Better Times Ahead
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With Sheffield United being our final Championship game of the season, all Blues supporters will surely be hoping that next season will be different. Better times ahead is what we want, with stability and a proper pathway for progress. Both in ownership terms and on field success.
Nothing exciting about any of the above of course. But that’s just about where we currently sit, with new ownership being the touch paper to get everyone on board and believing. What strikes me this time around with regard to a change of fortune is the urgent need to keep optimism alive. Seventeenth spot in the annual reckoning is pretty dour in any league. But to become accustomed to this is absolutely soul destroying when supporting Blues is far more than just a hobby.
Sheffield United arrive at St. Andrew’s on Monday afternoon, already promoted so well done them. Like champions Burnley, United have enjoyed the benefit of a parachute payment following their relegation from the top flight two seasons ago in 2021. But the four teams currently occupying the play off places…Luton Town, Middlesbrough, Coventry City and Millwall…have not. Their success reflects what can be achieved under tight financial conditions. Perhaps next season, under new ownership, our club could perform in a similar way.
Better times ahead may sound trite, but in reality the new 2023/24 season must deliver on many levels. It simply has to. In the meantime the summer months are there to be enjoyed by all with, I very much hope, a fair dollop of sunshine hovering over St. Andrew. A change of fortune is desperately wanted and, in my view, there is real belief that it just might happen. And soon.
Enjoy the close season.
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