Two teams that really needed a win to try and push themselves away from the relegation zone had to settle for a point at the City Ground today as Nottingham Forest faced Birmingham City.
Forest probably needed a win more than the Blues did and it was by no means a ‘six-pointer’ but Chris Hughton will be left rueing what might have been.
Aitor Karanka surprisingly didn’t revert to a back five to try and contain the game, and though Forest did have more of the ball they failed to make their chances count.
For Birmingham, the main positives were not only a clean sheet but the first start for Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic, although he was withdrawn at half time due to injury.
They’ll be hoping that it’s nothing too serious, but they’re also quite disappointed that they weren’t able to take all three points back to the second city.
There’s one player that seems to have taken the most criticism of all though and that is centre-back Marc Roberts.
The 30-year-old is not rated too highly by some Birmingham fans and many let their feelings be known about his performance on Twitter during and after the match.
Check out some of the comments below.
And that is the reason why I want Marc Roberts moved on asap. Not all his fault but if I see another one of his ineffective long throws defended with ease I think I will give up on football. #bcfc
— D_A_N (@GameStarterMan) December 26, 2020
Not when U are at his level of ability. Marc Roberts is not upto Championship level. Poor reading of the game; poor positional sense; poor control; poor passing!! 30 years old & a Pro. Should know all these aspects.
— Anthony Redmond (@Anthony96236294) December 26, 2020
Marc Roberts plays football like somebody told him before the game that there is a bomb in the ball.that could go off at any time #bcfc
— PC 🏐🌍 (@PC1875) December 26, 2020
I can’t think of a Blues centre half in history that I think is more useless than Marc Roberts, total leg iron. Ah well at least we have the second half prospect of watching Leko ambling around with his two left feet 🥴 up the frigging blues
— Phil Palmer (@PippoPalmer) December 26, 2020
I don’t wanna see roberts start again
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill25) December 26, 2020
Marc Roberts is a proper nice bloke but like it or not he’s weak
— S A T C H (@MattSatchwell2) December 26, 2020
Is Marc Roberts a footballer?
— Jamie (@jamiebcfc7) December 26, 2020
I think Roberts might just be the worst centre half I've seen in a Blues shirt and that includes the 88-89 team #BCFC
— JesboJB (@jesbojb) December 26, 2020