Let us turn our attentions to the scintillating scrap for survival that’s a foot in the League’s basement.


With the two team tango for the title to be decided at the Etihad on 30 April (with a Carlos Tevez goal?), let us turn our attentions to the scintillating scrap for survival that’s a foot in the League’s basement.

Sparked off by a mighty comeback from Sparky’s boys on a floodlight night at a sizzling Loftus Road, the fight to stay afloat of the drop zone has well and truly begun – and this Saturday could change things massively!

There is a huge game all eyes will be on (especially after recent upsetting events); Bolton v Blackburn. A Lancashire hot-pot of a game that will shake, shift and shape the relegation landscape.

A win for Rovers would see them pull eight points clear of Bolton and surely secure safety, whilst a win for Bolton (if Coyle can get his players focused) would see them drag their North West neighbours right back into the thick of it – it could even see them claw their way out depending on the result at the Stadium of Light.

And what a game that will be; as mentioned in my last post, with such a tough run in, this is another must-win game for the Hoops. Hughes’ will no doubt be day-dreaming of denying Mancini the title, whilst of course keeping QPR up by winning the R’s final game of the season – however, in reality, he will not want things to become that nail bitingly exciting!

QPR will enter the game buoyed by their recent heroics, confident and on a mission. Could the win against Liverpool be the one that propel’s them to safety? Hughes’ teams usually take a while to get going, but once they do, they slowly, steadily and systematically sneak their way up the table.

Is this the start of a run that could see QPR stay up despite playing the top five in their last nine games; will Bolton (inspired by Muamba?) pile the pressure back on Kean and drag Rovers right back into things; or will Blackburn leave their former Boss and Lancashire rivals scrapping it our between themselves to keep their Premier League status intact? Things are certainly heating up.