It's been a frustrating month for Fulham, who have battled controversy on and off the field.

In this fan column, Liam Ventom shares his thoughts on what's gone wrong for the Cottagers.

"October saw several poor results from a Fulham perspective, culminating in a disastrous defeat at the hands of Bristol City

"November has started in similar fashion with an uninspiring performance against league leaders Wolves doing nothing to ease the fears circulating the fan base at present. The team have looked tactically inept and incapable of replicating last season’s free-flowing attacking football. There are also a plethora of off the field issues within the club, many of which surfaced after the departure of Craig Kline however, I will be discussing that in a later piece.

"A key issue has been in Slavisa’s recent team selections, particularly in the attacking region of the pitch. While I acknowledge that Kamara has certain desirable qualities, his pace and physical presence, he has little technical ability and possesses the touch of a brick wall and in a side devoted to passing football this is a huge problem. Furthermore, his continued inclusion in the side often prevents Fonte from playing in his natural central role, someone whom is much more suited to our style of play and has an impressive track record in Liga Nos.

"It is unfair to criticise Fonte’s recent displays seeing that he has been deployed in an unfamiliar position, and I believe that given a run at striker he will win over those doubting his class. Personally, I agree with those calling for Kamara to be sold in January, he is too technically poor to play in this side and I see little benefit in keeping him.

The scene is set

"In terms of the Wolves line-up, I was disappointed not to see Rafa Soares start. With the left now fit I would like to see him become a regular in the team, he is highly regarded and has much to offer the side with his crossing and exceptional set pieces attracting attention from clubs such as Liverpool. His inclusion would also allow Ryan Sessegnon to push forward into a more attacking position where he is much better suited, as shown in instances last season most notably during his superb display at St James’ Park.

"The three/five at the back formation deployed against Bristol City is something I do not favour for this Fulham side. This formation limits our ability to control games from the midfield and whilst intended to improve us defensively it has the opposite effect. Bristol managed to exploit us in a similar way that Reading did last season, when Slavisa last experimented with this formation, through the use of lofted diagonal balls. Ream looked iscolated and the weakness in coping with these types of balls again came back to haunt us in this Halloween fixture.

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"An evident defensive weakness is something many fans dislike about the current side, however personally I am willing to sacrifice clean sheets in order to accommodate for Slavisa’s attractive attacking philosophy. But when the attacking intent is lacking, as it has been recently, I can appreciate the frustration fellow fans feel with our defensive in capabilities. For instance the pitiful attempt at defending set pieces on display at Molineux was infuriating especially because we offered nothing going forward.

"Stuart Gray is experienced enough to make this defence more secure than it is currently, and I hope to see some improvement because as we have seen we cannot always rely on our attack.

"Despite my frustration with the state of the team at present and my criticism of Jokanovic’s recent tactics he remains the right man to manage the club. I have full confidence in his abilities and I disagree with those calling for him to be sacked. He took us on a wonderful run last season where we saw some amazing football at the cottage the likes of which has not been seen since the days of Tigana.

"Additionally, his excellent record in this division speaks for itself, I think it would be naive of the club to let him go.

"Overall the last month has been dreadful in terms of both results and performances there is no denying that, however thirty games remain for us to make the season a positive one. The quality in the squad is clear and we must now start translating that quality into results and performances. Speaking like the true optimist I am, it can only get better from here, but then again this is Fulham."