Written by Mitchell Bray
Blues set out again tonight in the fight for Championship survival points.
With West Brom, Leeds and Sheffield Utd to come life is not expected to be easy. Each season we appear to be fighting for survival although this time around it is not due to the lack of on field results.
We now have eight games to go and need seven or maximum eight points to be safe.
Garry Monk will no doubt be anxious as to how his team will start tonight and what desire and skill his players will show. Hopefully they will mirror his own image of being calm yet focused on the job.
What supporters must not endure is the unpredictable nature of the squad where performances are concerned. The last four results have been dire. Only the Preston match can be said to be the exception, with the players performing decently.
Since the EFL punishment we have to show what type of club we really are with the opportunity over the next eight games, to perform. Much will depend on discipline with no better example than Keifenbeld who week after week shows little regard to bookings, mostly unnecessary. Morrison and Dean also must get through the games until the final whistle without bad judgments at critical times. Above all, fans and I am sure the coaching staff do not want any ‘hard luck’stories after games and blaming bad luck etc.
We as a club have gone through almost everything over recent years and supporters have had heartaches galore only to survive and live to fight another day. This time around it is different with the horizon (of next season) looking much better providing we kick on with our present manager and his staff.
This can most surely happen provided we overcome the last hurdle of this ‘off-field’ torturous season by capturing the final seven or eight points-starting tonight.