Following Southampton’s most recent defeat to Liverpool at the weekend at Anfield, a number of Southampton fans haven’t just run out of patience with serially underperforming players, manager Mark Hughes is now a target for the ire.
Having come in last season and played his part in helping us to turn our form around enough to avoid relegation, Southampton still face the same old issues both in attack and defence and with only one Premier League win to our name in the season of 2018/19 so far, fans are already naturally getting itchy feet once again.
We just haven’t kicked on how we would’ve hoped and Hughes’ insistence on sticking with certain players, irrespective of their actual form and performances, is definitely not helping matters.
Can we say bye to Hughes now #SaintsFC
— Charlie (@CharlieBones_) September 22, 2018
Bring back Koeman
— Rami (@Rami_Bracco) September 22, 2018
This was inevitable, we’ve been poor against teams of lesser quality.
Defensive coach required, and dare I say it, a new management team too.
No excuses, don’t make the same mistake as last season. #SaintsFC
— ???????????????????? (@StripedSaint) September 22, 2018
Setting up to lose = probably going to lose
— Matt Rogers (@Matt_Rogers1997) September 22, 2018
Poor tactics, poor defence, poor attitude! Hughes was never the right man! Hoedt should never be allowed to wear a Saints shirt again!
— Phill Bone (@BonePhill) September 22, 2018
Set up defensively. Go down 3-0 with no way back. Pointless and terrible tactics
— H A R R Y (@HarryDWMC) September 22, 2018
— Steve (@SWoody_7) September 22, 2018
— Jeremy Debattista (@jerdeb) September 22, 2018
Mark Hughes should have never been the long term choice
— #GoPackGo (1-0-1) (@juan_manuelcas) September 22, 2018
Whilst the above reactions may at the moment, be in the moment, given frustrations, if our form doesn’t turn quickly and significantly those calls will grow and the atmosphere will dip further on the back on that.