Will it be Hull City, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, or Newcastle?
Phil Brown, Ricky Sbragia, Gareth Southgate, and Alan Shearer live in trepidation and anxiety. Sir Alex has had to come out in public to reassure Hull's rivals that he is not short selling them with his eyes firmly on the CL finals three days later.
For the Magpies, the financial stakes are enormous if Mike Ashley wants to sell the club. A drop down to the second tier means certain devaluation of what the club is currently worth. The flip side is that there maybe more suitors lined up who might be willing to buy the club, just that it won't be the price that Ashley wants to get.
Louise Taylor walks us through how these clubs got to shadows and fog.