When I see a headline that seems to be about transfer rumours I usually don’t read the article. I’ve wasted too much of my life worrying about things that I can’t do anything about.
In February 2011, I spent much of the train journey to Wembley worrying about the possible effect that Blues being demolished by Arsenal would have on the kid I was taking. When I tried to prepare him for the worst, he seemed far too optimistic for a Birmingham City fan. My fears on that occasion were not fulfilled and after the game we enjoyed a triumphal journey across London being congratulated by the fans of all the other London clubs as we went.
Until the transfer window shuts in a few days time I am doing my best to focus on things that have happened rather than speculation on what might happen. Transfers into the club are among the good things that have happened recently. Jon Toral is included in the short list for PFA Championship player of the month. Maikel Kieftenbeld deservedly was Man of the Match in the cup game against Gillingham on Tuesday evening. And when Nicolai Brock-Madsen came on as a substitute for about 15 minutes at the end of that game, he lived up to the description given by Gary Rowett, “he was like a kid in a sweetshop and for me that sort of enthusiasm is brilliant, they are the sort of players who sweat blood and tears to get somewhere for us.”
The one thing that is certain about this season is that there will be good times and bad times. I’m going to try not to spend too much time thinking about the bad things before they have actually happened.