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4-2-3-1 vs Birmingham: Leeds United predicted starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Birmingham City vs Leeds United Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Birmingham City vs Leeds United
Championship 2016/17
03rd March, 19:45 pm BST
St Andrews, Birmingham
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Birmingham City, placed 14th in the Championship, are going through a poor run of results at the moment, having won just twice in their last 15 games.

Birmingham manager Zola says Spector could move to MLS

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Jonathan Spector has played in England for the entirety of his professional career, suiting up for Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham and, ultimately, Birmingham City. However, it appears his time in England may be coming towards its end as an offer from MLS has come in.

Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola says Spector has received offers that could see him return to the U.

Chinese group complete takeover of Birmingham

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London (AFP) Chinese group Trillion Trophy Asia (TTA) completed their lengthy takeover of English club Birmingham City on Monday making it the third club based in the city to fall under Chinese control.

The confirmation of the purchase of the second tier side by TTA who are controlled by 55-year-old Hong Kong businessman Paul Suen and his business partner Daniel Sue brings to a definitive end the stormy ownership of disgraced businessman Carson Yeung.

Chinese group complete takeover of Birmingham

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London (AFP) Chinese group Trillion Trophy Asia (TTA) completed their lengthy takeover of English club Birmingham City on Monday making it the third club based in the city to fall under Chinese control.

The confirmation of the purchase of the second tier side by TTA who are controlled by 55-year-old Hong Kong businessman Paul Suen and his business partner Daniel Sue brings to a definitive end the stormy ownership of disgraced businessman Carson Yeung.

Aston Villa

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Preview: Aston Villa vs Birmingham City

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Aston Villa vs Birmingham City preview Aston Villa have to calm the stormy waters by defeating their local rivals Birmingham City in Tuesday's...

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Photo: Aston Villa fans leave funny banner at Birmingham City

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Nothing like getting one over your neighbours is there #Villa? #FACupFinal #getcarriedaway http://t.co/JK84v35iRJ pic.twitter.com/bZoEqeKxn8 ...

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Arsenal

This Arsenal youngster has earned a place in Gunners first team

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Does Jon Toral have any chance of getting first team action next season? With all club competitions now finished for English football this season, we can sit back and review what the season has been like for the Arsenal players, in terms of who has performed and who hasn't. It is also a time where [.

Is this Jon Toral’s last chance to become an Arsenal star?

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When Jon Toral arrived at Arsenal from La Masia all those years ago along with Hector Bellerin, we thought that the half-English lad was the most promising, but we all know now that Toral was held back by injury while Bellerin has gone on to become first choice at the Emirates. But it looks like [...

Should Arsenal let young Gunner Iwobi leave?

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It would be just about typical of the way things are going for Arsenal at the moment if Arsene Wenger was to let the young Nigeria international forward Alex Iwobi go to one of the Championship clubs that want him on loan, only for yet another injury to hit the Arsenal front line and leave [...]

Alex Iwobi linked with move to Birmingham or Reading

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Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi is wanted by Championship sides Birmingham City and Reading, according to the Daily Mirror. The Nigerian starlet, aged...

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TEN big-game Arsenal defeats – Which one hurt the most?

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The painful days. By Galen Sona Arsenal 0 v 2 Bayern Munich Champions league 2013 This was the round of 16 of the champions league. We started the game like a house on fire and we were all over Bayern in the first 15 mins. It was some great stuff from Arsenal. Why it hurts? [...]

Ranger’s move for brilliant Arsenal youngster still in doubt (plus video)

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The Arsenal and USA starlet Gedion Zelalem was expected to go off for a six-month loan deal at Glasgow Rangers, but now it seems that the deal could be hijacked by Fulham, Charlton or Birmingham City as more clubs have been alerted to his availability. Zelalem has been in excellent form for the USA in [.

Arsenal plot move for Birmingham City’s Demarai Gray

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Arsenal will join the race for Birmingham City wonderkid Demarai Gray this summer, according to The Sun on Sunday. Gray, aged 18, is tipped to leave...

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Tottenham and Arsenal chasing Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, Liverpool and Man City interested

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North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are battling to sign Birmingham winger Demarai Gray. Both Spurs and the Gunners are keen to add the...

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Nikola Zigic maintains that Arsenal tried to sign him

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Former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic has repeated claims that Arsenal tried to sign him before the transfer window closed. The 6ft 8in forward...

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O novo craque do Bessa

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O Boavista ainda não pontuou neste regresso Primeira Liga e a direcção do emblema axadrezado decidiu fazer um esforço no sentido de dar a Petit mais e melhores opções. E eis que surpreendeu ao assegurar a contratação de Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, um extremo esquerdo que admiro há muito mas que, aos 28 anos, nunca conseguiu verdadeiramente "explodir" e confirmar o talento que demonstrou precocemente.

Arsenal want ex-Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic, claims agent

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Former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to his agent. The Gunners are being linked with a host of...

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Will Arsenal take Hull lightly? No Chance says Wenger

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The subject of Arsenal, the trophy drought and the shock defeat by Birmingham City in our last major final was bound to come up, and will do many times before Arsenal run out on to the Wembley turf on Saturday. And it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger is not all that keen on focusing [...]

Arsenal will NOT mess up another trophy chance says Szczesny

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All this talk about nine years without a trophy is getting more tired and boring for Arsenal fans than the average TV schedule on Dave, but the fact is that, should the Gunners fail to win the FA cup at Wembley in May, that is how long it will have been since Patrick Vieira scored [...]

Leicester City

Photo: Demarai Gray in a Leicester shirt after signing from Birmingham

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BREAKING: #lcfc sign winger @Demarai7 from Birmingham City. #GrayLCFC pic.twitter.com/Oz61oDPjQy Leicester City (@LCFC) January 4, 2016...

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Birmingham’s Demarai Gray on his way to Leicester

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Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Birmingham City forward Demarai Gray, according to BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Pat Murphy. Speaking...

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Championship

FA Cup Fourth Round Preview: Birmingham City vs West Brom

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A resurgent Birmingham City side will hope to become the first side to defeat Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion when the Baggies make the short trip...

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Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0

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When Wigan beat Blackpool 1-0 at the DW Stadium on a warm day back in August this year, it was expected that The Latics would again make a push for promotion back to the Premier League under manager Uwe Rosler, while Blackpool would face a season of toil.



442 magazine even had Wigan favorites for automatic promotion.

Video: Liverpool defender sent-off for foul on team-mate

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A strange incident from the Championship game between Blackpool and Birmingham, where Liverpool youngster Jack Robinson was shown a red card for a foul on team-mate Jordon Ibe. Robinson, on loan with the Seasider, was deemed to have denied a clear goalscoring opportunity to Ibe, who made his loan move to Birmingham last week.

Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe joins Birmingham

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BREAKING NEWS: #BCFC sign @LFC winger @IbeJordon on a youth loan until the end of the season: http://t.co/w7iQ4KCxPS pic.twitter.com/lAMsPaDrG6 Birmingham City FC (@BcfcDotCom) February 21, 2014 Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe has agreed a loan switch to Birmingham. The Reds confirmed that the 18-year-old winger has moved to St Andrew's until the end of the [.

Liverpool and Man City monitor Birmingham youngster Reece Brown

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Birmingham startlet Reece Brown is reportedly attracting the attention of Manchester City and Liverpool. The 17-year-old has broken into the Blues' first-team this season and signed his first professional contract at St Andrew's last month. Now, both City and the Reds are watching his progress as they consider a move for the youngster.

Eye Witness Assessment: Bolton Wanderers are in Intensive Care

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[A]mir Khan would be proud. As double whammies go, fans of Bolton Wanderers have been on the receiving end of two sledgehammers this January. First, after several years of heavy punishment on the financial front, the latest body blow landed as the club's parent company Burnden Leisure Limited announced a new high for its debt of £163.

