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So what's the consensus
at 15:14 4 Oct 2015

on our current lull in form?

For me it's very disappointing we haven't built on last season but it's certainly a position which can be rectified quite quickly given our attacking personnel

I fear it maybe more through luck than judgement with players returning from injury etc

There does seem to be some blind loyalty placed on individuals throughout the team though, the balance really is messed up and it goes against everything MM instilled when he first came in, putting round pegs in round holes etc

The defence however is a big problem and has been all the way through 2015 imho, it almost cost us a play-off place and it's certainly contributed to our mid-table obscurity we are currently enjoying

We've been Paul Jewellesque in recent weeks, I never thought I'd be saying that under Mick McCarthy!
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at 22:40 1 Oct 2015

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HDMI Smart TV Sticks
at 20:15 27 Sep 2015

There was a discussion on here a few weeks about them

Does anyone have any recommendations?
The frustrating thing with this current run
at 15:37 27 Sep 2015

is that we have the personnel to alter things now

As good as MM is, he is not beyond reproach because he helped rescue us from oblivion three seasons ago

Jonny Parr, Emmanuel, Yorwerth and the new Polish lad could certainly shake things up a bit

Are the current back four really shoe ins with the way we've been defending? They really shouldn't be!

Why are we sticking with Gerken, what exactly did Bart do wrong?

The midfield two are another big problem, I know we're missing Bru and Bishop but surely Tabb would be worth a run out, just for his tireless work rate and link up play

We're a lot more cavalier now, it's easy to forget that the full backs aren't always given the best cover and that certainly leads to weaknesses against the counter attack particularly as we have one of the slowest defensive line ups in the league

The issues now are very much about balance rather than lacking quality imho, MM really needs to get his head down and make some big decisions

We've dropped four points against two very average sides, it will be only compounded if we lose to Blackburn next week

We have an embarrassment of riches in the attacking half of the pitch, it's tempering that ability with the defensive side which MM and TC need to sort out
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No mention of Man U v Town
at 19:34 23 Sep 2015

On SkySports at all, strange

They've mentioned virtually every other Prem side versus lower league oppo
Where in the World does left wing politics work?
at 09:36 20 Sep 2015

On a totally unrelated note, are there nations on this planet where a more left wing model is successful?

The Scandinavian countries seem to be left leaning, in Finland they appear to pay so much tax that many things are 'free' and they all have degrees and Motor Racing Championships :p
The coming of together with Sears and the Defender
at 22:44 18 Sep 2015

not long after the goal

I was at the North Stand end so didn't get a great view of it. What was the consensus on the telly?
That very much felt like a loss
at 22:18 18 Sep 2015

Brum were there for the taking but the ball just never quite dropped

They look like they're in a false position to me, they have one or two dangerous players but certainly looked distinctly ordinary as the game wore on

We really should have buried them but it just looked like one of those nights to me

You have to say we've given the opposition another embarrassing goal and we've paid for it.
It's almost like people are watching the game
at 20:32 15 Sep 2015

I'm stuck with Radio Suffolk
How big a melt down will we have if we lose again tonight?
at 13:40 15 Sep 2015

Three straight losses and Birmingham to come who are going well

Of course if we win, we're suddenly back among the Promotion contenders, it's a mad league!
I don't think we've become a bad side in two games
at 00:31 12 Sep 2015

but what it does show is the shift from being the hard to beat side of last season to a more expansive side this year is not going to be the seamless transition it first looked like

As we stretch the space further up the pitch, we expose our slow back four and our slow central pairing to higher counter attacking threat. It's not a new weakness by any means but certainly one which is now being magnified with our strikers and wingers pushed up the pitch.

Reading exposed these weaknesses expertly tonight and whilst I think it was a particularly bad day at the office and a good one for them, it's probably not a bad thing it has happened relatively early on in the season. It's a watershed moment and will force MM and TC to get their thinking caps on, going back to the drawing board.

It may take MM time to get the dynamic right in that regard, there's no shortage of attacking quality on offer to him now, it's how we mitigate these defensive issues which will determine whether we compete for promotion this season or not.

He's had to reinvent how we attack effectively given the loss of McGoldrick twice in crucial times in the last two seasons so I'm pretty sure he'll be up to this task also

Tonight is a dark night but out of darkness will hopefully come light; COYB!
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The disappointing this with the 5th
at 21:58 11 Sep 2015

was it looked pretty much down to us giving up

Would he have got that shot away if it was 1 - 1, I'd hope the midfield would have made more effort to close him down, great finish or not!

Reading look much improved but I do feel we've made them look very good tonight

They totally outfought us on the work rate front
Fair play Reading
at 21:24 11 Sep 2015

but this really is woefully bad defensively

You don't expect this from an MM side, embarrassing

Why we haven't made a sub yet, I don't know
Embarassing defending
at 21:09 11 Sep 2015

Gerken highly culpable there
We look far too open defensively
at 20:18 11 Sep 2015

Sort it out Mick

Great work from Fraser for the goal though, must say
They were bound to score
at 20:08 11 Sep 2015

and early, FFS
Don Goodman appears
at 19:17 11 Sep 2015

to have done no research at all

Berra hasn't been starting, yes because he was either injured or suspended Don :p
Wonder how our reserves will fair against Man U? (n/t)
at 22:45 25 Aug 2015

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