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|Lambert: First Challenge Set Tone of the Game|
Just get back to 4-4-2 and a settled line-up. It worked well for us those first couple of months of the season. It may not be the formation of choice for the hipsters but all that matters is getting out of this division.
|Lambert: Worst Performance in My Time Here|
Rotation is clearly the number one issue here, but look past that and you see a team that has yet to beat a good side in this division, has laboured to single goal victories over poor sides and has a pretty rubbish home record in the league.
We have a deep squad with quality and dross in equal measure and a manager that is often found wanting as a tactician. There's no settled side and no clear style of play being fostered. No wonder the players often look like a bunch of strangers.
|Coventry City 1-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
I have my doubts about Lambert as a tactician. Can't help but feel we've coasted along by virtue of our squad depth and superior fitness over some of these sides, but against the stronger teams in the division we have been found wanting. It seems inappropriate to moan given our league position but I feel this side is nowhere near as good as some think it is and this will become evident in the coming months. We have quality in the squad, I just don't feel it is being utilised effectively and the constant rotation is unsettling.
|Ipswich Town 0-0 Doncaster Rovers - Match Report|
A fair result against a side that should be around the top 6 come May. Doncaster are organised, kept it tight and pressed hard. They had chances to nick it, but then, so did we.
I'm just not sure we have enough quality to break down sides like this. Also, we've played three sides that are genuine promotion contenders and have failed to beat any of them.
A lot of work to do. Nobody should be getting carried away just yet.
|Bolton Could Be Liquidated as Takeover Collapses|
A desperately sad situation, completely of Bolton's own making, but you have to feel for the fans of a proud club, similar in stature to ourselves. The Premier League shouldn't be blamed for this but the disparity between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in English football is a result of the success of the Premier League. Bolton won't be the last club to end up in this mess, living beyond their means to try to get back to the top table.
|Lambert Expresses Transfer Frustrations: It's the Way the Club's Run|
I have a horrible feeling Lambert will walk by Christmas To be honest, I wouldn't blame him if he does. To read these comments from the boss at this stage is deeply concerning. Lambert is the highest profile manager in the division. Back him or lose him.
|SV Meppen 0-0 Town (3-1 on Pens)|
Another injury to Bishop...we have too many players made of driftwood. This squad desperately needs toughness for the slog ahead.
|Lambert: Good Battle Between Keepers|
Have to feel a little for Tomas Holy. He probably signed thinking Bart was going and the number one spot was his to lose. The competition will be good, though.
|Blues Norwood Move Close to Completion|
A tough, instinctive striker, never afraid to have a shot. Just what we need.
The gap between League 1 & 2 isn't that big so I see no reason why Norwood wouldn't get a decent return in a town shirt.
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