Scottish Premier League 2010/11 Preview

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Gavin says:

    Day 1, Aberdeen 4 Hamilton 0

    Shows you how much I know.

  2. Willie Miller's tache says:

    Glad you beat me to it Gavin! 4-0 in the first day ain’t bad but I’m not getting too carried away just yet. However, a predicted 10th place finish is a bit harsh – that’s worse than last year! Whether the saviour, in the shape of Paul Hartley, has arrived is yet to be seen, but the initial signs look promising. We’ve gotten rid of supposed captain material in the likes of Mulgrew, Kerr and MacDonald, neither of which stepped up and took charge when the going got tough (for example, in a certain Scottish Cup tie). In the few pre-season games that Harley has played and todays game, he has led the team, protected the youngsters and asks questions of his own team-mates to get the best out of them. Yes, there may not be a lot of depth in the current squad but there is great deal of potential, that with the right guidance on the pitch, could produce some results. Even Aluko came out of his shell and played a blinder… not the first time that’s been said… but I just hope he can do that every week.

    I honestly don’t know how they’ll get on this season but better than 10th surely! Shows how much I know!

  3. Allan says:

    Not just the Aberdeen result, St Mirren 1, Dundee Utd 1. I think that St Mirren staying up depends on whether their signings can adapt to the SPL (which is not as big a gap as most people make out). They made a good start on Saturday.

    I can’t see Hamilton finishing as high as 6th, I think they’ll fight out the relegation places with St Mirren & Killie. Rangers will win the league by about 5 points.

  4. Gavin says:

    Even the St Mirren sources seem to agree that point was obtained rather against the run of play – it’s going to take a lot more than that to convince me.

  1. August 14, 2010

    [...] Scottish Premier League 2010/11 Preview “Just in time for the new season, kicking off at lunchtime today, here’s the last of twohundredpercent’s pre-season previews: the SPL. Daft as it might sound for a league with only twelve teams, there are four separate battles or mini-leagues going on within the SPL these days. The title race which has long since been restricted to the big two; the battle for third, which I almost think of as the real Scottish Championship; the chase for any remaining spots in the top six, which might sound pretty trivial but it’s about extra revenue post-split as well as the chance to chase a European spot; and lastly the struggle to avoid the single relegation spot. There is a fair amount of fluidity between these groups of course, particularly the bottom two, and a good run post-Christmas can alter the targets for the season. But by and large it’ll be reasonably clear which battle each team is fighting before we’re very far into the season.” (twohundredpercent) [...]

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