On the 29th September last year, Steve was appointed as Blues manager replacing Harry Redknapp. There has been murmurings of whether he is up to the task or not. Some are still saying he isn’t and we should replace him.
Since Steve took over the reigns, we have played 21 league games and 3 cup games. In the league we have won 6 drew 4 and lost 11 giving us a total of 22/63 points. That doesn’t sound so great, an average of just over a point per game.
However in the last 10 games, we have definitely played better and there are signs of improvement. Although the record over all the games isn’t great – I believe we have turned a corner. There is no doubt we should have hammered Preston, but at least we didn’t lose, something that would have previously. In the cup we managed to hold a premier league side at their ground, and we would have beat them at St Andrews if we had played a full strength side. The scoreline absolutely flattered them.
It is no surprise that as Cotterill has been able to field a pretty unchanged side over the last few weeks, the results have looked better. If we can get Adams fully match fit, then I do think we have enough to get out of trouble. Defeating Sunderland was an important result, and despite the defeat to the near neighbours – we are at the moment out of the bottom 3.
Of course the important games come thick and fast now. We have a tough match on Saturday against Millwall and we will miss Ndoye in the middle. At least Maghoma looks like he is available quicker than expected. Cardiff did us a favour last night beating Bolton, who had also seen some improvement. This year’s relegation battle is going to involve teams up to Reading, so 7 sides for 3 places. I think that Burton and Barnsley are going down. Although Sunderland have been poor, I wouldn’t bet against them staying up. Hull also look poor and Reading have only won once in the last 5.
We have Barnsley at the end of this month. 6 points from Millwall and Barnsley would give us 36 points. We also still have Hull and Burton to play at home. They are both 6 pointers and winning them I think would just about secure our safety. Of course we also have to travel to Bolton and we need to avoid defeat ideally, although I’m convinced that Bolton will stay up anyway.
Although Sunday’s result didn’t go as planned, I’m feeling a lot more positive and feel like the football odds will be in our favour at the end of the season. We may not have had the best results this season, but we still remain one of the most passionate fan-bases in England and cheer on our team every week. At almost every ground in the country you’ll regularly hear adaptations of chants such as ‘Glory Glory’ and ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’. These generic chants are interchangeable for every club, but there are a few chants which are specific to certain clubs
If you feel like you know a lot about these football chants (both team specific and in general) then give this quiz a go. See how many you can get correct.