Birmingham City | Cup Clash
UK time is: 14:07:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blues vs. Man Utd

St Andrews

Tues 20th Dec


On Sky

Cup Clash

Blues tonight host Man Utd in the quarter finals of the Carling League Cup tonight

Vital Quotes:

'We'll be bringing in one or two of the younger players into the squad,' Sir Alex confirmed. “Rossi, Pique, Bardsley, Richardson will play, as will Fletcher, Ji-sung, Ronaldo and O’Shea. They're all desperate to play.

'Louis Saha will be the older member of the team, and perhaps one of the centre-backs, Brown or Ferdinand.”

Blues Team News:

Birmingham goalkeeper Maik Taylor comes in for suspended Nico Vaesen, while keeper Colin Doyle is recalled to the bench from a Millwall loan spell.

Striker Emile Heskey could return after missing the last game because his partner was due to give birth.

Birmingham (from): Maik Taylor, Doyle, Martin Taylor, Tebily, Cunningham, Upson, Painter, Clapham, Johnson, Clemence, Butt, Dunn, Heskey, Pandiani, Forssell, Pennant, Jarosik.

Player to watch: Emile Heskey

Was a massive loss on Saturday and could be the spark we need for a win

Man Utd Team News:

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will check on the fitness of Louis Saha and Alan Smith.

Both men suffered from viruses and Ferguson will want to be sure they are 100% fit before he selects them again.

A late decision will be made on whether to play Gary Neville in the game. Neville missed three months with a torn groin muscle and the extra games can only increase his match sharpness. If not, Bardsley will resume at right-back.

Man Utd (from): Howard, Steele, Neville, Bardsley, Eckersley, Brown, Pique, O'Shea, Richardson, Ronaldo, Fletcher, Martin, Smith, Park, Jones, Rossi, Saha, Ebanks-Blake, Rooney

Player to watch: Cristiano Ronaldo

Made a mochary of the V*lla defence saturday and we will have a job keeping him under wraps.

Match Facts & Stats

In the previous round -
Blues defeated Millwall on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Man Utd defeated WBA at Old Trafford 3-1

Next Fixtures:

Spurs - Away - Boxing Day

The Journalist

Writer: dh1875 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 20 2005

Time: 8:18AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Opinion: Who Should Start Up Front? (Wednesday October 26 2016)

Blues derby-day fantasy XI (Wednesday October 26 2016)

After Game Player Interviews Explained (Wednesday October 26 2016)

Key player Vs. Villa (Wednesday October 26 2016)

Rowett- 'who can take the heat' (Tuesday October 25 2016)

Rhoys at the ready (Tuesday October 25 2016)

Blues v Villa : the five don'ts (Monday October 24 2016)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BigBluenose 35
2. WayCoolBlue 32
3. Rob Wildey 15
4. David Village 13
5. Plynch 5
6. gazal 5
7. Brooklyn 4
8. Mark Jones 3
9. WhoRya 3
10. BcfcTom 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Norwich 14 8 3 3 7 27
5. Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 1 24
6. Bristol City 14 7 2 5 6 23
7. Birmingham 14 6 5 3 3 23
8. Reading 14 6 4 4 -3 22
9. Preston 14 6 2 6 1 20
10. Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 -1 20

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butti Out - Freedman Favourite?
» Wolves : 26/10/2016 14:00:01
Benitez - No Wembley Talk Yet
» Newcastle : 26/10/2016 13:51:01
Opinion: Who Should Start Up Front?
» Birmingham : 26/10/2016 13:48:00
Mooy Returns To Australia Squad
» Huddersfield : 26/10/2016 13:40:01
Newcastle's League Cup Ball Number Known (26/10/16)
» Newcastle : 26/10/2016 13:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By:  Tom Heslop
In goal 5%
In defence 22%
In midfield 6%
In attack 67%