When you make predictions at the start of the season, it is a great time to feel smug as you feel like you know everything.

But then the season happens and it turns out that everything you think is wrong. And one thing we think is unfair is how we try and forget those predictions and act like they never happened.

Not us though. It’s time to go back and look at my predictions at the start of last season and compare them to now. And then we can all have a good laugh at how wrong I was.

Here is a link to see my original predictions.

Predicted Top Half of the Table

  1. Middlesbrough
  2. Aston Villa
  3. Derby County
  4. Fulham
  5. Reading
  6. Sheffield Wednesday
  7. Wolves
  8. Norwich City
  9. Birmingham City
  10. Brentford
  11. Hull City
  12. Leeds United

Actual Championship Top Half

  1. Wolves
  2. Cardiff City
  3. Fulham
  4. Aston Villa
  5. Middlesbrough
  6. Derby County
  7. Preston North End
  8. Millwall
  9. Brentford
  10. Sheffield United
  11. Bristol City
  12. Ipswich Town

You know something, I think I can be pretty proud of that. I got four of the final top six which I think is pretty decent. Admittedly they are in the wrong order, but I’ll take that any day of the week. Obviously I got Wolves wrong. I thought that they would take a long time to get going and the exact opposite happened. I also thought that Nuno Espirito Santo would get sacked and I was dead wrong about that.

The other thing I got wrong was that I thought the likes of Millwall, Sheffield United and Bristol City would be at the other end of the table. And we’ll get to that now…

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