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Here we go again: Blues v Blades

Here we go again: Blues v Blades

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish looks set to be without a few first team faces as his side prepares to take on Sheffield United in this season`s opener at St Andrews.

Suffering from a hamstring problem is defender Radhi Jaidi and new signing Kemy Agustien will also miss out as he recovers from a groin operation

Needing to work on his fitness is Blues` latest signing Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, who only arrived at the club on Thursday, he is unlikely to play a part.

Also missing is Damien Johnson who has a back injury, Lee Carsley takes over as captain.

As far as Sheffield United are concerned, goal threats James Beattie and Keith Gillespie will both be missing.

Gillespie has a sprained ankle while Beattie had a knee operation and has yet to return to match fitness.

Newcomers Matthew Spring and Greg Halford are relay to step in should they get the nod from manager Kevin Blackwell.

David Cotterill looks set to start, Gary Speed and Michael Tonge will take their places in the midfield

Stephen Quinn, Spring, Nick Montgomery and Lee Hendrie will all be hoping to play some part in the game.

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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 12:17PM

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going for a 2-1 blades win (sharp and henderson)
bladesforlife1889
08/08/2008 20:55:00
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You have more chance of knitting fog, Blues will ***** this game dead easy
KPhillips
08/08/2008 23:07:00
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i dont know how you can say that when we are one of your main rivals. as far as im concerned its between birmingham, derby, sheff utd this season to fight for the top 2 promotion spots.
bladesforlife1889
09/08/2008 01:46:00
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You are dreaming if you think you will finish in the top two, you have no hope at all
KPhillips
09/08/2008 11:11:00
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lets see shall we. apart from yourselves and derby maybe reading i dont see anyone else being as good or better than us in this division. you lot will find it tough this season and you attendances are going to be poor. UP THE BLADES!!
bladesforlife1889
09/08/2008 12:08:00
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absolutely robbed!!! you lot were shocking today and were second best throughout. you also got the decisions blown your way all afternoon. we didnt deserve that and up untill the goal you didnt have a shot on target - says it all!!! on that performance no way will you lot go up!!
bladesforlife1889
09/08/2008 14:59:00
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What a bad loser. Billy Sharp? The boy is a complete joke, just like Stead, you were beaten far and square, you will be doing nothing this season, absolutely nothing....PS, Try going to games instead of sitting of your fat arse at home. 1-0 SHUT YA MOUTH
KPhillips
09/08/2008 16:05:00
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now then numpty boy i were there. crap ground, no atmosphere, and empty seast all over the place. premiership your having a laugh. we were very evenly matched the difference being you had the luck at the death. you lot dont wotty me on bit after that performance.
bladesforlife1889
10/08/2008 11:48:00
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Ha ha ha ha ha, look at the worked up twonk, he cant even spell right he's so bitter about being second best out of two. Have a tablet, lie down and get over it, you will suffer plenty more losses this season.
KPhillips
10/08/2008 13:08:00
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If you were there blades, how come you was posting on here less than an hour after the game finished?
MrBlueSky
10/08/2008 13:50:00
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