I said: Chris Hughton is the best manager we've ever had and I really wish he wasn't leaving. But as a Bluenose I'll always support the team - managers and players come and go, but fans will be there forever!!!! Keep Right On!! (But the newsreader didn't say KRO)
I do agree with what you say O_U, this is what my favourite facebook group posted about Blues...
Don't Stop believing in BIRMINGHAM CITY!!!
1982 Avoid relegation on last day
1983 Avoid relegation on last day
... 1984 Relegated by our own player on loan at competitor
1987 Avoid appearance in relegation play off on last day
1988 Avoid relegation one week prior to end of season (boring)
1989 Relegated to 3rd Division for first time
1990 Miss out on play offs on last day
1991 win a cup and manager leaves
1993 stay up on last day of season
1995 promoted and win a cup and score 110 goals and sign 110 players
1996 league cup semi final and manager sacked and greatest player ever returns as manager
1998 miss play offs due to the greatest goalkeeping display ever on last day of season
1999 play off heartache and drama
2000 play off heartache and drama
2001 play off heartache and drama and league cup final heartache
2003 glorious defeats of local rivals and brilliant season
2004 Stern John. Nuff said
2005 glorious defeats of local rivals and brilliant season
2010 Highest finish in 50 years
2011 Cup Win, relegation, manager leaves for hated rivals
2012 Europe for first time in 50 years. Owner accused of money laundering; play off defeat; manager leaves
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Just looks weird seeing him in yellow Had the potential to become my favourite ever manager but hey ho, that's football.
I watched the press conference and tbh as well as being sad, I was thinking....'god yellow doesn't suit you at all' it makes him look really weird...and not just because I'm used to seeing him in the Blues kit lol.
So much has happened since this thread was last active...
Clark has come, he seems nice and is keep to keep hold of Doyle, Redmond, Carr, Burke and Butland
Ben has gone to WBA
Mutch has gone to Cardiff 'the redbirds'
We may be getting a new owner
Pannu has actually told the truth for once
Feeling positive about Lee Clark. Young and eager manager wanting to prove himself. Blues has proven to be a good platform for managers over the last decade and I think he see's this so him doing well with us will really boost his career. It's refreshing to see him talk about the premier league, last season Hughton kept on about 'competing' so comparing the 2 mind sets I think Clark has won on first impressions.
Foster, see you later. Not bothered to see him go. Same about Mutch, he was nothing special and easily replaced. If we believe Clark and Peter Pan then we made a good amount off him. The sale of these two will go a long way to balancing the books so it should be seen as a positive.
We need to keep hold of, redmond, butland, burke, davies and king though!
We really need a back-up left back and probably another right back too but other than that the squad is looking ok. Pretty awesome going to check how we're doing in our friendlies and finding out we've been banging them in
Another strong bunch of teams this year though, play-offs would be an achievement imho.
I think not...we should just focus on the team we have for the mo - he's bought lots of new players in, he needs to be careful not to destroy any (can't think of the word) camaraderie which has enabled us to achieve what we have already.
Well I agree but he's been brought in nonetheless Obviously great having this amount of options in midfield/attack, but he doesn't strike me as being the kind of character you want in the dressing room.
Wish we could swap a few fringe midfielders for some fringe defenders If Murphy breaks then we're in the brown stuff..
Hi, I'm back! Delighted to hear that we've brought Ben Gordon in, from what I hear he's a quality left-back, very much in the mold of David Murphy, likes to get down the wing and try and score goals, great signing, hopefully we can get Mitch Hancox out on loan to someone
Herro! I've also heard Gordon should be a very good back-up to Murphy so good stuff. Was getting worried watching us sign a billion midfielders and no defenders
Decent enough win against Barnet the other day then. Defence was very shaky though. Thought Will Packwood looked comfortable so hopefully he can benefit from going on loan to a League 2 club in the not-too-distant-future?