24 May 15:00 Arsenal v West Brom
24 May 15:00 Aston Villa v Burnley
24 May 15:00 Chelsea v Sunderland
24 May 15:00 Crystal Palace v Swansea
24 May 15:00 Everton v Spurs
24 May 15:00 Hull v Man Utd
24 May 15:00 Leicester v QPR
24 May 15:00 Man City v Southampton
24 May 15:00 Newcastle v West Ham
24 May 15:00 Stoke v Liverpool
Who has something to play for?
The top four look settled. It’s just a case of who finishes in what position. It will take an almighty crash, or a stroke of risk-taking-captain-appointing genius for Neil Madrid not to be crowned champions. Three points separate second and third. Pescara and Hedgehog Corpse look like the only two teams that could switch positions in the top four. There’s enough variation in their current line ups to suggest that it will go down to the last final whistle. Naboombu’s are 27 points behind third and 26 points ahead of fifth. Shoelace and RayCrawfordsCrackers, a further 14 points back in 6th, will need an inspired leftfield transfer or two to come good to give themselves a chance of catching fourth place.
Bermie United and PSG are the favourites for the May manager of the month…
|1||Bermie Utd||Glen Davies||57||216|
|2||Paris Spinks Germain||David Spinks||55||211|
|4||Hedgehog Corpse FC||Nick Smith||64||191|
|5||Release The Hounds||Paul Mitchell||52||186|
|6||Neil Madrid||Neil Strong||67||182|
|7||Uriah Rennie 2nd XI||Neil Greenwood||65||180|
|7||Shoelace Untied||Caroline Strong||52||180|
|9||Van Damme United||P Hawkins||50||180|
Other teams have closed the gap slightly following last weeks results. Hedgehogs and Naboombu’s may fancy their chances in an all or nothing last ditch transfer blow out in the hope that it might sneak them the last monthly prize and move them up in the final overall rankings.
Every other team should probably just do an all or nothing transfer blow out to try and score as many points as possible. Last days of the season can produce crazy results. Remember the 5-5 draw in Fergie’s last game a few years back? Concentrate more on attack than defence, and avoid Hull and Newcastle. They’re the only two teams who’ll be playing with any nerves, and their games are likely to be the cagiest. The battle to avoid paying in next seasons Europa League is all but over. No matter how hard they try to lose, both Spurs and Southampton will be in the draw if Arsenal win the FA Cup next weekend.
Newsflash…Eden Hazard has poorly teeth. This could open the door for some last minute changes in the final standings. Most teams have him. Reports suggest he won’t play this weekend. Remember it’s Sunday afternoon, so you’ve an extra day to mull it all over.