(Original post by ozzyoscy)
Not Birmingham, Cardiff. Same colour.
Liverpool's have got better since that as well, they made the FA Cup final later that year, then steadied the ship in 2012/13 and were superb this season.
One thing Liverpool have been good at through their long league title drought is kickstarting momentum through winning trophies, thats what Arsenal, Everton and Spurs haven't done. Although Liverpool haven't won the league since 1990, by most clubs standards this past 24 years haven't been that bad: two major European trophies, three FA Cups, three League Cups.
Chelsea have also been good at picking up trophies (apart from this season).
Big clubs need to do that: Ferguson in his early years kept momentum at United with the FA Cup, European Cup Winners Cup, League Cup to build momentum. If a club goes on a long trophy drought pressure builds and the club gets stuck in a rut.
I don't think Arsenal are suddenly going to start dominating now they've won an FA Cup but it will help the whole attitude and mentality of the club, also the financial fair play rules might start to rein in some of the advantage City and Chelsea have over them.