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BOBSLEIGH QUEEN SET FOR CITY SPORT HONOUR Sports centre bosses in Sheffield this week paid tribute to the city’s newest World Champion. Shelley Rudman, who trains at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) and iceSheffield, has become the first British female to win world skeleton gold in St Mortiz, Switzerland. Sheffield International Venues (SIV), which operates both EIS Sheffield and iceSheffield, is planning to honour the historic achievement by inducting the 31-

year-old into its Hall of Champions, which also features athletes including Jess Ennis and Kelly Holmes. The 2006 Olympic silver medallist practices starts at iceSheffield with Kristan Bromley, who won gold at the 2008 World Championships. She also completes strength and conditioning work at EIS Sheffield, which is home to SIV’s Hall of Champions. Lorenzo Clark, operations director, SIV, said: “What Shelley has achieved is incredible so it is fitting that she

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appearances at this lovely pub has always filled it to capacity. The message is clear, arrive early to avoid disappointment. This is hopefully the It has been all doom and gloom of late, first of many nights of live entertainment, just what with the freezing temperatures, and a stone’s throw from my house. me being in a lot of pain in my leg and Dronfield is rightly thought of as the Las toothache, and so I am delighted to convey Vegas of North Derbyshire, evidenced by the some good news for a change. One of my appearance of Acoustic Angels, fronted by the oldest, and I mean oldest, friends became a best vocalist for miles around, John Reilly, nonagenarian on Monday. on Monday night at the Dronfield Woodhouse I refer to the lovely Joan Lee who was ninety Sports and Social Club, yet another venue on Monday. Older readers will remember Joan, within walking distance for me. All this, who with her husband Fred ran the Hearts of together with top entertainment provided by Oak at Holmesfield when I was a young man. Hilltop Club and the Yew Tree at Coal Aston I am indebted to Joan for introducing me to ensures that Dronfield’s excellent reputation is the joy of having a few pints when I was a maintained. teenager, and particularly accommodating me The resurgence of Sheffield Wednesday for a few extra pints after time, which was a continued with a great three one win against big deal for me at such a young age. This was a very good Brighton side, whilst Sheffield a time when Derbyshire pubs stayed open half United are going through a sticky patch. I an hour later than those over the border, and I attended a birthday party on Saturday night fondly remember the dash at ten o’clock from celebrating with my pal Lisa, long suffering the Bradway Hotel to imbibe in a few more partner of the hilarious Big Andy, and ninety pints. The Hearts of Oak was what I call a per cent of the guests were Unitedites. Football ‘proper pub’ where thanks to landlord Fred, conversation was thin on the ground, and who stood for no nonsense, having done a bit I failed in my attempt to get the excellent of boxing, I always felt safe, and it was then disc jockey, Chris Clark, to announce the I vowed to only to go in pubs in future which Blades score, mentioning that his namesake were properly run. Leon Clarke had scored the winning goals, Speaking of that kind of pub management, particularly galling as he used to play for another shining example is Chris Snell, Sheffield Wednesday. There is a distinct lack landlord and sole owner of the Victoria Inn, of banter this season with the clubs being in Dronfield, who keeps a really tight hold on different divisions, and I do not get involved in things. Chris has become my close pal and it as I want the Blades to get promoted for the I am delighted to announce that he and his good of Sheffield, but I was amused by a tweet beautiful fiancée Linda are to tie the knot in from a Wednesdayite saying ‘Agent Wilson, June, I would like to take this opportunity to referring to Blades manager Danny Wilson, offer them my sincere congratulations, at the the first part of your mission is completed, same time offer my condolences to the many disappointed ladies now that this very eligible step aside for Paulo DiCanio, another ex-Wednesday player to complete the job. bachelor has been snapped up. His likeness to DiCanio is rumoured to be leaving his present George Clooney is spooky. The Victoria has live entertainment on Friday, club SwindonTown. As funny as this is, it does with the welcome return of marvellous singer/ tend to dilute the wonderful managerial job performed by Owls manager Dave Jones. songwriter Steve Birks, who on previous

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The Motorpoint Arena are very excited to announce that Miranda Hart becomes the first female comedian to perform at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield when she debuts in April 2014! Tickets priced £27.50 & Family Tickets £82 (subject to booking fee) are now on general sale. The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series ‘Miranda’ aired on the BBC. Grab a chance to see Miranda’s laugh out loud genius live. She wants you to join her party. Expect galloping, attempts at song and dance, and simply - such fun! Arena Marketing Manager, Simon Bailey said “In the building’s 22 years of hosting thousands of events this is the first female comedian to play at the Arena. Our first ever comedy show here at the Arena was Eddie Izzard in 2003, since that sell-out show comedy has become the new rock n roll, regularly selling out multiple nights in the 12,000 seating Arena”. “Comedians such as Peter Kay, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Bill Bailey, John Bishop, Tim Minchin & many more have played more than 50 nights to over 370,000 customers and now Miranda could be the leading the way for a wave of female comedians to take centre stage at the Motorpoint Arena” Tickets priced £27.50 & Family Tickets £82 (subject to booking fee) are now on general sale, in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

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A colleague asked, “So are you expecting any Valentines cards this year?” “Me? No,” I laughed “It’s just a scam from the big corporations bleeding people dry with their stupid cards and red ribbons.” “Yeah, I don’t have a girlfriend either,” I replied ----------------------------------------------------------It was the night of the lotto draw and by the time I got home I had missed the results, so I asked the wife how I did. “Sorry dear,you didn’t win, so I threw the ticket away”. “That’s a shame”. “You were close though, five out of six!” They’re still searching for the body. ----------------------------------------------------------Some guy knocked on my door today and said, “I have a parcel for your next door neighbour.” I said, “You’ve got the wrong house then mate.” ----------------------------------------------------------Bought a multi gym. They sent a bit each week. It’s done nothing for me but the postman’s built like a brick s***house ----------------------------------------------------------A gymnast walks into a bar. She gets a two-point deduction and ruins her chances of a medal. ----------------------------------------------------------There was a knock at my door this morning. As I opened it an old lady said, “I’m looking for a dog.” “Ah,” I said, “as I handed her the giant Alsatian.” “I’m sorry,” she muffled as she struggled under the weight of the dog, “I think you misunderstood me, I’m looking for my dog.”

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1. Complete the following list of colours of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green…..?

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Wicca (Part 2) Questions And Answers

the moon plays a significant role in their lives. The phases of the moon represent aspects of the Goddess and witches utilise this in their worship. They time their rituals and magic to coincide with the phases of the moon to which they will be attuned.

Do Witches Use Any Tools In Their Tradition? Yes, they have a number of special tools. They use an Athame which is the witches’ knife. It is a doubled edged blade measuring nine inches long. The Athame is used when invoking and banishing energies. The only thing an Athame should cut is air or the wedding cake at a Handfasting. They also use what is called a Besom. This is the traditional broomstick. On one hand it is a symbol of fertility which is traditionally jumped What Colour Candles Are Good To Have? over at a Handfasting to signify the leap from White candles are for purity and spirituality. one life to another. The Besom is also used to Use red for passion and strength. Pale blue are sweep the circle after a meeting. for peace. Light a dark blue candle to banish depression. Green should attract money (I’ll have A piece of wood the length of the owners forearm 100 of those please!) and black will cleanse you is used as a Wand. In some traditions the Wand of negativity. Candles can relieve headaches and is only used where the Althame is not, in others make you feel relaxed. the Wand and Athame can be interchanged. There are certain trees that are used for Wands. Wands What Are The Rites Of Passage? of prosperity must be made from the branch of a A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks Fir tree. a milestone in a person’s life. It involves a Witches also use a Cauldron. A large pot or bowl, transition from one status to another. Various traditionally black, used to make magical foods rites of passage can be found within Wicca, such and for water scrying. as, Wiccaning (birth), Handfasting (Weddings) and Withdrawal (death). Please contact me for a reading on 07811632353 or email psychicglynis@talktalk.net What Is Handfasting? One of the many rites of passage, Handfasting is WEDDING VENUE the name given to a Wiccan wedding. It differs from most orthodox weddings, both partners enter as equals and make their own individual vows to each other. The women don’t wear a traditional white dress but they do adorn their hair with freshly picked flowers. What Is The Book Of Shadows? A Book of Shadows is an account of witches activities, containing religious texts and instructions. It is a never ending book. It often holds information concerning mythology, the lunar calendar, magical rituals, spells, herbs, crystals and potions. It is best that the Book of Shadows be handled only by the witch.

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Mother’s Day Mercury and Mars forge a really fine link with Pluto this week, and this urges you to not take any situation, and particularly at work, at face value. Delve a little deeper, perhaps even into the recesses of your own memory and past experiences, and you can unlock some solutions. Call me for more news...

The New Moon in your sister Air sign of Aquarius, plus the expressive location of your ruler Venus in this sign, can see all sorts of hopes progress. Your classy and fashionable dress sense can also cause a stir, especially if you give it some new, stylish twists. Call me now for more news and astral advice...

Jupiter and Uranus have been on good terms all year, but the suggestion is that if you can just follow a hunch, it may lead to a financial opportunity. In fact, you can show awesome determination and willpower this week, which can give you the push to really achieve your long held hopes. Call for more...

Your two ruling planets Mars and Pluto combine brilliantly this week, both aided by Mercury, and if there is something you need to say, or ideas you need to get across, you can do so with clarity and real insight. The trick will be to let others have their say too, though. Call now for your in-depth forecast...

A friend can be lucky for you this week, but it might not be someone you have known a long time. In fact, you could meet and click with someone for the very first time now. There may be something novel or unusual about them, but that can just spur your interest. Call now for more news and astral advice...

Your ruler Jupiter continues its love-in with Uranus, and this combination becomes exact this week. Someone who dares to be different can really take your fancy, or you may relish the thrill of the chase if you have an alluring person in mind. Your word power remains high. Call for more astral advice...

You might find yourself seeking someone’s advice. What you are told can have a big influence on your future plans. Their help could also influence a business or financial decision, and with the timely help of the New Moon, this can see you make some shrewd moves. Call now for your in-depth forecast...

