Chances came and went in the 1-0 defeat at Southampton, we somehow lost out in the FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle United and did enough to warrant reward at Charlton last week.
So Browny wasn't complaining when Robbie Keane tapped home from close range for a late winner to secure three points against City at the Lane on Saturday when most pundits suggested Stuart Pearce's men deserved a point.
"It was a tough week," said energetic midfielder. "City was a hard game for us but we managed to nick it and I think it was the worst we played in the last four games, yet we won. We needed it.
"We said before if we played badly and won that's how it would have to be, the points were the most important thing. We played well in the last three games and lost them all.
"We've been quite pleased with how we've played of late but the results were disappointing. We're back in there now and I'm sure we can stick in there."
Michael Brown was happy to put points before performance against City after having nothing to show for some fine displays of late.