When Birmingham City supporters talk about Lee Camp as some kind of folk hero, and the prospect of a new contract, coupled with images of CEO Ren enjoying life at Wast Hills fully kitted out in training gear etc – it does raise questions as to what is happening at the club.
Are we going backwards or is this the new norm as to the future.
Perhaps this is the way ahead in these financially troubled times, when management ‘helps out’ with the players on the training ground, and not very good Goalkeepers are offered new deals? Who knows and really who cares?
Reports suggest also that Blues are not that close to appointing a new Manager, and maybe not in a hurry to do so at all. With Ren, Robbo and Gardner at the helm then why rush?
Cynical, I readily admit, but I feel genuine sympathy towards the current players we have at the club, when it comes to seeing us through the next five games. We are in dreadful form, and we are living off rivals dropping points without any real confidence of actually winning a game of football.
However, my main issue concerns a totally different matter which refers to Pep Clotet.
After last Saturday’s game at Fulham which was frustrating for the players and the supporters – it was followed by our Manager demanding EFL clarity surrounding Wigan and whether their twelve points deduction comes into effect this season.
We all know what he is getting at and we understand the reasoning, but why oh why does he have to belittle himself and the club in asking such a question?
Clearly Clotet has zero confidence in his troops winning a game in the foreseeable future and therefore pinning his pitiful hopes on the EFL helping out. What Clotet asked regarding this clarity is humiliating and unacceptable. All of this is doing nothing for player confidence and again questions the overall atmosphere at the club.
My opinion obviously, but I cannot see any new Manager being appointed anytime soon and I would certainly not be surprised if a promotion was not made from within. Heaven help us if this does happen, especially with the Ren tracksuit scenario.
We appear to be in a bubble of drifting along aimlessly with the main object of actually winning games not being understood. For the credibility of the supporters and of the proud name of BCFC I just hope we find that we don’t have to rely on Wigan and their troubles – certainly, the desperate and despicable question raised in clarification by our Manager over the weekend, really shows what confidence he has in his own ability.