By CandH’s high blogger Allen Cummings

 

I’ve seen it being mentioned in a single or two locations that the following two video games will outline our season.

It’s an announcement with which I vehemently disagree. The subsequent two video games will clearly outline the place we finally end within the Premier League – that’s not up for argument!

However the suggestion your entire season might be outlined by the outcomes of simply two video games is to undervalue an extended and unbelievable marketing campaign of blood, sweat and tears – highs and lows – pleasure and heartache.

To dismiss the sheer resilience, dedication, laborious work, selflessness and achievement of this group of gamers who’ve worn the claret and blue since August of final yr – and their willingness to go that further mile for his or her club, their manager their staff mates and us, the followers who assist the is critically fallacious and unfair.

Thirty eight video games in by far the hardest league on the planet – 10 together with a two-leg semi-final, in a serious European competitors – six video games, together with 1 / 4 closing  –  in two home cup competitions – collectively that’s what this staff and our season ought to be outlined by. Not simply the 2 video games that stay to be performed.

The achievement of this staff of ours to go toe-to-toe and compete with the so-called ‘huge golf equipment’ of our home soccer, with their pots of cash and their glamourous squads, is nothing wanting a miracle.

That we’ve carried on regardless of lacking some very important gamers at essential instances only serves to underline the dimensions of the achievement.

When the ultimate whistle blows in Brighton on the 22nd Might, whether or not we discover ourselves sitting in sixth, seventh and even eighth place within the Premier League shouldn’t detract one bit from the final exceptional 10 months of soccer.

Again in Europe after a 9 yr absence. Our first European semi-final for 46 years. It ought to all be included within the greater image.

It’s been a season of wanting ahead and up as an alternative of the all too acquainted dread of wanting again and down at that perilous relegation entice door!

It has been a season that offered  unforgettable moments and experiences on international soil not only for the gamers however for the followers as properly.

Recollections and moments that may stay endlessly with so many people that had been fortunate sufficient to be there and share them. That’s how I might be defining season 2021-22 – remembering what it was, how good it felt and the way it lifted us all.

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