Colin, has there been any counter-offer from this so called Chinese consortium?
by adamneaves11/6/2012 12:23:43 PM
As I have said, I cannot see a change in manager given the current state of the club and the fact they are in serious takeover talks. If Blues lose the next three games 5-0, 5-0, 5-0 it might be different, of course. But at the moment, no
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:24:19 PM
Having Clark as manager just shows how great Hughton was as a coach and man manager.
by James M11/6/2012 12:25:19 PM
DO you think Marlon King is offside too often??
by dh11/6/2012 12:25:21 PM
Tracy, but there IS fight in this team. Witness Brighton, Millwall, Bolton. They just cannot bring to the fore a consistent performance that includes every aspect. They did at Leeds, then didn't in the first-half v Ipswich. I am as flummoxed as the rest.
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:25:28 PM
Playing away from home is easier in that sense as the onus is on the home team. Bolton we played hoof ball most of the game and got a "dodgy" pen to win. Millwall masks 20min of what our season and team is like under Clark. Brighton and Leeds we good results but took 2 wonder strikes to win! Blues under Clark is the worst I've seen in 15 years with the players he has at this level. Even the Ginger's teams put more fight into it!
by Mezz11/6/2012 12:25:28 PM
surely Diop has to start I was suprised he didnt on Saturday to combat N'Dawe.
by Ian11/6/2012 12:25:30 PM
What do you think of Wade Elliott on the left??
by How many changes are you...11/6/2012 12:25:34 PM
James M, Chris Hughton did a fantastic job, and excellent coach and was right for the club at the right time. He left. Even he knew it was not going to get easier.
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:26:23 PM
Wade Elliott has done a decent job in recent weeks. Not as bad as some think. At home, he's not going to go past his man on the outside as others might so, therefore, maybe an alteration.
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:27:28 PM
Colin whats your view on whether Lee Clark has lost the dressing room
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:27:51 PM
Was Paladini at the game on saturday ?
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:27:55 PM
I'm sure we all agree a "fast start" and early goal(s) would totally change the atmosphere all around Stans
by Ian11/6/2012 12:27:59 PM
how close is asante returning from injury? i have a great feeling that he will be something special for blues....
by guinansg11/6/2012 12:29:52 PM
If he has 'lost the dressing room' (that old chestnut) then the team would be on a 10-game losing streak. Players have their own personal pride to play or even if some do not like the manager, as happens at any club. As I said, he is a different animal and personality to the previous manager and we are all looking for reasons why this season is not turning out as hoped. It's a variety of factors for me, the manager just one of them.
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:30:09 PM
Colin what a pity Holloway went to Palace. We were all eager to see him join the blues & it would have been great to see him introduced as the new man if & when the takeover goes through. Sorry LC we need someone who will put a team on the pitch that excites us.
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:30:43 PM
Gianni Paladini said he wasn't going to go to the Ipswich game just to keep a lower profile, but I'd be surprised if he wasn't snuck away in a private executive box somewhere
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:30:55 PM
He is making all the right noises and I for one would love to see him takeover. If he could bring in a manager as well then all the better. We are used to not winning things but even bluenoses need to see a glimmer of hope.
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:32:56 PM
Colin care to comment on Trevor Francis and Graham Souness being part of Palladini's consortium (both have strong Italian connections)
by Ian11/6/2012 12:33:04 PM
I hope Mark Hughes gets sacked by qpr at xmas perfect timing for when we get new owners
by Jon11/6/2012 12:33:05 PM
Undoubtedly, Blues need to have a resounding win at St Andrew's to at least try and convince a few people. I am fortunate that I get to see them every week (I think 'fortunate' is the right word!) and when I say and write some of the football has been excellent (25 mins at Millwall, Cardiff, at Leeds) no one believes you! Yes, they need to start fast and get in front at St Andrew's, that would make a massive difference.
To my knowledge TF and Graeme Souness are not part of the Italian and other European business backing the bid for the club. But it wouldn't surprise me if TF came back in some capacity, somewhere along the line, if Gianni Paladini's group did gain control of Blues.
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:35:19 PM
OK folks, thanks for your time and input. Always entertaining and interesting!
by Colin Tattum11/6/2012 12:36:12 PM
Thanks to Colin and to you for the great questions. Good luck tonight. KRO
by Birmingham Mail11/6/2012 12:37:15 PM
The prospect of Paladini taking over just seems to get better and better.
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:38:28 PM
Colin I agree I watch them away too where they are a different side with decent home form we'd be top 6 as away from better than under CH
by Ian11/6/2012 12:38:32 PM
To see TF back involved would be a real lift to us all.
by CorkBlue11/6/2012 12:38:34 PM
Thanks again... this webchat will self-destruct in two minutes.
by Birmingham Mail11/6/2012 12:38:53 PM
by Ian11/6/2012 12:39:15 PM
Not yet Ian.... hold your fire
by Birmingham Mail11/6/2012 12:39:29 PM
Colin, after reasonable performances against Millwall and Leeds they run out to a half empty ground, we wonder why they start slowly.
by Latch the snatch11/6/2012 12:40:23 PM
I wish Zigic was as fast as me LOL
by Ian11/6/2012 12:40:25 PM
Join us tonight. If not next week's webchat will be at the same time. Thanks