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Callum's Blues Blog

13-08-2007

Introducing the first in our weekly blogs from fans of local football teams, here's Callum O'Connell's take on Birmingham City's opening game of the season.

Birmingham City's first game of the season couldn't have come any harder.

Against former premiership champions Chelsea, it was a case of 'the second favourite to win the league' vs. 'the second favourite to get relegated'.

From a fan's point of view, Birmingham played very well. The movement and quality of the players has greatly improved since last year.

12 months ago we were static. We relied on quality for promotion. Judging from this opening game our movement has improved as well as the quality of our players.

Mikael Forssell looks like a new player and has saved us the possible £6 million for Mido.

On Saturday's efforts though, Blues fans may have a new favourite in Oliver Kapo. His movement, his vision and his quality all showed in the game. He could prove to be the player of the season.

I feel that Blues will be able to avoid relegation quite comfortably this season. Fifteenth would be a good result.

That is of course if we can maintain the quality we showed at the weekend. The news on the terrace is that the club is going to sign a few more players. Another midfielder would be a good addition - someone that has experience to add to youth. Birmingham city and Sunderland were linked with Juan Sebastion Veron a few weeks ago.

I for one would like to see him at St Andrews. His experience is priceless.

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