Weekend Review In Sports

Weekend Review In Sports

It has all been happening in the world of sport over the last week. Transfer season is in full flow with every top player being linked to at least three direct rivals, price tags bigger than a small nations defence budget, and online speculation leading to myriad blazing arguments. How exciting.

 

There is also a new U.S Open Champion, Chelsea’s Chairman is stepping down, groundhog day at Queens for tennis, and a British first in cycling. Welcome to the Weekend Review.

 

Tessuti Talks Transfers

 

And breathe. For the sake of everyone reading this, Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez will be omitted from much of the transfer talk as both deals have been confirmed, it is a matter of waiting to see if both players can match their reputation. Added to this is Lucy Bronze who has left Manchester City to join Barcelona who look even less likely to lose than they did before the signing of Bronze who continues to be one of the world’s very best.

 

In terms of major transfer deals in the Premier League, Brighton’s Yves Bissouma has joined Antonio Conte’s Spurs side as the Italian looks to take Spurs back to the top of the ladder. Leeds United have also signed a talented defensive midfielder in the form of Marc Roca from Bayern Munich. The talented Spaniard never found a consistent run of matches at the Bavarian giants and hopes that life at Leeds will turn his fortunes.

 

Liverpool’s signing of Scottish full-back Calvin Ramsey from Aberdeen quite obviously harkens back to the Andrew Robertson signing from Hull City. With Ramsey, Liverpool will have a four man full-back unit able to go the full length of the season at the highest level. Interesting.

 

Raheem Sterling finds himself floating all over the field of speculation as the Manchester City winger is reportedly looking for first team football with both Chelsea and Spurs interested. With Chelsea looking the more likely of the two to secure his services as things stand, Sterling could be heading back to London to join up with Thomas Tuchel as he looks to bounce back from a slightly underwhelming domestic campaign.

 

Newcastle continue to be linked with every player imaginable. This week, the wealthy magpies are being linked with Moussa Diaby and Eric Bailley. Both players would certainly improve Newcastle, whether these moves are likely to happen, who knows?

 

Formula 1

 

Yes, Max Verstappen won yet again. He can’t really be stopped right now, it seems as though the chasing pack are too busy arguing amongst themselves that their attention delineates away from Max.

 

Verstappen and Carlos Sainz were at each other like Tom and Jerry throughout the race, specifically throughout the final 15 laps. Yet, Verstappen held on despite the slightly older tyres to claim yet another victory, six now for the season,  making this season increasingly less competitive.  Perez has pushed up into second place in the standings with Charles Leclerc in third position despite one more win than the Ferrari driver.

 

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished third and fourth respectively. A success for Hamilton in the grand scheme of this current season so far, the seven time World Champion believes Mercedes may be able to fight their way back into contention despite the terribly slow start. Russell continues to impress, remaining consistent and professional throughout the race, Mercedes will be hoping that their British duo will be able to build on this form and go that step further in the near future.

 

In Other News

 

The U.S Open has a new Champion in the form of Britain’s Matt Fitzpatrick who managed to fend off some of the world’s very best golfers to claim the first major title of his career with a one shot victory on the 18th hole at Brookline.

 

Matt Fitzpatrick shot a two-under 68 for a six-under total to beat world number one Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris in a tantalising battle. Victory for Fitzpatrick means that he is only the third British person to win the U.S Open in the last half century, a major landmark in contemporary British sporting history.

Hitting one of the shots of the year out of the bunker on the fairway of 18th hole, landing within striking distance. Two shots later, Fitzpatrick wins the tournament and makes history. Beautiful stuff.

Italy’s Matteo Berrettini continues to enjoy his 2022 having won back to back titles in the last week, winning the Stuttgart Open last week only to then claim the Queens title a week later. The world number 10 has now won 20 out of his last 21 games on grass, with his only loss coming to Novak Djokovich in the Wimbledon Final. Berrettini has won the Queens title twice in the last two years meaning the 26-year-old is now one of the very hottest talents in lawn tennis.

Welshman Geraint Thomas became first Briton to win Tour de Suisse after finishing second in the final day time trial to secure the title. British cycling continues to be a world leader in the field whilst Geraint Thomas continues to sculpt his legacy as one of Britain’s greatest ever cyclists.

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck is stepping down from his position at Chelsea after 19 years at the club. The new take over plus the events of the European Super League have left considerable chinks in Buck’s armour who will now work as a senior adviser to the club.

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