Birmingham City have had a steady season this time around as Garry Monk has gone about his business and secured their Championship status again.
But for a 10 point deduction through no fault of Monk’s or his players, the Blues would be sitting comfortably in mid-table and with one eye on next season and how they can build on a good campaign with some excellent results in it.
Of course, the summer will be a big one, with the likes of Che Adams likely to attract plenty of attention, but Blues fans can rest easy they are in safe hands with Monk, and they can certainly rest easier than they did at this time last season.
On this day last time out, a 3-1 home win over play-off contenders Fulham ensured Birmingham stayed in the Championship, and following the game there was plenty to be said from Blues fans in reaction to a fine win to end a poor campaign on the whole.
Looking closer at the comments, it seems like most fans got their wish this time around…
Let’s not do this again!!
— Craig Webster (@craig73webster) May 6, 2018
Announce promotion next season !
— Max Bradley (@MrMaxBradley) May 6, 2018
Get in lads brilliant we love you Birmingham we do #Bcfc
— Nathan (@nathancarty112) May 6, 2018
To my dearest Blues,thank you for a most wonderful Birthday present!!!KRO????⚪️????????????????????
— David Rao (@DavidDavidrao) May 6, 2018
On our way up next season. But be honest this last stuff is fun!!
— Konrad chrzanowski (@Konrad2761) May 6, 2018
Quality lads. To @GarryMonk and all his staff. We thank you for picking up this team and doing what was needed to get over the line. Next season brings me hope we may not need a last day survival. ????
— Neil (@neil10583) May 6, 2018