Monthly Archives: July 2016

Leicester City Season Preview: unfancied champions

Leicester City must be the most unfancied reigning champions ever to start a top flight campaign. To date they have only lost one first teamer from their incredible 2015-16 season, but that was the excellent N’Golo Kante. Doubts over whether the Frenchman can be replaced are combined with question marks about squad depth ahead of Champions League commitments. Supporter Andreas… Read more →

Oxford United Season Preview: U’s on the up?

Oxford United are moving forward once again. After the 20-year decline that succeeded their 1986 League Cup win, they are now making tangible long-term progress, having won two promotions in six years. The man who guided them to success last year is Michael Appleton, who is rebuilding his reputation as a manager, continuing to encourage smooth passing football.… Read more →

Bury Season Preview: exciting recruitment

It has been a fairly promising summer for Bury. Their early transfer business looked very promising, suggesting club had serious ambitions of a top six finish. Expectations were tapered slightly in late July, following the exit of centre-back Peter Clarke and namesake striker Leon. They’ve arguably strengthened in every other position however, so the only remaining question is whether David Flitcroft… Read more →

Bolton Wanderers Season Preview: stability needed

Phil Parkinson had five successful years as manager of Bradford City, helped by a strong sense of transparency and togetherness within the club. He now joins a ship that some might say is bigger, but one that perhaps has fewer life jackets. Bolton Wanderers sunk to relegation by winning just five games last season, and off-field uncertainty continues to… Read more →