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Captain Carr Continues At Blues

Blues have announced today that club captain Stephen Carr has signed a new one year contract, to finally allay fears that the Irishman was to leave St. Andrews.

I will readily confess that I thought some time ago Carr’s Blues career was over; a niggly knee injury last year kept him out of contention and I thought a combination of his age and the uncertainty around the club would prevent him from prolonging his stay. However, I was wrong and I’m pleased that I am – Carr has been an excellent servant to the club and I believe that he can make a real difference to the team now he is fully fit once more.

It’s a positive message to the fans too; especially in the light of news breaking this morning that Dave Watson is likely to leave for Norwich City. It shows that despite all that’s gone on that it’s clear that some players have faith in the team and the club and hopefully it offers a bit of a rallying call to those whose faith is wavering that it might not be so bad after all.

With the squad having a lot of youth players around it at the moment there is also the hope that having Stephen Carr around will help with their education; Blues need some old heads amongst the youthful faces and it’s certainly my belief that Carr with his obvious leadership characteristics will help to inspire and nurture. I’m curious as to whether Stephen has considered starting (or indeed has started) his coaching badges; whilst I suspect he’d be a bit fiery I reckon he’s got a lot to pass on – and not just about the game, but dealing with disappointments like injury and coming back stronger.

I think it shows a level of trust in Lee Clark too; Carr and Clark played together in the 2005/6 season at Newcastle and obviously know each other fairly well. Unfortunately, the only time the two of them played together at St Andrews, which was on 29 April 2006, the game finished 0-0 and Birmingham City were relegated. Let’s hope that they have more luck this season.

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19 Responses to “Captain Carr Continues At Blues”

  • Pete says:

    Great! If fit, the best right back in the league. In fact, as a starting 11 we are pretty good. Just need faces now. But cannot see how we can compete with Blackburn or Bolton who are bringing players like Best, Murphy, etc in. BUT if we hit the ground running when they get used to the league….. maybe….

  • Oldbluenose says:

    A great treat at last, Stephen Carr, will be like signing 2, new players,!!.

    A marauding right wing back,!!. The other a powerhouse leader of men on the pitch,!!.

    Vey pleased indeed,!!.

  • Kimberley Blue says:

    Any news about Doyle agreeing to new contract.. or have I missed that one?

  • Taz says:

    This is fantastic news. See, we CAN get some good news sometimes.

    To be honest though, I don’t see SC playing in every game but, i do see him having a great effect on the other plaayers (especially the younger ones). I think he will be a great influence on the team – even when he isn’t actually on the pitch.

    Think Positive.

  • Chris says:

    This is really good news coupled with the news on BCFC.COM that the transfer embargo has been lifted. A big well done & thanks to all the hard work put in by everone at Blues to get this all sorted.
    Onward & upward!! KRO

  • Bluenosesol says:

    All the good news has come in since I renewed my ticket. You’ve all got a lot to thank me for!

  • Julian Glass says:

    No chance of playoffs this year unless LC really is a good as we hope and makes some inspiring loans

  • Paulo says:

    There’s only one Stevie Carr ..!!!

  • J.jennings says:

    Buzzin. Embargo lifted & stevie Carr resigned. Would love him to stay on as coach next year lol, I just wonder how much LC has to play with KRO

  • kimberley blue says:

    Now embargo lifted lets see how many ex Huddersfield players we pick up , starting with Gary Roberts left midfield/ forward who played over 100 games for LC scoring 1 in 5 .. 28years old and out of contract when last looked.

  • jason says:

    I wonder if Lee Clark will think about going in for James Mcfadden as hes free, would love to see him back at blues. I think we have to look at the positives, the amount of good players who are out of contact such as james, david jones, sean davis, stephen kelly, ricardo fuller, peter lovenkrands, declan rudd, jerome thomas, paul scharner, nicky shorey, surly some of these would be worth a look at?

    • almajir says:

      McFadden signed for Motherwell

      • jason says:

        Im not sure if thats rights right, last i heard he was just training with motherwell and even the manager came out to say ‘unless james wants to play at center back for free, we will not be signing him’ and that was only 5 days ago, but i must say i find it hard to keep up with all the comings and goings this season.

  • Jay Sidney says:

    I know things are tough right now for Blues but is looking to bring in what are effectively 3rd division players (see kimberley blue’s posting above) the best way forward?

  • davegnosall says:

    Sorry Beverley Blue but Garry Roberts has been signed for Swindon.

  • BhamCityJulian says:

    We have to bring in players who will lift our hearts and excite us. The likes of Ramage, Ibanez, Rooney, Huseklepp certainly didn’t. Townsend and N’Daw did fleetingly. To be fair Elliott has drive but is technically weak.

    I’m not bothered what division they come from. There are plenty of top players who were plucked out of the lower leagues. Remember Fahey was playing for a low grade league

    • Pete says:

      You wanted our centre halves in Ramage and Ibanez to excite you? I think Elliot has superb technical ability, it is his engine that is what I would worry in a 2 man centre midfield. I think Rooney has worked really hard last season and chipped in with plenty of goals considering limited time on the pitch, not that he is good enough for first choice. But how can we see the tam so differently? I thought Townsend and N’Daw were superb loan additions and would be delighted if we could get them back here again.


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