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The If's But's and Maybe's of the Premier League Survival Race

Wigan Athletic fans show their support ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wigan Athletic at Craven Cottage.
Wigan Athletic fans show their support ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wigan Athletic at Craven Cottage.

Well its been one hell of a season, and the really annoying thing is that yet again, as Wigan get into form its the end of the season. But at least it means we are up for the fight to stay in the Premier League for an eight consecutive season. Not bad for a 'rugby town' is it.

So with survival very much on my mind. I am going to take my second look at what we can expect from the last few remaining games or two in most cases (three if your Bolton Wanderers, and their game in hand could change everything). Two weeks ago I gave my verdict on how the table would finish at the bottom look at each teams fixture list. Following two weeks worth of games, I am not so sure anymore.

The one thing we know now, is that Wolves will not be taking a part in the final day shuffle to stay up. They fought so hard, but hard wasn't good enough and they have dropped down back to the Championship. Sorry to see them go, but these things happen.

As for the rest of us, well its a fight and one Wigan at least are at the front of. We are now the form team in the Premier League and the display at the weekend as given us a massive boost ahead of next Monday's crucial game at Blackburn Rovers.

Before that though, Bolton have their game in hand to play. If Bolton beat Tottenham at home on Wednesday night, then it heaps more pressure on Wigan getting a win at Blackburn. However if Tottenham win, then a point at Blackburn could be a enough to see Wigan stay up. With that in mind, what are QPR and Bolton doing next weekend?

Well QPR face a home tie against Stoke. QPR have been really strong at home towards the end of this season, while Stoke are starting to tail off as their players can see the end of their very long season. Yet a point for the Potters against Arsenal at the weekend will see them go in with confidence against a QPR side that were pushed a side by Chelsea.

Bolton on the other hand face a home tie against West Bromwich Albion. If Bolton win during mid week they could well be right on top of us going into this game full of confidence with their home crowd behind them. This isn't as easy as we would have thought it to be.

So it shows how important the game is going to be against Blackburn. The lads can't look at the ifs and maybes, that's for us fans to worry about and pray for miracles. All the lads have to do is go out and play like they did this weekend. Do that, and we could be securing our Premier League status once more.