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Title: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on February 25, 2011, 09:06:20 AM
Would love them to win the cup the weekend, just to rub it in the faces of the Seals.

Walcot is out. Fabrigas is doubtful.

Do you think they have a chance?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 25, 2011, 09:14:18 AM
To be honest i want them to get hammered, i want their moral to be low when they face us.
Also i want them to still be proper trophey less :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on February 25, 2011, 09:14:48 AM
I want Arsenal to absolutely batter them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on February 25, 2011, 09:18:19 AM
Really? I'm suprised.

Would those opinion's change if we wasn't playing them a week later?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 25, 2011, 09:40:13 AM
I would like the Gunners to batter them on Sunday, I would still be saying this if we were not playing them the week after.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on February 25, 2011, 09:42:08 AM
Gunners to beat them and hopefully they can pick up a few injuries
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: M666EYS on February 25, 2011, 09:46:12 AM
im not really bothered to be honest. i hope they get beat, as i see everyone as our rivals, especially when we've got them next week.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 25, 2011, 10:37:02 AM
Really? I'm suprised.

Would those opinion's change if we wasn't playing them a week later?


Blues are still down their with us.I want their moral damaged as much as possible
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on February 25, 2011, 10:44:57 AM
It would be the same if Villa were playing instead of Blues.

I want them to get beat, moral damaged to bring them back into the dogfight.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on February 25, 2011, 05:10:34 PM
If they win I dont think it matters to our game next week. If anything a Blues win could see a cup hangover in their next game.

I dont want them to win this game though. Wolves and Villa are the 2 clubs I really cant stand to see winning anything and id probably choose Blues winning a cup over Stoke due to their fans having an obsession with us but it still makes me jealous and I like being able to sing about their lack of trophy's.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on February 25, 2011, 05:19:52 PM
i wouldnt mind seeing them win it just to p*** the claret n spew off, not to mention "after the lord mayors show" and all that.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on February 25, 2011, 05:44:02 PM
I'd love to see Arsenal smash them!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 25, 2011, 06:27:11 PM
I don't want Arsenal just to smash them. I want Arsenal to run them ragid. Wembleys a big pitch if things aren't going your way. It's always hard playing Arsenal when you're losing let alone at Wembley. I don't like to see players get injured but if Barry Ferguson got injured i'd fear for them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on February 25, 2011, 10:56:31 PM
I cannot believe some actually want Small Heath to win. Their fans are unbearable as it is, imagine if they actually win something. I hope it is a horribly rainy day and they get hammered without having anything to celebrate. A few injuries would be nice too.

Come on Arsenal!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on February 25, 2011, 11:11:05 PM
Given the choice between Bloos winning and getting one over on V****
or them losing and the V**** muppets dancing in the streets.
i make no opologies, its a Bloos win for me.
i can put up with what they can throw at me because V**** fans will get it 100 times worse, and that would be priceless!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on February 26, 2011, 12:12:40 AM
Hope Arsenal win, I hate the way brum play football...boring!

Can see it being a dyer final tbh, with Arsenl scraping it 1-0.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boot2006 on February 26, 2011, 02:00:32 PM
I hope Arsenal thump them so bad that it shatters their confidence for the rest of the season.  Hopefully Blues will pick up seven or eight injuries to key players resulting in relegation for them !!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on February 26, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
I reckon they'll do arsenal, dont know why i just cant see the gooners winning. But lets just hope arsenal run blues into the ground ready for the following saturday  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tommcneill on February 26, 2011, 08:31:03 PM
hoping Blues win...

got no problem with Blues would rather see the cup goto a team other than the media whore 'top 4' sides..


Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 26, 2011, 09:16:33 PM
I want Blues to win for the sole reason that it will really annoy Villa fans. That and if they get battered I would fear a backlash next week.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boot2006 on February 27, 2011, 04:21:12 PM
FFS (not that I want Blues to win) but Bowyer clean through (definitely onside, brought down by Szczesny, definite penalty and a sending off.  Flagged offside :o :o
Where have I seen a big decision wrongly made like that before  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilko16 on February 27, 2011, 04:29:13 PM
Am I the only person on this forum who wants these to lose today because I hate them? :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 04:31:12 PM
Blues 1-0 up, fair play to them, they've done well so far.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: johnwilliamso20 on February 27, 2011, 04:32:00 PM
I don't have a problem with Villa. I hate Blues more than any other team. I'm surrounded by Blues fans and they are all deluded.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 27, 2011, 04:35:26 PM
Funny seeing all these Vile fans crying about it on facebook. I thought it was everyone else who was meant to be bitter?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on February 27, 2011, 04:36:58 PM
When was the last time Small Heath scored from open play? I reckon we are looking at around 2006. They only score from set-pieces. Complete joke.

I don't have a problem with Villa. I hate Blues more than any other team. I'm surrounded by Blues fans and they are all deluded.

I feel your pain fella. They're all numpties.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilko16 on February 27, 2011, 04:38:45 PM
If these scummy lot win today, throw me some sympathy because I'll never hear the last of it! :'(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boing_boing68 on February 27, 2011, 04:39:46 PM
come on you blues! :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on February 27, 2011, 04:41:24 PM
That is how you play football! Go on Arsenal.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 04:42:00 PM
What a game this is and great goal!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 27, 2011, 04:43:28 PM
Lovely goal. Van Persie has injured himself in the process. Can't remember the last time I was watching a League Cup final where two teams want it so much.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 04:49:54 PM
It's great to see 2 teams who really want to win this. Imagine if it was Chelsea and United. There would be zero atmosphere, it would be an awful game and when one of them scrapes it on penalties neither the fans or players would care.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 27, 2011, 05:01:05 PM
Really enjoyed watching this game, some good chances from both sides.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggiesBoy on February 27, 2011, 05:36:08 PM
Would really like Arsenal to win this how ever I wouldn't begrudge SKP the winner!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 27, 2011, 05:46:59 PM
A few injuries and cramp would be good for us, Birmingham City players of course
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boot2006 on February 27, 2011, 05:50:02 PM
Good game to be fair.  Blues defending and counter attacking.

Steven Carr has one hell of an engine !!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boot2006 on February 27, 2011, 05:58:38 PM
Jammy gits !!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggie Artist on February 27, 2011, 05:59:29 PM
I'm really happy for Birmingham
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 06:00:30 PM
Well done Blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on February 27, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
fair play to them but guess what were there next game ffs there going to be on a high now,  party poopers hopefully the headline next week
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 27, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
European Football for Birmingham City next season :o
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: PsalmXXIII on February 27, 2011, 06:01:59 PM
I'm really happy for Birmingham

Then all I can hope is that you have the smug fools rubbing it in for you for the rest of your life, maybe you'll be less happy for em.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 27, 2011, 06:02:56 PM
fair play to them but guess what we have the next ffs there going to be on a high now,


Maybe their heads will still be in the clouds, after the lord mayors and all that
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggie Artist on February 27, 2011, 06:03:45 PM
I've never had any problems with Birmingham fans whatsoever. They like us more than we like them anyway
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 06:04:48 PM
If we had just won a trophy we would be rubbing it in with other fans as well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on February 27, 2011, 06:05:19 PM
well it just shows you ,anyone can beat anyone,
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: jonny on February 27, 2011, 06:06:09 PM
Fair play Bloose.

Still think we can beat them though.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on February 27, 2011, 06:08:58 PM
No more "never won **** all" chants now. European football for Blues fans to look forward to.

Hopefully this will still be on their minds when we play them next week and we can beat them. Not impossible to think it could happen.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: divinewind on February 27, 2011, 06:12:52 PM
Well done blues my rear end.  >:(

Who do you think arsenal will take it out on?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on February 27, 2011, 06:13:52 PM

Maybe their heads will still be in the clouds, after the lord mayors and all that

Going to be a cr8p place to be an Albion fan threre next week with a NOW expected full house and all the euphoria of the Cup celebrations. They could just blow our lilly livered crew out of the water..............
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: saml30 on February 27, 2011, 06:15:27 PM
Arsene Wengers ignorance has cost arsenal this trophy IMO, everyone and i mean everyone bar him can see the gunners needed a new GK and look what has happed here, would Shay Given hav dropped that ball, not a chance.

Well done to blues deservd it tonight best team on the day, down side is not hearing the last of it, lets hope they get relegated and we stay up :-)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on February 27, 2011, 06:25:09 PM
Must say how poor the arsenal fans were/are leaving early no atmosphere etc. Funny how wenger is no where to be seen!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 27, 2011, 06:25:53 PM
I'm actually pretty pleased for them. The reaction from the players was great to see. Especially when you remember the indifference from the Man United players and fans last year.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on February 27, 2011, 06:31:46 PM
Well done to the blues, good set of fans.

Plus anything that enrages villa is good for me.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 27, 2011, 06:33:11 PM
Well played Blues, a decent final to watch for once.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on February 27, 2011, 06:43:18 PM
Fair play to blues. I just wish one day i will be able to experience something like that. Hopefully this could be a blessing in disguise i mean they seem to have picked up quite a few knocks today so........... ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 27, 2011, 06:47:00 PM
Congratulations to them, although, that really could of been us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Albion79 on February 27, 2011, 06:48:44 PM
I am pleased for the Blues, yes they have some who get carried away but so do we, the blues fans i know are quite happy to take the pee out themselves, my mate who text me who is there just said 'carling cup and relegation in one season, its got to happen to the blues!'

Nice to see a different team to win it and i think in the west midlands there fans are the most similar to ours, in general they seem to wish us well and i do them too.

I hope they enjoy the celebrations and attention they get, i know we would! Also makes me a bit 'what if' had we put a proper team out at Ipswich and gone for it, could of been us.

I would hope next sat is a bit of a hangover for them, think if we got an early goal will pee of their parade because the start of the game they will be buzzing.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 27, 2011, 06:49:37 PM
Congratulations to them, although, that really could of been us.

Exactly. Birmingham have shown that if lesser sides take it seriously then they can win the Carling Cup. Sadly, RDM didn't see it this way and fielded a weaker side at Ipswich, when we had a good chance of going far in a cup competition.

As a result, Birmingham now have a recent trophy to their name and European football to look forward to.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Wbamitch on February 27, 2011, 07:03:26 PM
Im chuffed for Blues to be honest, all the other results this weekend have pretty much gone against us and some may argue that this is not good going into our match next week but im genuinely happy for them, nice to see a midlands team do it as long as its not Villa or Wolves and we are seeing some very bitter Villa fans which is not a familar site  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on February 27, 2011, 07:03:40 PM
Blues got what they deseved from the game.
Well done (through gritted teeth)
Lets give it to em now next Saturday
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Tipton Baggie on February 27, 2011, 07:12:02 PM
"You've only won one cup" :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: hardtobeat on February 27, 2011, 07:19:45 PM
Credit where credits due they earned it.Johnson & Jiranek were outstanding,the rest seemed to take their cue from them,it must have been Carrs best game for 20 years!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: DaveWBA on February 27, 2011, 07:25:45 PM
Fair play to them, Villa fans extremely bitter over this. According to many Vile fans the Carling Cup means nothing? Think back 12 months, remember all the Villa fans crying over the Vidic non-sending off?! Well done to the Blues. SOTV!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mat15(MH) on February 27, 2011, 07:44:55 PM
Fair play to them,Anything that upsets the Villa fans is fine by me!

Hopefully next Saturday it'll be a case of after the lords mayor's show and we grab a result.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kris_boing on February 27, 2011, 08:51:46 PM
Yeah very happy for the Blues.   Doing the West Midlands proud.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on February 27, 2011, 08:55:11 PM
Can't say I'm bothered about who won to be honest but fair play to them it was a very entertaining final and pretty much deserved.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: CL3MO on February 27, 2011, 08:58:44 PM
Bit out of order I thought when Barry Ferguson ran past when they scored and started patting Kosielny (sp) on the head. No need IMO.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on February 27, 2011, 09:00:03 PM
I didn't notice that CL3MO, very disrespectful.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 27, 2011, 09:01:32 PM
Think it was Obafemi Martins who did that, Cl3mo.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dexy on February 27, 2011, 09:20:22 PM
Well done to Blues,they deserved it too.Yet another game where the big team got turned over this season.......cant help thinking about Ipswich away and how that could have been us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on February 27, 2011, 09:36:18 PM
I seem to remember being told by a bluenose that when we survived on the last game in the great escape season it was announced over the tannoy at St Andrews and was met with spontaneous and widespread applause.......so..........fairs fair....... well done Blues.



Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 27, 2011, 10:02:01 PM
Being the curious person that I am I had a quick peek on Viletalk to see their reaction. People wishing terminal illness on David Gold of all people. What a lovely bunch they really are.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on February 27, 2011, 10:30:59 PM
"You've only won one cup" :P

Damn, the one cup thing was a great line to cut a Bluenose back down to size.

Now they've won a trophy in recent years.

We are fast becoming the smallest club in the WM.

I have to admit I wanted Arsenal to win today, to pick something up for the great football they play, a reward for playing good stuff.  A Premiership without Wenger/ Wenger's Arsenal, will be a much, much, poorer one, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: albionproud70 on February 27, 2011, 11:14:15 PM
Well done to em...
Got no gripe with the Bloos...
Now Vile is a different story..... >:(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on February 27, 2011, 11:40:57 PM
Bit out of order I thought when Barry Ferguson ran past when they scored and started patting Kosielny (sp) on the head. No need IMO.

The FA should identify the culprit and charge them with violent conduct because it was a forceful push on Koscienly. If that happens in open play it's a red card. The FA will do nowt, though. We could do with a suspension for one of their players for next week.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on February 28, 2011, 12:01:37 AM
Hopefully they'll have been on the sauce all week by the time they meet us. :)

It's a pity it didn't go to ET.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on February 28, 2011, 07:52:56 AM
I got a feeling we will beat them the weekend.

There still going to be buzzing from the cup final.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbastrollers on February 28, 2011, 09:49:15 AM
"You've only won one cup" :P

They will have to invest in a Trophy cupboard now!! ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kris_boing on February 28, 2011, 09:52:36 AM
Hopefully they'll have been on the sauce all week by the time they meet us. :)

It's a pity it didn't go to ET.

Why?  We play tonight so they'll have more than 24 hours rest than us anyway.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on February 28, 2011, 09:57:17 AM
Villa's league cup win in 1994 is now apparently meaningless, it's all about the european cup and they wern't bothered about last years final either  ???
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on February 28, 2011, 10:03:18 AM
They did a good impression of supporters that were extremely bothered by it last year with the amount of moaning they did after the game. The reaction of the Villa fans is the only thing that has cheered me up a little over the weekend.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on February 28, 2011, 11:22:14 AM
Quote
The pain hurts i live in a bluenose area,work with bluenoses and play football with them,my brother is one but my saving grace is they need to win another 3 + 7 fa cups,super cup and the european cup,and they were the ones who were calling this a mickey mouse club last year the clearings in the woods...

Says it all.......
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on February 28, 2011, 11:28:48 AM
And they say that ourselves and Blues are the ones who are obsessed?!?!  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Tipton Baggie on February 28, 2011, 04:23:20 PM
Working with a bunch, not rubbing it in just looking forward to our match Saturday.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: greggy8689 on February 28, 2011, 06:19:51 PM
The FA should identify the culprit and charge them with violent conduct because it was a forceful push on Koscienly. If that happens in open play it's a red card. The FA will do nowt, though. We could do with a suspension for one of their players for next week.

Not if you're Wayne Rooney it doesn't. At the time thought nothing of it and seen it again. Wasn't a major issue.

Jack Wilshire criticised the player on twitter saying "Well done to the BCFC player who slapped Koscielny on the head when they scored, very big of you" rich from someone who breaks a womans arm.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on February 28, 2011, 06:36:44 PM
Damn, the one cup thing was a great line to cut a Bluenose back down to size.

Now they've won a trophy in recent years.

We are fast becoming the smallest club in the WM. I have to admit I wanted Arsenal to win today, to pick something up for the great football they play, a reward for playing good stuff.  A Premiership without Wenger/ Wenger's Arsenal, will be a much, much, poorer one, in my opinion.
Perspective alert!!! only 1 league title,2 runners up, 5 FA cups 5 runners up, 20 odd years more in the top flight than them  (and 12 top 6 finishes in the top flight compared to their 1 ) to go before they can compare themselves to us.  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: JohnnyStampa on March 01, 2011, 04:14:30 AM
Jack Wilshire criticised the player on twitter saying "Well done to the BCFC player who slapped Koscielny on the head when they scored, very big of you" rich from someone who breaks a womans arm.
(Yellow Submarine)
We all saw you Crying on TV! Crying on TV! Crying on TV!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on March 01, 2011, 12:28:04 PM
Im prepared for the constant wembley cup songs they will sing on saturday.

Just hope we come away laughing at the end after collecting 3 points. :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 02, 2011, 11:06:22 AM
Ruled out an open bus top parade i hear.Having an open day at their place on Sunday.Lets hope their mood changes somewhat come then
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 05, 2011, 07:16:21 PM
What did we all think of these today and their chances of survival?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: saml30 on March 05, 2011, 07:29:44 PM
What did we all think of these today and their chances of survival?

well i would say curtis davies definatley has a soft spot for the baggies  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on March 05, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
What did we all think of these today and their chances of survival?

Typically poor performance and lethargic reaction following on from last weekend's success.
We were certainly helped by the fact that they had a few key players out injured!

I think they and West Ham have strong enough squads to get themselves out of trouble, but I'm hoping that Blackpool and Blackburn both continue to slide and join us, Wolves and Wigan in the fight to avoid the bottom three.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: jonny on March 05, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
Dont forget Stoke.......
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boing_boing68 on March 06, 2011, 01:36:29 PM
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,454800

just having a read on their forum about it, looks like nobody turned up and they are saying the trophy wasn't there
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 06, 2011, 02:42:59 PM
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,454800

just having a read on their forum about it, looks like nobody turned up and they are saying the trophy wasn't there

Apparently some rotters from up the road came along yesterday and ****** on their parade!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on March 06, 2011, 05:32:25 PM
Sounds like it was badly organised and restricted due to the club and the local council.

If they had the civic reception in the week maybe in Birmingham city centre then  they would have had thousands but nowadays after the huge death rates at WBA, Chelsea, Arsenal, Blackpool and Liverpool civic receptions ive seen in years gone by they have decided it is unsafe.

Shame for the fans but thank God for the health and safety crusaders who have stopped what would have been a day where thousands died.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on March 06, 2011, 07:15:33 PM
As anyone seem the photos on their official site, its hillarious
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on March 06, 2011, 07:40:57 PM
Apparently some rotters from up the road came along yesterday and ****** on their parade!

Nice..................    ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 09, 2011, 08:08:16 AM
Everton verses Birmingham tonight.Whats your preferred result.Most people i am sure would want Everton to win but i would like Everton in the mix with us too.

2-1 Everton
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 09, 2011, 12:52:20 PM
Im hoping for an Everton win tonight, they have picked up good results in the last few weeks, and I expect them to pull away from the lower reaches of the table.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on March 09, 2011, 06:42:33 PM
Yes, I think Everton will be OK.

After tonight, 6 of Brum's last 10 games are away (including away to Chelsea), so should they lose tonight they are very much in the mix I should think.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on March 09, 2011, 07:08:56 PM
Has to be an everton win tonight for me, would love to see this 'established premier league club' go down and i feel that if they lose both their games in hand then imo they are in the crapper
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on March 09, 2011, 07:27:56 PM
Hopefully Small Heath ship a few goals. We need all our rival's goal-difference to take a beating to be honest.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Aixelsyd on March 09, 2011, 08:22:57 PM
1-0 to the Blues  :(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: GrGr on March 09, 2011, 08:29:24 PM
Boo  :(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 09, 2011, 08:39:27 PM
Heitinga makes it 1-1 :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: GrGr on March 09, 2011, 08:41:24 PM
Woo  :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: westbrom87 on March 09, 2011, 08:47:09 PM
The ref just gave the Blues player an invisible card!!

I thought I was going mad but they've just shown a replay.  he puts his hand in his pocket, puts hand up in air as if showing a card, and nothings there!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: garry on March 09, 2011, 09:03:58 PM
BBC Stat: This season Everton have not lost any of the 12 matches in which they have been drawing at half-time.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kelloggs on March 09, 2011, 09:08:57 PM
Please stuff them Everton, would love to see Small Heath go down the pan. Relegation should entail administration for them, they can take their Carling Cup right down to the Championship.

Everton have been bossing this game, by the way. I'm probably one of the few watching it over Spurs.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 09, 2011, 09:55:52 PM
Finishes 1-1, good for us as birmingham dont move ahead, but its another point gained by a fellow relegation rival, and everton pressed and pressed for their 2nd but couldnt find it. Uninspiring game all in all. Next.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on March 10, 2011, 09:49:24 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on March 10, 2011, 10:03:46 AM
This is exactly why I do not want a foriegn owner at the Albion.

We might not win things, but we ain't about to go bust either. Portsmouth struggled after there FA Cup win, as will Blues I believe.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 10, 2011, 11:46:09 AM
I've allways thought Yeung was just a front man for a silent party to be honest.

Chinese business is a shady world, all smoke and mirrors.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 20, 2011, 06:23:48 PM
There Carling Cup final win seems a long time ago now, there last league win was against Stoke five weeks ago now, they play Bolton in two weeks.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on March 21, 2011, 11:58:55 AM
Big next few games for Blues, the cup win has shadowed their poor league form.

Few more losses and can really see them being in trouble.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RuncornBaggie on April 03, 2011, 08:52:44 AM
Just watches MOTD.  Ben Foster had a blinder.

