Now that the old 'Evaluation' thread is locked it's time to look to the future. The celebrations have generated renewed media interest in the maestro and some of the stats and memories have perhaps persuaded some that the king is not yet dead. Like some of the players his contract is up at the end of the season. So is he a winning hand or a busted flush? I believe he's still our best chance of a title. People write him off every season but he's always in the mix. Many predicted he'd fail miserably this season with Pep, Mourinho, Conte, Poch, Bilic, Koeman and Klopp having the necessary quality to finally see him off. But 7 games in, he's rising like cream to the surface.