Pan fried wild salmon with salsa verde

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Throughout last season, even when his team were running away with the Championship, Steve Coppell refused to utter the word promotion in public until it was a mathematical certainty. By the same token, although his Reading side look set to reach the halfway stage of their inaugural Premiership campaign in admirable health, Coppell will not concede that his target of survival has already been achieved.

Henman defies age to continue Spanish march

It is the autumn of his career but there is a spring in Tim Henman's step. The 32-year-old British No 2, fresh from his run to the final in Tokyo earlier this month, beat a higher-ranked Spaniard for the second day in succession here last night to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters, a tournament in which he had never previously won two matches in a row.

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