Chitika

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Birmingham and Blackpool join West Ham's departure from the top flight

Birmingham and Blackpool have been relegated from the English Premier League in the last game of the season. Blackpool always had the tougher task, facing off against Manchester United at Old Trafford, whereas Birmingham were hosted by Tottenham. This means Wigan, Blackburn and Wolves were saved from the drop.

Blackburn were hosted by Wolves, while Wigan had to travel to Stoke in order to fight their way from the drop zone. Although Wolves were beaten 3-2 by Blackburn, it was still enough to stay up, as Blackpool and Birmingham (who were below them) failed to get a point.

Wigan, who were at the time second from bottom, needed a win to ensure safety (due to goal difference). And it was Rodallega who scored for their survival, with 400 jubilant fans there to witness it. The '76th minute goal ensured another season of Premier League football awaited them.
Blackpool had the harder task, and were soon down a goal in the 21st minute, courtesy of Ji Sung Park. However, the Seasider's talisman Charlie Adams levelled the scored to 1-1, and by this time they were out of the relegation zone at half time. They then miraculously went 2-1 up, and it seemed that Blackpool COULD have gotten a point. However, THREE defensive blunders allowed Andison, Owen, and an own goal by Evatt, to give Man Utd a 4-2 win, even with a weakened side.
Birmingham went down a goal too, this time at the start of the interval. It seemed to have been a tough day, until Gardner pulled a goal back, and with Wolves with a worse goal difference, the Brummies were out of the relegation zone. However, Pavlyuchenko piled on the misery and scored an injury time goal to seal the fate of the ill-prepared Birmingham. 

So, Goodbye West Ham, Blackpool and Birmingham; hello QPR, Norwich and either Swansea or Reading. The three relegated teams may struggle to make an impact in the Championship, but it's sure that the newly promoted ones will struggle more. 

Football League season 2010/11 ends, but the transfer gossip has now begun.
It's been a thrilling and long season, and next year will be the same. 

Thanks for reading.

41 comments:

  1. I'll not regret these teams. And will you keep us updated about transfers?

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  2. Yes I shall, daily if I can. Also will still be highlighting the Champions League final and Championship Play-off final. And any managers that are in or out, expect a report on Chelsea and Ancelotti within the hour!

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  3. Good to know you'll keep us up to date :)

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  4. wow theire all losing wtf i dont understand the world anymore

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  5. Can't wait to see who ends up where

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  6. Ya, I'm hoping next year's even better

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  7. I'll not regret these teams.

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  8. Can't wait for next year!
    Thanks for the update.

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  9. Yeah next year should be good wonder what the results will be

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  10. Very nice! Looking forward to hearing more!

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  11. yo captain, i was pretty sad to see Blackpool go down - they played some real attacking football :(

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  12. You're very reliable, saves me the trouble of watching the news.

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  13. looking forward to next year, good job man keep it up :D

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  14. Thanks for the news captain, wonder if those teams will get back next year.

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  15. Ok that's a good idea. Did you see that Bendtner could leave Arsenal this summer?

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  16. Holloway needs to mix up his lineup a little maybe.

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  17. I've been hearing more about Giggsy and Imogen whatshername than anything else in football recently...

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  18. whos captain of blackpool this season?

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  19. Birmingham sucks imo, Ill go stand on a barrel and drink a bottle of Captain morgan

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  20. yeh i haven't heard anything about their captain in a while

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  21. nice post, ima follow ya captain! keep it up

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  22. I heard the captain might get sacked if they had another loss!

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  23. @alexevers really?! that would be horrible for him

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  24. I really don't know who to put my money on...

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  25. Sweet man, I totally missed this. Damn studies...

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  26. Yeah, cheers for this updaet!

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  27. looking forward to next year.

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  28. looking forward to your next post

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  29. Awesome post, looking forward to more.

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  30. I can't help but feel for Blackpool to go ahead at old Trafford like that and still be relegated is harsh. Harsher than Ancelotti leaving Chelsea ;) Final day is the business! Hello QPR!

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