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Tis the season to be folly

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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Writer:Rob Wildey
Date:Sunday December 17 2017
Time: 8:05AM

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1 goal a game is relegation form , the balance between attack and defence is off course , possible replacements are loaned out in the form of youth , the boards policy has like other boards before it of getting success on the cheap is failing ....the truth is that very rarely does a team get success on the cheap , SODS law says only teams only run by bookies combined with old football heads and money from the board if the stats for that player adds up will get blues success , bookies because they know the chances of systems and players succeeding , and old footballing heads to know what sort of character and man management skills are best to get the best out of each player , we failed to get all the neccessary players in the summer in certain positions , and are now paying for that , i mean how long is it that has the press as said is it since we have had a 20 goal a season striker ,..we have a few possibilities already as long has their weakest skills are improved ....like passing and heading ..as it stand we are only pressing our noses against the window where goals are concerned ,...so either the players are not listening or the manager is not good enough ...its no good China curbing back on taking money out of China by such companies as TTA if it means failure by them ..but it is time T.T.A. addressed the problems of the team .....
David Village
17/12/2017 09:15:00
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If he goes then Lee Carsley put in temp charge, which I would be in favour of. However he isn't hungry enough to want it on a full time basis, this he has made clear before, why he doesn't I don't know. We need someone whose hunger to do well will spread and be taken on into the team, GR was hungry, you got this vibe in his press conferences, the players in turn were hungry to give that bit extra, we have had this sucked out the team. Our only hope is to take a gamble on an unproven young manager, who is hungry to grab the chance by the balls and have a free shot at making a name for themselves. We have a team capable of staying up on paper, but we just need some fire back in the belly of the beast.
MarkJ88
18/12/2017 13:03:00
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With the emphasis on the manager at the moment,it is interesting to take note of our players who have upped their game at this point of the season.After 22 games,hardly anyone has improved their game since last season-particularly Gardner,Morrison ,Davis,Roberts,Maghoma and Jukey.Ironically players who were not really wanted for this season such as Keifenbeld and Grounds have.Sometimes I think we have to scrutinise the players a bit more rather than the manager.
Ohio
18/12/2017 17:30:00
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I'd get someone up and coming like Paul Hurst (Shrewsbury manager). He has taken a struggling team at the foot of the team last season to top of the league. The manager is the most important signing we need to make as the current man is simply not good enough. TTA have brought this upon themselves with their incompetence and will lose millions in the process.
Ijaz H
20/12/2017 22:29:00
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