By JOHN CHUBB
Euro 2020 is turning into a remarkable football tournament!
On the show this week, we saw Denmark storm into a first-half lead in their quarter-final against the Czech Republic, and the Danes went on to win 2-1.
We now know of course that they will face England in Wednesday’s second semi-final, following the magnificent 4-0 win against Ukraine by Gareth Southgate’s men.
Closer to home, we saw a few of our local non-League sides back in action for the first time since last November, as they began their preparations for the 2021/22 season with their first pre-season friendlies.
These included our neighbours at the Brentwood Centre Brentwood Town, who won 4-0 at home to Sungate and their Isthmian North rivals Romford, who chalked up a fine 2-1 victory away to Isthmian Premier League side Haringey Borough.
In Tennis, I was following events at Wimbledon where Cameron Norrie – Britain’s last remaining Male Singles player – was beaten by veteran Roger Federer. The Swiss legend won by three sets to one to seal his place in the last 16.
And into the last 16 of the Women’s Singles is British teenager Emma Raducanu, who put in a fantastic performance against Sorana Cirstea to go through and looks a real prospect.
In local cricket, Chelmsford remain the pacesetters at the top of the Essex League 1st XI Premier Division, after beating visitors Brentwood by 25 runs at Chelmer Park.
This week’s playlist:
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Jack Savoretti feat Nile Rodgers – Who’s Hurting Who
Richard Ashcroft – Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)
Calvin Harris & Tom Grennan – By Your Side
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Gerry Rafferty – Get It Right Next Time
Manic Street Preachers – Orwellian
Kenny Lynch – Half The Day’s Gone And We Haven’t Earned A Penny
Eagles – One Of These Nights
Del Amitri – You Can’t Go Back
Ava Max – Every Time I Cry
Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
Roxy Music – Dance Away
Andy Bell – Love Comes In Waves
Paul Weller – In Better Times
Fatback Band – (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
Coldplay – Higher Power
Erasure – Sometimes
D-Train – You’re The One For Me
Fratellis – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Toto – Rosanna
Scott Walker – Lights Of Cincinatti
Tom Jones – One More Cup Of Coffee
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – We’re On Our Way Now
Lottery Winners – Favourite Flavour
Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
Temptations – Cloud Nine
New Order – World In Motion