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Friday, 13 May 2011

Premier League (Wk 37)

We got a bit of everything last weekend:

United basically won the league. Arsenal treated their fans to another one of those performances. City guaranteed fourth spot without looking convincing. Liverpool, under King Kenny, now look like the Harlem Globetrotters of the Premier. And Spurs continued to treat the Europa League like a dose of the clap. There are a few dead rubbers around this weekend, so I'll have a butchers at the meaningful encounters.

Wigan v W Ham

You've gotta admire Avram's optimisim, but I think the Hammers have as much chance of staying up as Fergie has of getting through a season without facing an FA misconduct charge. Wigan picked up a point at Villa last week, so a win on Sunday would make for a very interesting trip to Stoke on the last day (a lot depending on how the cup final pans out). Wigan 2-1

Blackpool v Bolton

Bolton haven't finished as strongly as I thought they would have, but I suppose it's been a decent season for them. Blackpool, on the other hand, have made life very hard for themselves in the last few months, and I just have the feeling that they're going to miss out. They need the three points tomorrow and then hope that United turn up in a casual, last day of school mood, the following weekend (wishful thinking). Blackpool 2-1

Sunderland v Wolves

I've tipped Wolves to stay up, and I'm gonna stand by this. I think they are capable of getting 4 points from the last two games, starting with a point away to Sunderland tomorrow. The Black Cats, like a few other sides, have had a bad spell (really bad spell) in the second half of the season and will be content that things didn't get any worse than mid-table obscurity. 1-1

Liverpool v Spurs

For a long time, the old chant was that Liverpool were nowt without their talisman Steven What d'you call 'em. How things have changed - 20 points out of the last 10 games and 13 goals in the last 3 bouts. Spurs, meanwhile, have had a right miserable time since their CL exit, and I can't help but think that most of it is down to their own naivety. Did Redknapp actually think they were going to go all the way? And now that they've missed out on a CL spot, the rattle's come out of the pram about the Europa League. I don't often say this, but I hope the Reds give them a good fucking hiding on Sunday. 3-0


Blackburn 1 2 Man U
Blackpool 2 1 Bolton
Sunderland 1 1 Wolves
WBA 2 2 Everton
Chelsea 2 0 Newcastle
Arsenal 3 1 Villa
Birmingham 1 1 Fulham
Liverpool 3 0 Spurs
Wigan 2 1 W Ham

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