I've reacted to this firing really in a 50/50 way. Yeah I wouldn't have mind him sticking with this job and seeing how he would have done with some extra spending money compared to last season's budget, the team spirit and chemistry would have improved undoubtedly as the players already enjoyed working for Stuart. However, I also understood on the point if we gave him to like a few months into the season to judge him then and then eventually ending up with him getting sacked regardless, that would have been a waste of time and having to change the manager/head coach in the middle of the season rather then preparing for the new season with a new boss at the helm and players understanding the tactics in practice matches rather than competitive matches.
At the end of the day, in my opinion, it really all comes down to on who is the replacement. That's the key thing because I pretty much reacted the same way when Megson got fired when we were battling for promotion and got replaced by Jones. I know in the end Jones was deservedly sacked, but at the end of the season in 2011/2012, I was completely fine with Jones replacing Megson because we reached our goal at that time and got promoted to the Championship. If we replaced Gray for someone like Carbone for example, my immediate reaction would be negative, in fact I would be really p*ssed off. If we replaced Gray for someone like Big Sam for example, my immediate reaction would be positive as he has managed a team that was promoted to the Premier League.
Overall, us Wednesdayites will just have to see what happens next week when we appoint a new manager/head coach. Thank you Stuart Gray for stabilising the club with little finance by bringing in brilliant players like Westwood and Lees, for a solid last season where we not once had relegation fears at all and finishing us the best possible place in the Championship.