2016/17 - ??? 2015/16 - 2nd, 10 points off the top. CL last 16. FA Cup 1/4 final. 2014/15 - 3rd, 12 points off the top. CL last 16. FA Cup winners. 2013/14 - 4th, 7 points off the top, CL last 16. FA Cup winners. 2012/13 - 4th, 16 points off the top, CL last 16. FA Cup 5th round. 2011/12 - 3rd, 19 points off the top, CL last 16. FA Cup. FA Cup 5th round. What would be the minimum you think we need to achieve this season to conclude we've made some progress? For me, only the CL and PL are competitions that represent the opportunity to demonstrate progress. The FA cup comes and goes and is nice when it happens. But for me, we either need to win the league, or come 2nd and get to the last 8 of the CL. 2nd place and a loss to Bayern would be status quo and stagnation. 3rd or lower and out to Bayern would be the pits and us going backwards.