A famous win for Iceland, a disaster movie from England. Many Blues fans arrived in Nice yesterday hoping to push over the country with the same population as Leicester. The Blues faithful expressed their feelings on Twitter saying; ‘it’s like watching the Blues!’ Well I think it was worse. No desire, no gamplan. At least Blues stick to their motto ‘Keep Right On’. Maybe some of the England players need to take note of our famous anthem, or bury their heads in the sand, one of the two.
Nonetheless it will be at the back of England fans’ minds come this afternoon and as for the St Andrews faithful, they have a very exciting season to look forward to. Although Gary Rowett is 50/1 to take over the reigns from Hodgson, he has already made a positive move before pre-season could even start. The signing of Robert Tesche is a testament to not only Rowett’s, but the club’s plans too.
The players are back tomorrow from their holiday’s for pre-season testing, except for Welshman Cotterill of course, as his side take on giants Belgium in the quater finals. Rowett then takes his squad for a five-day training camp in Marbella, Spain from July 9. Blues kick off their pre-season fixtures against Solihull Moors on July 12. The neighbors have allocated 1,000 Blue tickets for this one. Rowett then splits his forces, where half of his squad travel to Walsall and the rest make their way to Shrewsbury on July 19, before Port Vale on the 26th, Kidderminster on August 2 and the season beginning on the 6th.
It will be interesting to see how Blues set up for these games and how many youngsters such as Ronan Hale and Reece Brown get the nod. One thing is for sure, the new season cannot come quick enough. The pound may be unstable, but Blues are for the near future – credit to Panos for helping steer the ship. Not to forget the extra money from the Redmond sale this week, up to £1.17 million in installments from the 15% sell-on clause. The question is, will the long awaited signing of a striker be on the cards? *cough* Bradshaw…
Bring on the new season!
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