to commit his
future to the club.
Now Marseille can pip
Toon to the striker, 28.
with Lyon tearing up the
last six months of his deal.
GEORGE THORNE has
completed his loan move
from Derby to Luton.
The midfielder, 26, will
join the Hatters for the
rest of the season in a bid
to kickstart his career
after some terrible luck
with injuries, including a
cruciate ligament rupture
and a broken leg.
Luton are also keen to
take striker Mo Eisa, 24,
on loan from Bristol City
for the rest of the season.
FREE
INSIDE
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MOYES
GOING
FOR
STOKE
RESULT!
PULLOUT
HAT?S THE
WAY: Players
pile on List
as Bradley
Garmston
celebrates
BEATING A PREMIER
LEAGUE SIDE IN THE
3RD RD OF FA CUP...
Gilly Gilly!
ELLIOTT LIST fired the goal
that dumped Premier League
Cardiff out of the cup and
then roared: Now bring on
Manchester City.
The Gills star, 21, wrapped
his right boot around a loose
ball just inside the box nine
minutes from the end of
normal time to clip Neil
Warnock?s top-flight
side?s wings.
And despite
referee Tim
Robinson playing
seven minutes of
stoppage time, the
League One
strugglers held on.
List said: ?I want
Manchester City now. Why?
Because they?re the best
team in the Premier League.?
Boss Steve Lovell said:
EXCLUSIVE
? by HARRY PRATT
DAVID MOYES WOULD be
interested in becoming Stoke
boss.
The Potters are on the brink
of sacking current manager
Gary Rowett following his
disappointing eight months
in the hotseat.
Sources close to the club
have confirmed an interest in
former Man United, Everton
and Preston boss Moyes.
The Scot has been waiting
patiently for the right job to
come up and turned down the
chance to take over troubled
Turkish outfit Fenerbahce in
the summer.
But despite being
keen on working
in America,
the chance
to assume
the reins at
ambitious
Stoke
definitely
appeals. The
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? by TOM HOPKINSON
Gillingham 1 Cardiff 0
?Elliott took his goal really
well. I?m really pleased for him
because he kept going
throughout the game.
?I haven?t played against a
Premier League team before
so this has to be the best
result of my
career.?
Warnock said:
?We made a lot of
changes but we
played well and
I?ve no complaints
about the attitude.
?We?ve had so many chances
and we got punished, good
luck to them.?
MATCH REPORT:
RESULT! Page 13
OLE KEEPS
IT ROLLING
RESULT! PAGES 4-5
SILVER-MARE
Klopp: Only title
? by STEVE MILLAR
JURGEN KLOPP insists his critics
will not stop complaining ? even if
he picks up the FA Cup as his first
trophy in charge of Liverpool.
The Kop boss admits that he wants
?to win everything? but dismisses talk
of lifting the most famous cup in the
world in May as premature.
And, he says, even if he did, those
outside Anfield would still have a pop
about his silverware credentials. Klopp
said: ?If we win the FA Cup people will
say, ?But you still didn?t win the Premier
League for 425 years?. When people
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(4) 6-4 fav, Target Chayd (3) 3-1, bf:
�26, tri: (4-3-2) �.40. 3.53: Hee
Haws Winifer (6) 11-4, Annas Secret (4)
Evens fav, bf: �00, tri: (6-4-2) �.86.
4.14: Tullymurry Idaho (4) 5-1,
Brigadier Razler (3) 6-1, bf: �.77, tri:
(4-3-1) �0.86. 4.28: Mustang Fling (4)
3-1, Tip Top Act (3) 7-4, NR: Miss
Bumblebee (res), bf: �.36, tri: (4-3-6)
�.11. 4.47: Dunvegan Lad (6) 3-1,
Quare Weather (5) 8-1, bf: �.59, tri:
(6-5-4) �.06. 5.07: View Lucky (4)
4-1, Mill Gianni (6) 3-1, bf: �.10, tri:
(4-6-1) �6.99. 5.27: Blackjack Dec (3)
7-4 fav, Target Silk (4) 8-1, bf: �.94,
tri: (3-4-5) �.22. 5.44: Beaming Mix
Up (5) 3-1, Troy (3) 10-1, bf: �.23, tri:
(5-3-2) �3.45. 5.59: Juicy Zuma (5)
5-1, Farloe Apollo (2) 4-1, bf: �.23,
tri: (5-2-6) �2.88. Placer (�stake)
(Races 1-6) �8.00, (Races 9-14)
�2.00.
