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Goalkeeping blunders are taking the eye off the real problems at Blues

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Goalkeepers at Birmingham City is not an issue. It shouldn’t be a debate.

We simply haven’t a good’un. Whether it’s Camp, Stockdale, Trueman or Ramos, we need to look further up the pitch. Simply put, if goals for were outnumbering goals against then this continual debate wouldn’t exist.

Yes, Camp is questionable but if Clotet feels he is the best of what we have at the Club, then so be it. The January window might alter things but getting into a challenging position in the league is the key. Goals win games and this cliche has always been banded throughout football by almost every fan, manager and pundit. Boring as it is, it is just true.

Strikers at the club simply have to live up to their name and score. Jutkiewicz and Gimenez, Bailey and Bela, Maghoma and Montero – the list goes on, with fans crying out for match winners. Systems need to change and tactics need to be employed to accommodate what we have at the club and that means if we are not hitting the net as we should, then find another way. This is what Coaches and backroom personnel are paid to do.

Slinging blame on a number one is destructive and certainly not productive, even though I agree with the majority of supporters that our goalkeeper is a liability. It is understandable that the Fulham clanger was the last straw for most of us and I include myself, but after a week now on reflection – it really is a matter for outfield players to compensate by scoring goals. Since Fulham we have seen bucket loads of criticism for Lee Camp but not much condemnation for those upfield.

Time for a shift in thought.

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