But how many times are going to keep saying the same things. Lots of endeavour, lots of hard work, powder puff in the final third.
It’s a replica of last season when we come up against a ok side. We are in the game, without ever looking or feeling like we are going to get back in the game.
4 wins in 26 games. It’s quite staggering stuff, trigger would have been pulled by now at any other club in the country.
Was yet another cocktail of names thrown together for this one, midfield consisting of 5 central midfielders, and Freddie Sears as a lone striker against 3 central defenders.
MOTM : Gwion Edwards
Paul Lambert spurns our the usual monologue that we will hear after the Portsmouth game and have heard so many times before. ‘The lads give me everything’, without offering any consideration to explain his rectification for this diabolical run of form. How he is still in the job is beyond me, but suspect due to financials. Get this season over as soon as possible.
Karl Robinson has to be approached in the summer. However, I have a gut feeling that it could well be Paul Lambert leading us into another year in League 1.
24 hours after is always a better time to reflect. The game in isolation yesterday is essence we were robbed. We never deserved to walk away from Blackpool with anything less than a point bare minimum, and the hardened Blackpool fan will say we probably deserved to win.
We actually played some very good stuff after the 20 minute mark and created more than enough chances to win 2 games, but that sounds familiar.
Positives yesterday were Sears, Bishop, Dobra and Simpson all getting on the pitch.
Negative for me was Woolfenden, thought he was poor yesterday, caught out of position down that side a little and don’t think he is as ready as Downes to make a step up.
Poses the question, is this a failure in preparation or a failure in execution? I’m leaning towards failure in execution? And realistically is that on Lamberts shoulders, I’d suggest not. Time after time we create chances that we don’t punish the opposition for, and similarly individual errors are costing us at the back.
I still think he’ll be here longer term for the ‘rebuild’, and still believe Evans will back him regardless of how this season concludes.