Birmingham City must overcome Jekyll and Hyde tendencies
The performance against Cardiff City last Friday was undoubtedly the most promising of the season so far. From back to front, Blues were organised, resolute and showed glimpses of quality.
But let's not forget the previous game - the 6-1 drubbing at Hull.
The feelings after both games were opposite ends of the scale. Much negativity surrounded the aftermath of the capitulation at the KCOM whereas positivity of unrealistic proportions followed the victory over the Welsh side.
While Steve Cotterill's reign got off to a solid start, we should remember that it was the beginning of a long journey. Indeed, Blues could be back in the bottom three by the time they kick-off at Millwall on Saturday evening.
I've read articles on various websites analysing Cotterill's 'winning formula' and former Blues striker Clinton Morrison spoke of the club's capability to climb the table and finish in a play-off position in May.
Hold your horses. We've won three games all season.
Granted, we have a team capable of playing above their station. But it can't have escaped everyone's notice that we also have a team prone to chcucking in the towel.
We can talk about promotion until the cows come home, yet Blues are only ever one defeat away from another meltdown. The topic on everyone lips will soon revert back to relegation after a few bad results.
Realistically, Cotterill's remit is to build the foundations and to take the team on an upward trajectory. If he can do that, he will be halfway there.
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