Football Ending:May Day Blues

With the football season limping to a close, It's time to check out my predictions.

Premier League:

Champions Arsenal.

Chelsea, thirteen points clear as I write, need only to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday to clinch the title.
Arsenal it must be said, after a lack lustre start are finishing strongly. They are second, level with Manchester City with a game in hand; so have a realistic chance of securing the runners-up position.
They have already reached the Cup Final, so, all in all,  have had an excellent season.

Relegated:
Burnley
 Crystal Palace
West Brom.

Poor choices, Burnley the only possible candidate for the drop-zone.

Both Palace and West Brom had new Managers since predictions.
Alan Pardew and Tony Pullis, respectively have transformed both clubs.

CP (12th) and WB ( 13th ) both safely out of harm's way. I said at the beginning of the season that this league was not big enough for QPR and Crystal Palace. I chose wrongly and as a result QPR look set to join Burnley in next year's Championship

Championship
Norwich
Wolves.

Norwich have finished strongly. They are currently in 4th place and will  be involved in the play-offs.
Wolves are 8th and with good fortune may still make the play-offs.

Hats-off to promoted Bournmouth; whom no-one tipped, but by scoring the most goals in the league; quite rightly secured their position.


League One

Bristol City
Swindon

Bristol City have had a superb  season and are already champions- Whoopee!
Swindon have stayed in the hunt and are currently 4th. They will figure in the play-offs.


League Two 

Luton
Portsmouth
I expected newly promoted Luton to make a better fist of it. They finished the season in 8th place just below the play-offs.  I consider them however to progress upwards next season.
Portsmouth ( Pompey ) with their great support and tradition  still refused to ' fire ' this season. They finished 16th, a full 35 points behind the champions Burton Albion.


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I made sure this May Morning that my garden trees; Arthur and Andrea Apple; Penny Pear; Vicky Plum and Sherry Cherry all will (hopefully) " Bud Well and Bear Well and Wake Up in the Morning. "
This morning was a little grey, but dry with disappointing temperatures reaching only a high of 12degs.
However the flora looked green and fresh and very easy on the eye. Here are some shots for you.













Hope the week goes well for you all. Hope Glos. Rugby win the cup tonight; Manny P. wins the boxing; Newcastle gets some points against Leicester tomorrow (please ) and finally Ol' Man River wins the races at Newmarket.

Cheerio for now,
C.k

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