You can take the lead in situations. You can think on your feet and inspire people with your passion and verve. Financially, there is a sense that you are getting clearer in your moves, but also you can feel more comfortable around letting go of some unneeded elements of materialism. Call for more astral advice...

This week’s New Moon gives you the chance of great progress around relationships. It compliments beautifully Venus, and if you reach out, you may be surprised by just how good the responses are that you get. This suggests diplomacy and sensitivity to others can hold you in great stead. Call for more...

You may or may not be a dedicated follower of fashion, but your unique take on this or any other area of your life, is what gives you your uniqueness. Others can seem to respond better to this now, and with Venus sparkling in your sign, your popularity rises. Call me now for more news and astral advice...

Your ruler Mercury, and Mars are now fully clear of the confusing if sometimes enchanting influence of Neptune. All this week, they now merge with the planet of change, Pluto. Use this to take some firm steps to forward your aims and ambitions, especially around relationships. Call for more astral advice...

Your energies are boosted hugely this week, after what has been a sluggish start to February. This may see you feeling more active, but also very goal orientated. A relationship can suffer from a lack of communication however, and especially if you are too focused on personal aims. Call for more advice...

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SHEFFIELD FAIRNESS STREETS AHEAD GO TO TOWN COMMISSION REPORT AVAILABLE YOUR QUESTIONS Sheffield City Council set up a Fairness ANSWERED Commission to look at the nature, extent, causes and impact of inequalities in the City and to make recommendations for tackling them. The Fairness Commission’s report was published on Wednesday 30 January and you are able to download a copy from https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/ policy--performance/fairness-commission.html

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SHEFFIELD ROLLER DERBY ON TRACK FOR OXFAM Sheffield Steel Rollergirls are getting together with Oxfam for other women around the world. Sheffield roller derby ‘jammer’ Amy Roberts, is calling for people in Sheffield to support them for an exciting roller derby event for Oxfam Get Together, a campaign that raises funds for Oxfam’s work with women in poverty. Supporters are invited to hold fundraisers for Oxfam during the week of International Women’s Day (8th March). 30-year-old Amy, who lives in Highfield and has played roller derby for 2 years, said: “Roller derby is a huge part of our lives, it’s a great way for lots of different women to come together to work out and link with a wider community. It’s strong, athletic and the only contact sport played by predominantly by women. It is women who have revived and developed the sport, and now it is the world’s fastest growing sport, and could even become an Olympic sport in 2020!” The sport involves two teams on an oval track, each with a "jammer" who scores points by passing members of the opposing team, with a lot of bumps and bruises along the way as the other players use their bodies to stop her in order to prevent her from

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I’ve got another pile of goodies which could have your name on it! Once again the game is on. I’ve been chatting to South Yorkshire’s own music legend John Parr. He’s the guy of course who shot to fame and made his name in Hollywood after bringing us the classic theme to the brat pack movie St Elmo’s Fire. Over 25 years later he’s gone on to actually produce films himself, and described the process as being “LIKE NEW???”. I’ve replaced the word which follows with the sound of a sheep bleating! Suggestions have included PAGES, PROCESS, IDEAS and VENTURES. No-one has managed to correctly suss out what he said yet though. If you’d like to have a go you could win a triple 60s CD called Good Vibrations, with music ranging from Cliff to the Hollies on there, and another triple collection called Keep Calm and Stay Cosy with everyone from Michael Buble to Simon and Garfunkel featured. Log on and find out more via magicam.co.uk or just ring and play, weekdays at 6.40 and 8.40am with me.

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This week, we are popping over to Sunderland where there was once a thriving club, the Democratic Workmen’s Club. Kevin Wardle of Sunderland got in touch with Club Historians to share some of his fond memories of the club. Its grand title reflects some of the high political ideals many of the older clubs held. He wrote how as a young lad in the sixties, when he was around ten, he was often with his dad in this small club. Two main groups used the ‘Demmy’, shipyard workers and coal miners, almost with an equal split. It was a profitable and well-run club ‘with a superb ethos for its members’, says Kevin. The committee provided everything from Christmas parties, Easter parades, gentlemen’s “smokers” (no strippers though Kevin tells us!) just free beer, a pre-packed meal and cigarettes on the tables. One particularly funny story stuck in his memory. This was regarding some lapse in committee men’s skills of calculation, which took place during one annual club trip to Crimdon Dene, a seaside resort in North Yorkshire. ‘The club would hire four or five council double decker buses, laden with kids, mams and dads each under the supervision of a committee man dressed in his best suit and waistcoat.’ Some of the committee men decided that to keep the kids happy they would treat them to ice cream from the local ice cream man. He offered a bulk purchase in large aluminium tubs but they were not sure how many to buy. Kevin relates how the conversation went: “Do you think one will be enough or shall we get two?” “Better get two.” They only later discovered that one tub supplied about 1000 cornets! Of course this meant they were left with gallons of ice cream. Not wanting to waste it, on the following Saturday night, anyone going into the club was presented with a cornet or wafer sandwich. There was still plenty to spare so the remainder was carried next door to the Conservative Club, who, says Kevin, ‘were suitably chuffed to be able to offer their members said ice cream!’ It was largely the demise of the shipyards and pits that eventually saw off ‘the Demmy’ but happy memories remain of how this CIU club once affected local people’s lives.


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Saturday 9th February

THE CLASSICS

Sunday 10th February

BONNIE

JAMMING SESSION EVERY SUNDAY

5pm Start - ALL WELCOME Monday 6:30pm onwards

EASY DANCE - Tuition With Mark

EVERY THURS - POKER NIGHT AT 8.00pm (With RedTooth Poker)

EVERY WED - QUIZ NIGHT AT 9.30pm

Tuesdays & Thursday 7pm-8pm

ZUMBA FITNESS

Every Thursday 12noon-3pm

Dancing with the Steel City Dancers First Friday of Every Month

NORTHERN SOUL

(Free Buffet and Big Prizes to be Won)

Live Entertainment FREE JUKE BOX FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY Live Entertainment FREE JUKE BOX NIGHT THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

FREE FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK CONTACT THE CLUB FOR DETAILS

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY - 8PM

THE LOCAL SINGER MAKES HER DEBUT HERE FROM 9PM

SPECIAL CHARITY NIGHT

HE’S HERE - THE FAMOUS EX-LEAD SINGER FROM THE CRASHERS - OUR FRIEND

FANTASTIC LIVE BAND

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THE DRY STONE WAILERS TOP SHELALAS

DISTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTE MENUS - BROCHURES LEAFLETS - FLYER IN THE MERCURY CHEAPEST IN THE REGION!

THE RACHEL RYAN BAND

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

RACHEL RAYNOR

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY - 9PM

JAMES JARVIS

KICK THE HABIT

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

EXCELLENT LIVE BAND

TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY - 8PM

TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC NIGHT www.whitelionsheffield.co.uk 615 London Road S2 4HT

princesheffield@yahoo.co.uk 150 Derbyshire Lane S8 8SE

ALL WELCOME TO WATCH OR JOIN IN

THE PLACE TO BE IN NORTON LEES!

THE PLACE TO BE IN HEELEY!

0114 276 3633

0114 255 1500

QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB

Stannington

STEPH KING’S STAGE ACADEMY SHOW

Cask Marque Accredited

We May be a Small Operation,

but we’re BIG on Quality Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

FRIDAY O.A.P. SPECIAL £3.95 Fished, Chips & Mushy Peas plus a Steamed Pudding Booking is Sometimes Advisable

96 Uppergate Road • Stannington Sheffield • S6 6BY Tel: 0114 232 4440

FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE (DEPOSIT ONLY)

SEATS UP TO 250 LATE BAR AVAILABLE LARGE CAR PARK

Contact Ian for Details and Bookings on 0114 272 5544

ALSO OPEN FOR PRE-MATCH DRINKS FOR SUFC HOME GAMES

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY OPEN UNTIL 12.00 MIDNIGHT

Live Entertainment!

FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY - 9PM

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY - 9PM

WITH

FANTASTIC MALE VOCALIST

80’S DISCO ROSCOE

We Are Open All Day Every Day TOWNGATE, HIGH BRADFIELD, SHEFFIELD, S6 6LG T: 0114 285 1207

Sunday is Carvery Day

DEANO

733 Chesterfield Road S8 0SL 0114 258 5864

Monday is

Served 11:30am - 7pm

Everyone Welcome

The Chantrey Arms

(Free Buffet and Big Prizes to be Won)

Welcome to...

4 QUEENS ROAD - SHEFFIELD - S2 4DG

Under New Management

EVERY TUES - QUIZ NIGHT AT 9.30pm

0114 2582095

The Home Of Sport In The Heart Of Ecclesall Road

CROWN & GLOVE Regular Beers & Changing Guest Ales

BRAD LEE

RETURNS TO SING THE NIGHT AWAY WITH YOU FROM 9PM

Tuesday is

Wednesday is Friday is

Thursday is

FISH

FRY-DAY

BOOKING IS ADVISABLE ON ALL DAYS (Food is served Mon to Fri 11:30am - 3pm & 5pm - 9pm & all day Sat 11:30am - 9pm)

TUESDAY IS QUIZ NIGHT - Jackpot and Prizes to be won - 9.30pm Visit our website: www.theoldhorns.co.uk

WOODHOUSE MILL WMC

582 Retford Road, Sheffield Tel: 0114 269 2910

FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE MONDAY QUIZ & BINGO TUESDAY ZUMBA (7PM - 8PM) £4 WEDNESDAY FUR & FEATHER AUCTION FOLLOWED BY BINGO AT 9PM THURSDAY CLOSED SUNDAY SUNDAY LUNCH BINGO, OPEN THE BOX & 5 NUMBER BINGO

Friday 8th February

MIKE YOUNG Saturday 9th February

NEIL McCALLUM Sunday 10th February

LAURA LEE SIMPSON

Mags & Michael Welcome You To

THE ANGLERS REST

Richmond Park Road - Handsworth - Sheffield Telephone: 0114 2430958 /0114 2442978

TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH £5.99 with a free drink*

(*From Landlord’s Selection)

SPECIAL OFFERS ON FOOD & DRINK SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

PAUL BARRIE EVERY SUNDAY

KARAOKE WITH BOB & SUE


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BOOK NOW FOR

VALENTINE’S DAY! Monday

QUIZ NIGHT - Includes Jackpot

Tuesday

BUSKER’S NIGHT

Quality Real Ales brewed using the Finest Malts, Traditional Hops and Natural Spring Water

STEAK NIGHT 2 Meals £16.99 - inc free bottle of house wine!

