The security was very tight yesterday at St. Andrews as the two teams of the same area namely Birmingham City and Aston Villa were taking on each other after a while and the passionate supporters had to be kept in check for the denial of any unpleasant event.
Birmingham City coach Gary Rowett revealed happenings after 18-year old forward Jack Storer received marching orders in the derby loss to Wolves.
Rowett commented generally on the disposition of the young striker after the red card as he would have to serve a three match ban for his actions. He revealed how he meant to handle the player going forward as well.
With several clubs moving players to and from their ranks to others and so forth, Birmingham City is no exception.
Birmingham City will have several friendly matches lined up before the start of the season in the first week of August.
They have been quite convincing in the friendly games up until now, but manager Gary Rowetthas claimed that the players will have to start delivering over the next few games in order to claim a spot in the first team for the new season. Birmingham have undergone a number of changes in recent seasons and the latest change is in the manager.Rowett was appointed as the Birmingham City boss in October 2014 and he failed to lead the club to a play-off place.
On December 26 of 2014 Birmingham City sustained a heavy defeat as they faced off with Derby County and lost 4-0.
2 days later following that morale crushing defeat and Birmingham City managed to bounce back by claiming a 3-1 triumph over Nottingham Forest. The manager of Birmingham City, Gary Rowett believes that his team deserves more credit for being able to come back from such a big defeat and end the year of 2014 on a high note.
Stephen Gleeson believes that the new boss Gary Rowett has come with a good game plan that is benefitting Birmingham City big time.
Since Rowett’s arrival, Birmingham has been unbeaten. Out of the three games they have played, they have drawn two and have won one.
According to Gleeson, Rowett is trying to build the team around a strong defence which is the right approach.
Speaking in an interview earlier today, the Irishman said, “We are focussing on being solid at the back because it gives the attackers that much more freedom.”
English First Division club side Birmingham City Football Club striker Marlon King has been banned from driving indefinitely after he was caught speeding at 130 miles per hour in his Mercedes.
The 31 year old former Leeds United striker was caught by cops as he was speeding along the Midlands Highway at double the speed limit permissible for that region.
The temperamental striker was disqualified for 56 days after he was found guilty of speeding charges and not only that, he has also been fined £ 1,600 in the case at the Hinckley Magistrates Court.
Birmingham City youngster Nathan Redmond has said that the superior fitness of the team is certainly responsible for them to find a number of late goals this season.
Birmingham City have become the Manchester United of the Championship after finding a way to success in the last few minutes of the match.
It was once again the case during the weekend when they managed to beat Portsmouth in the 86th minute through goal from 17-year-old youngster Nathan Redmond.
Birmingham City boss McLeish says that he is sad to lose McFadden due to injury. The Scotland international sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage to his left knee in training on Friday and is now set to undergo surgery.
McLeish will then discover how long he can expect to be without McFadden, although Birmingham have already admitted the forward will be missing for the 'foreseeable future'.
Birmingham City's vice-chairman has been forced to backtrack his comments over manager Alex McLeish. Peter Pannu, Birmingham City's vice-chairman, was forced into an embarrassing climbdown today when he claimed that he enjoyed a "phenomenal" relationship with Alex McLeish, 24 hours after accusing the club's manager of making unreasonable contract demands and "not being totally tried and tested yet".