Mystic Anorak

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Mystic Anorak 2019/20

Just because Iím paranoid doesnít mean the FA donít keep shuffling the leagues purely with the intention of making it harder for me to predict the outcome.  Itíll take more than that to throw me off the scent, although my apparent failure to spot Atherton Colls last year will hopefully have lulled them into a false sense of security.  Here then is the outcome of this seasonís league.

1. Dunston - Won the Northern League at a canter and are tipped to do well. Teams are always dangerous when they have a head of steam behind them and the distance to Gateshead will make trips there tricky

2. Marine
- Non-league royalty. First relegation in their history sees them in unfamiliar territory. The budget has been maintained and they will be looking to spring back.

3. Brighouse Town
- Denied the promotion their play-off victory should have delivered. Will be looking to put things straight.

4. City of Liverpool
- Well supported fans owned club, finally made the move out of the NWCFL. Get them on their day and they will be a handful.

5. Mossley
- Have latterly started to rediscover their support and links to the town, with this success matched on the pitch.

6. Colne
- Steve Cunningham keeps going close and grafting new players on to his squad. Already been in the play-offs twice. Lost both last seasonís top scorers. Interesting seeing if Messrs Gonzales and Hazeldine can fill the breach.

7. Ossett United
- Year 2 of the Ossett adventure. Horns have been pulled in somewhat following an expensive first season.

8. Pontefract Collieries
- FA Trophy opponents last season, but after losing to us, they really went all out to gain promotion, only just failing. Word has it that they are keen for more this season.

9. Trafford
- Have put a succession of excellent teams together since leaving the Premier. Seemed to be giving youth more of a chance last season, so will be building to the future.

10. Clitheroe
- After a dreadful season, the new management team is hoping to improve significantly on last year and to put a smile back on supportersí faces.

11. Workington
- Twenty years or so since we shared a league. Ex league club desperate to bounce back to the Premier division.

12. Ramsbottom United
- Had a tremendous season once they changed manager. An epic run in FA Trophy saw them go toe to toe with AFC Fylde. Can they recapture that momentum?

13. Runcorn Linnets
- Second season after scrapping their way out of the NWCFL. New purpose-built ground, they will have learnt a lot in their first season.

14. Tadcaster Albion
- The momentum of their arrival on the scene appears to have stalled as they face the reality of playing at this level.

15. Widnes
- Slightly disjoined first season, with half at Barnton and half at their rugby league home on the astroturf.

16. Prescot Cables
- Been flying for the last couple of seasons. Lost their manager and a chunk of their team to FC United and will be looking to rebuild. Excellent support will be hoping for more of the same.

17. Marske United
- Unknown quantity in their second year at this level. New ground for most of us.

18. Droylsden
- Ex Conference team. Tremendous people behind the scenes and a ground still fit for the Conference. One of these seasons they will find the right blend.

19. Pickering Town
- Solid first season for a team we have met twice recently in the FA Cup

20. Kendal Town
- Escaped relegation after finishing second from bottom. Retained their manager who took over at the end of the season. Will find it tough with support in short supply off the pitch.

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