Fulham were expected to be top contenders to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but the Cottagers are showing no signs of achieving promotion anytime soon.
Felix Magath’s side have lost all four of their Championship matches so far and are firmly rooted to the foot of the table.
The London club’s latest defeat came on Saturday when they were hammered 5-1 by Derby County at Pride Park.
Winning against Steve McClaren's side - beaten playoff finalists last season – was never going to be easy, but losing by such a comprehensive margin came as a shock to many.
One of the former Fulham players who is struggling to comprehend the current problems at the club is Edwin van der Sar, who played for the Cottagers for four years between 2001 and 2005.
The former Netherlands international goalkeeper, who is considered a Manchester United legend for his performances at the Red Devils between 2005 and 2011, took to social networking site Twitter to have his say on the matter.
What is going on with my favourite team in London @FulhamFC because this is a one way ticket for another relegation this season!!— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) August 23, 2014
Four successive defeats do indicate that there are problems at Fulham, and Magath needs to sort them as soon as possible.
The German manager has put his faith in young players this term, but that has not paid dividends yet. Doubts remain on his management style with concerns that he works his players too hard in training sessions.
Next up for Fulham is a League Cup clash against fellow Championship side Brentford on Tuesday. One suspects that losing that game could cost Magath his job at Craven Cottage.
Will Fulham suffer relegation from the Championship?