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Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

20 Aug 18

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of the midweek fixtures, but who is he tipping for victory? Find out here…


Blues
Crouch landmark, West Brom rampant 

20 Aug 18

Sky Sports’ Andy Bishop takes a look at the top statistical feats and oddities after the latest round of EFL action.


Blues
Phillips tops Power Rankings 

20 Aug 18

West Brom midfielder Matt Phillips has topped the Sky Sports Championship Power Rankings this week.


Sky Blues
Bakayoko pen enough for Coventry 

18 Aug 18

Coventry edged out ten-man Plymouth 1-0 to claim their first League One win of the season.


Blues
Swansea hold wasteful Blues 

17 Aug 18

Swansea maintained their unbeaten start in the Sky Bet Championship after holding a wasteful Birmingham to a goalless draw on Friday night.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Plymouth preview 

17 Aug 18

New signing Luke Thomas could be involved for Coventry against Sky Bet League One opponents Plymouth at the Ricoh Arena.


Blues
Monk ready for Swansea reunion 

17 Aug 18

Garry Monk is used to facing his old clubs.


Blues
Sky Live: Birmingham v Swansea 

16 Aug 18

Birmingham are short of midfield options for Swansea’s Sky Bet Championship visit on Friday night.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

16 Aug 18

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, but who is he tipping for victory? Find out here…


Blues
Ndoye leaves Birmingham on loan 

16 Aug 18

Birmingham midfielder Cheikh Ndoye has rejoined his former club Angers on a season-long loan, a year after he was signed by Harry Redknapp.


Cricket
Bears keep quarter-final hopes alive 

15 Aug 18

A brilliant all-round bowling display saw Birmingham Bears bowl Lancashire Lightning out for 102 as the hosts sealed a vital seven-wicket victory in the Vitality Blast at Edgbaston.


Blues
Royals brush Monk’s Blues aside 

14 Aug 18

Reading secured their first victory of the season when they eased past Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham 2-0 in the Carabao Cup first round.


Sky Blues
Browne, Whyte send Oxford through 

14 Aug 18

Marcus Browne and Gavin Whyte struck either side of half-time as Oxford beat Coventry 2-0 to reach the Carabao Cup second round.


Blues
Carabao Cup round one preview 

13 Aug 18

Frank Lampard says his Derby players must have the right mentality as they look to bounce back from the humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Leeds against League Two Oldham in the Carabao Cup.


Blues
Senior Birmingham trio depart 

13 Aug 18

Birmingham City chief financial officer Roger Lloyd, financial controller Gary Moore and club secretary Julia Shelton have left the club, Sky Sports News understands.


Blues
Guedioura tops Power Rankings 

13 Aug 18

Nottingham Forest’s Adlene Guedioura has topped the first-ever Championship Power Rankings – but who else made the top 50…


Sky Blues
Carabao Cup: What to look out for 

13 Aug 18

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup gets underway on Tuesday evening and, from rule changes to historic clashes, there is plenty to look out for.


Blues
Carabao Cup: What to look out for 

13 Aug 18

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup gets underway on Tuesday evening and, from rule changes to historic clashes, there is plenty to look out for.


Blues
Bolton sign Grounds on loan 

13 Aug 18

Bolton Wanderers have signed Birmingham City defender Jonathan Grounds on a season-long loan.


Blues
Reading v Birmingham preview 

13 Aug 18

Reading will check on Sone Aluko ahead of the Carabao Cup meeting with Birmingham.


Blues
Assombalonga wins it for Boro 

11 Aug 18

Middlesbrough maintained their fine start to the season with a 1-0 win over Birmingham, a victory that would have been more comprehensive had they been more clinical.


Sky Blues
Goalless at Kingsmeadow 

11 Aug 18

Coventry battled to their first point back in Sky Bet League One after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.


Blues
Championship weekend preview 

10 Aug 18

Stoke boss Gary Rowett says his side ‘must defend better and move as a unit’ as they host Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.


Sky Blues
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry preview 

10 Aug 18

AFC Wimbledon will check on defender Terell Thomas ahead of the Sky Bet League One match against Coventry.


Blues
Middlesbrough v Birmingham preview 

10 Aug 18

Jordan Hugill could be handed a debut for home-town club Middlesbrough in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham.


Blues
Championship ins and outs 

9 Aug 18

Who has your team signed this summer? Who’s been shipped out? A comprehensive guide to this summer’s deals…


Sky Blues
Macclesfield sign Coventry’s Vincenti 

9 Aug 18

Peter Vincenti has joined Sky Bet League Two new-boys Macclesfield on a two-year deal from Coventry.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

9 Aug 18

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, but who is he tipping for victory? Find out here…


Blues
St Mirren sign Brock-Madsen on loan 

9 Aug 18

St Mirren have signed forward Nicolai Brock-Madsen on a six-month loan from Birmingham City.


Blues
Birmingham sign Camp from Cardiff 

8 Aug 18

Birmingham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Camp on a free transfer from Cardiff.


Blues
Bogle back with Birmingham on loan 

7 Aug 18

Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle has joined Birmingham City on a season-long loan.


Blues
Mahoney joins Birmingham on loan 

7 Aug 18

Birmingham have signed winger Connor Mahoney on a season-long loan from Bournemouth.


Blues
Birmingham to loan Bogle from Cardiff 

6 Aug 18

Birmingham look set to beat Ipswich to the loan signing of Cardiff striker Omar Bogle, according to Sky sources.


Blues
Hernandez denies Birmingham 

4 Aug 18

Onel Hernandez earned Norwich a commendable 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw at Birmingham with two goals.


Sky Blues
Iron turnaround stuns Cov 

4 Aug 18

Andy Dales netted a late winner as Scunthorpe came from behind to beat newly-promoted Coventry 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena.


Blues
Birmingham v Norwich preview 

3 Aug 18

Birmingham head into the new season under a transfer embargo with their only signing Kristian Pedersen in limbo.


Blues
Birmingham face new transfer curbs 

2 Aug 18

Birmingham City’s transfer embargo has been lifted but the club will only be able to sign up to five new players under EFL restrictions.


Blues
EFL new season essential reading 

2 Aug 18

The EFL is back – and we have got you covered with everything you need to know ahead of the 2018/19 season.


Sky Blues
EFL new season essential reading 

2 Aug 18

The EFL is back – and we have got you covered with everything you need to know ahead of the 2018/19 season.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

2 Aug 18

The Sky Bet EFL is back! And with it comes the return of David Prutton and his weekly predictions for the Championship, League One and League Two.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Scunthorpe preview 

2 Aug 18

Midfielder Abu Ogogo has declared himself fit to make his Coventry debut against Scunthorpe on Saturday.


Blues
PL and Championship styles compared 

2 Aug 18

The Sky Bet Championship season kicks off this Friday before the Premier League reboots next week – but how do the two leagues differ in terms of playing styles…


Blues
EFL chief defends FFP rules 

1 Aug 18

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey insists Financial Fair Play punishments are
working despite clubs continuing to break the rules.


Blues
Championship Golden Boot contenders 

1 Aug 18

With the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season almost upon us, we take a look at the contenders for the Golden Boot…


Blues
Chelsea face Man City in WSL 1 opener 

1 Aug 18

Reigning champions Chelsea will play Manchester City on the opening weekend of the 2018/19 FA Women’s Super League season.


Sky Blues
Sky Bet League One: Season guide 

1 Aug 18

The new Sky Bet League One season kicks off this weekend but which teams and players should you watch out for…


Blues
Champ rivals: Who’ll finish higher? 

1 Aug 18

The new Sky Bet Championship season is almost here and that means fierce rivalries are ready to be renewed.


Blues
Transfer Talk: Jose right to be unhappy? 

31 Jul 18

The latest episode from the second series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here…


Blues
Championship table prediction 

31 Jul 18

The Sky Bet Championship season is about to get under way, but who is going to finish where in 2018/19…


Blues
Sky Bet Championship: Season guide 

31 Jul 18

The new Sky Bet Championship season kicks off on Friday but which teams and players should you watch out for…


Sky Blues
EFL: Who will go up and down? 

31 Jul 18

The 2018/19 Sky Bet EFL season gets underway this weekend, but who will finish where in the Championship, League One and League Two…


Blues
EFL: Who will go up and down? 

31 Jul 18

The 2018/19 Sky Bet EFL season gets underway this weekend, but who will finish where in the Championship, League One and League Two…


Blues
Birmingham confirm transfer ban 

30 Jul 18

Birmingham City have issued a statement confirming they are under transfer embargo.


Blues
Predict the Sky Bet Championship table 

30 Jul 18

The Sky Bet Championship season is closing in – here, you can rank every club and predict how the table will look at the end of the season.


Sky Blues
How to follow the EFL on Sky Sports 

30 Jul 18

The Sky Bet EFL returns this weekend and it’s gearing up to be the most unmissable season yet.


Blues
How to follow the EFL on Sky Sports 

30 Jul 18

The Sky Bet EFL returns this weekend and it’s gearing up to be the most unmissable season yet.


Blues
Championship: Reasons to be excited 

30 Jul 18

The start of the new Sky Bet Championship season is almost upon us, so why should you be excited for the 2018/19 campaign…


Blues
Zaha stars, Mount off the mark 

28 Jul 18

Wilfried Zaha starred for Crystal Palace in a thumping pre-season win over Reading, while Mason Mount scored the winner for Derby against Wolves.


Cricket
Kohler-Cadmore blasts Yorks to win 

27 Jul 18

Tom Kohler-Cadmore blazed 73 from just 30 balls to upstage Adil Rashid during Yorkshire Vikings’ 31-run, DLS win over Birmingham Bears in the Vitality Blast North Group fixture at Headingley.


Cricket
Porter: Test cricket my dream 

26 Jul 18

Jamie Porter says playing Test cricket is his “dream” after being named in England’s squad to face India at Edgbaston.