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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.

Darcy Ward to miss Elite League decider after being attacked

Speedway ace Ward to miss Elite League title decider after being beaten up

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 21 October 2012

Poole speedway star Darcy Ward will miss Monday's Elite League title decider after being beaten up.

Ward, last week handed a wild-card for next year's Grand Prix series, was still in hospital on Sunday awaiting results of a brain scan.

Missing out: Darcy Ward will miss the Elite League title decider on Monday after being attacked outside his local pub on Friday

Missing out: Darcy Ward will miss the Elite League title decider on Monday after being attacked outside his local pub on Friday

He was attacked and hit his head on the pavement outside his local village pub in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, on Friday night.

Pirates' boss Neil Middleditch said: 'I'd been with Darcy and some friends, but had gone home when I had a call to tell me he'd been attacked and was in hospital with bleeding in his brain.'

Ward, 20, will miss both tonight's second leg against Swindon and the Pirates' Knock Out Cup semi-final against Peterborough later this week.

Nike British 10k London run: Sportsmail"s Matt Lawless begins running journey

Hit the road, Matt… Sportsmail's man begins his journey ahead of British 10k Run

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UPDATED:

10:43 GMT, 27 April 2012

Nike British 10k Run

Sportsmail's Matt Lawless has taken up the challenge of running the 2012 Nike 10k British Run.

Here, he will share the highs, lows, aches and pains of his training during the countdown to the big race in July.

How will he fare in what will be his first-ever competitive run

Keep track of Matt's progress at: www.dailymail.co.uk/sport

Running. I spend most of my life running. Running for the train. Running to pick my son up from school. Running errands, coffee run (sometimes)… you get the idea.

But never before have I run competitively (apparently, third place in the 100 metres at Warren Comprehensive School Sports Day in 2001 does not count).

That will change on Sunday, July 8, however, when I join 25,000 runners pounding the streets of London in the Nike 10k British Run.

Why Well, why not Truth be told, I needed an incentive to keep fit beyond the football season and that certainly wasn’t going to come in the form of spending three-and-a-half hours driving a buggy along a fairway, only to exit for brief (attempted) swings of a golf club.

Start me up: Sportsmail's Matt Lawless will join the runners competing in London on July 8

Start me up: Sportsmail's Matt Lawless will join the runners competing in London on July 8

Running, I’m told, is THE best way to keep in shape. ‘Brilliant, where do I sign up’ I asked the organisers. Hopefully, I won’t live to regret my unbounded enthusiasm.

I watched with genuine excitement as thousands crossed the line last weekend to complete the London Marathon. I imagined what it would be like to be soaking up the support from the pavement and pushing myself to the limit.

Certainly, 10k is no marathon. In fact, it’s around 20 miles less. Yet that’s still some distance for me to achieve. I’m a first-timer, after all.

But I can’t wait to experience that high of crossing the line and I’m ready for a challenging 10 weeks.

To kickstart my journey, I headed into central London for a Gait Analysis session. According to the experts at NikeTown, Gait is the way in which we move our body from one point to another.

The analysis involves a 15-second recorded stint on the treadmill, running at a comfortable pace to assess the way in which you run.

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Man with a plan: Training begins with a gentle run just under the midway point of 5km

Man with a plan: Training begins with a gentle run just under the midway point of 5km

Any abnormalities in the technique are highlighted in the debrief where, after the advisors have consulted the video evidence, the right footwear is selected to help the runner avoid potential injury.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

If you’re taking part in the 10k British race and
a first time runner like me, I’d love to hear from you and share the
journey along the way before the main event.

And if you’re an experienced pacemaker, I’d be keen to hear your thoughts and advice too.

Stayed tuned for my next post in May.

I've done some research and read a few select running magazines recently to help understand what I’m getting myself into, and it appears Gait Analysis is a common – and recommended – practice for first-timers when choosing their trainers.

There’s much discussion surrounding the ‘Barefoot debate’ too (perhaps one to pick up on a later blog) but for now, to get started, I’m training with a cushioned sole to support my relatively untested feet.

I’ve had several short runs to ease me into a routine, but the hard work begins on Monday with a 5k jog – my furthest distance to date (please don’t laugh). My opening target time is 30 minutes.

For more on the Nike 10k British Run, go to: www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk
And for information on Nike Running, visit: www.facebook.com/NikeRunningUK

El Hadji Diouf arrested after Manchester nightclub brawl

Diouf arrested after man suffers serious head injuries in Manchester bar brawl

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UPDATED:

08:45 GMT, 16 April 2012

El Hadji Diouf has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after a brawl at a Manchester nightclub left a man with serious injuries.

Anton Ferdinand was also interviewed by police under caution later on Sunday following the incident at the Circle Club. The 27-year-old QPR defender was not arrested.

Former Liverpool, Bolton and Blackburn forward Diouf, 31, was bailed until May 23. The Senegal forward now plays for Doncaster, who were relegated from the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Bad weekend: El Hadji Diouf was relegated with Doncaster on Saturday

Bad weekend: El Hadji Diouf was relegated with Doncaster on Saturday

Diouf and Ferdinand were once team-mates at Sunderland between 2008-09.

Five other men were also arrested after
the victim, 33, was hospitalised with injuries to his head and neck. His
condition is described as 'serious but stable'.

Quizzed: QPR defender Anton Ferdinand

Quizzed: QPR defender Anton Ferdinand

Trouble is thought to have spilled out of the club and onto Deansgate, where blood remained on the pavement on Sunday, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Police are investigating whether a glass bottle was used in the incident.

Diouf had arrived at 3am with wife Valerie and is thought to have suffered a facial wound, reports the Sun.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: 'Six men have been arrested and another man is helping police inquiries, which are ongoing.'