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Craig Gardner

Full Name  Craig Gardner
DOB  25 November 1986
Place of Birth  Solihull, England
Nationality  English
Position  Central Midfield
Blues Playing Statistics
Total League Appearances  42
Total Appearances  52
League Goals  9
Total Goals  11
Birmingham City Debut against  Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 February 2010
Birmingham City Debut goal against  Everton 13 March 2010
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That Was The Season That Was – Part I

This week I’m devoting to looking back at last season – the highs and lows, the good and the bad. Part I starts with June, July and August.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Season 2011/12 Review | 12 Comments »

Gossip Folks Week Five

With three quarters of the transfer window gone, it’s time once again to look at how the transfer rumours have been progressing.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points, Transfers | 11 Comments »

In Hughton I Trust

It’s been a busy week down St Andrews, and for once it’s been because of the football – two home games, four goals and a fair few chances made has equated to some good times watching the beautiful game. I’ve said a few times before on this blog, but I’m so much more enthused by this season. I don’t think I’m alone either.

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Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings, Talking Points | 25 Comments »

Everything must go?

And so it begins. Reports that Craig Gardner has all but sealed his move to the Stadium of Light; reports of a Stoke joint bid for Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome. It’s set off some discussions on the forums, and I thought I’d write a quick post about the way I see it.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points, Transfers | 16 Comments »

Badge Kissing and Loyalty – Craig Gardner

He was the kid who came in from our hated rivals to declare he’d always been a bluenose. Pictures of him at John Frain’s testimonial circulated, and he became a regular fixture in the Birmingham central midfield, top scoring for Blues last season. However, apparently playing for his boyhood heroes isn’t enough for Craig Gardner; the word is he wants to stay in the Premiership.


Posted in Birmingham City, Players, Transfers | 30 Comments »

Staying up fighting

My reflections on the match against Newcastle United today at St James’s Park.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews | 1 Comment »

Hispanic Lefties

Whilst tomorrow’s match isn’t a “must-win” by any means, it would be nice if Blues could get at least a point and finally put an end to any lingering worries of relegation. Provided we don’t get hammered (again), defeat wouldn’t be that much of a catastrophe – but it would be nice if Blues could improve on an away record which has seen them pick up just two away wins in seventeen games.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Previews | 1 Comment »

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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Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews | 1 Comment »

Unlucky for the Black Cats?

Blues can take another massive step to survival with a win against the Black Cats of Sunderland tomorrow, whilst pushing former manager Steve Bruce’s charges into a relegation dogfight. Whilst the game doesn’t have the same “must win” feeling of the last home match against Bolton, there is the sense that defeat would properly drop us back into trouble

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Posted in Birmingham City, Previews | 2 Comments »

Shooting Boots

A constant criticism of Birmingham City this season has been the perceived lack of attacking from the team. Many posters on messageboards have had a go at McLeish for being too defensive, and for not “giving it a go” enough. From the Guardian’s excellent chalkboards function, I have compiled some statistics on just how much Blues shoot on goal, as part of a bigger plan to have all statistics on this site. Please note all statistics are league only.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Statistics, Talking Points | 3 Comments »

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