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Football: Everton intent on displaying hidden talents

FIRST, AN apology. In recent weeks these columns might have implied watching Everton was akin to watching paint peel and that only those with long pockets, tedious lives or severe inclinations towards self-harm would pay money to gain entrance to Goodison Park.

Football: Barmby sparks Everton deluge

Everton 5 Middlesbrough 0

Football: Good at home but not title deeds

Liverpool 3

Football: All working but no class

Middlesbrough 0 Leicester City 0 Attendance: 34,631

Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership: Middlesbrough v Leicester Last season: No fixture

MIDDLESBROUGH'S HAMILTON RICARD is being given time to prove he has recovered from his trip to Colombia before being picked today. The 25-year-old was on international duty in Bogota for his country's 1-1 draw with Denmark last week when the earthquake struck, and although he returned safe and well, manager Bryan Robson is taking no chances. "Hamilton was out of the way of where the earthquake was and it doesn't seem to have affected him," said Robson, who has a more or less full squad to choose from, although goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has a flu bug which has prevented him training all week.

Football: Sizzling Smith leaves Boro breathless

Leeds United 2 Smith 21, Bowyer 27 Middlesbrough 0 Half-time: 2-0 Attendance: 37,473

Football: Snow-bound Villa slip from the summit

Middlesbrough 0

Football: Giant of a Feuer guard

A Diamond keeper is sparkling in the shop window.

Football: Wanchope off in flare-up

Derby County 2 Middlesbrough 1

Football: Liverpool give Houllier hope

Middlesbrough 1 Liverpool 3

Football: Boro expose United plan to dominate

Manchester United 2 Middlesbrough 3

Football: Losses mount for Utd plc

Manchester Utd 2 Middlesbrough 3 Butt 62, Scholes 70 Ricard 23, Gordon 31, Deane 59 Half-time: 0-2 Attendance: 55,152; Boro win leaves everyone at Old Trafford open-mouthed while Chelsea sweep past Spurs to the top

Football: Anelka rescues shaky Arsenal

Premiership: Arsenal 1 Middlesbrough 1: Late goal earns point for champions while Manchester United struggle to subdue spirited opponents

Football: Young Boro in charge

Middlesbrough 2 Coventry City 0

Football: Ricard makes good for makeshift Boro

Middlesbrough 2
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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

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We will remember them

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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

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Acting in video games gets a makeover

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