The People (London, England)

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Articles from October 26, 2003

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ALQAIDA MURDER MANUAL SEIZEDIN BRITAIN; Fanatics' Guide to Terror
Byline: NIGEL NELSON AN Al-Qaida training manual giving sickening tips on how to kill, maim and torture victims has been seized in BRITAIN. The horrifying 100-page document - which The People has seen - was found on a computer after anti-terror...
American Football: IT'S GLORY-BOOK RETURN FOR DAN
THE Denver Broncos are giving a shot at glory to a quarterback who thought his days in the spotlight were over. The team's injury crisis is so bad they are calling upon a man who last played as a starter in the NFL THREE YEARS ago. That was when...
ARCHER TRIED TO SEDUCE DI; Amazing Secret Behind Butler's Revelations
Byline: RACHAEL BLETCHLY SHAMED peer Jeffrey Archer tried to seduce Princess Diana, The People can reveal. Jailbird Archer is the secret Ninth Man in Diana's string of male admirers exposed by her former butler Paul Burrell. The recently-freed...
BANK HOLS CHAOS AVERTED AS AIR STRIKE CALLED OFF; Cancelled Flights Are Now Back On
Byline: JIM GALLAGHER BANK Holiday air chaos was averted yesterday when tomorrow's planned strike by Aer Lingus cabin crews was deferred. Holidaymakers breathed a sigh of relief after a union decided to postpone industrial action while talks...
Beauty People: 9 Cures for Winter Beauty Blunders; from Frizzy Hair to Dry Skin - We've Got All Your Winter Beauty Traumas Fixed!
Byline: WITH YVE LYONS 1. Wind-chapped face Problem: Wind and cold weather can cause itchiness and make your skin flake. Fix: Your moisturiser needs to be richer than usual. It's not a case of applying lots, just applying little and often....
Bodybuilding: BRAWN V SCRAWN; People Man SCOTT PIECHA Discovers He's the Weakest Link When He Meets Top Bodybuilder John Hodgson
Byline: SCOTT PIECHA SETTING off to interview professional bodybuilder John Hodgson, I fancied myself as a bit of a George Clooney ... I walked away feeling more like George Puny. The minute I set foot inside Betta Bodies Gym, in Manchester,...
BOUNCER PLAN FOR TEENAGE BOOZERS; Off-Licences to Get Guards
Byline: JOE OLIVER COPS involved in a major crackdown on underage drinking want off-licences in Northern Ireland to start employing BOUNCERS! Officers say the move would also help prevent intimidation of shop staff and curb disorder on the streets....
Boxing: KELLY'S KEEN ON NEW FOCUS; Flyweight Damaen Eyes Up British Crown
Byline: Glenn DUNNE DAMAEN Kelly has issued a challenge to British flyweight champion Jason Booth, for the Nottingham fighter to meet him at the King's Hall next month. Kelly hopes he can be a part of the glamour bonanza show, headed by his former...
Boxing: Winters Set for Gamble on Watson
Byline: GLENN DUNNE MARK Winters dips into the memory bank at the Ulster Hall on Thursday night, when the clever box-fighter from Antrim tops the bill in a lightweight clash with unbeaten Scottish champion Martin Watson of Coatbridge. "This will...
Boxing: YOUNG KEV GETS READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
Byline: Frank WIECHULA KEVIN MITCHELL is arguably the most exciting prospect in British boxing - the ring's equivalent to football sensation Wayne Rooney. Just like Rooney, fledgling fighter Mitchell, 19 on Wednesday, is determined he won't go...
BUSHELL ON THE BOX: In Brief
Byline: GARRY BUSHELL -AS if Sam Mitchell would fancy Dirty Den. He's 57! He may not look it, but he did once... -GRAHAM Norton on Liza Minnelli's alleged assault on David Gest: "Why would she have to be drunk to hit him? She'd have to be drunk...
BUSHELL ON THE BOX: What Next, Thongs of Praise?
Byline: GARRY BUSHELL BAD sex, unsavoury sex, unlikely sex...our screens are awash with filth and it really has got to stop. On paper Pornography: The Musical sounded a hoot. You had visions of Breast Size Story, Poke-lahoma or possibly Seven...
