Sounds a bit black and white and sorry to be pedantic but last two seasons lost in the playoffs = not going up = failure to get promoted
The difficulty in looking at how other teams got up is obvious too, no two seasons are the same, no one formula works consistently. Its just a case of winning more games than the others, and to do that we need better performing players
If somehow we can maintain the defensive solidity and go back to the attacking prowess of two years ago, we go up.
At the moment though, we've failed to achieve our target of getting promoted. No real doubting that sadly.