English Premier League – A Climactic Ending

English Premier League Trophy - As seen June 2011 in Dorchester, MA

EPL Championship Trophy – As seen June 2011 in Dorchester, MA

The last day of the English Premier League season is Sunday morning, and for Queens Park Rangers, Bolton, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle, it will determine where they will play next year.

Unlike American sports, there are no playoffs or draft position to be concerned about.

Five out of the 10 fixtures will still have major implications.

Who will be crowned champion?
Who will play in what European competitions next season?
Who will be relegated to the NPower Championship League?

The biggest game is Manchester City/Queens Park Rangers, and it has massive implications.

  • Queens Park Rangers win, they will avoid relegation… PLUS
  • Manchester United wins against Sunderland, United crowned champions.
  • Queens Park Rangers draw or loose, Manchester City crowned champions.
  • Manchester United and Manchester City loose or draw, Manchester City crowned champions.

The other team competing to avoid relegation is Bolton.

  • Queens Park Rangers win, Bolton relegated.
  • Bolton wins and Queens Park Rangers loose, Queens Park Rangers gets relegated.

Regardless what happens to Blackburn, and Wolverhampton, they will be relegated to the Championship League.

The top 4 play in the Champions League next year, while one will compete in the Europa League.

Regardless what Manchester City and Manchester United do, they will be in the UEFA Champions League next year, but Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, will be competing for European bids.

  • Arsenal & Tottenham win; both go to the UEFA Champions League next year.
    Newcastle go to the Europa League
  • Arsenal & Tottenham loose, Newcastle wins, Newcastle & Arsenal go to the UEFA Champions League.
    Tottenham go to the Europa League
  • Arsenal & Newcastle win, Tottenham loose or draw; Arsenal & Newcastle go to the Champions League.
    Tottenham go to the Europa League
  • If all three loose or draw, Arsenal & Tottenham go to the Champions League.
    Newcastle go to the Europa League

No matter how you look at it, it has been a tremendous turnaround for Newcastle, who were in the Championship League only two years ago.

The good news is for the American European soccer fan.  FOX Sports will be showing every game on many of their networks, starting at 9:30am est.

Enjoy, because it will not be back till August!

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