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    Simple enough - name the teams that you think will get promoted automatically (and play-offs if you wish) and the teams that you think will be relegated.

    Reasons why you have made your selection would be nice.

    Just putting Southend as Champions isn't really helping the discussion along.


    I think relegation candidates include:-

    Shrewsbury, Oldham and Walsall as I have really seen them strengthen their teams.

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    I can tell you I put 20 on Southend to get promoted at 8/1 with Corals this morning
    Unbelievably Portsmouth 11/4- seem to give bigger clubs shorter odds for no particular footballing reason- leaves decent odds for us though

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentblues View Post
    I can tell you I put 20 on Southend to get promoted at 8/1 with Corals this morning
    Unbelievably Portsmouth 11/4- seem to give bigger clubs shorter odds for no particular footballing reason- leaves decent odds for us though.
    Betting - not something I know about but is it because there are more Pompey fans betting and therefore the bookies face a larger risk of payout so therefore they reduce the odds?

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    Blackburn, Wigan, Southend to be promoted
    Oldham, Gillingham, Walsall and Rotherham to be relegated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus Norvegicus View Post
    Betting - not something I know about but is it because there are more Pompey fans betting and therefore the bookies face a larger risk of payout so therefore they reduce the odds?
    Yeah I think it's this. More bets placed for a particular team shortens the odds for that team. That's why 'big' clubs are often shorter odds for promotion irrespective of their relative strength. They simply have more punters backing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus Norvegicus View Post
    Betting - not something I know about but is it because there are more Pompey fans betting and therefore the bookies face a larger risk of payout so therefore they reduce the odds?
    Partly. Pompey are a big club though and will also attach lots of punts from football fans who might not know the ins and outs of the division.

    You're right though that the odds are driven by who is betting on who

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLERICAY BLUE View Post
    Blackburn, Wigan, Southend to be promoted
    Oldham, Gillingham, Walsall and Rotherham to be relegated.
    That would be 2 relegations in a row ............
    Yes - I thought Gillingham might struggle this season.

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    That's a real hard one to call...... There really isn't a stand out for me unlike last season when I expected Bolton and Sheffield Utd to be up there.

    It's 2 between

    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Oxford
    Plymouth
    Portsmouth
    Southend (if we're a bit more consistant)
    Charlton
    Peterborough
    Bradford
    Doncaster
    Scunthorpe
    MK Dons
    Bristol Rovers

    Not much of a help with my prediction but it will be 2 from the above, but I fully expect the 13 teams listed above will be (in what ever order) in the top 13.

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    Think Blackburn may find it tougher than many think but will battle it out for automatic promotion with Wigan, Bradford, Portsmouth and Oxford. Peterborough and Northampton to be surprise packages going by their recruitment over the summer. Expecting Fleetwood to be strong again (Conor McAleny is a top signing) and Doncaster will do well having kept hold of John Marquis.

    Struggling to stay alive will be Shrewsbury, Wimbledon, Gillingham, Plymouth and Blackpool. Oldham will be fine as they are immune from relegation from this division.

    Can't see us being top half this year. League is too strong and our squad doesn't have enough depth for a 50+ game season. 13th. Big spending Bury to do OK but wholesale squad overhauls rarely work and I'll put them down for 10th Clive.

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    Bury have been chucking the cash around again, but nobody on here so far rates them to go up or down so far. I bet Adam Thompson will be pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootshallbloke View Post
    Bury have been chucking the cash around again, but nobody on here so far rates them to go up or down so far. I bet Adam Thompson will be pleased.
    I doubt Adam Thompson is going to lose too much sleep over the thoughts of armchair pundits given he's probably just doubled his wage.

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    I have lumped 20 on us winning the league this year at 25/1. Listen out for the old, fat, bald bloke screaming 'Brown out' at 5pm Saturday if we haven't won.
    Apart from that, this league is so unpredictable, I don't have a scooby on predictions.

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    Top 6
    Blackburn
    Wigan
    Charlton
    Peterborough
    Southend
    Scunthorpe

    Bottom 4
    Shrewsbury
    Oldham
    Walsall
    Rotherham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootshallbloke;1982429[B
    ]Bury have been chucking the cash around again, but nobody on here so far rates them to go up or down so far. I bet Adam Thompson will be pleased.[/B]
    They seem to be doing it every year making wholesale changes, it rarely works. I see them as being lower half at best.

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    Charlton should do better this season if they can actually stick with a manager for more than six months. Made some good signings over the summer and kept hold of Holmes. Wigan have a strong squad and should be up there and I'd expect Scunthorpe and Bradford to be in the mix again. Agree with Jai, don't think Blackburn going back up is a given.

    Relegation-wise, I think Gillingham will struggle again particularly now they've lost Dack, and Oldham haven't signed anyone to suggest they won't be fighting relegation again. Blackpool will probably be down there too, and it might be a case of second season syndrome for AFC Wimbledon who have lost Poleon and Elliott. Think Walsall could struggle too.
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