Premiership Preview - Part two - Predictions
Football: The Premier League - Who is going down? Who makes the top six?
Having left the crystal ball back in the UK, (TSB team on a field trip, keep eyes posted for sporting pics) we decided to cut through the bullshit and get straight into predictions for the coming season. Yes, the transfer business is not all done yet, although Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata is huge, but his is what we are going for as things stand. If Watford sign Messi, Ronaldo and Joe Hart we might reevaluate.
A quick mention to the promoted teams;
Brighton and Hove Albion have been knocking on the door for sometime. They have a well known, well liked and organised manager in Chris Hughton and the board should give him the time to work out where they fit in the league. Coupled with some astute loans and perhaps a veteran or two, they could stay up in our opinion.
Newcastle Utd are back at the first time of asking with Captain Benitez steadying the ship and turning them into side which is much more in his image. They will have some wedge to throw around and of course are a Premier League club in terms of stature. They should also be OK.
Huddersfield Town are known for being well run, and they have a young and technically minded manager in David Wagner. In the Klopp mould, he will be a welcome asset to our TV sets on Saturday nights... whether they stay up is another matter. Money needs to be spent, but where is the value and do they have the scouting network to exploit it?
So to the business end of things....
The Sporting Blog predictions are as follows;
Champions : Chelsea
2nd : Manchester City
3rd : Tottenham
4th : Manchester Utd
5th : Arsenal
6th : Liverpool/Everton dog fight to the very last day
We asked The Sporting Blogs legend in his own lifetime J.T McCoy for his predictions and he came out with;
2nd : Manchester Utd
3rd : Spurs
4th : Arsenal
5th : Manchester City
6th : Everton
And who is going down? The Sporting Blog suggests....
J.T McCoy bottom 3...
What do you think? Leave your predictions in the comments!