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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Who is going to win the race for the seventh place and the final qualifying place
for next seasons Europa League ?

Don't like to say it but i'm going for the bitters.

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i think city are hitting form at just the right time and now that the rain and the cold has gone Robinho will be back to his best :rolleyes: aswell as Elano too! but i hope spuds make it i like them as a team and like to see Robbie do well too!

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I'd like to see Fulham or Wigan get there but I think it will be West Ham. They're a good team on decent form atm, and Zola has done a fantastic job there. The Bitters have good players but they're far too inconsistent imo.

EDIT: Here's the fixtures;

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Everton v Tottenham, 15:00
Fulham v Aston Villa, 15:00
West Brom v Wigan, 15:00
West Ham v Liverpool, 17:30

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Man Utd v Man City, 13:30

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Wigan v Man Utd, 20:00

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Everton v West Ham, 15:00
Newcastle v Fulham, 15:00
Stoke v Wigan, 15:00
Tottenham v Man City, 15:00

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Fulham v Everton, 16:00
Liverpool v Tottenham, 16:00
Man City v Bolton, 16:00
West Ham v Middlesbrough, 16:00
Wigan v Portsmouth, 16:00

There isn't an awful lot between each teams run-ins tbh. The Bitters-Spurs game will be massive for both their hopes. The fact that the voting is currently tied shows how close it is as well.

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West Ham really need to beat, or at least draw against, Liverpool so let's hope it's them!

City have found it tough to pick up points away from home all season and Old Trafford and White Hart Lane will be very difficult places for them to get any points at.

Wigan could easily win 3 of their last 4 games (not the one against us!) so have a good chance.

Fulham have a some tough fixtures but I fancy them to pick up at least 6 points.

I think it's between Wigan and Fulham...and I'll go for Wigan.

Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Not good news for those who voted West Ham United.

Just keeps getting worse for West Ham, even if they do manage to hang on to 7th place they could still miss out on a Europa League place.

From: Premier League - Hammers face Europa League ban - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

West Ham United could miss out on a spot in the Europa League next season after failing to achieve the standards of the UEFA club license.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the Hammers have yet to declare their accounts and that, together with confusion surrounding the club's ownership structure, has left then unable to submit a license application.

West Ham are currently seventh in the Premier League and on course for the Europa League (the new Uefa Cup), but unless they satisfy UEFA's standards by the end of May Gianfranco Zola's men will miss out.

UEFA require all clubs to declare audited accounts and future financial forecasts, and to meet several legal and administrative conditions in order to be granted a club license.

But West Ham are still waiting on banks to return their accounts and, with their future unclear, the club are finding it hard to project figures going forward.

Discussion Starter · #16 ·
The FA have made a statement regarding West Ham United.

The FA can confirm that, following initial consideration of West Ham United’s application, the club has not to date been granted a UEFA licence to compete in European competition next season should they qualify.

In accordance with set procedures, a final hearing will take place on Tuesday 26 May before a panel appointed by Sport Resolutions – an independent specialist alternative dispute resolution body. - FA Statement

So that means if West Ham finish 7th but they don't get granted a license then 8th will be good enough for the Europa League.
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