It's still early, but we're 1/4 of the way through the Championship season so I thought perhaps we could begin discussing a) who we'd like to see promoted next season (as well as who we expect to see) and b) who we'd like to see relegated/who we expect to see relegated.
Here's my early list.
Like to see promoted:
Expect to see promoted:
Like to see relegated:
Sunderland (Sunderland because after the American owners talk of scrapping relegation I'm all in favor of getting rid of them ASAP.)
Expect to see relegated:
Bolton (This one is really close, for me it's down to these guys, Norwich, Swansea or Everton. I think the world of Coyle but that 22 goals against tally really freaks me out - and they'll probably be losing Cahill in January so it could get worse. When you concede that many, you just don't have any chance of staying up.)
Interesting this is right now all three promoted sides are looking good. I think QPR stays up this year, Swansea and Norwich will be close - could see them in a last day relegation scrap a la Wigan, Wolves, and Blackburn last year. But I think they survive. Blackburn is absolutely woeful. I can't see Wigan surviving again - esp. minus N'Zogbia. And until Bolton sorts out their defense, I can't see them staying up - and I don't see what they can do to fix their defense.