As the lucky few at the top of the Premier Little league table consider title honor and Western european training course, so the majority of the little league has relegation as a more realistic, if unwanted, possibility. In this feature we look at the likely candidates and tell you now the teams which will be relegated from the Premier Little league come May 2011.
At first of the season there was one man in the world, just one out of six thousand or so, who thought that Blackpool would survive the rigour of a Premier Little league examination and last to a second (or why not a third) season. That the man in question was crazy Ian Holloway made his belief seem much more missing. Ian “rent-a-quote” Holloway, good for a laugh, did a decent job and got lucky last season… but Premier Little league success? Absolutely no way.
However, in the most capricious and downright insane Premier Little league season for years we have Blackpool flying high in tenth place with games on hand that could move them sixth. Even more amazing is the fact that they have played just eight of their 21 years of age games at home due to the cold winter and their antiquated ground facilities. Is this the most astonishing thing about the season? Probably. But think about Newcastle sitting in 9th, Chelsea in fourth of july, Bolton passing their way towards a Europa Little league place, Everton and Liverpool both in the bottom half and last but not least, Aston Rental property lying 17th, clear of the relegation zone only by virtue of goal difference?
Also yes, this has been a funny old year for the funny old game. The relegation battle has been the same, tight, capricious and impossible to call. As it stands the relegation places are occupied by Wigan in 18th, then Wolves and Western side Pork propping in the little league. However, with just 10 points isolating the Hammers in last, and Bolton, who are seventh, anything could yet happen. ข่าวฟุตบอลวันนี้
Okay, let’s look at the teams in trouble…
Everpool — I’ll group these two average Mersey sides together and file them under “safe”. Everton have the edge in terms of personnel and a more stable set-up off the pitch but even Liverpool have too much to be in trouble. Don’t waste your money bets on either of these to be relegated from the Premier Little league in 2011.
Blackpool — May occupy a place in the top half, may have games on hand, may have HOME games on hand, but not safe at this time. As injuries and fittings build up the Tangerines can get sucked into relegation danger. They still have to play Manchester U . s . and Spurs twice — no points from those four would put a different coloration on matters.
Blackburn — Another struggling North Western side club that has points on the board but may struggle. The manager doesn’t encourage but they will probably spend a few quid in the window to secure safety.
Western side Brom — The Baggies started the growing season in scintillating form. Six games in September and April saw them go unbeaten, drawing with Spurs and Manchester U . s . and beating System. These were reviewing goals for fun and passing the ball like a footballing lovechild of System and South america. Since December, however, they have lost nine out of 13 little league matches. Their next three home games are against Wigan, Western side Pork and Wolves and if they get the same result they had against Blackpool — a win — in their last home game, they will be fine. Their home form is strong so we say the Baggies Won’t be relegated this year.
Fulham — Hughes is too good a manager and too determined for Fulham to go down. With Andy Johnson back to fitness and reviewing they will have enough quality, with Dempsey, Hangeland and the returning Bobby Zamora, to turn their spate of draws into enough relegation-avoiding wins.
Birmingham City — One of the surprise teams of last season when they ground out 1-0 wins like the System of old, Birmingham have struggled this year. They have drawn too many games like Fulham but, also like Fulham, their goal difference gives them an extra point over their relegation opponents and this, as well as their solid support, might find them safe.
Aston Rental property — Signing Darren Curved for £18m shows their motives. Will probably pick up another player or two in the window and with the experienced Houllier at the realm they’ll be fine.
Wigan — Sorry pie-eaters, Wigan Are going to be relegated from the Premier Little league. They have the least effective attack in the little league, for all Martinez’ passing values, and are leaking at the back. The team has lost key players in recent months and not replaced them and they don’t have the back, resolution or heart for the fight. Moreover, they have all the big teams left to play as well as tough away fittings at Sunderland, Western side Brom and Stoke. The fittings say cya cya Wigan.
Wolves — The only person of the three Ws at the foot of the table with any hope of avoiding relegation from the Premier Little league. They have a great team ethic and spirit and have been very unlucky in many games so far. With a bit of luck and key players, such as striker Doyle, coming back to fitness they have a decent chance.
Western side Pork — Doomed, doomed, doomed. We’ve said it for a while and whilst it’s hardly the email of the century we’ve stuck to your guns despite their mini-revival. They’re led by a man with the charm of an ironing board and have just one player who seems up for the battle, in Scott Parker. Piquionne recently missing a game to recover in England from enamel pain just about amounts in the fight in the team. Like Wigan they have lost important players during the last two months, for example Dean Ashton, James Collins and Lee Bowyer and not replaced them and also like Wigan, the fittings do not look kind. Western side Pork, fulfill the Champion, TC, meet Western side Pork.
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Ok, yes, that’s just two teams, Western side Pork and Wigan, that we’ve said will definitely be relegated. The last place will boil because of the cord and I wouldn’t be surprised to see three or even four teams all in the mix come the last weekend of the season. Wolves, Blackpool, Blackburn and Western side Brom look the most vulnerable but in this crazy year perhaps Liverpool or one of the other “big” clubs may give us a shock. We are going to be cheeky and leave the third team till later in the season so for now, the teams which will be relegated from the Premier Little league are Western side Pork and Wigan.