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Race Four Fourth Update: Spurs, City or Liverpool?

Race Four Fourth Update: Spurs, City or Liverpool?



2 weeks on from our last update and time to forget 'The Sides of March' as the run-in intensifies. Today's question is have Villa slipped out of the reckoning...?

Two or three games on and the situation remains too close to call. Spurs remain the form side with Liverpool clambering back into contention, but Villa's progress has stalled while City's has stuttered.

Spurs still hold on to that crucial goal difference courtesy of erratic Wigan Athletic, but if either City or Liverpool can dish out a drubbing in the coming dramatic weeks, that situation could change rapidly with Spurs still to face that top three triple header.

City remain the only side out of the four contenders with league fixtures alone remaining.

Table on 19th March 2010:

4th Spurs P 29, Pts 52, GD 25, GS 53
5th Liverpool P 30, Pts 51, GD 19, GS 49
6th Man City P 28, Pts 50, GD 17, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 28 Pts 49, GD 17, GS 39

Table on 31st March 2010:

4th Spurs P 31, Pts 58, GD 28, GS 57
5th Man City P 31, Pts 56, GD 19, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 32, Pts 54, GD 21, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 31, Pts 51, GD 11, GS 43

RACE FOUR THE PRIZE 2010 UPDATE

Spurs:

03 Apr Away Sunderland
11 Apr Wembley Portsmouth FACSF
14 Apr Home Arsenal
17 Apr Home Chelsea
25 Apr Away Man Utd
01 May Home Bolton
05 May Away Man City
09 May Away Burnley

Liverpool:

01 Apr Away Benfica Europa Cup
04 Apr Away Birmingham
08 Apr Home Benfica Europa Cup
11 Apr Home Fulham
19 Apr Home West Ham
24 Apr Away Burnley
01 May Home Chelsea
09 May Away Hull

City:

03 Apr Away Burnley
11 Apr Home Birmingham City
17 Apr Home Man United
24 Apr Away Arsenal
01 May Home Aston Villa
05 May Home Tottenham Hotspur
09 May Away West Ham United

Villa:

03 Apr Away Bolton
10 Apr Wembley Chelsea FACSF
14 Apr Home Everton
18 Apr Away Portsmouth
21 Apr Away Hull
25 Apr Home Birmingham
01 May Away Man City
09 May Home Blackburn

Who's your money on now? Give us a shout with your views!




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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday March 31 2010
Time: 11:30AM

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Comments

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No Villa are not out of it.They win their game in hand and are exactly the same as Liverpool. All teams have hard games the key is not to slip up in the so called easy games as all the teams have done to date eg Spurs v Wolves twice, us against Hull twice etc
Wswilly3
31/03/2010 11:44:00
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It will be interesting to see how Villa fair at Bolton. Many Villains think their side's slump in form, similar to the end of last season and the battering at Chelsea has knocked the stuffing out of their squad.
Johnny Baguette
31/03/2010 11:55:00
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Its going to be a "look throigh your fingers at Final Score" month I think Got to be great for the neutral to have things so open
Spurstrings
31/03/2010 11:59:00
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Hear Hear, spurstrings!
Johnny Baguette
31/03/2010 12:16:00
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city have a 4 match run against utd, arse, villa and spurs, and people reckon spurs have a bad run in?????? !!!!!
lillywhites101
31/03/2010 12:40:00
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Le Crunch.....the very top teams get their second wind...........the rest start blowing!! I can see a lot of points being lost in that 4th spot run in.....by everyone involved, you wait and see!
mutters
31/03/2010 12:53:00
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Villa are out of it. Liverpool are relying on Spurs and City to drop points (both will), but can the scousers win all (maybe draw 1) of their remaining fixtures? I don't think so. I reckon if City don't win against Spurs, Spurs will do it.
Scottspur
31/03/2010 13:24:00
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despite being a spurs fan, i think yoursleves and liverpool will get there in front of us and to be honest i hope its your lot. Losing out on champions league will hurt liverpool a hell of alot more than it will hurt you and lets be honest , its only a matter of time before you make it there anyway. Besides Rafa deserves nout anyway. If spurs can beat either chelsea or arsenal at home and not get beat by City, then we could do it but i just cant see it happening. But regardless, we've both had a good season and this is where we have both wanted to be for a long time.
jimmy-yid
31/03/2010 13:26:00
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Tell you whats lads and lasses (if any)..Im not gonna put money down or get cocky on this prediction...but IMO I dont think villa are in it,Liverpool have no room for any slip ups and Spurs and City have a couple of tough games ahead...So now to be an ol faithful Im gona go with Spurs.But like I said,Im not betting money on this....Its too damn close
Daz Hotspurs
31/03/2010 13:38:00
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Boy have there been some Titanic clashes between City and Spurs down the years. We are now looking at a Hadron Collider of a clash at Eastlands!
Johnny Baguette
31/03/2010 13:43:00
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