Blackburn Rovers: fans react to Norwich defeat on Twitter
New Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle got off to perhaps the worst possible start today, as he watched his side lose 4-1 at home to Norwich City.
All Blackburn’s incoming players so far have been on loan deals or free transfers, but fans might’ve expected more fight from the team today regardless. Norwich made the game look easy and slowed down to walking pace at times. Blackburn were completely outclasses, finding themselves 3-0 down only 25 minutes into the new season.
As usual, fans had plenty to say on Twitter. Some fans blamed new manager Owen Coyle for the loss, and didn’t hold back:
So you bring players in to strengthen the squad, but don't start a single one of them? What does that say? #BRFC
— Simon Fish (@SimonJohnFish) August 6, 2016
— Andrew Mullinex (@andemullinex) August 6, 2016
Blackburn just let Norwich walks through them… Coyle really needs to get them playing proper football and getting stuck in #BRFC
— Tom James (@ThomasLewington) August 6, 2016
— Jonathan Crossfield (@JonCrossfield) August 6, 2016
Other fans took to Twitter to blame the players:
— Adam Hurley (@MrAdamHurley) August 6, 2016
— Dave Lishman (@dtlishy) August 6, 2016
— Jimmy Murphy (@JimmyMurphy1) August 6, 2016
In an afternoon with very few positives for Blackburn, new signing Anthony Stokes grabbed a goal and Rovers will be hoping that he can score a few more between now and the end of the season.
— John Gorman (@JGor01) August 6, 2016
— Dan Jones (@DRJ325) August 6, 2016
Positives ,stokes Greer Byrne negatives Venkys #brfc
— Graeme (@1jackWalker) August 6, 2016
Despite the bad result, some Blackburn fans saw the funny side:
Congratulations to @Rovers on managing 7 minutes without conceding a goal against Norwich.
— Martyn Biddulph (@BiddulphMartyn) August 6, 2016
— Scott Boulton (@scarrrt) August 6, 2016
Blackburn’s next league game is away to Wigan Athletic next weekend in what will likely be a competitive game against one of Coyle’s former clubs. Rovers will need a reaction, and quickly, if they want to avoid a relegation battle this season.