Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

McLeish Disappointed With Slow Start

McLeish Disappointed With Slow Start

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish insists that the bit of weakness that his side have shown at the back is nothing more than a "blip".

Darren Bent had the Black Cats two up in no time in this game and although a draw may have looked possible after Cameron Jerome pulled a goal back, Blues slipped up again and Frazier Campbell made sure of the points.

'I'm disappointed we could start the game in such a slow fashion,' the Blues boss told Sky Sports.

'Although we started OK with a couple of bright passes and got at Sunderland early, for us to lose the goal like we did was shambolic.'

The defeat was the 10th straight game that Birmingham have failed to keep a clean sheet, but McLeish is not too concerned.

'It sometimes happens,' he concluded.

'Great teams and great defenders have lost in the past and you can have a blip and I'm presuming that's what happened today.

'The spirit and the character in the dressing room hurts when we lose and they will be smarting and some will analyse their performance and say 'that's not good enough and I have to do better' and that's all I can ask from my players.'



Vital Birmingham Twitter >> Click Here

Vital Birmingham Facebook >> Click Here

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

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday March 21 2010
Time: 2:57PM

Comments

0
Is that the same Bent who would "possibly" walk into your team? hahahaha
GazJohnson
21/03/2010 19:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Stewart: 'I learned a lot in England'

Greg Stewart was talking to Aberdeen's website after sealing his loan move to the club

How Redknapp's left-back enquiry impacts on Keita's future

Blues have enquired about Mitchell Dijks and Luke Turner discusses what this could mean for Cheick Keita...

Opinion: We Need A Striker

Sask's opinion on the striker situation at Birmingham City.

Blues should launch ambitious bid for Everton striker

Tom Heslop takes a look at an ambitious target that he thinks Birmingham City could look to following recent transfer disappointment

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 650%
7th - 14th27%
15th - 21st5%
Bottom 34%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue45
2.Ohio37
3.David Village27
4.gazal17
5.cropped13
6.BCFC4EVER5
7.LukeTurner3
8.WhoRya3
9.Sausage n egg3
10.Matthew Elliott12
Vital Football Comment