Cambridge United’s poor form continued on Saturday after a capitulation saw bottom of the table Stevenage leave the Abbey Stadium with all three points after an emphatic 4-0 win.
The win moved Stevenage off the bottom of League Two, but It’s now one win in eight for United during a downward spiral that has been marked by sides in poor form changing their fortunes in a match against the U’s. Mansfield hadn’t won in eight league games, Macclesfield hadn’t won in nine and Stevenage hadn’t won since October yet they’ve all beaten Cambridge in recent weeks.
The U’s decent early season form means they still sit in mid-table. Still, the team’s rapid deterioration in performance is starting to more than worry supporters who were not shy in voicing their displeasure when they took to social media to react to the result.
Many feel the club should sack experienced manager Colin Calderwood, with some suggesting plenty of his players should follow him out the door.
Having seen experienced trio, Marc Richards, Elliot Ward and Gary Deegan recently leave the club, with little prospect of any replacements, many fans feel a slide towards relegation is inevitable unless the club makes a change in the technical area and completely revamp the squad.
Here is a selection of angry responses to the result on Twitter.
— becky (@beckylowe96) January 18, 2020
— Carl Harris (@Diabloingles) January 18, 2020
Dear me. Does nobody within the club give a d*mn? I've seen more enthusiasm and determination on the local recreation ground.
— chris keys (@chriskeys1) January 18, 2020
1. Walsall 6 consecutive defeats until they played us
2. Orient no wins in 8 until they played us
3. Mansfield no wins in 9 until they played us
4. Macclesfield no wins in 9 until they played us
5. Stevenage no wins away from home all season, bottom, until they play us.
— LDC (@Liam_Wizard) January 18, 2020
Disgraceful is a massive understatement. There are no words that could possibly describe how poor that was.
— Tom Jordan (@tom_jordan_CUFC) January 18, 2020
Daniels, Strang and half this team need to go, out of their depth!
— Martin Barratt (@barratt_mj) January 18, 2020
Taft got turned inside out more times for that 3rd goal than my Grandads tank top
— Simon Scarr (@ScarrSimon) January 18, 2020
Nine points above the bottom. Six if we lose at Morecambe next week – not hard to see a relegation struggle looming…..
— Interested Observer (@InterestedObs78) January 18, 2020
Get him out
— Thomas Walker (@ThomasW90650469) January 18, 2020
Season written off in December, slim chance of relegation, players with nothing to play for, no sign of imminent signings, a club without any money (again) who probably can't afford to change their manager (again) or back him (again). #TheNextChapter
— Simon (@_ginger_mahal) January 18, 2020
Absolutely pathetic. Haven’t seen the crowd be that toxic in a while. Cc needs to go after that. we’re unnecessarily getting ourselves into a relegation scrap. Players don’t care.
— Jay (@__Jayyyyyyy__) January 18, 2020
Has Calderwood gone yet
— Wayne Lockwood (@lockwood_wayne) January 18, 2020