Its a wonder how he finds time to train etc.......especially while he is plating that gay lad off Emmerdale as well!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 03, 2011, 01:16:39 PM
Foster has had a great season for Blues, that was a big win for them yesterday.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: A5HB on May 08, 2011, 11:29:40 PM
Could still be in big trouble for these last two games I think. Winnable home game against Fulham next but if Wigan and Wolves both get results in their games next weekend and Blues don't then they have to go away to Spurs on the last day which isn't an easy game at any time.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 09, 2011, 09:18:55 AM
Foster made some great saves for Blues the other day, must beat Fulham. But jsut in the last few weeks Blackpool and West Ham have got a point there so they have a chance.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on May 09, 2011, 10:02:16 AM
I think theyll have enough to stay up this season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 09, 2011, 05:29:53 PM
I do to, but they do need a much better striker that what they have got for next season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: GrGr on May 09, 2011, 07:51:30 PM
I do to, but they do need a much better striker that what they have got for next season.

They will probably upgrade the forward yes, but then again it looks like Larsson wants out of there which would be a bit of a blow to them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: A5HB on May 18, 2011, 06:09:14 PM
Get's worse for Blues, poor performance against Fulham, a long injury list and going into their tough final away game against Spurs out of form and now have two players going out drinking until the early hours.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/birmingham-city/8519916/Birmingham-City-goalkeepers-Ben-Foster-and-Colin-Doyle-accused-of-late-night-drinking-after-awards-ceremony.html
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: greggy8689 on May 18, 2011, 06:37:17 PM
Saw that story last night absolutely disgrace. Why do the clubs have the end of season parties the week before they finish though?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: A5HB on May 18, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
Saw that story last night absolutely disgrace. Why do the clubs have the end of season parties the week before they finish though?

Even more of a disgrace when one of the alledged players was Ben Foster who had a few days earlier said he wanted to quit England so he could 'look after himself'.

And I assume they have them the week before so that the manager and players can go strait away on holiday after their final game and maximise their holiday time. But it would only be one extra day I guess.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 18, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
After they beat Sunderland, I thought they would have been safe.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 18, 2011, 06:53:17 PM
I doubt the chances of that Colin Doyle featuring would of been low anyway. Foster earns them plenty of points but then has a rush of blood. Wolves at home, Fulham at home. Their injury list is rather cruel to them with McLeish running out of options. They'd look a decent bet for relegation providing Blackpool and Wigan can take points.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mike on May 18, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
The whole monday night thing is not necessarily a bad thing, i guess we'l see on Sunday.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 19, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
It is a week before their game. Would this really effect performance?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: A5HB on May 19, 2011, 06:48:15 PM
It is a week before their game. Would this really effect performance?

Not so much about affecting performance, more about being professional. They have the biggest game of their season next week and didn't really do themselves any favours with their performance against Fulham on saturday.

Obviously I'm not saying players aren't allowed to go out, have a good time etc but to do it two days after a bad defeat and in the week before your biggest game doesn't give out the best signals.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 22, 2011, 06:11:51 PM
Where do they go from here.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Shanewba90 on May 22, 2011, 06:12:37 PM
winning the cup was there downfall to be honest
how true is it that they could be in financial trouble?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 22, 2011, 06:18:04 PM
Only one point from there last six games, Fulham and Wolves at home were the two games for them where they needed to win.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mat15(MH) on May 22, 2011, 06:18:51 PM
Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday!

Wonder if they'll sack McGleish? Like has been said,this could ruin them financially as I think we'll start to see that Yeung is a dodgy dealer.

Roger Johnson for the Albion?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 22, 2011, 06:22:12 PM
Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday!

Wonder if they'll sack McGleish? Like has been said,this could ruin them financially as I think we'll start to see that Yeung is a dodgy dealer.

Roger Johnson for the Albion?
I dont think they will sack him in the summer, if they dont have a good start then they may do.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 22, 2011, 06:24:58 PM
Poor old Curtis "worldie" Davies :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 22, 2011, 06:25:48 PM
The loan sigings of Davies, Bentley, and Martins proved to be awful signings.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on May 22, 2011, 06:26:26 PM
Would love Johnson/Dann/Gardner at the Albion.
I imagine the first 2 would be a bit pricey. Odd that they went down, still at least their boring football is gone.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on May 22, 2011, 06:28:21 PM
I know they have been passed for Europe for next season but surely the finances would now be revisited with relegation confirmed
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2011, 06:29:11 PM
Birmingham City take up their rightful position...below us! get in. I'm going to enjoy watching them go into financial meltdown.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2011, 06:30:23 PM
Would love Johnson/Dann/Gardner at the Albion.
I imagine the first 2 would be a bit pricey. Odd that they went down, still at least their boring football is gone.

Yeah, we should try moves for Johnson and Dann, snap up the cheaper of the two.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on May 22, 2011, 06:32:29 PM
What a great day! Bye Bye Blues  :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 22, 2011, 06:33:06 PM
There is a quote floating round that relegation WAS NOT budgeted for, there are no flex downs in place and contracts with up to three years left on full whack.

They are in huge trouble.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
There is a quote floating round that relegation WAS NOT budgeted for, there are no flex downs in place and contracts with up to three years left on full whack.

They are in huge trouble.

That would sum up the whole attitude of complacency and misplaced self-importance which revolves around that club.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 22, 2011, 06:36:51 PM
There is a quote floating round that relegation WAS NOT budgeted for, there are no flex downs in place and contracts with up to three years left on full whack.

They are in huge trouble.


I thought he was rich Carson.He will have to dig deep
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on May 22, 2011, 06:37:08 PM
When did we start hating Blues so much? Personally I'm not sad to see them go but won't be throwing any parties either. Although the smug bellendery from Villa fans on facebook is making me wish they stopped up.

Wouldn't mind poaching a couple of their players. Definetly wouldn't mind Johnson or Dann.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 22, 2011, 06:39:26 PM
Curtis Davies was apparently their man of the match today. Sad to see them go in honesty, wish it was Wolves but after seeing them the twice they've placed us they have been quite dreadful.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2011, 06:39:38 PM
When did we start hating Blues so much? Personally I'm not sad to see them go but won't be throwing any parties either. Although the smug bellendery from Villa fans on facebook is making me wish they stopped up.

Wouldn't mind poaching a couple of their players. Definetly wouldn't mind Johnson or Dann.

It is only me and a few others who hate them, perhaps it is my location (Quinton) and the amount of Small Heath fans I know, but yeah, I'm happy to see them go down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on May 22, 2011, 06:43:47 PM
Im from Solihull. i know one dingle who i barely know and pretty much 95% of people i know are Blues fans. They have been so smug all season long and now its hit them and im delighted
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 22, 2011, 06:49:42 PM
Yeung HAS NO MONEY, he's a chancer.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2011, 06:52:17 PM
Im from Solihull. i know one dingle who i barely know and pretty much 95% of people i know are Blues fans. They have been so smug all season long and now its hit them and im delighted

Bang on kidda. I know a couple of dingles and they are both very objective about football. I know 20+ bloose fans and the majority are completely deluded and look down on "little West Brom".
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on May 22, 2011, 07:29:20 PM
I'm down Solihull way too...

Surrounded by either Villa or Blues fans...not that many baggies fans out there.

Best mate is a Blues fan, I reckon they're my 2nd fave midlands club to be honest - sad to see 'em go down...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 22, 2011, 07:46:44 PM
I wonder if they will go into administration. Really see them being in trouble now. Time for Carson to prove he has the money to keep them up.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on May 22, 2011, 07:51:19 PM
I think there struggle to make the play offs

Johnson
Foster
Dann
Bowyer
Carr
Larsson
Hleb
Zigic
 
will all leave i think
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 22, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
There squad is far too small, they needed a decent striker as Jerome didnt get enough goals.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 22, 2011, 07:58:52 PM
I know 20+ bloose fans and the majority are completely deluded and look down on "little West Brom".

I have to say I've suffered the same. I've had discussions with Blues fans in the past who strangely believe that they are a much bigger club than us and more deserved of Premiership status.  They seriously believe it as well, it's not said tongue in cheek.

Also, the amount of blues fans who suddenly appeared out the woodwork when they got Premiership status annoyed me a little.

If the rumours about their finances are right I guess Blues could well be gone for a long while.  If that's the case, watch the Villa/Albion derby grow again. :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 22, 2011, 08:13:01 PM
I think there struggle to make the play offs

Johnson
Foster
Dann
Bowyer
Carr
Larsson
Hleb
Zigic
 
will all leave i think

They wont sell everyone and besides, who would buy Bowyer and Carr at their ages?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: VillafanJack on May 22, 2011, 08:31:25 PM
Haha got to hate blues and everyone should be happy now.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: saml30 on May 22, 2011, 10:34:06 PM
and Curtis 'theres only one greedy *******' Davies is back in the champ!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 22, 2011, 10:48:23 PM
They wont sell everyone and besides, who would buy Bowyer and Carr at their ages?

Bowyer is out of contract I think.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on May 22, 2011, 10:58:50 PM
They wont sell everyone and besides, who would buy Bowyer and Carr at their ages?

Bowyer will go to a Promoted team Norwich perhaps ?

Same goes for Steven Carr
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on May 23, 2011, 12:43:53 AM
A blues fan said to me tonight 'we are and always will be a bigger and better club than Albion' They really are a deluded bunch. Hope they rot in the Championship  :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 23, 2011, 12:51:46 AM
A blues fan said to me tonight 'we are and always will be a bigger and better club than Albion' They really are a deluded bunch. Hope they rot in the Championship :D

League 1 bound more like. :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 23, 2011, 08:21:36 AM
They really must be some deluded Blues fans out there, they have won on trophy and they think there bigger than us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 23, 2011, 01:11:36 PM
It looks like they will be keeping Alex McLeish as there manager. he taken them up before and he will feel he can do it again.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Wbamitch on May 23, 2011, 01:42:51 PM
It doesn't really give me much joy to see them relegated, think they may struggle next season though with a few players leaving.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 23, 2011, 01:52:00 PM
There will always be players that will want to go to Birmingham because they know that winthin a year they could be in the Premiership.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 23, 2011, 06:18:18 PM
I wouldn't rule out Blues coming up. There arent too many power houses in that league right now and Blackpool's side will be pulled apart so they will struggle to challenge the top 2 next season. All depends on how much relegation effects their finances and on whether Yeung is prepared to gamble but I think they might come straight back up.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on May 23, 2011, 06:57:53 PM
A blues fan said to me tonight 'we are and always will be a bigger and better club than Albion' They really are a deluded bunch. Hope they rot in the Championship  :D
does the blues fan in question have to take regular medication!
cant say im overjoyed at their demise to be truthful

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 24, 2011, 01:26:34 PM
Blues will never be bigger than us.Watch their crowds slump next season.

Time for Carson to show us what hes made of financially
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on May 24, 2011, 04:32:04 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 24, 2011, 08:26:35 PM
Yet another club who have stupidly overstretched themselves only to find themselves facing financial meltdown!

But it's not like they haven't got a pot to **** in - they can always use that Mickey Mouse Cup that was so generously gifted to them  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on May 25, 2011, 11:08:17 AM
It looks like they will be keeping Alex McLeish as there manager. he taken them up before and he will feel he can do it again.

he's also got them relegated before. twice
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on May 25, 2011, 11:50:48 AM
The real mind boggler for me was that Zigic is on near enough 100k a week !!!!!!! How on earth can Blues pay these kind of wages? And it begs the question, who else in their squad is on satupid money?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: albionproud70 on May 25, 2011, 12:19:24 PM
Dont mind Bloose as a club...
Few idiots same as all clubs...
But if those figures mentioned are correct then they deserve to fail..
Too many clubs think they can spend without consequence..
Not a major backer of Ebeenezzer but credit to the bloke,under him we will never owe more than we can afford to pay...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 25, 2011, 01:02:31 PM
Dont worry folks, i am sure Carson will dig deep
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on May 25, 2011, 05:47:56 PM
If Zigic is one 100k a week, their wage bill must be astranomical. Anyone got any ideas what their other "stars" are earning?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 25, 2011, 06:46:49 PM
I find it hard to believe that Zigic is really on 100,000. He will be on a big wage but that figure isnt realistic.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieheart on May 25, 2011, 06:58:48 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 27, 2011, 03:02:15 PM
Six players have left Blues, KP, Seb Larsson, Lee Bowyer, Maik Taylor, Martin Jiranek and Stuart Parnaby.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on May 27, 2011, 04:24:59 PM
blues are in a real mess money wise , and i would say the only reason alex is still the boss is due to how much it would cost to get rid of him ! glad not a blue nose  :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BobTaylor on May 27, 2011, 09:02:21 PM
wouldnt mind larsson.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on May 27, 2011, 09:09:57 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on May 27, 2011, 09:11:59 PM
I find it hard to believe that Zigic is really on 100,000. He will be on a big wage but that figure isnt realistic.
Agree, thats a fib.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: gerry m on May 27, 2011, 09:12:58 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on May 27, 2011, 09:18:59 PM
Apparently so, was working with a bluenose recently, home and away merchant, seemed to know anything birmingham city, and he insisted it was right.
Must admit it does seem very low for the prem!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 28, 2011, 06:59:50 PM
Who thinks they will bounce back
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on May 28, 2011, 07:06:05 PM
Not me.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 07:38:31 PM
Lot of love for RDM on the Blues sites.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 12, 2011, 07:44:13 PM
Yes RDM for the Blues.They would like to see a little more football i hear.Alex down the Vile would be lovely jubbly
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 12, 2011, 07:46:43 PM
i want blues to stay down and go bust. never mind rdm, heres hoping they get dowie.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 12, 2011, 07:57:33 PM
Lot of love for RDM on the Blues sites.

Reckon it would be a very good move for both parties. RDM's been there and done it before inheriting a relegated side and getting them back up and it would also get them playing some more attractive stuff. I would quite like this to happen actually as i really dont have a problem with most blues fans
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: elminius on June 12, 2011, 08:11:22 PM
Reckon it would be a very good move for both parties. RDM's been there and done it before inheriting a relegated side and getting them back up and it would also get them playing some more attractive stuff. I would quite like this to happen actually as i really dont have a problem with most blues fans

He did but we held on to most of our players and bought more in. Blues are in dire straights financially and have many players out of contract. They have the potential to drop another division let alone go back up!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 12, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
He did but we held on to most of our players and bought more in. Blues are in dire straights financially and have many players out of contract. They have the potential to drop another division let alone go back up!

If he's got any sense RDM will leave them well alone - dread to think what kind of squad they will have left come the start of the season.

I do think Marlon King will cause havoc in Europe though - the pubs, clubs and ladies throughout Europe may never be the same again  ::)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 12, 2011, 08:24:13 PM
Blues are close to finalising the signings of Senegalese midfielder Morgaro Gomis from Dundee Utd and striker Danny Koevermans from PSV

from tom ross on fb.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on June 12, 2011, 08:44:54 PM
tom ross also thinks no way alex to villa  :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 12, 2011, 08:49:48 PM
Blues seem to be bringing in a few players early this summer.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on June 12, 2011, 08:56:40 PM
i didnt think thay had any money and are in dire straits .
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 12, 2011, 10:10:56 PM
Saw this and thought it was quite amusing  ;D



'My mate reckons McLeish resigned because Carson Yeung ate his cat.

Thats the first time anyone's been caught eating pussy in the Blues boardroom since Barry Fry walked in on Paul Peschisolido going down on Karren Brady.'
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 10:14:30 PM
I hate to say it but I think there are too many clubs too close together in and around the West Midlands, sharing a limited fan base.  In the long term, I think it would benefit the Albion if one of them were to drop off the map a little. ;)

I'd love it to be Villa, but if it's Blues, then so be it. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 12, 2011, 10:21:38 PM
billy davies is off to blues apparently.  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 13, 2011, 09:31:26 AM
Dark days at the Blues.Do they trust their owners, i wonder
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 13, 2011, 09:51:24 AM
Dark days at the Blues.Do they trust their owners, i wonder

I wouldn't, and nor does McLeish seemingly.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 13, 2011, 02:36:55 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250594_2158801569226_1222121376_2727404_6347643_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on June 13, 2011, 02:38:35 PM
^^ ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieheart on June 13, 2011, 05:48:36 PM
RDM linked to it in Brum Mail.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 13, 2011, 11:11:12 PM
I think Hughton would be their best bet.  If they want to bounce back asap they should go for the safer option and have someone who has experienced getting out that league.

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: duncan on June 14, 2011, 07:09:47 AM
If Blouse appoint Davies, then they will be stuck in the championship for a long time!


Go get him Carson  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 14, 2011, 10:31:44 AM
Very good picture, RDM or Hughton would be the two best options for Blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 14, 2011, 02:12:14 PM
The draw for the UEEFA cup as just been made.The Blues have got Rapid Demise
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 14, 2011, 03:44:20 PM
Very good mate, I think it will be a long hard season for Birmingham, there season does start early.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: duncan on June 14, 2011, 09:32:38 PM
The more I read from the blouse chairman the more I smile. He is a deluded little man
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 09:30:57 AM
Their finances must be kind of ok if they have been granted by Ueefa a place in its competition
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 09:33:21 AM
Their finances must be kind of ok if they have been granted by Ueefa a place in its competition

Didn't Pompey play in Europe?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 09:36:34 AM
Didn't Pompey play in Europe?


I understand what you are saying but Uefa are pretty strict on clubs with debt
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: JDWest_Brom on June 15, 2011, 09:46:51 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: ronnie_allen on June 15, 2011, 12:51:29 PM
Didn't Pompey play in Europe?
They did after winning the Cup against Cardiff in 2008. This was before it became clear about their financial situation and they still remained a Premier League Club.
Under normal cicrumstances would have been eligible to participate in last season's competition, having been beaten finalists against Chelsea who already claimed a Champion's League spot, but they didn't/weren't able to apply for the licence due to their finances.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 20, 2011, 09:51:14 AM
rdm has been interviewed, don't do it robbie  :(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 20, 2011, 09:54:31 AM
RDM got us up with a team easilly good enough, im not sure he's the fire fighter Brum need.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 20, 2011, 11:27:38 AM
RDM is a good manager but anybody would have got our squad of players up.Different kettle of fish at Blues.A massive challenge for anybody
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on June 20, 2011, 01:18:34 PM
Not sure if this goes here. But i was just wondering on people's views about di matteo holding talks with blues over managerial post.

Good choice for him IMO. Hope he does well if he gets it.

Views please??
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TAFKATMNo1Fan on June 20, 2011, 01:20:27 PM
Yes I would wish him all the best, be interesting to see how he would do there with no 'Dan Ashworth' figure, i wonder if he would come back in for any of our players too?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on June 20, 2011, 01:23:16 PM
That's a good point too. Maybe someone like miller or bednar or cech on loan. He was a big fan of cech! Can see him trying to prize some of our squad away to be fair
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 20, 2011, 07:15:15 PM
I think if given time to build a better footballing side he could do wonders there but i doubt the fans would be willing to give him time. Most of the blue noses i know are adament that whoever the manager they will win the league next season  :o
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on June 20, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
RDM being linked to them quite strongly?

I have to admit that I'm going to miss his style of football and it's a shame we had to say goodbye when we did.  On the world stage, playing like that right now is very much seen as in vogue.

Still, there's no denying that by the time it came just late winter, he, for whatever reasons, seemed to be out of ideas and had lost the plot a little.

However, he's a young manager, still learning the game, some of the stuff he played with us was superb, we outplayed the likes of United.

If he's going to take on Brum, he needs to be allowed time, he's not taking over a Mowbray side here.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on June 20, 2011, 11:56:45 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250594_2158801569226_1222121376_2727404_6347643_n.jpg)

I did enjoy that one. :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 22, 2011, 12:33:38 AM
Looks like Hughton has got the job

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/birmingham-city/8590357/Birmingham-City-name-Chris-Hughton-as-new-manager-following-Alex-McLeishs-departure.html
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 22, 2011, 09:22:51 AM
CH is the right man for blues IMO.

The owners had a very strong list of candidates to chose from, including a fairly recent Championship winner (CH), runner up (RDM) and play off winner (Darren Moore).

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kris_boing on June 22, 2011, 09:38:00 AM
Good appointment for Blues I think.  Best man available.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 22, 2011, 10:46:00 AM
I dont fancy them to bounce back at all.
Who was it that Signed Marlon King & Chris Burke by the way?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 22, 2011, 10:47:27 AM
I dont fancy them to bounce back at all.
Who was it that Signed Marlon King & Chris Burke by the way?

mcleish. 2 top signings at that level
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 22, 2011, 10:55:21 AM
Apparently it was all down to the interview - Hughton turned up with a Dossier on every member of the Blues squad while Di Matteo......didn't.

You don't just walk into these jobs, you have to work to get them and even harder to keep them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 22, 2011, 12:17:40 PM
Would be a good appointment but i still dont see them bouncing back next season, i think it will take them longer to re-build a strong enough squad to get back in the prem
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 22, 2011, 06:01:04 PM
I notice he's been confirmed as the new boss, a good appointment for them but I think they could struggle to bounce back at the first attempt.

I'm not sure if they have to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League or if they are already in it having won the cup but they will need a decent squad to cope with the extra games. He already had a better side with Newcastle than Birmingham have now when they ran away with the Championship but Blues are set to lose some of their bigger name players with a real re-building job on their hands so they could be in for a frustrating season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 23, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
Chris Hughton is the new Birmingham manager good apointment for them, although he does need to bring in a few players in the summer.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on June 25, 2011, 05:28:26 PM
"A club statement released on Saturday read:

"The club is disturbed and very concerned with the recent reporting by selective, and we believe agenda-led, reporters suggesting that the Birmingham City board had interfered with the previous manager in the transfer market.

