ParisStag wrote:Fine lines. A refereeing decision here, a player avoiding an injury there, Walker scoring his sitter or penalty, a single goal against Stevenage at 1-1 or at MK and we wouldn't even be talking about an inquest. No club is perfect and all will make mistakes along the way. We've made some this season and will hopefully learn from them, but if things had been only slightly different with one or two things, we'd have gone up.
We just need to tweak a few things and let Flicker get on with it. The support from the fans this season has been tremendous and I was proud to be a Stag today the way we backed them and the manager. That's what we need to keep doing until a point where it's clear he can't lead us any further. I have my doubts about him in the long run, but I do think that he will get us promoted next season, if only because under the Radfords, we continue to improve each year. We'll finish higher than 4th next season in my opinion.
The fact is for me though mate, we shouldn't have been anywhere near to having to rely on those examples of "fine lines" you stated above.
Only 1 point was required from the possible last 9. We managed zero. I think the end of season form was almost identical to that of the previous season too when we looked nailed on and fell completely away. We had been absolute rammel for around 3 months now with the exception of Morecambe (who were pretty cack anyway) and a very impressive performance at Exeter.
It was evidently coming and whatever caused the bottle job of last season under Flitcroft, seemed to cause the same again.