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Romelu Lukaku fights to release father from prison

Lukaku fights for father's release after he's given 15 months in prison for assaulting lover and keeping her in his car boot

By
Declan Warrington

PUBLISHED:

10:37 GMT, 5 April 2013

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UPDATED:

12:49 GMT, 5 April 2013

Romelu Lukaku is fighting to release his father Roger from a Belgian prison after he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for assaulting a female and keeping her in the boot of his car.

The father of the Chelsea striker, currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion, was stunned by the verdict after failing to attend the trail and claimed that the woman, a former lover, had invented the story.

Lukaku Snr missed his trial after he moved to another part of Brussels and claimed that he missed his summons because he wasn’t registered at his new address.

Battler: Lukaku has made a big impact at West Brom this season

Battler: Lukaku has made a big impact at West Brom this season

‘My client was sentenced because he didn’t appear in court,' his lawyer said. ‘He doesn’t belong in jail. His wife is suffering, but his sons, Romelu and Jordan, are doing everything to get their dad free as soon as possible.

‘Mr Lukaku has lodged an objection to the judgement and the case will be tried again in the coming days. To this day, we still do not know the date of the trial.’

Promising: But the striker may not be able to help his father

Promising: But the striker may not be able to help his father

Neymar"s son Davi Lucca at Santos training ground

Child's play for Neymar as Brazilian ace's 15-month-old son shows off his skills

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UPDATED:

11:27 GMT, 14 November 2012

Surpassing the level of skill boasted by his father will take some doing, but Davi Lucca, the 15-month old son of Neymar, has already taken his first steps to football stardom.

The toddler, who has his own celebrity following in Brazil, has been seen on numerous occasions at the training centre of his Dad's club Santos.

Scroll down to see the video of Neymar's son in action

Can he kick it Neymar and his team-mates get to work making the Santos player's 15-month old son - to whom he has a tattoo dedicated - a superstar in his own right

Can he kick it Neymar and his team-mates get to work making the Santos player's 15-month old son – to whom he has a tattoo dedicated – a superstar in his own right

Can he kick it Neymar and his team-mates get to work making the Santos player's 15-month old son - to whom he has a tattoo dedicated - a superstar in his own right

In the latest video from the club's official YouTube channel, baby Davi Lucca is shown being held up by his 20-year-old father as he tries to kick a ball that practically comes up to his waist.

The results, as to be expected, are far from spectacular, and certainly a far cry from the infamous video of Baerke van der Meij, the one-year-old Dutch boy who 'went viral' in 2011 when a clip of him kicking a small ball into a toy box was put online.

Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo even offered him a 10-year contract, though it remains to be seen if Santos will try to tie young Davi to something similar.

Neymar's son has been a regular at the
Centro de Treinamento Rei Pele, which was built in 2005 as a tribute to
Pele, since birth.

Golden boy: Neymar is currently away with the Brazil squad

Golden boy: Neymar is currently away with the Brazil squad

Meanwhile, the player himself was once again reaffirmed his desire to stay with Santos, reacting angrily to questions about his future.

Neymar has long been linked with a move to Europe, with some suggesting a pre-contract deal with Barcelona was already in place.

However, speaking to Globe Esporte, he said: 'When will you stop asking me that I'm tired already. I have a contract with Santos until 2014 and I intend to see it out.

'If I stay or leave before that it's up to Santos' president.'

Manchester United want Tom Ince

United want Blackpool star Ince to follow in father's footsteps in 6m deal

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UPDATED:

09:17 GMT, 30 September 2012

Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a 6million swoop for Blackpool starlet Thomas Ince.

Sir Alex Ferguson wants the midfielder to follow in his dad Paul's footsteps and join the Old Trafford side.

Ince moved to Blackpool last year from Liverpool and has shone for the Championship club.

Star: Thomas Ince (left) has shone since joining Blackpool last year

Star: Thomas Ince (left) has shone since joining Blackpool last year

The 20-year-old was wanted by Swansea in the summer transfer window but opted to remain with the Tangerines, who lost 3-0 at Cardiff on Saturday.

United, however, are set to have more joy as they look to tie up a deal, according to the Sunday Express.

He said last month: 'It was flattering that there was interest, as it shows you are doing something well.

No joy: Blackpool were soundly beaten by Cardiff on Saturday

No joy: Blackpool were soundly beaten by Cardiff on Saturday

'But it was only right I put my faith in Blackpool because they had put their faith in me.

'They have helped me become the player I am.'

Carl Jenkinson"s moving message to grandfather outside Arsenal ground

'Grandad, hope you're proud': Jenkinson's moving message outside Arsenal ground

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UPDATED:

16:09 GMT, 28 September 2012

Carl Jenkinson has left an emotional engraved message for his proud grandfather outside the Emirates.

The Gunners left back has emerged as a regular in the first team since making his dream move from Charlton last year.

Jenkinson is part of a family of avid Arsenal fans but unfortuntely his grandfather was not able to see him play for the club he supports.

Moving: Carl Jenkinson's tribute to his late grandfather outside the Emirates

Moving: Carl Jenkinson's tribute to his late grandfather outside the Emirates

Instead, the defender organised to have an engraved message on Armoury Square outside the ground that reads 'Grandad, hope you're proud – Carl Jenkinson'.

