When Birmingham City failed to bring in much during the transfer window apart from Scott Hogan, many supporters including myself felt a nervy feeling of what the months of January and February would bring.
As we stand of today we have a run of ten unbeaten games under our belt, a prized asset of Jude Bellingham to enjoy watching, a return to the squad of Keiftenbeld and a team spirit that is there for all to see. Basically an all round of satisfaction and little anxiety. Both great tonics for a club like ours when anything can happen and the unexpected often erupts.
However, Bluenoses like an edge and a bit of a challenge and with thirteen games to go – what targets need to be set?
A play-off position would require a minimum of 73 points, safety would require only 7 at best. No brainier obviously, but finishing as high as possible in the league would be the general response.
This season’s Championship is littered with unexplainable results that at times has no logic -yesterday’s result at Fulham a good case and many similar during the past fortnight. Nine points off a play-off spot with thirteen to go is tough but it takes only one weekend of favourably results to possibly reduce this to six. Game on as the pundits say.
Dream thoughts maybe, but this is the ‘edge’ that we as Bluenoses thrive on. We don’t do comfort and complacency.
Sheffield Wednesday next up and a very winnable game that could leapfrog them and then Millwall who are similar to ourselves. Six points adrift by March would be the perfect target with the Easter games being the crunch. As stated, we are in a good position with the team but still in a bit of ‘no mans land’ in the league.
All could change with thirteen games to go and with the squad now fitter and stronger we should certainly twist instead of sticking.