The sporting week ahead (29/05/11)
Sunday 29 May 2011
And still the football season isn't over. As you no doubt know, Ireland play Scotland to decide who wins the Nations Cup, while Peterborough and Huddersfield do battle for a place in the Championship against the likes of Blackpool next season. In cricket, a top-of-the-table clash between Durham and the neutrals' favourites Lancashire. At Wentworth, the PGA ends – if anyone from England wins, they become world No 1.
The £90 zillion match between Reading and Swansea. West Ham police are praying for a Reading win so they don't have Swansea, Cardiff, Birmingham, Millwall, Crystal Palace and Leeds all heading for Upton park next season – early kick-offs every week guaranteed.
Fabio Capello rocks up at Watford to say how important the qualifier with Switzerland is, and to ask the fitter-looking members of the press corps (two) to bring their boots just in case.
In Zurich, Fifa's executive committee vote for their next leader. The least-corrupt candidate wins.
The start of a million Twenty20 matches crammed into a few weeks. Derbyshire have the poisoned chalice – an opening encounter against the likely winners, Lancashire.
European Championship qualifiers as Austria meet Germany (hopefully no repeat of their shameful game at the 1982 World Cup). After holding the First Test in Wales for no good reason, England and Sri Lanka repair to the home of cricket to do battle again.
England v Switzerland at Wembley while Ireland travel to Macedonia. In Cardiff, the Barbarians play the Welsh (surely that adds up to 30 Barbarians? Ed) And that, as they say, is that.
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