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13 May 24 14:27
Date Joined: 18 Jan 05
| Topic/replies: 5,162 | Blogger: leazes67's blog
the ''big'' 6 not playing each other on the final game of the season?
you have to go back to 2008/9 season,16 years .
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Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 13, 2024 3:48 PM BST
Fixture computer knows there's fa cup and champions league finals at
end of season.
Report tobermory May 13, 2024 4:04 PM BST
I believe it's more to do with police interference, concerns about 'rivalry games' on the last day making 'trouble' much more likely.

Try finding the last time Arsenal played Spurs on the last day and calculating the odds of that not happening since.

So it predates any concerns about English teams being worn out for Europe. Though, if we tried to change it now, what YHTL says would indeed be the main objection.

It's crap though IMO, as makes season more anti-climatic than it needs to be.

I would not only not rule out the best teams playing each other at the end, I would try and guaranteee that they do meet.

I would only use the current computer model for the 1st half of the season. The league table at halfway would determine the rest of the fixtures, So the 1st place team would play 19th,18th,17th.... down to 1st v 2nd place on last day.
Report jimnast May 13, 2024 7:15 PM BST
Spurs arsenal 1971 at white hart lane ray Kennedy last minute goal .
Report jimnast May 13, 2024 7:21 PM BST
Arsenal also won the title at Old Trafford not absolutely sure it was the last game of the season though.
Report mecca May 13, 2024 7:46 PM BST
Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2 ..... "It's up for grabbs now... Thomas!!"
Report lurka May 13, 2024 7:48 PM BST
Arsenal were supposed to play at Anfield a week after Hillsborough but it was postponed. That's why it was the last game.
Report lurka May 13, 2024 7:51 PM BST
Arsenal won the league at WHL and OT under Wenger but neither were the last game.
Report jimnast May 13, 2024 7:55 PM BST
Of course Mecca what an incredible end that was I was in a pub in north Manchester and I couldn’t believe the celebration when that went in no idea why it was on a Friday night ,for me that was better than aguero and that’s nothing to do with who I support.
Report jimnast May 13, 2024 7:57 PM BST
Sorry lurka hadn’t fully read your post regarding why it was the last game.
Report tobermory May 13, 2024 8:38 PM BST
The games mentioned were all 'accidentally' the last game, never scheduled.

Including the 1971 Spurs/Arsenal game.

League games postponed due to weather or Cup runs etc could be rearranged for the week after the scheduled last day.

That was stopped due to some dodgy results.

The last scheduled day is now always the actual last day.

So those games will never happen again, unless something like I suggested was put in place.
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