Cant bring myself to use the silly name they call it now so will stick with the SPL.
How do you see the season going for your team and what are folks predictions for the season which is just around the corner.
Aberdeen - Runners up in all competitions last season and this one looks to be their toughest in quite some time, they have lost 11 players from the squad and a few of them have been rather important during the last few seasons. Can the new guys coming in fill the massive void left by those who are now gone ? No doubt a little bit of movement still to be done regarding transfers for all the clubs but Aberdeen may sweat over the possible loss of Kenny McLean.
Players out : Cammy Smith, Joe Nuttal, Laurence Shankland, Ryan Jack, Johhny Hayes, Aaron Lennox, Nial McGinn, Ash Taylor, Neil Alexander, Robbie Mutch, Peter Pawlett
Players in : Gregg Stewart, Ryan Christie, Gary Mackay Steven, Gregg Tansey, Nicky Maynard, Kari Arnason
I'm not so sure about the players being replaced, Chrisite is a good one but Aberdeen are only helping Celtic by taking him and GMS on loan....unless they have a fee after the loan which would be a good move for them, both good players. Maynard is an interesting one so will be watching to see what impact he will have.
Final postion - 4th
Last season - 2nd
Celtic - Obviously massive favourites for the title and I can not see anyone giving them a challenge, strong in every department with exception of maybe the goal keeping position. A lot of players going out the club but no one of any great significance. The big worry for Celtic fans will be the potential loss of important players such as Dembele, Armstrong etc.
Players out : Ryan Christie, Gary Mackay-Steven, Scott Allen, Eoghan O'Connel, Paul Mcmullan, Kris Commons, Efe Ambrose, Jamie Lindsay, Logan Bailly, Saidy Janko,
Players in : Johhny Hayes, Kundai Benyu, Olivier Ntcham
Only know of Hayes and obviously he has been one of Aberdeens better players so he will be fine domestically, its on the European stage though he will be tested.
Final position - 1st
Last season - 1st
Dundee - Finsihed in 10th place last season and this time round will be another hard slog for Neil McCanns men but I can see them finishing in a far more comfortable position this season. Scott Allan the most notable of those joining the club on loan and if he can capture the form he showed at Hibs then he could proove a creative player for them.
Players out : Matty Allan, Daniel Higgins, Calvin Colquhoun, DAvid Mitchell, Rory Loy, Josh Skelly
Players in : Glenn Camara, Scott Allan, Lewis Spence, Randy Walters, Sofien Moussa, Roarie Deacon, Jack Hendry
Final postion - 8th
Last season - 10th
Hamilton Accies - Can only see trouble ahead for the accies, only 1 player added to the squad so far and they were one of the poorer teams I saw visiting Ibrox last season. Will be a relegation battle once again and things are not great among the fans with a number refusing to buy season tickets.
Players out : Jack Breslin, Craig Watson
Players in : Xavier Tomas
Final postion - 12th
Last season - 11th
Hearts - Important season for the jambos and Cathro, a large number of players have left and a few notable ones at that. Like the dandy Dons can the new guys make an impact this season ?
Players out : Callum Paterson, Robbie Buchannan, Billy King, Tasos Avlonitis, Alexandros Tziolis, Andraz Struna, Dylan Bikey, Juwon Oshaniwa, Lenard Sowah, Nikoly Todorov, Sam Nicholson, Perry Kitchen, Gavin Reilly, Callumn Morrison................fucking hell thats a lot !!!
Players in : Chistophe Berra, Rafal Grzelak, Kyle Lafferty, Ashley Smith-Brown, Cole Stockton
Good experience added in Berra and Lafferty and this could proove a coupple of good signings for Cathro, rumours abound that Walker is on the way to Ibrox has not gone away and Hearts fans will be wanting the season to start to end that specualtion.
Final position - 3rd
Last season - 5th
Hibernian - Think Hibs could potentially be a surprise package this season, like Hearts a few seasons ago they are a team on the up and Lennon has that experience of getting his team ready for the challenge ahead..........large number of players have left the club so going to copy and paste ( taking effing ages with the large numbers !!
