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Sellars Walks Away From Jail Sentence

11 Jan 2013 00:08:29

Sellars Walks Away From Jail Sentence

Scott Sellars walked free from court today after he admitted falling asleep at the wheel of his sports car and killing a motorcyclist in a horror smash.

Sellars, who made over 500 appearances during his career including spells at Leeds United, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers, was involved in the accident following a trip to a football training camp in Dubai.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the 47-year-old went straight to work at Manchester City, where he is youth team coach, after returning on an overnight flight from the Middle East, before setting off for home in his BMW.

Jonathan Straw, prosecuting, said Sellars stopped for a coffee - but it wasn’t enough to prevent him dropping off while travelling along the A6 at Furness Vale in Derbyshire.

He collided with Simon Burnett, who was riding a Yamaha motorcycle, at around 2.30pm on April 11 2011.

Mr Burnett, 47, was airlifted to hospital but died of his injuries later that day.

Sellars pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, and he was handed a six-month suspended sentence and ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work in the community.

He was also banned from the road for two years.

Recorder Shaun Smith QC, sentencing, said Sellars wasn’t showing off or speeding, but had caused the death of Mr Burnett in a single careless act.

Afterwards Sgt Forbes Marshall, of Derbyshire Police, said: “This case brings into stark clarity just how dangerous it can be when you drive when you are tired.”

The court was told the family of Mr Burnett had received a personal apology from Sellars, who lives in Derbyshire.

Sellars began his career in 1983 and played for eight clubs before retiring in 2003.

He is currently coach of the Manchester City U18 team.

ARSENAL - Emirates Stadium

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Leave the M1 at Junction 2 and onto the A1, following the signs for City (Central London). Keep going on the A1 for around six miles, until you see Holloway Road Tube Station on your right. Take the next left at the traffic lights into Hornsey Road and the stadium is about a 1/4 of a mile further down this road.

There is little parking at the stadium itself or in nearby streets. An extensive residents only parking scheme operates around the stadium on matchdays. It's probably better to park further out of London around a tube station such as Cockfosters and get the tube to the ground.

Tony Attwood adds; 'Cockfosters underground station is the obvious station for fans travelling from the north - it is only about 4 miles south of the M25.  It has its own car park but this can be full by as early as 12.30pm. What's more it can be difficult to exit after the game, with most drivers seeking to come out and cross the main road to head north. Unless you have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the streets around the general area of the Emirates, it really isn't worth trying to find some street parking. Football fans on matchdays are easy pickings for the traffic wardens, who contrary to popular belief, do work on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.'

By Train or London Underground

The nearest London Underground tube station to the Emirates Stadium is Holloway Road on the Piccadilly line. However, this is closed on matchdays as it relies mostly on lifts to transport passengers to and from street level and this could cause problems when large crowds are in attendance. Fans should therefore alight at the next stop on the Piccadilly line which is Arsenal tube station. It is only a few minutes walk from here to the stadium. On exiting the station turn right and follow Drayton Park Road around to the left. Then take one of the large bridges over the railway line to the stadium. Other tube stations in walking distance of the stadium are Finsbury Park on the Piccadilly Line and Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line.

Otherwise you can take an overland train to Finsbury Park Railway Station from London Kings Cross. It is then about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Finsbury Park to the stadium. Drayton Park Station which is situated right by the stadium is closed at weekends.

Tim Sansom adds; 'After the game we had to walk a fair distance to find an underground station that had not been shut due to overcrowding. We found that the Arsenal underground had been shut by the police and so had to undertake a fairly long walk to Finsbury Park which was also shut by station staff. We were recommended by the police to take the mainline train into Kings Cross, which we did with no problems and were back in central London within 10 minutes'.

Unless you are team are being stuffed and you are leaving the game a little early, then Arsenal tube station should be fine. If though you are staying to the final whistle, then you are better off walking to Finsbury Park, rather than wait in the long queues at Arsenal tube. To get to Finsbury Park, simple walk past Arsenal tube station on your left and then take a left into St Thomas's Road. The station is at the end of the road. The Police also do a good job of controlling the flow of the numbers of fans onto the station.  Where To Drink?

