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Birmingham City On This Day Book Review and Competition 

13 Nov 17

Pitch publishing have approached us and asked if we would plug the recently published book by Tim Evershed.


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The Trillion Dollar Question – Should Redknapp have been given more time? 

9 Nov 17

IMAGE SOURCE: TalkSPORT via Twitter Little under twelve months ago in December 2016, just after a 2-1 victory against Ipswich Town and with Birmingham City sat in seventh position in the Championship, manager Gary Rowett and his backroom staff…


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Aston Villa 

30 Oct 17

The much anticipated date for the first local derby of the season was finally upon us.


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Blues v Them Post Match Thoughts 

29 Oct 17

After the performance against Millwall was a bit anxious about this one.


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How Can Birmingham City Turn Their Season Around? 

20 Oct 17

We welcome this guest post.


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View From the Main Stand – Birmingham City v Cardiff City 

14 Oct 17

As Bazza previously expected, we approached this game already in the bottom three.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Preston North End 

17 Sep 17

As I rather expected, we approached this game already in the bottom three.


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View from the South – Norwich City v Birmingham City 

10 Sep 17

View from the South – Norwich City v Birmingham City I hadn’t been to a match in a while.


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Joys & Sorrows – Birmingham City Football Club Supporters’ Forum: August 2017 

17 Aug 17

Joys and Sorrows were proud to attend the most recent Supporters’ Forum on 15th August 2017.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Bristol City 

13 Aug 17

It was to be an earlier start than usual as I had to make the 8.02 train from Blackwater.


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View from the South – Ipswich Town v Birmingham City 

6 Aug 17

I woke up early on a sunny Saturday morning, not because of any perceived anticipation for the start of the new season but merely due to the fact that as I’ve got older, I’ve tended to need less sleep and I’ve never been one…


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Maintenance 

15 Jun 17

The site may go off for short periods as I have to do some maintenance over the next couple of days.


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Keith Dixon New Book and Competition 

12 Jun 17

Local business man and Bluenose author, Keith Dixon, has written a new book called Blues Insider.


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The Legend Returns – Win a Mitre Football Competition 

2 Jun 17

Next season the EFL will see a new Mitre ball.


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Panos Pavlakis Leaves, But Fans Should Thank Him 

19 May 17

Today Panos Pavlakis left the club after three and a half years as a director.


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Steve Cotterill Not Staying at Blues 

16 May 17

Steve Cotterill has decided not to stay at the club as Harry’s number 2.


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Sponsorship 

15 May 17

We are looking for a couple of new sponsors.


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Redknapp Confirmed What Now? 

12 May 17

After the dreadful period for the club while Zola was manager, I like many Blues fans, were convinced we would be relegated.


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View From the South – Bristol City v Birmingham City 

8 May 17

During the week, Chris had called up and asked if I was going to go to the beam back at St Andrews.


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Che Adam’s Red Card Overturned 

3 May 17

The club have successfully appealed Che’s red card from the Huddersfield game on Saturday.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town 

30 Apr 17

Well, here we were, we had arrived at the last home game of the season never dreaming that we would be in this parlous position when sitting just outside the play offs in December.


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Now We Know What We Need to Do! 

30 Apr 17

So a win v Bristol City next week keeps us up.


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View from the South – Aston Villa v Birmingham City 

24 Apr 17

It was more like view from the screen.


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View from the South Birmingham City v Burton Albion 

18 Apr 17

Those of you that indulge me by reading my musing on matters all things blue will know that I usually make a comment regarding the journey to St Andrews which this week included my son Ben and Will my mate who picked both of us up at Guildford…


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Derby County 

9 Apr 17

The bright sunshine of Spring means that the season is drawing to a close.


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Zola’s Post Match Interview v Derby 

8 Apr 17

Just watched the “highlights” on C5.


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View from the South – Ipswich Town v Birmingham City 

2 Apr 17

I find the journey to Ipswich one of the easiest from where I live and I had a choice to go from my local station, Blackwater via Reading and Paddington or Farnborough Main via Waterloo.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Newcastle United 

19 Mar 17

After a long and tiring week, it was Saturday morning once again and I was standing on the platform at Blackwater station with a vast throng of London Irish supporters going to the Madjeski for their game against Cornish Pirates.


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View from the South – Cardiff City v Birmingham City 

12 Mar 17

It has been a tiring week one way and another and I therefore woke up a little later than usual so there was no time to lose in order to ablute, have breakfast, restorative cup of coffee and take Bentley, my neighbour’s Cairn Terrier …


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The Board Need to be Brave 

7 Mar 17

I am pretty easy going and I am also prepared to give people a chance, and I have been quiet on the subject up to now in the hope that things would turn around.


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One Win Leeds To Another? – BCFC v Leeds Match Preview 

3 Mar 17

One win in fourteen was awful, but two wins in two would be amazing.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers 

19 Feb 17

It was 0945 at Blackwater station where I stood ticket in one hand and mobile phone in the other.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Fulham 

5 Feb 17

Saturday morning once again and once again I found myself standing on the platform at my local station for the train to Reading.


