Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

McLeish disappointed

McLeish disappointed

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish saw his side give away a seven game unbeaten run in the dying seconds of the game with Preston North End on Saturday and admitted that they must do better.

Fat striker Jon Parkin scored in the dying seconds to leave Blues with nothing and allow Wolves to stretch their lead at the top of the table to six points.

McLeish said: 'I think we can do better than that. We must do better than that.

'It's half the season gone and it would have been nice to finish on 50 points, but we knew it was going to be tough at Deepdale.

'The disappointing thing was not getting at least a point, but we can do better. We have got to do better in the second half of the season.

'It was disappointing to lose at the end. We have done it to other teams as well so I know how it feels.

'It looked like we had a slice of the cake, but there were late mistakes. It gave them an opening and, one against one in the box, Liam Ridgewell has mistimed his jump and the big fella had an easy tap in.

'I am disappointed. We had maybe one very
good chance in the second half. Instead of getting the share of it we are obviously disappointed to lose.'




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Monday December 15 2008
Time: 12:53PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Blues summer overhaul needed regardless of division

Blues' squad needs a summer overhaul, says Rob Wildey

Blues lose hard fought derby

Rob Wildey reacts to Blues' defeat at Villa Park this afternoon

Match day musings #25: Aston Villa v Blues

Rob Wildey looks ahead to Blues' trip to Villa Park this lunch time

Blues sit nervously just two points above drop zone

Today's Championship action sees Blues move down one place

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)

Will Harry Redknapp keeps Blues in the Championship?
Suggested By: Vital Blues
Yes68%
No32%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Village57
2.WayCoolBlue53
3.Brooklyn28
4.Rob Wildey120
5.Miami16
6.Josph BCFC 6
7.WhoRya5
8.gazal4
9.TonySaunders112
10.Sausage n egg2
Write for Vital Football