I am a Lancs supporter. I've been a Lancs fan ever since our glory days in the 90's in the one day competitions.
I think we will struggle this season but I also think we will surprise a few people. Brown is a good player and hopefully this is his break out year. Chilton wasn't a very good captain, but as a middle order batsman he is solid enough for us and regularly gets us out of trouble. Moore is another good player, looking to regain his confidence after his injury troubles. I like Paul Horton a lot, he is my favourite Lancs player at the moment and I believe with a bit more confidence he can go on to the next level. From good county cricket player to very good county cricket player. However His partnership with Moore is a solid one and one that can save us out of relegation. Cross I am unsure about, however I never rated Luke Sutton and I want to give Cross a season to see how he does.
Our bowling imo is the stronger of the 2 departments. Chapple and Mahmood are both excellent bowlers (in county cricket terms) and both are always dangerous. Though we will need to replace the bowler Chapple soon as he is 37 so he has what another year, 2 years tops. They can also both bat/slog as well which makes them even better. Keedy is still our main spin bowler, but he is always effective and economic as well. Newby and Smith also can take wickets.
I don't think our team is even good enough to challenge for any trophies this year, but certainly I do believe we are more than good enough to escape relegation. Warwicks, Sussex and Worcs are the teams I think we will be competing against in a relegation battle.