Wimbledon Championships have been heavily sanctioned following their celebrations following the Championship win over Chelsea last season and this time around the Thames has turned into something of a festival with everything from street games and paintball shooting to football and ice cream. So what do we make of this year’s Wimbledon to become a 14-day tournament?
Wimbledon Championships looks set to be an incredibly exciting event with the possibility of the winner going home to winning scoreboards screaming “We are the champions!” But despite all the hype, it is hard to find a real buzz among players and supporters. Perhaps it is because there has not been much action on the pitch and the scheduling has meant that players are unable to push the full product.
Saturday’s postponed game against Nottingham was originally due to be played on the following day; August 14th but later changed to the following Saturday, August 15th. That moved the game back a few days to a Saturday; September 3rd, making it three weeks in a row without a game. Maybe there are issues to report regarding the PDC and their plans for next season’s schedule including this one; but it is disappointing to see a potential rivalry is wasted. It is still early days yet to judge the effect of the changes and whether it will work or not.
Reading are currently third in the league and have beaten leaders Chelsea twice this season. But their recent run of form has seen them lose three out of four fixtures, including back-to-back defeats at the hands of Manchester United and Arsenal. Meanwhile, they have a relatively inexperienced manager in Harry Redknapp, who is struggling to get the right combinations together in the attacking trampoline. There is a lot to think about.
Tennis court have always been known for their ability to grind out a result, and they should be in capable form as well coming into this clash. Already their form has shown signs of improvement and there are few disappointments in store for teams like Villa. They have goalscoring opportunities in every match this season and they have been scoring headers with regularity. Only once have they allowed more than three goals in a game and that came against Championship side Wolves.