It’s February and I can stop worrying about losing Che Adams; the transfer window has closed and we still have him. This is the month for worrying about the EFL sanctions but I’m hoping that Daniel was correct in thinking that “if Blues are deducted points, I don’t think it will be an absolute disaster” and that “Blues have enough points on the board to be safe from” relegation.
So I’m feeling fairly hopeful at present. Kerim Mrabti’s squad number is 18, which reminds me of Keith Fahey, whom I liked. It’s totally irrational to feel that Mrabti might be a good player because I like his squad number but there’s a lot about supporting a team that’s irrational.
I have updated my cheat sheet from last August by adding Kerim Mrabti and removing 4 names. Steve Seddon spent the first half of this season on loan to League Two club Stevenage and is now on loan to AFC Wimbledon of League One. Three players left during the winter transfer window. Dan Scarr signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Walsall. Omar Bogle was on loan to Birmingham from Cardiff City but that loan was cancelled and he is now on loan to Portsmouth. Viv Solomon-Otabor has also gone to Portsmouth; he has gone there on loan until the end of the season.
As always, I’m looking forward to today’s game with a mixture of fear and hope. Today the hope is a little bit stronger than the fear.