Premier League 2019/20 prediction in 50 years retro perspective

To try to predict the outfall of the 2019/20 Premier League season is difficult, while looking back 50 years to that special “Summer of 69”. You had a very exciting season coming up with the World Cup in Mexico arriving. Not so much have changed really.

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Manchester City, last seasons Premier League winner, were the 1969 FA Cup winners, while 2nd tier Leeds United, were the 1st division League champions.  Tradition is important in England and most of the top teams of today, were all there 50 years ago.

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No moon landings this summer, but the anniversary of that happening 50 years ago have been well described. Now we are worried about climate changes, we can use other Tools to get to the moon. But something have not changed, Leicester City were involved in breaking transfer records in the “summer of 69”, and in the mirror look, you see the same. Now it’s Manchester United paying £85million for Harry Maguire, a new World record fee for a defender, back then it was Allan Clarke who left the foxes and joined Leeds United for a British record transfer fee of £165.000.

Swindon Town had surprisingly won the EFL Cup, by defeating Arsenal who were huge favorites for that title. The first division, now known as the Premier League, had 22 teams, now it’s 20. 50 years ago the league system might have been a bit softer, with only two teams relegated from the top tier, no play-off’s and just two teams in straight promotions.

The two teams who came up were Derby County and Crystal Palace, changing places with Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers. You had a number of the same teams in the top flight as you have today.

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Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham and Wolves were all top flight teams.

Leicester had just got relegated, and the other teams in the top of today, Watford,  Sheffield United, Norwich and Aston Villa were 2nd tier teams and the two down south Bournemouth and Brighton competed at the third level.

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We are now going through the teams one by one, starting with the three teams we predict will be relegated, and also with a perspective on that season 50 years ago. The winners of the 1969-70 1st divison was to be Everton. They will not win the Premier League this season, despite having a very interesting summer with a number of good signings.

