Top Hatters at St Andrews

Luton beat Blues one-nil Andy Munro is not happy.

Blues reached what was perhaps their lowest point when they surrendered (and that’s the only word for it) against the Hatters.

The team lacked passion and most of all they lacked confidence, notably with some dreadful passing. If Aitor Karanka is supposed to be a superb strategist why does he bring on two big forwards and take off the supply line? Most of all, his defensive outlook means we are continually on the back foot and when teams press us we just panic.

At the back he replaces one of our better players, Maxime Colin, with a Southampton loanee who may be decent but is probably no better than we already have, then spends a couple of million on a forward and doesn’t start him. It was also interesting to hear him discussing the exciting ex-Manchester City prospect we signed. After impressing in training, safety-first Karanka talks about a long apprenticeship first with the under-23s. He’s nineteen, not nine|

In the actual game Blues were dire; shaky in defence, misfiring in midfield and with no penetration up front. Surely, Karanka has to go even if Dong ends up losing face, which presumably he is afraid to do.

The big plus is that we are not adrift and we have the players to get us out of this if we get a manager who can both organise and motivate the players. It’s not asking too much is it?