With the CCL season set to start on 5th September, just after the opening FA Cup salvos, the time has come for the prediction season
to begin and, of course, we provide our annual speculation on what might happen in both divisions.
This season is the most difficult to
acquire clues, for given the current COVID 19 situation but we can now hope for a reasonable level of normality with enough leeway now provided for most clubs to attract spectators. Our Top 4 are in RED
ABBEY RANGERS – Progress at Addlestone Moor will no doubt continue on and off the field and we are
certain the will be challenging at the top of the table.
ASCOT UNITED – Must be taken very seriously based on last season's curtailed
efforts assuming the squad has been retained at the Racecourse Ground.
BADSHOT LEA – The Baggies will be hoping that a full season
at Wrecclesham will enable them to consolidate and there are signs of increased support for the club which can only help their cause.
ATHLETIC – The A's struggled last season and they will be hoping to improve on that showing. They may need a few new acquisitions to achieve their goals.
CAMBERLEY TOWN – Not had the best of times recently and they will require more consistency, particularly at Krooner Park where they won just 3 league games last season.
CB HOUNSLOW UNITED – Last season's basement boys when the season ended prematurely and a marked improvement in consistency is vital for any improvement.
COBHAM – The Hammers youthful side did well last season and they should improve further for that year spent together at Anvil Lane.
COLLIERS WOOD UNITED – Pre season results might suggest a tough season ahead but playing matches against much higher opposition could help early on. After that, who knows.
EGHAM TOWN – The Sarnies rallied after a poor start last season and a better start this time around could make them outsiders for a title challenge.
FRIMLEY GREEN – The club has worked hard on and off the field in recent years and they are a respected outfit having reached fourth place last
GUILDFORD CITY – City's form at The Spectrum must improve if they are to avoid another season toward the bottom of the table.
HANWORTH VILLA – You should never write off The Villains and last season's mediocrity should be improved on even if visits to The Ranch appear
rather less intimidating nowadays.
KNAPHILL – The Knappers were not flattered to be in third place when last season came to a halt
though it will be interesting to see how recent departures are offset.
MOLESEY – Certain to be up there challenging, the Moles will
be a tough nut to crack home or away.
RAYNES PARK VALE – A change of kit may herald a change of luck and the signs are there for an
improved campaign this time round.
REDHILL – If The Lobsters can turn a few defeats into draws (they had none last season) or wins,
they they should be able to survive without too much fuss.
SHEERWATER – The Sheers started well last season but rather fell away.
They may have to accept something similar this season as well.
SOUTHALL – Always a tough opponent it would surprise too many people
if they go all the way this time but the competition is as fierce as ever.
SPELTHORNE SPORTS – Strongly fancied to challenge for the
title once again (they were 2nd last season), Spelly look a solid outfit on and off the field now.
SUTTON COMMON ROVERS –
Although rather disappointing last season, Rovers have gone well in pre season and we expect to see them there or thereabouts all season.