Charlie Adams and Charles N’Zogbia: Who will be the saviour?
Russian roulette. Five clubs battle it out to stay up in the Premiership. Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Wolves, and Wigan The killer B’s vs the killer W’s for the phonetically inclined. Wigan stay or we gonna fall?
The emotional favourite for the neutrals is Blackpool obviously. Ian Holloway’s squad have played delightful football with no let up in attack while being absolutely shambolic at the back. They however face the toughest challenge playing Man Utd unbeaten in its citadel. Holloway’s best bet would be with the title wrapped up Sir Alex’s side maybe less inclined to go all out.
Birmingham’s season has rapidly unraveled and they look to gain a win against Spurs. But the London side are tough to beat at home with only one loss. A tall order for a team that struggles to score.
Wigan come into their match against Stoke with a bit of momentum after a relegation saving win against West Ham last weekend. Stoke has little to play for but could use back to back losses against City as motivation. Wigan’s attack is delightfully unpredictable. The stage is set for some vintage Charles N’Zogbia.
Blackburn and Wolves have the best chances of staying up but they’re pitted against each other providing fresh material for last day theatrics. Rovers travel to Molineaux and a win will guarantee staying up. Having the best goal differential boosts their chances even if the result is a draw or a loss depending on how many rivals lose.
Mick McCarthy is a bit more hamstrung with a goal differential comparable to Birmingham, Blackpool, and Wigan. A win would be most desirable. Hopes for staying up with a different result would depend on the these three losing and the margin of the loss.
The Beeb has the low on the permutations and the combinations.