Date:Monday October 5 2009
Blues boss Alex McLeish stood by the tactics used in the game against Burnley on Saturday that Birmingham lost 2-1.
Blues had very little to offer up front with the boss opting to play a 4-5-1 formation, leaving Garry O`Connor up front on his own.
Fans do not like seeing the negative tactics, especially as goals seem to be at a premium just like last season.
McLeish said: 'I've got to listen to the supporters at home. Away from home I still think there is scope for the tactics that we used against Burnley.
'Against Manchester United and Tottenham we actually used a defensive midfielder in there rather than the midfielders we've been using in recent weeks, because I wanted to control the midfield and get balls forward in a constructive manner. We have done that well.
'The punters have got to be with us at St
Andrew's, so I've got to rethink everything. We are getting to know Christian Benitez and his strengths and weaknesses and maybe him being up front as the target striker against Bolton wasn't the right choice.
'It's not so much to appease the crowd, I've got to do it if I think the personnel are right. I chose to do it in the Aston Villa game and that is the problem, the two home games.
'Nobody would have batted an eyelid if we had taken one point off Villa and even a point off Bolton.
'In the seven games before Burnley we've
gone toe-to-toe with everybody else and nobody has turned us over and that includes Manchester United.'
Date:Monday October 5 2009
4 Clubs Bid £2m For Birmingham's Redmond (Wednesday June 19 2013)
Birmingham City 2013/14 Season Fixture List. (Wednesday June 19 2013)
Not Just Any Old Wednesday, It's Fixtures Day!! (Tuesday June 18 2013)
Birmingham Criticized By Council Chief (Monday June 17 2013)
Birmingham To Host Plymouth Argyle (Monday June 17 2013)
Clark Expects To Lose Seven (Monday June 17 2013)
Crainey Tempted By Extended Deal (Monday June 17 2013)
Swansea City Join Redmond Race (Thursday June 13 2013)
Birmingham Announce Nicolites As Shirt Sponsor (Thursday June 13 2013)
Birmingham Reward Reilly (Thursday June 13 2013)
|10. Derby County||46||16||13||17||3||61|
|13. Leeds Utd||46||17||10||19||-9||61|
» Wolves : 19/06/2013 11:37:00
|Lichaj Signs 2 Year Deal With Reds'
» Forest : 19/06/2013 11:14:00
|Eric Joseph Lichaj - Profile
» Forest : 19/06/2013 11:07:00
|4 Clubs Bid £2m For Birmingham's Redmond
» Birmingham : 19/06/2013 11:00:00
|Seagulls start at Elland Road
» Brighton : 19/06/2013 10:14:00
|Fixture List In Full
» Peterborough : 19/06/2013 10:13:00
|BWFC: Bolton Fixture List 2013/14 Season... The Us
» Bolton : 19/06/2013 10:12:00