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Gary Rowett haunted by former side as Birmingham win at Stoke

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA0 hits

Gary Rowett lost to former club Birmingham for the first time as the Blues secured a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Stoke.The 28,160 fans at the bet365 Stadium – Stoke’s highest attendance in the second tier for 56 years – produced an excellent atmosphere, but it was the 3,000 in the away end who went home happiest after Che Adams’ late winner.Rowett had won two and draw...Full Story »

Stoke boss Rowett has ‘one or two’ niggles to contend with for Birmingham clash

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 by PA7 hits

Stoke’s international players returned without injury, but boss Gary Rowett admits there are “one or two little knocks” ahead of the home clash with Birmingham.Speaking about the international break, Rowett added: “It’s always a challenge because you can get work done…but the reality is that you have only nine or 10 players. We’ve had players back after...Full Story »

Birmingham beat Rotherham for first home win of season

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA3 hits

Birmingham chalked up their first home win of the season, at the sixth attempt, with a convincing 3-1 success over Rotherham.They were again indebted to the goalscoring form of striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, who sent Rotherham spinning to defeat with his first hat-trick for Blues – including two first-half goals in the space of three minutes – to take his impressive tally to five in ...Full Story »

Soccer Birmingham

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA19 hits

Birmingham have Maikel Kieftenbeld available for the Sky Bet Championship game with Rotherham after winning their appeal against his ban.The Dutch midfielder was sent off following an off-the-ball incident with Neal Maupay during the 1-1 draw at Brentford on Tuesday.Birmingham appealed a three-game ban for violent conduct for the incident which was followed by the dismissal of manager Garry Monk...Full Story »

Monk and Kieftenbeld see red as Birmingham draw at Brentford

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA14 hits

Ten-man Birmingham clung on for a hard-earned point in a 1-1 draw at Brentford that came to life in a fiery second half.Blues boss Garry Monk was sent to the stands after a touchline melee following Maikel Kieftenbeld’s red card for an off-the-ball incident with home striker Neal Maupay right under the nose of the fourth official.Brentford had to come from behind after Michael Morrison&rsq...Full Story »

Garry Monk bemoans first half display after Birmingham held

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA16 hits

Birmingham manager Garry Monk bemoaned the indifferent performance of his players following their 2-2 home draw with ipswich.Monk was not happy with the below par first half performance as Ipswich surprisingly built up a two goal lead but was full of praise for the way his side fought back after the break.The Birmingham boss admitted: “At half-time I would have taken off all 11 players but...Full Story »

Birmingham expect to name Gardner brothers in squad to face Ipswich

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018 by PA29 hits

Birmingham expect to have brothers Gary and Craig Gardner both available for the Sky Bet Championship match against Ipswich.Midfielder Gary Gardner came off during the 2-1 win at leaders Leeds last weekend with a leg problem, but has resumed training.Craig Gardner, who has not featured in the past three squads with an unspecified fitness problem, is also set to return along with Maikel Kieftenbe...Full Story »

Monk confident Birmingham will get their first win sooner rather than later

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA22 hits

Garry Monk insists it is only a matter of time until Birmingham’s luck changes after a goalless draw at Sheffield United extended their winless start in the Sky Bet Championship to eight games.Substitute Omar Bogle fired over from two yards out, Connor Mahoney spurned a one-on-one with Dean Henderson and the Blues hit the post twice as they created the better openings at Bramall Lane.And M...Full Story »

Bogle misses best chance as Birmingham draw again at Sheffield United

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA26 hits

Omar Bogle wasted a glorious late chance as Birmingham’s winless start to the Sky Bet Championship season continued with a 0-0 draw at Sheffield United.The Blues picked up a sixth draw from eight matches at Bramall Lane, but will feel they should have left South Yorkshire with more than that after spurning a string of late openings.The hosts showed more intent for much of the contest, but ...Full Story »

Birmingham and West Brom battle to a draw

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by PA38 hits

Birmingham are still waiting for their first win of the Sky Bet Championship season after being held to a 1-1 home draw by West Brom.The Blues may be operating under a cloud of a possible 12-point deduction from the English Football League but they produced a performance of rich promise against their local rivals.In the first clash between the two teams since 2011, Jota gave the hosts a 26th-min...Full Story »

