So what a week. Two of the blue ribbon events have passed the past week and boy they sure didn’t disappoint. The results might not have been to everyone’s taste but you can’t win everything. Unlike Queensland the last eight years.
MERCEDES – Nothing better than seeing a team so utterly dominant descending into intra team war. At least if they are a year ahead of the others you can be guaranteed a fight to the death.
With obvious comparison to Prost v Senna, both drivers want to play the part of Senna because noone wants to be Prost. Not to be forgotten is it ended up 1-1 at McLaren for the two. Although claims after qualifying that Rosberg was like another former multiple champion Schumacher in qualifying have stoked the fire within the team. Ham claiming it was on purpose after he saw telemetry, and if true was certainly more subtle than Schumacher’s effort of 2006.
The Gurgler has since learned it was true as Rosberg’s steering and braking graph spelt Fuck you ham in morse code. As we can say is we wanna see the hate.
MARUSSIA & BIANCHI
Hearty well done to theMarussia team who have come a long way to score points for the first time. Nice to see such genuine joy in sport instead of the usual hamming up for the camera and radio messages.
Some progress by the team, who have been consistently at the back of the grid since their inception. Even as far as designing a car without a big enough fuel tank to last a Grand Prix.
Yes, it was an attrition assisted finish, but at least Bianchi did unlike our long priced tip Sutil whose conclusion looked a formality during the race.
Another podium, another out-qualification of Vettel who seems to have commandeered Mark Webber’s car from last year. Would have to be the surprise of the season thus far.
A cracker of a game, and justice in the end that a couple of lucky calls for Qld didn’t provide more fodder for Blues cries of inequality. Justice possibly not served as Josh Reynolds can help himself to Origin II for cartwheeling Tate.
But those bits aside it was a fantastic see-sawing game.
A good start was the pre-game extravaganza which was excellent. Certainly a far cry from some pathetic two song performance from whatever Channel 9 affiliated song judge or washed up dufus or anyone with the last name Madden. On the subject of singing – a gripe as usual – why the need for a national anthem before every origin game. Further still if you are lucky enough to sing it, do it properly without the extras. It is a national anthem not yours song to added the Christina extras. Refer Julie Anthony.
One can only hope that injuries to each side doesn’t blunt the next games, as two more of those would be great no matter the result.
ADAM SCOTT – No.1
Ended US Masters drought – Tick. Aussie number one in the world – Tick. Needs to make cut to maintain top spot – Tick. With a victory no less. Comparisons to The Shark have always hovered over Scott’s career, and up until last year it was more the unfavourable choking similarities than success. Now with a major that cruelly eluded Norman in his back pocket, maybe that confidence will lead into a dynasty at number 1 like The Shark.
Classic underdog v Goliath battle. The poorer cousin of Madrid looked set to claim one of the most unlikely double in Football this century until the combined power of Real with their world record signing (just a cool 100 million Euros) and other worth nearly as much including the best player in the world dashed their hopes with a minute or so left. The extra time win looked inevitable.
ENGLISH FOOTBALL PLAYOFF WINNERS
QPR won the richest game in football, and are heading back to the EPL at first bounce. The reported 140 million pound windfall will be reduced when QPR are fined anywhere up to 60 million for breaching Football League loss restrictions.
Rotherham have graduated into the Championship for the first time in over a decade after some time in the fourth division.
And Fleetwood have moved up to League One, adding another promotion notch on a lengthy belt that began when they played on a Tuesday night in a North Western Tesco carpark.
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