"It is reiterated very strongly that there is a robust system in place whereby only players with the written authorisation of the manager had ever arrived at the club under the previous manager and will still be the case going forward.

"Players recommended by the board, such as (Ryan) Babel, (Peter) Odemwingie, (Jermaine) Pennant and a Chinese player, for commercial reasons, didn't arrive as no approval was forthcoming from the manager"


http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/alex-mcleish.html

So when was this, before the start of last season or after?  Either way, if true, a bad decision by McLeish not to approve of Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 25, 2011, 07:13:45 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on June 25, 2011, 07:24:44 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 25, 2011, 09:43:45 PM
I think Blues will be there or there abouts come the end of the season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 29, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
http://www.bcfc.com/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10412~2383780,00.html

Birmingham City's Acting Chairman Peter Pannu wishes to put out a statement informing the public that President Carson Yeung is assisting the Police in Hong Kong in relation to certain criminal investigations which at this stage he believes do not have any connection to the operation of the parent company or any of its subsidiaries.

Pannu said: "I have just had a call from the Birmingham International Holdings lawyers informing me of the position in Hong Kong and I have also been informed by them that Carson is assisting with enquiries that have nothing to do with the operation of BIHL in Hong Kong and therefore nothing to do with the operation of the club, and relate to other matters.

"People are reminded that in recent years members of the previous Board were placed on bail for a significant amount of time and nothing came of it. I am only using this as an example to calm any fears.

"The law says a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

"Until I find out more information about this matter there is no further comment to be made."
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 29, 2011, 05:54:57 PM
They've also asked Hibernian for permission to speak to Colin Calderwood about becoming Chris Hughton's number two as he was at Newcastle.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 29, 2011, 09:39:58 PM
Birmingham have brought Adam Rooney today.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 29, 2011, 09:48:46 PM
Birmingham have brought Adam Rooney today.
Well that should sell some shirts. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 29, 2011, 09:53:09 PM
Yes it may well do, scored quite a 21 goals last season in the SPL
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 30, 2011, 08:27:29 AM
Charlie Yeung appeared in court in Hong Kong on money-laundering charges.  He has been charged of five counts.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 30, 2011, 12:27:47 PM
Thank Christ we have Jeremy
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on July 01, 2011, 03:59:03 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on July 01, 2011, 05:02:09 PM
They really are a club in the S***, although i hate them i do feel sorry for some of their supporters. Since that cup win its been all downhill and no real signs of it turning around. Cannot see them coming back at the first chance. With players like Foster, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell, Ferguson and for some reason Jerome all wanted by PL clubs i can see most of them leaving and the money disappearing somewhere.

Really am glad we have JP
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: garry on July 01, 2011, 06:08:23 PM
Sorry, I've got no sympathy.
They were getting far too big for their boots.
You could see they had a fall coming.
Build your foundations on sand and don't be surprised when the house falls down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 08, 2011, 09:33:34 AM
They have brought in Steven Caldwell from Wigan.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on July 10, 2011, 09:22:54 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieheart on July 10, 2011, 09:30:34 AM
May help clubs with a raid on their key players.

Perhaps a Ridgewell & Foster raid on the cards for us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tommcneill on July 10, 2011, 09:38:41 AM
Shame for Blues but the should have learnt from Man Citys mistake with Asian owners...most of them are dodgy businessmen
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on July 10, 2011, 10:11:44 AM
Shame for Blues but the should have learnt from Man Citys mistake with Asian owners...most of them are dodgy businessmen

Its not the blues as a whole though is it? It was Sullivans and Golds decision to sell. The fans have no say as we know.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 10, 2011, 11:37:14 AM
Thats why you should be careful what you wish for.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on July 15, 2011, 12:33:04 PM
I think I may have a bet on these for relegation.

Players out and nothing of real championship quality coming in.

Someone will get a good deal with Foster, shame it won't be us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on July 15, 2011, 06:25:40 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qrzn6g.jpg

Birmingham's new third kit. Looks fairly familiar...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on July 15, 2011, 07:18:29 PM
I think there in the deep stuff this season, Foster will leave , so will Dann , i dont think there get Relegated but they will be around mid-table i think
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on July 15, 2011, 10:02:54 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qrzn6g.jpg

Birmingham's new third kit. Looks fairly familiar...

Very nice IMO, the home and other change shirt look very tacky.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on July 16, 2011, 12:43:06 AM
I think there in the deep stuff this season, Foster will leave , so will Dann , i dont think there get Relegated but they will be around mid-table i think

I agree. I doubt they'll be at either end of the table. Whilst they are losing stars, we have to remember just how terrible the bottom 5 of the Championship usually is. The likes of Barnsley, Crystal Palace and Watford all usually hover above the drop and their teams will be much worse than the Blues. I think if anything they'll threaten for the play-offs.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 16, 2011, 09:46:07 AM
I think if Dann and Foster leave and they dont get good replacements for them, then I think it will be a very hard season, it will intresting to see how many season tickets the have sold, they were getting crowds of about 17 thousand last time they were in the Championship.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 16, 2011, 10:47:23 AM
Paul Trollope is the new first team coach at Birmingham City.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on July 16, 2011, 02:37:53 PM
Really are in turmoil. They did need their egos deflating after the Carling Cup win. Would love us to snatch one of their players on the cheap. My mates who are Bluenoses are already seething after loosing Johnson to 'a club like Wolves'
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on July 17, 2011, 01:42:14 AM
I don't mind Blues and wouldn't mind seeing them come back up but after beating them at their place in the league I remember how wild our celebrations were compared to their relaxed cheers when they scored and that sort of epitomized the way they were about their league position they always thought they would sneak out of it. I remember Roger Johnson in an interview saying the players weren't even thinking of relegation and more like top half. That said I'm sure everyone would be up for another 6 points from them in a seasons time (championship or premier league). 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 22, 2011, 12:30:18 PM
Barry Ferguson has now gone to Blackpool.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mulumbu99 on July 22, 2011, 12:37:48 PM
sinking ship. will be lucky to make the play offs.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 22, 2011, 12:58:22 PM
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250594_2158801569226_1222121376_2727404_6347643_n.jpg)



Most definitely a sinking ship
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on July 22, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
I'd love Foster to join us for a couple of reasons: 1) he is a very good goalie and 2) Small Heath fans seem to think that we are too small to sign one of their players.

Deluded idiots.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on July 30, 2011, 04:55:59 PM
Blues are in a real big mess. Looks like they are being asset stipped at the moment as reports are none of the money is going into BCFC and is in fact going into BIH which is basically Carson Yeungs own pot of gold in the east. Anybody watch the dispatches program?...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on July 30, 2011, 04:59:13 PM
Blues are in a real big mess. Looks like they are being asset stipped at the moment as reports are none of the money is going into BCFC and is in fact going into BIH which is basically Carson Yeungs own pot of gold in the east. Anybody watch the dispatches program?...

Cue Bryan Robson and his 'mate' Joe Sim.............
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Topman on August 01, 2011, 10:31:24 PM
I see that sky sports news were at the Blues today for an open training session. They then went through the squad of who had left and who had joined to show what a mess they were in. They somehow forgot to mention their Keeper had left and they had a new one on loan. Just thought it was another example of how terrible they can be at times.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 02, 2011, 04:35:36 PM
Blues have brought in Jonathan Spector today.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 03, 2011, 02:18:46 PM
Blues have brought in Jonathan Spector today.


Oh deary me, how the mighty have fallen
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 03, 2011, 04:58:57 PM
He drives me crazy. Hopefully Klinsmann will erase his name from the US list permanently.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 03, 2011, 05:06:58 PM
He drives me crazy. Hopefully Klinsmann will erase his name from the US list permanently.


I thought he was one of your superstars :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 03, 2011, 08:28:53 PM
It looks like Jerome wont be going to Fulham, they have failed in there bid to sign him.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RyanCoops on August 05, 2011, 07:02:30 PM
Can't believe some comments I've seen from Blues fans after we have loaned them Wood. I know I'm biased but how can Blues really be considered a bigger club than us?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on August 05, 2011, 07:04:30 PM
Can't believe some comments I've seen from Blues fans after we have loaned them Wood. I know I'm biased but how can Blues really be considered a bigger club than us?

Got a link? I have not seen anything but have heard all about it.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 05, 2011, 07:07:30 PM
The bitterness from them is great, the delusions are even better. I'll never forget them last season when they turned up to the Hawthorns thinking they were much better than we were and looked down on us after surviving just one season and we turned them over twice with relative ease, spunking millions on players doesn't guarantee you success as they now know.

I never had any problems with Blues until last season to be honest, now I just smirk thinking about the problems they are going through but still they have their little European adventure to look forward to taking their minds off their club falling to pieces financially.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RyanCoops on August 05, 2011, 07:08:54 PM
Got a link? I have not seen anything but have heard all about it.

I read some hilarious posts on Tom Ross from BRMB's Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/thegoalzone?sk=wall&filter=2
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 05, 2011, 07:42:34 PM
Facebook, say no more  :-X
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on August 05, 2011, 09:40:00 PM
Blouse fans will bark on all season about how they are going to get Foster back. It's going to be a long season with the majority shareholder at work and a close friend being a bluenose.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 05, 2011, 09:42:22 PM
Looking forward to seeing there line up tomorrow at Derby.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 06, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
Quite a stong line for Birmingham today, Myhill starts.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Wbamitch on August 06, 2011, 02:56:16 PM
Blues have never really bothered me and usually i would wish them well and hope they come back up but with the Foster circumstances my thoughts have now changed. Although i would like to see Wood and Myhill do well there.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 06, 2011, 03:00:41 PM
Same here really, and that quite a lot of there fans think there a bigger club than us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 06, 2011, 03:51:00 PM
Myhill getting stick for both derby goals.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on August 06, 2011, 05:05:59 PM
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,622820    ohh dear they dont like myhill :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 06, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
A few Blues fans, are saying that the defence should have done better, closing down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on August 07, 2011, 12:14:11 AM
On their day Blues have actually got a great starting 11 for that division but the problem is their squad is so small and fragile. It's thrown together of kids, oldies and rejects from their own club or others. I really doubt they'll come back up but as said, they won't go down either.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: pete on August 07, 2011, 09:53:24 AM
Myhill, Top Keeper, good bit of business swapping Foster with him, well done Birmingham!  :-*
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on August 21, 2011, 06:30:41 PM
Middlesbrough   3 - 1   Birmingham

Blues struggling a bit so far. :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 21, 2011, 06:46:36 PM
Poor start for Blues, Boro are quite a strong team though.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 22, 2011, 02:03:18 PM
Did Chris play and if he did how did he perform
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: the rainbow turn east on August 22, 2011, 02:15:34 PM
On their day Blues have actually got a great starting 11 for that division but the problem is their squad is so small and fragile. It's thrown together of kids, oldies and rejects from their own club or others. I really doubt they'll come back up but as said, they won't go down either.

please name me that great centre-midfeild partnership then ?
I was listening to Tom Ross doing the commentary with Tommy Mooney and couldnt believe how
delusional they both were,if they honestly think Blues wont go down to league 1 with that team
then they must be living in cloud cuckoo land!!!!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on August 22, 2011, 05:39:40 PM
They arent quite league 1 material rainbow but they certainly arent promotion candidates either.

At the moment on their books they still have players who could play for top flight teams and players good enough for top championship clubs including Dann, Davies, Zigic, Jerome, King, Burke, Carr, Ridgewell and maybe Fahey and Beausejour. If they lose more players this summer and they will probably lose Dann then they are in trouble but I dont think they are going to league 1 this season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 05:45:16 PM
I'd be surprised if the Blues don't mirror Portsmouth's season from last year, the first team is too strong to go down, but the overall squad doesn't have the depth to stay up either. They'll hover around mid-table for most the season I suspect, not particularly threatening promotion or relegation.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if they throw the Europa league game either, its going to be a lot of strain on a small squad and realistically they're not going to get out the groups anyway, plus I believe it actually costs clubs more money than they earn in the Europa league.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on August 22, 2011, 06:08:44 PM
Apart from Chris Lepkowski who received the information from somebody at the club, im still to find anybody else who can corroborate that fact Dan. In fact, the reason it goes on so long in it's current over blown format is down to money apparently so somebody must be making money from it some how. 

I just dont think you make big money until later on in the tournament.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on August 22, 2011, 06:23:04 PM
Liverpool have now let a defender go so you would think one is coming in
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 23, 2011, 03:53:34 PM
Can someone honestly tell me the last time Curti$ Davie$ strung five decent performances together?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: phbaggies on August 23, 2011, 04:02:46 PM
Liverpool have now let a defender go so you would think one is coming in
Correct, Seb Coates  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggieboyjop on August 23, 2011, 04:48:55 PM
Can someone honestly tell me the last time Curti$ Davie$ strung five decent performances together?

The 06/07 season maybe, under mowbray?? After he left he's been god dam awful, much to our delight  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 25, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
Really wish ITV were showing the Blues game tonight instead of Spurs v Hearts. What's the point showing the Spurs game when they're 5-0 up? The Blues game or even the Stoke game would be a lot more interesting.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: greggy8689 on August 25, 2011, 11:00:26 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: saml30 on August 25, 2011, 07:51:40 PM
anyone got a stream for it as myp2p seems to be down and not working?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on August 25, 2011, 08:00:13 PM
anyone got a stream for it as myp2p seems to be down and not working?

http://eplsite.org/channel6.html
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 25, 2011, 08:21:12 PM
Don't envy their predicament off the pitch and their being in the Championship, but it must be an amazing feeling watching your team play in a European game.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on August 25, 2011, 09:31:57 PM
Wood has scored in Europe! 3 - 0 Blues now
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on August 25, 2011, 09:36:42 PM
Anyone who wants to use my p2p the new site is www.myp2p.bz, the .eu one was taken down, this one isn't quite as good but they are working on it apparently.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on August 25, 2011, 10:42:14 PM
Was Wood's goal any good? I think he had a mixed night going on the radio but it's good to see him score a goal.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: suniks on August 25, 2011, 11:21:52 PM
His goal was a very close finish/ tap-in but it's good that he finally got his first goal for them. Their winger Redmond was a real threat and i can see him going to a big team pretty soon (especially since he's only 17).
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: ronnie_allen on August 26, 2011, 09:18:00 AM
His goal was a very close finish/ tap-in but it's good that he finally got his first goal for them. Their winger Redmond was a real threat and i can see him going to a big team pretty soon (especially since he's only 17).

I am actually quite pleased that the goal he scored was essentially a tap-in. Think he is a player with bags of talent and great to hear him progress. Just my one main concern from few games I've seen of him was that he was going to be like Craig Beattie with regards to finishing. Scoring a few crackers but missing the sitters.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 26, 2011, 09:50:13 AM
Wood's goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6c5DaKLTng
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 30, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
Pleased to see Chris Wood get a couple of goals last week.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 30, 2011, 02:45:59 PM
Pleased to see Chris Wood get a couple of goals last week.
Was a nice finish against Watford as well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 30, 2011, 05:53:06 PM
A season long loan wont do him any harm
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 30, 2011, 07:43:22 PM
It wont, and he will be playing quite a lot as well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on September 01, 2011, 02:37:55 PM
So do they now have a squad capable of getting back up
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on September 01, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
So do they now have a squad capable of getting back up

When all their players are back from injury, yes. At the moment though they haven't.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 01, 2011, 11:24:51 PM
Even when those players do get back from injury I dont think they will go up, one win from five so far this season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on September 11, 2011, 12:15:54 PM
Pablo hasn't even made the blues bench today.

He's a strange one.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on September 11, 2011, 12:19:07 PM
It certainly makes you wonder if hes a seriously bad egg
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on September 11, 2011, 12:42:54 PM
Here we go again, lol.

Could have a knock but if he stays out of their squad for a few games you know something aint right with him.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 11, 2011, 12:54:05 PM
I thought he would have at least been on the bench for the game today.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mossi28 on September 11, 2011, 01:04:20 PM
1-0 Blues Wood scores again
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 11, 2011, 01:08:15 PM
Glad to see Chris Wood score again.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on September 11, 2011, 01:56:58 PM
2 - 0 Blues (Wood)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionLegend on September 11, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
Wood hat-trick!  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on September 11, 2011, 02:27:23 PM
Very very very good!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 11, 2011, 02:30:01 PM
Great to see Wood to get his hatrick today, really will do a lot for his confidence.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 27, 2011, 09:40:32 PM
The Blues could struggle to stay up this season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on September 27, 2011, 09:46:24 PM
I think they will do a pompy and just hover around mid-table.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on September 27, 2011, 09:46:39 PM
Too many games due to the Europa League could make your prediction correct, I think its worrying times and I can only see relegation if they dont buy in January
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 27, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
If my choice is get hammered in the Europa League or wind up in League One, I know what I'd pick.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 27, 2011, 10:10:45 PM
If Hugton keeps them up then he would have done bery well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 29, 2011, 08:53:03 PM
Blues won away at Maribor tonight 2-1. Fantastic second half performance.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 30, 2011, 07:57:35 AM
I didnt think Blues would have won that one.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 01, 2011, 09:41:30 PM
Big game for Blues tomorrow at Forest, that is a must win game for them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 02, 2011, 07:05:04 PM
A great few days for Blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on October 02, 2011, 07:10:14 PM
Surprised they won today. Great stuff from Chrissy Wood. Hopefully playing regular in the Champo can help him into a top striker
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 02, 2011, 09:25:49 PM
Hopefully he can keep banging them in for Blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on October 03, 2011, 03:08:41 PM
Pablo hasn't even made the blues bench today.

He's a strange one.

Nice work if you can get it.


I hear that Myhill is starting to settle in.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on October 03, 2011, 03:15:53 PM
One of the local reporters from the game the other night reckons Pablo was man of the match at Forest.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 04, 2011, 08:06:41 PM
One of the local reporters from the game the other night reckons Pablo was man of the match at Forest.
Good to hear that about Pablo, seems all three of our former players are doing pretty well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on October 04, 2011, 08:09:43 PM
Good to hear that about Pablo, seems all three of our former players are doing pretty well.
Aren't two of them still our players?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 16, 2011, 07:27:57 PM
Too very good back to back wins for Birmingham.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on October 17, 2011, 11:26:41 AM
Aren't two of them still our players?

Yes, and the other one probably should be, but that's another story. Having said that, I doubt if we will see Myhill back at the Albion. Clearly he wants first team football and I can't see him getting it here
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 20, 2011, 07:45:54 PM
Seems there's a serious injury to Pablo Ibanez. Being stretchered off. I wish him well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: MulumbuPower! on October 20, 2011, 08:18:56 PM
Wishing Pablo the best.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 20, 2011, 08:22:29 PM
I'm feeling rather jealous of Blues at the minute. Back to back away wins in Europe. Forget their money issues, Chris Hughton is doing a marvellous job there. Quite an astonishing acheivment.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2011, 08:25:24 PM
I'm feeling rather jealous of Blues at the minute. Back to back away wins in Europe. Forget their money issues, Chris Hughton is doing a marvellous job there. Quite an astonishing acheivment.

They've got 2 Albion players playing regularly for them (and an ex one in Ibanez) with Wood in particularly crucial to their success so far, we should really be getting a lot of credit for their run. Our reserves essentially doing well in europe. Particularly when you consider Donk and Hoefkens both start for Bruges.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 20, 2011, 10:03:58 PM
Three great wins for Blues in a row, but I wouldnt swap our postion in a month of Sunday's.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 23, 2011, 08:51:20 PM
Another good win for Blues today, must be really good been a Blue nose and an Albion fan at the minute.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 24, 2011, 09:36:41 AM
Well done Blues.Great job your manager is doing
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on October 24, 2011, 09:49:49 AM
I still think theyll sneak the playoffs and potentially win it.

Depends on injuries and how far they go in Europe.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 24, 2011, 01:49:01 PM
They could do, after a slow start there picking it up now.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on March 20, 2012, 10:55:54 PM
Playyyy Up Pompeyyy  ;D ;D Really hope they miss out on the Play offs
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on March 27, 2012, 11:37:33 AM
Just checking the small Heath forrum just to see what they were saying about foster. And was quite shocked to see how much abuse we were getting by the blue noses. Some seem to be very jelous of us and they don't like the fact were taking there best players ;D They seem to think we're a small club with no money and were lucky to be in the prem. I think there jelous that we have leapfrogged them :D  very bitter bunch hope they stay down
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on March 27, 2012, 12:17:42 PM
They seem to think we're a small club with no money and were lucky to be in the prem.

This is what always got me with the City fans I've met (at least while they were sunning it in the Prem)... it's like, hold on a minute, you're Birmingham City FC.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 27, 2012, 12:21:12 PM
Its most likely they will loose their manager as well as their star players next season if they don't get back up
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AidantheBaggies on March 27, 2012, 12:27:19 PM
Its most likely they will loose their manager as well as their star players next season if they don't get back up

Agree, Hopefully we can get CH if Roy decides to leave.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: FallOutBoy on March 27, 2012, 01:03:11 PM
They seem to think we're a small club with no money and were lucky to be in the prem.

That has to be ironic, surely?

They're a smaller team and broke to boot. Have they not got a mirror in Small Heath?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BobTaylor on March 27, 2012, 01:09:16 PM
I like the blue boys, cant understand why redmond is on the bench every week seems to be the next best thing from what they say.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2012, 01:45:32 PM
I can understand their frustrations to be honest, they've been equal/better than us for over a decade bar a couple of seasons, and now we're buying their best players and they've relied on loans from us.

