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13.05.2018… Chelsea (h)…

Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 0

St. James’ Park… Sunday May 13th… 3pm

Attendance: 52,294

Ticket: £48 – Programme: £3

Our final home game of the season. The sun shone, we played Chelsea off the park, we scored three times and we finished in the top half of the Premier League…

A great manager, an improving squad, what can possibly go wrong? Well, we’ve got another whole summer to find out…

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Where There is Unity… There is Always Victory…

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First Half: Newcastle Attack…

Newcastle United; Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 72), Diame (Haidara 87), Shelvey, Murphy, Perez, Gayle (Joselu 48)

Not Used; Darlow, Manquillo, Gamez, Merino

Goals; Gayle (23), Perez (59, 63)

Chelsea; Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Moses, Barkley (Willian 77), Kante, Bakayoko (YC), Emerson, Hazard (Pedro 82), Giroud (Morata 76)

Not Used; Cabellero, Alonso, Fabregas, Rudiger

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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06.05.2018… Fulham (h)…

Birmingham City 3 Fulham 1

St Andrew’s… Sunday May 6th… 12.30pm

Attendance: 27,608

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

A convincing performance and a well deserved victory for Blues…

A result which confirmed their Championship status for another season, and condemned Fulham to the lottery of the Play-Offs…

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Second Half: A Birmingham Free Kick…

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Post Match: A Lap of Honour from the Players & Staff…

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Harding, Morrison, Dean, Colin (YC), Jota, Kieftenbeld, Davis (YC), Maghoma (Robinson 90+1), Gallagher (Gardner 71), Jutkiewicz (Adams 62)

Not Used; Roberts, Gardner, Ndoye, Dacres-Cogley

Goals; Jutkiewicz (15), Dean (43), Adams (89)

Fulham; Bettinelli, Fredericks (Christie 72), Odoi (YC), Ream, Targett (Kamara 45 (YC)), Johansen, McDonald (YC), Cairney, Piazon (Ayité 64), Mitrovic, Sessegnon

Not Used; Fonte, Norwood, Kalas, Button

Goals; Cairney (84)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

05.05.2018… Cov v M’cambe…

Coventry City 0 Morecambe 0

Ricoh Arena… Saturday May 5th… 3pm

Attendance: 15,874

Ticket: £24 – Programme: £3

Shades of West Germany versus Austria at the 1982 World Cup…

Coventry needed a point to ensure a play-off place, Morecambe needed one to maintain their league status. You could tell…

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Second Half: A Rare Attack…

Highlight of the afternoon, and made all the more poignant by Cyrille Regis’ death in January, was the introduction of over 50 ex-players on the pitch at half time to celebrate Legends’ day. 60 balloons were released in Regis’ honour, as that was the birthday he would have celebrated this year…

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Post-Match: Coventry Are In The Play-Offs…

Coventry City; Burge, Grimmer (YC), Hyam, Davies, Stokes, Bayliss, Kelly, Doyle, Shipley (Reid 56), McNulty, Clarke-Harris (Biamou 80)

Not Used; McDonald, O’Brien, Maguire-Drew, Haynes, Ponticelli

Goals; None

Morecambe; Roche, McGowan, Old, Lavelle, Conlan, Fleming, Rose, Wylde, Wildig (Kenyon 82), Ellison, McGurk (Lang 77)

Not Used; Brough, Campbell, Nizic, Lund, Müller

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…