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View from the South- Norwich City v Birmingham City 

29 Jan 17

I can’t say that I was looking forward to my journey to Norwich; having looked up the trains it didn’t seem to matter which way I went whether via Reading or London Waterloo it was still three changes and a travel time of over four…


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Birmingham City Football Club WM Police and Supporters’ Forum: January 2017 

28 Jan 17

Joys and Sorrows were proud to attend the most recent Supporters’ Forum on 24th January 2017.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest 

15 Jan 17

“The north wind will blow, And we will have snow, And what will poor robin do then? Poor thing! This week has seen the return of snow but if the sight out of my back garden window was anything to go by, poor robin was just fine listening…


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Craig Gardner Re-Signs 

11 Jan 17

Craigy Gardner is a blue, is a blue, is a blue, Craigy Gardner is a blue – he hates villa.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Newcastle United 

8 Jan 17

It was cool and dank on Saturday morning but much milder than of late.


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Post Match Thoughts Blues v Newcastle FA Cup 3 

8 Jan 17

I know Baz will produce his match report later, but I wanted to add some thoughts.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Brentford 

3 Jan 17

Firstly, I hope that all members of the Bluenose nation that follow my musings had a wonderful Christmas and may I wish you all a joyful, peaceful and prosperous 2017.


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David Brent-ford – Ricky Gervais or Gianfranco Zola? BCFC v Brentford Match Preview 

1 Jan 17

Back to back defeats again – for the second time this season – provided an Ipswich sandwich.


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The Future’s Bright(on)?? Birmingham City v Brighton Match Preview 

16 Dec 16

When I wrote my last article, we’d suffered back to back defeats and we hadn’t yet beaten Ipswich as we turned the tide in our favour once again, yet I still didn’t even begin to think we might be discussing the sacking of…


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Post Sacking / New Appointment Thoughts 

16 Dec 16

Ok I have taken a bit of time to think about what happened so i could post reflectively rather than emotionally.


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BCFC Give a Statement on Rowett’s Departure 

14 Dec 16

The club have posted the following statement on bcfc.


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Gary Rowett Sacked 

14 Dec 16

It has just been announced on the BBC that Gary Rowett has been sacked.


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Ips-wich…but wh-ich Blues will turn up? Birmingham City v Ipswich Match Preview 

12 Dec 16

Back to back defeats (first time this season!) since my last article means we’re now down to 8th in the table.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Barnsley 

5 Dec 16

Well, here we are at the beginning of December! T’is the season to be jolly, tra la la la la la LA LA LA and all that! Bah humbug! Christmas Carols are being played on the radio incessantly and there’s still three weeks to go.


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Birmingham City v Barnsley – Barndoor or Barnstorm? Match Preview 

2 Dec 16

We beat Bristol City and Brentford, since my last preview blog, so we must be doing something right.


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Chapecoense Football Club 

29 Nov 16

We would like to add our condolences to the family and friends and fans of the victims of Chapecoense Football Club in today’s tragic plane crash in Columbia.


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View from the South – Brentford v Birmingham City 

27 Nov 16

I had resolved not to go to this game as I hadn’t managed to obtain a ticket as our allocation had rapidly sold out whilst I was abroad recently and having tried the club to see if there were any returns earlier in the week I had sadly…


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Birmingham City Football Club Supporters’ Forum: November 2016 

25 Nov 16

Joys and Sorrows were proud to attend the Supporters’ Forum on 22nd November 2016.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Bristol City 

20 Nov 16

It has been weeks since I attended a game and the anticipation was therefore enhanced.


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City to Win – But Which One? Birmingham City v Bristol City Match Preview 

16 Nov 16

It’s been an age since our last article, the game against the Villa feeling like months ago!  Even the Huddersfield draw was 10 days ago as I type! Since the Burton bashing, we’ve steadied the ship and collected two points in draws…


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Post Derby Match Thoughts 

30 Oct 16

I’m sure Baz will do a proper match report, but I want to make a few comments.


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Brucey Bonus or Brucey Blown Us? – Birmingham City v Aston Villa Match Preview 

29 Oct 16

We rectified matters somewhat against Rotherham, but then blew it again against Burton…on the telly.


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Takeover to be Completed on Monday 

16 Oct 16

Well were are almost there.


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View from the South Aldershot Town v Solihull Moors (and other matters football!) 

11 Oct 16

In the absence of a game because of the international break, Will called up and suggested that we might go along and watch the mighty Moors, now playing in the National division, visiting Aldershot.


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Blackburned out or Afterburners? – Match Preview 

29 Sep 16

Six games unbeaten, now, and still the Blue machine marches on!  We were pretty good value for money against a rejuvenated Preston side who were fortunate to go a goal ahead but deservedly took the lead.


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Im Pressed(on) or De Pressed(on)? Match Preview 

25 Sep 16

Five games unbeaten, then, and the Blue machine marches on from Loftus Road, back home.


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Reflections on the Victory v Sheffield Wednesday 

19 Sep 16

As this was a televised game, I thought I would give a few thoughts about what I saw.