The 2017  Division 1 season starts tomorrow, and there will be previews of all the team news and for each match to enliven your Saturday morning.…

I'm sure that for the 232 players who competed in Division 3 last season, and perhaps for a few diehard supporters as well, the 2016 title race went down as a classic.

But to be perfectly honest. we could have also said that they we wanted to have a look at Division 5 because it is so darn interesting. Division 5 this year has everything - nine teams, who all could realistically say that they have a chance of winning; a few up and coming teams who could surprise a few; a couple of established teams experiencing slight decline; and a couple of champion teams who are there to be shot down.

Division 8 will be a seven team division in 2017, and even at this early stage, it looks as if those 42 matches will lead to a table of two halves with a definite top four and a bottom three. To see who we think will be in each half, read on.

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