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Leamington Put The Brakes On Senior Cup Hopes

Blues bowed out of the Birmingham Senior Cup last night after a poor 2-1 defeat to Leamington Town. Despite taking the lead in the first half through Ashley Sammons, Blues weren’t at the races in the second period and Leamington’s pressure told as they pulled the tie back before hitting the winner with 7 minutes to go.

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Polishing Diamonds

It’s been a good end to the week hasn’t it? Not only a win against European opponents, a good performance from the team and a new Blues legend is born. Well, maybe it’s a bit too early to be throwing around the “L” word, but with performances like that it’s going to be hard to keep Redmond’s ability secret.

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Solihull Moors v Birmingham City Reserves Friendly Match Report

Here are my reflections on the Solihull Moors vs Birmingham City XI friendly. 1) An enjoyable game This was the fourth pre-season friendly I’ve managed to get to (two first team and two reserve) and it was probably only rivalled by Saturday’s game against Everton for being enjoyable. Whilst Blues lined up with just one […]

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Who is Robert Stambolziev? (Worcester City v Birmingham City review)

A sunny day in Worcester saw the first game of the 2011/12 season for Birmingham City, as they sent out a very youthful XI to take on the Faithfuls at St George’s Lane. I made the trip along with Andy (head honcho at www.smallheathalliance.com) to check out our young guns.

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Squad Analysis

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With Blues scheduled to play friendlies against Cork City and Worcester City this weekend, I thought it might be worth having a look at the squad as it stands just to see exactly how thin it is and where I think we will have to strengthen if we’re to have a hope of doing well this season.

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Birmingham Senior Cup Semi Final: Blues v Sutton Coldfield Town

Sutton Coldfield Town will face Nuneaton in the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup after a hard fought game at Damson Lane. Blues youngsters might feel aggrieved to be out after Jake Jervis was sent off just prior to half time for an innocuous foot-up challenge on Ross Miller, but they should also look at their defence as the culprits for their defeat.

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