Anybody who watched the Arsenal – Birmingham game on Saturday would think Birmingham would have to improve substantially, if they are to avoid relegation this season.
Shola Ameobi – going nowhere
Birmingham were just not at the races at the Emirates, and they certainly looked a poor side, and we know that has to be a concern to the Birmingham fans – because the very last thing they want is a seocnd relegation in three years, and a third relegation in five years.
That would probably be a good definition of a yoyo side.
Newcastle supporters now know what it’s like being relegated from the Premier League and will sympathize – because it’s absolutely terrible.
It seems that manager Alex McLeish has today come in for some criticism from Birmingham’s acting chairman Peter Pannu, who sent out an open latter to supporters, basically saying things were just not good enough.
But Alex has said the Blues board, the players and himself are all still pulling in the same direction.
McLeish has said today that Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is under consideration – but we can tell him right now he will be wasting his time.
First of all the local lad still has a job to do at Newcastle, and the Magpies are hardly going to help them out with a players who could get Birmingham out of trouble, when Newcastle are not yet safe from relegation this season.
But Birmingham still have to sign somebody who can put the ball into the back of the net, since that’s their huge failing this season, with only 21 goals scored in their 22 league games.
We wish Birmingham the best in getting the striker they so desperately need – but he will not be Shola Ameobi.