God, you're a miserable b*stard tonight aren't you! Everyone likes winning by 5 clear goals, did you have to come p*ss on our parade so soon?
However, if you're talking previous form, you'll know that you can't take it on one season alone, and that outside factors - such as your manager being consistently undermined and then changed mid season - have a massive influence on that. Taking that into account, along with our form of the previous two seasons, you'll see that 5th place and no silverware wouldn't really be an improvement for us. That's why we can afford to get excitable, and talk about things that only might happen. Realistically, I don't think many of us believe we'll finish higher than Arsenal this season, but it's not such an unachievable amount.
And I'll thank you not to patronise us with your 'you'll have done ever so well to get into the top 8' talk.
(to all the board regulars - you see? I may have predicted 6th or 7th for us at the end of last season, but I said as soon as this time rolled around I'd be getting excited and thinking we're unbeatable!)