Sunday Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from January 16, 2005

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300 Assaults on NHS Staff. EVERY DAY; Exclusive: Horror of Our Warzone Wards
Byline: PAUL GILFEATHER Political Editor DRUNKEN patients are turning hospitals into "war zones" with more than 300 attacks on NHS staff every day. Alarming new figures show that GPs, nurses and A&E doctors are under constant threat, with...
Alf Terror Cell Targets Ireland; Animal Rights Group on the Move
Byline: SEAN RYAN and NAOMI McELROY SINISTER British animal rights activists the Animal Liberation Front have their sights set on a new target - Ireland. The shadowy terror organisation is infiltrating animal rights groups here after a massive...
Anna Smith: Nazi Piece of Work? No
Byline: Anna Smith APART from the Queen, I may well be alone on this, but I'm going to say it anyway. What is the big deal about royal daftie Prince Harry wearing a swastika? Now come on. Let's be realistic here. It's not as if he's been found...
Archie & Ray: Barry Didn't Leave Ibrox, He Escaped
Byline: ARCHIE MACPHERSON BARRY FERGUSON did not leave Ibrox. He escaped from it. Those of us who knew and talked to him during that period recognised a lad who was in turmoil and felt he was as settled at Rangers then as the Count of Monte Cristo...
Archie & Ray: LUXEMBURGO'S MADRID ARE REAL DEAL
Byline: RAY HEPBURN WITH next summer's holiday temptations more frequent than television makeovers, this is an opportune moment to make a suggestion that will cover the sunshine expenses. The downside involves selecting the winners of La Liga...
Armstrong on Sunday: Mind Games Show Fergie Is under Pressure
Byline: Gerry Armstrong IT'S been really interesting watching the mind games of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson in the last few days. I don't think Sir Alex's Manchester United side will lose their FA Cup replay at Exeter this week but it's...
ASK THE EXPERTS: Sex & Health Solutions; Got a Tricky Dilemma? from Sexual Health to Alternative Remedies and Fitness, Our Problem-Solving Experts Have the Answer
I need to get waisted Q I'm not overweight, but my body shape is very straight. Can any exercise make my waist more curvy? A Toning the muscles in your waist will give it a more defined appearance. Try this: lie on your back with your feet off...
Baa, Baa Banned Sheep
Byline: STUART PATTERSON TODDLERS are getting lessons in political correctness while their teachers are being told to rewrite an old nursery rhyme. Instead of singing "Baa, baa, Black Sheep" Scottish pre-school children are being encouraged to...
BEAUTY: HOW WELL ARE YOU AGEING? Are You Growing Old Gracefully or Basically Falling to Bits? Find out What's Really Causing Your Wrinkles, Which Products Will Smooth Them out and How the Stars Are Faring in the Wrinkle War
Byline: Lynne Michelle WHAT'S REALLY AGEING YOU? GENES `Some of us are lucky enough to inherit skin that has high levels of elastin and collagen that will resist the signs of ageing for longer,' explains celeb skin doctor Patrick Bowler. `Some...
Big Yin: I'm Haunted by Phantom of the Opera; SWIPE AT LLOYD WEBBER
Byline: TOBY McDONALD COMEDIAN Billy Connolly has taken a swipe at Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, saying his world-famous musicals are "appalling". The Big Yin claims he is haunted by the world success of the composer's Phantom of the Opera - because...
BLIND PANIC; Aoife's New TV Show Is a Cross between Blind Date and What Not to Wear. What Men Actually Make of It Is to Get into A
Byline: LYNNE KELLEHER STUNNING presenter Aoife Ni Thuairisg is to storm Ireland's small screens in a new TV dating game with a twist. Passion Fashion puts three male contestants into a quandary by making them choose an outfit for for a girl....
Carole Malone: BAD FATHERLAND
Byline: Carole Malone PRINCE Charles is apparently so enraged that his buffoon of a son wore a swastika to a fancy dress party that he's ordered both Harry AND Wills to visit Auschwitz to learn what the holocaust was all about. (You'd think their...
Carole Malone: You Bet He's Betrayed Us
Byline: Carole Malone IN the week our two-faced Prime Minster used Gordon Brown's absence to fire the gun on the election race (even though he hasn't had the guts to say there's definitely going to be an election in May), it's hard not to feel sickened...
Caught Live!: Velvet Revolver
Byline: SIOBHAN GROGAN at Hammersmith Apollo WHEN it comes to heavy-duty rock, Velvet Revolver have at least got all the right credentials. Made up of former members of Guns 'N' Roses and Electric Love Hogs, plus former Stone Temple Pilots singer...
