Here we go again!
Bloody hell! Is it August already? What
happened to the post season?
It's gone in a blur - and without an international
tournament to console oneself with either.
That said, May to August must be the most
boring time of the year. If it wasn't for the 20-20 cricket and various
other interesting summer sports we'd all die of boredom.
It's great that the new season is here,
and what promises to be the most positive one City-wise at that.
This simply this has to
be ours and Danny Wilson's year. The likes of Wigan, Crewe and Cardiff
are gone and it's widely been stated that the division this season
is the most wide open in years
The sad loss over the summer was Mr Scott
Murray departing to Reading. Thanks Scott ,you gave us some memorable
moments during your time at City and I personally hope that you do
well at Reading. If not we'll take you back on loan, okay?
With Murray gone some might have put us
down for a mid-table finish. In fact the same usual few always do.
That was until, of course, the excellent
signings of Lee Miller (The Incider's proud new sponsored player!)
and Luke Wilkshire. It's a refreshing change to see the club buying
fresh young tallent rather than old journeymen.
Yes thanks Tony, we've finally shifted
the last few players of your reign. With Peter Beadle off down the
dole office we can reflect on your time at City and think...NEVER
So what about the rest of Division Two?
Well for sure we can expect to see QPR up there. With the signings
of Rowlands (a previous City target), Sabin and Ainsworth, they will
be a force. Of the others Sheffield Wednesday under the leadership
of Turner will obviously try to succeed, but I see them making play
offs at best. Brighton have sold Zamora, so get down to the Third
Swindon seem to be the suprise package.
With no fewer than seven signings and further money
problems, its a far cry from early last season when most of the supporters
wanted Andy King out. I see Swindon finishing strongly towards the
end of the season.
So my predicted final top six looks like
4. Grimsby Town
5. Sheffield Wednesday
6. Tranmere Rovers
For the bottom half, I hope that Chesterfield
sne up on the scrapheap. It would be nice to see Swindon and Plymouth
down there but I can't really see it!
One thing is for sure, this is going to
be a great rollercoaster of a season. Let's have some more 2-0 wins
at QPR and Sheffield Wednesday and fewer 0-2 defeats at the likes
of Notts County and Chesterfield, please.
Once again thanks for everyone's continued
support of The Incider. The past year has been such an enjoyable one,
both working with Brian and Huw, and hearing from the rest of you
out there that read it. You'll probably see me on tour with The Incider
flag this season so say 'hello', won't you!