It was an incredibly brave call, and I’ll leave you guys to work out if it was the right thing to do given the circumstances.
Birmingham City played out a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last night, for their second draw in as many games following the same result against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
And whilst most of the talk pre-match surrounded the comments made by Owls boss Garry Monk and his comments about Blues boss Pep Clotet, once the teams were announced, all that went away and there was a rather more pressing matter at hand, and that was who was and wasn’t in the starting eleven. The big omission from the side was top-scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz.
The 30-year-old has started every game in the league so far this season, but did still manage to get into the game as he was brought on in the 65th minute for goalscorer Alvaro Gimenez. Whether or not it was the right call, it’s hard to say. However these fans certainly couldn’t make up their minds about it, so it looks like we’ll never be able to get a proper answer.
Good call to give Juke a rest. He's not mobile enough to play on his own up front away from home
— KBH (@Skull1348) November 27, 2019
Big call dropping The Juke. Granted looks like he needs a rest but will the others step up?
— Michael Birkett (@russianbotMB) November 27, 2019
No juke is a crime unless his not fully fit for whatever reason.
— Twiggy (@TwiggyBCFC) November 27, 2019
Big call dropping juke hopefully pays off though
— Jack Hearn (@jsh1875) November 27, 2019
Dropping Juke took some minerals, hope it pays off #utb
— richard p (@rpercy39) November 27, 2019
Blimey. Not worried by the big decisions this bloke #BCFC
— Benno (@Bluewurst1875) November 27, 2019
Good to rest Jukey, time to step up Alvaro!
— Paul Kimber (@Official_Kimber) November 27, 2019
Mistake not starting juke
— Jake Elliot (@jakeelliot12) November 27, 2019
Was it the right call to drop Juke?
I suppose if we’d have lost, the argument might have been a little bit different.