By Andy Ward
Harry Redknapp swapped his comfortable place on the Match of the Day sofa this week for the altogether more pressurized cauldron of uncertainty that is the Queens Park Rangers hot seat.
Nearly as many managers have come through the revolving doors at Loftus Road as players in recent years, quite an achievement when you consider that the R's have assembled virtually a new team in each of the last three seasons.
Saturday's hugely impressive victory over Sunderland elevated West Brom up in to the top four of the Premier League but manager Steve Clarke is adamant that he is not starting to think about European football just yet.
Clarke, who tasted Champions league football during his time as assistant manager at Chelsea, knows that his team have exceeded Premier league predictions so far this season and he knows that there is a long way to go before the Hawthorns is hosting Europe's elite.
So Roman did what Roman does. Scolari, Ancelotti and Villas-Boas all experienced dips as the cold of winter started to set in and all eventually paid with their jobs. In the case of Di Matteo, Roman decided to change the manager whilst the autum/winter slump was in its infancy. I'm guessing he did this with the hope Benitez can turn things around as previous slumps at this time in the season have casued irreparable damage to the league campaign.
English football's controversial outcast Joey Barton has recently claimed he would be happy to see out the rest of his career at Marseille as the midfielder continues to settle down into his loan spell – much to the delight of many English fans.
Barton, who left British shores this summer, has reportedly found a new lease of life on the south France coast away from intrusive media and bear-bating football fans.
Following his recent and absolutely spectacularbicyclekick gol against England, a match in which he also scored the other three goals, the buzz around Zlatan Ibrahimovic has grown considerably. Not that people needed to be reminded of Zlatan's footballing skills or his impressive aerial capabilities but, well, let's say that when you score a goal like that everybody and their mothers are going to start talking about you.
Aberdeen's chances of holding on to young starlet, Ryan Fraser, look increasingly doubtful despite manager, Craig Brown, revealing that he hopes the midfielder will sign a new contract.
Fraser has been an ever-present force in the centre of Aberdeen's midfield this season with 15 games already under his belt.
In what direction are Liverpool heading?
In the last few seasons Arsenal have been nicknamed a ‘selling club' after offloading their best players for huge sums of money. Firstly, they allowed Cesc Fabregas to finally re-join boyhood club Barcelona for around £35m, and then, more annoyingly for Arsenal fans, sold Robin Van Persie to league rivals Manchester United for £22m.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminded the world why he holds himself in such high esteem last night with four goals including a brilliant bicycle kick that took his side to a 4-2 win over England.
The ‘Zlatan show' has got everyone talking so Unibet bring us a countdown of some of the best bicycle kicks of all time.
Steven Gerrard has been passed fit for Wednesday's friendly against Sweden after a precautionary scan on his knee proved to be ok. The England captain is now set to become only the sixth Englishman to win 100 caps, joining the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Billy Wright, David Beckham and Peter Shilton as the only players to have reached the century mark.
Top of the Championship, a new manager on board and a prospective England international striker up front. It's been a topsy turvy few weeks at Crystal Palace but are they in a stronger position now than before Dougie Freedman departed for the Reebok Stadium?
Freedman's decision to leave the club was one which has left many Palace fans confused.
This week Unibet bring us author of "Football Manager stole my life..." Iain Macintosh and his must-buy players for Football Manager 13.
Here is Iain's list of best buys in the new game consisting of a lot of unknowns and a few more well-known faces.
GK – Tim Krul
Newcastle's chubby-faced Dutch stopper should be at the top of your shortlist if you're a big club in need of an imposing presence between the sticks.
The young Crystal Palace star has been called up for the England squad to face Sweden. Since then Zaha has been talking to the press about his ambitions both domestically and internationally in the game.
Confidence is an important quality in a good player and something that the 20 year old has in abundance.
It's been a pretty wretched past few weeks for Arsenal and indeed Arsene Wenger. After a dramatic 3-3 draw against London rivals Fulham in which Arsenal surrendered a two-goal lead, many fans want the manager to step aside. But would this be the right choice?
Clearly there is a case. I too have been one of those fans very disgruntled with the current set up.
Now that we are ten games into the new season I think this is probably the first time we can analyse the contenders for the title.
Last season's champions are the only team who remain unbeaten in the League this season. At this stage last season City had nine wins and a draw and were winning in style.
Celtic's victory over Barcelona in the Champions League was arguably their most memorable victory in Europe since they won the competition in 1967. When Celtic defeated Inter Milan in Lisbon they became the first British team to lift the European Cup. The Lisbon Lions as they became known were all born within a 30-mile radius of Glasgow.