Lucha Bros shock YBFTR

What an 8 man tag match, we saw on Fyter Fest night two. We had the Young Bucks and FTR, taking on the Lucha Bros, and Butcher and Blade. 4 of the best tag teams in the world, taking each other on.

The big question, could FTR and the Bucks work together. The answer was yes. We saw a spike piledriver and goodnight express with a member of either team pulling off the manoeuvre.

Hit one anothers move set

Fenix performed a ridiculous Destroyer, over the top rope, to team members on the outside, as a highlight. It would be a mix up that decided the match. Matt Jackson accidently hitting Dax Harwood, with a super kick.

That would lead to Lucha bros hitting a Spike Piledriver/Flatliner like combo, to pick up the 3 count. A surprising end to a great match, does this make Lucha Bros the number 1 contenders for the AEW tag titles? We shall see.

Zero Miedo

Jericho squeezes out Orange

What a main event between Chris Jericho, and Orange Cassidy. This was personal after each man attacked the other, in the build up to the match. Could Cassidy hang, with one of the most decorated men in Wrestling history.

Jericho dominated the early going, he worked on Cassidy’s back. Le Champion had Santana and Ortiz outside helping him, the latter hit Cassidy with the loaded sock. Cassidy then started to roll, close 2 counts from a Jumping DDT and splash.

Santana would throw orange juice in Cassidy’s face. Best Friends would then fight with them out of the arena. As Cassidy went for his superman punch, Jericho would counter with the Judas effect. He picked up the win, but what a great showing from OC.

Le Champion with hard fought win

Hangmega retain again

Well night two kicked off, with the tag champions. Page and Omega, took on Private Party with the titles on the line. Both teams had won on night one, but with Mox and Cage delayed by a week, a spot had to be filled.

Private Party put in another good show. They had a 2 count after hitting the Silly String. Isaiah Cassidy diving to the outside, was the best moment of the match, taking out Page, and some in the crowd.

The match would finish with Hangmega’s Buck Shot/V Trigger combo. A good win for the champions, and a good showing from the challengers. It won’t be Private Party’s last title shot.

Close encounter, but Hangmega win

And finallly…..

Joey Janela was destroyed by Lance Archer, he hit his Blackout finisher to Janela through a table on the outside. Who’s next for the Murderhawk?

Nyla Rose destroyed two young women, in a handicap match. She hit the beast bomb on one, into the other, pinning both. She then said she will have a manager, to help her regain the AEW Women’s title.

In the only other match,Dark Order beat SCU in a 6 man tag match. Colt Cobana picked up the win, after Brodie Lee hit Daniels with the discuss clothesline. Is he going to join?

Another victory handed to Colt

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European Quarter Final Draws

Well we had the Draws for the quarter finals of the Champions League, and Europa League today. Both competitions are due to take place in August, after the domestic leagues have ended.

First of all we had the Champions League draw. Most of us were looking out for Man City’s draw. If they manage to beat Real Madrid, then they will play either Juventus or Lyon.

Chelsea if they produce a miracle against Bayern, will face either Napoli or Barcelona. RB Leipzig will face Athletico Madrid and Atalanta will take on Paris Saint Germain.

What a battle that would be!

United and Wolves hear fate in Europa

In the Europa League, Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers were anxious to know who they could be facing. Manchester United will face either Copenhagen or Istanbul Baseksahir in the quarter finals.

United have a 5-0 advantage over Linz to take to Old Trafford. As for Wolves they will take on either Roma or Sevilla, if they can get past Olympiakos first. They drew 1-1 in the first leg, in Greece.

As for Rangers they would meet, Inter Milan or Getafe. They are however 3-1 down in their second round tie against Bayer Leverkusen. Shaktar or Wolfsburg, Basel or Frankfurt will meet in the other Quarter Final.

Some great ties in prospect

And finally…..

So there we have it, we still have time until the European competitions restart. It is however something else to look forward to, once the domestic seasons are over.

