Date: 2nd January 2017 at 5:41pm
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For 45 minutes, Blues looked like a very decent football team. One goal to the good, effective passing play, chances created. Che Adams could have finished the game as a contest before the break if he was more clinical with the handful of opportunities that fell his way. He should take a leaf from Lukas Jutkiewicz’s book.

Then step into the second half. Pedestrian, unorganised, passes going astray. Once again, Blues couldn’t perform defensively and were all over the place when facing set pieces. Brentford were quick, snappy and took their chances.

The frustration is growing. The unrest is creeping into the terraces. It’s obvious what Gianfranco Zola is trying to do. Now he must find the players who can  do it for longer than 45 minutes.

One point from four doesn’t stand any manager in good sted regardless of style, personnel and circumstance. I can’t sit here and run off a list of reasons why I think Zola will be successful because if he doesn’t start producing results soon, the words will be empty and irrelevant.

In the first half, some of the stuff Blues were producing was outstanding. But the feeling was always that a one goal lead was slender. And with defensive displays like this one, a five goals lead would have been vulnerable.

Zola says he will wait and bide his time in the transfer window. Clearly, that’d be a mistake. Blues have slipped down to 13th, seven points off the top six. Reinforcement are a must. Urgently.

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