Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

02 August 2018 12:06
Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the club following investment from two billionaires. For a while it looked like we’d have to sell our best players. As that no longer looks to be the case, I’m feeling hopeful. We’ll start the campaign with Jack Grealish, Andre Green and Jonathan Kodjia, who all were out of the side for significant periods last season. We are, however, weakened by the departures of Robert Snodgrass, Sam Johnstone and John Terry. Assuming there are no significant departures, Villa can challenge for a place in the play-offs at the very least. After Cardiff reached the Premier League last season, automatic promotion should not be beyond our wildest dreams. I predict we’ll finish fifth. Josh Smith Related: EFL stands firm as Birmingham attempt to lift transfer embargo Related: A transfer target for each Premier League club before the window closes Related: Leicester set to beat Southampton to £25m signing of James Maddison Related: Championship 2018-19 season preview Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian