(FI)FA Cup One Sided Contest + Other Football & More – The Gurgler’s Sporting Weekly – Circling The Drain

Welcome to another week of the weekly Sporting round up. It’s on a Tuesday this week for no good reason, and given the usual amount of readers shouldn’t cause too much trouble.

FA CUP: FOUR GOALS GOOD, NO GOALS BAD.
Pity about the kick off time for Australian fans but it was some performance from Arsenal as they dismantled Aston Villa 4-0. We predicted 4-2 on the back of Christian Benteke’s recent goal scoring form, but he was missing as was the rest of the team.

Arsenal put one of those performances together that they threaten to do so many times throughout the year, and a repeat against the big boys might see us with more than a one horse race for the EPL next year. A couple of more buys like Alexis Sanchez and they will be some prospect.

Aston Villa turned their promising end of the year into a turd as they were flogged by Southampton, lost to relegated Burnley at home and well beaten in the FA Cup. If that form continues into the new season and Benteke’s chips are cashed in, they might follow through on the relegation they’ve been threatening for some time.

FIFA SUCKS
I’d better be careful, if we say too much it will end up our fault the alleged millions were siphoned off for decades. Sepp Blatter was returned for a term that will hopefully provide him enough time to clean up the evidence from his time in charge. Looking for plenty of smoke around Zurich.

Here’s what we thought on Friday about how to fix it.

ANOTHER GREAT AUSTRALIAN BATTLER WINS ON US GOLF TOUR
Hot on the heels of Gurgler favourite Rod Pampling’s win on the Web.com tour, another Aussie down on his luck won the tournament that Pampling used to put his name in lights a few years back.

Steven Bowditch won the Byron Nelson with ease. An 8 under first round set him up nicely, but the 6 under finishing round proved his quality and the four stroke gap was a deserved reward for a man who recently battled depression.

Battling depression can’t be easy when as a golfer you spend 5 hours at a time by yourself, and for lowly amateurs that time is spent using and discovering new four letter words. So we tip our Hat to another Aussie golfer who now will have the comfort of a tour card and lots of zeroes to move onwards and upwards.

YOUR OFFICAL ROD PAMPLING UPDATE
Ranking 182 down from 185
Last Weekend:
AT & T BYRON NELSON – Tied 22nd
Playing on exemption for a previous win, our man ended up a very respectable equal 22nd. Some of his best.

MIGUEL ANGEL JIMINEZ HOLE IN ONE UPDATE
No Aces this week. But you should still check out his dancing from last week’s Weekly here.

RANGERS STAY DOWN FIGHTING
Glasgow Rangers long fightback to the Scottish Premier League ended at the playoff stage with Motherwell who gave Rangers a touch up at home and away.

A fight duly broke out as Rangers showed glimpses of why they aren’t exactly missed in Scotland’s top flight. Another year of second tier football may give them a chance to do it better next year.

 

ASK DR SPORTZ
Q. What have been your favourite on field sporting fights?
Ric Nattrass-Creeque, Richlands, QLD

Great question, whilst this Doctor is not for fighting in general, sometimes sporting fights can be funny, and that’s what I enjoy.

There’s nothing better than a scuffle between team mates, or funnier than at a boxing weigh-in.

But the best sports fighting of all time belongs to the F1 classic between Nelson Piquet and Eliseo Salazar. Watch for the worst attempt of kickboxing ever, and around the 54 second mark where Salazar looks for the biggest hole he can dig himself into.

Here’s our weekly video collection of finest fights.

THIS WEEK’S SUPER MULTI
AUSTRALIA to beat West indies
FREMANTLE to beat Richmond
MELBOURNE +30.5 start v Collingwood
VETTEL to win Canadian GP
BARCELONA to win Champions League Final
TIGER WOODS to win Memorial Tournament
$1 pays $786

 

SPORTING HIGHLIGHTS
THU to MON
CRICKET – FIRST TEST – Aust v WI (Fox Sports)
FRI
NRL – BRONCOS v MANLY (Ch9)
FRI to MON
CANADIAN F1 GP (Fox Sports)
P1/P2 from 11:45pm Fri
P3 from 11:45pm Sat
Qual from 3:00am Sun
Race from 4:00am Mon
FRI to MON
GOLF – MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (Fox Sports)
From 3:00am
SUNDAY
BARCELONA v JUVENTUS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL (SBS)
From 4:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Dr Sportz 71 Articles

Dr Sportz – or his full name Dr Steeden Sherrin Pirelli Brosnan Sportz III – is our new regular contributor and he’s here to answer your questions relating to sport.

With degrees in Sports Psychology, Sports Administration and Business, and Diploma in coaching of Rugby League, Cricket and Broomstick Putting we couldn’t have assembled a better person to answer your queries with authority.

When Adam Scott nailed his Masters winning putts, Dr Sportz was the man he consulted no less than 2 weeks before. Before his involvement with Dr Sportz Mark Webber had never won a GP and looked likely that the only thing he’d win was the most creative DNF title. More recently it was he who had coaxed career best form out of Mitchell Johnson with his advice on fast bowling. Finally he was the man who introduced Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis over a discussion of cricket on a rain interrupted break at a local pub.

Tip of the iceberg but still impressive those achievements. And we have him exclusive here for The Gurgler Sport.