Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Bramble: A Thorny Issue?

Bramble: A Thorny Issue?

The connection between Titus Bramble and Birmingham City seems to be getting stronger. The Magpies` defender is available on a free transfer after a not particularly happy spell with the club and several news sources have now quoted Steve Bruce`s alleged interest in the centre half.

Newcastle`s defence has been more than usually leaky this season with clean sheets few and far between in the league. Considering the sums of money that have been lavished on players, the return has not been good. There are likely to be a number of departures in the near future as new manager Sam Allardyce assesses his team and rebuilds it for the coming season.

Bramble arrived at St James`s Park in 2002 from Ipswich for £5m and the general opinion is that he has did not live up to his transfer fee. Currently aged 26, he should still have many years left as a professional player.

The possibility of him joining Birmingham has caused very mixed reactions amongst the fans. Some feel that his confidence has been affected by the generally poor morale at Newcastle and that he may flourish elsewhere.

Others feel that he is no better than the current array of central defenders and will not strengthen one of the most critical areas of the team. A few are plain horrified.

It could be argued that of all people, Steve Bruce ought to have an eye for a decent defender and has maybe seen past his current record and towards how he can shape him into a player who will help keep Birmingham in the Premiership second time around.

However, David Sullivan was quoted in the press within the last 24 hours that there is not likely to be significant transfer activity until July, so maybe all this speculation is unfounded.



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

Writer:
Date:Friday May 18 2007
Time: 1:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Dont do it, Scramble aint good enough.
Terriers
18/05/2007 13:48:00
0
He was awesome at Ipswich. Joined the Magpies, and lost any will to live. Pompey and Birmingham are likely to be the 2 clubs he will choose from, and with Pompey now sihning HErriederson and Distin, i think he will join Birmingham.
Midge
25/05/2007 09:05:00
0
You're welcome to him. Our Harry loves a freebie but this one comes with a price. He's ****e.
storagematt
01/06/2007 22:14:00
0
& b0ll0x.
storagematt
01/06/2007 22:14:00
0
& cr4p
storagematt
01/06/2007 22:14:00
0
Titus Bramble has got to be one of the worst defenders i have seen for a long time.
will it ever happen
19/11/2007 16:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Derby County defender signs for Birmingham City

Birmingham City have announced the signing of Derby County defender Ryan Shotton for an undisclosed fee

Opinion: Parker Should Be Happy With His Signings

Sask's view on Birmingham City Ladies new summer signings.

Could Donaldson's place be under threat?

Luke Turner looks at what could happen to Donaldson if we sign a new striker...

Rowett's Adams Dilemma

Blues manager Gary Rowett is considering keeping Charlee Adams at the club rather than sending him out on loan

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)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence20%
In midfield5%
In attack69%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue61
2.BcfcTom44
3.sotv198416
4.Rob Wildey13
5.David Village5
6.Sask3
7.Linda Anne Goodman2
8.Le Hane1
9.rob_wildey1
10.Matthew Elliott11