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BLUES SILENCE ARSENAL'S BIG GUNS

14-01-2008

It was the kind of performance that made Alex McLeish's name as Scotland manager - only this time it was his Blues side who were picking up the plaudits for a 1-1 draw at Arsenal. Callum O' Connell revels in a deserved draw.

Who goes to the Emirates and expects to come back with anything other than a defeat? Certainly not Blues, especially after the defeat at Huddersfield last week.

‘A bonus point’ is how it was put by Gary O’Connor and – just as he was with his great equalising header – he was spot on.

Blues defended so well that the best attack in the Premiership could only score once. Goalie Maik Taylor had a large part to play and he is on top form at the moment. Even the panel on Match of the Day gave us credit - maybe the calls for the pundits to recognise the achievments of lower ranked teams have finally been answered.

The support at the Emirates was magnificent and Blues are in good spirits at the moment, but this is where the good news ends.

Derby are the only team in the Premiership to have lost more games this season – and so far in the January window, Blues haven’t signed anybody other than one player on trial.

We should have had at least £15 million to spend, from the sale of shares to Carson Yueng, so what’s happened to this? The James McFadden bid is due to be raised to £3.5 million and we should be able to get him, also Samaras might be heading our way from Manchester city. Hibs left back David Murphy could also be coming later this week for a £2million.

The only thing Blues need to do now is keep beating the teams around us and hope that we can sneak a draw against Chelsea next weekend. We’re only 3 points from the relegation zone but only 3 points away from 13th. This is how tight this season is going to be so hopefully we’ll come out of it with Premiership status intact.

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