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Biggest mistake this season? 07:31 - Feb 26 with 2701 viewsDubtractor

For me I think failing to get a target man in the summer and making do with an unfit Keane as he was available..

Lambert was clearly after a target man, Elliot from Millwall was even in the door, and lacking that physical, direct option up front has cost us.

We are so easy to defend against when a team keeps their shape. We can't pass through teams, and every time we play a quick direct ball the opposition easily mop it up.

This isn't really meant as a dig at Keane, though I'm not a fan, more that he was the wrong player for what we needed.
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Biggest mistake this season? on 07:53 - Feb 26 with 1794 viewstractorboy1978

And even more galling when the perfect player was available in Murphy - he was even put to Lambert in a couple of pre season interviews.
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Biggest mistake this season? on 07:58 - Feb 26 with 1766 viewsBluefish

Calling it a free hit last season and ignoring the massive failings. It has always been the Emporer's new clothes with P45 Paul

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Biggest mistake this season? on 07:59 - Feb 26 with 1769 viewsChrisd

There's your Plan B right there. Now if we can all see it, why can't an experienced manager, that's played at the highest level and won the ECL not see it too?
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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:02 - Feb 26 with 1758 viewsHarry_Palmer

Biggest mistake this season? on 07:53 - Feb 26 by tractorboy1978

And even more galling when the perfect player was available in Murphy - he was even put to Lambert in a couple of pre season interviews.


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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:10 - Feb 26 with 1715 viewsSteve_M

That. And then the excessive rotation - of formation as much as players - in November and December that turned a minor blip into a crisis.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:13 - Feb 26 with 1700 viewsBluefish

Biggest mistake this season? on 08:10 - Feb 26 by Steve_M

That. And then the excessive rotation - of formation as much as players - in November and December that turned a minor blip into a crisis.


I'm still staggered when people talk about the bad results as a blip. It has been the overriding theme in his time here. Our 4 in 22 is very similar to what he produced last season. The blip was getting good results while playing lots of lower teams at the start without even playing well or looking convincing

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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:18 - Feb 26 with 1670 viewsRadlett_blue

2nd biggest error was in central defence. Wilson was signed as a cheap back up option, but became a regular when Lambert realised Toto was a liability & wanted to play 3 at the back.
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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:19 - Feb 26 with 1659 viewsr2d2

Very true. We badly need a target man. Someone who can head a ball(Keane seems incapable) and can hold the ball up. Keane was always the cheap option, waiting for him to reach fitness was ridiculous. Murphy was available at the time. We should have tried for him. We also need 1 if not 2 big brutes at centre back. You wont get out this league trying to play fancy football.
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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:19 - Feb 26 with 1653 viewsHerbivore

Giving Lambert a 5 year contract.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:20 - Feb 26 with 1651 viewsBigManBlue

Probably easier to ask what we've done right to be honest.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:27 - Feb 26 with 1627 viewsChrisd

Biggest mistake this season? on 08:19 - Feb 26 by r2d2

Very true. We badly need a target man. Someone who can head a ball(Keane seems incapable) and can hold the ball up. Keane was always the cheap option, waiting for him to reach fitness was ridiculous. Murphy was available at the time. We should have tried for him. We also need 1 if not 2 big brutes at centre back. You wont get out this league trying to play fancy football.


I believe you can R2D2, but as you say you need to sacrifice finesse in certain positions with brutes and we don't have those. I know I keep going on about him, but can you imagine if we had Posh's Mark Beevers at the back with Woolfenden? He'd be a huge influence as a dominant CB and a leader on the pitch.

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Not sacking Lambert last season. (n/t) on 08:28 - Feb 26 with 1617 viewsBlueBadger


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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:43 - Feb 26 with 1569 viewsr2d2

Biggest mistake this season? on 08:27 - Feb 26 by Chrisd

I believe you can R2D2, but as you say you need to sacrifice finesse in certain positions with brutes and we don't have those. I know I keep going on about him, but can you imagine if we had Posh's Mark Beevers at the back with Woolfenden? He'd be a huge influence as a dominant CB and a leader on the pitch.


