The English Premier League sometimes comes under criticism for its lack of competitiveness.
The title race is usually contested between two—at best three—giant, cash-infused clubs; the remaining European spots by the usual chasing pack of perennial also-rans; and it quickly becomes apparent who is in relegation danger, while the rest of the teams can settle in soporifically for another year of mid-table mediocrity.
But that characterisation is glib and not entirely accurate—perhaps more a reflection of the fatalism of disappointed fans than the reality of a dynamic and changeable competition.
In the second half of the 2012/13 season, there are several EPL clubs whose destinies come May are very far from assured.
Here are six with the most still on the line this season.