Clint Hill admits QPR pulled up few trees this season - but at least it came minus the cardiac-inducing drama of previous campaigns.
Here's what it meant to Hill after that famous play-off final.
In between, there has been two relegations, dressing room discord, last-day escapes, seven changes of manager, with Neil Warnock appearing twice, and an ongoing Financial Fair Play dispute.
On top of which, a string of last payday mercenaries got it in the neck from various among the seven in charge as Rs made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Hill thinks Rs in the doldrums is the better option for the time being.
“It has been quite boring hasn’t it I suppose?” he said.
“I think we needed it to be honest with you.
“We all needed that little bit of solidity and stabilisation because the last five or six years have been a rollercoaster of emotion for everyone involved.”
Hill has already made plain his ambitions to play another year, hopefully at QPR, but if not a bits-and-pieces roll elsewhere.
“I can definitely do a job and fill holes when there are injuries and suspensions. So I will have to see what options are available in the summer."