Its all rooted in jealousy really. We've always been the poor club of the Midlands (aside from Walsall of course) and they've spent pretty big over the last 10 years, on big name players, yet here we are.

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on March 27, 2012, 05:12:46 PM
I can understand their frustrations to be honest, they've been equal/better than us for over a decade bar a couple of seasons, and now we're buying their best players and they've relied on loans from us.

Its all rooted in jealousy really. We've always been the poor club of the Midlands (aside from Walsall of course) and they've spent pretty big over the last 10 years, on big name players, yet here we are.

Well said mate. Jealousy is a funny thing.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Tipton Baggie on March 27, 2012, 05:35:46 PM
They are proper jealous of us, you can tell that when Albion took over 3 pubs in Brum against villa away this season, a couple of bluenoses was in their and couldnt stand us having a rivalry with villa, keep em down there with the dingles and watch it blossom, taking there best players...what a shame.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: reiss on March 27, 2012, 06:19:41 PM
I hate Blues, i have a lot of bluenose mates. All they go on about is when they won the Carling cup. They have always been smaller than us and always will be
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: reiss on March 27, 2012, 07:29:46 PM
just been on there forum. They said All albion fans think that Albion are backwards as a club, becuase there 14th

 we are going a lot more forward, as a club than what they are.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 28, 2012, 01:26:21 AM
I think a few years with Gold and Sullivan spending a few quid has made many of them deluded, who can forget the Leyland DAF Cup victory  :o , now the money has gone they are sliding back to where they belong, looking down on the dingles but looking up with envy at us and the vile
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on March 28, 2012, 03:31:57 AM
I hate Blues, i have a lot of bluenose mates. All they go on about is when they won the Carling cup. They have always been smaller than us and always will be
Birmingham 'we won the Carling Cup' City are the new Aston 'we won the European Cup' Villa, just slightly more pathetic.

I had a look on that forum and I was shocked at how bitter they all are. When did that happen? They always seemed a friendlyish bunch who held the same amicable opinion of us as the one most Albion fans hold of them. I guess it's just jealousy seeping it. It also was quite amusing to see them taking the mick out of us for not being high spenders, yes Peace is a tight arse but at least he hasn't taken us to the brink of financial oblivion like their owners did (which they're still recovering from with the same people in charge of them). People in glass houses and all that...

If I'm honest I can barely bring myself to give a toss about Birmingham City, I want them to stay down this season for the sake of the Foster situation, but after that I couldn't care less what happens to them whether it's positive or negative. Wolves and Villa are our rivals, they're the teams who matches against really mean something, Blues are just another club. Admittedly beating them is nice because they're a local team but that's about it. I don't think they're even our 'third rivals' any more, that accolade goes to Stoke.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 28, 2012, 12:48:28 PM
The didn't even get a decent team whilst bankrupting themselves ffs.

Only a brummie could be that stupid.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: jonasyoulegend on March 28, 2012, 03:03:46 PM
stereotyping against all people from brum, when a huge proportion of our fans are brummies, good one mate... very mature!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on March 28, 2012, 04:41:07 PM
stereotyping against all people from brum, when a huge proportion of our fans are brummies, good one mate... very mature!

I think it was a bit tongue in cheek  ;)

Hold on a minute............ I'm a Brummie  :o :o  ya cheeky git Rowley  :-*
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AidantheBaggies on March 28, 2012, 04:43:38 PM
They are getting as deluded as the Villa fans, a reality check needed over at St Andrews i think!!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: baggiejules on March 28, 2012, 05:18:39 PM
Can someone link the thread please? I am curious and can't find it.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on March 28, 2012, 05:46:48 PM
stereotyping against all people from brum, when a huge proportion of our fans are brummies, good one mate... very mature!

As dontaskmetochosseluv says, he clearly said it tongue in cheek.

Having taken enough stick from brummies both working in brum for over half a decade and even before that at school, I can safely say this is just standard harmless Brummie/Black country banter.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on March 28, 2012, 06:04:35 PM
On topic, there is something ironic about us calling them arrogant and then going on to say how much bigger we are than them  :-\ :D.

I have no real animosity towards our EQUAL SIZED neighbours (oh come on we havent won anything since 68 and our attendances have been similar for years) from the far side of Birmingham. If they are taking the mick out of us, I dont really care because if they fail to get promotion this year they will require another bail out from their incarcerated owner, while we continue to establish ourselves in the league with a far more established business plan as we go into the FFP era.

I do hope they stay down though - for as long as possible. It's not just Foster - it is all of those 10 year olds in Birmingham ho dont want to be a seal but still want to support a premier league team  ;).
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on March 28, 2012, 06:16:33 PM
Perspective alert!!! only 1 league title,2 runners up, 5 FA cups 5 runners up, 20 odd years more in the top flight than them  (and 12 top 6 finishes in the top flight compared to their 1 ) to go before they can compare themselves to us.  ;D
Yawn....stretch........fart........yawn........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 29, 2012, 06:22:59 PM
Need some lemsip for that cold, jonas ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: reiss on March 30, 2012, 09:40:49 PM

 Blues beat doncaster 3-1 tonight
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Topman on April 13, 2012, 09:01:45 PM
Just heard that Trevor Francis has had a heart attack tonight. Get well soon TF
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on April 14, 2012, 01:00:12 AM
On topic, there is something ironic about us calling them arrogant and then going on to say how much bigger we are than them  :-\ :D.

I'd say no myself, we are a bigger club in my humble opinion.

Ignoring history, which we win hands down, Brum has largely been propped up by wealthy owners for the last decade or so, without that I'm not quite sure where they would be, I doubt they'd have ever appeared in the Premiership without it.

I'd say they sit quite comfortably behind Albion and Wolves in regards to WM clubs.

Having said all that, full credit to them for winning the Carling Cup, you can't take that away from them, at least they've won something recently and for that they deserve great credit!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on April 14, 2012, 01:09:26 AM
As far as rivalry goes, I've met some real arrogant blue noses whilst they were in the Prem' and we were doomed to go down.  For that reason, I can't help but chuckle if they don't come up this year. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on April 14, 2012, 01:11:02 AM
Just heard that Trevor Francis has had a heart attack tonight. Get well soon TF

Yes, good luck to him.   I'd have quite liked to have seen him take Blues up at the time.

I know I'm one of the very few, but I actually don't mind his TV commentary. :o

Hope he gets well soon.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on April 14, 2012, 06:26:19 AM
Just heard that Trevor Francis has had a heart attack tonight. Get well soon TF

Blimey  :o
Get well soon Trev
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 14, 2012, 08:00:57 AM
Just heard that Trevor Francis has had a heart attack tonight. Get well soon TF

Get well soon Trevor
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: GrGr on April 14, 2012, 09:05:09 AM
Get well Trevor!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 14, 2012, 08:19:26 PM
Get well soon, tosser :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on April 27, 2012, 11:44:56 AM
The Blues have failed to publish accounts again and have postponed publication until 31st July. This means they will be under a transfer embargo at least until that date. I assume it will mean they are unable to sign players but will be permitted to sell players. How this will impact our attempts to sign Foster is anyone's guess but regardless of which division they are in they must look like an increasingly unattractive proposition to a player of Foster's calibre.   
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 02, 2012, 09:49:10 AM
I read they are crapping themselves, worried we might steel their manager but dont worry Mt tattums blog should ease their worries were he goes on to say they (Blues) are a better bet for Hughton and is going to the Albion really a step up
come on Blackpool make sure you beat Englands second city second team who can only dream of winning a league and 5 fa cups

They have a thread on us like we have on them. On the SHA. Most of think they are massive and we are wee little minors. I think they are just worried they might loose their manager to us
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WestBromJim on May 02, 2012, 10:27:23 AM
I read they are crapping themselves, worried we might steel their manager but dont worry Mt tattums blog should ease their worries were he goes on to say they (Blues) are a better bet for Hughton and is going to the Albion really a step up
come on Blackpool make sure you beat Englands second city second team who can only dream of winning a league and 5 fa cups

They have a thread on us like we have on them. On the SHA. Most of think they are massive and we are wee little minors. I think they are just worried they might loose their manager to us

Most my friends are Blues fans as is my missus, I think it's a shame they find themselves in the do do, they are a similar sized club to us, they haven't won as much, but in size terms (support) they are every bit as big, and IMO if they ever sorted themselves out and started to compete they would easily be the biggest supported club in the West Midlands.

This isn't an Albion bash, but we think we're bigger than what we are in terms of support, Blues have averaged over 30,000 11 times the last in 1975, Albion 9 times the last in 1959.

Whilst I'm a fiercely proud Baggie, I don't think we should turn into Wolves or Villa who thrive on belittling other teams and believing their own mis-guided hype, the very reason I hate both clubs and think Birmingham City are a stand up club, good luck in the play offs Blues (and thanks for you manager!!)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 02, 2012, 11:31:37 AM
I disagree.They are a joke club and always have been. In most of my years always had dodgy owners.Probably run worse than the dingles.Under a transfer embargo and all that.Wipe that snot
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WestBromJim on May 02, 2012, 02:08:12 PM
I disagree.They are a joke club and always have been. In most of my years always had dodgy owners.Probably run worse than the dingles.Under a transfer embargo and all that.Wipe that snot

agree to disagree on this one; why do you think they are a joke club? check your history out, because if that's the line you are taking then we are a joke club to Wolves and Villa on every level. Not nice and unnecessary.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on May 02, 2012, 05:33:28 PM
Come on Blackpool stuff this tinpot club
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: jonny on May 03, 2012, 02:51:44 PM
Come on Blackpool! Keep them down for one more season so we can have their goalie (who wants to sign anyway) and manager!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 03, 2012, 03:37:00 PM
Apparently Rangers and Portsmouth are going to hold a benefit match for Blues........
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: charliewestbrom on May 03, 2012, 04:24:28 PM
It's interesting that everybody is baying for Birmingham to loose in the play-offs so we can have their manager, but if Chris Hughton is as good as manager as a lot think he is (myself included) then surely we'd expect him to make Brum good enough to beat Blackpool at the very least.

It's understandable in some respects but also quite perverse in another way when you think about it.

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: the rainbow turn east on May 03, 2012, 04:37:41 PM
agree to disagree on this one; why do you think they are a joke club? check your history out, because if that's the line you are taking then we are a joke club to Wolves and Villa on every level. Not nice and unnecessary.

They are a joke club as they`ve never won anything and the only people who support them are
`Fat Barry`!! and Jasper Carrot.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: 87Baggie on May 06, 2012, 10:28:00 PM
Remember seeing a thread on one of their forums recently where they slagged us off for not beating Villa and called both us and the Seals "s*** teams" which I thought was pretty amusing.

Hopefully we keep their keeper, nick their manager and they stay down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 08, 2012, 11:02:40 AM
Come on Blackpool.Apart from Walsall make sure you beat the worst West Midlands club
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on May 09, 2012, 09:12:42 AM
Hopefully they get a tanking tonight.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dan7heman on May 09, 2012, 10:33:55 AM
Tonights game could be one of the most important for our club in ages..

Manager and goalkeeper possibilities...

I think they will draw and go out.... then the meltdown of the finances will really begin.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 08:56:12 PM
At least they won the league cup.  :P
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Wbahunty on May 09, 2012, 09:10:38 PM
Get The Money Out Ya Pocket And Sign Foster!

Best Result of The Season For Us Baggies!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dexy on May 09, 2012, 09:57:02 PM
Have to feel a bit for Blues tonight,they have had a super season in all with left over players and rejects from other clubs.To play that many games and come that close really isn't anything to gloat about for us or Villa fans in fairness,unlucky Blues... as we know the play offs can be cruel.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 09, 2012, 10:10:02 PM
Well that's Brum done for a while then.

I remember when we were going down and speaking to some Blues fans about it and basically they thought Albion a little club compared to them.  I think the faux few years in the Prem went to some of their fans heads.  I can't say I'm crying for them tonight to be honest.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: 87Baggie on May 09, 2012, 10:14:13 PM
No sympathy for them
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: sconesy on May 09, 2012, 10:16:30 PM
 I do feel for the noses. They may be the 'ginger headed step sons' of Birmingham, but they have had a fantastic season under the circumstances. The club has been run so poorly and I fear life may get very tough for them in the not too distant future.....it's not the fans fault and I hope they get 6 points off Redrow PLC next season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 09, 2012, 10:22:33 PM
I'm okay with it. It's just too bad the Vile won't be down there to keep them company. If they want to attend a PL game, they know where our ground is.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 09, 2012, 10:28:11 PM
Can Blues sell players whilst under a transfer embargo?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 10:36:04 PM
A transfer embargo usually means they can't sign players but they can still sell them
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: sconesy on May 09, 2012, 10:39:54 PM
A transfer embargo usually means they can't sign players but they can still sell them

Correct.....unless the player signed is under 18 (normally).
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 10:42:14 PM
Yes they can still buy under 18 players as Sconesy points out. I know that applies to Rangers anyway.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BaggieJames114 on May 09, 2012, 10:59:48 PM
Great game, great night, great result. Staying down. Fantastic :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 09, 2012, 11:02:13 PM
When we played weakened teams in the cup,we slated the club for the lack of ambition, well Blues had the ambition to win the League Cup, now look at the price they are paying, playing in the Europa League has cost them again, now they are probably stuck in the Championship for a good while, and about to be raped for their manager and best player.

Its a hard world where bad decisions can be punished for a long time.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: beechyboy90 on May 09, 2012, 11:26:50 PM
won a cup with players bought with money they didnt have reeks of portsmouth.
awell the result suits us i guess, hopefully that will lead to the foster deal becoming one of a permenant nature
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 09, 2012, 11:37:18 PM
When we played weakened teams in the cup,we slated the club for the lack of ambition, well Blues had the ambition to win the League Cup, now look at the price they are paying, playing in the Europa League has cost them again, now they are probably stuck in the Championship for a good while, and about to be raped for their manager and best player.

Its a hard world where bad decisions can be punished for a long time.

They're not in trouble for winning a cup, they're in trouble for spending beyond their means for several years.  The roosters have finally come home to roost. 

As said by the poster above, they belong in the Portsmouth sort of bracket of clubs over recent years.

The likes of West Ham and Bolton may well soon join them. 

These sort of clubs have been lauding it up on a false economy for a long while and sadly to the detriment of clubs like ours.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 10, 2012, 07:39:35 AM
They're not in trouble for winning a cup, they're in trouble for spending beyond their means for several years.  The roosters have finally come home to roost. 

As said by the poster above, they belong in the Portsmouth sort of bracket of clubs over recent years.

The likes of West Ham and Bolton may well soon join them. 

These sort of clubs have been lauding it up on a false economy for a long while and sadly to the detriment of clubs like ours.

Yes they are, they played more games than their squad could deal with and ended up relegated.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on May 10, 2012, 07:46:22 AM
I hear they have potential investors, the kumars are back?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: leeiswba on May 10, 2012, 03:00:11 PM
Yes they are, they played more games than their squad could deal with and ended up relegated.


So you reckon us playing 3 extra games last season would have got us relegated?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 10, 2012, 05:35:39 PM

So you reckon us playing 3 extra games last season would have got us relegated?

They missed out on goal difference, please don't tell me the cup run did not cost them at least one league point.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Albion79 on May 10, 2012, 05:58:18 PM
I could be wrong but to be fair to the Blues the reason they are in position they are in is largely down to the fact there owner has had all his assets froze, not because they have run out of money, he by all accounts has money but he cant spend it!

If his court thing turns out he is bent as made out then thats different and he deserves everything he gets (not sure the fans do though, its not their fault) but if he is okay and above board, unlike Pompey, Leeds, etc who spent money they didnt have, the Blues owner does have money, he just cant spend it and the Blues have suffered in the process by having to sell of their squad.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on May 10, 2012, 06:35:05 PM
Sam Wallace ?
Breaking: Dave Watson of Birmingham City the new England goalkeepers' coach under Roy Hodgson

Hart,Foster and Butland have come along way under him and should be England's three chosen goalkeepers as well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: johnny Cash on May 10, 2012, 06:45:52 PM
Has anyone seen Butland, is he as good as everyone is saying.

I read the other day that he is the best english goalkeeping prospect in 50 years  :-\
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 10, 2012, 08:12:08 PM
Yes they are, they played more games than their squad could deal with and ended up relegated.

I don't recall Wolves, Blackburn, QPR or Bolton winning any cups this year or even making it anywhere near the latter stages of the cup competitions.

Come to think of it, nor West Ham or Blackpool last season, in fact Holloway put out total second string sides in the cup.

We shall have to agree to disagree, but I think most their problems right now are down to spending at the club in the past.  They'd have probably still been in trouble even had they stopped up and there was no guaranteed they'd have stayed up this season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on May 10, 2012, 08:24:03 PM
I don't recall Wolves, Blackburn or Bolton winning any cups this year or even making it anywhere near the latter stages of the cup competitions.

Come to think of it, nor West Ham or Blackpool last season, in fact Holloway put out second strings sides in the cup.

 

Bolton got to the quarters of the FA cup

It could be argued Blackpool still overachieved regardless of relegation. They could of been a lot worse off if they did do well in the cups. It's all hypothetical anyway, no one will truly know.

We won the league the same season we got to the semis of the Fa cup cup. Would we of won it easier if we weren't distracted by the cup? Would we of played better against Pompey if we weren't trying to get promoted?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on May 10, 2012, 08:39:51 PM
It's all hypothetical anyway, no one will truly know.

I agree, no one can say for sure.

Mcleish has relegated them twice though and nearly did a job on Villa.

Anyway, I'd be surprised to see Blues come back up next season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 10, 2012, 09:27:22 PM
I agree, no one can say for sure.

Mcleish has relegated them twice though and nearly did a job on Villa.

Anyway, I'd be surprised to see Blues come back up next season.

Depends who their manager is.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 10, 2012, 09:58:04 PM
Is that the same Dave Watson who used to be Barnsley's keeper? Because I really liked him, it was a shame when he got the injury that ended his career.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 10, 2012, 10:06:39 PM
Is that the same Dave Watson who used to be Barnsley's keeper? Because I really liked him, it was a shame when he got the injury that ended his career.

Yes, same one, very highly regarded coach.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 10, 2012, 10:48:11 PM
I could be wrong but to be fair to the Blues the reason they are in position they are in is largely down to the fact there owner has had all his assets froze, not because they have run out of money, he by all accounts has money but he cant spend it!

If his court thing turns out he is bent as made out then thats different and he deserves everything he gets (not sure the fans do though, its not their fault) but if he is okay and above board, unlike Pompey, Leeds, etc who spent money they didnt have, the Blues owner does have money, he just cant spend it and the Blues have suffered in the process by having to sell of their squad.

not that I paid much attention at the time

but didn't their problems really start under the previous owners?

and the only Person even interested in buying them was their current owner who dragged the process out and wasn't exactly "open & honest" about where his money came from.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 11, 2012, 06:31:11 AM
Has anyone seen Butland, is he as good as everyone is saying.

I read the other day that he is the best english goalkeeping prospect in 50 years  :-\
ain't he the under 21's keeper, if so that tells you. So does Watson "new England keeping coach" saying that Butland could be better than both Foster and Hart. He's worked with all three!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: 87Baggie on May 11, 2012, 07:57:04 AM
Few amusing comments about us off SHA today, seems the overall mood in South East Brum is one of bitterness and jealousy recently.

"it is a sad reflection on the Premier League that for most clubs avoiding relegation is considered a success. More so, when many see survival preferable to winning cups."

"never ever really liked the Albion but they have one mid table season and think they are the template others should admire and follow.

Becoming the black country Fulham..........another horrible club."


lol, bet they'd swap places with us in an instant though.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 11, 2012, 12:19:57 PM
Few amusing comments about us off SHA today, seems the overall mood in South East Brum is one of bitterness and jealousy recently.

"it is a sad reflection on the Premier League that for most clubs avoiding relegation is considered a success. More so, when many see survival preferable to winning cups."

"never ever really liked the Albion but they have one mid table season and think they are the template others should admire and follow.

Becoming the black country Fulham..........another horrible club."


lol, bet they'd swap places with us in an instant though.

As opposed to 'had a few decent years rescued by and then bankrolled by the porn barons who sold out to some blokes with financial issues and are now returning back to where they actually were before the money turned up. ie: back to the doldrums with the odd decent season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: 87Baggie on May 11, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
Yeah I dont understand why they think we are expecting to be "admired"

I think we are all just happy for another season of premiership football, we are in a good place- Safe for another season, financially stable and getting good results. Obviously they are annoyed about Foster and the CH speculation (which they shouldnt be, we are a more enticing prospect for players/managers right now) as well as just having a general feeling of jealousy towards "small time" West Brom doing a lot better than them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Webby on May 11, 2012, 04:21:25 PM
Has anyone seen Butland, is he as good as everyone is saying.

I read the other day that he is the best english goalkeeping prospect in 50 years  :-\

Very good on Football Manager 2012 ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Tipton Baggie on May 11, 2012, 04:42:00 PM
i'm glad they'm down there, cant stand them...there like jack russell keep on at your ankles and it just wont go away...they think they're better than they am, blatenely jealous of how they're down there and us and villa have got the rivalry going again, small time for them to sing SOTV when they're down there playing barnsley next season, there just laughable...same as the dingles. love to pinch Hughton just after signing Foster
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 11, 2012, 06:43:34 PM
What's horrible about fulham? Its far too middle class and polite  to be anything but meh.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on May 11, 2012, 06:47:06 PM
Has anyone seen Butland, is he as good as everyone is saying.

I read the other day that he is the best english goalkeeping prospect in 50 years  :-\

In all fairness I remember Seaman and Shilton saying the same about Adamson when he was about 18 ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Baggies on May 11, 2012, 07:01:33 PM
We are a model to be admired though.

