Gameweek 31 preview

March 28, 2013

30 Mar 12:45 Sunderland Sunderland v Man Utd Man Utd
30 Mar 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Reading Reading
30 Mar 15:00 Man City Man City v Newcastle Newcastle
30 Mar 15:00 Southampton Southampton v Chelsea Chelsea
30 Mar 15:00 Swansea Swansea v Tottenham Tottenham
30 Mar 15:00 West Ham West Ham v West Brom West Brom
30 Mar 15:00 Wigan Wigan v Norwich Norwich
30 Mar 17:30 Everton Everton v Stoke City Stoke City
31 Mar 13:30 Aston Villa Aston Villa v Liverpool Liverpool
01 Apr 20:00 Fulham Fulham v QPR QPR

It’s the final of the Buckets Cup this weekend. A Pint of Fuller’s play (Your Ad Here). They’re the two form teams in the league. Both are also in a two way tussle for the March manager of the month prize. (Your Ad Here) hold an 11 point lead in the monthly table, thus…

1 (Your Ad Here) Matthew Hopkins 60 205
2 A Pint of Fuller’s P Hawkins 42 194
3 Hedgehog Corpse FC Nick Smith 42 175
4 Release The Hounds 5 Paul Mitchell 50 174
5 Crazy Legs XI David Caldicott 48 173
6 Rip Roaring Reds Sean Whyton 56 170

There’d have to be a spectacular swing of points for any of that chasing pack to catch the top pair. Whichever of the finalists finishes top of the March league will become the first to win 2 manager of the month prizes for this season. If A Pint of Fullers manage to outscore (Your Ad Here) by 12 points or more, they will win both.

And the puzzle this week is trying to work out what kind of team Ferguson and Benitez are going to put out for their league match, with an FA Cup replay coming up 48 hours later on Easter Monday. There’s been a lot more moaning from the United camp about the fixture pile up than there has from Chelsea  which is a typical scum reaction. Chelsea are still in Europe and have more games to play in the next 3 weeks than United. And they probably have less strength in depth. There’s an annoying possibility that Fergarse may play two completely different teams. We’re all hoping he opts to pick the likes of Lindegaard, Buttner, Smalling, Hernandez and Welbeck for his cup game. And that he leaves the big boys in for the league clash. But the league clash is against Sunderland – the title is all but won – and any ambitions to win a double will surely mean playing a stronger team on Monday. Won’t it?




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