Is this the East Midlands’ year?

ONE of my first blog posts for Goaltastic, written on Blogger before the site had a permanent home on the Echo website, previewed Leicester City and Nottingham Forest playing in the 2009/2010 Championship playoffs.
Since Derby limped out of the top flight in 2008 licking its considerable wounds, it’s been possible for football fans to drive the length of the M1 on away days without passing by a Premiership stadium – and both teams had a chance to change that.
Needless to say, they blew it, and the East Midlands has remained without a top flight team.
But today, a new season kicks off with big spenders Leicester City hot favourites for automatic promotion, and a Steve MacLaren-led Nottingham Forest surely a contender for a play-off spot.
Hell, even predicted mid-table team Derby may be a surprise package this season – at least one of the trio could make the Premiership one way or another.
All three kick off their seasons today – as an East Midlander I hope it’s a winning start for all three.

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One thought on “Is this the East Midlands’ year?

  1. To even mention derby in the same sense as Forest and leicester is woefully misguided.
    Expect a relegation dogfight with clough walking at christmas for derby at best.

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