Sheffield Wednesday’s season hasn’t got off to a good start, with the owner last night admitting he has got decisions wrong and would leave if the fans found someone more suitable.
His remarks come as news of a transfer embargo emerges, as well as an opening day defeat against Wigan Athletic in which Atdhe Nuhiu was dismissed in the final minute. Whilst 2018/19 hasn’t started well, it could het much worse if the owner chose to leave.
The forum was designed to open communication between the fans and the club, with many in attendance able to express opinions and get answers to the important questions.
Just as many fans were happy to remain at home and pass comment on social media, with Twitter bubbling with reaction and opinion even as the forum went on.
There was a wave of support for the chairman, who also spoke of the personal abuse and threats he received when attending games, although a handful felt he was holding fans to ransom or issuing empty threats.
Here is a selection of their responses to the news Chansiri would walk away if someone else more suitable were found.
A minority do it to our owners, managers, players. Amazed how Nuhiu put up with it year after year.
— Patrick Weaver (@WeaverRacing) August 6, 2018
Going well so far then ???? The price you sadly pay for having a financial saviour is that you’ve got to accept their decisions, good or bad. Fans of all clubs want the money but want to keep the sense of personal ownership. If we allow players to earn £0000s a week it can’t happen
— Dominic Stevenson (@dom_stevenson) August 6, 2018
Some of these fans need to think back when we almost went bust ????silence plz
— webbo (@webbo401) August 6, 2018
Here we go with the veiled threats, just as I thought, why does he have an open forum if he cannot take any criticism? Like a baby chucking his toys out of pram, needs to realise how much he’s got wrong since he took over and stop having a go at the fans
— Philip Glossop (@PhilipGlossop) August 6, 2018
If he goes then we are screwed, it's as simple as that. I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy in right now.
— Nick King (@nickkingone) August 6, 2018
Rightly so! Some of the levels of abuse are abhorrent
— nigel lawes (@nig_L) August 6, 2018
— Richard Hare (@RichardHare82) August 6, 2018