Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Gaffers View: Hughton Knows We Are Still In This.

Gaffers View: Hughton Knows We Are Still In This.

Blues manager Chris Hughton thought that his side played a clever game against Blackpool last night by restricting the chances that the home side had.

Coming away from Bloomfield Road just 1-0 down is not a bad result when you look at how well Blackpool have done on their own patch this season, City kept the game tight and managed to cut out the chances that Pool had, a few times just as they were about to pull the trigger.

When the ball did go in it was because of a very lucky deflection off a shot that wa going wide.

Hughton knows his side have to do better at St Andrews on Wednesday, but is feeling quietly confident that his side can do it.

'We'll certainly have to improve on what we were tonight. We always knew it would be a difficult game with the way that they play,' he said.

'They get a lot of possession because of the shape and the numbers that they get into the middle of the park, and all you can do is you can try to restrict them to minimal chances, which I thought we did.

'I thought they had a couple of good chances, but of course they had good possession. We didn't use the ball well enough. If I look at certainly how we've been away from home of late, whether that be in our general play or whether that be on the counter we've generally been better on the ball.

'So we need to be better than that, but we have an opportunity now to take them back to St Andrew's.'






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

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Saturday May 5 2012
Time: 4:01PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Formation thoughts

Luke Turner talks through his preferred formation for the trip to Rotherham..

Aoife Mannion Extends Contract

Sask's article on how Mannion has extended her contract with Birmingham Ladies.

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Rotherham United

Tom Heslop discusses who he would start against the Millers as Blues look to bounce back from last weekends defeat

Warnock Set to Become a Miller

Neil Warnock is set to become to new manager of Rotherham United, according to the Daily Mirror.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Profile
Christopher Handy
Profile
Saskia Bowes
Profile
Rob Wildey
Profile
Luke Turner
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal8%
In defence46%
In midfield6%
In attack40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 3 2016 7:45PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue9
2.David Village8
3.BcfcTom5
4.Moshen4
5.Rob Wildey3
6.LukeTurner2
7.HenryKJ1