Celeb People: How to Fit into a Dress like Zoe!; Footballers' Wives' Zoe Lucker Knows How to Fill a Frock. So She Put Her Sexy Body to Work and Made an Exercise Video to Share Her Tips
Byline: STEVEN SMITH Renowned for her fabulous figure, it's hard to believe that Footballers' Wives star Zoe Lucker worries about the size of her bottom and dinner- lady arms. "All women have insecurities, for me it's my arms and bottom," she...
CHILDREN IN DANGER ON THE SCHOOL RUN; Ireland's Kids Left out of Roads Safety Plan
Byline: STEPHEN MAGUIRE CHILDREN travelling on Ireland's huge fleet of school buses are in deadly danger - and the Government says that just fine. The majority of the over-crowded pupil carriers, estimated to number more than 3,000, are still...
Craig Bellamy's Column: I've Been to Hell but I'LL BE BACK!; RELIEF THAT LATEST KNEE OP MEANS THE END OF MY AGONY
Byline: Craig Bellamy Interview by LEE CLAYTON I'VE heard the whispers, the question: "What's wrong with Craig Bellamy?" Today I can provide the answers. Today I can begin the rest of my career. I have been injured, hurting so badly that sometimes...
Cricket: Clarke of the Coarse Stung by Reffin' Hell; BANGLADESH V ENGLAND FIRST TEST FINAL DAY
Byline: Oscar DEL SANTO RIKKI CLARKE was fined half his match fee as relieved England escaped being the first Test scalp for international cricket whipping boys Bangladesh. Debutant Clarke clashed angrily with Mushfiqur Rahman during the frustrating...
Cricket: RIKKI FEELS FINE AS ENGLAND PASS TEST
Byline: Oscar DEL SANTO RIKKI CLARKE was fined half his match fee as relieved England escaped being the first Test scalp for international cricket whipping boys Bangladesh. The Surrey debutant clashed angrily with Mushfiqur Rahman during the...
Dad's Fury as Jayne, 17 Marries His Best Friend, 34; FAMILY RIFT JUST LIKE IN CORRIE
Byline: CAROLINE BARRETT PRETTY teenager Jayne Boagey drove her dad to despair when he discovered she's marrying a man TWICE her age. But he is even more furious that her fiance is his long-time BEST PAL. Jayne, 17, is besotted with father-of-two...
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Dear Dr Pam: I Blame Myself for Pal's Romps
Byline: Dr Pam Spurr Dear Dr Pam MY best friend is having an affair with a married man who I work with. I am caught in the middle because I introduced them to each other but I think it is wrong. I happen to know both my friend's husband and...
Dear Dr Pam: STEPH THE AGONY SISTER SAYS.. at 42, This Man's Far Too Old for a Teenager; -Hi, I'm Steph and I'll Help Any Young Person Who Has a Problem. Sorry I Can't Send Personal Replies but Send Your Letters to Steph, the People, PO Box 4018, London E14 5BL or Email to Steph@@@people.Co.UK
Dear Steph I AM in love with a much older man. I am 17 and he is 42. I know what will happen if I tell anyone - they will all just say he's too old for me but I really want to be with him. How can I tell my mum and dad? I AM not going to tell...
Fame for a Laugh; Celebs Tell Their Favourite Gag for Charity
Byline: Cathryn Kemp SOME are witty, others could have come straight from a children's playground. But all the celebrities who came up with these jokes had one thing in common - a big heart. For when asked, like many others, they didn't hesitate...
Fantasy Football: SCORE BIG AS PACE HOTS UP; Fantasy Football: Pounds 100,000 Prize
OUR pounds 100,000 fantasy game is setting the pace and many of you will be keen to make those crucial tactical team changes and begin 'Ditching those duds'. By placing you in the managerial hot seat, you can take advantage of up to 24 transfers...
Fishing: Cool Ron Gets His Teeth into the Big Jaws
Byline: JOHN INGHAM WHAT is the big attraction that tempts a 71-year-old pensioner to leave a warm bed before dawn and sail out in all kinds of weather to battle with big sharks? Ron Webb is not your intrepid do-or-die explorer type. He is a...
