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Hammer the Hammers? The West Ham Preview

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Boxing Day sees the visit of the high-flying Hammers of West Ham United to St Andrews as Blues look to bounce back from defeat at Crystal Palace.

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Palace Preview

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After the heartbreak of failure to qualify for the Europa League Knockout stages it’s back to the Championship to face Dougie Freedman’s Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. If Blues are to continue their push for the playoffs and beyond this is the sort of game that they will need to get a result from.

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Hull City Preview

The last week has been a bit of a slog for the Blues and tomorrow sees a third tough away trip in seven days as Birmingham go to the KC Stadium to face Hull City AFC. Despite losing manager Nigel Pearson to Leicester, Hull are still riding fairly high in the Championship table sitting eighth, six places and four points ahead of Blues.

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Off to Partizan – the Braga Preview

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Wednesday marks the final away game of the Europa League Group stage, and what is potentially Blues’ last trip into Europe for a while – win or draw and we could be back on tour in February in the knockout rounds; lose and that is most likely to be it.

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Chim Chiminee – The Burnley preview

Barely seventy two hours after Saturday’s disappointing draw against Peterborough United, Blues are back at St Andrews in the Championship against the Clarets of Burnley. With Burnley currently languishing in twenty-first place and without a win in three, this is an ideal chance for Blues to return to winning ways.

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Flak for Fahey

I guess it’s probably the same at every other team, but it seems that Blues need one player to be the goat – one player to blame our woes and our strife on, the one who holds us back. Cameron Jerome, Damien Johnson, Liam Ridgewell – it seems every year there are players who are picked upon because they “don’t score enough goals”, or “are too limited” even though they may be a playing a team that doesn’t score enough or is limited. This year, it’s Keith Fahey.

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Don’t close the N’Daw on Guirane

There’s been a bit of talk online about the supposed three players to leave in January, and who they might be but one player I’ve not seen mentioned is Guirane N’Daw. Our Ivorian central midfielder is on loan from Saint-Etienne until January only – and although Blues have the option to keep him for the remainder of the season I wonder if they will.

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The Comeback Kids Strike Again – Blues v Brugge review

Here are my reflections on the Birmingham City v Club Brugge Europa League group stage game:

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Form Teams: The Leeds United Preview

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Tonight it’s the turn of Leeds United to come to St Andrews to face the mighty Blue machine, and with that in mind here is my preview of the game.

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Loyalty

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The Bristol City game saw Keith Fahey making his one hundredth appearance for Birmingham City, joining Stephen Carr and Liam Ridgewell as one of three players at the club with appearances in three figures. It got me thinking about player loyalty – there were of course more players with bigger amounts of appearances but our summer sales saw a fair few leave – and I thought I would discuss it further.

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