Date: 9th January 2020 at 8:20pm
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For not the first time in a turbulent past few years, Birmingham City supporters will be feeling totally at sea with what on earth is going on at our club.

No matter what views we have had in the past, what debates we have had over team selections and player signings etc we are now entering new territory.

The reality for most is how on earth we have a club that is surviving and even carrying on trading. This week’s financial figures are bewildering and unfathomable. Experts in financial trading and spreadsheets would, I imagine, find this new mind-boggling set of accounts challenging.

On the pitch, matters have certainly taken a back seat this week with most Bluenoses just hoping and praying we have a football left at the end of the season. What I find uneasy and it is purely my view, is the way we have got to this state of financial mayhem. We are talking telephone numbers of debt with little hope of transfers likely to help the cause. Something and somewhere there is an agenda and I do not know what it is.

Again this is my opinion and I have to be careful. Gut feelings sometimes mean something. My hope like all supporters is that we do survive all this and get the club on an even keel. As we are, we certainly look bereft of financial bailouts and hope for stability. Nothing can be explained so very little point in trying to even understand this dreadful plight.

As that great stalwart of earlier decades, Tony Butler, used to say ‘get your prayer mats out’. Might be whimsical but worth a go.

 
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10 Replies to “Pointless even trying to fathom out this latest Blues charade”

  • Miracles needed to see another season at St.Andrews. Can honestly see Coventry City taking over the mantle and representing a joint set up.Sounds far fetched don’t you bet against it. As we stand this may be the only way to carry on.

  • If the owners are willing to guarantee the financial stability and keep the EFL happy why are so many people going into meltdown? The time to worry is when the owners get tired of all the negativity and stop putting money in
    If it wasn’t for EFL rules they would find ways of putting more in so, why cant some people leave the worrying to those what are in a position to do something about it.
    Might want to take some salts for that gut feeling Mitchell

  • We, supporters & Mitchell Bray, need to be consistent. Until about 2 to 3 weeks, we all were saying we need a striker. Surveys etc came out the same result. We have not replaced Che Adams & Blues is 1 of the lowest scoring teams in the ECL. So, it does not come as a surprise that Pep & owners are looking for a striker. Go back & look at the article our writers wrote on , “the players Blues should be looking at to recruit.” I think there was 3 keepers and 4 strikers. There may have been 1 defender. So, why now we throw everything at Pep & owners and say they haven’t a clue what they are doing!

  • Good comments by Gazal and Mybluenose.We are a fickle bunch but so are most supporters.This week However has been a shock regarding the debt.figures and it is this that we can’t get our head around. Perhaps Gazal is right and let the owners worry about it. As for new players just give me a fit again Keifenbeld and I feel sure we will get the 44 points needed.

    • Spot on. The time to worry is when we owe money on running costs. That’s what the sustainability rules are intended for. If the owners owe the money to themselves and the Bill’s are being paid then it’s safe to say we are ok.
      As for transfers I’m sure they are aware of what we need in terms of improving the squad and also the type of players with the right stats and attributes to fit in with the desired playing style. Attacking midfielders and wingers are all strikers now because they work together to open up defences and in some cases score more goals than those regarded or labelled as strikers.
      KRO and get behind the club rather than bring it down with negative energy.
      Why scour the web for negative comments to share in these posts Mitchell? Have you not heard of positive euphoria? I’m sure you have so are you trying to demotivate the supporters of the club you claim to support?

  • Gazal .I have never once scoured the web for jumping on other comments.I try and write what concerns me and to write from my own thoughts. I appreciate the thin line between negativity and reality however and understand your comments.

  • Mitchell.
    Most of the time I can sense that you have a balanced view and are passionate about the Blues . You often seem to have things in perspective which generally I agree with, but you always have to spoil it with what worries you.
    Seemingly you have scoured the web to find others who share your worries to back it up. Why do you do this?
    Worrying about something doesn’t stop it from happening, and spreading the worry can only have a negative impact. Try looking on the bright side and using this platform to rally and motivate the fans rather than create a moronic revolt. 12th man on the pitch and all that stuff.
    Most supporters do seem to have things in perspective, and from what I read it is the minority who have no understanding of football or the realities of life, so you must either know where to find them or be looking very hard.

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