WE'VE now reached the end of the regular Super League season when we've played every team home and away.
All that remains now are the six extra fixtures which will determine whether we finish in a top six play-off spot or not.
Unfortunately, last weekend's results obviously saw us drop out of the six for the first time this year, which is very disappointing.
But as I look back on the opening 22 rounds of the competition, I'm still fairly satisfied with what we've achieved so far.
Obviously, the results in the last few months have taken some of the gloss over what we've done.
However, I hope the fans don't just remember this negative run when they take their respective look-backs.
I'm sure that at the start of the season many of them would have settled for a return of 10 wins from the first 22 games.
For a start, that's still the best return for any Giants side at this stage since the club's first season in Super League in 1998.
But so much more has already been achieved this season than just that.
In the opening months of the season we obviously got off to a great start and broke a number of club records along the way.
It all started against Sunday's opponents at the Galpharm Stadium, Castleford Tigers, as the Giants opened up with a win on the opening day of a Super League campaign for the very first time.
Then, in our next League match at Widnes, we won again in front of the Sky TV cameras and sampled an historic 24 hours at the top of Super League.
And that obviously meant that for the first time the Giants hit Super League's top six.
It was also a tremendous time to be a Huddersfield fan on the Challenge Cup front as we reached the semi-final for the first time in over 30 years.
Unfortunately, everything didn't go according to plan as St Helens were too good on the day.
But I'm convinced the experience gained by many of my players on April 25 and in front of the BBC Grandstand cameras will stand them in good stead further down the track.
We responded superbly the following week by securing a win against the Wolves back at the same Warrington stadium to prove this was a squad full of character.
But since then we've lost some of our momentum.
Yet I believe there were signs against Leeds last Sunday that again proved we could be about to get back on the winning track.
Nothing would give me greater satisfaction than seeing us finish the season as strongly as we started it.
I HOPE the news we have signed up Thomas Hemingway and Jason Southwell for next season's Super League squad sends out a positive message.
These two local lads are players with outstanding natural ability and have an incredible amount of potential.
The aim next year, of course, is to make sure they fulfil this potential.
But I also believe that handing them Super League contracts is a big step forward for the club and an indication of my philosophy on recruitment.
It is a clear indication that we as a club are not only concerned with trying to recruit the best players in the world but also the best players on our doorstep.
I have always been a great believer in not ignoring the talent right under your nose and giving as many talented young players as possible the chance to prove what they can do on the biggest of stages.
So I hope signing up Thomas and Jason sends out a clear message to the rest of the players in our Academy squads that if they continue to work hard and play well they will be rewarded.
Just because they are not a part of our elite Super League squad doesn't mean this coach intends to forget about them.