Birmingham City - Avram Grant Disappointed With Defence
UK time is: 09:50:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Avram Grant Disappointed With Defence

Hammers boss Avram Grant pointed to the fact that his team defended badly in the Carling Cup semi final last night.

Grant claimed his side looked a far better bet to reach the final of the competition, but they lacked concentration from set pieces and that`s why his team have missed out.

He said: 'I felt we played well first half, scored one goal and could have scored more than one.

'In the second half Birmingham scored from two corners. We didn't deal with those very well. I am disappointed.

'I am not happy that we are not in the final. We did well in the competition, won a lot of games, and even the first half here was good.

'But unfortunately we are not at Wembley.'

He added: 'I don't think it will have an impact on the players' confidence for the relegation battles ahead.

'You saw we played well in the first half.

'We did not play like a team who are bottom but we have to defend better than set pieces.

'I can take something from the recent games but football is a game of results.

'We wanted to be in the final and the two goals from corners made the difference.

'We will continue fighting. I don't think we didn't play well. We will not give up, we will keep fighting.'

Join us on FACEBOOK

Follow us on Twitter

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:Thursday January 27 2011

Time: 7:28AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Have never really taken to AG as a manager. He is so sorry looking and doesn't seem to be able to raise his team when he has to change things around. The second half showed up how much brum wanted it whereas Hammers seemed to just collapse in a fragile heap once you had scored your first.
SFC Forever
Report Abuse
28/01/2011 09:23:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Birmingham Have a Long Road Yet (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Sign Him Up (Friday October 9 2015)

Opinion: Ten games in- A year on! (Friday October 9 2015)

No Players Coming In (Thursday October 8 2015)

Birmingham Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Wednesday October 7 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. WayCoolBlue 17
2. Sask 12
3. Chrisblues 10
4. BcfcTom 9
5. HappyBlueHarry 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Brighton 10 6 4 0 6 22
2. Middlesbrough 10 6 2 2 10 20
3. Reading 10 5 3 2 9 18
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Ebanks-Landell avoids the knife
Wolves : 13/10/2015 09:00:01
Birmingham Have a Long Road Yet
Birmingham : 13/10/2015 08:45:00
LUFC Watch Jordan Botaka score for DR Congo
Leeds Utd : 13/10/2015 07:19:01
LUFC On This Day - October 13th
Leeds Utd : 13/10/2015 07:05:00
Owls Forward Lavery On Why He Chose Pompey Loan
Sheff Wed : 13/10/2015 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Birmingham City Make The Play-Offs?
Suggested By:  Sask
Yes 45%
No 55%
Club Execution error : INSERT INTO birmingham.dbo.track select '13/10/2015 09:50:22','','/article.asp?a=229715' [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value.