Crunch Time

By london_dan Last edited 167 months ago
Crunch Time

This weekend could very well turn out to be the most important weekend of the season for many London sides.

For a start there's Charlton at home to Bolton, where any result other than a win for the Addicks will surely end their chances of getting European football next season. Come on you Addicks!

Another club who'll be hoping for a Charlton win are Tottenham. A Bolton defeat and a Spurs win away against Liverpool will see them move up to sixth and only one point behind 'Pool. Come on Spurs!

Fulham are still not completely out of trouble despite being 6 points clear of the relegation zone. They need to beat Stuart Pearce's rejuvenated Man City to claim safety. Come on you Cottagers!

And lastly for the Premiership, how important is a win for Crystal Palace at home to Norwich "Let's Be Having You" City? Norwich will be on a high after their 2-0 win over Man United and still impossibly in the chase themselves, and with West Brom recently picking up points despite being managed by Bryan Robson, this is an absolutely massive game for Palace. Come on the Eagles!

In the FA Cup, Arsenal's only hope of a trophy this season hinges on a semi-final against Blackburn Rovers. The FA have made the rather rubbish decision to play both semi-finals at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium this year. Not only that, but the kick-off time is 12:15. Good grief! Arsenal are favourites to win, but clich├ęs will tell you otherwise. Come on you Gunners!

In Division Two, West Ham are at home to Millwall (kick-off 12:00). The Hammers have been excellent recently, but you suspect they'll still need to win the majority of their final five games to get into the play-offs. Millwall are all but mathematically out of the chase, but this being a local derby they'll not be rolling over to let West Ham win. (In the spirit of fairness and non-bias) Come on you Hammers and Lions!

At the bottom, this could very much be the weekend that decides Watford's fate. They're away to already-relegated Rotherham, and with three very difficult games coming up anything other than a win would be a Very Bad Thing for the Hornets. Come on you 'Orns!

In Division Three, Brentford having won 1-0 against Tranmere on Tuesday are finally in the play-off zone. But to stay there a win away against Bradford would be very handy. Come on you Bees!

Two clubs who are sensibly steering clear of all this excitement are QPR who are at home to Leeds United, and Leyton Orient who are away to Southend tonight (kick-off 8:00pm). Come on the Super Hoops and Super O's!

Last Updated 15 April 2005