CELEB LIFE: `My Husband Lived in Fear of Me' on Screen, She Was the Terminator's Tough-as-Nails Sarah Connor, but in Real Life, Star Linda Hamilton Was Going through Hell as She Battled Manic Depression
Byline: Kim Carillo. Additional research: Lara Kilner She seemed invincible as tough Sarah Connor in The Terminator, but in real life, Hollywood actress Linda Hamilton was battling such severe manic depression it cost her two husbands. `After...
Celebrity Big Brother: BALLOONACY; John Hits Buffers in Stunt
Byline: DANIELLE LAWLER TV Reporter RACING pundit John McCririck left his Big Brother housemates feeling deflated yet again last night after derailing their Ghost Train on a balloon-filled course. Overweight John panicked when the train's joystick...
Clare McKeon: A SHOCK TO US ALL; Murder Dashes Hopes of Nation
Byline: Clare McKeon THE murder of Robert Holohan has shaken all of us to the core. His killing is particularly shocking because the victim was a lively, innocent child, out cycling on his bike in a supposedly safe area. It has put fear in...
COWELL Pounds 1M KISS-OFF FOR HIS TERRI: THE EX FACTOR; It's Not Fun for Me and It's Not Fun for You .. So What Is the Point? - WHAT HE TOLD TERRI
Byline: BEN TODD Showbiz Editor SIMON Cowell will give Terri Seymour a ONE MILLION POUND kiss-off to get out of his life. The X-Factor judge wants to ditch his model girlfriend after two years together. Multi-millionaire Cowell, 45, is fed-up...
Cricket: BELL: LET ME AT THE AUSSIES
Byline: GARY FITZGERALD ROBERT KEY has entered the door at No.3 but there's a Bell waiting to sound an early exit for him. Ian Bell, to be precise - a young man who has answered England's SOS for a top-order replacement for the injured Mark Butcher...
Cricket: Tresco Left in Dipp Trouble with the Fans; 4th TEST: Fightback by Hosts as England Hit Problems CONTROVERSY OVER CATCH
Byline: Gary FITZGERALD MARCUS TRESCOTHICK was involved in a fierce row last night as match referee Clive Lloyd moved swiftly to keep the peace. Somerset star Tresco was booed and jeered by some sections of the angry South African crowd after...
Cricket: Tresco Left in Dipp Trouble with the Fans; CONTROVERSY OVER CATCH
Byline: Gary FITZGERALD MARCUS TRESCOTHICK was involved in a fierce row last night as match referee Clive Lloyd moved swiftly to keep the peace. Somerset star Tresco was booed and jeered by some sections of the angry South African crowd after...
DAVID WALLIAMS: `I AM A LAYDEES' MAN' How the Campest Man on Television Seduces Celebland's Top Totty with His Gay Ways
Byline: Deirdre O'Brien Little Britain star David Walliams may have picked up three British Comedy Awards in 2004, but if they'd been giving out gongs for celebrity womanising, he'd have been a top contender for that too. The latest ladies to...
DIET & SLIMMING: A-Z OF DIET KNOW-HOW; BODYWORKS HERE'S Our A to Z Guide of Diet Tips to Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds. It Combines Dos and Don'ts with Super Foods to Eat and Meals to Avoid. Stick It on Your Fridge, Keep It in Your Handbag or Just Read It and Digest
Byline: Katie O'Brien A IS FOR ANTIOXIDANTS Free radicals attack the body, are thought to lead to ageing and may cause cancer. Antioxidants, found in most fruit and veg, combat these and help build a strong immune system. Eat brightly-coloured fruit...
Ellen's Lovelife Founders
Byline: GRANT HODGSON SAILING star Ellen MacArthur has split up with her Portuguese boyfriend. Ellen - currently attempting the fastest solo voyage around the world - began dating diver Luis Costa nearly two years ago. But they decided to part...
ELLEN'S LOVELIFE HITS THE ROCKS; Luis 'Always Came Second to Her Boat'
Byline: GRANT HODGSON SAILING star Ellen MacArthur has split up with her Portuguese boyfriend. Ellen - currently attempting the fastest solo voyage around the world - began dating diver Luis Costa nearly two years ago. But they decided to part...
Fashion: Off-Beat Style; the Bill Star Myfanwy Waring, 26, Goes Retro in Fab Vintage Looks and Reveals Her Fashion Secrets - and What Really Turns Her off in a Bloke
Byline: Louise Burke `When I started on The Bill, I hoped my uniform might be slightly different to the rest - after all, my character, PC Amber Johanssen (right), is a bit of a rebel. I expected a customised uniform or short skirt, but no, I have...