Thursday

CHILL NIGHT

Friday CURRY NIGHT AND DJ JON All You Can Eat for £6.99

Saturdays - COMING SOON KARAOKE/BAND NIGHTS

Halifax Road - Sheffield 6 0114 2311 130

Saturday 9th February

ICON

PJ’S

OPEN ALL DAY FOR FOOD 9am - 8pm Bar Opens at 11am BREAKFAST SERVED FROM 9AM ONLY £3.50

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Saturday 9th February

Lauren faye moss Stunning Female Vocalist Great Young Female Vocalist

Friday 8th February

Woodhouse Westend WMC 149 Sheffield Road Sheffield Tel: 0114 2693 057

MONDAY QUIZ NIGHT

FOR A GALLON OF BEER + BINGO

BILL & PETES SING-A-LONG

FULL SIZE SNOOKER & POOL TABLE SUPERB FUNCTION ROOM Air Conditioned, Private Bar, Seats 150, Catering, Live DJ - For Any Occasion

Saturday 9th February

JACKIE MARIE Brilliant Girl Vocalist

Sunday 10th February

OUT OF AFRICA

Sunday 10th February

KATHY RYAN

A Warm Welcome from Jill & Steve

BINGO

THURSDAY

STEVE ROSSI

Friday 8th February

CRAIG DEEGAN

FAMILY GAMES NIGHT, pool night, FREE table

Saturday 9th February

Plus Fun Quiz

Saturday 9th February

WEDNESDAY

THE LAST STAND

WEDNESDAY MODERN SEQUENCE PLUS BINGO THURSDAY DOMINO KNOCK OUT FRIDAY & SATURDAY BINGO, PYCR & OPEN THE BOX SUNDAY BINGO/OPEN THE BOX

FLETCH

POKER NIGHT Private League & Cash Games POOL LEAGUE New Members Wanted Free Table

WALKLEY WMC 287 Providence Road Walkley - Sheffield Tel: 0114 234 8956

Club Secretary 07917 063283 Club Steward 07917 063241 The Bar 07917 063293 1 MINUTE WALK FROM HILLSBOROUGH TRAM STOP, UP FORBES ROAD & YOU’RE THERE!

TUESDAY

Sunday 17th February

Saturday 16th February

LOTTIE T’VAY

Cash Prizes

NATASHA PARX

PRIZE BINGO £500 ON 50 NUMBERS + JACKPOT PRIZE

OPEN THE BOX - BIG MONEY

DANCING WITH RAY Line Dancing & Sequence Dancing with Tuition Spot Waltz with Prizes

Sunday 10th February

LA PLATA S.C.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

SUN 10TH FEB HOLME LEA, HANDSWORTH RD, SHEFFIELD

SUNDAYS CASH BINGO & 5 NUMBER BINGO

SEQUENCE DANCING WITH TUITION MON AFTERNOON 1:30PM ZUMBA WITH TUITION TUES &THURS 6:30PM

353-355 Walkley Lane, Sheffield, S6 2PB

BEV BROOKES

CRAIG OFFERS A WARM WELCOME TO CUSTOMERS OLD AND NEW

Saturday 16th February

www.wadsleybridge-wmc.co.uk

Fantastic 3 Piece

Cricket Inn Road, Sheffield Telephone: 07533543549

RELENTLESS

CARVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK

SERVED MONDAY TO SATURDAY 12NOON - 8PM (2 COURSES FROM £4.75 BETWEEN 12NOON &6PM) SUNDAY 12NOON - 5PM (2 COURSES FROM £4.75 BETWEEN 12NOON &5PM)

MONDAY

PARK GARDENERS

WADSLEY BRIDGE WMC

Sunday 10th February

Wednesday

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FREE FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE - RING FOR AVAILABLE DATES

Malin Bridge Inn Holme Lane, Sheffield, S6 4J2 Tel: 0114 2348241

CAN U JAM?

EVERY SUNDAY 8pm till late!

Time to show off your talent! Singers, musicians & bands all welcome. All instruments provided on stage. The original boys are back, Richard & James. (Children welcome if supervised)

FRIDAY 15TH FEB

CURRY NIGHT 6pm till late!

STEVE’S HOMEMADE CURRY Kids Welcome

SATURDAY 16TH FEB

VALENTINE

JAGER BOMB PARTY FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE

DARREN YORKE

Function Room Available For Hire, Parties, Weddings, Funerals Etc... up to 150 persons

THE VICTORY CLUB

134 MAIN ROAD - DARNALL - SHEFFIELD TEL: 0114 244 2134 EXTERNAL SMOKING AREA

FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION UP TO 100 PEOPLE WEDDING RECEPTIONS, PRIVATE PARTIES, FUNERALS WITH DISCRETION, BUSINESS MEETINGS & CONFERENCES RING 0114 244 2134 FOR DETAILS

Every Monday - BINGO & QUIZ in the Lounge Every Thursday - LADIES BINGO NIGHT - CASH PRIZES

Sunday 10th February

MAL MARTIN Sunday 17th February

NATASHA PARX

MEMBERS & AFFILIATED FRIENDS MOST WELCOME

FREEMASONS ARMS

UNDER NEW INKS MANAGEMENT DR S! SALLY & STAFF WELCOME OFFER OLD & NEW CUSTOMERS

COMING SOON... LIVE BANDS & OPEN MIC NIGHT

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

VALENTINE’S PARTY

FRANK WHITE BAND TICKETS £3 OR PAY ON THE DOOR

Walkley Lane, Hillsborough (on the bridge)


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13 Hall Road, Sheffield Tel: 0114 269 3019

Fantastic Act

CRAIG MICHAEL Great Young Keyboard Vocalist Saturday 16th February

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

SUE & PAUL’S KARAOKE PLUS BINGO

SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

SUE & PAUL’S ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT PLUS PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, MUSIC QUIZ & BINGO

DUAL IMPACT 2 Guy Duo

BINGO EVERY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY BALLROOM DANCING

EXCEPT MONDAY & WEDNESDAY - 9:15pm Start

THE

RIDGEWAY ARMS

QUARRY HILL, MOSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD S20 5AZ TEL: 0114 2477111

2 FOR £10

5 Number Bingo, Spin The Wheel

EVERY WEDNESDAY - SENIOR CITIZENS TEA PARTY 12 NOON FREE FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE

Fully Air-Conditioned Concert Room & Lounge

Friday 8th February

GUITARS & STRIPES

Saturday 9th February

DIONE ANDRE’S ABSOLUTE 80’S Sunday 10th February

BOYZ

Tuesday 12th February

RISE

Friday 15th February

STONE IDOLS MONDAY AFTERNOONS

Sequence & Modern Dancing

WEDNESDAYS from 8pm Start

All are welcome in the Concert Room Sequence & Modern Dancing

70’S & 80’S NIGHT

8PM - MIDNIGHT £1 ENTRY

HERE’S JONNY

Cowper Ave • Sheffield • S6 1AG • 0114 232 2285

Lisa & Chris Welcome you to the

NOAH’S ARK

197 Mansfield Road, Sheffield S12 2AL - 0114 239 8681

Friday 8th Feb

LOWRY

Saturday 9th Feb

RESERVOIR ROCKS Monday

QUIZ NIGHT Tuesday

BUSKERS’ NIGHT & PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT- £100 Wednesday & Thursday

FREE POOL

FRIDAY 1ST MARCH FRIDAY 5TH APRIL

OPEN THE BOX

FREE POOL!

SING-A-LONG WITH BRIAN & FRIENDS (& BINGO)

If you would like to get involved, ask for details at the bar.

Except Wednesday & Sunday

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT FROM 6PM - 10PM

Thursday 7th Feb

BOOK NOW FOR VALENTINES DAY!

Friday

Sunday

PENSIONERS’ SPECIAL

12NOON - 2PM

FOOD SERVED UNTIL 6PM

FREE WI-FI

We Cater For Up To 100 People For Private Parties, Christenings & Wakes etc

2 STEAKS AND A BOTTLE OF WINE ONLY £17.99

Thursday 14th Feb

MARK BURROWS

BOUNDARY ACADEMY

Saturday 16th Feb

WILSON ELLIS CO Sunday 17th Feb

HEROES

Frequent bus service routes: 20,97, 98, 33, & 83 (to & from the club)

FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED

JORDANTHORPE PARKWAY, S8 8BU

LIVE TERTAINMENT

EN

EVERY SATURDAY

Feb 9th - SANDRA DEE Feb 16th - LAINE JONES

PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB NEW MEMBERS WELCOME - JUST COME IN AND JOIN!!! INSTANT MEMBERSHIP

£2.80 A PINT

BINGO EVERY NIGHT WE ARE HOLDING OUR BEER PRICES CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IN THE CONCERT ROOM ON SUN LUNCH TIMES & TUE NIGHTS

FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY FRIDAY 29TH MARCH

TEL: 0114 2325768 / 0114 2311101

Sunday 10th Feb

Ideal for Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings and Funerals with Discretion

8PM - MIDNIGHT £1 ENTRY

SOCIAL CLUB

CAN U FEEL IT

Function Room Available for Hire Up to 130 covers

SOUL & MOTOWN NIGHT

Southey Green Road, Sheffield, S5 7QQ

Saturday 9th Feb

All day every day!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

SOUTHEY JIMMY ECHO

BEERS from £1.80 per pint LAGERS from £2.00 per pint

MONDAY - FRIDAY ON SELECTED MEALS

JACKPOT STARTS AT £200

EVERY MONDAY QUIZ NIGHT IN THE LOUNGE WITH SEAN

FREE SNOOKER Every Tuesday (7:30pm - 10:30pm) FREE POOL

Every Monday (7:30pm - 10:30pm)

BIG DEAL, SMALL PRICE!

