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There are two big games today! Here’s your place to talk about them.

Happy Saturday, Tottenham fans!

There are two big games on today that you should probably watch, but for different reasons.

The first is the Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium. Aston Villa will face off against Fulham in for the right to join Wolverhampton and Cardiff in the Premier League next season.

This is an intriguing match for Spurs supporters for a couple of reasons, and they mostly involved rooting for Villa. Steve Bruce’s side features Tottenham loanee Josh Onomah, who has had a solid loan with the Villains this past season even if his performances have been a bit of a mixed bag. Bruce hasn’t played him at all in the Championship playoffs though, and it’s unclear whether he’ll get any minutes at all today.

The other reason is because of Fulham’s teenage star Ryan Sessegnon. The thought is that Spurs are in the lead to sign him this summer, but only if Fulham don’t promote. If they go up, the Cottagers will want to keep him for their first Premier League season since 2014.

So, uh, go Villa?

Then, of course, there’s the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. I can understand our English readership being torn between their loyalties here — rooting for the English side to win vs. Madrid, who will have completed a three-peat of Champions League titles if they win. I’m pulling for Madrid, mostly because I don’t think I can handle Liverpool supporters if they somehow manage to win their first European championship since ISTANBUL.

Here’s your open thread. Enjoy!

How to Watch

Aston Villa vs. Fulham (English Championship Playoff Final)
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. GMT
TV: not televised (USA), Sky Sports Football / Main Event (UK)
Stream: ESPN+ (USA), Sky Go Extra (UK)

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool (Champions League Final)
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2:45 p.m. ET / 7:45 p.m. GMT
TV: Fox, ESPN Deportes (USA), BT Sports 2 (UK)
Stream: Fox Soccer Match Pass, ESPN+ (USA), BT Sport Live (UK)