A Clean Slate
My opinion is that we are. Wishful thinking then of course it is, but something in the water tells me that change is afoot. Apart from the obvious with a new manager, renewed belief in retained players coupled with a raft of frankly inadequate ones exiting….then this new clean slate is ready. Much has been written, discussed and debated over the fruitless past seasons that has inevitably made most Blues supporters totally sponged out in both disappointment and frustration, leaving expectations at a very low level. This August however, the feeling amongst our fans will be different I detect, with many already getting a real buzz that 2021/2 season will be good.
Apart from the two experimental league games against Cardiff and Blackburn last month, we as Birmingham City performed as a real force. Add two quality additions plus the backbone of the ‘Bowyer Players’ who guided us to survival, then apart from the obvious Premier League relegated clubs, we stand a real chance of determined progress. Last month’s play offs involving Brentford, Swansea, Bournemouth and Barnsley typified a quartet of mediocrity in terms of top six Championship talent. Nothing really to be in awe of as far as our newly inspired Bowyer led squad. Clean slate, new season, fans returning, thoughtful and sensible manager. Stage is set.