Alex McLeish fears anniversary of Birmingham's year-long unbeaten run

24 September 2010 06:36
[LNB]Alex McLeish would have loved it to be the anniversary everyone forgot. [LNB]It is a year this weekend since Birmingham City last lost at home, a run which stretches back 17 Premier League games.[LNB]Birmingham's manager acknowledges the landmark occasion but fears talking about it is the equivalent of playing with fire, or at least giving Wigan extra reason to perform at St Andrew's tomorrow.[LNB] I can't watch: Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish is concerned his side are slipping from the standards which earned their long unbeaten home record[LNB]Twelve months ago McLeish had some harsh words to say following defeat to Bolton. [LNB]It was a tongue-lashing which left its mark for Birmingham are the first non-top four club for 14 years to have such a long unbeaten sequence.[LNB]'I am aware people will think we are ready for a fall,' conceded McLeish. [LNB] Loss: Cameron Jerome scored for Birmingham at The Hawthorns but McLeish's side slumped to a 3-1 defeat [LNB]'The fans have made it hostile again. They got a bit tired and fed up for a few years but they have got back to their form.[LNB]'It is a great run and we have done everything we can to preserve it. [LNB]'Some day we will lose a game at St Andrew's but we have to do everything in our power to try and prevent that happening.     Birmingham City 3 MK Dons 1: Hleb stars as Blues cruise into next roundMcLeish: It is 'nigh on impossible' for Birmingham to finish in top sixBIRMINGHAM CITY FC

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