Eric is here, it's dire over there
We are contenders. It's factually undeniable regardless of the dark matter from the footballing universe constantly bending our reality. This truth, however, is persistently leaking into the distorted parallels of those around us. When in recent memory (in our life times) have we said that we could win the league and still retained the ability to shrug off the suggestion? We then get laughed at for almost nearly winning it. Illogical jokes followed by the expected bullish transfer rumours where our prize assets remain eternal targets. All this and we've not even got ourselves into the position to lead the chase. The universe will collapse in on itself when that day arrives.
The stench of their fear is like - excuse me - a damn fine cup of coffee. Smell that aroma, drink it while it's hot.
As you were.