The way things stand now Billy I think you’re miles behind City and looking at the potential with players you may bring in the summer that won’t change anytime soon. That said United in the same position and even if we get top striker with additions I still think we’re fighting for top 4 only.
I still haven’t been on that seven! thread and won’t be doing anytime soon. Thank Christ you lot made up for it by having ( in your words ) a annus horribilis, that made me feel much much better.
Think we will all have a better idea when summer signings are all done and dusted.
There is a gulf between us and City, 22pts difference is in truth why it does indeed feel likes ‘miles’ , fact is that they have a easier ride than most with having the resources immediately at hand, whereas we struggle with quality to fill in for injured players,
They didn’t have any midfield worries, nor defensive worries or do they lack the goodies up top, with the amount of financial clout at their disposal they can afford two high end quality players for almost every position, so yes I guess in terms of having the kind of resources they have, we are indeed mile’s’ behind,
But fear ye not, although our season has been nothing short of disastrous, there are very encouraging signs a huge corner has been turned and we’ve seen glimpses of what seems to be a new style/system trialed for the last few weeks of the season, …..using some of our knackered and aged individuals, the likes of Jimmy, Bobby, Naby, Ox all heading for pastures new, worked the new system well without pulling up trees, but we’ll have fresher legs, fresher minds, and a fresh determined mindset to equal our title winning mentality,
No f**ker of course has any idea who’ll be hoisting a scarf above their heads in front of the Kop come August but I can assure you they will be young, full of beans, hungry, and have the quality to take us up another level, and onwards for the next few seasons, so there won’t be any Arthur Melo type stocking fillers on our books,
This summer is massive for us, from the Boston boardroom to the dog sh*t picker uppers around L4, we have to get every signing spot on, I can see minimal 5 coming in, three of which will take up most of whatever budget is made available, ball park figure, probably around £175m - £200m, maybe one or two surprises and perhaps a Academy prospect or two,
It’s simple, this window is probably Jürgen’s most important, it will show which direction he wants us to take next, it’s for me the beginning of the second era under his tutelage, and perhaps his last major opportunity to stamp his legacy, so he has to get it right and history shows he’s pretty good at recruiting the right player, with the right mindset & mentality to take us forward.
Your lot, are for me in a worst position, it’s abundantly clear the Glazers aren’t looking to spend the millions it will take to bring you even close to your noisy neighbours , your stadium is falling apart, and more importantly your team is very thin and vulnerable as Sevilla exposed only too recently, they, in short, ripped you a new one and showed the whole f***in world that cosmetically you look half decent but scratch the surface, it’s f***in ugly, putting lipstick on a pig you still wouldn’t kiss it,
£50.00 says we finish above you’re shower of sh*t next season??