We have never gone into major debt, never had a sugar daddy there to give us unsustainable success and instead we have used our brains and went for an intelligent, hard working structure that, in the ruins of football as the sugar daddy teams start to struggle, has been able to show a light to other clubs with back to back 11th and 10th placed finishes. Despite spending million they didnt have, Birmingham have finished 9th once and 10th once - so the same number of finishes above 12th as us.

I just hope they dont come up any time soon - all those young Blue noses can always come down the Hawthorns  :D.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on May 17, 2012, 08:00:54 AM
Accounts due out today
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 17, 2012, 06:57:56 PM
Accounts due out today


Further delay with accounts, now not due untill the end of the month, serious problems looming for Blues, Hughton would be better of jumping on to a stable ship.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 19, 2012, 10:54:58 AM
So what are Birmingham fans saying about us possibly nicking their manager?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 19, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
We are a Small time club and never won feck all according to a Blues fan on SMA, He must still be a teenie boppa. I see he added a picture of Blues winning their only proper trophey.How many is that they are behind us now in history?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on May 19, 2012, 12:56:12 PM
Remind them what happened in the 1968 cup final and also what happened in 1994 ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 19, 2012, 12:59:42 PM
The talk of Hughton is obviously getting under their skin. They do love him dont they, awe bless.Time to come to daddy chris
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on May 19, 2012, 12:59:58 PM
God they are so bitter, and they seem to think winning a carling cup makes you a massive club. Bless them. Maybe they should appoint Mcleish after all he did win a cup for them ? hahaaha
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 19, 2012, 01:06:35 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 19, 2012, 01:13:34 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: 87Baggie on May 20, 2012, 12:08:28 PM
They're the red headed stepchild of West Midlands football anyway (excluding Walsall)





The only thing they excel at is having a notoriously scummy fanbase.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on May 22, 2012, 12:12:43 PM
More delusional supporters than the Dingles, at least the dings recognize our tradition and history.
This lot seem to think we have never won anything and question why their manager would want to come to a club always in a relegation battle, err i seem to recall the last 2 campaigns we finished quite handsomely 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2012, 02:38:41 PM
I've had to deal with this kind of delusion off my Small Heath mates for the last decade.

Us, Wolves and Villa are much bigger clubs than Small Heath and they are a tad envious. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 22, 2012, 04:16:18 PM
I've had to deal with this kind of delusion off my Small Heath mates for the last decade.

Us, Wolves and Villa are much bigger clubs than Small Heath and they are a tad envious. 

In terms of history the three are a much bigger club but in terms of size wolves, albion and blues are similar. We all draw similar crowds, all have a similar size fan base and all seem to spend season's between the premier league and championship. There's only one club who are much bigger and that the vile.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 22, 2012, 06:01:40 PM
In terms of history the three are a much bigger club but in terms of size wolves, albion and blues are similar. We all draw similar crowds, all have a similar size fan base and all seem to spend season's between the premier league and championship. There's only one club who are much bigger and that the vile.

As much as Small Heath like to deny it, history is a factor in how big a club are. Hence why I'd argue us and wolves are bigger clubs than blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 22, 2012, 09:46:05 PM
As much as Small Heath like to deny it, history is a factor in how big a club are. Hence why I'd argue us and wolves are bigger clubs than blues.

While im extremely proud of the albions history in my view history doesnt change to much of the size of a club today.  For instance Forest have won more champions league's than Chelsea have, however in today's climate I know which club is bigger and which club i'd prefer the albion to be rivaling.

Any blue nose who say's were small time comes across as ignorant as we have a much bigger history and are a similar size club but for me History doesn't play a major part in how big a club is in today's climate. Something to be proud of yes but i'd rather this albion team make their own history.

Then again I think it comes down to age im 22 so this is the Best I have ever seen the albion success wise. However my dad and uncle talk about the 70's team's and when we used to be the big boys. I think it depends on which generation you come from. Ever since iv supported us albion have always been a similar if not sometimes smaller club than wolves and blues. It changes season by season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 22, 2012, 10:36:51 PM
They are saying Mad Mick will be our next manager now! :o :'(
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on May 23, 2012, 06:29:32 AM
They are saying Mad Mick will be our next manager now! :o :'(

you can't educate pork!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: weareblueweare white on May 26, 2012, 09:03:12 PM
They`ve won the womens fa cup..... will have to double the size of their trophy cabinet
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 28, 2012, 03:37:38 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 06:40:34 AM
Rumours are growing that the club could be sold within the next month.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on June 03, 2012, 08:26:59 AM
Rumours are growing that the club could be sold within the next month.

I'll check my pockets for loose change
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on June 03, 2012, 08:33:14 AM
Rumours are growing that the club could be sold within the next month.

I can't see how they would be an attractive proposition with all the debts and poor playing stock ?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on June 03, 2012, 10:31:49 AM
I can't see how they would be an attractive proposition with all the debts and poor playing stock ?

That's the time to buy, when the product hits rock bottom.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 03, 2012, 11:34:37 AM
Rumours are growing that the club could be sold within the next month.

How many times have Portsmouth been sold though ? all at rock bottom prices and not much investment to follow and they've ended up in just as much mess as before. I know the problems at Blues are not that deep but just shows new owners are not always what you expect. I hope the new owners work out for you as I hate to see clubs go to the wall but I think you should still be expecting  a few players sales regardless.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on June 03, 2012, 11:53:09 AM
That's the time to buy, when the product hits rock bottom.

That's if they had much else going for them which they haven't !
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 03, 2012, 12:10:54 PM
To be fair they have some very good assets, Foster, Redmond, Burke, Murphy, Davis, King, Pablo, Fahey & even Zigic.......

A fire sale would'nt be good for the fans but there's lot of money there so I hardly think they're rock bottom.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 12:52:25 PM
How many times have Portsmouth been sold though ? all at rock bottom prices and not much investment to follow and they've ended up in just as much mess as before. I know the problems at Blues are not that deep but just shows new owners are not always what you expect. I hope the new owners work out for you as I hate to see clubs go to the wall but I think you should still be expecting  a few players sales regardless.

As i said its a rumour. it also depends who the potential new owners are.

the chances of blues going to the "wall" as you call it are (nil) Blues entered into a debenture agreement with HSBC
last October which ensures all monies earned by the club stay in the club.
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/


The mistake a lot of people make is assuming that its Blues that are in massive debt, in fact its BIHL who have all the problems.

The only player i can see being sold is Foster and with all due respect i doubt very much Albion will pay the fee to get him that's if your new manager wants him that is, Hughton has already said that Butland could be No1 next season.  If i were Hughton i would take up the 2 year option on Fosters contract and play him next season. if not sell him to the highest bidder.   
 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 03, 2012, 12:54:58 PM
As i said its a rumour. it also depends who the potential new owners are.

the chances of blues going to the "wall" as you call it are (nil) Blues entered into a debenture agreement with HSBC
last October which ensures all monies earned by the club stay in the club.
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/


The mistake a lot of people make is assuming that its Blues that are in massive debt, in fact its BIHL who have all the problems.

The only player i can see being sold is Foster and with all due respect i doubt very much Albion will pay the fee to get him that's if your new manager wants him that is, Hughton has already said that Butland could be No1 next season.  If i were Hughton i would take up the 2 year option on Fosters contract and play him next season. if not sell him to the highest bidder.

I've not said anything about blues going to the wall.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 03, 2012, 01:12:15 PM
As i said its a rumour. it also depends who the potential new owners are.

the chances of blues going to the "wall" as you call it are (nil) Blues entered into a debenture agreement with HSBC
last October which ensures all monies earned by the club stay in the club.
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/


The mistake a lot of people make is assuming that its Blues that are in massive debt, in fact its BIHL who have all the problems.

The only player i can see being sold is Foster and with all due respect i doubt very much Albion will pay the fee to get him that's if your new manager wants him that is, Hughton has already said that Butland could be No1 next season.  If i were Hughton i would take up the 2 year option on Fosters contract and play him next season. if not sell him to the highest bidder.

Two things! firstly, Hughton will most likely not be at Birmingham next season & secondly, do you really think Ben Foster will drop down to the Championship after the season he's just had? come on Wilma get real
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 02:00:37 PM
I've not said anything about blues going to the wall.

Quote
I hope the new owners work out for you as I hate to see clubs go to the wall

your quote suggests differently.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 03, 2012, 02:07:11 PM
your quote suggests differently.

Big difference between the two comments.

Yes I do hope the new owners work out as I hate to see clubs go to the wall, never said anywhere you would did I ? but you twist it how you like mate. Reads differently if you actually read the whole sentence in context:


How many times have Portsmouth been sold though ? all at rock bottom prices and not much investment to follow and they've ended up in just as much mess as before. I know the problems at Blues are not that deep but just shows new owners are not always what you expect. I hope the new owners work out for you as I hate to see clubs go to the wall but I think you should still be expecting  a few players sales regardless.


As in new owners guarantee nothing and if sold to the wrong people small problems become massive problems !!!!!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 02:37:32 PM
Two things! firstly, Hughton will most likely not be at Birmingham next season & secondly, do you really think Ben Foster will drop down to the Championship after the season he's just had? come on Wilma get real

Where is he going to go ? Albion do not thinks so he has said no / been overlooked before by the club. he like everyone else has read about Raneiri, wilkins the german chap etc all being interviewed for the job. now taking that into account what makes you think he would consider any approach for him. even if which i doubt BCFC gave albion permission.

Norwich Swansea he would be on a hiding to nothing with either one of those clubs.

What you have to take into account is Houghton knows what is happening at Blues,

he knows if the potential new owners rumours are true.

He knows the financial state of the club and how the embargo will affect his squad next season

He knows if any players will be sold.

He knows the potential of the club

Now if he was not 100% happy with any of the above he has had ample opportunity to resign. and apply for the albion job.

Foster is under contract at BCFC and if you read the reports he never wanted to go to albion and if i remember correctly he told Colin Tattum that he would play in the championship, but Blues wanted him to go on loan to preserve his value. and save his wages. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on June 03, 2012, 02:58:47 PM
^
Birmingham wouldn't be able to afford Fosters wages and they're in desperate need of the money that selling Foster would provide - that's why he won't be at Blues next season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 03:14:31 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on June 03, 2012, 04:00:34 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on June 03, 2012, 04:13:57 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 03, 2012, 04:20:09 PM
Where is he going to go ? Albion do not thinks so he has said no / been overlooked before by the club. he like everyone else has read about Raneiri, wilkins the german chap etc all being interviewed for the job. now taking that into account what makes you think he would consider any approach for him. even if which i doubt BCFC gave albion permission.

Norwich Swansea he would be on a hiding to nothing with either one of those clubs.

What you have to take into account is Houghton knows what is happening at Blues,

he knows if the potential new owners rumours are true.

He knows the financial state of the club and how the embargo will affect his squad next season

He knows if any players will be sold.

He knows the potential of the club

Now if he was not 100% happy with any of the above he has had ample opportunity to resign. and apply for the albion job.

Foster is under contract at BCFC and if you read the reports he never wanted to go to albion and if i remember correctly he told Colin Tattum that he would play in the championship, but Blues wanted him to go on loan to preserve his value. and save his wages.

I'm wondering if you're actually a vile fan because you're beginning to act a bit delusional, if you think Foster will be playing for BCFC next season then you're in denial, burying your head in the sand & pretending its not happening is not going to make it go away & please don't keep mentioning contracts as it is very naive to think they are anything other then a bargaining chip in football.

Chris 'HUGHTON' will either be at the Albion, if we don't get Ralf (you know the German chap you cant bring yourself to spell his name) Rangnick or Norwich next season, I know it hurts your fans & I'm honestly not being smug but that's the way it is at the moment & you have to accept it.   

I have a couple of Blues mates & they're really good lads but even they realise the crap your team is in, one has been a season ticket holder for 40 years & is a bit ITK,
he's told me once they publish the accounts it will be administration & we all no what that means (sadly) I've no axe to grind with Blues & I know you're fighting you're corner (admirable) but face it mukka you're up s**t creek without a boat. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 03, 2012, 06:42:40 PM
I'm wondering if you're actually a vile fan because you're beginning to act a bit delusional, if you think Foster will be playing for BCFC next season then you're in denial, burying your head in the sand & pretending its not happening is not going to make it go away & please don't keep mentioning contracts as it is very naive to think they are anything other then a bargaining chip in football.

Chris 'HUGHTON' will either be at the Albion, if we don't get Ralf (you know the German chap you cant bring yourself to spell his name) Rangnick or Norwich next season, I know it hurts your fans & I'm honestly not being smug but that's the way it is at the moment & you have to accept it.   

I have a couple of Blues mates & they're really good lads but even they realise the crap your team is in, one has been a season ticket holder for 40 years & is a bit ITK,
he's told me once they publish the accounts it will be administration & we all no what that means (sadly) I've no axe to grind with Blues & I know you're fighting you're corner (admirable) but face it mukka you're up s**t creek without a boat.

Fact Foster is under contract to Blues with a year left to run, they also have a 2 year option which is yet to be taken up. 

Fact is Foster has backed himself into a corner as he has stated he wants to stay in the midlands. now unless albion appoint a manager who wants him and come up with the money needed to buy him what is he going to do ?

could you please point out where i said Foster would be playing for Blues next season ?? 

As for Houghton as i have said many times i do not think he will go anywhere.

Your mate who reckons Blues will go into administration obviously does not have all the facts.   
maybe you could pass this link onto him

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/

What i would say Mukka is you have to accept Albion is not the sought after job you seem to think it is.

You are likely to lose your centre half Olsson, centre forward Odemwingie and Mulumbu and  not resign Foster. 
the spine of your team. You have already lost your manager. 

Your chairman is well know for being short in the arm and long in the pocket. Is it true Hodgson was reluctant to sign a new contract due lack of transfer funds. He spent a fair amount of time in the birmingham mail urging Peace to buy Foster which annoyed Blues somewhat.

If all three of them leave how much of their fees will any new manager be given ?

 

 

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: leeiswba on June 03, 2012, 06:49:52 PM
Dont know if Ray Houghton is on your backroom staff, but we aren't after him mate its Chris HUGHTON were after.

Or is it that you dont actually know your managers name?  :-\
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 03, 2012, 07:11:35 PM
Fact Foster is under contract to Blues with a year left to run, they also have a 2 year option which is yet to be taken up. 

Fact is Foster has backed himself into a corner as he has stated he wants to stay in the midlands. now unless albion appoint a manager who wants him and come up with the money needed to buy him what is he going to do ?

could you please point out where i said Foster would be playing for Blues next season ?? 

As for Houghton as i have said many times i do not think he will go anywhere.

Your mate who reckons Blues will go into administration obviously does not have all the facts.   
maybe you could pass this link onto him

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/

What i would say Mukka is you have to accept Albion is not the sought after job you seem to think it is.

You are likely to lose your centre half Olsson, centre forward Odemwingie and Mulumbu and  not resign Foster. 
the spine of your team. You have already lost your manager. 

Your chairman is well know for being short in the arm and long in the pocket. Is it true Hodgson was reluctant to sign a new contract due lack of transfer funds. He spent a fair amount of time in the birmingham mail urging Peace to buy Foster which annoyed Blues somewhat.

If all three of them leave how much of their fees will any new manager be given ?

You have continually stated that Foster is under contract to BCFC, I get it! you had me convinced after you mentioned it the first time.

In at least three posts today alone you've banged on about his contract, implication being he's your player & he'll do what you want & at one point you exclaimed that if you were the manager you would take up the 2 year option & play him next season in the championship   

Please don't take this the wrong way but his name is Chris HUGHTON!

And finally for me as I'm off out, ref your last post, this thread is entitled Anything Birmingham City, if you want to discuss WBA issues, chairman, players etc.. there are other threads to do that ;) 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on June 03, 2012, 08:26:37 PM
Fact Foster is under contract to Blues with a year left to run, they also have a 2 year option which is yet to be taken up. 

Fact is Foster has backed himself into a corner as he has stated he wants to stay in the midlands. now unless albion appoint a manager who wants him and come up with the money needed to buy him what is he going to do ?

could you please point out where i said Foster would be playing for Blues next season ?? 

As for Houghton as i have said many times i do not think he will go anywhere.

Your mate who reckons Blues will go into administration obviously does not have all the facts.   
maybe you could pass this link onto him

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/

What i would say Mukka is you have to accept Albion is not the sought after job you seem to think it is.

You are likely to lose your centre half Olsson, centre forward Odemwingie and Mulumbu and  not resign Foster. 
the spine of your team. You have already lost your manager. 

Your chairman is well know for being short in the arm and long in the pocket. Is it true Hodgson was reluctant to sign a new contract due lack of transfer funds. He spent a fair amount of time in the birmingham mail urging Peace to buy Foster which annoyed Blues somewhat.

If all three of them leave how much of their fees will any new manager be given ?

God you sound incredibly jealous.

You would give an arm or a leg for a player of Olsson, Mulumbu or Odemwingies quality but sadly you're not in the Premier League are you.

Look forward to administration and a long time below us.

If we don't get Rangnick we will settle for 2nd choice which is Hughton, the man all Blues fans bow down to like he's a god.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 04, 2012, 08:12:48 AM
After nearly 20 years of chucking cash at it the Blues are still where they started (prior to us winning at pompey to send us down).

How refreshing, all these years of money and they haven't even finished their ground. Such a shame your closest rivals, Coventry, went down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 04, 2012, 08:39:36 PM
Stand aside I'll get rid of these nasty visitors ............

KUMAR KUMAR KUMAR
 :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on June 05, 2012, 06:40:23 AM
Doesn't get any better for the forer hairdresser does it?

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/06/04/birmingham-city-owner-carson-yeung-set-to-be-evicted-from-hong-kong-home-97319-31110982/
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 05, 2012, 11:26:41 AM
Doesn't get any better for the forer hairdresser does it?

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/06/04/birmingham-city-owner-carson-yeung-set-to-be-evicted-from-hong-kong-home-97319-31110982/

Does anyone remember that Iraqi General being interviewed on tv saying there are no Americans in Bagdad & the cameras panning to US tanks behind him? reminds me of some bluenoses on this forum! eh wilma  ;)

Oh & HSBC wont be the ones docking you 10 points next season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on June 05, 2012, 11:38:15 AM
I believe Hogdson has already stated he would have signed for us had he not been given the opportunity to manage the national team.

Blues are in seriously financial peril any body can see that.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 05, 2012, 07:13:05 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on June 05, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
I could of swore Carson Yeung was going to buy WBA, thank god he didnt ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on June 05, 2012, 11:33:24 PM
Colin Tattum ?@colintattum

I understand that, yes, highly likely Chris Hughton will become the new Norwich City manager. More tomorrow #blues #bcfc #ncfc
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on June 05, 2012, 11:58:16 PM
Colin Tattum ?@colintattum

I understand that, yes, highly likely Chris Hughton will become the new Norwich City manager. More tomorrow #blues #bcfc #ncfc


They think they will get a decent manager as well, who would take that can of worms on! :o
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: howard62baby on June 06, 2012, 12:26:49 AM
Could blues become the chinese trojan horse ? With carson yeoung's assets being frozen and set to be seized by the chinese government, could blues become state owned and financed by chinese government?.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on June 06, 2012, 12:35:27 AM
I don't think that's how things work. I'm sure if Yeung got his assets seized (Birmingham too) the club would be sold and all profits go to the Chinese government? Until then the club would be ran as it currently is.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: rubyruby on June 06, 2012, 06:32:36 AM
Could blues become the chinese trojan horse ? With carson yeoung's assets being frozen and set to be seized by the chinese government, could blues become state owned and financed by chinese government?.

An amusing theory isnt it. Dont think that could happen as the scale just isnt big enough. Can just see the board meeting down at St Andrews with a dozen party members gathered round the table sipping tea and biscuits while they decide how to make the match experience a bit more basic and fairer for everyone. One senses they would only keep one corporate box. The one for themselves.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 06, 2012, 08:57:38 AM
An amusing theory isnt it. Dont think that could happen as the scale just isnt big enough. Can just see the board meeting down at St Andrews with a dozen party members gathered round the table sipping tea and biscuits while they decide how to make the match experience a bit more basic and fairer for everyone. One senses they would only keep one corporate box. The one for themselves.

And ordering the set meal for 10 from the Chung Ying on Cov Rd.

Nah thats just silly...........there is no Chung Ying on Cov Rd.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: sparky123 on June 06, 2012, 09:46:32 AM
I hear norwich have been given omission to speak to C H looks like he is off
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 06, 2012, 09:48:59 AM
We all know that Blues are in a financial mess and someone will just wait until it goes completely tits up before taking it on for next to nothing and starting again.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: phbaggies on June 06, 2012, 10:50:57 AM
Colin Tattum ?@colintattum

I understand that, yes, highly likely Chris Hughton will become the new Norwich City manager. More tomorrow #blues #bcfc #ncfc
Blues fans must be pee'd off, thats the last 2 managers they have lost to the Villa!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 06, 2012, 06:49:57 PM
Where's that bluenose who posts like the former Iraqi information minister?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 06, 2012, 06:52:52 PM
Where's that bluenose who posts like the former Iraqi information minister?

HeHeHeHe!  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mike on June 06, 2012, 06:55:50 PM
I believe Hogdson has already stated he would have signed for us had he not been given the opportunity to manage the national team.

Really?, I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: rubyruby on June 06, 2012, 07:29:17 PM
Where's that bluenose who posts like the former Iraqi information minister?

Thats a bit of a disrespectful slur on the Iraqi Information Minister. No doubt he will soon be enlightening us with his reasons why Hughton was never the right man to take Blues back to the promised land!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 06, 2012, 10:39:50 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on June 06, 2012, 10:53:11 PM
You are all infidels!

