Midweek Pinboard 19 Oct 2023

19 Oct 2023 | 9 comments


Well? What do you think of events at the Blues this past week? And what are your expectations for the upcoming fixtures? Whether it is about results, performances or developments off the pitch, here is an opportunity to share your views on the week that has just been for BCFC and also to look ahead to the weekend.

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  1. Bill

    After all the hype it’s now back to playing in the Championship and reality. No matter what the view on the sacking of John Eustace ( I was against it) the team on the pitch should have all of our backing !

  2. Mark R

    Agreed Bill.
    Pressure is on Wayne to deliver now.
    He has inherited some good players and a good position in the league, and therefore expectations will be high.
    I just hope he doesn’t try to change too much too soon, mainly because there’s no pressing need to.
    We have witnessed a steady evolution in our playing style under JE—for example we’ve had the lion’s share of possession of the ball in one or two games recently, and this was unheard of last season!
    I’m excited about the way Rooney is likely to want Blues to play, but I just hope we don’t leave the back door wide open and get ‘suckered’ too often.
    Anyway, win or lose, let’s cheer on our Blues!
    Let’s hope we are in the Prem in time for our 150th anniversary ????


  3. Mitchell

    From dignity to gutter rubbish is beginning to emerge this week regarding the other side of the never ending non footballing side of our nèw manager. No fault of WR but unwanted attention that ultimately puts BCFC in the lower end. We have just become a respected club with fine owners, doing well and going places- now we read and hear of non footballing stuff both demeaning to the club. My advice to Tom Wagner and co. is to halt any talk or press meetings regarding the non footballing side of our manager. We are shortly up against Leicester City and we all know what the stories Will be about. Keep the dignity before we lose it is my plea.

  4. Global Blues in Waiting

    Forever grateful to Uncle Tom and co for coming into our club, however the Hollywood circus that surrounds the infamous Wagatha Christie debacle has to stop! The sheer studidity of allowing your team manager’s wife to launch a ridiculous mini series on the trials and tribulations of her ‘battle’ with Vardy, and then telling the world about her husband’s woes when he has just come into the club makes the whole thing laughable to the football world!
    WR is under enough pressure to continue on building upon the excellent work done by JE(who should have remained in his position) without having to have this debacle being carried out for all to see.
    Leave the man in peace to continue building the foundations that are already there, without the ‘unnecessary trimmings’!

  5. Ed Truman

    And so it begins…..

    Surprising first team selection. A team with no playmaker? And a return for Hogan after the team scored 7 goals in two games without him? Got to trust the Manager now of course, but I hope he has made the right calls. We’ll soon see. KRO!

    • Mitchell

      When the two full backs attack and leave the back door open plus Myoshi dropped for Hogans return, my thoughts go way back to Zola.

  6. Mark R

    Yes a strange line up, with 3 defensive midfielders in the team, minimal pace and an anonymous Scott Hogan leading the line. Makes you wonder if Rooney has studied Blues’s previous games this season, cos it doesn’t appear he knows which players can do what!
    The players let him down too today tbf—they were very sloppy all over the pitch. 1-0 to Boro flattered us in truth.


  7. Al

    The classic error on Saturday of trying to change too much too soon and playing square pegs in round holes. Our strength now is the front four of Stansfield, Dembele, Miyoshi and Bacuna, backed by a difficult to beat midfield two. And what does Rooney do he wants his own methods and ignore the basics of making incremental changes. I dearly hope we don’t have a Zola situation.

    • Smithy

      Al. Agree with you . Pressure now on against Hull on wednesday. Keep full backs as full backs and use the rest to get a few goals. Simple for us but hopelessly complicated for Rooney’s lot.

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