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Nov 4, 2012
[h=3]Q How concerning have their last couple of results been? The defeat at Southend seemed particularly surprising.[/h] When looking at our last 10 league fixtures, we lie 18th in the form table. That speaks for itself and if we don't get back to winning ways soon, the play-offs will begin to look less certain.
At Southend last weekend we were poor. With Adam Armstrong, Jacob Murphy and John Fleck all missing, we lacked creativity in the final third and despite having 62 per cent possession we never looked like scoring.
We got bullied by a characteristically-physical Phil Brown side who were deserved winners on the day.

[h=3]Q That list of signings includes Joe Cole. Has the former England man lived up to the hype that followed his arrival?[/h] The initial signing of Joe Cole certainly caught many fans by surprise but the fact he has signed permanently shows we must be doing something right.
That piece of business sums up, for me, the Tony Mowbray effect. Who else would get such a high calibre of player to drop to League One level?
In regards to the ex-England international's contribution thus far, he is just getting up to full fitness and you can clearly see flashes of brilliance when he graces the turf.
Off the pitch he seems like a top bloke too, and the rest of the squad will learn an awful lot from him. Regardless of what he achieves with us I have the utmost respect for him. He doesn't have to travel to places like Southend and play football, but he just loves the game.