The weekly: Manchester United on Monday, West Ham today, Petrov, Benteke and Dunne

I didn't think Wigan would beat Manchester City but I also didn't think it would be so close. I actually thought they could beat West Ham and I'm also starting to think that they will today. Wigan looked better than I thought they would, even though they always look better towards the end of the season.

So I have a feeling there will be even more claret and blue supporters today hoping West Ham get something and just because I think Wigan will win doesn't mean they will. I hope West Ham get something.


I also hope QPR get something even thought they're going down and that Everton get three points today too. In fact, that would be the perfect Saturday; West Ham, Everton and QPR so that will be where my fiver goes today.

Manchester United on Monday

I should also say that I don't with certainty think we are going to lose on Monday but I do find it hard to to see us winning and most of the money will be on Manchester United, but there is the potential for an upset especially the way we have been playing of late. And yes and upset would be a point. All three would be called something else.

But with that happening on Monday, it's the games today that count.

Benteke and other news

Right, with today and Monday out of the way, there is the speculation (or is it actual news) that Benteke will be with us next season, even if we were to go down. If it's news and he said something (sorry, I've not read everything this week), then it's fantastic news and a nice way to show faith in the manager that brought him over.

In other news, Petrov was back at Bodymoor this week and appears on the mend. Fingers crossed it stays that way and who knows, we might see him back at Villa Park in one role or another one day soon.

And finally, it has been as good as confirmed that Richard Dunne has played his last game for Aston Villa. The manager had this to say; "Yes, because he main thing for me and for Richard was for him to get himself back to playing the game of football. At the minute he's doing fine with his rehab, really well."

And yes, I picked something he said with no reference to him not playing again, but I liked how the word 'rehab' got thrown in.

So, with no Aston Villa until Monday, time for a late lunch, just in time for West Ham and Wigan. Come on you Hammers.