Hey, hey, hey! Howdy readers! It’s Si again for another instalment of my new blog. Hope the reading about UFC was to your taste. I’m still buzzing about that fight! Anyway today is time to talk about a game from the other side of the pond, The Premier League. Soccer is getting bigger and bigger in the states and my team The New York Red Bulls have some amazing soccer players on the books at the moment. The great viewing at the moment though comes from the Premier League, and this season is no different.
The biggest shock is Chelsea being so bad and having big problems this year. Will be interesting the see how they are doing after the busy holiday period, the most notorious time of year for the teams over there, as they play a lot of games over a very short space of time.
The biggest surprise is obviously Leicester being top of the league after 13 games. Their premier striker Jamie Vardy has equalled a record for scoring in the most Premier League games in row, 10 so far! An incredible achievement when you consider some of the amazing players that have played in that league. Apparently he was playing at a much lower level just a few years ago too!
At the bottom is Aston Villa, they recently changed the coach and we will see if he has an impact. I have family over there who are fans of Villa so I hope they pull through. It is a big club and a shame to see them doing so badly. I think Randy Lerner needs to sell the club fast. Definitely not one of the better American purchases over there.
I’ll be back with another entry on soccer in the New Year, see where all the teams are in January!
Hey, hey, hey! Howdy again readers. How is everyone? I’m not liking the downturn in temperature of late, but I’m excited that Christmas is on the horizon, as I love that time of year. Why? Because it’s a great time for sport! That’s why. My family are OK too I guess. My Uncles and Dad and I love watching sport together over the holidays. And we drink lots of beer. Great times!
Anyway December brings another great sporting occasion before the holiday season, as there is arguably the biggest UFC fight of all time. Connor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo. The big brash Irishman with the huge mouth and the smaller, yet brutal, far quieter Brazilan.
The build-up to the fight has been nothing short of intense, with McGregor knowing how to get people interested. That guy sure knows how to promote a fight. Some of the scenes are downright horrid and you can’t tell what Aldo is thinking half the time. I have never seen taunting like it and it will be very interesting to see what happens on December 12th when they finally get in the ring together.
As far as the fight goes it is a hugely intriguing contest. McGregor is a lot taller and has a far superior reach, so you would hope that Aldo has been working on his wrestling manoeuvres because he is going to have to get very close to the Irishman. McGregor has awesome punching power and a couple of hits with that fist has proved too much for most fighters.
Both are at the top of UFC and it is a very hard one to call, but you have to fancy McGregor. He’s younger and taller and Aldo does look a little concerned in a lot of the press conferences that have been aired. You never know though, you just can’t discount the great man.
Hey, hey, hey! Howdy readers. Si here with a new and I must say very exciting blog about all things sport in the USA (and maybe overseas too). I like a lot of sports, UFC, Football, Baseball, Athletics and even Soccer (sorry my English readers, not). Hope you like what you see.