Oh yeah don't get me wrong, i think we did brilliant - i mean we have James Ward to thank for his win against the USA and we are staying in the World group which is great
Hopefully next year we get some luck and play a tie at home, and a nice draw for a change, Italy on clay was always going to be tricky.
I think this is the point when we talk about having another player to back Andy up. We've done very well to get where we are with what we've got. James Ward played out of his skin to beat Querrey. Even if you accept that Querrey getting the jitters helped, James still had to dig himself out of a mighty hole and he did. Italy on clay was always going to be tough and it wouldn't have got easier beyond that.
Personally I think the way to look at it is that we got further than Spain and Serbia this year. They both lost out because they didn't have their top players available. We're also still in the World Group next year. That's a far cry from where we were when Leon Smith became captain.