I guess I'll get the ball rolling on this one since I have some thoughts after yesterday's game that are probably better served in this thread over the game thread. It was a good season overall and they absolutely exceeded my expectations on where they ended up, though the quick exit from the playoffs is pretty disappointing. The reason we were one-and-done in the playoffs is basically the result of something I’ve been griping about all season. The team lacks those top-quality difference makers. The playbook to beat us is pretty simple; just turtle the whole game and put lots of bodies in the middle, because we don’t have the attacking weapons to unlock a competent deference. We struggle any time we're forced to chance games. I'll go ahead and point out the two most obvious orders of business that should be addressed immediately since I don't think there's probably a whole lot of disagreement here on these two points: 1) We have to sign a top-class striker this offseason. Not having a talisman killed us this year, and I'd be willing to bet having a guy that can score 10-15 goals a season consistently is the difference between us possibly willing the shield, and definitely beating Portland versus what we ended up with. Padraig has been promising this guy for years, and his continual failure to get one is inexcusable. He has to deliver this offseason. Period. 2) Namli doesn't have a place on this team and we should not pickup his loan option. His chunky salary can be much better spent elsewhere, especially if it goes towards getting a serious striker. I think the discussion on who should stay or go on the rest of the roster is a lot more debatable since we have a lot of good pieces there. I do think we need an upgrade at CB to pair with Trusty. Wilson needs to be pushed out of a regular starting position and Abubakar isn't as consistent as we need him to be. One thing I am concerned about is how the organization handles things after having a relatively successful season. They have a really bad record when it comes to sustaining competitive team. Gary Smith's team was burned to the ground after he got shoved out the door, and 2017 was basically “Remember all those great pieces we had in 2016, lets totally not add/replace anyone important and just auction off everything else for peanuts.” I don't think it's a stretch to picture a scenario where the club fails is address obvious weaknesses in the roster, and also sells off good players in exchange "prospects". This team can win now if they're actually willing to add the right pieces, but the FO has to actually be committed, and I'm still not convinced they are. I'll end on a positive note since that was pretty negative. Frasier has conclusively proven himself this year as a good coach. While I don't like some of his tendency to tinker, it's hard to argue with the results he's achieved with the resources at his disposal. I was very skeptical of him at the start of year, and I'm glad to say the head coach is a position where no adjustments need to be made. Extremely refreshing after spending essentially a decade with people that were always somewhere in between out of their depth and/or woefully incompetent.