The 90 second Championship Preview

The Championship is one of the most-watched leagues in European football, so it’s only right that we give it a full 90 seconds-worth of a preview.

Struggle to match other clubs budgets, but have a good man in charge in David Flitcroft and have recruited wisely. Could struggle.

Massive squad, difficult to see what their first XI will be week-to-week. Could struggle.

Nearly went down last season despite having a 30-goal striker on their books, which is impressive in a way. Could struggle.

Still have highly-rated Tom Ince on their books at time of writing. Might not by the time it all kicks off. Could struggle.

Finished on an upward curve last season. Big squad, lots of depth. Could struggle.

Smallest ground in the league, but with a manager comfortable in his surroundings and capable of getting the best from limited resources. Could struggle.

Released Vicente, so why should we be interested any more? Stylish football, exciting new manager, should go well. Could struggle.

Workmanlike manager with side created in his own image. Managed to hang onto the prolific Charlie Austin, for now at least. Could struggle.

Solid if unspectacular looking squad, but a manager with a burgeoning reputation. Could struggle.

Nigel Clough is still there, in case you were wondering. Squad looks alright, I suppose. Could struggle.

Disastrous Saunders experiment over and promoted amidst incredible scenes at Griffin Park. With a decent start on the crest of that wave, they might be alright. Could struggle.

Squad less reliant on loanees and a manager who might have an actual style – we just don’t know yet. Questions over whether they have many goals in them. Could struggle.

Mid-table squad, mid-table manager. Could struggle.

Much-promised investment still seems some way away. Could struggle.

Widely-tipped to do well. Got money behind them, goals aplenty from all over the field, plenty of experience. Could struggle.

The post-Julio Arca era begins. Possibly still a couple of players short of a real title challenge. Could struggle.

Jackett gone, Lomas in, Morison back. Decent enough squad, if you like that sort of thing. Could struggle.

Nottm Forest
Canny recruitment under the returning Billy Davies. Will most likely do well. Could struggle.

Lavishly remunerated squad of outcasts, misfits and wasters. Managed to get progressively worse as last season went on, but surely have the resources to more than compete a league below. Could struggle.

Managed to keep the bulk of a squad that got relegated last season together. Decent manager and a bit of continuity might be a good thing. Could struggle.

Sheffield Wednesday
Tough squad with massive defenders and a bit of pace. Not massively changed from last season where they struggled. Could struggle.

Further utilising links to parent (Udinese) and sister (Granada) clubs to build a decent squad. Will miss the goals of Matej Vydra, but have plenty of talent to cope. Could struggle.

Out of the Premier League and now without Roberto Martinez who took a few players with him to Everton and may yet take more. Jordi Gomez and Roger Espinoza ought to be too good for this level. Could struggle.

A season of pat-on-the-head patronisation awaits. Good manager and a good League 1 squad. Could struggle.

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