A brief rest after seven-up!

May 19th, 2018 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News

Victories for Newcastle and West Ham last week made it seven winning football selections on the spin. We shall not rest on our laurels but now is the time to take a brief rest before concentrating on the tennis scene. I have no strong opinion about the FA Cup Final anyway, beyond the fact that it will be low-scoring. Chelsea will surely have lifted themselves after last week’s poor effort at Newcastle where circumstances made the home team a very fair bet at 11/2.

I have only just returned from York but there will be a full-length column next week. The final football advice is not to take a short price about Rafa Benitez going to West Ham. He would not be a good fit there, as they say these days, and my guess is that Mike Ashley will see sense and accede to his requests, or most of them, on Tyneside.