Birmingham ‘steal’ Aston Villa’s honours in club diary

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Birmingham City have claimed all the trophies ever won by Aston Villa as their own in an official club diary. The diary has now been recalled after the cock-up was spotted. The Birmingham City FC Club Records page of the diary claimed the Blues won the European Cup in 1982 and also took credit for [.

Joe Kinnear tried to sign Shane Ferguson from Birmingham, finds out he already plays for Newcastle

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Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear allegedly made a move to sign Birmingham winger Shane Ferguson only to discover that he's on loan at St Andrew's from the Magpies. Kinnear thought he had spotted a great talent during a scouting trip to Birmingham but was later informed that Ferguson already played for his club, [.

Birmingham boss Lee Clark praise on-loan Man Utd youngster Jesse Lingard

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Birmingham City manager Lee Clark says the work ethic of on-loan striker Jesse Lingard is "ridiculous". Fortunately, he meant it in a good way. The Manchester United youngster is setting an example to the rest of the Blues' squad, according to Clark. He said: "Every Manchester United player on loan has it.

Liverpool

Snapshot: Liverpool Ladies Retain WSL Title After Incredible Final-Day Drama

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By Alan Duffy

In an incredibly dramatic final day of action, outsiders Liverpool Ladies secured the WSL title after leapfrogging Chelsea and Birmingham to thetrophy.

Finding themselves in third place at the start of the day, behind leaders Chelsea and second-placed Birmingham, the Reds pulled off an incredible title victory by beating Bristol Academy 3-0 courtesy of goals fromNatasha Dowie, Lucy Bronze and Fara Williams (courtesy of a penalty).

Video: Birmingham vs Liverpool held up due to tampon on the pitch

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The Women's Super League match between Birmingham and Liverpool last weekend involved one of football's more unusual delays. The referee...

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The Rest

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Birmingham away

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The season starts here. After the chaos of the last... well it seems like forever, doesn't it, we can start to think about games on their merits. Birmingham away becomes Birmingham away, not another episode in Mike Gregg's Felix Bingo, not another excruciating exercise in demonstrating how far we've fallen.

Lee Clark’s Amazing Escape Act – Unbelievable – Video

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Birmingham needed at least one point in their final game of the season at Bolton yesterday, to survive in the Championship since Doncaster Rovers were one point better off but with a much worse goal difference. Lee Clark after Birmingham miraculously survived yesterday And certainly things didn't look too good and with 12 minutes [.

Alberto Tarantini: de Birmingham a Talleres sin escalas.

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La ebullición mundialista empieza a fogonearse desde las multinacionales que, embarcadas junto a la colega estrella (FIFA), multiplican voces y canales de marketing. Así, ya desde 2013, a nueve meses del inicio del Mundial de Brasil 2014, Coca Cola y FIFA pasean el trofeo de la Copa del Mundo por todo el mundo en lo que llaman Trophy Tour.

Giant Killers on the March...Again!

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Andy Greeves

In 1993-94, English Conference side Kidderminster Harriers made a number for themselves by becoming only the fifth club to make it to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Ten years on, 'Kiddy' are making waves again, having beaten two Football League ties to set-up a Fourth Round trip to Barclays Premier League side Sunderland.

Book Review: Red Card Roy

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Red Card Roy by Roy McDonough Published by Vision Sports Publishing 2012, £12.99 [D]espite being present at hundreds of lower league games throughout the 1980s and 1990s, I don't actually recall seeing Roy McDonough play in the flesh although it's highly unlikely that I didn't, the picaresque striker having notched up over 650 appearances in both league and non-league between 1976 and 1994 and having enjoyed a successful spell as manager of Colchester United, taking the Essex team back into the Football League after relegation to the fifth tier as well as an FA Trophy victory over Witton Albion.