If Scott Parker be getting out of Fulham?
Can this Nathan Jones’ opportunity at Stoke? Will Lincoln endure with no Cowleys?
Here are five things to look out for in the Sky Bet EFL on Saturday…
On paper, Fulham have one of the attacks seen at the Championship. Aleksandar Mitrovic would still walk into a No 9 role at a reasonable few Premier League clubs, Anthony Knockaert and Tom Cairney would be the greatest players in the league last time they showcased in a complete effort at this level and Ivan Cavaleiro was also a star performer for Wolves who more than held his own when called upon in the Premier League.
Having blown Millwall it seemed like they had the capability but have stumbled to a 2-1 home defeat for an under-performing Cardiff against Nottingham Forest along with a 1-1 draw. They have the capacity to set a few goals but there’s been some suggestion that under Scott Parker they could be predictable.
“Compared to a number of the recent manager appointments at Craven Cottage – in particular Felix Magath – Parker has really made a good start to his managerial career,” Fulham podcaster George Singer told Sky Sports.
“But, there are a number of worrying trends he wants to immediately rectify – notably his tactical stubbornness and inferior in-game direction. I’m figuring he improve in this regard. But he wants to fix it fast as time is ticking quickly if we need a realistic stab in automatic promotion, that’s the club’s clearly stated aim.”
Parker faces his sternest examination of this season so far as West Brom see Craven Cottage on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football. We are very likely to learn a lot more about him then.
Stoke have already cropped up a couple of times this year but, frankly, so long as a club of their status and ambition continue to prop up the division, they’ll be a subject to avoid.
The amount of patience which the hierarchy of the club have revealed that Nathan Jones is impressive, but there’s little denying that matters will need to improve and he understands it.
It might look a strange choice to not use the chance of this global break to modify managers, only to then fire Jones if they shed to Bristol City on Saturday, however yet another destructive defeat could be the tipping point.
Some of the information indicates they have not been performing as poorly as their results, and it is mistakes in both ends of the pitch that have mostly cost them so far.
“We aren’t hiding from it, we haven’t been great enough and we need some big benefits,” admitted striker Sam Vokes, who has just scored in the Carabao Cup so far this season. “We’ve played some great soccer and had a bad luck along the way, however it’s all about getting those initial 3 points and we are aware that it’s what the fans want to watch. Results haven’t been up to normal and there is only one way to flip it and we want an effect Saturday.”
Rarely does a manager get so synonymous with a team in just three-and-a-half years as Danny Cowley – and brother Nicky – became with Lincoln City, but inevitable nature of the British football pyramid is their amazing victory at Sincil Bank was going to lead them everywhere .
There’s been a surprise that their next destination would be Huddersfield, who have fought badly so far this year, but when you consider the human element – that Danny and Nicky were PE educators and part-time trainers not too long ago – and it gets easier to know the inability to withstand the temptation of taking over a club which were in the Premier League only four weeks ago.
“Nicky and I have a burning ambition to challenge ourselves at the highest possible level,” Cowley informed Lincoln’s official site upon his death. “We don’t know if an opportunity like this one will come around again and we never wish to live with sorrow.
“It has become the greatest rights for Nicky and I, to manage Lincoln City FC. We will forever maintain this football club at our hearts and also Concord Rangers FC it will be the result that we look for. We’ll never forget the support we’ve had and understand that we would not be in this fortunate position without you all.”
Back-to-back promotions, an EFL Trophy win and also an FA Cup quarter-final look as a non-league side, the Cowley brothers are going to be a hard act to follow. First-team coaches Jamie McCombe and Andy Warrington accept caretaker fee.
It is the start of a new age for Bolton Wanderers. A new supervisor in a completely new side on the pitch to their visit and potentially the dugout at Keith Hill .
Ignoring the reality of the situation – they’re 16 points adrift of security as a result of their points deduction – it’s defined as an afternoon of enthusiasm and hope for the Trotters at the New York Stadium.
Bolton announced nine new signings on Deadline Day, and all may take in an attempt besides Joe Bunney, who was wounded earlier this week in a road crash, to the field.
“Our season begins now, it is brilliant exactly what the kids have done, they’ve been absolutely excellent, we’re extremely thankful for them we are now beginning our season,” said fresh boss Hill.
“We don’t want to perform 39 friendlies, we want to be competitive in the league – and we’ll be. We are not here to write off this season and prepared the soccer club for next year, this year is alive and kicking.”
Dino Maamria may have directed Stevenage to in a point of the season, but this was enough to secure him only seven winless before this week, before being dismissed.
Comes the fascinating caretaker appointment of Mark Sampson, ” the prior England Women’s head coach who had been sacked after four decades at the helm.
Sampson, 36, was in Stevenage for over two weeks, having been appointed as a coach in July. But a brand new round of allegations of speech against him, which were refuted by the club immediately followed his caretaker role’s announcement.
Sampson himself just wanted to revolve around the upcoming game from Carlisle and club legend Maamria’s passing. “It has been a difficult period and it is never pleasant when a member of staff, a colleague, loses his job and someone who had been heavily connected to the soccer club over many years,” he said. “It is currently up for people to try and discover a means to move forward now.
“That degree of professionalism was outstanding and their response since Sunday’s news has been a charge to them not only as players but as human beings. The staff and the participants have come together and helped create a positive mood and we are working really hard in the training pitch to receive a positive effect on Saturday.”
Read more here: http://kelleypacker.us/?p=7339