Birmingham City Football Club Supporters’ Forum: May 2016

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Birmingham City Football Club Supporters’ Forum: May 2016

Joys and Sorrows were proud to attend the Supporters’ Forum on 19th May.  Chaired by David Boston, Customer Services Manager and Supporter Liaison Officer with guest speaker, Rob Smith, who oversees all catering at the club. In attendance with myself were Margaret Decker, from the Blues Trust, Adrian Howell from the Blues Collective, Lynda Courts
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Blues News

View from the South – Cardiff City v Birmingham City

The spring is sprung, The grass is riz, I wonder where the boidies is? Why the boids is on the wing, Well, isn’t that absoid, Cuz everybody knows, The wing is on the boid! Here we are in early May and beautiful weather is at last greeting us in the mornings. It was clearly going
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Blues News

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

In typical fashion, the weather – having been beautiful all the way through the working week – had changed dramatically to greet the weekend and Saturday morning was dull, dank, cold and distinctly unpromising. I needed to go and see my 91 year-old aunt and my cousin in Sutton Coldfield. Both of them are frail
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Blues News

View from the South – Reading v Birmingham City

Reading is one of the closest venues to me as it is but a short train trip from Blackwater, my local station. I therefore had the luxury of starting out at a civilised hour and was in The Three Guineas by 12.00 with a pint while I awaited the arrival of my youngest son, Ben
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Blues News

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

It was a lovely bright sunny morning in Surrey as Saturday dawned and there was a little Cairn Terrier to walk, newspaper to collect and lottery ticket to renew before setting off to the station to catch the train to Guildford to meet up with Will who had elected to drive the rest of the
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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

Freddie Goodwin – A Personal Tribute Freddie Goodwin – A Personal Tribute

Freddie Goodwin, the man who gave us Trevor, has died aged 82. Freddie was the manager of the club when I started supporting them in 1971 as a 9 year old. My first Blues game, was in 1974 when we beat Manchester City 4-0. That was the only game I saw live with Freddie as
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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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