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Bacuna To Serve A Suspension This Week – 30/3/17 

29 Mar

Bacuna To Serve A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/03/2017 21:48:00 Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.


Officials – Aston Villa v Norwich (1/4/17) 

29 Mar

Officials - Aston Villa v Norwich (1/4/17) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/03/2017 19:39:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Norwich City this Saturday.


A Special Day In Thanks To Ken McNaught 

29 Mar

A Special Day In Thanks To Ken McNaught Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/03/2017 12:08:00 A message from the Aston Villa Lions Legends...


Management And Coaching At Aston Villa. Part Four: Since Ellis’s Return. 

28 Mar

Ellis’s return to the Villa board, and as chairman, was perhaps fortuitous, yet his old sense of opportunism had been at work to make the timely move.


Trinity Upper Open For Business 

28 Mar

Trinity Upper Open For Business Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/03/2017 15:51:00 Aston Villa have this afternoon confirmed that the Trinity Road Upper stand will be open for the hosting of Birmingham City.


What Came First Lee Hendrie. The Chicken Or The Egg? 

28 Mar

What Came First Lee Hendrie.


Bruce – January Cost Us 

28 Mar

Bruce - January Cost Us Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/03/2017 10:28:00 Manager Steve Bruce's early week interviews with the media are filtering through properly now and whilst he hasn't closed the door on Play Off promotion...


One Player Takes Particular Praise From Bruce 

28 Mar

One Player Takes Particular Praise From Bruce Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/03/2017 08:17:00 Manager Steve Bruce doesn't often pick out individual players for comment - although it does happen - but he certainly has here when talking about...


Bruce Expects Quiet Summer 

27 Mar

Bruce Expects Quiet Summer Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/03/2017 22:50:00 Manager Steve Bruce has explained that he certainly won't be looking for a busy summer when the current 2016/17 campaign comes to a close.


Foreign Owners – An Outsiders View – Competition 

27 Mar

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/03/2017 21:31:00 Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts...


EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed 

27 Mar

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/03/2017 21:24:00 The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.


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Other sports »

The Battle For Premier League Survival 

30 Mar

As the Premier League season reaches its climax, Sport Writer Leanne Prescott discusses the main contenders for relegation from the top flight of English football The post The Battle For Premier League Survival appeared first on Redbrick ...


BUCS Big Wednesday Success for Birmingham 

29 Mar

It was a successful finals day with plenty of silverware at BUCS Big Wednesday for many of UoB's sports teams, as sport online editor Nancy Frostick summarises The post BUCS Big Wednesday Success for Birmingham appeared first on Redbrick ...


Premier League Darts: Week 8 Review 

28 Mar

Sports writer, Bradley West, reports on week 8 of Premier League Darts which saw Michael van Gerwen play twice in Manchester The post Premier League Darts: Week 8 Review appeared first on Redbrick .


West Brom fan Tommy Langford looking for big-time breakthrough at Leicester Arena 

27 Mar

Undefeated Birmingham fighter Tommy Langford is not daunted by the ‘big step-up’ he faces in his WBO interim world middleweight championship bout next month.


UB Archery Bring Home Three Golds at BUCS Nationals 

24 Mar

Another exceptional weekend for UB Archery, as they competed in the BUCS National Indoor Finals in Bristol The post UB Archery Bring Home Three Golds at BUCS Nationals appeared first on Redbrick .


Birmingham’s Dominance Continues at BUTTS 

23 Mar

UB Archery travelled to Warwick University to take part in the final legs of BUTTS Indoors, which was also the BUTTS Championships The post Birmingham’s Dominance Continues at BUTTS appeared first on Redbrick .


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    Rugby »

    Diego Fabbrini: How is the Birmingham City midfielder getting on on loan and what does the future hold? 

    30 Mar

    26-year-old Italian joined Spezia Calcio on January - here's an update on his progress...


    Aston Villa have handed a contract to this talented young hopeful 

    30 Mar

    This U18s starlet could have a bright future at Villa Park...


    Birmingham playing fields saved from the axe 

    30 Mar

    Residents petition and campaign praised for part in stopping housing development on Kingstanding playing fields...


    Meet Birmingham City’s latest ‘celebrity’ fan – and he doesn’t like Aston Villa! 

    30 Mar

    The Wealdstone Raider's take on BCFC and their rivals...


    From crocked hopeful to Aston Villa’s football guru – the Steve Round story 

    30 Mar

    What shaped the career of Villa's director of football...


