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The midweek collapse of both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday had fans scrambling to their computers to make their views known.

And after 3-0 and 5-1 defeats, respectively, most of it wasn’t pretty reading.

On thestar.co.uk LDN RD BLADE, at least, found a positive; the fact that Chris Morgan is starting to think about a Christmas return after his cruciate ligament injury.

“Morgan is my favourite current/recent United player, after Tuesday’s results it seems to me both Sheffield clubs would benefit from his style of no nonsense defending. I can’t wait to see him in action in this league.”

But on the same site Heavenly Owl was concentrating on the negatives: “Maybe the shock waves from Stevenage will make (Gary) Megson question his own abilities. His traditional “grit and graft attitude” and his over cautious, defensive unattractive tactics are not working. We have lost to clubs like Bournemouth, Bury and Stevenage who all outfought, outplayed and outclassed us. Megson’s obsession with ‘This is Sheffield Wednesday, ‘We are a massive club’ cuts no ice with our opposition. Stevenage tore us apart in 45 minutes and Megson had no response apart from distributing blame.”

On doncasterrovers-mad.co.uk, Ashes to Glory makes a rational case against fans calling for the head of Sean O’Driscoll, despite the fact Doncaster Rovers are bottom of the league with one point from a possible 18.

“We are competing in one of the best leagues with an unbelievable injury crisis. We should struggle with our first team ... yet our first 11 are better than others in this division with higher or similar wage budgets. Because results are bad at the min, do we have to go down the bad management route and sack the manager when it’s clearly not his fault as we compete with anyone in this league without the absurd injury crisis?”

Finding something pleasant to read has been a chore, but at least Rotherham United fans are happy with their joint-top-of-the-table position under Andy Scott.

“We have been waiting for a manager like this for years now. He has come at the right time for us, new stadium on the way and fans seem to be getting on board with the Millers too. I don’t say this normally at this time in a season but I do believe we have what it takes to win the league,” Rotherham_Mad told the website of the same name.