Which team do you think will be the surprise package for the 2019/20 season in L1?
Can Lincoln copy Luton and make it two successful promotions?
( please remember that Bury and Bolton start the season on minus 12pts )
I am going to say that the top six when it is all said and done will be:
I think Lincoln will have a good season but run out of steam in the second half of the season and will finish in the top 10. I just have a sense that Oxford will have a good season, not sure why really, just a hunch.
I think that whilst everyone is talking about Sunderland and Pompey being the teams to watch in L1 that Peterborough are a team to watch out for. They have Toney up front and have Mo Eisa now too and Godden can't even get into the side. They have serious firepower up front and they are going to give a few teams a right tonking on occasions this season. If they can build a solid defence they will be a jugganaut and will be difficult to stop.
Sunderland are another strong outfit with tremendous support. There is real pressure for them to get promoted this year but they have had to cut back on their playing squad because of financial fair play rules and as much as I like the signing of McNulty I don't think they are a stronger squad overall from last year. Pompey and Peterborough have taken a step forward (imho) and they haven't.
I can't see Ipswich being outside of the top 10 even with a lot of changes at Portman Road - and they will be very strong at home this season (tough away game this year for every team!)
Coventry are another team that is projected to have a good season but they have a few off the pitch issues so I am expecting that will have an effect and push them down but not out of the top 10.
What are your thoughts?