PERRY BARR
10.38: Longcroft Alice (4) 3-1, Miss
Austria (3) 9-4 fav, NR: Chaotic Kate
(res), bf: �.03, tri: (4-3-2) �.61.
10.53: Sovereign Alexa (3) 7-4 fav, Ascot
Faye (2) 3-1, bf: �73, tri: (3-2-1)
�.06. 11.08: Rocky Dee (6) 4-1, Malbay
Dakota (1) 3-1, bf: �.63, tri: (6-1-2)
�.72. 11.23: Blue Shrew (2) 6-1,
Ballymac Bono (3) 8-1, bf: �.21, tri:
(2-3-1) �1.95. 11.38: Memories Visit
(5) 7-4 fav, Shanias Flight (6) 10-1, bf:
�.87, tri: (5-6-3) �.55. 11.54:
Cloncunny Sal (1) 7-4 fav, Geneva Ken
(6) 8-1, bf: �.75, tri: (1-6-3) �.10.
12.08: Oldavys Lady (4) 8-1, Cefn Lowri
(3) 7-2, NR: Beaming Nikita (res), bf:
�.51, tri: (4-3-1) �.94. 12.24:
Madisons Nodrog (2) 6-4 fav, Phoenix
Herrera (6) 3-1, bf: �49, tri: (2-6-4)
�.81. 12.39: Glenquain Boss (4) 5-2
jt-fav, Ballymac Ringo (3) 4-1, bf:
�.78, tri: (4-3-1) �.13. 12.57:
Gortkelly Silver (5) 6-4 fav, Ballymac
Lash (3) 6-1, NR: Slaneyside Roxie (res),
, : Ballymac Quane (res), bf: �.42, tri:
(5-3-6) �00. 1.11: Stassen (3) 9-2, Cefn
Jim (2) 10-1, bf: �.18, tri: (3-2-5)
�1.53. 1.27: Swift Leila (1) 9-4, Ryves
Explorer (4) 4-1, bf: �.36, tri: (1-4-2)
�.55. 1.44: Tommys Beauty (2) 7-2,
Leahs Phantom (4) 5-2 fav, bf: �.08,
tri: (2-4-3) �.23. 1.59: Moanteen Larry
(2) 6-4 fav, Cu Sith Caley (4) 8-1, bf:
�.15, tri: (2-4-3) �.56.
ROMFORD
10.29: Jaytee Hollywood (6) 5-1,
Borwick Happy (3) 4-1, bf: �.73, tri:
(6-3-1) �1.49. 10.43: Ickle Nortyseven
(5) 4-1, Bridge Zara (6) 7-2, bf: �.18,
tri: (5-6-1) �.01. 10.57: Pro Blaze (2)
7-2, Slippy Seanie (6) 3-1, bf: �.01,
tri: (2-6-3) �.75. 11.12: Skyline
Splash (3) 7-2, Mays Primrose (4) 4-5
fav, bf: �28, tri: (3-4-2) �.08. 11.27:
Highfly Jack (5) 3-1, Secondtimearound
(1) 5-4 fav, bf: �61, tri: (5-1-2) �.62.
11.43: Genuine Bubbles (3) 3-1, Fire
Height Mona (2) 5-1, bf: �.02, tri:
(3-2-4) �.59. 11.59: Suirview Cian
(3) 6-1, Jacobs Nev (1) 7-4 fav, bf:
�.72, tri: (3-1-2) �.49. 12.13:
Happy Blue (4) 5-1, Slaneyside Julie
(1) 6-4 fav, bf: �.12, tri: (4-1-2)
�.89. 12.28: Charlies Boy (1) 11-4,
Young Lord (3) 4-1, bf: �.80, tri:
(1-3-5) �.38. 12.44: Reggies Kid (4)
6-1, Highfly Noah (5) 5-2 fav, bf:
�.83, tri: (4-5-2) �.72. 12.59:
Winter White (6) 3-1, Piemans Flossy
(2) 9-2, bf: �.74, tri: (6-2-5) �.66.
