Date: 14th March 2017 at 7:13am
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Gary Rowett’s sacking from Birmingham City remains a sore point with the majority of Blues fans. The controversial decision to replace him with Gianfranco Zola has led to a decline of ten league positions and rather than looking up at the play-off places, Blues are now in a relegation battle.

Rowett was confirmed as the new manager of Derby County last night as he presses on with his promising management career.

Derby owner Mel Morris sacked former England Head Coach Steve McClaren earlier this week for the second time. He’s made some dud appointment to the Pride Park dugout but this time round he’s bang on the money.

Rowett will need time – a commodity not often afforded to Derby managers – to mould the squad to his liking. Yet it will be interesting to see if the ethos he embedded into his Blues team, with an far inferior squad to the one he now inherits, matches the hand he’ll play in the East Midlands.

Rowett has unfinished business in B9. It would have been interesting to see how he operated with a bigger budget. We will now get to see that in motion. Unfortunately it’ll be at Derby not Blues.

Good luck Gary.

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9 Replies to “Derby bang on the money with Gary Rowett”

  • David. You like Zola the rest of us do not. You completely underestimate the dire straits we are now in.Yes,Rowett is history,but let no one let Panos and co. At every given opportunity that their calamitous decision will haunt them and us on final day of season.Rob speaks for many and his reflections on what GR does interest and reinforce our frustration with what this hideous manager of ours is trying to do. For example,this Saturday we are not even thinking of a result against Newcastle-it is a total gimme for Benitez. However if we had a new coach in place after Wigan or Cardiff,it would have given us a fighting chance. However,David,you don’t want Zola to go and Rob and the rest of us must move on,particularly with new lower leagues to visit next season.

  • David and Whorya – am I not allowed to write about anyone who is no longer employed by BCFC?

  • Rob you can write about Donald Trump if you want, just not on this page, why keep going on about Rowett on here?, a page supposedly dedicated to Birmingham City, he was SACKED by Bcfc, he’s not Blues news anymore so why write about him on here, he’s gone get over it once and for all. Like I said before you just contradict yourself all the time as far as GR is concerned.

  • I respect that rob , but for a while there i saw the basis of a good side , and so did my friends who all support different teams …But if the talk against us becomes too persistent we tend to become what others think of us , the reason i like this site Rob is that we can all can air our views i thank you for that …We have been called a sleeping giant for a long time with out acting like one , i to are worried about getting the couple of wins needed by the blues team but i hope Zola is given every chance to make those changes …Keep those blue peckers up blues …KRO

  • Good luck to him. Not really a Birmingham story but I am glad he now as work maybe now supporters can now move on from this. But thing must improve at our own club we need Zola OUT he ant the right man for us. KRO

  • The point of the article was me recapping on the job he did at Blues and the job he didn’t get to go. We have to write things between games otherwise this site becomes boring.

  • He was our previous manager who many feel could’ve taken us to the next level if he’d been financially backed. At Derby he will get that money. Will he waste it and play defensive counter attacking football like he did here or show TTA what a horrible mistake they made sacking him? It’s more a ‘this is what you could’ve won’ curiousity. Nice first game versus Forest. Will make the upcoming game versus Derby very interesting.

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