9 To Go Days Until The Season

Hi all,

As we know, there’s only 9 days to go until the new season gets underway! As the excitement builds up inside you, as the anxiety kicks in, thinking, just thinking where you’re going to finish throughout the season! How the players are going to preform?

 Well, we will soon find out.

Well, my teams 1st game of the season is away to Crewe Alex, our rivals. I am hoping we are going to win, but as we’ve witnesses previously we, Port Vale, have lost several times to them. Where we drew away last season at their ground. Also lost at home! 

So. Who’s got their away tickets sorted to watch their team play away from home?

If it’s the 1st game of the season, or 2 game or 3rd, away from home. Us, as football fans know how it is and how exciting to watch our team play away.

I have been to mostly all the away grounds in League One so far, as I attended almost all of them last season.

The only ones I have not attended was Swindon, Bradford, Doncaster and Chesterfield. 

There are some exciting teams who have been relegated from the Championship. Where I and the other football fans are excited to watch these teams preform. And to visit their stadiums!

These teams include:

Blackpool 

Wigan

And Millwall.

I am really looking forward to going to these grounds, as I’ve never been!

The only downside is that Blackpool, away, is on a Tuesday night –

 but this will not stop me attending.
We, Port Vale have also drawn Burnley at home in the Capital One Cup, where we have previously drawn the Northen team before, where we lost in pre-season matches, and cup matches against these.

I hope this can change this year. This the players, dug out staff, also fans getting behind the team. 

I hope you have all enjoyed this blog post. Please, like, follow, and comment. Thanks!😆⚽️🔜

Andy Murray: ‘One-man teams don’t win the Davis Cup’

You can’t win the Davis Cup on your own and reaching the semi-finals has been a real team effort.
When you consider it’s been 34 years since Britain has got this far, beating a team as strong as France to reach the semis is a great achievement for everybody involved.
Roger Federer is one of the best players to ever play the game, and it took him until last year to win the Davis Cup.

He might not have played at every opportunity, but he needed Stan Wawrinka to step up his game over the last couple of years to help him get there.
I think our rise through the different Davis Cup zones has been the quickest by any team but our success has still been built over a few years, and I don’t think anyone in the British team has crumbled. Everyone has produced when it matters.

We’ve had great performances from the likes of Dan Evans and James Ward, Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins won a bunch of doubles matches, Dom Inglot didn’t get the win in Glasgow but he played a fantastic match against the Bryan brothers.

I thought Jamie played a great match on Saturday; he did really, really well after I started the doubles a bit slowly.
Having got this far, I’d obviously love to go on and win it, but Australia will be extremely difficult in September and everyone has to play their part again. As I say, you can’t win this event as a one-man team.

‘I was too tired to celebrate’

One of the great things about the Davis Cup is that when you’re struggling, you can call on the crowd to help you out.

I was definitely worried when I was a set and a break down against Gilles Simon because I felt a little bit flat and he came out playing extremely well. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to turn that around.

Thankfully, at the right time I found a little bit extra and got the momentum on my side.

In the first and second matches I had really made a point of getting the crowd involved and it helped a lot, but to be honest on Sunday I didn’t use the crowd quite as much, or celebrate so often, because I was so tired! I had to conserve my energy.

Celebrating wildly after winning a big point is great when you’re fresh, but that does also use up energy as well. I tried as best I could to just play each point at a time, even though I was getting frustrated and emotional.

The team at the side of the court is also important in helping you through tough times on court, and my fitness trainer, Matt Little, is one of the best at getting everybody going – although I don’t think he likes the tag of cheerleader! He’s a lot more than that.

He’s a passionate guy and has been part of the team for the last five or six years, and I’ve known him for a lot longer than that. He’s good at his job, first and foremost, but he cares about British tennis and supports the team very well.
Our captain, Leon Smith, has put together a great group of guys who give everything to the cause.

Andy Murray is embraced by his team after helping Great Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years

‘I’m heading for the beach’

It’s not easy playing three such big matches within three days, it is challenging and now I need to make sure I manage my body well, listen to my team and get as much rest as possible.

