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Josh Dacres-Cogley

The Caddis Controversy

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As the season draws it near one thing that seems to have been prevalent over Blues pre-season campaign has been Gary Rowett’s stubborn insistence on playing any other right-back than Paul Caddis. The Scottish defender has racked up 149 league appearances for Blues but there is no guarantee his 150th will come on Saturday against Cardiff.

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Time, Money and Youth

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Birmingham City take on Roda JC Kerkrade in their final warm-up before the new season starts today, having failed to add any further players to the team in the last two weeks. Gary Rowett has bemoaned a culture of “overpaying” for players as a reason for not being able to bring in Che Adams from Sheffield United with the club having had two bids knocked back.

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The Ascension of Storer – Port Vale reflections

Birmingham City returned to winning ways in pre-season with a 2-0 victory over Port Vale last night. Goals from Jack Storer and Paul Caddis ensured that Blues didn’t pay the price for another pedestrian start.

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Zigic Caps Off Blues Career With Senior Cup Win

Richard Beale’s Blues Development Squad side finished their season with a trophy after beating Nuneaton Town 2-1 in the Birmingham Senior Cup final at St Andrew’s tonight. First half goals from Wes Harding and Matt Green were enough to seal a win which ended closer than it might have been.

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A Cold Night In Coleshill – Birmingham Senior Cup Match Reflections

Birmingham City’s Development Squad won their Birmingham Senior Cup semi-final tie against Coleshill on penalties following a 0-0 draw. A cold night saw both teams draw a blank and it took sudden death spot kicks to seperate the two. Blues will now face West Bromwich Albion or Nuneaton in the Final.

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Blues Youngsters offered new deals

Birmingham City confirmed yesterday that new deals have been offered to eight second-year scholars. Four will be offered one year professional deals while the other four will be offered third year scholar terms. With Reece Brown and Demarai Gray already signed up it represents 100% retention of the age group.

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