A heavy 4-2 defeat to Bristol City on Saturday has left Birmingham City not only 18th in the Championship table, but has massively increased concerns of relegation among some fans. This lack of form coupled with the collapse of the Maxco “takeover” and news from the far east that BSHL do not wish to sell has in turn caused the idea of protest to once again be spoken out loud.
Saturday was a big day for Blues. On the pitch, the team finally managed to end a winless streak stretching back six league games to November. Off the pitch, the fans broke through the apathy that had been hanging around the club like a bad smell to make their feelings known. What momentum will carry into the future in either scenario is unknown – but it could be a turning point.
If you’ve spent any time on Birmingham City Twitter recently, you will know that protest season has well and truly started. The #BSHLOUT hashtag has been trending on Twitter in the UK for a couple of days as supporters vent their frustration at the owners of Blues.
It’s that time of the season yet again for Blues – last day relegation drama following months of crap results. This time things have gone a bit too far for many and talk of protest is lighting up groups on Facebook. The big question of course is if it is all talk or if it will spill over into actual action – and if it does, how much effect will it have.