The usual guff will be trotted out about what a tough league this is, but the truth of the matter is that all the teams are much of a muchness, mediocrity prevails and any team that is half decent could storm the division.
Will Blackpool last the course? I doubt it. Defensively they are weak. So who will emerge from the pack? Forest have strengthened since the takeover and Ipswich look a good bet to me. Cardiff are always there or there abouts so should be in with a shout. But my favourites at this stage would be Blackburn, unless Wolves invest the £24m from the sale of Jarvis and Fletcher wisely.
It promises to be a fascinating season. The quality will be poor but there could be surprise results aplenty. That said, any team that makes it up will struggle in the Prem without massive investment. Talking of which, where are we with the Leeds take over? Tomorrow yet again?