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Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

19 Apr 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
Winter break ‘agreed in principle’ 

18 Apr 18

The FA, Premier League and EFL are close to agreement over the introduction of a winter break, Sky Sports News understands.


Sky Blues
Winter break ‘agreed in principle’ 

18 Apr 18

The FA, Premier League and EFL are close to agreement over the introduction of a winter break, Sky Sports News understands.


Blues
Wolves, Fulham dominate PFA team 

18 Apr 18

Wolves and Fulham dominated as the PFA Championship team of the year was announced on Wednesday.


Blues
Wolves beat Blues to close on title 

15 Apr 18

Wolverhampton Wanderers moved within touching distance of sealing the Sky Bet Championship title after beating 10-man Birmingham City 2-0 at Molineux on Sunday.


Blues
Robinson: No plan since Rowett 

15 Apr 18

Retiring Birmingham club captain Paul Robinson says the club have been playing “catch up” since Gary Rowett left.


Sky Blues
Ponticelli doubles up for Coventry 

14 Apr 18

Jordan Ponticelli scored twice as Coventry City boosted their League Two play-off bid with a 2-1 success at mid-table Crawley Town.


Blues
Sky Live: Wolves v Birmingham 

13 Apr 18

Wolves stand on the brink of promotion back to the Premier League as they prepare to host midlands rivals Birmingham.


Sky Blues
Crawley v Coventry preview 

13 Apr 18

Crawley boss Harry Kewell has no fresh injury concerns as he bids to keep his side’s slim play-off hopes alive against Coventry this weekend.


Blues
VOTE: Champ Player of the Season 

13 Apr 18

Tom Cairney, Ruben Neves, Ryan Sessegnon – who should win the Championship Player of the Season award for 2017/18? Vote here…


Blues
B’ham target mental health awareness 

12 Apr 18

Birmingham City players have helped launch an annual cup to raise awareness of mental health issues.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

12 Apr 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
Robins maintain play-off hopes 

10 Apr 18

Bobby Reid scored his 20th goal of the season as Bristol City kept themselves in the Sky Bet Championship play-off race with a 3-1 victory over Birmingham at Ashton Gate.


Blues
Huge week of EFL on Sky 

10 Apr 18

Don’t miss a massive week of live EFL action with six huge games in six days live on Sky Sports .


Cricket
Counties to discuss ‘transfer window’ 

10 Apr 18

Cricket counties will meet at Edgbaston on Tuesday to discuss the introduction of a football-style transfer window to protect them against late call-ups from the Indian Premier League.


Blues
LISTEN: Soccer AM podcast – Cottee 

9 Apr 18

Listen to the latest edition of the Soccer AM podcast with former West Ham and Everton striker Tony Cottee.


Blues
Bristol City v Birmingham preview 

9 Apr 18

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is set to have a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the Ashton Gate visit of Birmingham.


Blues
Best goal-scoring combinations? 

8 Apr 18

Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata linked up for yet another Chelsea goal on Sunday.


Sky Blues
Best goal-scoring combinations? 

8 Apr 18

Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata linked up for yet another Chelsea goal on Sunday.


Blues
Last-gasp Blues deny Burton 

7 Apr 18

Lukas Jutkiewicz rescued Birmingham City from a shock home defeat with a face-saving 87th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 home draw against Burton.


Sky Blues
Forte at the double in County win 

7 Apr 18

Jonathan Forte returned Notts County to winning ways as his double sealed a 2-1 victory over League Two promotion rivals Coventry at Meadow Lane.


Blues
Birmingham v Burton preview 

6 Apr 18

Birmingham will be without the suspended Che Adams when bottom-of-the-table Burton visit St Andrew’s.


Sky Blues
Notts County v Coventry preview 

6 Apr 18

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is expected to make changes against Coventry as he attempts to get his side’s promotion challenge back on track.


Sky Blues
VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

6 Apr 18

Watch and vote for your favourite March goal in the Championship, League One and League Two here.


Blues
VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

6 Apr 18

Watch and vote for your favourite March goal in the Championship, League One and League Two here.


Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

5 Apr 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson and Matt Murray join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Sky Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

5 Apr 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson and Matt Murray join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

5 Apr 18

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches and the Checkatrade Trophy final.


Blues
March’s Championship XI 

5 Apr 18

WhoScored.


Blues
Adams’ three-match ban upheld 

5 Apr 18

Che Adams will serve a three-match ban after Birmingham’s appeal to overturn his red card against Bolton was turned down.


