Maybe my red glasses are a bit to red but I really don't think were that far off a fourth place finish with what we have. I don't think we were as terrible as some people are making out, we were a team in massive transition. Henderson is only going to improve and Carrol showed us what he's all about once he finally left Newcastle behind. We lost 4th last year (not that it would of meant fuck all) at home. Only two or 3 times did we play well below what should be expected of our players. We just couldn't score, it almost became like a jinx in the end, take Arsenal, they didn't deserve a point let alone all 3, but they had just one player that made the difference, two shots on target 2 goals, we lost. Come the last 2 months the players had given up and Kenny should never of allowed that to happen.
If we can bring in a midfielder who can get around 10 a season, one more forward of a different style to Carrol, who I think will be hitting the net a few more times next year, then I really don't think we need to be spending 40, 50 million.
If Rodgers can get Downing playing to his potential, he'll make a large difference as well instead of the passenger that the team carried last season.
But then again my red glasses may have gotten to red and I can't see that were fucked. But Chelsea will be in massive transition next year with a manager who's totally unproven, even with what they won last year, they got fucking lucky, as we know, sometimes your names just on it! Spuds have just sacked their most successful manager (league wise) in a generation and Arse look as though they could be loosing their best player, being replaced by Poldolski, not half the player of what their losing and without Van Persie, they'd of been about where we were.
I really think Rodgers can get them playing as a team and to their true potential, just hope he can do it quickly. Was half hoping we went out of the Euro's last night cause Gerrard is carrying that team, think he's going to be knackered for the start of the season.
But then again I thought Kuyt might get a one year extension 2 days after we sold him! LOL. So who knows? But I'm fairly positive about next season, don't think we'll put in a challenge for the title, but 2nd, 3rd and 4th are all there for the taking. Be nice if we became the 12th man again, but that ain't going to happen any time soon.