FLY OFF TO HOLIDELAY; MyTravel Has Worst Record.Again
Byline: STEPHEN HAYWARD MYTRAVEL is Britain's worst airline for taking off on time... for the second year running. Passengers flying MyTravel to Orlando took off on average 51 minutes late last summer, according to a new survey, while those bound...
FOOD: TRIED & TESTED INSTANT NOODLES; Who Tops the List Taste-Wise - and Are They Really as Quick as They Claim?
Byline: Rhianon Vivian Blue Dragon 3 Minute Noodles, Won Ton Flavour (39p for 80g) I cooked these in the microwave and they seemed to turn out OK. They took longer than 3 minutes, but it was worth the wait. Yummy and authentic, they have a salty...
Football: 10 ARRESTS AS AGGRO SPILLS OVER; LEEDS...................1 Walton 14 CARDIFF...............1 Thorne Pen 52
Byline: LINDSAY SUTTON A DUBIOUS penalty decision given against Leeds by controversial ref Neale Barry only served to notch up the tension of this grudge match even higher. And after the match, the real trouble kicked off as police tried to disperse...
Football: A FRIEND FER LIFE; Buffel's Hoping His Minder Ricksen Will Sign New Deal
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By JOE McHUGH RANGERS new boy Thomas Buffel hopes he has a friend for life in Fernando Ricksen. As Buffel comes to terms with being a Ranger, Ricksen is marking his card about what to expect on and off the park. Ricksen's...
Football: Al's Back
Byline: LES WARD ALAN SHEARER returned to action with a goal in Newcastle's 2-1 win over Southampton. But the United skipper admitted he was nervous as he waited nearly five minutes to ram in a penalty. The kick was delayed while keeper Antti...
Football: ANELKA ON WAY TO FENERBAHCE
Byline: KATIE SCOTT NICOLAS ANELKA is set for a dramatic move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. The out-of-favour Manchester City striker will arrive in Istanbul for a medical tomorrow, and is expected to sign a four-and-a-half-year deal. The Turkish...
Football: Banbridge Delight at Dream Win; IRISH CUP ROUND UP
Byline: ALEX McGREEVY ROMANCE is alive and kissing in the Irish Cup and BANBRIDGE TOWN players are today walking in a haze following their shock win over CLIFTONVILLE yesterday. The Co.Down junior side caused the big upset in the competition...
Football: Bellamy's the Bait; TOON CHASE CITY'S DISTIN
Byline: PAUL SMITH NEWCASTLE are prepared to use Craig Bellamy as bait to land Manchester City's French defender Sylvain Distin. The Magpies have already had two bids turned down by City, the latest rising tofans don't want to pounds 5million. ...
Football: BLADES PUT TO SWORD; Knight Rides off with Points for Seagulls SHEFFUTD........1 Mayo (Og) 59 BRIGHTON........2 Carpenter 45, Knight 90
Byline: HENRY MATTHEWS NEIL WARNOCK watched his side fall to injury-time goals at the end of either half - and called for the introduction of official timekeepers. "It's an absolute joke," stormed the United boss after his side went down to a...
Football: BOY SCOUT; Prem Star Spotter Has His Eye on Hibs Kids
Byline: RAY HEPBURN DON MACKAY couldn't resist coming north to see what all the fuss was about at Hibernian - and he went back to Middlesborough hugely impressed. The former Dundee, Blackburn and Fulham manager is now Head of Recruitment at the...
Football: Brave Millers Outclassed; ROTHERHAM.....0 WIGAN..............2 Teale 69, Roberts 90
Byline: NICK JACKSON THE poor Millers battled bravely, but in the end Wigan's class counted. They held out until the 69th minute and then Wigan substitute Gary Teale spoilt any chance of the Championship's bottom club upsetting the odds. Rotherham...
Football: BRIGHTON DELIGHT AT LATE KNIGHT; SHEFF UTD....................1 Mayo Og 59 BRIGHTON...................2 Carpenter 45, Knight 90
Byline: HENRY MATTHEWS LEON KNIGHT'S dramatic strike three and a half minutes into injury time kept Brighton's recent league surge on track at Bramall Lane. The tiny striker pounced after the United defence had failed to clear a harmless-looking...
