Two consecutive defeats at home makes grim reading for Birmingham City supporters and importantly for own owners.
The West Bromwich Albion loss was expected but the Queens Park Rangers defeat will be the one that will haunt Pep Clotet. Here we have a relatively poor Rangers side who turned us over and three days later got hammered by the bottom club Barnsley. Does it all make sense?
In my opinion, it does.
Basically we are not a bad squad, with good young players and a mixture of more mature seniors. But the problem is both leadership on and off the pitch, and a new approach to make current players better.
As we stand at a minus 7 goal difference, helped by regularly conceding goals, indicates we are not in good shape with our back four. In my view our back four are in a mess, but repairable with the right training methods, likewise with our selection of midfielders who are lacking any kind of goal scoring skill.
It does not take me to foresee that the writing is on the wall for our coaching staff – our owners will see to that – but to rapidly slide down the league table, after appearing at one stage to be on the up, must be a body blow for their investment. They have to get a backroom team in quickly if we are to salvage respectability and a bit of hope for the New Year.
Too many defeats and rotten goal average is the need for change. Players at our club need to improve and they deserve to as they do play with great effort, but under our current coaching set up and the way formations are devised at Wast Hills etc, they are sadly sliding in the wrong direction – as the league table shows.