Results 4/10/12: Newcastle United make me look a little stupid

OK, I’ll admit. I’m not very good at predictions.

You may remember (or you could just go and have a look) that, yesterday, I threw out some predictions for last night’s three Europa League clashes featuring English clubs. Although I did point out that they were baseless and rather pointless, it was still worth a shot. Well, I hope nobody went out and put on a wager based on my verve and tenacity.

Not only did I get the scores hopelessly wrong, I also managed to get the winner of each match completely incorrect, making a bit of a tit of myself. Liverpool close winners for their fans? It could have been had they not conceded two cheap goals early on in the second half. Tottenham to run rampant on their travels? How about an edgy draw against much weaker opponents. Newcastle to hold Bordeaux to a stalemate despite the home advantage? Not on your nelly. United managed to achieve a pretty startling result considering the French hadn’t been beaten since April. Despite my total lack of football knowledge, it was still good to watch the Liverpool match, especially the top-speed second half. I still don’t like Liverpool, though…

It may have only been a Thursday, but there were a few individual trophy wins! Scott Brash won at the Horse of the Year show, his first prize win since picking up gold at the Olympics. William Funnell and Guy Williams also did the same in other rounds of the event. Surprisingly, Jenna McCorkell brought home the win at a figure skating competition, something I’ve come to learn Britain isn’t especially good at. While we’re at it, there were semi-final wins for the England Women cricket team, the Swindon Robins speedway bikers and wheelchair tennis player Lucy Shuker. It all adds up to be a promising weekend of sport!

And just to round off my bout of predictions, I stated that Ben Ainslie would hopefully finishing seventh or better in this round of the America’s Cup World Series. Well, he’s already got off to an amazing start, leading his team to win the first fleet race before coming home third of 11 yachts in the second. That puts BAR first in the table! So I’m not completely useless, predictions fans..

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Results

Cricket: ICC Women’s Twenty20

Semi-Final
England Women beat New Zealand Women by 7 wickets, 94-3 to 93-8

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Football: UEFA Europa League

Group A
Liverpool 2-3 Udinese (ITA)
Liverpool third in Group A with 3 points.

Group D
Newcastle United 3-0 Bordeaux (FRA)
Newcastle top Group D with 4 points.

Group J
Panathinaikos (GRE) 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham third in Group A with 1 point and 0 goal difference.

Football: UEFA Women’s Champions League

Round of 32, Second Leg
Arsenal Ladies 4-0 Barcelona
Arsenal win 7-0 on aggregate.

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Sailing: America’s Cup World Series

Fleet Races
Race 1: Ben Ainslie Racing 1st of 11, gained 12 points.
Race 2: Ben Ainslie Racing 3rd of 11, gained 9 points.
J.P. Morgan BAR 1st after 2 races with 21 points.

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Show Jumping: Horse of the Year Show

Grandstand Welcome Stakes
Guy Williams (Larino 0087) – 0 faults, 58.87 seconds, 1st place
Sam Hutton (Uragan) – 0 faults, 61.57 seconds, 4th place
William Funnell (Beowulf) – 0 faults, 62.07 seconds, 5th place
Phillip Miller (Very Versace) – 0 faults, 62.23 seconds, 6th place
John Whitaker (Argento) – 0 faults, 67.54 seconds, 10th place
Graham Lovegrove (Jerome II) – 4 faults, 57.42 seconds, 14th place
Scott Brash (Sebastian) – 4 faults, 59.33 seconds, 15th place
Timothy Davies (Alure III) – 4 faults, 62.19 seconds, 16th place
Robert Whitaker (Waterstone) – 4 faults, 65.66 seconds, 20th place
Tim Stockdale (Diamond MHZ) – 4 faults, 68.24 seconds, 22nd place
David McPherson (Cuchino Z) – 4 faults, 68.27 seconds, 23rd place
Jessie Drea (Point Two Elvis) – 4 faults, 68.56 seconds, 24th place
Ellen Whitaker (Zanzibar V) – 6 faults, 77.78 seconds, 25th place
Chloe Aston (Amigo T) – 8 faults, 60.39 seconds, 26th place
George Whitaker (Willetton) – 8 faults, 61.51 seconds, 27th place
Joseph Clayton (Wild Rose) – 8 faults, 66.22 seconds, 28th place
Robert Smith (Roberta) – 8 faults, 69.67 seconds, 29th place

Xerox Special Event Services Cup
William Funnell (Billy Angelo) – 0 faults, 25.48 seconds, 1st place
Chloe Aston (Chateau de Brion Quainton) – 0 faults, 25.72 seconds, 2nd place
Timothy Davies (Valentijn O) – 0 faults, 26.08 seconds, 3rd place
Ellen Whitaker (Royal Rose) – 0 faults, 26.10 seconds, 4th place
Scott Brash (Intertoy Z) – 0 faults, 26.80 seconds, 5th place
Jessie Drea (Baloufina) – 0 faults, 27.34 seconds, 10th place
Guy Williams (Titus) – 4 faults, 25.05 seconds, 11th place
Sam Hutton (Belle Fleur) – 4 faults, 47.84 seconds, 16th place
Tim Stockdale (Fresh Direct K2) – 4 faults, 49.58 seconds, 18th place
Robert Smith (Balourado) – 4 faults, 49.59 seconds, 19th place
John Whitaker (Lord of Arabia) – 4 faults, 50.27 seconds, 20th place
Phillip Miller (Text Back) – 8 faults, 49.89 seconds, 22nd place
Joseph Clayton (Antello Z) – 8 faults, 50.22 seconds, 23rd place
George Whitaker (Wesselton M) – 8 faults, 51.22 seconds, 24th place
Robert Whitaker (Catwalk IV) – 8 faults, 53.69 seconds, 26th place
Graham Lovegrove (Plise) – 9 faults, 55.99 seconds, 27th place
David McPherson (Octavio) – 17 faults, 56.58 seconds, 30th place

