5 October 2015
Weekend Sport Round-Up: Chelsea Ladies dominate, bye bye Brendan, England’s dreams crushed & New York Jets win at Wembley
Chelsea Ladies dominate the Super League
A fantastic weekend for Chelsea Ladies as they made history becoming English League Champions for the first time. It wasn’t the same story for them in 2014 as they lost the title to Liverpool with a goal difference. So this year following their 4-0 win over Sunderland and the anniversary of 23 years to the day when they played their very first game was definitely something huge to celebrate.
It’s been a great season with Emma Hayes also leading the team to victory in August with an FA Cup win which was their very first major trophy in club history following a change to “champion’s mentality” and with a new “breed of confidence among the players, making them hungry for more” as explained by defender Flaherty. We’ll be keeping our eyes on Chelsea Ladies, as we expect there is plenty more to come…
Brenden Rogers dismissed from Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp the favourite to take charge
Following a 1-1 draw at Everton for Liverpool, we were all shocked to see Brendan Rogers given the sack on Sunday, or were we secretly not surprised? Despite been Liverpool’s manager since June 2012, Roger’s journey is now over with Liverpool currently in 10th position in the Premier League. However we have to remember the good times, it hasn’t been all bad he led the Reds to second place in 2013-14 and they were top of the table with three games remaining but unfortunately they missed out to Manchester City. But this season has been a different story with only four out of their 11 games in all competitions won, not great.
Who will take over and bring Liverpool back to victory? At the moment Jurgen Klopp is the firm favourite with two German Bundesliga titles with Dortmund under his belt, but “can he handle the pressure without thinking he is bigger than the club” is a question former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson asks. We’ll all soon find out…
England say goodbye to World Cup dreams
Despite a weekend of triumph for some, it all came crashing down for others. We are talking about England in case you hadn’t guessed. Our Saturday night dreams were all broken at the seams and the iconic Scrum bar at Twickenham was a sorry sight for all post match. England became record breakers this weekend and not the record breakers we were hoping for, we became the first host nation to go out in the group stages of a Rugby World Cup and it was the earliest England have ever exited a tournament. The end result was 33-13, a humiliating defeat at the hands of the mighty Australians. Now the Nation’s favourites are out, who will you be rooting for? Are your sweepstake team still in the running?
New York Jets are victorious at Wembley
NFL is slowly driftly across the pond and more and more English fans are becoming enthralled by the American sport. Sunday at Wembley Stadium welcomed the first International Series game of 2015 where the New York Jets took on the Miami Dolphins and won with 27-14. Chris Ivory stood out as he ran for career-high 166 yards and scored an inspiring touchdown and Ryan Fitzpatrick also showed he knew his stuff when he threw for 2018 and another score which secured the New York Jets win. And for Wembley it was another sell-out crowd with 83,986 spectators. We’ll definitely be getting tickets to the next game…
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