The pinnacle of fooball to return

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Sochi and Mugello GP’s confirmed

Well more good news for F1 fans, another 2 races have been added to the calendar. We will get a 2nd in Italy at the debuting Mugello circuit, and as planned the Russian GP goes ahead. We have at least 10 races this season now.

I for one, am very interested to see this new circuit, and I am sure it will make for a special race. It will take place on the weekend of the 11th-13th September. The Mugello circuit will mark Ferrari’s 1,000th grand prix.

As for the Sochi GP, that is in it’s usual scheduled weekend, the 25th – 27th September. It leaves plenty of time for F1 to sign up other GP’s too, with the season able to run till December.

Milestone for the scuderia

Horner says no to Vettel

Well before the first practice session at the Styrian GP, Crofty and Paul Di Resta spoke with Red Bull principle Christian Horner. He was asked about the situation with Seb Vettel, where he still has no drivers spot, for next year.

Horner said that although Seb will always be welcome at Red Bull, for all he did. There was no spaces available at his team next year. You never know in Formula 1 or course, but it seemed a concrete statement.

I have to say I think that’s the right decision. First of all you don’t want to rock the boat with Max Verstappen, he is your number 1. Secondly, it would be unfair on Alex Albon, who has done brilliant since joined them last year. Keep Seb’s history where it belongs.

Great champion, previously for Red Bull

And finally….

A crazy day in the 1st and 2nd practice sessions. Lando Norris got a 3 grid penalty for overtaking under yellow flags, for Sunday’s race. A frustrating one for Mclaren.

Also Dani Ricciardo crashed out in practice, he hit the barriers at high speed, and has been sent to the medical centre as a precaution. I hope he is okay.

Max Verstappen was first in P2. Lewis Hamilton only managing 6th. The two Ferrari’s struggled again, down in 9th and 16th. It is shaping for another weird and wonderful GP.

Good practice sessions at Styrian GP

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Leeds smash Stoke to stay top

Well it seems that this time around, Leeds aren’t cracking under the pressure. They played Stoke tonight, knowing a win would put them back top of the league.

It took them a while to get going though. A penalty converted by Klich. Helder Costa made it 2 just after the break, and a 3rd followed from centre back Liam Cooper.

The game was already done, but goals from Hernandez and Bamford sealed the rout. It takes Leeds to 81 points, and keeps them 6 points ahead of 3rd place Brentford. For Stoke they remain just one point above the relegation zone.

Leeds are top of the league

Swans are flying

Well it is turning into quite the battle for a playoff place. As it stands Forest are 5th with 68 points, and then there is only 7 points down to 9th place Derby. Swansea have found good form.

They picked up a 3-1 victory at St Andrews. Goals from Brewster, Cabango and Fulton enough to seal the win. It means they are now just a point behind bitter rivals Cardiff in 6th.

A big win from Preston at Hillsborough, also pushed them back into 8th, just 3 points of the playoffs. Derby are also still in the hunt. With 4 games to go, it should be a good finish to the playoff battle.

5 teams 2 places

Relegation scrap

On the other side, it’s just as close. Only 6 points seperate bottom team Luton, and 18th place Middlesbrough. It’s made even more interesting by the fact, Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday, may have point deductions.

Middlesbrough picked up a vital 3 points, with a 2-0 win at Millwall. Goals from Assombalonga and Fletcher, gave them the win. Hull who sit in the last relegation spot, lost 2-1 at Bristol City.

There is so much still to play for. In a league where anyone can beat anyone, the relegation battle is far from over. Who has what it takes, to keep their side in the league.

4 games to save themselves

And finally….

There are some big games the next few days. Tomorrow night, Huddersfield take on Luton in a battle at the bottom. Fulham take on Cardiff, with both teams currently in the playoffs.

Then on Saturday two games that stick out, Brentford travel to Derby, and Preston take on Nottingham Forest. Brentford looking to pressure West Brom and Leeds, where as the other 3 teams are fighting for playoff spots.

