Castleford Tigers fans in crisis with calls for Andy Last to step down

Castleford Tigers fell to yet another defeat last night and a season that potentially promised so much is fast becoming a relegation battle against Wakefield Trinity, with the Tigers only victories coming against their relegation rivals as well as Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos.

Thankfully for the Tigers they do still have a gap ahead of Wakefield but it is fast closing and the showdown at Belle Vue on the 18th of August is looking almost certain to be a relegation Grand Final.

Facing a Hull KR side last night that had just gone 82 minutes against Wigan Warriors in one of the most intense Challenge Cup semi-finals in recent history, you’d expected Cas could capitalise against the potentially tired Rovers.

Instead the Robins fired in three tries in eight minutes and despite a mini resurgence before half-time the game was lost just as quickly in the second half with another three quick-fire tries.

Under Andy Last’s leadership, first as a temporary head coach and then eventually as the permanent choice, the Tigers have won four of their 17 league games whilst also exiting the Cup at the first chance.

Last night’s defeat triggered a minor social media meltdown with fans demanding change and questioning what is going wrong at Wheldon Road.

One fan noted how quickly the Tigers collapsed having seemingly got back into the game, claiming that the players weren’t meeting their potential.

Another wanted to get a look inside the dressing room at half-time interested in what was being said to the players for them to capitulate so quick after the break.

The miracle man John Kear was mentioned as a potential alternate to try and save the club’s season and help them maintain their Super League status.

Others took a more comical route of conveying their message.

With just seven games of the season to go one fan felt the Tigers were “running out of time”.

One appealed for club legend Adrian Vowles to make a return and he teased that he could be on his way.