1.14: Lannister (1) 4-1, Swift Nathan
(4) 8-1, bf: �.64, tri: (1-4-2) �8.93.
1.28: Borwick Dasher (6) 3-1, Bustino
(2) 3-1, bf: �.72, tri: (6-2-4) �.24.
1.47: Borwick Sleepy (5) 6-1, Seans
Dara (1) 6-1, bf: �.00, tri: (5-1-2)
�9.68.
39
JACOBS?
Crackers
Five-time Naps Table champ
Moorestyle?s best bets?
SUNDAY SERVICE
PHOENIX WAY (nap)
looked all about stamina
on his second start over
hurdles at Sandown last
time and should open his
account at the third time
of asking at Plumpton.
The son of Stowaway
stayed on strongly to run
the classy I Can?t Explain
to five lengths and this
extra half mile should be
right up his street.
He should complete a
quick treble for the market
leaders on the card with
the free running
BRANDON CASTLE
(12.40) and MASTER
DINO (1.10) set to land
their respective contests.
The Sussex National has
a disappointing turnout of
eight and looks at the
mercy of the top weight
and seven-year-old THE
TWO AMIGOS (2.40).
The selection jumped
superbly to land a similar
event over three and three
quarter miles at Exeter
and is taken to defy a
10lbs penalty.
CALL OUT LOUD (3.30)
is only a pound higher
than his last victory just
over a year ago and has
a clear-cut chance to
take the finale on the
all-weather at Newcastle.
The seven-year-old
didn?t seem to enjoy the
sand kick-back at
Southwell last time out
and is better judged on
his fifth at Chelmsford
in December.
TORNADO FLYER
(1.50) landed his maiden
hurdle in brilliant style
at Punchestown and can
take a steep rise in class
in his stride in the Grade
One Lawlor?s of Naas
Novice Hurdle.
His biggest danger
could come from
stablemate and easy
Cork maiden winner
Come To Me.
ANTE-POST
I still can?t believe that
Gordon Elliott and
Gigginstown will run
APPLE?S JADE in the
Mares? Hurdle at the
Cheltenham Festival and
I think she is worth
backing at non-runner, no
bet in the Stayers? Hurdle
at around the 8-1 mark.
Following his smooth
success at Newbury,
Nicky Henderson?s
CHAMPAGNE
PLATINUM looks
good value at 16-1 for
the Ballymore Novices?
Hurdle at the festival.
He travels ever so well
through his races and
a decent test over an
extended two-and-a-half
miles should prove right
up his street.
40
SUPER SELB
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
Mac on
the Mark
? DARTS
TOP seed Mark McGeeney
did not have it all his own
way as he battled through to
the second round of the
BDO Lakeside World
Professional Darts
Championships yesterday.
McGeeney, 46, who had
darts for the title 12 months
ago before Glen Durrant
retained his crown, beat
Dutchman Derk Telnekes 3-1.
But in the third set he had
to hit back from 2-1 down to
take it 3-2 for a 2-1 lead in
the game and then secured
victory 3-1 in the fourth set.
McGeeney missed four
match darts before landing
double two to triumph.
He said: ?That was a hard
game because Derk is a
fantastic player.
?He is a future world
champion and this was
probably the hardest
first-round game I have had
in my life. I wasn?t looking
forward to it but I am just
relieved to get through it.?
RICHARD LEWIS
Jo right
at home
? TENNIS
BRITAIN?S Johanna Konta
has eased through her
first-round qualifier for the
Sydney International.
Sydney-born Konta, 27,
ranked 37th in the world,
beat 277th-ranked Miriam
Kolodziejova 6-3 6-2 in 71
minutes to set up a
meeting with Russian
12th seed Ekaterina
Alexandrova.
Elsewhere, Heather
Watson advanced in the
Hobart qualifiers but Katie
Boulter suffered a
three-set defeat.
British No.2 Watson,
who won the event in
2015, overcame home
favourite, Australia?s
Naiktha Bains, 7-5 6-3.
But No.3 Boulter was
beaten 6-3 3-6 6-1 by
Belgium?s Greetje Minnen.
The tournaments in
Sydney and Hobart are
among the final WTA
events before the
Australian Open begins
on January 14.