Football: A TOUCH OF REAL KLOS!; Livingston 0 Rangers 0 Spot-On Stef Saves Gers from Living Hell
Byline: Mark WILSON STEFAN KLOS saved ramshackle Rangers from defeat against Livi - but he couldn't prevent the Ibrox club's worst run of results for three years. And the fact Alex McLeish's side were missing an 18-goal strike-force, doesn't...
Football: Brawl Boy Cole's Got Sou in a Stew; Southampton 2 0 Blackburn
Byline: Frank WIECHULA ANDY COLE was sent off after being involved in a second-half punch-up as Blackburn's problems intensified following their fourth successive Premiership defeat. The former England striker was sent packing by referee Steve...
Football: BRIGHTON FALL TO AARON RAID; Brighton 0 Stockport 1
AN AARON WILBRAHAM goal ended Brighton's unbeaten home record as Stockport carried out a smash-and-grab raid on the south coast. Brighton dominated possession, but a fine display from Stockport keeper James Spencer, and Wilbraham's cool finish,...
FOOTBALL: BRIGHTON FALL TO AARON RAID; Brighton.0stockport.1
Byline: Paul WILLETS AN AARON WILBRAHAM goal ended Brighton's unbeaten home record as Stockport carried out a smash and grab raid on the south coast. Brighton dominated possession, but a fine display from Stockport keeper James Spencer, and Wilbraham's...
Football: CARRICK-ED; Ballyclare 2 Carrick Rangers 3 - Comrades Cracked by Carrick in Semi
Byline: Andy MATCHETT CARRICK Rangers moved through to the final of the Daily Mirror Trophy after an extra-time 3-2 win over Ballyclare Comrades at Ballymena Showground yesterday afternoon. Man-of-the-match Peter McKenna was the hero for Paul...
Football: Chances Go Begging as Hammers Fire Blanks; Cardiff 0 West Ham 0
Byline: Chris WATHAN FOUR DRAWS on the spin...not a record West Ham or new manager Alan Pardew can crow about as the Londoners lost more ground in the promotion race. Cardiff's biggest League crowd in more than two decades (over 19,000) arrived...
Football: Chris Makes the Grass Greener for Boss Pulis; Stoke 1 Crewe 1
Byline: Ian EDWARDS SUPERSUB Chris Greenacre emerged from the shadows at the Britannia Stadium to save the skin of boss Tony Pulis. Greenacre spared his manager more agony from frustrated Stoke fans with a dramatic 88th minute equaliser to deprive...
Football: DARREN WRACKS WIGAN'S RUN; Walsall 2 Wigan 0
Byline: Ben McKAVERTY DARREN WRACK'S superb double-strike dented league leaders Wigan's promotion charge and inflicted their first defeat since the opening day. The biggest influence on the game was ex-Arsenal veteran Paul Merson, who set up...
Football: DEL BOY'S BACK TO WIN; St Pat's Defender Clive Delaney Has Town Accounted For
Byline: Paul KEANE AS a trainee accountant, Clive Delaney realised the irony of being forced out of West Ham United earlier this year after failing the numbers game. For a club on the brink of financial turmoil after relegation, Delaney was jettisoned...
Football: Devlin's First Goal Just the Ticket for Ray in Away Sting; Wimbledon 1 Watford 3
Byline: Jack STEGGLES WIMBLEDON are still looking for their first win since they moved to the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes. Losing the three points was bad enough, but the decision to designate the match all-ticket in case this new-found...
Football: DIAMOND STEED DAZZLES UNITED; Man United 1 3 Fulham
Byline: Steve BATES FOR ALL his millions, Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed loves a bargain - and in Steed Malbranque the Harrods boss has a gem who sparkles as brightly as anything in his lavish store. On the biggest Premiership stage of them all...
Football: DION SINGING IN THE WAYNE; Aston Villa ......0 Everton ............0 Rooney under Dublin's Thumb
Byline: Neil MOXLEY WE know what car he drives, who will be at his coming-of-age birthday bash next week and that he can handle himself - but English football's best prospect couldn't find his way past a stand-in 34-year-old centre-half. Wayne...
Football: Divided Loyalties Hit Home for O'Briens
STEPHEN O'Brien will cut his family ties for 90 minutes at least this afternoon in an effort to lead his adopted Longford Town to their greatest ever triumph. O'Brien is a living legend around 'The Town', with the safest pair of hands in the business,...
