Sheffield Wednesday lost for the fourth successive time on Saturday, this time thrashed 4-0 away to English Championship play-off hopefuls Bristol City.
Inspired by a Bobby Reid hat-trick, the Robins were far too strong for Jos Luhukay’s struggling Owls side, who looked every bit the relegation candidates that fans fear they are.
Still seven points ahead of the bottom three with 11 games to play, Wednesday need to start picking up positive results consistently if they’re to keep their heads clear of trouble.
Fans were left fuming with the result and manner of performance, aiming particular criticism at defender Liam Palmer, a player who failed to adequately deal with the City attack across the 90 minutes.
It was the player’s first start in the league since 10th February and supporters have made it clear they don’t want to see him get a regular game in the closing stages of the season.
They took to Twitter to share their frustrations…
And if anyone seriously thinks Palmer is a right back of anything other than League 2 standard I’ll have whatever you are taking/smoking….how as a boyhood Wednesday fan you can put such little effort in every week is beyond me #swfc
— Northern Monkey (@Northern6Monkey) March 3, 2018
So many out there aren’t good enough for the league, Palmer, Fox, Joao, fox, Nuhiu, Fox, Boyd (past it), Fox, infact all of em…and Fox #swfc
— Daniel Nuttall (@Dan_the_owl) March 3, 2018
Palmer league 1 standard at best #swfc
— Harry Booth (@Harry_BoothSWFC) March 3, 2018
We would concede less playing with 10 men and leaving Palmer at home. Would love to know how many goals he’s cost us. He should be embarrassed. #swfc
— Lee Haddington (@haddington) March 3, 2018
Ridiculous mistake by Liam Palmer and ball given away leads to a penalty for Bristol. Goal – 4-0. #swfc
Liam – just PUT YOUR F******* FOOT THROUGH IT
— SWFC Supporters Club (@swfcsc) March 3, 2018
I know we are injury ridden but please tell me Why oh way do we keep playing Palmer #swfc
— Oxspring Owl (@Kramgoody) March 3, 2018
The thing I like about Liam Palmer is that he gives me hope I might still one day play for #swfc
— tom hovington (@TomHovington) March 3, 2018
I’m sorry but liam Palmer should be sacked after this performance. Be shamed you’re a disgrace #swfc
— Paul (@paulv1986) March 3, 2018
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