Yes, the ideal foil for Wolfy. We need a few brutes to stamp their mark on a game. Then maybe, we could play some football?
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Biggest mistake this season? on 08:47 - Feb 26 with 1549 viewsElephantintheRoom

Thinking the club was in a better state than it is.

Too many high-earning underperformers, large bloated squad with too many duds and walking wounded always made this season an accident waiting to happen - and so it has proved..

Not getting rid of Judge was a huge mistake.... but you cant blame the manager for not getting in players that can't be bought on the budget - nor for failing to unseat cosey players from huge contracts - as Bart showed that is ruinously expensive - and takes time.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:16 - Feb 26 with 1492 viewsChateauWines

We started full of confidence and on the front foot and threatened to cake walk it to the title. Biggest mistake? Easy I've said it before it was the arrogant team holding hand celebration at Gillingham. They thought (and so did we) we were crusing. WAY TOO COCKY

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:20 - Feb 26 with 1483 viewsSomethingBlue

Biggest mistake this season? on 07:53 - Feb 26 by tractorboy1978

And even more galling when the perfect player was available in Murphy - he was even put to Lambert in a couple of pre season interviews.


Definitely agree about the target man but I see a lot of assumptions on this board that Murphy would have wanted to come back.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:27 - Feb 26 with 1455 viewsChrisd

Biggest mistake this season? on 09:16 - Feb 26 by ChateauWines

We started full of confidence and on the front foot and threatened to cake walk it to the title. Biggest mistake? Easy I've said it before it was the arrogant team holding hand celebration at Gillingham. They thought (and so did we) we were crusing. WAY TOO COCKY


The term 'cocky' sums up PL's rotation nonsense too. Far too over-confident believing the the opposition was sub-standard and that our players were better than they really were.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:30 - Feb 26 with 1429 viewsSitfcB

Not. Signing. Daryl. Murphy.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:34 - Feb 26 with 1403 viewsTheTrueBlue1878

Undoubtedly the rotational policy, in addition to International breaks.

Really halted momentum we built at the start of the season.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:36 - Feb 26 with 1400 viewsParisBlue

Biggest mistake this season? on 08:10 - Feb 26 by Steve_M

That. And then the excessive rotation - of formation as much as players - in November and December that turned a minor blip into a crisis.


This. Absolutely no need to rotate the squad except for the EFL games.

The whole "Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday" is a myth once you factor in the international breaks and getting knocked out of the cups early.

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That was last season's mistake on 09:47 - Feb 26 with 1370 viewsSwansea_Blue

Not sacking Lambert last season. (n/t) on 08:28 - Feb 26 by BlueBadger



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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:49 - Feb 26 with 1365 viewsSwansea_Blue

Biggest mistake this season? on 09:36 - Feb 26 by ParisBlue

This. Absolutely no need to rotate the squad except for the EFL games.

The whole "Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday" is a myth once you factor in the international breaks and getting knocked out of the cups early.


Miught be a bigger issue that people realise when you consider our OAPs and a number of players coming back from long term injuries.

But yeah, it did seem a bit unecessary at times.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:54 - Feb 26 with 1347 viewsitfcjoe

Doing your transfer business to set the squad up to play 433/4231 and then basically playing 442 or 352 all season.

We had 2 strikers fit for the first 3 months of the season, and 3 senior CBs in the squad until january - that we've ended up playing shapes that don't fit th squad is beyond me.

Recruitment looked decent on paper (and still is) but it's not been matched by what we've tried to stick out on the pitch.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:58 - Feb 26 with 1328 viewsBlueBadger

Biggest mistake this season? on 09:20 - Feb 26 by SomethingBlue

Definitely agree about the target man but I see a lot of assumptions on this board that Murphy would have wanted to come back.


He's played under rubbish managers at ITFC before, another one wouldn't hurt.

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Biggest mistake this season? on 09:59 - Feb 26 with 1327 viewsSouperJim

Not giving Lambert the boot in January and bringing Warnock in until the end of the season (I'm reliably informed there was something in the speculation), then giving Lambert a new 5 year deal instead. Utter madness.

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