Focus on Alex McLeish

Cautious nature counts against McLeish

March 3, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
It was a victory born of farcical misfortune and thoughtful preparation, a shock that, on the basis of the 90 minutes, actually wasn't that shocking but nevertheless ranked as the biggest upset in an English showpiece since Everton beat Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final.

It was Birmingham's first major honour for 48 years, an exercise in embarrassment for Arsenal and, above all, a glorious triumph for Alex McLeish. A serial accumulator of silverware, the Scot declared his 20th ...

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