Finally, we get some words of sense about the whole matter.
Compare that to say the EFL, Premier League, Football Supporters Association and The FA who last night provided us with an update that wasn’t really an update and was just a continuation of the previous message, not giving us any real update when it comes to when football is going to come back.
Blues boss Pep Clotet has spoken out about how he wants the season to be finished, and indeed when he wants it to be finishes. Speaking to Birmingham Live, the Spaniard said that he is fine with seeing the season played out behind closed doors, and that teams will just have to deal with the consequences:
“If it is safe that we can go back to training and playing games we will all understand the fact they are behind closed doors games. It’s a handicap but it’s the best out of the situation. We all want to finish the league as soon as it is safe and possible. For Birmingham we are not in that situation where is will affect us that much, we are not in a relegation spot or in a direct promotion spot that could have more consequences for us.”
I think that this is something of a step forward all things considered. It’s much better to have someone who does not have a vested interest in the matter, like Karren Brady for instance with her West Ham team in danger of relegation, saying that he wants the season played out rather than voided.
It would be a shame to cancel the season at this stage. I’ve spoken before about how this stage of the season, especially seeing as we’re unlikely to have anything to play for, should be used as preparation for next campaign, working little things out so we can hit the ground running.
To have that opportunity taken away from us could serve as a massive blow for the club, and Clotet as he heads into what will be a crucial second season at the helm.