Football: FERGIE MAL FUNCTION!; Man United 1 Fulham 3 Steed Leaves Reds Dead and Buried as Coleman's Boys Are Just Mustard
Byline: Steve BATES FOR ALL his millions Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed loves a bargain - and in Steed Malbranque the Harrods boss has a gem who sparkles as bright as anything in his lavish store. And on the biggest Premiership stage of all yesterday,...
Football: Four Star Lurgan Blues Crues Home; Crusaders 0 Glenavon 4
Byline: Mark SPACKMAN CRUSADERS boss Alan Dornan had a lot of soul searching to do last night after his side's miserable defeat at the hands of lowly Glenavon. Dornan was on the verge of quitting after the final whistle as his side were thumped...
Football: FRAN-TASTIC; Norwich 1 Sunderland 0 - Dam Buster Boosts Worthy Record
Byline: Mel HENDERSON DAMIEN FRANCIS fired a goal to extend Norwich's 100 per cent home record and KO promotion rivals Sunderland. The ex-Wimbledon star pounced in the 33rd minute to end the visitors' seven-game unbeaten run. And it was the...
Football: From Brad to Worse as Reid Is Andy for Forest; Bradford 1 Nott.Forest 2
Byline: Tim WORSNOP FOREST hotshot Andy Reid blasted his side to a late, late win and condemned struggling Bradford to a fourth home defeat on the trot. It was almost too much to bear for City's long-suffering fans who had already had to stomach...
Football: GLEN-FOUR IN; Dungannon 1 Glentoran 4 Swifts Swallowed Up by Glentoran
Byline: Kevin HUGHES JNR GLENTORAN began their ascent up the Premier Division table with an eventual comfortable win over gutsy Dungannon Swifts. Having dominated the early play with a multitude of chances, Glentoran were punished for their failings...
Football: Green Party as Crewe Are Decked by Late Show; Stoke 1 Crewe 1
Byline: Ian EDWARDS SUPERSUB Chris Greenacre emerged from the shadows at the Britannia Stadium to save Stoke from defeat with a late point-saver. Greenacre has not started for the last seven matches but he gave boss Tony Pulis a dig in the ribs...
Football: Hammers Top of the Class Says Pardew; Cardiff 0 West Ham 0
Byline: Chris WATHAN MISFIRING Hammers were held to their fourth successive draw but new boss Alan Pardew is convinced they have the class to clinch promotion. A haul of four points from four matches, three at home, is not promotion form but...
Football: HENRI THE 4TH; Wolves 4 3 Leicester: Camara Shows Snap as Wolves Bite Back
Byline: Ian GIBB WOLVES pulled off a sensational four-goal comeback to leave Leicester chained to the foot of the Premiership. The Foxes had led 3-0 at half time. They were in cruise control - until two goals from Colin Cameron and further strikes...
Football: HOT HULSE; Rotherham 0 West Brom 3 Birthday Boy Rob Is Just the Job
Byline: Keith SHORT BIRTHDAY BOY Rob Hulse fired West Brom back to the top of the First Division with two stunning goals to deepen Rotherham's relegation fears. Hulse chose his 24th birthday to blast his ninth and tenth goals of the season and...
Football: Hotline - FERGIE IN KOMPANY BUY-OUT; United Chase Anderlecht Whiz-Kid
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Alan NIXON MANCHESTER UNITED have lined up a deal to sign Vincent Kompany (left), Anderlecht's brilliant 17-year-old centre-half. Boss Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to take the kid to Old Trafford where his pal and former team-mate...
Football: Hotline - MAN UTD DOT KOM!; Sir Alex Moves in Fast for Anderlecht Superkid
Byline: Alan NIXON MANCHESTER UNITED have lined up a deal to sign Vincent Kompany (left), Anderlecht's brilliant 17-year-old centre half. Boss Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to take the kid to Old Trafford where his pal and former team-mate Floribert...
Football: Ice-Man Berg Can Send a Chill through Old Trafford
Byline: DAVID LEGGAT HENNING BERG reckons he can be a part of an upset when he returns to Old Trafford in 10 days, writes DAVID LEGGAT. The former Manchester United defender was a star for Rangers in the Champions League defeat at Ibrox. And...
