VIEW FROM THE STANDS

CHRIS LINES, @NARROWTHEANGLE

Australian Four Four Two - - PREMIER LEAGUE -

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.

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