Another week, another defeat for Sheffield Wednesday and even from South Africa I can hear the sharpening of steel as Wednesdayites prepare to drop the guillotine on Dave Jones.
We have to look at our situation.
We’ve lost five games on the trot, conceded 12 goals in those five alone, and only managed to find the back of the net twice, it leaves a sour taste in the mouth doesn’t it?
I hate losing. I hate other fans being able to take the piss out of my team because of our poor form and I hate having to laugh it off and tell them “We’re getting there.” So yes, I understand why people would want Jones to leave, I get their qualms with our current situation.
However, looking at the bigger picture, what comes next?
If DJ gets the boot, who’s going to come in, kiss our wounds better and tell us everything is going to be alright. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t think of a more proven manager who could come in and do a job.
Naturally Jones himself has dismissed all talk of him being fired, he was always going to do that. He told the media that he hadn’t become a bad manager overnight and mused about having to hit rock bottom in order to find out what the good times are.
The fact is though, we’ve thought that we’ve hit rock bottom before. In my short lifetime my team have gone from League Cup winners, FA Cup semi-finalists and Premier League regulars to League One strugglers, now we’re somewhere in between. Yet somehow it’s difficult to overlook a 4-1 defeat AT HOME at the hands of Watford. They aren’t half the club that we are, they don’t deserve to score four at Hillsborough.
Anyway, I’m procrastinating. Who can do the job? What needs to be done in order to turn things around at S6?
I’ll tell you one thing, DJ’s spell in charge of Wednesday won’t be forgotten by any respecting Wednesdayites. This season may have been tough, but Jones took us from a distinctly mid-table League One side and turned us into promotion candidates. That’s not easily done, and I for one thank him for it.
Regardless of what happens in the next few days, and I do have a bad feeling that we’ll be in the hunt for a new manager, Jones played a role in giving Wednesdayites some of their best memories in years. Hell, for youngsters their best Wednesday memories ever.
Something has to be done, that’s not up for debate. Whether the players need a kick up the arse, whether Jones needs to rethink his plan or whether Milan needs to pull the trigger I don’t know, but I want to smile again.
Despite the shite that’s happening on the field, the club needs us. I know it sucks watching Wednesday lose, but it’d suck a whole lot more not watching them at all. We need to rally behind the boys, and Jones, and hope that things improve. Make some noise and let them know that we’re there.
Next month I’m heading home for the first time since I moved to Cape Town last year. I don’t care if we’re propping up The Championship when I get back, I’ll be at Hillsborough when we face Charlton and I’ll be singing my lungs out. Hopefully, you’ll be there with me.
Come on Wednesday!
Can We Kick It? @YesWeCrann