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Through It All Together gets clairvoyant

We face off with SBNation’s West Ham blog Brace the Hammer on how the season in English football is going turn out

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Rather than just simply post our predictions on the upcoming seasons and toss them aside a month later after the season blows up whatever we thought we knew about football, we at Through It All Together thought we’d do something a little different. Okay, I thought it up, but whatever.

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to challenge our friends over at SBNation’s West Ham United blog for a prediction contest. All of the bloggers (well, those that could be bothered to send me something at least) from both blogs put pen to paper, thought long and hard, looked into crystal balls, threw darts at walls, etc., and came up with sure-to-be-wrong predictions of which teams will get into the Champions League/ European places and relegated from the Premier League. We also put down who would be promoted and relegated from the Football League, covering the Championship, League One and League Two.

The losing blog manager, either Jonathan or myself, will have to do something terrible like wear a NY Red Bulls shirt or something similar.

Anyway, without further ado here are the picks.

Brace The Hammer

Jonathan Liebling

Premier League:

Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool

Relegation

Watford, Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion

Championship Promtion:

Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Fulham

Relegation:

Millwall, Bristol City, Burton Albion

League One Promotion:

Wigan Athletic, Blackburn, Blackpool

Relegation:

Gillingham, Doncaster, Bury, Plymouth

League Two Promotion:

Exeter, Lincoln City, Luton Town, Coventry City

Relegation:

Newport, Cheltenham

AJ Palmer

Premier League:

Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham United

Relegation:

Crystal Palace, Watford, Huddersfield Town

Championship Promotion:

Aston Villa, Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday

Relegation:

Burton, Nottingham Forest, Millwall

League 1 Promotion:

Blackpool, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn

Relegation:

Plymouth, Doncaster, Gillingham, Bury

League 2 Promotion:

Lincoln City, Luton, Exeter, Notts County

Relegation:

Newport County, Grimsby Town

Garett Kerber

Premier League:

Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal

Relegation:

Burnley, Swansea, Brighton

Championship Promotion:

Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City, Reading FC

Relegation:

Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, Millwall

League One Promotion:

Blackburn, Scunthorpe, Southend United

Relegation:

Oldham, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Doncaster

League Two Promotion:

Port Vale, Exeter City, Luton Town

Relegation:

Grimsby, Newport County

Chad Hoy

Premier League:

Man City, Tottenham (gross), Arsenal, Man Utd, Everton, West Ham (bc I'm a homer)

Relegation:

AFC Bournemouth, Huddersfield Town, Brighton

Championship Promotion:

Leeds United, Sunderland, Bolton Wanderers

Relegation:

Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Ipswich Town

League One Promotion:

Bradford City, Northampton Town, Wigan Athletic

Relegation:

Bristol Rovers, Gillingham, Scunthorpe United

League Two Promotion:

Coventry City, Notts County, Carlisle United

Relegation:

Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra

Jackson Schmidtke

Premier League:

Manchester City (champions), Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool

Relegation:

Huddersfield, Swansea City, Brighton

Championship Promotion:

Reading, Fulham, Middlesbrough

Relegation:

Millwall, Burton Albion, Birmingham City

League 1 Promotion:

Scunthorpe, Oxford United, Wigan

Relegation:

Doncaster, Gillingham, Shrewsbury, Oldham

League Two Promotion:

Port Vale, Colchester, Luton, Exeter

Relegation:

Morecambe, Newport

Jack Kavanagh

Premier League:

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton

Relegation:

Watford, Burnley, Huddersfield Town

Yep I’m writing off Huddersfield, I’ve become a cliche, but I hope they surprise me. Watford have been firing managers at the end of every season and it looks like this policy will finally unravel.

I also think the Manchester clubs will be battling it out at the top of the Premier League, Chelsea will struggle to replace Costa’s goals. They might not even have the same manager at the end of the season.

Championship Promotion:

Reading, Middlesbrough, Leeds [via playoff]

Relegation:

Burton Albion, Millwall, Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have been a terribly run club for many years and sadly I think this will cause them to drop down to League One once more. As a proud Nottingham resident for four years this fills me with dread as the city loves football.

