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Jacques Maghoma

Attacking Intent

Birmingham City inflicted Fulham’s first league defeat of the season yesterday at Craven Cottage. Clayton Donaldson’s second half penalty was the only goal of the game but Blues could and should have scored more in what was a good display of attacking intent.

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Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 57 Comments »

Insipid Blues Lose to Hibs in Flat Friendly

Birmingham City went down 1-0 to Hibernian at Easter Road this afternoon in a very flat performance. Hibs, who put out a virtual second string side, didn’t have the lion’s share of possession but looked threatening in front of goal and it was no surprise when James Keatings finally broke the deadlock.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Pre Season 2016 | 120 Comments »

Maghoma Signs On

Jacques Maghoma became the latest Blues player to sign an extended contract with the club following the announcement from the official site that the Congolese winger had signed a new deal keeping him at St Andrew’s til 2018.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 85 Comments »

GAMEDAY – Boro at Home

Blues play their final home league game of the season at home to Middlesbrough this evening live on TV hoping to snap a streak which has seen them win just one of their last ten games.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Gameday, The Championship | 40 Comments »

Burnley Reflections

Birmingham City lost 2-1 at home for the third successive game, this time going down to goals from George Boyd and Andre Gray. Jacques Maghoma had got the Blues back on terms but it wasn’t enough to get a share of the points.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews, The Championship | 100 Comments »

Easter News Roundup

Easter has been weird this year, falling on the international break. It’s normally a time where there is a flurry of games in quick succession which can make or break a season – this year the only thing that I’ve seen broken has sadly been Jack Butland’s ankle in England’s excellent 3-2 win over Germany.

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Posted in Birmingham City, News | 41 Comments »

Two Points Dropped – Wolves Reflections

Birmingham City failed to score for the fifth game in a row away from home as they were held to a goalless draw at Molineux. Clayton Donaldson, Jon Toral and David Davis all had chances to score in the second half but only David Davis was able to test Carl Ikeme who proved to be up to the challenge.

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Jacques Maghoma

While it was an ugly win for Blues against Bolton on Tuesday there were a few players who caught the eye as having great games. The club eulogised on social media about Diego Fabbrini’s flip-flap before the goal along with two passes from Jon Toral. However, I think they overlooked a player who has become increasingly important for us of late – Jacques Maghoma.


Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 58 Comments »

Bolton Reflections – Winning Ugly

Birmingham City got the win they wanted against Bolton on Tuesday night thanks to Clayton Donaldson’s 29th minute winner – but they could and should have more against a Trotters side that looked devoid of hope.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews, The Championship | 68 Comments »

GAMEDAY – Blues v Ipswich

Blues face potential playoff rivals Ipswich at St Andrews today looking to build on recent good league form to force their way into the top six.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Gameday, Supporters Trust | 48 Comments »

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