Football: I'm a Top Operator ...Get Me over There; HODDLE'S AMAZING PLAN TO QUIT BRITAIN FOR EURO GLORY
Byline: Neil ASHTON GLENN HODDLE is the man who had everything - but today he's on the verge of walking out on his country with nothing. Booted out by England bosses four years ago and sacked by Spurs last month, Hoddle has been forced to consider...
Football: Institute Stop Reds' Roll at Noisy Solitude; Cliftonville 1 Institute 2
Byline: Martin MAWHINNEY PAUL Hegarty was celebrating last night, after his side recorded their first away victory since March at the ground where they last won. Cliftonville's vocal army of supporters were already in full voice within 80 seconds...
Football: I Will SACK Stars Who Take Drugs Says Fergie
Byline: Steve BATES & Frank WIECHULA SIR ALEX FERGUSON last night vowed to sack any of his Manchester United stars found to be using drugs. And in a defiant defence of his club, the United chief insisted the Premiership champions are "clean"...
Football: Jeff Is No Superstar in the Eyes of Peter
Byline: Paul McCARTHY LEEDS boss Peter Reid launched into referee Jeff Winter after his controversial decision handed Liverpool the initiative. Reid watched in astonishment as Winter overruled his linesman when three Liverpool players were offside...
Football: JONES SALUTES BAND OF GOLD; Wolves 4 Leicester 3 - Wolves' Greatest Fightback
Byline: Ian GIBB WOLVES produced a sensational second half to come from 3-0 down and leave Leicester chained to the bottom of the Premiership. And Wanderers boss Dave Jones declared the triumph as "the comeback of all comebacks for this football...
Football: JONES SALUTES BAND OF GOLD; Wolves 4 Leicester 3 Wolves' Greatest Fightback
Byline: Ian GIBB WOLVES produced a sensational second half to come from 3-0 down and leave Leicester chained to the bottom of the Premiership. And Wanderers boss Dave Jones declared the triumph as "the comeback of all comebacks for this football...
Football: KEDDY KEEN TO SHINE AT TOLKA
Byline: Paul KEANE GAME day at Tolka Park and James Keddy is back on the left wing. It's a familiar story for the experienced Shamrock Rovers player. Keddy achieved huge success as a marauding winger for Shelbourne during his Reds spell at the...
Football: Kember in Crisis Talks with Jordan; Gillingham 1 Crystal Palace 0
Byline: Kevin MOSELEY DESPERATE Palace boss Steve Kember was locked in talks with chairman Simon Jordan on a deserted team coach an hour after this latest flop. The Eagles' tale of woe continued as 10-man Gillingham snatched a late winner through...
Football: Killer Pet Puts Kember in a Real Tight Spot; Gillingham 1 Crystal Palace 0
Byline: Kevin MOSELEY SUB David Perpetuini came on to give Gillingham's 10 men a dramatic last-gasp victory. Palace, with manager Steve Kember under increasing pressure, will curse the fact that they did not capitalise after defender Chris Hope...
Football: Killie Sunk by the Rio Grand; Hibs 3 Kilmarnock 1
Byline: Mark WALKER DEAD-EYE Derek Riordan took centre stage in a game in which he shouldn't even have been playing! The exciting youngster only got the nod from manager Bobby Williamson because teammate Scott Brown was on duty with the Scottish...
Football: Kirk and Rush Stings Thistle; Partick 1 Hearts 4
Byline: Scott WRIGHT HEARTS erased the memory of last week's Parkhead thrashing by taking sorry Thistle apart. The Tynecastle men were routed by Celtic in their last outing - but showed they're still the best side outside the Old Firm with a...
Football: Kirk Purrs Following Distillery's Domination; L.Distillery 2 Ballymena 1
Byline: Sam GARDINER THE much-travelled Nigel Jemson netted for Ballymena United on 89 minutes and that was the only highlight for United fans in this embarrassingly one-sided affair. Lisburn Distillery never looked in any danger throughout and...
Football: Klos but No Cigar for Gers; Livi'ston 0 Rangers 0
STEFAN KLOS saved ramshackle Rangers from defeat against Livi - but he couldn't prevent the Ibrox club's worst run of results for three years. Alex McLeish's side were missing an 18-goal strikeforce at the City Stadium, however that doesn't fully...