Football: Brown: Old Firm Would Take Prem by Storm
Byline: RAY HEPBURN FORMER Scotland boss Craig Brown last night predicted that Rangers and Celtic would take the Premiership by storm - but hopes it never happens. Celtic supremo Dermot Desmond raised the prospect of the two Glasgow giants decanting...
Football: Bruce's Savage Misery Goes on; EVEN CURBS SHOWS SYMPATHY FOR BLUES CHARLTON.......3 Karkouri 9, Bartlett 67, Murphy 75 BIRMINGHAM..1 Melchiot 55
Byline: RALPH ELLIS STEVE BRUCE faces a huge challenge to make sure the Robbie Savage affair does not cause a hangover which wrecks his season. It was this time last year that Scott Parker walked out of what should have been Charlton's best-ever...
Football: CHAPLOW BLOW TO COTTERILL; BURNLEY.............0 READING..............0
Byline: PAUL AGNEW BURNLEY'S hopes of forcing their way into the Championship play-offs could be crushed by another star turn leaving Turf Moor. Young England midfielder Richard Chaplow, back in action after three months out injured, is a genuine...
Football: CONNOLLY CRACKER FOR FOXES; PRESTON.............1 McKenna 64 LEICESTER.............1 Connolly 25
Byline: RAY CLARKIN DAVID CONNOLLY'S goal deserved a much better stage than this mediocre match. It was a top-drawer strike which gave Preston keeper Andy Lonergan no chance. Amazingly, it was almost equalled in quality by Paul McKenna's leveller...
Football: Connolly Strike Lifts the Gloom; PRESTON.............1 McKenna 64 LEICESTER.............1 Connolly 25
Byline: RAY CLARKIN SPECIAL goals by David Connolly and Paul McKenna deserved a much better stage than this mediocre clash. Connolly gave the visitors a 25th minute lead with a top-drawer strike, and McKenna's equaliser was almost as good. ...
Football: CONVEY CAN'T END DROUGHT; BURNLEY.....................0 READING.....................0
Byline: PAUL AGNEW GOAL-SHY Reading's quest for the Premiership continues to be hampered by a lack of punch, so Steve Coppell might well consider a draw at in-form Burnley a decent day's work. Coppell's men, who haven't scored a Championship...
Football: CONVOY CAN'T END DROUGHT; BURNLEY.....................0 READING.....................0
Byline: PAUL AGNEW GOAL shy Reading's quest for the Premiership continues to be hampered by a lack of punch that Steve Coppell might well consider a draw at in-form Burnley a decent day's work. Coppell's men, who haven't scored a championship...
Football: CROFTS IS TOP DOG FOR STAN; GILLINGHAM................1 Crofts 61 PLYMOUTH...................0
Byline: PETER BURRINGTON ANDY CROFTS celebrated signing a new contract with Gillingham by firing the 61st-minute winner. The 20-year-old who came through the club's youth system was delighted to put pen to paper on a deal that keeps him at Priestfield...
Football: CROFTS THE GILLS HERO; Pilgrims Down on Their Knees by Drop Zone GILLINGHAM.....1 Crofts 61 PLYMOUTH........0
Byline: PETER BURRINGTON ANDREW CROFTS struck a second-half headed winner for Gillingham to plunge unlucky Plymouth Argyle dangerously close to the relegation dogfight. For long periods the visitors had played the better football but defeat meant...
Football: Danny Boy Is King of Valley; MURPHY GIVES BLUES THE BIG RUNAROUND CHARLTON.......3 BIRMINGHAM..1 Melchiot 55 Karkouri 9, Bartlett 67, Murphy 75
Byline: RALPH ELLIS IT WAS this time last year that Scott Parker walked out of The Valley and what should have been Charlton's best-ever season fell apart. Twelve months later, and suddenly the departure of the England midfield man is looking...
Football: Danny Gives Sven a Nudge; MURPHY DAZZLES IN FRONT OF TORD GRIP CHARLTON.......3 Karkouri 9, Bartlett 67, Murphy 75 OVER THE LINE BIRMINGHAM..1 Melchiot 55
Byline: RALPH ELLIS ALAN CURBISHLEY has told Danny Murphy not to give up on his dream of getting back into the England squad. The Scouser who was told he was no longer wanted at Liverpool was magnificent in this game - watched by Sven Goran Eriksson's...
Football: DAVID'S MASTER BLAST IS IN VAIN; PRESTON..........1 McKenna 64 LEICESTER.........1 Connolly 25
Byline: RAY CLARKIN DAVID CONNOLLY'S goal deserved a much better stage than this mediocre match. His top-drawer strike gave Preston keeper Andy Lonergan no chance. Yet, amazingly, it was almost equalled in quality by Paul McKenna's leveller...
