OPINION: Why are some fans turning on Keiron Cunningham?

Saints coach Keiron Cunningham

Saints coach Keiron Cunningham

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Why is Keiron Cunningham taking such a pasting from section of the Saints support?

Yes, it is clear to anything with even a passing interest in the game that by Saints' standards, the club have had a poor start to the season.

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham does not deserve the criticism he is getting from some sections of the crowd

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham does not deserve the criticism he is getting from some sections of the crowd

But would the dismissal KC, as some fans are calling for, do anything to change that?

Keiron is a Saint through and through and his on-field exploits and dedication to his hometown club mean he should be afforded much more time than an ordinary coach.

And let’s be clear, Saints are not in the position of last year’s triple winners Leeds, who are currently in freefall.

And let’s remember Nathan Brown, the man who steered Saints to their last Grand Final triump.

He endured his own sticky spell, similar to the one his former assistant coach is experiencing, before leading Saints to a Grand Final victory over Wigan at Old Trafford.

A few short months before that memorable night, fans were restless and club chairman Eamonn McManus felt compelled to write a scathing programme note lambasting the team's current performance and stating, in no uncertain terms, that more had to be done.

Mr McManus has done something similar in the past few weeks and there is nothing to say that, with Jonny Lomax returning to full fitness, Saints can't turn around their season.

Removing Keiron from his post will do nothing to help bring winning ways back to the club.