Hughton going to Norwich is just part of a more complex plan for Birmingham. He is merely going undercover in the premierleague in preparation for his eventual return to mother Small Heath; just like Foster did last season. The billion pound treasure chest is going to be waiting for Hughton on his return, well once father Yeung finds his wallet anyway - last seen in Burger King in the Bullring by the way. Just you wait and see.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: mank baggie on June 07, 2012, 03:00:40 PM
hughton gone to norwich by all accounts
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Rich99 on June 07, 2012, 03:13:10 PM
"HUGHTON DEPARTS FOR NORWICH

Birmingham City can confirm that a compensation package has been agreed with Norwich City to take Chris Hughton and three members of his backroom staff to Carrow Road."

http://www.bcfc.com/page/Home
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 07, 2012, 03:15:17 PM
Mick McCarthy would be their best bet IMO.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on June 07, 2012, 03:15:40 PM
Can they actually get a new manager with the embargo on them?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 07, 2012, 03:29:27 PM
A message to wilma-carstart! where are you! where are you! lets be havin you! come on!  :D :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 07, 2012, 03:45:03 PM
A message to wilma-carstart! where are you! where are you! lets be havin you! come on!  :D :D

(http://mcclane.zonalibre.org/00intro.1.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on June 07, 2012, 03:46:11 PM
Mick McCarthy would be their best bet IMO.

Good shout
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 07, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
(http://mcclane.zonalibre.org/00intro.1.jpg)

#In Iraqi accent#

Chrees Whoten weel be arr manajerr nickst seson, hee weel nott goe two noor witch!   >:( 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: FallOutBoy on June 07, 2012, 09:16:02 PM
My favourite moment from the Iraqi information minister was him telling the cameras the Americans were nowhere near Baghdad (where he was)...as an American tank rolled past behind him.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on June 08, 2012, 08:41:01 AM
Massive blow for blues losing Hughton and his staff.

Add to that if Foster, Davies, Redmond leave they could be in a real mess.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 08, 2012, 09:28:57 AM

(http://mcclane.zonalibre.org/00intro.1.jpg)

Fact Foster is under contract to Blues with a year left to run, they also have a 2 year option which is yet to be taken up. 

Fact is Foster has backed himself into a corner as he has stated he wants to stay in the midlands. now unless albion appoint a manager who wants him and come up with the money needed to buy him what is he going to do ?

could you please point out where i said Foster would be playing for Blues next season ?? 

As for Houghton as i have said many times i do not think he will go anywhere.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: hardtobeat on June 09, 2012, 12:20:50 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 09, 2012, 12:52:26 PM
A message to wilma-carstart! where are you! where are you! lets be havin you! come on!  :D :D

Lol so concerned about us that they never noticed the yokels!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 09, 2012, 01:17:51 PM
Where is he going to go ?

Norwich Swansea he would be on a hiding to nothing with either one of those clubs.

What you have to take into account is Houghton knows what is happening at Blues,

He knows if the potential new owners rumours are true.

He knows the financial state of the club and how the embargo will affect his squad next season

He knows if any players will be sold.

He knows the potential of the club

Now if he was not 100% happy with any of the above he has had ample opportunity to resign...

Do not under estimate the feeling Hughton has for BCFC the club, its players and its fans

I didn't - but I think that you might have  ;)

Still having car trouble Wilma?

May I suggest you get the same model as Chris HUGHTON...

...the speed in which he got from St Andrews to Norwich was truly amazing  :-*
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on June 09, 2012, 06:42:14 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 12, 2012, 04:14:58 PM
Apparently the auditors have copped Yeung transfering the kit sponsorship money out of the club and to himself!!

But there is nothing wrong, nothing at all comrades.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on June 22, 2012, 11:39:30 PM
The highly rated Jordan Mutch heading to Cardiff for only one million. They must be in a bad way financially. Maybe we will be getting Ben Foster for less than expected.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 23, 2012, 11:21:09 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mike on June 23, 2012, 11:28:01 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 23, 2012, 11:51:06 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: royhan on June 23, 2012, 04:34:17 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 23, 2012, 11:16:41 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on June 24, 2012, 12:18:15 AM
Tom Ross is saying they got a 20% sell on clause as well. I wouldn't believe anything coming out of the club to be honest.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: slimboyfat1972 on June 25, 2012, 10:49:07 PM
Pretty sure i just heard on talksport that Mick McCarthy has just become the Blues manager ...Anybody else heard that ?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 25, 2012, 10:52:14 PM
Pretty sure i just heard on talksport that Mick McCarthy has just become the Blues manager ...Anybody else heard that ?

I've heard Lee Clark is on the verge of being announced.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: slimboyfat1972 on June 25, 2012, 10:57:41 PM
Sorry my bad ...It sounded like McCarthy when they said it but they are chatting about Lee Clark now ..
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wba1993dave on June 25, 2012, 10:59:40 PM
Think Clark will steady the ship there, think the blues will finish mid-table with Clark in charge plays a very boring style of football according to some huddersfield fans on twitter.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 26, 2012, 07:11:50 AM
He bottled it with hudds 3 years in a row with one of the leagues biggest budgets.

Still, hughton and all the players are going nowhere - comprendez :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mister AT on June 26, 2012, 09:49:02 AM
Not sure what to make of this appointment, did a good job with Huddersfield but they had a very strong backing and were expected to do well.

Could be an interesting one, cant see them making the play offs however.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on June 26, 2012, 11:11:52 AM
I have no clue as to what is going on at Birmingham it has all the hallmarks of another Pompey overseas owners in difficulty 26% owned by Carson Yueng (who owns the rest?) accounts published with a massive disclaimer from the auditors and no accounts from the parent company. A transfer embargo in place and their best players for sale. Whatever you think of Lee Clark he is not one to shirk a challenge.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: rubyruby on June 26, 2012, 02:38:03 PM
See Peter Pannu has tried to give a briefing on the current situation at blues through the Bham Mail today. He always strikes me as being a very good plain speaking business man. It appears he has been out in Hong Kong trying to get some answers to some very 'pertinent' questions surrounding the shady dealings of BCFCs parent company BIHL. Reading between the lines under the Carson Young regime things look very bleak and all the bad press is deterring potential buyers.
Not good times if your a Blues fan. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 26, 2012, 03:59:16 PM
On a purely selfish point, I hope potential buyers are put off until Ben Foster is a West Brom player on a 4 year contract with a further 4 years in our favour.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on June 26, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
See Peter Pannu has tried to give a briefing on the current situation at blues through the Bham Mail today. He always strikes me as being a very good plain speaking business man. It appears he has been out in Hong Kong trying to get some answers to some very 'pertinent' questions surrounding the shady dealings of BCFCs parent company BIHL. Reading between the lines under the Carson Young regime things look very bleak and all the bad press is deterring potential buyers.
Not good times if your a Blues fan.

I agree, I can see him having a future in the game away from the circus that is BIHL.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on June 26, 2012, 04:22:51 PM
the ass needs to fall right out of them to make them attarctive to any potential buyer.
I dont think that stage is far away now
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: reiss on June 27, 2012, 10:23:45 AM

 i think lee Clark is a good appointment for blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 27, 2012, 11:32:26 AM
The state they're in, I think their fans would of been happy with Lee Evans.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on June 27, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
I still think it will be difficult for any manager there.

Now they have the new manager inplace I hope we can try and push further on the Foster deal.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Moggas barmy army on June 27, 2012, 04:48:25 PM
I have a mate who's giving up his season ticket next season say's he doesn't want to give a penny to the corrupt hairdresser. I feel pretty sorry for Panu as you can see the guy is trying his hardest and is a pretty good negotiator (he bled villa dry for McLeish). It's obvious he's the fall guy for Yeung and he's left Panu to face the music whilst he's nowhere to be seen in Hong Kong.

Lee Clarke's a good appointment considering the state their in, not many managers would take that job at the moment. I think he'l do well to keep them up as I think the'l be lucky to be able to field 3 or 4 players that finished last season. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Quakes Fan on June 27, 2012, 05:15:35 PM
The hairdresser is not allowed to leave Hong Kong. He lost his house to foreclosure. He has much larger problems than the fate of BCFC.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: gerry m on June 27, 2012, 06:16:46 PM
a lot of people might moan about JP but id rather have him than these flybynight conmen! city's best players will soon be picked up for next to nothing.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wilma_carstart on June 27, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 27, 2012, 09:41:53 PM
..."Chris Hughton is not leaving Birmingham City.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: rubyruby on June 27, 2012, 09:56:57 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on June 27, 2012, 10:09:50 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 27, 2012, 11:13:53 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on June 28, 2012, 12:51:28 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 28, 2012, 10:40:11 AM
I don't believe a word that comes out of their club to be completely honest, they are in a mess.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 28, 2012, 01:37:01 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 29, 2012, 02:39:28 PM
I think Lee Clark is a good appointment, he did a very good job at Huddersfield. I see Birmingham having a very tough season, I dont see them getting in the play offs again.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on June 29, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
Fact Foster is under contract to Blues with a year left to run, they also have a 2 year option which is yet to be taken up. 

Fact is Foster has backed himself into a corner as he has stated he wants to stay in the midlands. now unless albion appoint a manager who wants him and come up with the money needed to buy him what is he going to do ?

could you please point out where i said Foster would be playing for Blues next season ?? 

As for Houghton as i have said many times i do not think he will go anywhere.
Your mate who reckons Blues will go into administration obviously does not have all the facts.   
maybe you could pass this link onto him

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/03/09/birmingham-city-sign-secret-deal-with-hsbc-97319-30493137/

What i would say Mukka is you have to accept Albion is not the sought after job you seem to think it is.

You are likely to lose your centre half Olsson, centre forward Odemwingie and Mulumbu and  not resign Foster.  the spine of your team. You have already lost your manager. 

Your chairman is well know for being short in the arm and long in the pocket. Is it true Hodgson was reluctant to sign a new contract due lack of transfer funds. He spent a fair amount of time in the birmingham mail urging Peace to buy Foster which annoyed Blues somewhat.

If all three of them leave how much of their fees will any new manager be given ?


LOL thanks for the insight Wilma  :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 29, 2012, 09:46:37 PM
So good luck with getting Foster on the cheap.

So do us all a favour tell tight a**e Peace to cough up the fee and lets move on

Worth EVERY penny...but you're right, let's move on...just like Ben has  :-*
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 04, 2012, 05:05:15 PM
Transfer embargo lifted
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on July 04, 2012, 05:49:28 PM
Good maybe we can recoup the money we spent on Foster by selling the m a player or 2 ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Greenock Baggie on July 04, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
Good maybe we can recoup the money we spent on Foster by selling the m a player or 2 ;D
Wheres Paul Williams and Kevin Steggles when you need them  :D ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on July 04, 2012, 08:06:36 PM
Wheres Paul Williams and Kevin Steggles when you need them  :D ;)

We got Coxy  ::)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on July 04, 2012, 08:50:52 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 06, 2012, 09:34:44 AM
I read Tchoyi is training with this lot
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 06, 2012, 09:36:15 AM
Said to be signing Ravel Morrison on loan from West Ham too.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: rubyruby on August 06, 2012, 02:26:05 PM
I read Tchoyi is training with this lot

Frustrating player. Id advise Blues to pass on that one.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KingKoren on August 06, 2012, 07:54:45 PM
Tchoyi would be a very impressive signing for them. A lot of top premiership defenders didn't have a clue how to handle him - so he would cause some serious damage in the championship.

Ravel Morrison could be a very good player for them as well. He seems a complete scum bag but he is talented. Blues fans must be depressed at have to take players like him and King to compete.

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 06, 2012, 10:07:28 PM
Tchoyi will make an absolute mess of the Championship if given free reign. Great Signing.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on August 11, 2012, 10:05:35 AM
I know they have financial issues but getting an old Villa kit as your second kit is a bit degrading. ;D

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2012/08/11/birmingham-city-set-to-launch-new-pink-away-shirts-97319-31597670/
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 11, 2012, 09:45:36 PM
I think blues will win that league
Lovenkrands, Morrison, zigic, Redmond , ambrose, king , tchoyi should all tear that league right up.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Topman on August 28, 2012, 10:35:23 PM
Good Lord, listening to Tom Ross, had about 3 callers on and text messgaes. Every single fan wants Clarke out. One saying get him out before its to late. Anyone else hear them? The season is three games old, the world has gone mad!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on August 28, 2012, 10:42:32 PM
Even though he took Huddersfield to where he did they said very much the same.

Blues would have been better off with someone like McCarthy.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 28, 2012, 10:56:45 PM
I think that unbeaten record has over-rated him as a manager personally, with argubably the best side in league one he failed to take them up when they bottled it in the final. Saying that, they drawed many games in that division. I was looking on a Huddersfield forum and they felt Clark was more bothered about the unbeaten record rather than getting promotion. They would quite happily have lost a few it meant winning in a few of those drawn games and it had taken them up.

Also read amongst forums and the internet that he's a similar character to Megson. Very abrasive and therefore quick to fall out with people. Looking at his demeanor gives that impression too.

Totally agree with, Dudleylad. McCarthy would have been better suited to that role, someone to galvanise and get the best from them. So far under Clark they've looked pretty poor according to my mates and in none of their games have they looked like winning. I saw them on saturday against Watford and they were terrible.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on September 22, 2012, 06:51:48 PM
They look to be in an absolute mess, getting stuffed by Barnsley.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on September 22, 2012, 06:59:44 PM
5 -0 and could be more shocking !!!!!! how thay have fallen since winning the cup
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 07:33:02 PM
thats a desperately poor result
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: slimboyfat1972 on September 25, 2012, 02:10:09 PM
Just heard on 5 live they have signed the badge kisser Robbo...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: beechyboy90 on September 25, 2012, 02:12:52 PM
Yeah on a one month deal
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Handsworth Wood Villa on September 25, 2012, 03:38:37 PM
Only 13,893 at St Andrew's on Saturday.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 25, 2012, 03:41:07 PM
Noticed the badge kisser has gone grey
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 30, 2012, 01:46:42 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on December 30, 2012, 02:24:11 PM
Bad times. Sad really. There but for the grace...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 30, 2012, 02:59:52 PM
Problem they have with Zigic is that yes he is on good money but is the fee they are asking unreasonable ?

They need to decide whats more important, holding out for a big fee which the longer they do that they run the risk of him going for nothing or accept a nominal fee, possibly even nothing just to get him of the wage bill and let him and his new club sort a deal out for him to receive that he's owed on his current contract by Blues.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 30, 2012, 04:39:28 PM
think they are destined for league one now. i really do, what is happening with midlands football. we can laugh but really its so mediocre these days, the northwest and london rule supreme.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: FallOutBoy on December 30, 2012, 05:18:55 PM
think they are destined for league one now. i really do, what is happening with midlands football. we can laugh but really its so mediocre these days, the northwest and london rule supreme.

Its not just football where that's true.

London is the Nations capitol, while Manchester is seen as the capitol of the North. No investment has come into the Midlands for years, we don't have the infrastructure of other places, and now we are reaping what has been sown by years of poor management by councils et al. Manchester will soon overtake Birmingham as the UK's second city, while there are others which have stood up to the recession better. We all know what West Brom's like, while Merry Hill has killed Dudley and is having the same effect on Wolverhampton. And Walsall's getting worse.

Sad to hear about Blues, but these things happen, especially when clubs spend stupid money, put players on wages they can't afford, and end up is a worse position than when they started (see also: Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR).
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 30, 2012, 07:55:00 PM
It's not sad, it's necessary. In times of economic contraction, oversupply is liquidated and those who managed growth properly acquire the assets (i.e. fans) of those who did not. Otherwise the Matt Millen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Millen#Detroit_Lions_management)s of the world would be in charge of everything.

It's time for everyone in the WM who loathes the Vile to get behind the Albion.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on December 31, 2012, 09:35:34 AM
Any bones we can pick from?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on December 31, 2012, 10:57:27 AM
Any bones we can pick from?

Only youth players I would imagine.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 21, 2013, 10:25:09 PM
Whole squad up for sale, Curtis Davies may be on his way to Reading, anyone we would fancy from their squad?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 21, 2013, 10:29:28 PM
Davies is the one I would take to be honest. Butland is overrated but still very young with massive potential so would be a good addition for us but he is their prized asset so he would still cost a fair bit.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on January 21, 2013, 10:31:16 PM
I'd take Redmond - would be a good option.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 21, 2013, 10:36:23 PM
Not for me, I don't see anything in that squad which would improve us if I'm honest. The only player I admired was Chris Burke but I do wonder if we could do better. I remember him tearing Marek Cech a new backside when we lost to Cardiff 2-0 in the championship season under RDM. It is worrying signs for Blues, especially if these better players aren't going to be replaced. Five points clear of the relegation zone, they might just need to pray that the teams below them fail to pick up the required points. Gianni Paladini is the name being mentioned but after seeing his antics in that QPR programme I doubt I would want him hovering around my club but if he's the only solution to the clear the club of Pannu and Yeung then that might be their only approach.

I really can't see our club dishing out the money they would require for Jack Butland when we have Ben Foster who has at least another 6 years or so left in himself at a club he seems relatively happy with. To pay for Butland to sit on our bench I don't think would go down well with our hierarchy, especially as that money could go elsewhere in improving our existing squad.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: GrGr on January 21, 2013, 10:37:08 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 21, 2013, 10:58:46 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 22, 2013, 01:10:01 AM
I don't want Davies anywhere near our football club.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbarenno on January 22, 2013, 09:32:45 AM
Burke and redman are the only two id take a punt on.

Curtis davies? are you having a laugh?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 22, 2013, 10:52:05 AM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on January 22, 2013, 12:01:27 PM
Sorry state of affairs, looked at their squad and it really is a bit of a mess frankly they would struggle to give most of them away. They have maybe five saleable players Redmond, Davies,Butland,Burke and maybe Ambrose. Those aside the rest are either too old and or too crap for anyone to hand money over for them. This was a Premier League side 2 seasons ago last year they were challenging for promotion this year if they unload their few remaining half decent players they could be relegated and Zigic will be the best paid player in the League 1.

If further evidence was required of how badly things can go wrong at a football club when it spends money it does not have we have it in abundance here. 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on January 22, 2013, 12:17:45 PM
I'd sooner re sign Tchoyi to partner El Ghanassey at centre half than have him back.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: silver surfer on January 23, 2013, 03:59:46 PM
Curtis "i was a big fish in a small pond at Albion" Davies?

No thanks.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: weareblueweare white on January 23, 2013, 09:29:06 PM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Ben1983 on January 24, 2013, 06:26:42 PM
He was to busy doing interviews when he was with us, 'the new Rio Ferdinand'.

I'm glad he's found his level.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: costa blanca baggie on January 25, 2013, 01:06:25 AM
Curtis "i was a big fish in a small pond at Albion" Davies?

No thanks.
That most probably makes him a Flounder then. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 13, 2013, 03:18:19 PM
Nicola Zigic due a pay rise! :o

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/birmingham-nikola-zigics-contract-set-1759551
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Jack Russell on March 13, 2013, 03:48:22 PM
Bring back the Kumars
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: the rainbow turn east on March 29, 2013, 09:16:14 PM
Does anyone think Nathan Redmond could make it at the Albion ?
I personally dont think his work rate is good enough for the Prem ie Jason Koumas.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kris_boing on March 29, 2013, 09:32:44 PM
Does anyone think Nathan Redmond could make it at the Albion ?
I personally dont think his work rate is good enough for the Prem ie Jason Koumas.


He's young.  His only fault at the moment is consistency which will come with experience.


He's the kind of player we need to replace Odemwingie and Thomas.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dudleylad on March 30, 2013, 11:06:38 AM
Blues have had a very strange season and still only seven points off the play-offs.

I still believe if they had gone for someone like McCarthy they would be in the playoffs even with all the off field problems.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WSBaggie on March 31, 2013, 11:22:35 AM
I am nowhere near been Lee Clark's biggest fan but you have to take your hat off to the incredible job he has done this season. The amount of ins and outs, one month loans, kids on loan and he has still given Blues fans an incredible finish in the league even with all the mayhem going on in the background.

Hughton got rave reviews for doing it last season and he had a much better squad.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: McSkittle on May 22, 2013, 01:28:50 PM
I cannot believe there isn't a thread for the most hilarious football club in all of Christendom.

Barely a day passes without something ridiculous happening down at the Sty.

Here are a few of this weeks latest offerings:

 http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/birmingham-city-fans-fury-were-3906041?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhiuwow7A4

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 22, 2013, 01:30:40 PM
There is, but you have to dive down an awful long way.

Don't mind them myself, we have one thing in common.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbasoprano on May 22, 2013, 03:04:54 PM
Don't mind Blues generally, don't mind them one bit when we're in different divisions.

There is, but you have to dive down an awful long way.

Don't mind them myself, we have one thing in common.

Two, they aren't too keen on the dingles either  ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 22, 2013, 03:19:45 PM
Nothing against the Blues. I only know one nose' and he's a decent lad.

Although that article is pretty funny!  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 22, 2013, 03:30:21 PM
I cannot believe there isn't a thread for the most hilarious football club in all of Christendom.

Barely a day passes without something ridiculous happening down at the Sty.

Here are a few of this weeks latest offerings:

 http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/birmingham-city-fans-fury-were-3906041?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhiuwow7A4
I quite like them, your enemy's enemy and all that, and they are Birmingham from Birmingham, as opposed to Aston vile who actually reside in. witton.
We are pride of the midlands, and the city is theirs, all you've got is the past....and a ticket for wembley.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dale on May 22, 2013, 03:38:20 PM
Ive never really had a problem with Blues even before I met my girlfriend. I get married to her next year lol.

