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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Relegation dogfight

So, West Ham are down, but as we approach the last game of the season, the last two places are up for grabs. Wigan and Blackpool currently occupy those spots, each on 39 points. Birmingham join them on 39, while Wolves and Blackburn are above them, with a point more. Any of these teams can go down.

Blackpool will seem to have the hardest job though, facing Manchester United in the final game. However, with Man Utd in the Champions League Final facing off against Barcelona, they may well play a weaker side, giving Blackpool a major chance. Although this is against the rules (FA regulations say that the strongest side must always be fielded) and if this does happen, with Blackpool picking up a win or draw lifting them out of the zone, then expect fury from the teams that do get relegated. This could be Blackpool's lifeline.

Wigan are away to Stoke, who are a tough team. They recently got beaten in the FA cup final (By Manchester City and their Millions) by a close encounter, and were seen off by a 1-0 victory to the Blues. Personally, I feel Wigan will lose, unless N'Zogbia, their talisman, can come up with something special.

Birmingham are another team with a hard fixture. Tottenham away is always tough, even for sides in the top half of the table. After this League Cup win against Arsenal, they've suffered numerous defeats and have seen the team slide down the table. Tottenham will be looking for a win at home, and hoping that they don't suffer more defeats, which have seen them fall out of the Champions League spots, and are only just clinging on to a Europa League hope. However, they've struggled for goals in the second half of the season, and therefore could struggle here.

Lastly, Wolves and Blackburn meet. This will be the most interesting game, as either side, could fall at the final hurdle. This will be a must win for both teams, who've struggled throughout. Howeverm Wolves have been enjoying wins over the past two weeks, winning 3-1 against WBA and Sunderland. This could give them the momentum to beat Blackburn, and I'm sure they will edge out a 1-0 win.

My predictions are as followed: I think Blackpool could find a draw, or even a win, and move out of the bottom 3. Sadly, Wigan will get beaten and they fully deserve to go down. With their small attendances, they won't even be missed. The final place will be claimed by Birmingham, who've struggled all season, and Tottenham will be going all out to ensure a Europa League spot.

These are just my opinions, what are yours?

79 comments:

  1. It's all pretty cut-throat, will be good to watch :)

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  2. Hey, at this point ANYTHING can happen. People do some amazing stuff when it comes down to the wire.

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  3. going to be awesome to watch =3

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  4. i will enjoy wathcing this! great blog!

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  5. Wow, this blog is total crao. You should feel ashamed of it.

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  6. going to be AMAZING yeah :p hehe

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  7. Opinion is valid. Good blog!

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  8. Blackpool - Man U
    Brum - Spurs

    As a spurs supporter i'd like to keep 5th place, and I want blackpool to stay in the prem.

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  9. Tightest ever ending to a premier league, can't wait! Big up to Blackpool!

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  10. gonna be a good watch imo

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  11. I think Blackpool's going down too...

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  12. I know what you mean, totally support that

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  13. Great post! I like your blog!

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  14. I won't miss one of the last game, it's going to be awesome

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  15. My opinion is that I wish I could visit Europe.

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  16. Wish that Arsenal would play more effectively

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  17. GO MANCHESTER UNITED

    they're the only soccer team i know lol

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  18. MAN U for the win! Good blog post!

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  19. Gonna be awesome.

    Remove captcha filter, please :P

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  20. nice informative post was a good read im pretty stoked for the season close actually just a shame my team have to settle for such a low finnish.

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  21. These games will be intense!

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  22. Very informative! should be some great games! it'd be sweet to be a ballboy there, too bad professional football isnt very popular in America yet!

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  23. I'm starting to get into my football a lot more these days too :)

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  24. I'm not really surprised about what has happened so far, but oh well. I also agree with your prediction, following.

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  25. Funny you mention Blackpool actually, wasn't there a big deal with racism towards a ballboy a year ago?

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  26. British are sieged by all that paki and blacks so they became angry even on their fellow europeans... polish workers for eg

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  27. the should play with knives during the playoffs

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  28. good write up. black pool ftw!

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  29. gonna be exciting either way. ballboys better stay clear of the action

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  30. from what you've said, you're right, the ballboys from Blackpool could win

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  31. gonna be nice. ballboys could win.

    also, following.

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  32. KICK THE BALL IN THE NET MORE THAN THE OTHER TEAMS DOES GO ON M8!!!!

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  33. Still rooting for Blackpool

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  34. gonna be some really good games to watch, my prediction is that nevertheless they are must watch!

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  35. ellos. i'm just a new follower :)

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  36. I have no idea what this is about and I like it.

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  37. I can't wait for the next match. Blackpool are gonna be awesome! I'm going the pub to watch it. Win or lose I'm getting wasted!

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  38. is going to be a good watch, ballboy

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  39. i'll be mingling in with the crowd at this game, yes, i'm one of the lucky few that got tickets to go.

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  40. INTERESTING post, i like it, and will read more your post. Thanks for share.

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  41. I chear only for a good match and a lot of goals. :)

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  42. Interesting take, you sure know youre football

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  43. Great blog, I can learn more about this sport from you.

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  44. Makes me wish English Football was more popular here in the US

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  45. I wanted wolves to go down..only because im a hull city fan, my father in law is a wolves fan...would have been nice to play against each other twice a season

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  46. Nice post. I like your blog.

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  47. Keep up the good posting dude :)

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  48. ahhh so much sports drama!

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  49. Well written mate, let's see what happens!

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  50. Oh man gotta love Wolves, thank you for sharing, take care, following now!

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  51. The bottom fight in Premier league right now is really interesting.

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  52. Now this is a good league. Fights on top and bottom of the league unlike La Liga which is dominated by those 2 only.

    I'm sad to see yet another great team like West Ham go down. I just hope they don't turn out like Pompey with those troubles.

    Anyway, i won't miss Wigan and Blackpool. Hell, Blackburn didn't do too well also under the drunk Kean :)

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  53. I love football but I think they could use a bigger ball. Or even a ballboy.

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  54. haha, big football fan here, followed immediately.

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  55. Will be a great match, my moneys on Blackpool. Much at stake

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  56. I'm upset, our soccer teams are garbage in the States.

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