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I keep looking for stories…something, FFS. But there’s nothing. Just Hull and Swans battling for the last life buoy. And the play on the pitch has been reflecting such. Some truly dire shite. At least I have to pick up my kid from college first thing Saturday, and will only watch Everton/Swans.
Man City and Palace kick things off first (7:30, NBCSN). Blech. The aforementioned Tiggers of Hull take on already ded Sunderland in the featured match of the 10:00 window (NBCSN). Leicester and Watford play on CNBC (who gives a fuck?), the other matches even worse.
Swans host Everton in the spotlight dance (12:30, NBC), already knowing if the gap is 2, 3, or 5. That will make a big difference in the intensity level, for sure. But a must-win regardless. Ronald Koeman will no doubt be fuming after the dreadful performance at home against Chelsea last week, and insist that his Toffees at least show up and give it a go. I’m feeling 2-2 draw. If such a result takes Hull 4 points clear, the last week of the season could have no meaning for absolutely anyone. FEEL THE EXCITE!!
3rd position Liverpool tussle with pseudo-bogey side Soton Sunday morning (8:30, NBCSN), followed by United’s visit to The Emirates to play the Gooners (11:00, NBCSN). Pretty decent footy, hopefully. Arsenal are unlikely to crack Top 4, but they could still fuck the Red Devils over.
Monday Night footy has inevitable champions (who now need a total of 6 points – minus any that Spurs drop in its last 3 – with Spurs losing to West Ham Friday night) Chelsea hosting inevitable relegation sufferers Middlesbrough (3:00, NBCSN) in a fixture that will likely be 3-nil by halftime. FEEL THE EXCITE!! redux.