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With season 2018 now done and dusted, Titans TV sat down with Coach Garth Brennan for a series of interviews that we'll bring you over the next few weeks, looking back at his first year in charge, what he liked, what the side needs to work on, recruitment and the 2019 pre-season.

The first chat reflects on the season as a whole, looking back on the action from on the field.

The Titans finished season 2018 in 14th place on the ladder, with eight wins and 16 losses and as Brennan said from day one, the side would be a better team at the finish than they would at the start.

Not many could argue with that call, with a number of strong performances to finish the year giving members and fans hope for the future and with many young stars making their mark and forming part of the side moving forward, things look to be on the up.

Upon reflection, Brennan knows that ultimately you finish where you deserve on the competition ladder but it was a rollercoaster year, with finding some consistency in 2019 a priority.

"You can measure it two different ways," Brennan said. "You can look at the table and say we didn't do enough but I think we played better than where we finished up, but at the end of the day you finish where you deserve.

"There were games we should have won and we didn't but on the flipside I think we've layed some foundations for future success. I think the side showed some signs of that which is pleasing.

Brennan arrived on the Gold Coast last October and after his first up win in charge over the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium, it showed what an up and down year it was going to be.

"It really summed up how the year was going to be, it was a rollercoaster.

"There was the win over Broncos at Suncorp, the win over the Warriors at home. There were some heartbreaking ones as well. The Dragons loss in Toowoomba and the Broncos loss at home were ones that hurt, they were the ones that disappointed me more than anything.

"I think every other game we were in it and that's what I'm sure the members and fans want."

But what pleased Brennan the most was the strong finish the side had at the end of the year. With the side already out of the finals race, the 46-year-old challenged his troops to play right to the end, and whilst not all the results went the club's way, there were some strong performances.

"Absolutely. You only had to look at the draw at the end of the year, Panthers without a Coach, Melbourne and then playing against the best player we've seen, in his last game ever and I think if we handled things a bit better in that second half, we get the win.

"No doubt there were some promising signs at the back end of the year."