Blues’ new era starts with a 2-2 draw against Swansea City, watched by Andy Munro.
This was a game where both teams had the new manager bounce, and it was also a game Blues should have edged, with twice as many shots as the visitors. However the game didn’t quite pan out that way.although Blues should have been a couple to the good before Swansea took the lead following a towering header from a corner.
In truth, with Koji Myoshi, Ivan Sunjic, Scott Hogan and Siriki Dembele amongst the defenders at corners it was like the Lilliputians defending against Gulliver. Yet Blues bounced back with a wonderful goal from the box of tricks that is Dembele and the same player could have put the Blues two-nil up when put clean through by Hogan but he was foiled by the Swans keeper.
Swansea then started to get a foothold in the game for the first time and once again Blues started to live dangerously, particularly with Lee Buchanan playing too narrowly and giving Swansea freedom of the park down their right. He is a talented player but somebody needs to have a quiet word – over to you Tony Mowbray.
Eventually Blues were made to pay when Dipn Sanderson uncharacteristically allowed a Swansea forward to nip in front of him and put the Swans back in the lead. But Blues weren’t done yet when Jordan ‘Should he stay or should he go?’ James fired home an equaliser which in truth they fully deserved. And on that note, unless Blues get at least £8million plus add-ons they would be foolish to let him go.