Lineker finally admits he won Golden Boot in 1986

BBC presenter Gary Lineker has finally solved the mystery of who won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup.

The former England striker had remained tight lipped about the prize for the tournament’s top scorer, refusing to even say the words ‘Golden Boot’ at every available opportunity.

But he admitted: “It was me. I had hoped that everyone had forgotten. I have been so disciplined in not mentioning it repeatedly, every single day on live television for the past nine days.

“But after each match Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard have been saying to me ‘Gary, at no point have you talked about the Golden Boot, which is kind of odd, because you won it in 1986 by scoring a hat-trick against Poland, then another two against Paraguay and then your sixth goal in three games against Argentina in the quarter final’.”

He added: “I hate taking about winning the Golden Boot in 1986. I’d much rather talk about the 1990 World Cup, particularly the opening game against Ireland, because that’s when I shat myself.”

Sign up now to get
The Daily Mash
free Headlines email – every weekday

Ex-boyfriend's voicemail more emotionally supportive than he ever was

A WOMAN calling her ex-boyfriend’s voicemail up to 18 times a day admits it is more understanding than he ever was. 

Emma Bradford of Deptford called ex Tom Logan at 2am last Saturday to air grievances about their relationship but ended up after 40 minutes of voicemail chat with a real sense of closure.

Since then she has taken to calling it with frequent updates about her lunch, her day at work, what TV she is watching and what that bitch Jeanette has done now, and believes the relationship between them is only getting stronger.

She said: “The first time I heard that reassuring voice saying ‘Hi, Tom here, please leave a message and I’ll call you back’ I knew finally I had someone I could really unburden myself to without being interrupted or talked over.

“Tom’s voicemail isn’t just pretending to listen while waiting to play FIFA. It’s not texting its mates while I’m unburdening about what my mother said. It’s patient, and it’s open, and it’s kind.

“It’s made me feel okay about the split, and encouraged me to feel like one day I’ll find a man who can come to the phone right now, and really will get back to me when he can.”

Logan said: “All these missed calls from Emma are such a boost to my self-esteem. It’s so great to feel wanted again.”