Hogan’s heroes

Andy Munro watches Blues get a credible draw at home to Burnley.

We may have only had 30 per cent of the play and half the successful pass completion but Blues had more shots both on and off target than the high-flying opposition. This showed yet again that possession is just on-tenth of the game.

Burnley came to St. Andrews as table toppers and the final result where points were shared proved that Blues’ recent upsurge in form has been no footballing mirage. In fact the Blues defence severely limited the Clarets in terms of shooting chances whilst our midfield held their own with the Tunisian Devil similar to the Tasmanian one – a whirling footballing tornado.

Up front Troy Deeney put in his usual heavy and unsung quota, leaving Scott Hogan to deservedly ensure a share of the spoils. A word also for wingbacks Maxime Colin and Emmanuel Longelo, the latter particularly recovering with aplomb after his mistake which could have left us pointless.

If the team can get any sort of result against Blackburn then maybe we can start to dream, of something other than basic Championship survival.