Showing posts from February, 2017

Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston to win the world heavyweight boxing crown 53 years ago

When your on top like Liston you need to be ready for any and all contenders. Everyone knows your strengths and weaknesses and have lots of resources to analyze your style
When you are climbing like Clay/Ali all your focus is on the next rung. You haven't yet established a style. Your weaknesses and strengths are unknown or harder to identify.
The "underdog" has a serious advantage here.

Liston had freakish athletic proportions. Muhammad Ali always mentioned that Liston was the only guy he was truly afraid of fighting.
Liston didn't know his real age and was actually probably a few years older here, more likely early thirties. He had a reputation as a thug and so was denied chances at the championship for years.

FA Cup quarter-final draw

FA Cup quarter-final draw:

1. Chelsea v Manchester United
2. Middlesbrough v Huddersfield/Man City
3. Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall
4. Sutton/Arsenal v Lincoln City.

Sutton/Arsenal V Lincoln is a perfect draw. If Sutton beat Arsenal then a non league team is guaranteed a place at Wembley in the Semi final of the FA Cup which is crazy. I don't think they will beat Arsenal though, but if the more likely scenario happens then Lincoln have a game at Arsenal in the next round which is what they would have wanted. Crazy for Arsenal though, two non league teams in a row, especially at this stage of the competition.

Sutton United FC fans: Whatever the result tomorrow, I don't think there will be a disappointed Sutton fan if we lose. Sad yes, for the dream will have ended and reality will begin to set back in, but no disappointment, for both Sutton and Lincoln have made history this year, and I can only hope they continue to do so right up to May.
But if by some miracle Sutton win tom…

Points dropped this season in Premier League

Chelsea might have dropped two points at Anfield in Tuesday's 1-1 draw, but there is now a growing sense of inevitability about the Premier League trophy returning to Stamford Bridge this season.

Even though they slipped up in the title race -- and a draw away at Anfield is hardly the most damaging result for a team pursuing the championship -- Chelsea still found themselves enjoying a good night, with Arsenal losing 2-1 at home to Watford and Tottenham held to a 0-0 draw by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Points dropped this season in Premier League