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 free transfers Harry Redknapp should consider

Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop takes an alternative look at some transfer business that Blues could do

Transfer Talk: Redknapp interested in Arsenal defender

Birmingham City are reportedly chasing Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

Transfer news: Blues step up bid for Torino midfielder

Birmingham City want to seal a deal for Afriyie Acquah

Transfer Talk: Initial talks held with Southampton striker

Birmingham City have reportedly held talks with Southampton striker Sam Gallagher

Archived Vital Birmingham 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)

Where will Blues finish next season?
Suggested By:
Top 214%
Top 637%
7th - 14th35%
15th - 21st7%
Bottom 37%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Le Hane454
2.Ohio43
3.gazal22
4.David Village19
5.WhoRya2
6.WayCoolBlue2
7.Percey2
8.Andy Exall2
9.BCFC4EVER1
10.Sausage n egg1
The Vital Football Members League