It was a bad midweek for Sheffield Wednesday as we went down pretty limply to Queens Park Rangers in a 3-0 defeat at Loftus Road, but with Norwich City taking a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa as they staged a comeback, one man had a good night.
Step up Jordan Rhodes who helped himself to a brace on the evening.
With the results seeing Wednesday slip to 14th place in the table, whilst Norwich sit in the last Play-Off spot following last night’s fixtures, plenty of fans have taken a small sarcastic trip down memory lane given our own experiences with Rhodes who never truly seemed to find his feet, or our crosses never quite found his head – one of the two.
Jordan Rhodes banged in a brace for Norwich tonight. Worth a cheeky bid? #swfc
— KJD (@KJLJBJD) October 23, 2018
Should’ve never gotten rid of him lool
— Kakarot (@jayduffy21) October 23, 2018
Recall Rhodes #swfc
— ClaireT (@clairetoots) October 23, 2018
Who knew that with the right service Rhodes would knock the goals in? #swfc
— Junes1976 ???? (@gleadlessboy) October 23, 2018
Yeah we had one. He was shite.
— Ben Storr (@benstorr) October 23, 2018
Fans going on about Rhodes being a batsman, they are his first league goals since August
He is unfortunately the answer to a question nobody asked. #swfc
— Simon Morris (@BigAl_simon) October 23, 2018
Wednesday are a complex club with complicated issues however the team is the team and the manager whilst making bold decisions must understand that he stands or falls by them. He’s been dealt a difficult hand but I feel he doesn’t always help himself #swfc
— David Turner (@dcturner71) October 23, 2018
As a few comments pointed out, whilst he may have hit a brace in the game and his goal record in 2018/19 looks decent across all competitions – 16 games, seven goals – that’s down to a hat-trick against Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Cup, he hadn’t actually scored in the Championship since mid-August so nobody should be getting carried away after a particularly bad day at the office.