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  • by Richard Fidler
 

THESE are worrying times for Sheffield Wednesday fans.

The Owls dropped into the Championship relegation zone on goal difference in the wake of their 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

The pressure is mounting on boss Dave Jones to arrest their slide down the table after four losses on the trot. Some supporters are calling for a managerial change.

Devonwiseowl posted on thestar.co.uk: “The record under Dave Jones since September is appalling and I don’t see it changing with him in charge.

“The players don’t appear to be fighting for him and that says it all really. Dave knows his days are numbered and he will be dreading the call from chairman Milan Mandaric. There is nothing he can do about it now because the teams form is in complete and utter decline and will only be reversed by the fresh impetus of a new manager and coaching staff.”

Lord Belvedere echoed his sentiments, saying: “I have always been one of the ‘in Dave Jones we trust’ members but that all changed on Thursday afternoon. Signing two players with their respective records (and I am not criticising the players) and then blooding them on Saturday afternoon smacks of desperation from a man who has lost his way.

“The performances lately are abject at best and I don’t see anything changing under the current regime. The only way to change the situation on the pitch is to change something off it.”

PaulSheffield feels Jones position at Hillsborough will become untenable if the club slip up on home soil again tomorrow night when they host Watford.

“Dave Jones’ destiny is now in his own hands,” he said. “Milan Mandaric is no mug; if Dave loses again he’s done. Milan is not going to give Dave any cash and he will make the chop and get a new bloke in and then invest in January. No sentiment in business; just do the deed Milan ..... fourth from bottom is fine for me.”

However, Penistone Owl believes Wednesday should stick with Jones.

“I find all this talk of sacking Dave just pathetic,” he said. “He’s not even been in charge for a year yet. I thought Wednesday fans were more intelligent then that. Now is the time to stick together and get behind the team and manager.”

Gerimo is also backing Jones to turn results around.

“Out of all the out of work managers, no-one has got a better record than Jones in the Championship,” he said.

 

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