The end of the 2015/16 season saw three major football clubs get relegated to the Championship. All three clubs were demoted after numerous terms in the top flight, and especially for Newcastle and Aston Villa the consequence of a terrible season meant they lost their Premier League status. With speculation so rife about who might sign and who might bounce back to the Premier League many are testing the sun bets promo code to try their luck.
It is fair to say that all of these clubs need a real shake up to secure any chance of being promoted at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. They have already seen some major names leave as a consequence of being relegated, with a number of top class players feeling that they shouldn’t face a season in a lower league. The choices these clubs now make in securing new faces at the club could really be the make or break of them.
Newcastle’s departure from the Premier League after several dismal seasons has to give a real wake up call to the club. Last time they were relegated to the Championship they went straight back up as the league winners, but with fierce competition this year they can’t afford to assume this will happen again this time round.
The Magpie’s have already seen the departure of some of their big named stars in this transfer window, namely Cisse, Wijnaldum and Coloccini, and with the likes of Perez and Sissoko also expressing that they want a move out of the toon, manager Rafa Benitez really needs to think carefully about what choices he will now make in order to strengthen his squad.
Benitez has already brought several new faces to the club, with Ciaran Clark and Mo Diame being the latest to sign last week. Clark has joined from fellow relegated club Aston Villa, and even though he is a much needed defender who has premier league experience, he is still not on a level to replace the calibre of players that have left the club. He will do well no doubt for Newcastle in the Championship, but if they get promoted it is unlikely he will have much more of a future at the club.
One of their biggest issues last
season was a struggle to bag themselves goals, and with a lack of a main goal scoring figure at the club, Benitez really needs to concentrate on strengthening this area. Another criticism of Newcastle is that they tend to give in defensively half way through games, with their concentration and passion in the match decreasing when they find themselves heading towards a loss. Coloccini leaving is going to hit the defence hard, and it will be interesting to see who is brought in to replace him.
Out of the 3 relegated sides, it is Norwich that is predicted to remain in the Championship at the end of the season. They are a club that do tend to yo-yo from one league to the other, and to stand a chance of promotion and then maintaining a spot in the top flight, they do need to start looking at bringing in more players. Several deals have already been done, most notably those of goalkeeper Paul Jones from Portsmouth and Alex Pritchard from Tottenham. However, they have lost winger Nathan Redmond, arguably one of their better players, to Southampton for £11 million. Their 4-1 win over Blackburn in the first game of the season will give them a much needed boost, and we could possibly see some movement in the transfer market this week for them on the back of this.
The loss of big players will no doubt affect all three of these clubs, and with no major signings yet to be made, it will become increasingly difficult for the managers to convince players that their team will go from strength to strength in the lower league. It will no doubt be a difficult season for all three clubs in the Championship, and none can expect to have an easy ride, which has already been proven on the opening weekend of the season with both Newcastle and Villa losing. It is vital that each manager makes strategic signings and takes into account how they will utilise new players in their squad for them to have any hope of promotion at the end of the 2016/17 season.