The traditional pub for away supporters is the Drayton Arms, which is located near to Arsenal tube station and Drayton Park railway station. This Courage pub overlooks the new stadium and is only a few minutes walk away. However as you would expect it can get extremely busy on matchdays, with drinkers spilling outside onto the pavements.

Mark Long recommends the Twelve Pins (formerly the Finsbury Park Tavern) near Finsbury Park Tube Station. ‘Normally a good mix of home and away fans and about a ten minute walk from the ground’. Whilst Guy McIntyre adds; ‘The Blackstock opposite The Twelve Pins, also welcomes away fans, plus it has a big screen showing Sky Sports’. There is also a Wetherspoons pub called the White Lion Of Mortimer, which is a five minute walk away from Finsbury Park Tube Station along Stroud Green Road. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium (Fosters, John Smith’s & Strongbow).

MAN CITY v ARSENAL: HISTORY

2012/2013 Sun 23 Sep Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal Premier League   2011/2012 Sun 08 Apr Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League    Sun 18 Dec Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal Premier League    Tue 29 Nov Arsenal 0 - 1 Man. City League Cup   2010/2011 Wed 05 Jan Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City Premier League    Sun 24 Oct Man. City 0 - 3 Arsenal Premier League   2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City Premier League    Wed 02 Dec Man. City 3 - 0 Arsenal League Cup    Sat 12 Sep Man. City 4 - 2 Arsenal Premier League   2008/2009 Sat 04 Apr Arsenal 2 - 0 Man. City Premier League    Sat 22 Nov Man. City 3 - 0 Arsenal Premier League   2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Man. City 1 - 3 Arsenal Premier League    Sat 25 Aug Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League   2006/2007 Tue 17 Apr Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Sat 26 Aug Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal Premiership   2005/2006 Thu 04 May Man. City 1 - 3 Arsenal Premiership    Sat 22 Oct Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City Premiership   2004/2005 Tue 04 Jan Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Wed 27 Oct Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal League Cup    Sat 25 Sep Man. City 0 - 1 Arsenal Premiership   2003/2004 Sun 01 Feb Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Sun 31 Aug Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal Premiership   2002/2003 Sat 22 Feb Man. City 1 - 5 Arsenal Premiership    Tue 10 Sep Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City Premiership   2000/2001 Wed 11 Apr Man. City 0 - 4 Arsenal Premiership    Sat 28 Oct Arsenal 5 - 0 Man. City Premiership   1995/1996 Tue 05 Mar Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City Premiership    Sun 10 Sep Man. City 0 - 1 Arsenal Premiership   1994/1995 Mon 12 Dec Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal Premiership    Sat 20 Aug Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City Premiership   1993/1994 Sat 15 Jan Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal Premiership    Sat 16 Oct Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City Premiership   1992/1993 Sat 16 Jan Man. City 0 - 1 Arsenal Premier League    Mon 28 Sep Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League   1991/1992 Sat 28 Dec Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 31 Aug Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1990/1991 Wed 17 Apr Arsenal 2 - 2 Man. City First Division    Tue 01 Jan Man. City 0 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Tue 30 Oct Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal League Cup   1989/1990 Sat 10 Mar Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 14 Oct Arsenal 4 - 0 Man. City First Division   1986/1987 Sat 25 Apr Man. City 3 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 22 Nov Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City First Division    Tue 28 Oct Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City League Cup   1985/1986 Sat 05 Apr Man. City 0 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 02 Nov Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division    Wed 30 Oct Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal League Cup   1982/1983 Sat 23 Apr Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 04 Dec Man. City 2 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1981/1982 Sat 06 Mar Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 