Have to agree with almost every dot and comma of that. It's put into words a lot of what many of us have tried to articulate. The game I enjoyed most this season was perversely the match against Brisbane when we had to play the kids. Then we saw passion, determination and commitment which seems to have been lacking for much of the rest of the season.
What we need now is for CFG to work out what to do next (and you have to hope that much of this is actually worked out), and then communicate to us clearly a. That this season failed to live up to expectations, that they recognise that, and express some degree of apology to the fans b. That they know what went wrong, and what needs to be done, and here is what we're going to do and c. Then get on and implement the plan.
I can live with something that isn't a quick fix by chucking money about. If it's about building strength through having a brilliant youth development policy and excellent community engagement, that'll be fine with me. I don't need big names, I just want to feel that we're getting somewhere, that the players who run onto the pitch really want to be there, and can play as a team.
But there is one hell of a repair job to do. Last night was a fitting end to a horrible season, because it showed up very clearly all our problems. Now we need to know how the hell we move on from here.