CLARK CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY

The Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he is the one responsible for the 3-2 defeat suffered at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship. Birmingham city were expected to get the better of Sheffield Wednesday in the second match of the season, but the newly promoted club stunned the Midlanders by recording a 3-2 victory.

After the match, the manager has admitted that the defeat was entirely his fault after he has made some mistakes with the tactics that allowed Sheffield Wednesday to take advantage of the weaknesses within the Birmingham city squad.

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MORE SIGNINGS NEEDED

Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he would like to make another signing in the week in order to complete the squad - idealy a Wayne Rooney type striker. Birmingham city are looking to get promotion into the Premier league despite their ongoing financial troubles.

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CLARK RULES OUT TRANSFERS

Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he does not expect to see any departures from the club in the summer. There have been rumours that the financial situation of the club means that Birmingham will have to sell a number of high profile players like Curtis Davies after failing to secure promotion last season.

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Walcott plays Super-Sub Role

England and Sweden produced the game of the tournament so far as Theo Walcott turned the match on its head and helped Roy Hodgson’s side seal a 3-2 win

After a delayed kick off due to the late finish in Donetsk, England’s Scott Parker had the best chance to open the scoring on nine minutes with a long range effort that tested Isaksson in the Sweden goal. Within minutes, Sweden replied with a shot from distance of their own but Seb Larsson’s hopeful attempt was comfortably gathered by Joe Hart.

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LONG TERM VISION

Birmingham city have said that manager Chris Hughton is set for a long-term vision at the club and will not be joining other clubs or entertaining their interest. West Brom have been linked with a move for the Birmingham city manager, who has done a quite remarkable job at the St Andrews.

HUGHTON WANTS BETTER

Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton has said that the club should do a lot better in the second leg if they are to make it into the final of the play-offs.

Birmingham City lost the first leg of the play-off semi-final against Blackpool 1-0.

They will be having the second leg at home, which will be a massive advantage according to manager Chris Hughton. It has been a tough year for Birmingham City, but they have managed to qualify for the play-offs position. It will be a massive achievement for Chris Hughton is he was to get his financially threatened the club to the Premier league.

HUGHTON - WE DESERVE CHANCE

Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton has said that the players at the club deserve a chance to be in the play-offs given the way they have performed this season.

Birmingham have been hit by a number of financial problems this season mainly due to their Hong Kong owner.

HUGHTON PLAYS DOWN CHANCES

Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton has said that he had the opportunity to finish in the play-offs this season, but are facing a tough run of fixtures.

Birmingham City have the chance to secure their place in the play-off positions, which will guarantee them the opportunity to fight for a place in the Premier league next season.

HUGHTON: NO SHAME

Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton has said that there is certainly no shame in losing to a club of the stature of Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Birmingham City did not manage to get into the quarter-final stage after they were knocked out by Chelsea in the fifth round.

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KING BANNED FROM DRIVING

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.