Football: DIAMOND HOPING TO SHINE FOR DONS
Byline: JOE McHUGH ZANDER DIAMOND has revealed how his debut season at Pittodrie turned into a nightmare. The dismal Dons finished second from bottom, with the former fortress turned into a ghost stadium as disillusioned fans lost interest. ...
Football: Didier's Laziest Player in Training; ..BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRUNCH, HE'S MY MAN, SAYS MARTIN O'NEILL
Byline: ray HEPBURN DIDIER AGATHE is the laziest player in training at Celtic Park but, as he showed last Sunday in the 2-1 victory over Rangers, when it comes to the crunch, he's the fittest man around. Boss Martin O'Neill pitched him into the...
Football: Don't Leave Us Danny
Byline: KEN GORMAN DANNY GABBIDON has been urged to ignore the bright lights of the Premiership - and help Cardiff City win their Championship survival battle. "We need Danny here," was the plea from team-mate Jobi McAnuff. "He is vital to the...
Football: Downed by Man of Stel; TIRED GUNNERS HAVE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB: BOLTON...........1 Stelios 41 ARSENAL...........0
Byline: Duncan WRIGHT CHELSEA moved a massive step closer to the Premiership title as Arsenal were left 10 points behind the leaders following this dismal defeat at Bolton last night. Arsene Wenger's men now have a huge task trying to claw back...
Football: DUDEK CAUGHT IN THE WAYNE; Rooney Grabs Soft Winner LIVERPOOL...........0 MAN UTD..............1 Rooney 21
Byline: Anthony CLAVANE THERE was only one man who could upstage the Kop's new galactico on his much-hyped debut - Manchester United's very own "smiling assassin". This is the moniker Liverpool's great new hope Fernando Morientes was given at...
Football: DUFF LUCK, DAMIEN; Award Snub for Chelsea Ace
Byline: Ciaran O RAGHALLAIGH IT'S that time of the year again, when trophies are handed out mid-season to celebrate the two half-seasons of the last calendar year. Confused? You will be. But then that's the job of these awards and, specifically,...
Football: Eck: Bojan's Made of Sterner Stuff
Byline: JOE McHUGH ALEX McLEISH is convinced that Bojan Djordjic is made of the right stuff to be a Rangers hero. The Swede, on loan from Manchester United, made his debut last Sunday against Celtic and was straight into the thick of the action....
Football: Fergie Return Is Back On
Byline: JOE McHUGH BARRY Ferguson's on- off move back to Ibrox was back on last night as Alex McLeish prepared to roll out the red carpet and welcome Rangers' prodigal son home. Robbie Savage's imminent arrival at Blackburn will trigger the transfer...
Football: Fergie's Move Is Back On
Byline: JOE McHUGH BARRY FERGUSON'S on-off move to Ibrox was back ON again last night as Alex McLeish prepared to roll out the red carpet to welcome home Rangers' prodigal son. Robbie Savage's arrival at Blackburn will provide the key to Ferguson's...
Football: FOREST ARE FELLED AS LIONS ROAR; FOREST........................1 Commons 87 MILLWALL.....................2 Hayles 11, Dunne 37
Byline: JOHN LAWSON IF Gary Megson was not fully aware of the problems he's inherited at Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest, he is now. In his first game in charge, Forest huffed and puffed and had chances to change the course of the match....
Football: Fulham Target Balde; ABERDEEN V CELTIC
Byline: EWING GRAHAME Today, kick off 2pmFULHAM have emerged as favourites to sign Celtic defender Bobo Balde now that the 29-year-old has made it clear he intends to leave Parkhead when his contract expires in the summer. The Guinea international,...
Football: Gers Hit for Six; GLENTORAN......................6 LISBURN RANGERS...........0 GLENTORAN SET UP 'BIG TWO' TIE
Byline: CHRIS HOLT GLENTORAN set up the prospect of a sixth round 'Big Two' clash with Linfield by seeing off Amateur league side Lisburn Rangers. The Glens hit their junior counterparts for six with a double from Gavin Melaugh, while Darren...
Football: HAMMERS UNDER COSH; Wolves at the Door for Pardew after Defeat WOLVES............4 Miller 29, 54, Ince 72, Cort 75 WEST HAM........2 Zamora 36, 57
Byline: IAN EDWARDS ALAN PARDEW can expect more flak around Upton Park after chief villain Paul Ince shoved him straight back under the spotlight as West Ham boss. Pardew's week had been bad enough, having to go on the club's official website...
