Continuing our series of previews for the forthcoming season here are five more teams entered into this years league.
Manager : Jason Rudd
Twitter : N/A
Prediction : 5th
Rudd has been slowly building up to a season where he can challenge for honours and we think this could be the season. Rather predictably the Phatties are weak in the closing weeks of the season but if Rudd can finally iron out this little problem the Phatties could sneak into the top eight this year and possibly even take the play of final. They aren’t our pick for the play off winners but we expect them to be stronger than last year and will challenge.
Manager : Andrew Gibson
Twitter : @andygibbo134
Prediction : 17th
The Sprouts second season in the big time and another solid if unspectacular season is predicted. Gibbo is a FFL stalwart but grew up on the inferior Daily Telegraph version and found the transistion into head to head FFL difficult last season although he did not disgrace himself. A mid table finish is more than achievable but probably will not happen. Of course we exist to be proven wrong.
Manager : Andrew Metcalfe
Twitter : @campfredee
Prediction : 10th
A second prediction that is likely to put the proverbial cat amongst the proverbial pigeons but we cannot help feel that last season’s stunning double of the league championship and cup was a combination of good luck on their part and poor form from their opponents all happening at the same time brought such unprecedented success to a club that normally struggles due to its prejudicial transfer policy. No one would begrudge the Italians their success last year but we cannot see a repeat performance.
Manager : John Brewder
Twitter : @johnnytomorrow
Prediction : Play Off Winners
Perennial underachievers, Untied have suffered play off agony in each of the last three seasons. Their manager is singularly focussed on the play off title at the expense of all else. A cup win or a league title will simply feel like failure to a man who is driven by one thing and one thing only, a win in the final showcase match of the season. Untied have recruited well in the off season and will once again be one of the toughest nuts to crack. He has spent the summer painting the logo “Pain is temporary, failure is forever” in large letters all around the home dressing room. Expect big things.
Manager : Bradley Edwards
Twitter : @begdesign
Prediction: 6th and Cup winners
Can this finally be the year when Edwards takes his squad to glory. We feel it is. With a few of the old guard predicted to fall away this season teams such as BEGD FC are perfectly placed to take advantage. Last season saw a bleary eyed first time father struggle to cope with sleep deprivation and the rigours of FFL management but now we see the latent potential ready to blossom. The league and play off final may be a step too far but the cup? They would be our pick this year.
The final five teams will be previewed on Friday