This last weekend was a great weekend for watching sport. England had a great game against France in the rugby. They are still a long way off being able to properly defend their World Cup title, but they did manage to get a good win without Johnny Wilkinson playing. This looks to be even more important now that he is unavailable for the match against Wales this weekend.
Football wise there were some great games. Middlesborough nearly beat Manchester United – let’s just hope there can be a repeat of the game at the replay. Spurs should have beaten Chelsea in a cracker of a game which ended up 3-3 and Alan Hansen saying it will probably be the best match of the season. Watford beat Plymouth in their ridiculous game – the FA has no scheduling sense – why they made Watford fans play their game last on the weekend and have to travel all the way back instead of the London derby?
The draw looks to have been a bit of a fix keeping Chelsea and Manchester United apart:
Blackburn v Chelsea or Tottenham
Watford v Middlesbrough or Manchester United
And by some miracle it seems like the FA Cup Final will finally be back at Wembley having been away from there since 2001. Although the FA’s website then crashed with lots of people trying to buy tickets for the first game: the U-21s playing Italy U-21. Hopefully they might get it sorted – let’s just hope these type of problems don’t happen with the Olympics.