THERE have been better weekends in the history of football in this region.
Six matches played - beginning Friday night for Sheffield Wednesday at Middlesbrough - and six matches lost. It led to a bit of soul searching online in South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire.
colchesterowl on thestar.co.uk: “It’s not very often I pass comment on a performance but i watched the game on Sky last night and we were dire. DJ cannot keep blaming the defence after all he picks the team and why this insistance on playing 4-5-1 . It’s turning out to be a recipe for disaster and I am becoming seriously concerned now that our season is going to descend in to a scramble to avoid relegation.”
The Blades lost for the first time this season at MK Dons. Gareth Edgar posting as @bigblademan1889 on Twitter said: “Lets not get too hung up on yesterday but for me 1 goal in open play in 6 league games isn’t good enough for promotion.”
Nightmare for the Millers in Essex led to a few reminiscing about Ronnie Moore. Gwyther on rotherhamunited-mad.co.uk dismissed this thought: “Is it just me are what ?... Ronnie Moore has been gone for a while now yet his name is trawled up on just about a daily basis. A reality check is needed by some of our forums users, move on people, look forward not back.”
Toz1958 on doncasterrovers-mad.co.uk responded to Rovers’ defeat: “I actually think the performance was marginally better than the Crewe game, it couldn’t be any worse, could it! Thought playing Hume out wide was a waste, he’s much better in the middle of the attack. Bournemouth reminded me very much of us 2/3 seasons ago.
Reds fan Ian Greenfield posting as @feldyourno1 on Twitter thinks a signing is needed after the Tykes dipped against Huddersfield: “Big Ron/patrick lets bust the bank and buy a proven striker in Jan, we are so weak up front.”
Joel Searson as @JoelSearson on Twitter had a familiar lament: “Once again, us spireites are talking about poor finishing and sloppy defending, when will we finally sort it out!?”