Football: LARSSON DON 'EM!; Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0 Threesy Does It as Henrik's Hat-Trick Blasts Celtic Five Points Clear at the Top
Byline: DAVID LEGGAT CELTIC stretched their lead at the top to five points on the weekend the clocks went back - and look as though they could have the title in the bag before they go forward again. And there was the bonus of yet another hat-trick...
Football: Mannus Boot Trips Up Town at Shrine; Linfield 2 Omagh T 0
Byline: Glenn DUNNE GENTLE giant Alan Mannus joined a rare breed of Irish League goalkeepers by scoring a sensational and bizarre goal for the Blues at Windsor Park. His first-half special secured an uncertain lead, before skipper supreme Noel...
Football: MERSON DAZZLES JEWELL'S BOYS; Walsall 2 Wigan 0
Byline: Ben McKAVERTY PAUL JEWELL reacted to his high-flying Wigan side's first defeat since the opening day of the season by insisting he needs to bring in new signings. Wigan had not lost in 16 games since being beaten at Millwall, but they...
Football: Murdoch Can See No Light at End of Tunnel for Dons Kids; Wimbledon 1 Watford 3
Byline: Jack STEGGLES STUART MURDOCH gave a surprise reason for the defeat that left Dons rooted to the foot of the First Division... and still looking for their first win at the National Hockey Stadium at Milton Keynes. Wimbledon flopped after...
Football: MY PLAYERS TRUST ME, THAT'S WHY I'M STAYING; Why I'm Proud of Kop Job I'm Doing Here Says GERARD HOULLIER
Byline: Paul McCARTHY GERARD HOULLIER has cast his eye to the future and seen the day he leaves Liverpool. In his mind, his departure coincides with the fulfilling of his vision for Anfield and with a legacy that will serve the club he loves...
Football: NEWRY CLAW BACK THE INVERMEN; Newry 3 Larne 3
Byline: Paul CAMPBELL NEWRY and Larne shared the points in a six-goal thriller at the Showgrounds on Friday night. Larne took the lead, then had to come from behind to go ahead again 12 minutes from time before the home side deservedly earned a...
Football: No Light at End of the Tunnel for Murdoch; Wimbledon 1 Watford 3
Byline: Jack STEGGLES STUART MURDOCH gave a surprise reason for the defeat that left Dons rooted to the foot of the First Division... and still looking for their first win at the National Hockey Stadium at Milton Keynes. Wimbledon flopped after...
Football: No Moore Joy for Wise Guys; Burnley 1 1 Millwall
Byline: Andrew COLLOMOSSE MILLWALL caretaker boss Dennis Wise should have been celebrating his second win in as many games on the team bus back to London. Instead the spiky little former England midfield man was left to dream of what might have...
Football: No Moore Joy for Wise Guys; Burnley 1 Millwall 1
Byline: Andrew COLLOMOSSE BURNLEY hitman Ian Moore just can't kick the habit of scoring against Millwall. He hit the target in both games between the sides last season and popped up again to deny the Londoners their first away win since August....
Football: O'Neill Keen to Keep Larsson; Celtic 4 Aberdeen 0
CELTIC manager Martin O'Neill is refusing to give up the chase to keep Henrik Larsson at Parkhead beyond next summer. The former Swedish international scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Aberdeen to help the Hoops move five points ahead of Rangers...
Football: O'Neill's to Give Rab Vogts of Confidence
Byline: DAVID LEGGAT CELTIC are set to give Scotland's Euro play-off hopes a boost by picking Rab Douglas. But manager Martin O'Neill will only give the Scotland keeper a first team run out after he has crunch talks with him and Parkhead top...
Football: OSTER AGONY; Norwich 0 Sunderland 1 Mick's Sympathy for Red-Card Crime
Byline: Mel HENDERSON DAMIEN FRANCIS preserved Norwich's 100 per cent home record and stunned promotion rivals Sunderland. Nigel Worthington's men climbed closer to a promotion spot as Francis's third goal of the season earned their seventh straight...
Football: Perth's Primed for a First with Longford
Byline: Deniese O'FLAHERTY LONGFORD Town midfielder Vinny Perth has played an integral part in the club's transition since he joined them six seasons ago. During his time the club have gained promotion to Premier Division, reached an FAI Cup...
