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MIKE McKINLEY: Wembley apart, it was all a bit disappointing

PUBLISHED: 15:38 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:59 07 September 2010

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.

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.

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