I THINK we all realised there were going to be a few downs as well as the ups.
But on paper losing 3-0 at relegation rivals Dagenham is a bit of a disaster.
But here comes a real test of how far we can go under Brian Little, namely can he get the side back up after a defeat and beat a side we really should.
That’s the million dollar question as I put on my hat and scarf ready for a bracing winter’s afternoon of football.
Bri’s still tinkering with formation and working out exactly what he has here.
And while that may take a few weeks, we really should be beating the teams around us, starting with Brentford today.
In best “Question of Sport” terms, Brian must look at this squad and feel there are more questions than answers.
Why does he have so many strikers?
Can he mould Silvio Spann and Josh Johnson into viable League Two players?
Is 5-3-2 really going to wow the crowd at home? How can he fit wingers into it?
Where’s Matty Crowell and Conall Murtagh?
Why is Wrex the Dragon there for one home game, then missing for the next four?
Quandaries all of them, but I still think Little has the skills to mould our squad into something, before doing some wheeler-dealing in January.
Someone summed it up to me this week, saying that really and truly we only need six more wins this term to survive.
Now that will only take us to 33 points, but what I’m really saying is that those six wins need to come against the teams around us.
That needs to start with manager-less Brentford today. There won’t be a better time to beat them.