Date: 31st January 2018 at 11:39am
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Derby County have had an approach for Birmingham City goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak rejected.

The 35 year-old has recovered from injury but was left out of the match day squad for last nights win over Sunderland.

With David Stockdale firmly seen as the number one, Kuszczak is open to a move away from St. Andrews.

Blues boss Steve Coterill was open to a possible deal in an attempt to free-up funds and has been impressed by young ‘keeper Conal Trueman.

But according to the Daily Miror’s James Nursey, Blues were not keen on doing business with their former manager Gary Rowett.

Other enquires have ben made for the Pole but no concrete offers have yet been made.


18 Replies to “Boardroom politics scuppers Kuszczak’s move”

  • I think your right -way cool blue and -Miami, i hope the board show some more interest in keeping us safe as it is their responsibility that we are at where we are at

  • Agree Rob,but he is not the same player.Injury problems I accept but IMO he is not the Adams we all built up sadly.

  • There will be many fans waking up this morning feeling disappointed that we haven?t added to our squad.Some may even feel a little angry. Had this season started off with wins against Ipswich,Burton and Bolton which was expected under Harry, and our league position at this stage was favourable,then this window would have produced a final push for the coveted Premier League. Our owners were totally committed to financially backing Harry,as they did,with Zola,and who can blame them with a prize pot of £100m. When Cotterill was appointed it was ,IMO,the throwing in of the towel with no more money and the end of any footballing ambition.It is a sad case for us and for the owners,as their intentions were positive by backing the people they thought would produce the goods.My hope now is that we do survive with the squad we have.It will be tough and a close call.Those players bought in last summer have a responsibility to heal some of the wounds that have been inflicted to so many.

  • I also believe the owners have very limited faith in SC. They and many of us don’t envisage him getting us anywhere near promotion in the future. More likely a stop gap manager at best. His CV tells us he has success in the lower leagues and being brought in to keep a struggling team in the division. However, when he has been trusted to push a Championship team (Forest, Portsmouth, Bristol City) up the table for a serious promotion challenge he gets the sack after a few months. His Championship record was 30% win rate before taking Blues job. I don’t believe TTA thought for one minute he was the boss to take us into the Premier League. The job of keeping Blues in the division with the strength of our squad (on paper) should be an easy one for him. Maybe then we can bring in a new manager pre-season with a mandate to build a team good enough for promotion. If SC is still in charge next season it shows any ambition TTA had, as certainly vanished as Ohio suggests.

  • BS. I certainly feel Cotterill will be long gone after the final game.Can he keep us up? my own view is no.This is no nasty kick at him.Just do not see him plotting a seventeen game survival”It is just a bridge too far. However as long as he is in the hot seat I will continue to back him.

  • Ohio. He should keep us up with the squad at his disposal. I’m not as sure as you we will be relegated. But if we are he will probably never manage in the Championship again ? unless he brings a team up from League 1. I am pretty certain of one thing though, he doesn’t have the ability to ever get us promoted to the prem. I am not having a dig at him just saying what I see. I didn’t like the way he came in making underhand comments about the previous manager, which he hasn’t grown out of yet. I also didn’t like the way he carried himself wearing the blue suit on the sidelines which he soon replaced with the tracksuit once the results started to falter. I find him prideful and arrogant in his speech but wonder why? He talks well above his station. Humility goes a long way in life so maybe he should read his own CV every so often in order to keep his feet on the ground. Admittedly my personal opinions of him are from a distance and maybe if I met him I would think differently? Nevertheless, I don’t see him as a long-term football solution for Blues. When we hammer the villa and get promotion I will sing his praises (!)

  • SC comments today about things changing behind the scenes regarding loan players and his ?no comments ? about the next window are really poor. Try as I have to like the man,I just feel he lays his own bed out for excuses for failure.We have to back him However because he is all we have this season.What has become apparent today is the news thar Davis and Maghoma have injuries.Needless to say that a couple more will be serious in view of the static window.

  • Away from the playing side for a moment.It would be beneficial for supporters to learn of what roles two highly paid individuals are actually doing at St.Andrews.Jeff Vetere and David Dein.We never get to hear of them.Vetere must be questioning his role now and Dein the same. My findings are these:- we have a small but dedicated long standing stalwarts at the club who are doing all the proper work,certainly not overpaid.We have Wast Hills staff similarly dedicated to our club working with the full accompaniment of players,and we have Cotterill and Carsley. Information about the club is a ?closed shop? with scant regard to the paying supporters.My concerns are that little investigative journalism by either the Mail or our resident journalist is forthcoming.We as fans do not want anymore ?around the corner shocks? thank you-so be bold Brian Dick and co.and give us the real picture instead of leaving it to others.

  • Ohio. Regarding his comments about the 2 players that never were. He made a big deal about keeping his cards close to his chest and not going public as this would harm chances of getting them in. I suppose now with egg on his face it is a little difficult to speak about. Maybe humbly accepting he got it wrong would be a better route to take? He is not the first or will he be the last manager to miss out on players. It is pointless being sheepishly prideful about it. I agree he is difficult to like when he constantly speaks with excuses and riddles. What’s that saying? Pride comes before a fall….

  • Vetere and Dein will probably not question their roles too strongly whilst the money keeps going into their accounts each month!!

  • Forget the drivel about the Hugill and Palmer.It was never on the cards.Simply childish stuff.As regards the fall out between Ren and Dein-both will be history after the Fulham home game.

  • Like Pavlakis who had to go for failure,Ren will follow suit.As for Dein who organises the transfers-especially his so called French market expertise will not be retained by a new regime.At the season end when this whole calamitous campaign finishes,I expect total clean sweep.Yes all is in my opinion,but this recent window has clarity written all over it-simply put it is a case of Cotterill plodding on in the weak hope that we may survive.To our owners it will be irreverent as I feel they will have sold on and there By Ren and Dein (hopefully the hapless Vetere too) will be gone.

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