Like your thinking FormerlyDoS!
And I think it sums up your perspective on BA well. Good but no longer the best. In your opinion.
But It takes more than being good on one factor to be a top 4 global club of course.
You have to look at support base, reach, profitability, stadium, philosophy, ownership not just one years’ league position. It is the combination of these factors that make a great club, not just a fad, flash-in-the-pan or plaything of the rich.