2016 -2017. HERE WE GO AGAIN.
Mark Hughes has given us three seasons of 9th place success in the Premiership.The signs look good for another mid table finish.It would be nice to get off to a winning start this time, on Saturday at Middlesborough,and follow it with a positive result against Man City at home the following week.
No major players departing in the close season,and Joe Allen a shrewd addition to the squad is good news.Hopefully before the end of the transfer window there will be one or two arrivals with the potential to take us above mid table.
Pre season would suggest that insufficient goals scored is still going to be an issue, unless we can land a Bony,Benteke, or Berahino. Crucially we will hopefully avoid the calamitous injury count of last season.
Good luck to the team, and management.Hopefully we fans will have plenty to cheer!