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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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Preston lose ground on play-offs 

20 Jan 18

Preston lost ground on the play-off places after Birmingham came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Deepdale.


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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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Championship weekend preview 

19 Jan 18

Hull boss Nigel Adkins will push his side to claim all three points in their vital clash with bottom club Sunderland on Saturday.


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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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Preston v Birmingham preview 

19 Jan 18

Preston could have Paul Huntington and Josh Earl back for Saturday’s Championship game at home to Birmingham.


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LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

18 Jan 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Michael Appleton and Andy Hinchcliffe join David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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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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Blues Forward View 

17 Jan 18

We’ve been here before Blues’ annual report, released last month and widely discussed, makes for concerning reading.


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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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Birmingham City Interested in Miquel Nelom to Further Improve Team’s Defense 

17 Jan 18

The club are always on the lookout for some fresh talent to add to our squad.


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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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On EFL Matters… 

17 Jan 18

David Prutton will be joined by Michael Appleton and Andy Hinchcliffe on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


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Blues striker to join Polish club 

17 Jan 18

Danish striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen is currently undergoing a medical at Polish club Cracovia.


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Blues Stopper Reportedly Attracting Interest From Derby County 

16 Jan 18

Former Blues boss Gary Rowett is reportedly interested in bringing Tomasz Kuszczak to the iPro Stadium.


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Blues back in the points 

14 Jan 18

Blues found the perfect response to last weeks defeat with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Bristol City.


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View from the South – Birmingham City v Derby County 

14 Jan 18

It was the end of another working week and Saturday morning was once again upon us.


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Rowett haunts Blues again 

13 Jan 18

Gary Rowett returned to haunt Birmingham again as his Derby side stayed second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 win at St Andrew’s.


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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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Birmingham v Derby preview 

12 Jan 18

Che Adams is likely to return for Birmingham against Derby after shrugging off his latest hamstring injury.


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VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

12 Jan 18

Watch and vote for the best Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month for December in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

11 Jan 18

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


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

11 Jan 18

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


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Promotion contenders live on Sky 

11 Jan 18

The race for promotion intensifies during the months of February and March in both the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League One, with nine EFL fixtures set to be screened exclusively on Sky Sports.


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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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Championship table predictor 

10 Jan 18

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Wolves for Championship glory and Sunderland to be relegated.


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Checkatrade draw on EFL Matters 

9 Jan 18

The Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final draw will take place on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


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Tilton Talk 08-01-18 

9 Jan 18

New Show The lads are back for the first show of 2018 and what a couple of weeks its been …


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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 R4: Yeovil to host Man Utd 

8 Jan 18

Manchester United will head to League Two side Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round while Newport County will host Tottenham.


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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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View from the South – Birmingham City v Burton Albion 

6 Jan 18

I awoke as usual, at just after 06.00 and – not being one for lying around in bed – I got up, abluted, and headed downstairs.


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FA Cup: Stoke stunned, Man City win 

6 Jan 18

Coventry piled the pressure on Stoke manager Mark Hughes with a shock 2-1 victory in their FA Cup third-round tie.


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What Magic? 

6 Jan 18

You can’t really go without hearing the phrase “the magic of the cup” several times around FA Cup weekend, but …


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Gallagher sends Birmingham through 

6 Jan 18

Sam Gallagher scored the only goal as Birmingham continued their recent revival with a 1-0 victory over Burton in the FA Cup.


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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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Birmingham v Burton preview 

5 Jan 18

Che Adams will not start Birmingham’s FA Cup third-round clash with Burton despite recovering from his latest hamstring problem.


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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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December’s Championship XI 

4 Jan 18

The Sky Bet Championship has a rare rest this week following the hectic festive schedule, but who impressed in December…


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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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Reading v Birmingham City Post Match Thoughts 

3 Jan 18

Although Baz was at the game last night, because of work commitments he has been unable to do a view from the south for last night.


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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…