Fed in at
double
? TENNIS
ROGER FEDERER and
Belinda Bencic secured a
2-1 win over Germany?s
Angelique Kerber and
Alexander Zverev to win the
Hopman Cup for the second
year running.
In a rerun of the 2018 final,
Federer beat Zverev 6-4 6-2
to give the Swiss an early
1-0 lead.
Wimbledon champion
Kerber levelled the tie,
beating Bencic 6-4 7-6 (8-6).
But the Swiss pair claimed
a tight 4-0 1-4 4-3 (5-4) win
in the mixed doubles to
claim their fourth Hopman
Cup title.
The mixed doubles is
played in the FAST4 format,
where the first team to four
points wins a game, with a
tie-break held if the scores
are at 3-3.
Twenty-time Grand Slam
winner Federer is the first
player to win three Hopman
Cups ? twice with Bencic
and once with Martina
Hingis, in 2001.
Lee steps up in his latest title test
LEE SELBY will kick-start his
bid to become a two-weight
world champion this year after
losing his IBF featherweight
title to Josh
Warrington last
May.
Selby will step
up to superfeatherweight or
lightweight after
struggling to
make the 9st
featherweight
limit for
several years.
He said: ?I
struggled with
the weight my
whole career ? I?m
big framed.
?Ideally, once I?d
won the world title
in 2015, I should
? by TOM HOPKINSON
have vacated and moved up, because
after the first defence the snap just
wasn?t there.
?Two or three weeks out from fights I
was looking great, strong as an ox
and fit as a fiddle but losing that
last stone took it out of me.
?Some of the stuff I?ve done
to make weight is not normal.
?I?d be chewing my food but
not swallowing it, I wouldn?t
tell my team. I?d have a bowl
of salad, a tiny bit of white
fish. Then I?d have another
meal and spit it out.
?I didn?t rehydrate as well.
?Now, moving on, I still have
the boxing skills and extra
sharpness because I won?t be
dehydrated and struggling to
make weight.
?The power has always been
there, losing that last bit of
weight just drains me. I?m looking
forward to it and I?ll be a different
fighter.
?If I didn?t think I could achieve a world
title or be involved in big fights I wouldn?t
do it, it?s too hard a sport to be second
best.?
Selby trains in the Bristol gym that
houses the Empire Fighting Chance
charity, which uses boxing to help young
people tackle problems including mental
health issues, drink or drug dependency,
underperformance at school and
challenging family lives.
As the pefect ambassador, Selby, 31, has
spoken openly about his problems with
drink and drugs in his youth, about the
death of his older brother 10 years ago
and the impact it had on him.
He has talked about losing his mother
in the days leading up to his rematch
with Jonathan Victor Barros in 2017 and
? a week after that fight ? the death of his
grandfather.
But despite all the setbacks he has
faced, Selby has somehow found the
strength to stay positive and he now uses
the highs and lows of his life to help
others with their struggles.
?I?m trying to pass on my experiences
and advice,? he said.
?I?m not the greatest public speaker, I?m
not someone who can just stand up and
tell people like it is, so I just let them ask
the questions and we start from there.
?Off their questions, I bounce back and
I can get to them that way.
?If I wasn?t a boxer they wouldn?t
acknowledge me but when they have seen
me on TV and boxing, they sort of look
up to me and take in what I have to say.
?We go into deprived areas and the kids
are quite bad, and if it?s a PE teacher
trying to talk to them, they?re not going
to listen.?
Selby was 21 when his brother fell into
a river and drowned.
He said: ?When my brother passed
away, that was my lightbulb moment.
?I turned pro and the rest is history.?
TOUGH TIMES:
Josh Warington
took Selby?s IBF
featherweight
crown
FOCUS: Selby aims
to overcome
last year?s
disappointment
BACK-TO-BACK BOWLS IS
THE TARGET FOR PHILLY
LAST year, a raucous Philadelphia crowd
roared their team to the Super Bowl in
a thunderous NFC Championship win over
Minnesota.
The Eagles, of course, went on to lift the
Vince Lombardi trophy against the New
England Patriots a couple of weeks later.
But if they are to repeat that feat,
Doug Pederson?s side will have to
cancel out the noise from a rowdy
Chicago crowd in a wildcard
match-up which could really live
up to the name.
