No matter what anyone says, about the fact that the rest of the Premiership are supposedly catching up, frankly that's bollocks.
When I looked at Bolton, Stoke and Fulham competing for top half places last year it just confirmed to me what a poor quality league it really is below the top 6.
Despite the GIC's best efforts I'd be amazed if we finished outside the top six, but I'd also be equally amazed if we finished inside the top 3. The PL really is becoming that predictable now.
Can anyone see anything other than United, City and Chavs for the top 3 (god knows in what order, but suspect United champions again), and ourselves, Mickeys and Spuds (4th to 6th in some particular order).
The Mickeys have improved but expecting Suarez and Carroll to complete 50 games each is unrealistic and they have very low depth in quality up front. The Spuds haven't really strengthened although Diarra will be an infinitely better bet than the two little fat ducks (Huddlestone and Palacios) if they manage to do that deal.
The top 3 get stronger, the next 3 will compete for 4th......the rest nowhere.