Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Seventh Annual Parallax View Premiership Predictions

Given that West Ham's Premiership status remained under at least perceived threat throughout much of the close season, we never quite got round to a review of last term's campaign. Perhaps in hindsight the least said the better, particularly last year's predictions which were atypically poor (Liverpool as champions, Reading bottom, anyone?) with only the no-brainer of Watford's relegation completely spot-on.

A lot of money has been spent in the close season, but we could be faced with a situation of 'the more things change, the more they stay the same'. Can Darren Bent and a whizkid full-back really see the Tottscum bridge a huge gap between them and the big four last season? Are there really revolutions going on at Newcastle, Villa, West Ham and Man City or will all four again flatter to deceive? So your far-seeing football pundit had a bit of a think about it and came up with this shake-up -


2. Manchester United
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

5. Tottenham Hotspur
6. Everton
7. Portsmouth
8. Newcastle United
9. Blackburn Rovers
10. Aston Villa
11. Manchester City
12. West Ham United
13. Sunderland
14. Bolton Wanderers
15. Fulham
16. Middlesborough
17. Birmingham

18. Reading
19. Derby County
20. Wigan Athletic

Hmm...seems we've still got it in for Reading.

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Anonymous graybo said...

Meanwhile, in real football, I predict mid-table mediocrity for Brighton and Hove Albion as money continues to be tight, facilities poor and competition stiff in Division Three (or whatever it is called these days).
However, in Sussex County League Division One (see, we still have proper names for our league divisions!) Crowborough Athletic are assured a good season after recording two nine-goal victories in the last few days in friendlies (9-1 against Seaford and 9-2 against Westfield), plus a 4-1 win over Haywards Heath. Meanwhile, Chichester City United seem unlikely to bother the top of the table due to a string of injuries, a need for new talent and players being unavailable for the start of the season.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous arseblogger said...

Another Gunner heads for retirement at Upton Park. I hope you get some mileage out of Freddie.

2:58 PM  

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