I can see what people are saying about finishing 8th, It would be our worst finish in a while and I would be just as pissed as the next guy finishing there. But talking about progress, could that one season without Europa League finally be the next step in achieving our long term goals? Without the distraction of Europa League we wouldn't necessarily need a 'big' squad with players like Paulinho and Vlad and Ade with big salary. We could have a less players but better quality in the squad because we would play around 10 games less and then our squad could match the quality of our Training facilities and new UEFA Grade 1 stadium being built. I think if we don't get Europa league, we could then judge Poch a lot more and then see if we do make progress.