Date:Monday October 26 2009
Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish was full of praise for his side as they put in a great performance to beat Sunderland in front of the new owner Carson Yeung.
Last week`s bad boy Liam Ridgewell opened his account for the club with the first goal and then James McFadden put Blues in total control of the game when he netted a fine goal to make it 2-0.
Sunderland did get one back late on when Scott Dan put the ball into his own net but Blues never looked like getting anything but the win.
McLeish said after the game: 'We are persevering right to the very end, we are showing that real strength of character when under the cosh.
'On another day, we should probably have been more goals up than the two, but we gifted them a goal and it put us under a bit of pressure.
'But we withstood it and credit to the new players who have come to the club.
'I said to them before the game 'it's not a dress rehearsal, so enjoy it in the Premier League', and they looked as if they enjoyed their football today.
'But they have got to prove themselves every week. You can say they have nothing to prove, top players, but for me, you go out every week to prove yourself.
'I didn't put any pressure on them and say they were playing for their places.
'They know on the horizon, there might be new players to augment the squad, because we have had problems injury-wise and the fragility of the squad has been evident.'
Vital Brum are now set up on face book so why not join up and help us grow into a great community?
You can get to know the staff better as we`ll all be updating the page and we will bring you the latest news, views, happenings and rumours from St Andrews.
Join us today and join in the fun.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US
Date:Monday October 26 2009
Birmingham Winners of LG Performance Award (Sunday December 21 2014)
Birmingham's Cotterill Delights With Winner (Sunday December 21 2014)
Rowett on Beating Huddersfield (Sunday December 21 2014)
Highlights: Huddersfield 0-1 Birmingham (Sunday December 21 2014)
Opinion: January Transfers (Sunday December 21 2014)
Blues Through To Next Round (Friday December 19 2014)
Former Birmingham Defender Reflects on Defeat (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Birmingham Agree Deal With Charlton (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Birmingham Manager Finishes Impressive Peno (Wednesday December 17 2014)
BIHL to Provide Funds for BCFC (Wednesday December 17 2014)
|14. Sheff Wed||22||6||10||6||-5||28|
|18. Leeds Utd||22||6||6||10||-7||24|
|Wolves 1 Brighton 1 (Report)
» Brighton : 21/12/2014 20:42:00
|Rams Held By Canaries
» Derby County : 21/12/2014 20:36:00
» Derby County : 21/12/2014 20:34:00
|LUFC Sharp - I want to start every game
» Leeds Utd : 21/12/2014 20:23:00
|Gray - We Have To Be Better Than That
» Sheff Wed : 21/12/2014 19:57:00