Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

McLeish has calmed Birmingham

McLeish has calmed Birmingham

Birmingham City striker Mikael Forssell has said boss Alex McLeish has created a positive attitude at St Andrews - an attitude that will help improve performances on the pitch.

The 26-year-old Finnish international said McLeish has made a difference since taking over from Steve Bruce and that the players no longer "mope about for days" after bad results.

Forssell told the club's official site: "Birmingham is a very professional club and Alex has made a difference. Now when we get a bad result we don't mope about for days afterwards.

"We react straight away and the coach trips home are always positive atmospheres. We try to get over it and work hard on Mondays to get things right."

But with Birmingham only out of the relegation-zone on goal-difference - and the battle to retain Premier League status likely to be a close-run thing - it was especially pleasing that Forssell mentioned the calmness on the pitch that McLeish has brought to the club.

He said: "Under Alex we try to pass the ball more and keep the ball more, which calms the game down and takes the pressure off our defence."

With home matches against Arsenal and Manchester United next on the list, hopefully that calmness can be translated into a tight defence - as getting just one point from the two games could make all the difference come the end of the season.

Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Monday February 11 2008
Time: 7:20PM

Comments

0
Well if he plays as he did against Spus you'll have no problem staying up this year .. or next.. Well done the blues
Chix
02/03/2008 07:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Three points is more important than welcoming an ex-manager

Blues take on Derby County tomorrow with Gary Rowett's return hogging the headlines

Blues battle against losses and FFP in January struggle

Birmingham City's January transfer window hasn't gone according to plan as they face an uphill battle against FFP Regulations as well as dealing with their own losses

Officials - Birmingham v Derby (13/1/18)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Derby County this Saturday.

Blues handed boost in race for Fleetwood Town striker

Blues have been given a boost in their efforts to sign Town striker Devante Cole

Birmingham City Archived Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What reception will you be giving Gary Rowet tomorrow?
Suggested By:
I'll boo7%
I'll clap 50%
I'll sing his name0%
Nothing - he's irrelevant43%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ohio15
2.WayCoolBlue13
3.David Village7
4.Bluesince19805
5.Le Hane3
6.greatsince682
7.gazal2
8.Rob Wildey11
Write for Vital Football