I wouldnt be shocked. All it takes is a good run of form at the right time. Now that it is single elimination, could see even more variance.
Not to suggest I am happy with the transfer window...
Meh... I'm a big believer that it's possible to go on a run, but there's been nothing from the team this season that suggests it's possible.
We are just a 500 team playing 500 soccer. Sometimes good, sometimes bad but ultimately just mediocre.
Unless that Sims is miraculously a superstar then this season was just a bad year.