Leicester City 09/10 Opponents - Part 6

This is my final feature of Leicester City’s opponents in 09/10. This blog will only feature three teams; they include Swansea, Watford and West Brom.

Swansea - With the departure of Roberto Martinez and Jason Scotland, Swansea could find the Championship tougher this season. The Swans were reasonable impressive last season; however with the big exits from the club, Swansea could well find it hard. Swansea though has quite a big squad for the upcoming season which could be a key factor for them. So far new manager Paulo Sousa has brought in three player’s for the 09/10 season. Midfielder’s Nathan Dyer and Jordi Lopez have been snapped up by Sousa, and so has Striker Stephen Dobbie from Queen of the South. In the next couple of weeks, Swansea could be a huge talking point with on the Transfer front. Angel Rangel and Ferrie Bodde have both been linked with a move away from Swansea. However Swansea will still have the likes of Gorka Pintado, Leon Britton and youngster Joe Allen for the upcoming season. The defence doesn’t look the best in the League; however it isn’t the worst either. Overall Swansea could well finish around mid-table in 09/10.

Watford - The Hornets could well have a mediocre season in 09/10 as the squad isn’t quite up to scratch. It looks very possible that there will be departures for Watford this month. The likes of Tommy Smith, John-Joe O’Toole, Mike Williamson and Tamas Priskin all linked with moves away from Watford. However new manager Malky Mackay has made some decent signings. Jure Travner has been signed from a Slovenian side. Also Scott Severin has been signed from Aberdeen and Danny Graham has been signed from Carlisle. The Goalkeeping saga is right up for grabs in 09/10. Watford has either Scott Loach or Richard Lee to choose from this season. Also key players for The Hornets in 09/10 will be Jobi McAnuff, Don Cowie, Jon Harley and Lloyd Doyley. Watford have also got a bunch of youngsters who could well feature in the Championship this season, they include, Ross Jenkins, Lewis Young and Liam Henderson. This could be a tough season for Watford, and like Swansea they could well finish mid-table.

West Brom - West Brom also have a new manager in charge. With Mowbray departing to Celtic, it was Roberto Di Matteo who took the Baggies job. This could be another great season for West Brom in the Championship. The Baggies are one of the favourites for the Coca Cola Championship title, and with the squad they have got know wonder they are favourites. West Brom from Goalkeeping to Attack they look very strong for the upcoming season and should be very successive under Di Matteo. Kiely and Carson will battle it out for the number one jersey. The defence is also strong with the likes of, Olsson, Zuiverloon and Meite combining the back four. The Midfield is also good with the likes of Robert Koren, James Morrison and Borja Valero to choose from. Also not forgetting Chris Brunt who is one of my favourite player’s in the Championship. Lastly the Strikers, Bednar, Miller, Moore, Wood and new signing Simon Cox give the Baggies big options up front. West Brom looks very strong for the 09/10 season. If they keep hold of some there key player’s like Chris Brunt and Jonathan Greening, they could well bounce straight back up into the Premiership.

That’s it then, I have featured all 23 teams which Leicester City will verse in the Coca Cola Championship this season. Here is all the links to the blogs, so please comment as that would be helpful.






2 Responses to “Leicester City 09/10 Opponents - Part 6”

  1. Clive Says:

    Excellent series of previews for the new season, let’s hope the game against Shrewsbury Town goes well tomorrow night. You heading to the game?

  2. gavh Says:

    No I am not making the game tomorrow night. We could do with a win against Shrewsbury as we only could drawn with Mansfield. Hopefully it will be a little bit easier as Grant Holt has left. Thanks for the comment Clive.

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