RELEGATION DOGFIGHT: Four teams separated by 99 miles...and four points
20 May 2009 11:06
Welcome to the relegation region, where such is the despair of one club that no more than 700 of their fans will travel to watch their final moments in this season's Premier League.
So if Middlesbrough supporters are right to stay away and their team can't score plenty against England goalkeeper Robert Green, that leaves three clubs - less than 100 miles apart - playing for two places outside the doom zone.
Listen, then, to this plea from one employee whose livelihood depends on a bunch of under-achieving millionaires.
'Staying in the Premier League is about more than just the football team. Jobs are at stake for people behind the scenes who have worked here for years and I can't even think about going down and what might happen.'