17.02.2018… Millwall (h)…

Birmingham City 0 Millwall 1

St Andrew’s… Saturday February 17th… 3pm

Attendance: 19,111

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

After a recent upturn in performances and results, the old familiar problems appear to be returning…

For all of their first half possession, Blues never really going. Millwall grew into the game in the second half, and then scored an inevitable late winner when Fred Onyedinma fired home at the second attempt…

On the plus side, all of the bottom sides lost. But picking anything up at Brentford on Tuesday night will be a tough ask…

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Pre-Match: The Teams Take to the Field…

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First Half: Birmingham Attack…

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Jenkinson, Roberts, Dean, Colin, Gardner, Lowe (Jota 46), Kieftenbeld (YC), Boga (Adams 74), Maghoma (Jutkiewicz 81), Gallagher (YC)

Not Used; Trueman, Morrison, Bramall, O’Keeffe

Goals; None

Millwall; Archer, Meredith, Hutchinson (YC), Williams, Gregory (Shackell 90+2), Romeo, Wallace, Morison (Cahill 85), Saville, Cooper, Marshall (Onyedinma 66)

Not Used; Martin, McLaughlin, Tunnicliffe, Elliott

Goals; Onyedinma (77)

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

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16.02.2018… Leics v Sheff U…

Leicester City 1 Sheffield United 0

King Power… Friday Februry 26th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 28,336

Ticket: £20 – Programme: £3.50

Leicester went through to the last eight by the narrowest of margins, on a freezing cold night at the King Power. Jamie Vardy heading the only goal just past the hour…

Riyad Mahrez was back in the side, after after sulking for 10 days, when a proposed move to Manchester City’s bench didn’t materialise. It strikes me that we forgive sulky footballers far too easily these days; I still haven’t forgiven Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley or Paul Gascoigne…

Anyway, Chelsea at home in the last eight…

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Pre-Match: The Players Warm Up…

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Second Half: Leicester Prepare to Take a Corner…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Gray, Iheanacho, Vardy (Albrighton 83), Maguire, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez (James 90)

Not Used; Hamer, Silva, Dragovic, James, Fuchs, Diabate

Goals; Vardy (66)

Sheffield United; Blackman, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Lundstram, Donaldson, Wilson (Brooks 46), Wright (Evans 76), Lafferty, Carruthers (Duffy 76)

Not Used; Sharp, Stearman, Heneghan, Eastwood

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

11.02.2018… Man United (h)…

Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0

St. James’ Park…… Sunday February 11th… 2.15pm

Attendance: 52,309

Ticket: £48 – Programme: £3

There’s watching football, and then there’s watching Newcastle United. And every once in a while we’re treated to one of those days that remind us why it’s different, and why it is that we persevere. Today was one of those days…

More words to follow…

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Pre-Match: The Match Officals Warming Up…

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First Half: Newcastle Defend a Corner…

Newcastle United; Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 84), Perez (Hayden 90+4), Gayle (Joselu 80)

Not Used; Darlow, Manquillo, Merino, Murphy

Goals; Ritchie (65)

Manchester United; De Gea, Valencia (YC), Smalling (YC), Jones, Young, Matic (McTominay 77), Pogba (Mata 66), Sanchez, Lingard (Carrick 66), Martial, Lukaku

Not Used; Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…