Nottingham Forest’s play-off hopes look to be dead and buried, after succumbing to a 2-1 away defeat to Rotherham United at the weekend.
The Reds were bound to be feeling full of confidence after a coming back to win 2-1 against Swansea City last time out, and were hoping to keep their top six dream alive ahead of a trip to the New York Stadium.
But it was the Millers who started off the better team, breaking the deadlock early on thanks to a Michael Smith strike. Lewis Grabban then ended his somewhat drought in front of goal when he leveled the scores on the half-hour mark, but Michael Ihiekwe netted late on to secure all three points for Paul Warne’s men.
The result in Yorkshire leaves Forest sitting 9th in the Sky Bet Championship table, five points off the top six with just six games left to play – the complete opposite direction to where the club will have wanted to go when parting ways with Aitor Karanka.
Patience is running thin amongst the City Ground faithful with Martin O’Neill, the Irishman’s team selections and tactics have certainly divided opinions, and it seems as if Saturday’s defeat was the tip of the iceberg for some.
Here, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to yet another disappointing afternoon for the experienced manager…
#NFFC arnt going to progress whilst MON is in charge, absolute dinosaur
— Nathan Smith (@nathansmith63) April 6, 2019
Get the dinosaur out of my club.
Get Randall to Madrid or wherever @Karanka is and beg him to come back.
Gone from looking like promotion contenders to shit long ball merchants. #NFFC
— Forest Logic (@ForestLogic) April 6, 2019
Wouldn’t give the dinosaur a penny this summer. Fully expect him to be sacked as the play off chances end. Awful football to watch. Dreadful decision to appoint him. #nffc
— Speedy#116 (@Speedy_16) April 6, 2019
— Michael Dawn (@MichaelDawn93) April 6, 2019
Say what you want but his dinosaur tactics have killed us #nffc we look like a team in the bottom and don’t deserve to be anywhere near the playoffs. Last two games have been the worse games I have seen in a long time
— barker (@barkerc31) April 6, 2019
Marinakis do everyone a favour and get rid of that clueless dinosaur!!!! #NFFC
— rory lomax (@roryjlomax) April 6, 2019
MON points per game ratio would put us on 33pts over a season. That's 6pts less than Rotherham have now.#NFFC
— RedTinge #GTTO ⏳ (@psychospen) April 7, 2019
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You may be a club legend MoN, But you are not the man to take this club forward. Let's hope Marinakis see's this in the next month and does something about it. #NFFC
— Craig (@Craig74Davies) April 7, 2019