True. When you look at fixtures like Burnley and Watford away, shambolic games where we were still finding our feet and Ron was still making his mark on the squad, you'd like to think that we'd be able to eradicate those type of results next season with better quality both in goal and throughout the team.
While we were finding our feet to a point I think there is more to it than just it was new because there have examples of really poor away games all over the season. Boro in February, West Ham in April, Swansea in May off the top of my head. I dont think we control games away, the tempo is lacking and dont have spells where we pin teams back well enough. Dont think its just one reason but I dont just think it's just down to having better players. We have a better team now than we did 7-10 years ago but back then we would have 15-20 minute spells away at average and poor teams where they couldnt get out.
So not necessarily better players but different types of players. Players like Rom and Ross when they arent in form make it hard to hold the ball, and because we dont have players who find space, receive the ball well, win free kicks, link well together like Pienaar, Osman, Arteta etc then it is hard to find consistent play away from home that can force teams back and struggle to get out. We have players like Davies, Gueye and Schneiderlin who can win it back quickly so that element is ready but it for me it is the players high up we need to add to the team who can help us control and dominate these kind of teams away from home that we have struggled to this season.