For us it is pre season prediction times.
Still plenty to happen in the transfer market but who do we think are going to be heading to the promised land and who will be dropping down to League one?
The up coming 2019/ 2020 season see's Huddersfield, Cardiff and Fulham all making returns back down to the Championship, while we see Luton, Charlton and Barnsley all bouncing back up. For Luton and Charlton it has been a long absence with Luton having to experience the indignity of non league football since they were last in the Championship.
The bookies believe Leeds will make it across the line this time with Barnsley & Charlton both down as an immediate return to League one.
So what are our predictions?
|1st||Fulham||We felt they had too much to come down. Poor management early on. They have too much for the rest this time and straight back to the promised land.|
|2nd||West Brom||A change of manager should see them make the transition from nearly men.|
|3rd||Bristol City||Yes, I know, bias.....but genuinely believe we will top the play offs. Not enough for automatic.|
|4th||Leeds||For me they will still not have enough to make it all the way.|
|5th||Stoke||We think with a full season under his belt this is the time for Stoke to show their undoubted class.|
|6th||Sheff Wednesday||Who would count against Steve? We think they will sneak the final play off spot.|
|7th||Swansea||We saw how good they were at the end of last season. Lots happening off the pitch but we think they will impress.|
|8th||Cardiff||Neils last season as a football manager to end in disappointment.|
|9th||Brenford||Too good a footballing team not to be there or there about's.|
|10th||Middlesbrough||Missed out last year and this year we believe they have fallen behind.|
|11th||Derby||Lots of loans enabled them to punch above their weight. A poor side last season will struggle this time.|
|12th||Huddersfield||On the way down. Enough quality to keep them mid table this time around.|
|13th||Luton||On the up. A safe and secure season ready for a challenge in 2020 / 2021.|
|14th||Preston||Strong and steady. Not enough for automatic but will prove difficult to beat.|
|15th||Reading||We believe this season will start the beginning of a revival for Reading.|
|16th||Millwall||Good, well managed club and team.|
|17th||Notts Forest||More shenanigans at Forest will hold them back again.|
|18th||Blackburn||Too big for relegation....surely!|
|19th||Wigan||On their day a great team and difficult to beat. Enough to keep them another season.|
|20th||Charlton||Welcome back to Charlton and we think a safe season back in the Championship.|
|21st||Barnsley||We think they will have enough to fight another season.|
|22nd||Hull||Hull really should have seen the writing on the wall.|
|23rd||Birmingham||Another club not being well managed that we believe will suffer the consequences.|
|24th||QPR||This season's Ipswich. Some bad decisions will cost them their place in the Championship.|
We shall see how close we are. We have some shocks with three big clubs dropping and we see Fulham bounce back and taking WBA with them.
Only time will tell.