Both Philly and the Bears had
players named as first-team All
Pro selections last week,
meaning some of the NFL?s best
talent will be on show tonight.
And Chicago coach Matt Nagy is
well aware of the standard needed if his
side are to advance to the divisional round
next weekend.
He said: ?This is where it gets real. It?s
exciting to have one at home and, again,
? by MICHAEL HAM
I?m just going to let everybody know here
in Chicago how important it is to get those
fans to be as crazy as they?ve ever been
? and I can?t wait for it.
?It?s going to be a fun day at Soldier Field.
?It?s my challenge to them and I know
that they?ll accept it with open arms
and get ready to rock and roll.?
Another person ready to rock
and roll, though, is Eagles
quarterback Nick Foles.
After replacing Carson Wentz
following an injury last year and
leading the Eagles to glory, Foles
is at it again this time around.
With Wentz out injured once more
it will be Foles, who himself is
struggling with a rib problem, in at
quarterback.
But Pederson (above) is not concerned
and says Foles will be ready to go.
?It appears he?s just the same old Nick,?
Pederson said. ?I look back on the
season and what we?ve gone through
with the injuries and different
personnel changes and things like
that and the message is the same.
?We try to go 1-0 every week and
that?s the bottom line.
?But this year more so, you?ve
got to show faith and trust in the
guys that are playing. And we
had some young guys play and
you?ve got to show the trust that
we have confidence that they
can get this done and then we?ve
got to coach them.
?Chicago are getting pressure on
the quarterback so he is having to throw the
ball early or the ball gets tipped or it causes
a poor decision.
?They?ve got a lot of eyes on the
quarterback and they?re opportunistic in
that way. They do a great job of stripping
and sort of punching the ball out from
running backs and it?s turning into points.?
REAL DEAL:
Bears coach Matt
Nagy wants his
side to put on a
show
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, January 6, 2019
LEGEND: Sir
Ian Botham
BEN STOKES has received
a timely lift as he prepares
for another potentially
explosive clash with West
Indies.
Legend Sir Garfield Sobers has
revealed he is a huge fan of the
England man and insists he is the
best all-rounder from these shores
since Sir Ian Botham.
Sobers is also sure Caribbean
cricket fans will relish seeing him
up close in the mouthwatering
Test, ODI and T20 battles.
Marlon Samuels and Carlos
Braithwaite may not echo
Sobers? opinion, having dished
out some torment to Stokes in the
past.
Samuels gave him an outrageous
?salute? send-off after dismissing
him and Braithwaite?s six-hitting
feat off Stokes helped his
country to a World T20
Final win in 2016.
However, Sobers
(right) is full of praise
for Stokes, 27, who
will be determined
to wreak havoc and
avenge some of the
punishment he has
endured
at
West
Indian hands.
Joe Root?s men arrive
in the tropical islands
this week with the first of
three Tests starting in Barbados
on January 23. Stokes is keen to
continue to let his cricket do the
talking following a successful Sri
Lanka tour after returning from
his ban for the Bristol nightclub
incident.
And Sobers, who knows a thing
or two about batting, bowling and
fielding from his 93-Test career,
enjoys Stokes? ?aggressive playing
style?.
Sir Gary, 82, said: ?I don?t know
about his lifestyle off the field but
EXCLUSIVE
? by GARY FITZGERALD
as a cricketer and how he plays the
game he is an excellent example
for young players.
?I like Stokes, to me he is a good
cricketer. I like his approach to
things, his bowling and batting are
very strong.
?He is also a fine catcher in any
position on the field. So you see he
has all the ingredients you need to
be a world-class all-rounder.
?The West Indian fans love a
cricketer with a bit of fire in his
belly. Someone with attitude, who
wants to be confrontational and
play aggressive cricket. So I expect
them to enjoy Stokes coming over
to play once more with England.
?Freddie Flintoff was a fine
all-rounder but, for me,
Stokes is something else.
?He is the best England
all-rounder since Ian
Botham. I remember
Ted Dexter who was
also a fine player.
?He didn?t bowl as
much but he was up
there too. England
have always had a good
Test all-rounder.
?I?ve seen Stokes walk
out to bat when everyone
else was struggling and he
made it look very easy. That is the
sign of a great player.
?He doesn?t just go out there and
be aggressive and try and bash it
around. He plays the right shots at
the right time and the older he gets
the better batsman he?ll become.?
