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BBC Report – Championship Details For 2017 

17 Nov 17

BBC Report – Championship Details For 2017 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/11/2017 21:53:00 The BBC’s Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of Championship football has fallen …


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The Three Pointer Vs. Nottingham Forest 

17 Nov 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL 

17 Nov 17

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/11/2017 15:13:00 It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Nottingham Forest 

16 Nov 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL 

15 Nov 17

Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL Vitalfootball:Birmingham:15/11/2017 17:27:00 The EFL have released figures for attendances so far in 2017/18 and they show a rise on figures from the same time last season.


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Officials – Birmingham v Nott’m Forest (18/11/17) 

14 Nov 17

Officials – Birmingham v Nott’m Forest (18/11/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/11/2017 11:55:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest…


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Blues must succeed in the face of adversity once again 

14 Nov 17

Blues must succeed in the face of adversity once again Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/11/2017 10:36:00 Blues have had the international break to dust themselves off ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit to St.


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Football Supporters’ Federation’s 2017 Shortlists 

9 Nov 17

Football Supporters’ Federation’s 2017 Shortlists Vitalfootball:Birmingham:09/11/2017 18:16:00 There’s still time left for fans to cast their votes in the Football Supporters’ Federations 2017 awards.


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Opinion: You’re dam right this hurts 

8 Nov 17

Opinion: You’re dam right this hurts Vitalfootball:Birmingham:08/11/2017 15:16:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the clubs current lack of form and desire…


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Barnsley 

3 Nov 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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The Three Pointer Vs. Barnsley 

3 Nov 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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Championship PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Oct) 

2 Nov 17

Championship PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Oct) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:02/11/2017 23:41:00 It’s that time of the month again where Vital Football readers can help decide last month’s PFA Player of the Month Award for the Championship…


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Officials – Barnsley v Birmingham (4/11/17) 

1 Nov 17

Officials – Barnsley v Birmingham (4/11/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:01/11/2017 21:08:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Barnsley and Birmingham City this Saturday.


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The Three Pointer Vs. Brentford 

31 Oct 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Brentford 

31 Oct 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Officials – Birmingham v Brentford (1/11/17) 

30 Oct 17

Officials – Birmingham v Brentford (1/11/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:30/10/2017 20:09:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Brentford this Wednesday…


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Blues v Villa: take the point and move on 

30 Oct 17

Blues v Villa: take the point and move on Vitalfootball:Birmingham:30/10/2017 11:14:00 Rob Wildey reacts to yesterday’s second city derby against Villa at St.


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The Three Pointer Vs. Aston Villa 

27 Oct 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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These two Blues players need to play against Aston Villa 

27 Oct 17

These two Blues players need to play against Aston Villa Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/10/2017 01:51:00 Tom Heslop, editor of Viral Birmingham, discusses two players he thinks should return to the starting 11 on Sunday…


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Aston Villa 

27 Oct 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Blues must be a better version of themselves 

26 Oct 17

Blues must be a better version of themselves Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/10/2017 21:09:00 Rob Wildey says Blues must stick to their strengths…


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Second City derby: Key battles 

26 Oct 17

Second City derby: Key battles Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/10/2017 14:59:00 Luke Turner looks at the key battles ahead of Blues vs Villa…


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Officials – Birmingham v Aston Villa (29/10/17) 

26 Oct 17

Officials – Birmingham v Aston Villa (29/10/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/10/2017 23:31:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Aston Villa this Sunday…


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Second City derby: Blues need repeat of Cardiff display 

25 Oct 17

Second City derby: Blues need repeat of Cardiff display Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/10/2017 14:43:00 Luke Turner urges the players to mirror their performance from Steve Cotterill’s first game in charge…


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The Three Pointer Vs. Millwall 

21 Oct 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Millwall 

20 Oct 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Player Focus: Chieck Ndoye 

19 Oct 17

Player Focus: Chieck Ndoye Vitalfootball:Birmingham:19/10/2017 08:46:00 Rob Wildey shines the spotlight on Chieck Ndoye…


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Officials – Millwall v Birmingham (21/10/17) 

18 Oct 17

Officials – Millwall v Birmingham (21/10/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:18/10/2017 19:16:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Millwall and Birmingham City this Saturday.


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Birmingham City must kill Jekyll and Hyde tendencies 

18 Oct 17

Birmingham City must kill Jekyll and Hyde tendencies Vitalfootball:Birmingham:18/10/2017 16:13:00 Rob Wildey says Blues mustn’t get carried away after a last week’s impressive win…


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More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17) 

18 Oct 17

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/10/2017 23:53:00 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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Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship 

17 Oct 17

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/10/2017 20:45:00 Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of pound;65,000 to create a safe standing section at New…


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Opinion: Dutch Maik could be the difference for Blues 

17 Oct 17

Opinion: Dutch Maik could be the difference for Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/10/2017 13:20:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses just what Maikel Kieftenbeld brings to the Blues squad…


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Cotterill In Team Of The Week (17/10/17) 

16 Oct 17

Cotterill In Team Of The Week (17/10/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:16/10/2017 18:21:00 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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From Alex McLeish to Steve Cotterill 

14 Oct 17

From Alex McLeish to Steve Cotterill Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/10/2017 19:14:00 Steve Cotterill is the first Birmingham City manager in a decade to win his first game in charge…


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Steve Cotterill’s Blues take a step in the right direction 

14 Oct 17

Steve Cotterill’s Blues take a step in the right direction Vitalfootball:Birmingham:14/10/2017 15:26:00 Rob Wildey reacts to Steve Cotterill’s good start as Blues manager…


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It Mata’s To Juan, Why Not All? 

