Date: 30th July 2019 at 7:07pm
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Written by Mitchell Bray

With four days to go until we kick off the new season against Brentford, supporters will be hoping that this close season of change, in so many areas at Blues, will turn out to be one of correct decision making.

Garry Monk’s tenure is long past and his style, his game philosophy and his proposed summer plans for our club, is now lost forever. This has been replaced by a radical change by the owners, who have decided to play a different way and opted for a ‘Spanish theme’ throughout.

UE CORNELLA, our new ‘sister club’, is just one of the routes we now travel down in relation to possible player recruitment. Pep Clotet and the backroom staff must implement a playing style that is now demanded of them by the owners with, I would imagine, an early degree of success.

New players of Crowley and Sunjic look to herald a new partnership in midfield which does put into doubt the future role that Davis will have, if any, as a regular. Davis is highly rated by fans such as myself and I would urge Clotet to keep him as an integral part of the team. What I don’t want is this player being shipped out to a rival club. We will need him this season in my opinion.

What is really disappointing is the Vassell situation at Blues and the talk of a possible return to Luton Town. This player became an instant hit with us all, with blistering pace and a real danger for opposing defenders. All this came to a devastating halt in our local Villa derby-enter Alan Hutton. Last season we tracked Vassell’s rehab programme with great interest and hoped that this new season would see him take on the missing void left by Adams. Sadly it looks unlikely.

Moving on we now have to with defenders adopting a new playing style under the owner’s instructions which if successful, will be hailed forevermore. Hopefully, players such as Colin will benefit by pressing upfield and allowing his talents to be seen more as an attacking player, likewise Pedersen and the emerging Seddon. This summer of change and the new way forward has divided many supporters with the major issue centred around the defensive ‘new look’.

The Monk exit was a shock, Adams departure was expected but the defensive style is a gamble. Brentford test will be ideal with points up for grabs and new players hopefully making the new-look Blues a success.

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7 Replies to “The Summer Of Change. Will It Prove To Be A Disaster Or Great Decision Making For Blues? Opinion”

  • Little worried about the defence, I do not think Roberts is suited to a back 3 system and maybe not Pedersen neither so I would have a back three of Colin, Dean and Salter Clarke. Would like to see Seddon as left wing back and Harding on the right, no place for Davis in midfield with Crowley and Sonjic there, for the time Mbarti
    in front with Bellingham and Juke up front and Trueman in goal

  • Agree with Tracey’s concerning the defence.Pray that they are good enough to play out from the back.Just get that dreaded feeling about being punished every time we play tippy tappy. Solid back four what’s needed.

  • Too many Spanish players with average ability. Barmy back three formation just waiting to get hammered and no sign of good English Championship types who can compete. Add to that ‘goalkeepers galore’ and not one any good just sums up everything Monk would have binned.

    • We only have one Spanish player. I find it really odd that people with little or no knowledge of the industry or the game or how the squad shape up from one week to the next think they are better at picking the team than people who have spent their working lives dedicating themselves to the technical aspect of the game.

  • Agree Gazal. None of Crowley, Sonjiv, Salter Clarke or Puscas(?) are Spanish!
    The owners have put faith in Colet. That can change quickly if things don’t go according to plan. But that’s what he is paid to do!

  • I agree in but we have to give pep a go . was gutted at monk going there was a lot more went on than we heard, but new start ,new season as always we have to get behind pep and his team and hope as we always do

  • Without doubt Bluenose64 we will get behind the team once the whistle blows. Just that there is definitely an air of concern about the new style being placed upon the players.We felt in safe hands at the end of last season which was good in view of the perils the team had to cope with. Now we don’t really know whether we are embarking on a great new era or we are being thrown under the bus.

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