Sport – Weekend 7th / 8th June

 

 

Not a great start to the weekend with Andy Murray being crushed by Nadal. After a very strange quarter final, where Andy let a 2 set lead slip in dramatic fashion only to find a new lease of life in the 5th set winning 6-0, I had hoped that he could build on his first set performance against Nadal in Rome a couple of weeks ago.  However Rafa was imperious – great serving, great power and unerring accuracy.  Lets hope that the grass court season brings better fortunes for Andy.

Almost but not quite. We almost caught the mighty All Blacks cold but a few strange decisions by the ref. and a great determination to win saved the 1st test for the All Blacks.  However it gives us great hope for the second test next week when England’s players from Northampton Saints and Saracens are added to the squad. Really feel that we can do it.

They don’t deserve a photograph – our footballers are a waste of space – lacking in skill, vision, humility they put on a pretty inept display against Honduras!  I couldn’t bear to watch more than 20 minutes of the second half – there was very little cutting edge and the play was all down the centre channel, very little use of the wings.  I can see England going through the World Cup without scoring a goal.

 

Another dramatic race – who could have predicted the podium of Ricciardo, Rosberg and Vettel. For me, more importantly, was the great drive in the last session by Jenson Button. Driving at a second a lap faster than those in front of him he went from 9th to 4th. The crash between Perez and Massa could so easily have taken out Vettel as well. Thank goodness both driver sare ok.

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