Sir Gary wishes the cricket does
the talking and fills the headlines
rather than any more unsavoury
incidents on or off the field.
He added: ?Sometimes things can
happen in the heat of the moment.
Watson
targets
return
Players are passionate and can get
carried away but I?m really looking
forward to what will be a very hard
and competitive series.
?It would be good if we see one
of the best series for a long time
because the rivalry between
England and the West Indies has
been special for a long time, all the
way back to Learie Constantine,
Denis Compton and the others.
?I liked playing against England,
especially on my
home ground. The
atmosphere is a
little different
there these days
with England
fans coming
over in their
thousands to
make it
a lmo st
t h e i r
h o m e
Test. But
that?s
fine. We
love the
Barmy
A r m y
coming because they
love their cricket and they
help the economy!?
England will start as
firm favourites after
whitewashing Sri Lanka
before Christmas ? proving
they can win abroad.
They have also lost just four
of their 24 Tests against the
Windies since the start of the
millennium.
?It will be a close series,? said
Sobers.
?West Indies are still
inconsistent and trying
to get back to where we
need to be.
?I expect
England to
edge it.?
LEGEND SOBERS SAYS
ENGLAND?S STOKES IS...
? by GARY
FITZGERALD
ANTHONY WATSON
wants to give Eddie
Jones a big selection
headache by roaring
back better and faster
in 2019.
The England and
Lions star is hungry to
regain the No.15 jersey
he was forced to give
up because of injury.
It is easy to guess
what the Bath fullback?s New Year?s
resolution is ? get fit
and stay away from The
Rec?s treatment room as
much as possible right
up to the World Cup.
Watson, 24, (below) has
had to put his international hopes on hold for
the last 10 months as he
tries to repair his body.
His comeback from an
Achiles tear was delayed
when he re-injured
himself in training, and
he said: ?I?ve had to
come into the gym to do
eight hours each time
and up to six days a
week. But it?s been
worth it.
?I am getting myself
as strong as possible.
I have no issues about
getting back to where
I was before.
But I don?t
even want
to do
that ? I
want to
be better
and
faster.?
TEST:
Ben
Stokes
has a
big
series
ahead
of him
The best
since Botham
AUSSIE
batsmen
struggled before bad
light and rain halted play on
the third day of the final Test
against India in Sydney.
Play ended early with Australia
slumped at 236-6 after opening
the day on 24-0, trailing by 386
runs. India lead the series 2-1,
with the Aussies still needing
187 to avoid the follow-on
after the tourists
declared on Friday
at 622-7.
?
ARCHER?S GRAVE DECISION
A TOUR to the West Indies once filled England
batting line-ups with dread and fear.
Now Joe Root and the rest of his top
order will have one thing on their mind in
the Caribbean ? filling their boots.
The defection of Jofra Archer to
England has been held up as an
example of just how difficult life is for
the former world beaters.
The former West Indies Under-19s star
looks set to play for England at some
stage in 2019 and could yet star in this
summer?s World Cup. Johnny Grave (left) the
English CEO of West Indies cricket, says
England?s opponents have been hit harder
than any other in a modern era of
freelance Twenty20 cricketers.
?We have felt the effects more than
anyone else in the world,? he said.
?There?s huge disappointment in
Barbados. Everyone respects the fact
that he has an English father and was
always going to be faced with this choice.?
RICHARD EDWARDS
SHAN
MASOOD,
Asad Shafiq and Babar
Azam led Pakistan?s
fightback against South Africa,
all scoring half-centuries on the
third day of the second Test at
Newlands. But Dale Steyn and
Kagiso Rabada claimed
four-wicket hauls, leaving the
visitors all out for 294. The
hosts now have a target
of only 41 runs when
play resumes
today.
?
41
Exeter
scrap to
top spot
? by MARTIN HOPWOOD
EXETER returned to the
Premiership summit after
a scrappy 14-9 win at
home to West Country
rivals Bristol.
Three Ian Madigan
penalties had given the
visitors the lead twice but
as they were looking
second best,
the Chiefs?
Sean
Lonsdale
sealed
the win
with 15
minutes
to play.
Bath
indiscipline
helped Worcester to a
21-19 win over 11 men at
the f
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