Something From The Weekend: Simon Grayson; Broken Olympic dreams; Bizarre final coverage
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 28 May 2012
The Good: Simon Grayson
After the knotted nerves comes the nirvana. Huddersfield's affable manager will be awaking deliriously happy this morning after guiding his side into the Championship with an astonishing 8-7 shoot-out play-off final win over Sheffield United on Saturday. Grayson deserves his time in the spotlight, but he was typically modest when asked about the feat. "Credit goes to Lee Clark, because he put most of that team together," said Grayson of the club's ex-manager. "We came in with a remit to finish the job off and we've managed to do that."
The bad: Broken Olympic dreams
Many Olympic hopefuls have had their dreams shattered of late and Kelly Sotherton was added to that group at the weekend. The 35-year-old heptathlete admitted that she was "heartbroken" after confirming her retirement through injury two months before she had hoped to compete in London. And following the distressing story of the recently retired 22-year-old triathlete Hollie Avil, it's possible that several hard-luck tales will surely follow.
The Odd: Bizarre final coverage
Viewers hoping to enjoy the dramatic finale to the FA Women's Cup final had their hopes dashed on Saturday. Sky Sports chose to switch from live transmission of that match to the build-up for the League One play-off final. Birmingham City Ladies, 2-1 down to Chelsea Ladies with eight minutes left of extra time, levelled the score to send the final to a shoot-out. But Birmingham's ensuing win was then interrupted. "Would this have happened for the Men's FA Cup Final!?!" tweeted the Liverpool Ladies' captain, Vicky Jones.
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