Andy Munro watches Blues win again.
Next to a total eclipse of the moon, the prospect of over 4,000 Brummies choosing Milton Keynes as their chosen destination must be the rarest of sights. However, their dedication was rewarded as the low budget Gary Rowett bandwagon rolled inexorably onwards. Yet MK Dons, with only one defeat in four and also with a talented young manager, like Karl Robinson, were considered a stiff test.
Rowett kept his current and usual Championship line up so the young Danish centre forward had to be satisfied with the bench whilst the talented young Vivien Soloman never even got to put a kit on. The pattern of games seems to be a case of Blues staying solid and hitting teams on the counter which the 4-2-3-1 is set up to encourage.
It’s not always pretty but it sure is effective especially with a solid defence – another of my hats goes west as Spector’s current performances demand it be served as my next main course. Caddis and Grounds back up the admirable Morrison whilst the Dutchman puts his boot into any holes that appear in Blues’ defensive dyke.
Okay, there were a couple of scares but Blues saw them out whilst Maghoma, Shinnie and Davis successfully replaced the combined talents of Gleeson, Gray and Toral -the latter probably still niggled by the curse of the hamstring.
efore he got injured, it was fitting to see Gleeson score a goal two games running (unthinkable last season) whilst Maghoma showed that he is a typically solid GR signing when his power and pace harvested a second to put us in complete control.
MK huffed and puffed but failed to make any impression on a stout Blues’ rearguard and it seems onwards and upwards for BCFC. On that note, it is nice to not only savour a win over the international break but to also speculate on the impending local derby with a degree of optimism.