17 Oct Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1980/1981 Tue 24 Feb Arsenal 2 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 06 Sep Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1979/1980 Sat 15 Mar Man. City 0 - 3 Arsenal First Division    Sat 06 Oct Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City First Division   1978/1979 Sat 24 Mar Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City First Division    Tue 22 Aug Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1977/1978 Sat 04 Mar Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City First Division    Tue 24 Jan Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City League Cup    Wed 18 Jan Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal League Cup    Sat 08 Oct Man. City 2 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1976/1977 Sat 12 Feb Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 04 Sep Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City First Division   1975/1976 Sat 24 Apr Man. City 3 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 04 Oct Arsenal 2 - 3 Man. City First Division   1974/1975 Wed 16 Oct Man. City 2 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 24 Aug Arsenal 4 - 0 Man. City First Division   1973/1974 Sat 23 Mar Arsenal 2 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Nov Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal First Division   1972/1973 Sat 24 Mar Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal First Division    Sat 28 Oct Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City First Division   1971/1972 Sat 04 Mar Man. City 2 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 13 Nov Arsenal 1 - 2 Man. City First Division   1970/1971 Wed 17 Feb Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal F.A. Cup    Sat 06 Feb Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 05 Dec Man. City 0 - 2 Arsenal First Division   1969/1970 Wed 18 Feb Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 22 Nov Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City First Division   1968/1969 Wed 09 Oct Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Tue 27 Aug Arsenal 4 - 1 Man. City First Division   1967/1968 Sat 03 Feb Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 23 Sep Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1966/1967 Sat 14 Jan Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Sep Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1962/1963 Sat 20 Apr Arsenal 2 - 3 Man. City First Division    Sat 01 Dec Man. City 2 - 4 Arsenal First Division   1961/1962 Sat 20 Jan Man. City 3 - 2 Arsenal First Division    Sat 09 Sep Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City First Division   1960/1961 Sat 14 Jan Arsenal 5 - 4 Man. City First Division    Sat 03 Sep Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division   1959/1960 Sat 23 Jan Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal First Division    Sat 12 Sep Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City First Division   1958/1959 Sat 07 Feb Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 20 Sep Arsenal 4 - 1 Man. City First Division   1957/1958 Sat 15 Mar Man. City 2 - 4 Arsenal First Division    Sat 02 Nov Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1956/1957 Wed 20 Mar Man. City 2 - 3 Arsenal First Division    Sat 06 Oct Arsenal 7 - 3 Man. City First Division   1955/1956 Tue 06 Sep Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City First Division    Wed 31 Aug Man. City 2 - 2 Arsenal First Division   1954/1955 Tue 14 Sep Arsenal 2 - 3 Man. City First Division    Wed 08 Sep Man. City 2 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1953/1954 Sat 06 Feb Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 19 Sep Arsenal 2 - 2 Man. City First Division   1952/1953 Sat 11 Apr Man. City 2 - 4 Arsenal First Division    Sat 22 Nov Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City First Division   1951/1952 Sat 26 Jan Arsenal 2 - 2 Man. City First Division    Sat 22 Sep Man. City 0 - 2 Arsenal First Division   1949/1950 Sat 01 Apr Arsenal 4 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 12 Nov Man. City 0 - 2 Arsenal First Division   1948/1949 Wed 27 Apr Man. City 0 - 3 Arsenal First Division    Sat 04 Dec Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City First Division   1947/1948 Sat 24 Apr Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 06 Dec Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City First Division   1937/1938 Wed 16 Feb Man. City 1 - 2 Arsenal