League One Promotion:

Bradford City, Blackburn Rovers, AFC Wimbeldon [via playoff]

Relegation:

Plymouth Argyle, Gillingham, Bury, Shrewsbury Town

I’d love to see Plymouth maintain their place in League One, but history suggests they won’t be able to hack it. Blackburn are another proud club that don’t deserve to be in the third-tier of English football. I think they could get themselves sorted and give their fans something to cheer about for once!

League Two Promotion:

Coventry City, Swindon Town, Luton Town, Notts County [via playoff]

Relegation:

Newport County, Forest Green Rovers

League Two is nothing without Leyton Orient, I predict they will make a surging run up the National League and regain their place back in the Football League - although that might be my heart talking.

I think Notts County will surprise a lot of people this season and under the stewardship of Kevin Nolan will make a playoff run. I think he is the man to bring glory back to County and give that half of Nottingham something to cheer about!

Wallace Milner

Premier League

Man United, Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, Tottenham

Relegation:

Brighton, Huddersfield, Bournemouth

‪Championship Promotion:

Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Fulham

Relegation:

Nottingham Forest, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers

‪League One Promotion:

Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City, Bury

Relegation:

‪Wigan Athletic, Plymouth Argyle, Doncaster Rovers, Gillingham

‪League Two Promotion:

Luton Town, Port Vale, Cambridge United, Exeter City

Relegation:

Forest Green Rovers, Morecambe


Through It All Together

Pete Schlenker

Premier League

Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton, Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester City

Relegation:

Burnley, Swansea, Huddersfield

Championship Promotion:

Fulham, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday

Relegation:

Bristol City, Millwall, Burton Albion

League One Promotion:

Oxford United, Bradford City, Peterborough United

Relegation:

Oldham Athletic, Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Blackpool

League Two Promotion:

Carlisle United, Lincoln City, Colchester United, Notts County

Relegation:

Crawley Town, Newport County

Jack Robshaw

Premier League:

Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham

Relegation:

Huddersfield, Burnley, Crystal Palace

Championship Promotion:

Fulham, Leeds United (more heart than head), Sheffield United

Relegation:

Burton, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest

League One Promotion:

Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City, Portsmouth

Relegation:

Shrewsbury, Bury, Oldham, Walsall

League Two Promotion:

Coventry, Mansfield, Lincoln, Swindon

Relegation:

Newport County, Morecambe

Mike Stehlik

Premier League:

Man United, Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool with Everton in 5th for the Europa.

Relegation:

Huddersfield, Burnley, Swansea

Championship Promotion:

Fulham, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday

Relegation:

Burton Albion, Cardiff City, Barnsley

League One Promotion:

Bradford City, Blackburn, Oxford

Relegation:

Gillingham, Bury, Shrewsbury, and Doncaster

League Two Promotion:

Notts County, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Coventry City

Relegation:

Cheltenham, Yeovil Town

Josh Gilbert

Premier League:

Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham, Arsenal

Relegation:

Brighton and Hove Albion, Watford, Huddersfield Town

Championship Promotion:

Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United (playoff winner)

Relegation:

Bristol City, Burton, Sheffield United

League One Promotion:

Fleetwood Town, Blackburn Rovers, MK Dons (playoff winner)

Relegation:

Peterborough, Walsall, Shrewsbury, Gillingham

League Two Promotion:

Chesterfield, Luton Town, Port Vale, Exeter (Playoff winner)

Relegation:

Yeovil Town, Forest Green Rovers

Leo Bownas

Premier League:

Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal

Relegation:

Watford,Burnley , Huddersfield

Championship Promotion:

Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday

Relegation:

Millwall, Preston, Burton Albion

League One Promotion:

Bradford, Blackburn, Fleetwood

Relegation:

Shrewsbury, Gillingham, Walsall, Oldham

League Two Promotion:

Mansfield, Luton, Notts County, Cambridge

Relegation:

Morecambe, Grimsby