It’s been a fun-packed summer, hasn’t it? It’s easy to see why when you consider England’s sparkling performance in the World Cup, where the boys finished fourth – the international team’s best record in that tournament since 1990. We caught all of the matches from the comfort of our bar!
All of the matches of this year’s Wimbledon Championships were similarly televised in this bar, all adding up to a truly stunning summer of sport – and there’s still plenty of excitement on the way…
How England had the World Cup in motion
It’d be fair to say that, since lifting the World Cup in 1966, the England football team hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory. In fact, with the sole exception of the fourth-place finish attained in 1990, the team had never managed to get past the quarter-finals… until this year.
A young side with Gareth Southgate at the managerial helm enthralled and inspired the nation, beating Tunisia, Panama and Sweden. The boys even extinguished England’s long-running penalties curse by nudging past a stubborn Colombia side on spot kicks.
Meanwhile, star striker Harry Kane scored six times for England during the campaign, landing him the Golden Boot. He became only the second Englishman to win the Golden Boot, with Gary Lineker having previously picked up the accolade after netting six goals at the 1986 World Cup.
There were genuine surprises at Wimbledon, too
Overall, England far exceeded our expectations – and we can’t overlook the unpredictable antics of Wimbledon this year, either. Roger Federer narrowly failed to defend his 2017 title in men’s singles tennis, with Serbian great Novak Djokovic taking that title in his place for 2018.
Other notable triumphs included Germany’s Angelique Kerber overcoming Serena Williams in the ladies’ singles final. Among active female players, Williams is the most decorated in terms of Grand Slam titles, but Kerber still beat her to win her first major title at Wimbledon.
Along with many of our members, we enjoyed watching the ups and downs of the World Cup and Wimbledon from our on-site bar. Even now, we are used to a bustling atmosphere in this bar, where sports fans can sip beverages and chat while watching sports unfold on numerous TV screens.
We set the bar high with our… bar
We’ve certainly been filled with excitement as we have seen many people entering our bar in eager anticipation of watching exciting televised games. Indeed, there is still plenty of enthralling sport quickly coming up for enjoyable watching in our bar.
As we have subscriptions to all of the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels, you can watch them while choosing from a broad range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. If you become a member of our cricket club, you can also benefit from an array of discounts on drinks.
Give us a call on 0191 388 3684 to learn further merits of signing up for membership of our sports club, Chester-le-Street Cricket Club. It’s not just our bar that extends a warm welcome!