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A Pie and a Pint for Reggie

Here we are, nearly at the middle of July with the new season kicking off in only four weeks. Those of you that read my View from the South articles will know the enjoyment I get out of the build up to the match; the travelling to the game, the pre-match sights, sounds, smells and
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Blues News

View from the South- Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic View from the South- Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic

On Friday I had to come up to Sutton Coldfield on work related business on Thursday evening and it meant that I spent a couple of nights at Chris’ pub at the Oak at Baginton where he has about 14 rooms. It was good to spend time with friends, spoil myself with a full English
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Blues News

Joys and Sorrows Player of the Season Poll 14/15 Joys and Sorrows Player of the Season Poll 14/15

The last poll we ran on this site ran like this: Where will Gary Rowett steer Blues to this season? Mid-Table Security (42%, 204 Votes) About tenth, just missing the play offs (29%, 141 Votes) The Playoffs (14%, 68 Votes) Lower Reaches Survival (9%, 42 Votes) Promotion – First or Second (3%, 15 Votes) Relegation
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Blues News

View from the South – Reading v Birmingham City View from the South – Reading v Birmingham City

This is the closest venue I get to visit all season. It is usually a twenty minutes journey from Blackwater to Reading, a nice pint in the Three Guineas right outside the train station and then onto a bus for the short journey to the Madjeski. There was a points failure at Wokingham which lost
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Blues News

View from the South – Watford v Birmingham City View from the South – Watford v Birmingham City

I had four tickets for this game having got them for myself, Chris, Will and little Jack. Will cried off at the last minute due to not having access to a car, an item he was going to have to buy when the match was on so unless I could offload the ticket he was
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Competition

“Birmingham Blues” Play and Competition! “Birmingham Blues” Play and Competition!

Being a Birmingham fan has always had its fair share of ups and downs. Recent events read like a pantomime with a storyline you just couldn’t make up! Gary Rowett the returning hero. Peter Pannu the villain who refuses to leave centre stage. The old adage “if you don’t laugh you will cry” rings truer
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Blog News

Joys and Sorrows Blog is Back! Joys and Sorrows Blog is Back!

Firstly can I apologise for the lack of content for a while. I have been rather busy after being elected as a County Councillor. I
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General Football

Sir Jack Hayward Sir Jack Hayward

(Image used courtesy of Wolves FC) I know this is a Blues blog, and I know there is rivalry between ourselves and Wolves, but today I’d like to put that to one side. The Wolves fans have lost someone who was the key in the turn around at Molineux. We all remember the days of
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General Sport

Following Jack and the Team GB Boys to Wembley Following Jack and the Team GB Boys to Wembley

I’d like to start with a confession. I’ve never been interested in the Olympic football before and I don’t believe it has a place at the games. For me the Olympic Games is all about those sports where winning a gold medal is the pinnacle of the sport, not something that’s barely remembered. The fact
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Ladies

Women’s Champions League Semi-finals for Blues Ladies Women’s Champions League Semi-finals for Blues Ladies

Goals from Kirsty Linnett and Remi Allen put Blues Ladies into the Women’s Champions League semi-finals for the first time ever on Sunday. This gave the women a 3-0 aggregate victory over Arsenal after a 1-0 1st leg win. This is an absolutely FANTASTIC achievement, and the ladies should be really proud of themselves as
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Interviews

Andy Walker Talks to Joys and Sorrows Andy Walker Talks to Joys and Sorrows

As you are aware, Andy is leaving Blues to take up a new position working with the national team.  Andy has always been a great support to us here at J&S, so when Russ approached him to do an interview, it was a surprise that he said no – so we made it up! Not
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