    Former Aston Villa target is primed for a promotion push 

    30 Mar

    Jordan Rhodes is ready to fire the Owls into the Premier League...


    Aston Villa tried to sign THESE strikers before they landed Savo Milosevic and Stan Collymore 

    30 Mar

    The ones that got away...


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    Birmingham City FC »

    Officials – Ipswich v Birmingham (1/4/17) 

    29 Mar

    Officials - Ipswich v Birmingham (1/4/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/03/2017 19:53:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Ipswich Town and Birmingham City this Saturday...


    Sky Bet donate shirts to deaf side 

    29 Mar

    EFL Sponsor Sky Bet have donated 72 signed shirts, one for each EFL club, to the Team GB Deaf football team to help raise the funding they need to get to the Deaflympics in Turkey in July.


    Wolves v Blues: 25 suspected troublemakers wanted by police over derby disorder 

    28 Mar

    These 25 men are wanted by police after trouble broke out at the Wolves v Blues derby match in February.


    Bluescast with Ellie Brazil 

    28 Mar

    The Bluescast is a brand new podcast from the creative ‘geniuses’ behind Brum Radio’s flagship sports music show the Forward ...


    BCLFC-Tilton Talk  

    28 Mar

    BCLFC Tilton Talk Special  A wonderful insight in to the ladies game and in particular the BCLFC game was how ...


    Blues and Zola ready for the run-in 

    28 Mar

    Blues and Zola ready for the run-in Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/03/2017 07:17:00 Rob Wildey looks ahead to this weekend's trip to Ipswich...


    It’s now or never for Blues in these final eight games 

    28 Mar

    It's now or never for Blues in these final eight games Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/03/2017 01:01:00 Luke Turner discusses the final part of the season for Blues...


    EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed 

    27 Mar

    EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/03/2017 21:24:00 The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.


    Premier League Free Agents 2017 

    27 Mar

    Premier League Free Agents 2017 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/03/2017 21:20:00 As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions...


    Women’s FA Cup semi-final draw 

    27 Mar

    Birmingham have drawn Chelsea and Manchester City will play Liverpool in the Women's FA Cup semi-finals.


    EFL Player of Season shortlists 

    27 Mar

    Chris Wood, Dwight Gayle and Anthony Knockaert have been shortlisted for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season award.


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    Non-league football »

    100 Club – March draw 

    29 Mar

    The March draw for the 100 Club was made at last night's game.


    Brannon’s blog – Royals 2 v 1 Barwell 

    27 Mar

    Jamie Brannon reviews a victory over Barwell and a crucial three points for the Royals...


    U16’s – One step closer to Wembley! 

    26 Mar

    Into FA Peoples Cup National Finals...


    Crucial win for the Royals 

    25 Mar

    A late winner from Max Wright clinched the points for Sutton to help in their fight to avoid relegation.


    Royals U15’s beat Shrews in friendly! 

    25 Mar

    Chances missed to make scoreline more emphatic...


    SCTFC 0 – 1 Warrington 

    20 Mar

    A bad day for the Royals, writes Jamie Brannon...


    U15’s Royals reign supreme in Cup Semi Final 

    18 Mar

    Burgess nets last minute winner...


    U16’s beaten at Oxford 

    18 Mar

    Poor performance...


    Sutton Coldfield Town FC Academy 

    17 Mar

    Next open training and information day for the Royals Academy 2017-18...


    U15’s Royals in 2-0 win! 

    16 Mar

    Hard fought victory against West Hagley...


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    Cricket »

    Anderson strikes in Dubai 

    23 Mar

    James Anderson continued his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury as Lancashire eased to a 63-run win over Birmingham in Group A of the Emirates Airline Twenty20 Trophy, in Dubai.


    Colin de Grandhomme: New Zealand all-rounder joins Birmingham Bears for T20 

    10 Mar

    New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme joins Birmingham Bears as one of their overseas players for the 2017 T20 Blast.


    Jonathan Trott: Former England batsman signs new Warwickshire contract 

    20 Feb

    Jonathan Trott signs a new contract with Warwickshire to stay with the club until the end of the 2018 season.


    Bell to rejoin Perth unless England call 

    28 Jan

    Ian Bell is keen to play for the victorious Perth Scorchers in next year's Big Bash - but only if not needed by England.


    Warwickshire stay in profit for the 2016 season but by reduced amount 

    27 Jan

    Warwickshire stay in profit for the financial year, up to September 2016, although by a reduced amount.


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