Andy Munro comments on Blues’ defeat at Villa Park and their future prospects.
I’ve got to the age when I only get a sick feeling in the stomach when there’s a funeral or somebody I know becomes seriously ill. Now added to that list is losing to the Villa, especially if it’s a result that could send us down. Even worse, when it’s our nemesis, Agbonlahor, who puts a nail in our coffin, possibly at the same time as rejuvenating a football career that looked dead in the water.
Okay, Harry pointed out that the Villa only had one or two shots on target and they scored from their first corner. In fairness, whilst those excuses sound almost Zolaesque, we’re certainly looking more solid but it’s a shame that up front we’re making the days of Cameron Jerome look prolific.
It’s got to that stage when we can’t rely on everybody to lose every game and we have to start doing it for ourselves. Yes, if Newcastle and Huddersfield’s results go right, it means that when Huddersfield play us they can’t get second spot but at the same time can’t be caught for the play-offs, which might take away the incentive when they play us.
The point is that if we’re good enough we’ll stay up because it is still in our own hands. But if we go down, I will switch over to a new mode of, Isn’t it great to go to new grounds and anyway, look at the likes of Swansea and Southampton who went through the divisions like a knife through butter.
Either way, let’s hope we have a great following against Huddersfield and a crowd that does us proud, including all the pathetics who can think of any excuse other than going down to support the team that they supposedly love.