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Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 24: Open Thread

villa park Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 24: Open Thread

If you had to pick one of the four matches to watch today in the Premier League, it has to be Aston Villa against Newcastle United. Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that this would be a relegation six-pointer? Hopefully the match won’t be one of those tense relegation battles but will be an open-ended affair instead. It promises to be a car crash where you won’t be able to take your eyes off it.

Speaking of car crashes, Queens Park Rangers are back in action again. This time, they’re at home against Manchester City. You would expect City to walk over QPR, but matches between these two sides are often much closer than you would imagine (cue memories of QPR almost shocking City on the final day of last season).

Wigan against Stoke could be either a high scoring match or a low-scoring snoozer. It’s hard to predict, while Swansea travels to the Stadium of Light for a chance to do the double over opponents in the North East this season.

Join in the conversation in the comments section below with football supporters from around the world.

14 Responses to Premier League Tuesday, Gameweek 24: Open Thread

  1. Guy says:

    So, I can watch all the matches today except Stoke v Wigan, because I told TimeWarner what they could do with their 50% increase on the Sports Pack. sportsTALK it is.

    Principals can be a bitch. *sigh*

  2. Guy says:

    Nice start by the Potters, but we need another goal or two. Let ‘em go, Tony!

  3. dust says:

    Villa are going to be relegated… Guzan is horrid

  4. Bruce Gottesman says:

    The new signings seem to have brought a new purpose to Newcastle. They look miles ahead of where they’ve been most of the season, and they certainly don’t look like a side in danger of relegation.Villa on the other hand could be in deep trouble. They were unlucky that N’Zogbia hit the woodwork but NUFC look miles ahead of Villa, and its not a good sign when a team with NUFC’s recent form runs rings around you…

  5. Bruce Gottesman says:

    Of course, being Newcastle, they concede a ridiculous penalty right after the restart…

  6. Guy says:

    Stoke tied after being up 2-0 at home. Feels like a loss. :-(

  7. dust says:

    ill say it again… Villa are going down… Guzan is horrid

  8. Henry says:

    Poor Villa. They deserved at least a draw for their second half performance.

    City drawing has just handedUnited the title. Cannot see them catching United now. Their only hope for a trophy is the FA Cup. This could be Mancini’s last season.

    Swansea will be disappointed with a draw after they outplayed Sunderland and squandered chances.

    How did Stoke lose a 2 goal lead to Wigan? Good point for Wigan considering their troubles.

    • RBP says:

      It certainly should be his last season. Yes, he won the league last year, but even considering that, his club has really underachieved in his charge.

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      Wigan should have won. Brek Shea seems a done deal despite the naysayers on here when the news originally broke. I’ve got plenty more transfer gossip but I’ll keep it to myself for now.

  9. The Gaffer says:

    Soccer’s a cruel sport. Villa completely outplayed Newcastle in the second half, and were unlucky not to get an equalizer as well as a late winner. Lucky day for Newcastle, but they did well in the first half.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  10. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Ruth’s gash

    http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/5831_418135598261004_1755950070_n.jpg

    Played pretty much 90 minutes with this. Be s fair old scar there.

  11. Smokey Bacon says:

    Lambert bringing back Bent smacks of desperation. He’s left him out all season long only to bring him back when knee deep in the mire. Villa look doomed, especially with QPR gaining ground. Newcastle are too good to go down. The transfer window came at just the right time for them. And Ashley deserves credit for not pushing the panic button and instead strengthening the team. Those Geordies may start liking the cockney mafia after all.

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