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Back to Reality for Blackpool and Brum!

Back to Reality for Blackpool and Brum!

Clarets fans hoping for Blackburn to suffer relegation on the final day of the Premier League season will be disappointed with the news that they managed to beat fellow strugglers, Wolves 3-2 at Molineux today.

The result was still good enough to save Mick McCarthy's men with Birmingham going down 2-1 away to Spurs.

Wigan also had a good day beating Stoke City 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

But it was bad day for Blackpool at Old Trafford despite at one point leading the Red Devils 2-1 after coming back from a goal behind. In typical fashion though, Ian Holloway's men crumbled in the last quarter of the game losing 4-2.

So that's it, the Championship welcomes back Birmingham and Blackpool now along with West Ham.

The final standings at the bottom of the Premier League reads like this:

15 Blackburn 38 -13 43
16 Wigan 38 -21 42
17 Wolves 38 -20 40
18 Birmingham 38 -21 39
19 Blackpool 38 -23 39
20 West Ham 38 -27 33

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Date:Sunday May 22 2011
Time: 6:09PM


Ah well,lucky owd barstewards survive to fight another day! Blackpool confirms my opinion that to get into the Premier League you have to put decent money behind the venture to stand any chance of staying up. Burnley and Blackpool did not and suffered the consequences.
22/05/2011 18:16:00
Blackpool will think they have more chance of getting back to the Prem with thier manager than we did with Laws.
22/05/2011 18:48:00
Well yes the appointment of Laws in Burnley's great ambitiious plan to stay in the top flight did not help either! But then he was supposed to be great at getting results in the Championship with very little money..ask Dolittle & Spendnowt! Pity they said that when we were already in the Prem though! ;-) Bizarre
22/05/2011 19:09:00
Blackpool got 39 premier league points we got 30. But are they a bigger club than Burnley NO, They will have a bigger Exodus of players than we did, They will not average over 15,000 through the turnstiles next season as we did. Still feel a Tange sorry for them today.
Grimsby Claret
22/05/2011 19:30:00
I dont. I'm delighted. Burnley 18th Blackpool 19th. Serves them right for singing "Are you watching PNE" when 2-1 up-not that I like them either
22/05/2011 19:38:00
Unusually for once BC I agree with you! I have inceasingly found Holloway irritating this season. Guess I could be a tadge jealous though after our relegation last season but I always wanted them to come back down after stealing our crown in many ways
22/05/2011 19:46:00
Not all bad for Blackpool, Birmingham and not forgetting West Ham. They can look forward to coming to Turf Moor next season.
22/05/2011 20:11:00
I find it tough to work out the logic of all the financial stuff, Brum appear to be in danger of imploding financially as do West Ham. All the best players will go and they could even end up like Norwich and Southampton down in Div 1 and having to start all over again. Is that what I want to happen to us? I love a bet on football but I think an each way bet like we had and Blackpool had meets with my logic.
23/05/2011 08:31:00
TMP - you missed Bolton in 14th from your table of those poor teams at the foot of the PL! Results don't lie. Me? Bitter? A pint please, if you're offering...
Couch Potato
23/05/2011 08:36:00
TMP - yes, please update that article to show 14th? Interesting to see Holden has won all Bolton's POTY awards. He's just the type of midfielder we are missing, then and now. Trouble is with Finance, the investors may lose out if club's implode, though club's bounce back, often after administration and relegation. So for us, spend, spend, spend may be the policy? I'd like to see an infrastructure first though, and banks won't lend to us I bet so we'd have to pay in cash.
23/05/2011 09:09:00
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