5th place. Expected, but were we worth more" - football

5th place. Expected, but were we worth more"



The football season was laid to rest. RIP first-year transition. It’s been well worth it whatever the last dregs of the AKB tell you.
It was a mixed bag of fortunes, we have the glorious 22 game unbeaten run. We had some dark patches, we had some resurgent moments, we fixed playing against the big boys, then we bottled top 3 in embarrassing fashion.
But when it all shakes out, the Emeryista will champion the fact that we were two points off third place.
‘Would you have taken 5th at the start of the season"’
Well, this is what I wrote.
‘There?s pause for concern. I think the reality of the new regime is you don?t quickly fix a house that?s been left neglected in woods for 14 years. There are so many agenda items the new backroom team need to address in a short period of time just to bring us to elite parity from a setup perspective. The dream that we?ll be chasing down Manchester City in season one are fanciful, if we?re totally honest, 5th is probably a fair expectation of where we?ll finish, 4th would be the stretch target.’ So the good news for me is that I was correct with my prediction, the bad news is that we gained context as the season went on and now we’re at the end of it, it looks like we blew it.
Things that changed:

United were shite and managed to get worse
Sarriball never really materialised, they were dross all year
Spurs lost 13 games in the league, an abject season considering the hype at Christmas
Emery started li...
source: le-grove
URL source: http://le-grove.co.uk/

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