BINGO & OPEN THE BOX - FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

0114 2457 806

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Sunday 10th February

PLUS BINGO

45 Hatfield House Lane, Sheffield S5 6HU

T.B.C

CRUNCH

GRAHAM’S FAMILY FUN NIGHT

SHEFFIELD LANE WMC

Saturday 9th February

Sunday 9th February

FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

Bassett The

£2.60 A PINT

• POOL TABLE & SNOOKER TABLE • FAMILIES WELCOME • CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA • DISCO’S • LARGE FREE CAR PARK • ROOM HIRE

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BRIMINGTON SOCIAL CLUB

EVERY MONDAY Quiz & Bingo TUESDAY - STAR TIME SPECIAL EVERY THURSDAY Dancing with Resident Organist EVERY FRIDAY Bingo + Open The Box SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

WISHFUL THINKING GOOD MALE/FEMALE DUO SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

EMMA JAMES

FEMALE VOCALIST TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY

DAN KNIGHT’S STORM HIGH STREET, BRIMINGTON, CHESTERFIELD T: 01246 233700

NEWBOLD WMC Thirlmere Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8EJ

Excellent live shows! Friday 8th February

RICKY KAY SHOW Saturday 9th February PHIL ALLEN Sunday 10th February KIM B Friday 15th February

LISA VANDELLA BAND For Details Contact N.M.W.C on 01246 278849

OLD WHITTINGTON MINERS SOCIAL CLUB

Station Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield

Tel: 01246 451961

BINGO EVERY NIGHT

Every Monday - ZUMBA 6pm to 7pm Every Tuesday - POKER NIGHT Every Wednesday - AUCTION Lotting 12 Noon - Auction Starts 7pm Followed by BINGO - 9:30pm start BIKERS WELCOME

SAT 9TH FEB CASSI KENNEDY SUN 10TH FEB DANNY ARRON FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE

EAST DENE SOCIAL CLUB LTD

DONCASTER RD, ROTHERHAM TEL: 01709 363323 THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

IAN TYLER TOP MALE VOCALIST

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

NIKKI SUMMERS BAND TOP NORTH EAST GROUP

SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

HUNTER BAND

TOP 4 PIECE VOCAL INSTRUMENTAL BAND

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

BINGO

The Dusty Miller Sheffield Road, Barlborough, S43 4TW Near Chesterfield (2 mins off jct 30, M1)

Tel: 01246 810 507

RENISHAW M.W. 138 Main Road, Renishaw S31 9UW - Tel: 01246 434 157

Wednesday 6th February

HEARTBEATS

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

MAHOGANY NEWT Wednesday 13th February HIGHLY STRUNG

FEMALE VOCALIST

CHRISTIE

Saturday 9th February

SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

MY MATE KATE

4 PIECE ALL MALE YOUNG BAND

60’S ROCK & ROLL Saturday 16th February

SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

FLIX

ARIZONA ROCK CLASSICS

MALE/FEMALE DUO

FOOD SERVED ALL DAY 2 COURSE CARVERY £6.95 12 NOON - 8PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY SATURDAY 12 NOON - 5PM 1 COURSE CARVERY £7.95 SUNDAY 12 NOON - 7:30PM

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY

CASK ALES NOW BEING SERVED

CLUB CHESTERFIELD Chester Street, Chesterfield T: 01246 234200

Saturday 9th February

ROBBIE DIXON KATRICE

NOW EVERY WEEK! ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SUNDAY 4 - 8PM

We Show

Sunday 10th February

Tuesday Night Auction - 7pm - Finish Bingo Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Large Function Room For Hire Holds 250 People Available for Weddings, Birthdays, Parties etc. Maureen Welcomes You To

THE RED LION Real Ale & Mild Beer

TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY

DAN KNIGHT’S

STORM

BIGGER & BETTER!

HIGH STREET, BRIMINGTON, CHESTERFIELD T: 01246 233700

THE

BELLE VUE

Saturday 16th February

NEW ENTERTAINMENT COMING SOON

RUSSELL T BIRD

RAY DAVID

FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

COACH PARTIES ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

SOCIAL CLUB

Saturday 9th February

Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield - 01246 450 770

QUIZ

MEMBERS & AFFILIATED MEMBERS ONLY SNACK BAR OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

+ At The Races

BRIMINGTON

TUESDAY

7:30 Onwards, Bar Until 11:15pm

AIR CONDITIONING

Now Avai l able onli n e at WWW.MERCURYNEWSPAPER.CO.UK

Cricket Inn Road, S2 5AT (With Our Own Supertram Stop Next Door!)

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Regional Club Listings

Sponsored by

BRADFIELD BREWERY

ARMTHORPE CORONATION CLUB Tranmoor Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster Tel: 01302 831393 Friday 8th February

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Quality Real Ales brewed using the Finest Malts, Traditional Hops and Natural Spring Water

CARCROFT VILLAGE WMC

CHESTNUT AVENUE, CARCROFT, DN6 8AG. TEL: (01302) 722520 Friday 8th February

Saturday 16th February

SUPERB YOUNG FEMALE VOCALIST Saturday 9th February

EXCELLENT NORTH EAST BAND Sunday 17th February

LAUREN FAYE MOSS

ROB STEVENS Saturday 9th February

VAVOOM

ICON

BIG STEVE & THE HEADLINERS LEROY JOHNSON & THE FLICKS SUPERB NORTH EAST BAND Tuesday 19th February

TOP BAND Sunday 10th February

Sunday 10th February

STEFFI ACKROYD

LISA VANDELLA

Saturday 16th February

GOODFELLAS

RICHIE PADLEY

EXCELLENT GIRL FRONTED BAND Tuesday 12th February

OUTSTANDING MALE VOCALIST Friday 22nd February

SUPERB MALE VOCAL ENTERTAINER Friday 15th February

STAR TV ENTERTAINER FROM POP IDOL

YOUNG MALE STAR OF THE X FACTOR

LIVE POP ROCK SHOW

GLYN DAVIES

Sunday 17th February

MARK TURVER

Every Wednesday - BINGO with ALL CASH PRIZES! Last Friday of Every Month NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN

DANNY TETLEY

Saturday 23rd February

TREVOR CRAIG

WHAT’S ON AT BARRY’S BAR 96-98 LONDON ROAD, SHEFFIELD, S2 4LR TEL: 0114 2784564

MONDAY TUESDAY

Pool Competition Motown Night with Quiz

WEDNESDAY Poker Night with Dominoes THURSDAY

JOHN STYLE & Y.T PRESENTS

Lovers, R&B Soul Music

South Mall, Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster Friday 8th February - 1pm Start

KEN DURRANS COUNTRY & WESTERN

Saturday 9th February

MARK TURVER GREAT LIVE ACT

Tuesday 12th February - 2pm Start

MIXTURE OF MUSIC, VARIOUS DJS

SATURDAY

Big People Music & Revival

SUNDAY

Lover’s Music & Northern Soul

STEFFI ACKROYD

BAND OF BROTHERS

DONCASTER TRADES

DISCO

FRIDAY

POCKET ROCKET TOP ACT

Tel: 01302 326313

www.doncastertrades.co.uk

ARMTHORPE CORONATION CLUB - SUN 10TH FEB

ROSTHOLME BARNBY DUN SOCIAL CLUB SOCIAL CLUB 128 Askern Rd, Bentley Tel: 01302 873201

EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

COUNTRY NIGHT & BINGO Wednesday 6th February

DAN WESLEY

WOODFIELD SOCIAL CLUB

91 Woodfield Rd, Doncaster , DN4 8HN Tel: 01302 853446

BINGO BONUS NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday 6th February

DAVEY NICHOLS SUBERB MALE VOCALIST

UD

Saturday 9th February

CRACKER

Sat 19th May Saturday 9th February

GREAT BOY/GIRL DUO

WHISKEY DUO

CountryCOUNTRY Band FANTASTIC FEMALE VOCALIST

Sunday 10th February

Wednesday 13th February

Wednesday 13th February

Friday 8th February

MONTY MONTANNA Friday 15th February

ANDY ASH EVERY TUESDAY (VIEWING FROM 3:30PM)

AUCTION - 6:30PM EVERY THURSDAY

SEQUENCE DANCING TO A LIVE BAND

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C’EST ANN LA VIELEE NANCY

DEBBIE DEE

LYNNE GEORGE

SUPERB FEMALE VOCALIST

EXCELLENT FEMALE VOCALIST

EVERY WEDNESDAY Poker Night - Members Only EVERY FRIDAY & SUNDAY Bingo & Play Your Cards Right

Every Wednesday:

With The Dalton Johns Band & Guests

www.woodfieldclub.co.uk

Don’t forget our £1 draw on Sunday Nights

COUNTRY BAND

COUNTRY & WESTERN

01302 882 936 Off High Street, Barnby Dun,Doncaster DN3 1DS

EVERY TUESDAY Ladies Night Chair Dancing/ Burlesque

LAST SATURDAY IN EVERY MONTH Karaoke

Fri 25th May Saturday 16th February

DIO LA DIVATRIO LEMON GRASS Top female Vocal Duo

EVERY MONDAY Quiz Night & Play Your Cards Right

Every Monday: BINGO

Membership Available Anytime


Doncaster & Rotherham Club Listings

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Tel: 0114 285 1118 - www.bradfieldbrewery.co.uk E7 DUNSCROFT SOCIAL CLUB

EDENTHORPE PARK SOCIAL CLUB

Live Entertainment

Off Eden Grove Road, Edenthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 2LS

Every Fri, Sat & Sun

01302 882033

Find us on Facebook under “Waggies”

