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Offline johnny Cash

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Re: Anything Birmingham City
« Reply #425 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  :-\

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« Reply #426 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.
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« Reply #427 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?

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« Reply #428 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.

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« Reply #429 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.
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« Reply #430 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.

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« Reply #431 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.
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« Reply #432 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.
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Re: Anything Birmingham City
« Reply #433 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!

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« Reply #434 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.
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« Reply #435 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.
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« Reply #436 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.

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« Reply #437 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
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« Reply #438 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

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« Reply #439 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.
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Re: Anything Birmingham City
« Reply #440 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
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« Reply #441 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.
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« Reply #442 on: May 17, 2012, 08:00:54 AM »
Accounts due out today
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« Reply #443 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.
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« Reply #444 on: May 19, 2012, 10:54:58 AM »
So what are Birmingham fans saying about us possibly nicking their manager?
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« Reply #445 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?
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« Reply #446 on: May 19, 2012, 12:56:12 PM »
Remind them what happened in the 1968 cup final and also what happened in 1994 ;)
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« Reply #447 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
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« Reply #448 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
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« Reply #449 on: May 19, 2012, 01:06:35 PM »
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