Chipping In with Darren Foreman: Murray’s Wimbledon rounds off a super weekend to be British

Chipping In with Darren Foreman
Chipping In with Darren Foreman

Not a lot to talk about this week is there? Maybe we should just touch on Andy Murray’s historic win at Wimbledon and the Lions winning their series decider Down Under.

I think Murray’s win at SW19 just overshadows the rugby union, but only just.

Great Britain's Andy Murray kisses his trophy after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the Men's Final during day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 7, 2013. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Anja Niedringhaus/POOL/PA Wire. 'RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation. No use with any unofficial third party logos.

Great Britain's Andy Murray kisses his trophy after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the Men's Final during day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 7, 2013. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Anja Niedringhaus/POOL/PA Wire. 'RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation. No use with any unofficial third party logos.

He had so much pressure on his shoulders to become the first British player to win the coveted tournament.

I think the main surprise was that he did it in straight sets against such a good player in Novak Djokovic.

He well and truly has the monkey off his back now and hopefully this will be the first Wimbledon title of many going forward.

The Lions completed a 2-1 series win against the Aussies Down Under.

Warren Gatland obviously gambled with his team selection by dropping Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll, but that paid off for him in the end as they went on to romp to victory.

It could have been so different for them though - Had they lost that he would have been blamed due to his team selection, so it was a brave move.

They didn’t have things all their own way though, conceding just before half-time, but they roared to success after the break, sparking a superb weekend of sport.

Just a quick thing that I noticed in the week was the collapse of Charlie Austin’s transfer from Burnley to Hull City after he failed a medical.

So much has changed in the game since I was playing. I remember when I signed for Crewe Alexandra for £80,000.

That was a lot of money for them and I think my medical still only took five minutes.

Still, there’s so much more money riding on the game now.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:

I think Andy Murray’s achievements in winning Wimbledon just eclipsed the superb Lions effort Down Under. What a tough call though.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“As the manager of the football club - which I am - I think it’s very, very important that the fans and the players know that I am managing this football team.”

Alan Pardew