Whilst the 4-0 pummeling by Sheffield Wednesday would have been enough to infuriate the Nottingham Forest faithful on Saturday afternoon, the performance by Ryan Yates certainly appeared to send some of the club’s supporters over the edge on social media.
Sabri Lamouchi watched his Tricky Trees side crash and burn in a huge way when they found themselves concede all four goals in the first-half, witnessing Jordan Rhodes smash a hat-trick and Steven Fletcher get in the act before the referee even blew for half time (BBC).
The result would have angered everyone supporting the Nottingham-based outfit, however as mentioned, the performance of Yates was what really caught the eye of those that witnessed it first hand.
Indeed, as per WhoScored, the 22-year-old appeared to be in the thick of things in the middle of the park as he managed to produce one key pass, make two tackles, one interception, one clearance and block one shot.
However, that was not enough for him to not come under scrutiny from supporters, with many finding it difficult to understand why Lamouchi insists on playing him.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Players not good enough !! Watson may as well play as a Centre half no vision or creativity when he has the ball. Yates doesn’t want the ball. Robinson looks lost. Massive lack of character and leadership throughout the team.
— Martin Mcardle (@martinmcardle_) December 15, 2019
Watching the highlights and I don’t think either Yates or Dawson are anywhere near good enough #nffc
— Up the reds (@JoeSimo56074933) December 14, 2019
Disappointing how they only come@on Twitter in the good times ….you missed Yates off the above as well….who was awful today and completely out of his depth at this level
— Nick Dearing (@NickDearing8) December 14, 2019
Don’t get all the love-in for Yates. Cant help but feel we’re a worse team with him back playing…. #nffc
— Just Gary (@Lambo_daddy) December 14, 2019
What doesn’t work: Yates and Watson together in midfield, Carvalho and Silva on the pitch at the same time, Robinson at left back is simply not good enough. Dawson was great before the injury, since then Figuieredo has deserved to be in team over him. #nffc
— Hannah Forest (@hannahforest) December 14, 2019
On a serious note though, why does every manager insist on Yates playing. Apart from his first few games under O’Neill he’s done sod all and is an average player at best, needs dropping #NFFC
— Joe (@heyimjoeee) December 14, 2019
Ryan Yates should be no where near that team. Get Sow back in asap #nffc
— Harry Sutton (@harry_sutton06) December 14, 2019
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