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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Guardian writers' prediction: 12th
Odds to win league: 750-1
The fact that Blackburn now offer the cheapest season tickets in the Premier League may be interpreted as rare recognition by a football club of the banjaxed economy -- or an even rarer admission by a football club of the gruelling fare it usually serves up. Sam Allardyce's priority has never been to entertain fans but to antagonise opponents and, after Paul Ince's brief and rocky reign at Ewood Park, he did that sufficiently to safeguard top-flight survival. It is still not clear, however, whether that achievement -- hailed as "miraculous" by none other than Allardyce -- was more attributable to the quality of Blackburn or the …