An impressive season thus far may just be about to become a disastrous one for Birmingham City Football Club, after recent major developments.
The Blues have endured a difficult run of form of late, after losing to arch rivals Aston Villa, Millwall and Preston North End in the space of a week, but this shouldn’t overshadow the strides the club have made under Garry Monk this season.
The former Leeds United and Middlesbrough manager has restored belief amongst the fans after a difficult few years of fighting relegation, and if it wasn’t for the Championship being at its tightest compared to the last few years, they would be definite play-off contenders bar for sure.
But with the division being so tight this season, the Blues may be about to thrown into real trouble, with the threat of a potential points deduction on the horizon.
The club have had their issues with Financial Fair Play regulations over the last year or so, and may be about to be docked 12 points which would subsequently leave them two points above the drop-zone of present.
It would be obviously be a catastrophic occurrence for the Blues – a points deduction at any stage of the season is detrimental, but just like that, they could become relegation candidates as opposed to top six contenders.
One man who is bound to be disappointed with this news is Che Adams – the 22-year old has been City’s standout performer this season, with his 21 goals helping the club up the league table.
But his tireless work, energy and threat up top could well count for nothing come the end of the season should the worst happen and Monk’s men be thrown into a relegation dogfight.
The club may well be resigned to losing their star-man amid reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, but they could face even more severe consequences should a points deduction come along…