What is it with Birmingham City trying to rile up all the managers in this division?
First off we had Garry Monk and his comments about Pep Clotet, then Leo Percovich had his run in with the coaching staff during and after the game at Middlesbrough. Now we’ve got the manager of Barnsley Gerhard Struber having a pop at the club for the way the team played on Tuesday night.
Speaking after the game, Struber seemed to take issue with the Blues’ apparent route one style of play and how it disrupted his own side:
“It was not a magic opponent, they only played long balls, they had no style on the ball. All they were very good at was the organisation of the defence. We lost our focus, we lost our concentration. It was so simple for the opponent to win against us. This is a frustrating situation for me.”
It may just have been sour grapes, but it was certainly enough to rile up the Bluenoses on Twitter, who laughed off the German’s comments and rubbed in their victory.
Hope he enjoys style in league one the numpty
— richard p (@rpercy39) February 12, 2020
Bitter ain’t he 😂
— Nathan (@nathancarty112) February 12, 2020
No style? Is that why our 16 year old had his best player on toast for 25 mins forcing him to take him off to avoid further damage & embarrassment?!
— Peter Sparrow (@PeterSparrow1) February 13, 2020
Just be better at your job don’t worry about us .
— Bobby Moore (@b16blue) February 12, 2020
League One mentality
— James Wuhan (@bcfcjames) February 12, 2020
Long ball is a style isn’t it? Or is passing it round on the floor the only accepted style
— Alex Neary (@nearyyyy) February 12, 2020
Winning style son! He should try it 🤷🏼♂️
— Chalks (@Chalks91) February 12, 2020
Well that says everything about Barnsley. No Style and no points. Just the same excuses.
— Brian B. (@BrianBr41198151) February 12, 2020
Is Jude Bellingham our most important player?
I guess we can probably count it as Barnsley 0 – 2 Birmingham City now.