Relegation to League 2 was a fate that could have been dealt to one of four clubs last weekend so Gillingham fans must be feeling glum that they were the ones who eventually made the drop.
On reflection the Gills' failure to win a single match away from home all season cost them dearly. It's simply impossible to rely on your home form alone. Just one solitary win on their travels would have kept them up so you can only imagine how frustrated everyone inside the Kent club must be feeling.
As a result of their fate Mark Stimson has parted company with the club my mutual consent which is a shame because he's a bright young manager. However, the manner in which they were relegated didn't leave him with much choice. Losing 3-0 to relegated Wycombe Wanderers certainly wasn't the way in which he or his team would have hoped to end the campaign. You need to at least show some fight and unfortunately Gillingham didn't do that on the final day.
Nerves must have been shredding in the away section at Griffin Park on Saturday as Hartlepool United held on for a goalless draw at Brentford. A goal for the home side would have sent them down on the back of their three point deduction for fielding an ineligible player against Brighton & Hove Albion but they held firm. I have no idea who was culpable for the administrative error at Victoria Park but whoever it is will be breathing a huge sigh of relief! It could have been a hugely costly mistake.
Up at the top of the table we have the Play-Offs to look forward to now and I have to say that no one team stands out for me as the clear favourites. All four teams are good enough to play in the Championship next season I have no doubts about that.
Swindon v Charlton is too close to call. Both sides have natural goal scorers and guys that could turn out to be match winners but across all areas they are very evenly matched. Over two legs I don't expect to see much more than one goal separating them.
Huddersfield v Millwall is an interesting match up. Both clubs are in decent form and either one of them are capable of putting the tie out of sight if they turn up on the day at their very best. This first leg is critical to Huddersfield's prospects. If they are on song they could build a two or three goal lead and that would likely be too much for Millwall to overturn. If the Lions can avoid that scenario I'd back them strongly to progress to the final on home turf.
Last but definitely not least I'd like to congratulate Leeds United on their automatic promotion. I was at Elland Road for the game against Bristol Rovers and it was absolutely crackers! One minute they were up, then they were in the play-offs and then they were in pole position again. It was a mad, mad afternoon.
Max Gradel lost his cool and his ridiculous behaviour could have cost Simon Grayson dearly but thankfully from Leeds' perspective the ten lads left on the pitch dug in well to grind out the win they needed. The fact that Jermaine Beckford notched the winner, made it all quite fitting in the end.
I remember Ken Bates threatening life bans to any fan that invaded the Elland Road pitch at the final whistle but I can't see the chairman enforcing that now. He'd have to issue 15,000 life bans and that's probably not too realistic!
It was a fabulous day for the club and I wish them well in the Championship. Under Simon Grayson's astute leadership I'm backing them to do very well again next year.