Ipswich Town were relegated after a 56-year stay in the top two divisions, bringing a tear to the eyes of many fans who witnessed the worst season in a few generations.
Following the sacking of Mick McCarthy and then the failed Paul Hurst experiment, Ipswich appointed Paul Lambert, who failed to keep them up after a terrible campaign.
In defence of Lambert, there was little he could have done, and he is the right man for the job going forward.
Ipswich, who have seen their team compete in Europe and in FA Cup finals, will have to watch their side at places like Shrewsbury.
But it is not all bad for the Tractor Boys and positives can be drawn from the relegation. For starters, it will give them a chance to finally (hopefully) win a few games again and it may do the world of good for the young team.
Lambert often insisted on turning to younger players this season, in a move that has impressed Ipswich supporters.
There will also be a few signings through the door at Ipswich this summer, with the latest link being for proven goalscorer Conor Washington.
The 18-cap Northern Ireland international will be a free agent once his time at Sheffield United ends soon – he failed to make a huge impact at the promoted side.
This doesn’t mean he is a bad signing – at 26 he is quick, has good hold up play, and has a proven goalscoring record in League One.
The East Anglian Daily Times also reported this week that Ipswich were in a strong position to sign 32-goal Tranmere striker James Norwood.
He has been the best player in League Two this season, and it seems likely he will be a League One player next season even if Tranmere don’t win the play-off final later this month.
Whether it is either/or on the striker front for Ipswich is unknown, as they could feasibly sign both for little financial loss.
Both are proven goalscorers in the Football League and will strengthen the position that Ipswich needed reinforcements for all season.
Whatever happens, these links show it is likely to be an exciting window for Ipswich this summer.