As each week passes, Birmingham City fans slowly begin to see where we deserve to be in this league.
My dread of nearing the 15th spot is nearing reality. From then on we tend to compete with the lower six teams and the weekly ‘watch’ is right down there.
Negativity and depressive, of course it is, with a great pinch of ‘no hope’ thrown in as well. This group of players are decent enough to earn professional contracts with certain clubs and ours fall into that category, with a lower third Championship group. Anything higher would be unrealistic.
Criticism of Lee Camp is a constant pastime with yet another ‘dolly’ last night, putting even more blame on him for zero points, but the overall picture is one of urgent repair that involves the outfield’s inability to score goals and win games.
Obvious many will say, but you try and feed this simple logic to this squad. No doubt Clotet and Co. try this daily at Wast Hills. We desperately need a lift and quick, and bearing in mind what we have in our squad, Middlesbrough on Friday is tough.
Do we change and try to avoid a straight fourth defeat or do we go for an unlikely win, using younger talent in Bellingham and Bailey? Key decisions needed by the key people in charge.
My money would be on Clotet going for a point which is understandable but a risky choice should we go a goal down. We all want a feel good factor with our club and it is hard to achieve under current restrictions which all boils down to finances and not treading into further trouble.
This week’s finances, simply put by Almajir (Daniel Ivery) says it all, so we know our situation. In the meantime, we don’t like the situation we are in, we didn’t ask for it, but accept it we must.