UK time is: 07:16:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gaffer's View: West Ham away 0-1

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish says that Blues striker Nikola Zigic could be as good as Peter Crouch if he would just believe in himself a bit more.

McLeish`s comments came after the lanky striker had found the net against West Ham again to hand Birmingham three very valuable points in their fight against relegation.

McLeish has been feeding Zigic videos of Crouch in action to show how the Spurs front man uses his height to his advantage in the penalty area.

McLeish said: "He`s a bit more like Crouchy. When he started he was a little awkward and ungainly but worked hard at his game and became impossible at times for defenders to play him."

"He`s still doing it. We`re looking for the big fella to use Crouchy as an example. He`s watched videos of Crouch."

"He`s upped his game. He`s at a good level now. He`s an international player and it`s been a challenge getting used to England."

"He`s beginning to hold his own. He was pushed in the back for the goal but he managed to stay firm and get his head on it".


"It was a matter of showing him videos and some of his own footage. It`s a very different style of football to Spain and Serbia. I`d like to see a big return in this half of the season - 20 goals," he jested.


JOIN US ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/

FOLLOW ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/





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:Monday February 7 2011

Time: 1:09PM

Your Comments

Wonder why he thought of Crouch as an example?
Foxxy
Would have thought that was quite obvious, because they are both capricorns
Latchford59
Not certain Crouch is the example to follow, but well done on sunday guys, seeing you take all 3pts away at spammers, was very, very pleasing to the eye. Lets hope the relegated teams our 3 from the 4 W's and spammers being one of them.:-))
spu 4 life
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Talking Point: Formations (Friday July 25 2014)

Kidderminster v Birmingham City (Friday July 25 2014)

Adeyemi Set for New Role (Friday July 25 2014)

Koran Rippers Banned (Friday July 25 2014)

Blog: StAn's Fans 24/07/14 (Thursday July 24 2014)

Hancox is Confident (Thursday July 24 2014)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Kidderminster 0 - 3 Birmingham City
Birmingham : 27/07/2014 22:32:00
Owls share spoils in Rovers friendly
Sheff Wed : 27/07/2014 20:21:00
LUFC Leeds Summer Transfer Rumours - Week Eleven
Leeds Utd : 27/07/2014 19:13:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Brentford
Reading : 27/07/2014 18:23:00
Latics Put On Open Training Session For Fans
Wigan : 27/07/2014 17:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do Birmingham need another striker?
Suggested By:  
Yes 92%
No 5%
Undecided 3%