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12.02.2019… Bolton (h)…

Birmingham City 0 Bolton Wanderers 1

St. Andrew’s… Tuesday February 12th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 21,682

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

An instantly forgettable game ended in Bolton’s first away win since August.  Callum Connolly scoring the only goal of the game for the visitors with twenty minutes remaining…

The subsequently expected Blues’ onslaught never arrived, the only real chance of note being a Che Adams strike brilliantly saved by Remi Matthews in the closing seconds…

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Pre-Match: Programme and Ticket…

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First Half: A Bolton Throw In..

Birmingham City; Camp, Harding (YC), Morrison, Dean, Colin, Jota (Mrabti 63), Kieftenbeld (Vassell 76), Gardner (Davis 80), Maghoma, Adams, Jutkiewicz

Not Used; Pedersen, Mahoney, Gardner, Trueman

Goals; None

Bolton Wanderers; Matthews, Olkowski, Wilson (Vela 65), Wheater, Beevers, Noone (YC), O’Neil (Murphy 45), Lowe, Connolly (YC), Magennis, Donaldson

Not Used; Alnwick, Little, Ameobi, Buckley, Hall

Goals; Connolly (71)

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

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09.02.2019… Derby v Hull…

Derby County 2 Hull City 0

Pride Park… Saturday February 9th… 3pm…

Attendance: 28,211

Ticket: £24 – Programme: £3

A comfortable win for Derby, Martyn Waghorn scoring both goals…

Derby Debuts for Leicester loanee Andy King and Ashley Cole, and ex-Portland Timber Liam Ridgewell for Hull…

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Approaching Pride Park…

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Inside Pride Park: The View from the South Stand…

Derby County; Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Bryson, Huddlestone, Holmes (King 81), Wilson (YC), Waghorn (Cole 90+1), Jozefzoon (Bennett 59)

Not Used; Wisdom, Johnson, Nugent, Ravas

Goals; Waghorn (41, 71)

Hull City; Marshall, Kane, McKenzie, Lichaj, Kingsley (Ridgewell 75 (YC)), Bowen (Pugh 75), Henriksen, Stewart (Evandro 72), Grosicki, Irvine, Campbell

Not Used; Dicko, Milinkovic, Long, Batty

Goals; None

As usual, More pictures to follow on flickr…

02.02.2019… Notts Forest (h)…

Birmingham City 2 Nottingham Forest 0nottsforest

St. Andrew’s… Saturday February 2nd… 3pm

Attendance: 24,235

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

A first league win of 2019 for Blues, and one that moved them up to eighth place in the Championship…

An early Jota strike and a last minute penalty from Che Adams being the difference between the two sides, on a cold afternoon at St. Andrew’s…

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Pre-Match: Birmingham Warm Up…

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First Half Action: An Early Birmingham Free Kick…

Birmingham City; Camp, Harding, Morrison (YC), Dean, Colin, Maghoma (Mrabti 81), Gardner, Kieftenbeld (YC), Jota (Gardner 85), Adams, Jutkiewicz (Vassell 78)

Not Used; Mahoney, Dacres-Cogley, Trueman, Lubala

Goals; Jota (13), Adams (90+3 pen)

Nottingham Forest; Pantilimon, Janko, Benalouane (RC), Milosevic (Grabban 60), Robinson, Watson, Cash, Guedioura (Antunes Carvalho 72), Osborn, Lolley (YC), Murphy (Bonatini 60)

Not Used; Steele, Cupido Goncalves, Yacob, Tuncara Gomes

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.01.2019… Cardiff City (h)…

Newcastle United 3 Cardiff City 0

St. James’ Park… Saturday January 19th… 3pm

Attendance: 49,864

Ticket: £34 – Programme: £3

A comfortable win against a very poor Cardiff City side, and one which lifted us out of the relegation places at their expense…

Two goals for Fabian Schar (his first for the club) and one for the ever reliable Ayoze Perez…

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First Half Action… Cardiff in Possession…

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Second Half Action… 2-0 to Rafa’s Mags…

Newcastle United; Dubravka, Schar, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie (Manquillo 85), Hayden, S.Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

Not Used; Woodman, Sterry, Clark, Murphy, Joselu, Roberts

Goals; Schar (24, 63), Perez (90+3)

Cardiff City; Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Manga, Bamba, Mendez-Laing (Murphy 82), Ralls, Camarasa (YC), Hoilett, Niasse (Reid 64), Paterson (Ward 89)

Not Used; Smithies, Gunnarsson, Cunningham, K.Harris

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…