Friday 8th February

ELLI GENT

Saturday 16th February

PAUL STEWART

Saturday 9th February

WORKING MY WAY

Sunday 10th February

JAMES BRANDON

Male Vocalist

SUNDAY - BINGO, TOTE & MONEY DRAW MONDAY - DARTS & DOMINOE LEAGUE TUESDAY - LADIES SECTION BINGO NIGHT WEDNESDAYS - DARTS COMPETITION

TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO

ALL SPORTS TV FUNCTION ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

THURSDAY QUIZ NIGHT

SKY SPORTS IN THE BAR

Parties • Weddings • Funerals etc Up to 180 people

TEL: 01302 845 637

200 Station Rd, Dunscroft, Doncaster DN7 4JR

ROOM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE (20 - 30) (Christenings, Birthday etc)

BENTLEY WEST END SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

Cusworth Road, Doncaster DN5 9RF Tel: 01302 876340

Sat 9th Feb

NO CONTEST BOY/GIRL POP DUO

Sun 10th Feb

MOVER SHAKER

Sat 16th Feb

THE BIZ

Sun 17th Feb

GREAT MODERN POP BAND

SENSATIONAL BOY/GIRL POP DUO

HERE’S JONNY VERY POPULAR BAND

WHEATLEY W.M.C

Morley Road, Doncaster DN1 2TN Tel: 01302 360984 ENTERTAINMENT SAT 9TH FEB - GREAT TRIO

3 FALL

SUN 10TH FEB - TOP GUITAR VOCALIST

JOHN DARREN

TUES 12TH FEB COUNTRY NIGHT! GREAT COUNTRY ACT

STUBBY THURSDAYS

FUN QUIZ NIGHT

8 PINTS TO THE WINNING TEAM, FREE NIBBLES AT THE BAR & FREE RAFFLE - 9PM START

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN NIGHT

WITH SNOWY AND CO GREAT SOUL NIGHT 12:30 BAR

FIND US ON FACEBOOK ALL SKY SPORTS SHOWN

FREE POOL ALL DAY EVERY DAY

FUNCTION ROOM FREE HIRE • NOW ACCEPTING MEMBERS

MONDAY QUIZ NIGHT 9.00 PM FREE ENTRY PRIZE: A GALLON OF BEER

WEDNESDAY

BINGO NIGHT FIRST HOUSE 8.50 PM

PARSON CROSS AMATEUR BOXING CLUB PRESENTS AN

EVENING OF AMATEUR BOXING

THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2013 @ COLLEY WMC 2 MARGETSON ROAD, PARSON CROSS S5 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SENIOR ABA YORKSHIRE PRE-LIM FINALS

Featuring

NATHAN OWEN, HARRY WRIGHT, “OZZY” OSBOURNE & MICKY BRAY

TICKETS £10 EACH AVAILABLE FROM THE CLUB 0114 232 1529

THURSDAY POKER NIGHT CASH PRIZES ON THE NIGHT 8.00 PM FRIDAY BINGO NIGHT FIRST HOUSE 9.00 PM TOTE DOUBLE DRAW DRAWN 10.00 PM

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Why does everybody hate Monday? Productivity in workers is under 30%, on average people moan for ten minutes as soon as they wake up, almost 50% of employees are late for work on this very day. We’ll tell you why we don’t hate Monday…Soyo Live duh! Easily one of the highlights of the week, Soyo Live is a weekly live music event, hosting a range of talents from Yorkshire and beyond. This week’s turn? Alvarez Kings. This show was rescheduled from back when we were hit with heap loads of snow, however rest assured this gig wasn’t put on the back burner. A packed out Soyo saw a bolting atmosphere which is seen less and less at small time indie gigs these days, allowing for the mixed bag of attendees to polish up their dance moves and throw some serious shapes. We’re pretty sure someone whipped out the robot within the six foot radius Soyo like to call their dance floor…O’h you hipsters you. The main headliners with support from Ada Kay, 10Take and the Ratells, Alvarez Kings did what they came to do and put on an almighty show to well and truly kick the Monday blues. Alvarez Kings never change. They will forever remind us of sunny tramlines days, caring only about which band we’re hoping to catch next. They’re summery vibe and light hearted melodies are weaved throughout each of their tracks, allowing for a repertoire more than easy to listen to. Hell they could be a tad more versatile but with a support as strong as theirs as well as various live festival experiences, we don’t blame them for sticking to their guns and serving us a set full of traditional ‘King’ anthems. Easily the highlight of the set, their new single “Walking In The Air” is as bizarre as it is brilliant…who ever thought of the idea to record such a prolific single deserves a huge high five, especially when the band somehow pull it off effortlessly. This is precisely the direction Alvarez Kings need to be heading…we all know they’re the masters of creating Sheffield’s finest indie pop tracks, however they not only have the ability but the determination within their own talents to pull off a hell of a lot more. Check out their website www.alvarezkings. com

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Our ultimate favourite event of the entire year, Leeds Festival 2013 has announced its first wave of headliners and main acts to get us all god damn excited for August Bank Holiday. Held within the huge surrounding of Bramham Park, this time round promises to be bigger and better than ever before…but hey we say that ever year! One of the most successful alt-rock bands of all time, System Of A Down make a welcome return to Leeds, The band have only played a handful of gigs since they reformed in 2010, but they are back with a revenge to seize festival proceedings on this year’s main stage. Expect mosh pitting…lots of mosh pitting. Also announced within the festivals bill, the recently reformed Fall Out Boy. This will be a UK festival exclusive performance so if you’re a fan of Pete and co, we damn right expect to see you right at the very front barrier. Having recently released brand spanking new material, their performance this summer will feature a backlog of both old and new material, definitely not to be missed. Sheffield’s finest metal exports, Bring Me The Horizon are back on Leeds Festival main stage 2013. Having gone from local metalcore kings to one of the world’s most infamous acts, the five piece are to release their new album “Sempiternal” in April of this year…we may have heard it and it may be absolutely amazing. Throwing together melodic cleans along with fierce bass lines, BMTH are masters at putting on a show you will never forget. And remember, a black eye is a badge of honour right?! Foals have played Leeds Festival three times before, working their way up from the smallest tent to this year taking their rightful place on the Main Stage. Recently nominated for “Best Track” with their single Inhaler and “Best Live Band” at this year’s NME awards, Foals run a strict skinny jeans policy so only those with bandy legs are allowed to watch their set. This is a total lie. All these acts are added to the already announced headliners Eminem and Deftones. Leeds Festival 2013 will also feature Alt-J, Sub Focus and Boy Better Know (ft. Wiley, Skepta and JME). Tickets are available now from www. leedfestival.com.

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to me is Emma Lavelle’s Claret Cloak, whose 2 length third to Raya Star at Ascot reads well in the context of this race and who has only a feather weight to carry here. Finally, others to be running well at present are: Ingleby Spirit; Court Minstrel; Dark Lover; and Ronaldo des Mottes. Warwick: 2.05 Warwick Racecourse Handicap Chase, Class 2, 5yo+, 2m 4f 110yds: The vote here goes to the Nicky Henderson trained Molotof, whose fourth to Dynaste at Kempton looks pretty smart novice form and who has a light weight to carry. He gets a very narrow call over the King George fourth Champion Court. The latter named ran an absolute cracker a Kempton only to run out of stamina near the finish. This drop back to 2m 4f+ should be right up his street and he is sure to go very well. He is by far the most dangerous opponent for my selection in my estimation, despite the presence of Bocciani, Drumshambo, Marshal Zhokov and Brave Spartacus who all won last time out. Doeslessthanme, Niceonefrankie and Zaynar are others that are capable of big runs at their best.

