It’s fair to say that David Hockaday’s start to life in charge of Leeds United didn’t go as planned on Saturday.
His Whites side surrendered meekly to Millwall in their first game of this year’s Championship camoaign, losing 2-0, and it means that he is already under pressure to improve in the coming months.
Players may want out due to hockaday. Fans blame player. Who hired hockaday though? There lies the true blame— Steven Cockx (@Kandol20) August 10, 2014
Hockaday's task is basically impossible. He's a very lovely man already. Don't mind the guy. Still want him out though.— billy (@billylufc_) August 9, 2014
Awful start to the season. Can't get excited about Hockaday, I don't often jump on this kind of bandwagon, but I want him gone. Now #lufc— Matty Haley (@mattyh47) August 9, 2014
At Huddersfield Town things were no better. A new season is supposed to give encouragement and optimism to fans, but that is already running thin at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Terriers went down 4-0 to Bournemouth on the opening day and it was a result which led to Mark Robins becoming the first managerial casualty of the season – not that too many Huddersfield supporters were disappointed to see the back of him, though.
Don't have a problem #HTFC sacking Robins for awful record overall but the timing makes them look stupid. Why let him plan this season?— Stuart Crow (@stucrow) August 10, 2014
@htafcdotcom you're a disgrace Robins! What sort of moron persistently picks 3-5-2 when we don't have any of the players to play it!?!?— Andy Marshall (@andy_htfc) August 9, 2014
Glad Robins has gone. From a footballing point of view we are going backwards. But IMO as a whole club we have stalled fresh ideas needed— Dave Goward (@Dave_Goward) August 10, 2014
Sheffield United were another of the county’s losers on opening day, as they lost to fellow promotion chasers Bristol City 2-1.
It was a disappointment for the Blades, who go into the season as the bookies’ favourites for the league title, but most supporters are still optimistic despite the early set-back.
Nice, honest review from NC. Created chances but nge. 1 positive; good to get a promotion rival out of the way early. We move on #sufc— TomJonesBlade (@TJ1889) August 9, 2014
For what it's worth I still think we will go up. We played a good team today and played better than them for most of the game.— Cameron (@Cameron_SUFC) August 9, 2014
There were positive signs for #sufc but we need more of them,more new faces too. Not kneejerking,but.....— Mathew Shires (@mathewshires) August 9, 2014
If you just booed then don't bother coming to the Lane again. We don't need you. Little between sides. Another day we win #twitterblades— unitedite (@unitedite) August 9, 2014
It was better news for Sheffield Wednesday fans. The Owls managed to pull off an unlikely win against Brighton and there is plenty of optimism that Stuart Gray can help them be one of the division’s surprise packages as a result.
Actually looking forward to the Notts County match tomorrow, amazing what a win can do!— Trigger (@Hardwick_SWFC) August 11, 2014
During the game, Wednesday announced the singing of Stevie May and it only went to make the mood even more buoyant.
Not gonna lie - am a little bit excited about Stevie May signing! #SWFC— Stevie Spence (@Spendogg) August 9, 2014
And, finally, Rotherham United fans were pleased with their team’s display as they took on Derby County in their first match since being promoted to the Championship last season.
The Rams ran out 1-0 winners, but Rotherham put up a spirited effort against one of the division’s title challengers. It has provided their fans with optimism for the rest of the season.
Huge encouragement after today's performance despite the result. Everything to be positive about. #rufc— Sam Rowbotham (@SRowbotham91) August 9, 2014
Pleased with what I saw but I'll still be worried until we get our first points on the board, then I think we'll be fine #rufc— KCM North Stand (@KCM_north_stand) August 9, 2014
Can Leeds improve? Will Wednesday be this season’s surprise package?