Sky Sports Trophy
Scott Brash (Bon Ami) – 0 faults, 59.56 seconds, 1st place
Tim Stockdale (Fresh Direct Kalico Bay) – 0 faults, 63.15 seconds), 5th place
Timothy Davies (Salome II) – 0 faults, 63.23 seconds, 6th place
Jessie Drea (Cortaflex Touchable) – 0 faults, 63.37 seconds, 7th place
Graham Lovegrove (Indiana 192) – 0 faults, 65.14 seconds, 9th place
John Whitaker (Maximillian) – 0 faults, 66.23 seconds, 12th place
George Whitaker (Tubana) – 4 faults, 58.86 seconds, 15th place
Robert Whitaker (USA Today) – 4 faults, 61.32 seconds, 16th place
Chloe Aston (Kolibri Classic) – 4 faults, 61.48 seconds, 17th place
Robert Smith (Voila) – 4 faults, 63.74 seconds, 18th place
Phillip Miller (Caritiar Z) – 4 faults, 64.51 seconds, 19th place
William Funnell (Billy Congo) – 4 faults, 70.76 seconds, 23rd place
Guy Williams (Torinto van de Middelstede) – 8 faults, 59.62 seconds, 27th place
Joseph Clayton (Mr Darcy) – 8 faults, 59.99 seconds, 28th place
Sam Hutton (Hello Boyo) – 8 faults, 60.64 seconds, 29th place
Ellen Whitaker (Arena UK Lando) – 8 faults, 68.26 seconds, 30th place

Show Jumping: Athina Onassis Horse Show

GQ Presents
Nick Skelton (Unique) – 0 penalties, 61.56 seconds, 4th place
Nick Skelton (Big Star) – 3 penalties, 88.08 seconds, 19th place
Ben Maher (Tripple X III) – 4 penalties, 92.25 seconds, 32nd place
Michael Whitaker (GIG Amai) – 7 penalties, 90.27 seconds, 37th place
Michael Whitaker (MCB Maya) – 8 penalties, 63.49 seconds, 38th place

Ariel Presents
Ben Maher (Aristo Z) – 0 penalties, 66.57 seconds, 3rd place

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Wheelchair Tennis: US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships

Women’s Singles Semi-Final
Lucy Shuker 2-0 Sharon Walraven (NED) 6-2 6-2

Quad Wheelchair Open Singles Quarterfinals
Anthony Cotterill 1-2 Greg Hasterok (USA) 6-4 4-6 2-6

Men’s Wheelchair Open Singles Quarterfinal
Gordon Reid 2-0 Yoann Quilliou (FRA) 6-1 6-0

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Figure Skating: Ondrej Nepela Memorial

Ladies Short Program
Jenna McCorkell – 52.13 (27.87 + 24.26), 1st place
Karly Robertson – 37.20 (18.60 + 19.60), 17th place

Men’s Short Program
Harry Mattick – 43.75 (20.33 + 24.42), 12th place
David Richardson – 38.57 (16.16 + 23.41), 15th place

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Snooker: Premier League Snooker

Stuart Bingham 4-2 Ding Junhui (CHN)
Bingham second in Group A after 2 games.
Judd Trump 4-2 Peter Ebdon
Trump top of Group B after 2 games, Ebdon second after 3.

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Golf: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (after Day 1)

Richie Ramsay – 65, -7, 7th place
Jamie Donaldson – 65, -7, 7th place
Danny Willett – 66, -6, 12th place
David Drysdale – 66, -6 12th place
Oliver Fisher – 66, -6, 12th place
Tommy Fleetwood – 66, -6, 12th place
Stephen Gallacher – 67, -5, 19th place
Oliver Wilson – 67, -5, 19th place
Richard Bland – 67, -5, 19th place
Daniel Denison – 67, -5, 19th place
Graeme Storm – 68, -4, 30th place
Simon Khan – 68, -4, 30th place
Anthony Wall – 68, -4, 30th place
Craig Lee – 68, -4, 30th place
Scott Jamieson – 68, -4, 30th place
Matthew Baldwin – 69, -3, 42nd place
Paul Waring – 69, -3, 42nd place
Gary Boyd – 69, -3, 42nd place
Bradley Dredge -69, -3, 42nd place
Chris Wood – 69, -3, 42nd place
Sam Little – 69, -3, 42nd place
Richard Finch – 69, -3, 42nd place
George Murray – 69, -3, 42nd place
Peter Whiteford – 70, -2, 58th place
James Morrison – 70, -2, 58th place
Ross Fisher – 70, -2, 58th place
Andy Sullivan – 70, -2, 58th place
Marc Warren – 70, -2, 58th place
David Lynn – 70, -2, 58th place
Steve Webster – 70, -2, 58th place
Gary Lockerbie – 70, -2, 58th place
Phillip Price – 71, -1, 76th place
Colin Montgomerie – 71, -1, 76th place
Michael Hoey – 71, -1, 76th place
Robert Coles – 71, -1, 76th place
David Howell – 71, -1, 76th place
Robert Rock – 71, -1, 76th place
Richard McEvoy – 71, -1, 76th place

Golf: Justin Timerlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open (after Day 1)

Russell Knox – 66, -5, 12th place
Gary Christian – 68, -3, 29th place

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Squash: Royal Lake Club Open

Round One
Nathan Lake 3-1 Elvinn Keo (MAS) 11-2 13-11 7-11 11-3

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Speedway: Elite League Play-Off

Semi-Final
Swindon Robins 55-37 Birmingham Brummies

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About archangelffx

An aging music and sports enthusiast who has nothing better to do but write lists of stuff.
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