UK time is: 12:21:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hancox is Confident

Mitch Hancox has been speaking at the club shop when he was meeting fans and here is a roundup of what was printed in the Birmingham Mail. He says the players are significantly different from last year and Birmingham have a new way of playing.

The young left-sided defender explained that the players have learnt from last year, well the players that are still here. If it were the same group of players then this could hope less promise, but since there has been so many new additions to the players that remain this may actually be a benefit for Blues this season.

"It was so hard, especially being a fan as well, seeing the club in that position. Not nice to see at all."

Mitch also said Blues now have a different style of play, Donaldson and Thomas offer pace to get in behind; Cotterill and Duffy offer tricky wing play to get down the sides. Although, he said, they don`t always try and beat their man so they do play it simple and bring others into play.

Given the outlets we have this year, Blues may change in terms of how they threaten other teams but it`s too soon to say whether they will increase the threat they hold to other teams.

"I think we have got a lot of alternatives so that we can do really well."

What will be exciting is the added pace up front that Blues haven`t had for a while now. Instead of Burke there will be Cotterill and/or Duffy, but now the front line will match the pace and possibly spearhead the attack instead of following up into the box.

I prefer to have at least one quick striker, it can prevent teams coming too high up the pitch and really pressing you into periods of pressure and it offers a more effective counter-attack when teams do come forward, something really important in the modern game.

What will help the team is confidence and all of the players who have given interviews have plenty of it. They believe in themselves, the team and importantly the manager. A good starting point to go and get some points.



Read More:

- Birmingham fans to pack out Kidderminster

- A fair price for Ben Foster

Click Here to sign up for our site, make yourself and your ideas heard in the comments below!

For enquires please send emails Here

Useful Links - Birmingham Mail




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: Christopher Handy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 24 2014

Time: 9:54AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Novak: We Looked the Better Team (Monday October 20 2014)

Clark: Can't Question The Players (Monday October 20 2014)

Davis Doubt (Monday October 20 2014)

Doyle Set for Action (Monday October 20 2014)

Highlights: Birmingham 0-1 Bolton (Monday October 20 2014)

Bolton Sink Birmingham (Sunday October 19 2014)

All About Beryly Lubala (Sunday October 19 2014)

Birmingham Starlets To Be Sold? (Saturday October 18 2014)

Birmingham Lost 55% of Home Games (Saturday October 18 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 12 3 4 5 -3 13
19. Wigan 12 2 5 5 -2 11
20. Brighton 12 2 5 5 -3 11
21. Birmingham 12 2 5 5 -7 11
22. Fulham 12 3 1 8 -9 10
23. Bolton 12 2 2 8 -12 8
24. Blackpool 12 1 3 8 -10 6

Breaking League News

Any Previous? - Latics v Millwall
Wigan : 20/10/2014 11:42:00
11 goals conceded in 4 games
Wolves : 20/10/2014 10:00:00
Player Ratings - Derby (H)
Reading : 20/10/2014 10:00:00
Adams Out? You Must be Joking!?
Norwich : 20/10/2014 09:54:00
Meet The Ref - Latics v Millwall - Eddie Ilderton
Wigan : 20/10/2014 09:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match: Birmingham 0-1 Bolton
Suggested By:  
Darren Randolph 25%
Paul Caddis 0%
Paul Robinson 0%
David Edgar 0%
Jonathan Grounds 0%
David Davis 0%
Stephen Gleeson 0%
Koby Arthur 25%
Demarai Gray 50%
David Cotterill 0%
Clayton Donaldson 0%
Wes Thomas 0%
Lee Novak 0%
Callum Reilly 0%