Sky Bet EFL talking points: Swansea flying high in Championship, more misery for Stoke and hope for BoltonCat:未分類
The two early pace-setters in the Championship did match at Elland Road on Saturday, although five games was too premature to call it a promotion battle.
Leeds were anticipated to be there or thereabouts this season, but Swansea are somewhat more of a surprise bundle so far. They both had 13 points however it was the Swans who finished clear at the top of the table thanks to Wayne Routledge goal to secure a win.
Leeds may have dominated possession and the amount of shots (21 to seven), but it had been telling they’d just three on goal to Swansea’s two. For Steve Cooper, it has been a dream start.
“It is the best result, a clean sheet away from home and scoring you,” he said. “It is a good return. I am not likely to be too booked, but there are 40 games left.
“I feel as if we have played 30 already! It is a good start, boosting. A tally so far, no doubt about this. However, we must keep going, keep working and get ready for the next match.”
But if Swansea are a tiny surprise package this say about Charlton?
Lee Bowyers’s side won. They’ve picked up 14 points from their six games so far.
The most remarkable thing however, is how he has cobbled it together and turned them into an outstanding unit. Of his starting 11 in the match on 10, five joined in the summer, and four of these are.
“They’re fearless,” said Bowyer. “They are in that place at the moment and they’re in this zone where they feel they’re going to win each match, and I make them feel that they can win each match.”
There is no surprises which Bowyer has been connected with the managerial vacancy at Huddersfield. With having picked up a single point so far this season they, along with Stoke, remain rooted at the bottom of the table.
Huddersfield sacked their supervisor Jan Siewert with no kind of strategy after just three matches to replace him, losing three since under caretaker boss Mark Hudson. They took the lead but ended with a 2-1 reverse although on.
Of bigger concern will function as the lack of goal threat besides Karlan Grant, who has scored four of their five goals this season and eight of the 15 league goals at 2019. Nobody else has scored more at the time than a solitary goal for Huddersfield. Grant must be thinking about whether departing Charlton in January was a great idea in the end.
There is Stoke, who took the lead at Birmingham on Saturday, but had been struck by two goals in three second-half minutes in St Andrew’s to. The winner came scoring his first goal for the team.
“We’ve got to modify our fortune , we were the better side until we scored, we struck the post and then we seemed to drop all control of this match,” said beleaguered boss Nathan Jones. “Apart from Preston and Leeds we have probably been the better side in each game but we’ve got no points for it.
“The chairman will see exactly the exact same as me since he is an educated guy but you can not continue like this – you can’t continue losing matches. We must modify the momentum. But nothing is about for us at the minute and that is the frustrating thing.”
It’s not a thrashing at a row could be greeted with a reaction by a bunch of fans, but 750 Bolton fans made the long trip to Gillingham just to celebrate the fact that they still have a club to encourage.
In the very first game as the takeover which saved them from oblivion, the young side of Bolton had been hauled again to be abandoned bottom of this Sky Bet League 1 table conceding 17 and without a target yet to their title.
But things are looking up. A manager was appointed in Keith Hill on Saturday and they’re hoping to earn a raft of new signings on Deadline Day. There’s hope on the horizon although they are still highly unlikely to stay up this season. What Bury lovers would give for some of this.
“The history books may demonstrate a 5-0 win for Gillingham, but no Bolton Wanderers fan in attendance will probably realise that the insignificance of the score line than the bigger picture,” Bolton fan and blogger Tom Jenkins told Sky Sports.
“There has been a real air of positivity amongst the traveling fans who were both relieved and delighted to have the ability to see their team play a game of football, something we did not think would be potential earlier in the week. Something which is not possible for lovers of Bury. There are more instances ahead on and off the pitch and also despite all the uncertaintythat the future is looking a lot, lot more glowing for Wanderers.”
Brian Barry-Murphy initially substituted Hill as caretaker boss last year to rescue Rochdale but he made a enormous enough impression to be given the occupation permanently.
The club seem to be making strides under himat least. The goal in their 3-0 win at Southend on Saturday comprised of 16 moves from the buildup, and it was not a. It’s the third time this season that one of the aims has included at least 10 passes, although no other group in League One has done more than once.
Barry-Murphy was left praising their”amazing” attacking drama that brought them another win of the year. They also are off pushing for advertising and sit 10th at the table, however obscurity are a great look of fighting the drop after campaigns.
Scunthorpe had the chance to climb away from the base of the Football League on Saturday as they hosted Carlisle – another side who had suffered a bad start – however another defeat left them on just a single point so far.
Paul Hurst was that the man who was supposed to rebuild them at yet but it’s not worked out. His time at Ipswich and Scunthorpe implies he’s won only one of his last 20 matches in charge. It’s currently starting to attract down him.
“It is extremely frustrating that again I’m discussing a defeat,” he explained. “I really feel as though I’ve done something wrong somewhere – if it is in a previous life or that one. Apart from getting on the scoresheet, that’s the part, the players place a whole great deal in and could not have done more.
“I really don’t think we’ll dominate a match like that all season concerning nullifying the resistance and producing the chances that we did . But it is not quite happening for us at the moment and we are left scratching our heads in what we can do to try to alter that.”
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