10 games remaining..

March 12, 2012 by
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With 10 games to go it is indefinitely a 2 horse race. For a few months or so some pundits believed that Tottenham had an outside chance, but with them now 14 points behind the leaders Manchester United with 10 games remaining, there title hopes are all but finished. Moreover, after City’s disappointing loss to newly promoted Swansea City, the football bets (unavailable to US customers) now back Manchester United to win their 20th league title and pip their opponents, come May. However, how can this be so? City have been top since Ocober, and now they are 1 point behind when there is still a possible 30 on the table.

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There is a long way to go. Some may argue that experience and an ‘easier’ run-in favour the reigning champions, but on the other hand City’s squad and home form could swing it in their favour. In my opinion, I believe it is going to be the closest title yet, with Manchester City winning the league on goal difference. And this is how I believe it will happen..

Out of the 10 games remaining for both Manchester Clubs, both have to go to Molineux (where both teams lost last year) and play QPR at home. These teams are both down at the bottom, which aren’t particularly the teams you want to  play at the tail end of the season. However, I believe that both teams will gain 3 points from the QPR game and then both scrape a win at Wolves away.

If you take the remaining fixtures and give the same result to the other Manchester club, then City would win on goal difference (depending on beating United in the derby). This means that United would win their other 3 home games Aston Villa, Fulham and Swansea. In addition, United would go to Wigan and Blackburn, and win both fixtures.

City’s run in contains teams higher up the table, with Arsenal away and Chelsea at home within these. However, if you contrast these 2 games with United’s fixtures, United won both of these.

However, if you take City’s loss at Sunderland and give United 0 points as well at the Stadium of Light, give City just a point at Stoke City and 0 points away at Newcastle, this means that both teams would finish on 91 points if City won in their home fixture against their arch rivals. City currently have 8 better goal difference, which would surely still mean that in 10 games time their goal difference will be superior.


(P.S I don’t believe that City will finish on 91 points, especially with their current poor away form, I was just comparing the 2 sides last 10 games)


Any thoughts / beliefs behind last 10 games?


16 Comments on 10 games remaining..

  1. CROoney on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 7:41 pm
  2. pointless article . there are thousands of possible combinations – who cares what amateurs like us think when even pundits can’t get it right. it’s football we’re talking about.it’s pointless to write what you think the outcome of some matches in the future will be like…especially because there are many factors influencing the team sheet for the given match let alone the result

  3. Dave on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 7:53 pm
  4. 1. There is a difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’. Learn it.

    2. you really think ‘uniteds second team’ Sunderland will beat us at the stadium of light?. Typical simple blue, extrapolating incorrectly all over the place. hilarious.

    Now if only there was a way to prevent your awful site appearing on my news now feed.

  5. ricky on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 9:15 pm
  6. Keep telling yourself that

  7. ricky on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 9:15 pm
  8. Keep telling yourself that, will help you sleep at night.

  9. Ebuka on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 9:20 pm
  10. I think city are going to win their remaining fixtures and go on to win the league.with carlos teves immediate comeback

  11. Ebuka on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 9:29 pm
  12. As it is.we still dont have that kind of experience striker to propel us to the league title .so i think with teves and sergio we still have 50-50 chance unite

  13. MightyRed on Mon, 12th Mar 2012 11:38 pm
  14. Worst blog ever.

    Not only is it badly written [poor use of punctuation, and unnecessary repetition of the word ‘however’] but it’s also factually incorrect (United won at Sunderland, 1-0).

    Some other observations… It’s indefinitely a 2 horse race, there title hopes are all but finished?? Seriously, if you’re going to write a blog at least quality check what you put out. The mistakes you are making are just plain embarrassing. It’s hardly surprising no-one else is leaving you a comment.

    It is my belief that United have the experience at the business end of the season and will open up the gap between themselves and their noisy neighbours. I envisage City dropping points against a revitalised Chelsea side, and an in-form Van Persie against Arsenal. Tevez is at least 10 days away from return, Kompany still out with his calf strain (Savic is no replacement for him). And as Swansea recently proved, you can’t write off the minnows – even though United are one of very few teams that have beaten them on their travels. So, be wary of under-assessing the smaller clubs.

    It may come down to the final stretch or indeed the derby game at the Etihad. Either way, I see United comfortably nicking the title.

  15. Callum Rothwell on Tue, 13th Mar 2012 5:08 pm
  16. United won 1-0 at sunderland, sorry who’s your last game of the season ?

  17. OT on Tue, 13th Mar 2012 5:48 pm
  18. Good afternoon City. united fan here, I just wanted to say of topic , the fan being ridiculed in at the Swansea game deserves a break both from united, City and fans in general. Yes hes one of the enemy but the lad is passionate about his club. All clubs need that level of passion and we thrive on the rivalry of that passion. Bert the guy was really pissed re the coverage.

  19. MightyRed on Wed, 14th Mar 2012 1:16 am
  20. Sorry, my bad. I got that wrong. I must have misread the text inbetween your poorly written blathering.

    I like that of your retort to my comment, you didn’t refute my claim of how dire the content of your blog writing is/was. You’ve now taken a positive step forward my friend. Recognition is the first step. Since recognition is becoming your forte, recognise you will have to wait to your 45th year until having a chance of placing your hands on that PL trophy. You bitter blue cunts are deluded if you think you’re getting hold of it this year. Put that in your pipe, gobshite.

  21. callum on Wed, 14th Mar 2012 2:20 pm
  22. sorry ‘mighty red’ getting a bit defensive here are we ? this is a man CITY blog, so your input is not wanted..so go back to London or wherever your from and face the facts that once bacon face has retired, United will soon drop down the table with the FA being so bias towards you because they’re scared of him. Manchester will soon be blue and all your glory hunting fans will be wearing City shirts

  23. Monday obasi on Sat, 24th Mar 2012 9:57 pm
  24. Well we d united fan we beliver in hw well not hw far, so city should hav there sit.

  25. PLT on Fri, 30th Mar 2012 3:07 pm
  26. It’s so close to call you – I did an article on our website about who has the advantage with 10 games to go http://www.premierleaguetransfers.net/who-has-the-advantage-with-10-games-left-in-the-premier-league-title-run-in and now we only have 8 matches left, it’s still anyone’s guess. I think we’ll be in a better position to predict who will be champions after City vist the Emirates – I think City will just about scrape through that game with a victory, but both teams could still slip up against teams you don’t expect them to.

  27. saad ahmed on Thu, 19th Apr 2012 11:04 am
  28. i realy like man city fc i want to be a part of man city viit my blog for news

  29. Matt on Sat, 12th May 2012 1:17 pm
  30. I think City will do it, doubt you’ll lose to QPR, but they will do everything to stop you and they’re a good side on form.

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  31. http://tinyurl.com/tmcebeach46546 on Sun, 20th Jan 2013 4:19 pm
  32. “10 games remaining..” ended up being a good read and I personally was indeed truly
    glad to find it. Thanks,Brandy

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