After a prolonged stalemate that was becoming more worrying by the day has been punctured by the official announcement that Birmingham City have been placed under transfer embargo.
Garry Monk is now unable to complete any more acquisitions as he embarks on reshaping his Blues squad to guide the club out of a period of underachievement since the surprise sacking of Gary Rowett in 2016.
There is talent in the ranks already at St Andrew’s, but it is a squad that has been assembled by a variety of different managers with differing ideologies.
There is plenty of blame to be shared around in the Midlands, but one man has proved to be the subject of ire from supporters of both the Blues and other clubs in this situation – Harry Redknapp.
The man who started last season as Birmingham manager, embarking on a spending spree before swiftly departing, has been called out as the man to blame…
Yet another club Redknapp has ruined ..Qpr …Southampton Bournemouth ..
— Matt Smith (@MattyladKRO) July 30, 2018
hi guys, if you would like to employ me as a CEO of the club I would accept two hundred and fifty thousand pounds per week as my wage. pic.twitter.com/xwv2DEf3FA
— Ross Lee (@RossLee_) July 30, 2018
Twitchy has destroyed another club ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/ckkgCzmQUh
— Mark Hillman (@hillmania) July 30, 2018
The Redknapp effect. Quick on the heals of our (QPR) FFP fine brought about from Redknapp’s time with us. Good luck Birmingham.
— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) July 30, 2018
— steve patrick ??????? (@SPQPR1) July 30, 2018
Blues finding out what happens when you employ Harry Redknapp!! #bankrupt
— Tommo (@Tommowba) July 31, 2018
Harry redknapp and foreign owners
Ruining football clubs since the dawn of time https://t.co/IPk7o8RBgI
— Ed Banthorp (@BigEdBanthorp) July 30, 2018