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Race Four Fourth Update: Down To Spurs or City?



Calling Blues, Whites, Reds and Villains. This week's question after the latest batch of results is have Liverpool finally slipped out of the reckoning...?

The rollercoaster prepares to take another turn as VMC continues to track the sides queuing up to get run ragged by the likes of Lionel 'Magic Boots' Messi next season!

Of the latest results, certainly there was profound disappointment around Anfield over the Reds latest damp squib draw at Birmingham.

Not many pundits predicted The Lilywhites cave in at Sunderland or The Citizens goal difference busting destruction of Burnley. Furthermore, The Villains hard fought win at Bolton means their own claim for fourth cannot be ruled out, but they have a lot of work to do.

Whilst Liverpool embark upon something of a last European stand of the season against Benfica this week, both Spurs and Villa now turn their attentions to the strong possibility of silverware and a blockbuster FA Cup weekend.

Will those cup exploits tell in the final league games? Can City and Liverpool take advantage of those FA Cup encounters this coming weekend?

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

Table on 7th April 2010:

4th Man City P 32, Pts 59, GD 24, GS 64
5th Spurs P 32, Pts 58, GD 26, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 33, Pts 55, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 32, Pts 54, GD 12, GS 44

RACE FOUR THE PRIZE 2010 FIXTURES UPDATE

Spurs:

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:

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:

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:

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

All four of our fanbases are going to be put through the emotional ringer in the coming weeks of the most exciting Premier League finish in many years.

Outside of Villa's remaining games, for added spīce, the sides battling for fourth will also have a say in where the Premier League trophy ends up!

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









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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 7 2010

Time: 9:16AM

Your Comments

Whatever the outcome, all the talk this season is whi is going to get fourth. best season yet in the Premier for excitment.
Buzz Lightyear
On paper Liverpool's only demanding game will be at home to Chelsea giving them a minimum of 67 points. As such they are still in the mix as none of the Top 4 contenders have easy matches and many points will be dropped. All very close.
Wswilly3
"The Cup Factor" cannot be ruled out. Many times down the years, we've seen sides who've secured a cup final place almost switch off in the league with players pulling out of those 50-50 challenges that could result in injury. The nearer to a final, the more that factor can become apparant. Spurs, Villa and Liverpool all have the tools to win the cups they are battling for.
Johnny Baguette
I would think that there's a good chance that City only win one of their last six games (against a WHU who may still be battling relegation), Spurs only win two (Burnley/Bolton at home) and Liverpool win four (all except for Chelsea). Liverpool are definitely not out of it.
Shelfinduced
Well, shelf, anything is possible!
Johnny Baguette
Shelf mate, I'd say chance rather than good chance, no?
Bluedub
 

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