Blues
On EFL Matters… 

4 Apr 18

David Prutton will be joined by Don Goodman on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


Sky Blues
On EFL Matters… 

4 Apr 18

David Prutton will be joined by Don Goodman on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


Blues
Birmingham boost survival hopes 

3 Apr 18

Lukas Jutkiewicz scored the only goal as 10-man Birmingham boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at relegation rivals Bolton.


Sky Blues
WATCH: Three League Two stunners 

2 Apr 18

There were three absolutely cracking long-range strikes in Sky Bet League Two on Easter Monday, as Antony Kay, Jimmy Smith and Max Biamou all hit stunners.


Sky Blues
Yeovil hit Coventry for six 

2 Apr 18

Yeovil scored six goals away from home for the first time in the Football League as they stunned Coventry 6-2 at the Ricoh Arena.


Blues
Bolton v Birmingham preview 

2 Apr 18

Bolton midfielder Darren Pratley could come into contention against Birmingham after missing the 2-1 defeat at Leeds because of a leg injury.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Yeovil preview 

1 Apr 18

Coventry boss Mark Robins expects striker Marc McNulty to be fit for the match with Yeovil, despite a hamstring worry.


Blues
Jota boosts Birmingham’s hopes 

31 Mar 18

Birmingham lifted themselves out of the bottom three with a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship home success over Ipswich.


Sky Blues
Biamou salvages point for Coventry 

30 Mar 18

Coventry striker Max Biamou came off the bench to rescue a 1-1 draw against Newport at Rodney Parade.


Blues
Birmingham v Ipswich preview 

30 Mar 18

Jonathan Grounds could return to the Birmingham squad when the Blues host Ipswich.


Sky Blues
Newport v Coventry preview 

29 Mar 18

Newport strikers Paul Hayes and Frank Nouble could be recalled for the Sky Bet League Two visit of promotion-chasing Coventry.


Sky Blues
McNulty treble inspires coventry 

24 Mar 18

A Marc McNulty hat-trick helped Coventry boost their play-off hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win over Grimsby.


Sky Blues
Coventry v Grimsby preview 

23 Mar 18

Tom Bayliss is expected to be available for Coventry’s home clash with Grimsby.


Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

22 Mar 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Martin Allen and Gordon Greer join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Sky Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

22 Mar 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Martin Allen and Gordon Greer join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Sky Blues
League Two predicted table 

22 Mar 18

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Accrington to go on to win Sky Bet League Two this season.


Sky Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

22 Mar 18

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches.


Blues
On EFL Matters… 

22 Mar 18

David Prutton will be joined by Barnet boss Martin Allen and Kilmarnock defender Gordon Greer on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


Sky Blues
On EFL Matters… 

22 Mar 18

David Prutton will be joined by Barnet boss Martin Allen and Kilmarnock defender Gordon Greer on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


Blues
Birmingham secure vital win 

17 Mar 18

Birmingham ended their harrowing run of seven successive Championship defeats with a morale-boosting 3-0 home win over Hull to spark their bid to avoid relegation.


Sky Blues
Coventry battle past Crewe 

17 Mar 18

Coventry consolidated their position in the play-off places as first-half goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tom Bayliss earned a 2-1 win at lowly Crewe.


Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

15 Mar 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Danny Gabbidon and Garry Birtles join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Sky Blues
LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

15 Mar 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Danny Gabbidon and Garry Birtles join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


Blues
Birmingham v Hull preview 

15 Mar 18

Birmingham boss Garry Monk will hope to have captain David Davis available for the first time when Hull visit St Andrew’s.


Sky Blues
Crewe v Coventry preview 

15 Mar 18

Crewe boss David Artell hopes to have full-back Jamie Sterry at his disposal for Coventry’s Sky Bet League Two visit to the Alexandra Stadium.


Blues
Prutton’s EFL predictions 

15 Mar 18

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches.


Blues
Championship play-off race 

15 Mar 18

The battle for a play-off place is hotting up as we enter the final stages of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.


Blues
Championship England XI 

14 Mar 18

Gareth Southgate is preparing to name his England squad for their upcoming friendlies as he continues his preparation for his summer’s World Cup.


Blues
On EFL Matters… 

14 Mar 18

David Prutton will be joined by Danny Gabbidon and Garry Birtles on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


Sky Blues
On EFL Matters… 

14 Mar 18

David Prutton will be joined by Danny Gabbidon and Garry Birtles on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.