EPL Relegation Battle

@marcmm (1806)
Malaysia
February 13, 2011 8:02am CST
All this time people just focus who will win the title and final Champion League spot on how tight it is. But there some we seems to forget, it is the relegation battle. This season have been the most unpredictable battle at the bottom we have seen for long time. In fact the team as high as 8th place now still have the danger to be relegate at the end of the season. The bottom of the table is Wolves with 24 points and the 18th place is Wigan with 27 points. At 17th place is West Brom with 27 points being in 17th just because of the goal difference. So anybody of this "W" team can end up at the bottom 3 with only 3 points separting them. But there is also light at the end of tunnel for them. at the 8th place is Bolton with 33 points. So there is only 6 points that separate the 8th place with the 18th place and 11 points difference with the last place. Any slips up from the team place 8th and below will sure risk them self of relegation. The team I think might get relegated this season are West Brom, Wolves and Wigan. West ham might survive after the have a moral boosting right of ownership of the new stadium. What is your view on this season relegation battle?
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@lucky119 (643)
• India
15 Feb 11
This year Premier league is very interesting. The battle for top four and for the bottom three is very exciting. I think it will go down to the wire. The relegated teams will be decided on the last day. The bottom positions are occupied by 'W' teams and I think the relegated teams will be 'W' teams.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
The battle of the top and bottom have make EPL an interesting league. And it will be history also if the top start from A( which is for Arsenal) and botton start from W. We just wait and see and enjoy the season.
@lucky119 (643)
• India
19 Feb 11
I would love to see Arsenal win the league.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
19 Feb 11
It sure is getting interesting both at the top and bottom of the table. Of the lot, I would like to see Blackpool and WBA survived the drop. They are playing pretty decent football and is unfortunate that they style of play is not bringing them the results. But then WBA had been a yo-yo club. Too good for the championship but not good for the premier league. As for the drop, I would think the three "W" of Wolves, West Ham and WBA will go down.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 11
So do I. I love if WBA and Blackpool can survive. For those team that play negatively just to try to avoid defeat, they can go down. They are boring as well. But blackpool and WBA really play trying to win and they attack a lot without concern they might conceed and lose the game.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
13 Feb 11
I think it is an intriguing battle this season. At the bottom of the table is Wolves with 24 points and they have beaten Man U, Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea. As the biggies are losing big time this season, I think this battle is going down to the wire. BTW, Bolton won today and are up to 36 points, but they are still not out of the relegation battle. Cheers! Ram
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
Yeah, Bolton manage to pull them self further but not safe yet. In fact mathematically nobody is safe yet not even ManU but of course we don't expect the top 6 will get relegated. It is strange when they manage to beat the top team but end up in the relegation battle.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
every weekend in the EPL just gets crazy either up there and way down there. One thing is just sure, It will start with a "W".
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
And history will be written if all the "W" team get relegated.
13 Feb 11
It does seem very tight for relegation. The 3 all draw between West Ham and West Brom might have some say on who gets relegated as West Brom were 3 - 0 up and West Ham fought back to earn a draw. That result should encourage West Ham and may deflate West Brom.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
The draw really show us why they have trouble with the relegation battle. But strange as it seems, this team do very well against top team but against the lower team they have been struggling. WBA have defeated Arsenal early of the season and West Ham have knock ManU out of Carling Cup. But I guess the consistency eserted them which lead them struggling for survival.
@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
13 Feb 11
I also think the relegation battle is as fascinating as the title race,and I'm convinced that at least one of the relegated teams will be decided in Round 38,so the excitement will be there until the end.I also think the 3 W:Wigan,Wolves and West Brom are 'favourite' to occupy the undesirable last three places,and other candidates are in my opinion Fulham,Blackpool and Birmingham City.But,like you said,not even the 8th place is without problems at this time,so I'm sure it will be a fierce and exciting battle to the great joy of those who love this fantastic competition.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
We will enjoy the relegation battle this year as well as the title race and Champion league spot. With Fulham, Blackpool and Birmingham didn't get good result this week, they just didn't give themself a good ground in the relegation battle. As for Birmingham, the League Cup final might become a distraction to them.
@NicoZieg (591)
• Denmark
13 Feb 11
It's a very interesting topic, and actually I don't have any ideas, because it's very close. As you I think West Ham will survive, because they get the new stadium after the Olympic Games in 2012. Blackpool has a very bad shape at the moment, and they don't have the width in they squad, so I think it will be one of the teams, who will relegate for the next season. The other 2 teams I think will relegate is either: Wolverhampton, Wigan, West Brom. 3 teams, which has not been in EPL for long time, and I don't think they will manage to stay this season. I think the teams from the 8th to 15th is too strong, when it comes to the final matches, and they have been in Premier League for longer time. A team as Aston Villa has a lot of experience and they have just bought D. Bent and Young, so in fact they look quite strong.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
Yeah, Blackpool really in a bad shape and it wouldn't surprise me if they get relegated as well. Aston Villa will sure safe. It will be a big blow after all the investment they get relegated. Unless something dramatic happen, the relegated team will consist of the 'W' team and it will become history.