Another draw, another two points dropped, another set of excuses... life is becoming predictable for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday was, on the face of it, a good result for Wolves but it represented further proof that automatic promotion to the Premiership this season is unlikely.
Wolves have drawn 25 matches in exactly a year under Glenn Hoddle. Colin Cameron, the midfield player, is worried that missed chances could be the difference between promotion and another season in the Coca-Cola Championship. There is certainly a pattern developing.
The Scotland international gave Wolves the lead on Saturday with a speculative shot but Ipswich equalised soon after with a controversial penalty. Wolves spent the rest of the match creating, and missing, chances.
Cameron said: "I didn't think we played particularly well in the first half but we still had most of the play. We started the second half really well, got the goal but for some reason stopped doing the easy things and got stretched for five or ten minutes and they came into the game and got the penalty.
"From where I was it looked like a good tackle but the only thing was Gabor Gyepes went in from the side. We never got a penalty last weekend and then this week we've lost a penalty I didn't think was a penalty.
"After that we got back into the game again and had enough chances to win two games. I'm talking right good chances and we've got to be more clinical. That's why we're dropping too many points."
Cameron's goal was not his best - his shot was weak and would not have beaten the goalkeeper had there not been a deflection - but it was no less than Wolves deserved.
"If you don't buy a ticket you won't win the raffle," Cameron said. "I just took a shot. It wasn't a particularly great shot but it took a deflection and went in.
"But then we had a bad ten minutes, lost a goal and then finished strongly but never got that second goal. The final ball wasn't quite right in the first half for us to pull the trigger. But the manager told us at half time that we had to up it because we had more to offer, and we did that.
"We started getting the ball down and passing it and opened them up. When you get the goal you think if you keep it up we would go on and win the game but we let it slip. Missed chances have been the story of the season so far.
"We had a hard week in training but the manager isn't happy with the way we let the game slip because it should have been three points. I'm sure we'll work hard again in training this week before going down to London to play Crystal Palace on Saturday.
"We have got to start learning and we've got to learn quickly because we are losing ground every week. We are a good team but if you let teams get 20 points ahead of you it doesn't matter how good you are, you're going to struggle to peg that back."