If we aim for the title - we will fall short and get a top 4 spot - if we aim for 4th?
do you agree with that ?
I personaly don't i'm afraid.
aim for 4th and we'll end up in 5th, 6th or possibly 7th aagain - ALTHOUGH i doubt it as we have no European football obligations this season and a MASSIVE squad packed full of a variety of diverse midfielders.
Surely if we aim for 1st each season (like Arsenal do ) then you create a placebo effect at the club, amongst players and coaching staff and your rivals begin to buy into the bluff - that you're one of their title challengers !
Arsene knew after 04/05 , when Chelsea won the title in a dominating fashion (95 pts...) and Arsenal finished 2nd - that it was now 'officially over' for them - and that Chelsea had brutally knocked them off the picture for any future title challenges, especialy with the commitments to the new stadia venture.
They set a new benchmark in standard to reach - United being managed by SAF didn't shy away from that, and met that challenge face on - but Arsene couldn't - he began instead, to rebuild a 'new team' - selling off his most established stars one by one.
What he did was one of the most cleverest things ever in the EPL - he told a 4th spot challenging club - that they're good enough to win the title (when actualy they were far from being good enough).
The placebo has worked wonders for them since 04/05, but i fear the fans and some key players are no longer convinced - and are fed up waiting.
But BECAUSE Wenger made them believe they were GOOD ENOUGH to fight for the title each season - they've managed to finishi n the top 4 reuguarly.
if we convince our selves that thre are o league places above 4th, and that 4th is our 'holy grail' - we're stupid.
sorry but that is not the mentality a club of our stature or history ought to adopt.
" crawl before you can walk "
sure, but why not try running before you can crawl ! ^_^
that way, you'll cover a lot of distance haha
look, my point is - if we aim for 4th spot - and obessess over that this season, we'll finish 5th lol
so lets tell ourselves we ARE going to WIN the 2011/12 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE ! ^_^
the gooners have been telling themselves that since 05/06 - and theyve always gotten into CL !
Lastly - remember this season ?