Talk about sending mixed messages.
I don’t know if we can start calling games ‘must-win’ for Pep Clotet so soon after he was officially given the title of head coach back in December, but judging by the reaction of the fans, I think that might very well be the case sooner rather than later.
Speaking ahead of the game against Wigan Athletic, Clotet said that, despite the Latics being bottom of the table, it is a game that they needed to treat “with respect and have a lot of determination, intensity”. And after Wigan defeated the Blues at the DW Stadium earlier in the season, the warning signs are there that they aren’t to be taken lightly.
And Blues fans have used his comments to almost start a referendum on the importance of this game, and whether or not a defeat could lead to yet another change in the dugout. Some fans showed support for the Spaniard, some said that results will dictate his future and others felt that his time has already come.
Win lose or draw u gotta go Happy New Year Pep 🤝
— Ethan (@EeefoKRO) December 31, 2019
— Chandan Patel (@_chandanpatel) December 31, 2019
If we can’t beat Wigan then there is no hope for Pep and his Spanish second division tactics, happy new year
— Derek Counihan (@Blueboy22m) December 31, 2019
Must win anything less and he's done for
— bcfc topics (@bcfc173) December 31, 2019
Peps REAL statement:
"Basically, if we dont win, I'm off to the Jobcentre to see if I'm entitled to Universal Credits. If I'm honest I'm gobsmacked they've kept me on this long given I know nothing about game management and I'm actually massively under-qualified for this job"
— Sam Connolly (@samconnolly2901) December 31, 2019
We just need to win, Pep
— Michael Stevens (@mikestevens91) December 31, 2019
— Arron (@BcfcArron) December 31, 2019
— BeatusBluey 💙 (@Bluey_Bcfc) December 31, 2019
That's a standard call right…… Maybe with a hint of 'D' would go down pretty well !!!! 😂 😂 KRO 👊
— gilbert gayle (@59featuring4an8) December 31, 2019
Where will the Blues finish this season?
7th - 12th
13th - 21st
What side of the argument do you fall on?