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Green light for Wayne Rooney to receive Freedom of Derby honour

Councillors have voted in favour of awarding Derby County manager Wayne Rooney the freedom of the city. Rooney was put forward for the honour in recognition of his efforts to save the cash-strapped club from relegation. He would join Rams legends like Brian Clough and Reg Harrison in being given...
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Coleen and Wayne Rooney miss court on final day of Wagatha Christie trial

Wayne and Coleey Rooney have missed the final day of the Wagatha Christie trial to go on a trip with their children, their lawyer has said. The High Court met on Thursday to hear the closing statements in the libel battle between Ms Rooney and Rebekah Vardy.But while Ms Vardy turned up for the trial, neither Ms Rooney nor her husband - who has watched every other day at the court and took the stand on Tuesday - were present. David Sherborne, Ms Rooney’s lawer, told the court: “They’ve asked me to pass on their individual apologies.” He said the...
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Rebekah Vardy trial - live: Jamie Vardy says Wayne Rooney ‘talking nonsense’ in court

Jamie Vardy has accused his former England teammate Wayne Rooney of “talking nonsense” in his evidence to the Wagatha Christie trial.Rooney had told the High Court the team’s manager Roy Hodgson asked him to speak to the Leicester City striker to get him to “calm down” his wife Rekebah, whose media work was said to be causing a distraction during Euro 2016.In a statement issued by Vardy's representatives outside the hearing on Tuesday, the footballer said: "Wayne is talking nonsense."He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky's media work at Euro 2016.The Vardy’s later...
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Wayne Rooney in line for Freedom of Derby honour

Wayne Rooney could be given the Freedom of Derby if councillors approve calls for him to be bestowed the honour. The Derby County manager would join club legends like Brian Clough and former player Reg Harrison in receiving the honorary title. The Freedom of the City is awarded by a...
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Voices: True to form, at the Wagatha Christie trial Wayne Rooney may have just decided the game

The witness box of Court 13 is far from the only box into which Wayne Rooney has made a well-timed late arrival, and the results were typically devastating. Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer was the penultimate witness in his wife’s defence, and though we can’t know yet, it’s quite possible he’s decided the game.In the latter stages of their careers, once-rampaging attackers like Rooney have to learn to play a little bit smarter. Their all-action days are over. They can’t always track back. Instead they must conserve their energy, wait for the moment, and then, wallop! They pounce.Which...
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Wayne Rooney says FA wanted Rebekah Vardy to calm down

Wayne Rooney was asked by his then England manager Roy Hodgson to ask his teammate Jamie Vardy to get his wife to "calm down", the High Court has heard. Mr Rooney's wife Coleen is being sued for libel by Rebekah Vardy, who denies Mrs Rooney's accusation that she leaked private information about her.
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Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy during Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy’s “media activities” during the Euro 2016 tournament because they were “causing problems and distractions”.The former England player, who captained the national team during Euro 2016, said in a witness statement prepared as part of Mrs Vardy’s libel claim against his wife Coleen Rooney that he was asked by a member of Football Association staff to speak to Mr Vardy.He said: “I remember getting pulled to one side by a member of the FA staff.“I was asked to speak to my teammate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were...
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Wayne Rooney expected to enter witness box in ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial

Wayne Rooney is expected to enter the witness box as the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial starts to draw to a close.In a viral social media post in October 2019, Coleen Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, while Mrs Rooney is defending the claim on the basis her post was “substantially true”.Mr Rooney, a former England...
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Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy: Day six highlights as Wayne Rooney says he ‘asked Jamie to calm wife’ at Euros

Wayne Rooney told the High Court that he had an “awkward” conversation with Jamie Vardy to get his wife to “calm down” her media activities during Euro 2016 at the request of the England manager.The former England international said that then-England manager Roy Hogson and assistant manager Gary Neville asked him, as captain of the team, “to speak to my team mate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were causing problems and distractions” during the tournament. “I think we all knew that it was an awkward subject,” Mr Rooney told the court. “So I agreed to speak...
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Wagatha Christie: Coleen has become ‘a different mother, a different wife’ because of trial, Wayne Rooney says

Wayne Rooney has said that his wife Coleen has “become a different mother, a different wife” because of the stress of the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial. Speaking from the witness stand at the High Court on Tuesday, the former England captain and Derby County manager said they he and his wife “don’t want to be in this court”.“I’ve watched my wife over the last two and a half years really struggle with everything ... becoming a different mother, a different wife,” he said. “It’s been been very traumatic for my wife.”Rebekah Vardy, 39, is suing Ms Rooney, 35, for defamation...
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Wayne Rooney: Coleen is a different mother and wife since Vardy ‘sting’ row

Coleen Rooney has become “a different mother” and “a different wife” since her “reveal” post and Rebekah Vardy’s subsequent libel claim against her, Wayne Rooney told the High Court.In a viral social media post in October 2019, Mrs Rooney, 36, said she had carried out a “sting operation” and accused Mrs Vardy, 40, of leaking “false stories” about her private life to the press.Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies leaking stories to the media and is suing her fellow footballer’s wife for libel, while Mrs Rooney is defending the claim on the basis her...
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