Carlisle was the first time I realised that we really were terrible. We hadn't won many that season before that game, but I don't think we were getting battered every week either. I think we were drawing a lot and I seemed to be kidding myself that we'd turn the corner and come good.
Soon after the Carlisle game we had a run of fixtures that were as barren as anything I'd ever seen at the time.
0-1 v Bristol Rovers at EP 0-3 v Darlington at EP 0-2 v Notts County away 0-6 v Macc away
Macc is well documented but Darlington and Notts County were dreadful. Notts County in particular was a freezing cold Saturday right before Christmas. Don't think we even had a shot. Ash Williams was sent off early on, IIRC.