Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

BLUES WITHOUT STOPPERS AT READING?

BLUES WITHOUT STOPPERS AT READING?

Blues injury curse seems to be back with a vengance. Matty Upson is already out of Saturday's Cup clash with Championship leaders Reading through suspension. Martin Taylor damaged an ankle against Torquay and now Kenny Cunningham has a groin problem which could keep him out for a month.

Blues transfer target may now all be put on hold as Bruce will have to bring in one defender, maybe two. At least finding a defender to fit the bill should be easier than trying to prize away prolific strikers.

In the Premiership Ugo Ehiogu is still available at Middlesbrough although bringing in ex Aston Villa stalwarts nearly always ends in tears. Robert Huth of Chelsea wants a move to get regular football. Loans are out of the question and a few bob may well have to be found for the likes of him. Zat Knight of Fulham and Anthony Gardiner of Tottenham Hotspur also would fit the bill.

In the Championship Joleon Lescott of Wolves surely would jump at the chance of Premiership football having missed Wolves entire stay in the top flight. His current employers look as far away from the upper reaches as ever.

Kenny Cunningham's future looks bleak. Should Blues spend big for a replacement then they are hardly likely to offer Kenny a big contract to be an understudy. This transfer window does no favours to players in his position. Blues can't get a player on a month's loan as cover as they would have done before.

Writer:
Date:Sunday January 22 2006
Time: 9:06PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

One To Watch: Gary Hooper

Sask's article about which of the opposition players will trouble Birmingham City the most.

Opinion: Clayton Donaldson goal to come this weekend?

Tom Heslop has his say on Clayton Donaldson's recent goal drought and why he thinks a goal could come his way this weekend

The Visitors - Sheffield Wednesday

Rob Wildey takes a look at tomorrow's visitors, Sheffield Wednesday.

Opinion: What to look out for Vs. Sheff Wed

Luke Turner discusses potential openings and threats for Blues v The Owls...

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Profile
Christopher Handy
Profile
Saskia Bowes
Profile
Rob Wildey
Profile
Luke Turner
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What is the best piece of business the club has done in January?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
Signing James Vaughan6%
Signing Will Buckley7%
Signing Diego Fabbrini18%
Signing Ryan Shotton7%
New contract for Gary Rowett56%
Selling Demarai Gray6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 28 17 5 6 56 27
2 Middlesbrough 27 17 4 6 55 23
3 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
4 Burnley 29 14 10 5 52 21
5 Derby County 29 13 11 5 50 14
6 Ipswich 29 13 9 7 48 3
7 Sheff Wed 29 12 11 6 47 11
8 Birmingham 29 13 8 8 47 9
9 Cardiff 29 11 11 7 44 5
10 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
11 Forest 29 9 12 8 39 5
12 Wolves 29 10 9 10 39 -1
13 Q.P.R. 29 8 12 9 36 0
14 Preston 29 8 12 9 36 -2
15 Leeds Utd 29 8 12 9 36 -4
16 Reading 29 9 8 12 35 0
17 Huddersfield 29 8 8 13 32 -3
18 Blackburn 27 6 12 9 30 0
19 Fulham 28 6 10 12 28 -5
20 MK Dons 28 7 5 16 26 -18
21 Rotherham 29 7 4 18 25 -18
22 Bristol City 29 5 10 14 25 -23
23 Charlton 29 5 9 15 24 -29
24 Bolton 29 3 12 14 21 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 3 2016 7:45PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue6
2.BcfcTom3
3.Rob Wildey2
4.David Village2
5.Moshen1