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Lowering the Tone

The Diary often receives requests for pictures of network executives in bed and this week is happy to oblige, thanks to a nasty clash at Rod Stewart&#39s private football pitch.

Fleet-of-foot midfield maestro and Bankhall director Tony Murrell&#39s silky skills proved too much for the opposing defence, who decided that, if you can&#39t play the ball, play the man.

Our Tone ended up with a nasty broken leg, requiring a bone graft from the hip, and will be on crutches for weeks. Never one to let things get on top of him, Murrell quips: “It was a freak collision – I collided with a freak.”

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