It's now generally accepted that the Blunts and the Baggies are gone. Obviously I'm pleased about the Blunts, less so about West Brom. Some I know will be ecstatic because of Sam but I don't belong in that camp. It wasn't his fault he was with us so long.
There are maybe 5 contenders for the 3rd spot. Fulham, Newcastle, Palarse, Brighton and Burnley.
I think Brighton and Burnley will be well safe before May. And I have mixed feelings about the other 3.
I still can't forgive Parker's snake impersonation sitting in the Bacon-Dodgers' box watching them when we were relegated under the golem. Yes he was a great player but some things are bigger than that.
Newcastle similarly. I like the fans but managed by a fat cunt who openly said he wanted us to go down in retribution for denying Manure the title one year. And of course they have serial cheat Callum Wilson on their books.
Which leads me to Palarse. Horrible squeaky fans (Ultras
), and managed by an owl. But if it's cheats you're after look no further than Mr Wilfried Zaha, The black Tom Daley.
So a toughie. On form alone, Fulham will survive but form is temporary. And both the Toon and Palarse are without their respective cheats.
I'd have to go with Palarse as my personal choice although the discovery that Gareth Bale's transfer was illegal and the Spuds got deducted 35 points for it may just trump the thought.
New striker ?..... I'm down to my last 970 million.