World Football Update - May 9th 2012

Jon Forget
May 9th 2012

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Feature Matches
Midweek football (Wednesday)gives us the Europa LeagueFinal, theNpower Championship Playoff,and some great MLS action.Two Spanish sidesAtletico Madrid and Atletic Bilbao have earned a berth in the Europa league Finals. These two clubs are well familiar with each other, and this Final should provide for some very entertaining football. In the early afternoonBirmingham tries to clawtheir way back into contention for the Championship playoff Final at Wembley, as they face Ian Holloways Blackpool. The winner of this twoleg Semi will faceWest Ham in a one gameFinal to decide which team will return to the Premiership for the 2012/13 Campaign.
MLS, despite the Rapids having the week off, highlightsour Wednesday and Saturday lineup. We also have the German Cup Final Saturday at noon betweenBorussia Dortmund and Bayern Munchen, first and second respectively in the Bundesliga.
The real story this week however is the final day of the2011/12 EPL season. There is much to play for, and the Lions will be featuring as many games as possible. Every match kicks off simultaneouslyat 8am Sunday morning, and we have set the matches to specific areas to accomodate fansof all teams, and feature the most important matches (see below to see what area of the Pub your match will be shown). There are three big stories that willunfold Sunday morning, the League winner will be decided, who makes Champions/Europa League football next year, and of course who will face relegation. It is an all Manchester battle to win the league with City and United tied on points. City hold the goal differential advantage, and with a win they will wrap up their first title in forty some odd years. United will, of course, be expected to take care of their business should City falter. Its a three horse race for Champions League football, and Arsenal hold the slimmest of advantages over Newcastle and Tottenham. The Geordies and the Gunners have the toughest test, playing away and both needing the win, againstEverton and West Brom respectively. Tottenham are playing at home to the team with the worst away record in the league,Fulham, which should be three points for them. Two sides have already been relegated, Wolves and Blackburn, while Bolton andQueens Park Rangers still have everything to play for. Unfortunately for QPR, they happen to face City away on the final day, which means it is likely they will have to rely on Bolton to lose or tie at Stoke to ensure their safety. Anyway you look at it there will be Glory and disappointment on this final day of the EPL campaign. We will be serving Breakfast and Happy Hourwhile all the action takes place, but get in early to get a good spot for what promises to be an epic day!
On the Horizon
Next week our Colorado Rapids faceD.C. United (Wednesday night) away, and then return home to take on Eastern conference leaders Sporting K.C. Saturday night.We have two great Finals to look forward toon Saturday May 19th, with the Playoff Championship kicking off early, and the 2012 Champions League Final kicking off in the afternoon. Dont forget it is less than thirty days until this Summers European Cup kicks off as well!
This Weeks Football
Wednesday May 9th
Atletico Madrid v Atletic Bilbao 12:45pm (Europa League Final)
Birmingham v Blackpool 12:45pm (Championship Playoff 2nd Leg)
New York v Houston 5pm (MLS)
Chicago v Salt Lake 6:30pm (MLS)
Dallas v Seattle 6:30pm (MLS)
Saturday May 12th
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munchen 12pm (German Cup Final)
Montreal v L.A. Galaxy 2pm (MLS)
Houston v D.C. United 2:30pm (MLS)
New England v Vancouver 5:30pm (MLS)
Columbus v Dallas 5:30pm (MLS)
Chicago v Sporting K.C. 6:30pm (MLS)
Seattle v Salt Lake 8pm (MLS)
Sunday May 13th
Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Main bar no volume, Three Lions: Main Bar with volume)
Sunderland v Manchester United 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Main bar with volume, Three Lions: Main Bar no volume & Best corner with volume)
West Brom v Arsenal 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Not showing, Three Lions: Upstairs West side with volume)
Tottenham v Fulham 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Back of bar no volume, Three Lions: Upstairs East side with volume)
Everton v Newcastle 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Not showing, Three Lions: Online, upstairs bar no volume)
Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Top shelf with volume, Three Lions: Not showing)
Stoke v Bolton 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Not showing, Three Lions: Main Bar no volume
Swansea v Liverpool 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Front of bar no volume, Three Lions: Games area no volume)
Wigan v Wolves 8am (EPL) (Bulldog: Not showing, Three Lions: Online only)
Norwich v Aston Villa 8am (EPL)
(Bulldog: Not showing, Three Lions: Online only)
Philadelphia v New York 10:30am (MLS)
Juventus v Atalanta 12:45pm (Serie A)
San Jose v Chivas 5pm (MLS)
European Cup 2012: Preparations are being made for a top notch Euro 2012 party at the Three Lions. The competition kicks off on Friday June 8th, and culminates Sunday July 1st. The first eight days of the tournament we will be open at 7am, three hours before the first kick off. Get in early as the vast majority of tables are first come first serve. We have also made the addition of a private VIP lounge that is available for up to 25 people (contact Jon for more details). We will be adding brand new televisions and tables to other areas of the Pub to help optimize every ones viewing experience for this massive event. The Lions will be running beer specials throughout the tournament, and will feature every match live with volume.Be sure to join us for what promises to be an incredible month of World Football!
Formula 1: Join us early Sunday morning for the 5th Formula 1 Grand Prix of the 2012 season live from Catalunya Spain. Start time is 6am, and the race leads directly in to the final day of the EPL season.
Scarf Wall: I am currently collecting soccer scarves from around the world for the Three Lions scarf wall. If you have any old football scarves that are just sitting in a drawer, and you would like to see them displayed in the Pub, please bring them down.

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