Aston Villa After a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the club following investment from two billionaires. For a while it looked like we’d have to sell our best players. As that no longer looks to be the case, I’m feeling hopeful. We’ll start the campaign with Jack Grealish, Andre Green and Jonathan Kodjia, who all were out of the side for significant periods last season. We are, however, weakened by the departures of Robert Snodgrass, Sam Johnstone and John Terry. Assuming there are no significant departures, Villa can challenge for a place in the play-offs at the very least. After Cardiff reached the Premier League last season, automatic promotion should not be beyond our wildest dreams. I predict we’ll finish fifth.Josh Smith Birmingham City The phrase “typical Blues” should be on our club badge. It is said with such frequency that it’s almost a rite of passage for Birmingham fans. Lurching from one embarrassment to another has been a constant theme of my 30 years supporting the club. This year is no different. Having an alright squad, a highly rated coach in Garry Monk and the possibility of some… Read full this story
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