Well done Mr Lamb for being big enough to admit the mistakes or last season, although Boro have struggled for the past few years. However what about an apology to the loyal fanbase who paid for season tickets either from their hard earned salaries and wages or who took out loans to turn up week after week to watch defeat after defeat or at best a draw. On various message boards, including this one, posting after posting put forward this very argument that the team and indeed the manager was too inexperienced to survive. As to next season, I really do wish Boro well and hope they are promoted at the first attempt, but I will not be investing in a season ticket until I see the team string together a sequence of winning matches away and at home. I am sorry Messrs Gibson and Lamb, but my money stays in my pocket until then. Together with my son, I bought a ticket last year and travelled 140 miles to watch each home game in good faith only to drive home after the match disillusioned and demoralised listening to Southgate trotting out the same platitudes each time about 'couldn't fault the effort', 'lessons learned' etc. I too am sure a number of players will move on and some would say good riddance, but, if those who do move had an ounce of professional pride and even one thought for the supporters they would stay and fight to gain promotion and save their self respect, even if it did mean a cut in wages.