Webmaster's comment - some have been known to take this feature far
too seriously. Chill out, it really is only a
bit of fun!!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Your home may be at risk if you take these predictions
seriously. BlueSwayedViews will not be held in any
for your undoubtable losses.