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busdriver 246 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 17, 2012 10:37 Member since: Oct 4, 2009
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  • busdriver by busdriver Aug 17, 2012 10:37 Flag

    Why are we having none Birmingham City news posted on our page.
    Last season it was vile news, now it is Norwich, we don't play in Claret and Blue or Canary Yellow and Green.
    We Are BLUE, ROYAL BLUE and TRUE BLUE.

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    Re Chris Hughton

    by busdriver Jun 7, 2012 17:19
    busdriver busdriver Jun 11, 2012 15:10 Flag

    I agree that Chris could have done better, if reports are correct the board (if we have one) did dissuade “The Baggies” from poaching but I believe that Chris actually asked for permission to speak to Norwich.
    If that is the case then I think maybe Chris knows more than is coming out of the corridors of power at Stans.
    PP mentioned a possible takeover. Is this just another smokescreen before the reality of administration takes hold?
    As a replacement, who is out there, that would consider coming to The Blues.
    I think the only person we could possibly afford is MM
    Maybe Nick Barmby could be worth a try as he seemed to stop the rot and got Hull playing some decent football.

  • busdriver by busdriver Jun 7, 2012 17:19 Flag

    The one glimmer of hope that the supporters of Birmingham City had was Chris Hughton.
    The board, if we have one left, have let Chris move on to Norwich and if they were still looking for two Million compensation, then Norwich have a bargain.
    Good luck to Chris, he did a fantastic job for us even though he had his hands tied tighter than a Hong Kong Jail.
    To be fair I do not blame him, after all, we start the season without an owner as such, we have a transfer embargo, no manager, no money, and the administrators are looking into the clubs finances with a fine comb, half the squad were on loan.
    It would appear we start this season in a worse position as last, if that is possible.
    Someone tell me there is a fairy godmother hovering in the wings.

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    Silver lining on the horizon ?

    by Pikey May 11, 2012 07:46
    busdriver busdriver May 11, 2012 17:24 Flag

    Temasek Holdings own Singapore airlines
    And worth around £91 billion

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    Silver lining on the horizon ?

    by Pikey May 11, 2012 07:46
    busdriver busdriver May 11, 2012 17:10 Flag

    Sounds good PP,
    Company slogan “A Great Way To Fly”
    Welcome to ST Andrews “A Great Way To Play”
    As you say if it is true, we will be up with the big spenders and can feel very optimistic.
    However, seeing believes but at least it is a light in the tunnel, just hope it is not a train…

    KRO

  • busdriver by busdriver May 10, 2012 19:59 Flag

    So we bow out of the play offs with some pride after another brilliant night of football.
    To be realistic, and most Birmingham supporters are, we are better off with another season in the Championship while our financial uncertainty is somehow defined.
    Promotion to the Premiership with a transfer embargo and the possibility of the administrators still looming would have been the equivalent of a Kamikaze pilot.
    The speculation over Chris Hughton has began and he knows the inside story and is batting a straight bat to it, however, he has had his hands tied all season.
    I feel that with the uncertainty and restrictions he will, if they are true, move on.
    Who would be surprised, he has batted a straight bat all season but surely, any manager would want to have some resources to improve.
    The players have been fantastic and done Birmingham proud.
    This has been an exceptional season for many reasons but mainly we have defied our situation.
    A well earned rest and let us be ready for August and hopefully in a better financial position than this season.

    Well done to CH and the team and to all the loyal supporters too

    KRO

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    The Play-offs

    by busdriver Apr 30, 2012 07:59
    busdriver busdriver May 3, 2012 19:23 Flag

    It is down to the last 2, hopefully 3, games of the season.
    Win or lose this has been a great season to be a Birmingham City fan.
    With everything thrown up Chris and the boys have gone out and produced the goods.
    On Wednesday the lads take on Blackpool for the chance of another Wembley appearance and hopefully will be ahead.
    Lets all get to Stans and give them one last roar of thanks for this spectacular journey we have enjoyed so much.

    KRO

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    The Play-offs

    by busdriver Apr 30, 2012 07:59
    busdriver busdriver Apr 30, 2012 16:10 Flag

    I wish I had your optimism on that score.
    Why not drop in to the next board meeting, Carson will not need his seat there either, give them a few home truths on who really cares about the club….
    Like Carson selling up and clearing off…
    Just another pipe dream…

  • busdriver by busdriver Apr 30, 2012 07:59 Flag

    So our season continues and appears to be ending as it began with financial turmoil
    Fair play to Chris and the lads they have carried on and made us proud.
    However, if we do gain promotion what sanctions or repercussions will we face due to Birmingham International Holdings not producing their audits on time. Not once but twice with no guarantees, they will be ready in July.
    The manager or players do not deserve this anymore than we the fans.
    I hope that we will gain promotion, though I feel we will struggle, on saying that I was one of the doom and gloomers last August.
    On the pitch we have produced performances beyond our expectations, pity the boardroom can’t say the same.
    Good luck Chris and the lads

    KRO

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    Bowyer set to leave Ipswich

    by Tilton Apr 26, 2012 16:56
    busdriver busdriver Apr 27, 2012 18:30 Flag

    Definitely, the type of player we have missed in certain games this season, would he want to come back or was it just financial reasons he left…
    At least he, like Kev Philips did not leave for the Premiership.

