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Blank again and Blues go down

Forgive the absence of detail about today's match. If you want to know the stats and line ups go to the official Web site and read how today's game cost us our Premiership place. Then if you think thats why we went down then dream on.

Your intrepid reporter was aware, unlike Blues management, that by the time the team was embarrasing itself in Coruna that all was not well. We signed players who were not fit to start the season. Pandiani, and Butt had had no pre-season. We lost Nafti because the manager refused to play two halves of football an hour apart and Nafti was injured in that second half without contacting the ball!!

Our long termers Dunn, and Izzet were never fit in nine months of the season.

We have a squad full of 30 plusses who get injured because they are thirty plusses.

Having failed to address the problem and having seven players coming to the end of their contacts then the January transfers.

The Chairman said on live radio that 'no expense would be spared to ensure relegation was avoided' That's what he said and unfortunately it was the Portsmouth Chairman that did exactly that.

Our expense spared was the sale of Pandiani for 1.5 mil1ion, the acqisition of Chris Sutton, an aging one timer,the loan of a green horn centre back who can't get into our cripple laden back line, and Dj Campbell at 500,000. We actually made a profit.

The 4 players mentioned are not Premiership players and in the most important match of the Clubs History (today) not one started.

I draw your attention to my spoof article about playing at Southend next season and asked if it would come true. First published 2 months ago.So far so good.

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

The Journalist

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Date:Saturday April 29 2006

Time: 7:14PM

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Birmingham City eternal yo-yo club. Top 6 next year though...
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29/04/2006 19:24:00

Top six was supposed to be obtainable this year.
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29/04/2006 19:25:00

With respect Birmingham City Fc should be doing better than the Wigan's Boltons' Blackburns Middlesboro Charlton West Ham. We don't because our management (Brady excepted) is pants. Nice Guys all of them but nice guys often finish bottom but two.
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29/04/2006 19:28:00

" well you knew it would be hard, i feel a clean sweep is needed to get you back on track"
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30/04/2006 12:31:00

good luck next year
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30/04/2006 18:07:00

bad luck, i thought it was going to go down to the last game of the season, portsmouth just hit great form at the right time
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30/04/2006 21:51:00

Not suprising we went down, you cant lose 6 of your fisrt 7 home games and stay up. Plus, if you cant score goals how can you stay up, 29 all season , I think and 8 of those came in two games!! I just think Bruce hasn't got the tactical nouse or acumen to buy the right players and mould them into a team. OK injuries played a part, but still some of his selections have been diabolical. Anyway mid table next year, it will be a struggle, there are some tuff team in the Coca Cola.
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01/05/2006 08:46:00

" spot on garry- you had a terrible start and it was always going to be hard playing catch up"
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01/05/2006 10:04:00

good to see you again next season
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01/05/2006 10:58:00

Unlucky lads, and very magnanimous words from Steve Bruce after. I'm sure if you stick with him, he'll bring you back up.
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01/05/2006 13:07:00

" get rid of bruce- then you will do well"
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01/05/2006 17:12:00

" i feel bruce has run his course, you need flesh blood for the challenge ahead"
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02/05/2006 13:07:00

Quoting: "With respect Birmingham City Fc should be doing better than the Wigan's Boltons' Blackburns Middlesboro Charlton West Ham...." With slightly less respect what the heck have Birmingham City Fc ever done in 130 years... you can't seriously claim to be a bigger club than West Ham or Blackburn!?!? Or West Brom for that matter!! Come to think of it Like the man says: yo-yo club.
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02/05/2006 18:43:00

Now now. It is an emotional time for this club and with due respects any genuine supporter gets hurt when their team is relegated. It could just as easily have happened at Pompey. I bare no malice, it was simply us or you and as the song goes "it had to be you"....
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11/05/2006 15:02:00


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