Midweek Pinboard 4 Jan 2024

4 Jan 2024 | 2 comments

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Well? What do you think of events at the Blues this past week? And what are your expectations for the upcoming fixtures? Whether it is about results, performances or developments off the pitch, here is an opportunity to share your views on the week that has just been for BCFC and also to look ahead to the weekend.

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2 Comments

  1. John P

    It’s been a not totally unexpected but still rather hectic week for fans who are quite used to regular, at times unsavoury, goings on in the football world; many fans of other clubs must surely look at Birmingham and realise how boring their own teams are, if nothing else B9 keeps the tabloid merry go round in print.

    Very few of us Blue Noses will lament the vacancy caused by this week’s top footballing headlines which seem to have brought every ‘knocker’ out of their hiding places to vent both support and horror of the Rooney situation. Most I think understand that something had to be done and quickly, while other Blues haters, Simon Jordan for one, will happily stick the knife in just to belittle our club and keep his own name in print. In fairness not everything he says is untrue, the appointment of Rooney was always a car crash waiting to happen and he only repeated what was said on this site a few days back when it was suggested that the appointment was little more than a case of autograph hunting. However, if he and others can’t say something positive then he should keep his mouth firmly closed, all he ever seems to do, despite his denial of this, is to prove how much he hates the club we love.

    I admit that I was one of the ones who didn’t want Rooney but I support Birmingham City and that has to include whoever is appointed to the hot seat; I didn’t like or want him but I wanted him to succeed for Birmingham’s sake and despite being happy to see him go I’m sorry for all concerned that it has come to this. We had three great players as coaches but unfortunately, as has happened so often before t’s just proved that great players don’t necessarily make great coaches and/or managers. Of course lambasting playing staff in public shows a serious lack of man management skills too, “please sir, it wasn’t me, it was them”. I sometimes think that managers get too much blame and not enough is put on the players, this time I have to say that in my opinion the owners got it right, we were doing OK until Rooney and his coaching staff arrived. Once a new manager is appointed, whoever that may be, they’ll bring with them their own preferred people and we can say goodbye to the Rooney era completely.

    Many names have been banded about reference the new appointment, some I quite like, others I wouldn’t touch with a bargepole; all I can say is that I hope it will be someone who puts Birmingham City and the club’s values before their own reputations and someone who has a Championship level decent pedigree and not just someone because he or she has a name.

    KRO

    • Ed Truman

      Well said John. Excellent summary of the situation and nothing for me to argue against. I’m relaxed about the next appointment. I’m sure the club will be very careful in its approach this time, unlike the unseemly rush to part company with John Eustace and appoint Wayne Rooney back in October. I’m also sure that if they get it right, things will turn for the better. And quickly.

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