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Blues: autumn of discontent?

Following Birmingham's abject performance at the Riverside last Saturday, it's probably to be expected that the 'Bruce Out' brigade would start making their opinions known on the fan sites.

A lot of Bruce's detractors were prepared to give him a clean slate for the start of the season and were suitably impressed by the performance against Chelsea.

One or two faint alarm bells rang at the Sunderland game as a lead was allowed to slip needlessly; although goals were scored, there were hints of the sloppiness that has caused problems before.

West Ham was a game that many were expecting to pick up points from, given their rocky start to the season, but the guile of Craig Bellamy coupled with Colin Doyle's experience proved to be Blues' undoing and two 'winnable' games yielded only one point.

The next encounter at Pride Park had already become a six-pointer and at least they went home with the three points.

Consistency was a problem for Birmingham last season though and Saturday's encounter with Boro was no exception. The criticisms that have been levelled at the team so far sound strikingly familiar; lack of commitment and lack of ideas being two of many possibles.

There is a possibility that Boro was a temporary setback. At least there is two weeks to set things right. If not, it's like that there will be more comments flung in the manager's direction.










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Date:Wednesday September 5 2007

Time: 12:46AM

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too early to be talking about bruce out yet, give him till october at least
Galpharm
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05/09/2007 03:09:00

i agree to early for all that talk same martin jol but you will never stop it i think you be ok this season though
muffdaddy1983
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07/09/2007 17:53:00

I get the feeling Bruce is used to living on the edge!
merlin
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08/09/2007 19:45:00

i think you boys will be on the brink for most of the season. it could just be little things like ref's decisions that sway it either way. but sacking the manager at this stage aint the answer
daspecial1
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12/09/2007 12:27:00

your 12th be jolly and merry
EvertonMike
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20/09/2007 14:54:00

does anybody ever update the brum site?
daspecial1
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30/09/2007 16:40:00

You'll Always Be In The Shadow Of Villa Guys...!
horseworrier
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01/10/2007 11:52:00

alright blue smith mate... i sent you an email to your admin... check it out for us chief!!!
MikeyGamst
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05/10/2007 14:56:00

never say never BUT DID YOU ALSO HEAR THAT QPR FINALLY WON A GAME THEY BEAT NORWICH 1-0 come on you r'ssssssssssssss
ozanne park rangers
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09/10/2007 08:33:00

Cant blame the manager if his options to Improve the squad were limited by a Chairman or Chairmen wanting to take the proffit out of the club before selling it.
col8
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09/10/2007 21:52:00

Must be your training facilities and regime..... On a serious note Mc sheffery is quality.
cockeril
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11/10/2007 17:27:00

after sunday you will be relegation fodder.
Stig
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07/11/2007 12:38:00

yeah altho your quite a big club, i dont think your big enough to stay up this season. sorry but your championship bound.AGAIN!!
SMOKIEJACK
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09/11/2007 16:58:00

 

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