Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 34

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CHRISTA The week we cried foul on football

34 F I were in charge at Leeds United I wouldn't have given Lee Bowyer the chance to change his mind and cough up. Last week I implored Leeds United to read Jonathan Woodgate and Lee Bowyer the riot act over their drunken behaviour on the night student Sarfraz Najeib was beaten half to death. Sadly, manager David O'Leary chose to condemn the wayward pair as disgraceful in extracts from his new book, Leeds United On Trial and then bleated that he had no say on the title or the timing.

ACKROYD This is the right policy to adopt

As someone who was adopted, I have never felt the need to trace my mother or father and suspect I never will.

IN A rather clumsy attempt q to answer those who claim she is marrying Macca for money, Heather Mills has hit back by announcing: "There are richer men around than him." If that doesn't smack of someone who has more than a passing interest in the state of the old bank balance, I don't know what does.

A bitter pill to swallow

F A thousand people a year die after being given the wrong drugs by trained I medics, I can quite understand the reluctance of staff at one rather posh London hotel to agree to my husband's request for a couple of aspirin to ease a headache brought on, he claims, by an overdose of Christmas shopping.

I wish he'd bought two - one for Auntie Sarah and the other for Camilla.

Christine's such a bad loser

I can understand being reduced to tears when your husband loses his job or when you're under investigation by police, but not because you fail to answer a quiz C question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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