Football: Heid Bound; CHARLTON SWEET ON HELGUSON
Byline: DUNCAN WRIGHT CHARLTON are keen on a transfer window move for highly-rated Watford striker Heidar Helguson. Alan Curbishley watched the Iceland international in action during last week's Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool....
Football: Heid & Seek; CHARLTON SWEET ON HELGUSON
Byline: DUNCAN WRIGHT CHARLTON are keen on a transfer window move for highly-rated Watford striker Heidar Helguson. Alan Curbishley watched the Iceland international in action during last week's Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool....
Football: HELGUSON HOT FOR HORNETS; WATFORD.........3 Helguson 9, 29, Demerit 46 CREWE........1 Varney 68
Byline: JOHN GUBBA WATFORD fans cheekily chanted "bring on the Scousers" midway through this emphatic demolition of Crewe. And this confidence-boosting display will certainly boost the Hornets' hopes of reversing the 1-0 defeat when Liverpool...
Football: Henchoz's a No-Go; MCQUEEN: STEPHANE NOT THE ANSWER FOR GERS
Byline: JOE McHUGH GORDON McQUEEN has warned Rangers fans that Liverpool's Stephane Henchoz is not the cure for their Old Firm blues. Chris Sutton and John Hartson's brutal destruction of Rangers' Scottish Cup dream last Sunday was entirely predictable...
Football: HODDLE HAPPY AT UGLY SCENES; WOLVES............4 Miller 29, 54, Ince 72, Cort 75 WESTHAM.......2 Zamora 36, 57
Byline: IAN EDWARDS GLENN HODDLE has always been a devout disciple of the beautiful game - but he is delighted his Wolves side are finally getting ugly. After five draws and one defeat since taking charge at Molineux, Hoddle launched his reincarnation...
Football: Hume Rule Lifts Little; TRANMERE PILE AGONY ON DRAGONS WREXHAM..........1 Armstrong 67 TRANMERE..........5 Dagnall 21, Hume 42, Roberts 49, Whitmore 79, Hall 81
Byline: LLOYD EVANS IAIN HUME scored his 11th League goal of the season as Brian Little's Tranmere cruised to victory at crisis-club Wrexham. The League One high-flyers went ahead through Chris Dagnall before further goals from Hume, Gareth Roberts,...
Football: I Can't Hear Roo
Byline: ANTHONY CLAVANE A LIVERPOOL fan threw a mobile phone at Wayne Rooney after he provocatively celebrated his match-winning strike for Manchester United in front of the Kop. Rooney had been taunted throughout the game on his first return...
Football: I Can't Hear Roo; Wayne Taunts Kop Fans: Fergie's Backing Rooney
Byline: ANTHONY CLAVANE A LIVERPOOL fan threw a mobile phone at Wayne Rooney after he provocatively celebrated his match-winning strike for Manchester United in front of the Kop. Rooney had been taunted throughout the game on his first return...
Football: INCE RUBS SALT INTO WOUNDS; WOLVES...............4 Miller 29, 54, Ince 72, Cort 75 WEST HAM...........2 Zamora 36, 57
Byline: IAN EDWARDS GLENN HODDLE has always been a devout disciple of the beautiful game - but he is delighted that his Wolves side are finally getting ugly. After five draws and one defeat since taking charge at Molineux, Hoddle finally launched...
Football: It's All Yours, Jose
Byline: DUNCAN WRIGHT ARSENE WENGER admits the Premiership title is Chelsea's to throw away. Jose Mourinho's men beat Tottenham 2-0 to move 10 points clear of the Gunners after the champions slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Bolton. Stelios Giannakopoulos...
Football: It's Paul over; HARTLEY'S LATE SHOW SEALS WIN HEARTS.............................3 DUNDEEUNITED................2
Byline: RAY HEPBURN PAUL HARTLEY kept Hearts' place in the top half of the table with his crucial winner four minutes from time. The Edinburgh team have seen their grip on third place in the Premier League loosen during the first half of the...
Football: IT'S STEVIE WONDER; RANGERS...............3 Thompson 5, Andrews 38, Rae 62 DUNFERMLINE.........0 Thompson Justifies His Place as He Lights Up Dismal Rangers Display
Byline: joe McHUGH ANY Rangers fans questioning Barry Ferguson's commitment to the club should be forced to watch a video re-run of yesterday's routine stroll for Alex McLeish's side. Three points edged Rangers ahead of Celtic on goal difference...
