Watford better keep Troy Deeney
Talismanic Troy followed up a first-game-of-the-season-goal with an excellent hat-trick excellent a Bournemouth side that were brought crashing back to earth on Saturday. Deeney’s first, an emphatic bottom-corner finish, was bettered by a wonderful second after he turned on the edge of the box and launched an explosive rocket into the back of the net. His third, a penalty, was unsurprisingly un-savable, capping off a wonderful second half performance. Gianfranco Zola will be praying that the likes of Fulham, West Ham and Tottenham keep their eyes off of Watford’s main man.
Steve Lomas has got it tougher than first thought
Controversial managerial appointments are by no means a rarity. But that doesn’t mean Steve Lomas’ move to Millwall would have been greeted with anything less than a woah and a gulp. Dubbed ‘one of the nicest men in the game’, Lomas has already had to endure taunts from the fans and a banner that draped the New Den gates reading ‘F**k off Lomas’. The only way to heal such a relationship is to win games, but unfortunately for Lomas, 2 losses out of 2 and in particular a disappointing 3-0 loss at Ipswich only seems to be re-affirming the fans original fears. The Lions are warming up their vocal cords ready to roar.
This is Forest’s best chance in years
It’s now been 14, yes 14 years since Nottingham Forest were in the Premier League. Although a return to the top flight is always spoken of, Forest haven’t been close for nearly 10 years now, after they lost in the play-offs. They say ‘never go back’, but ‘King Billy’ has and and wonderful run of results at the close of last season has seemingly carried on this year. A 1-0 smash and grab away at Blackburn Rovers was a terrific result and Forest now top the table. We’re only two games in, but on this showing, Forest won’t get a better chance to return to the big-time.