It’s been a long first seven months of the year. I don’t think I’ve ever played this much tennis in my life at this stage of a season and it has been tough.
At different times my body has not felt great, but I’ve managed to make the most of it. I don’t always want to be playing something like 30 matches in 80 days though, I don’t think that’s great in the long term.
Great Britain celebrate their quarter-final win over France
Davis Cup 2015: Andy Murray proud of Great Britain reaching semi-finals

I don’t know when I’ll start hitting again but I will probably head to Washington for my next tournament in about 10 days or so. I won’t have time to go to Miami and do any preparation this year so will probably rest up for at least a week, then start training and head over to the States to get ready there.
Before that, I’m going away on holiday and heading for the beach. I don’t plan on doing much, just relaxing and getting some time away from tennis to recharge.
The Davis Cup crowds at Queen’s Club and in Glasgow this year have been unbelievable, the sort of experiences I will never forget. They played a huge part in both ties and the whole team are incredibly grateful for the support. See you all in September.

Michael Jackson BAD Tour, 1988

Hi all,

As you all know I’m a big Michael Jackson fan, where I have all of his albums and have been for years now.

So, yesterday, I had a discussion with my friend about when he went to see the man himself, in Wembley Stadium, London back in 1988.

So, my friend suggested that he could post his ticket to me from 1988, as I’m such a big fan!

I cannot believe this happened. This ticket cost £17.50 back in 1988, which is excellent for back then.

But as we all know this is the complete opposite these days, in 2015… They cost to see a well know artist £200 or more for an excellent seat.

I just want to say thank you to Danny O’Brien for giving me this ticket, I will keep this forever.

Here are the pictures;  

    
   
Sorry it’s a short blog post today folks. Thanks for reading! 

Football Seasons Edging Closer

Hi all,

As we know the football season is edging closer. As each day goes on the hours are counting down. The seasons getting closer and closer by each minute! We all cannot wait.

With just 21 days to go until the new season gets underway, the anticipation kicks in! 

As the season run up to the new season is coming ahead. We are all planning our away days. As we know, some clubs have released their tickets for their first game of the season.

For my club, Port Vale we play local rivals, Crewe Alex away from home.

With the tickets being released just days ago, the tickets have sold out already.

And allocation of 2,400.

So out in the matter of 4 days.

Yes, it is a local rival, but I have never felt the excitement when we play Crewe. I don’t know why. I just don’t.

I don’t really class this as a local rivalry, just doesn’t seem a big game for me.

As the tickets didn’t even make general sale, non season ticket holders couldn’t get their hands on a ticket for the match.

This means I couldn’t either. But I aren’t really fussed about this.

But my brother managed to get a ticket for this game.

As the fixtures have been released. 

I only missed 4 away games last season, where I travelled all over to watch MY beloved club. From Gills, to Rochdale. From Rochdale to Crawley… Ect. 

  
So today, I went to collect my coach ticket for Swindon away! This is the 2nd away match of the season for Vale. This means this is the 1st away game I’ll be going to. Of the first season.

I have never visited Swindon Town’s ground, this is one of 4 grounds I missed last season. So I am looking forward to going this match. 

As you can see,

This match is a 7:45pm kick off. Which is a evening game. I am able to go this match as I am currently on summer holidays off Sixth Form. 

The coach ticket cost me £16 as Swindon is roughly about 3 hour 20 mins away from Vale Park.

I am looking forward to the season ahead. And I am sure all of you are too! 
Thanks for reading have a great day! 

Djokovic To Donate Prize Money.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will win “four or five more Grand Slams” in the next two years, according to former world number one John McEnroe.
Djokovic, 28, beat Roger Federer on Sunday to retain his title, his third at SW19 and his ninth Major in total.
“Novak is just coming into his prime and it is pretty hard not to think that he is getting stronger and stronger,” McEnroe told BBC Sport.
“If he stays healthy, he is going to dominate the next couple of years.”
Djokovic has been top of the world rankings for the last 53 weeks and has won two out of the three Grand Slams this year, losing in the French Open final.
“He is definitely into my all-time top five,” added McEnroe. “My top four are Rod Laver, Pete Sampras, Roger and Rafael Nadal but Novak is at number five and rising.
Tim Henman, four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist

“When you reflect on how Novak has left no stone unturned, his serving has been getting better all the time, his diet, his preparation, it is all first class.

