In our the season in which we won League 1 as champions, Four Four Two forecast that we would finish just above the relegation zone. At least they had the good grace to buy a framed copy of their error off the club signed by Chris Powell and the team.
Now in this year's forecast, it seems that we are playing our home games at Valley Parade in Bradford. No wonder we are going to finish 23rd.
Their argument runs as follows. Last season our attack was woeful and our defence not much better. I would give a bit more credit to our defence, and this year's attack remains unproven. We have lost Diego Poyet. That is a blow, but it doesn't mean relegation. There is then a standard attack on Roland as a 'meddler'. It's a bit old hat, as I sense that his stock is going up among many fans, although some will never forgive him for selling Yann Kermorgant.
Bob Peeters is then described as a 'yes' man who was a failure in Belgium. I would have preferred José Riga to stay, but Peeters needs to be given a chance.
It is argued that the squad is too small, but arguably last year it was too large with too many passengers. Admittedly, we don't have so many older players, but then part of the strategy is to bring forward Academy players.
Fan Kyle Andrews talks more sense. [Who he, ed? Apparently, he runs a Charlton blog I am not familiar with.] He points out that Joe Gomez shows great promise and sensibly points out that the season will be different to last one with new players and a proper playing surface. He argues that Lawrie Wilson is underrated and the journos duly pick him out as key player.
Most of this is a load of M****. Millwall are forecast to come 19th.