RYLEE Doe is the Echo's latest Blues fan in the stands as he gives his views on the bad run of form.

AFTER Tuesday’s win against Crawley, and a first FA Cup win since 2014 I, like most fans, felt that Southend had finally turned a corner after three straight league defeats.

Blues travelled to AFC Wimbledon, a team who were in the relegation zone and without a win since September.

Chris Powell said earlier in the week we were never going to do it the easy way and we definitely proved that.

In my opinion, Theo Robinson was lucky to be starting after his shocking performance and he did not capitalise on Powell’s faith.

Playing five at the back against a team struggling will never go down well with fans and that showed.

Calls for Harry Bunn to be introduced to the game were ignored until the hour mark by which point the team had resulted to playing long ball football to Simon Cox.

As a fan watching on, there seemed to be no plan to the way we played.

There was no co-ordination or fight from the players.

The same team who had been praised for its passing ability earlier on in the season were now sending long balls to the channels without success.

In recent weeks injuries have been blamed for below par performances but there is no escaping the fact that the tactics are not good enough for the type of players we have.

Southend have slowly dropped down the table and we now host another struggling side in Scunthorpe in a game which already seems to be a six-pointer.

It is time for fans, players and the manager to unite together and get us out of this rut and up the table where we belong.