Date: 8th March 2017 at 8:28am
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Last night’s hapless defeat is another step in the wrong direction. It’s another chapter in the miserable reign of Gianfranco Zola.

The alarm bells are well and truly ringing loud in the ears of the fans who pay their hard earned money to watch the concoction of shambolic defending and rudderless attacking. If anyone denied that Blues were in a relegation scrap after the QPR thrashing, they need to look again.

Victory at Wolves bought Zola some time. Admittedly, it was time he shouldn’t have been afforded. But at Molineux, Blues offered themselves some respite and a valuable three points albeit against a woeful Wolves side with a disastrous home record. And similarly to post-Fulham, Blues followed up success with another abject failure.

Something has to give.

After the defeat against Leeds, Blues fans applauded the players off the pitch. Their efforts and application was admirable against a superior team. Yet we all knew that Blues wouldn’t repeat that level of performance when lowly Wigan arrived at St. Andrews.

It’s all well and good sacrificing results to build a team of contrasting substance if it has signs of progression rooted throughout. However, sacrificing results purely due to a reluctance to swallow your pride and admit that it’s not working is a football crime. That’s what the board of Birmingham City are doing if they continue to back Zola.

Blues sit uncomfortably just eight points above the drop zone with an away game at Cardiff City and a visit from league leaders Newcastle United on the horizon. Defeat in those two games would leave Blues staring perilously down the barrel heading into so called ‘six pointers’ against relegation rivals.

It’s a dangerous place to be and while a changing of the guard doesn’t guarantee surivial, it does offer hope that a new approach can help steer this club away from troubled waters.

That change has to be made sooner rather than later.

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2 Replies to “The Zolacoaster has broken down”

  • Rob.It would be suicide to allow Zola to be in charge for the next game. TTA know this,it is just getting a replacement in for the remaining 10 games.Without a new man,I envisage a paltry return of points leaving us at best joint 3rd bottom by final game. With our woeful goals for and against that leaves us in the black hole. Today will tell us more about Zola-and whether he truly has any feeling for Blues future.He knows he cannot halt the slide but will he walk? I will admire his principles if he does resign but will not hold my breath. 10 games is very few but a new man would target 51 points which looks the target-only 7points you may say but 7at the moment is a tough ask with our shambles of a so-called team. My message to Panos is simple,relieve this manager not on football issues but compassionate grounds as Zola is fragile,frightened and amazingly lacking in confidence. Ignore these factors and you see these already embedded in our team.

  • I never thought I’d ever see a manager worse than Lee Clark but results wise Zola is much worse and Lee Clark had no money with any decent players being sold before he could develop a team.

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