Date: 20th June 2019 at 4:23pm
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Written by Mitchell Bray:

Since last Monday’s bombshell announcing Garry Monk’s sacking the dust is certainly not settling.

Monk always appeared to me to be a respected figure both on and off the pitch. It seems this departure has undoubtedly grabbed much bigger sympathy to that of Gary Rowett’s sacking.

Threats of withholding season tickets, planned demonstrations and so on, appear in our social media timelines which indicate, in my opinion, that this will drag on for some time to come.

However, and it’s a big however, there are always two sides to a story.

BCFC Director Edward Cheng has released a statement via Birmingham Live explaining the reasons behind the sacking. This is certainly worth our consideration and reflection. Nobody has extolled the admiration of Garry Monk more than myself and I am still bitterly saddened by his departure, but being a reasonable person, I will take in what Edward Cheng has said. I’m still not sure how to feel.

So far we have heard of ‘expansive football and integrating under-23’s into the first team squad. This again needs thought as it could imply we are cash strapped or is it a genuine desire to give our talented youth the big chance.

My hope is that some stability will eventually be witnessed at St.Andrews and us fans can enjoy at least a couple of seasons concentrating purely on the football.

At the moment this club is not the BCFC that I have grown up with. I feel at odds with the management, as well as alienated and bewildered by their decision making.

I also, and I can’t be alone, feel ignored by BCFC. This recent and most damning occurrence will possibly be the final straw for some supporters as to whether they continue to pay their money. However, I guess, as I said earlier, there are two sides to the story. We as individuals make our own decision as to what we believe.

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