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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  November 3, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm GMT

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pallett has been to meet both sides. it is the tale of two club is born from bankruptcy. three years ago, hereford united fans carry the coffin through the streets to mark the death of their club. telford united fans tried in vain to save their club united fans tried in vain to save theirclub in united fans tried in vain to save their club in 200a. but now both are back and chasing glory in the fa cup. tomorrow is a derby with a difference. it is quite local. hereford have been through a tough period and are on the up, and our fa ns period and are on the up, and our fans can empathise with that. it is quite fitting in a way that they are coming up against each other in the first round of the cup, it is a special occasion. steve edwards has been a telford fans are a0 years. he says that both clubs now rely on fan power. you need the fans to come in to pay the bills because you've got no rich chairman behind these clubs to support them, so these clubs do
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need the fans to turn out, which is why getting to the fa cup first round proper is important to these clubs. they are all coming tomorrow regardless of how many people here, it will be the biggest roar we have heard. rob purdie has made many appearances for hereford. the game isa appearances for hereford. the game is a sell—out, a700 tickets sold, including 700 telford fans. is a sell—out, a700 tickets sold, including 700 telford fansm is a sell—out, a700 tickets sold, including 700 telford fans. it is a noise you don't hear anywhere else, and it puts their team off, they are thinking more about having to mark that man, but the rawjust sends a wave through you and makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck, and it pushes us forward. both hereford and telford have proud histories in the fa cup. now they arejust glad to histories in the fa cup. now they are just glad to be taking part.
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there is one match of the championship tonight, wolves now four points clear at the top of the table four points clear at the top of the ta ble after four points clear at the top of the table after a 2—0 victory at fulham, both goals coming in the first half of the molineux. it wasn't long before the bonnet eni made it 2—0 with a header from a free kick. rugby union, and glasgow made it eight pro 1a wins out of eight with a bonus point victory over lei nster eight with a bonus point victory over leinster at scots to, and they scored one of the tries of the season. scored one of the tries of the season. look where niko matawalu receives the ball, and hejust kept going, bypassing the defence one by one. but he let nick grigg finish thejob right one. but he let nick grigg finish the job right at the end. the final score was 31—21. scholars are still top of the pro 1a‘s conference be.
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centre scott williams scored two days after being recalled into the wales squad. scarlet missed out on a bonus point, though. and elsewhere there was a convincing win for monster who thrashed the dragons a9-6, monster who thrashed the dragons a9—6, and also one game in the anglo welsh cup in which sale beat worcester 2a—21. the ashes is less than three weeks away, but england have had an injury scare to two key players, steven finn and moeen ali will miss the first two warm up matches. steven finn is struggling with a knee injury, although scans have shown it is not as serious as they feared. moeen has a side strain but is hoping to be back in full training ina but is hoping to be back in full training in a week or so. the warm up training in a week or so. the warm up matches to days starting in the early hours of tomorrow morning, and the captain joe early hours of tomorrow morning, and the captainjoe root is confident his side has strength in depth. i'm quietly confident about the way we've gone about the first few days of practice here. it's going to be important play well in these games but i look at the squad we've got,
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we've got all bases covered. i think it will be important to make big scores with the bat but we've got a lot of experience in the bowling department and guys that are desperate to do well and prove a point to a lot the other big event in australia is of course the rugby league world cup, into its second round of matches. tomorrow england hope to bounce back from their opening game defeat to the hosts by beating the lebanon, but the lebanese are on the crest of a wave, above england in their group after stunning france last weekend. dave woods sent this report from sydney. england have been training in temperatures up to 35 degrees in sydney, but coach wayne bennett is not taking the heat off his team as they prepare to face lebanon. we know we have to play well and do things more consistently, things that we are getting right we have to do on that we are getting right we have to doona that we are getting right we have to do on a consistent basis and ove 1120 m e do on a consistent basis and overcome what we call muscle memory,
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so we overcome what we call muscle memory, so we don't think about it, we just do it. sam burgess should be back sooner do it. sam burgess should be back sooner than expected from a knee ligament injury but he will still be missing for this week's game as england take a step into the unknown. england are against unfamiliar opposition, playing lebanon this weekend for the first time ever. they are captained by an nrl superstar, but they are mostly pa rt—timers, nrl superstar, but they are mostly part—timers, so their win against france in the opening game cave the coach real pride. the fact that they won in the last ten minutes, given that they are not all professional or not used to playing 80 minutes and having to concentrate for 80 minutes, i thought the tough part was going to be the last ten minutes. but they talk about the spirit and passion, and it shone through. england's first task will
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be to silence the crowd. lebanon will have a passionate support behind them. dave woods, bbc news, sydney. that's all from me and the rest of the sports day team. from all of us, good night. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are martin lipton, deputy head of sport at the sun, and rosamund urwin, columnist for the london evening standard. lovely to have you both here. we'll
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be taking a look through the papers in the moment. first off, a quick resume of what's going on, starting with the times. the times claims the prime minister was given details of an alleged sexual assault made by the former defence secretary sir michael fallon hours before he resigned. he says the allegations are not true and that he has never physically assaulted anyone. the telegraph says sir michael had declared andrea leadsom was preventing cabinet agreement on brexit, and that she in turn "stuck the knife in" in revenge. the mail has a similar line of enquiry on its front page, asking if the leader of the commons had acted to save herjob. the i chooses to focus on the labour party's investigations into allegations made against its mps. we suspect that page will change
