We’ve asked a selection of Redvee users from across the forums and social media to give us their Season predictions – everyone will have chance to review their prediction after 23 rounds, but it’ll be good to look back and see who gets it right, and who gets it spectacularly wrong!! Think you know better? Let us know your own predictions on the Redvee forum here Click on the tabs below to see what our panel of fans have gone with! BroncoChris Price@KevpenderSte OrfordThe Yellow GiraffeThere's Only One Stan WallPaul Ellison Name: Bronco – Redvee Editor Final Table Prediction: 1 Castleford Tigers – Hardaker/Chase and Gale will make them a formidable outfit 2 Warrington Wolves – Forever bridesmaids 3 St Helens – Loss of Smith will harm our early year points tally 4 Wigan Warriors – Away form will haunt Wigan 5 Hull FC – Won’t find easy to back up 6 Leeds Rhinos – Step back in right direction 7 Catalans Dragons – Terrible end of 2016, will continue 8 Huddersfield Giants – Like Leeds, looking for modest improvement 9 Wakefield Trinity – Just missing out on top 8 10 Leigh Centurions – Will win enough at home to survive 11 Salford Red Devils – will stay up… just 12 Widnes Vikings – Going down, never to be seen again. Grand Final Prediction: Castleford v Saints Challenge Cup Winners: Wigan What constitutes a successful season? A trophy, as it always should be for our club. Minimum expectation you’d accept? Top 4, but think we need to aim for top 2 to give us a greater chance of reaching the Grand Final. Saints Stand out player: Ryan Morgan – I think he’ll be a revelation alongside Tommy Makinson, especially when we start playing on a dry track. Name: Chris Price – Wish FM Saints Commentator Final Table Prediction: 1 Castleford tigers 2 Wigan Warriors 3 St Helens 4 Warrington Wolves 5 Hull FC 6 Leigh Centurions 7 Wakefield Trinity 8 Salford Red Devils 9 Leeds Rhinos 10 Catalans Dragons 11 Huddersfield Giants 12 Widnes Vikings Grand Final Prediction: Warrington Challenge Cup Winners: St Helens What constitutes a successful season? Winning a trophy. Minimum expectation you’d accept? Making a Final. Saints Stand out player: Tommy Makinson Name: Kev Pender – @kevpender, Twitter follower Final table Prediction: Warrington – I still think Warrington are missing a winger, but they’ve recruited well. Kevin Brown will add experience to their halves and will help Declan Patten develop. Castleford – Castleford are no longer dark horses. They will be aiming for the top 4 & can beat anyone on their day. Wigan – always in and around the top 4 whoever pulls on their jersey. Much depends on keeping their half backs & full back fit. Saints – if we can get through relatively unscathed results-wise until Smith is fit again we’ll be ok, but it depends on how we start the season. Hull – if they use the experience of their post Challenge Cup explosion wisely, they’ll be challenging for honours again. Leeds – better from the Loiners this year, but still not enough to get in the top 4. Catalans – will still be tough to beat in France, but travelling will let them down. Laurent Frayssinous could be under massive pressure. Wakefield – solid, if not spectacular, signings. Belle Vue is always a tough place to go which should stand them in good stead. Leigh – a decent debut season, and won’t go down despite being in the Middle 8’s. Possibly too many new faces who will have to gel immediately. Huddersfield – similar to last season for Huddersfield. Not inspired by their signings. Salford – for all the hard work the Doctor has put in, I just can’t see them pushing for top 8. Widnes – I fear for Widnes. Key players out early in the season, not many new signings. Could be swapping places with Hull KR for 2018. Grand Final Prediction: Saints v Wigan Challenge Cup Winners: Castleford. What constitutes a successful season: not hearing the phrase strong middles. Thursday night games being replaced with Saturday evening matches. Video ref use being cut back so games finish well before 10pm. Sky having a complete overhaul of their broadcasting team. A successful season for Saints would be greater consistency with a bit more flair. No team goes out to lose, but coming away from the majority of games feeling like we’ve thrown the kitchen sink at it would be great. Minimum expectation you’d accept: top 4. Keiron