Date: 7th March 2017 at 10:53pm
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BLUES 0 WIGAN 1

I thought the 4-1 defeat against QPR a couple of weeks back was bad. Tonight’s performance was on a par. Maybe not the same convincing scoreline. On paper anyway.

In truth, Wigan’s 1-0 lead was never slender. It was the most comfortable solitary goal victory you’re likely to see in the Championship.

Courtesy of a Dan Burn goal, the visitors came, sat in and frustrated Blues who had absolutely no answers. The fluency of the Leeeds defeat evaporated – Gianfranco Zola’s men struggled to string three passes together.

The Italian made his changes at half time but looked on cluelessly as Blues squandered possession time and time again.

Zola has led Blues down the path to a relegation dogfight. We keep hearing ‘it’ll come good’ but it never does. Zola has tried, and I thank him for his efforts. Sadly, his efforts have failed.

Time for a change.

 
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3 Replies to “Blues in a relegation dogfight after another home loss”

  • It is what I expected and I take no pleasure in that. All I can say is that TTA will not let him manage another game for Blues. It’s over for him and knowing that this was the probable result then a replacement has already been decided. 15,000 crowd was also the added aspect of their decision. Without doubt should Zola have carried on our points tally would not have surpassed Wigan who I believe will achieve 49. New manager will need to revert to a flat back 4 with the hapless,weak Keita withdrawn totally. Cardiff may come as a targeted draw for a new manager with the hope that he can restore some confidence in a team totally shot of any confidence.

  • Brooklyn – i think he should go but I really can’t see any action being taken. And to be fair, we were drawing 15,000 in midweek games before Zola took over so in that respect, nothing has changed. Bit harsh on Keita – to me he looks more suited to a wing role, he’s not a defender. He’s a young lad learning the game and he has a bag full of skills but needs to learn the basics.

  • In Sakias key player for Wigan game I wrote Bielik if he plays we may stand a chance. If we play Robbo there’ll be trouble. No coincidence Robbo stood no chance versus 6′ 4 Dan Burn. Wigan are a big side and to be blunt it was a pretty s**t team selection without even looking at the opposition and the problems they could cause. Versus Cardiff he has to play Bielik, Shotton and Grounds if we play a back 3. Get the bloody defence sorted and work forwards.

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