Going For Gold
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After getting what we needed and hoped for against Reading last Friday, Blues now look nicely placed. Not just the current league positioning, but the feeling that the second half of the season could be anything we want it to be.
However, for any meaningful success to be achieved a bit of extra help from those in charge at St. Andrew’s is required. Their actions will determine whether we really do intend on going for gold. We all know the need for this extra input and, as with the Lyle Taylor scenario at the same point last season, it is necessary if we mean business.
Starting the second half of our campaign against Burnley at Turf Moor next Tuesday shouldn’t be a daunting prospect with the squad we currently have. But for that extra threat we need an additional bullet or two. My feeling is that unlike the many recent seasons of being in survival mode, this new prospect of finishing in a playoff spot with a real chance of the jackpot will tempt investment.
Nothing requires over complicated thinking, albeit in unfamiliar territory, with the second half of this season providing the very real prospect of upward challenge instead of clutching for survival. Striker power is going to be the key. Selling, or in recent times ‘giving gifts away’, will hopefully be properly addressed this time around with Craig Gardner in situ and the astuteness of our talented manager.
Hope and belief are never far away from followers of our club, which is at last beginning to stir at the prospect of the next twenty three games. Surely the club’s hierarchy will want to grasp this long awaited opportunity? My view is that they will, even with takeover talk still fresh in the memory. Should they decide to pull the trigger and have a real dash for a playoff position then that’s got my approval, even at the expense of delaying any such move in selling the club.
Healthy New Year to everyone.
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