In a season that we all wanted to end as soon as possible, Rovers’ defeat to Wycombe Wanderers signals a new low point under Tony Mowbray.
It was a performance in which Rovers showed no threat, passion or ight and put simply, it feels like it is the final nail in the coffin of Mowbray’s time with the club.
He might not necessarily go, but it would take something of a miracle to see Tony turn this around and get the 99% of the fanbase that have turned back supporting him.
If the supporters had have been in the stadiums over the last two months, I dread to think how the atmosphere would have been, and I’d expect that Tony would not be in the job anymore.
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The pressure has been piling on Tony over the last two or three months, and it was heading to a point where the majority want a change. Today was that point.
We, as fans, don’t ask for too much usually. We just want to see our side do the basics right and put a performance in for the shirt, but today was far from that.
I’ve always praised the team’s fight under Tony, they’ve usually looked like they care, but they simply looked dejected today and it concerns me massively.
Another recurring theme through these verdicts has been the need for stability and leadership that we can trust ahead of a massive summer for the club.
With nine players’ futures still in the air with contracts expiring and Armstrong seemingly moving onto better things, we need the right man at the helm who will bring players in to make sure we don’t end up near the bottom of the table.
The play-offs are a dream at this stage when you take into account the players who are expected to depart, and so next season could be one where a new manager needs to come in and develop a strong foundation moving forward.
We’re at a vital stage of the football club where the next manager has to be the right one, or the work that has gone into getting us back into a better position than we were before Tony arrived will all be unravelled.
It’s a concerning time for Rovers fans. I just hope we make the right decision heading into next season.
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