‘Are you kidding’, ‘Absolutely useless’ – These Stoke City fans are furious at O’Neill decision in Barnsley defeat
Barnsley beat Stoke City 2-0 in the Championship this evening.
Stoke City travelled to Barnsley where they’d look to capitalise on back-to-back wins in the Championship.
Despite a strong showing in the January transfer window, Stoke City have struggled since the turn of the year having not won in any of their opening seven Championship games of 2021.
Barnsley took the lead in the first-half thanks to a sublime effort from young midfielder Callum Styles, with Daryl Dike adding Barnsley’s second in injury time of the second-half.
Despite what was another tried performance from Stoke City, it was some of O’Neill’s substitutes that stirred debate on Twitter – he replaced Steven Fletcher and Jordan Thompson for Sam Vokes and Joe Allen shortly into second-half.
Those changes were seen as largely negative from O’Neill whose side slip down to 10th in the Championship table.
See what these Stoke City fans had to say on Twitter about O’Neill’s substitutions:
what is he doing?!
— DevonSCFC (@DevonScfc) February 24, 2021
couldn’t think of two worse subs😭😭
— Lewis Hubball (@lewis_hubball) February 24, 2021
ARE YOU KIDDING
— Josh Ryder-Flint (@joshryder_flint) February 24, 2021
As said most weeks. His substitutions are dismal. What's he playing at? https://t.co/vmuD8yiviI
— Dan (@MiaSanStoke) February 24, 2021
Can we stop subbing on Vokes. He literally does nothing? https://t.co/H9Gngi7lfS
— Ben. (@Ben20_Stfc) February 24, 2021
— The big cam (@The_Big_Cam) February 24, 2021
Does he know we’re losing https://t.co/yx69iwnTkY
— George Shenton (@SCFCShenton) February 24, 2021
With Vokes up front, we may as well end the season now. Quite possibly the worst player I’ve ever seen in a Stoke shirt in 17 years of going to matches.. Absolutely useless
— Jordan (@JDSCFC) February 24, 2021