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Robbo's 2008 predictions Part II
by Robbo Robson (U5722413) 04 January 2008
November: A warning is issued to low-flying aircraft around the Walker's StadiumDerek 'Robbo' Robson
At the Ryder Cup, European golfers trounce the Americans again. The Scandanavian team-members are very much at home in Valhalla. Colin Montgomerie isn't selected so takes his camera and his crisps with him as he goes round the course, clicking and crunching every time a Yank's on his backswing. You've never seen him so happy.
Ian Poulter becomes the first player to hole the winning putt in a doublet and hose.
In the Carling Cup, Arsenal put out a team of African and European cub scouts. They win 4-1 v Derby (and one of the girls gets a hat-trick).
Freddie Flintoff single-handedly wins the final Test - and the series - against South Africa and goes out for a quiet celebration afterwards, with Amy Winehouse.
England are held in Kazakhstan - until someone apologises for Borat. Upon their release, they sneak a 1-0 through a late Frank Lampard winner. Lamps was trying a long-range pass back which somehow ended up in the Kazak net via 17 ricochets. Maybe our luck's turning.
Joey Barton is the surprise name - and early favourite - in the latest ITV reality show 'I'm a Celebrity - Leave Me In Here'.
Great Britain begin the Rugby League World Cup in Townsville. (Townsville? What sort of a name for a place is that? I suppose there's a bigger settlement in Oz called Cityopolis). They play at the 'Dairy Farmers Stadium' but the game is hampered cos the players have to keep off the bit of the pitch that's been set aside as pasture.
A riveting F1 championship (according to Top Gear nits and their kin) ends in Brazil with a victory for an excitable Lewis Hamilton. He spins off at the first corner but this time he just keeps going and ends up completing half a lap in a straight line.
Liverpool are making handsome progress in Europe. No early problems for Rafa this year - the Uefa Cup doesn't know what's hit it. Meanwhile, Manchester City continue to make light work of the opposition in the Champs League.
And there's an exciting top-of-the-table clash coming up in the Championship where Sam Allardyce's Leicester take on Gary Megson's Southampton in what most experts are expecting to be a bruising encounter. A warning is issued to low-flying aircraft around the Walker's Stadium.
Manchester United's Christmas party is a riotous affair. Ronaldo wins musical bumps by a mile, Gary Neville gets injured during Pin The Tail On The Donkey, and Fergie is delighted that SrAlex Says is declared a dead heat after two hours.
Rio gets into trouble when he mistakenly takes his kit off for Blind Man's Buff and Wazza is told to calm down when he gets over-excited at the prospect of playing Grandmother's Footsteps. Fergie has every right to be pleased as he's one of only 10 managerial survivors from the early-season cull.
Alan Shearer takes over at Newcastle following the sacking of Allardyce's original replacements Ant 'n' Dec. At the press conference journos are handed stones and water for refreshments, but with one of his cheeky smiles big Al soon turns that to bread and wine.
Sports Personality of the Year is Lewis Hamilton, obviously. In second place is Fabio Capello, in third is Tranmere Rovers' on-loan signing....Joey Barton.
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