The club released a statement yesterday confirming that the club have been hit with a transfer embargo by the EFL.
It followed a spokesman from the league telling the BBC earlier on the day that the club had been informed of the ban on July 13th, with details of the requirements for having it lifted.
Fans on Twitter were not surprised by the announcement but disappointed by the lack of communication from the club over the past couple of weeks:
Why have they taken so long to make a comment on this? Blues fantastic and loyal supporters deserve better than these clowns running the club.
— Paul Landon (@paullandon8) 30 July 2018
— Danny Boy (@Bluezuluontour) 30 July 2018
A shame that Ren and the boardroom has continued the demise of the club. We have Gaarry Monk, and one of the best back room staff combinations in the league, yet we’ve all been let down by the people running the club. Ren is a yes man trying to save his job, and 1/2
— – (@RacingJamesUK) 30 July 2018
its pretty obvious the board room dealing with this are unable too. It doesn’t take this long to sort. There’s some serious mismanagement of the club, yet they’ll all keep their jobs. Disgrace.
— – (@RacingJamesUK) 30 July 2018
At least we know where we stand… time to back who ever pulls on that royal blue. I feel for @GarryMonk however I believe he can get the best out of our squad and hopefully add in January #kro #kro #bcfc
— jassyblue80 (@jassyblue80) 30 July 2018
100% agree we are where we are. Time for all the moaning to stop, the team need our backing like never before. We need the atmosphere we had against Fulham every week. KRO.
— John Ramsay (@JohnR200) 30 July 2018
People demand the club make a statement to clear things up… club make a statement, and people complain “we already knew”… Cant win.
— Adam Hennessey (@9_Hendo) 30 July 2018
I agree, one could argue it's a very generic statement. Why could it not have been released 14 days ago? Maybe there's a genuine reason?
— Tom Bicknell (@Tombicknell) 30 July 2018
We go with what we’ve got, no worries. Work some magic again Mr Monk. Keep Right On
— Fin (@yalnif13) 30 July 2018
Looks like it’s up to the Fans to once again step up and do our bit for our club. I won’t lie though If it wasn’t for Monk and his staff being there I would be a lot more worried. #KRO
— Paul Sharred (@brumcityfc) 30 July 2018
We can look forward to another non-competitive season then! Avoiding relegation will be the only achievement possible. #KRO
— Mark Galloway (@Covbluenose) 30 July 2018
The statement doesn’t tell us anything more than we already know, but at least we are not relying on hearsay or rumour anymore. It seems likely that the EFL will only lift the ban once we generate more income from player sales.
Press Association Sport journalist Nick Mashiter says the club are hoping the sell-on fee from Stoke selling Jack Butland before deadline day could hope, but really, they shouldn’t be relying on the keeper being sold.
It’s likely other players will need to be sold or Garry Monk will be unable to make any new additions before August 9th. The club have obviously given the manager assurances that this will be sorted out going by his recent interviews, but the club have not delivered on their promise so far.
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