The best team does not always win in football; that’s what makes it so interesting. However, I wouldn’t bet on Birmingham City beating West Bromwich Albion today. I’m just hoping that they don’t score too many goals. This will be the first game I’ve gone to in December as I didn’t go to the QPR game on Wednesday. I have a season ticket and rarely miss home games but I had something else to do that I thought more important. It sounds like it was a good game to miss.
I’m glad they have removed the ‘caretaker’ from Pep Clotet’s job title. It sounded so stupid. I have no idea if this means his job is more secure. It probably still depends on results. Supporters can only support their manager and the team on the pitch. I hope we support them well today, regardless of our views on who should play and what formation is best.
My biggest fear for the club is not their performance on the pitch but the indications of a lack of competence in some areas. They don’t seem to be doing a good job of recruiting volunteer Supporter Liaison Officers and, at some games, their kiosk on the Kop side has not been open. That seemed to indicate that there weren’t any volunteer SLOs on duty. Daniel has written about their credit scores and said, “The late payment of the CCJ doesn’t strike me as the actions of a company that is acting competently.” For me, that is more worrying that losing a few games.