35/46: Playoff Push Goes Through Molineux

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Blues’ push to reach the Championship playoffs seems to go on and off. After a hard fought 1-0 home win over top of the table Hull City, it was certainly on. After a disappointing and frustrating 2-0 loss at Blackburn in mid-week, the Twitter pundits declared it off again.

As it stands, Blues are five back of Sheffield Wednesday with two games in hand on the Owls. That’s not insurmountable by any stretch. The games in hand are especially important, free points for Blues to pick up (if they can get them of course). One of those extra games is tomorrow in a derby fixture at Wolverhampton. Win, Blues are two back with a game in hand still. Lose or draw, and the road gets much tougher but not impossible. With 11 league games left to go, Blues need to take care of their own business. Continue reading

32/46: QPR 2, Blues 0 – Well, at Least We Won the Fight

Blues lost 2-0 at QPR on Saturday and by all accounts it was not a great effort. Rangers took the lead just after the half hour mark, doubled it minutes later by converting a penalty and never looked back. To add to the troubles, Blues fans are accused of coin throwing and QPR are accused of almost crushing Blues fans outside the gates (as an outsider, the fact that there isn’t proper ingress and egress at big league grounds in the year 2016 is astounding — but that’s a thought for a different post).

It’s a crazy set of events and Blues themselves released a statement denouncing the coin throwing, while also throwing shade at QPR and the local police for terrible handling of the situation. It’s all really astounding that this is how professional clubs handle issues. Continue reading