Brighton - 07/08 7th - Bookies 22/1 9th - The surprise return of Micky Adams have given hope of another promotion run to Seagulls fans, but heavy losses off the pitch need to be stemmed by the Falmer development and any delays could see players sold to balance the books and no huge signings suggest they'll have to make do for this season at least.
Bristol Rovers - 07/08 16th - Bookies 40/1 14th= - With the ground redevelopment halted by the credit crunch we'll have to endure the ploughed field that is the Memorial Ground once more. Another six figure striker signing in Daryl Duffy sees them able to field £400,000 in strikers but no-one expects it to be enough for them to make an impression.
Carlisle - 07/08 4th - Bookies 18/1 5th= - The player enforced sales of Joe Garner and Kieran Westwood netted them nearly £1million after clauses, but only free transfers have so far come through the door in replacement. A surprise play-off package last season will probably be happy with the same again.
Cheltenham - 07/08 19th - Bookies 150/1 24th - If the bookies had their way they'd already be down, and a succession of public failures to capture a target man with players citing a lack of ambition at the club suggest they're almost only in League One to make the numbers up. Have made little progress since being a surprise play-off winner, and will be hard pressed to avoid a return to League Two.
Colchester - 07/08 24th(r) - Bookies 20/1 7th= - £400,000 spent on Steven Gillespie suggests they want promotion at the first attempt in the brand new stadium, but they will probably have to settle for a play-off spot if Leedcester run away with it as most people expect. David Perkins replaces Karl Duguid in midfield, whose departure for Plymouth ends 12 years as a pro for his only club.
Crewe - 07/08 20th - Bookies 100/1 23rd - They always seem to be relegation bankers when the bookies make their lists, and this season is no exception. A new strike force in beanpole Calvin Zola and Anthony 'my face hurts' Elding along with largely untried winger Joel Grant cost nearly £500,000, though that money is more than likely to be recouped by the £2million sale of Nicky Maynard as another trundles off the Gradi production line.