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Newcastle defender Danny Simpson knocked out in Manchester street fight

Newcastle defender Simpson 'OK' after bloody 4am brawl in Manchester

By
Tom Wilkinson, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

09:18 GMT, 4 February 2013

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 4 February 2013

Danny Simpson was left bleeding and unconscious in the street after a bloody 4am brawl outside a takeaway in Manchester.

The Newcastle defender, who is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, was out celebrating his side's last-gasp 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening.

He had recovered enough by Monday morning to tweet: 'For the record im okay, 2 on 1 well done!'

Battler: But Danny Simpson could be on his way out of Newcastle

Battler: But Danny Simpson could be on his way out of Newcastle

Simpson's argument was said to have
kicked off outside the Rice Flamebar and Grill in Manchester in the
early hours of Sunday morning after the night out at the exclusive
Circle Club.

But after leaving the night spot on his own to get food, he reportedly got into a scrap with a fellow punter while queuing for his kebab.

'Him and this guy started getting aggressive with each other,' a source told The Sun. 'They started scuffling. The man was pushing and shoving Danny and he just lost it. He punched him and he dropped to the ground.'

Manchester United graduate: Simpson remains good friends with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley

Manchester United graduate: Simpson remains good friends with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley

But while he attempted to leave in the
back of a taxi, two bouncers are said to have to have dragged him out
and punched him in the face, leaving him unconscious on the floor for 15
minutes before an ambulance arrived on the scene.

The source added: 'He dropped to the floor and was half on the pavement, half on the road with blood pouring from his mouth. He was in a bad way. It looked like he’d been knocked out.'

An ambulance spokesperson confirmed a man was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary following the incident, while police said they were called to the takeaway restaurant after reports of an assault but a man with 'minor injuries' did not wish to make a complaint.

Out of favour: Simpson has not been a Newcastle regular of late

Out of favour: Simpson has not been a Newcastle regular of late

The following morning Simpson wrote on his Twitter page that he was enjoying spending some time with his young
daughter.

He tweeted: 'Sunday chill out with my little girl.'

Fulham and West Ham are among those reported to be interested in signing Simpson on a free transfer in the summer.

Alistair Brownlee in hospital to have appendix removed

Olympic triathlon champion Brownlee recovering after appendix operation

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UPDATED:

12:11 GMT, 3 October 2012


Golden boy: Alistair Brownlee's big moment

Golden boy: Alistair Brownlee's big moment

Super-fit Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee confirmed he has had to go to hospital for the first time – to have his appendix removed.

The triathlon gold medallist, from Bramhope, near Leeds, said he was taken ill as he travelled to catch a flight to Brazil last week.

After first consulting with his doctor father Keith, he was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where he had to have his appendix removed in a routine operation.

Brownlee, who provided one of the most high-profile success stories of London 2012, took to Twitter to thank his father for the advice and the NHS for his treatment.

He tweeted: 'Yes it was my appendix. Got horribly ill last week, went into hospital with a sore tummy and came out 2 days later. Thanks Dad and the NHS!'

He added: 'Was on my way to airport en route to Brazil, trip put back a week and first trip to a Hospital instead.'

Oh brother: Brownlee celebrates gold with bronze-winning brother Jonny (right)

Oh brother: Brownlee celebrates gold with bronze-winning brother Jonny (right)

Brownlee even posted a graphic surgical picture of his infected body part and joked that he might put it on eBay.

His father, who is a consultant paediatrician, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: 'The whole family was absolutely delighted at the care and treatment Alistair received from the doctors, nurses and other staff at Leeds General Infirmary.'

Dr Brownlee did not perform the appendectomy.

Joe McBride dies: Celtic legend suffered suspected stroke

Celtic legend McBride dies, aged 74, after suspected stroke

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UPDATED:

09:12 GMT, 12 July 2012

Former Celtic, Motherwell and Hibernian striker Joe McBride has died, aged 74.

McBride, who played for the Hoops between June 1965 and November 1968, passed away at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Thursday night having suffered a suspected stroke at the weekend.

No ordinary Joe: McBride played for Celtic between 1965 and 1968

No ordinary Joe: McBride played for Celtic between 1965 and 1968

He suffered a mid-season injury which ruled him out of Celtic's 1967 European Cup triumph over Inter Milan in Lisbon, having already scored 35 goals in 26 games during the campaign.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell paid tribute to McBride, who had also worked as an ambassador for the club.

'The passing of Joe McBride is tragic news,' he said.

'Joe was a very fine man, an absolute gentleman and someone who gave tremendous service to the club over a number of years.

Silverware: McBride's goalscoring exploits rank amongst the best in the club's illustrious history

Silverware: McBride's goalscoring exploits rank amongst the best in Celtic's history

'It was a privilege to know Joe and it was fantastic that someone who gave so much to Celtic was still involved with the club in a number of ways – he will truly be sadly missed by everyone at Celtic.

