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Twitter, Five Man Midfields and José – What I’ve Been Reading This Week

As you may know, I often read other Birmingham City related stuff online, and in this regular feature I’ve been featuring the best of what I’ve seen. Here’s what I’ve found this week.

Most people will be aware of Andy Walker, who is Blues social media guru (amongst other things). I picked up this interview from his timeline last week where he talked about how Blues are approaching social media and the training that they give to players (both young and experienced) on how to conduct themselves on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. As people might know, I’m majorly into twitter and I thought it was a good insight into how football is coping with a rapidly changing media landscape.

Fellow blogger Chris Quinn has recently started writing a Blues blog for the Birmingham Post and this piece about how Blues cope with five man midfields caught my eye. I’m not as hot on tactics as some and it’s good to see someone who is astute at looking at patterns of play on the pitch write something so clear and concise about a problem I hadn’t realised Blues have. He’s going to be writing regularly for the Post and I suggest you keep an eye on what Chris has to say.

I appreciate it may be narcissistic, but I’m going to draw your attention also to a piece I wrote for the Birmingham Mail. As you may well know if you read OP regularly, I write a lot of pieces about where players have moved on to after their Birmingham career. For this Mail piece, I looked at Jose Dominguez, who is now back in the dugout back in Portugal.

If you have written or read something that you think I should include in this feature, please let me know.

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4 Responses to “Twitter, Five Man Midfields and José – What I’ve Been Reading This Week”

  • mitchell says:

    Away games of the past? Not sure if you have already done a feature on this mate? Maybe an article a month on your favourite away days – I’m sure there are some great stories to be told! Play offs, Wembley finals, vile away, I remember taking some huge numbers in the old 3rd division under Barry Fry.


  • DoctorD says:

    Interesting about Jose Dominguez. It’s funny how some players’ career trajectories go. Why do I get the impression that going to a middle eastern club is always a sign that you’re nearing the end of the road or that things have gone pretty pear shaped.

  • Paulo says:

    Excellent piece of observation by Chris Quinn in his piece you linked almajir! Sadly however, I will continue reading the Birmingham Mail, as the Post would consume more brain cells than I have available for my tea breaks!

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