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Things to Look For This Weekend

By | 15th May 2009

boro-v-arsenalEnjoy this weekend, my fellow football fans. There’s only one more after this one. With all twenty Premier League teams playing their 37th league fixture of the season, there’s ¬†a lot to look forward to. Here’s what’s in store for the weekend:

Another Title

It’s what we’ve been waiting all season for. Since last July the world of football debated whether or not Manchester United could win a third straight title, if Liverpool could finally net one, or if ¬†Chelsea could rebound from a very disappointing year. Finally, with just over a week left of the season, it appears another title could be decided. The first kickoff of the weekend is Manchester United versus Arsenal at Old Trafford, and one point for the defending champions will seal a third straight title.

I Will Survive

Chances are, one of them may not. Or maybe they both won’t? Either way, both Middlesbrough and Hull City will be playing simultaneously this weekend, and Middlesbrough’s fate could be decided. If Boro lose to Aston Villa and Hull get a point or more against Bolton Wanderers, then it will mean Middlesbrough will be playing Championship football next season. On the flip side, a Boro win coupled with a Hull loss would put these two sides level on points in the bottom three, and Newcastle in safety would also have the same amount of points. It’s never been as tight at the bottom, so anything can happen this weekend.

More Relegation Fun

It’s unlikely that either Sunderland or Portsmouth will go down this season, but the two relegation candidates still square off on Monday evening. There’s a lot at stake in this one, as neither are just quite safe yet. Whichever side wins this one ensures their safety, so it should be a barnstormer.

Seventh Heaven

The script couldn’t have been any better even if we wrote it ourselves. How the Premier League computers made a fixture like the one going on at White Hart Lane this weekend is beyond me, but it couldn’t have been at a more entertaining time. Tottenham square off against Manchester City, and both of these sides are desperate for a spot in next season’s Europa League. Whoever wins this match could go into that seventh and final European spot – at least temporarily. The stakes are high, and this single match could determine if Manchester City joins the elite group of clubs next season.

This is sure to be another exciting weekend of football, so stay tuned to Premiership Talk for all of the latest news!

Will United win the title? Who will go down? Have your say in the comments section below!

Reader Comments

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  1. Ash says:

    I'm a Liverpool fan and obviously I hope that Arsenal beat them at Old Trafford but even I have to admit that the chances are slim!

    It's half time now and looks like United will be coasting to another title. Bah!

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