As usual it's been a tough league to call and given the competitiveness/mediocrity (delete as applicable) coursing throughout the division, there are a lot of issues far from settled - if you take 2014/15 Premier League side Leicester out of the equation that is.
Back closer to home on Planet Ewood, we find ourselves in a league position that perfectly summarises our offerings so far - we've been decent by and large, occasionally very good, but lacking the consistency to nail down a more profitable spot in the standings.
Rovers need now to also face up to the very real proposition that we'll fall short of hitting the play off mark. We're certainly capable enough as a side if we can lift our form past what has been delivered so far, but our boys are now on an increasingly bloody battlefield fighting for that sacred 6th spot.
The likes of Forest, Derby and
Meanwhile Reading have lifted their game, Uwe Rosler's Wigan and Brighton the same. There's also Ipswich and an improving Watford side in the mix too. I'd love to be wrong, but my pre-season prediction of a higher-mid table finish might actually come true for once...
So is something around 10th position really good enough?
We're constantly reminded by the more financially aware and those with a glass half empty mentality that Blackburn Rovers' finances are in an unhealthy shape. When we say "unhealthy" we don't mean one or two curries over the weekend unhealthy, we mean Michelle McManus roaming round a beach in Inverness with a beer in her hand unhealthy.
The club faces financial Armageddon and somewhere if you look close enough there should be four proverbial gentlemen armed with weapons and horseback tearing up a horizon near Brockhall.
With the club still losing money and likely to be in circa £70m debt by the time the next set of accounts roll around, we're in as bad a need for the holy grail of Premier League television money than most... unless you're based in outposts near Bolton and Loftus Road.
We've spent another season paying very handsome money to the likes of Jordan Rhodes (well spent), Leon Best (not so much), not to mention many others, whilst in return for this bloated outlay in the standings we're set to make a decent if not earth shattering positional improvement on last season's near relegation, all conquering omnishambles.
But is it good enough?
Next season might be different - the financial restructuring, which as the club reminds us was carried out successfully during the month of January, will likely have to continue in the summer if we face another term in England's second tier. A more modest budget in line with our increasingly limited revenue streams may have to be adopted - that means kissing a sweet goodbye to the likes of Mr.Rhodes.
Somewhere along the line, that artificially created money bubble that the Pune lot have manufactured and maintained will have to pop and the pressure will only intensify as time wears on.
Venky's have shown that they're willing to back us financially if not in any actual sense, but there is only so long they can continue to do so in the current vein until the words "administration" and "we're probably Portsmouth" get bandied about in more than just fear or negativity.
This season has been mooted as a glory or bust type campaign, with even the club's pre-season cheerleading indicate this would be another tilt at a return to the Premier League... the special season ticket offer even suggested as much, not to mention the ongoing and endless past/present player commentary on our tilt at the promised land.
So is 10th (naively assuming we finish round there) actually something to be satisfied with?
From my point of view, despite the proclamations of doom made above, I'd say it is yes.
Some or even most would consider anything other than a top 6 spot an automatic fail, but I would counter by saying expecting that this term was likely expecting too much.
Realistically speaking, given the mass upheaval and player turnover at the club, to expect to go from being inconceivably and toxically bad last season to a fully functioning, promotion machine a calendar year later was fanciful to say the least. Epic turnarounds in fortune are of course not uncommon in football but in our case it would have taken more than just a casual leap up a metaphorical curb to achieve.
Manager Gary Bowyer has taken on a job that wouldn't have roused many into inspiration - "fancy making our team better whilst saving bundles of cash?"... Oh yes please.
Take away all the usual football posturing and journalistic pressure for the right here/right now and it's the sort of sporting rescue act that will inevitably take longer than many would like, worryingly it might even take longer than our current financial predicament will allow. But it IS the only way back, assuming of course we are to make it back.
Venky's as owners have certainly improved as owners this season, even if that is coming in from the mother of all low bases. It would be nice for them to actually pop along and actually, you know, DO SOMETHING at Ewood Park rather than sit at home and make decisions from a desk situated in Asia but the proof this season has been in the pudding.
No circus, no Shebby and Agnew, no new manager every 48 hours and a decent squad overhaul that has seen overpaid wasters in the likes of Danny Murphy and Bradley Orr replaced by a solid, work hard nucleus in the form of Tom Cairney, Tommy Spurr and Ben Marshall. It seems they've started listening to some actual advice, rather than the self serving guff they've bought as help before.
The owners letting a manager carry out his plan - and repelling semi-regular claims for a change from one certain executive that have still been about this season - has paid it's dividends, it's certainly made for a calmer and more stable environment at the club which if we're honest is about as we could have prayed for back at the start of 2013.
Is Gary Bowyer the manager to take us up to the Premier League and establish Blackburn Rovers back in the big time? Possibly not, but he should be considered a success for his work so far for providing us with a base to build on. Furthermore he should be allowed the time to continue.
Providing Venky's don't bolt and run (and they've proven over time they aren't ones to do what's "right" and what the authorities think is best) leaving us in a financial blackhole or better yet, a knight in shining armour comes along armed with the resources to takeover and start again, I'd be inclined to treat our current projected position in the Championship as a good finish to this campaign.
If it leads to us becoming a more prudently run club within our financial means then so be it and all the more so...