West Brom or Villa for me. It seems especially open this year, I’m struggling to pick a top 6. Depressingly, Derby look to have recruited very well - but then this always seems to be the case! They would be my dark horses for the title and a stick on for playoffs. A lot of previews have Stoke as favourites… not sure I see tha.
I’m optimistic that Forest can compete for a playoff place, we’ve added quality in every position and retained some of the successful loan players from last year. The three Portuguese lads all look great, João Carvalho might be a little too good for us! The last time we backed a manager in this fashion it was Pearce and he struggled after a decent start, I’m just hoping we don’t shit ourselves and sack Karanka if we start slowly, I’ve been impressed with him so far.
Things are definitely looking up, the academy is still producing (hoping Gomis and Appiah get a run out this season) and we’ve sold over 20,000 season tickets. I’m hopefully watching a match in September when I’m back home, might struggle to get a ticket!