This appeared on the forum by Jacko, I thought it so good – it deserved to be “blogged!”
We now have Martins, and after Wednesday, Ziggy is a hero and on Saturday Phillips played a blinder, and we have clubs sniffing after Jerome, so I think for the time being most are happier with our strikers.
Now we don’t loose by five goals so this was devastating. I watched the game again and although at times we played some good stuff and I think we were unlucky with a couple of the goals, we did have a big hole in the left of our defence. However, many teams have been hammered this season – Bolton were stuffed at home on Tuesday and what about Spurs on Saturday? So from that perspective we’ll put this one down to team selection and move on.
I see the “for sale only” Mr. Keane is on loan to West Ham. They deserve each other.
I didn’t see the semi final, Fox soccer showed the Fulham – Liverpool game (what do you expect from Rupert Murdoch). Then we had a 14” of snow in about three hours that covered the dish so no TV, no highlights. I followed the match on the internet until half time when I decided the time had come to become a Baggies fan and went to shovel snow. I had to check the final score and saw it was 3 – 1 and playing overtime. Talk about a heart stopping 20 minutes.
On Saturday we made nine changes from Wednesday’s line-up. If this were a league game it would have cost us 25000 quid. But I thought that playing two wingers to feed Ziggy with Phillips feeding from the knock-downs was a great plan against a Champion League team. After five minutes and two near misses I knew we would win 5 – 0, we were playing so well. Well 5 – 1 then 5 – 2 because we were playing some good stuff, not like the real Birmingham. In the end 3 – 2 did not do us justice. Refreshing to see what talent we have at the club and how can people criticise Hleb, what a class player.
A good draw in the 5th round, not counting chickens and all that but we should go through. A home draw in the 6th round against anyone and you can taste the final. (Sorry I was forgetting who we were).
OK Wednesday’s test against City will probably bring us back down to earth but a draw would be nice. It will be interesting to see who’s in the team (a quid Martin’s only on the bench).