Steve Cotterill helps Birmingham go steady but is not happy with clappers | Nick Ames

29 October 2017 02:25
Cotterill was satisfied after Blues’ second successive clean sheet at home while Steve Bruce was happy with how Aston Villa handled hostile environmentThe time will come when Birmingham City’s owners expect much more than this but there are at least signs a listing ship is beginning to straighten up. During their early-season nosedive into relegation contention the lavish summer outlay sanctioned by Trillion Trophy Asia looked grievously ill-advised; perhaps this was more down to the hands dealing with it and a full-blooded derby draw with Aston Villa offered some suggestion that, under Steve Cotterill, order may eventually be wrought from chaos.Whether Cotterill can deliver what is ultimately required – promotion, in relatively short order – may be debated. But he looks as safe a candidate as any for the task in hand, which is to establish a measure of consistency after Harry Redknapp oversaw such a disastrous start, and there was little about Birmingham that screamed of freefall on Sunday lunchtime even if a lack of quality going forward was sorely evident. Related: Football League: Wolves slip at QPR as Shrewsbury's unbeaten run finally ends And yes, I am a belligerent fuck, let's just clear that upWHAT A STRIKE! @MarcusMaddison7 beats the keeper from far out for @theposhofficial ?? @EFL highlights from 9pm on @channel5_tv. Continue reading. . read full article

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