Following the podcast which we dropped last week about the woes of Newcastle United, Jimmy Haidak and myself got to talking off air about which teams we think will be relegation fodder for the Premier League this year. As per normal Haidak and I are at crossed paths in terms of who we think will win the title, who we think will finish top 4 and who we think will win the Champions League, but when it comes to the relegation candidates we are in no doubt at all. Have a look and let us know if you agree.
There really is no getting away from the fact that the mighty Toon Army look doomed this year, something which many fans are actually looking forward to. The start of the season has been pretty dismal for the Geordies, except of course for that miraculous win at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Newcastle just can’t score goals, which is kind of necessary if you want survive the Premier League. Mike Ashley has ran the club well and truly into the ground and the appointment of Steve Bruce is the epitome of just how miserable this club is right now. Unless Joelinton channels his inner Shearer, Newcastle are toast.
The revolving door policy which Watford have had for their managers seems to have worked for a long time, up until now. Javi Gracia was fired just 4 matches into the season and quite frankly Watford just look weak right now. Qique Sanches Flores has come back for a send spell in charge of the Honrets and we predict that he won’t make it to the end of the season either. Watford have been dismal so far this season, summed up by their 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Watford will have some exciting times this year, but sadly the majority of them will end in disappointment and loss, and by Christmas it will be clear that Watford are only heading in one direction and that is the Championship.
For our money Brighton are going to be in a straight shoot-out with Sheffield United for the last relegation place and we just have an inkling that Chris Wilder’s men may just have enough in the bag to keep the Blades in the Premier League for at least another season. Graham Potter is trying to do things at Brighton which they just don’t have the clientele for and that will ultimately be their undoing. Glenn Murray did well for the Guls last year but at 35 years old he cannot be depended on as they did in the past. When the goals dry up and the defense gets leaky, Brighton’s fate will be sealed and the too will be heading back to the second tier of English football.
Who do you think drops down this year? Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments.