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Blues
Gayle wins PFA Fans’ award 

26 May 17

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Season award, ahead of Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert.


Sky Blues
Wheater wins PFA Fans’ award 

25 May 17

David Wheater has won the PFA Fans’ League One Player of the Season award, ahead of Billy Sharp and Lee Gregory.


Blues
VOTE: Champ Player of the Season 

25 May 17

Voting is now open for the Championship PFA Fans’ Player of the Season.


Sky Blues
Coventry sign Hyam, O’Brien 

24 May 17

Coventry have signed defender Dominic Hyam and goalkeeper Liam O’Brien on two-year contracts.


Sky Blues
VOTE: L1 Player of the Season 

24 May 17

Voting is now open for the League One PFA Fans’ Player of the Season.


Blues
The top club in England is… 

23 May 17

Liverpool remain the top team in England but Arsenal have overtaken Manchester United into second, according to the Sky Sports Ultimate League, which calculates clubs’ average position over the past 50 years.


Sky Blues
The top club in England is… 

23 May 17

Liverpool remain the top team in England but Arsenal have overtaken Manchester United into second, according to the Sky Sports Ultimate League, which calculates clubs’ average position over the past 50 years.


Sky Blues
Kelly moves to Coventry 

22 May 17

Liam Kelly has agreed a two-year contract with Coventry, with the move subject to English Football League and Football Association approval.


Blues
Pavlakis resigns Birmingham role 

19 May 17

Birmingham City director Panos Pavlakis has resigned with immediate effect.


Blues
Knockaert miss tops play-offs poll 

17 May 17

Anthony Knockaert’s injury-time penalty miss in Leicester’s 2013 Championship play-off semi-final defeat to Watford has been voted the most agonising moment in play-off history, in a Sky Bet poll.


Blues
Cotterill rejects Blues role 

16 May 17

Steve Cotterill has turned down the chance to take up the Birmingham assistant manager’s role on a permanent basis.


Sky Blues
EFL keeps PL U21 sides in Trophy 

12 May 17

Under-21 sides from Premier League clubs will continue to compete in the Checkatrade Trophy for the next two seasons.


Blues
Redknapp signs Birmingham deal 

12 May 17

Harry Redknapp has been confirmed as the permanent manager of Birmingham City on a one-year contract.


Blues
Redknapp to sign Birmingham deal 

11 May 17

Harry Redknapp will meet representatives of Birmingham City’s owners on Thursday evening to officially sign as the club’s manager, Sky sources understand.


Sky Blues
Doyle back with Sky Blues 

11 May 17

Coventry have re-signed Portsmouth’s Sky Bet League Two title-winning captain Michael Doyle.


Blues
Gardner move made permanent 

11 May 17

Craig Gardner has rejoined Birmingham City permanently following his loan spell from West Bromwich Albion.


Blues
Blues appoint director of football 

10 May 17

Birmingham City have announced the appointment of former Real Madrid scout Jeff Vetere as director of football as they look to remodel the club’s recruitment strategy.


Blues
Yafai: ‘Arry is welcome! 

10 May 17

Kal Yafai wants Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp to accompany him to the ring on Saturday.


Blues
Birmingham extend Grounds deal 

10 May 17

Jonathan Grounds will remain at Birmingham City for another season after the club activated his one-year extension clause.


Blues
Redknapp agrees Birmingham deal 

10 May 17

Harry Redknapp has verbally agreed a one-year deal to remain Birmingham City manager, Sky sources understand.


Blues
Redknapp in positive Blues talks 

10 May 17

Harry Redknapp and Birmingham’s owners hope to agree a deal before the end of the week after positive talks about the manager’s job, Sky sources understand.


Blues
VOTE: Play-off heartbreaks 

10 May 17

Agony or ecstasy? What’s in store for the teams competing in the Sky Bet EFL play-offs this season…


Sky Blues
VOTE: Play-off heartbreaks 

10 May 17

Agony or ecstasy? What’s in store for the teams competing in the Sky Bet EFL play-offs this season…


Blues
Redknapp: I want Birmingham job 

9 May 17

Harry Redknapp has confirmed he wants the Birmingham manager’s job if the owners back him with investment for transfers.


Blues
Championship play-off guide 

9 May 17

We examine the race for the Premier League as Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield and Fulham do battle in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.


Blues
VOTE: Best play-off moments? 

9 May 17

Agony or ecstasy? What’s in store for the teams competing in the Sky Bet EFL play-offs this season…


Sky Blues
VOTE: Best play-off moments? 

9 May 17

Agony or ecstasy? What’s in store for the teams competing in the Sky Bet EFL play-offs this season…


Blues
Redknapp open to Birmingham stay 

7 May 17

Harry Redknapp kept Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship and admitted he could stay if the club matches his ambition.


Blues
Birmingham safe after victory 

7 May 17

Birmingham preserved their Sky Bet Championship status as Harry Redknapp oversaw a 1-0 win at Bristol City.


