Sunderland continue to disappoint under Phil Parkinson and fans have turned their angry glare upon Chris Maguire after he once again failed to produce against Coventry.
Some feel frustration with the player because they know he has to ability to be a key player, yet shows his full capability far too infrequently, and his side suffers as a result.
On Saturday Parkinson played him in a wider position but he still failed to influence the game in the way he sometimes can, with zero successful dribbles and not a single key pass made.
Other accusations have been thrown at him suggesting he isn’t a team player and that he “only plays for himself”, which affects the overall balance of the team and could be a reason for negative results.
By the way some supporters are talking it seems that they would back a decision to drop him from the starting eleven, and that could be the next step Parkinson takes if Maguire continues to fall below his best standard.
Here are some of the reactions to the 30-year-old’s recent performances.
He’s basically the epitome of the club at the moment. Has potential to be very good. But ultimately sees himself as a league 1 player who won’t put in the effort to become better. 9 out of 10 or 3 out of 10. Never in the middle
— Dave Lawrence (@DaveLawrence208) November 25, 2019
Cannot trust him to dig in and apply himself, similar to Mcgeady. Can’t really carry players at the moment
— Michael Pickering (@BigMickPic) November 25, 2019
Another one who wants away
— Chris~L~F 🗳⚽️🏈 (@Christianfors23) November 25, 2019
I just don’t think he’s good enough for a team wanting promotion. Always been a bit baffled by others love of him. He’s the kind of player who’ll do something brilliant 5% of the time and be invisible for 95%. He’s a mid table league one player at best & currently in awful form.
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) November 25, 2019
You mean “The King”? Not a team player, gives the ball away far too easily.
— Malcolm Bosanko (@Boshanko) November 25, 2019
Any footballer who carries the weight he does should not be playing . Totally unprofessional and a liability .
— only1kilbane (@only1kilbane) November 25, 2019