No justice, no respite

Andy Munro finds consolation in Blues’ defeat at Bolton.

Yet again, Blues suffered a narrow away defeat, which unfortunately is an occupational hazard when the opposition onion bag fails to bulge.

This was yet another performance when we had the lion’s share of the play but failed to convert a number of chances into goals. The inevitable followed when Bolton snatched the winner with the help of a handball that would have even made Maradona proud (thanks, ref). To rub salt in the wounds, the Bolton team included Messrs Donaldson, Lowe and Buckley all previously deemed surplus to requirements down at St Andrews.

Yet, a team that we dominated so much are joint top of the Championship so surely our luck will turn so that we start to move up the table. In fairness with such limited resources, it’s difficult to know what else Garry Monk can do, other than engender team spirit and togetherness and keep to a system with which the players are comfortable.

It’s far too early to panic, especially given the way we have dominated games, the Boro’ one apart. Still, it has to be said, roll on the return of the mercurial Isaac Vassell, given Blues paucity of goals.

In the meantime, maybe now is the time to shake things up a bit with the introduction of Messrs Mahoney, Otabor and Harding. Sometimes a few fresh faces can bring an injection of energy although goal scoring apart, little seems wrong with the team.