Dan’s Premier League Table predictions – Part 1 (Bottom Five)

Premiership Table Predictions Part 1 – by Dan Smith

20th- Norwich
Won’t be based on a lack of effort and given how they play will earn the odd scalp at Carrow Road but will get heavy beatings away from home. It is not in their DNA to park the bus, but while Daniel Farke’s ‘you play, we play’ philosophy is commendable, it might be naive at this level. Opposite to Aston Villa, the group has been kept together for the long term, meaning relegation won’t see their board panic. Maybe Pukki can handle this level but in general it’s a Championship squad.

19th – Brighton
Sacked Chris Houghton based on his lack of ambition yet didn’t follow that up in the transfer window. Graham Potter has a high reputation but is still unproven, unlike Hughton who if nothing else knew how to organise a team and make them hard to beat. This is a hard League to learn a new philosophy as you go along.

18th Sheffield United
I give them a fighting chance due to Chris Wilder and the Bramall Lane Factor. No one will enjoy a trip to Sheffield, and they have a manager who gets the very last ounce of the talent he has. Ultimately there is a gamble about each of their signings and they might just lack quality when it counts.

17th Newcastle
I feel sorry for Steve Bruce as it’s not his fault he’s not Rafa Benitez. He’s good enough to meet the criteria set by his employer but is it a criteria the fans agree with? Can the Toon Army separate their frustration with their owner and not take it out on their manager? First boss to be sacked in my opinion.

16th Southampton
I don’t think Ralph Hasenhuttl got enough credit for the work he did last season. Concerned about their lack of fitness, he had to train his squad extensively while playing every few days. For once they start a campaign with some sort of identity, but they lack an x factor.

Who’s your bottom 5? Please put your choices in the comments….

Dan Smith

4 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Dan’s predictions are back ???

  2. tony says:

    Mainly agree with that Dan. I and some mates put in a £10 and predict the final placings of all the teams in the Premiership.
    We base it on the lowest points wins the £££’s. IE. If I predict The Arsenal to finish top and they finish 4th that’s 3 points against me…… Just for the record.
    16th Newcastle
    17th Villa
    18th Norwich
    19th Brighton
    20th Sheff Utd
    I look forward to seeing the next five!
    Maybe Admin Martin could set something up (no money involved)with the regular contributors to the site and keep us updated at various stages of the season?

  3. Eddie says:

    Arsenal rejects Everton 30million bid for Iwobi.
    Brace yourself, he’s gon be here for a looong time.
    I’m not excited about Iwobi, average at best but still a better option than Mhki.
    Everton can have Mhiki for 10miilion

  4. jon fox says:

    Who cares, since it won’t be us! This is an Arsenal site and I propose to keep it that way! TALK ABOUT THE TOP FIVE AND WE ARE CONCERNED. BOTTOM FIVE? YAWN!!!

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