Social media on Friday night was full of posts expressing great joy that football was back, Christmas Eve for supporters of EFL clubs, if you will.

Less than 24 hours later, some were cursing the disappointment and frustration that only this game can bring.

On Sunday thoughts begin to turn to the following game, what changes should be made and what had gone wrong. Everyone has different theories, social media offering fans a chance to share those, compare and contrast, discuss and digest.

Fans have every right to express their views, with years of support often running in to decades and the amounts spent on following the team running in to several thousands.

Among the countless posts, some pertinent points are made.

There are positives and negatives of players being on social media, though it does provide fans with insight and a unique opportunity to interact with the players who they follow up and down the country.

There is an argument they should be able to receive the adulation after a win and the criticism which comes after defeat in equal measure - but don't think they don't share the disappointment in tough times, or feel as high when things are going well.

While players may have got used to the level of scrutiny placed on them, don't overlook the impact social media messages can have on their friends and family.

Most importantly, what shouldn’t be forgotten is there remains a common goal whether a club employee, player, supporter or yours truly, for Rovers to win.

There is an acceptance this won’t happen every weekend, or Tuesday night, but ahead of every game the hope or belief that may have been lost or shattered the week before will have returned.

From Tony Mowbray’s point of view, he’s very much his own man. Of course he’ll be aware of the criticisms thatcome his way. He won’t need social media to tell him that.

But nor will he change just based on the opinions of others. Were that the case then Harry Chapman would have started every game in 2017/18 before injury, Joe Rothwell would have been a certain starter well before his breakthrough, and the transfer window would likely have panned out differently.

As a manager, you can be no other way.

As ever when discussing team selection, he knows questions will only likely be asked in defeat.

If Mowbray thinks Elliott Bennett is his man for right back, what is the player supposed to do? Tell his manager to play Ryan Nyambe instead?

Managers are judged on results, and the decisions they make will contribute towards them. In his third season in charge, and £11m spent on two players in the last 12 months, Mowbray knows the level of scrutiny on him will be greater this time around.

Equally, players don’t need telling when they have underperformed (hello, player ratings).

But one performances doesn't make them 'useless' or 'a horrific footballer' as some would have you suggest. How many people long to be in their position compared to how many can actually achieve it?

However,, that shouldn’t prevent scrutiny. As much as some pundits would like to tell you otherwise, you don’t need to have played in the Premier League or won England caps to have valid opinions on the game.

Equally, just because someone may be fortunate and privileged enough to cover a team on a daily basis and their tweets and thoughts be read by a bigger audience, that doesn’t mean that should carry any more weight than someone whose platform is a few hundred characters, and followers, on Twitter.

There is no hierarchy to support, no-one is more of a fan than another.

Be sure to challenge views, and share yours in equal measure. There isn't a right and wrong when it comes to them, but there is in the way you go about it.