1 pointFantastic win for us at Burnley, but also a delight as we see Crystal Palace secure the title. I thoroughly enjoyed my caretakership at Palace, and it's great to see Gary finish the job and see them promoted. Commiserations Neil, but another good performance from Aston Villa. If I'd have gotten here sooner, I wonder if we'd have crashed the play offs?
1 pointWolf League side Stoke City have been left in turmoil today after manager Alex Nock turned down the offer of a contract extension. Nock was appointed following Stoke's arrival into the Wolf league at the start of last season on a 2 year deal and has this year secured them a place in the playoffs and a chance to hit the big time of the Tiger league. It is believed that bosses at the Britannia stadium were prepared to offer him a one year extension to continue the promotion quest or consolidate in the Tiger league should that occour. However, it is understood that the manager has turned down this offer. Inside sources have suggested that, as a lifelong Aston Villa fan, the vacancy at Villa Park along with the promise of a £100m+ warchest to return the side to the top flight has turned Nock's head and he is considering a move down the M6. It is understood that no decision will be made before Stoke's interest in the playoffs is finished and the directors at the Britannia are hopeful that their man can take them up at which point the lure of top flight football may be too great to resist. More developments on this story as they break.
1 pointSunderlands league season may be just about over, with 4 game left to play, yet they still hold one of the keys to the title, with having to play 3 of their last 4 games against, QPR, Liverpool and Newcastle, of whom are all involved in the title race. Sunderlands performances in these matches could be crucial for other sides around them, who will no doubt, be donning the read and white striped shirts during these games hoping for them to take points away. Whilst Sunderland have nothing to play for or lose, they do have a cup final to prepare for, which could maybe benefit one of the four sides, with certain key players rumoured to be rested in preparation for the final. Does this mean, they will roll over and have their tummy tickled, absolutely not, whilst we cannot have joy in lifting the trophy this time out, we can take joy in ending other sides title aspirations.