Having dominated Irish football over the last few years, Shamrock Rovers have found the going a bit more difficult in the early stages of the current campaign. Four games into the season, they sit in eighth position and outside of the relegation play-off places only on goal difference.
Stephen Bradley's side have certainly been well short of the standards we expect to see from them. They have failed to win in any of their four league fixtures up to this point, with four draws part of that run. They have also lost to Derry City twice, once in the league and also in the President's Cup.
They largely failed to perform once again last night, drawing 0-0 at Shelbourne. As a result, some of their supporters are already losing patience.
Sean Hoare exchanges words with Shamrock Rovers fans
After last night's game, it seems some Shamrock Rovers players were not happy with the support from the away end over the course of the 90 minutes.
Defender Sean Hoare exchanged a few words with a few fans after the match, saying they needed to up their support levels as the team struggled on the pitch.
It’s happened again. It’s happened againnnnnn……. pic.twitter.com/l4s0f3TM9P
— Liam O Carroll (@LiamOCarroll14) March 10, 2023
Hoare: We're getting a clean sheet now. Come on! Winning or losing, we need your f*****g support.
Fan: You have our support, yous need to pull the finger out!
You'd imagine that Shamrock Rovers will emerge from this period of poor form sooner rather than later, although they already sit eight points behind league leaders Bohemians in the table.
A number of the clubs fans said that the views of those in the video do not represent the fanbase as a whole.
— Gerry (@Gerry_Desmond) March 11, 2023
Who ever recorded this hand back your season ticket cause your not a fan in my opinion https://t.co/kpYEqE46ej
— declan byrne (@srfc1234hoops) March 11, 2023
embarrassing from whoever recorded that https://t.co/ZpWnrJBR0D
— Aaron⭐️⭐️ (@aarona_224) March 11, 2023
It certainly seems like a massive overreaction considering their exploits in recent seasons.
Facing St Pat's in another Dublin derby next week, a win in that fixture would go along way to getting those fans back on side.