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  • jim jim Sep 25, 2011 20:03 Flag

    V's Barnsley

    Lucky to escape with a point!!
    Does anyone know if Davies is out for some time?
    I think Redmond needs a break and would like to see Beausejour play wide left with a central midfield of Elliot and Fahey or Gomis.
    Looking forward to Zigic and King starting together, we have to plan for when Wood goes back to Albion (end October)
    If Davies is out how would we line up at the back? either move Ridgewell into the centre and play Murphy or just replace Ridgewell with Murphy and bring in Ibanez?

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    • Hi Jim,
      We were a very poor second best until Elliot and Zigic came on. We were lucky to get a draw and unlucky not to snatch a win which would have been harsh on Barnsley.
      I think King/ Wood play too far apart and are not as effective as King/Zigic.
      Elliot would start if I was boss and maybe Fahey or N'Daw in the middle with Beausy and Burke wide.
      Ridgewell is OK at central defense but he is prone to the odd mistake. Murphy gives us more options at LB. I would give Carr a rest and play Spector at r/b because he is not effective enough in c/m.
      The other thing that strikes me is how lightweight Blues are. I've never seen so many Brum players back out of a challenge, three times Burke was favourite to win a loose ball but stopped short of making a tackle. This needs sorting out. We need to toughen up.
      We also need to start closing down the opponents more and quicker.
      part from that CH is performing miracles on less than a shoestring.
      I need to add I am not happy that Parnaby has been told he will get no contract despite proving his fitness, passing a medical and agreeing terms before being told to do one.
      Lastly, if you don't already know, Blues are live on ESPN Classic on Thursday evening at 6:00pm. If you haven't got ESPN try googling "Vipbox" and click on the football link.

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      • Hi Pikey thanks for the info regarding Thursday.
        Also disappointed with the treatment of Parnaby he would provide some cover at full back.
        N'Daw or Gomis would add some much needed bite to midfield with Burke & Beausy wide.
        Elliot must start after his showing on saturday.
        King and Zigic will cause massive problems to championship defences.
        Still worried about Carr and Ridgewell, would replace them with Spector (not strong enough for midfield) & Murphy (who must be getting cheesed off)
        After tonights and saturdays fixtures we will be three games behind and playing a massive catch up (i'd rather have the points than games in hand)