Its not that bad. The top is more competitive because United, Chelsea, Arsenal and ouselves have failed to invest and allow the others to catch up. We can turn it around with 4-5 clever buys. We just need someone to mastermind it and a lucky break....
Which reminds me....
"You want English football during the bleak mid-1980s in microcosm? Here's the snapshot: frosty, overcast skies; terraces two-thirds empty, a crowd of 16,436 ghosting around a stadium that could hold more than twice that; a laughable mistake by Bruce Grobbelaar; a last-minute winner for Liverpool. Chris Waddle put Tottenham a goal up at an eerie White Hart Lane on three minutes, poking home a Brucie bonus, the keeper flapping at a corner. Virgin player-manager Kenny Dalglish gave his new charges the mother of all hairdryers at half-time, inspiring Jan Molby to rake home a daisycutter from distance midway through the second period, Ian Rush sealing the deal in stoppage-time. Business as usual.
Except it wasn't, at the time, not quite. Liverpool looked a spent force at the very top of the English game, having failed to recover from the loss of Graeme Souness to Sampdoria in the summer of 1984. Everton had walked to the subsequent season's title, Liverpool ending a campaign potless for the first time since 1975, laden down only with the shame and sorrow of Heysel. Dalglish's 1985-86 vintage looked very average too, compared to Ron Atkinson's Manchester United, who won their first 10 games, and Everton, who pegged United back by the new year.
Towards the end of February, leaders Everton travelled to Anfield, and recorded an easy 2-0 win. The jig looked up for Liverpool, eight points behind their city rivals and five behind United, who had a game in hand. With Chelsea and West Ham on their shoulder with three and four games in hand respectively, even a top four finish looked beyond the Reds. And then came the Spurs game, and Rush's last-minute winner. Had that not gone in, Liverpool's title challenge would have been dead in the water. As it was, it turned the entire season around.
The same weekend, United lost at Southampton, their third defeat in five, United's bolt shot, Big Ron forced to suffer the indignity of holding his post-match press conference beside a muted television displaying an old episode of The Muppet Show. Everton won at home to Aston Villa to maintain their eight-point advantage, but did not play in the league again for two weeks, by which time Liverpool had thumped QPR 4-1 at Anfield and come back from a goal down to win at Southampton. Howard Kendall's side could only draw against Chelsea, Kevin Sheedy scrambling a late equaliser. They'd played only two league fixtures since practically claiming the title at Anfield, and now the pressure was back on. Rush's late winner at Spurs was beginning to look vital.
Liverpool were pretty much relentless until the end of the season, dropping only two points during the last nine games, a goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday. Everton frittered away their advantage on the road, losing at Luton and drawing at Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, before famously capitulating at Oxford, a profligate Gary Lineker missing several chances before Les Phillips scored a 20-yarder with two minutes to go. Liverpool meanwhile were coasting to a win against bogey side Leicester. Dalglish sealed the deal at Chelsea on the Saturday, his winning goal almost as crucial a contribution to the title race as the half-time blast he delivered at White Hart Lane."http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2011/mar/25/joy-of-six-title-race-turning-points?INTCMP=SRCH