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Fulham - It Could Be Settled on Saturday!

Fulham - It Could Be Settled on Saturday!

The battle for seventh position could be settled by Saturday evening.

Fulham could clinch the final Europa Cup spot if the following events occur.

1) Fulham defeat Newcastle at St. James` Park

2) Spurs and Man City draw at White Hart Lane

3) West Ham loses or draws to Everton at Goodison Park

A Fulham win would put the Cottagers on 53 points. A Spurs/Man City draw would put Tottenham on 49 points and City on 48 points. A West Ham loss or draw would keep the Hammers on 48 points or put them on 49 points.

With only one match to play for each team after Saturday, it would be mathematically impossible for Fulham to be overtaken going into the final weekend.

Now, to be fair, Fulham defeating Newcastle is by no means a given.

Newcastle are riding high after their defeat of Middlesbrough this week, and also knowing that they are not yet safe from relegation. A loss to Fulham could draw them right back into the relegation zone, and they know it.

The other results are not so far-fetched. Spurs and City are two evenly matched teams. Man City has the firepower, but White Hart Lane has been a fortress of late. Conversely, Man City do not have a good defensive record on the road, but Spurs are not a high-scoring team even at home. A 1-1 final is certainly possible.

Everton are obviously focused on the FA Cup final and with their own Europa Cup spot safely tucked away, there`s no way of know how they will approach this game. With Carlton Cole injured and Craig Bellamy leaving for Man City, West Ham have had trouble scoring goals of late, but they`ve maintained a relatively solid defense even away from Upton Park. You could easily see this match end in a 0-0 or 1-1 stalemate.

I`m not saying it`s going to happen this way, but it certainly could, and how nice would it be to go into the final weekend, a home match to Everton, knowing that there was nothing on the line. Wouldn`t it be great to let the finale in front of the home supporters at Craven Cottage be a celebration of the best season Fulham have ever enjoyed in the Premier League? Let`s hope it comes to pass!



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Writer:Samboney
Date:Wednesday May 13 2009
Time: 4:46PM

Comments

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its doable!
FFC Daz
13/05/2009 17:04:00
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all we can control is our game, so let's make sure we take advantage and nab all three points...
woodysweats
14/05/2009 02:47:00
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looking forward to this 1!!
whiteaussie
14/05/2009 08:25:00
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good luck chaps
TimBoro
14/05/2009 09:51:00
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I hope it goes to the final weekend, makes it so more interesting!
Al Billy
14/05/2009 19:19:00
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I agree with Al - nothing like a dead weekend!
Putney
14/05/2009 19:30:00
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I want it wrapped up this weekend. It won't happen, but that's what I want.
Samboney
14/05/2009 21:22:00
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i see us winning the weekend, and someone else also... my best guess would be tottenham... but realistically, it could be either of the three chasing us... keeping us in the lead, but making the final week very important...
woodysweats
15/05/2009 14:48:00
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