Newbury: 1.50 Betfair. Don’t Settle for Less Handicap Hurdle, Class 2, 4yo+, 0-145, 3m 110yds: This race is something of an enigma in that it brings together some chasers going hurdling and a fair number of decent handicap hurdlers. If the chase trainers are using this as a prep race for their charges then possibly quite a few can be discounted from the big field of entries. I therefore suggest that interest should be confined to hurdlers that have been performing well recently. In my book this provides a shortlist of seven that recorded a decent speed figure on their last outing. These are (in order of preference): Monetary Fund; Provo; Shotgun Paddy; Fred the Shred; Arkose; Barafundle; and Chiberta King. Ready preference is for last time out winner Monetary 2.40 Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Fund whose stable is going well at the present Novices’ Chase (Registered as The Kingmaker Novices’ Steeple Chase), Grade 2, 5yo+, 2m: time. With Act of Kalanisi disappointing badly last 2.25 Betfair Denman Chase, Grade 2, 5yo+, time out when falling behind Simonsig I am 3m: overlooking his chance here. Drumshambo, Silviniaco Conti is very much the “new kid Majala and Marshal Zhukov are also entered on the block” this season and is the one they elsewhere so it is difficult to know if they will all have to beat here. He may have most to run in this. Preference for this event therefore fear from Menorah who ran well to land the goes to the Paul Nicholls trained Fago who re-arranged Peterborough Chase at Kempton won last time out and recorded a good speed last time. Junior is a bit of an in-and-out figure in doing so. Second best on last time out character but is capable on his day and could figures is Ohio Gold, followed then by Majala, run into a place. This could also be said about Prolinx and Drumshambo. Sew on Target has The Giant Bolster whose second in last year’s been running consistently well of late and Cheltenham Gold Cup was an excellent effort cannot be left out of calculations either. that has not been matched so far this term. He has to find seven lengths to reverse the form of the Betfair Chase at Haydock with the Selection Summary: (In case of absences reserves are shown in selection but could close the gap if at his very order of preference after the selection) best. Weird Al looks to have lost the plot and the others do not look good enough to me. Newbury: 1.50 Monetary Fund, if absent Provo, then 3.00 Betfair Super Saturday Chase Shotgun Paddy, Fred the Shred, Arkose, (Registered as The Game Spirit Chase), Grade Barafundle 2, 5yo+, 2m 1f: 2.25 Silviniaco Conti, if absent Menorah, then This has attracted a small but select field Junior, The Giant Bolster of entries. Nicky Henderson’s Simonsig is 3.00 Edgardo Sol, if absent Majala, then obviously one of the top names here and Simonsig, Pigeon Island, French Opera should be hard to beat. Unbeaten as a chaser 3.35 Claret Cloak, if absent Caird du Berlais, he sets the standard here. He has been beaten then Swing Bowler, Discoteca, Grumeti only twice in his career – once in an Irish point-to-point race, where he fell, and once Warwick: by Fingal Bay in a Sandown Grade 2 Novice 2.05 Molotof, if absent Champion Hurdle back in December 2011. That said he Court, Drumshambo, Brave Spartacus, faces some decent opposition here – Shooters Doeslessthanme,Zaynar Wood and Majala are both seeking hat-tricks as well. Also Edgardo Sol, Wishful Thinking, 2.40 Fago, if absent Ohio Gold, then Majala, Stagecoach Pearl, French Opera and Pigeon Prolinx, Drumshambo, Sew on Target. Island are no mugs. While Simonsig (currently 4/9 ante-post) has to have a favourite’s chance Good Luck! I reckon that he may get a scare from a couple of the more seasoned chasers. Those that Last week’s results: recorded last time out ratings in my system With hurdles races cancelled at Sandown and are: Edgardo Sol (122); Majala (93); Simonsig after non runners were taken out the eventual (32); Pigeon Island (31) and French Opera selections were: (6). In the light of current prices a chance is Sandown: taken on the Paul Nicholls inmate Edgardo 1.50 Toubab – 8th @ 11/4 Sol (currently 10/1) who could still be fair value against the favourite come the day. If he 2.25 Third Intention – 2nd @ 11/1 3.00 Race cancelled fails to line up the reserve slot goes to Majala 3.35 Keppols Hill – fell (15/8) (currently 14/1). Ffos Las: 2.05 The Romford Pele – 4th @ 10/1 3.35 Betfair Hurdle (Handicap), Grade 3, 4yo+, 2m 110yds: 2.40 Incentivise – 5th @ 20/1 In this most competitive of events there are Wetherby: many with live chances. The David Pipe 3.20 Fill The Power – fell (10/1) trained horses Swing Bowler and Home Run are both running up sequences of wins Agonisingly Third Intention was just touched and must figure in calculations, as must the off in the final strides by Captain Conan after Gordon Elliott trained pair Cause of Causes looking all over the winner until tying up and Discoteca. At the foot of the weights badly near the line. The Romford Pele and Caird du Berlais recorded a good figure last Incentivise also ran quite well but couldn’t time out and must be dangerous while, near make the frame. Toubab ran appallingly and the top of the weights, Alan King’s Grumeti’s Fill the Power blundered his chance away after Grade 1 Aintree victory over Countrywide being prominent for a circuit. Keppols Hill Flame is eye-catching. 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MILLERS SILENCE COBBLERS ROTHERHAM UNITED breathed new life into their League Two promotion charge by putting fellow challengers Northampton Town to the sword at New York Stadium. Following indifferent home form of late, Daniel Nardiello notched his 14th goal of the season from the spot to put the Millers in charge before second-half strikes from Ben Pringle and David Noble saw Steve Evans’ coast to a much-needed victory. Following their disappointing home reversal at the hands of Bristol Rovers last time out, the Millers made four changes to their starting line-up. The visitors started brightly and they had the first sight of goal when a ball was drilled into the feet of Adebayo Akinfenwa, who showed clever footwork to evade the challenge of Johnny Mullins, before drilling a low effort which was smothered by Andy Warrington. Moments later, Chris Hackett cleverly exchanged passes with Akinfenwa, paving the way for a glimpse of the target but under pressure he blazed his shot well over the bar. Following back-to-back corners, Pringle floated an inswinger to the front post and Slew showed great invention to backflick the ball towards goal but the ball rolled tantalisingly wide of the upright. With the game finely poised, the visitors’ came within a whisker of the breakthrough when Jake Robinson cut inside from the left flank leaving Pringle in his wake before unleashing a rasping drive from distance which swerved in the air before crashing against the upright and then rolling to safety, to the Millers’ relief. With half an hour on the clock, quick thinking from Noble saw a free kick played into the channel and Nardiello outmuscled Joe Widdowson before firing a cross-cum-shot which almost caught Nicholls out at his near post, as it cannoned against the outside of the upright. Moments later, the Millers were again denied by the woodwork when a fantastic outside of the boot pass from Michael O’Connor switched play to the rampaging Liam Ridehalgh, whose first time cross flashed across the box but with Nicholls just a bystander, the ball smashed against the crossbar. The Millers were rewarded for the pressure just five minutes before the interval when Northampton failed to clear a Ridehalgh cross and Bradley pounced on the loose ball before being tripped just inside the box by Ben Harding, leaving referee Miller no option but to point to the spot. From the resultant penalty, Nardiello kept his composure to calmly send Nicholls the wrong way before finding the corner of the goal to notch his 14th goal of the season in all competitions.

In the aftermath of the goal, Nardiello celebrated by blasting the ball into the jubilant home faithful and was duly booked by the referee on their return to the centre spot. Following the interval, Rotherham started with a positive intent and after Northampton failed to clear decisively, Pringle nodded the ball into the path of Slew, whose instinctive first-time effort looked destined for the far corner but Ben Tozer bravely blocked his effort. Seconds later, Nardiello rampaged through the heart of the Cobblers’ rearguard before fizzing a low effort which forced Nicholls into a smart save. The ex-Barnsley striker came within inches of notching his second of the afternoon minutes later as he was the first to meet Pringle’s inswinging corner but he couldn’t control his header as it dribbled across the goalmouth. The Millers were looking the most likely and Bradley swung a delightful centre which was met by the head of Odejayi, but his header blazed wide of the target. However, against the run of play, Akinfenwa worked a shooting position for Hackett, and although his first effort was blocked by retreating defenders, his second strike forced Warrington into a superb reflex save. Just past the hour mark, Bradley saw yellow for hauling down Widdowson in full flight before Rotherham almost notched their second when Pringle danced around Carlisle with a minimum of fuss before pulling the ball back into the path of Odejayi, whose cushioned ball saw Ridehalgh crash a fierce drive which wizzed narrowly over the crossbar. However, the Millers were not to be denied as they gave themselves a much-needed cushion with their second goal on 75 minutes. A ball forward from Ridehalgh was flicked on inavertedly into the path of Pringle, who pounced on the loose ball and after weighing up his options, he superbly drilled a stinging drive into the far corner of goal giving Nicholls no chance. The Millers were running riot at this stage and they put the game beyond doubt with their third on 79 minutes. The home side turned defence into attack with the blink of an eye and Nardiello rounded Tozer with ease before curling an effort which forced Nicholls into a full-stretch save but Noble was quick to capitalise on the loose ball by lifting the ball before calmly stroking the ball home from six yards. O’Connor came within a whisker of adding a fourth with a delicate free-kick from just outside the box which Nicholls was forced to parry over, before the exScunthorpe midfielder left the fray to a standing ovation. Despite the home dominance, the visitors had the final say with effectively the last play of the match when Hackett’s superb delivery found the head of Carlisle, whose point-blank header gave Warrington no chance.

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BURY STUN ROVERS A cold, dry and fine afternoon dawned for the match against Bury. It’s over nine years since the Rovers visited Gigg Lane and a similar result, it was 3-1 to the Rovers, would have been great. The transfer window had closed without the Rovers adding to their squad but Bury had released some players and brought others in. The Rovers starting line-up was unchanged from their last match a fortnight ago against Leyton Orient. Bury made two changes from last Saturday’s starting lineup, newcomer Carl Regan replacing David Worrall and Andy Bishop coming in for Lenell John-Lewis, who was released during the week. The Rovers kicked off and spent the first few minutes in the Bury half without troubling the keeper. However, in the 4th minute, Coppinger and Bennett linked up well as the latter moved across the pitch before shooting from the edge of the area but putting wide as he was challenged. Bury then got into the game, with Woods having to come out to the edge of his area to clear a long ball. Then, in the 11th minute, a free kick on the Rovers right from Cotterill was met with a firm header by Brown but Carson saved well. The referee then dished out a couple of cautions, first to Quinn for a foul on Ajose and five minutes later to Eastham for handball. In the 20th minute a free kick by Cotterill came out of the home defence to Jones on the 18yard line but he shot hurriedly high and wide. At the other end Schumacher had a go from 30yards but it was well over the bar. Then, in the 26th minute, the deadlock was broken when a cross from the Bury left, was met at the near post by BISHOP with a glancing header into the far corner of the net. On the half hour the Rovers won the first corner of the game but nothing came from it. But that wasn’t the case in the 35th minute when Bury won a corner. Skarz put an inswinger to the far post where AJOSE put it into the net. The Rovers tried to hit back before the break but they came up against a brick wall that was the Bury defence. In added time Coppinger tried a shot from 25 yards but put wide. The Rovers hit their stride straight from the start of the second half but it the 52nd minute before any meaningful action in front of goal and then

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it was the home team, with Ajose getting in a shot from 25yards that was high and wide. At the other end a free kick by Cotterill caused panic in the home penalty box before the referee deemed the ball had gone out for a goal kick and not a corner. In the 57th minute, Schumacher took a free kick from 30yards but blazed high and wide. From the goal kick Brown collected but put his shot wide. Then a good Rovers attack down their right led to Quinn crossing to the middle but it was put wide. On the hour a Rovers defensive lapse in the middle let Bishop in on goal but Woods beat his shot out and McCombe put out for a corner. From this point on it was all Rovers. Playing good football they besieged the Bury goal. McCombe put a close range rebound over the bar, Jones headed wide from a long throw by Spurr and a good run through the middle by Coppinger ending with a stinging shot was tipped over the bar by Carson. Jones followed up another good attack and from a rebound put wide, Cotterill followed suit a minute later and then headed wide at the far post to another attack. The ball would not go into the net for the Rovers despite the incessant attacks. In injury time Bury should have added a third goal when they broke away but were stopped and then the ball fell to Thompson three yards from goal but he scooped it over the bar. It was a case of 13th time lucky for Bury after twelve winless games and 13th time unlucky for the Rovers to end their unbeaten away run.

