I said on Friday that you knew there were problems at the club when the word ‘relegation’ was officially being talked about by the manager and media.
Well now I think we’ve entered stage two of those problems, as we have our first mention of a ‘six-pointer’ of the season, and it’s not something that has gone down particularly well with the Birmingham City fans.
Speaking after the victory over Luton Town on Saturday, Blues boss Pep Clotet described the result as “a six-pointer of a match because it puts a bigger gap between us and the relegation spots and set us back on track.”
However, there were a large number of fan who weren’t happy to see the game described in such a way, with many of them saying that it was down to the boss that the club have managed to get themselves in such a position to start with.
@pepclotet we should never have been in this situation. It shows you don’t have a clue. We went from contenting a play off spot to hanging on. What in your mind, makes you think that you are doing a good job?
— Jeevan Sanghera (@jeevansanghera) January 12, 2020
Should be nowhere near it anyway
— JB (@jackblenkiron) January 12, 2020
Is that the height of our ambitions for the season?
Perhaps spending all the time over the summer forcing a formation that was never going to work could have been better used
We may be higher up the table as a result
— Atlas (@birminghamatlas) January 12, 2020
Truth is it was a six pointer. I think we got lucky. We Scored at the right times. The one pleasing aspect was we kept going. Our set pieces abysmal, still!
— Andy Bavington (@oftenpartizan) January 12, 2020
With the group of players we have we shouldn’t be anyway near it, you absolute danger. That we are is on you I’m afraid.
— bongo (@BongoHChrist) January 12, 2020
Shows how ambitious the club is right now. Happy to avoid relegation to league one.
— MrBluesky1uk (@mrbluesky2uk) January 12, 2020
“Back on track” Wishful thinking if the track actually led anywhere under this board.
— LFTFAndy (@LFTFAndy) January 12, 2020
A six pointer, against bottom of the league Luton, with this squad pic.twitter.com/gEP1HE641R
— – (@r974ce) January 12, 2020
Will the Blues get relegated this season?
Hopefully this will be the only time it gets mentioned this season, but for those of you who are pessimistic, looking at the table and our upcoming fixtures, the next ‘six-pointer’ will arguably be against Barnsley in February. Although if it doesn’t get referred to as such, you’ll know we’re moving in the right direction.