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Super Blues: Comeback Kings

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It’s nearly the weekend again, and with Saturday being football day, Blues fans will be looking at a long trip this weekend to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland and former manager Steve Bruce.

Blues should be fairly confident coming into the match after a good 2-2 draw at Everton. There is no denying that Blues were fairly awful in the first 20 minutes of the match last weekend, and Everton pretty much made mugs of the side. Evertons mass pressure was rewarded by 2 goals in the space of three minutes, and Blues looked out of the match and out of sorts.

However, it only took a few minutes to get back into the game with a Jerome goal which seemed to change Blues attitude and playing. Up until half time we began to apply pressure and looked like they could get something out of the game. This something came just after the half time, with Craig Gardner firing in his first goal for the club, and sending the home fans wild.

At this point, Blues were playing like they could have gone on to win. However, substitutions seemed to kill our game somewhat, and we settled for the 2-2 draw, a result that many would of taken before the match had kicked off. The point keeps us in 8th spot above Everton and on 44 points.

Sunderland went through a very tricky patch around Christmas time, and looked as if they were going to be pulled well into a relegation battle. Their fortunes of late have changed slightly, with 2 draws and a win under their belt in their last 3 games. However, with just 31 points on the board, they still face the very real possibility that they could be pulled into a relegation dog fight should they lose a few matches in succession.

This march is going to be charged with Steve Bruce taking charge of the opposition. If anything, Blues need to show how much they’ve improved and moved on as a team and pick up a vital 3 points away from home to keep McLeish’s European dreams alive.

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Written by Nicole Carroll

March 18, 2010 at 8:39 am

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