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Fan­tas­tic Fam­ily Fes­ti­val! 23RD24th

25th MAY - B�n & H�lly** / G�r�n�m� F�st�v�l C��c�s w�th W��ksh�ps / LEGOLAND D�sc�v�r � C��t�e’s M�st�r M�d�l M�k��g W��ksh�ps / B�� t�� M�et & Gr�ets / S�� L�f� M��ch�st�r's Int�r�ct�v� T�uch P��l & Br�ed, R�sc�e, Pr�t�ct W��ksh�ps / M�et Al�c� In W��d��l��d, th� G��d�n F�ir�es & Els� / P��ch & J�d� sh�ws / B�b� M�ss�g� / B�b� Y�g� / S�ft Pl�� / Tr�� Cl��b��g w�th M��k�� D� / H�gh R�p�s C�u�s� / 60mph Z�p W�r�s / D�n M�k��g / B�b� B�ll�t / Z��b� W��ksh�ps / G�r�n�m� D�sc� / D��k�� R�d�s / R��g�r R�b’s Cr�ep� Cr�wl�es / P�tt��g F�� m / In­flat�bl� V�ll�g� / C��k�� W��ksh�ps / Arts & Cr�fts / M�k� & T�k� B�ar Tr�ils / Th� Sh�ep Sh�w / B�l��c� B�k� C�u�s� / T��bl� T�ts / BMX Sh�ws / St�r � t�ll�r J�hn R�w / F�st�v�l C�tw�lk P�f P�f R�am��g C��c�s Acts / Old F�sh��n�d H�lt�r Sk�lt�r / B�gg� M�k��v�r ...And m�re st�ll t� b� ��n�u�c�d! HEN I was a lad I used to buy a foot­ball mag­a­zine called Shoot. Ev­ery week there was al­ways a ques­tion­naire with a fa­mous foot­baller such as Alan Brazil or Steve Coppell.

It usu­ally in­cluded the ques­tion: ‘Favourite food?’ to which the an­swer was in­vari­ably ‘steak and chips’ with the player adding later that his favourite drink was milk. I now know that the bit about the milk was very much a eu­phemism.

But th­ese days foot­ballers’ tastes have moved with the times and now they like things like lasagne or Chi­nese food.

Foot­ball’s philoso­pher king, Louis Van Gaal, and some of his United play­ers are ev­i­dently fond of a Can­tonese.

But not for them the more ex­otic restau­rant menu where you might find goose wings, fish lips or pig’s lungs.

No, LVG’s tastes in Chi­nese food are firmly of a solid 4-4-2 va­ri­ety.

He was pic­tured at Miche­lin-rec­om­mended Chi­nese restau­rant Wings, his favourite eaterie in Manch­ester, af­ter United’s thump­ing derby win over City last week­end.

In fact, his regular pres­ence there is in­di­cated by one of the many plates which are hung around the restau­rant, many signed by foot­ballers. One is signed by the en­tire Eng­land 2006 World Cup squad.

Louis’ plate says: “Re­la­tion­ship is a mat­ter of process! But your Chi­nese food was from the very be­gin­ning fan­tas­tic!”

No need then for Louis’ pa­tience in un­der­stand­ing owner Wing Shing Chu’s sys­tem, right from the off the whole thing clicked.

One thing that stands out at Wings im­me­di­ately is how well run this restau­rant is.

I can imag­ine Van Gaal lik­ing the great sense of or­der and clock­work pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

Ev­ery­thing about the place is im­mac­u­late, in­clud­ing the starched uni­forms of the at­ten­tive staff.


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