VIEW FROM THE STANDS
CHRIS LINES, @NARROWTHEANGLE
This season will be different to
last because the Premier League looks the strongest it’s been in our four seasons at this level. There’ll be no margin for error this year. Fans of other clubs might not know that our manager is a big fan of A-Ha’s music. The opposition players I secretly admire are mainly Spurs players, it seems. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are all ridiculously good.
Keep an eye out for Lys Mousset. His substitute cameos became steadily more impressive last term. He joined the club in 2016 but this could be the season in which the 22-year-old gets a run of starts.
Save the date for when we play champions Man City at the Etihad on December 1. They have beaten us by a four-goal margin in each of our three Premier League visits (4-0, 4-0 and 5-1) so a 3-0 defeat there this season would represent progress of sorts...
Our most underrated player is Dan Gosling – incredible work rate. Our pantomime villain is Colin W***er at Cardiff, of course... This season we will finish 14th. FFT asks: How important is it to
move away from Dean Court? If we don’t want the past few years to be a flash in the pan, we need a bigger stadium to keep the club in the top two divisions – ideally the top one – in the years ahead.