He said: 'I just wanted something for my grandad. It has always been a bit of a regret that he has not been able to come to my games since I’ve been at Arsenal.

'It is well documented that my dad is a massive Arsenal fan but grandad was just the same, and I was very close to him.

'It’s a regret that he has not been able to watch me, but I am sure he is looking down at how things are going for me and the fact I’m playing for Arsenal.

Breakthrough: Jenkinson has established himself in the Arsenal first team

Breakthrough: Jenkinson has established himself in the Arsenal first team

'I am a fan of this club and that will never change. I am just lucky enough to have been given the ability and the chance to play for my club.

'I was going to watch Arsenal the same as the fans were and [now] just count myself very lucky to represent them as a fan who has become a player.

'It doesn’t come around very often and I just feel privileged and honoured to be that person.'

Luke Donald and family: Image of the week by Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley: My image of the week – Donald celebrates with his young family

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UPDATED:

15:48 GMT, 1 June 2012

Wentworth Golf Final Day and at the trophy presentation Luke Donald celebrates it with family – wife Diane and children Sophia Ann and Ella.

This is my favourite picture because it is meant to be a posed up shot but Ella has no interest in the watching world and prefers to play in her own world on the 18th green.

The delight on Mum and Dad's face is a wonderful thing.

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Happy families: Luke Donald, with his wife and daughters, produced this gloriously natural picture

Manchester United and Real Madrid fight to sign Sao Paulo"s Lucas

United and Real Madrid lock horns in battle to capture Sao Paulo's 12m-rated Lucas

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UPDATED:

05:39 GMT, 26 April 2012

Manchester United and Real Madrid are locked in battle to sign Brazilian wonderkid Lucas – the 19-year-old sensation who has already been capped 11 times by his country.

United are pulling out all the stops to entice the Sao Paulo attacking midfielder to Old Trafford and fends off the interests from the Spaniards.

They plan to invite Lucas' dad to the North West of England for talks and hope they can lure him to the Barclays Premier League for next season.

Battle: United want Lucas... but so do a number of Europe's big guns

Battle: United want Lucas… but so do a number of Europe's big guns

The English champions will have to shell out a figure in the region of 12million for the midfielder, according to reports in The Mirror.

Lucas, a small but super-skilled midfielder, who has been described as the next Neymay made his debut 18 months ago and has clocked up 70 senior appearances already for Sao Paulo.

United will have to move quickly, though as Madrid are already in talks with Lucas' representatives and a number of Europe's big clubs are monitoring the situation closely.

Steve Davis could face his son Greg

Davis Junior joins the cue as Greg faces prospect of taking on famous dad

Steve Davis could soon be facing his son Greg on the main tour.

The 20-year-old has entered May’s Qualifying School in Sheffield, a stone’s throw from where his dad — still world No 42 — won six world titles at the Crucible.

Like father, like son: Steve Davis could take on Greg in the future

Like father, like son: Steve Davis could take on Greg in the future

Davis Jnr said: ‘My dad and I have been speaking about my future and agreed I should give snooker a real go.

‘I’ve treated it like a hobby in the past but now I will take it more seriously.

‘I’ve been practising hard and playing in some pro-am events. Next season I’m going to play in all of the PTC events.’

Steve Davis beats Ali Carter at Welsh Open

Davis back to his best to beat Carter and make last 16 at Welsh Open

Steve Davis revealed his motivation was to keep his ranking lower than his age after producing one of his best performances in recent years to knock Ali Carter out of the first round of the 888 Welsh Open.

Carter led three times in the all-Essex clash, but Davis' tactical mind remains sharp and he managed to ally it with a wonderful display of break-building, compiling two centuries as he set up a last-16 clash with Shaun Murphy.

'I played with a certain amount of freedom and took my chances,” Davis, currently ranked 43rd in the world, told www.worldsnooker.com. “My dad, who is still my coach, said that I'm playing well enough in practice for it all to come together in a match, and that happened today.

Looking good: Steve Davis beat Ali Carter

Looking good: Steve Davis beat Ali Carter

'I don't like it when I lose, but when it goes right it's lovely and I have to enjoy the moment. My aim now is to keep my ranking lower than my age and to see how long I can keep that going.

'You have to look at every match as, at best, the toss of a coin. I could keep winning or I could go out in the next round.'

Carter led 1-0 after a 68 and, after Davis responded with 61 to level the match, the world number 11 moved ahead once more.

Davis produced a vintage 121 clearance, though, to leave the players level once more at 2-2.

He had to come from behind again after Carter took frame five with an 83, but he levelled with 63 and then produced his second century clearance, 117, to take the match.

Judd Trump cruised through 4-0 against Fergal O'Brien to set up a clash with the winner of Stuart Bingham's match with Mark King.

Trump took the opening frame despite a kick when on a break of 58, and he made a 61 in the second before returning to finish the frame off with some exhibition shots.
He took the third after O'Brien jawed a long red and saved his best for last, wrapping up the match with a break of 104.

John Higgins was another high-profile winner this evening, with 4-1 win over Liang Wenbo, while Ding Junhui hammered Mark Davis 4-0 in the morning.

Shaun Murphy overcame Mark Joyce 4-2 after a slow start, coming from 2-0 down with breaks of 65, 71, 71 and 89 to turn the match around, while Tom Ford overcame Graeme Dott 4-2.