Crucial games at both ends of table

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5 star City

Well before the game, I thought that Newcastle would feel the wrath, of a hurting City. That became a reality. Newcastle were hurt further, by the loss of star man Maximin.

City took the lead 10 minutes in, a goal from Gabriel Jesus. From that point forward there was no way back. Mahrez then grabbed a second, before Fernandez scored an own goal.

Step up David Silva, he scored then set up Sterling for a 5th! We are going to miss the Spaniard next season. A 5-0 drubbing, Newcastle certainly will not miss playing City.

Little Maestro was class

Liverpool win, despite good Brighton performance.

We had champions Liverpool, travelling to the AMEX to face Brighton. Brighton have picked up valuable points, and have moved themselves 9 points away from relegation. Liverpool are chasing the record points tally.

Brighton gifted Liverpool a goal after 6 minutes. Mo Salah curling a shot into the bottom corner, after Davy Propper gave the ball away. Not long after Jordan Henderson doubled their lead.

Trossard gave the seagulls hope just before half time, with a nice finish. Any hope was then ended by Mo Salah’s second, and Liverpool’s 3rd. Brighton fought on, but a win for the reds, and they move to 92 points.

2 goals for Mo

Burnley win again

Well one man who will be happy with how his team have played recently, Sean Dyche. They travelled to West Ham last night, another team in form, and it was probably the best game of the night.

West Ham had lots of chances, but they found Nick Pope in good form. He made great saves from Antonio and Soucek. Antonio also hit the post, when he should have scored.

The deciding moment of the game, came to Burnley. The ball was whipped in from the left, and Jay Rodriguez headed home, with some help from the uprights. A good game leaving West Ham still close to the drop zone.

Some top class saves from Burnley keeper

And finally….

The only other game saw Sheffield United, take on Wolves at home. This game wasn’t the best. Ruben Neves hit the bar from a free kick, coming closest for Wolves.

Sheffield United would win it, in the 93rd minute. A corner met the head of John Egan, who flicked it past Patricio and in. 2 goals in 2 games for the Irish man. It all but ends Wolves Champs League hopes.

2 in 2 for Irish Egan

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Nketiah sees Red

Well Nketiah has been celebrated since coming into the Arsenal team, he had a rush of blood to the head against Leicester. Arsenal were playing well in the lead, when Nketiah lunged in on James Justin.

As I said Arsenal were in control of the game, after Aubameyang gave them the lead, 20 minutes in. Great work from Saka, and an easy finish for the Gabon International.

Nketiah’s red card was the differnece maker. Arsenal started to retreat, and Leicester attacked. Who else would equalise but Jamie Vardy. It was looked at by VAR, but he was deemed onside. It finished 1-1, a good point for the foxes.

Late strike picks up point

Cracker at Selhurst Park

What a game between Crytstal Palace and Chelsea. It looked as though it would be an easy Chelsea win, when Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic, gave them the lead after 27 minutes.

Step up Wilf Zaha, an unbelievable strike which left Kepa with no chance, in the Chelsea goal. From this point on, Palace dominated. Chelsea had chances on the break but Palace were great.

On came Tammy Abraham, and on 71 minutes he made it 3-1 Chelsea. Not for long, A great move led to Benteke pulling a goal back. Chelsea were holding on, in injury time, Scott Dann headed against the post. Chelsea hung on to a 3-2 win. A great game.

Both teams entertained us last night

Watford pick up vital win

Well we had another good game, at Carrow Road. Two teams battling to stay in the premier league. Norwich hosted Watford. It was a good start for the canaries, a goal for Buendia after just 3 minutes.

Not long after Watford equalised. A corner for the hornets, led to Craig Dawson heading in. Watford would have to wait till the 2nd half, to get the winner. An overhead kick from Danny Wellbeck, got them in front.

