- Sep 27, 2004
God this whole 'standards have dropped' line is really the most tired phrase currently infesting this forum.Yes and what have we achieved this season? 2nd place and Europa league final. If we want to get to the stage of actually winning the league, champions league and maybe a treble year again they cannot be in the starting line up. What we achieved this season is not what we should be aiming for. We should be aiming for what city aim for. Winning all honors.
Standards really have dropped.
Fact is pretty much all of our best performances this season have come with those in the middle. As I said they aren't perfect, but they give this team a solid balance that is vital to us, and one that we don't have when one or both of them is missing.