We have completed the season. The regular season saw us finish out of the automatics on PPG which was due to poor form. So that's a fail. Then we had another chance to succeed with the play offs. Fail. So the season has been finished twice technically and we've had two bites at the cherry but failed on both counts due to poor results. Those are the normal circumstances.
Another failure next season would mean just that and do we keep rewarding failing managers like we did with Tisdale? I believe it's a reasonable argument but fine that others don't.
As I used to say when Tisdale was in charge, i am not sure where Exeter city fans get the idea that not winning promotion is a fail, it's certainly not based on our history, unless you want to consider us an huge wedge of fail.
Anyway wasn't my point this time, as you seem to have ignored the point of my post totally, I am merely saying we need to look at our financial situation next year, to decide what would and would not be considered a fail.