Following a stoppage time loss to Aldershot Town manager Micky Mellon faced some tough questions in his post-match press conference but some fans still want answers.
A number of Tranmere Rovers fans took to social media to question some of the 45-year-old’s tactical decisions which they felt cost the Super White Army three points.
Despite this being Mellon’s first away loss in the National League since the 12th September, it seems that some users online are unhappy with the current form and transfer decisions.
Twitter user @PaulRMillward75 replied to the official post-match comments with a ‘clown emoiji’ – no prizes for what he thinks of the man in the hot-seat.
Some fans were more colourful with their language as @SteveDavis887 said “Continues to talk bollocks! Mm excuses becoming to be quite tiresome “
Continues to talk bollocks!
Mm excuses becoming to be quite tiresome 😴😴
— Steve Davis (@SteveDavis887) October 21, 2017
One big decision that was announced earlier today was that of George Waring’s loan switch to Halifax Town, prompting questions to be asked about Tranmere’s transfer policy.
The former Stoke City forward scored on his debut under Billy Heath to secure a 1-1 draw with Torquay United after he pounced on the away side’s failure to clear a loose ball demonstrating his attacking instinct.
With The Shaymen set to embark at Prenton Park in a week’s time, it begs the question as to why the striker would be allowed to leave to a rival also battling for a play-off promotion position.
User @bozzatrfc asked just that question when he replied to the announcement saying:
Our recruitment is a shambles
— Mark Borrill (@bozzatrfc) October 21, 2017
However, Tranmere have the chance to redeem themselves as they head to Hartlepool United this Tuesday, but for some users, it may be too late for the manager.
Sack our horrific scouting network, talent acquisition what ever you want to call them and get someone to sanity check all Mellons targets
— Tom Edwards (@Eddie_Trfc) October 21, 2017
Tactically conceded the initiative to them by going 5 at the back with no outlet. We are going nowhere with Mellon & Jackson
— Roy McDonald (@roverkopite) October 21, 2017
We need a new manager Mr. Palios.
— Ian Prowse (@IanProwse) October 21, 2017
Editors point: While a loss is a loss, the potential for success is there. A poor start in a difficult league should not be the end for Mellon, who shown his managerial prowess in Tranmere’s ‘almost’ promotion. Some players are yet to click with others, but with injuries to key stars halting a consistent XI, victories are hard to come by. With 30-fixtures yet to play, the Super White Army have time on their side, and that fight for promotion will come sooner rather than later.