LEGENDARY Man United manager Tommy Docherty's adulterous lifestyle is about to be the subject of a sensational book - written by his own son, Tom jnr.
The two men haven't spoken since Docherty snr walked out on wife Agnes 27 years ago to live with Mary Brown, wife of the club's physiotherapist. Tom has used notes left by his mum Agnes, who wanted her side of the story told, but not while she was alive.
Married To The Man Of Two Halves includes the tale of how Docherty, before the affair with Mary, invited his married German mistress to stay at his home and insisted Agnes gave up the marital bed Noun 1. marital bed - the relationship between wife and husband
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption for the woman and her husband. There's also the time he told Agnes: "Get lost and find yourself a boyfriend."
Tom tells me: "It means everything to me to give my mother's side of what was a dreadfully humiliating hu·mil·i·ate
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade. time for her. My mother and I have pulled no punches and I hope the book makes my father ashamed of what a hurtful, bullying coward he was."VIRGINIA Wade Noun 1. Virginia Wade - English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
Wade , the player-turned-commentator, scoops the prize for Wimbledon quote of the week, following this observation: "The French and Australians have an agreement to let each other into their draws..."WHICH takes me nicely on to a development in The Scurra scoop about "Gorgeous" Gussy gus·sy
tr.v. gus·sied, gus·sy·ing, gus·sies Slang
To dress or decorate elaborately; adorn or embellish: gussied herself up in sequins and feathers. Moran's knickers that she's selling on the online auction house eBay.
Bids for the former tennis player's autographed panties pant·ie or pant·y
n. pl. pant·ies
Short underpants for women or children. Often used in the plural.
[Diminutive of pant2. opened at $2,500 but a certain Jason Fransen has triggered excitement by offering $2,550 (about pounds 1,500) for the garment. Collectors of sportswomen's underwear take note: the hammer comes down tomorrow.CRACKING news. Plans for a calendar featuring shots of near-naked Tory MPs (female) have hit the buffers because their husbands objected.
The charity calendar, along the lines of the Women's Institute project that was turned into a major film, was dreamed up by Angela Browning MP.
She got as far as persuading six Conservative lady MPs to take part in the project, leaving her six short if she was to feature a different politician each month.
Says my source: "Angela did persuade one female peer to take part but then her husband intervened and said, 'No way.' That happened with quite a few others."
A proposal to go ahead with the dirty half dozen by having each MP do "front and back" or discreet "boobs and bottom" shots was rejected.NEW theory on why Bill Clinton's wife is called Hillary...
You'll recall the former president claiming his wife was named after Edmund Hillary - which doesn't stack up because Hillary was approaching her sixth birthday before the New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. mountaineer became a household name by conquering Everest in 1953.
However, in the year of Hillary Clinton's birth Hillary Brooke was the leading lady in the films Big Town After Dark and I Cover Big Town. A year earlier Brooke had established herself as a star with Road To Utopia (with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope), The Strange Woman and Up Goes Maisie."KNOCK knock."
BOOK: Docherty; NAME: Clinton