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McLeish wants fans to lay off former owners
Published : 05 Nov 2010 08:00:22
Alex McLeish has urged Birmingham fans to focus on supporting their team rather than abusing former owners David Sullivan and David Gold when the pair return to St Andrew`s with current club West Ham.The duo will return for the first time since selling up to Carson Yeung in a £81.5million deal last season.Sections of Blues fans criticised Sullivan and Gold at the end of their reign for a lack of investment in the team.McLeish is hoping the Blues fans will channel their efforts into making life uncomfortable for the West Ham players rather than Sullivan and Gold.He said: "I would like the Birmingham fans to unnerve the opposition but more so the team on the pitch."The Birmingham fans have been renowned for their hostility over the years, not in a nasty way, but in making people feel uncomfortable on the pitch."