Birmingham City supporters have been debating the performances of goalkeeper Lee Camp, following the 35-year-old’s recent comments about recovering from an error he made in the Blues’ 1-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic.
Pep Clotet’s side were seemingly heading for a goalless draw at Wigan in their final away game before the international break, but Camp allowed a fairly routine effort from Anthony Pilkington to squirm under his body and into the net.
That mistake cost Birmingham a valuable point, but Camp showed his ability to recover from that in the Blues’ 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough at St Andrews, helping Clotet’s side keep on the front foot by doing all that was asked of him in an assured fashion.
The 35-year-old has in the main proven himself to be a reliable performer in Birmingham’s goal over the last few seasons, with Clotet keeping him as the club’s number one keeper following Garry Monk’s departure, but there have been a few occasions where mistakes like the one at Wigan have cost the Blues points.
That has seen some Birmingham fans start to question whether Camp should be the club’s first choice keeper in the long run, whilst others have pointed out the positive impact he has had on the Blues’ performances since his arrival at St Andrews.
Here, we take a look at how Birmingham supporters have reacted to Camp’s latest comments about bouncing back from that error at Wigan on social media…
Exactly what I said all keepers make errors, it's the hardest position to play and it's under the biggest spot light as theirs only 1 keeper! Camp has kept the most clean sheets since myhill in 2012 so yep he ain't the best but definitely not the worse #bcfc
— bluenose mucka (@RichardTonry) October 9, 2019
Camp has won us more points then has lost us since he arrived.
— Kevin Jones (@kevjj50) October 9, 2019
Not being funny but when him and Stockdale are out of contract in the summer we need a complete overhaul in that position, we need to get a quality keeper in and maybe utilize Ramos or another as back up , these 2 need to go #kro
— mick (@mickcwhill) October 9, 2019
— Parko (@parkoblue) October 9, 2019
That's all well and good for his own state of mind but it doesn't change the fact he does it on a regular basis and should be dropped from the team.
— Cully86 (@StevenC01806370) October 9, 2019
I'm not a Camp fan, but he's kept us in a couple of games this season and shouldn't be hauled over for one mistake this season (admittedly it was regular last season)
— Chris (@Cgill1980) October 9, 2019
I'll put it in better context, he makes too many of these mistakes more than most keepers
— Jon Merrell (@IMRMEZZI) October 9, 2019