Football: Ports in Legal Move over Title
PORTADOWN insiders last night confirmed they had sought legal advice following the Gary Smyth registration affair. The Glentoran defender was found to have been playing for the past 15 months whilst not properly registered with the Irish Football...
Football: PORTS PILE ON POINTS; Portadown 2 Coleraine 1 Coleraine Are Bann-Ished by McFall's Men
Byline: Victor GORDON WITH two players taken to hospital, two shown the red card and six others booked, you'd be forgiven for concluding this was a dirty match. But it wasn't - and that's the opinion of managers Ronnie McFall (Portadown) and...
Football: REDDISH RELISHES FOXY SHOW; Limavady 0 Ards 1
Byline: Arthur DUFFY THE DECISION to travel to the North-West with a substitute 'keeper reaped handsome dividends for Ards' new boss, Shane Reddish, yesterday. First choice goalie Stephen Robinson, stepped into a pothole during the pre-match...
Football: REID 'EM AND WEEP, BANTAMS; Bradford 1 Nott.Forest 2
Byline: Tim WORSNOP ROBIN Hood and his Nottingham outlaws regularly got away with daylight robbery. Now Paul Hart's Forest are at it too! A winner two minutes into injury time from 21-year-old Irish starlet Andy Reid was like an arrow through...
Football: REID STORM AT WINTER!; Liverpool 3 Leeds 1 - Leeds Boss Blows His Top as Referee on 'Offside' Goal Overrules
Byline: Paul McCARTHY LET'S GET this straight. It was easy to have sympathy for Peter Reid as he went through his demented rant on the touchline. Easy to see why he's probably still ranting, kicking the cat, and sticking needles into a sun-tanned...
Football: ROBBO POMPS UP THE VOLUME; Newcastle 3 Portsmouth 0
Byline: Martin HARDY WRITE off Sir Bobby Robson at your peril. Four weeks ago the veteran Newcastle boss had to tell the nation he hadn't resigned a position he waited half a century for. His boyhood football club were apparently in freefall....
Football: ROB'S JOY; Rotherham 0 West Brom 3 - Birthday Boy Hulse Bags a Double
Byline: Keith SHORT BIRTHDAY boy Rob Hulse fired West Brom back to the top of the First Division with two stunning goals to deepen Rotherham's relegation fears. Hulse chose his 24th birthday to fire his ninth and tenth goals of the season - and...
Football: Robson: I Am Proud When My Boys Play for Country
Byline: Martin HARDY NEWCASTLE boss Sir Bobby Robson has hit back at the criticism he has received over recent club versus country rows. Robson has fallen out with Welsh fans for his stance over Craig Bellamy and is at loggerheads with Nobby Solano...
Football: Rofe and Tumble for Fiery Souness; Southampton 2 Blackburn 0
Byline: Frank WIECHULA GRAEME SOUNESS was involved in an angry post-match tunnel bust-up after Blackburn striker Andy Cole was sent off following a second-half punch-up. Rovers manager Souness had a confrontation with Southampton first team coach...
Football: Royle Ascent Continues as Town Pres on; Preston 1 Ipswich 1
Byline: John ARNFIELD PRESTON boss Craig Brown couldn't hide his admiration for Joe Royle and his resurgent Ipswich side after a top-drawer display at Deepdale. "They are the best side I've seen in this division and if we finish ahead of them...
Football: Sam Stunned as Lady Luck Puts Boot into Bolton; Bolton 0 1 Birmingham
Byline: Alan NIXON THE difference between chasing the Champions League and fearing the Nationwide League is a four-letter word... luck. There is no other logical explanation why Steve Bruce's boys are still on course for a fantasy finish and...
Football: Sam Stunned as Lady Luck Puts Boot into Bolton; Bolton 0 Birmingham 1
Byline: Alan NIXON THE difference between chasing the Champions League and fearing the Nationwide League is a four-letter word... luck. There is no other logical explanation why Steve Bruce's boys are still on course for a fantasy finish and...
