I think this whole debate ignores an important point, there’s be a paradigm shift and many still haven’t latched onto it.
“Plucky” Leicester stole a title win and mounted a great escape. Posing the question “are we in a title race” maintains that mindset. I’d argue those days are now passing, if not gone.
The stated aim of regularly challenging for European places has come to fruition. We are where we are because of a consistent approach to achieving a target - something that will continue and see us becoming a mainstay in the top 6. And, by virtue of that, a title challenger each season.
I think it’s time to stop thinking about us as the try hard club that invariably cocks it all up. The loveable underdog era should be consigned to the history books for the time being. I only see us getting stronger now, and that should strike fear into the established pack. Genuinely think we are destined for great achievements over the next decade.