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The Only Way Now Is Up. Isn’t It? 

26 Jul

Well, is this the season when we will see the Villa Pheonix rise out of what were truly ashes? Will this be the end of nearly 20 years of developing misery for Villa supporters, punctuated only by the false dawn and excitement with the appearance...

Veretout Completes Fiorentina Move 

25 Jul

Veretout Completes Fiorentina Move Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:25/07/2017 21:18:00 Jordan Veretout yesterday completed his move to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina bringing an end to speculation about his future.

Tamworth To Feature A Stronger Squad? 

25 Jul

Tamworth To Feature A Stronger Squad? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:25/07/2017 21:12:00 With the cancellation of Tuesday evening's friendly against Arminia Bielefeld owing to adverse weather, Steve Bruce may now send a few seniors to Friday...

AVFC Away Consultation Group Update 

25 Jul

AVFC Away Consultation Group Update Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:25/07/2017 12:32:00 Update on the away consultation meeting.

Clearout Time At Aston Villa. McCormack Edges Towards Exit? 

25 Jul

Clearout Time At Aston Villa.

The Villa Times – 24/07/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up) 

24 Jul

The Villa Times - 24/07/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/07/2017 12:18:00 The latest news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

Terry Could Have Stayed At Chelsea But Chose To Play 

24 Jul

Terry Could Have Stayed At Chelsea But Chose To Play Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/07/2017 11:40:00 John Terry could have stayed at Chelsea for another season but chose to play regularly instead.

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019 

24 Jul

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:23/07/2017 23:03:00 Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Dutch Youngster joins Villa 

23 Jul

Dutch Youngster joins Villa Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:23/07/2017 22:35:00 Aston Villa have bolstered our youth academy with the signing of Dutch youngster Colin Odutayo from Belgian side Genk.

Thanks for the Memories 

23 Jul

Dave Woodhall on Villa’s week; trophy wins, new players and no news isn’t good news.

Villa’s Cup Runneth Over: The Good, Bad & Ugly 

23 Jul

Not really sure where they got the name for this little competition, maybe it has a bit better ring to it in German, but it’s an interesting format, and given that substitutions usually make for two sides playing a full 90 anyway, I thought...

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Eastbourne: Petra Kvitova opts out of tournament with abdominal injury 

26 Jun

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova pulls out of Eastbourne with an abdominal injury, a day after winning in Birmingham.

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova wins first title since stabbing by beating Ashleigh Barty 

25 Jun

Petra Kvitova caps her remarkable comeback from a career-threatening hand injury by winning the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Aegon Classic Birmingham: Petra Kvitova continues comeback with Naomi Broady win 

21 Jun

Petra Kvitova continues her comeback from a career-threatening hand injury with a 6-2 6-2 win against Britain's Naomi Broady in Birmingham.

Aegon Classic: Johanna Konta into second round in Birmingham 

20 Jun

British number one Johanna Konta beats Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Aegon Classic: Naomi Broady beats Alize Cornet as Heather Watson loses 

19 Jun

Britain's Naomi Broady earns one of the best wins of her career but Heather Watson is out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

From the Editor’s Desk: A Redbrick Retirement 

19 Jun

In her final article for Redbrick, sport online editor Nancy Frostick reflects on a year of sporting retirements and looks forward to the next generation of Redbrick writers The post From the Editor’s Desk: A Redbrick Retirement appeared first...

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    Rugby »

    Bond reflects on Birmingham City’s draw at Kidderminster and the transfer work ahead 

    26 Jul

    Joe Chapman was speaking with the BCFC assistant boss at Aggborough this evening...

    Kidderminster 1 Birmingham City 1: Full-time report with pictures as Donaldson goal ensures pre-season friendly draw 

    26 Jul

    BCFC had to settle for a draw against non-league Harriers...

    First look at Claudia Jessie in new hospital sitcom Porters 

    26 Jul

    The Birmingham actress moves from the police to nursing...

    Birmingham City transfer news: Why Harry Redknapp isn’t at Kidderminster tonight 

    26 Jul

    The BCFC boss is elsewhere - but it's in the club's long-term interests...

    Northfield Beach has opened in Birmingham and kids are loving it despite the miserable weather 

    26 Jul

    It was a case of umbrellas and anoraks rather than beachwear as man-made beach was unveiled...

    Exclusive: Aston Villa’s new French ‘match killer’ is ‘incomparable to another player’ 

    26 Jul

    Aston Villa's talent spotters have been working tirelessly to attract new talent from across Europe to Villa Park...

    New African themed restaurant will serve springbok steak and crocodile burgers 

    26 Jul

    Nakira Bar and Grill is opening soon in Birmingham city centre...