Players out :3 July 2017 Callum Donaldson Loan 3 July 2017 Kevin Waugh 30 June 2017 Chris Humphrey 3 July 2017 Jordon Forster 23 June 2017 Scott Gallacher 1 June 2017 James Keatings 11 July 2017 Aaron Dunsmore 6 July 2017 Lewis Allan 6 July 2017 Sean Mackie 19 June 2017 Alex Harris 31 May 2017 Brian McLean 31 May 2017 Grant Holt 31 May 2017 Jamie Insall 31 May 2017 Fraser Fyvie
Players in :Efe Ambrose Ofir Marciano Simon Murray Steven Whittaker Danny Swanson
Final position - 5th
Last season - Championship winners
Kilmarnock - Another team who I think will be in the battle at the bottom and big Jig realy has a big job on his hands. Its a toss up between a few teams at the bottom and Killie are one of those teams.
Players out : Jack Whittaker, Aaron Splaine
Players in : Callum Watters, Kirk Broadfoot, Daniel Higgins, Alan Power, Stephen O'Donnel, Dom Thomas
Final Position - 11th
Last season - 8th
Motherwell - Another team with a large number of players in and out, bit of an unknown really for Motherwell as they have a lot of new players but surely they will perform better than the last lot.
Players out : Craig Moore, David Ferguson, Lee Lucas, Stephen Pearson, Scott McDonald, Joe Chalmers, Dom Thomas, Dylan Macklin, Lionel Ainsworth, Keith Lasley, Craig Samson
Players in : Gael Bigirimana, Andy Rose, Russel Griffiths, Trevor Carson, Alex Fisher, Cedric Kipre, Charles Dunne, Craig Tanner
Final position - 10th
Last season - 9th
Partick Thistle - Thought Thistle were excellent last year and really hope they can push on but a lot of the teams round about them have imroved the playing side so can they show the same levels of good football they were playing. Lost a few guys in and around the first team and only 3 brought in so far.
Players out : Liam Lindsay, David Amoo, Ade Azeez, David Wilson, Sean Welsh, Mark Ridgers
Players in : Blair Spittal, Jamie Sneddon, Nial Keown
Final position - 7th
Last season - 6th
Rangers - Already knocked out of Europe in arguably the clubs worst result in history but things are perhaps looking on the up at Ibrox, Pedro remains in charge with a half and half support for him. The board have backed him in the transfer market but Rangers do need 1 or 2 options up top.......whether they get those players in remains to be seen.
Players out : Clint Hill, Phillipe Sendeross, Barrie Mckay, Joey Garner, Andy Halliday
Players in : Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Daniel Candeias, Carlos Pena, Alfredo Morelos, Graham Dorrans, Eduardo Herrera, Fabio Cardoso
A number of unknowns being brought in so difficult to gauge how they will cope with the rough and tumble of our league, Jack and Alves aside.
Final position - 2nd
Last season - 3rd
Ross County - Have been good performers the last few seasons but they have lost a of goals in the shape of Boyce, who is going to fill that massive void. Scoring over 20 goals at such a small club in Scotland is no mean feat and difficult to find another who will on the budget they have.
Players out : Liam Boyce, Paul Quinn, Jonathan Franks, Oscar Gobern, Ian Mchsane
Players in : Sean Kelly, Jamie Lindsay, Thomas Mikkelsen
Final position - 9th
Last season - 7th
St Johnstone - Have been great the last few seasons and they may do better than I think, Tommy Wright has them well organised and they can knock the ball around well but I feel there is a lot for them to contend with this season. Can they equal or better the 4th spot they managed last season ? Yeah they can equal it but it will be difficult as a lot of competition around that part of the table.
Players out : Tam Scobbie, Danny Swanson, Michael Coulsen
Players in : Kyle Mclean, Scott Tanser, Stefan Scougal
Final positon - 6th
Last season - 4th