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Hope and Expectation – Norwich match reflections

Birmingham City were held to a goalless draw by Norwich City yesterday in freezing conditions at St Andrews. Shots on target were at a premium as both sides defended stoutly with both Paul Robinson and Jonathan Spector excelling at the back.

Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews | 35 Comments

Fourth Gray Bid Rejected

Bournemouth had a fourth bid for teenage winger Demarai Gray knocked back yesterday as Blues insist that they are not selling. The bid, believed to be in the region of £3.5million with add-ons to take it up to £4million follows on the heels of one for £3.2million last week by the Cherries who seem desperate to add Gray to their team.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 60 Comments

Defensive Cover

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Birmingham City held Sheffield Wednesday to a goalless draw last night as they continued their fine run of league form. However, the point came at a price as defender Michael Morrison was withdrawn halfway through the first half with an ankle problem, leaving Blues short in the centre of defence.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players, Talking Points | 62 Comments

BIH Name Victor Ma Shui-Cheong as CEO and MD

Birmingham International Holdings have today confirmed that Victor Ma Shui-Cheong has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company, effective today.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 22 Comments

Back to Winning Ways? Sheffield Wednesday Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Blues take on Sheffield Wednesday tonight in their rearranged game knowing an away win will see them jump above the Owls into 9th position in the Championship table. However Stuart Gray’s men will know a win for them will help them in their push for a playoff spot of their own.

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Referee Watch in Association With EZE Group – Trevor Kettle

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Barring any late changes, Trevor Kettle of Rutland will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game away to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough tonight. Here is a look at his stats.

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Cup or League?

Birmingham City bowed out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat to local rivals West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. A first half double from Victor Anichebe was enough to see the Baggies through, with Blues not able to build on Jonathan Grounds first half injury time reply.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 79 Comments

Up for the Cup? Baggies Preview in Association With EZE Group

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Blues take on local rivals West Bromwich Albion for a place in the last sixteen of the FA Cup today in front of a sold-out St Andrews. Blues eventually overcame non-league Blyth Spartans in the third round, whilst the Baggies demolished Gateshead Utd 7-0 at the Hawthorns.

Posted in Birmingham City, Previews | 23 Comments

Referee Watch In Association With EZE Group – Mark Clattenburg

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Barring any late changes, Mark Clattenburg will be in the middle for Blues’ FA Cup 4th Round game against WBA at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

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Thinning Out

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Neal Eardley yesterday joined the burgeoning ranks of Birmingham City’s loan rangers, joining Leyton Orient on a one month loan deal. With David Edgar joining Huddersfield Town until the end of the season, Olly Lee joining Plymouth and Guy Moussi’s short-term deal not being renewed the first team ranks at Blues has shrunken somewhat in the last few days.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points, Transfers | 22 Comments

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