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Blues v Forest – The Tilton Preview 

20 Dec 13

Blues return to home action in front of what is expected to be a packed out crowd against Nottingham Forest this Saturday, off the back of a hard-fought 0-2 win against Bournemouth last weekend.

The Cherries v Blues – The Tilton Preview 

13 Dec 13

Blues make the journey down south to face Championship newcomers Bournemouth at Dean Court this Saturday after another home draw last weekend.

Blues v Boro – The Tilton Preview 

6 Dec 13

Blues will be looking to improve on Tuesday’s disappointing draw with Doncaster, when Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough side visit St.

Blues v The Vikings: The Tilton Preview 

2 Dec 13

Blues will be hoping to extend their three game unbeaten run (longest run since April) against a buoyant Doncaster Rovers side on Tuesday night.

Have Blues Finally Turned The Corner? 

2 Dec 13

Last season, the Birmingham mail wrote a piece following an interview with Wade Elliott with regards to turning the corner.

The Tykes v Blues: The Tilton Preview 

29 Nov 13

Last time out, Blues drew at home against Blackpool to pick up their 15th point of the season.

Jesse Lingard Extends Loan Deal 

28 Nov 13

Blues have today announced that versatile striker Jesse Lingard has extended his loan move from Premier League champions Manchester United.

Blues v Blackpool – The Tilton Preview 

22 Nov 13

Blues return to league action at St.

Terriers v Blues: The Tilton Preview 

8 Nov 13

Blues return to league action on Saturday afternoon, as they make the 115-mile sojourn to Huddersfield.

Blues v Charlton – The New Preview 

1 Nov 13

Blues return to league action on Saturday afternoon, as Chris Powell’s Charlton Athletic make the visit to St.

Pole, Vaults In To St. Andrews 

1 Nov 13

Lee Clark snapped up out of contract Polish International midfielder, Dariusz Dudka, on an initial two month deal yesterday, to add much-needed reinforcements to his small Blues squad.

Blues v Stoke – The Cup Preview 

29 Oct 13

It’s back to cup action for Blues again on Tuesday evening, when they play host to Premier League side, Stoke City.

Accounts Delayed Once More 

29 Oct 13

A familiar story broke yesterday morning, when it was announced that the accounts of holding company Birmingham International Holdings Ltd, for the Financial Year ending June 2013 have once again been delayed.

The Rams v Blues: The Friday Preview 

25 Oct 13

After a tiresome week of looking at the protracted sale of the club, it comes as something of a blessing to finally be able to get back to discussing on-field matters.

Where’s the Communication, Tom? 

23 Oct 13

So, the ownership soap opera continues down at St.

With New Ownership, Comes New Responsibilities 

22 Oct 13

As with the protracted buyout of any organisation comes speculation and conjecture, with very little of what has been rumoured proving to be fact, or come to fruition.

Blues v The Trotters – Preview 

5 Oct 13

Blues will look to continue their recent excellent home form today, against Dougie Freedman’s out of sorts Bolton side.

Reading v Blues – Preview 

28 Sep 13

Blues will hope to continue their recent good form today, away at The Madjeski Stadium, as they face their ninth game of the season.

Blues v Swansea – Cup Preview 

25 Sep 13

Blues come into their Fourth Round, Capital One Cup game against Swansea on the back of what is no doubt their best result this season, so far.

Lingard Blows Wednesday Into Next Week 

21 Sep 13

We all hoped and dreamed that Jesse Lingard would make a positive impact during his time on loan at Blues, but I don’t think any of us could have imagine the sort of impact he would have on his debut for the club.

Blues v The Owls 

20 Sep 13

Blues will look to kick-start their season again on Saturday, when they face fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday at St.

Who is Jesse Lingard?? 

19 Sep 13

Blues announced this afternoon that they have signed Manchester United midfielder-cum-forward Jesse Lingard on a 1 month youth loan.

Burnley v Blues – Preview 

17 Sep 13

Blues face another stern away test again on Tuesday as they travel to Lancashire to face Burnley.

