Tis the season to be folly
The old adage claims that the team bottom of the league at Christmas, more often than not, is relegated.
Birmingham City are propping up the Championship table with just one game remaining until Christmas.
Sunderland, who won at home for the first time in a year this weekend, are next up before Norwich and Leeds visit St. Andrews on the 26th and 30th December respectively.
By the time Blues begin 2018 at Reading on 2nd January, they could be cut adrift from safety.
The season reaches it's halfway point next weekend and Blues look to be a League One club in waiting. Having only netted 11 goals in 22 games, it's difficult to see them climbing out of trouble.
Steve Cotterill may or may not be the man tasked with the challenge of keeping Birmingham City in the Championship. But even if he walks away - or is fired - the next manager will have his work cut out trying to reverse the downward trajectory. Clean sheets are hard to come by, goals are even harder to come by.
After a narrow escape on the final day of last season, Blues are back in trouble and eventually the luck will run out.
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