Sporting Review of the Week
First to Europa League football (it’s not even the league part yet!) where Celtic lost their second leg to Utrecht 4-0 with an aggregate score of 4-2, leaving Europe in tandem were Dundee United and Motherwell: a sorry state for Scottish Football.
This tumbling from Europe left Rangers as the sole representative of Scottish Football in Europe, drawing Manchester United in the Champions League Group stages. I don’t know who has more to fear, Walter Smith . . . or Manchester Police’s Chief Constable.
Saturday saw a remarkable U-turn as Fabio Capello left the door open for David Beckham’s return to international football after suggesting David should be allowed a farewell game at Wembley to mark his final game for his country. He just seems to spurt these clumsy remarks, don’t like the look of his squad either. What was wrong with McLaren again?
Meanwhile Brazilian Ronaldo (yeah he’s still on the go) was banned by Corinthians from eating chips or drinking alcohol, admitting on his twitter that he ‘wasn’t very mobile’. He isn’t no Benni McCarthy though, eh David Sullivan.
There was to be no U-turn for Colin Montgomerie in his Ryder Cup picks as he stuck to his guns in choosing the European Tour players over PGA tour players as Eduardo Molinari was chosen ahead of American based due Casey and Rose. Eduardo’s victory in the weeks Johnny Walker Championship and obvious tasty partnership with his already selected brother Francesco must have been deciding factors.
In athletics David Rudisha broke his own 800m world record within a week of setting his first, clocking 1:41:01 in Rieti on Sunday. Seems only a matter of time before the 21 year old gangly Kenyan dips into the 1:40’s, definitely the 800m’s answer to Usain Bolt. This week also saw the last of the semi successful inaugural Diamond League meetings, where we witnessed the return to the big time from the much talked about Caster Semenya but she couldn’t reproduce last years form finishing in 3rd in the 800m. Watch out for her in the Commonwealth Games though!
Oh and a test match was completed at Lords in case you missed it, England running out winners by an innings and 147 runs.
Can’t wait until the next sporting week, and Andy fancies his chances in the US Open, cant wait!