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Race Four 4th Update: City v Spurs To The Death!



Calling Blues, Whites, Reds and Villains again. The game looks to be up for Liverpool and Villa so it's City and Spurs to the death for that Champions League Holy Grail..!

The Reds look to have settled for a shot at Europa League glory whereas Villa appear to have once again run out of steam at the business end of the season.

Meanwhile, Spurs bizarre FA Cup defeat to Portsmouth means they can now focus on slugging it out with City to be the side that finally breaks 'The Big Four's' monopoly.

City's sensational run of form has been countered with Spurs being full value for the control they exerted over a toothless and indecisive Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Shrewd City gaffer Roberto Mancini was at the game and looked suavely impassive as Spurs turned up the heat on The Citizens.

On that evidence and the atmosphere the Spurs fans generated, surely they will fancy their chances next up, again at home, against a Chelsea side who struggled to overcome Bolton this week.

City now face their own derby and it's set up to be a humdinger with The Blues eager for revenge over the 97th minute league defeat last September and the injury time League Cup exit, both at the swamp.

Despite what many hacks have typed all week, this race is not done and dusted by a long shot and City and Spurs' 5th May clash at Eastlands has D-Day written all over it!

And in a sensational twist, City and Spurs are about to have a say in who the Premier League champions are going to be!

Lord have mercy.

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

Table on 14th April 2010:

4th Man City P 33, Pts 62, GD 28, GS 69
5th Spurs P 33, Pts 61, GD 27, GS 60
6th Liverpool P 34, Pts 56, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 33, Pts 55, GD 12, GS 46


RACE FOUR THE PRIZE 2010 FIXTURES UPDATE

Spurs:

17 Apr Home Chelsea
25 Apr Away Man Utd
01 May Home Bolton
05 May Away Man City
09 May Away Burnley

Liverpool:

19 Apr Home West Ham
22 Apr Away Atletico Madrid
24 Apr Away Burnley
29 Apr Home Atletico Madrid
01 May Home Chelsea
09 May Away Hull

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:

18 Apr Away Portsmouth
21 Apr Away Hull
25 Apr Home Birmingham
01 May Away Man City
09 May Home Blackburn

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








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Date:Wednesday April 14 2010

Time: 10:28PM

Your Comments

Looks to be going down to the wire. Although now that liverpool are out of it I can stop wishing you guys luck. You're going down!!! See you on May 5th ;)
Phartman87
lol, Phart! Shredded Nerves for breakfast in North London and East Manchester on Saturday!
Johnny Baguette
Both ourselves and Spuds have the fate in our own hands. Win all our games we get it, Spuds win theirs they get it, i'm still thinking we have what it takes, fantastic finale.
Once a Blue
God this is too tense for me. It's gonna change every week, it will all come down to may 5th.
Scragg
It's up to us both not to let the scouse through the back door. We've both got really hard run ins. Obviously I would love the Spurs to grab it but for the way you play your footie and for your genuine diehard fans, you would be my second choice. If it comes down to the last game of the season, expect a 10 goal thriller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goodtimes
As a Spurs fan I am glad it looks likely to be either City or us. At least we like to play football. Both teams have tough run ins so it will be interesting. Good luck but naturally i hope it will be spurs.
epochery
*****. I can't remember the last time I was this happy. I bloody love this game. To feel so low, dejected, pointless, clueless, why do i bother kind of attitude after slumping out of the cup to Pompey and then to feel as high as this. Life's amazing. Beating the scum, the perfect tonic to semi final defeat!!!
SteadySpur
Similar difficulty fixtures, its all gonna hinder on the game at eastlands lads, should be a cracker.
spurfect one
I reckon we will draw with chelsea lose to man u beat bolton draw with city and beat burnley leaving us with 69 points and i think city will beat united lose to arsenal draw with villa draw with us and draw with the hammers leaving them with 68 points, but the odd decision could change it all..
craig spur
don't you just love football! Like I said earlier its not over yet, 5 games to go and its still neck and neck.
keefdayid
Looking at the fixtures it's really close, the City players deserve a lot of credit for making the goal difference competition competitive again. I think both ourselves and Tottenham will get at least a point at the weekend.
arthur7171
Im happy we play the rags, spuds and the villa all tough we will prove we have what it takes to be in the champions league
Trevj23
Im happy we play the rags, spuds and the villa all tough we will prove we have what it takes to be in the champions league
Trevj23
Trev, I think you have something, It if had been (no disrespect)a team lower down the table then they treat it like a cup final and play out of their skins, with our games, being played with teams around us, makes us play on an even keel. 3 points against United would be a big boost, but not the end of the world if we don't win it. Spuds still have difficult games to play and against teams that need the points.
buzz lightyear
This could go either way and it is way too tight to call (at the mo city are obviously favourites with the extra point and now better GD) but this can all change in the next 2 weekends when we both play our toughest games and then ofcourse there is our 6 pointer! Its soooo tight its unreal!! The way im looking at it is, who ever does finish top 4 has rightly earnt it and should be able to compete in the CL next season and do well!! Good luck to all of you!!
MullerTheYid
May the best team win the race. COYS
ParkLane67
Id go as far to say, beat UTD and 4th is yours.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Does the loser get a shrubbery?
RobsonGreensleeves
The next two games could sort it out for both teams but i don't think so - yep, for me the 5th May is going to be a hum dinger.
Thaibluefan
Spurs you have got to fancy your chances against Chelsea. They look very uncertain.
Johnny Baguette
 

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