Written By Mitchell Bray
After yesterday’s win at Rotherham to secure Blues place in the Championship for another season must rank as a Herculean achievement for our manager.
Against such adversity, since the first game of the season with embargoes and points deductions, this manager must go down in Blues folklore history.
Garry Monk’s calmness and astute man-management has been there for all to see and without him at the helm, I genuinely feel we would have crumbled this season.
To have reached fifty points by March and then had nine deducted must have sickened him, and to start up again and make those points up with two games to go is, in my view, pure class.
Never have I heard Monk bemoan his luck or have I witnessed him feel sorry for himself only to praise the players that he has moulded into a close knitted unit. He deserves the praise for keeping us afloat in a season full of the sort of problems I have never witnessed before, or want to again.
My hope is that the hierarchy at BCFC can work closely and efficiently with Monk and give him encouragement to recharge his enthusiasm for another season at the helm. Whatever happens to this highly talented man and wherever he ends up in future years, it should never be forgotten what he achieved for us in this 2018/19 season.