I went into last season believeing we could win the league but not really thinking we would, still didn't stop me partng with a few quid on it and a few more on us winning the FA Cup.
Think it will be harder this year, inevitably with a new manager. Just hope he gets teh support he needs all round, from us, from the players, owners and everybody else at the club. Its a going to be a difficult season, more so if he has to sell players to bring others in.
Not sure that the playing style will receive the radical overhaul some seem to think neccesary but maybe a pushback to the first 12 months of Kenny's reign, before the Suarez incident and the sudden need for results to be paramount.
Its not going to happen overnight, and selling the likes of Carroll & Downing now for way below their value, well that is just fucken stupid, but what else would you expect? What I hope Brendan will do is take some time to assimilate the quality he has, pre-season will be difficult to do that with so many away, Euro's & Olympics, throw in an early start for UEFA and Pre-season is out of the window, making the transfer window a short one for the new manager.
I don't think that the owners will be ploughing any great sums in this time round, or any other time round, come to that.
Worries me, the over-expectation that some have already put on the managers head, sorry but its not fair. I hope and believe we'll do well and will support him through thick and thin, but this expectation that he is going to do x, y and z, well its nothing short of fucken stupid. I'll go into every game believeing we will win it, but if we fall a little bit short, we need to get behind them, support them, not turn on the manager after 12 months, pine for Rafa or any such shite.
Lets give him the time he requires to develop something, let him the time it takes to build the team he wants. Personally think he's got a much better base to start from than many appear to. I think he has inherited a stronger squad than Kenny, than Rafa or than Ged, I don't think that our league position was an accurate reflection of the players ability and certainly not potential. Only Brendan will know.
It is hard to tell, but if you truly believe that the manager has the ability to do this, get down the game, get behind him and his team, give him the time to do the job, don't fucken turn at the first sign of problems, stick together, fuck everyone else, fuck the media, fuck Everton & fuck United. The manager and the team he picks are what's important not why we signed Downing or didn't sign Matta.
Ahh fuck it, we'll win the league