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Stats: Preston North End v Birmingham City 

20 Jan 18

Stats: Preston North End v Birmingham City Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/01/2018 19:28:00 All the stats from Preston North End (1) vs (1) Birmingham City, Deepdale, 20/1/18 Att: 13,529…


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Prepare for a six pointer at St. Andrews 

20 Jan 18

Prepare for a six pointer at St.


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Blues come from behind to earn valuable point at Deepdale 

20 Jan 18

Blues come from behind to earn valuable point at Deepdale Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/01/2018 17:45:00 Sam Gallagher’s goal earned Blues a point at Preston this afternoon…


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Steve Cotterill ‘hopeful’ of short term solutions 

20 Jan 18

Steve Cotterill ‘hopeful’ of short term solutions Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/01/2018 11:24:00 Steve Cotterill is hoping to use the loan market to his advantage…


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Stephen Gleeson joins Ipswich Town on a free 

19 Jan 18

Stephen Gleeson joins Ipswich Town on a free Vitalfootball:Birmingham:19/01/2018 12:32:00 Birmingham City have announced the departure of midfielder Stephen Gleeson…


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Steve Cotterill paying for summer spending spree 

19 Jan 18

Steve Cotterill paying for summer spending spree Vitalfootball:Birmingham:19/01/2018 10:44:00 Rob Wildey analyses Blues’ problems in the transfer window…


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Grounds extension represents good business for Blues 

18 Jan 18

Grounds extension represents good business for Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:18/01/2018 10:54:00 Rob Wildey discusses Jonathan Grounds’ contract extension…


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Officials – Preston v Birmingham (20/1/18) 

17 Jan 18

Officials – Preston v Birmingham (20/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/01/2018 22:03:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Preston North End and Birmingham City this Saturday…


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Kieftenbeld deal a step in the right direction for Blues 

17 Jan 18

Kieftenbeld deal a step in the right direction for Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/01/2018 17:58:00 Ben Craig discusses why the Maikel Kieftenbeld deal is a step in the right direction for Blues…


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Three points is more important than welcoming an ex-manager 

12 Jan 18

Three points is more important than welcoming an ex-manager Vitalfootball:Birmingham:12/01/2018 10:26:00 Blues take on Derby County tomorrow with Gary Rowett’s return hogging the headlines…


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Blues battle against losses and FFP in January struggle 

12 Jan 18

Blues battle against losses and FFP in January struggle Vitalfootball:Birmingham:12/01/2018 09:05:00 Birmingham City’s January transfer window hasn’t gone according to plan as they face an uphill battle against FFP Regulations as well…


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Officials – Birmingham v Derby (13/1/18) 

10 Jan 18

Officials – Birmingham v Derby (13/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/01/2018 23:39:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Derby County this Saturday.


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Blues handed boost in race for Fleetwood Town striker 

10 Jan 18

Blues handed boost in race for Fleetwood Town striker Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/01/2018 15:38:00 Blues have been given a boost in their efforts to sign Town striker Devante Cole…


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Charlton Athletic to miss out on Blues midfielder 

10 Jan 18

Charlton Athletic to miss out on Blues midfielder Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/01/2018 15:03:00 The Addicks look set to miss out on Stephen Gleeson…


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Rumour: Blues submit bid for Fleetwood Town striker 

8 Jan 18

Rumour: Blues submit bid for Fleetwood Town striker Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 20:51:00 Birmingham City have reportedly bid for Fleetwood Town striker Devante Cole…


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Midfielder interesting Barnsley and Blackburn 

8 Jan 18

Midfielder interesting Barnsley and Blackburn Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 19:30:00 Blues midfielder Jason Lowe is reportedly attracting the interest of two sides…


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Blues reject approach for Michael Morrison from Norwich 

8 Jan 18

Blues reject approach for Michael Morrison from Norwich Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 19:23:00 Birmingham City have reportedly turned down the advances of a fellow Championship side for their captain…


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FA Cup Fourth Round – Full Draw (8/1/17) 

8 Jan 18

FA Cup Fourth Round – Full Draw (8/1/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 19:18:00 The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.


