Birmingham fans on social media have been expressing their frustration after witnessing their side suffer defeat for the fourth time in five games under Wayne Rooney.
The Blues went down to a 3-1 defeat at Sunderland Saturday lunch time, with poor defending doing the visitors no favours at the Stadium of Light.
With just one point from a possible 15 following his appointment on October, Birmingham slipped to 15th in the Championship table before the 3pm games kicked off. They were sixth and in the play-off places when they parted company with John Eustace.
And that’s a decline in both league position and results that is concerning St Andrew’s fans. Here’s a selection of the views shared on X, formerly Twitter, after today’s defeat to the Black Cats.
@adamdkent: The only surprise in these first five games under Rooney is we got a point. Heaven knows where the next one comes from, we looked dreadful at the back. We just haven’t got the players for the system being adopted. It’s like a suicide mission! Division 1 here we come.
@mickyh01: I'm seeing absolutely no improvement, awful team set up, seems to be no motivation, no defensive organisation all things a good solid manager brings.
@TomHeath27: One point from a possible 15. The happy clappers talking down to everyone about improved style need to give their head a wobble, this “winning mentality” isn’t working.
@ben_wallcroft: Let in 12 goals in 5 games. More than all the other games before WR. 2 ex international defenders as our coaches who are also not there with the team during the international break. Disgraceful!
@RoughleySpeakin: We could really do with a couple of former world class international defenders, who've played at the highest level, to come in and assist the manager with coaching, as we're getting pelted at the back week in, week out!
@Sjgriff34: This isn't working. Going backwards. Some project this is! Becareful what you wish for!
@PeterAlertPR: Five games, one point. Great to see the decision to replace Eustace reaping its rewards; the Rooney Revolution has clearly hit the ground running. Awesome vision by the owners.
@ben_wallcroft: Seriously, if you haven’t got the players for this new style yet, you play to what are the strengths of the team & just introduce bits until your able to bring in better players. It is that simple! Have we got the manager to do this though? Publicly doesn’t win games!
@PunisherWorld1: So much for no fear football it's more like no defending football how can we go from decent defence to this.#
@stellytalks: But we scored and looked dangerous for a whole 5 minutes so that’s a massive W for Rooney.