Here are Glen Williams' talking points after Cardiff City's defeat by Fulham.
The Plan B which needs addressing
Right, let's preface this by saying that 10 points in five games is still a very good start and if you had given Cardiff City fans this start, still sitting in sixth, back at the start of June, they would have snapped your hand off.
The Bluebirds have been excellent for the most part, but the last two games have represented a major wobble and there are some key things which need addressing heading into a massive game against play-off rivals Derby County on Tuesday.
Firstly, City's go-to attacking ploy late on just doesn't seem to be having the effect it once had.
At the start of the campaign, under Neil Warnock, it seemed like Cardiff's default setting when they went behind was to lump it up to the big men.
Long throw-ins, pack the box for long free-kicks and corners and it seemed to work. No team has scored more from set pieces than Cardiff this season.
But, against Blackburn and Fulham, it perhaps highlighted that this Plan B isn't working anymore.
At the beginning of the campaign, City had Aden Flint, Marlon Pack, Sean Morrison and Callum Paterson as the big target men in the box and they would invariably win their aerial duels and cause mayhem in the box.
What has become abundantly clear, since Neil Harris has moved away from Pack and Flint in his team selection, is that Morrison cannot do it on his own.
The sheer number of balls pumped into the box towards Morrison, with Paterson now rarely used as an option, means he is far easier to defend against. Opposition defences double or triple up on him and it is far less effective.
When Cardiff aren't chasing the game and it opens up naturally, like against Bristol City, their new, passing style created gaps organically, with the quality of Lee Tomlin and Danny Ward combining splendidly at Ashton Gate.
But when the Bluebirds go behind, their default setting of long balls into the box needs to be addressed. Either chuck Aden Flint on up top or find another way to break the opposition down.
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Missing a trick in selection
I know hindsight sees in 20/20, but with each passing game I've expected more changes to have been made to the starting team.
It is, of course, a delicate balance, as Neil Harris has alluded to a number of times. No manager wants to change a winning team, right?
But these are completely unique circumstances. This is a mini-season, with no pre-season, and the stakes are huge.
Premier League football is the aim of every Championship side and it is clear that Cardiff had an advantage from the restart, given the sheer depth of quality and experience within their squad.
Other teams have opted for wholesale changes against Cardiff, and in other games. Will that prove decisive come the season's end? I guess that's to be determined.
But to have the experience of Flint and Sol Bamba sitting on the bench is a huge positive and something which perhaps could be utilised more often to kepe the back four fresh. Bamba, as we all know, has done this promotion chasing many times before.
Harris' changes to the starting XI have been modest thus far, but, having lost two games, that might well just force his hand going into the Derby clash on Tuesday.
We might see Josh Murphy come in for Junior Hoilett, who has looked a little devoid of ideas the last two outings. Robert Glatzel will doubtless be reinstated in place of Callum Paterson. Brad Smith has to be utilised at some point as well and Joe Bennett has played more than any other City player this term.
There just needs to be a freshness injected at some point, I feel, and Harris has said on many occasion how much he trusts his squad and how much talent there is within the group.
He might just have to put his belief in some of them on Tuesday.
Fresh legs are clearly needed to deal with the intensity of high pressure games, which continue to come thick and fast.
Harris has a size of squad Cardiff's play-off rivals can only envy. But how the depth of it is being utilised in these unique circumstances is key.
The team selection, and use of substitutes, is critical against Derby if the Bluebirds are to retain their place in the top six.
A big learning curve for Dion
There's no two ways about it, Dion Sanderson has been a revelation since joining the club on loan from Wolves back in January.
He has added dynamism to the Bluebirds attack and has been excellent in employing a sort of scramble defence when rushing back towards his own goal.
I genuinely think this guy, still just 20, incredibly, will be a top footballer in the years to come.
But he is subjected to the harsh scrutiny of top-level football, having played his trade largely for Wolves' youth sides up until now, and his eyes will certainly be opened by it all.
Neil Harris has shown incredible trust in him and rightly so, he has earned that right-back spot, grabbed the shirt and run with it.
But, against undoubtedly the best striker in the division, there was the first real indication that he still has a lot to learn.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is a top striker and some might feel that the penalty decision was soft (more on that later), but, in reality, Sanderson gave the referee a decision to make.
It was probably six of one and half a dozen of the other, Mitrovic was clever in how he drew the contact and in his histrionics when he fell, but it did all look a little clumsy and the penalty put City behind the eight ball.
He was just a little frazzled after that, ceding possession and looking a little uncertain of himself, which is uncharacteristic given he has been a player who has been brimming with confidence since his move.
But the above point, about squad rotation, also applies here.
This is a highly-pressurised scenario, one which Sanderson will never have experienced before, and he is very much learning on the job.
Given Jazz Richards has now left the club, Sanderson is the only natural choice at right back, meaning he will certainly have a big part to play in the remaining three games.
He was hooked at half-time against Fulham, and that was definitely a decision Harris got right, taking him out of the firing line, and Leandro Bacuna actually did well in that position.
But Sanderson has been so central to the impressive City attack down the right-hand side in recent months and Bluebirds fans, who certainly appreciate the tremendous work he has done so far, hope he can find that spark once again next week.
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Let's talk about the referee
Now, usually, I think it's cheap to talk about refereeing decisions and how much they influence games, but there were a number of big calls Gavin Ward got wrong against Fulham which might have had a big impact on the outcome of the game.
Some may have viewed it another way, but, personally, I didn't think there was a huge deal separating the two sides at Craven Cottage. Fulham were just more clinical than Cardiff in the opposition box.
Cardiff easily had the best of the opening exchanges, while Fulham were comfortable for the most part in the middle before a free-for-all scramble ensued at the end.
So, decisions were crucial and a number went against the Bluebirds last night.
The penalty? Neil Harris described Gavin Ward as 'naive' with regards to buying Mitrovic's theatrics, but opinion appears to be split on that one.
But should Fulham have finished the game with 10 men? A fairly blatant lashing out from Michael Hector escaped with only a caution. The defender struck Callum Paterson with an outstretched arm which appeared, at first glance, to have been a red-card offence.
The fact Gavin Ward brandished a yellow card suggests he saw the offence. If he saw Hector striking Paterson in the first place, how could he deem it anything other than a red?
Anthony Knockaert, too, was arguably fortunate to stay on the pitch.
The winger deliberately handled the ball twice early on, but escaped caution on each occasion, before a horrendous challenge to scythe down Lee Tomlin received only a yellow card.
The rub of the green, with regards to the officiating, did not go City's way at Craven Cottage and that was bound to happen at some point in this run-in.
But with such fine margins against Fulham, it might well have been a deciding factor.