Re: 2012-13 English Premier League Thread
QPR aren't going anywhere. They've got money to spend and they've already got a couple of decent signings in Park & Diakite, Fabio too. They'll be in the bottom half and might hover around the drop zone but they'll survive.
Reading need to strengthen I think. Guthrie & Pogrebnyak are good signings but I don't think they're strong enough defensively and they don't have a big squad. Southampton will leak goals but score some too, could be similar to Blackpool a couple of seasons ago. West Ham will be tough to beat and Sam will see them safe. All three promoted clubs survived last year and most people wrote Swansea & Norwich off, QPR too so you never know.
I think Norwich might struggle without Lambert this season and it's tough to call how they'll do. Wigan's younger plays are developing well and they seemed to find their form, whether they can keep it up we'll see but they might just have enough.
I'll go for Southampton, Reading & Norwich to drop.