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October 24, 2012 by Made In Brum
The way Blues started the game at Millwall was unacceptable, but the fight back was admirable. Lee Clark looked lost and then he looked inspired. The players looked lacklustre and then they looked quality. You just cannot predict Blues this season. It has been a very slow start to the season, but the biggest stand-out thing is the battling seems to have returned.
Against Leicester, Blues took one hell of a pummelling, possession wise , in the first half, but stuck at the task and went in, somehow a goal up. The second half, Leicester’s threat had died somewhat and it was a quality strike that earned them a point.
Now we come to Millwall away, three goals down after 18 poor first half minutes. But a goal just before half time got Blues back in it. A superb second half display, and suddenly it was 3-3. Shame we couldn’t go and win it. But it was a spirited fight back. On the other hand, should we have been three down at Millwall in the first place? Or could it be a turning point, a pivotal moment in the Birmingham City turn around?
If we are to improve and climb the table, we need the ‘big’ players to start performing consistently. Steven Caldwell and Curtis Davies need to shape up and stop shipping ‘silly’ goals. The midfield needs to stop letting the game pass them by and Nathan Redmond has to, for once, live up to his hype, as he has been anonymous. We haven’t seen the best of Darren Ambrose, he can be a massive asset for the club. There’s no doubting the ability of this squad of players. Clark and the lads have talked the talk enough times, now it’s time to walk the walk.
By Rob Wildey