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Opinion: It feels like the Zola era all over again!

Opinion: It feels like the Zola era all over again!

After another disappointing result this afternoon against Fulham at Craven Cottage, now is the time for Birmingham City to part ways with Steve Cotterill.

This is simply an opinion of mine and I know it may seem a little bit harsh but in the 10 games that he has now been in charge, Blues have failed to score a second half goal and performances have continued to drop.

On loan Chelsea man Jeremie Boga could have ended that hoo-doo today but he went onto blaze a penalty over the bar!

Blues looked good for spells of the game but I can only make comparisons between Cotterill and Gianfranco Zola.

The owners waited around far too long before sacking and if they want to take this club forward, they now need to relieve the former Bristol City manager of his duties before it is too late!

Blues are heading one way and one way only....down to league one!!

We simply don't have the creativity or firepower in the squad and as much as I want Blues to spend money in January, I wouldn't be trusting Cotterill with that money!

With strong words being had on the training ground this week following the loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday evening, it all just points in the same direction as the Zola era.

I'm an optimistic Blues fan at the best of times and I was one of a few to give Zola more time than he deserved but I won't make that same mistake twice.

Do the right thing Steve, please! Do it for the fans! We deserve better than this and you know it!

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Writer:Tom Heslop
Date:Saturday December 9 2017
Time: 6:01PM


I can't believe our under 23s haven't got a striker that can't match the average of 1 1/4 shots on target that the whole team as averaged in the last 4 games HARD is it to stand in the penalty area and hit the ball at a keeper and not get it on target .....
David Village
09/12/2017 22:54:00
David,we both know this league is far too strong for us.Putting ability aside for a second,we simply are not strong enough to get through 90 minutes without injuries-mainly hamstrings.Blues have always had toughies throughout our sides going back decades,whereas we now have weak squad who cannot bully or frighten the opposition.League One is no different which is why we must change if we are going to compete. Our current players I do not like very much -purely on the grounds that not many of them would go through a brick wall for the club.
10/12/2017 07:19:00
The way I see it in having players that have a lot of pace is an asset that shouldnt be used all the while as hamstring injuries will happen . We must make it easier for Adams and Vassell by having excellent passers of a ball in midfield to save a lot of running , I mean if you run your car engine at maximum revs all the while you will have breakdowns , it seems to me we have bought players without checking on the stats and matching them up with strength and aggression before buying ...this is mostly not Cotterills fault but his failure to not make any progress with quite a big squad is ...
David Village
10/12/2017 08:21:00
Good points David.Jota is a good player who needs players around him who understand what he is doing.Pacy forwards as you say need to know when the ball will be passed without forever chasing back etc.That leaves us with creative midfielders that we simply don't have.Davis,Keifenbeld,Gardner,Gleeson are never going to improve and sadly will not get us out of our current mess.
10/12/2017 08:41:00
How hard is it to get someone to run down the wing and put a ball in? We create nothing playing the way SC has us playing. So he needs to change it. It seems that other than Stockdale our best two players were Cogley and Bramall. Maybe needs to promote the likes of O Keefe, Storer and Hale. At least seeing one of our own will give the crowd a lift. Besides if we go down then these are the players we'll be relying on.
Ijaz H
10/12/2017 18:23:00
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