Sydney FC coach John Kosmina has conceded the season is over for the Sky Blues.
After suffering their fourth consecutive loss against Adelaide United last night, the Sky Blues are now in a precarious position and will need things to go their way to make any headway towards the top four.
"We need a lot of luck with other results but the best we can get is 29 points so you could basically say we are history," Kosmina said after the match.
"I think everybody knows (where the team stands) ... what can you say, shook their hands and that's it, it's over and done with, game over."
Kosmina said a lack of stability due to injury and suspensions was the key debilitating factor for his side.
"There was a lot of changes, a lot of new faces, and then within that there was a lot of changes anyway because of the problems we've had with injuries, so it was always going to be difficult – too many changes too often," he added.
"Look at the first part of the season when nothing changed very much at all. We created a bit of flow, we had some momentum."
Knowing it is going to take a miracle to make the top four come seasons end, Kosmina concluded that pride was still at stake.
"There is pride to play for which is a horrible cliche to be perfectly honest because you don't want to be in a position to play for pride."