Watford held on, and have pulled themselves 4 points away from relegation. For Norwich anything other than a win on the weekend, and they are relegated. The writing has been on the wall, for a long time.

Great finish gives Watford space

And finally…..

A few good games of football last night, as we move towards the end of the season. Still all to play for, in regards to the Champions League, as well as relegation. Fantastic football.

Not over yet!

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Alonso signs with Renault

I can’t tell you how excited I was, when the news broke yesterday that Fernando Alonso was returning to F1. He has signed for the 2021 season to partner Esteban Ocon in the Renault garage.

Of course it was at Renault, that Alonso won his 2 F1 titles. Going back 15 years ago. He in my mind is the best F1 driver since Schumacher. There are lots of young drivers coming through, but I would have him ahead of Hamilton, just.

The best of modern f1 returns

Alonso shows age is just a number

Fernando turns 39 next month, but age has not taken away this man’s talent. He has been winning titles in Indycar, since he left F1 after the 2018 season. He is that good.

What a great thing for Renault and Ocon, getting to learn from the great. I am not sure if it will be just for one season, but I can imagine he will want to still be there in 2022, when the new rules are brought in.

He will get to see the master at work

What now for Seb?

Well it begs the question what next for Vettel. He has already lost his seat to Carlos Sainz, at Ferrari. Now the Renault spot has been taken by Alonso. I can’t see Seb being happy driving for a low scoring team.

Does he take the decision to have a sabbatical? The only seat you believe would interest him, is Bottas at Mercedes. If Bottas has a good season though, do Mercedes re-sign him? It will be interesring.

Go or Merc only option for seb

And finally…..

When all is said and done, it is just great news for F1 fans. Fernando Alonso makes the brand, and the sport a better package. One of the greatest has returned.

Welcome back Fernando

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This week in WWE

Hello everyone, it has been another busy week in WWE. Going forward this is the format I will be reporting on everything WWE. I hope it works for you.

Raw

Well on Raw this week it was good to see Ricochet and Cedric back. Two very talented athletes, who were just building tag chemistry on Raw, before Wrestlemania.

Ricochet had a match with Bobby Lashley on Raw. He showed his ability, before Lashley locked in the Full Nelson for the win. Maybe a move to Smackdown would benefit the team.

Also on Raw we saw Seth and Murphy, take on Black and Carrillo, for about the 100th time. It had the same ending, the same attempt to blind Carrillo, the quicker Rey fights Seth the better, and we can get past these storylines.

Ricochet back, with losing effort

NXT – Bash Night One

So the Main event for NXT Great American Bash night one, Io Shirai vs Sasha Banks. It was a good match, and kept both competitors strong. NXT pulling out the stops, to compete against Fyter Fest.

Io Shirai would pick up the win, with a little help. Bayley had tried to help Sasha win, with the ref distracted, Asuka appeared. She grabbed the tag title Sasha was holding, and spat the green mist into Sasha’s eyes. A moonsault later, and Shirai had the victory.

One part I disliked, Rhea Ripley vs Aaliyah & Robert Stone. It makes Rhea’s already hurt character even worse. Not to mention Robert Stone is a two time TNA tag champion, and also carried the TNA TV and X-division titles. The angle is so unbelievable, its pointless.

A little help from Asuka

Smackdown

What a start to Smackdown this week, and I don’t mean the Matt Riddle promo. After that, we had such a great match, between Riddle & Morrison. Two fantastic wrestlers, getting it on for the first time in WWE.

We saw Spanish fly’s and great kicks from Morrsion, we saw the final flash, broton and germans from Riddle. It ended in the classic roll up, but I would love to see the match again.

Another moment that stood out AJ v Gulak for the IC title. Fair play to Gulak he put on a show, but AJ picked up the win with a powerbomb/Styles clash combo followed by his phenomenal forearm.

Great match to kick off the show

And finally….

I hope that it’s the last we see of Dexter Lumis v Undisputed Era. The strap match is the perfect end to the conflict between him, and Roddy Strong. It was a good match.

