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12.01.2019… Middles’boro (h)…

Birmingham City 1 Middlesbrough 2

St Andrew’s… Saturday January 12th… 3pm

Attendance: 21,420

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

A second home defeat of the season for Blues, Although, having deservedly gone in 1-0 down at half-time, the second half performance was much improved..

Birmingham pressed for much of that second period, and after Che Adams’ 79th minute equaliser, the game looked to be there for the taking. But as is usually the way, within three minutes a Britt Assombalonga sucker punch saw ‘Boro reclaim the lead, and all three points headed back to Teeside…

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Pre-Match: Middlesbrough Warm Up… Jonathan Woodgate in the Foreground…

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First Half Action: A Throw In to the Visitors…

Birmingham City; Camp, Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen, Jota, G. Gardner (C. Gardner 45), Kieftenbeld (YC) (Vassell 80), Maghoma, Jutkiewicz, Adams (YC)

Not Used; Mahoney, Solomon-Otabor, Dacres-Cogley, Trueman, Harding

Goals; Adams (79)

Middlesbrough; Randolph, Fry, Ayal, Batth, Friend, Clayton, Besic (Downing 69), Howson, Wing (YC) (McNair 87), Saville, Hugill (Assombalonga 70)

Not Used; Fletcher, Tavernier, van La Parra, Lonergan

Goals; Wing (37), Assombalonga (82)

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

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01.12.2018… Preston (h)…

Birmingham City 3 Preston North End 0

St Andrew’s…Saturday December 1st… 3pm

Attendance: 20,523

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

A comfortable win for Blues, following a goalless first half…

Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd gifted Birmingham the first goal just after the restart, allowing Maikel Kieftenbeld’s overhit pass to bounce over his foot and into an empty net…

Jacques Maghoma scored a cracking second, bringing the ball down on his chest before turning and firing across Rudd into the far corner. Preston never looked like getting back into the game after that, and Che Adams wrapped it up, adding a third with fifteen minutes remaining…

Certainly more entertaining than Christmas shopping…

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First Half… Birmingham Press…

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First Half… Preston Attack…

Birmingham City; Camp, Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen, Mahoney (Harding 74), Kieftenbeld, Gardner, Maghoma (Dacres-Cogley 88), Adams, Jutkiewicz (Bogle 83)

Not Used; Roberts, Gardner, Trueman, Lakin,

Goals; Kieftenbeld (46), Maghoma (61), Adams (77)

Preston North End; Rudd, Fisher, Storey, Huntington, Earl (Hughes 45), Ledson, Gallagher, Barkhuizen, Browne (Burke 79), Barker (Nmecha 57), Moult

Not Used; Davies, Woods, Maxwell, Baxter

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

10.11.2018… Hull City (h)…

Birmingham City 3 Hull City 3

St Andrew’s…Saturday November 10th… 3pm

Attendance: 21,468

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

Goals galore, including three from Che Adams… but ultimately, two points dropped from a winning position…

Blues were two up at half time before somehow managing to find themselves 3-2 down with fifteen minutes to go. But with a first home defeat of the season looking likely, Che Adams completed his hat-trick with six minutes remaining to rescue a point…

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Pre-Match: Birmingham Warm Up…

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1-0 Birmingham… Waiting for a New Corner Flag…

Birmingham City; Camp, Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen, Jota (Solomon-Otabor 24 (Harding 65)), Lakin (Gardner 64), Kieftenbeld, Mahoney, Adams, Jutkiewicz

Not Used; Trueman, Roberts, Bogle, Lubala

Goals; Adams (21, 45+3, 84)

Hull City; Marshall; Burke, De Wijs, Elphick, Lichaj; Irvine, Batty (Martin 46), Henriksen; Bowen, Campbell (Keane 74), Grosicki (Kane 81)

Not Used; Long, Mazuch, Stewart, McKenzie

Goals; Campbell (50, 61), Grosicki (73)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

23.10.2018… Reading (h)…

Birmingham City 2 Reading 1

St. Andrew’s… Tuesday October 23rd… 7.45pm

Attendance: 22,126

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

Unbeaten in ten, three consecutive wins, top half, above Aston Villa in the Championship table…

I’m just waiting for the bubble to burst…

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In the Seats…

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Second Half Action…

Birmingham City; Camp, Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen, Jota (Solomon-Otabor 79), Gardner (YC), Kieftenbeld, Maghoma (Mahoney 44), Adams, Jutkiewicz (Lubala 87)

Not Used; Roberts, Trueman, Lakin, Harding

Goals; Gardner (49), Jutkiewicz (70)

Reading; Jaakkola, Yiadom (YC), Ilori, Moore, Blackett, Kelly, Bacuna, Swift (YC) (Aluko 79), Sims (McCleary 63), Bödvarsson (Baldock 63), Meite

Not Used; Gunter, O’Shea, Walker, Rinomhota

Goals; Meite (90)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…