Today’s unexpected news that Pep Clotet will be leaving Birmingham City at the end of the season typifies in my opinion, how murky our club has become.
At a time when Clotet and staff should be concentrating on our next game against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship – we get this ill-timed news of him leaving.
Why now? Supporters will be asking along with what possible benefit is it with nine league games to go?
Twenty-seven points up are for grabs and the overdue possibility of a long-awaited win against any of our local rivals is surely more important than this departure of Clotet.
At Blues, we are always gobsmacked at events off the field and today typifies that. Nobody I would imagine is really bothered whether this Manager leaves or not and, of course, now all eyes will be on his replacement.
My point is about priorities and this barmy timing takes away the most important element -concentrate on getting as many of the twenty-seven points available in this final mini-league.
Who knows what might happen in this last period of the season – we could hit crazy form and fancy our chances for a sixth spot or we might fluff it and be looking over our shoulder. Today’s news is not good at this precise time and I wonder why it has to be now.
We as a club always appear to be hovering above controversy and my feeling is that this has come out for a reason. Heaven knows what that may be? Murky thoughts about it all may be overstating it but only time will tell.