For too long Birmingham City supporters have been amazingly kind to our number one goalkeeper Lee Camp.
Yes, he is a character and yes, he has pulled off some good saves, but that is where the accolades stop. Birmingham City simply deserve a better keeper.
Yesterday’s latest clanger against Fulham, proved yet again that this keeper regularly costs us points. We could, of course, start scoring goals to compensate for his errors, but this would only mask the problem within the team.
Do we have a better keeper at the club is the question with Trueman, Stockdale and the hidden away Ramos the recognised trio. My feeling is that we haven’t.
Supporting Blues over the decades, history has shown us that we have always had decent to above average goalkeepers, with supporters readily remembering them with esteem and in some cases almost legend like status.
Today we have a Kamikaze situation whereby, those on and off the pitch, await the next horror show. Lee Camp will cost jobs. Clotet will probably go if a straight third defeat is forthcoming and our league position plummets, particularly if another keeper error is the cause.
We can all forgive and understand defeats that are collective within the team, but this player can self destruct in a second and cost everyone. Trust has gone in my opinion, his time is up and Clotet, if he survives until the next window, must find a reliable goalkeeper.