Fan’s view: Minority scuppered Warnock move

Neil Warnock's candidacy was opposed by some Owls fans
Neil Warnock's candidacy was opposed by some Owls fans

Against Forest I thought we were easily the better side in the first half, writes Steve Walmsley.

If the two chances that fell to Nuhiu had fallen to Wickham, we might have been two up and coasting against a Forest side who offered little and looked poor despite all the spending.

Their only shot on goal in 90 minutes came from a defensive/organisational cock-up on our part and was unjust punishment given our contribution to the game overall.

In the second half, Forest’s defensive solidity was enough to snuff us out, but I was disappointed with the substitutions, particularly with Nuhiu staying on for 90 minutes after a poor performance.

The managerial position is still up in the air with MM’s plan to appoint NW being scuppered by a minority of Wednesdayites.

So, we lost an able candidate, albeit a Blunt, who has the experience to give it a good go at staying up. He only wanted the job until May, which would have given the flexibility to rethink at that point. I think most Wednesdayites would have lived with that.

Now MM wants to give Stuart Gray and Lee Bullen more time. I can see why, but is it turning a necessity into a virtue?

Given MM’’s preference for a short-term appointment, and his wish to sell the club, decent potential candidates for the job will hold off when the medium-term future is unsure.

It feels to me like the club is drifting without an active strategy and it would be good if that was put right very quickly.

Stuart Gray and Bully will be in charge for the trip to Watford tomorrow whene a point would be most welcome and three may get the duo even more time.