Toons Vs Blues

Last updated : 03 January 2005 By Blues Mad Leigh
I can remember in one of my previous articles saying Blues’ run would kick in, and it certainly has.

Whenever Blues look as if they are struggling they manage to pull themselves together and put up a fight. Ironically Blues’ run has stepped up a gear after Jesper Gronkjaer’s move from St. Andrews was confirmed; a coincidence? I will leave you to decide.

Even when just looking at highlights of the last four games on Match Of The Day you can see we have got back to our old ways and it is defiantly paying dividends.

Blues run of form has injected a huge amount of confidence into the squad, now the players that pull a Blues’ jersey on now know that they need to go out week in, week out and pick up points consistently otherwise Birmingham City Football Club could find themselves in the Championship.

This raises the relatively tedious situation with a Mr Robbie Savage. I am a massive fan of Robbie Savage. I think he is a wonderful player, and I agree with Steve Bruce; he makes us tick as a team. But if he is unsettled he must go, I don’t want lads in our team with no desire.

Last week in a post match interview with the BBC Sav could have quite easily settled the situation after being asked “What is the situation with you (Savage) and Birmingham City?” to which Sav replied (with a smirk) “that is between the two clubs”. Sav, you’re a massive fish here at Birmingham every fan worships you, take it from me, but if that isn’t good enough for you then go.

Ahead to Saturday’s game at St. James Park, the Toons have had a poor run lately as they sit 14th in the table.

I must concede looking at Newcastle’s results makes one wonder “when will their luck kick in” lets face it Newcastle are a top side, yes Blues can beat them on their day but Newcastle are looking for a big response to prove their doubters wrong.

Blues are playing some excellent football lately, and more impressively getting results, but I can’t see us going to St. James and winning. When I think some more I don’t even think we will get a point; I’d love to be wrong.

The only way Blues can win or get a point is if we concentrate and play as much offensive football as defensive, it is no good playing for a draw. We need to enjoy the occasion, passing the ball nicely and slickly along the turf, then when our chance comes along to rip the back of the net our two inform attackers Big Emile, and Little Clint can finish.

We all know what the likes of Alan Shearer and Craig Bellamy can do – all Blues need to do is keep them out of the game, preferably in their own half defending! Okay, now I’m getting a little carried away.

Saturday will be a test for Blues, can we push on and get five, yes five wins on the trot or will Newcastle come back, and come back good? Will Bruce be buying the drinks after the game? Yes, football is impossible to predict.

I feel as if Newcastle will bounce back this weekend and knock us back down, as I’ve said I’d love to be wrong. I will say no more; just keep these fingers tightly crossed.

Come on lads!

Happy New Year and Keep Right On,

Leigh Whitehouse.