This season we gave the likes of Spurs and Manchester City, a 4-5 month head start before we finally parted company with Hodge podge and started to compete, and now at the business end of things and we are a stones throw from qualifying for europe again, and not a great deal away from Champions League qualification,
Had Kenny taken over 2 games earlier we could be in the places already!!
Other teams will obviously strengthen, but so will we, and i believe we have the people and the financial clout to strengthen the right areas with the right staff, (the most expensive player is not always the best choice)
There is no reason to believe that top four is beyond us, and a good run in the cup, is very very achievable.
Just as a footnote, i really really feel we will start to see the begining of the end for Man U next season, money will be tight for them, and they have so many key members of thier squad who are only going to get older, and more prone to injuries.