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Where’s Valles?

Some time back on a messageboard not too far away, there was a bit of an in-joke made about players being in the squad, but never anywhere near the team – as if they were locked in a cupboard somewhere. The original joke named it the “Jamie Clapham” cupboard, after the erstwhile leftback, but I think we’ve got a new occupant and a new updated name for a sad old joke – Enric Valles.

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Queues but no goals: Hereford Utd v Birmingham City friendly review

My reflections on Birmingham City’s 0-0 draw with Hereford Utd in yesterday’s friendly at Edgar Street:

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Letting Go Of Ol’ Faithful Ferguson

So, it would appear the next player through the St Andrews exit door could be 33 year old Scottish midfielder Barry Ferguson. Sky Sports understands that Blackpool have agreed a fee for him, and whilst I’m told Fergie is still with the squad out in Ireland I believe it will only be a matter of time before Peter Pannu is cashing another cheque.

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Squad Analysis

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With Blues scheduled to play friendlies against Cork City and Worcester City this weekend, I thought it might be worth having a look at the squad as it stands just to see exactly how thin it is and where I think we will have to strengthen if we’re to have a hope of doing well this season.

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Four weeks to go

It’s now just four weeks until the season starts, and despite some crazy off field problems the team is starting to take shape at St Andrews. Whilst Chris Hughton hasn’t yet sorted his backroom staff out fully, with the captures of Rooney and Caldwell there is a feeling that he’s getting down to business.

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Transfer window update

I thought with just under a third of the winter transfer window gone, it would be a good time to have a look at where Birmingham City are, and what to expect. Firstly, transfers: Probables: David Bentley – the winger, signed by Spurs for £15mil in the summer of 2008 has, according to various media […]

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Y Viva España

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After noticing Miguel Marcos Madera (Michel to his friends) wasn’t in the eighteen against Blackpool, (the third successive occasion that this has happened) I came to the conclusion that Michel is most probably on his way out of the club. It led me to thinking about Borja Oubiña, amongst others – and the thought struck […]

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