Moving into 2014 having suffered only three defeats, those at Brighton, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, it was difficult to imagine that by the time we pitched up at Ewood for the derby against Blackburn we wouldn't have lost another league game.
Bolton were coming to the Turf to kick off the season for the second year in succession. It had been selected for the Football League's 125th anniversary with both of us having been founder members of the league when it all kicked off in 1888.
It's over six weeks since referee Keith Stroud blew the final whistle at Turf Moor to signal a 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic, a win that brought about a pitch invasion as we celebrated our second promotion to the Premier League.
Yesterday saw Crystal Palace claim the last Premier League place, bringing the 2012/13 season to an end, so perhaps now is the appropriate time to start our look back at the last twelve months at Turf Moor.