Well, that was a bloody mental end to the season wasn’t it?
The only highlights we could find…
The Spoiler still isn’t convinced that the outrageously good final day we enjoyed is enough to stop this being one of the more underwhelming Premier League seasons ever – One swallow does not make a summer make – but as a neutral it was very, very exciting.
As Alan Hansen put it so beautifully and succinctly on Match of the Day – it was pulsating, it was dramatic, it was electrifying, one minute a team was hot then cold, yes then no, in then out, up then down, wrong then right, black then white, they fought and broke up then kissed and made up.
We’re not even going to attempt to make sense of any of it or put into context who was up or down at certain points – we seem to remember someone saying things changed about 14 times throughout the course of the afternoon.
But, at the end of it all, it’s Blackpool and Birmingham who will be rocking up to Doncaster and Crystal Palace in the Championship next year…
We’re not quite as devastated as a majority of people to see Blackpool go down. They played some pretty decent football but, let’s be perfectly honest, it was hardly the greatest show on earth, was it? We’re even less upset about it following their plane-banner-flying-tw*ttery at Preston few weeks ago.
It’s hard to imagine anyone who isn’t a Birmingham City fan missing the Blues. They’ve been decent enough during their time in the Premier League, but can be so negative at times we can feel our soul crying.
Stephen Hunt scored an absolutely blinding goal to keep Wolves in the Premier League, Wigan appeared to ride their luck but, with such a likeable bloke in charge as Roberto Martinez, it’s hard to begrudge them staying up – even if they seemed to have more fans at Stoke than they had at the DW Stadium for most of the season.
Last and most definitely not least, Blackburn Rovers produced a brilliant first-half performance against Wolves to put them 3-0 in front and guarantee their survival.
They were the only side to spend the afternoon in relative comfort and certainly deserved more than the ‘Oh yea, well done to Steve Ke… anyway , what about plucky Blackpool, ay?’ that they got on MotD.
So, from The Spoiler – WELL DONE, BLACKBURN! YOU WERE REALLY, REALLY GOOD IN THE FIRST-HALF AND DID WHAT YOU HAD TO DO IN THE SECOND! GOOD JOB!