Nottingham Forest had an opportunity to make a major impression on the burgeoning Championship play-off race when they faced fellow contenders Aston Villa at the City Ground last night.
But Martin O’Neill’s side fluffed their lines on an important night, slipping to a 3-1 defeat on their own patch to leave themselves three points and four places off the top six.
Jack Colback’s opening goal got the Reds off to the perfect start but a John McGinn double turned the game around before Kortney Hause made the match safe.
And in the aftermath of the match which was an immense disappointment, Forest supporters were very critical of their side’s display and there are already some signs of discontent with manager O’Neill already.
Forest can still get themselves back in the race but they will need to play a lot better than they did last night and also show the consistency that has been missing for pretty much the entire season if they are to be in the play-offs when the season ends.
And the fans know that too – we’ve put together some of the most frustrated reaction in the aftermath of an opportunity lost against a top six rival…
never seen such a poor performance in such an important stage of the season. goodbye 6th place tonight🖕🏼
— Jake Corrick (@jake_corrick) March 13, 2019
Fair result, think we were poor tonight😩
— Ady T (@Ady_T22) March 13, 2019
Imagine continually playing 3 holding midfielders/ 1 winger and expecting to create anything.
— Ben McKirgan (@benkirgy) March 13, 2019
Every time we have a good feeling, dream a bit and hope for better times ahead, we get a hammer of disappointment! THIS IS FOREST! 😞
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) March 13, 2019
Shocking on so many levels
— Jamie (@jhx34) March 13, 2019
Disgusting performance. Can't see O'Neill lasting long.
— DannyP (@DannyP84) March 13, 2019
Why can't we win two games in a row?
— Anthony B-Bamford (@Atbb1981) March 13, 2019
We don't have enough players that play for the shirt. We can't do anything consistently, pass, cross, defend and most importantly win.
— rusty gamer (@matthewgreen12) March 14, 2019