Blades Mad predictions (Part 2)

Last updated : 07 August 2008 By Jamie Furniss

We continue in alphabetical order from where we left off yesterday. So we start with Crystal Palace and end with Preston North End into today's section.

Crystal Palace:
Neil Warnock knows how to gain promotion to the promise land. His achievement with the Blades took time though. Palace are a tricky team to play against and have some young stars coming through their ranks.

The departure of Mark Hudson has put a blow into Palace's surge for promotion. With Clinton Morrison also leaving it will be a tough season for the London outfit. But Blades Mad do believe that a strong season may occur.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 9th

Derby County:
Disastrous is the word you can use for the previous season for the Rams. But despite making a top flight record of collecting the least points in a full season they remain positive of their chances on re-gaining their Premier League place.

Dozens of signings had been made by Paul Jewell with spending a big mass amount of money. They will be no doubt contenders for at least a play-off place, but in the end, not good enough to pass the final hurdle of automatic promotion but will reach the play-offs say Blades Mad.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 3rd

Doncaster Rovers:
John Ryan and the club have believed all the way along the journey Rovers have taken. They have taken massive strides from their time in the darkness to now reaching England's 2nd tier. A massive praise has to go out to Donny.

A relegation battle is on the cards for the South Yorkshire outfit but Blades Mad predict they will only just survive.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 21st

Ipswich Town:
Every season the Tractor Boys are around sniffing for a play-off place but are unable to cross the line to make it into the top six. The signing of Ivan Campo from Bolton has put experience into their side.

They have to remain positive but Blades Mad say they won't fair much better.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 10th

Norwich City:
The Canaries attract so many fans to Carrow Road they should be pushing for a higher place than in the last campaign. 17th is disappointing from their perspective.

But Blades Mad say that a bottom half finish well yet again take place for the Norfolk club.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 15th

Nottingham Forest:
Forest having recently been promoted to the 2nd tier will have to play good to have a good shout for promotion say Blades Mad. They want the glory days to return back to the City Ground.

But for that to happen they have fierce competition as they compete in a strong league.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 16th

Plymouth Argyle:
Around and about the play-offs just like Ipswich. But they can't cut it and reach the top six. The loss of Peter Halmosi will have dinted Argyle's chances of getting into the Premier League.

But Blades Mad say they will have a good campaign if they keep consistent throughout.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 12th