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Craig Gardner

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Saturday’s game was not just seen as a return to winning ways by Blues fans, but a return to a team that is attacking; a team full of purpose, of vim and vigour. For many, including Colin Tattum here, the return of Kevin Phillips to the team is seen as the catalyst for the improvement of performance. Whilst not denigrating at all KP’s contribution to the game on Saturday, I think that there is more to the win than just Phillips being able to score a goal – Blues were better defensively, and for Blues that can mean the difference between three points and no points.

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In just over 96 hours, Birmingham City will grace the pitch at Wembley in a major final for the first time in 55 years, and the first time in a major final for ten years. I know that there is a lot of previews kicking around, so I thought I’d do something different. Let’s look […]

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Alex

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After the home defeat against Newcastle United, there has been much opinion about the Blues midfield, and how in the last couple of games they have looked off the boil. Craig Gardner has come in for a fair amount of criticism, and in my eyes at least some of it justified. Whilst Gardner is still […]

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Toon

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After two one nil wins on the bounce, the question has to be asked if McLeish should change anything for the visit of Newcastle United to St Andrews tonight. With Aliaksandr Hleb the only player joining long term absentees Scott Dann and James McFadden on the injury list, Eck has the luxury of being able […]

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Reflections on Blues v Bolton

nb I watched it on Sky Things we have learned from today’s game 1) Jussi Jaaskelainen doesn’t like people challenging him for the ball. This is the only reason I can think he had for slapping Roger Johnson. I do think Roger Johnson fouled him but it was a challenge for the ball, not something […]

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Reflections on the Blackburn game

There are too many people who write reports, so I thought I’d just sum up my thoughts in a few points 1) Paul Robinson is not an international class keeper Barring one top drawer save from a Scott Dann header, he didn’t really do much – and he should have had the second Craig Gardner […]

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