Blues Showing Intent

9 Mar 2022 | 6 comments

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After showing zero mercy towards Bristol City last Saturday, Bowyer’s Blues need to replicate that against Hull City at home this coming weekend. Getting a few of the injured players back has clearly made a real difference, not least the charismatic and immensely skilful Chong. This player together with Hernandez, Bacuna and Taylor form a quartet that mean business and it patently shows. Quick on the break and direct is what they offer, and it makes for a refreshing change from what we have become used to of late. Hull City need to be next on the list for back-to-back wins and I feel this will be the outcome.

After weeks of frustration with key injury ravaged players out, Lee Bowyer now has a long-awaited chance to show what his preferred team can actually do. The remaining ten games of this season provide him an ideal opportunity. Lee has previously expressed his hope that once his depleted squad returned, he would have enough games left to show how strong his first eleven can be. The performance at Bristol certainly hinted at what that might look like and, indeed, how different the season might have been with the availability of a full squad.

These remaining games are precious for all concerned at St. Andrew’s, not least the loan players who have fitted in so well, referring again of course to Hernandez, Taylor and Chong. Signing these three for the next Championship campaign would undoubtedly be a significant coup, although realistically it will not be that simple.

The summer transfer window is likely to be very busy for Blues, with many players expected to be released and new recruits needed. Bowyer and Craig Gardner need ammunition for any serious discussions with our owners towards buying quality, and that involves having solid reasons to do so. Simply winning games will help massively.

Next ten will be Bowyer’s bargaining hand, and I believe he will have that with a successful end to the season. My prediction against Hull City is 3-0 Blues. Reaction after the game will be welcomed, whatever the outcome. Let us share the highs together as well as the ‘not so highs’.

Mitchell Bray


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  1. Peter Bates

    Can’t help thinking we are preparing these loan players for other clubs ,if Norwich are relegated I can’t see them being over willing to let him go out on loan ,Chong will go on to better things and at present it won’t be at blues we have a chance with Taylor because of his relationship with Lee bowyer we are full of hope it will be different next season but I feel people are saying what they think the fans want to hear pessimistic I know but who realistically thinks it will be different kro

  2. Smithy

    Good to have an opportunity to let off steam after games! Hopefully the opposite will happen and we can share the joys.

  3. ijaz

    For the first time in a long time we have some real pace in the side. I agree with the poster above regarding transfers but it does show us what we need plus a defence.

  4. Tilton Rod

    I’m looking forward to the match tomorrow. I might even admit to having a touch of excitement, something that has sadly been missing of late.

    Yes, it is mathematically possible that we could still be relegated but that would require changing fortunes of freakish proportions for several clubs. Not much chance of that and so reduced pressure on the outcome of the game. I still want to win mind! And the prospect of playing some proper offensive football, with pace, also appeals. Again, not a regular occurrence for us in recent times.

    We’ll see what tomorrow brings of course, but Lee Bowyer deserves the chance to show what he can do with proper resources at his disposal. I wish him well.


  5. Mitchell Bray

    Bit of a damp squib this game. Never saw a nil-nil coming. Pity really as after the front foot assault on Bristol City last week- my hopes were raised for a goal fest. However a point is welcome albeit us slipping to a new low down the table.

  6. Tilton Rod

    Well that was poor. A very disappointing display in my view. I thought Hull looked far more composed that us and they moved the ball well. We kept running into dead ends and struggled to break them down pretty much all game.

    Oh well. We’ll take the point and move on. Let’s hope for better things on Tuesday. No chocolate bar on the train home for me though.


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