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#5 things you need an opinion on for the weekend

by Paddy Power Admin | May 11, 2012

#1. The Premier League

It’s the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday! Cue lots of excitement in the Soccer Saturday studio as the title is decided, clips of children in the crowd crying as they’re relegated, and the classic “We Survived” pitch invasion normally led by an overweight topless man.

The Premier League crown looks like it’s heading over to City whose fans will no doubt win gracefully without sticking two fingers up at their Manchester rivals.

QPR or Bolton will join Blackburn and Wolves in the Championship and the fight for fourth will come to an end. Hopefully if this Soccer Saturday comes anywhere close to the scenes we saw last week we’re in for a treat.

#2. Manchester United’s new tea towel jersey

If United don’t win the league then their fans can be comforted by the release of a dashing new home kit for next season. The “tea towel” affect and overly dramatic “Forged in Industry. Made of Manchester” slogan is supposedly a nod to Manchester’s 1878 cotton industry. Unfortunately that isn’t going to stop the other kids in the playground saying it looks like you’re wearing your nan’s tablecloth.

Liverpool have a new kit as well, made by Warrior instead of Adidas. According to the tag line, the shirt “makes you feel 7ft tall”, which is good news for that short arse Suarez. In more great news for kit lovers everywhere, Cardiff will continue play in blue next year. The rumour mill was in full spin as the clubs Malaysian owners wanted the kit to be red and have a dragon incorporated into the crest.

#3. Racing world is going flat-out

The horse racing world will be treated to some more classic flat racing over the weekend. The Derbyand Oaks Trials on Saturday both have their biggest fields for several years, with Epsom and Ascotjust around the corner. The flat season is well and truly taking off after a thrilling Guineasand now the focus is turning to the Derby.

Last year’s race, which is the biggest of the Classics, was won in dramatic style by Pour Moi. Good old Queen Lizzie no doubt had a few pennies on her horse Carlton House who was the favourite for the race but ended up well beaten. Mickael Barzalona gave Pour Moi an incredible ride, timed to absolute perfection, and even had the balls to stand up and celebrate before he hit the line. Great effort.

#4. Vroom service on Sunday

If you’re after even more great sport, treat yourself to the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona with your roast dinner on Sunday! This season F1 has been incredibly competitive with four different winners all from different constructers in the opening four races.

The Spanish race is always a little bit spicier as fan favourite Fernando Alonso tries to make the chequered flag in front of his home fans. Alonso did the business in Malaysia a few weeks ago but hasn’t won this race since 2006.

#5. Ouch! Neil Lennon gets clobbered

Over in Scotland, Champions Celtic have had their end of season awards and released footage of possibly one of the most brutal tackles of the season. In a reserve game 21 year old Andre Blackman put in a tackle worthy of any SPL match, taking out the gaffer himself.


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