I’d like to say this is the calm before the storm but we have a few runners to get out of the way this weekend and there is still plenty going on behind the scenes to make sure everything, everyone and every horse is ready for Cheltenham last week. All of our Festival runners did their last pieces of work earlier in the week and I was happy so it’s a case of keeping them ticking over until their respective races.
Everybody's expecting three of the big heads (Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham) and one of Chelsea or Manchester United to battle it out for a place in the Final when the semis come around, but with this being the FA Cup and NO replays for this stage of the competition, perhaps this won't be all cut and dried. Can Lincoln City cause the upset of all upsets? Will Millwall get yet another penalty and knock Spurs out of the competition?
A Friday night feast is on order at the end of this week as Derby make the trip to Sussex to take on promotion hopefulls Brighton, who've had a bit of a wobble, recently. But compared to Derby, who have won just once in their last six games, and you could say the Rams have been like a bowl of jelly, judging their recent form. Who's Friday's winner? Read on to find out!
This week sees no journey to Russia, which already makes things an improvement, we guess. In fact, this #ContinentalBreakfast goes to the other end of the spectrum by chucking in a trip to the place where - as bizarre as this sounds - ex-Man City, Aston Villa and QPR defender Richard Dunne lives. That's right, it's Monaco first up. We then head east to Italy, then across to Spain for the Basque derby, before finishing things off in Rome.
“The Greatest Show on Turf” is an expression bandied about far too often in the world of sports. Everything from the stateside Superbowl to the Portmerrion Lawn Tennis Casuals want a slice of this coveted accolade.
The Europa League is finally starting to heat up. Manchester United are the last man standing for the English sides in the competition, and remain the favourites to triumph in the competition. However, there are also one or two potential winners thrown into the mix such as Roma and Lyon, who both meet on Thursday evening in France. Who will take the advantage into the second legs?