And so to the final day of the season. I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it.
I wouldn't say it's been a classic, not by any stretch of the imagination. Chelsea were more functional than stylish, but simply the best. They deserved their title and I make them favourites to win it again next season. They'll push on, as good winners do, leaving the rest to play catch up.
City's form at the end of the season was terrific. I couldn't help wondering if it had anything to do with Vincent Kompany's absence? When he was in the team this season he was poor. When he was out there seemed to be a determination from those who were starting to make a point. It might just have been co-incidence, but they showed better form without him.
In general, the problems there were all too familiar to me. There's no doubt that there's talent at City, but it's flawed and they need a strong man to come in and sort it out. Someone like Mancini perhaps?!? I've said it before - when they backed the dressing room, who got Mancini sacked, it was a big mistake.
I still don't rule out Guardiola turning up this summer, but if not, then definitely next. These things don't happen in the blink of an eye.
I also fully expect big YaYa to move on. Next stop? Inter Milan.
Arsenal can yet make it a very good season again, but that all depends on whether they retain the FA Cup. Finishing third without it is a mild improvement on last season, but I believe Wenger needs a trophy again.
He's made much of how the WC affected his players and how they might have launched a title challenge had so many of their squad not been playing international football for most of the summer. I'm not sure I buy that, but next season should give us the answer after they've all had a rest!
Wenger's biggest regret this season? I reckon he'd say conceding that third goal at home to Monaco in the CL. Arsenal were naive chasing it. They didn't need to and they paid a heavy price.
I fully expected Van Gaal to make Utd competitive. Fourth was a minimum requirement after spending all that money. Did Utd do good or bad business? Largely bad for me. At the end of the season, of the players Van Gaal spent £150m on, only Daley Blind was in his starting line up. I've said it before and now others are agreeing - even Paul Scholes - Utd are still six very good signings from mounting a title challenge.
De Gea will go, so one of those might have to be a keeper, depending on whether the belief is that Valdes can fill the gap.
Liverpool failed. Simple. After last season's wonderful title challenge they failed. Failed to push on. Failed with a big spend in the transfer market. Failed to get anything out of Balotelli (but we all warned Brendan) and failed to qualify for the CL. They also failed in that same competition this season - just what was Rodgers thinking about picking the reserves in Madrid?
They also failed to hang onto Steven Gerrard. The ramifications of the decision to wait until January to offer him a contract worth only half the money he was on, will only be felt going forward. Gerrard is going to prove a massive loss. Big mistake.
I also believe they'll fail to hang onto Raheem Sterling. Brendan Rodgers has a big job on. As he said of Spurs the previous season 'any team spending £100m on players should be challenging for the title'. True Brendan.
Also failing - Everton. I think both Merseyside clubs will have to get off to a really good start next season or both Rodgers and Martinez will be in trouble.
Southampton and Swansea get top pass marks. Koeman and Monk can be rightly proud of what they achieved this season.
QPR? They were a shambles, but that wasn't a surprise to me. And when the going got really tough and the money had run out 'Arry f****d off and left Chris Ramsey try and clear up the mess. 'Nice people', he said after Jamie had weasled him into the job. Remember? Same people 'Arry when you left and dropped them in it.
Burnley were fantastic. I'm sorry we've lost them. I hope Sean Dyche and his team bounce straight back. They didn't beat anybody badly, didn't ever get beaten badly, and never gave up. They went down after a battling win at Hull. In a way - the perfect end.
Going with those two, of course, will be either Hull or Newcastle. A bit like the X Factor judges, if I could save one, who would it be?
The answer is Hull. Steve Bruce is a mate so that's largely why! But I happen to believe they can beat a United team with nothing left to play for. A United team that he played for with so much pride and distinction.
Those are two qualities that NOBODY has displayed at Newcastle this season. I said when they got to 34 points (check when that was) it might not be enough. Now 36/37 might not.
I can see West Ham getting something at St James'. Big Sam would love that after the way it ended for him there. And he'd really love to do his mate Brucey a favour - before walking away.
He'll leave Upton Park on Monday and I don't blame him. He's done a fantastic job - everything and more their ungrateful owners and fans have asked of him.
So what next? After a break Sam will be back to do it all again for somebody else. The Hammers? Be careful what you wish for......
I was delighted for Nigel Pearson. Top class Nige. What a job done at Leicester despite all the goings on behind the scenes. And we'll done Tim Sherwood. He took the brakes off at Villa and got them playing. His confidence can sometimes be misinterpreted as arrogance. It's not. He has a deep belief in his own ability. Good luck to him. I hope he stays on there and turns that giant of a club round.
A special mention for Mark Hughes and his back room staff at Stoke. I backed them all the way at QPR - and warned about the mess 'Arry would leave. What an irony as things were unravelling at Loftus Road Hughes delivered a record haul of P Lge points for Stoke.
I'm off for a short break in Bali the weekend after next, but the blogs will keep coming, all the way through and beyond the Copa America, which Andy and I are off to Miami to be part of for BeIN Sports. It's a tough life, but someone has got to do it!