I suppose if you are going to suffer the indignity of relegation then to lose big-time, against Stoke City, shows just how far you`ve fallen.
Having had three managers this season just smacks of desperation and now the inevitable has happened it remains to be seen where we go from here.
Felix Magath seems keen to stay at Craven Cottage and take up the challenge of bringing Fulham back up at the first time of asking but it remains to be seen if he is the man.
Tonight Magath will be watching the youngsters as they take on Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup Final second leg.
Perhaps that`ll give the German the chance to assess where we go from here, which of the old brigade to ditch and which of the youngsters just might make the grade.
Following the confirmation of our relegation from the Premier League, Magath had this to say,
"The only good thing to come out of this is that we know where we will be playing next season and we can start to make plans for it. I came here to build a team and to do that you need not only experienced players but young fresh ones."
"The day we are relegated is not the right time to make big statements, but I will be going to watch the second leg of the FA Youth Cup Final to start planning for the future."
A future that is uncertain, worrying and leaves us all more than just a little sad that our long stay in the Premier League ended in such a disappointing way.