October starts with the return of Tony James to the Bulls defence. However a certain former landlord puts more effort into his post-match radio rant than the team does on the pitch at Barnet and Simon Davey pays the price after just ten games. Jamie Pitman is put in temporary charge, with his first game a JPT loss to Exeter. He gets a draw against League leaders Port Vale with the Meadow End fully backing the side. Lennie Lawrence becomes one of many odds-on favourites to be the next manager, then that game at Northampton happens and Pitman is touted as a long term candidate. A draw against a stubborn Accrington side is followed by the return of Rob Purdie and a thumping of Stockport. Some of the deadwood is cleared out with Samba Kanoute, Amadou Rabihou, and O'Neill Thompson all leaving Edgar Street.
November opens with a 2-2 draw with Aldershot that sees the Bulls leave the drop zone. Dan Connor undergoes hip surgery in a bid to cure his ongoing injury problem. Hythe Town are comfortably swept aside in the FA Cup, but the increasingly familiar note of poor finishing stops the game being an absolute rout. A 1-1 draw in the League with Cheltenham follows but it's their last point of 2010 as the wheels come off with a 3-1 loss at Lincoln and things only get worse. A 2-2 FA Cup draw with the Imps follows before losing at Shrewsbury heavily. Joe Heath and Matthew Lund join on loan.
December sees the club regain the leases to Edgar Street from the Richardsons, but on the pitch things get worse. Between postponements, six in total, the Bulls lose both their away trips to Bradford and Wycombe by the odd goal after dominating both games for long periods. Both opposing managers admit they were second best and grateful to win. Lennie Lawrence comes in as technical director to assist the rookie boss.