Owls fans shocked by Megson sacking
The Vital Wednesday forum was in overdrive following the news of Gary Megson's sacking as Owls boss, with shock being the most obvious emotion amongst members.
Megson got the boot on Wednesday night, less than four days after leading the Owls to a memorable 1-0 Steel City Derby victory over old foes Sheffield United.
Rumours over the uncertainty of Megson's future at Hillsborough had circulated last week after a disappointing run of results.
But those rumours seemingly disappeared following a derby success that lifted a negative mood around S6 to a positive one.
Still, Owls chairman Milan Mandaric has made his decision and Megson is no longer in charge of the club he adores.
Here's what the Vital Wednesday forum members thought of the decision.
homerj: My god back to the days of unstability what is wrong with the footballing world, sacking managers who have got teams into the playoff places
East_Yorks_Owl: WTF! Who has he got lined up for the job? I can't believe this.
gudetehowl: Absolutely disgusted. Tempted to cancel my season ticket next season. Cannot believe it.
Disgruntled Owl: Genuinely upset by this. Megson actually felt like one of our own. In a lot of ways, I don't want us to go up because it just wouldn't feel right. Not that that is going to be a problem, as we haven't got a hope now.
Sync: If you'd have said I'd be this annoyed to see Megson sacked when we first got him I'd have laughed you away. Shows what I think of the job he has done. We lost 4 games in a row - we were second before those 4 games. Even if it is a results based decision it's a terrible one.
will it ever happen: I reckon that Megson and the players knew it was going to be his last game on Sunday. The celebrations said a lot on Sunday after the goal.
wedalways: shocking MM sticks with Irvine till the end of a transfer window when things were looking really bad but can't give Meggo till the end of the season.
spiro theocropolis: thing is - it's stupid grandstanding by Mandaric. judging by the comments on here - it would have been far more accepted if MM had sacked Megson this time last week. MM must have made his mind up by then - he's just showing his authority by showing he can sack GM - even after a huge derby victory. showing he can do what he wants - no matter what the fans think.
TheMightyBoosh: As much as I wasn't a fan of Megson in the first place he has clearly got us going in the right direction. If we don't go up this season then MM can have nobody to blame but himself. Not only did he bring in GM in the first place but he then chooses a strange time to sack his manager, even if results of late (apart from Sunday) had started to slip.
kpfclad: Why do you think Mourinho flew in yesterday, he was rumoured to be house hunting in Belgravia....it was in fact Belhouse Road in Firth Park.........and he's put an offer in for one !!!
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