Car racing

How does motorsport help the UK overcome the dark age (Part 1)

The automotive industry is rooted in war and the inherent resilience that has provided hope for prosperity after the pandemic.

Did you find that, in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the stories of British motorsport companies have shifted their expertise to sudden and overwhelming medical needs? The answer has made the industry proud, but it’s hardly a surprise.

Engineers are the first to go into crisis, because by definition, they love to challenge quick, efficient, and practical solutions, and some of the 25,000 most creative and most creative people in the UK is one of 25,000 people working in the racing business.

Adapting under intense pressure and making important decisions based on scientific logic? That’s what they do, day in and day out, in workshops, oars, tunnels and service parks gather around the world.

The Covid-19 pandemic challenges

It’s easy to doubt Dunkirk’s call to arouse spirit. However, given the Covid-19 challenges, it can understand its inspiration in the darkest hours.

In motorsport, there’s an old analog of comparing the heat of competition with war, especially about the development of new technology – but it’s just a cliché word because it carries more than a grain of truth. Drawing a line from today, the highly developed Formula 1 team – seven of which are based in the UK – and it runs directly back to World War II.

Engineers then laid the foundations for British racing. It was necessary to react quickly to develop ideas for fighting and winning on land, sea, and air battles.

In aviation, war has created a lightweight, high-speed, aerodynamic competitive challenge. Therefore, engineers have developed new solutions for every day – and if that fails, everyone is dead.

Among those dead or alive needs came a generation after the outbreak of ideas. Some of them poured their energy into the emerging racing sport. In the late 1950s, people like Cooper and Lotus exploited the technologies born directly from the Battle of England to conquer the great race.

By the 1960s, the British revolution not only surpassed F1. However, even the Indianapolis 500 unilaterally was difficult – and the industry’s young shoots continued to blossom. Its roots run so deep and powerful that its 4,000 companies. This was from small experts, artisans to 1200 manufacturers owned F1 giants – exist here, unimpeded in the middle. The heart of the racing universe.


Manchester United is in the third place in the Premier League

Thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ penalty, Man Utd won Leicester 2-0 in the final round and won the Champions League ticket next season.

Bruno Fernandes skipped a free kick and scored a penalty in the second half

Lacking four pillars due to injuries and penalties, Ricardo Pereira, Ben Chilwell, James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu, and Marc Albrighton have to suppress the pain, Leicester City chooses to counterattack in a counterattack in the 2019-2020 season. With 3-5-2, Brendan Rodgers wanted to lock in the middle and split two leading fuses, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

More than the first hour, the match went according to the scenario that Rodgers outlined. His team has little control of the ball, sometimes just over 35% but has more shots and more dangerous situations.

Man Utd received a penalty after Martial falls in Leicester area

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teachers have many options to approach on the evening of July 26, because with just one point, they will certainly attend the Champions League next season. Even losing, “Red Devils” still have the opportunity to achieve goals if Chelsea stumble before Wolves, the team is also thirsty for the Europa League.

Entering the second half, Man Utd kept the regular kick and almost paid the price 15 minutes after the break. Youri Tielemans free kick brings the ball to Jamie Vardy’s position. In the back turn, the English striker headed backwards, took the ball into the far corner, then touched the crossbar. Three minutes later, Vardy was still in the second ball situation, but his volley went too high.

Leicester had a huge advantage over Chelsea and Man Utd in the top 4 race, but failed to maintain a high performance at the end of the season. At the speed of the French striker, Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans both came in to tackle, causing Martial to fall in the penalty area. After being confirmed by VAR, referee Martin Atkinson gave Man Utd a penalty, and Fernandes easily completed the task.

The tragic series of host crafts continued in the last minutes. In the fourth injury time, Jonny Evans receives a second yellow card. Four minutes later, goalkeeper Schmeichel lost the ball in front of the penalty area, giving the time for Lingard to make the score 2-0. Man Utd retain third place in the final, and Leicester must be satisfied with the Europa League qualification next season.


Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 2)

The playing field in Wimbledon

Wimbledon has 19 yards, all of which are grass. This is the traditional pitch (tennis on the pitch) of the British. On the pitch the ball goes fast, bouncing low and uneven. Therefore it is usually adapted to players with a knack for serving and serving on the net (serve and volley).

The pitch is playing at Wimbledon

The only special case is Bjorn Borg. This is the previous tennis player from clay-court rarely hit the net. He won Wimbledon for 5 consecutive years (1976-1980).

Due to the weather in London or rain during the tournament. They decided to install a movable roof on the yard, which was completed in 2009. The original No. 1 stadium attached to the Central Stadium was rebuilt in 1997. Replaced with a new grandstand that has a larger capacity.

