Huddersfield Town slipped out of the EFL Cup last night with a lacklustre performance against League One side Lincoln City.
The Terriers made ten changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, with five debutants. Few covered themselves in glory as the Imps more than matched the former Premier League side.
A goal just after half time from Harry Anderson, his second in as many games for Lincoln, sunk Huddersfield. Despite a late rally, they were unable to beat Grant Smith in the Lincoln net, one of five changes the Imps made after their win at Rotherham on Saturday.
The final whistle brought a crescendo of boos from the home support, louder than the discontent mutterings that accompanied the first half whistle. Whilst a strong away support celebrated jubilantly, the home fans waited to express their anger at manager Jan Siewert.
He’s having a tough time in charge since replacing David Wagner and the anger continued on Twitter following the game, with lots of messages calling for his head already.
Here are a selection of those messages.
Has to be the worst manager I have seen, perhaps ever.
— Owen #GTTO (@owenparkes123) August 13, 2019
Manager is at fault. The players don’t look coached.
— Htafc Dreaming (@htafcdreams) August 13, 2019
Should have picked a strong team and tried to build confidence and get some goals, was an opportunity and he has made a rod for his own back by making 9 changes , got to go for me
— The Wyke Tyke (@andrewjwalker11) August 13, 2019
At leaat Jan is admiting it was poor, was very afraid he would try to be positive. Result needed on Friday but don't think that Jan being sacked would solve the problem this early in the season
— Kieran (@KLeeHTFC) August 13, 2019
GET OUT OF OUR CLUB!!!!
— HTAFC Opinions (@HtafcOpinions) August 13, 2019
You have to be winding us up. We all know the performance was shocking but you have no solutions or plans to fix it. The buck stops with you.
— Alex Macca (@AlexMacca01) August 13, 2019
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Does anybody it’s more than just the manager it could potentially be down to players before he joined we’d lost the majority of our games then when he joined it stayed the same. It could be the fact that key players aren’t playing for the club but for the pay
— Callum.HTFC (@calp2003) August 13, 2019