Nothing is ever guaranteed Clayton.
Look at Everton last year.
You have to be optimistic though,considering what has happened in the past 2 seasons in the transfer window.We have a proven world class manager with a decent record,especially managing the less bigger clubs.
I don`t think anyone has said we`d finish top 4 or even Top 6,but we think a TOP 10 FINISH,A DECENT CUP RUN AND SOME ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL will be coming our way this season.That`s what matters after the shit been served up in the past few years(apart from Bilic`s first season,but that was more down to Payet).
Listen,tomorrow,we could get thrashed and I wouldn`t be surprised.This Liverpool side,with City are by far the best,not just in our League,but up with the very best in world football.So I will expect you and Numbers to be on here,saying"I told yo so"..I am not silly,it may take us a few games for the team to gel,but once it does,I think there will be some great football,a few big scalps and most of all,some good football from us.