- Apr 2, 2004
City is currently second favourite for relegation with bookmakers. It's a dreadful position to be in. We were supposed to punch above our weight in the Trust era by focusing on the long term and the embargo makes a mockery of that. As a lay fan, I don't really know the implications of recent departures from the club board but, from the outside looking in, they seem positive. If we can get through this season then the future starts to look rosier due to the cohort of young players that are coming through, but this season could be a real test. We've survived relegation battles before and can do it again - and this season we may end up surprising outsiders - but it's important we are realistic in our assessment of ourselves and committed to grinding every point we can out of the next nine months, thereby helping make sure we stop the rot and begin another upwards spiral. We can do it, and no one can do it for us.