A night to forget in the minds of anybody associated with Birmingham City, a 5-0 loss at the hands of Brentford who Blues themselves took three players off in the summer transfer window.

A shocking game in West London on Tuesday night for Blues but the side Steve Cotterill fielded you’d have thought was good enough to snatch a result; even if it was a draw. Cheick N’doye came back into the side after his suspension following the loss in the second city derby, Cohen Brammall was also back in and Jason Lowe made his second consecutive appearance. Sam Gallagher also may have had a point to prove after a clear cut chance missed in the Villa game and a poor showing against Millwall at the weekend. Two former Brentford players started, Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin in defence, but the main one who switched for six million was left out on the bench once again.

Nobody would have thought the bees were going to score five goals but you expected them to beat Blues, especially with Dean Smith’s team being the hosts. It began hectic, Brentford were trying so very hard to make it awkward for the Blues players to get a grip on the game and that’s exactly what they did. It was total Brentford play, the possession count was shocking, and it only took them half an hour to make the break through with a goal in the 31st minute by young prospect Olly Watkins signed from Exeter in the off season. Following a fast break which caught Blues out, Jozefoon capitalised on a mix up and doubled the home teams lead; Birmingham two goals behind at half time, a pretty steep mountain to climb in the second 45.

Brentford’s manager must have asked for more of the same because that is exactly what he got, it took them six minutes after the restart to make it three, where Neal Maupay has a shot scored from very close range; in fact that was right after a Blues chance by Gallagher went away.

Cheick N’doye then had an opportunity from his head but that came to nothing, funnily enough Blues actually for a few moments started gathering some pace and playing some football but maybe then tried too much, too soon as Brentford went on the break once again as a shot was missed by both Maupay & Watkins only calamitously for Blues defender Marc Roberts to find the net and score an own goal. At 4-0, that was the game, to be honest the game was done and dusted after two. After that Brentford continued to be the dominant side in this affair, a few chances had by Olly Watkins and Maupay went begging but Watkins got that illusive second goal he was wanting in the 81st minute, a header off a Jozefoon cross.

No. Words. Needed. Birmingham City were broken to pieces and chucked aside by a nothing but average Brentford team who were only sitting in 12th place before the kick off.

A disgraceful showing and is it time for Cotterill to say bye? Consistency is key in this division especially when you’re in the position Blues are in, we thought we were getting that before the game against Aston Villa, but since then three defeats and no goals scored, it might not be the right thing but something has to change… Players do not seem to care or put an ounce of effort in, I mean from a fans perspective, where were chances being created for the two most flair players in that team when they came on, Jota & Che Adams.

It’s not the way forward, I personally thought that before the Villa game we’d had a couple maybe a few decent results, could this be us turning our fortunes around,l? But no, it has gone back to same old Blues. Tell me in the comments section what you would do if you were the board now. As for Brentford, a solid result in front of their home fans.

Team lineups:

GK Bentley
RB Dalsgaard , CB Bjelland , CB Egan , LB Barbet
RCDM Mokotjo , LCDM McEachrean
RW Jozefoon , CAM Sawyers , LW Watkins
ST Maupay


Birmingham City:
GK Stockdale
RB Colin , CB Dean , CB Roberts , LB Brammall
RCDM N’doye , LCDM Lowe
RW Maghoma , CAM Gardner , LW Boga
ST Gallagher


Match stats:
Possession – Brentford 62% , Blues 37%
Shots – Brentford 28 , Blues 12
Shots on target – Brentford 9 , Blues 4
Corners – Brentford 6 , Blues 3
Fouls committed – Brentford 7 , Blues 14


  1. The owners record since taking has been a complete shambles. We have gone from one disaster to the next. At least beforehand we just about kept our heads above water but since these idiots have come we have become worse.
    How much longer are these owners gonna keep on taking us for idiots. The whole club needs to be started from scratch and give the fans what they deserve.

  2. Yes I know it sounds like we are in for another last game of the season crunch match , but with that bloke in charge that is all we can hope for , he is out of his depth , look at his past record and although it is sad to say I told so many people this when he took over.
    The Board do not coach or pick the Team as to the Transfer window who in their right mind would come and play for us at the moment only other championship rejects.
    I do so hope we stay up but ? well lets see .But only a big change at the Manager level will do it .

  3. The blues were awful. What on earth have you done to our ex players? Jota was a match winner unique and worth millions. Appears to have all been coached out of him

  4. “… chucked aside by a nothing than average Brentford side……?” What game were you watching? Sure Birmingham made a couple of errors but in reality they were lucky to get away with 5-0 as Brentford could and should have scored a lot more goals. Something their completely dominate and attacking display deserved. Enjoy the games at Gollingham, Northampton, Scunthorpe etc next season!

  5. Fans deserve better than this dig sh*t! Cotterill ain’t gonna keep us up so let’s turn on him, make life at the club impossible and hope he walks! Some hope though, he’s a big, thick deluded moron! As for your comments Mr Brighton Bee.. we’ll follow Blues in numbers wherever we end up playing. Most of them teams you mentioned are bigger and have got better grounds than your characterless tin pot club by the way..

  6. To Griff:-
    Factually incorrect about the size of Gillingham, Northampton and Scunthorpe.
    Why is that individuals like you live in the past? Your club is and has been run in the most inefficient of ways, both on and off the field and yet you continue to denigrate ‘tin pot’, ‘little clubs’ like Brentford who have demonstrated that, even with limited finances, can construct a team that plays football all supporters want to watch.
    Taunton Bee


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