BITTERLY disappointing, very frustrating, and a realisation that things at The Vitality Stadium will not be the same again next season.

Three things conspired against us in the championship play-off with Brentford on Saturday.

Captain fantastic Steve Cook's injury, the dubious penalty, and the sending off.

With ten men it was game over, long before the final whistle.

I can't fault the players desire and effort, it was just not Cherries day.

Big changes will now happen, and star players Danjuma, Carter Vickers and Lerma have played their last game in a Cherries shirt.

Jonathan Woodgate thank you, but it's time for fresh start, youth must be given a chance next season, rebuild and move on.

Thank you Cherries for a great season, so near yet so far.

Paul Neeves