“He is in his prime, he is 28, I see him at the top of the game for five or six years. I see him adding to his Grand Slam collection very soon.”

“Novak does not have as many Grand Slams as those guys but I am thinking his total is going to rise quickly.
“He could be moving up even further in my eyes, but he has already jumped some people by winning Wimbledon again.”
Djokovic’s best year since he turned professional in 2003 came in 2011 when he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

This is why Djokovic is a master class. and has millions of fans all around the world!

As we all know. Yesterday final was gripping and nail biting to watch, but what a game it was! We all loved it didn’t we? 

Thanks for reading. 

My New Nizza, Adidas Trainers

Hi all,

So Thursday I purchased some more trainers. This time, Nizza, Adidas ones. They cost me £35 which is good for these trainers.

I purchased this product from my local USC store.

I have also purchased some Adidas Running trainers which also cost me £31.  

 Nizza, Adidas are well know all over the world, and if you haven’t previously purchased some of these then do it! 

What are you waiting for?

For more information, please check out the USC website where they sell a wide range of products, from trainers, sportswear, women’s, men’s, and more items.

Website :- http://www.usc.co.uk

I find the product which I have purchased :-

*Affordable.

*Comfy.

*Great materials use.

*Aesthetically wise – great.

*Worth the price, £35.

This is what the product looks like…

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As you can see above… This is what the products look like.

I am happy with my purchase and am looking to return to USC store soon.http://www.usc.co.uk

Next product I am looking to purchase are these. Tennis running trainers:-

 
Thanks for reading. Have a great day. 
     

Wimbledon; Ladies Final Day! SERENA WILLIAMS: “NO, I said it, don’t mention the slam!” 

SERENA WILLIAMS: “No, no, no, I said it. Don’t mention the slam!” 

Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams meets Garbine Muguruza in final 

 Wimbledon 2015 – women’s final

Play: Centre Court at 14:00 

Coverage: Live on BBC One from 13:00.

Serena Williams will look to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title on Saturday when she plays Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the final.
Victory would give Williams, 33, her 21st Grand Slam triumph and she would also become the oldest female winner of a major in the Open Era.
Standing in the world number one’s way is 21-year-old Muguruza, the 20th seed who is in her first Grand Slam final.
“I don’t think she will be intimidated at all,” said Williams.
The American, who is in her eighth Wimbledon final, hopes to complete her second ‘Serena Slam’ – holding all four major titles at the same time – and also take another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam. 

 Williams v Muguruza
Venezuela-born Muguruza was just five when Williams won her first major title at the 1999 US Open.
She is Spain’s first female finalist since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1996.
Muguruza beat Williams 6-2 6-2 in the second round at the 2014 French Open, a defeat that Williams says was a catalyst for her impressive run of form over the past year.
“It was an eye-opening loss for me,” Williams said. “Some losses you’re angry about, and some losses you learn from. That loss I think I learned the most from in a long time.”

Serena after beating her sister Venus for her first Wimbledon title in 2002
Serena beat sister Venus to win her first Wimbledon title in 2002 

 If Williams triumphs on Saturday she would be, at the age of 33 years and 289 days, 26 days older than Martina Navratilova was when she won her last Wimbledon title in 1990.
She would also move closer to Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era, and Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.

  
Williams says she no longer feels under pressure to add to her tally since matching Navratilova and Chris Evert’s 18 major titles.
“I’m at a position where I don’t need to win another Wimbledon,” she said.
“I could lose on Saturday. Sure, I won’t be happy but I don’t need another Wimbledon title. I don’t need another US Open. I don’t need any titles to make it.
“Every time I step out on court, the practice court, the match court, I do look at it as a more fun time because it’s not as stressful as it was.”
Will nerves affect Muguruza?
The Spanish world number 20 dominated Agnieska Radwanska for a set-and-a-half of their semi-final, which was her first at SW19.
Garbine Muguruza