The Return of Zigic 

16 Sep 13

Mondays Development Squad game against Leeds will see Nikola Zigic return to the pitch for the first time since mid-July when Blues thrashed Shamrock Rovers 0-4 in a pre-season friendly in Tallaght, Dublin.

QPR v Blues – Preview 

13 Sep 13

After the international break, Blues really couldn’t find a tougher game, than away at Skybet Championship favourites, QPR.

Blues v The Tractor Boys 

30 Aug 13

Blues face up to their third home game of the season after a controversial midweek win away at Yeovil in the Capital One Cup.

Blues v Leicester – Preview 

23 Aug 13

Tomorrow see’s Blues travel to unbeaten Leicester City for their second away game of the season.

Blues v The Seagulls: The Tilton Preview 

17 Aug 13

Tomorrow sees Blues return to Skybet Championship action once again.

The Glovers v Blues: The TS Preview 

9 Aug 13

Last time we saw Blues in Skybet Championship action, it was at home against Watford on the opening day of the season.

Club Statement & Ownership 

8 Aug 13

Over the past few weeks and months, there have been a number of rumours surrounding the sale of the club.

Blues v The Pilgrims – Match Report 

7 Aug 13

Blues stumbled through to the second round of the Capital One Cup last night thanks to a Kyle Bartley volley in Extra Time.

Blues v Plymouth: The Tilton Preview 

6 Aug 13

So the season has begun, granted it wasn’t in the fashion that any bluenose would have wanted, but it’s nice to have football back.

Back In The Day: Chucho Benitez 

2 Aug 13

As part of the Tilton Strugglers remembrance of Christian Benitez, we have written a one-off piece with regards to the late striker.

Blues v Watford – The Season Opener 

2 Aug 13

Blues kick off the first home game of the season with a game against the only Championship team that they failed to score against last season.

Chucho: El Hombre Pequeño Con Un Gran Corazón 

29 Jul 13

It is with a sad heart that we all heard the news this morning regarding the death of former blues striker Christian Benitez.

Shamrock Rovers in Pictures 

17 Jul 13

Zigic rolls in the third                                                           Novak collides with Shamrock keeper Murphy Novak and Zigic ready to kick off Blues ready to defend a Shamrock free kick Myself chatting to…

Shamrock Rovers 0 Blues 4 

9 Jul 13

Zigic neatly finishes to put Blues two up.

On The Defensive 

4 Jul 13

With the impressive new loan additions of Kyle Bartley and Dan Burn to Blues back line over the last few days, I thought I’d take a look at the different combinations we can expect to see Clark use this coming season.

Who is Matt Green? 

3 Jul 13

Today Blues completed the signing of pacey front man Matt Green.

Two Out, Two In! 

25 Jun 13

Blues first day back for pre-season training on Monday, appeared to be a hectic one.

Former Canary Flies in! 

24 Jun 13

Lee Clark moved to snap up Blues sixth signing of the summer today, as Tom Adeyemi put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Transfer Rumour Round Up 

14 Jun 13

Here are the last couple of weeks of transfer rumours surrounding Blues.

Blues Bag Defender Eardley 

31 May 13

Blues swooped to complete the signing of right back Neal Eardley, on a Bosman free transfer today.

Novak Reunited With Clark 

21 May 13

Lee Clark swooped to reunite himself with his former Huddersfield striker Lee Novak today.

And Randolph Makes it Three 

14 May 13

Today Blues confirmed their third signing of the season in the form of Bray born Motherwell goalkeeper, Darren Randolf, beating off interest from Burnley in the process.

The Season Ticket 

14 May 13

In a little under a week, Blues will release the details of the Season Tickets for the 2013/14 season.

Footy 4 Harry: A Great Cause, A Great Opportunity 

13 May 13

This Saturday the attentions at St.

Departing Davies? 

10 May 13

Curtis Davies mentioned yesterday in an interview that his desire is to one day ply his trade in the top division of English football once again, following spells there with Villa, West Brom Blues.

Like Players, Like Manager 

9 May 13

Three words that are widely used in the football world are ‘Young and Hungry’.

Olly Lee Joins Blues 

8 May 13

Midfielder Olly Lee has signed for Blues on a free transfer from Barnet following a successful trial period.

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