It is said that the original Stadium No. 1 has a very unique atmosphere, loved by many players. Therefore, changing it has upset many people. Stadium No. 1 is also a venue for some important matches such as the quarterfinals of the singles. There is a huge TV screen outside for people gathered on a tall lawn to watch.

The No. 2 pitch is dubbed the “Tombs of Champions” because many of the players in the class lost to lower-ranked players. The victims included Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras…

The boy and the girl pick up the ball

In matches at the tournament, the girls and the boy picked up the ball, also known as the BBG. They play an important role in helping the tournament go smoothly. Since 1947 the ball-gathering force has been provided by the Goldings School of the Barnardo’s charity.

Since 2005, the BBG teams are six people, two on either side of the net, four on the corners. The ball pick-up is paid a total of £ 120 to £ 180 per person after 13 days. This depends on the amount of time involved.

Each BBG is allowed to keep all the costumes. Usually includes three to four t-shirts, two or three shorts or a skort (skirt with inner shorts), tracksuit, 12 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of wristbands, 1 hat, a water bottle bag, a book bag, and shoes.

The first potential BBGs will be recommended by the school principal for consideration. Applicants who wish to be selected must pass the written examination of the tennis rules. Moreover, they must pass the ki post


Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 1)

Wimbledon is one of four similar Grand Slams with the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. This is the only major tournament on the pitch. Currently, legend Roger Federer is the player who holds the record 8 times of Wimbledon translation.

Time of the tournament

The tournament takes place in late June and early July lasting over 2 weeks. Worth mentioning is the focus of the most attention the women’s singles and men’s singles finals. It is held on Saturdays and Sundays in July.

Wimbledon is noted for its tradition of costumes. Besides, as well as not placing billboards around the yard. In 2009, the Wimbledon Central Stadium was fitted with a dragging dome to shield the rain and save time.

Wimbledon tournament history

Events of 1877

The first Wimbledon tennis tournament was opened on July 9, 1977. The men’s singles were the only content to be held and the winner was Spencer Gore. He is a former racket player of Harrow School, out of 22 players involved. At that time, about 200 guests paid each person a shilling to watch the final.

The courtyards are arranged in such a way that the center court is in the middle, so the main court is called the “Center Court”. The name remained the same when the club moved to its current location on Church Road in 1922 although it no longer has a central position.

The period from 1884

the tournament was supplemented with the women’s singles and men’s doubles events. Doubles and mixed doubles competitions were added in 1913. In 1922, only the final match against the best opponent in the outer ring would be played. Ever since Fred Perry won the men’s singles championship in 1936, Andy Murray was the next British in 2013 to win the title.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has never won a women’s singles since Virginia Wade in 1977, although Annabel Croft and Laura Robson won the women’s singles championships in 1984 and 2008 respectively.


Greenwood as a bright young star of Manchester United

Greenwood scored twice in the great victory of Man United. Those are 2 moments that have a clear impression of the star.

Another cannon with the left foot, and 25 minutes later another cannon with the right foot. Both finishes a goal by young player Mason Greenwood is perfect to every centimeter.

Many young players need a football season to prove themselves. However, Greenwood needs exactly two goals to score against Bournemouth to show fans how talented he is. Mason Greenwood had a great match against Bournemouth.

Greenwood scored the 8th goal in the Premier League this season at the age of 18. Taking the 18-year-old milestone as a measure, we need to know in Premier League history, only three players scored over 8 goals in a Premier League season. And all are legends.

They are Michael Owen (18 goals, 1997/98 season), Robbie Fowler (10 goals, 1993/94) and Wayne Rooney (9 goals, 2003/04). Looking at these three names, surely Man United fans in general and Greenwood boy in particular are full of hope for the bright future ahead.

However, this is still not the most impressive thing about Greenwood. Greenwood scored 8 goals in the Premier League this season after 31 finishes. If calculating the performance, he scored an average of 3.8 times to finish, he scored 1 goal.

To see how impressive this figure is, look at Greenwood’s teammates: Anthony Martial lost 4.6 times on average to score 1 goal, Marcus Rashford was 5.5 shots on time, and rookie Bruno Fernandes is also 5.5 times.

Greenwood is approaching the milestones that legends have ever reached

With a successful free-kick against Bournemouth, Bruno had 5 goals and 5 assists in 9 Premier League matches this season. Bruno became the 10-time milestone player in the fastest goal in Man United’s history, equal to the achievements of two legends Eric Cantona and Robin van Persie.

Greenwood is the player who owns the fastest speed in the Premier League this season. With so many strong points such as the skill of finishing with both legs, inherent confidence, the speed of sorrow, Greenwood – the youngest 231 player from the training academy of Man United to go straight to the first team – is in hand a bright future. He will be the future of Man United and the whole of England.


