Season Predictions

With the 2010/2011 English football season drawing to a close, it’s time to dust off the team’s predictions for this season which we archived away to avoid any potential embarrassment!

At the start of the season, when we had just 8 members of the team, they all guessed who they thought would be the winners of each league from the Premier League to League Two, along with the top goalscorer, first managerial casualty and the relegated teams in the Premier League.

Here’s what actually happened:

Premier League Champions: Manchester United
Premier League Relegated: West Ham United, Blackpool & Birmingham City
Premier League Top Scorer: Dimitar Berbatov & Carlos Tévez
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Martin O’Neill (Although Chris Hughton would also count as O’Neill departed before his first game of the season)
Championship Winners: QPR
League One Winners: Brighton & Hove Albion
League Two Winners: Chesterfield

So how did they get on? Did they manage to peer into their crystal ball and work out the correct answers? Here’s their predictions below (along with where that chosen team really came in italics)…

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Carl McQueen
Premier League Champions: Manchester United (1st)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), West Brom (11th), Wolves (17th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Didier Drogba
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Mick McCarthy
Championship Winners: Leicester City (10th)
League One Winners: Southampton (2nd)
League Two Winners: Rotherham United (9th)

Dan Bunker
Premier League Champions: Manchester United (1st)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), Wolves (17th), Stoke City (13th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Emmanuel Adebayor
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Tony Pulis
Championship Winners: Nottingham Forest (6th)
League One Winners: Southampton (2nd)
League Two Winners: Rotherham United (9th)

David Reed
Premier League Champions: Chelsea (2nd)
Premier League Relegated: Wigan (16th), West Brom (11th), Wolves (17th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Didier Drogba
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Chris Hughton
Championship Winners: Bristol City (15th)
League One Winners: Southampton (2nd)
League Two Winners: Port Vale (11th)

David Cameron Walker
Premier League Champions: Manchester United (1st)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), West Brom (11th), Wolves (17th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Carlos Tévez
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Roberto Mancini
Championship Winners: Coventry City (18th)
League One Winners: Huddersfield Town (3rd)
League Two Winners: Morecambe (20th)

Jim Knight
Premier League Champions: Chelsea (2nd)
Premier League Relegated: Bolton (14th), Blackpool (19th), Wigan (16th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Didier Drogba
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Chris Hughton
Championship Winners: Middlesbrough (12th)
League One Winners: Peterborough United (4th)
League Two Winners: Northampton Town (16th)

Jon Gravelle
Premier League Champions: Chelsea (2nd)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), Wolves (17th), Newcastle United (12th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Wayne Rooney
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Mick McCarthy
Championship Winners: Hull City (11th)
League One Winners: MK Dons (5th)
League Two Winners: Bury (2nd)

Mark Crossley
Premier League Champions: Manchester United (1st)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), Wolves (17th), West Ham (20th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Carlos Tévez
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Chris Hughton
Championship Winners: Norwich City (2nd)
League One Winners: Charlton Athletic (13th)
League Two Winners: Wycombe Wanderers (3rd)

Sam Jarrett
Premier League Champions: Chelsea (2nd)
Premier League Relegated: Blackpool (19th), Fulham (8th), Stoke City (13th)
Premier League Top Scorer: Emmanuel Adebayor
Premier League First Managerial Casualty: Ian Holloway
Championship Winners: Leeds United (7th)
League One Winners: Southampton (2nd)
League Two Winners: Accrington Stanley (5th)

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Remember, you can subscribe to The OptaJoke Podcast on iTunes here.

There you can catch up on our back catalogue of pods from the whole of this season, and see where their predictions went wrong…or right on a few rare occasions!

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One Response to Season Predictions

  1. Abi says:

    Mark crosley was the most accurate and only one to predict WHU going down

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