It's a massive opportunity missed. And that's what really gets me.
This is probably the most disappointing end to a season ever. I mean, as far as I can remember, all the times we've got relegated, the writing was on the wall long before. This season, we've gone from "don't write off Leicester as title contenders just yet" and seemingly having already booked our Champions League spot at the beginning of January to...well. This.
Starting with the somewhat symbolic 1-2 loss at home to Southampton, the last 13 games have yielded just 14 points.
It's too simple to say that the players – or Rodgers – have bottled it. Or that teams have figured us out. Or that we over-achieved before January.
For me, there are a huge number of factors that have contributed to this mess. They range from small incidents which took less than a second (starting with that Southampton equaliser in January that came off Maddison's face and wrong-footed Kasper, ending with Kasper's awful non-clearance last night) to bigger issues that no doubt have had an impact: injuries to Ricardo and Maddison, lockdown disruption, Vardy struggling with confidence...
I don't know. There is no way we will qualify for the Champions League now. It's out of our hands.
It just feels like we've missed out on a huge opportunity as a club.