Had we managed to turn a few away defeats - Brighton, Rotherham, Leeds, Huddersfield - into draws then we wouldn't be worrying about making the play-offs now. Only seven points taken away from home in the nine games since the trip to Brighton, those 20 dropped points are where our season has really drifted.
Despite our limitations on the ball on Saturday, it should be encouraging that some of the old resilience has returned, see also the performances against Watford and Bournemouth.
It's been said a few times this season but only Bolton has been before today. This one definitely is a 'must win' game.
We all know it won't be straightforward, too many years of hardship following Town to think otherwise. We'll win though, probably by a couple.
Whatever anyone's frustrations with Mick and certain players, put them to one side at three and get behind the team. The atmosphere last week was superb - loud, supportive, defiant - so it would be nice to get some of that today.
Win this one, beat Cardiff and the table won't look quite so bad. Then Wolves becomes a very big game.
There's a clear contrast between the affection for Benaud and the grubby, avaricious ways of those running the game today. I think Richie was right up there with Sir Bobby as a man held in genuine affection by all right-thinking people.