Cunningham has said this is his squad now, so if it underperforms the buck stops with him. Anything but top 4 and I’d expect the board to ask searching questions of him and his staff. Add to that, if/when we get injuries I’d expect us to drop an academy product from that position into the team. No more loose forwards at centre, centres on the wing or second rowers at scrum half. Saints Stand Out Player: From the new signings I’ll go for Adam Walker. We’re accused, and rightly so, of being a boring side to watch at times. Hopefully (if it’s not stifled by the coaching) Walkers offloading game will help to change that. Add to that some hard yards and he could build the platform for our half backs to shine. From the existing crop – Mark Percival, who is the most exciting centre in the competition in my opinion. Name: Ste Orford – Redvee Contributor, @saintbiffy Final Table Prediction: 1 Warrington Wolves 2 Hull FC 3 Wigan Warriors 4 St Helens 5 Leeds Rhinos 6 Castleford Tigers 7 Catalans Dragons 8 Salford Red Devils 9 Wakefield Trinity 10 Huddersfield Giants 11 Leigh Centurions 12 Widnes Vikings Grand Final Prediction: Warrington Challenge Cup Winners: Saints What constitutes a successful season? A successful season is top 4 minimum but with the emphasis on a more open style Minimum expectation you’d accept? Minimum expectation is 4th. Anything less and KC should go. Saints Stand out player: Expecting a big year from Mark Percival if he stays fit. Name: The Yellow Giraffe (Redvee Forum User) Final Table Prediction: 1 Wigan Warriors 2 St Helens 3 Warrington Wolves 4 Hull FC 5 Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 7 Catalans Dragons 8 Wakefield Trinity 9 Huddersfield Giants 10 Salford Red Devils 11 Widnes Vikings 12 Leigh Centurions Grand Final Prediction: Saints v Wigan Challenge Cup Winners: Castleford What constitutes a successful season? A successful season would be winning either the Challenge Cup or the Grand Final. Anything less would be a failure in my eyes. Minimum expectation you’d accept? At the very least we need to get to a final and that might be enough for Cunningham to keep his job. Not even getting to a final would mean I’d find it difficult to argue against getting rid of him, as harsh as that may sound. Saints Stand out player: Lomax is probably our stand out player for me when on top form. He give us that spark in attack that we miss so much when he’s missing. Closely followed by Roby. Name: There’s Only One Stan Wall – Redvee Forum User Final Table Prediction: 1 Warrington 2 Wigan 3 Castleford 4 Hull 5 St Helens 6 Leeds 7 Catalan 8 Salford 9 Leigh 10 Wakefield 11 Huddersfield 12 Widnes Grand Final Prediction: Warrington Challenge Cup Winners: Wigan What constitutes a successful season? Winning a trophy Minimum expectation you’d accept? Good cup run & PO Semis Saints Stand out player: Matty Smith Name: Paul Ellison – @EllSaintBlues (Twitter)/ Ell Saint Blues (Redvee Forum) 1 Warrington Wolves 2 Wigan Warriors 3 St Helens 4 Hull FC 5 Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos- 7 Catalans Dragons 8 Salford Red Devils 9 Leigh Centurions 10 Huddersfield Giants 11 Widnes Vikings 12 Wakefield Trinity Grand Final Prediction: St Helens v Warrington – Saints winners Challenge Cup: Wigan v Castleford: Wigan winners What constitutes a successful season? Win on Good Friday, unbeaten at home, play decent rugby and bring another good kid through. Minimum expectation you’d accept ? Make at least one final. Any of the new signings to be MOS contender. Saints stand out player? Hoping Smith, might be Morgan could be Walker or Douglas. 2 Responses Phil LOWTHIAN 6th February 2017 Very interesting. I don’t see Cas having a strong enough pack and they lose Solomona’s 30 odd tries also. Most of us would have same top 6 – the order for me is all about who keeps the right players fit for longest. Superleague highly dependent on injuries and there are a lot of games this year. Log in to Reply Paul Caswell 7th February 2017 Some interesting thoughts from some knowledgeable speccies, glad to see Cas getting plenty of mentions, really good to watch! Ever the optimist I see Saints going really well this year. (If Lomax stays fit). Would be good to see a youngster make a big impact (Knowles or Grace perhaps) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.