Lee Sharpe has some big shoes to fill.

The combination of Iwan Roberts and Darren Huckerby went down a storm when Your Local Paper’s latest venture was launched last April. 

And Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock had the audience rolling in the aisles – in an entirely different type of evening – as the second Caney’s Corner Live proved the first was no flash in the plan.

It was enough to convince us to put on up to four evenings in 2020, the first of which we’re now delighted to announce will see former professional footballer Lee Sharpe come to King’s Lynn. 

On Thursday March 5, the one-time Manchester United winger will relive tales of the Red Devils’ glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson. I can assure you they’re absolutely hilarious.

I’ve paid to see Sharpe myself and as a United (and King’s Lynn Town) supporter I’m beyond proud to be working with him. 

It really will be an entertaining and insightful evening and, with VIP tickets on offer, as well as some great deals from our kind hosts the Duke’s Head Hotel, it’s an evening not to be missed.

Lee Sharpe played for Manchester
United from 1988 to 1996.


VIP: £35 (limited numbers) –These include: Meet and greet, a designated VIP area, reserved front row(s) seating, signed print, professional photo with Sharpey 

Standard: £20 (unreserved seating/standing)


Click here to buy online. Or buy them from Your Local Paper’s Office (cash only) in King Street, King’s Lynn.

Delightful deals at Duke’s Head

The Duke’s Head has gone one further to celebrate the third Caney’s Corner Live.

The Tuesday Market Place hotel in King’s Lynn, the venue for last year’s two events brought to you by Your Local Paper and hosted by columnist Gavin Caney, will again be offering a reduced bedroom rate of £69 if any ticket holder(s) wish to stay over. 

To take advantage of that deal, guests will need to book direct with the hotel itself because the offer is not available online.

But that’s not it as far as great savings go! 

Anyone attending the evening with Lee Sharpe can dine with the Duke’s on the same day and receive 25 per cent off their food bill in either Massey & Co or Turners, by producing a valid ticket or email confirmation for the YLP event, in association with AMA Waste. 

For further details call 01553 774996 or speak to someone at reception.

The event is in association with AMA Waste Management.

A real VARce


I am of a certain vintage and VAR is the latest addition to the expensive circus that masquerades as sport. 

The ‘beautiful game’ has far more skill, pace and fitness than the one I witnessed first hand – from amateur to international football. This hasn’t totally improved the spectacle, I am used to a contact sport. No contact free kicks, penalties and bookings turn me off watching, even on TV, and the money is obscene. 

VAR is not good as it is not used effectively. Cricket and rugby respect and embrace the human element, with the on-field umpire/referee having the final decision. 

I voted with my feet not to go to football long ago. I arranged to play golf with a mate and see a game afterwards – until the kick-off was brought forward to lunchtime, so the golf wasn’t an option.

VAR should be used only where clear evidence overturns an on-field decision. Currently officials are being encouraged not to make decisions. A circus has more genuine entertainment.

No doubt footballers will be cutting their toenails to avoid offside.

Robert Gardner, 

South Wootton


Arsenal v Sheffield United: Sheffield United (had the most corners), 9 corners in the game

Newcastle v Chelsea:
Chelsea, 11

Burnley v Leicester: Leicester, 9

Liverpool v Man United: Liverpool, 16


Number of entrants: 27

Congratulations to Lewis Bush who scored a competition best single-round score of 36 points this weekend. He picked up 12 points apiece for predicting Chelsea would have the most corners in their game and 11 corners in total, Leicester and nine and Liverpool and 16. 

36pts (out of 48): Lewis Bush. 

28: Amy Anderson, Luke Tordoff

24: Robbie Palmer 


(after rounds 22, 23 and 24) 

1 Amy Anderson, Lewis Bush, Robert Palmer, Luke Tordoff 60

5 Karl Brown, Danny Pooley, Andy Prior, Laura Shreeve 52


(after 24 rounds)

1 Peter Jermany 340

2 Amy Anderson, Danny Pooley 324

4 Karl Brown, Robbie Palmer, Andy Prior 312


1 Portsmouth v Barnsley

Tomorrow, FA Cup, 3pm

a) Who will get more corners? Portsmouth, Barnsley or draw?

b) Total number of corners 

2 Reading v Cardiff City

Tomorrow, FA Cup, 3pm

a) Who will get more corners? Reading, Cardiff City or draw?

b) Total number of corners 

3 Man City v Fulham

Sunday, FA Cup, 1pm

a) Who will get more corners? Man City, Fulham or draw?

b) Total number of corners 

4 Shrewsbury v Liverpool

Sunday, FA Cup, 5pm

a) Who will get more corners? Shrewsbury, Liverpool or draw?

b) Total number of corners 


λ Email predictions to gavin@yourlocalpaper.co.uk, drop them

into Your Local Paper’s office (before 5pm today) or Tweet @GavinCaney on Twitter. Submit via social media or
email before 3pm tomorrow.