Date: 14th April 2017 at 6:26pm
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The fans have turned on the manager and the players have turned on each other. Ironically, none of the battling we hear about was evident on the pitch.

Reports of dressing room unrest have leaked, and been confirmed, since the final whistle of what was a gutless and dispirited display. The draw at Rotherham United has put Blues in grave danger of the drop.

The sold out away contingent were right behind their team early doors but the patience has well and truly evaporated. For the first time, Blues fans were vocal with their discontent against Gianfranco Zola. And you can understand why.

Some disagree however. A minority of fans created scenes which Arsenal Fan TV would have been proud of. When supporters are fighting fellow supporters, you know something is fundamentally wrong.

The action on the pitch wasn’t as eventful. An absolutely diabolical first half led to a very slightly improved second half. That isn’t much praise seeing as it couldn’t get much worse. When Kerim Frei scored a beauty of a free kick to give Blues the lead, safety was within touching distance.

If only the lottery draw was as predictable as Blues. Kicking themselves in the teeth is becoming a Birmingham City trademark and it happened again today when Danny Ward equalised late on. In fairness to Rotherham, a team already relegated, they should have been toasting three points. They squandered a handful of promising openings during the five added minutes.

If we are taking any positives away, the fact Blues have come away with a point is one. Not that it would have been enough before the game though.

Renditions of Keep Right On were replaced by ‘we want Zola out’. Yet the club’s hierachy remain unflustered. And once again, the fans are being treated with utter contempt.

Relegation is a real possibility.

 
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