In the Footy Blog’s continuing efforts to be hip and with it, I thought I’d introduce match threads. The universe has enough Live Blogs, match reports, Zonal Marking tactical breakdowns that it’s just nice to have a designated space where you can leave a comment, vent, and then move on whilst checking every five seconds to see if someone has made fun of you. That’s the Internet.

Whilst the Times’ Tony Evans sums up my thoughts on non-title matches:

this will be an important one for next season, so take it for what you will. Di Matteo is fielding a strong side, so Daniel Sturridge then. Then there’s Tottenham v Bolton, which holds importance for Spurs’ desire to put off St. Totteringham’s day a bit longer, and for Aston Villa to GTFO of trouble.

Over in Spain, the game to watch is Athletico Bilbao v Real Madrid. Should Malaga beat Barcelona (pshaw!), Real would have to beat Athletico to nab the La Liga title. LLL has some interesting things to say on that front…

And in Italy will be switching back and forth to see if today sees Juve win the Scudetto. They need to beat lowly Lecce and hope that Atalanta does one against Meeeeelan (pshaw again!). So expect things to happen on the weekend instead…

The floor is yours…