 “I was almost more impressed that Muguruza lost the lead and then recovered – that’s a really good sign of maturity,” said two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin.
“At 21, I think she’s such a major star to come. She’s got a beautiful personality and I’ve loved her reactions when she’s won.
“I think she’s going to get a huge fan base behind her. In the build-up to the final, it’s so important for her to relish this situation and try to get ready for the final.”
A dream final – but her parents will not be there
Muguruza celebrates her win over Williams at the 2014 French Open

Muguruza handed Williams a rare defeat when she beat the American at the 2014 French Open 

 Muguruza, who will break into the world’s top 10 for the first time following her run at SW19, has banned her parents from watching her live in Saturday’s final.
Her mother and father have been in Spain throughout the tournament and they will not make the journey to watch her play Williams.

  
“They’re going to be in Barcelona watching me on the TV,” she explained. “I don’t want to change anything, but I’m not superstitious.”
Muguruza revealed that, as a child, she dreamed of facing Williams in the Wimbledon final.
“It’s weird. When I was eight, I was dreaming. Now it’s happening. It’s amazing,” she added.
“It’s what I’ve worked for. Now I’m feeling that all my effort, all the work that I did before, is paying off.”
But she says she will not be overawed by facing her in real life following her victory in Paris in 2014.
“It’s really important because it makes you see and realise that she’s also a person,” 

Muguruza said.
“She knows that I can win against her, that I’m not afraid. I don’t think she’s really used to this. Serena doesn’t lose so many matches in the year. I think it’s important.” 

 Today’s the day Ladies Final day! I know the majority of us want Serena to reach her 21st Grand Slam. This is going to be a good one! 

 Thanks for reading.

  

Wimbledon: Serena and Sharapova set up Blockbuster SF, as Djokovic Shatters Anderson’s Dream

All Things Tennis- from Hamza Shakeel

wimbledonSerena Williams and Maria Sharapova both battled to 3 set victories, to set up a mouth-watering SF Showdown. Serena the 5-time Champion had to come back from losing the first set, to eventually grind past Victoria Azarenka, 6-3 in the 3rd. Maria Sharapova on the other hand, had to do the opposite, halting an inspired comeback from Grand Slam QF debutant: Coco Vandeweghe. Vandeweghe rallied to steal the 2nd in a tie-break, but Sharapova recovered to storm through the deciding set. Meanwhile in the delayed 4th rd match between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson, the World No1 came back from 2 sets to love down to break the South African’s heart and reach his 7th successive Wimbledon QF.

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My New Adidas Galaxy Elite Running Trainers 

Hi all,

So, yesterday I went to purchase some new trainers from my local USC store. I was looking in the store and these trainers which I then later purchased stuck out to me. These trainers are just suitable for me, as I like these style of trainers. They’re called, Adidas Galaxy Elite Running.

If you all have time. Please check out their website and the products they sell to their public, including the trainers! You really cannot go wrong.

This product cost me £32, which I think is brilliant for the price, and I’ll be going back for more in afew weeks time. But in different colour. 

These are what the product looks like:  

 
Back:  

Side: 

 
  
The materials of these trainers, also price are so comfatable, easy to wear also affordable as I said above.  

I have also shopped at this business before where I have previously brought other items, including Vans and DNKY shorts.

The size I had them are 9’s as this is my foot size. In trainers.

I really do recommend you pop by to their website and possibly purchase an item. Brilliant for price and athletically wise,

 they looks fantastic.

Adidas Galaxy Elite Running Shoes:

Also on my wish list, these: 

 
  
Thanks all for reading, have a great day. 

Novak Djokovic Screams At Ball Girl & Makes Her Cry At Wimbledon — Video

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Whoa. Novak Djokovic lost his cool during a Wimbledon match when asking for a towel from a ball girl on Tuesday, July 7. In fact, he aggressively yelled ‘towel’ so many times that she was left shaken and in tears. Watch the horrible video here.

During a Wimbledon match on Tuesday, July 7, Novak Djokovic, 28, verbally attacked a young ball girl. In the sixth game of the final set, Novak screamed at the girl for a towel. When she didn’t give it to him fast enough, he screamed louder. And when he was done using it, he just threw it back at her. Ouch.

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