Birmingham City have had a satisfactory season in the Championship and the nine point deduction has overshadowed it quite a lot.
Without that, Garry Monk’s side would be in and around the top half of the table, which would have been a great season at the start, given their poor form in recent years.
The funds are dry off the pitch and the future looks fairly bleak, but on the pitch Birmingham have had a good season.
In that time, many players have done well and been heroic at times. On the other hand though, some haven’t quite lived up to expectations.
Here, we choose one hero and one villain from their 2018/19 season – one player who has excelled, and someone seen as the villain.
Do you agree, or have we missed a hero or villain from our selection? Let us know in the comments section below.
Hero: Che Adams
Che Adams has been the hero at Birmingham this season. His goals, his assists and his all round play has been exemplar, and he is deserved of Premier League attention.
Whether he goes or not, he will be remembered as the star of 18/19.
Villain: Jack Grealish
The Aston Villa playmaker thrives as the villain in the Second City derby, with Grealish scoring twice against Blues in 2018/19.
A fan took matters into his own hands, which was a disgrace, but Grealish was the villain at St Andrew’s all afternoon during that clash in March, even more so when he scored the winner.