Fulham's performance against Burton on Saturday was poor - there's no hiding from that.
From the defence failing to nullify the threat of the ball over the top to Sean Scannell, through to the wingers who were picking out people in the stands instead of men in the box and right up to the forwards who were sitting too deep to do any damage.
The 1000+ fans who travelled have a right to be throughly disappointed with what they saw from their side, it wasn't a performance of a team who are going to get promoted - with all due respect to Burton they have to be beating teams like them.
But despite the performance, and the season not starting the way everyone had hoped, it's not time to panic yet.
Firstly, Tom Cairney hasn't been fit for the entire start of the season, and while a promotion winning side can't rely on one player we all know how important he is to the team.
Fulham seem to stagnate in the middle of the park when Cairney isn't present in the side, Oliver Norwood can pass the ball but he doesn't have the same ability as Cairney to control the tempo at which the Whites play at.
Everyone knows that a fully fit Cairney in a Fulham team makes that 10% difference, the ability to pick out a killer pass or to drag defenders out of position as they try to close him down in the middle of the park allowing him to utilise the space left in behind is so important to the way Fulham play.
One of the main reasons I'm not concerned too much at the moment is because of the fact Fulham are creating chances - and not just chances that mean they lash a strike at goal from the edge of the area.
Let's look at the game with Burton - Norwood scored from a long strike but the majority of other chances the side had were within the 18-yard box.
He should've scored from within the six yard box in the first half while Sheyi Ojo should've put his chance away in the second when he hit the cross bar - despite not scoring both players were in the positions to have what I call a "quality chance".
There were also 15 shots that Fulham took in that game, and while the two on target isn't pretty reading (strikes that hit the woodwork count as off target) the fact the side are still creating the chances is fine.
Fulham can't continue having such a high strike rate without reaping the rewards, eventually that number will return to the average, which means Fulham will start scoring a higher percentage of the efforts they have - meaning, like last season, the goals will start to come.
On a positive note, David Button is having a fine start to the season and looks very assured and commanding in the box - last season he would've been a bit more nervy about coming to claim balls but it looks like his head is in the right place and the defence as reaping the rewards as a result.
Slavisa Jokanovic and the fans have all the right in the world to be unhappy at the way Fulham played against Burton, there's no doubting that, but they're creating chances and still dominating sides without their key man.
There's also the small question of the full back positions - Fulham are missing someone down the left that will have the same impact this year as Scott Malone did last.
Ryan Sessegnon is destined to be a top class footballer, but his position is further forward and not at left back and Fulham will benefit more when Rafa Soares is fit I think we'll see that certain problem solved.
It's frustrating and easy to get disheartened with the season already, but I'm confident things will turn around and pick up soon.