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Villa boss Steve Bruce brands Birmingham City as ‘absolute giants’ after 0-0 draw

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has given his verdict on the 0-0 draw against local rivals Birmingham City in the Championship at St. Andrew’s on Sunday.

Villa hit the crossbar twice late in the game but unfortunately for Bruce, the game ended in a stalemate. The draw puts Villa at sixth on the table, seven points behind league leaders Sheffield United.

Championship expert tips tempting 60/1 Birmingham City v Aston Villa

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Top Championship pundit David Prutton expects Sunday’s Midlands derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa to be a thriller.

The two sides head into the weekend at opposite ends of the Championship table, with City down in 21st while Villa are riding high in 5th position.

Villa have held the upper hand over their big rivals in recent years, losing just one of their last 12 meetings.

Birmingham’s new boss, Diogo Jota, Luton’s thrashing and two Ameobis… Names of the Football League, week 11

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After a long two weeks full of Panamian ecstasy and England...well, being England, the Championship returned to accompany the League 1 and League 2 fixtures over the weekend. It truly returned to...

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On This Day in Football: The Birmingham Derby kicks off

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On this day in 1879, the first ever Birmingham Derby took place with Birmingham City winning 1-0 against Aston Villa.

Like many other football clubs of that era, the two clubs’ origins lie in cricket…and the church. Both were formed by members of cricket clubs who were looking for a recreational activity for the winter months.

Middlesbrough, Wolves, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town… Star Names of the Football League, week 8

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The Football League season is well and truly up and running now, with midweek rounds complementing the weekend's action. There was a sole unbeaten run to be defended in the shape of Thomas...

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Odds update: Leeds good value to see off Birmingham City, Sky Sports pundit tips United to win

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Leeds United bid to continue their excellent start to the Championship season when they host Birmingham City on Tuesday.

The Whites are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Cardiff City after recording four wins and two draws from their six games.

The home side can be backed at 8/11 to see off a Birmingham side who have picked up just four points from their six outings.

Leeds United boss criticises Birmingham City's transfer business, says no guarantees Redknapp will be successful

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Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen believes Harry Redknapp’s splash-the-cash approach to his transfer dealings at Birmingham City won’t guarantee success.

Birmingham had a net transfer spend of around £12 million this summer as Redknapp set about reshaping his squad, but they have collected just four points this season and lie 21st in the Championship.

Birmingham City interested in Torino midfielder

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English Championship club Birmingham City are reportedly monitoring the situation of Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah, according to reports in Italy.

The Serie A club have made several changes to their squad this summer. Promising defensive midfielder Marco Benassi joined Fiorentina and was replaced by Tomas Rincon who arrived from local rivals Juventus.

John Terry, Ruben Neves and 8 more Championship signings to keep an eye on

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With less than a week to go until the English Football League the Championship through to League Two kicks off, managers are finalising their lineups. There might still be incoming...

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Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

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.

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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.

Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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Birmingham City fans pinching themselves at being seventh in the Championship table with limited resources and finally rid of controversial owner Carson Yeung came back to reality with a bang this...

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Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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Birmingham City fans pinching themselves at being seventh in the Championship table with limited resources and finally rid of controversial owner Carson Yeung came back to reality with a bang this...

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Harry Redknapp

Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.

The 70-year-old Englishman - who numbers Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth among the clubs he has managed - left his post after just 13 games in charge following Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Preston North End.

Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.

The 70-year-old Englishman - who numbers Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth among the clubs he has managed - left his post after just 13 games in charge following Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Preston North End.

Out Of The Blues: Birmingham Sack Harry Redknapp After Just Five Months In Charge

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After a dismal run of six consecutive defeats, Birmingham City have sacked manager Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp, 70, helped the Blues dodge relegation at the end of last season after taking over with just three games to go.

However, after penning a new one-deal in the summer and signing no less than 14 new players, the former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss oversaw a terrible start to the new season, with his side losing six of their eight games.

Warning For Newcastle – Sign Some Quality Players Or Face Relegation Fight Next Season

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Harry Redknapp is nowthe manager of Birmingham City, but he's commented on Newcastle's chances of avoiding a relegation battle for the coming season in his column in the Sun. And the former [...]

Championship Suitors Lining Up As Harry Redknapp Claims John Terry Has Received ‘Good Offer’ To Join Birmingham City

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Harry Redknapp has revealed that Birmingham City have presented John Terry with a 'good offer' to join the Championship club.

As you well know, Terry had his 22-year association with Chelsea brought to an end in Mayand, keen to play on, is now assessing his options.

Aston Villa reportedly made an approach to sign the 36-year-old free agent last week, with their cross-city rivals now following suit.

‘What A Story!’ – Benoit Assou-Ekotto Refutes Harry Redknapp’s Claim That He Is Intent On Becoming A Pornstar

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Unfortunately for all concerned, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has moved to address recent speculation that he's intent on giving up professional football in favour of becoming a pornstar.

