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badgerboy
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I'm not sure where people are getting their English info. from - but it's wrong.

(Edit: Looking at gukfvaEU's table it seems that someone thinks Palace beat Hull when in fact Hull won 2-1).

Noone has been promoted yet. West Brom will be the first - if they beat Southampton tonight. Southampton are in the relegation zone though - so will also be desperate to win. With their goal difference a point from their last two games (they finish away to mid-table QPR) should be enough for the Baggies.

Stoke are currently top (78 pts), West Brom are 2nd (77 pts) with a game in hand & Hull are 3rd (75 pts).

If Stoke lose at home to Leicester (who might be relegated if they lose) & Hull win at Ipswich (who are still going for the play-offs themselves) then Hull would get automatic promotion.

The play-off places are also yet to be decided. The one of the above three who don't get automatic promotion - plus Bristol City - are in. But five clubs are still in contention for the other two spots.

Watford - whose recent form has been awful (at the weekend they lost at home to already relegated Scunthorpe) - still lead the way with 69 pts. They go to Blackpool on the final day & Blackpool might still be in with an outside chance of being relegated should Southampton get at least a point at West Brom this evening. Crystal Palace (68 pts) currently have the last play-off spot - & finish at home to mid-table Burnley. Wolves (67 pts) have a similar finish at home to Plymouth - while Ipswich and Sheffield United (who go to Southampton) need a lot of other games to go their way.
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What happened to Southampton? :cry: Last time I checked them (some months ago, true), they were safe in mid-table, maybe even with a chance for play-offs, and now are on a relegation spot? From UC to League One in 5 years? It's truly unbelievable.
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Southampton seem to have quite a few financial problems.

There were rumours (which the club denied) that they had agreed to quite a big reduction in the long-term fee for Theo Walcott in exchange for getting the money quickly.

There is also a big ownership dispute - with former Chairmen Rupert Lowe & Michael Wilde having called an Extraordinary General Meeting in a bid to remove the current board (who they blame for the club's financial problems). Lowe himself is apparently unpopular with a lot of Saints fans -having presided over their relegation from the Premier League.
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