Sunderland fans are excited for their New Year’s Day trip to Blackpool. The Black Cats’ fixture list for the upcoming campaign in League One was released on Thursday morning, with an interesting trip to the popular Lancashire seaside resort thrown up for January 1. Reacting on Twitter, Simon said: “New Year’s Eve invasion of Blackpool it is then!” Many others echoed his sentiments. Darren Hall tweeted the news accompanied by a GIF of ex-WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin swimming in beer. With a holiday obviously planned, Chris Clark was happy to find that Scunthorpe would be the only home game he would miss. Overall, the fixtures drew up mixed feelings for fans. Lisa Dunn said: “I genuinely can’t remember the last time I was this excited for the start of the season!” But for others, seeing the schedule was a stark reminder of just how far the club have fallen in the last 24 months. Bob Hudson said: “Scunthorpe, Rochdale, … [Read more...] about ‘New Years Eve invasion of Blackpool’
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Celebrity BB star Verne Troyer was a tight-fisted control freak obsessed with sex and spending his days reading about himself on the web, according to his ex-lover, Tiny Verne, just 2ft 8ins tall, made a million dollars playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies – but he wined and dined actress Ranae Shrider in McDonald’s and gave her jewellery “from an arcade machine”. Ranae, who at 5ft 6ins towered above Verne, says he ordered her around “like a slave”. She ran his errands and read out his bizarre fan mail while he spent all day googling his own name. She says Verne - then aged 40 - reduced her to tears through his mean behaviour and dangerously heavy drinking. He and Ranae, then 23, had a six-month fling after meeting at at a New Year’s Eve party thrown by the late Playboy boss Hugh Hefner at his Hollywood mansion. Soon afterwards, they moved in together, with Verne allowing hard-up Ranae, working as a waitress in a fast-food restaurant … [Read more...] about ‘My life with 2ft 8in sex-obsessed Austin Powers star Verne Troyer’
Celebrity BB star Verne Troyer is a tight-fisted control freak who is obsessed with sex and spends his days reading about himself on the web, according to his ex-lover, Tiny Verne, just 2ft 8ins tall, made a million dollars playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies – but he wined and dined actress Ranae Shrider, above, in McDonald’s and gave her jewellery “from an arcade machine”. Ranae, who at 5ft 6ins towered above Verne, says he ordered her around “like a slave”. She ran his errands and read out his bizarre fan mail while he spent all day googling his own name. She says Verne, 40 – early favourite to win Celeb BB after he was cheered into the house on Friday night – reduced her to tears through his mean behaviour and dangerously heavy drinking. He and Ranae, 23, had a six-month fling after meeting last New Year’s Eve at a party thrown by Playboy boss Hugh Hefner at his Hollywood mansion. Soon afterwards, they moved in together, … [Read more...] about ‘My life with 2ft 8in Austin Powers star Verne Troyer’
For the first time in almost 39 years we have a British rider leading the premier class of grand prix motorcycle racing. After taking his third career MotoGP win at the last round in Argentina, Cal Crutchlow leads as he heads to the Grand Prix of the Americas this weekend. The last British rider to lead in the premier class was unsurprisingly Barry Sheene, and up until Crutchlow came along Sheene was also the last British winner of a premier class grand prix. After taking victory at the opening round of 1979 at the Venezuelan Grand Prix, Sheene led the world championship for what would be the last time in his career. Two years previously in 1977 Sheene had retained his World title and in the process of course became the last British winner of the premier class in motorcycle racing. Whether Crutchlow can go on to emulate that remains to be seen. Undoubtedly there will be a lot of twists and turns in the remaining 16 grand prix between now and the final round of the season at Valencia in … [Read more...] about Austin MotoGP preview – what to expect from the Circuit of the Americas this weekend
PUBLISHED: 09:45 11 January 2018 Dagenham 88 Runners at the Essex XC Championships Archant Dagenham 88 Runners took on rivals from across the county at the Essex Cross-Country Championships at Great Notley in Braintree. Dagenham's Hannah Sheikh and Rahana Islam at the Essex XC Championships Athletes enjoyed a beautiful lunchtime race, with Dagenham’s Hannah Sheikh coming home in 41 minutes 55 seconds. Rahana Islam clocked 42.49 in the women’s race, while Gary Coombes was the first Dagenham man home in 49.44. Trevor Robinson (62.11), Mick Pegnall (70.00) and Ian Cummins (71.45) completed the Dagenham line-up, while Mick Brown took on the Greenwick 10k in 45.21. Caroline Tuck tackled the King’s Forest 10k trail race, finishing in 48.48, and was first woman home at the latest Bury St Edmunds parkrun in 23.09. Dagenham 88 Runners at the Nidda parkrun in Frankfurt Tuck had also completed a New Year’s Day parkrun double at Greenwich (23.13) and Bexley (24.02), … [Read more...] about Essex XC Championships are only way for Dagenham 88 Runners to start year!