Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to respond to manager Darren Moore’s verdict following the Owls’ 2-1 home defeat to Norwich City.
The Owls were beaten by the Championship leaders following a second half turnaround.
Jordan Rhodes gave Wednesday an early lead which they held until the hour mark. However, Teemu Pukki and a late Todd Cantwell strike turned the game on its head.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Moore claimed his side went toe-to-toe with Norwich.
But his verdict of Wednesday putting in a good performance promoted some worried responses from Owls fans who sense a Déjà vu following numerous games this season.
I’m worried if he thinks that’s a good performance. So many of our players can’t do the basics of control and pass a ball. Their decision making at times is shocking. Work rate for most of them is half arsed, they’d struggle in league one this lot.
— Jonathan David Bell (@JohnDBell1985) March 14, 2021
he’s saving face for the interviewers, was visibly frustrated in the touch line after both goals, definitely got things to work on
— Aaron (@awm_96) March 14, 2021
Not having a go at DM but all these comments come from the “Football Managers Handbook”.
— Chris (@gloom_harry) March 14, 2021
I’m sure this is the Twitter version to be seen to support the players but when in the dressing room I hope he is destroying them on some of the inept selfish football that has cost us again. When Hillsborough has fans in he might get it.#SWFC
— Owls33-76 (@Owls337) March 14, 2021
Dear me DM. 7 from safety, 7 losses in a row. 2nd half was a predictable shambles.
— Paul (@LifeIsPeachy82) March 14, 2021
That was a much better performance than anything we’ve seen as late, I agree with him.
— Philip Scarborough (@ashes2015) March 14, 2021
No , we scored first AGAIN, wasted chances to increase the lead AGAIN, they sussed what ( very ) little threat we posed and took the second half with 2 good goals and we lose, AGAIN ! Summed up 👍🏼
— nicky rowlinson #BeKind (@nicolarowlinson) March 14, 2021
It’s a shame about the players fragility because the first hal FB performance was actually good 👍🏼
— ChegTheOwl1867 (@COwl1867) March 14, 2021
Wednesday have now lost seven Championship games in succession.
The hope for a new-manager bounce following Darren Moore’s arrival hasn’t happened, and the Owls are now seven points from safety with games running out.
The performances haven’t been too bad. But the lack of goal threat has been an issue all season, while injuries to key players such as Dominic Iorfa have left them short.
Wednesday’s next encounter is at home to Huddersfield Town. It’s a must-win game for the Owls as back-to-back away games at top six opponents Barnsley and Watford follow.
Fellow relegation rivals Birmingham City, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a new manager ahead of their game against Reading after the dismissal of Aitor Karanka.