Premiership predictions – Blackburn, Swansea and Norwich for the drop

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AFTER proclaiming Chelsea to be champions in waiting yesterday, I’m turning my gaze to the bottom of the pile – a task which left you readers divided.
Because Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa all received equal votes in my Facebook poll.
And if you lot can’t make up your mind, what chance have I got?
Nevertheless, neck on the line, firstly I’m plumping for recently promoted sides Swansea and Norwich for the drop – I can’t see how either side has strengthened enough to compete in the Premier League.
Although QPR haven’t exactly pulled their chequebook out either, I really feel their talismanic Moroccan Adel Taraabt will pick them enough points up to scrape through.
That means one established Premiership team is going to be relegated…
And from the teams that teetered on the brink of the Championship last season, there’s only one that looks constantly on the verge of a crisis – not Wigan, not Wolves, but Blackburn.
I can’t see Blackburn’s owners bringing in the big names they’ve promised, and I can’t see Steve Kean keeping his job for the duration.
Rovers and out, that’s my prediction – leave me a comment below if you disagree.

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12 thoughts on “Premiership predictions – Blackburn, Swansea and Norwich for the drop

  1. If Blackburn Rovers go down I will tuck me tackle between me legs and run around Blackburn town centre singing ” Life is a rollercoaster” by Ronan Keeting.
    No way Rovers will go down. Yer off yer ed mate!

  2. So you are another anti Rovers Hack are you. What was the score at Wolves last season oh Wolves 2-3 Blackburn Rovers.
    gIVE IT A REST AND FIND ANOTHER BANDWAGON TO JUMP ON. TRY Birmingham.

  3. You actually have people that read this stuff? In Loughborough?
    Yes Rovers are a currently popular and very easy target for the gutter press, their motto being – “when you cant think of a real story then make something-up about Blackburn Rovers or make a joke about Chickens. Or both!”
    But surely the good and intelligent people of Loughborough are above the need to be assailed by their own local press resorting to similiar tactics…?
    If you cant form a reasoned opinion of your own on football matters then at least please dont resort to such poor journalism as this.
    Everyone in football knows that Blackburn will almost certainly finish in the top 4 and win the FA Cup and qualify for Europe this season.
    Get your money on em now!

  4. Swansea will stay up, pundits are so quick to judge based on “they havent signed anyone” or “they not spent much money”

  5. Who is this guy?
    If it does come down to Rovers fighting it out at the bottom again, then we ll have experience in that field, unlike QPR.
    Find another target

  6. It’s a predictable and soft option to pick the newly promoted sides for relegation. This article just rehashes the standard annual ‘who’s going down’ article by just substituting the names of whoever is promoted. It does suggest though that the writer doesn’t now how competitive Swansea and Norwich are, nor how QPR will survive should Taraabt get on his bike, throw another hissy fit or get a good clogging.
    OK the odds are against all three because people don’t know these new teams and they are stepping up. If this is going to be a football article explain why your tips are going down using logic and undestanding, rather than ‘didn’t spend enough money/buy enough new players I’ve heard of’, or this team is staying up cos someone who’s been praised a lot plays for them. On that basis the Hammers would still be in the Prem.
    The new boys are all capable of taking 3 or more points from Bolton, Sunderland, West Brom, Blackburn, Wolves, Newcastle, Wigan, Stoke, Fulham, Everton. Each has to do better than 3 other teams to survive. Yes they have to play well and adapt quickly to life in the Prem but they are capable and competitive with good managers/coaches and a solid core so don’t dismiss them so easily.

  7. It’s a predictable and soft option to pick the newly promoted sides for relegation. This article just rehashes the standard annual ‘who’s going down’ article by just substituting the names of whoever is promoted. It does suggest though that the writer doesn’t now how competitive Swansea and Norwich are, nor how QPR will survive should Taraabt get on his bike, throw another hissy fit or get a good clogging.
    OK the odds are against all three because people don’t know these new teams and they are stepping up. If this is going to be a football article explain why your tips are going down using logic and undestanding, rather than ‘didn’t spend enough money/buy enough new players I’ve heard of’, or this team is staying up cos someone who’s been praised a lot plays for them. On that basis the Hammers would still be in the Prem.
    The new boys are all capable of taking 3 or more points from Bolton, Sunderland, West Brom, Blackburn, Wolves, Newcastle, Wigan, Stoke, Fulham, Everton. Each has to do better than 3 other teams to survive. Yes they have to play well and adapt quickly to life in the Prem but they are capable and competitive with good managers/coaches and a solid core so don’t dismiss them so easily.

  8. It’s a predictable and soft option to pick the newly promoted sides for relegation. This article just rehashes the standard annual ‘who’s going down’ article by just substituting the names of whoever is promoted. It does suggest though that the writer doesn’t now how competitive Swansea and Norwich are, nor how QPR will survive should Taraabt get on his bike, throw another hissy fit or get a good clogging.
    OK the odds are against all three because people don’t know these new teams and they are stepping up. If this is going to be a football article explain why your tips are going down using logic and undestanding, rather than ‘didn’t spend enough money/buy enough new players I’ve heard of’, or this team is staying up cos someone who’s been praised a lot plays for them. On that basis the Hammers would still be in the Prem.
    The new boys are all capable of taking 3 or more points from Bolton, Sunderland, West Brom, Blackburn, Wolves, Newcastle, Wigan, Stoke, Fulham, Everton. Each has to do better than 3 other teams to survive. Yes they have to play well and adapt quickly to life in the Prem but they are capable and competitive with good managers/coaches and a solid core so don’t dismiss them so easily.

  9. Narrow minded,poor journalism 😉
    Who would have bet West Ham were for the drop last season, Birmingham I can understand considering the financial meltdown ongoing and Blackpool unlucky really not to be still there!
    If Swansea manage to get a few handy signings in between now and the start of the season, I think a few of the Premier League also rans, might have a shock this coming season!

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