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ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY – Trophies Galore

16 Apr , 2018  

Here we go… Another Manic Monday. (If you missed last week’s, click here)

We look back at all the weekends sporting action whether it’s good, bad, incredible or just incredibly bizarre…

 

Football

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’d have known that Manchester City were inching ever closer to that illustrious Premier League trophy thanks to a bottomless pit of money and the ever-improving Kevin De Bruyne.

Well, this weekend saw the sky blues of the Etihad confirm their fate by beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley Stadium and had the extra help of bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion who ended up 1-0 victors at Old Trafford thanks to a Rodriguez header. Practice yours with this handy Head/Football Tennis Net.

 

Rodriguez giving City a helping hand [Twitter]

Mourinho was his usual self after the game and had a go at his players for not parking the bus hard enough, sorry, executing his game plan as he’d hoped. He could lose his head completely if Liverpool manage to leapfrog them to 2nd place which, when you have the firing power of Mo Salah, Mané and Firmino it could very well haunt José come the end of the season.

 

Meanwhile…

Pep & co enjoying a round [Twitter]

 

I’ve heard hole 6 is a bit tricky, may need some more FORB F-5 balls to replace those lost in the rough Pep!

 

Commonwealth Games

Well, well, well… What a weekend of action on the Gold Coast!

The Commonwealth Games has a habit of making people become hooked on sports they didn’t even know about 5 minutes ago and netball is no exception. After their semi-final heroics against Jamaica, the English Roses were up against the dominant force of Australia. With England not beating them in a tournament since 2013, the host nation were outright favourites for the clash.

The ‘Poms’ soon showed that they weren’t to be messed with and as the clock ran down both nations were 51 apiece. Step forward Helen Housby.

The world held its breath as she released the ball, clock on 0:00, will it go in?! (It’s like a real-life Space Jam)

The moment that won it for England! [BBC]

OF COURSE!

Cue mass hysteria and tears that haven’t been seen since way back in the semi-finals! Coach, Tracey Neville, has produced minor miracles over the past few days with her team, the biggest of which is getting the nation to actually like a Neville sibling (sorry Gary).

Watch the action unfold…

[daily mail]

Whilst we don’t offer tissues in our huge range of products, we do stock great Netball products here that you Aussies can use to practice with for next time.

The gold medal couldn’t do much to the overall standings as Australia recorded their best ever Commonwealth haul with 198 in total (80 gold medals).

The full medal table can be found here

 

Grand National

If you’re now craving bread raise your hand!

Tiger Roll, ridden by the oldest jockey in the race, Davy Russell, 38, won The Grand National on Saturday in dramatic photo finish fashion.

At 10/1, the horse was one of the favourites for the main event. A good run of form in the Cheltenham Festival in recent years had made this horse a force to be reckoned with and sure enough, he lived up to the hype.

Everything was going swimmingly well until the final stretch when it seemed like Pleasant Company (25/1) could come and pinch the win. The gap of about 5 lengths after the final jump was cut down as Tiger Roll tired, but he held on to win the 171st Grand National at Aintree.

Russell will be a happy man as the he took home an eye watering £561,000 in prize money. That’s enough to get 738158 packets of Tiger Rolls!   (once again, not sponsored.)

The best bread bar none. [Waitrose]

Cricket

Finally, we round up with the exciting opening weekend of the County Cricket Championship.

It was rained off.

 

 

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