Alex McLeish: We believe we’re every bit as good as Wolves

Alex McLeish – the Scot manager of Birmingham FC – Has been interviewed by the Times about the match against Wolves on Sunday. Firstly he was asked how the match compared with derbys of The Old Firm in Glasgow.


“They do compare favourably. The passion is there from the fans, first and foremost. Then we’re rivaling each other in the same parts of the division, in the Championship last season, and now in the Premier League.



Against Aston Villa, whom our fans would tell you are our main rivals, we’re not at their level at the moment. Us and Wolves, however, are kind of eeksy peeksy [no difference either way] and therefore this is a huge game. Wolves have home advantage, and Mick will be grilling his troops to go all out for victory. But we believe we’re every bit as good as Wolves and we’ll be going to Molineux with the confidence from recent performances.

I think the teams are still of similar minds. I’ll look for our players to be going to away grounds and making a difference, such as James McFadden, who’s starting to look more like himself. The two centre forwards [Benítez and Cameron Jerome] have got pace that can hurt anybody. But there’s not going to be much difference between the two sides this season.

As I have invested £50 in Wolves finishing above Birmingham in the final tables come spring I hope for a victory and and no nail-biting finish in May. I don’t think Benítez and Jerome has showed much so far this season, but I’m not going to say more – as I know these kind of statements have a tendency to backfire.



~ by paddytheflea on November 26, 2009.

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