Man City vs. Liverpool: The battle of honor in the Premier League

Not having a chance to stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League, but Man City still won. This was to keep the style and spirit for the FA Cup and Champions League.

12 years as a professional coach, Pep Guardiola has never once stood in line to welcome the new champions. In part, because he won so much: 8 in 10 seasons ago. The other reason, the two clubs that have surpassed Guardiola-led teams, Real Madrid in 2011-2012 and Chelsea in 2016-2017, have to wait until the end of the 36th round to take the throne.

Liverpool and Man City are the two strongest clubs in England at the moment

Welcome Liverpool tonight brings Guardiola a strange feeling. The same period last season, his students often tape to the finish line and set records. Then this year, Guardiola will lead the team to welcome the new Premier League king.

There is a remarkable detail, the queue to welcome the champion team is not a required ritual. Two years ago, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was criticized for refusing to wait in line for Barca, then crowned La Liga.

In response, Barca also refused to welcome the world’s number one club in the El Clasico match. This was after Real won the FIFA Club World Cup. Barca said they did not attend this tournament.

The image of City lining up to welcome Liverpool, if it happens tonight, makes many people reminiscent of Man Utd and Chelsea 15 years ago. Meanwhile, “The Blues” in the first season was led by Jose Mourinho winning as splitting bamboos and became the first team after Blackburn Rovers 1994-1995 season, breaking the dominance of “Reds” and Arsenal. The first match after taking the throne, the owner of Stamford Bridge was a guest at Old Trafford and convincing Man Utd 3-1.

However, only two years later, Alex Ferguson’s teachers and students destroyed the unique position of Chelsea. Destiny once again brought the two teams to meet in the 37th round, and the “Hair Dryer” did not forget to prank opponents by lining up many substitutes such as Dong Fangzhou, Chris Eagles, Kieran Lee, Tomasz Kuszczak to browse the team. It includes all Chelsea players such as John Terry, Claude Makelele and Michael Essien.

In terms of the confrontation record in the English Premier League, Man City has the right to confidently win Liverpool in the last two home games. In the last 10 matches at Etihad, the Manchester team also dominated with six wins, three draws and only one loss.


Premier League restarts after 100 days of being postponed (Part 2)

Jurgen Klopp’s students played the ball with the highest performance, forming a strong team beyond imagination. Last season, they earned the third highest score in English Premier League history, but still one point behind the City champions. Klopp stated that Liverpool will play more focused this season. And he was right.

Answering to The Athletic in November 2019, Klopp revealed how to change the students’ competitive mentality. The Liverpool boys are like bullets that have been loaded, just waiting for Klopp to pull the trigger. But the German military commander had no plans to improve the mentality of the students.

Instead, he pays tribute to the team’s psychologist – Lee Richardson. The results exceeded expectations. From a team that often collapsed under pressure throughout the season, Liverpool was all acknowledged.

Liverpool struggled to win

Even when sharp cracks appear, they are healed immediately. Liverpool struggled to win at the last minute against Sheffield, Leicester, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, not to mention Adam Lallana’s late equalizer at Old Trafford.

It all took eight weeks, culminating in a victory over Man City on November 10, 2019. Three months earlier at Burnley, Sadio Mane was clearly angry at Mohamed Salah despite the home team leading 3-0. The two stars reconcile even before entering the locker room.

Both Mane and Salah need an ego to reach today’s level. A man who left his family, left his village in Senegal to pursue his football dream. The rest also had to travel throughout Egypt on mini buses. They combined with a Brazilian striker possessing strange white teeth, forming a trio that fascinates the soccer world.

Goals from Fabinho, Salah and Mane have helped Liverpool beat Man City nine points after 12 matches. The gap has been widening ever since. Coach Pep Guardiola has the right to question the referee.

Just a few dozen seconds before Fabinho opened the scoring, the ball touched Alexander-Arnold in Liverpool’s penalty area. Guardiola waited for VAR’s decision, but the goal was still recognized.

There are six players conceding both Liverpool and Man City this season, including Teemu Pukki. The Finnish striker, 29, first tried in the Premier League, but integrated as fast as the fish met the water. The people of the fishing village of Kotka in Finland were not surprised by the explosion of their native son Pukki earlier in the season.


Premier League restarts after 100 days of being postponed (Part 1)

It has been 100 days since the horn signaled the match between Leicester and Aston Villa at King Power Stadium, on 9/3. It feels like fans have to wait longer than that. Players from both teams try not to shake hands, following safety recommendations between pandemics.

