Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Three from four on the last day

With Plymouth Argyle winning at Blackpool in the last minute on Saturday and with Barnsley having two games in hand on Norwich, it's looking increasingly like any three from Charlton, Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Norwich. Of course with us so far adrift that really reads any two from three. The remaining fixtures also confirm that scenario as Southampton, Forest and Norwich have relatively difficult run-ins.

Southampton- Watford (A), Wolves (A), Palace (H), Wednesday (A), Burnley (H), Forest (A)
Forest - Bristol City (H), Sheff United (A), Coventry (H), Blackpool (A), Southampton H)
Norwich - Swansea (A), Watford (H), Ipswich (A), Reading (H), Charlton (A)

The really interesting fact is that all four face each other on the last day. In addition to Norwich having to visit the Valley, Southampton have to go to Forest, in what promises to be one of those days when everyone is glued to their radios. I'll concede it's highly unlikely to be as exciting for us but Southampton have managed to propel themselves into the role of pantomime villains in the eyes of Addicks fans and I'm sure we'll all be hoping we can play them next season. That of course, is if they aren't relegated anyway for the shenanigans they are trying to pull by going into Administration without incurring a points deduction. A ten point deduction at the start of a League One season would be no less than they deserve.

As I post, Southampton are drawing at Watford. Fingers-crossed eh?

1 comment:

Suze said...

And with a goal in the closing minutes, it secured them a point.

It's going to be interesting seeing what the independent report will conclude. If it is decided the rules have not been breached with their holding company going into administration, and a fair amount of their debts being wiped out in the process...how can that be fair to those managing on a tight budget, and playing by the rules. I wonder what Luton and Leeds reaction will be. I can't see Mr Bates being happy about any conclusion.

It's a total mess...and the whole of the UK is watching and reporting.