Nottingham Forest fans must have forgotten what this felt like.
Having gone on a ten-match unbeaten run in the league, Forest have lost two games back to back.
Speaking after their defeat to Hull City, boss Sabri Lamouchi said that he expects his team to fight back from these two defeats:
“We need to come back with three points because this is a bad moment for us and in bad moments we need to stick together and play simpler and more compact.”
However, there were large swathes of the fan base that have started to get rather pessimistic despite this small blip.
For some, they felt that the blame for not just this defeat, but also the one to Wigan Athletic lay squarely at the feet of the man in the dugout and his style of play.
Commenting after the match, here’s what a bunch of Forest fans said on Twitter.
Rubbish. Lack of creativity, despite a load of creative players on the pitch. It’s the gaffer’s fault though, too many changes against Wigan has totally disrupted the team.
— Blads (@84Blads) October 23, 2019
Not good enough tonight big response needed on Saturday. Three defeats on the trot gets you a trip to the owners office
— Noel Holohan (@NoelHolohan) October 23, 2019
The ref will get blamed, but weren’t good enough. Slow and poor in possession. No movement off the ball, predictable and zero invention. I think these two games should temper people’s expectations a bit. We’re an average team. Team has lots of fight, but huge lack of fluidity.
— DGB (@DGBCampbell) October 23, 2019
Absolute rubbish. Three points out of these two games would have been poor. None is just inexcusable.
— Paul Bradshaw (@Paulbradshaw2) October 23, 2019
Whilst there were some fans who thought there were more, let’s just say ‘supernatural’ reasons why Forest failed to pick up a result.
Curse of manager of the month
— HARPER (@bigcol200) October 23, 2019
Manager of the month award curse in full effect
— FarmerDom (@Farmer_Dom) October 23, 2019
Should have turned down that manager of the month award!
— Richard George (@RichardGeorge37) October 24, 2019
We’ll probably never know what the real reason is for this rough patch, although if they can pick themselves up and start going on another undefeated streak like they did earlier in the season, then all of this will soon be forgotten.