One step forward, two steps back


November 20, 2012 by Made In Brum

Lady luck hasn’t been smiling on Blues recently, nor have they been smiling on themselves. Just as it seemed the corner was starting to be turned, another corner, just as big, just as long, suddenly appears.

On watching the Hull game back, the first thing that stood out was how comfortable we are in possession. However, the basic errors we made for the three goals were ridiculous. All three goals could have been avoided by getting the very basic things right. And watching Steven Caldwell chase Sone Aluko was similar to watching a race between a slug and a fox.

Where do we go now? With two tough away games at Derby and Blackpool approaching, Blues really need to string some positive results together. Its easy saying ‘we’ll get it right’, but Lee Clark and his back room staff should be working round the clock, demanding extra training sessions from the players if need be, until they have turned the teams fortunes around.

This take over has gone quiet yet again. I think I preferred it when the circus was in town, at least we all held some home that Peter Pannu would agree a sale.

Papa Bouba Diop has just extended his deal for a further month, even though he has been an ‘unused sub’ in the last six games. What I don’t understand is, if the budget is so little that Clark can’t bring in a replacement for Leroy Lita, why not let Diop go and bring a striker in? When Clark said ‘we’re going to give the youngsters a chance’ that basically meant ‘I have been told I cannot bring another striker in’. Yet another example of why being the manager of Birmingham City is so difficult right now.

Oh well. Bring on Derby, I suppose.


One thought on “One step forward, two steps back

  1. Johnboy says:

    The first 2 goals were purely as a result of Caldwell’s lack of pace. We made a few chances but failed to convert them. Generally the whole team lacks pace !

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