Moving away from my personal complications…

Let’s take a look at some of my sporting interests. First thing to mention is Robert Kubica’s maiden victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. Kubica took full advantage of Lewis Hamilton crashing into the back of Raikkonen who was waiting at the end of the pitlane under safety car conditions. Hamilton has no excuses, he took his eye off the ball, didn’t notice the red light and smashed into the back of the world champion. Kubica however drove a flawless race to lead a BMW 1-2 home and make history while he was at it; he is the first Pole to win a Formula One race. David Coulthard also kept his nose clean to finish in a season best third putting the disastrous start the season behind him. Toyota’s Timo Glock brought his car home in fourth 1.3 seconds ahead of hard charging Felipe Massa’s Ferrari. Jarno Trulli brought the second Toyota home in sixth followed by the Honda of Rubens Barrichello bringing some welcome points Honda’s way. Sebastian Vettel claimed the final points paying position just 0.3 seconds ahead of the McLaren of Heikki Kovalainen. The net result of this race is that the championship race has gotten even tighter with the world champion and Hamilton failing to score. Kubica has leapfrogged everyone to move top of the table four points ahead of Hamilton. Could Robert Kubica actually win the title this year? or will the Ferrari/McLaren be too strong? Either way BMW have confirmed themselves as one of the front runners, and I am very happy to see a third team battling it out with the big boys.

In Cricket, England have claimed back to back test series victories against New Zealand; complehensively beating the Kiwi’s in the third test at Trent Bridge. England set a first innings total of 364 with Kevin Pietersen knocking up a superb 115 being backed up by Ambrose and Broad knocking up 67 and 64 respectively. To say that New Zealand had a disastrous first innings is an understatement. The tourists could only muster 123 in reply with 8 of their XI failing to make it into double figures. Of course 123 wasn’t enough to avoid the follow on and were immediately back out at the crease. The Kiwi’s second innings was better but still poor, McCullum, Flynn and Oram did their best to bolster the scoreline knocking up 79, 49 and 50 respectively. But that wasn’t enough as the tourists fell nine runs short of England’s first innings total, so it was a very dominant win for the Englishmen winning by an innings and nine runs. Next up is the one day series which I think England will find harder to win as New Zealand are a better one day side than they are a test side!

Finally some sad news, two young lives were lost last week because of Plymouth Argyle keeper Luke McCormick driving under the influence of alchohol running a young family off the road on the M6 on Saturday. McCormick was reported to be over twice the legal drink/drive limit and had no insurance on his Range Rover which ran the Peak family Previa off the road and down an embankment. Although Plymouth will be losing a very good goalkeeper, McCormick needs to serve time for this horrible accident which is all the more ironic as the McCormick recently took part in an anti-drinking-driving police campaign. But the thing that amazed me more than anything is the lack of insurance as he has a salary of £4,000 per week. Something that disturbed me as well is one of my searches that this site was found under “Luke McCormick’s parents names” – which indicates to me that some sick fuckers out there want to victimise Luke’s parents. It’s not their fault, they can’t be held responsible for their children’s actions! My condolences go out to the Peak family, losing one child is tough, but two is unbearable especially in these circumstances!

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