Corberan gets rolling, Toney gets going and Hughton gets Forest winning: The Second Tier Summary
Updated: Oct 20, 2020
We're back from the dreaded and dull international break which means only one thing.. We have something to talk about.
Terrific performances, Forest win and Derby are back to 'normal' (losing). It certainly makes for an interesting weekend of football as we start to head into the 'proper' period of football.
With that in mind, let's get stuck into the 5 good and 5 bad things we picked up.
1) Huddersfield Town
It wasn't the perfect performance by any means. But it was a significant step forward for the Terriers under Corberan. A poor start before embarking in an unbeaten 3 games, they came up against an in-form Swansea team.
16 interceptions in this games shows that this team is starting to become what Corberan is after. More importantly, the 3 points was another step forward.
2) Ivan Toney
He's filling the boots of Watkins isn't he? Is he? Potentially.
Anyway, it's undecided but what we can say is scoring goals this early in your time at a new club is a great way of justifying your price tag. Another brace for the number 9 will only boost his confidence which is obviously massive for a striker.
Couple that with the goals he scored-not tap ins-good number 9 goals. Good movement, instinctive and a good run of form.
3) Nottingham Forest
A positive for Forest, finally. Hughton get's his first win and Forest stop the theme of dreadful defending and finally score a goal to put themselves in front.
It's even more significant with the winner coming in the 95th minute. But, there's a lot of work for Hughton to do while he turns this team into what we've been familiar with in recent years from Hughton sides.
With players to come back from injury and new signings to bed in, this team is only just getting started under Hughton.
4) Adam Davies & Harry Souttar
Seven clean sheets this season in all comps for that Stoke backline. Adam Davies was third choice at one point last season for some reason. But now, he's finally showing what he can do.
We can't forget Harry Souttar either. A loan spell last season at Fleetwood Town saw him begin to find his feet. But, an average of 9.7 headers won this season (yeah okay, 3 games played) is an impressive number and brilliant performance against Luton saw his stock rise that little bit more.
5) Gareth Ainsworth
I'm putting this man in because of his insane level of positivity.
They were literally robbed for nothing at the weekend after Joe Jacobson scored directly from a corner. The passion and upbeat attitude he pulled off in his post match presser shows more about him as a man and a manager.
Football would be a better place with more Gareth Ainsworth's.
1) Rotherham United
So many mistakes leading to goals. Poorly timed challenges in the box, owns goals and defensive errors leading to goals have literally robbed The Millers of at least 3 more points. They have shot themselves in the foot in each of their games this season barring the opener vs Wycombe.
Mistakes need to be cut out so Paul Warne's side has a chance of staying a Championship side beyond this season.
2) Derby County
Another defeat, another blunt performance.
They're still awaiting a quartet of attacking players to come in but letting a striker go (Jack Marriott) without a replacement was ridiculous. Questions need to be asked behind the scenes as Martin is racking up the assists for Bristol City leaving Derby wondering what could have been.
3) Bristol City
Now don't get me wrong, it was a 'meh' performance for the Robins this past weekend, but that's not why they're in here this week.
The poor execution of shithousery of 'scuffing' up the penalty spot makes you wonder; "are they ready for Total Shithousery?" Questions are being asked.
It's really difficult to add in 2 additional spots as it really was an average weekend in the Championship this weekend. So, with that in mind 2 recipients escape being berated this weekend but this charitable gesture won't last for long!