The Fans Opinion: EFL League One

What are the expectations of EFL League One Fans?

We’ve surveyed the fans of all the EFL League One teams to see what they think about the upcoming 18/19 Season and the response was pretty impressive.

We can’t decide whether surprising or not but after a torrid couple of seasons, a fairly staggering 55% of EFL League One fans expect Sunderland to bounce back straight away to the Championship with Portsmouth and Barnsley in second and third with 13% & 11% respectively.

Opinion - 55% believe Sunderland to win league

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With the fans backing Sunderland and to a lesser extent Portsmouth, it’s not totally unexpected to see the Sunderland new boy Charlie Wyke expected to pick up the golden boot closely followed by Pompey’s Brett Pitman.

Opinion - Charlie Wyke to win Golden Boot

Opinion - Brett Pitman to win Golden Boot

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When it comes to who the fans think are most likely to be relegated, nearly a quarter of fans polled believe Accrington Stanley are up for the chop.

opinion - efl league one relegation battle

Interestingly though, when we asked the fans who might be a surprise package this season, Accrington Stanley also came top albeit level with Coventry City on just over 16%. We think it is safe to say that the fans can’t quite decide what to make of Accrington Stanley this season.

Opinion - efl league one surprise package

Further to the set of questions we polled the fans with, we also asked them to share any other brief opinions they had on the upcoming season. If you agree with them, click the thumbs up, if you don’t click the thumbs down.

“Barnsley to run Sunderland close along with Luton”

Mike from Manchester – Twitter – @Mick_Mack_78

“AFC Wimbledon to have a strong season”

Ryan – Northern Ireland

“Sunderland won’t do as well as people think”

Terry – Devon

“OUFC will be in the mix for play offs, Sunderland will find life in league 1 tougher than they think but expect them to be in top 6 and really should be expecting promotion”
Ian – Oxford

“I don’t expect the relegated teams from the championship to be promoted”
Dan – Kent

Do you agree with the opinions above? Are you surprised? We welcome comments and discussion below if you feel like you want to chip in but please keep it civil. Debate is great but let’s not be offensive.

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