The spurious reports stem from a quote given in jest by Harry Redknapp, who claimed his attempt tosign Assou-Ekotto for Birmingham City was hindered by the fact that the former Tottenham left-back was "more interested" in making the move into adult entertainment.

Birmingham: Harry Redknapp Keen To Sign Benoit Assou-Ekotto But Player Is ‘More Interested In Becoming A Pornstar’

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Harry Redknapp has admitted that his attempts to bringBenoit Assou-Ekottoto Birmingham City may be hindered by the Cameroonian full-back's plan to switch careers.

Assou-Ekotto spent last season in France with Metzhaving signed a one-year contract with theLigue 1 mid-tablers last August.

Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

‘Fed up’ Harry Redknapp takes Birmingham job

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London (AFP) – Veteran English manager Harry Redknapp said he had returned to football as the new boss of Championship strugglers Birmingham City on Tuesday because he was “fed up” with his time away from the sport.

The 70-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur boss has replaced Gianfranco Zola, whose dismal four months in charge of second-tier Birmingham ended on Monday with the Italian declaring “I sacked myself”.

Official: Birmingham Appoint Harry Redknapp As New Manager After Mercy-Sacking Gianfranco Zola

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Harry Redknapp is officially back in the game after being appointed as Birmingham City's new manager this morning.

Brumsacked Gianfranco Zola on Monday evening after a truly abysmal tenure that saw the teamgo from three points off third place when he took over (14th December) to three points above the relegation zone (17th April) in the space of just 21 Championship games.

Championship

WhatsApp, Doc? Aston Villa Embarrass Themselves With Puzzling John Terry ‘Group Chat’ Announcement

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Although getting on in years and weighed down with more baggage than a handler's strike at Heathrow, John Terry's move to Aston Villa is perhaps the best news the club have had since Joleon Lescott left.

Yet the Championship club have contrived to sour the good vibes and make themselves a laughing stock with a certifiably iffysocial media ‘reveal' that presents more questions than it does answers.

Generosity, Thy Name Is Craig Gardner: Birmingham Midfielder Pays For 50 Families To Attend Game Against QPR

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Courtesy of Craig Gardner, 50 families will be watching Birmingham's upcoming Championship game against QPR completely free of charge.

The midfielder, who re-signed for Birmingham in January, stumped up to buy a block of tickets which were then given away on a first come, first serve basis via the official clubwebsite.

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Eager Beaver: Birmingham Fan Ensures He’s First To Wear New Away Kit By Making His Own (Photo)

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With Birmingham City's new away kit not due to be released until later this week, one enterprising young fan has taken it upon himself to ensure that he will be the first to own his club's latest change strip.

Indeed, the new 2017/18 away jersey is currently available on pre-order ahead of it officially going on sale on 15th June.

Birmingham City FC 2017/18 adidas Away Kit

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Former Premier League side Birmingham City Football Club have released their adidas away kit for their 2017/18 Football League Championship, League Cup and FA Cup seasons. The Blues will wear a white alternate jersey next season. It is accented with their primary blue via its ribbed v-neck collar, shoulder piping and adidas side striping.

Birmingham City FC 2016/17 adidas Home Kit

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Birmingham City Football Club will wear adidas kits for the first time in thirty three [...]

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Zola ends desperate spell as Birmingham boss

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

Zola ends desperate spell as Birmingham boss

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

Zola resigns as Birmingham manager

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

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.

Major League Soccer

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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The top of La Liga takes center stage this weekend, as three teams continue their tussle to be crowned Spanish champions. But it's not the only division in European soccer where an extremely tight battle is set to pan out at the summit.

In the Championship, English soccer's second tier, three teams on the same amount of points are chasing two automatic promotion spots; one of those sides has a chance to pile pressure on the others with victory on Friday night.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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The top of La Liga takes center stage this weekend, as three teams continue their tussle to be crowned Spanish champions. But it's not the only division in European soccer where an extremely tight battle is set to pan out at the summit.

In the Championship, English soccer's second tier, three teams on the same amount of points are chasing two automatic promotion spots; one of those sides has a chance to pile pressure on the others with victory on Friday night.

The Rest

Bantertastic Bookmakers Paddy Power Apologise After Offering Odds On Ugo Ehiogu To Take Birmingham City Job

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Bantertastic bookmakers Paddy Power have apologised after offering odds on the late Ugo Ehiogu accidentally, they claim to become the new manager of Birmingham City.

Ehiogu died suddenly back in April after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training ground. He was only 44.

However, as a former Aston Villa player, Paddy Power thought it'd be amusing to include him at 66/1 to take over at rivals Birmingham.

Arsenal push through another loan deal on Deadline Day

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Arsenal's young defender, Krystian Bielik has joined Birmingham City on loan for the rest of...

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Eamonn Dolan, 1967-2016

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When I first met then Exeter City manager Eamonn Dolan he stopped our interview midway through to give tactical advise to a youth team player. "I knew he was heading off and I wouldn't get to see him until after his game at the weekend."

When I spoke to him about seven years later to get a quick bit of background on a Reading player for an article I .