She, her mom and sisters are season ticket holders so whenever one can't go and Albion are not playing, I normally get a free ticket to go up and watch them.

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 22, 2013, 06:18:20 PM
I cannot believe there isn't a thread for the most hilarious football club in all of Christendom.

Barely a day passes without something ridiculous happening down at the Sty.

Here are a few of this weeks latest offerings:

 http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/birmingham-city-fans-fury-were-3906041?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhiuwow7A4

This is an ALBION forum.

You want to have a pop at Blues with your preferred name for them do it on your own site.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 22, 2013, 06:45:36 PM
I cannot believe there isn't a thread for the most hilarious football club in all of Christendom.


There is Stevie 'Seals watch - Anything Villa' there you go.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: McSkittle on May 22, 2013, 07:34:11 PM
Which bit is not true then Viler.

You seem to have come back on here again since the nervous time with two games to go, shame you never finished 19th, you lot seemed to want that all season.

I have never heard the phrase/song "Pride of the Midlands" until eighteen months ago. You will have to provide me with your definition. Even when the Noses finished above us in 2003, I'd never heard It. It obviously doesn't mean winning trophies or doing anything worthwhile in the league. Midlands football is fairly limp at the moment and has been for a few years. I suppose what it really means, above being a mid-table side and record finishes since football was invented in 92, is finishing above the Villa.

But then that has always been the difference between you and the Noses; hence the cognomen "Bitter Baggie" or "Bitter Bird" that we often use to describe you. The Noses hate us with a passion and we feel the same, while so do the majority of your lot, yet there is a really bitterness to it as if we have snatched something from you. Perhaps that all this brief Pride of the Midlands malarkqy has come from? Jumping on the gratification of finishing above us (as you should, we've been a shambles for three years) however fleeting. Which is another reason to be bitter I guess.

You all hate us; from West Brom to Leicester to Coventry to the Noses. But its only the later that gets our ire and that hurts you too.

I quite like you myself. I have plenty of Albion friends, been to plenty of games (was it Bob Taylor getting on the end of an Andy Hunt cross at the Sty for a last minute win?) and that lack of hate makes you bitter as well.

I am not going to take the Noses comment seriously. I cannot believe even the biggest Titlon Road chimp would believe that.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 22, 2013, 07:52:13 PM
I have never heard the phrase/song "Pride of the Midlands" until eighteen months ago. You will have to provide me with your definition. Even when the Noses finished above us in 2003, I'd never heard It. It obviously doesn't mean winning trophies or doing anything worthwhile in the league. Midlands football is fairly limp at the moment and has been for a few years. I suppose what it really means, above being a mid-table side and record finishes since football was invented in 92, is finishing above the Villa.

But then that has always been the difference between you and the Noses; hence the cognomen "Bitter Baggie" or "Bitter Bird" that we often use to describe you. The Noses hate us with a passion and we feel the same, while so do the majority of your lot, yet there is a really bitterness to it as if we have snatched something from you. Perhaps that all this brief Pride of the Midlands malarkqy has come from? Jumping on the gratification of finishing above us (as you should, we've been a shambles for three years) however fleeting. Which is another reason to be bitter I guess.

You all hate us; from West Brom to Leicester to Coventry to the Noses. But its only the later that gets our ire and that hurts you too.

I quite like you myself. I have plenty of Albion friends, been to plenty of games (was it Bob Taylor getting on the end of an Andy Hunt cross at the Sty for a last minute win?) and that lack of hate makes you bitter as well.

I am not going to take the Noses comment seriously. I cannot believe even the biggest Titlon Road chimp would believe that.
Clearly b6 football must be limp, you're on a west brom forum talking about blues, wouldn't you're time be better spent chained to the railings singing about some bells whilst holding up (another )bed sheet begging nzogbia not to leave.

Re pride of the midlands, we started singing it when we were (still are) top dogs in the midlands , similar to when blues sang about you lot after winning their trophy (can't remember the manager :D) , but I'm sure you understand really seeing as you probably developed some nursery rhymes around 1983?, half a notts Forrest anyone?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: McSkittle on May 22, 2013, 08:40:52 PM
Small Heaths biggest trophy?
We've won it five times.

My memory is getting on my nerves here. I was sure it was Hunt that crossed the ball for Taylor? You'd been two down and it was the last minute. We were right at the front next to the Kop, hanging off the fences. Must have been 15-20 years ago.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: sconesy on May 03, 2014, 10:50:36 PM
I haven't noticed as yet, anything in the form of congratulations to the Blues on their incredible result today. I'd like to feel that 'us Baggies' are a decent bunch and would offer an arm of congrats - after all, I think they've been through enough! Hope to see them in the Prem soon, and pray they take 6 points off the Dingles next season!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tommcneill on May 03, 2014, 11:03:52 PM
Well happy for the blues....congrats on staying up
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 03, 2014, 11:07:13 PM
I haven't noticed as yet, anything in the form of congratulations to the Blues on their incredible result today. I'd like to feel that 'us Baggies' are a decent bunch and would offer an arm of congrats - after all, I think they've been through enough! Hope to see them in the Prem soon, and pray they take 6 points off the Dingles next season!

Theres a few posts in the Championship thread
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Cardiaccarol on May 03, 2014, 11:09:28 PM
Great news. I was jumping up and down when the equaliser went in. They don't deserve the the boardroom they've had.
Congrats to the noses
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: sconesy on May 03, 2014, 11:10:59 PM
Theres a few posts in the Championship thread

I stand corrected pal - you see I knew we're a decent bunch!!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on May 04, 2014, 12:23:19 AM
Stayed up due to a dive by the Leicester player against Doncaster.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 04, 2014, 05:52:54 AM
Stayed up due to a dive by the Leicester player against Doncaster.

After a coming together with a certain Gabby Tamas
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Foster#1 on August 30, 2014, 08:00:16 PM
Considering we have one for Villa & Wolves thought we'd have one for Blues, know not many of our fans really hate them and don't class them as a proper derby but still a side that I look out for due to many links in my family.

Got a host of new players in but look like they are in serious trouble(same could be said about us but keep out of thread  ;D )

Hopefully they'll sack off Clark & get someone else in
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on August 30, 2014, 08:54:46 PM
Desperate result against wigan today. I know we lost 3 nil ourselves but still.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 03, 2014, 11:08:44 AM
I've been very surprised that Lee Clark is still at Birmingham into his third full season with them now I thought he would have been gone a long time ago. it is very tough for him with everything going on off the pitch too. I have nothing against the Blues, hope they have a decent season and get six points of Wolves.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 20, 2014, 02:33:53 PM
Lee Clark sacked by Blues
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 20, 2014, 03:35:28 PM
with their resources who else is going to do anybetter. Chris Hughton return?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Brummie Road on October 20, 2014, 03:36:20 PM
Lee Clark sacked by Blues

Seems a bit harsh to me, he was working in a virtually impossible situation following all their off field issues and ownership situation.

I'm not sure where and how it's all going to end with Blues, but suspect it'll be badly.

Despite them being a local rival I've always found it difficult to generate any kind of dislike for Blues, and the times you bump into them, on the occasions they have away days in the same areas (like last season when we were at Fulham and they were at QPR) I always find them OK and easy to have a decent conversation with, despite the fact that you do tend to get the impression with a few of them that deep down there's a psychopath just bursting to get out.

But I've always enjoyed our matches against them, even back in the day when St Andrews was a genuinely rough old place to visit.
 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 20, 2014, 03:49:54 PM
Barry Fry was on Sky earlier talking about in the Summer Clark was trying to sign a couple of players from Peterborough but just couldn't get anyone at Blues to sit down and sort it. With stuff like that going on he was always going to struggle, i'm surprised he stayed so long and waited for the sack. No-one could have blamed him for walking a long time ago.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on October 20, 2014, 04:31:14 PM
Megson?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kris_boing on October 20, 2014, 04:37:15 PM
Only an idiot would work at Birmingham City at the moment with all that's going on.  Clark only stuck it out because he would get a pay off if sacked.


Shambles of a club that are heading down and wont come back.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: johnny Cash on October 20, 2014, 05:15:20 PM
Selfishly I find myself wondering what it would do for our fan base if Blues disappeared.

I think it would make both us and Villa far more appealing as an investment as well.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on October 20, 2014, 05:37:21 PM
Only an idiot would work at Birmingham City at the moment with all that's going on.  Clark only stuck it out because he would get a pay off if sacked.


Shambles of a club that are heading down and wont come back.

Same is said for Leeds but they don't struggle to find someone.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 21, 2014, 08:05:56 AM
It will be a very tough job for anyone with everything happening off the pitch at St Andrews. I was quite surprised that Lee Clark was there for that long. I hope they can get a few results soon and rise up the table a bit.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on October 21, 2014, 02:59:21 PM
Dont mind Birmingham City but I couldn't stand that Lee Clarke, worst Geordie accent I've ever heard, always sounded like a little kid that had had his sweeties taken off him.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 21, 2014, 07:08:56 PM
Made for Megson
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionFan on October 21, 2014, 07:40:43 PM
Tony Mowbray is being linked with the Birmingham City job, they could do worse.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/tony-mowbray-running-birmingham-city-7974675?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 21, 2014, 11:18:27 PM
Really testing times if you are a blues fan at the moment, has to be said.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tommcneill on October 25, 2014, 05:03:19 PM
8-0 Bournemouth today against the noses....sad times to be a Blues fan

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 25, 2014, 08:03:53 PM
A real real low point for the Blues today, I think if they stay up this season it will be a miracle.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boing_boing68 on October 25, 2014, 08:04:56 PM
What a shame ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BoingFlyer on October 25, 2014, 08:17:14 PM


Half my extended family are blue noses, so really feel for them really hope they get a win next week against the Dingles I think.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbarenno on October 25, 2014, 08:31:02 PM

Half my extended family are blue noses, so really feel for them really hope they get a win next week against the Dingles I think.


The dingles will destroy them!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BoingFlyer on October 25, 2014, 08:33:30 PM

The dingles will destroy them!

Unfortunately I think you are right.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Brummie Road on October 26, 2014, 11:41:58 AM
It has to said, regardless of the early sending off of a Blues player, that 8-0 really is a desperate scoreline and tells you everything you need to know about the team spirit and commitment levels in their present team.

After that performance it's just a shame that they have Wolves coming up.

While I'd be more than happy to see Wolves and Villa drop like a stone and disappear, I do have a little sympathy for the Bluenoses and if I had to choose one other West Midlands club to be with Albion in the Prem it would be them - though I suppose that's as much for the fact it's such a great awayday as much as anything, even though I'd acknowledge that their supporters are head and shoulders above Villa and Wolves.

There were a few of them on the train home after the Palace match, surprisingly there are some Bluenose Black Country and beyond based fans, and in fairness to them, the ones we had a chat with did have a bit of a laugh about it and see the funny side, which you have to do on these occasions otherwise you'd send yourself mad, and let's face it, Albion have produced a few shockers in the past.

Sadly, it doesn't matter who they install as Manager, until they sort out their overall club management issues then the only way they are heading is League 1 in the short term, and who knows where in the medium term.

Do any of the other old gits recall some of our great awaydays at Blues back in the late 1970's to early 1990's, when loads of Albion supporters used to congregate at The Temple Bar and Shakespeare in Birmingham from around 10:30am on a matchday? I remember the elation of managing to sneak in with my mates when we were all at least a year under the official drinking age. The Kerry Man in Digbeth was also used by a fair few Albion fans, best Guinness I've had outside Ireland.

Great memories. Good luck to the Blues fans though, it could a rocky road ahead to say the least.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 26, 2014, 07:23:59 PM
Feel a bit sorry for them to be honest :( Why can't that be the dingles and not them losing 8-0 at home to bournemouth? Everything Ambrosia touch at the moment seems to touch to gold, excuse the pun.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 13, 2014, 04:55:31 AM
Pleased to see the Blues doing well finding some wins at home. Gary Rowett has done a great job so far turned a corner with them.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 13, 2014, 04:56:39 AM
A chant of Craig Gardner hates Villa sang on the Tilton after he scored apparently..
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WoysWunderful on December 14, 2014, 04:50:37 AM
A chant of Craig Gardner hates Villa sang on the Tilton after he scored apparently..

Im.a steward at blues and i didnt hear that. Was a loud s**t on the villa chant around the time we scored though.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: dangerman on February 17, 2015, 12:04:23 PM
Birmingham City: Parent company BIHL goes into receivership

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/birmingham-city-parent-company-bihl-8661756

Blues confirmed the development in a statement today, but club officials insisted that no winding up petition has been filed against BIHL and that it is therefore not in liquidation.

Receivers have told club bosses it's "business as usual" at St Andrew's.

In the statement, Blues said: Birmingham City Football Club (BCFC) acknowledges the Hong Kong Stock Exchange announcement made today by its parent company Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL) whereby it confirmed the voluntary appointment of three leading persons from Ernst and Young Transactions Limited (the specialist receivership arm of the international accountants firm Ernst and Young) as the Receivers of BIHL.

"BCFC naturally recognises the impact which this announcement may have on itself and how it may be interpreted by its supporters, staff, media, and the wider domain.

"The Club therefore wishes to explain why the majority directors on the Board of BIHL had deemed it necessary to take this voluntary but unusual course of action.

"First and foremost, however the Club wishes to reassure its supporters and staff most emphatically that no winding up petition has been filed against the Company (BIHL) and that it is therefore not in liquidation.

"The subsidiary (BCFC) can fulfil its obligations as a member club of the Football League and shall continue to maintain a strong dialogue with the board of the Football League on this matter."

"With no apparent resolution to the fractious and inharmonious relations within the management, the majority on the BIHL Board decided that it had no other option but to openly and voluntarily request reputable receivers to take over the management of BIHL on its behalf.

"Without any obstruction or distraction, the Receivers will be able to manage the day to day activities of BIHL, take control of its finances, carry on the business of the Company and take such steps as may be necessary for the purpose of preserving the future of the subsidiary BCFC."

"The Board is committed to working in unison and in full cooperation with the Receivers to find the best way forward for the greater good of the Club.

"The Club has been in direct dialogue with the Receivers, who have confirmed that: “For the avoidance of doubt, the appointment of the Receivers by the Court on 16 February 2015 has nothing to do with the insolvency of the Company. As at the present moment, we do not see any liquidity issue in the Company.

"Moreover, pursuant to the Order granted by the Court on 16 February 2015, the Receivers will endeavor to put together the latest financial information of the Company with the assistance of the management of the Company as soon as possible.”

"The Receivers further advised the Club’s management that, subject to the Order granted by the Court on 16th February 2015 it is “business as usual”.
 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Bilston Dan on February 19, 2015, 02:41:07 PM
What an absolute mess. It's a shame for them to be honest.
Title: Blues new away strip
Post by: throstle on July 19, 2015, 09:33:01 AM
Blues have revealed their new away strip and it is the iconic yellow, red and black strip from 1972. I remember seeing it under the floodlights at the Hawthorns in August 1972 and thinking how great it looked. The game featuried three Latchford brothers and Bobby Hope playing for Blues. Blues got a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

http://www.bcfc.com/news/article/birmingham-city-2555686.aspx
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: Floydy on July 19, 2015, 09:34:05 AM
That is awful in my opinion.
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on July 19, 2015, 09:37:17 AM
It reminds me of the Belgian and German flags.
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: mifos on July 19, 2015, 09:46:12 AM
glad its not ours, it would look more at home in the tour de france, anyway, did i click on the wrong forum?
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: ChrisRedditch on July 19, 2015, 09:49:52 AM
I like it but the penguin strip was always the best kit from St Andrews.
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: kris_boing on July 19, 2015, 09:55:41 AM
Pretty horrific that is.
Title: Re: Blues new away strip
Post by: throstle on July 19, 2015, 10:13:11 AM
There is an article on the strip and our game with Blues in August 1972 at

http://www.truecoloursfootballkits.com/articles/ich-bein-ein-bluenose-birmingham-citys-german-flag-kit

Judge for yourself on how it looked back then at

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-01unmKm6E

Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: ChrisRedditch on July 19, 2015, 12:21:13 PM
Being pedantic, which I can be sometimes, it more resembles the Belgium flag as the colours run vertical.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on July 20, 2015, 11:25:54 AM
Was at that game! About 40,000 there and we left feeling gutted. No one quite realised just how wretched that season would turn out to be!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: throstle on July 22, 2015, 07:11:53 PM
Was at that game! About 40,000 there and we left feeling gutted. No one quite realised just how wretched that season would turn out to be!

Crowd was 37,252 and I remember there being a huge following from Blues. They had just got promoted and were paying their visit to the Hawthorns since 1964. Bob Latchford scored past his brother Pete for a late equaliser after Gould and Suggett had put us 2-1 up. By the time we played the return game at St Andrews for the last game of the season we were relegated.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on July 24, 2015, 01:52:43 PM
I have many non-Albion mates who say similar things about our classic yellow and green stripes!

I don't think it's too bad. Certainly seen worse in recent years, remember Newcastle's "deck chair" kit?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on August 14, 2015, 09:02:53 AM
Carson Yeung has been released from prison.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BigFrank20 on March 03, 2017, 01:40:21 PM
Can I commend to you this fabulous thread on the SHA about todays impending visit of Leeds United
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,2176662,page=1
I especially recommend the Yorkshire Star Wars on page 3
Hope they beat the dirty leeds barstewards on the pitch and in the pavement dancing  :D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: SmethDan on March 03, 2017, 01:54:03 PM
Can I commend to you this fabulous thread on the SHA about todays impending visit of Leeds United
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,2176662,page=1
I especially recommend the Yorkshire Star Wars on page 3
Hope they beat the dirty leeds barstewards on the pitch and in the pavement dancing  :D

Cheers Frank, that is funny as f.......  :P .
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tgd26 on March 03, 2017, 02:08:28 PM
I've been sat at work all morning reading that thread. Very funny indeed.

I live in Moseley so I will be on my guard later!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Albionic on March 03, 2017, 02:56:56 PM
Cheers Frank, that is funny as f.......  :P .

Some seriously funny chaps on there. Very good thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheBrom on March 03, 2017, 03:10:43 PM
Can I commend to you this fabulous thread on the SHA about todays impending visit of Leeds United
http://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,2176662,page=1
I especially recommend the Yorkshire Star Wars on page 3
Hope they beat the dirty leeds barstewards on the pitch and in the pavement dancing  :D

That's a very good thread!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on March 03, 2017, 05:39:33 PM
Haha excellent.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WoysWunderful on March 03, 2017, 06:26:43 PM
That's a very good thread!

Good old mosely high street. The homeless round there have a hieracy and you cant sit on certain benches, such a strange area full of strange people.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on March 03, 2017, 09:30:45 PM
Zola has to go.
Brum are losing 3-1 at home.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on March 03, 2017, 10:42:11 PM
Should never have been hired in the 1st place . young English boss like Gary monk showing them how it's done .
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on March 03, 2017, 11:29:19 PM
To be fair to them they've been far, far better the last two games. Unlucky to lose this evening.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on March 06, 2017, 08:25:44 PM
They should get shot of Zola and put this bloke in charge to see what he can do.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39186147
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on March 07, 2017, 11:01:53 PM
These lot still aren't safe...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on March 07, 2017, 11:04:53 PM
They have get rid of Zola.
This is down to Brum's management.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on April 17, 2017, 06:05:03 PM
Lost to Burton and Zola has resigned. Looking terribly vulnerable and playing the Seals next week.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 17, 2017, 06:14:06 PM
Great news,I hope they disappear down the league's.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheBrom on April 17, 2017, 06:24:42 PM
Lost to Burton and Zola has resigned. Looking terribly vulnerable and playing the Seals next week.

