In previous Premier League seasons, clubs have come out of the starting gate that have shocked and surprised us. The shock was due to the clubs completely exceeding our expectations of where we thought they’d end up in the table or the cups that they would win. And in some examples, these were clubs that played entertaining football during those seasons and who gave some of the big teams in the Premier League a run for their money.
Examples include Hull City and Stoke City in 2008-2009, Portsmouth in 2007-2008, Reading in 2006-2007, Wigan Athletic in 2005-2006, Everton in 2004-2005, Charlton Athletic in 2003-2004, and so on.
The question for you is, which Premier League team will exceed your expectations in the 2009-2010 season? Vote below. And if you’d like to share your opinions why, click the comments link at the foot of this story.
Note, I didn’t include teams such as Fulham and Manchester City, so the poll question can be more challenging. Otherwise I believe most of the readers would have picked one of those two teams.
Thanks in advance for participating.