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The big white posts with a net in the middle is something Blues are struggling to find lately. Today’s goalless draw with Wolves was another game that got away.
Blues missed a host of guilt edged chances in a dominant second half.
Gary Rowett’s Blues stint began with a goalless draw at Molineux back in November 2014, a result that was met with sheer delight. This time round, the same outcome has been met with dissapoitment which is a sign in itself of how far we’ve come.
The first half was as lacklustre as Championship games come. Wolves were the better side, which isn’t saying much. Blues were too narrow with no outlet and couldn’t string three passes together. But thankfully, Kenny Jackett’s men didn’t cause too many problems.
It was the introduction of Jacques Maghoma ten minutes into the second half that livened the game up. He took Maikel Kieftenbeld’s place and offered Blues that little bit of width and imagination that had been lacking.
All of a sudden, Blues were on top. Clayton Donaldson and Maghoma both squandered good openings. Donaldson placed a one-on-one wide of the goal and Maghoma couldn’t compose himself on the edge of the box after rounding the ‘keeper.
Man of the match David Davis forced a good save out of Carl Ikeme and Blues had other half chances. You sensed the goal was coming. Wolves fans chanting for Jackett to make changes sensed it too. Of course, the goal didn’t arrive. Same old story away from St. Andrews.
Although the performance was a damn sight better than at QPR and Blackburn, this is the most aggravating result because Blues were in a position to take the points. But if we’re taking positives then I’ll admit that a point before the game would have sufficed.
You’d assume that Blues are still right in the play-off picture with a home game against Fulham followed by a trip to Charlton, two struggling sides, next up. But as with all things in football, it’s never that simple.
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