It seems a recurring theme now for Blues fans to look back in retrospect at the current failings going on at the club and ponder on what's going wrong. Ever since relegation from the Premier League in 2011, there's always been a negative presence surrounding Blues – whether it be through the ownership or the performances on the pitch.
Travelling up to Barnsley today, I turned to my son and apologised that his run of no wins at away games (today was his third) was going to continue. Whilst that might sound negative, I've been to 4 of Steve Cotterill's games in charge, and watched the other on the TV, and I'm not sure I've seen anything to suggest that my concerns of him being appointed were wrong.
This morning, Birmingham City announced Steve Cotterill as the club's new manager. This decision has seemingly split Blues fans in half, with some being delighted with the appointment, whilst others are very unhappy.
Blues have this morning confirmed the signing of Senegalese midfielder Cheikh N'Doye on a two-year contract. N'Doye trained with Blues in Austria yesterday and completed the deal late last night. N'Doye was available on a free transfer, after declining the offer of a new contract at French club Angers.
We received word late this morning that former Blues loanee Ravel Morrison was back at Wast Hills in full training kit this morning. Whilst this may just be a favour from his former manager Harry Redknapp to keep fit, think Darren Carter a few years back, or whether it is something more is yet to be seen.