May as well start this thread again for the new season. As Celtic and Rangers already have their own threads I'll just give a quick run down of the other teams in the SPL. There's every chance once Yankhibee comes out of his alcohol induced coma that he'll start a Hibs thread but I'll add them in as well on this. Aberdeen - Manager: Mark McGhee Player Ins so far Rory McArdle Mark Howard Josh Magennis Player Outs so far Mark Kerr Charlie Mulgrew Stuart Nelson Paul Marshall Davide Grassi McGhee had a terrible first season with Aberdeen finishing way back in 9th. They've lost Mulgrew which is a blow. Kerr was a regular last season as well but he was never any better than average throughout the season. Only signings of note are a couple of young N.Ireland internationals. Could be another tough season. Dundee Utd - Manager: Peter Houston Player Ins so far Barry Douglas Filip Mentel Player Outs so far None A third place finish and the Scottish Cup in the trophy cabinet. Houston has given himself a hard act to follow this season. A quiet start to the transfer window may be a good thing as it'll mean keeping his successful side together for the season ahead. Hamilton - Manager: Billy Reid Player Ins so far Gavin Skelton Jack Ross Jim McAlister Andy Graham Player Outs so far David Van Zanten Declan McAvoy Stuart Mills A reasonable 7th place for Hamilton last season. Billy Reid will be hoping to try and break into the top 6 this year. Gavin Skelton will offer alternatives at CB while Jack Ross brings plenty of experience to the right back position. Hearts - Manager: Jim Jeffries Player Ins so far Kevin Kyle Darren Barr Rob Ogleby Player Outs so far Michael Stewart Rocky Visconte Another manager bit the dust under Mad Vlad last year. Will Jeffries fair any better this coming season? Kevin Kyle and Darren Barr will make an immediate difference to the team. And although ex-captain Michael Stewart has left his performances were on the down slide anyway. Hibernian - Manager: John Hughes Player Ins so far Michael Hart Edwin De Graaf David Stephens Player Outs so far Darren McCormack Hibs looked as if they were heading for a very good season but they fell away badly in the last few months of the season. So much so that Hughes's position as manager was cast into doubt. De Graaf looks like an interesting signing and Hughes has been making complimentary noises regarding young CB Stephens. A better end to the season could see them rise higher than last seasons 4th place finish. Inverness CT - Manager: Terry Butcher Player Ins so far Jonny Tuffey Gil Blumenshtein Max Johnson Player Outs so far Kyle Allison Inverness are back in the SPL. And so is their manager. Inverness is never an easy place to visit. Good home form will be the key to survival for them this season. Will the young Israeli attacking midfielder Blumenshtein be able to shine in the SPL? Kilmarnock - Manager: Mixu Paatelainen Player Ins so far None Player Outs so far David McAuliffe Kevin Kyle Gavin Skelton Jamie Adams Simon Ford Killie stayed up by the skin of their teeth last season. Jimmy Calderwood didn't fancy another struggle so Mixu Paatelainen steps in. He didn't do very well at Hibs in his one other managerial stint in the SPL. And his job wasn't made any easier when Kevin Kyle moved to Hearts. With no money available it looks like the Ayrshire club will start the season as relegation favourites. Motherwell - Manager: Craig Brown Player Ins so far Lee Hollis Darren Randolph Angelos Charalambous Player Outs so far Giles Coke Jim O'Brien Ross Hyslop Ex Scotland manager Craig Brown did a great job with Motherwell last season. The team ran out of gas a bit towards the end of the season but overall, they had a good campaign. Giles Coke and Jim O'Brien have moved south but the nucleus of last seasons side is still in place. But they are sure to miss the goals and play of loan signing Lucas Jutkiewicz, who has returned to Everton. St.Johnstone - Manager: Derek McInnes Player Ins so far Sam Parkin Scott Dobie Jamie Adams Cleveland Taylor Player Outs so far Kenny Deuchar Paul Sheerin Josh Falkingham A good return to SPL football for St.Johnstone last season. Now they need to consolidate and try and build on last year. Parkin and Dobie will offer competition and experience to the striking options. St.Mirren - Manager: Danny Lennon Player Ins so far Gareth Wardlaw Craig Samson David Van Zanten Darren McGregor Paul McQuade Peter Bradley Jure Travner (loan) Player Outs so far Jack Ross Billy Mehmet Iain Gray Andy Dorman Chris Smith Mark Howard After 7yrs in charge of St.Mirren Gus Macpherson was given the elbow at the end of last season. The new man, Danny Lennon, has been busy on the transfer front so far. But the team looks weaker with the departures of Ross, Mehmet and especially Dorman. Lennon has scoured the lower leagues for players and in particular his former club, Cowdenbeath. But it remains to be seen how well these players will perform in the SPL. It could be a long season ahead for the St.Mirren support.