It seems to be awfully quiet in one half of Birmingham this afternoon. You know why? Because any chance Aston Villa had of snatching fourth place from us has vanished. It's over.
A few months back I seem to remember plenty of Villans coming on this site and giving it large. Where are they now?
You see, the problem with giving it large it that there are always consequences. It tends to come back and bite you square on the arse and unfortunately my Brummie buddies, you have been bitten badly!
You should have listened. I told you that Arsenal would go on a long unbeaten run, Aston Villa would run out of steam and Arsenal would claim a place amongst the top four. It fell on deaf ears.
I'd like to mention that Aston Villa have had a season of playing out of their skins (mostly) and Arsenal, despite our long unbeaten run, haven't hit the high heights of last season and still Arsenal came above you.
This may even shut that muggy dogger Stan Collymore up now!
In truth, despite Arsenal finishing in the top four comfortably it was quite refreshing to see Aston Villa make something that resembled a challenge to the top four.
Aston Villa will be about next season make no mistake about that and it's down to the Arsenal gaffer to strengthen our squad because Martin O'Neil will definitely strengthen his.
Villa need to take it step by step. They have a good squad, a great manager and the foundations of potentially making the Premiership top four a top seven alongside Everton and maybe Manchester City.
For Arsenal, yes, we have finished in the top four again but it's clear that we need to strengthen to become challengers for the title again. Arsenal have no divine right to be a top four side but its something we have become accustomed to in recent years. Is that enough? For some yes. For others no.
The threat of sides like Aston Villa and Everton won't go away. The Premiership has become the most difficult league to win and the standard raises every year. We need to move forward too.
Keep it Goonerish...................