November 30, 2010
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has revealed Alexander Hleb felt embarrassed by his omission for the victory over Chelsea.
Former Arsenal midfielder Hleb, on loan from Barcelona, has struggled to make an impact at Birmingham so far as he has yet to reach full fitness, and he was dropped for the recent 1-0 victory against the Blues.
November 4, 2010
Blues and Villa played out a dull draw in the first Second City derby of the season, but if the national media had their way, you wouldn't have known that the two sides had even played each other. It was akin to the media blackout you'd expect in a foreign land, as every major national sport outlet refused to cover the event...maybe because it was too "small" for them.
Something that most definitely isn't "small" is the draw for the Carling Cup Quarter-Final, which has pitted Blues against their biggest rivals. At home. Under floodlights. Simply awesome.
However, a week is a long time in football, and now we stand facing the prospect of Blues falling into the relegation zone, after two terrible performances in a row. Where do we go from here?