It is true that a lot of people did expect us to win the title at the start of the season. We were definitely the favourites for it. Still, I don't think anyone expected City to do as well as they did at the start of the season. If you'd told someone how well City would play, and how many injury problems we would have, then I think they would have been certain of Man City going on to win the title.
Still, that doesn't deny the fact that if we don't win it, we'll have to look back upon it as a poor season, purely because of how poor we have been in all the other competitions, and because of the fact that we had a clear 8-point lead with only 6 games to go.