Blues
Championship permutations 

6 May 17

There are title and relegation issues still to be decided heading into the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season.


Blues
Championship final-day preview 

5 May 17

With the race for promotion and the play-offs all but run ahead of Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship finale, attention will focus on the battle to stay up.


Blues
Bristol City v Birmingham preview 

4 May 17

Bristol City have no new injury problems for the Ashton Gate clash which will determine Birmingham’s Sky Bet Championship future.


Blues
Weekend permutations 

4 May 17

A look at the weekend permutations as we’re set for final day drama in the Sky Bet Championship and League Two.


Sky Blues
VOTE: L1 Player of the Month 

4 May 17

Vote now for your League One PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for April.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

3 May 17

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions and takes a look at the League One play-offs and final-day fixtures in the Championship and League Two…


Blues
Win Melchiot’s team-sheet 

3 May 17

Mario Melchiot will be picking his #One2Eleven on The Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.


Blues
Top 25 in the Championship 

3 May 17

As another thrilling Championship season heads into the final week of the regular season, WhoScored.


Blues
VOTE: Champ Player of the Month 

3 May 17

Vote now for your Championship PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for April.


Sky Blues
Thomas in talks over new deal 

2 May 17

Coventry’s leading goalscorer George Thomas has opened talks over a new deal, but nine players will be released at the end of the season.


Blues
Meet Melchiot on Fantasy FC 

1 May 17

Former Chelsea star Mario Melchiot is our guest on The Fantasy Football Club this week – and you can be a part of the show…


Sky Blues
Iron battle back for win 

30 Apr 17

Scunthorpe scored two goals in the final six minutes to complete a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Coventry which saw them finish third in League One.


Blues
EFL final day on Sky Sports 

30 Apr 17

Sky Sports will show three vital games from the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship and League Two as the 2016/17 season draws to a close.


Blues
Redknapp: We need one more win 

29 Apr 17

Birmingham caretaker manager Harry Redknapp is asking his players for a repeat performance at Bristol City following a dramatic 2-0 Championship win over Huddersfield.


Sky Blues
League One final day permutations 

29 Apr 17

Sunday marks the final day of the regular 2016/17 season in Sky Bet League One and there are still a host of issues to be decided.


Blues
Blues boost survival hopes 

29 Apr 17

Jonathan Grounds and Craig Gardner kept Birmingham’s Championship survival hopes alive with crucial goals in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at St Andrew’s.


Blues
Prutton’s predictions 

28 Apr 17

With the end of the season on the horizon, who is David Prutton tipping to win this weekend…


Sky Blues
Prutton’s predictions 

28 Apr 17

With the end of the season on the horizon, who is David Prutton tipping to win this weekend…


Blues
LISTEN: EFL Weekly podcast 

27 Apr 17

Isaac Hayden, Mark Warburton, John Sheridan and Michael Flynn feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast.


Sky Blues
LISTEN: EFL Weekly podcast 

27 Apr 17

Isaac Hayden, Mark Warburton, John Sheridan and Michael Flynn feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast.


Sky Blues
Scunthorpe v Coventry preview 

27 Apr 17

Scunthorpe are monitoring Scott Wiseman ahead of Sunday’s Sky Bet League One home clash with Coventry.


Blues
Birmingham v Huddersfield preview 

27 Apr 17

Birmingham are without captain Paul Robinson after he was banned for three games by the Football Association.


Blues
Weekend permutations 

27 Apr 17

It’s the final day of the 2016/17 season in Sky Bet League One while there could be promotion and relegation issues decided elsewhere this weekend.


Sky Blues
Weekend permutations 

27 Apr 17

It’s the final day of the 2016/17 season in Sky Bet League One while there could be promotion and relegation issues decided elsewhere this weekend.


Blues
Robinson banned for three games 

27 Apr 17

Birmingham defender Paul Robinson will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an incident at Aston Villa on Sunday.


Blues
Robinson faces FA charge 

25 Apr 17

Paul Robinson has been charged with alleged violent conduct, following an off-the-ball incident during Birmingham’s trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.


Blues
Champ play-offs state of play 

25 Apr 17

Five teams can still make the Championship play-offs as we approach the season finale.


Blues
Redknapp confident despite loss 

23 Apr 17

New Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp was encouraged despite a derby defeat to Aston Villa which leaves him with just two games to preserve the club’s Championship status.


Blues
Gabby sinks Redknapp’s Blues 

23 Apr 17

Gabriel Agbonlahor’s first goal of the season ensured Harry Redknapp’s opening game in charge of Birmingham ended in defeat as Aston Villa ran out 1-0 winners in the Sky Bet Championship.


Blues
Aston Villa v Birmingham preview 

22 Apr 17

New Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp begins his reign with a derby against Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa at Villa Park.


Sky Blues
L1: Beaten Swindon drop 

22 Apr 17

Swindon were relegated from Sky Bet League One after a 2-1 home loss to Scunthorpe , who secured their position  in the play-offs.