Date: 23rd August 2018 at 6:00pm
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Jacques Maghoma didn’t have his best game last night, and it has become somewhat of a theme that the 30-year-old saves his best performances for home matches.

As is often the case, Mags had the beating of the opponents full back. Pawel Olkowski couldn’t handle him, but the winger failed to make the most of his chances:

Fans on Twitter were pretty disappointed in our no.19:

Some supporters disagreed with those that Mags should be dropped:

If we are to start winning matches, a lot will ride on Maghoma’s form. Along with Jota, he offers one of the few creative outlets that Garry Monk has at his disposal.

We really can’t afford for him to have too many bad performances. A better first touch and some better deliveries into the box from him, and I’m sure we’d have got something last night.

Saying all that though, you can’t fault him two months for his displays over the last 12 months. He’s allowed an under-par game here and there.

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7 Replies to “‘Painful to watch’ ‘Had A Mare’ – 7 Things Birmingham Fans Are Saying About Winger’s Sub-par Display”

  • Some fans have short memories mags has been more consistent than most in our team, the way we are playing pressing high and closing down quickly is bound to have an effect on some of the players no matter how fit you are, the one thing I would do differently is make the changes earlier to enable us to maintain the tempo we are currently playing at, we have similar players on the bench who can do the same job

  • This is bowlox. No one ever got into a position to score. Several crosses were just hopeful. The two up front are too alike. Need Adams and please get vassell fit or we may not score this year!

  • I agree Adams for Bogle he can score at this level he has proven that. Bogle has never scored a single goal at this level. And Mags is playing deeper when Bogle is on the pitch that is not his game because Bogle don’t get in to the channels like Adams dose Mags is sitting to deep he can’t cut inside because that will levels a big gap.

  • Mags has consistently been one of our best performers and going forward he offers a considerable threat to most defences. With our total lack of anyone who can put the ball into the net I would suggest that putting Mags into the centre forward role would not be a bad idea. He is quick, good on the ball and with a very reasonable eye for goal.

  • We have played top 6 teams and outplayed them but have struggled to score .to continue out playing teams we must rotate the positions like the wings or see our players burn out ..for me Jota needs to be next to the juke for a trial period .as his skill will open up spacwes to shoot ..but hey this out playing good teams is showing that we are getting there…

  • I am Afraid that us blues supporters will have to get use to what we have because until these idiot Chinese sell the club we will be run like a third rate club. we have had 2 good managers Gary Rowett and I feel for Gary monk ! we have needed a goal scorer for the past 3 years and unfortunate we cant buy one and no one wants to come on loan and on low wages .

    So give the kids a chance for goodness sake you never know until you try .

  • Very pleased with the effort and attitude. Actually bossing games at times and creating lots of attempts
    at goal. Also not giving the opposition many chances. Scoring is our Achilles heel and has been for several seasons. Was hoping Isaac would be the catalyst to improve that if he came back well and got match fit. The set back is a blow. Monk now has to weigh up whether he goes for a ball playing midfielder or sacrifices tha for another striker.

    Think Garry needs to give substitutes more time on the pitch. Che and Viv are powerful and quick but need game time to get match sharp. The others need to know they are breathing down their necks to take the starting place off them.

    The final product in the final third is obviously lacking. Got a nagging feeling we should be trying a right winger who is right footed and a left winger that is left footed. Use their natural foot to get the ball in the box quicker. Mags and Jota have got plenty of ability but not delivering enough in the danger area. Can they swap wings. Pedersen and Jota one side and Colin an David Mags on the other. Che and Viv to share the load on wings or playing higher up with either Juke or Omar.

    We need to keep behind them and keep expectations real this year and improve our n last year then keep building.

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