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Category: Birmingham City

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Birmingham City ask players to take 50% pay cut during coronavirus crisis

Request made to those earning £6,000 per week or moreLeague clubs seek to navigate financial crunchCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageBirmingham City have become the first Championship club to ask their players to take wage …

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Birmingham manager Pep Clotet ‘so worried’ after sending family home to Spain

Wife, children and parents in lockdown near Barcelona‘I feel I cannot do my job properly … but I cannot go back’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBirmingham’s manager, Pep Clotet, has spoken of his emotional stress at being …

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Jude Bellingham’s parents meet Manchester United executives for talks

Birmingham’s 16-year-old given permission to talk to clubsTatith Chong signs new Man Utd contract until 2022The parents of Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham met Manchester United executives at the Premier League club’s training ground on Monday after the 16…

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Ricardo Pereira strikes for Leicester to knock out battling Birmingham

The FA Cup can so often be seen by bigger clubs as a distraction but for Leicester this run could hardly have come at a better time. Ricardo Pereira’s goal eight minutes from time allowed Brendan Rodgers’ side, flagging in the Premier League since the …

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Birmingham want racism fight to continue after alleged abuse of Bela

Blues manager Clotet alleges fan abused winger at Millwall‘We need to make sure people understand that’s not acceptable’Birmingham’s manager, Pep Clotet, has called on the game’s authorities to continue the fight to rid football of racism after allegin…

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Championship roundup: Mitrovic leads Fulham back into third place

Serb’s header sinks Swansea and ropes in ForestBarnsley and Wigan secure timely wins at the bottomAleksandar Mitrovic left it late to ensure Fulham maintained their promotion challenge with a 1-0 win against Swansea, having missed a penalty minutes ear…

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Why Jude Bellingham is already on the radar of football’s powerhouses

Birmingham’s 16-year-old midfielder earns £145 a week but is showing a value that is no surprise to those who know himNot too many 16-year-olds are the subject of dizzying YouTube compilations but, then again, few teenagers make the kind of splash Jude…

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The Dozen: the best FA Cup pics from the weekend

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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Coventry secure draw at home to landlords and away side Birmingham

The chant before kick off went “You’re supposed to be at home” and for a second it was difficult to work out who was singing it. In a unique turn of affairs, this FA Cup fourth-round tie had cast Birmingham as visitors to their own ground. The stadium …

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Homesickness lingers as Coventry host landlords Birmingham in FA Cup | Ben Fisher

Coventry are thriving under Mark Robins and St Andrew’s is sold out for Saturday’s derby but the future is still worrying fansOn Saturday afternoon it will likely be only a matter of minutes before Coventry fans sarcastically break into a chorus of “Yo…

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FA Cup fourth round: team news and match previews

News and previews for the weekend’s games as Liverpool visit Shrewsbury, Chelsea go to Hull and Southampton host SpursFriday 8pm BT Sport 1 Venue SixfieldsReferee Darren England VAR No Odds H 10-3 A Evs D 11-4Head-to-head Derby six wins, Northampton no…

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St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew

Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joyMost match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour b…

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St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew

Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joyMost match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour b…

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Charlie Austin comes off bench with late double as West Brom sink Birmingham

Charlie Austin inspired a West Brom comeback as they came from behind to beat Birmingham 3-2 and return to the top of the Championship at St Andrew’s. The substitute scored in the 73rd and 81st minutes to make it six goals in five games.Birmingham led …

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Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford, QPR and Newcastle manager, dies aged 79

• Paul Walsh leads tributes to ‘Bald Eagle’• Smith spent almost 40 years in managementHoward Wilkinson and Harry Redknapp have led tributes to Jim Smith, the former Newcastle, Derby, Oxford. Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth manager, who has died at t…

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Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford, QPR and Newcastle manager, dies aged 79

• Paul Walsh leads tributes to ‘Bald Eagle’• Smith spent almost 40 years in managementHoward Wilkinson and Harry Redknapp have led tributes to Jim Smith, the former Newcastle, Derby, Oxford. Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth manager, who has died at t…

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Championship: West Brom back on top and lowly Middlesbrough get rare win

• Kieran Gibbs opens scoring for WBA in 4-1 win over Bristol City• Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro climb out of relegation zoneWest Brom moved back to the top of the Championship with a 4-1 victory over Bristol City at the Hawthorns. Grady Diangana was the ke…

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From Bellingham to Watkins: 10 young Championship stars shining this season

Birmingham’s youngest scorer and a player likened to Callum Wilson make our selection of second-tier players aged 23 or underBellingham was born in June 2003, when a ponytailed David Beckham joined Real Madrid and Gareth Southgate was in the England de…

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Ralls hat-trick settles thriller for Cardiff, Wycombe go top of League One

Ralls hits three in Cardiff’s win over BirminghamWycombe move above Ipswich after winSix goals were scored and two red cards shown as Cardiff City got the better of Birmingham. Joe Ralls hit a hat-trick, including two penalties, for a Cardiff side who …

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Birmingham’s Bellingham snatches win as Charlton miss chance to go top

As the son of one of the most prolific strikers to have graced the non-league game, Jude Bellingham should have learned a thing or two about scoring goals.The 16-year-old, whose father Mark racked up more than 700 in his career while also serving as a …