Says it all really, doesn't it? Time and again we saw opposition teams take us apart down whichever flank Spector was stationed on, but today, Piquionne lacked the desire, the gumption, the pace and the supply to take advantage of the Wank. We were handed our goal on a plate - just like at Brighton - and then, just as at Brighton, sought to hold out for a 1-0 victory. Birmingham were there for the taking, but you don't put a team to the sword by hiding your sword in a sheaf and retreating into your own half.
When will the Allardyce supporters wake up? We are not witnessing a miracle, we are watching a debacle. Allardyce has constructed a team devoid of flair and creativity. Miserablebrough are now level on points with us, and they are crap. But then we are crap too, as today's shambolic performance proved.
God knows where we go from here. With Collison, Nolan, McCartney and Faubert all ruled out by suspensions, Doctor Evil is going to struggle to come up with 11 players to start at Derby. The thought of Piquionne starting again, no matter the shortage of players, fills me with horror. He doesn't give a shit. Dump him!
We secured a point. We are still in the top two. But don't kid yourselves, that's because this division is truly, truly shit, it's just that some shit floats!
Match report here: