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Liverpool manager admits he made mistake with Gerrard deployment as controversial penalty gets home side off hook in front of owner Henry

Football: Fowler apologises for goal celebration

ROBBIE FOWLER has apologised for his controversial celebration after his first goal in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

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1975: Born Toxteth, Liverpool, 9 April.

Football: Fowler steps out of line again

Liverpool striker risks further FA wrath after taunting fans with apparent imitation of drug-taking

Football: Keegan's zeal the tonic for England

AS RIO FERDINAND collected the ball near his own goal yesterday he spotted a silver-haired figure sprinting up the right calling for the ball. Ferdinand quickly pinged a perfectly-weighted pass forward and Kevin Keegan, 28 years his senior, took it on his chest and raced off down the wing like a teenager.

Sports Letter: Ideal lifestyle

Sir: Is it not cruelly ironic that with his lifestyle of all-night parties, drinking and drugs, Justin Fashanu would have been Robbie Fowler's idea of a "real" footballer whereas Graeme Le Saux, for all his evident heterosexuality, is not?

Sorry, I just don't like beardies

Imagine Jimmy Hill, Sir Dickie Attenborough and Frank Dobson together and you see the problem

Cheltenham Festival: Makounji is the one with sex appeal

IF ANYONE doubts the power of words, consider this. Just two words, and fairly small ones at that, could unleash mayhem in the betting ring at Cheltenham today. Bookies will start doing frantic sums, the tic-tacs' arms will wave like windmills in a typhoon, and punters will reach deep into their pockets for thick wedges of cash. The man doing the talking will be JP McManus, but the great unknown is whether the words will be "Joe Mac" or "Cardinal Hill".

Football: Fine for `sleepy' Fowler

ROBBIE FOWLER is at the centre of another row as Liverpool's squabbling season continues. The England striker overslept and missed training days after his public spat withGraeme Le Saux.

Letter: Lad culture is bad culture

BY ATTEMPTING to portray the actions of Robbie Fowler as merely "opponentphobia", Peter Corrigan ("Get your apologies out for the lads", Sport, 7 March) gives credence to the view that systematic abuse of one's opponents on the football field is inevitable, if not acceptable. The fact is, Graeme Le Saux has been taunted about his sexuality for years. He has become resigned to that from opposition supporters. However, what is unacceptable is when that same regular drip feed of abuse comes from fellow professionals.

Football: A plate of chips and a Cornish pasting

CHELSEA AGAINST Liverpool seemed an attractive prospect last weekend: the multi- national entertainers against the former greats struggling to make sense of their season.

Real Lives: You naughty, cheeky boy

Graeme Le Saux was pushed over the edge by homosexual taunts, and who can blame him? But you can call me straight any time and I won't lash out, says gay writer NEIL MIDGELEY

Football: Le Saux apologises to Fowler over elbowing

GRAEME LE SAUX has written a letter apologising for lashing out at Robbie Fowler with his elbow during last Saturday's 2-1 win for the London club.

Monitor: All the News of the World: Footballers And Homophobia

Comment on attitudes to gays in football after Robbie Fowler's taunting of Graeme Le Saux

Football: Taylor praises FA's justice

GORDON TAYLOR, the Professional Footballers' Association's chief executive, has defended the Football Association's system for dispensing justice in the light of the Stamford Bridge incident involving Graeme Le Saux and Robbie Fowler, his England team-mate.

Football: Chelsea make their title pitch

Leboeuf and Goldbaek capitalise on new surface as Liverpool's Stamford Bridge blues deepen; Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1 Leboeuf (pen) 7 Owen 77 Goldbaek 38 Half- time: 2-0 Attendance: 34,822
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