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Birmingham City fans should feel rather let down by figure’s recent comments



Birmingham City are one of what feels like loads of Football League clubs on the cusp of financial disaster with their future set to be decided in the coming days.

Garry Monk’s side currently sit in 13th place on 50 points but there is the increasing possibility of a 12 point deduction that would see them plummet down to just two points above the drop zone.

The punishment would be for breaking Financial Fair Play rules with the summer window of 2017/18 seen as the main area of concern.

Harry Redknapp signed 14 new players during that window, spending over £15million and increasing the wage bill significantly, but says the current problems are not his fault but the fault of the board.

In an interview with the Telegraph, he insists that he did not know anything about FFP rules and says the owner and executives at the club should have kept an eye on it.

After an underwhelming spell, the former Spurs, Southampton and Portsmouth boss is not a hugely popular figure at St. Andrews.

But what should the fans make of his latest comments?

It is a tricky one. For the most part, he is right. Responsibility for adhering to FFP rules does fall with the club directors and owners.

Although at the same time, his decision to completely rid himself of ANY responsibility whatsoever leaves a bad taste and will be far from true.

Redknapp has experienced this many times before in his managerial career so he will have known the risks attached to making such sweeping changes.

The comments are not really worth expelling energy on but they are rather cowardly at the same time.

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