As the season approaches it's time to look at the teams who will challenge at the top and those that will struggle to avoid the dreaded drop. Let's start with the strugglers.
Manchester United who dropped off the top will continue to plummet and unless I'm very much mistaken will prop up the table. Kids don't win you anything and all their players are out there making 'em.
Second to last will be Liverpool. The only man capable of keeping them up has left leaving a long cold season ahead. Arsenal will be the final team relegated with Chelsea just surviving the drop.
I trust you're with me so far. It's Cuban Gold, I buy them in the high street and if you must light up that's what I'm smoking. Occasionaly the odd sock but too seldom to mention really.
In the race for the title there is only one name in the hat : Norwich. Elegance, flair and no little hoofing make these guys a shoe-in for the title.
Safri, Edworthy, Huckerby the names fairly trip off the tongue and their 4-4-2 formation is a revolution in modern footballing warfare. If not them then who?
I saw that their ticket prices have gone right through the roof. Quite right I should imagine Safri must be worth the admission price all on his own.
Top quality fare at affordable prices is not what it's about. Top prices which fans never forgive when you're relegated more like. But not for the champions mind.
If the Premiership title race was easy then the Championship is a doddle. Forget that I've been a fanatical supporter while still in the womb, this time it's common sense talking.
Derby County, pride of the Midlands, quality outfit and legends in the world game need merely turn up of a Saturday, to scoop the points.
George Burley's dazzlers, no-one excepted will burn holes in all comers. Dropping out will be the men with boss with the hearing problem. Joe I Kin ear and the boys from the City Ground and lets not kid ourselves, beyond, musn't forget to close the trap door after leaving.