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Alexander Hleb Rips Into McLeish 'Tactics'.

Alexander Hleb Rips Into McLeish 'Tactics'.

Just read this: http://en.rian.ru/sports/20120419/172911969.html which I noticed via Steve Wollaston at The Birmingham Mail

The site quotes former Blues on loan (from Barcelona) player (he played 19 times) Alexander Hleb about his time at Blues under Alex McLeish.

"At Birmingham, the team played the long-ball game, practically bypassing midfield. To get into the game you had to play up front or linger at the back with the defenders to get hold of the ball, which more often than not flew right past me.'

He says Alex McLeish wasn`t 'not a bad bloke' but ..................! On tactics:

'The day before a game he would come onto the pitch and show us what to do: 'You stand here, the goalkeeper will give you the ball here, kick it as far as you can and don't pass to anyone nearby. And we all run.''

Ahem.

OUCH.

He`s not the only Blues player to say such things but I can`t repeat the other bits as they were said privately!!!!

Embarrassing though. Wish this situation had never transpired, not for him, not for us.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday April 19 2012
Time: 12:29PM

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We are doomed.
Dumble
19/04/2012 12:47:00
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Just sums up exactly how he plays, and exactly why every sane villa fan wants shot of this failure
thorpyuk
19/04/2012 12:53:00
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is David O'Leary available? I'm that desperate to get rid
bigolbear1970
19/04/2012 13:03:00
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should suit Dunne down to a tee
AVbornandbred
19/04/2012 13:05:00
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Then blame the true villain of the piece - Martin O'Neill!! We should be grateful there was someone out there who wanted the job after O'Neill had acted so disgracefully!
godzvilla
19/04/2012 13:08:00
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Anyone surprised?
Trekker
19/04/2012 13:12:00
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just read this from a quote from mcnegative in the birmingham mail.... "And Martin has come in there and he has god-like status already – that’s something I am going to have to earn here" ROFLMAO!!!! hahahahahahahahaha maybe if he walks off the stadium roof during the half-time oranges????
thorpyuk
19/04/2012 13:13:00
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yeh the god like status remark did cause my coffee to shoot down my nose Unfortunately, seen an article in the Sun saying that the rumour about him going and a DofF coming in is tosh too
bigolbear1970
19/04/2012 13:17:00
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thorpyuk, yeah I ROFLMAOed too! Satan's a kind of God... you're already there in my eyes, Beelzebozo!
Rawlie
19/04/2012 13:44:00
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This is kind of a dutch style.
lerneravfc
19/04/2012 14:28:00
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