So only 4 games to go and relegation looks a certainty. Dean Saunders, ex manager from high-fliers Doncaster (League 1) and Wrexham (Blue Square Premier), looks set to guide Wolves out of the Championship. I imagine he is questioning the choice he made to move from Donny now that the clubs will be soon swapping places. No doubt the pay packet will keep him happy.
With 12 points still to play for, there are a surprising number of clubs still potentially in the mix for relegation. With most gaining an average of 5 points from the remaining matches, I think any club from 12th placed Blackpool downwards (only 6 points above relegation) can’t have the season end soon enough.
For Wolves, 5 points looks like a fantasy:
- (H) Hull (Fighting for top spot in the league)
- (A) Charlton (Looking to snatch a play-off slot)
- (H) Burnley (After a few points to maintain their mid-table position)
- (A) Brighton (Chasing automatic promotion to the Premiership)
Burnley may be generous enough to settle for a draw but the other three matches look like disasters waiting to happen.
If the weather’s nice, I may pop down to the coast for the Brighton match and soak up some sun. If you’re going to a match that probably seals off your team’s relegation and the opposition’s promotion all in one go, there are worse places than the south coast for it.
Unless you’re playing Southampton.