When we left last season we had come so close to the clubs first title since 1936 but we fell away towards the end eventually finishing behind both Manchester United and Chelsea missing out on the title by only 4 points. The board had demanded that we qualify for Europe but I was more than happy to aim for the champions league again, I didn’t think we were quite there to be champions as the original big six were better than us but I figured if we nicked some unexpected results we could push someone all the way but be a bit more proactive in the cup so far bar a championship title i’d only picked up a league cup.
Half a decade in and a lot has changed on the banks of the wear, with the riches of Hungary behind us, we have established ourselves in the premier league 4 seasons of top half football is what I’d like to think qualifies us for that. We’re a solid top half team now and I’d like to think we need to push up to move onto that next level of constant Europa league qualifiers and possible champion’s league qualifiers. The top 6 are only getting stronger players turn us down for the lack of champion’s league football, within a decade of football (so we’re half way there) the target is champions league football and try and establish ourselves as one of the big clubs.