Date: 6th November 2018 at 7:33am
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After the latest debacle, a 1-0 defeat against a side that hadn’t won all season, in the Premier League, and who hadn’t scored at home since back in April, these are troubled times for us Fulham supporters.

Before the season started, the last thing we anticipated, after spending big in the summer, was to be part of a relegation battle.

But, Fulham are finding life tough in the top-flight and have managed just one Premier League victory all season.

After the latest defeat, away to Huddersfield, Slavisa Jokanovic, speaking to the media and as reported by the BBC, had this to say about his side:

“We’re disappointed we didn’t play well enough or show enough intensity, especially in the first 45 minutes.

“We found some improvement but it wasn’t enough to equalise.

“They must fight – this is a tough competition. There are 27 games ahead of us. We didn’t show a positive reaction and we must be brave and look for improvement. At the moment it is not enough at this level.”

Indeed, it isn’t, something has to change, could that change involve axing the popular Jokanovic who lead Fulham back to the top-flight?

Continuing to talk to the media, Jokanovic had this to say about his own position:

“This is my job, that is it. I know in this kind of situation many things can happen but it is outside of my control.

“I will follow my plan and work with the team. I must find the solution. Other people, if they need to say something, they can use some words.”

Is Jokanovic living on borrowed time or will the board give him further time to turn things around?

Your views, in the comment facility beneath this article, would be most appreciated.

 

2 Replies to “Patience Is A Virtue But Success Is Of Paramount Importance”

  • I think that the continuing poor form will cost Jokanovic to lose his job, I am a supporter for him to stay but it was worrying that there was no Plan B after a woeful first half, and the substitutions did not make a lot of sense to me. Nearly all of the summer signings need a kick up the backside (stronger language could be substituted here), Seri and Anguissa, especially the latter, showed a lack of fight and willingness to work hard to turn the game around. Fulham’s ability to get the ball on the ground and knock it around, so evident last season, has disappeared. Schurrle is selfish, looking for the spectacular, and does not work hard enough for the team. Witness the curled effort late that went wide, Mitrovic was free on the right and rightly looked angry and frustrated when the ball was not delivered. Everyone is playing for themselves and accepting big paychecks in the process. Whether Jokanovic has the dressing room is the burning question. If he hasn’t his departure may be for the best. As long as the list of replacements does not include Sam Allardyce. AAAARGH…..

  • Totally agree with Lester’s post above, with the exception that I would go firmer on the idea that Slav’s tenure has run its course. Yes, he was instrumental in getting us out of the Championship, but that does not alter the fact that if we had started that unbeaten run two games later, or had it not been more spectacular than we could have dreamed of, we wouldn’t even have made the playoffs. For me, that is a reality check. The lack of a plan B is a consistent feature this season, and some of the decisions on team selection have seemed inexplicable. I do think it’s time, regretfully, to part with Slav, but Allardyce? Really? I just hope that that is down to the fevered imaginations of under employed journos……

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