Q. What is the only thing faster than Usain Bolt?
A. The Norwich City board giving Brian Gunn the sack.
In a typically topsy-turvy start to the season, the Football League enters into match day four with some particularly intriguing ties.
Aboard the ship named Champion, Brendan Rodgers takes his not so free scoring Royals into battle against the much fancied Sheffield United. Rodgers needs some goals in the league and the potential signing of Watford virtuoso Tommy Smith may be the spark his young squad need. Kevin Blackwell will hope Ched Evans can continue to repay his £3million price tag with some more goals.
The Toon army travel south risking life and limb as they try to avoid Neil Warnock’s sharp tongue. However, that ‘honour’ is normally reserved purely for the officials.
In a battle of the City’s, Bristol travel across the River Severn to Cardiff in what should be the game of the weekend. Dave Jones men have hit the ground running and will love to put one over their near neighbours.
CHASING THE CHAMPIONSHIP
League One kicks off with the Shrimpers hosting the Lions, while the Terriers take their goal hungry squad to steal three points from the Pirates (or in other words, Southend Vs Millwall, Bristol Rovers Vs Huddersfield).
The real surprise seems to be the fact that not only are Norwich and Southampton (points penalty notwithstanding) propping up the table but Leeds have started off unbeaten! United’s unbeaten start gives the fans a much needed shot of optimism in keeping their title dream alive.
SVEN”S STOLEN OUR THUNDER
Sven’s men tasted defeat in the week and things won’t get any easier as the other Magpies take on Dagenham and Redbridge. Having shared 24 goals between them, it will probably end up as a goalless draw, but Notts County will hog the headlines this year, regardless.
Grimsby and Darlington will both look to kick start their ailing starts to the season. Dean Windass and his Darlington squad look to have the best chance but football is a funny old game especially in the Football League.
WHAT FORMATION DO YOU LIKE SIR BOBBY? PERSONALLY I LIKE FOUR-FOUR-FOUR!
In a final fitting tribute to the late great Sir Bobby Robson, Ipswich Town unveiled plans to rename the North Stand the Sir Bobby Robson Stand.
The unveiling will take place when Newcastle United travel south to Portman Road at the end of September.
The much loved Robson will forever be sadly missed at both clubs with his wisdom and integrity a loss to football.
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