What a year it has been for football and sport in general.
My team Arsenal won their second FA cup in two years which meant that they had won the competition more than any other club. We also had a great second half in the league last season getting the most points but it was too little too late but we have carried that on this year ending the year in first place. Players like Ozil,Sanchez and Cech have really impressed and hopefully they will help us win our first title in 12 years.
Talking of football aside from Arsenal with no World Cup or Euros, it was all about the clubs. Barcelona won the champions league as well as winning their other two major competions showing how good their team is. The front three of Messi, Neymar and Suarez is arguably the best ever. Good luck to Arsenal in February!
The premier league is a weird one as Chelsea dominated last year and won the title but have had a complete collapse so far this season with Mourinho getting sacked! Leicester have almost replaced them having finished 2014 bottom and are now joint top at the end of this year. It is still up for grabs in this mad season and hopefully it will be a great 2016 for Arsenal.
Andy Murray, winner of sports personality this year for the second time, won the Davis Cup almost single handedly. But the Davis Cup team did also win the team of the year showing that it was a team effort. His brother especially played a massive part in it and it was great to see the two of them playing so well having not played that much before. Murray couldn’t however win any grand slams this year (much to do with Djokovic) and will hope to do better in 2016 when he will also have the Olympics to go for.
Talking of the Olympics that should be amazing in Rio and along with the Euros in France it should be a great year!
Lewis Hamilton also won his 3rd title in formula 1 which is a great achievement in what is a very dangerous sport. Along with Mercedes teammate Rosberg they have dominated and the other teams will want to make it a lot closer next year. Personally going to Monaco was one of my highlights of 2015.
It was also a big year for Rugby obviously with the World Cup which I thought was great. For it to be in England made it extra special but just like the 2014 football World Cup the national team went out in the group stages. However the England rugby team did have the hardest group by far with Wales and eventual runners up Australia. We did also win some matches unlike in the football.
Athletics highlights included Jessica Ennis remarkably coming back stronger than ever from pregnancy which nearly won her sports personality of the year. Mo Farah has continued to win everything as Arsenal fans should. It was also the World Championships where Usain Bolt saved the sport in a way when he won the amazing 100m final against Gatlin after much talk of drugs ruining the sport.
As for cricket, England won the Ashes in an exciting series. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see any of the test cricket because we had tickets for day 5 but the match finished in four days. I did however get to go to Lord’s to see a one day international (a few seats away from a sad looking Ed Miliband).
So all in all an amazing year for sport. As well as going to Monaco and Lord’s, highlights included seeing the men’s quarter finals at Wimbledon, the opening ceremony of the rugby World Cup at Twickenham, and of course the quarter final at Old Trafford and the final at Wembley in the FA Cup.
Looking forward to 2016!