Blades Mad predictions (Part 3)

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Jamie Furniss

Not many top six places are left up for grabs in out predictions. Find out where Blades Mad believe the bottom half of alphabetical order teams will finish.

Preston North End
Had an outside chance of challenging for a top six place at the close of last season but couldn't quite make it. Despite having that faint chance, PNE ended up finishing in the bottom half in 15th place.

They have a good goalkeeper in Andy Lonergan and Sheffield born Neil Mellor was consistent at the end of the last campaign. But unfortunately, Blades Mad feel that relegation looms for the Lancashire outfit.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 22nd

Queens Park Rangers:
Made some strong signings. Radek Cerny from Tottenham will be a big asset and will in no doubt improve the goalkeeping situation at Loftus Road. Mass amount of money has been spent and Rangers will be up their fighting for a place.

Blades Mad do believe though that Ian Dowie does have to show that he is capable of gaining promotion to the top flight. But QPR will have to settle for a play-off place.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 4th

Going to be a tough team to beat this season. Steve Coppell is one of the best managers in the league and is more than capable of resurrecting their Premier League status. Despite losing some key players, we think that Reading can work their way round it and come up top trumps.

In our predictions, top spot is still up for grabs. We think that the Royals will take that role of being the winners in the 2008/2009 campaign.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 1st

Sheffield United:
Kevin Blackwell's team showed that they can play some nice football. It doesn't matter how you win but the Blades won several games since the appointment of the Gaffer.

Their will be tough competition for a top six place but if United keep consistent and have an impressive start to the campaign then they will undoubtedly be competing for a place in the Premier League gateway.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 5th

Sheffield Wednesday:
Were a disappointment last season. The delay in the takeover put a massive dint in how the Owls faired in the last campaign. They were hit with too many injuries which is difficult for any manager to cope with. And to have no funds to bring in replacements, it must have been hard for Brian Laws.

The takeover is destined to go through so funds will probably be available for Laws. But another dull bottom half finish looms for the Owls.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 18th

Didn't impress but did win the final game against the Blades when needed, when masses of pressure was on the Saints. They were on the brink of the 3rd tier of English football which is a disappointment for the Southern club.

The appointment of Jan Poortvliet could be a massive mistake. Blades Mad say that another dull season is on the cards and this time they will get relegated.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 24th

Were unbeatable last season in League 1 and will be a tough nut to crack. The Liberty Stadium is a Championship standard stadium.

Their manager impressed many people with his managerial skills last season. It will be difficult as expected for any team coming up from League 1.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 19th

Lost some key players in Danny Shittu and Darius Henderson who has recently joined the Blades. Despite finishing in the top six last season Blades Mad say Watford will be disappointing this season.

A bottom half finish may occur.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 17th

Only just missed out on a play-off place by goal difference last season. This season they could just make it into the play-offs but with no play-off places available in our predictions they will have to settle for a mid-table finish in our league standings.

Blades Mad predicted finish: 13th

Blades Mad predictions table:
1st - Reading
2nd - Birmingham City
3rd - Derby County
4th - QPR
5th - Sheffield United
6th - Bristol City
7th - Cardiff City
8th - Charlton Athletic
9th - Crystal Palace
10th - Ipswich Town
11th - Burnley
12th - Plymouth Argyle
13th - Wolves Wanderers
14th - Barnsley
15th - Norwich City
16th - Nottingham Forest
17th - Watford
18th - Sheffield Wednesday
19th - Swansea City
20th - Coventry City
21st - Doncaster Rovers
22nd - Preston North End
23rd - Blackpool
24th Southampton
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