Monday night's fixture at Leicester resulted in a 1-1 draw with West Brom and the departure of manager, Craig Shakespeare, after winning only one of their opening eight fixtures. Ronald Koeman remains under pressure after Everton's draw at newly promoted achieved with a last minute penalty from Wayne Rooney - Ron has now received the dreaded vote of confidence from the Board, we all know what comes next!
Saints managed to score twice at home to Newcastle, with Manola Gabbiadini netting both goals, to give hope to their long suffering fans that Mauricio Pelligrino will desist with playing one man up front in home games.
In Italy, Napoli have won their opening eight games while reigning champions Juve struggle, after a rare home defeat when losing to Lazio. Wilkie Tours favourites Benevento have yet to pick up a point. Barca continue to lead the way in La Liga, with Real Madrid trailing five points behind. In Germany, Bayern are chasing leaders Dortmund with new coach, the veteran Jupp Heynckes (72) in charge following Ancellotti's sacking.
In the FA Cup Eastleigh'spoor league form spilled over to the cup competition when they lost at home to Hereford, two leagues below The Spitfires. Elewhere, Truro City become the first Cornish team to reach the First Round Proper for 50 years when they won at Hampton & Richmond.
Wilkie Tour's intrepid ground-hopper Tony watched Truro's league game against the same opposition the previous weekend whilst on holiday in the West Country (see photo taken at a wet Treyew Road) and followed this up with a visit to Bournemouth Poppies Wessex Premier League game versus Arlesford Town at leafy Victoria Park (see photo of the proverbial 'one man & his dog').
Wilkie Tours next trip in early November will see the boys at a Serie A game at Bologna's iconic Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (second visit) and a first visit to Serie B league leaders, Empoli.