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Erik Huseklepp

A Foxy Tuesday for Blues? The Leicester Preview

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Tonight sees the Blues make the short journey up the M69 to face Leicester City at the King Power in their continued fight for promotion from the Championship.

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Sky High Blues? Coventry Preview

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It’s a short journey down the M6 for Blues this weekend for the away trip to local rivals Coventry City, in the Championship early kick off of the day. With the cup competitions now done for Blues this year, it’s all about the league – can Blues re-start their bid for promotion with a win over the Sky Blues?

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In for a Hiding? Chelsea FA Cup Replay Preview

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After Saturday’s disappointing draw with Derby County, Birmingham City have to raise their game for the visit of a Chelsea side that is in turmoil and maybe ready to show the world that the sacking of Villas-Boas was the right move by Abramovich.

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Rammed by a Ref; reflections on the Derby game

Here are my reflections on the match against Derby County at St Andrews:

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Blues facing a Ram raid? Derby Preview

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Tomorrow sees the visit of the Rams to St Andrews as Birmingham City will look to bounce back from what on paper was a shock defeat to Nottingham Forest.

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Blues news roundup

As things have quietened down around St Andrews this week whilst the focus has been on international matches, I thought I’d just round up what’s been in the news for the last couple of days rather than concentrate on one single thing.

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Unpopular Tactics

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So, the Blues unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the weekend. Having had a little while to think about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that one thing cost us more than everything else – and that was the change from the 4-5-1 Blues have been playing recently to what you think would think is a more natural 4-4-2. I know this may be heretical, but right now I think we’d be better off playing just one up top.

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End of a Run – Forest match report

Here are my reflections on the match against Nottingham Forest at St Andrews:

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Tricky Match for the Tricky Trees? Forest preview

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Today sees the visit of Steve Cotterill’s relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest to St Andrews as Blues look to extend their unbeaten run to sixteen matches in all competitions.

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New Boys

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As the Guinness ad used to say, “the best things come to those that wait”. One signing in yesterday, one due to come in today (Andros Townsend), and still the potential to sign Caleb Folan next week. After a few weeks of the squad looking scarily thin, it really does seem Hughton has pulled some rabbits out of the hat and made on the face of it a couple of very good signings.

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