Blues face Barnsley on Saturday in a bid for survival in the Championship, but will it be curtains for Cotterill if they don’t get the result?
After the total embarrassment at Brentford, the fans turned quickly (more so in recent months) on him and I don’t think it was just because of the amount of goals we conceded either…
Blues now find themselves swirling around the drain of the Championship once again and Saturday now becomes the biggest game of the campaign so far.
As for the Cotterill, many would argue if there’s less than three points on Saturday he’s got to go. For me, he doesn’t help himself and looks less and less like a man that can save us from the trap door.
On Saturday, N’Doye came back into the team, well he had to because of Davis’ injury and Kieftenbeld’s suspension. However, playing the biggest and slowest man furthest forward of a midfield three is not what you want, especially if you’re trying to counter and he’s your only option there.
You can’t fault his work-rate, but being that clumsy on the ball begs a lot of questions.
As I said before, Cotterill looks less confident week in week out thanks to these defeats. He looks totally lost and I get the feeling he’s starting to expect fate.
It’s fair to say we need a miracle.
Disconnect with the fans
The fans are turning out in their numbers to see these dismal displays trying to keep themselves entertained and the only apology we get is from our… goalkeeper?
Although we ‘issued’ one to him after our good run last month, even that is starting to fade a bit. The ‘time to go’ chant was ringing around Griffin Park and walking towards the tunnel, he looked like a lost puppy. You just have to look at what he said following the game to understand he doesn’t give a damn about us…
But what do we know, we’re only spectators and can afford to travel to every game to watch mind numbing football.
What do you think, is Saturday the be all or end all for Steve? Let us know in the comment section below, we’d like to hear from you!