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A late goal prevented United’s improved second half performance earn a point in Friday night’s encounter at Bramall Lane. Dave Kitson’s scored from a Barry Robson corner as United battled back from an early Leon Clarke goal but the Coventry striker added a second with three minutes to go. Robson and Jonathan Forte both impressed as substitutes but the Blades remain without a league win in 2013. Boss Wilson opted to name new arrivals Forte and Robson on the bench but there were recalls for Collins and Flynn, who took the places of Westlake, who dropped to the bench, and Premiership-bound Blackman. The line-up of the team saw Higginbotham start at left-back for the Blades for the first time, allowing Collins and Maguire to re-acquaint in the heart of the defence. It was United’s rearguard that were tested first, Coventry winning a succession of corners and Baker wasting a good opportunity at the back post from Elliott’s cross. The Kop attempted to lift the home side and Higginbotham made a couple of timely interventions but the Blades fell behind on 14 minutes. Porter gave away a cheap throw and from a resulting Baker cross, CLARKE’s effort deflected off Maguire and found the net via the underside of the crossbar. McSheffrey shot wide after McMahon’s mistake and United’s only attempts of the first half hour came from Kitson, his first a header from 15 yards and his second a long-range shot, which was blocked. McMahon picked up a yellow card on the half hour, referee Sarginson indicating a series of fouls by the right-back, and Kitson was the second booked for a lunge at Baker. The later stages of the half saw United

operate more in Coventry’s territory but without seriously hurting the visiting side’s back four. Murphy fired over a half-chance early in the second period but Long had to make a save from Edjenguele’s header on 50 minutes to ensure the Blades did not fall further behind. Forte was introduced for his second debut on 54 minutes, replacing Porter, and it gave the crowd a lift, three sides of S2 finding their voice. The substitute soon registered United’s first effort on target, shooting at goalkeeper Murphy, who gathered at the second attempt, after Doyle had challenged from a Higginbotham cross. Long had to save an effort from distance by Baker and McMahon blocked from McSheffrey but the Blades were attempting to mount a spell of pressure. On 67 minutes there were huge shouts for a penalty but the referee said no. Higginbotham’s forward ball was headed down by Kitson and McDonald took a touch before he appeared to be held back by Adams, just yards from goal. Robson was introduced with just under 20 minutes to go and he was influential in United levelling. The debutant’s first touch was to deliver a corner, from which KITSON powerfully headed past Murphy from six yards. Kitson volleyed wide soon after as United forced the visitors back. Forte hooked one wide as the game entered the final ten minutes, whilst Robson was offside after an enterprising run from Flynn. McDonald was booked for a tired challenge and United’s games crumbled on 87 minutes. Kitson’s pass was intercepted by Moussa and although his effort was parried by Long, CLARKE was ideally positioned to slot home the rebound. It could have been worse following a break from a Blades corner but Long saved with his feet from Thomas. Five minutes of added time brought hope -

Robson’s shot was blocked and Doyle fired over - but the last action was Long saving from Jennings as a third consecutive home defeat was confirmed soon after.

Blades: Long, Higginbotham, Maguire, Flynn, Doyle, Porter (Forte 54), McDonald, Kitson, Collins, Murphy (Robson 71), McMahon. Unused: Westlake, Cresswell, Ironside, Coyne, De Girolamo. Coventry: Murphy, Baker, McSheffrey (Fleck 74), Jennings, Elliott (Thomas 69), Clarke, Christie, Wood, Edjenguele, Moussa, Adams. Unused: Clarke, Cameron, Dunn, Barton, Ball.

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Danny Wilson felt his team deserved at least a point from Friday’s League One clash with Coventry City. Leon Clarke’s brace helped the Sky Blues to a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane to consign the Blades to a third consecutive home defeat, despite Dave Kitson’s second-half strike. Speaking afterwards, Wilson was adamant his team shouldn’t have lost the game, although he was critical of their first half showing. The Blades boss commented: “I can’t believe we lost the game in the end and the fans will probably be thinking the same because we were excellent in the second half. “We were massively off the pace in the first half and Coventry took advantage. “But we got our teeth into the game after the break and played some good football without the ball bouncing our way. “We felt we had a stonewall penalty turned down for a foul on Kevin (McDonald) and that could have changed the complexion of the game completely. “Decisions aren’t going our and it is doubly frustrating that a misplaced pass has cost us at the other end.” Wilson continued: “It was certainly a game of two halves. We didn’t have any fluency in our play in the first half and Coventry deserved their lead. “The second half was a total contrast, we were positive from the off, created chances and got the equaliser. “There only looked like being one winner, but one slip has cost us the game and that sums up our luck at the moment. “Some weeks you get punished for your mistakes and the luck was with Coventry which is unfortunate. “The fans will be disgruntled, but no more so then myself and the players and it is down to us to turn things around, starting on Tuesday against Crawley Town.”

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Danny Wilson is backing Jonathan Forte and Barry Robson to play an instrumental part in the Blades promotion push. The duo, signed on transfer deadline day, impressed as second half substitutes in Friday’s defeat to Coventry and Wilson believes both will be instrumental between now and the end of the season. Speaking of the contribution of his aforementioned recruits against the Sky Blues, Wilson commented: “Jonathan (Forte) made a real impact from the moment he was introduced. “Supporters will have noticed he has changed since the last time he played for the Blades and that comes through experience. “He gives us exactly what we need, a threat in behind, genuine pace and his movement makes life tough for the opposition. “Barry (Robson) is an old head and on the ball has real class. The fact he hasn’t played for three months means we have to use him carefully initially to avoid him picking up a knock. “His first touch was the pinpoint corner for the equaliser, so again he has plenty to offer us and gives us something a bit different to what we already have. “Hopefully with Barry we can get him up to full speed within a week or two.” When questioned about his plans to enter the loan market when it re-opens later this week, Wilson added: “If someone becomes available and we feel he would add something to the squad then we would look to bring him in, but at the moment that isn’t the case. “We have to know what is available to us elsewhere and if we can improve the squad then obviously we would look to do so.”

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Sheffield Wednesday News 2012-13

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Sheffield Wednesday turned in an impressive Hillsborough display to beat ten-man Brighton 3-1 on Saturday. Leroy Lita and Danny Pugh put the Owls into the ascendancy and Ashley Barnes was sent off to compound the first half damage. Andrea Orlandi pulled one back for the visitors early in the second period only to see Michail Antonio extend Wednesday’s lead and ultimately seal victory. Brighton arrived on the cusp of the play-offs and needing a positive result to keep on the shirt tails of the top six, while Wednesday were out to move into the clutch of clubs directly above them in the table at the other end having markedly improved their form in 2013. And that pedigree continued just four minutes in when Lita fired the Owls in front.

Antonio picked up possession down the left flank and sent over a looping ball into the danger zone, where Lita was on hand to cleverly volley past Tomasz Kuszczak. Brighton responded with Inigo Calderon forcing Miguel Llera into evasive action a yard from goal after some good work down the right, before Chris Kirkland saved low from Leonardo Calderon moments later. The contest then settled into an even affair, with the Seagulls perhaps edging the attacking threat – until their chances of taking something back to Sussex were dramatically reduced ten minutes before half time. First, Barnes saw red for a late lunge on Kieran Lee and from the resulting free kick, Pugh smashed in a rasping drive from a tight angle that nestled into the back of the net. That double blow gave Brighton a mountain to climb in the second half and Gus Poyet introduced livewire striker Craig Mackail-Smith to aid the cause. The former Peterborough man looked typically busy in the early throes but Wednesday almost put the game out of reach when Lita slotted inches wide following a drilled cross from Jeremy Helan. But on 53 minutes, Brighton reduced the arrears – with Mackail-Smith at the heart of the action. The bubbly hitman danced his way into

the penalty area only to see a snapshot cleared off the line by Pugh and Orlandi was on hand to blast home the rebound. But the visitors’ joy was short-lived as Wednesday promptly restored their twogoal advantage. Pugh swung an accurate corner to the back post and the alert Antonio forced the ball over the line from close range. From that juncture, the points looked safe for Wednesday but there was still time for controversy late on when a block by Pugh on Calderon earned the Owls loanee a booking and led to a melee in the technical areas, with Dave Jones and Brighton first team coach Charlie Oatway each sent to the stand.

WINDOWS, ILLUMANATI AND CHEQUES FANʼS COLUMN by Bunsen Bob The two transfer windows that Sky Sports so lovingly indulge us with every year are just as pointless as the need to display an armageddon-like countdown to tell us when it will be, thankfully, over. I am yet to hear a valid argument for the system which seems only to hike up already inflated transfer fees by imposing a deadline on floundering managers desperate to add to their squad. Obviously the new-age armchair dwelling, Football Manager playing ‘fan’ laps up this gaudy mess so I’m afraid we are stuck with it for the foreseeable future. I believe this is down to the Illuminati or football agents, if there is a difference of course. But what of Wednesday’s involvement? Well, the massive countdown on Sky seemed to affect some fans who put their, “Get yer cheque book out Milan!” track on repeat (are transfer fees still paid by cheque? Is anything?). Our beloved saviour is by no means a Sugar Daddy. He bailed us out in heroic fashion but he’s never really spent massively or at least he won’t with us. Quite frankly, I didn’t want Dave Jones to be handed a Relegation Battle War Chest (or blank cheque) because his signings as Wednesday supremo have been poor to average. Anyway, our recent revival which has seen 6 wins and 2 draws from 10 games was ignited before the transfer window slipped off it’s corrupt latch. That said, who can argue with the impact that Leroy Halirou Bohari Lita has had in his first two appearances? He came in similar circumstances to Jay Bothroyd; lacking in opportunities at his parent club. Thankfully, well hopefully anyway, that is where the similarities end. Wednesday are on a bit of a roll at the moment and I think DJ has tweaked things just enough to hopefully ensure that we are a Championship club when the next transfer windows opens in August. I can’t wait.

