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It’s the international break again and once again a fallow time for club football. Demarai Gray has returned from u19 duty with England early as a precaution to an ankle injury while Bobby Moseley has been forced to return home from the Republic of Ireland u19 squad with a groin strain.

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The Relegation Mixer

Blues managed to strengthen their chances of staying in the Championship this weekend without playing a game as the six teams below them failed to win. Indeed, had it not been for a stoppage time goal from Millwall’s Martyn Woolford in their 2-2 draw against Watford then the weekend would have been almost perfect.

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Summer Sale or Winter of Pain

The excellent finances in football blog Swiss Ramble tweeted some graphs yesterday about finances in the Championship which help to lay bare what Birmingham City’s problems are.

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Impermanence

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One of the things that has struck me of late is the impermanence of the Blues team. It seems every season for the last few years the squad has changed drastically and that nobody has been with the club for any length of time. So far this year Blues have already loaned six players in; last season it was nine (ten if you count Butland). With this in mind I wondered if this was a new thing or something that has crept up on us.

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Season 2012-2013 Review Part V

The final part of the season review looks at the months of April and May and some of the statistics of the over all season.

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Taking Stock

With the win over Leeds Blues now know what division they will be in next season – the first time for three years that has been decided before the last game. As there is no extra money for placing higher in the Championship like there is in the Premier League, the last two games are dead rubbers (for Blues at any rate) and as fans we can start to take stock on the season properly.

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Ups and Downs

Following Blues has always been a rollercoaster of emotions. On Saturday after a 4-0 drubbing of Palace there were quite a few fans talking about the possibility of playoffs and promotion. Yesterday, following the 3-2 defeat to Wolves there are fans looking nervously at the bottom of the table thinking that Blues could yet go down. It is definitely a weird situation.

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The R Word Part II

With just nine games left of the season Blues find themselves in fourteenth place with forty-six points in the Championship. Have they done enough to completely avoid the relegation trap-door?

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Twenty Years

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Birmingham City’s unbeaten away run in 2013 came to a crashing halt with a heavy 5-2 defeat to Hull City yesterday. Blues went behind after just 49 seconds and only late goals from Peter Lovenkrands and Chris Burke made any dent in what was a crushing scoreline.

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Back To Back Clean Sheets

Birmingham City completed back to back clean sheets by shutting out Peterborough at London Road on Saturday 2-0. With clean sheets hard to come by this year (six in thirty-eight games in all competitions) I thought it might be interesting to look at when this feat was last achieved.

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