13 Oct 17

It Mata’s To Juan, Why Not All? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:13/10/2017 22:21:00 Manchester United’s Juan Mata has again called on Premier League players to match his pledge of 1% of their salary being donated to charity.


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The Three Pointer Vs. Cardiff City 

13 Oct 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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Officials – Birmingham v Cardiff (13/10/17) 

11 Oct 17

Officials – Birmingham v Cardiff (13/10/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:11/10/2017 20:40:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Cardiff City this Friday…


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Cardiff City 

11 Oct 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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The tweaks Steve Cotterill should make ahead of Cardiff 

10 Oct 17

The tweaks Steve Cotterill should make ahead of Cardiff Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/10/2017 11:11:00 Luke Turner gives three things Steve Cotterill should think about doing ahead of his first game in charge…


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Midweek Musings #3: Five players needing a fresh start 

10 Oct 17

Midweek Musings #3: Five players needing a fresh start Vitalfootball:Birmingham:10/10/2017 10:54:00 Rob Wildey gives his thoughts on which players could benefit from a fresh start under Steve Cotterill…


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Killing The EFL Slowly In The Search Of ££&pound 

6 Oct 17

Killing The EFL Slowly In The Search Of pound;pound;pound Vitalfootball:Birmingham:06/10/2017 20:13:00 It appears the EFL have come up with another way of screwing loyal fans, however well intentioned their original idea may have been.


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Opinion: Jack Storer must take his last chance 

6 Oct 17

Opinion: Jack Storer must take his last chance Vitalfootball:Birmingham:06/10/2017 11:55:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses why Jack Storer must take what could be his final chance…


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Club Top Scorers In The Championship 2017 

4 Oct 17

Club Top Scorers In The Championship 2017 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:04/10/2017 19:26:00 With the Championship arguably the toughest it’s been for a while with the clubs now in the division, will anybody enter Championship history by the…


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Premier League Hotshots 2017 

4 Oct 17

Premier League Hotshots 2017 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:04/10/2017 18:35:00 Which players make up the historical top 50 Premier League hotshots list…


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2017 Non League Day This Weekend 

4 Oct 17

2017 Non League Day This Weekend Vitalfootball:Birmingham:04/10/2017 17:29:00 One of the biggest events of the year to promote the Non League game will return for an eighth consecutive season this weekend.


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Midweek Musings #2: The Dong Song 

3 Oct 17

Midweek Musings #2: The Dong Song Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/10/2017 19:49:00 Stability is the key ingredient missing from the club’s make-up, says Rob Wildey…


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Championship PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Sep) 

3 Oct 17

Championship PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Sep) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/10/2017 17:51:00 Vital Football are pleased to announce that this season we will be assisting in giving fans the opportunity to vote in The PFA Bristol Street Motors…


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Opinion: Xaundong Ren must support Steve Cotterill 

3 Oct 17

Opinion: Xaundong Ren must support Steve Cotterill Vitalfootball:Birmingham:03/10/2017 00:35:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses what the Blues owners must do this season in order for Steve Cotterill to succeed…


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Hell in Hull: gutless players must take responsibility 

30 Sep 17

Hell in Hull: gutless players must take responsibility Vitalfootball:Birmingham:30/09/2017 18:42:00 Rob Wildey reacts to Blues’ thrashing at Hull today…


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Hull City 

30 Sep 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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Reaction: Cotterill appointed Blues manager 

29 Sep 17

Reaction: Cotterill appointed Blues manager Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/09/2017 12:07:00 Luke Turner’s immediate reaction on the new Blues manager…


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It’s Cott to be Steve 

29 Sep 17

It’s Cott to be Steve Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/09/2017 11:31:00 Rob Wildey reacts to Steve Cotterill’s appointment as Birmingham City manager…


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Official: Blues appoint Steve Cotterill as manager 

29 Sep 17

Official: Blues appoint Steve Cotterill as manager Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/09/2017 11:23:00 Birmingham City have named their new boss…


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Manager update: Karanka rejects Blues 

28 Sep 17

Manager update: Karanka rejects Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/09/2017 22:06:00 Aitor Karanka has rejected the opportunity to take the Birmingham City job…


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Officials – Hull v Birmingham (30/9/17) 

27 Sep 17

Officials – Hull v Birmingham (30/9/17) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/09/2017 17:57:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Hull City and Birmingham City this Saturday.


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The Three Pointer Vs. Sheffield Wednesday 

26 Sep 17

The Three Pointer Vs.


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Harry Redknapp – the final word 

26 Sep 17

Harry Redknapp – the final word Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/09/2017 10:39:00 Rob Wildey offers his final thoughts on the sacking of Harry Redknapp…


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Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Sheffield Wednesday 

26 Sep 17

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


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The Carsley Factor 

25 Sep 17

The Carsley Factor Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/09/2017 18:12:00 Luke Turner has been impressed with how caretaker boss Lee Carsley is handling things…