HARRY Potts used to say ‘If you don’t take your chances you will not win anything’, and how those words have come true.

We created enough chances for a win, but in the end had to twice come back from behind to earn the point.


The team showed great quality to do that, even with the referee’s terrible decisions.

Diving in the box was never asked of me, but when Clayton Donaldson admits to being told ‘if you get a slight touch go down’ then that’s nothing but cheating in my book.

The referee missed a more blatant penalty when Lukas Jutkiewicz was hauled to the ground.

I agreed with Sean Dyche when he said we had enough possession and chances to win the match. I know David Cotterill hit the post and the skipper Tom Heaton made a good save from a volley by Stephen Gleeson, which brought the first half to a close.

The manager obviously wanted more from his team in the second half and was rewarded in the 51st minute when Michael Keane headed in the equaliser.

Then there was the Donaldson decision.

I have a message for David Coote... I have a voucher for Specsavers and if you want to contact me I will arrange for you to have your eyes tested!

Paul Caddis was clinical from the spot. But we were not to be denied, as late substitute Matt Taylor scored a great goal from a free kick to get us a point.

Over the 90 minutes we never really threatened enough, but do you put this down to Birmingham’s resilience or a lack of ideas from the Burnley midfield?

I felt that last season we didn’t dominate the middle of the park and it is happening again this season. Henri Lansbury could be the answer to the midfield problem.

It is not the ideal start to the season but at least it kept us unbeaten in the Championship.