Chris Hughton insists the gathering of away points must increase next season if the team are to make a positive impression on the Premiership table.
Four away wins were secured last term but, perhaps more tellingly, just two draws. Victories at Leicester, Leeds, Charlton and Wolves were added to points-wise by a share of the spoils at Liverpool and Manchester City.
With home form always pretty decent - nine wins and four draws - Chris says the away tally must be improved and was not happy with last season's return.
"For us it is not good enough," he reasoned. "We have had worse and, I suppose, you could look at teams who finished well above us like Newcastle, who have had a very poor away season with just two wins.
"There are two sides of the game though. One is playing in front of your home supporters which is, of course, a little bit of a comfort zone with the support behind you and familiar territory - it is an arena where you would expect to win.
"The real test is playing away from home, how many victories you can get and draws that can be good results on the road.
"I would say where we didn't do well enough consistently in the season was away from home."