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Sunderland have had it, as have Hull I'd say. I think Boro could save themselves if they get back to being tight at the back.
Swansea should be fine now as long as llorente and Signorssen stay fit. Anything happens to those two and they could get dragged back into it.
Bournemouth seemed like they were in freefall but got an excellent point yesterday (cost me a tenner though the bar stewards) so that might restore some of the early season confidence.
Palace & Leicester will both be fine.
Bottom 3 (in no particular order)
We allegedly have 55-56,000 in the ground for every home match. Do you believe that aswell?
I always take those results with a pinch of salt. The numbers include the tickets that have been sold. And minus the big games, every time I have seen Sunderland on the telly, or when I'm even in the ground, as I have been there a few times, I have seen thousands of empty seats. No way at times have they had up to 41,000. 38,000 at best for me. But I truthfully think it's lower than that. And in a 48,000 seater stadium, in a part of the world that live and breathe football, and with their arch rivals (Newcastle) even managing to sell out 50,000+ in the Championship, I still think that is poor. Not the worst in the League of course. It makes my blood boil more seeing clubs like West Brom with empty stadiums doing well.
I don't 100% buy the good away following either. Again not the worst, but I have seen them onnumerous occasions not sell out their full away allocation. But to be fair when you have been as bad as them for so long, I don't actually blame the fans for not wanting to travel away from home every week.
Looks like sunderland are certs as for the orher two who knows could be anyone of leicester, boro, palace, bournemouth.
Swansea will be ok this season
Wedt hrim might have a bit of a flop as well
Unfortunately, this would only ensure the top 6-7 never have to worry about any other competition other than themselves and would erase any chance of a 'Leicester' happening again.
Madness. Look at the Championship, there aren't five teams in that league good enough to cope, let alone ten.
Sunderland and Boro look gone and although they had a good win yesterday, I still think Palace, particularly when you look at their remaining fixtures. I can't anymore than another 8 points for them
It's an interesting and radical proposal which I think could work but I can't see the clubs ever agreeing to it.
It's an interesting I deal but would only work if the PL were prepared to share the income further down the pyramid. Otherwise there are ten huge losers every season who would need time to recover from the financial impact.
In Chapman's day income was largely from match day attendances and thus the drop in income was far less severe.
11 West Ham 28 9 6 13 38 49 -11 33
12 Burnley 28 9 4 15 31 42 -11 31
13 Watford 27 8 7 12 33 47 -14 31
14 Bournemouth 28 8 6 14 40 54 -14 30
15 Leicester City 27 7 6 14 30 45 -15 27
16 Swansea City 28 8 3 17 36 61 -25 27
17 Crystal Palace 27 7 4 16 35 46 -11 25
18 Hull City 28 6 6 16 26 54 -28 24
19 Middlesbrough 27 4 10 13 19 30 -11 22
20 Sunderland 27 5 4 18 24 50 -26 19
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Sunderland look doomed (anti-jinx hex in operation), a few looking good at the moment, we're 9 points clear of 18th and although some of these lads have to play each........ I had a look over my shoulder on Saturday!!!
I reckon 35 or 36 points will be enough to keep you up this season.
The bottom five are all taking points off each other too, Palace were looking dead and buried with the oaf having an abysmal start but he's since won two on the spin.
Got a sneaky feeling that Hull might scrape it but that'd probably mean Boro or another team that looked clear of it 10 games ago dropping through the trap door instead.
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