Farewell Sir Bobby.

July 31st, 2009 by theurbaneguerilla

I know he had no association with Birmingham City as such, but Sir Bobby Robson’s passing was a real shame for all football fans.
As a man of a certain age I can remember Sir Bobby as manager of a little club in East Anglia in the seventies, who played excellent football and scored great goals. [...]

Mad Men Pt 2 – The Middle Men

July 31st, 2009 by theurbaneguerilla

We’ve already looked at the mad men who populated Birmingham’s defence so now it’s time to turn our attentions to the midfield and forward areas.
It has to be said that Birmingham had no less an embarrassment of riches in this department and some memorable names graced the more advanced areas of the park, often electing for [...]

Mad Men – Part 1: The defenders.

July 26th, 2009 by theurbaneguerilla

Birmingham City is a big city club with a history of heroic failure – the ultimate yo-yo club. Yet it has attracted plenty of big players in its time, including its fair share of “mad men”. Why do Blues continue to favour the more psychopathic among the fooballing fraternity?
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Birmingham City 0-2 VfB Stuttgart

July 24th, 2009 by theurbaneguerilla

Perhaps losing their first pre-season match, with a disjointed team, against a Bundesliga side preparing for Champions League qualifiers is not such a tragedy.
Stuttgart withstood Blues pressure and possession to finally break the Premier League newcomers down with two goals inside the final quarter-hour, through Elson and Julian Schreiber.
This was Blues’ first taste of action [...]

Birmingham City Transfer News

June 13th, 2009 by akvbcfc

What a window it has been for the Blues.
Alex McLeish realised the job in hand when promotion was confirmed and he has set about improving the squad to somewhere near the level required to ‘hack it’ in the self-proclaimed best league in the world. McLeish knew, and he still does know that there is much [...]

McLeish Looks Back to Move Birmingham Forward

June 7th, 2009 by akvbcfc

Birmingham City look to be making headway in the transfer market as Alex McLeish searches for the players to give his side the touch of class required to survive in the greatest league in the world. After the shock signing of striker Christian Benitez, McLeish has turned his attentions to the centre of defence, where [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Blues sign up Benitez!

June 3rd, 2009 by akvbcfc

In the past half an hour, it has been confirmed that Birmingham City have broken their record transfer fee to sign young, up-and-coming striker Christian Benitez from Santos Laguna.
The Ecuador player has been constantly linked with the club during the past week, after his agent went public with the news that Blues had tabled a [...]

Benítez on his way to Brum?

June 2nd, 2009 by akvbcfc

There are many rumours doing the rounds that Christian Benítez, the 23 year old Ecuadorian striker, could be on his way to Birmingham City for what would turn out to be a record transfer fee for the West Midlands club.
Rumours state that Blues have tabled a bid of around £6.2 million for the player, with [...]

Blues in Need

May 29th, 2009 by akvbcfc

Promotion. Can’t beat it.

However, the adrenalin rush that followed a return to the top flight has come to an end, and in the cold light of day, Alex McLeish will have realised the task that awaits him. Where do Blues go from here? It is undeniable that this squad would struggle in the Premier [...]

Need to be let off the (Mc)Leish…

December 30th, 2008 by tiltonroadstudent

Sat in a December chill at the Tilton Road end there was little to stir the senses with the performance on show. On the contrary in fact. The overwhelming emotion upon leaving the ground was one of anger, dissapointment and even disgust.
Hearing the announcment of McLeish’s starting line-up did little to raise the freezing temperature and set [...]