Lumis won the match forcing Roddy to tap out, to his submission called silence. We don’t need to see another repeat of Velveteen’s UE run with Lumis. Especially when not only Keith Lee, but Karrion Kross, are on Adam Cole’s radar.

Strap match to end rivalry?

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Mahomes signs up for decade

Well last night I saw the best news. Patrick Mahomes extended his Chiefs contract, till 2031. That isn’t a misprint, he signed 10 year deal, on top of the 2 he has left on his previous contract.

This is great news for Chiefs fans like me. He is the MVP of NFL, and he is now tied down, with a no trade clause. I am sure this is great news for all members of the Chiefs Kingdom

Mahomes has signed a contract worth $503 million dollars, it is the biggest in sports history. Now its hard to justify anyone earning that amount of money, but he has been the best player in the NFL, the last two years.

10 years a chief

Now sign up Jones

Now that Mahomes is clinched, it’s time to give Chris Jones a long term deal. He has openly come out, stating he does not want a short contract. As great as Mahomes and the offensive line have been, we missed Chris Jones at the end of the playoff run.

He could only come in on certain plays, due to injury. Without him there, although our defence did great, it was not as strong. Clark Hunt get that cheque book back out, secure Jones on a good deal for us, and him.

Call him Clark

Cam Newton a Patriot

The other big news in the NFL, Cam Newton being signed to a one year deal for the Patriots. After the departure of Brady, all eyes were on who would be the next QB at Foxborough.

Former Panthers Newton is there guy. He signed on a 7.5 million dollar deal, and stated its for respect and not money, that made him chose to join the Pats. Can Josh McDaniels bring the best our of him, can he link up with Edelman and Co, that is the question.

A one year deal worth 7.5m

And finally….

We are edging ever closer to the beginning, of the new season. There are noises that fans will have to sign waivers, to attend games due to coronavirus.

It remains to be seen if they can push this through, I would like nothing more than to see a full Arrowhead. It needs to be safe though. Hopefully by the time we reach September, the world is looking in better condition.

Come and see us, just sign here!

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Oxford and Wycombe through to final

Well we had the 2nd legs of the League One Playoffs yesterday. Oxford and Portsmouth, and Wycombe and Fleetwood squared off. The prize of a final at Wembley awaited.

Portsmouth and Oxford were all square at 1-1, from the first leg. As for the other match Wycombe had a 4-1 win, in the first leg. After last week’s League Two second leg’s, it showed that you never know in these matches.

League one 2nd legs

Pens settle it for Oxford

Well there was just no separating Oxford and Portsmouth. Again, like in the first leg, a 1-1 draw was the outcome. This time over 120 minutes, instead of 90.

It was a Portsmouth player, that scored both goals, in the first half. Marcus Harness put Portsmouth ahead, but in first half injury time Ellis Harrison put the ball, into his own net.

It came down to penalties, both teams scored their first 3 pens. Portsmouth’s Cameron McGeehan then stepped up and missed. Oxford scored there next 2 penalties, booking a place at Wembley.

Missed pen from McGeehan

Wanderers ease to Wembley

Well in the other Semi final, it didn’t have the same Drama. As I stated Wycombe already had a 4-1 lead in the tie. The game finished 2-2, giving Wycombe a 6-3 aggregate win.

Fleetwood took the lead, through Danny Andrew. Only for Onyedinma to level it in the 47th minute. Fleetwood won a penalty, in which Welshman Ched Evans dispatched, but it wasn’t enough.

Onyedinma scored again in the 94th minute to level the game. Wycombe march on to Wembley, in which the winner gets a spot in next season’s Championship.

Wanderers a step away

And finally…

The Playoff final will take place, on Monday 13th July at Wembley. Both teams should be confident now, after two completely different routes. Its is impressive that both have the chance, to compete in the Championship next season.

Oxford or Wycombe?

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