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later, but currently focusing on labourmp later, but currently focusing on labour mp clive lewis. the daily express talks about harriet harman on its front page. it says the former deputy party leader repeated an anti—semitic joke on former deputy party leader repeated an anti—semiticjoke on television. the guardian says the cost of brexit will mean an extra £930 on household food bills as the price of staples is set to rise in the event of the uk leaving the eu without a trade deal. the ft ‘s top story is the row brewing at the london stock exchange over the departure of its chief executive, saying he is being forced out against his wishes. lastly the daily mirror features the accusation of sexual assault made by a female trainer against a top jockey. so those are your front pages. martin, what was that shake for? every paper has a variant on the same theme, people who in positions
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of power are behaving badly. one story, different protagonist, basically. we start with the times, and this is a very damaging allegation against sir michael fallon, the allegation that he committed an alleged sexual assault. we know he is denying it emphatically and vehemently, but this revelation came from another member of the conservative party in parliament, in anna soubry, who has told the times that this is alleged told the times that this is alleged to have happened, and that this was the reason for his false resignation —— forced resignation the other night. and with every passing day, this steady drip of claim, allegation and action in terms of mps from most parties it would appear, certainly labour and the conservative party, being forced to lose the whip or even at some point
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resign from parliament, is continuing. and it is pretty depressing to see parliament reduced to this. we have got the times, and we have also got the mail and the telegraph, all leading on allegations involving conservative names. rosamunde, when you look at that, they have all denied these allegations in one form or another. what goes through your mind when you read this? as martin said, it is just allegation after allegation? and michael fallon has said that he has behaved inappropriately, so he has behaved inappropriately, so he has done a fair —— mea culpa on some of it. but one of the things that strikes me is that we knew that the
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informal atmosphere in parliament, we knew there were problems to do with power, with the fact that frankly if you're a junior researcher in parliament and employed by an mp, how much are you able to say no to things? we knew all these issues, people able to say no to things? we knew allthese issues, people had been reporting on these things for years, but we have suddenly opened the floodgates, i feel. but we have suddenly opened the floodgates, ifeel. harvey but we have suddenly opened the floodgates, i feel. harvey weinstein has changed things, it really has, and people are saying all these things were heard about in the background, and actually this should be on the front pages. finally people do seem empowered to speak out for the first time. and we forget how hard it is to come forward. lots of people have been talking about a witchhunt, and personally i think that is completely the wrong term, because when you think about witchhunts, they were hunting innocent people. we act as though the worst thing that can ever happen to somebody who has done selling bad is that they
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lose theirjob, but how many other people's careers were harmed because these things happen to them? maybe they did bring forward a complaint that was damaging to their career. perhaps they didn't, but they moved jobs and felt forced to go and do something else. you'd feel uncomfortable, wouldn't you, in that environment? of course you would, and we are shining a spotlight on parliament, but i'm sure in the coming months it will be other industries. what is interesting is that the michael fallon stories are there, and then you go onto the other stories about michael fallon and then also andrea leadsom, and what you have this fear and loathing around cabinet table, and until two or three days ago, ministerial, secretary of state colleagues, just doing each other over big time in a pretty public forum here, andrea leadsom saved her job pretty public forum here, andrea leadsom saved herjob by accusing fallon of sexual harassment, it says here. there is a question there.
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this is friends of michael fallon clearly briefing on his behalf, saying she was about to be sacked because she isn't very good, and he was on the other side... it isn't that she wasn't very good, they have this issue that she was one of those people who they think is going to be impossible to get a compromise on brexit, because she is a very strong brexiteer, so they think it is impossible she will sign up to a deal. how are they going to cope with the fact that in that cabinet on brexit you have people like her and you have obviously people who really wa nt and you have obviously people who really want remain ultimately. it's insane. there are all the other factors here, and if this level of sheer animosity, whether it is on a personal or political level within the cabinet, how can you have any concept of governmental control and to termination of issues. it is really quite concerning. it is fair to say reading between the lines that there is a remain faction that
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feels that andrea leadsom is so vehemently pro—brexit that she wouldn't compromise at all on the final deal, and it is conflating two different issues. i was thinking back to the expenses scandal, and it was in no waygordon brown's fault, but it did add to the feeling that these were the dying days of a regime, and again, this is not to do with theresa may although there may be things that she knew or the whips knew, but it does seem this is going to be the nail in the coffin. how long do you think the public will be interested in this story? already we're getting people having fatigue over the stories, i don't want to hear about this any more. it's politics. it depends what the allegations are. if we're talking about if all the allegations were the same, if they were all putting
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hands on knees, which if you are harassed is a serious issue, but again and again, people would get a bit bored, but if we're talking about significant and serious allegations of criminal acts which have been covered up whether it was by the labour party or the conservative party, any other party, thenit conservative party, any other party, then it will continue to run. and it should do. as the harvey weinstein and now kevin spacey allegations, we had dustin hoffman allegations, when the allegations are of a particularly serious nature, they will continue to be looked at.|j have talked to female mps who started to say, do we need an inquiry into the historic behaviour in parliament in much the same way that see with the church or other institutions, and they are saying, if that happens, how far back are we going to go? i'm sure

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