Football: Jimmy's Ready to Chris and Make Up
Byline: JOE McHUGH ABERDEEN boss Jimmy Calderwood has buried the hatchet with Chris Sutton - by declaring the Celtic striker as the best player in Scotland. At the end of the 2002-03 season Sutton was public enemy number one in Dunfermline after...
Football: Knight Hero for Super Seagulls; SHEFFIELD UTD.....1 Mayo (Og) 59 BRIGHTON...........2 Carpenter 45, Knight 90
Byline: HENRY MATTHEWS BRIGHTON'S revival continued with an unexpected but deserved victory at high-flying Sheffield United. After taking their points tally to 11 from a possible 15, the only man who was not expressing surprise was the Seagulls'...
Football: KUQI COUP SEALS IT FOR ROYLE; IPSWICH..............3 Bent 45, 59, Kuqi 77 COVENTRY...........2 John 12, McSheffrey 61 (Pen)
Byline: DAVE SMITH DARREN BENT and Shefki Kuqi took their respective goal tallies for the season to 13 - and it was unlucky for Adrian Heath. The Coventry caretaker has made it no secret that he'd like the job full-time, and his side did him...
Football: Lamps Lights Up the Lane; FRANK DOUBLE SEALS IT FOR JOSE'S PACESETTERS TOTTENHAM.....0 CHELSEA...........2 Lampard (Pen) 39, 90
Byline: Paul SMITH CHELSEA'S relentless pursuit of the Premiership title continued at White Hart Lane as Frank Lampard struck twice to give his side a massive 10-point lead at the top. The England international clinically dispatched a 39th minute...
Football: LEEDS PUT BARRY ON THE SPOT; LEEDS...................1 Walton 14 CARDIFF...............1 Thorne (Pen) 52
Byline: LINDSAY SUTTON A DUBIOUS penalty decision given against Leeds by controversial referee Neale Barry only served to notch up the tension of this grudge match against Cardiff even higher. The real trouble kicked off afterwards as police...
Football: LEE IS PLOTTING A ROYAL COUP
Byline: KEN GORMAN LEE TRUNDLE is already a cult figure on Sky's Saturday morning Soccer AM programme, where they regularly show clips of the Swansea City striker's outrageous skills. Tomorrow night the 28-year-old Scouser hopes to produce a...
Football: LIONS ON PROWL FOR PLAY-OFFS; FOREST................1 Commons 87 MILLWALL.............2 Hayles 11, Dunne 37
Byline: BILL MILLS MILLWALL moved into the play-off positions by beating Forest - and assistant boss Ray Wilkins is convinced they can stay there. First-half goals from Barry Hayles and Alan Dunne earned the Lions a victory they had to work hard...
Football: Livi Face 10-Point Penalty
Byline: EWING GRAHAME CRISIS club Livingston could be docked 10 points next season as they face a race against the clock to come out of administration. The SPL's bottom club were forced into that situation last February and this week Kroll, their...
Football: MATT THE KNIFE; Ten Ops and Piper Is Back for More
Byline: JASON MELLOR MATT PIPER has a gruesome video nasty to remind him how close he came to being forced out of football. And the pounds 3million Sunderland winger likes nothing more than to settle down in front of the TV to watch the graphic...
Football: McKENNA PULLS ONE OUT OF BAG; PRESTON.............1 McKenna 64 LEICESTER.............1 Connolly 25
Byline: RAY CLARKIN A SLEEPLESS night at his wife's bedside for the birth of their child ruled out free-kick specialist Eddie Lewis from Preston's line-up. But it gave fellow midfield man Paul McKenna the chance to shine and earn his side a point....
Football: MEGA DEAL FOR JOSE; He'll Be First Manager on Pounds 100,000 a Week
Byline: PAUL SMITH JOSE MOURINHO will become football's first pounds 100,000-a-week coach. Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has been so impressed with Mourinho that he is prepared to tear up his existing contract at Stamford Bridge...
Football: Megson Sees Forest Felled; FOREST..............1 Commons 87 MILLWALL..........2 Hayles 11, Dunne 37
Byline: BILLMILLS GARY MEGSON might not have been fully aware of the problems he has inherited at Forest - but he is now. In his first game in charge Forest huffed and puffed, and had chances to change the course of the game but in the end defensive...
Football: Moon Shines; TOMMY SETS U's ON ROAD TO VICTORY
Byline: JOHN BAGLEY TOMMY MOONEY helped secure an impressive 2-1 win over leaders Yeovil with a classy first-half strike that set Oxford on their way. Goals from Mooney and Craig Davies put Oxford two ahead within the hour before Scott Guyett...
