Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Blues boss delighted to be back in the big time

Blues boss delighted to be back in the big time

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish was delighted after watching his side overcome Reading to make it back into the Premier League at the first time of asking on Sunday.

Rovers ran out 2-1 winners with the goals coming from Keith Fahey and Kevin Phillips who gave Blues a 2-0 lead and although Marek Matejovsky pulled a goal back straight after Phillips' strike on the hour, McLeish's men held on and the day ended in jubilation.

Birmingham missed a chance to clinch promotion at home last weekend when Preston won 2-1, but this time the lads were in no mood to throw it away once again.

McLeish told Sky Sports 1: 'I'm really delighted for everyone at the club.

'Last week we wondered if our chance had gone and there were some tired legs out there today.

'Before the match we just asked the lads to play the best game they've played all season.

'Now it is not the time to start talking about what we are going to do in the Premier League. We just need to savour this moment.'



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
Time: 11:55PM

Comments

0
Welcome back to the PL!
eastneydave
04/05/2009 11:06:00
0
Welcome back to the PL!
eastneydave
04/05/2009 11:06:00
0
Congratulations - thought you'd blown it after the Preston game but welcome back to the PL guys . . .see you at Eastlands.
Thaibluefan
05/05/2009 03:34:00
0
Congratulations - thought you'd blown it after the Preston game but welcome back to the PL guys . . .see you at Eastlands.
Thaibluefan
05/05/2009 03:34:00
0
McLeish's priority is clearly defence. As well as Johnson you've got Hart on a loan and the impressive Giovanny Espinoza. on a two year deal. When I say impressive, he certainly was at the World Cup in 2006 when he was nominated for the best XI from the tournament. Since then he had a try at moving to Europe, to Holland, but it didn't work out for him and he moved back to South America.
boozeyblue
01/07/2009 12:32:00
0
McLeish's priority is clearly defence. As well as Johnson you've got Hart on a loan and the impressive Giovanny Espinoza. on a two year deal. When I say impressive, he certainly was at the World Cup in 2006 when he was nominated for the best XI from the tournament. Since then he had a try at moving to Europe, to Holland, but it didn't work out for him and he moved back to South America.
boozeyblue
01/07/2009 12:33:00
0
McLeish's priority is clearly defence. As well as Johnson you've got Hart on a loan and the impressive Giovanny Espinoza. on a two year deal. When I say impressive, he certainly was at the World Cup in 2006 when he was nominated for the best XI from the tournament. Since then he had a try at moving to Europe, to Holland, but it didn't work out for him and he moved back to South America.
boozeyblue
01/07/2009 12:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

The winless run isn't Rover for Birmingham City

Rob Wildey reacts to Blues' draw at Blackburn Rovers this afternoon

Match day musings #8: Blackburn Rovers

Rob Wildey looks ahead to Blues' trip to Blackburn Rovers

The three-and-a-half-year approach

Blues carrying a long term vision is a refreshing change for the fans, says Rob Wildey

One To Watch: Jason Steele

Sask's about the oppositions best player.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Which January signing are you most pleased about?
Suggested By:
Jutkiewicz10%
Gardner27%
Nsue9%
Keita15%
Frei39%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
2 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 10 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue58
2.gazal51
3.Brooklyn41
4.David Village39
5.Rob Wildey128
6.WhoRya6
7.Plynch5
8.BcfcTom4
9.LukeTurner4
10.Chrisblues4
The Vital Football Members League