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CHELSEA DAGGER

22-01-2008

Three major signings and a decent performance against Chelsea have lifted spirits at St Andrews. Callum O' Connell is in a positive mood despite Saturday's 1-0 defeat.

After trips to the Emirates and Old Trafford, Blues took on Chelsea at home - the three hardest contests in the Premiership. One point taken in total might not sound like much, but in our position it's a decent return, and one the fans can savour.

The game on Saturday was good from Blues’ point of view apart from the result. McLeish has got us playing some excellent football and the doom and gloom of St. Andrews has been lifted.

We suffered for the first 30 minutes, but with no predominant attack from Chelsea - only a huge amount of possession - Blues must have believed they could go on to snatch an unlikely win. The final 15 minutes of the first half were great although we never scored. The second half we matched Chelsea man for man and only a goalkeeping error from Taylor proved the decider.

The transfer window so far has been positive - the McFadden signing is £5 million well spent and Murphy for £2 million a bargain. Also the signing of Zarate, the young Argentine striker is an amazing capture even if only on loan - two last ditch bids from Newcastle and Liverpool failed and Birmingham have got a wonder-kid on their hands.

Samaras will also be a good addition and so will Cahill. Blues will be pushing for high mid table at this rate next year, as I'm now confident we will survive in the Premiership.

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