Football: Moon Shines; TOMMY SETS U's ON ROAD TO VICTORY OXFORD........................2 Mooney 20, Davies 57 YEOVIL..........................1 Guyett 82
Byline: JOHN BAGLEY TOMMY MOONEY helped secure an impressive victory over leaders Yeovil with a classy first-half strike that set Oxford on their way. Goals from Mooney and Craig Davies put Oxford two ahead within the hour before Scott Guyett...
Football: Now You're on the Way out; I Want Rio's Autograph and the Shirt off His Back FERGIE'S MESSAGE TO MINNOWS
Byline: KEN LAWRENCE SIR ALEX FERGUSON will this week prove that for him sorry really is the hardest word by hitting Exeter with just about every big gun at his disposal. The Manchester United boss apologised to his club's fans after the embarrassment...
Football: O'Brien Future in the Balance
Byline: DAVE PHILLIPS HONEST Andy O'Brien admits he is worried and unsettled concerning speculation that his Newcastle career is hurtling towards an abrupt end. But he refuses to panic. "I'm paid to give my best for the club and, as long as I'm...
Football: O'CONNER STARS AS KIDS CRUISE; LIVINGSTON................0 HIBERNIAN..................2
Byline: RON MARSHALL ANOTHER comfortable win for the Capital Kids - but against better opposition they'll need to convert more of the gilt-edged chances they continue to create. The free-flowing Hibs youngsters predictably made all the headway,...
Football: One Al of a Comeback; SPOT ON SHEARER IS TALK OF THE TOON NEWCASTLE.....2 Shearer 8 (Pen), Bramble 38 SOUTHAMPTON 1 Crouch 42
Byline: LES WARD SAME old Shearer - always scoring. The Newcastle United skipper has been like a bear with a sore head during his 12-match lay-off. And he unleashed all his frustrations when he hammered in an eighth minute penalty to send Graeme...
Football: One Al of a Comeback; SPOT ON SHEARER IS TALK OF THE TOON NEWCASTLE.....2 Shearer 9 (Pen), Bramble 38 SOUTHAMPTON 1 Crouch 42
Byline: LES WARD ALAN Shearer marked his return to Newcastle's first team with the 400th goal of his career as his former club Southampton succumbed at St James' Park. The former England skipper fired home a ninth-minute penalty - his 249th Premiership...
Football: PERFECT 10 FOR CHELSEA; Arsenal Sunk by Bolton to Leave Mourinho's Men Well in the Clear
Byline: DUNCAN WRIGHT and ANTHONY CLAVANE STELIOS Giannakopoulos scored the goal that left Arsenal 10 points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premiership. Bolton's Greek star was a member of the squad that stunned the continent by winning Euro...
Football: POMPEY CRIMES; Two off in Shame PORTSMOUTH..0 BLACKBURN.....1 Pedersen 55
Byline: MIKE ALLEN PORTSMOUTH'S Lomana LuaLua and Amdy Faye were sent off as Blackburn grabbed a hard-earned win. Morten Gamst Pedersen executed a perfect chip to clinch the points for Mark Hughes. But a match that only kicked into life after...
Football: Posh Spice It Up at Top; WILLOCK KNOCKS HULL FROM SUMMIT
CALUM WILLOCK struck right at the death to earn Peterborough a share of the spoils at high-flying Hull. The home side had looked on course for victory after Stuart Green's second-half goal but they could not hang on. The home side were boosted...
Football: Posh Spice It Up at Top; WILLOCK KNOCKS HULL FROM SUMMIT HULL....................2 Barmby (46), Green (60) PETERBORO.........2 Thomson (26), Willock (90)
Byline: STEVE PETERS CALUM WILLOCK struck right at the death to earn Peterborough a share of the spoils and knock Hull off the top of the table. The home side had looked on course for victory after Stuart Green's second-half goal but the relegation...
Football: QUINN AIMS FOR TOP
Byline: CIARAN O RAGHALLAIGH SHEFFIELD United midfielder Alan Quinn is dying for a return to the Premiership after admitting taking his first spell in the top flight for granted. Now the high-flying Blades star is determined to get back into...
Football: RAB RAP; Douglas: I'm No.1 for the Long Haul
Byline: RAY HEPBURN IT HAS TAKEN Rab Douglas three months to recover from a crazy red card against Barcelona but he's back in the Celtic first team and is determined to stay. The former Livingston and Dundee keeper finally got past David Marshall...