Middlesbrough went down 1-0 at Sheffield United in the Championship on Wednesday evening, and after the match many fans took to social media to demand the removal of their boss Tony Pulis.

It has not been a good period for Boro, with their FA Cup exit at Newport County last week among their low points, but their league form hasn’t been particularly inspiring either, and supporters appear to have run out of patience with the former Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion manager.

Pulis has angered many Middlesbrough fans throughout his tenure at the Riverside Stadium, with his style of football not being particularly appealing. That is often overlooked when results are going well, but when his team begins to struggle the pressure soon mounts.

Boro actually headed to Bramall Lane unbeaten in four matches in the Championship, but their agonising late concession of two points to Leeds on Saturday, so soon after that embarrassing FA Cup exit, had many supporters feeling indifferent about what they were witnessing.

With Pulis adopting a policy that requires his team to be hard to break down, but not necessarily offering much in the way of entertainment going forward, he often has to work to win supporters round.

Boro offered little in attack at Bramall Lane, and after conceding in the second half, their efforts were not helped with the dismissal of Daniel Ayala minutes later, and in the end they fell to a pretty tame defeat, which leaves them clinging on to their place in the play-offs by goal difference only.

Judging by the strong feelings of anger towards him on social media, Pulis has lost the faith of the majority of Middlesbrough supporters, who are now calling for him to leave their club with results and performances not up to their expectations.

Here are some of their posts:


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