Tranmere Rovers slumped to their sixteenth defeat of a dreadful season last night as Doncaster Rovers ran out 3-0 winners at Prenton Park.
A second-half double from Jacob Ramsey and a goal from Fejiri Okenabirhie left Tranmere third from bottom of League One, six points from safety.
Although Andy Cook caused problems for the Doncaster defence in the first-half on his return to the club, in truth Micky Mellon’s men never looked like troubling the scorers in another lacklustre display.
After a meteoric rise which has seen back to back promotions, League One football looks like a bridge too far for the Super White Army. They have another tough game at the weekend when they host in-form Portsmouth, and unless there is a remarkable turnaround in form, relegation back to League Two is looking increasingly likely.
Many fans seemed resigned to this fate when they took to social media to react to the result while others feel the only way out of trouble is to sack their long-serving manager.
There is no doubt Micky Mellon remains a legend at the club for all he’s achieved during his spell on Birkenhead, but all that success now appears to be counting for nothing with plenty of fans who feel it is time for a change.
Here is a selection of Tranmere fans responses to the result on Twitter.
Ultimately fruit goes bad and the Mellon has gone off
— SuperRover (@Greasbyrover) February 4, 2020
Absolute shocking performance. Get Mellon out now
— Max davis (@Davismax1884) February 4, 2020
Goodnight league 1 – went up to soon
— Rob (@robertstweets1) February 4, 2020
If he resigns he wouldn't get the rest of his contract paid off
— Peter ohare (@OharePeter) February 5, 2020
Thanks for the memories Micky . You will always be a legend now but it's time to move on #mellonout
— Brian Ring (@brianring196) February 4, 2020
Time to go Mellon thanks for everything
— Ryan_TRFC (@PinchTRFC) February 4, 2020
My hotdog wasn't bad, like the football, however, it was better last season.
— AllManAllBiscuit (@PiemanMoz) February 4, 2020
Can’t wait for league two. Enjoyed that division
— James C Hunt (@HuntClinton_SWA) February 4, 2020
Mellon out we pay every week to watch that first half yer half decent second half seen better Sunday league useless
— chris jackson (@chrisja41981168) February 4, 2020
Has he lost the dressing room.
— peter mckenna (@returnofthemck2) February 4, 2020
Hello league 2
— Andrew Grant (@andygrant00) February 4, 2020
Me too, never left a game, but I'm not staying for that. Borough road was packed well before full time. Not many there on saturday to watch them get slaughtered by pompey.
— Paul Carroll (@Parojam) February 4, 2020