First Division    Sat 02 Oct Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1936/1937 Sat 10 Apr Man. City 2 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 05 Dec Arsenal 1 - 3 Man. City First Division   1935/1936 Wed 11 Mar Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 21 Sep Arsenal 2 - 3 Man. City First Division   1934/1935 Sat 23 Feb Man. City 1 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Wed 28 Nov Arsenal 4 - 0 Man. City Charity Shield   played at Highbury  Sat 13 Oct Arsenal 3 - 0 Man. City First Division   1933/1934 Sat 20 Jan Man. City 2 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 09 Sep Arsenal 1 - 1 Man. City First Division   1932/1933 Sat 21 Jan Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Sep Man. City 2 - 3 Arsenal First Division   1931/1932 Sat 12 Mar Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City F.A. Cup   played at Villa Park  Sat 30 Jan Arsenal 4 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 19 Sep Man. City 1 - 3 Arsenal First Division   1930/1931 Fri 26 Dec Arsenal 3 - 1 Man. City First Division    Thu 25 Dec Man. City 1 - 4 Arsenal First Division   1929/1930 Wed 11 Sep Arsenal 3 - 2 Man. City First Division    Wed 04 Sep Man. City 3 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1928/1929 Sat 02 Feb Arsenal 0 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 22 Sep Man. City 4 - 1 Arsenal First Division   1925/1926 Sat 20 Mar Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 07 Nov Man. City 2 - 5 Arsenal First Division   1924/1925 Wed 17 Sep Man. City 2 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Mon 01 Sep Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1923/1924 Sat 13 Oct Arsenal 1 - 2 Man. City First Division    Sat 06 Oct Man. City 1 - 0 Arsenal First Division   1922/1923 Sat 27 Jan Man. City 0 - 0 Arsenal First Division    Sat 20 Jan Arsenal 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1921/1922 Sat 17 Sep Arsenal 0 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 10 Sep Man. City 2 - 0 Arsenal First Division   1920/1921 Sat 18 Sep Man. City 3 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 11 Sep Arsenal 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1919/1920 Sat 17 Jan Man. City 4 - 1 Arsenal First Division    Sat 03 Jan Arsenal 2 - 2 Man. City First Division   1912/1913 Sat 08 Mar Man. City 0 - 1 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 02 Nov Woolwich A 0 - 4 Man. City First Division   1911/1912 Sat 02 Mar Woolwich A 2 - 0 Man. City First Division    Sat 28 Oct Man. City 3 - 3 Woolwich A First Division   1910/1911 Sat 04 Mar Man. City 1 - 1 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 29 Oct Woolwich A 0 - 1 Man. City First Division   1908/1909 Sat 13 Feb Man. City 2 - 2 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 10 Oct Woolwich A 3 - 0 Man. City First Division   1907/1908 Sat 18 Jan Man. City 4 - 0 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 21 Sep Woolwich A 2 - 1 Man. City First Division   1906/1907 Sat 29 Dec Woolwich A 4 - 1 Man. City First Division    Sat 01 Sep Man. City 1 - 4 Woolwich A First Division   1905/1906 Sat 07 Apr Man. City 1 - 2 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 02 Dec Woolwich A 2 - 0 Man. City First Division   1904/1905 Sat 08 Apr Man. City 1 - 0 Woolwich A First Division    Sat 10 Dec Woolwich A 1 - 0 Man. City First Division   1903/1904 Sat 20 Feb Woolwich A 0 - 2 Man. City F.A. Cup   1902/1903 Sat 20 Dec Man. City 4 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division    Sat 01 Nov Woolwich A 1 - 0 Man. City Second Division   1898/1899 Mon 03 Apr Woolwich A 0 - 1 Man. City Second Division    Sat 01 Oct Man. City 3 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division   1897/1898 Sat 05 Feb Woolwich A 2 - 2 Man. City Second Division    Sat 25 Sep Man. City 4 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division   1896/1897 Wed 28 Apr Woolwich A 1 - 2 Man. City Second Division    Sat 05 Sep Man. City 1 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division   1895/1896 Sat 28 Sep Man. City 1 - 0 Woolwich A Second Division    Sat 07 Sep Woolwich A 0 - 1 Man. City Second Division   1894/1895 Sat 15 Dec Man. City 4 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division    Sat 29 Sep Woolwich A 4 - 2 Man. City Second Division   1893/1894 Sat 30 Dec Ardwick 0 - 1 Woolwich A Second Division    Sat 11 Nov Woolwich A 1 - 0 Ardwick Second Division  

Source: Manchester City MAD


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