Date:Monday December 4 2006
Steve Bruce has declared himself delighted with the result and manner of the Plymouth win.
The win saw Blues hit 40 points in the league and move them above Preston to go top of the table.
Speaking on the official site following the match, he said:
'This game always astounds me.
'We started off like a train against Southampton and ended up being 3-0 down.
'Plymouth started really well for the first ten or 12 minutes today and Maik has had to pull off a great save to stop them.
'But then we had two or three chances and scored them and the game's all over.
'I was very, very pleased especially in the second half with some of the football we played and the entertainment we gave and we deserved to score more.
'There was a 15 minute spell in the second half when the buzz came back to the crowd, which I haven't detected for a long, long time, so that's pleasing as well.
'I wanted a response after getting beaten and today I thought they were very good.
'Sometimes in this game, the job of manager is very difficult with some of the decisions you have to make.
'Over the past six to eight weeks, Martin Taylor has probably played the best he has personally since he's been at the club, but I just felt that Matt Upson is an England centre back and he's a naturally left hand sided.
'He's worked extremely hard, as you can see from his physical condition you wouldn't think he's been away for eight or nine months and I was delighted to see him start.
'With Fabrice Muamba, although he's been terrific, he's only a boy at 18.
'I just detected that there were signs he was a bit jaded against Southampton, so it was nice that I could bring in Nafti for his experience and he did particularly well.
'It's nice when you look at the table when you're top of the pile but it's only the beginning of December and we've got five long months to go.
'The Christmas period is vital now because games come thick and fast but you can see the improvement from when we started in August to where we are now is huge and I do believe we'll get better.'
Scout Focus: Leeds United (Thursday April 24 2014)
Birmingham Injury Update (Thursday April 24 2014)
Match Day Poll: Birmingham Host Leeds (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Opinion: Players Out Of Position (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Switching On Is The Problem says Burke. (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Macheda Looking To Stay In England. (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Blackburn Bully Birmingham 4-2 (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Review: What Was Birmingham's Biggest Problem? (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Stats: Blues v Blackburn Rovers (Monday April 21 2014)
Can Birmingham Finally Win at Home? (Monday April 21 2014)
|6.||Monk St Blue||18|
|Martin Happy With Play-Offs
» Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
|Cherries host Forest
» Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
|Prutton weighing up playing options
» Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
|Owls have competition for Hull striker
» Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00
|Owls suffer double injury blow
» Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:28:00
|Scout Focus: Leeds United
» Birmingham : 24/04/2014 13:00:00
|Madejski reveals 'slow progress' in owner search
» Reading : 24/04/2014 13:00:00