I sat down with BCFC Followers writer Mark Watson (@MarkWatson1875) to look at just how well Blues have done
this season and his thought and hopes for the second half of the season.
JJ: So, Mark, Blues currently sit in 9
MW: Well the obvious answer has to be Jimmy-B and the Real Pep. I don’t think I can overstate just how much their presence has improved the atmosphere, training and tactical efficiency of the squad. You only have to look at our success with set pieces to see the impact Beattie and Clotet have had on this club and I don’t think it’s any real coincidence that our
strikers are on top form now that we have an
JJ: As of writing this Blues have just lost at home for the first time in 15 matches. What has changed in our home form to make us so hard to beat at home this season?
MW: After raving about Monk’s right hand men, it’s time to give Garry some credit too. In the same way that having a former
hard time breaking us down, especially through the middle.
JJ: It’s widely known about
MW: Look, we were spoilt with ‘Arry’s wheeling and dealings last year. We’re Birmingham City, we can’t cope with such excitement and we don’t belong in that world! Now that the poisonous duo of Vetere and Dein have crawled back into the
As for the final loan/transfer – your guess is as good as mine. The squad has looked worryingly thin over the last few games and we need to use this signing wisely. If I had to guess though I’d say Monk will look for a winger since he’s opted to push Colin and Pedersen forward in recent weeks rather than play the existing midfielders that we have.
JJ: I personally highlighted last week that as good as Blues are at what they do, and I really hope we stick to the same philosophy that Monk is following, would you agree that Blues lack a plan B and how you go about changing that if so?
MW: Oh no, we definitely have a plan B. We call it “hoof it and hope”. See, if you say that confidently enough then it seems like it’s a good thing and something we’ve planned for all along. Rather than the desperation tactic that it actually is! You’re right, we seem to have a
JJ: Final question from me Mark, with blues performing very well for most of the season and showing it isn’t just a good start, how far can this blues team go and just where can Blues finish this season?
MW: The million dollar question! If we’re being completely honest then anything above a relegation scrap is an achievement. It really is