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Blues to take on Huddersfield Town in FA Cup fourth round 

8 Jan 18

Blues to take on Huddersfield Town in FA Cup fourth round Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 19:17:00 Birmingham City will take on the Terriers in the fourth round of the FA Cup…


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Confirmed: Emilio Nsue departs Blues 

8 Jan 18

Confirmed: Emilio Nsue departs Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/01/2018 13:35:00 Emilio Nsue has left Birmingham City…


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VAR Introduction Gathers Pace 

7 Jan 18

VAR Introduction Gathers Pace Vitalfootball:Birmingham:07/01/2018 22:30:00 With tonight’s FA Cup clash between Brighton and Crystal Palace seeing Video Assistant Referee…


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Blues reportedly tracking Lech Poznan midfielder 

7 Jan 18

Blues reportedly tracking Lech Poznan midfielder Vitalfootball:Birmingham:07/01/2018 00:26:00 Birmingham City are believed to be interested in Lech Poznan midfielder Darko Jevtic…


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Blues reject approach for Lukas Jutkiewicz 

7 Jan 18

Blues reject approach for Lukas Jutkiewicz Vitalfootball:Birmingham:07/01/2018 00:18:00 Birmingham City have reportedly rejected the advances of an unnamed League One club for Jutkiewicz…


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FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (6/1/18) 

5 Jan 18

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (6/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:05/01/2018 22:20:00 With FA Cup third round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the fourth round draw of the competition have now been allocated.


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2017/18 FA Cup 4th Round Draw Next Monday 

5 Jan 18

2017/18 FA Cup 4th Round Draw Next Monday Vitalfootball:Birmingham:05/01/2018 22:11:00 The fourth round draw for the 2017/18 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.


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Opinion: Best Foot Forward(s) 

5 Jan 18

Opinion: Best Foot Forward(s) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:05/01/2018 11:43:00 Contributing writer William Heatley takes a look back at some of Blues’ most productive strikers in recent years…


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Allowing these two players to leave is smart business 

5 Jan 18

Allowing these two players to leave is smart business Vitalfootball:Birmingham:05/01/2018 11:24:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses why he thinks allowing these two players to leave would be a smart move from the club…


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FA Cup Third Round A Professional Affair 

4 Jan 18

FA Cup Third Round A Professional Affair Vitalfootball:Birmingham:04/01/2018 20:53:00 With no non league side making it into the 2017/18 FA Cup third round draw this season, for the first time since 1950/51 it’s an all professional affair…


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Officials – Birmingham v Burton (6/1/18) 

3 Jan 18

Officials – Birmingham v Burton (6/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 20:13:00 The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Burton Albion this Saturday…


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Premier League Free Agents 2018 

3 Jan 18

Premier League Free Agents 2018 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 19:34:00 As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions…


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Cotterill In Team Of The Week (4/1/18) 

3 Jan 18

Cotterill In Team Of The Week (4/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 19:28:00 Birmingham City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week’s action.


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New contract on the horizon for Blues midfielder 

3 Jan 18

New contract on the horizon for Blues midfielder Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 11:33:00 Birmingham City will enter contract talks with Maikel Kieftenbeld in the near future, Vital Birmingham understands…


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Blues midfielder pondering over St. Andrews future 

3 Jan 18

Blues midfielder pondering over St.


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Signs of progress as Blues climb off the bottom 

3 Jan 18

Signs of progress as Blues climb off the bottom Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 10:58:00 Blues won away from home for the first time this season after beating Reading 2-0…


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More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (3/1/18) 

3 Jan 18

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (3/1/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/01/2018 10:19:00 Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.


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Officials – Reading v Birmingham (2/1/17) 

31 Dec 17

Officials – Reading v Birmingham (2/1/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:31/12/2017 21:44:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Reading and Birmingham City this Tuesday.


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Officials – Birmingham v Leeds (30/12/17) 

27 Dec 17

Officials – Birmingham v Leeds (30/12/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/12/2017 22:17:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Leeds United this Saturday…


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Seasons greetings 

25 Dec 17

Seasons greetings Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/12/2017 16:41:00 Merry Christmas from Vital Birmingham…


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Officials – Birmingham v Norwich (26/12/17) 

24 Dec 17

Officials – Birmingham v Norwich (26/12/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/12/2017 22:52:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Norwich City this Boxing …


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Norwich City 

24 Dec 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Sunderland 

22 Dec 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round 

21 Dec 17

VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round Vitalfootball:Birmingham:21/12/2017 20:18:00 Video Assistant Referee technology comes into the English game for the first time in the third round of the FA Cup this season.