2 wins in 24 games. Pretty awful
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: barnestormer on April 17, 2017, 06:27:13 PM
Zola has resigned,Phil McNulty summed it up perfectly...end of an error
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Adder on April 17, 2017, 06:55:33 PM
Has to go down as one of the very worst board decisions of modern times (Alan Irvine doesn't come close, before someone chips in with that)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on April 17, 2017, 07:24:22 PM
Has to go down as one of the very worst board decisions of modern times (Alan Irvine doesn't come close, before someone chips in with that)
Irvine does come a bit close to be honest, but Zola certainly takes the biscuit as a wrong appointment.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 17, 2017, 07:43:29 PM
Club director Panos Pavlakis explained their decision to dispense with Rowett, now in charge at Derby County, by saying that Zola's "pedigree" matched their ambition to "move in a new direction".
Ermm...Did he mean downwards?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Barrington on April 17, 2017, 08:32:39 PM
Just listened to an interview after his resignation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39624187

Firstly fair play to him for actually resigning instead of just hanging around for as long as possible and lining his pockets. This obviously has to go down as one of the worst appointments in my memory, especially due to the fact that they dispensed with a well performing manager to do so. Absolutely ridiculous. He did not appoint himself though, and has had the humility to give it up after realizing that he couldn't achieve what he hoped he could. A sorry episode that Blues fans will all hope to forget as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on April 17, 2017, 08:44:43 PM
Worst decision ever getting rid of Rowett then singing Zola he's done nothing in management . 2 wins in 23 games shocking and villa next Sunday could help send them down .That will be a war zone
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: alex1 on April 17, 2017, 11:08:35 PM
The dangers of getting in a foreign owner without the faintest clue of how English football works. Probably even more crucial down the divisions. Hope Blues stay up.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 18, 2017, 09:15:33 AM
Harry redknapp new blues manager
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 09:19:48 AM
Another shocking decision. at least he and Tone can car share from sandbanks though
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheBrom on April 18, 2017, 09:22:28 AM
Harry redknapp new blues manager

Wasn't expecting that
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Morany on April 18, 2017, 09:23:10 AM
Hilarious decision
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 18, 2017, 09:32:09 AM
If they need a new accountant, Harry could bring his dog along.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: KYA on April 18, 2017, 09:38:05 AM
Redknapp is obviously not a long term signing but what Blues need now is someone to lift the place and get those few pts they need, Harry could do that and i hope he starts at Vile Park with a victory.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 09:42:53 AM
he just said on talksport hes doing it for free
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: don1thedon on April 18, 2017, 09:43:02 AM
Blimey I thought this was a joke initially, you couldn't script it!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 09:44:04 AM
Redknapp is obviously not a long term signing but what Blues need now is someone to lift the place and get those few pts they need, Harry could do that and i hope he starts at Vile Park with a victory.


he would get freedom of half of the city
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BoingFlyer on April 18, 2017, 09:59:26 AM
he just said on talksport hes doing it for free

That's what he is telling the taxman  ;)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
Steve Cottrill no 2, grooming him for next season
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: barnestormer on April 18, 2017, 10:04:16 AM
and they said Zola had resigned :P no way,worded that way to save his blushes and reputation,thank heavens we got the sane and rational  chinaman
west mids managers under the chinese so far
vile 2
blues 2
wilfs 2
Albion 0
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 18, 2017, 10:25:52 AM
I think that Harry will fail.
I think his methods will go over the players heads.
I think he might help a bit with their confidence.
But I don't think the players are intelligent enough or have any heart to get out of relegation.
They won't beat villa on Sunday that's for sure.
That leaves 2 games for survival obviously depending on other results.
But they're doomed.
The owners only seem to want big name managers I don't even know who owns bham and in some ways I don't care.
Blame the board for this debacle I say.
Sorry for the fans and some of my friends with what they have had to put up with for many years now.
Back to basics for the whole club and get a decent owner.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 11:16:24 AM
he wil get the one win they need then cottrill will be in place next season
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 18, 2017, 12:27:46 PM
They won't beat villa,who are their final 2 matches against?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 18, 2017, 12:29:09 PM
They won't beat villa,who are their final 2 matches against?

huddersfield home, bristol city away
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Barrington on April 18, 2017, 12:37:57 PM
That's what he is telling the taxman  ;)
Quality pal :)
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 18, 2017, 12:55:03 PM
Typical 'Arry, win win, the Blues manage to stay up its all down to him and if they lose and go down its all Zola's fault.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on April 18, 2017, 12:59:18 PM
Typical 'Arry, win win, the Blues manage to stay up its all down to him and if they lose and go down its all Zola's fault.

Its about right.
They were definitely on the way down with Zola 22 games 2 wins.
If 'Arry amasses enough points in the last 3 games to keep them safe he will have done his job.
I do agree though it is a free punt.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wodenson46 on April 18, 2017, 04:26:05 PM
Hope they have plenty of brown envelopes available
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on April 18, 2017, 05:55:25 PM
I can see the blues beating the villa Sunday now Zola had gone
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on April 18, 2017, 08:14:51 PM
I can see the blues beating the villa Sunday now Zola had gone

 hope so
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 19, 2017, 05:34:48 AM
I see that 'arry says blues need 4 points to stay up.
If they lose against villa,which I think they will,that means their last 2 matches must be a win and a draw.
Can't see it myself.
It's certainly going down to the wire.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheBrom on April 19, 2017, 01:25:39 PM
Fancy them to beat Villa
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 19, 2017, 01:38:48 PM
shocked its not on the box
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Powelly on April 19, 2017, 01:50:49 PM
shocked its not on the box

http://www.skysports.com/watch/football-on-sky (http://www.skysports.com/watch/football-on-sky)

Celtic Rangers on the same time and also a La Liga game on another channel with Burnley Man U coverage starting 1:30.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 19, 2017, 03:52:01 PM
come on birmingham who carry the ciry name, make sure you beat witton town
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tommcneill on April 19, 2017, 04:04:43 PM
Yep ill be a bluenose for the game

Ive a feeling they will beat them....shut witton up for a while
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on April 19, 2017, 07:17:41 PM
http://www.skysports.com/watch/football-on-sky (http://www.skysports.com/watch/football-on-sky)

Celtic Rangers on the same time and also a La Liga game on another channel with Burnley Man U coverage starting 1:30.
One of the biggest clubs in the world play their local rivals in a crunch match, and Sky decide to show some nonsense from Scotland. I give up
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on April 19, 2017, 10:42:16 PM
I don't like him at all but I do think he's a decent manager for the Championship level. His CV isn't bad but I think he's been judged on his personality and his stint at QPR where he failed, however for the most part he's been a good manager throughout his career.

I think he's grown too stale for the Premier League but in the Championship he will be ok. It's a bit like Neil Warnock or Mick Mcarthy, not good enough for the top level but ideal in stabilising a club in trouble in the Championship. I think they will stay up, mostly due to the others below them struggling and I think Redknapp will get at least 1 point which will be enough.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 23, 2017, 02:24:26 PM
As isaid previously,if they lose against villa ,which they have done today.
According to Harry they need 4 points from last 2 games now.
They're going down.into the 3rd division.
I think Blackburn and forest have woken up and will overtake blues,forest have already done it.
Going to the wire.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: don1thedon on April 23, 2017, 03:04:34 PM
I suspect they were hoping the 'Harry effect' would get them a point today! Remaining fixtures for the 3 teams;

Birmingham City V Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers V Aston Villa
Queens Park Rangers V Nottingham Forest

Brentford V Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City V Birmingham City   
Nottingham Forest V Ipswich Town


going to be tight, the 2 points lead they currently have over Blackburn could be just enough but they have a poor goal difference.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 28, 2017, 06:53:26 PM
Bham and Villa will lose tomorrow's games.
Leaving blues 3rd from bottom going into last match of the season.
Another "huge club" rival going down into 3rd division obscurity.
Nice one Harry.
 
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: tuamigos on April 29, 2017, 06:20:55 AM
Bham and Villa will lose tomorrow's games.
Leaving blues 3rd from bottom going into last match of the season.
Another "huge club" rival going down into 3rd division obscurity.
Nice one Harry.

Hardly his fault if they do go down is it?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: smosher34 on April 29, 2017, 07:03:04 AM
If that going down it's the boards fault for getting rid of Rowett has to go down as the worst football sacking in a long time .
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BB74 on April 29, 2017, 07:55:51 AM
Hardly his fault if they do go down is it?

No but he will be the mastermind if they stay up. No lose situation.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on April 29, 2017, 08:45:34 AM
Of course it's the boards fault,terrible decisions with illusion's of grandeur.
Rowett I think has the makings of a very good manager, wouldn't mind him at WBA in a few years time.
I'll give arry his due at least he's got the cahonas to give it a go.
But I don't think even he will save them.
Every season there is one club who seemed destined to drop and this season it's blues.
From 6/7 in the league to div 3.
I think they will stay there for a while.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on April 29, 2017, 09:09:20 AM
I don't have any real antipathy towards Blues or their long suffering followers but if ever there was a relegation that was entirely self inflicted this is it. For me the appointment of Harry Redknapp is the cherry on top I cannot abide the man and while he won't be blamed for the relegation he for sure will take maximum credit for survival and if that prolongs the charlatan's career it is an entirely a bad thing.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionBest on April 29, 2017, 09:09:43 AM
I really can see them dropping as they don't seem to have it in them to pull out of out - only Blackburn's ineptitude will keep them up.

So pleased for Burton though - Clough has done a brilliant job there.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on April 29, 2017, 09:26:22 AM
I really can see them dropping as they don't seem to have it in them to pull out of out - only Blackburn's ineptitude will keep them up.

So pleased for Burton though - Clough has done a brilliant job there.

Absolutely agree considering the resources that other clubs have in the Championship Burton's survival is one of the success stories of the season.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 29, 2017, 03:56:40 PM
1 nil up at the moment.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on May 03, 2017, 11:39:32 AM
Blues will be relegated on Sunday.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Morany on May 03, 2017, 11:46:40 AM
Blues will be relegated on Sunday.

Can't see it. Blackburn need to win away, big ask
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 07, 2017, 01:46:53 PM
In for a nervy 10 minutes...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: lewisant on May 07, 2017, 01:48:48 PM
Those Blackburn fans have been through the mill over the years...
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 07, 2017, 02:01:24 PM
Those Blackburn fans have been through the mill over the years...

You have to feel for them. Very pleased for Blues though.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on May 07, 2017, 08:43:59 PM
If Bristol had only equalised.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 08, 2017, 09:10:58 AM
If Bristol had only equalised.

Would have preferred Forest to have gone, if only Ipswich had turned up.
 Was listening to the match up the allotment and Forest were awful for the first 40 mins but Ipswich were just making up the numbers, they hit the post and the Forest keeper made a decent save but that was it.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Morany on May 10, 2017, 10:51:36 AM
Looks like 'Arry will take the job. Can't see that ending well
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Morany on May 10, 2017, 11:07:43 AM
One year deal agreed  :o
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBArgo on May 10, 2017, 09:35:46 PM
Looks like 'Arry will take the job. Can't see that ending well

I think he will do ok because even though I think he's too dated to manage in the Premier League, I still think he's a good enough manager in the Championship. I imagine most Blues fans would be comfortable with mid-table next season considering their crazy campaign this time around and I think he can achieve it.
With the new owners I also think they are willing to spend more money than previously, saying they'd spend 10 mill in the coming season which is a decent amount in that league which will also satisfy Arry.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: caravanc58 on May 10, 2017, 09:51:05 PM
I think he will do ok because even though I think he's too dated to manage in the Premier League, I still think he's a good enough manager in the Championship. I imagine most Blues fans would be comfortable with mid-table next season considering their crazy campaign this time around and I think he can achieve it.
With the new owners I also think they are willing to spend more money than previously, saying they'd spend 10 mill in the coming season which is a decent amount in that league which will also satisfy Arry.
do they owe us money for Gardner after his loan, I think the deal was 3yrs after his loan spel. finished but never recall what fee was involved in the transfer.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Adder on May 10, 2017, 11:42:39 PM
Think 2 or 3 million was mentioned for Gardner.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 12, 2017, 06:08:38 PM
Think 2 or 3 million was mentioned for Gardner.


Daylight robbery!!  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: caravanc58 on May 13, 2017, 06:58:25 AM

Daylight robbery!!  ;D
I agree, he's worth twice as much. ;D
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on September 12, 2017, 10:15:51 PM
How long will 'arry hang onto his job? Very poor start to the season. He helped Portsmouth to go down and Tottenham only survived because they had money.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: barnestormer on September 16, 2017, 06:55:22 PM
Iffy arry  parts company with blouse,never o e for a scrap was he?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Mikkyk on September 16, 2017, 07:05:04 PM
Iffy arry  parts company with blouse,never o e for a scrap was he?

Do we know if he was sacked or resigned? I'm surprised the knees excuse hasn't come back out
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: east-stand-nick on September 16, 2017, 07:14:11 PM
What a surprise. Not at a club where he can throw sackfuls of money about and he can't hack it.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: barnestormer on September 16, 2017, 07:29:59 PM
Do we know if he was sacked or resigned? I'm surprised the knees excuse hasn't come back out
Sacked says WM
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: caravanc58 on September 16, 2017, 07:31:15 PM
Sacked says WM
sky also reporting he was sacked. ay surprised really.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on September 16, 2017, 07:33:12 PM
They could do with TP in charge.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: gerry m on September 16, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
What a surprise. Not at a club where he can throw sackfuls of money about and he can't hack it.

Or do dodgy deals with even dodgier agents!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 16, 2017, 07:36:33 PM
Pay off. Nice little earner for not much work. Tell his dog to put the washing machine on.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: barnestormer on September 16, 2017, 07:50:50 PM
They could do with TP in charge.
Wishful thinking
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on September 16, 2017, 08:26:38 PM
Pay off. Nice little earner for not much work. Tell his dog to put the washing machine on.
You don't mean to launder money do you?  :o
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: OllieTheBaggie on September 17, 2017, 02:08:53 AM
In fairness Harry Redknapp is a decent manager, overrated as *a naughty word* but a solid manager nonetheless for a team like Birmingham. He should have at least had a few months to get that team playing together, modern football is getting sillier and sillier with managerial terms now. First Palace, now the Blouse, i dare say there'll be more to come very soon.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: The Black Pearl on September 17, 2017, 07:19:36 AM
In fairness Harry Redknapp is a decent manager, overrated as *a naughty word* but a solid manager nonetheless for a team like Birmingham. He should have at least had a few months to get that team playing together, modern football is getting sillier and sillier with managerial terms now. First Palace, now the Blouse, i dare say there'll be more to come very soon.

No, he is not a good manager, he is a con man who makes people think he is a good manager by spending lots of money to get results, anyone can do that.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: zippyandbungle on September 17, 2017, 02:39:13 PM
No, he is not a good manager, he is a con man who makes people think he is a good manager by spending lots of money to get results, anyone can do that.
Correct
I'm wondering if this is the next job for mcinnes ?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Foster#1 on September 17, 2017, 02:42:13 PM
Karanka, ex boro is early fav
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 14, 2018, 12:58:57 PM
renaming their ground to the trillion trophey stadium, were next then
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dan87uk on January 05, 2019, 12:16:06 AM
Seems Blues are proper up the creek now... A points deduction seems highly likely at this stage at the very least, but the numbers are quite damning and indicate the club could be in the dangerous waters of administration if they don't sort their cashflow problems out  :o

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46765090  (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46765090)

"A fuller extent of Birmingham City's financial worries has been revealed by publication of the Championship club's owners' most recent accounts.

Chinese-owned Blues lost £37.5m in the 12 months to the end of June 2018, over double the previous year's deficit, largely as a result of an increased wage bill from £22m to almost £38m.

It is the same time period already under English Football League scrutiny.

And Blues now know that their expected EFL hearing will be heard in February.

This has been speculated about both in the local and national media for some months - and that the end result would be a points penalty.

In the accounts report, City chief executive Xuan Dong Ren confirms that the club received EFL notification in August "in connection with breaches of the profitability and sustainability rules".

The club are currently eighth in the Championship under Garry Monk, 17 points clear of the relegation zone.

Blues revealed prior to the start of this season that they were under an EFL transfer embargo.

This was then lifted, as they worked closely under EFL guidance, following a model business plan which was further made clear to a Championship meeting in September when clubs were briefed on potential penalties - as high as 21 points - if they breach spending regulations.

Blues had by then been given permission to sign five more loan players in August - and are now understood to be allowed one more signing in January.

How bad is it?
Under the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules, Championship clubs are only allowed to lose £39m over three years.
According to the accounts, Birmingham City spent more than £15m on transfer fees in 2017-8.
With club revenue edging up to £18.8m, Blues paid out £202 in wages for every £100 brought in - double the league average.
With transfer fees factored in, that grows to £243 out for every £100 received.
As a result, Birmingham have net liabilities of £55million and owe parent company Birmingham Sports Holdings more than £73million.
That sum will grow over the next 18 months, as the directors' report reveals a further £39m will be needed to keep the club afloat.
Birmingham Sports Holdings are owned by Hong Kong-based, British Virgin Island-registered firm Trillion Trophy Asia, who took over in October 2016.
Blues were then sixth in the Championship, under then manager Gary Rowett, who was sacked two months later, with the club outside the play-off zone only on goal difference."



This is then further backed up by some quite substantial numbers in this series of tweets...

https://twitter.com/almajir/status/1081131310519930880 (https://twitter.com/almajir/status/1081131310519930880)

"Thread incoming...

The #bcfc accounts are out on the Companies House Website and they do not look pretty.

1/n

 @almajir
More
First up, #bcfc had a loss before taxation of £37.5mil for the year ending June 30 2018, a massive increase from £16.395mil the season before.

2/n

 
@almajir
More
This isn't helped by a huge increase in wage costs. In 2017/18, staff costs jumped from £22mil to just shy of £38mil.

With turnover only increasing maginally to £18.8mil ish, the ratio of wages to turnover for last season is as astronomical 202%

@almajir
More
The directors report confirms net liabilities of £55.2mil which indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern,

Also, there is confirmation of the business plan #bcfc are working to

@almajir
More
Breakdown of #bcfc revenue confirms as always that broadcasting income is still king, with over £7.5mil coming from that sector. Matchday receipts on the other hand didn't quite make £5mil.

@almajir
More
Of those £37mil wage costs, just under £300k was paid to directors and just under £378k was paid out to senior management staff at #bcfc

@almajir
More
There is also confirmation that #bcfc owe around £73mil to the parent company Birmingham Sports Holdings.

 
@almajir
More
Bottom line is that the club requires an additional £39.1mil from the holding company in funding for the next 18 months.

I'll be writing something on this later when I've properly digested the figures.

#bcfc"



For all the faults, moans and gripes we have with our own owner, this just reminds me once again that it could have been so much worse!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Dan87uk on January 05, 2019, 04:59:45 PM
Out of the cup, lost 2-0 to West Ham.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on January 05, 2019, 05:39:11 PM
Out of the cup, lost 2-0 to West Ham.

The dildo derby?
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Black Country Pride on February 10, 2019, 02:36:13 PM

Sad to see Fred Pickering has died. I remember him playing out of his skin in the 68 semi final at Vile Park and being desperately unlucky to be on the losing side. Excellent player.

RIP
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: AlbionFan on February 10, 2019, 02:40:24 PM
Sad to see Fred Pickering has died. I remember him playing out of his skin in the 68 semi final at Vile Park and being desperately unlucky to be on the losing side. Excellent player.

RIP

Fred Pickering R.I.P.

As I remember him, he was a  wholehearted and honest player, was a handful for defenders on his day. I agree with your assessment of him in 1968 semi final.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: don1thedon on February 10, 2019, 03:37:02 PM
Saw him play a number of times, for a while he was their main man. RIP Fred
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: liverbaggie on February 10, 2019, 03:50:21 PM
RIP Fred,very good cf for blues,an honest powerful guy for blues,sad day.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: kc56wba on March 22, 2019, 03:27:48 PM
Blues 9pts deducted.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47667742
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Standaman on March 22, 2019, 05:27:27 PM
I have quickly read the judgement and apart from the usual wrecking job from Harry Redknapp the signing of Pederson while under embargo was not seen as an aggravating issue.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Adder on March 22, 2019, 09:13:23 PM
We can expect a very tough game next Friday - they'll be in hard done by mode - siege mentality and all that.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: timdon on March 22, 2019, 10:50:14 PM
We can expect a very tough game next Friday - they'll be in hard done by mode - siege mentality and all that.
I was thinking exactly the same, and Monk will have them fired up.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 23, 2019, 01:09:05 AM
If anything they'll be relieved it wasn't the full 12 points. We should be targeting a comfortable win.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: divinewind on March 23, 2019, 10:29:49 AM
Sad to see Fred Pickering has died. I remember him playing out of his skin in the 68 semi final at Vile Park and being desperately unlucky to be on the losing side. Excellent player.

RIP

I have only just seen this, i didn't know. You are right, that was the best display i have seen from a centre forward without him scoring. Osborne was brilliant that day.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: mulliganstired on March 23, 2019, 07:32:12 PM
If anything they'll be relieved it wasn't the full 12 points. We should be targeting a comfortable win.
not sure this is how footy works
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BalisPen on March 29, 2019, 11:04:10 PM
Sad pathetic blose fans copying the vile chant f the albion, well we did the ffing and now I hope you go down you shower of s hit.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 29, 2019, 11:10:42 PM
Lost 5 on the bounce now. 8 if you extrapolate the points deduction. Monk is no great shakes and they've got a make or break final 3 matches.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: mulliganstired on March 30, 2019, 07:10:42 AM
Sad pathetic blose fans copying the vile chant f the albion, well we did the ffing and now I hope you go down you shower of s hit.
I hope they don't, at least I hope they win their next two home games - have a look at the fixture list!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: SmethDan on March 30, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
I hope they don't, at least I hope they win their next two home games - have a look at the fixture list!

.......... is the correct answer  8) .
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BalisPen on March 30, 2019, 02:14:17 PM
I hope they don't, at least I hope they win their next two home games - have a look at the fixture list!

OK I hope they win their next 2 games then go down.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: mulliganstired on March 30, 2019, 03:05:16 PM
OK I hope they win their next 2 games then go down.
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: alex1 on March 30, 2019, 03:44:09 PM
I hope Blues stay up. Good for maintaining the balance of power in the city of Birmingham. Always the next result I look for after Albion's.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: Brummie Road on March 30, 2019, 08:20:44 PM
Sad pathetic blose fans copying the vile chant f the albion, well we did the ffing and now I hope you go down you shower of s hit.
For me I just take it as football banter, and in the BRE a few were trying to get a F Birmingham chant going. With our home matches often clashing theres generally a fair few Blues on the trains before and after our games and I've never seen any problems between the two sets of supporters, or when having a pre-match beer in the city centre, and I wouldn't want to see them get relegated, plus it is one of the better awaydays.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: BalisPen on March 30, 2019, 09:25:08 PM
Never cared for blose, but copying that vile chant they can f f right off. I suppose we could take it as a compliment as obviously the vile apparently don't care about us thought of it because we obviously don't matter and now the blose Copt them.

The we had no response to their chant shows us how irrelevant they are to us.
Title: Re: Anything Birmingham City
Post by: wbako on March 31, 2019, 09:24:56 AM
Having to nick your biggest rivals chant is embarrassing. Almost as embarrassing as the scrawny ***** giving it large to our family stand living off the reputation of the Zulus of old.