Date: 20th September 2018 at 10:36am
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Sheffield Wednesday’s defeat to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening was an obvious disappointment given our latest results, performances and run of form but all fans would’ve known there would be a hiccup somewhere.

The problem was, it was such a hiccup and such a bad day at the office that the result was always going to gain a serious response from some fans on social media.

With Forest taking a 2-0 lead before Steven Fletcher gave us hope in the 88th minute, that probably tempered reactions somewhat, but not a lot.

The above fans certainly rounded on Atdhe Nuhiu at the fulltime whistle, which is a little unfair in my eyes. From a purely statistical point of view WhoScored actually had the 29-year-old as our sixth best player on the day – which in fairness isn’t saying a lot, so I think perceptions have probably been shaped here given the fact he failed to get a single shot off during the game, and his passing accuracy was below 45%.

There were worse on show than him though, and although Fletcher, Josh Onomah and Tom Lees were our better players on the day (and the only ones to get a rating of 7 or above), Fletcher’s score of 7.20 as best shows that everyone in the squad was off the pace.

With fans naturally split on him anyway, he’s almost the quintessential ‘Marmite’ player, with only one goal in his last eight appearances in total, it is understandable why some think it’s time for someone else to get a shot.

 

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