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Officials – Sunderland v Birmingham (23/12/17) 

20 Dec 17

Officials – Sunderland v Birmingham (23/12/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/12/2017 22:50:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sunderland and Birmingham City this Saturday…


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Cotterill leaves Blues 

19 Dec 17

Cotterill leaves Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:19/12/2017 10:40:00 David Cotterill has left Birmingham City with ‘immediate effect…


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Source: Steve Cotterill was ‘reinstated’ after being sacked 

19 Dec 17

Source: Steve Cotterill was ‘reinstated’ after being sacked Vitalfootball:Birmingham:19/12/2017 10:20:00 Birmingham City sacked heir manager Steve Cotterill after the Fulham defeat.


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Tis the season to be folly 

16 Dec 17

Tis the season to be folly Vitalfootball:Birmingham:16/12/2017 22:03:00 Birmingham City have a vital festive period and must pick up points to avoid being cut adrift.


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It’s Sunderland or bust for Steve Cotterill 

16 Dec 17

It’s Sunderland or bust for Steve Cotterill Vitalfootball:Birmingham:16/12/2017 20:35:00 Rob Wildey reacts to Blues’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of QPR this afternoon…


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Blues must add to QPR’s away day woes 

15 Dec 17

Blues must add to QPR’s away day woes Vitalfootball:Birmingham:15/12/2017 14:41:00 Rob Wildey previews tomorrow’s clash between Blues and QPR at St.


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Queens Park Rangers 

14 Dec 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Bristol City chase Blues loanee 

14 Dec 17

Bristol City chase Blues loanee Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/12/2017 09:23:00 Bristol City are launching a bid for Liam Walsh…


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Birmingham City – A year since THAT sacking 

14 Dec 17

Birmingham City – A year since THAT sacking Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/12/2017 00:52:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop takes at look at some key stats that highlight the downfall of Blues since the sacking of Gary Rowett…


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Officials – Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17) 

13 Dec 17

Officials – Birmingham v QPR (16/12/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:13/12/2017 23:19:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers this Saturday…


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Three surprise departures we could see in January 

13 Dec 17

Three surprise departures we could see in January Vitalfootball:Birmingham:13/12/2017 14:22:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the three players he thinks could leave St.


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QPR – The make or break game for Steve Cotterill 

12 Dec 17

QPR – The make or break game for Steve Cotterill Vitalfootball:Birmingham:12/12/2017 22:54:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses this weekend’s fixture against Queens Park Rangers…


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Steve Cotterill – He’s lost the fans but not the owners 

11 Dec 17

Steve Cotterill – He’s lost the fans but not the owners Vitalfootball:Birmingham:11/12/2017 22:43:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the absue that Steve Cotterill got on Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage…


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Pub Talk #2: Cotterill, Vetere, Dein and Stockdale 

11 Dec 17

Pub Talk #2: Cotterill, Vetere, Dein and Stockdale Vitalfootball:Birmingham:11/12/2017 11:14:00 Rob Wildey offers his thoughts on all things related to Birmingham City.


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Burnley striker a Janaury target for Blues 

10 Dec 17

Burnley striker a Janaury target for Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/12/2017 17:37:00 Jon Walters is available for loan…


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Should Steve Cotterill stay or go? 

10 Dec 17

Should Steve Cotterill stay or go? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/12/2017 14:52:00 Rob Wildey assesses Steve Cotterill’s time as Blues manager…


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Opinion: It feels like the Zola era all over again! 

9 Dec 17

Opinion: It feels like the Zola era all over again! Vitalfootball:Birmingham:09/12/2017 18:02:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the current ongoings at Blues…


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More away day woes for Blues 

9 Dec 17

More away day woes for Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:09/12/2017 17:02:00 Blues were beaten at Fulham this afternoon…