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    Good Job....

    by Tilton Apr 21, 2012 17:41
    busdriver busdriver Apr 22, 2012 15:25 Flag

    Too true Tilts, if we had not drawn the last four games after being in commanding positions or lost to Forest and thumbed by relegated Portsmouth we would be celebrating Promotion with Reading
    However, we come to the last league game of the season at home to Reading and fifth in the Championship and at least two games and hopefully another great day out at Wembley.
    When the Championship kicked off last August and the first four games yielded 4 points against teams that have struggled all season, we had no sponsorship, no money, and a serious threat of administration.
    This has been a brilliant season for us, Europe, F.A. cup run and the league with a team of aged misfits, loan players and freebies.
    Chris Hughton and the team have achieved more than the deserters of Mcjudas’s bunch, and with attacking football too.

    In Chris we Trust, in reality are we in the financial position to return to the Premiership.
    Personally, I would love to see the football we have had this season than struggle in the Premiership.
    Chris has again proved himself and next season I think he will have resources available to build, plus the respect of what he achieved with nothing.

    KRO

  • busdriver by busdriver Apr 14, 2012 11:48 Flag

    A Hero… A Legend… A Born Natural… And Blue Nose forever…
    Trevor Francis…. Keep right on Trev…. I knew you well as both a player and manager and as a person from the days when stars treated supporters as humans and appreciated them as their wage payers… The days of entertainers like Frank Worthington, Trevor Hockey and you.
    My thoughts to you, Helen (who has also suffered with her health), James and Mathew…

    KRO

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    Foster keeping his options open

    by Tilton Mar 28, 2012 15:24
    busdriver busdriver Apr 13, 2012 13:40 Flag

    "He is a Birmingham player but it is a different team to when he played there. I'm sure Ben would like to stay here and keep playing here because he is doing really well."
    That is because all the rest jumped ship; at least he went on loan to help our financial situation and has remained a Birmingham player.
    The likes of Danns and Johnson could be swapping places if not joining us next season, let us see if they jump ships again.
    I hope that Mcjudas will be going down too if Wigan and Q.P.R can pass them. Now that would be worth CHEERING

    KRO

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    Stilian Petrov

    by Tilton Mar 31, 2012 13:48
    busdriver busdriver Apr 3, 2012 08:36 Flag

    It was Shanks who said it.

    It brings all of us to the same level playing field, it can happen to anyone. at any time.
    The only difference is between private treatment or rely on an under funded NHS.

    Either way good luck to Stan and best wishes to his family.

    Once again as with Fabrice the football unites.

    KRO

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    Foster keeping his options open

    by Tilton Mar 28, 2012 15:24
    busdriver busdriver Mar 28, 2012 19:17 Flag

    I have never been a fan of Myhill to inconsistent in my opinion.
    Doyle has certainly worked hard on his game and improved immensely, so I agree give him the gloves next season, or even the rest of this season along with a few other up and coming starlets, let them have the experience while we still have some experienced players to play along side and help their game..
    We do not really want promotion this term, as we would certainly struggle. With the financial problems still in the balance, where would the finance come from?


    KRO

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    Foster keeping his options open

    by Tilton Mar 28, 2012 15:24
    busdriver busdriver Mar 28, 2012 19:17 Flag

    I have never been a fan of Myhill to inconsistent in my opinion.
    Doyle has certainly worked hard on his game and improved immensely, so I agree give him the gloves next season, or even the rest of this season along with a few other up and coming starlets, let them have the experience while we still have some experienced players to play along side and help their game..
    We do not really want promotion this term, as we would certainly struggle. With the financial problems still in the balance, where would the finance come from?

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    Fabrice Muamba

    by Tilton Mar 17, 2012 20:10
    busdriver busdriver Mar 18, 2012 11:57 Flag

    Along with the world of football I wish Fabrice a full and speedy recovery.
    An old favourite of the Blues.
    Chin up Fabrice we are all praying for you

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    Blues 0 v Chelsea 2

    by Tilton Mar 7, 2012 17:15
    busdriver busdriver Mar 9, 2012 13:05 Flag

    Been a better season than we all thought it would be so far with so many good memories. Let just hope we are not suffering burn out from a long season and a small squad, but it is not over yet I still think we will make the playoffs.
    Not that I do not want promotion I just think we are not in the right financial position.
    However, if we are promoted it might make yeung sell up, as it would be easier for him to re-coop his money selling a Premier club.

    KRO

  • busdriver by busdriver Feb 26, 2012 11:43 Flag

    So we lost to a poor team, maybe its time we had a kick up the backside, as we have not been playing to our full potential lately.
    Nothing to worry about as the pressure is off now, but I was disappointed with a small majority of the crowd who started to get on some players backs.
    We have a small squad who have played some 44 odd games this season and we are in a play off position when we all thought that we would be lucky to survive a relegation battle. One result does not mean we are finished; every team loses now and again.
    Keep up the good work Chris; we will be passing those who deserted us next season.

    KRO

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    Chelsea 1 v Blues 1

    by Tilton Feb 20, 2012 10:56
    busdriver busdriver Feb 20, 2012 12:27 Flag

    I take my hat off to Colin Doyle, exceptional and well-deserved man of the match, I know I slated him at the beginning but he has matured, well done to Colin and the training staff for all the hard work.
    Good result financially but an extra game we could do without.
    Still we are at home and have an excellent chance of making the semis with Leicester at home in the next round.
    Well done the lads and the supporters for a great atmosphere

    KRO