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Archives: Birmingham City

Watch Bert Trautmann’s heroic goalkeeping to help Manchester City win the 1956 FA Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones

When supporters lambast the unrelentingly tiresome antics of modern day footballers, Manchester City’s legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann is held up as a pillar of spirit and resilience. During the 1956 FA Cup final City and Birmingham City, Trautmann was involved … Continue reading

Prodigal Shea Getting Another Chance At Brum

Posted on by Earl Reed

A couple of years ago, Brek Shea was percolating through the minds of US soccer fans as potentially “The American Gareth Bale.” At FC Dallas, he was a young, left-footed defender who seemed like a shoe-in to develop into the … Continue reading

Yeovil Lets Birmingham City Score Unopposed Goal Against Them [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Yeovil Town let Birmingham City score an unopposed goal against them after a controversial decision erupted in Tuesday night’s Carling Cup match. The extraordinary circumstances happened after one of Birmingham’s players got injured in the match. Birmingham City’s goalkeeper kicked … Continue reading

Top 10 Best Soccer Shirts of the 2013-14 Season

Posted on by Harry Cee

The quality of this summer’s new soccer shirt designs has been a mixture of some good, some bad but some ugly. However, we’ve combed through the better ones to come up with a list of the ten best dressed teams that … Continue reading

Former Birmingham Striker Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez Dies, Aged 27

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Former Birmingham City and Club America striker Christian Benitez has died, aged 27. The Ecuadorian, nicknamed ‘Chucho,’ played on loan at Birmingham City during the 2009-10 season when the club was in the Premier League. Benitez made an immediate impression … Continue reading

Birmingham City Home Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Birmingham City have launched their new home shirt for the 2013-14 season. According to the club, “The boys in blue will be wearing a modern version of the classic 1970s penguin kit. The original ‘penguin’ was a simple design with … Continue reading

Roger Bennett Interview: Co-Host of Men In Blazers Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I can’t remember the first time I listened the Men In Blazers podcast. The show launched in 2011, but I do remember laughing out loud on my first listen and instantly forming a bond with co-hosts Roger Bennett and Michael … Continue reading

Christopher Samba in Talks With QPR Over £10m Move from Anzhi: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller

QPR have triggered a release clause in Christopher Samba’s contract at Anzhi, which could see the former Blackburn Rovers defender heading back to England. I, for one, would love to see Samba back in the top flight. He’s a brilliant … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson is a Great Manager, But Sets Bad Example With Ugly Tirades: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller

The controversy and drama resulting from Mike Dean’s correct decision to award Newcastle United their second goal at Old Trafford from Boxing Day continues to roll on. In today’s press conferences in England, there’s been plenty of verbal attacks from … Continue reading

Does January Window Transfer Spending Help Premier League Clubs?

Posted on by Guy Robert

With the transfer window coming up, we can all count on one thing for certain. There will be non-stop chatter about what teams must do if they are going to “push for the top” or “avoid relegation”. Rumors and arguments … Continue reading

Which Premier League Club Is The Biggest Spender In The Last Decade?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Which Premier League club is the biggest spender in the last decade? You may be surprised by the results. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, Premier League clubs have spent more than £4.4bn on players since the transfer window was … Continue reading

Birmingham City vs Blackpool, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

We’re now only one match away from learning who will be in the 2011-12 Championship Playoff Final. Birmingham City plays Blackpool today at 2:45pm ET/7:45pm BST (for viewers in the USA, live on FOX Soccer Plus/FOX Soccer 2Go) in the … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Birmingham City, 1956 FA Cup Final [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fifty six years ago, Manchester City played Birmingham City in the 1956 FA Cup Final at the old Wembley Stadium. The match will be forever remembered as the cup final where Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, a former Nazi paratrooper, … Continue reading

Look At These English Football Clubs And Badges From 1962: Collector’s Card Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On day three of cleaning out my garage, I found a pleasant surprise in a 1962 collection of 25 cards entitled “Football Clubs and Badges” from a company named Lamberts Of Norwich. The cards were included in packets of tea … Continue reading

Birmingham City 0-0 Wolves: Stalemate in the Second City

Posted on by Chris Machin

Just eighteen miles separates Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City geographically. The West Midlands rivals are also separated by 18 places retrospectively between two divisions. On Saturday, they were separated by nothing but fresh air as the ‘ding dong derby’ turned … Continue reading

If England Doesn’t Care About the FA Cup, Why Not Export Selected Matches Overseas?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This morning I was listening to BBC Five Live commentator Alan Green complaining about poor attendances in this weekend’s FA Cup matches. The two examples he gave were the crowd of less than 15,000 for a west Midlands derby between … Continue reading

Which Players Should Leave Your Premier League Club This Summer?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s that time of the season for reflection, to look back on the 2010-11 Premier League season and to determine which players, if any, you would like to see leave your club in the summer. The saying goes that one … Continue reading