Couldn't agree more. I don't want to take anything away from Pellergrini but he won his title with what was essentially Mancini/Cooks team plus Fernandinho and Negredo for half a season. It's debatable whether were went backwards under MP (though a lot of the blame lies with Txiki and Soriano) but we certainly stagnated; the performances of players, our transfers (in and out of the club) and even in terms of fan engagement. That team which won the title in 2012 was superb; certainly the best City side I've ever seen, and arguably one of the best PL-winning teams (people forget that Utd were also brilliant that year, and we were better than them). Even the side that came second the following year was very good, but just fell apart behind the scenes. Our front four were Kun, Tevez, Mario and Dzeko - what PL side has ever had a striker roster that good?!. We should have kicked on from then on.