Yes we were very fortunate last season in terms in a top four finish but I think over the course of time and amount of unluck if that’s a word we’ve had I think we were due some and a lot more if it’s to be evened out! other teams have built a % of their success on it! The CL we got away with it as well at times but hey ho that’s life but winning a league championship has to be done not just with a good team you also need good fortune and possibly more of the latter especially with Leicester city they had no distractions(cup games,Europe) no suspensions or injuries that season whether we would get away with that would be highly unlikely plus it’s been said a London team trying to win is extra difficult they’ve too much extra rivals.....and with us you know how popular we are in London Town.......In terms of league position we were EXTREMELY lucky last season. We really didn't deserve a top 4 finish, but luckily ALL of our rivals conspired to give it to us. I thought our overall play throughout the season was less inspirational than in previous recent years. We lacked sharpness (and still do). A large part of this was because other teams had sussed us out and we spent the season being frustrated by packed, well-organised defences, unable to unlock them for long periods of time.
To be fair, I don't see it being much different this season unless we're lucky and get lots of early goals, forcing the oppsition to actually play football.
That said, I feel luckier than ever. This year will be our year, because it hasn't got a one in it, but it nearly has. New stadium, new players. If we beat Man City early on I reckon we'll win the league. If we don't beat them, I reckon we'll win the league.
About 20 years ago I was a finalist in a Saturday night TV quiz show, being hosted by Simon Mayo (Spurs supporter). In the preamble to the final round he chatted to my opponent and me. He mentioned that he and I supported the same team. I replied, "Yes, Spurs, who are going to win the league this season." He just laughed and moved on. Cunt.