The sporting week ahead (20/05/12)
Sunday 20 May 2012
These Wembley visits must be getting boring for York City. Only seven days after they beat Newport to bag the FA Trophy they are back at football's busiest revolving stage. When they get off, they could be back in the League after eight years away. But first they must see off Luton, seeking their own return after three years, in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final. In athletics, the highlight of the grand-sounding Great Manchester Run/City Games should be Jessica Ennis, possibly Britain's most over-photographed personality.
When Super League earmarked Leeds and St Helens to launch their foray into Monday nights, they must have thought last season's Grand Finalists would be setting the pace. But both are stuck in mid-table and will hope the new time will kickstart their seasons.
It has become so rare for a player to stay at one club for a decade that Adam Drury must be regarded as a curiosity. The left-back has been with Norwich for 11 years and tonight is rewarded with a testimonial against Celtic. In fact he has been around so long that he was playing the last time Norwich were in the Premier League.
The European men's artistic gymnastic championships might normally escape mention but, hey, this is Olympic year. They are taking place in Montpellier.
Fifa have been quiet lately, but expect the usual shenanigans at the annual congress in Budapest. There could be a challenge to Britain's healthy representation on the International Board.
After Lord's, on to Trent Bridge for the Second Test of a summer when cricket looks doomed to play a bit-part role.
Unlike his time at Liverpool, say, Roy Hodgson is probably immune from criticism for at least a year. Lose to Norway in his first match tonight? Who cares? Screw up Euro 2012? The FA appear to have written them off anyway. No, he is probably safe until after the next World Cup, an unusual starting point for an England manager.
It's an all-Yorkshire League One play-off final between Sheffield United and Huddersfield, and the rugby season officially ends with the Premiership final between, appropriately, the best two teams: Harlequins and Leicester.
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