What Martin O'Neill does next is anyone's guess.
Successive games must have shown him that 4-4-2 does not work, or are we being impatient?
The longer this goes on, the more points we throw away - and there aren't that many left to give away.
But with Danny Graham playing as though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders - as well as being a Mag - the partnership with Steven Fletcher is stuttering (to say the least).
Titus Bramble says there is a collective need to "get back to basics" and "put in a shift".
Get back to basics ... well that could be the answer.