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Tyson Fury put in probably the performance of his career on Saturday night as he despatched Dereck Chisora with total ease to set up a clash with heavyweight ruler Wladimir Klitschko; but can the Mancunian really become the champion of the world as his promoter Frank Warren suggests?
As the odds are slashed on Manuel Pellegrini being the next Premier League boss to lose his job, could the man who won the title just six months ago really be facing the bullet at Manchester City?
The 61-year-old is in trouble at the Etihad thanks to a pretty dire Champions League campaign so far this season. It was not going too badly until Wednesday night when his team were sunk 1-2 at home by CSKA Moscow with two City players seeing red, but now it looks to be a real disaster.
Sunderland looked in dire straits as they succumbed to an 8-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday afternoon and after that morale-sapping loss they could be great value at 3/1 for relegation to the Championship.
The Black Cats had been going through a mixed start to the season with eight points from seven games. This was unspectacular, with five draws, one win and one defeat, but it was steady enough and at least their defence was looking sturdy having conceded just seven times in as many games.
As we are about to embark on the 40th Ryder Cup this week the bookies, along with most commenting on the event, are dismissing the chances of the American team! So what hope do Team USA have at Gleneagles from Friday to Sunday?
Europe may have won the previous two editions of the famous old competition but both have been incredibly close as the final scoreline in 2010 and 2012 was 14 ½ – 13 ½. America triumphed at Valhalla in 2008 so really there has been nothing between the sides over the last six years, certainly not enough to ignore the threat from across the pond.
Throughout Danny Welbeck’s career so far he has been used to being either played out of position or a substitute, sometimes both. However, in an eventful eight day period, he may have just turned that all around for both club and country, potentially eclipsing his former Manchester United colleague Wayne Rooney.
Another long, tough, Championship season gets underway tonight as Blackburn host Cardiff at Ewood Park. Things have changed considerably for the visiting team aside from their club colours since the last time they played their Lancashire counterparts.
10 :- Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Tim Howard!
When Tim Howard pulled off save after save when the USA played Germany in the Last 16 he became an instant scoial media sensation with the hasgtag #thingstimhowardcansave. In the end the keeper couldn’t stop Germany from their destiny but he’s received the admiration of the planet.
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The knockout stages of the World Cup is where Germany excel. The 3 x World Cup winners and 7 x World Cup finalists know exactly what’s required to manoeuvre through these tricky latter stages of the competition.
As for Algeria, this is virgin territory for the North African nation. They climbed out of Group H to Russia’s expense and now set-up a footballing equivalent of David vs Goliath.
If Pele’s prediction of an African team winning the World Cup is ever going to come true, then the Super Eagles are going to have to be victorious against a very classy French outfit.
Of-course there is always the fall back of choosing Algeria who face the solid Germans in the 9pm kick-off.