SPORT TALK: Wimbledon procession, boring Cesc saga and more FIFA farce

Primal scream: Maria Sharapova
Primal scream: Maria Sharapova
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PERHAPS I’ll actually sit down and watch Wimbledon this weekend.

So far I’ve only tuned in for a few minutes of one Andy Murray match and marvelled at Maria Sharapova’s primal grunts for a few moments (and I had last week off work).

Although the women’s draw has thrown up a few surprises, it seems that (as per usual) the big four male players will battle it out in the semi-finals of another major.

Don’t get me wrong, any match that pits Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Murray against each other is sport of the very highest calibre.

But, combined with the usual archaic BBC coverage, what’s the point in watching the first week and a half?

Perhaps somebody will leave me with egg on my face, but I’ll go out on a limb and say it’ll be a Djokovic v Nadal final.

I WISH the Cesc Fabregas transfer saga would just end one way or another.

The prospect of another summer of flirting between the Arsenal skipper and his native Barcelona is beyond boring.

Fabregas is a top player and I’ve enjoyed watching him over the years, but his protracted transfer has dragged on for too long.

Arsenal could use the near £40million they should get for him to buy a keeper, defender and no-nonsense defensive midfielder. Perhaps then they’ll end their trophy drought.

If Fabregas wants to sign for Barcelona so badly, he shouldn’t have tied himself down to such a long-term contract. But that’s another debate...

ANOTHER thing that’s boring me is the whole Olympic ticket fiasco.

While I appreciate that, barring the football World Cup, it’s probably the biggest event in sport, I’d hardly consider the majority of the events to be that spectator-friendly.

You have to respect every athlete who will be competing at the games, but I’d only pay to watch the finals of the top track and field events.

Seeing Usain Bolt and Co in action would be pretty memorable, but I’m sure those tickets have been swallowed up by sponsors and assorted fat cats.

Anybody that failed to land a ticket should be happy that their money is still safely in their bank account.

England’s football team is now ranked fourth in the world by FIFA. That’s the same team that only reached the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup and failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

The buffoons at FIFA really can’t get anything right.