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Sadler: No More Excuses

Mat Sadler has said that Blues must stop peddling out the same excuses after their pathetic run of form.

'It was another sub-par performance, another bad one at home.

'We can't keep quoting the same old excuse that we've had a few new players come in and it's going to take time, what not and what not.

'We have got to totally re-assess ourselves and start again on Saturday.

'We have got more than enough about us in the dressing room, we know that, we see it every day on the training ground. But for some reason it's just not manifesting itself out on the pitch.

'We just want to bring the winning mentality back to Birmingham City, the pride back to Birmingham City.

'When it was 0-0 at half-time we were booed off the park. That's not good for anyone, it does nothing for the players, it takes its toll to an extent.

'But nobody is feeling the pressure any the more, you feel the pressure playing for a big club anyway.

'If you can't stand it, you shouldn't be playing football and you're not going to be able to produce on the big stage, which is what you want to do.

'At the same time we totally understand that we are not performing the way the fans like us to perform, so that's why they react like they do.

'As players, as a team, as a club, supporters we've just got to re-evaluate and re-assess.

'We're in mid-October, it's not the end of the season. Let's get that into perspective.

'But if we want to achieve the goal we've set ourselves this season then we've got to start turning out a few performances and pick up a few points.

'Let's not underestimate the effect Nicklas Bendtner has on us, we've missed him when he's not been here.

'But his addition is not the only thing that is going to change the team. We have all got certain attributes we can contribute.

'Maybe we haven't found that rhythm, that gelling, that ideal system, that Birmingham City way of playing.

'I think we will, but it has got to happen sooner rather than later.'




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Date:Friday October 20 2006

Time: 4:21PM

 

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