Toothless Birmingham draw another blank against fellow strugglers QPR

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA6 hits

Birmingham failed dismally to drag themselves out of the doldrums after being held to a goalless home draw by QPR.As a result they are still seeking their first win of the season as they struggled  to find the spark  to give them lift-off.The Blues’ finishing power left a great deal to be desired  as a rapidly improving Rangers side collected another valuable point whic...Full Story »

Birmingham vs QPR - Birmingham remain without Davis and Vassell for QPR game

Posted Friday, August 31, 2018 by PA49 hits

Birmingham continue to be without midfielder David Davis and forward Isaac Vassell who are recovering from long-term injuries.Davis is some way off after suffering a broken ankle in pre-season and Vassell is out with a hip injury picked up during his recovery from a knee operation.Midfielder Craig Gardner is available again following suspension as Birmingham seek a first victory of the season ag...Full Story »

Forest hit back to deny Birmingham at the City Ground

Posted Sunday, August 26, 2018 by PA26 hits

Nottingham Forest staged a late fightback to deny Birmingham their first Championship win of the season – and maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign – with a 2-2 draw at the City Ground.Aitor Karanka’s side looked dead and buried after goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and substitute Che Adams had powered the Blues into a 2-0 lead with 18 minutes left to play.But Garry Monk&rs...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Birmingham - Yanic Wildschut pushing for Bolton start

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by PA52 hits

Bolton could hand a start to Yanic Wildschut for Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham. The Dutch winger came off the bench to score the winner at Reading on Saturday with his second goal of the season. Striker Clayton Donaldson returned from a groin injury to play the final nine minutes at the Madejski Stadium and could be involved against one of his former clubs. Wi...Full Story »

Graham Potter admits Swansea were fortunate to claim point at Birmingham

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PA32 hits

Boss Graham Potter admitted Swansea were lucky to come away from Birmingham with a point.Swans goalkeeper Erwin Mulder denied the hosts victory on Friday after an inspired first-half display earned a 0-0 draw at St Andrew’s.The 29-year-old, who made his Swans debut last weekend 408 days after signing last summer, pulled off a string of stops from Omar Bogle, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jota.It mo...Full Story »

Mulder stars for Swansea to leave Birmingham frustrated

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PA29 hits

Goalkeeper Erwin Mulder proved he was worth the wait as Swansea held on for a point at Birmingham.Full debutant Mulder – in for the injured Kristoffer Nordfeldt – had to wait 408 days for his Swans bow last week and was their saviour at St Andrew’s as the visitors claimed a 0-0 draw on Friday.The 29-year-old, who kept his place after coming off the bench in the 1-0 win over Pre...Full Story »

Birmingham boss Monk facing midfield crisis ahead of Swansea clash

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by PA28 hits

Birmingham are short of midfield options for Swansea’s Sky Bet Championship visit on Friday night.Craig Gardner is banned after being sent off at Middlesbrough, David Davis has a long-term ankle injury and Cheikh Ndoye rejoined Angers on a season-long loan on Thursday.Loan signing Gary Gardner stands by for his league debut after joining from neighbours Aston Villa for the season.Blues bos...Full Story »

Reading rise to beat Birmingham in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA18 hits

Reading secured their first victory of the season when they eased past Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham 2-0 in the Carabao Cup first round.Yakou Meite gave Reading a half-time lead with a thumping drive and John Swift’s clever free-kick secured the win against a hugely understrength Birmingham team.Reading, who are bottom of the Championship after losing their opening two matches, we...Full Story »

Aluko a Royals doubt for Birmingham visit

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by PA40 hits

Reading will check on Sone Aluko ahead of the Carabao Cup meeting with Birmingham.The winger, who began his professional career with Birmingham, picked up an injury in training on Friday and although he travelled with the squad to Nottingham Forest at the weekend he was not involved.Defender Liam Moore also missed the 1-0 defeat at the City Ground following the recent transfer speculation surrou...Full Story »

Assombalonga strike earns dominant Boro victory over Birmingham

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA9 hits

Middlesbrough maintained their fine start to the season with a 1-0 win over Birmingham, a victory that would have been more comprehensive had they been more clinical.They remain unbeaten having drawn 2-2 at Millwall a week ago and followed Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United with another three-point haul thanks to an early goal by Britt Assombalonga.Boro hit the woodwork twice and spur...Full Story »

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