Wednesday, May 9, 2012

E.P.L. Greek Tragedy or Shakespearean Theatre?

Ball Harambee By Bagga Wilks

We are approaching the end of the English Premier League. For the 2011-2012 season, it has been both Greek Tragedy and at the same time, Shakespearean Theatre.

On the last day of the season, Manchester City will play Queens Park Rangers at home and Manchester United will play Sunderland away. If Manchester City beats Q.P.R, then they are champions by goal average as both Manchester giants would have ended up with the same amount of points.

Then there is the battle for third place. Both Arsenal and Tottenham have failed to close the show. Arsenal drew with Norwich and Tottenham could only manage a draw with lowly placed Aston Villa. If Chelsea wins on May 19, then only three English teams will play in the coveted European League.

Arsenal will end the season playing West Brom. The tottering Tottenham will play their last game against Fulham at home. Arsenal is in third place by one point and if they beat West Brom, they will have rescued their season by qualifying to play in Europe with the elite teams. In the relegation battle, Wolverhampton is already destined to be relegated. Blackburn is also heading downstream.

Blackburn played Wigan on Monday, May 7 and lost. They will finish their season at Chelsea. Their chances of escape are against the odds. Bolton is sitting on 35 points, 2 points less than Wigan and Q.P.R. Bolton’s survival hinges on defeating Stoke City at Stoke City. Wigan plays the Wolves on the last day of the season and Q.P.R. plays Chelsea away. Wigan should be able to stay afloat and Bolton could easily push Q.P.R. into the relegation Zone. Based on all the money Q.P.R. has spent on acquiring new players that would be a Greek tragedy.

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