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Beale Attains Pro Licence

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Blues were proud to announce yesterday that Development Squad coach Richard Beale has attained the top coaching qualification in football having been awarded his UEFA Pro Licence. Beale is the third Blues coach after Kristjaan Speakman and Paul Harsley to have attained the qualification with Steve Spooner and Gary Rowett himself both also studying for it.

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The Importance of u21 Signings

While it’s been exciting of late to look at potential new signings that Blues may be able to bring in, one thing that has crossed my mind is how hard it must be for Gary Rowett to balance immediate need for players with the prospect of blocking the pathways of Academy and Development Squad graduates to the first team.

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Fourth Gray Bid Rejected

Bournemouth had a fourth bid for teenage winger Demarai Gray knocked back yesterday as Blues insist that they are not selling. The bid, believed to be in the region of £3.5million with add-ons to take it up to £4million follows on the heels of one for £3.2million last week by the Cherries who seem desperate to add Gray to their team.

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

News broke yesterday that Birmingham City had parted company with assistant manager Terry McDermott and first team coach Derek Fazackerley yesterday in the wake of the club’s record equalling eleventh home league game without a win. The club have currently refused to comment but it is widely reported in the press that both have departed.

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Give Youth a Chance

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With nine games left of the Championship season, Blues sit in fourteenth place seven points clear of the drop zone on forty-six points. Whilst relegation is still easily possible the hope would now be that Blues will be safe in the Championship for the season and can start looking to next season.

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A Tale of Eight Trialists – AFC Telford v Blues Development Squad

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Blues took a young development team to the New Bucks Head to face Andy Sinton’s AFC Telford. Blues included six triallists – Darren Carter and Lee Naylor along with youngsters David Viana, Jeremy Balmy, Wilson Carvalho and Jules Diouf in their side as Richard Beale returned to one of his old stomping grounds.

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Blues Academy in Holland

Birmingham City have been named as late replacements for Swansea City in the Stad en Landtoernooi van Be Quick, to be held in Zutphen, the Netherlands.

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