Everton captain Phil Jagielka admits they have to find a way to regain their consistency next season in order to avoid a repeat of a disappointing campaign.
A combination of European football and a high number of injuries left the Toffees facing a relegation battle for a brief period.
They pulled themselves out of it in a run of six matches from which they picked up 16 points but they can finish no higher than 10th this season and will fall way short of their 72-point tally of 12 months ago.
"It has been frustrating season," said the captain, who recorded a clean sweep at this week's club awards winning player of the season, players' player and goal of the season for his long-range strike in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
"We have played some really good football and really average football as well and it has been a case of us not finding the consistency of last season.
"We have one more game to go. We hope to finish off well and look at where things went wrong for most of the season and then hopefully address it for the start of next."
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Sir Philip, 87, died peacefully at home on Thursday morning after a short illness. The club paid tribute saying: 'He served Everton with immense distinction.'
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Everton are to unveil a plaque commemorating the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster ahead of Saturday's derby meeting with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
The unveiling will be held at the Park End Stand and conducted by Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
This is a really lovely gesture from Everton, paying tribute to the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough.
I would like to thank Bill and everyone involved, not least the Everton fans who have provided great support to the families over the years.
Merseyside police will go to court today in a bid to move the Liverpool derby to lunch time kick off. The clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park is due to kick off at 5:30 but officers claim there will be too much trouble after the game.
Liverpool council's licensing committee have already turned down an application to bring forward the game. Police will now take the case to magistrates warning that a later kick off will stretch their resources.
Everton fans got a surprise last night as they got to be part of filming for the new rocky film. Sly Stallone popped up on the big screen at half-time of the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park to get the fans to cheer for the recording of scenes.
Toffees fan Stallone is set to reprise his role as boxer Rocky in 'Creed'.
But it wasn't enough to life them to a win, Kevin Mirallas missed penalty left the home fans with little to cheer about as the game ended 0-0.