One has been quietly rebuilding his career, letting his fists do the talking, the other's telling the world he's about to dethrone Zlatan as the most popular sportsman in Sweden. Something's got to give!
We’ve a relatively quiet weekend with just five runners over the next two days so I’m hoping it’s a case of quality over quantity. To be honest, I’ve not ran too many at all, there’s nothing wrong with them, some are having their mid-winter break but they’re in great form.
Sky Sports – as usual – have massively bigged up Super Sunday with their ‘Merseyside vs. Manchester’ tagline, but we prefer ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’. Hey, let’s be fair, it’s not as if Sky have horrendous track record in massively over-promoting games - #RedMonday and #ReUnited – only for them to fall flat...
The African Cup Of Nations returns this year with another bunch of big-hitting countries searching for glory when the tournament kicks off in Gabon on January 14th. A number of huge - and familiar - names will be in attendance, including the hosts' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Senegal's Sadio Mane, Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, and - of course - Hull City's Ahmed El Mohamady.
We had the magic of the FA Cup at the weekend, and more cup action makes a return to our TV screens on firstly Tuesday and then Wednesday evenings at the first-leg semi-finals of the EFL Cup take place in the north-west and then south-west this midweek. Hull travel to Manchester, whilst Liverpool head south to play a game, and probably go on a scouting mission, so they’re effectively killing two birds with one stone...
Say what you want about Eddie Hearn (and many do), but the promoter certainly knows how to put a card together. From Haye v Bellew, Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, DeGale v Jack, and the possible rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora, 2017 promises to be a stellar year for British boxing.
The FA Cup is back in business for the Premier League and Championship sides entering the competition for the first time this season. The third round is here, and as we see every year, there are always upsets – or cupsets as they seem to be called nowadays.
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