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    Birmingham City FC »

    Friendlies: Murphy double for Toon 

    26 Jul

    Jacob Murphy scored twice for Newcastle as Rafa Benitez's side recorded a thumping 4-0 win at Bradford City in their latest pre-season friendly at Valley Parade.

    Blues winger joins League One club on loan 

    26 Jul

    Blues winger joins League One club on loan Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/07/2017 16:14:00 Viv Solomon-Otabor has joined Blackpool...

    Redknapp interested in Bristol City defender 

    26 Jul

    Redknapp interested in Bristol City defender Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/07/2017 16:05:00 Aden Flint is the latest name to be linked with Birmingham City...

    Former England winger edges closer to Blues move  

    26 Jul

    Harry Redknapp is close to signing Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough.

    Loan move for Solomon-Otabor 

    26 Jul

    Blackpool have signed winger Viv Solomon-Otabor from Birmingham on loan.

    Downing update: Move close according to reports 

    26 Jul

    Downing update: Move close according to reports Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/07/2017 15:24:00 Birmingham City are closing in on the signing of Stewart Downing...

    Blues one of two clubs eyeing Serie A midfielder 

    25 Jul

    Blues one of two clubs eyeing Serie A midfielder Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/07/2017 20:38:00 Birmingham City are said to be interested in Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu...

    Opinion: Time for Blues to step up their interest in striker 

    25 Jul

    Opinion: Time for Blues to step up their interest in striker Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/07/2017 12:55:00 Luke Turner believes it's time for Blues to go all out to sign Jordan Hugill...

    Blues should consider £10m raid for Bournemouth trio 

    25 Jul

    Blues should consider pound;10m raid for Bournemouth trio Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/07/2017 23:19:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses three players he thinks Harry Redknapp should target in a bumper pound;10 million deal this...

    Middlesbrough set to submit fresh bid for Blues defender 

    24 Jul

    Middlesbrough set to submit fresh bid for Blues defender Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/07/2017 16:10:00 Middlesbrough are ready to come back with an improved offer for Ryan Shotton...

    Short-term and long-term planning 

    24 Jul

    I care about the long-term future of Birmingham City; I want the club to be around for the children and grandchildren of today’s supporters.

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    Non-league football »

    Last few places left as Pre Season is about to begin for the successful Romulus FC Academy. 

    26 Jul

    Romulus FC Academy are about to start their brand new campaign after huge success last season and there are still a limited number of places available...


    25 Jul

    Last few places left as pre-season begins.

    Worcester game back on 

    21 Jul

    The pre season friendly against Worcester is back in the schedule for Tuesday 25th July but will now be an away game for the Royals.

    Anyone interested in joining the Royals? 

    18 Jul

    The Royals have a vacancy for a Commercial Manager.

    Merchandise available on Tuesday! 

    16 Jul

    Merchandise is available for Tuesday nights friendly against Highgate United FC...

    FA Youth Cup 2017/2018 

    15 Jul

    Home tie in Preliminary Round...

    Pre-Season Fixture Review 

    14 Jul

    As the start of the season approaches, we take a look at the 17/18 fixture list in more detail...

    Brannons Blog: New Season Fixtures Review 

    14 Jul

    As the start of the season approaches, we take a look at the 17/18 fixture list in more detail...

    New Version of the Sutton Coldfield Town FC App available for download! 

    13 Jul

    Version 1.1 available on Apple and Android...

    New season fixtures 

    13 Jul

    The Royals will start the new campaign on 12th August with a home game against Shaw Lane AFC who were promoted to the division last season.

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    Cricket »

    Adam Hose: Warwickshire sign batsman from Somerset 

    26 Jul

    Warwickshire sign batsman Adam Hose on a three-year deal from Somerset as part of the "rebuilding process" at Edgbaston.

    2nds denied by weather 

    25 Jul

    2nd XI Aston Manor 2nd XI 277-6 Rowland United 1st XI 185-5 MATCH DRAWN The weather also denied Manor’s improving 2nd XI the possibility of victory at Church Road.

    Rain denies the Manor 

    25 Jul

    1st XI Warwickshire Premier League Aston Manor 220-6 (37 overs – declared) Coleshill Did Not Bat MATCH ABANDONED The British weather had the final say at Coleshill and left Manor frustrated after having batted themselves into a strong...

    Manor get the better of Barby 

    18 Jul

    Warwickshire Premier League 1st XI Aston Manor 294-9 Barby 228-6 MATCH DRAWN Manor had the better of a high scoring game at Church Road on Saturday to continue their gradual improvement in results as the season progresses.

    Fletcher released from hospital 

    9 Jul

    Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher has been discharged from hospital after suffering a horror injury during Saturday's NatWest Blast T20 match with Birmingham, his county have announced.

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