This week’s the good, the bad and the ugly features the new boys in the Premier League, Olympic action and the unfortunate Valeri Bojinov. Click on the links below to find out more on the stories that appear on this week’s show.
Good for some of the newcomers to the top-tier in England. First, Hull win their first Premier League game at home. The Tigers overcame Fulham 2-1 with a late goal from substitute Folan. Good too for Paul Ince in his first match in charge he guides Blackburn to a 3-2 away win over Everton. A good way to respond to suggestions that key players weren’t happy at the club and that Ince wasn’t ready to manage in the Premier League.
It was very good for the US women’s soccer team after they beat favourites Brazil 1-0 after extra time to take the gold at the Beijing Olympics. Dominated for much of the game, the Americans scored in the first half of extra time to win their third gold in four Olympics.
Brazil crash out of the Olympics 3-0 to their fierce rivals Argentina. The gold Brazil so badly want has to wait another 4 years. Not only did they lose badly but they had two players sent off, Lucas chopping the legs from under his team-mate Mascherano and then Neves caught the same player from behind minutes later and received a straight red. It’s not looking good for under-fire coach, Dunga.
Having missed the whole of last season after tearing knee ligaments on the opening day, the Manchester City and Bulgarian striker Bojinov is out again – this time for at least 5 months – after badly damaging his ankle during the warm-up in the first game of this season. Extremely bad luck indeed.
Watching another inept performance by England this time against the Czech Republic. Although they sneaked a 2-2 draw the midfield struggled, the defence looked lazy and slow, and our strikers barely mounted a threat. Ugly.