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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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News of incoming transfers to Birmingham City have been a bit thin on the ground, and as such this piece by Colin Tattum in yesterday’s Birmingham Mail was seized upon hungrily by messageboard forums eager for news of the retooling at St Andrews. Alas, it’s contents were met with some chagrin as the names of strikers that have been mentioned are somewhat underwhelming.

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I’m not going to write a match report for the Fulham game. There are so many synonyms for gutless, and having left myself with fifteen minutes to go feeling physically sick at just how bad we’d played, I couldn’t do it justice. Suffice it to say, that was the kind of performance that not only gets you relegated, but deserves relegation.

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And Torres Still Hasn’t Scored

Here are my reflections on the Chelsea v Birmingham City game from last night. Please note that I watched this game on a dodgy internet feed rather than at the ground.

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Well, it’s the morning after a deliriously happy night before, and I figured I should try and put some thoughts into writing on here. 1) Don’t Stop Believing… I’ll admit it, at half time I thought we were out, and we deserved to be out. We’d been very ineffective, Derbyshire was a waste of a […]

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Reflections on Birmingham City v Blackpool

My reflections on today’s match: 1) Nikola Zigic IS a good player Whilst his goal came about from a bit of fortune, it was also because he was in the right place at the right time. His goal against Arsenal has obviously given him confidence, and his touch was just superb at times; always looking […]

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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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