Footy loving Nathalie is second from the right

Nathalie Randall, daughter of Monsieur Salut, rues the collapsing act of the team she disloyally supports, Liverpool, predicts an Arsenal place after all in the top four and says Hull are going down with Boro and us …


There will be no “little” team
winning the Premier League this year.

Normality seems to have been restored with Chelsea more or less certain to win the title once more (hands up anyone who actually likes them though!).

Arsenal have had their usual flirtation with the top four, and it remains to be seen if they manage to scrape into a Champions League place, as they always seem to do.

The future of Arsene Wenger is yet to be revealed as well as those of players such as Ozil and Sanchez.

Liverpool had their usual great start to the season, lauded as potential champions before going on a dismal run which may yet land them outside the top four, with points dropped against lesser teams (even including Sunderland in that 2-2 draw in January).

Man City are finishing strongly but they will be disappointed that they weren’t able to make a challenge for the title.

Man Utd have been disappointing in the league but are flying high in the Europa League so could yet qualify for the Champions League by winning that.

Tottenham, as last year, got themselves in great position but seem to be pipped at the post for the second year running.

The usual mid-table teams have cemented their places there again, the likes of Everton, West Brom and Southampton.

Leicester caused uproar when they sacked Claudio Ranieri after he had guided them to an unprecedented Premier League title the previous season but have recovered [egg on Monsieur Salut’s face, maybe, for suggesting the dismissal was an example of corporate obscenity]

Sam Allardyce looks to have performed his miracle survival act once more with Crystal Palace although they aren’t safe yet [see my ESPN piece showing they are still in danger depending on final results – Ed].

1992 and all that: Nathalie in red, her dad in, er, a gruesome away top

As for relegation, Sunderland could not repeat previous seasons’ escape acts and ensured their drop to the Championship recently after a woeful season. It is not known yet who will join them except that it will be any two of Hull, Swansea or Palace.

So my predictions for the final two weekends are:

* Chelsea to win the title (no big surprise there)

* 2: Tottenham / 3: Man City / 4: Arsenal all qualifying for the Champions League.

Relegated: Hull to fill the final place.

* My dad to give me some pocket money for writing this

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  1. Wrinkly Pete May 12, 2017 at 11:45 am #

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