The Championship will begin in just over a months time and clubs are just beginning their pre-seasons.
England’s second tier is renowned for being one of the most entertaining divisions on the planet, and will undoubtedly deliver once again with thrills and spills galore.
The Championship has also been boosted by the arrival of two particularly reputable sides in Newcastle United and Aston Villa, who’s relegation from the Premier will induct players of star quality into the league, kicking the quality of football up a notch.
Despite the heavy transfer funds that seeping through thanks to the big bucks of the Premier League, teams are still being run on the cheap and often get their transfer windows spot on, and surprise the league with an excellent season.
Brighton were, perhaps, the most notable high-fliers of 2015/16, but who will shine next year? FLW writer Charlie Firth looks at THREE teams who could surprise everyone in 2016/17: