Last year was hard for Bologna as they had no consistency throughout and found it hard to live up to their performances of the year before. They had a very poor start to the season and in January looked like they were going to have to face a relegation but they had winning streak even beating Inter at the San Siro. They ended up finishing in a not so bad 13th position but compared to the season before where they finished 9th they must have regarded last year as a not so good year.
I expect Bologna to face a tough season next year if they lose Diamanti. Manolo Gabbiadini looks like he is going back to his original club Juventus and with the Bianconeri looking at Diamanti, Bologna could face real trouble. But Bologna do not need to worry so much as Diamanti has said he is happy at Bologna. I expect if they dream of reaching their 9th place finish again then they are going to definitely need to sturdy up their defence and this was proven when they were smashed 6-0 to Lazio. I do not expect Bologna to face that many problems next year as long as they keep their star men and improve their defence but I do not expect them to come near to challenging for the title.
Expected Position = 9th - 12th