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Dave Jones insists his players will be keeping their feet firmly on the ground following the Owls’ impressive 3-1 win over Brighton at Hillsborough. Jones’ side overcame the ten-man Seagulls to take their recent record to six wins, two draws and just one defeat in the last nine games. He said: “We won’t be getting too carried away, we’ll be keeping our feet on the ground because that’s the only way you can be. “You can’t get too down when you are losing games and you can’t get too up when you are winning them. “You have to stay grounded, keep focused and keep on working hard, which is what we are doing.” Jones hailed his side’s performance against Brighton as ‘outstanding’ and pointed to the win as a measure of the progress Wednesday have made since the reverse fixture in Sussex earlier in the season, which the Owls lost 3-0. He said: “I thought we were outstanding today against a very good, dangerous team with some very good players. “We had quality all over the pitch and it showed. We had a bit of a wobble when they scored early in the second half but we scored our third goal at just the right time to get us back on track. “I think it shows how far we have come since we went down there in September. We have done to them what they did to us in winning the game comfortably. “I have always said we are a work in progress but we are heading in the right direction and that is the main thing.” Jones wouldn’t be drawn on the second half incident that saw him banished to the stand following a melee on the touchline involving both benches. He said: “I don’t really want to talk about it, I would rather talk about the result and the performance. “All I would say is that it was nothing really but the referee made the right decision in taking the heat out of the situation.” The manager also issued an update on Reda Johnson, who was absent from the squad for the Brighton win. Johnson has taken a knock on the foot injury that dictated his absence earlier in the term and has travelled to France for further assessment.

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TBA

Fri 12th Apr

Lions of Longleat

4 days

£179

MARCH 2013 SAT 9TH

SCARBOROUGH ...........................................................£12

SUN 10TH

LAKE WINDERMERE....................................................£14

SAT 16TH SUN 17TH MON 18TH

PICKERING & SCARBOROUGH ................................£12

WED 20TH

BRIDLINGTON ................................................................£12

SAT 23RD

Mon 15th Apr

Glorious Devon

5 days

£206

10 MAR - 15 MAR

BLACKPOOL...................................................£119

Fri 19th Apr

Norfolk Spring Weekender

4 days

£164

10 MAR - 15 MAR

SOUTHPORT ..................................................£155

Sun 28th Apr

Western Highlands & Skye

6 days

£259

MARCH 2013

11 MAR - 15 MAR

BLACKPOOL...................................................£140

11 MAR - 15 MAR

SOUTH SEA ....................................................£243

11 MAR - 15 MAR

TORQUAY........................................................£148

15 MAR - 18 MAR

DUBLIN (ST PATRICKS)................................£189

18 MAR - 24 MAR

ISLE OF WIGHT..............................................£205

18 MAR - 22 MAR

LLANDUDNO ..................................................£189

18 MAR - 22 MAR

NEWTONMORE (HOUSE PARTY) .............£237

18 MAR - 22 MAR

ST ANNES ON SEA .......................................£162

18 MAR - 22 MAR

MYSTERY TOUR???.....................................£119

22 MAR - 24 MAR

BLACKPOOL.....................................................£80

22 MAR - 25 MAR

CARDIGAN BAY ‘HOUSE PARTY’ ..............£185

23 MAR - 27 MAR

BABBACOMBE...............................................£155

25 MAR - 29 MAR

BLACKPOOL...................................................£140

25 MAR - 29 MAR

LLANDUDNO ..................................................£166

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 13th December - 15th December From £230 - Includes Tickets to Show

SPECIAL OFFER Isle of Wight - Marina Bay Hotel 25th February - 1st March - £99 11th - 15h March - £129

For Information and Bookings Please Call

Sheffield 0114 232 3366 or Barnsley 01226 287403

PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID NT TME DISAPPOIN

S EaR Od P CveO rlan & M jestic

BOOKING INFORMATION Telephone: 0114 275 0033 • 0114 276 7000 Email: info@centralsheffield.co.uk Website: www.centralcoachhiresheffield.co.uk

Mini Tours 2013

MAY - THE WINDSOR TATTOO Depart: 09/05/13 Return: 11/05/13

Staying at the stunning ‘Crowne Plaza Hotel’ Half-Board Basis including entry Ticket to The Windsor Tattoo. See our Website or Telephone 0114 276 7000 for Full Itinerary WHAT A BRILLIANT WEEKEND! ONLY £150 PER PERSON!

JUNE - LADIES DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT Be Part of the Races! Depart: 18/06/13 Return: 20/06/13

Staying the ‘The Hilton Hotel’ in Basingstoke Half-Board Basis including Grandstand Ticket See our Website or Telephone 0114 276 7000 for Full Itinerary UNBELIEVABLE PRICE FROM ONLY £189 PER PERSON

AUGUST - HARRY POTTER Magic Weekend for All Ages! Depart: 17/08/13 Return: 18/08/13

Staying at ‘The Feltham Hotel’ in St. Giles Half-Board Basis. Included In This Super Weekend PM entry to Harry Potter Studios and entry to The Magic Cavern Magician Show. See our Website or Telephone 0114 276 7000 for Full Itinerary MAGIC PRICE FROM ONLY £110 PER PERSON

AUGUST - EDINBURGH TATTOO Don’t Let This One Get Away! Depart: 16/08/13 Return: 19/08/13

Staying at ‘The Hilton Strathclyde Hotel’ in Glasgow Half-Board Basis including Mid-Price ticket to the Edinburgh Tattoo and Tours See our Website or Telephone 0114 276 7000 for Full Itinerary PRICES FROM ONLY £250 PER PERSON

ALL OUR TOURS ARE FULL Y BONDED

Fri 1st Mar Skipton on Market Day adult £16 Sat 2nd Mar York City or Outlet adult £15 Sun 3rd Mar Whitby adult £16 Sun 3rd Mar Bridlington/Scarborough adult £16 Sat 9th Mar Manchester or Trafford Centre adult £15 Sun 10th Mar Mothers Day Mystery Tour incl meal £32 Sat 23rd Mar Jersey Nights-Manchester adult £39 4th & 9th April Cats – Manchester adult £39 Wed 15th May High Society – Birmingham adult £42 Thur 18th April Phantom of the Opera-Birmingham adult £60 Sat 27th April Phantom 0f the Opera-Birmingham adult £65 Sun 16th June Florabundance @ Chatsworth House adult £25 Wed 26th June GHOST - Leeds adult £49.50 Fri 5th & 12th July PRISCILLA – Leeds adult £45 Wed 10th July Hairspray – Nottingham adult £48 18th Sept/16th Oct WICKED - Manchester adult £62 Wed 20th Nov CHARLIE/CHOC FACTORY-London adult £72

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK WEDNEDAY 20TH FEBRUARY ADULTS £12.00 CHILDREN £8.00 Travel only

Call our Travel Office on 0114 248 1155 14 Bridge Street, Killamarsh - www.cooperstours.co.uk

Coaches

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS - PICK UP IN SHEFFIELD - 2013 BROCHURE OUT NOW! 2013 Holidays

2013 Day Trips

February 25th - 1st March Weymouth - Russell Hotel .£169pp 1 Night Half Price Bar Special Offer March 4th - 8th Gt. Yarmouth - Hotel Victoria ..............£169pp March 15th - 19th Paignton - Marine Hotel...................£189pp March 29th - April 5th Isle of Wight - Trouville Hotel ...£359pp

January 26th - Bury Market & Boundary Mill.....£20ad/£17ch with Fish & Chips, peas, bread & butter, tea or coffee February 17th - Ena Mills ...................... £9 Half Day Excursion

Easter Week April 22nd - 26th Scotland - Winnock Hotel ...... £285pp (All inc)

April 21st - Whitby ................................................£11ad/£9ch

May 6th - 11th St Annes Clifton Park Hotel....................£239pp May 13th - 17th Weymouth Russell Hotel......................... £209

June 1st - Bury Market & Boundary Mill ............£20ad/£17ch with Fish & Chips, peas, bread & butter, tea or coffee

March 24th - Liverpool Albert Dock......................£12ad/£9ch

May 19th - Bridlington ........................................£311ad/£9ch

Telephone 01226 360901 Freephone 0808 1682928 Email: framptonscoaches@hotmail.co.uk

JANUARY & FEBRUARY DISCOUNTED DAY TRIPS

ALL £7 PER PERSON WITH LOCAL DISCOUNTS OFFERED FROM SHOPS FRI 8TH FEB - BURY MARKET SAT 9TH FEB - DURHAM MARKET MON 11TH FEB - SOUTHPORT WED 13TH FEB - LINCOLN FARMER’S MARKET THURS 14TH FEB - BOUNDARY MILLS, GRANTHAM SUN 24TH FEB - CHESTER/CHESHIRE OAKS TUES 26TH FEB - MELTON MOWBRAY MARKET THURS 28TH FEB - BRIDLINGTON - MON 4TH MAR - BAKEWELL MARKET

2013 Trips - Book Now! 12th Feb - Chester Zoo .............................................................................................. £30 14th Feb – Valentines with “The Full Monty” ........................................................... £40 25th Feb – Burton Agnes Snowdrop Spectacular ...................................................... £20 5th Jan - London Special - HI Kensington - 2 Days .................................................. £69 19th Jan - Daventry Delights - Puma Daventry Hotel - 2 Days................................. £89 28th Jan - Torquay - Coasy Break - 5 Days DBB .................................................... £149 2nd Feb - London Weekend - 2 Days - DBB ............................................................. £75 8th Feb - Llandudn & Sunday lunch - 3 Days - Four Oaks Hotel ........................... £109 18th Feb - Gilsland Winter Warmer - 5 Days - Gilsland Spa Hotel......................... £189 9th Mar - Redworth Hall, Mothers Day Special - 2 Days - Redworth Hall Hotel....£115 16th Mar - Classical Spectacular - Royal Albert Hall - 2 Days ............................... £169 17th Mar - London Eye & Cruise - 2 Days.............................................................. £125 18th Mar - Scottish Castles - 5 Days ....................................................................... £259 DOOR TO DOOR PICKUPS ON HOLIDAYS 3 DAYS OR MORE


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