UK time is: 08:59:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Support Team Not Jeer Old Owners says McLeish

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish is asking Blues fans not to give any stick to former owners David Gold and David Sullivan when his team take on West Ham on Saturday.

The pair sold Birmingham after 17 years of ownership and took on the task of reviving West Ham.

McLeish feels Gold and Sullivan should be commended for the good work they did while at St Andrews. He would though however like fans to concentrate on backing his players instead of giving their attention to the previous owners.

McLeish told the Mail: 'I don't know what reception they will get, it's not for me to say. But I've got a lot of respect for them, the job they did for this club.

'They brought the club up from the bones of their backsides to being a pretty decent outfit without getting that real consistency of the Premier League.


He added: 'They never let the spending get out of hand. The fans got a little bit annoyed that there wasn't enough investment but that is another story.

'The Birmingham fans have been renowned for their hostility over the years, not in a nasty way, but in making people feel uncomfortable on the pitch.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 5 2010

Time: 3:58PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I dont know what mcleish is on about, as if we'd do that to a fine upstanding person like gold. HA HA HA
JJ McDuff
Report Abuse
06/11/2010 13:04:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Blues Winger Features in England Win (Saturday March 28 2015)

Tesche Undecided On Future (Thursday March 26 2015)

Watford Forward Joins Birmingham (Thursday March 26 2015)

Birmingham Hero Turns 42 (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Brilliant Brown Shines (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Randolph: We Were Flat (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47
16. Brighton 39 10 15 14 -3 45
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44

Breaking League News

Celtic In For Lafferty?
Norwich : 01/04/2015 08:45:00
Jones: It's like nothing I've ever seen
Bournemouth : 01/04/2015 08:17:01
Howe: Jones is a big presence
Bournemouth : 01/04/2015 08:09:00
Howe: Wilson is a doubt for Easter games
Bournemouth : 01/04/2015 08:08:01
LUFC On This Day - April 1st
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 07:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff v Birmingham
Suggested By:  
Home win 25%
Draw 0%
Away win 75%