'The thoughts of everyone at the club are very much with Joe's family at this very difficult time.'

The Scotland international had a formidable strike rate during his career, especially whilst at Celtic, where his goalscoring exploits rank amongst the best in the club's illustrious history.

McBride started his career with Kilmarnock before an unsuccessful time in England led to him moving to Partick and Motherwell and then on to Celtic. Great success followed as he won two league championships and a couple of League Cups with the Hoops, scoring 86 goals in 94 games for the club.

Former team-mate Tommy Gemmell also paid his respects to the prolific frontman.

'This has come as a terrible shock,' he told The Sun.

'Joe was a great lad and we had some wonderful moments together.

'It was easy to see why the Celtic supporters took to him. He was one of their own and a real man's man in the dressing room and out on the pitch.

'Our thoughts immediately go out to his family at this dreadful time.'

Funeral details will be released by the family in due course.

Current Celtic boss Neil Lennon also offered the sympathies of everyone at the club.

'The loss of Joe is terrible news. It was a pleasure to be in Joe's company and on a personal level, Joe was someone who was always very supportive to myself,' he said.

'I know Joe Junior (McBride's son) well too and on behalf of the whole management and backroom team, and the players, we offer our sincere condolences to Joe's family. We know this will be a very difficult time for them all.'

Jack Charlton "recovering well" in hospital after hip operation

Jack Charlton 'recovering well' in hospital after hip operation

World Cup winner Jack Charlton was recovering in hospital after undergoing hip replacement surgery following a fall at his home.

The 76-year-old, who along with
brother Bobby was part of the England team which beat West Germany 4-2
after extra-time in the 1966 final, had the operation at Newcastle's
Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Scare: Jack Charlton hopes to leave hospital on Monday

Scare: Jack Charlton hopes to leave hospital on Monday

Son John said: 'He's fine. He had the operation this morning and the operation was fine. Everything went well.

'Basically, as everybody else would, he is just recovering from the anaesthetic.

'They will probably keep him in over the weekend and let him out on Monday if everything is fine. With hip replacements, which is what he has had, they don't tend to keep them in too long.

'They do hip replacements all the time and they said it's not a big operation and, as long as he came through it okay, they expected him to make a full recovery.

'He has come through it and now it's all about rehabilitation.'

Legend: Charlton celebrates winning the World Cup in 1966

Legend: Jack Charlton celebrates winning the World Cup in 1966

The Ashington-born former Leeds defender broke his hip after falling down the stairs at his home in Morpeth, Northumberland on Thursday night while his wife Pat was out, but eventually managed to get to a telephone to alert his son.

John said: 'When he rang me, he told me he had fallen and damaged his hip, and said, “You had better come around”.

'But it was surreal. When I got there, he was sitting in a chair watching the telly, although we then realised his hip was broken.'

Charlton senior, who also famously led the Republic of Ireland to successive World Cup tournaments as manager in 1990 and 1994, might have been home even sooner if he had got his own way.

John said: 'He wanted to get up and come out, although that isn't going to happen.'

SIX NATIONS 2012: Rory Lamont faces four months out with broken leg

Lamont out for four months after surgery to leg broken in Scotland defeat to France

Scotland wing Rory Lamont is facing three to four months of rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his broken leg.

Lamont sustained a fractured fibula in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations defeat to France at Murrayfield and was subsequently operated on at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Scotland team doctor James Robson told www.scottishrugby.org: 'Rory is comfortable.

Sad sight: Rory Lamont sustained a fractured fibula against France

Sad sight: Rory Lamont sustained a fractured fibula against France

'His convalescence will get under way at once. Injuries of this nature require typically three to four months of rehabilitation.

'We all wish Rory a speedy recovery.'

Glasgow back Lamont, 29, was replaced after 30 minutes. He had landed awkwardly after contesting a restart and required lengthy treatment on the pitch.

Scotland lost the game 23-17, their third successive defeat of a Six Nations campaign that will conclude with difficult away fixtures against Ireland and Italy next month.

Lamont was not the only player hurt during a tough encounter against Les Bleus.

Agony: Lamont's leg was broken during a tackle by Vincent Clerc

Agony: Lamont's leg was broken during a tackle by Vincent Clerc

His brother Sean suffered an abrasion to his right eye, centre Graeme Morrison will undergo further assessment on a knee injury, fly-half Greig Laidlaw suffered suspected concussion, while Laidlaw's half-back partner Mike Blair was left nursing a dead leg.

Robson also reported similar leg injuries to Blair's for Glasgow forwards Richie Gray and John Barclay, and lock Jim Hamilton suffered leg bruising.

Scotland's home-based players will assemble at Murrayfield on Wednesday to begin preparations for the Ireland clash in Dublin on March 10.