Date:Monday May 16 2011
With a win over Sunderland, Wolves have reached the formally magical figure of 40 points.
Last season we finished the campaign on 38 points and 15th position, 40 points was good enough for 14th last year!
This year two from five teams on 39 and 40 will join West Ham in the Championship next season.
In fact practically any other season, the 40 points Wolves have gained this season would have been enough to avoid the drop, with 2002/2003 being the last time 40+ points was needed to avoid relegation.
So who will be the unlucky sides to drop away in this ultra competitive season down at the wrong end of the Premier League?
West Ham have already fallen victim, their 33 points leaves them 6 points adrift with only one to play.
Wigan, Blackburn and Birmingham are all on 39 points and are separated by just 2 on goal difference, with ourselves and Blackburn a point clear, with Blackburn having the better goal difference by 5.
Blackpool have the hardest fixture, a trip to Old Trafford to face Premier League champions Manchester United. But with the title wrapped up and a Wembley Champions League Final to look towards, will Sir Alex Ferguson field a weakened side and give Blackpool an unlikely chance of a result?
Wigan are away to FA Cup finalists Stoke, Tony Pulis's side has nothing to play for, but his side can still finish anywhere between 7th and 14th and there is a lot of Premier League cash at stake between those final league placings.
Birmingham are away to Tottenham who still need to get a result to secure 5th ahead of Liverpool.
While we are at home to Blackburn.
It is very unlikely that Blackpool, Wigan and Birmingham will all take three points on Sunday, but if they do, the winner at Molineux will stay up, whilst the loser is relegated, a draw would see both sides go down.
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Date:Monday May 16 2011
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