I can’t believe I’m having to write this already.
As I briefly mentioned yesterday during the breakdown of the Swansea game, there are a number of fans who are already calling for Pep Clotet to be sacked.
Now whilst some of them could be sarcastic, much in the same way that fans instantly start talking about promotion whenever the Blues win, some of them, this guy in particular, seemed pretty adamant that he wanted change and that he wanted it now.
So with that being said, I have a question for you Birmingham City fans out there, and I want you to be honest. What are your expectations for this season? And to a lesser extent, what are they moving forward?
Seriously what are they?
I think we need to be honest about what our expectations are for Birmingham this season. If fans are calling for the boss’s head already, then I fear a lot of people are just asking too much of the team too soon.
The Blues aren’t in the best of places financially, hence why they only spent less than £10m in transfer fees over the summer. Do people seriously think that City are in a position to compete with the likes of Fulham, Derby County, Leeds United and the rest of the teams near the top of the table when they can’t afford the kind of squads they have?
Has the football been great? Well, we’ve had a bit of a mixed bag. The performance against Nottingham Forest was dire, but at the same time, the way the team responded with the display against Barnsley, the second goal in particular, shows that there is a side here with plenty of potential. We’re just simply not in a position to get promoted yet, that’s why I’m not overly concerned about results this early in the season.
We’re not going down, and we’re not going up this season, so let’s keep things as they are and build a foundation to look towards making a push next season, and that starts by keeping the manager in place.
So now I turn it over to you.
Are fans being too hasty in calling for Clotet’s head already? Or do you think he isn’t the man to take us forward?