By John Sealey, HTSA Correspondent

So much for going out with a bang!

I think Brentford, not Huddersfield, read that script and implemented with some aplomb.

I hadn’t even reached my seat following the “lap of honour” for the cyclists, and we were 1-0 down.

Town gave the perception of “already being on holiday”, and it was a very disappointing performance, so much so that I understand that the man-of-the-match sponsor in the suites struggled to select someone.

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David Wagner definitely has his work cut out in close season.

It is clear that we have some talent at the club, but in many cases, more work needs to be done in fitness and coaching, to realise their full potential.

The performance on the pitch overshadowed the day for me – a celebration of the combined efforts of 180 cyclists (me included) who managed to manoeuvre their cycles the 215 miles from Carlisle to Huddersfield, via Preston and Liverpool.

The ride was blessed with good weather, and the camaraderie on the ride was second to none.

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I noted a lot more repairs this year than in previous years – not sure whether they were down to the increased efforts of the riders, or the terrain we covered.

We took in some wildly contrasting scenery, from the sheer beauty of the countryside in the Lake District and the Pennines, to the poignancy of the Shankly statue and the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield.

At the end of the ride, back at Canalside, we got face to face with the main reason for the ride – the Yorkshire Air Ambulance – what an amazing bit of kit!

So the season has now finished, and attention turns to other things in our lives, for a few months or so.

As a Supporters Association we are busy all year round, working hard to benefit you the fans, both locally and nationally.

For some time now, we have been working with the club on the establishment of a Huddersfield Town Museum.

It is a long process, with a lot of administration and bureaucracy along the way.

A couple of our Board members, James Chisem and Stephen Booth, are working closely with the club to help shape what the museum will look like and where it will be located – our focus is to make the museum accessible to as many as possible in the town, and a real asset to Huddersfield.

We also have a working relationship with the Huddersfield Town Ladies team, and indeed we sponsor one of their players.

They have had an eventful season, but we are sure that they will learn from their experiences and progress further next season – we wish David Mallin and his team continued success.

And finally, we presented Will Colam Ainsworth with his winnings in the Members Draw, prior to the game last Saturday – we hope he spent his winnings wisely.