Football: SAM'S WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Byline: Will PRICE HIT-MAN Robert Earnshaw could be up to his neck in it if he loses his goal touch for Cardiff. For chairman Sam Hammam has taken up hiking in the wilds of south Wales. And should Lennie Lawrence's Bluebirds incur his displeasure,...
Football: SEVEN 'N HELL; Worthy Home Record on Oster Off-Day Norwich 1 0 Sunderland
Byline: Mel HENDERSON DAMIEN FRANCIS preserved Norwich's 100 per cent home record and stunned promotion rivals Sunderland. The Canaries climbed closer to an automatic promotion spot as Francis's third goal of the season earned their seventh straight...
Football: SKY BLUE MURDER AS BURLEY BOYS ARE SUFFO-CATED; Derby 1 3 Coventry
Byline: John PERCY PATRICK SUFFO'S deadly double provided Derby's new consortium with a clear indication of the massive task the club will face to stay in the First Division. The Cameroon international's brace after an early Stephen Warnock effort...
Football: SKY BLUE MURDER AS BURLEY BOYS ARE SUFFO-CATED; Derby 1 Coventry 3
Byline: John PERCY PATRICK SUFFO'S deadly double provided Derby's new consortium with a clear indication of the massive task the club will face to stay in the First Division. The Cameroon international's brace after an early Stephen Warnock effort...
Football: SKY BLUE MURDER AS BURLEY BOYS ARE SUFFO-CATED; Derby 1 Coventry 3
Byline: Blood John PERCY PATRICK SUFFO'S deadly double provided Derby's new consortium with a clear indication of the massive task the club will face to stay in the First Division. The Cameroon international's brace after an early Stephen Warnock...
Football: Spot-On Pablo Rescues It as Royle Reigns; Preston 1 Ipswich 1
Byline: John ARNFIELD LEADING scorer Pablo Counago stepped in to the breach to complete a glorious October for Joe Royle. The Town boss who celebrates a year in charge tomorrow has seen his resurgent side win five and now draw one to guarantee...
Football: That's My Greatest Moment Says Boss
Byline: Steve BATES CHRIS COLEMAN hailed Fulham's sensational Old Trafford victory as the greatest of his career as a manager or player. The Fulham chief was thrilled at a win that left Sir Alex Ferguson angry with his stars for producing a "lifeless"...
Football: They Think It's All over .. It Is Now for Creaky Old Seaman!; Chelsea .............1 Man City ...........0
Byline: Neil ASHTON KEVIN KEEGAN won't accept it, David Seaman is too proud to admit it... but it's about time they faced up to it. It's becoming a familiar story, but Seaman's blunderful season went from bad to worse at Stamford Bridge yesterday....
Football: They Think It's All over .. It Is Now for Creaky Old Seaman!; Chelsea 1 Man City 0
Byline: Neil ASHTON KEVIN KEEGAN won't accept it, David Seaman is too proud to admit it...but it's about time they both faced up to it - the big keeper is way past his sell-by date Seaman's blunderful season went from bad to worse at Stamford...
Football: TIGERS HOLT BRAVE IMPS; Hull City 3 Lincoln City 0 - Midfielder Sparks Hull Romp
Byline: Steve ADAMS HULL cemented their place at the top of the Third Division by claiming their first win in 11 attempts over Lincoln. After a nervous first-half display, the hosts took the lead seconds before half-time through Andy Holt and...
Football: TOON POMP UP VOLUME; Newcastle 3 Portsmouth 0 Robson's Raiders Back on Song
Byline: Martin HARDY WRITE off Sir Bobby Robson at your peril. Four weeks ago, the veteran Newcastle boss had to tell the nation he hadn't resigned a position he waited half a century for. His boyhood football club were apparently in freefall....
Football: TOON POMP UP VOLUME; Robson's Raiders Back on Song: Newcastle .......3 Portsmouth ......0
Byline: Martin Hardy NEWCASTLE'S return from the dead continued at St James' Park yesterday with a win that fired them up to a season-high seventh. A month that began amid resignation speculation and off-field crises could not have ended on a...
Football: UNITED ACE: We Mo We've Got a Battle on Our Hands
Byline: David LEGGAT YANKEE keeper Tim Howard has warned his Manchester United team-mates: Rangers have the ability to win at Old Trafford - because they're a world class side! And just as you wonder how a player can make such an assessment...