Getting the Sky Blues

Andy Munro watches as Blues go down at Coventry.

The old saying “In like a lion and out like a lamb” seems like it’s coming half-true as we hardly raised a whimper against a Coventry side focussed on getting to the play-offs.

The Sky Blues have made some excellent signings without breaking the bank so there is perhaps hope for Blues in the longer term. Whether John Eustace is the man to lead our footballing regeneration must be open to debate. Maybe his softly-spoken Mr Hyde persona when facing the press and public are balanced by a Dr Jekyll display in the dressing room but one has to doubt this. If it’s love required then many of Blues over-hyped players need the tough variety .

One of the few players who show passion is Hannibal Mejbri and the recent amount of minutes he has been getting must cast further doubt on a loan extension. Marc Roberts and Maxime Colin particularly were run ragged, as were the rest of the back line. The Juke worked hard to little effect and perhaps the best display was a neat performance from Bellingham the Younger.

Just as worrying was the injury to Tahith Chong and one hopes it is not too serious as he was beginning to recapture his early form. Thankfully we are safe but it would be nice, if a trifle unlikely, to finish with a win against the Blades to spread some hope for next season.