Well, certainly not for prospective PL champions, Leicester City who ground out yet another 1-0 victory over a disappointingly toothless Saints team at the KP Stadium.
Spurs, however could only manage a draw at Anfield and are now 7 points behind the Foxes with 6 games to go. Both Manchester clubs got their acts together to remain in contention for European places, with West Ham faltering at home to Palace.
At the bottom Norwich got an invaluable win at home to the Les Geordies, giving them an apparently safe cushion above both North-East clubs and doomed Villa.
In the National League local club Eastleigh drew at home to struggling Guiseley, but remain in contention for a play-off spot as others faltered at this tense time of the season.
Into Europe and El Classico ended with an unexpected Real win at the Camp Nou and who would have thought that Ramos would get a red card with his reputation! Surprisingly neither Suarez, Neymar nor Messi got on the score-sheet, but Ronaldo did to secure a 2-1 victory. Barca still well clear at the top and also focussing on progressing into the CL semis when they play the first leg against the other Madrid team this week.
French champions PSG won again with an outstanding hat-trick from PL bound Ibrahimovic, warming up nicely for their CL quarter final clash with Man City.
Italian national coach Conte has finally been announced by Chelsea as their new manager for next season, after Hiddink did an excellent job as caretaker manager after the as yet unplaced Mourinho's departure.
Wilkie Tours are looking forward to the next ground-hopping trip to Germany next month where Mainz will continue their quest for European football when they visit Stuttgart, who are not pulling up any trees these days. We have also secured tickets for the Bundesliga 2 game at Sandhausen, with a potential 3rd game at Felbach (wherever that is!).