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Edition No. 215

Date:- 22 August 2005

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OMNIBUS research commissioned by Spontex has shown that a massive 95% of people are distracted during sex by dust, dishes and dirt. The research reveals that people who clean the house regularly have a more fulfilling love life than those who leave the dust and dirty dishes festering 'until later'.

Dirty Distractions:-

48% of the population find a dirty toilet such a turn off that it actually distracts them from spending any romantic time with their lover

64% even admitted that cleaning causes the biggest rows between them and their partners

Getting in the Mood:-

85% of people in the UK are engaging in 'clean foreplay' as they admit that they feel more in the mood for romance when they have finished their household chores

What the experts say?

Relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, stresses the importance of a clean and tidy house... Jenni says:- "A dirty house can massively hinder romantic moments between partners. Sharing domestic chores between you can really benefit your relationship, and will prevent tension emerging in the bedroom."

The Dating Game:-

A clean kitchen is revealed to be the best way to impress a date, with almost half of all men in the UK admitting to being put off by dirty dishes and work surfaces when going back some someone's house for the first time. "The last thing you want invading you head during a romantic moment is the layer of dust on your bedside table", adds Jenni: "so make sure that your intimate time with your partner is separate to the jobs that you both need to share around the house."

Across The Country 15% of people in East Anglia are distracted during sex by their unfinished washing up

Londoners are most turned off by a messy bathroom; with 33% finding it to be a distraction during romance, while more women in the capital would be more surprised by their partner cleaning the house than arranging a candle lit dinner.

50% of people in Yorkshire are put off by left over washing up.

41% of women in the midlands would be more surprised by their partner cleaning the house than arranging a candle lit dinner.

Almost half of people in the UK aged 45-50 still have the biggest rows with their partners over the cleaning and washing up.


ENGLAND U17s coach, John Peacock has named three Liverpool-based players in his 18-man squad for the Pepsi Tournament, which will bring together teams from Portugal, Italy, the United States and England from 31 August to 4 September. Everton duo John Paul Kissock and Lee Molyneaux and Liverpool's Michael Nardiello have all earned a first call up to the national squad along with six other new caps.

England is hosting the round-robin tournament for the seventh consecutive year and will play Portugal, the United States and Italy at Bristol City, Swindon and Cheltenham Town Football Clubs respectively. Peacock's England side went unbeaten to win last year's tournament at Gillingham FC and hopes will be high for a repeat performance this season as the Under 17 squad builds towards the UEFA Friendly Tournament in October.

3 players from last year's U17 squad - all of whom went to the European U17 Championship in Italy - are also included in the squad. Tottenham keeper David Button won 11 caps last season and he will hope to add to that total, West Ham defender James Tomkins is also included as is Southampton winger Theo Walcott.

6 players who took part in the recent Nordic Tournament are also in the squad including Southampton midfielder Jake Thomson and Charlton's Joshua Wright, both of whom captained the side in Iceland.

Speaking on the squad announcement, coach John Peacock, said:- "We have a lot of new faces in the squad this season and have strength in every area. I hope the new lads coming in to the squad for the first time will all enjoy their first taste of international football and make a real impact during the Pepsi Tournament."

England U17 Squad, Pepsi Tournament, August to September 2005

Player Club Caps Goals
Sone Aluko Birmingham City 0 0
Ben Amos Manchester United 0 0
Febian Brandy Manchester United 0 0
David Button Tottenham Hotspur 11 0
Jamie Chandler Sunderland 4 1
Jack Cork Chelsea 0 0
John Paul Kissock Everton 0 0
Joseph Magunda Leicester City 4 1
Lee Molyneaux Everton 0 0
Michael Nardiello Liverpool 0 0
Mark Randall Arsenal 3 0
Paul Rodgers Arsenal 4 0
Daniel Sturridge Manchester City 0 0
Jake Thomson Southampton 4 1
James Tomkins West Ham United 3 0
Theo Walcott Southampton 11 5
Joshua Walker Middlesbrough 0 0
Joshua Wright Charlton Athletic 3 0

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