Birmingham City saw their tremendous home record in the Championship come to a close on Saturday, as Bristol City became the first visiting side to win at St. Andrew’s since March.
The defeat saw Birmingham miss the chance to leapfrog arch-rivals Aston Villa in the Championship standings and leaves the Blues six points behind the playoff spots heading into the busy festive period – and they are only two points ahead of 14th-placed QPR.
Many may feel that the bubble surrounding Garry Monk’s side may have burst following the frustrating defeat, with the fine performances so far this season providing a distraction to the fact that the club were unable to land new recruits during the summer.
However, while many were disappointed with the result, others adopted a more optimistic assessment of the game and believe it is merely a blip, seemingly confident their side can bounce back next time out against Blackburn.
We have gathered some of the comments from supporters below.
Nothing worse than fickle fans. You win some you lose some can’t judge the whole season on one game ????#bcfc
— Sophie Glynn (@SophieGlynn1) December 8, 2018
It's not all doom and gloom. We are 9th in the Championship. Where were we this time last season? #bcfc
— Emily (@emdrakeley) December 8, 2018
— DP⚽ (@DonovanPurves99) December 8, 2018
Horrible game horrible weather. Nothing between the teams always likely set piece would seal it. They scored Juke hit the post. Just highlights how light the squad is with nobody to come on and change it. If anything they out-Bluesed us today. #BCFC
— Blue Mal (@malvince5) December 8, 2018
Too many players were average. Our thin squad is going to increasingly become a problem. An hour gone, you look at the bench and you can’t see anyone to come on and make a difference. Most managers would have made a tactical change to force a result but Monk has no options #bcfc
— Richard Parkin (@RichardParkin1) December 8, 2018
— Lee Chapman (@chapmanbcfc) December 8, 2018
— Alan Thompson (@tomsta30_alan) December 8, 2018
They did a job on us. We could not find a way to play, and frankly, they worked harder than us.
— Devi Gnashers (@stellaselectxi) December 9, 2018
Awful performance. Never looked like we’d get anything from game. No fight today . Looked as bad as we did last season before monk came in
— Jacob Bassett (@jj_bassett) December 8, 2018
Previous article by Josh Challies