Colin Lee reveals his Season Predicta - but do you agree with him?
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Torbay Weekly columnist Colin Lee - who played for Torquay United, Spurs and Chelsea - has joined in and played our new Season Predicta competition.
Colin, a former football manager who also served as chief executive at Torquay United, reveals his predictions for the season - but do you agree with him?
The new football season is here and Torbay Weekly has launched the new Season Predicta competition for the whole campaign.
There are a total of 20 questions to answer, ranging from Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup winners to all the key Torquay United stats from another assault on the National League.
It is free to enter Season Predicta - and there are two ways to play. Either complete the form on this page and send - or drop in - in to us at Torbay Weekly, Unit 6, Tor Hill House, Union Street, Torquay TQ2 5QW.
Alternatively, you can complete the Predicta questions via a Google form on www.torbayweekly.co.uk - simply provide your answers and press submit at the end of the online form, which will then allow us to register your predictions.
The Season Predicta winner will receive a superb prize weekend for two in London, including a Premiership game and Saturday night in a hotel provided by Season Predicta sponsors Majestic Tours.
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As well as Season Predicta, we will also be running regular Predicta competitions throughout the football year.
Season Predicta opened on August 1 and will close on Saturday, August 28. All entries to be received by midnight Friday, August 27.
The winner will be announced on May 31, 2022.
The prize is to be taken on a weekend to be agreed between the winner, Majestic Holidays and the Torbay Weekly.
This week, Torbay Weekly columnist Colin Lee gives his verdict - and his predictions:
The new football season is upon us and with the fixture lists for all clubs now in place it will be interesting to watch how the 2021-22 season unfolds.
The target for most teams will be promotion or in some cases especially in the Premier League to retain a Premier League position/status.
If you look at the number of prizes up for grabs it shows how difficult it is to gain success as a football club over what will be a long season.
The maximum number of English teams in UEFA competitions is seven with the top six qualifying for a European spot either in the Champions League or Europa Cup with the seventh place becoming the Europa Conference League spot depending on results.
With three teams promoted to the Premier League from the Championship , three teams promoted from League 1 to Championship , four teams promoted from League 2 to League 1 and two teams promoted from The National League to League 2, you can see how difficult it is to gain success and the ultimate prize of promotion.
The Torbay Weekly has launched an amazing Predicta competition and it is hoped that a fortnightly Podcast will be coming soon.
The Podcast will take place every two weeks throughout the season and will engage in Torquay United and general football debate.
I hope to be a regular guest on the Podcast to air my views and answer questions throughout the season on any football issues and engage with local supporters.
With the Predicta competition already launched and with a great prize up for grabs, I have listed my answers to the 20 questions to answer, ranging from Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup winners EFL League and National League.
1 Premier League Champions - Man City
2 Premier League runners up – Liverpool
3 Premier League third place – Chelsea
4 Premier League individual top goal scorer – Harry Kane
5 Premier League bottom club – Brentford
6 Championship champions – WBA
7 Champions League winners – PSG
8 League 1 champions - Sunderland
9 League 2 champions - Bradford City
10 Scottish Premier League champions – Rangers
11 FA Cup winners – Manchester United
12 National League champions – Wrexham
13 National League runners up – Stockport County
14 Where will TUFC finish – fourth promotion through play-offs
15 How many goals will TUFC score in the League season 2021-22 65
16 Who will be Gulls' top goal scorer – D Wright
17 How many League points will the Gulls earn in 2021-22 season? 79
18 How many TUFC players will be sent off in League and Cup competitions 5
19 How many home League games will the Gulls loose? 4
20 Average home League attendance for TUFC (Aggregate at 22 Home League games) 56,320 – 2,560 X 22