Bournemouth will definitely need to make some changes to stay up next season. They’ve done the first part in surviving the immediate drop. Becoming a Premier League mainstay will be much harder.
Common sense says there will never be another Leicester. OR at least, not for a very long time. Not sure why Brighton and Middlesbrough or on the list, when the likes of Swansea and Southampton have a better chance. Newcastle shouldn’t be on this list as they are a bigger club than all the others. Them winning the Premier League would be a surprise but not as big as Leicester.
Apart from Eibar, it’s a mystery how these teams will perform. Should make for some entertaining matches.
I’ve said before, I haven’t watched these teams but I’m very interested to see what they all bring.
Didn’t watch these teams much last season, although Norwich aren’t really newcomers, but all reports suggest they’ll spring some surprises this coming season. Should be interesting.
Good piece here.
Always interesting to see the contrasting approach of the promoted teams.
As the author said, Bournemouth will have to find the fine line between throwing money at everything for an immediate stay in the Premiership and building for a long-term sustainability in case they do drop right back down. We’ll see what happens. The other already promoted side, Watford, is lucky thanks to who they are owned by, the Pozzo family, and the other clubs in their stable. They may be able to get a footing in the Premier League by drawing from the same resources they did this season and get some solid players on loan to help them stay in the Premier League. They could then build on that with the money they get from the TV deal. If they stay up.
Welcome to the Premier League Bournemouth. Will be interesting to see how you do.