Date:Wednesday September 5 2007
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.
Preview: Birmingham v Charlton (Saturday April 25 2015)
Blues in Late Win (Thursday April 23 2015)
Birmingham Away at Reading (Wednesday April 22 2015)
Watford Host Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)
Birmingham Prepare for Blackburn Visit (Tuesday April 14 2015)
Birmingham City 2-1 Wolves (Sunday April 12 2015)
Blues Debutante Dazzles Wolves (Sunday April 12 2015)
Blues Good for Their Wolves Win (Sunday April 12 2015)
Wolves Pose Tough Test (Friday April 10 2015)
Bournemouth 4-2 Birmingham City (Tuesday April 7 2015)
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