He may have struggled following his return from injury – with him arguably at fault for both goals on Sunday – but some of the things I’ve seen NUFC fans say about Jamaal Lascelles over the past few days have been pretty shameful – showing just how fickle football has become.
We all know he had a stinker against Wolves on Sunday, but it was perhaps only noticeable how poor he was because he’s generally been an absolute rock since we earned promotion last summer.
I can’t quite believe what I’ve been reading on Twitter, however, with some calling for the club to sell him. Just look at this poll below (which gained just shy of 1,000 votes), with 41% of NUFC fans now stating they’d cash in on the skipper if a decent offer arrived:
Thankfully, the majority still see sense, with 59% saying they would NOT cash in, but it’s alarming to see that over 40% of voters are suddenly happy to see him leave.
For me this highlights just how fickle some sections of our fanbase can be. Football is a game of opinions and, yes, it’s true that Lascelles hasn’t been quite ‘at it’ this season and needs to up his game, but it’s far too black and white.
You don’t go from ‘priceless’, being scouted by top sides, ‘our best CB’ and a player ‘robbed’ of an England call up to someone who we’d suddenly be better off without after a few bad performances.
I’m unable to post most of the tweets I’ve seen about the skipper on Twitter (as those with expletives won’t show up on here), but I really am ashamed to see how SOME of our ‘supporters’ have turned on the skipper.