As Carol Butcher was granted her dream outing at St Andrews this weekend, it seems that her passion for the club has well and truly resonated in the current crop of players too.
She had the joy of watching two truly brilliant goals, with Jon Toral and Maikel Kieftenbeld scoring absolute pearlers whilst debutant Will Buckley also got on the scoresheet.
A routine 3-0 victory over fellow promotion-chasers Ipswich Town was more than what was expected from Gary Rowett’s men, but after crushing Derby County last week, the sky really is the limit for the Blues this season.
After the off-field turbulence that has riddled the Blues team in recent years, it’s delightful to see some stability on-the-pitch. Whilst none of the players or management can control the ongoing calamity in Hong Kong, results on the pitch have well and truly spoken for themselves this campaign.
Many Blues fans, myself included would have settled for a sturdy mid-table finish this season. But in Gary Rowett we have a manager that radiates confidence around the city. I’ve met him numerous times at press events and he is a truly believable man and you can see why he has the effect he has.
The players want to play for him, the coaches want to coach for him and the fans sing his name week after week on the paddocks.
Even he couldn’t have imagined that it would be going so well at this point in the season.
The sky really is the limit and whilst it is important to not get carried away, Blues fans should allow themselves the right to revel in the current good-nature that is being carried with recent results.
A couple more solid signings would do very nicely this window and after that, who knows?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and had Blues picked up a couple of wins at now relegation-threatened clubs, they could be even higher than they are now.
But let’s keep ourselves in the present and in the now, because it’s never been a better time to be a Bluenose in modern times.
Keep Right On.
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