Emotions have run high here today, but we need to keep things in the type of perspective that our ownership has taken in their building of the 21st Century Manchester City. We are now firmly cemented into the top tier of British AND European football and, with the infrastructure the Sheikh is building in front of eyes for "homegrown" global talent to blossom, we are only on the first few steps of a journey that SHOULD take us to previously only dreamed of heights. There will be bumps along the way, and tears shed...both in joy and desperation...but Manchester City has changed for the better, and will no longer be the plucky, noisy neighbours that everyone fancies as their second "soft spot" team. That was all very nice, in a very paternalistic, subservient kind of way, but it is gone forever. I, for one, am happy about that! We have joined the elite by rapidly growing at a time of global belt tightening, so (especially in England) the entire focus has centered on money, while people fail to recognize we have been merely playing catch up to the likes of the Liverpool of the 80s, United of the 90s, and Chelsea of the 00s. However, it is clear that, going forward, City's "Project Plan" is to add one or two marquee signings per season and blood a few of their best youngsters every year to see if we are building the quality we need for the future under FFP. Personally, I think we are still very much in the frame for glory this season if that second half performance is seen 6 more times, but I am also looking forward to NEXT season already. With a few quality additions to THIS squad, a recycling of some of the previously believed, but no longer sufficient, "quality" and watching the progress of the likes of Huws, Rekik, Lopes, and possibly blooding a Cole or Huwala, the future of this club is bright. In fact..... ...THE FUTURE IS BLUE, and no-one can stop us from advancing our cause.