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Chambers Of Horrors

by | 22nd, October 2003

‘IT will take something of a miracle for Arsenal to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League.

‘Who’s been a bad boy, then?’

All the papers lead with the news that the Gunners last night lost 2-1 to Dinamo Kiev.

The team the Mirror calls the “English Kings” now have a less-than-mighty one point from three games played and are bottom of their group.

The club’s manager, Arsene Wenger, tells the Sun that his boys gave everything and there is still much to play for.

But when you’re relying on winning three matches on the trot, including an away tie at Inter Milan, things are not overly promising.

But at least Jens Lehman, who was, as the Mail says, at fault for Kiev’s second goal, is not Dwain Chambers.

The Express brings us the news that the British sprinter has tested positive for what the paper calls “the new designer anabolic steroid drug”.

By way of information for budding chemists and, one supposes, cheats out there, the drug is called tetrahydrogestrinone, or THG for short, and is available from all bad athletics coaches.

But, as is the way with these things, Chambers has the right to demand a second test be done on his sample and then, perhaps, remember that on the day of the test he drank a Ginseng tincture, freshened his breath with a spray and/or became the victim of a plot to do him down.

After so much hype and muck in sport, we have to search around for a sports story that sticks to the subject.

Looks like it‘s back to the Mirror and its sighting of Tim Henman making it to the second round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors event in Basle.

“I’ve had lots of success here, and it’s given me confidence coming here,” says the tigerish one in light of his straight-sets win over Dutchman Martin Verkerk.

Sure, it might be a tournament few people have ever heard of, but it is a small reminder that sport is not all about football and drugs.

Just nearly all of it.’

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