A British politician once said that “a week is a long time in politics.” That sentiment is easily shifted to sport and there is no better example than the last seven days in English football.
Last week at this time the focus was on the fight for the last two Champions League spots, the FA Cup Final and who was to be relegated along with QPR and Reading.
Over the last seven days the fight for the Champions League has narrowed to one of Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal; Wigan upset the odds by beating Manchester City in the Cup Final; the last relegation spot will be one of Wigan, Sunderland or Aston Villa.
However, the overarching story has been… to read more please click on the link.
As the English season draws to a close only one team sits at the crossroads of the three things that have yet to be decided; the two remaining Champions League spots; the FA Cup Final; the last relegation spot.
One of the two Manchester teams? No
Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea? No again
Spurs, Aston Villa? No
The answer is…to read more please click on the link.
Last Sunday, I had pretty much decided to write a piece on the approaching UEFA Champions League semi-finals. I even had the first paragraph done – “Just twelve months ago the accepted wisdom was we were getting set for a Champions League el clasico final. It didn’t happen but the bookmakers believe it will happen this time. Are we getting ahead of ourselves again?”
Then Luis Suarez decided that Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic looked a bit tasty and decided to nibble on his arm.
Out went the Champions League and in came Suarez and his chomp.
At this time last week bookmakers had Barcelona….to read more click on the link.
Here is a rundown of who is where and who has to play who over the remaining four weeks of the Barclay’s Premier League season.To read more please click on the link.