Huddersfield Head coach Paul Anderson was left bitterly disappointed after the Giants were knocked out of the playoffs by Catalan Dragons.
Huddersfield were much improved from their 57-4 hammering at Wigan last week but it was an 11th defeat in 14 play-off ties for the Giants.
"It hurts more than last week because the year is over," Anderson said. "We saw an improvement in some areas and the scoreline wasn't as bad as last week.
"But it was a reflection of our year. We were good in patches. All year we have never strung 80 minutes together and it was the same tonight. We never turned the screw and it has been the tale of our year.
"I am massively disappointed about the season. We started round one with big expectation but consistency throughout the year cost us.
"It wasn't just week by week but within games.
"We have had inconsistencies within performance and individual performances throughout games. It ends up hurting you.
"We went into this game with every expectation of winning, going to St Helens and winning the competition. But it has gone.
"For the investment in this team and this club it's not good enough. We need to be better."