A combination of Premier League experience and time is needed if a team are to beat the drop and the way things are going, the sides who have neither of these things are the ones who will struggle. That being said, experience can only come if a manager is given a chance...
The Premier League kicked into life with 29 goals in 10 games for what was easily the most entertaining weekend of the season
Ross Barkley could be the outstanding breakthrough of Everton's season They were the superior side at Carrow Road but the
Kevin Phillips ended his personal Play-off final curse to hit the winner as Crystal Palace won promotion to the Barclays
Ian Holloway is heading back to Wembley for his third Championship Play-off final in four years, and the Crystal Palace manager
IAN HOLLOWAY DEFENDS HIS TEAM SELECTION, NOVEMBER 2010 Blackpool's manager goes all Nicolas Cage as he mocks a now-abolished
The fact that chairmen so consistently lose faith so soon into the season is baffling enough and shows the extent to which they are obsessed with the financial rewards of promotion and the fear of relegation.
If we've learnt anything since King Kenny's departure from Anfield, it's that the club's fans are, on the whole, slightly detached from reality. That's natural, they were the dominant force in English and arguably European football for a generation.