However, few viewers think they have to wait until mid-June to see the Nike Merlin ball roll back on the English grass. There are people who want to end the season immediately, whether to cancel all results or consider the current scoreboard as the final result. But, the Premier League is still inviolable.

The tournament will re-export with empty stands at Villa Park and Etihad today. The football atmosphere has changed dramatically since being interrupted.

Leicester’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa is the 288th match this season. You may have forgotten, the 287th match was a Manchester derby. The Great War at Old Trafford closed with a 35-meter shot from Scott McTominay, following a mistake from goalkeeper Ederson.

The match 286, which took place the day before, saw Chelsea destroy Everton 4-0. Frank Lampard’s students played overwhelmingly, thanks to the inspiration of young talents Billy Gilmour and Mason Mount.

The 279 match was Liverpool’s comeback against the Bournemouth guest, helping Jurgen Klopp’s teachers create a 25-point gap from the second-placed Man City group. The first championship in 30 years is just a few days away from Liverpool. They thought so.

The season is also remembered by the dots from Liverpool’s relentless efforts, the peak performance of Kevin De Bruyne, Man Utd’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the opening round,

phenomena like Leicester, Sheffield United, stars like Tammy Abraham, Wilfred Ndidi, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marcus Rashford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Adama Traore, Gabriel Martinelli, Dwight McNeil or mid-line generals at Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Watford.

Remember the match that ended 9-0? Which player pretends to be a snowman driving a Lamborghini into a home? Remember the endless debate about the pros and cons of VAR?

Liverpool fans probably think that the championship race this season is not a problem. They beat Norwich 4-1 in the first match of the season, on an unusually cold Friday night. Since then, they have won 26 more games, drew one and only lost one match against Watford in late February. But Liverpool’s journey was not easy.


The MU vs Stoke match was canceled due to a case of Covid-19

The friendly match between MU and Stoke had to be canceled at the last minute because of a confirmed positive case of corona virus.

After the training period, MU arranged a friendly match against Stoke City on Carrington training ground to prepare for the Premier League’s restart date. As expected, the friendly match will take place on Tuesday night (9/6, UK time). However, the match was canceled at the last minute, when Stoke City coach Michael O’Neill was found positive for Covid-19.

When the whole Stoke team arrived at Carrington, they were arranged by MU to go to the building of the Training Academy, quite far away from the Reds player’s training place to ensure safety principles.

But just one day after coming here, Stoke received test results from the authorities for players of the clubs. The match was immediately canceled and the entire Stoke team quickly left Carrington.

A source from MU said the Red Devils players were ready for the match, so it was a bit disturbing when it was canceled. Fortunately, no MU star has come into contact with Stoke. Coach Ole Solskjaer, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and teammates practice separately at the AON training complex.

A dangerous situation for MU

This is a dangerous situation for MU in the context that they are close to returning in the Premier League. Prudence from the beginning helped them avoid troubles.

As expected, MU will have another friendly match with West Brom on Friday. However, the match has not been officially announced. he team that is ranked 2nd in the English Premier League rankings wants to play on their home turf rather than moving to Carrington.

As can be seen, Covid-19 pandemic still has certain affects to sports around the world today. It may take more time for the sports world to return to its normal status.

Horse racing

Horse racing as the traditional sport in the UK

Horse racing is a sport with a long history. The driver races on different terrain types, with coordinated technical movements. Sports horse racing was born in the world nearly 3 thousand years ago and has been included in the European Olympic competition program since 1900.

In addition, there is a form of high horseback riding, long jump, or team competition of horse racing, relaying held many days with a distance of over 40 km.

The winner is determined by calculating the shortest time, less fouls (knocked down or not overcoming obstacles) with the highest total score in each competition content. International women’s horse racing also has the same competitive criteria as men’s.

In many countries, horse racing is organized according to its own rules: horse racing, horse racing, horse hunting, archery horse wedding, shooting.

Horse racing – A longstanding sport in the UK

Horse racing is thought to have been around in the UK for about 1,000 years, being the most traditional and aristocratic sport.

The racetrack is available throughout the UK and every day there are 2-3, even 10 races are held somewhere. It can be said that horse racing here is like an indispensable part when talking about British life and culture, especially in the countryside. The British regarded horse races as a solemn event. It shows through the way they dress.

Betting is not prohibited, on the contrary, is also a part of the tradition in every horse race. Everyone understands betting is just for fun, so most players only spend about 2-3 pounds for their favorite horse. The dealers also discourage players from placing a lot of bets.

In the past, horse racing was assumed to be a sport only for the upper class in British society. Today, racetracks all open extra doors, adding a separate space for those who do not want to be too picky in costumes. Thanks to that, horse racing became a warm, fun outdoor activity with many families and never old in the modern cultural life in England.