The Premier League predictions,

  • 20
    • Sheffield United
      • Manager: Chris Wilder
      • Most Imprtant Player: Billy Sharp
      • Pre-Season: 5/10
      • Key Signing: Dean Henderson
      • 1969/70: 6th, 2nd tier
      • Manager: John Harris
      • Key Players: Tony Currie, Len Badger, Alan Woodward
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 19
    • Norwich City
      • Manager: Daniel Farke
      • Most Important Player: Teemu Pukki
      • Pre-Season: 6/10
      • Key Signing: Josip Drmic
      • 1969/70: 11th, 2nd tier
      • Manager: Ron Saunders
      • Key Players: Duncan Forbes, Kevin Keelan, Peter Silvester
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 18
    • Newcastle United
      • Manager: Steve Bruce
      • Most Important Player: Jamaal Lascalles
      • Pre-Season: 5/10
      • Key Signing: Allan Saint-Maximin
      • 1969/70: 7th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Joe Harvey
      • Key Players: Bobby Moncur, Iam McFaul, Bryan “Pop” Robson
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 17
    • Aston Villa
      • Manager: Dean Smith
      • Most Important Player: Jack Grealish,
      • Pre-Season: 10/10
      • Key Signing: Wesley
      • 1969/70: 21st, 2nd tier
      • Manager: Vic Crowe
      • Key Players: Brian Godfrey, Charlie Aitken, Bruce Rioch
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 16
    • Brighton & Hove Albion
      • Manager: Graham Potter
      • Most Important Player: Lewis Dunk
      • Pre-Season: 9/10
      • Key Signing: Adam Webster
      • 1969-70: 5th, 3rd tier
      • Manager: Freddie Goodwin
      • Key Players: Kit Napier, Howard Wilkinson, Mike Everitt
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 15
    • Bournemouth
      • Manager: Eddie Howe
      • Most Important Player: Callum Wilson
      • Pre-Season: 7/10
      • Key Signing: Arnout Danjuma
      • 1969-70: 21st, 3rd tier
      • Manager: Freddie Cox
      • Key Players: Ted MacDougall, Dennis Longhorn, Tony Powell
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 14
    • Burnley
      • Manager: Sean Dyche
      • Most Important Player: Ben Mee
      • Pre-Season: 10/10
      • Key Signing: Jay Rodriguez
      • 1969-70: 14th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Harry Potts
      • Key Players: Martin Dobson, Dave Thomas, Ralph Coates
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 13
    • West Ham United
      • Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
      • Most Important Player: Declan Rice
      • Pre-Season: 6/10
      • Key Signing: Sebastian Haller
      • 1969-70: 17th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Ron Greenwood
      • Key Players: Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Billy Bonds
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 12
    • Watford
      • Manager: Javi Gracia
      • Most Important Player: Troy Deeney
      • Pre-Season: 8/10
      • Key Signing: Craig Dawson
      • 1969-70: 19th, 2nd tier
      • Manager: Ken Furphy
      • Key Players: Keith Eddy, Terry Garbett, Stewart Scullion
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 11
    • Crystal Palace
      • Manager: Roy Hodgson
      • Most Important Player: Wilfred Zaha
      • Pre-Season: 5/10
      • Key Signing: Jordan Ayew
      • 1969-70: 20th, 1st tier
      • Manager:
      • Key Players:
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  •  10
    • Southampton
      • Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
      • Most Important Player: James Ward-Prowse
      • Pre-Season: 9/10
      • Key Signing: Danny Ings
      • 1969/70: 19th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Ted Bates
      • Key Players: Mike Channon, Terry Paine,
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 9
    • Everton
      • Manager: Marco Silva
      • Most Important Player: Jordan Pickford
      • Pre-Season: 6/10
      • Key Signing: Andre Gomes
      • 1969/70: 1st, 1st tier
      • Manager: Harry Catterick
      • Key Players: Alan Ball, Tommy Wright, Brian Labone
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 8
    • Chelsea
      • Manager: Frank Lampard
      • Most Important Player: Kepa
      • Pre-Season: 9/10
      • Key Signing: Christian Pulicic
      • 1969/70: 3rd, 1st tier
      • Manager: Dave Sexton
      • Key Players: Peter Bonetti, Ron Harris, Peter Osgood
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 7
    • Manchester United
      • Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjær
      • Most Important Player: Paul Pogba
      • Pre-Season: 10/10
      • Key Signing: Harry Maguire
      • 1969/70: 8th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Wilf McGuiness
      • Key Players; Bobby Charlton, George Best, Denis Law
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 6
    • Arsenal
      • Manager: Unai Emery
      • Most Imprtant Player: Abeyemayang
      • Pre-Season: 10/10
      • Key Signing: Nicolas Pepe
      • 1969/70: 12th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Bertie Mee
      • Key Players: Bob Wilson, George Armstrong, Frank McLintock
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 5
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
      • Manager: Nuno Santo
      • Most Important Player: Ruben Neves
      • Pre-Season: 9/10
      • Key Signing: Raul Jimenez
      • 1969/70: 13th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Billy McNeill
      • Key Players: Dave Wagstaffe, Derek Dougan, Mike Bailey
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 4
    • Tottenham Hotspur
      • Manager; Mauricio Pochettino
      • Most Important Player: Harry Kane
      • Pre-Season: 7/10
      • Key Signing: Tanguy Ndombele
      • 1969/70: 11th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Bill Nicholson
      • Key Players: Alan Gilzean, Martin Peters, Martin Chivers
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 3
    • Leicester City
      • Manager: Brendan Rodgers
      • Most Important Player: Jamie Vardy
      • Pre-Season: 10/10
      • Key Signing: Ayoze Perez
      • 1969/70: 3rd, 2nd tier
      • Manager: Frank O’Farrell
      • Key Players: Peter Shilton, Len Glover, David Nish
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 2
    • Liverpool
      • Manager: Jurgen Klopp
      • Most Important Player: Mohamed Salah
      • Pre-Season: 6/10
      • Key Signing: None
      • 1969/70: 5th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Bill Shankly
      • Key Players: Ian Callaghan, Tommy Smith, Peter Thompson
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
  • 1
    • Manchester City
      • Manager: Pep Guardiola
      • Most Important Player: Kevin De Bryune
      • Pre-Season: 9/10
      • Key Signing: Rodri
      • 1969/70: 10th, 1st tier
      • Manager: Joe Mercer
      • Key Players: Tony Book, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh
      • Team Page: Soccervoice
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