The season may not have had the fairy tale ending that everybody involved with Saracens had hoped for but it was still a year to remember.

As disappointing as Sunday’s result was there are positives that can be taken out of the season.

The first and the most substantial positive is that finally Sarries have a place they can call their own. There was always the risk that after so long dreaming of such a stadium that it wouldn’t live up to expectations. However, I believe this is far from the case.

In true Saracen’s style, Allianz Park is fitted with mod cons and is all about giving everybody a memorable experience however none of these can come close to the atmosphere that exists on a match day.

The stadium has a genuinely friendly feel to it and this has never been as evident as when leaving the match on Sunday.

It would be fair to say that the relationship between Sarries and their semi-final opponents, Northampton has been somewhat rocky in recent times, but these differences along with the disappointment with the result to publicly congratulate the Saints as well as wishing them luck in the final, an act that many would not have bothered with.

Secondly, in a season of transition for the club, they still managed to finish top of the table. 2012/2013 will be remembered as an adventurous one for the team.

Since the season kick off in September, they have graced 11 different grounds in 11 different games, including trips to Twickenham, Wembley, Brussels and Murrayfield just to name a few.

This has not only shown that they can compete wherever but that they don’t do things by halves.

Finally, the Premiership season may be nearly over, but this means only one thing, the start of the Lions tour to Australia. Saracens contribute three members to the touring party, Matt Stevens, Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola. This is the same amount as represent Scotland and something the club should be hugely proud of.

The trio aren’t the only Men in Black to be given international recognition this summer with Rhys Gill travelling to Japan with Wales, Scotland captain Kelly Brown being joined by Duncan Taylor in the Scotland squad and Alex Goode, Joel Tomkins, David Strettle and Richard Wigglesworth all named in the England touring party to Argentina.

Mentions should also be given to most improved player of the season, Will Fraser who would have undoubtedly deserved a place on the plane had injury not struck and future Saracen Billy Vunipola who has also been named in the squad.

The defeat against Northampton Saints will undoubtedly been a hard blow to take for the squad, however as disappointment starts to subside, thoughts will start to turn to next season.

It should be one in which the wolfpack will be hungrier than ever, determined to right the wrongs and once again prove themselves as a force to be reckoned with - not only domestically but in Europe too.