john68 wrote:The one stat that I love more that any of the others is that in almost any other season, the rags, with their points total would be likely leading the race to being champions.
Yet this season, they look a bunch of no marks, clawing to stay ahead of a pack of also rans 16pts adrift of City.
I looked this up yesterday and you're right. I was suspicious of all the comments that the competition is weak this season and that we've been allowed to run away with the title.
That's simply untrue.
Of course the notion the opposition is weak is a nonsense. At the beginning of the season the PL title fight had six challengers with varying degrees of a probability of success. But nonetheless the fact we are currently 16 points clear with eleven games to play says more about our campaign than the other challengers campaigns. As John68 has correctly pointed out, in most other years the rags points total at this stage would have them leading the race and likely going on to lift the trophy. Thus the competition is still there, it's just we have obliterated them with our style of play, our goals, our will to win, our management, our camaraderie, our panache and just maybe because it's our time.
We may set a lot of new records this season in terms of points, goals, goal difference, winning margin, trophies won. We shall see. But one thing is certain, everyone who follows football will remember this season for a very long time