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Tim Andrews Interview

Two common refrains that seem to be doing the rounds around Birmingham City-related social media at the moment are that Blues are in a worse state than they were in the early nineties and that administration would be a blessing to end the current situation.


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BIH and Xtep – Vico Hui Interview

It’s been twelve months since the controversial kit deal between Birmingham City and Chinese leisurewear firm Xtep was unilaterally cancelled by Blues and as yet we are still no closer to understanding why the deal went so wrong. As part of the research for my book I met with former Birmingham City chairman and former […]

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Meeting Liu Xingcheng

Liu Xingcheng is the second largest shareholder in Birmingham International Holdings, owning some fourteen per cent of the company and thus the club. He has never before spoken to the press until today – when he spoke to myself and Matthew from Tilton Strugglers


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Interview with Blues Trust

With all that has gone on the last week or so and bearing in mind some of the questions in the comments section I thought it would be an idea to ask the Blues Trust what they were doing at the moment with respect to the takeover. I met with a representative earlier this week and here’s what I asked them.

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Dave Langan Interview

Dave Langan was Birmingham City’s record signing for fourteen years after coming to Blues in a £350,000 deal from Derby County in 1980. The right-back made 102 appearances for Birmingham City (92 in the League) and scored three goals in a four-year spell. I was lucky enough to speak to Dave about his career at Blues and about his new book “Running Through Walls”.


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Blues Ladies: Interview with Karen Carney and Kerys Harrop

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet Karen Carney and Kerys Harrop of the Birmingham City Ladies team to talk to them about the Women’s FA Cup win and their season in general.

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The James Nursey Interview

Many of you will know that James Nursey is the Mirror reporter for the Midlands area on all things football, and he has very kindly consented to being interviewed by OP.


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Upcoming Interview

I’ve managed to secure an interview with James Nursey, who covers the midlands football scene for the Daily Mirror. The interview is going to happen at some point in the next couple of weeks, and I’d like you to tell me what you think I should ask him.


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Interview with Janine Self

Those of you who use twitter may well know Janine Self – the “Queen of Midlands Football” is a well-respected sports writer covering the midlands patch for The People, as well as the ghost writer behind Robbie Savage’s autobiography. I caught up with her this week to ask her her thoughts on the bias against midlands teams in the national press, her view on the enigma that is Robbie Savage and her favourite grounds to visit as a reporter.

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The Mick “Baz” Rathbone Interview

As regular readers will know, I was lucky enough to be given a copy of former Blues player Baz Rathbone’s new book “The Smell of Football” to review recently. I got chance to catch up with Baz a couple of days ago to talk to him about the book and his football experiences.


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