It’s safe to say the honeymoon is over and interesting times have returned to B9. A second successive defeat for Blues to begin Wayne Rooney’s reign led to fans booing the team off the pitch and more wailing and gnashing of teeth online. Is this the next big dip on the football rollercoaster that is being a fan of Birmingham City?
As expected after a weekend of rumour, John Eustace parted company with Birmingham City on Monday morning, followed by his assistant head coaches Matt Gardiner and Keith Downing on Tuesday evening. While at the time of writing Wayne Rooney has yet to be named as successor, it is only a matter of time before the former Derby County and DC United head coach takes over at St Andrew’s.
After a convincing 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Friday night I was fairly sure that the weekend would be a chill and relaxing one from a Blues perspective. Unforunately, Blues don’t do normal, with the rumours of Wayne Rooney being given the Blues job resurfacing and solidifying.
One of the biggest indicators that life has drastically changed for Birmingham City is the complete lack of coverage of any news from Hong Kong. Despite Birmingham Sports Holdings still owning 51% of the club, it’s clear that it’s Shelby Companies Limited calling the shots and the remaining Chinese BCFC board members appear to have been completely sidelined.