MIKE McKINLEY: Wembley apart, it was all a bit disappointing
Carling Cup final aside, I think it s safe to say we ve had a disappointing season. When you stop and think about it though, it s not even the results that have created the disappointment so much as how they have come about. We re now up to 30 odd poin
Carling Cup final aside, I think it's safe to say we've had a disappointing season.
When you stop and think about it though, it's not even the results that have created the disappointment so much as how they have come about.
We're now up to 30 odd points dropped from winning positions, and the pattern just seems to be take lead, lose lead. We've done it against the best and the worst, home and away.
Add those points on to our current tally and the season suddenly becomes the best in decades.
We've pondered where our problems as a team lie, at the back or in midfield, but is the answer actually "between the ears?"
It's rare for us to fail to score, only four times in the league all season, so as we all know it's the other end that needs work.
- 1 Barnet: Three arrested as victim of fatal stabbing named
- 2 Spurs survive 'Lasagna-gate 2' and it's over to Arsenal
- 3 Man in his 30s stabbed to death
- 4 St John's Wood nursery 'requires improvement' after surprise Ofsted visit
- 5 West Hampstead woman's kids' clothes success story
- 6 Motorcyclist injured in Highgate Hill collision
- 7 Hampstead pharmacy under investigation over extra charges for prescriptions
- 8 'The law isn't important to us': Car tyres deflated by activists in Camden
- 9 Court: Disciplinary rules not followed in 'unfair' sacking, lawyer suggests
- 10 Covid-19: Hospital admissions and bed occupancy continue to fall
And I guess that's what has been especially disappointing about watching the latter weeks of the season dribble away.
I wanted to see signs of us addressing the failing of building a base for next season. Racking up a few clean sheets and showing a bit of attacking flair on top of that.
It doesn't seem to have gone that way though, most recent games could have been transplanted in from early in the season. Ho hum.
Struggling Bolton should probably be a home banker, but with them scrapping for points I doubt there'd be many takers for the bet.
I'll wander along as usual, but not expecting too much, barring perhaps a flash of magic from the man who may not even be here next year, judging by his agent's subtle contributions.
It's going to be a long summer, especially since it seemed to start in February.