With a place in the Europa League group stages guaranteed, it was on to the 2014/15 season. In my last piece, I suggested the squad would need a serious padding to deal with the increased number of fixtures this year. The group was always going to be as far as we got in Europe but six games more than last season, plus long runs in the Ligakupa and Magyar Kupa, was always going to make things tricky. In the end we had to deal with 62 games (by my count), which is tough at the best of times, but when they stick a two-month winter break in there, then things get… interesting.
The first part of the season was geared almost solely towards the European games. The team would be rotated almost entirely at times to ensure we were at our best for our tough Europa League group. As expected, we finished 4th in the group, but made what I feel was a really good impression on the continental stage.