Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Muamba Our New Savage

Muamba Our New Savage

Fabrice Muamba believes he can do the same sort of job that Savage used to do for us.

Steve Bruce has in the past likened him to a young Patrick Vieira.

Speaking to the local press the youngster said:

'It's always nice when the manager says something like that.

'I have heard what he (Savage) did for Birmingham, but I am a bit of a different player to him - let's say we're not exactly the same!

'I am a ball-winner, that's my main job, and I do try to keep the team going. When I have the ball, I try to move it on quickly and pass it simply.

'That is what the manager asks me to do, to play my normal game. If I can help the team by doing that kind of job, which I believe I can, then I will be happy.

'I understand that there is a lot of competition here so when I got my chance again I told myself to do myself justice and that meant giving my all.

'The manager wanted me to keep the team going and make sure they couldn't come at us.

'I have played with Nafti before, I am with him every day in training, so I know what kind of player he is and it wasn't a problem.

'We try to balance things between us for the good of the team. If one goes forward, the other stays and sits. I thought we worked okay.

'The longer we play together, you can see us changing and getting better, we look stronger, more powerful and more as a team. And we will improve more as the season goes on, I'm sure of it.

'Leicester was one of those days when things went against us. It happens. What we have to do is keep working at it, keep working hard as a team.

'It's better that we go through this sort of stage now and get it out of our system.

'We looked very solid against Leicester, the back four was very good and in midfield we helped them. We played really well as a team, we were together.

'Defending-wise, we had no problems. I think we are okay there. It is just making sure that when we attack we finish teams off. We had chance after chance but couldn't put them away.

'We have to keep our chins up and move onto the next game. There are plenty left to play and we are in a good position in the league.'


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

Writer:
Date:Friday October 6 2006
Time: 5:13PM

Comments

0
From what i have seen he is a decent player hopefully he can build on this.
jono_forest
06/10/2006 17:27:00
0
He should not be given a starting berth ever he's a poor player whoever brought him to England shoul be shot!
Simone
06/10/2006 17:58:00
0
thats why he plays for brum lol
hampshire villian
07/10/2006 14:18:00
0
I take it you don't like what you see Simone?
Blackeye
09/10/2006 11:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Match day musings #8: Blackburn Rovers

Rob Wildey looks ahead to Blues' trip to Blackburn Rovers

The three-and-a-half-year approach

Blues carrying a long term vision is a refreshing change for the fans, says Rob Wildey

One To Watch: Jason Steele

Sask's about the oppositions best player.

Officials - Blackburn v Birmingham (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City this Saturday.

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)

Which January signing are you most pleased about?
Suggested By:
Jutkiewicz6%
Gardner28%
Nsue10%
Keita16%
Frei40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
2 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 10 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue58
2.gazal51
3.Brooklyn41
4.David Village39
5.Rob Wildey128
6.WhoRya6
7.Plynch5
8.BcfcTom4
9.LukeTurner4
10.Chrisblues4
Write for Vital Football