It’s been a big morning for Nottingham Forest fans, as manager Aitor Karanka has left the City Ground after a year in charge of the club.
His side are just outside the top six, four points shy of Derby County but still in with a shout of promotion.
After surging into the play-off race in November, they tailed away and lost ground over the festive period.
The New Year’s Day win against Leeds did little to temper the atmosphere at the City Ground, but the tension was not coming from the fans.
Many of them had seen enough to suggest there was a way forward, but behind the scenes something was amiss.
Former Forest player Stan Collymore had his say this morning, suggesting fans needed to ‘keep the faith’ and that ‘brighter days will come’. Using social media to air his views allowed a selection off fans to come back at him, but they tend not to agree with his assessment.
The ones we’ve found felt brighter days were coming back under Karanka and that this morning’s move sets them back once more.
Here’s a selection of their responses to his tweet.
Not until we give a manager more than 1 year it wont
— Pete Atkinson (@acho13) January 11, 2019
About done stan…groundhog day for the last 20 years and just had enough. #nffc
— Craig Harrison (@CraigHarrison20) January 11, 2019
When Stan, when? Everytime things start to look good and we take 1 step forward then we immediately take 2 back.
— EM-Con (@emconcouk) January 11, 2019
Any idea when Stan? It's been too long, too many managers.
— Paul Higgins (@TrickyRedDog) January 11, 2019
I’m lost for words Stan. Head wobble of a day!
— Rik (@Forest1969Rik) January 11, 2019
Or if we keep playing these games! Always seems as though we take one step forward two steps back #NFFC
— adamjgibb (@adamjgibb94) January 11, 2019
It’s been two decades Stan…
— Frank Lampard's Ryan Burton (@RyanBurton92) January 11, 2019