Which much better players? I hope you're not for real there. Also, City have been far from sublime this season. They were always there for the taking but our manager always have other ideas for our "almost"men squad. Last year, we ended the season with 66 points, same as the season before it. This season, maybe we will get maximum points of 74. That would be MIGHTY 8 points better than last season. Two extra wins and 2 draws. So, NO! Let's not delude ourselves with how much we have improved because we are somehow "closer" to the top. This squad had enough talents this season to have given City a run for their money. However, the difference was not in quality of the two squads, but rather inability of our manager to execute a defined expansive plan when we most needed to take results. With Ole at the helm, I am highly confident that we will not be this close to winning the league again until he is gone.