Yeah finishing second was absolutely a false dawn. We finished with 71 f*ing points, the lowest of the last 4 years (71, 75, 79, 73) and the champion in that period finished with and average of ~86 points, LC being the lowest at 81. That really isn't all that impressive really. Last year was simply an anomaly with all the big 4 being crap. Have to think both City and Utd will be challenging for low-to-mid 80's next year. Are we 10+ points better than last year considering the reinforcements of rivals?
And last year Spurs were in the title race mathematically longer than we were, regardless of how they contrived to hand us second place.
Our trend against our own previous 3 years isn't good and obviously we continue to be f*ing irrelevant in Europe.