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Birmingham City
at 15:06 23 Jul 2020

have retired the no.22 shirt after Bellingham's move to Dortmund.

How bizarre.

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For anyone who watched BT last night
at 11:14 26 Jun 2020

Can we agree that the coverage was painful?

Dodgy zoom calls with Klopp and Henderson etc, and the worst of all Kenny whose phone was pinging every 10 seconds. The game they'd all just watched barely got mentioned after full time.

Even ignoring the fact he's one of them, I can't bring myself to like Jake Humphrey.
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Jim's side
at 11:20 15 May 2020

Fairly predictable. But for that reason possibly the best we've seen?

No 'controversial' picks or inclusions because someone 'complemented' someone else.

Can't argue with it.
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We haven’t got a lot to lose at this stage have we?
at 19:03 3 Mar 2020

I don’t see the problem with throwing McGavin and Dozzell in there.

How Dobra isn’t starting though I don’t know. He would be the easiest way to whip up the crowd, which I think is needed tonight if we’re going to get any kind of result.
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Jim
at 23:32 23 Feb 2020

Don't know if it's been covered on here or not.

It's a two-parter, for anyone interested.

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/footballsoccer/2020/02/21/news/magilton-part-one
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What gets me about Jackson
at 00:12 23 Feb 2020

Not the sending off necessarily, though it seemed petulant which he is sometimes.

But on 73 minutes we're attacking down the right and he's shielding the ball near the corner flag, the defender stands him up and he falls over trying to buy a foul which the referee correctly waives away, and the attack comes to nothing. He's not the only one that does it, but it's scary how often we have to buy fouls to distract from our inadequacies. Nolan does it too. Shows a massive lack of confidence and I think it's a way of letting the opposition know you're not up for the fight.

Toothless second half. Keane was nowhere near the level he set against Burton, but I thought he got a rough ride from the North Stand to be honest. They defended well, and we never looked like breaking them down. Some half decent crosses went into the box from the likes of Judge, Garbutt and Earl, which no one really looked like getting onto, I feel Norwood was a big miss today in that sense.

Suddenly massively short up front, still short at full back (Edwards again not covering himself in glory in the build up to the goal) and wide midfield also. I'm not saying recruiting in January would have guaranteed promotion, but it was a chance to make sure our season didn't fizzle out if the squad got stretched, which it could.
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Confidence
at 11:55 16 Feb 2020

Yesterday’s performance oozed it, especially second half. Jackson’s first goal was hugely important.

I’ve slated Jackson at times for having a poor touch and not having enough quality on the ball, which is still the case at times. But he really showed his worth yesterday and got in behind their defence two three times even before the first goal. Should have had a hat trick without doubt.

Judge showing his undoubted quality with his assist. As someone said on the radio if he’d been doing that consistently throughout the season we’d be a lot higher in the table. Showed the merit in delivering an early cross, which we’ve not seen enough from him and others (think that comes down to confidence), and the weight of pass for Jackson’s one on one chance near the end was perfect.

Keane was excellent, with key passes for the first and fourth goals. Real quality on the ball and plays really nicely on the half turn. Again just needs to show it consistently. Norwood should have a job on to get back in the side, which is a nice luxury to have.

Season very much still alive.

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Chambo contradicting himself
at 14:32 7 Feb 2020

“I think that helped to lift the pressure a bit. We got ourselves so het up – ‘We’ve got to win, we’ve got to win, we’ve got to win’ – and I think that can take some of the edge off your performance.”

in the same interview;

Chambers: "It Would Be Failure If We Don’t Go Up"



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4 - 4 - 2
at 15:13 4 Feb 2020

Is it fair to say if we want to play this formation during the remainder of the season, we're more or less stuffed?

Of players who we can expect to see again this season i.e not Lankester, our wide options are as follows:
Edwards - out and out winger, showed very little this season.
Judge - a number 10, can play wide but we all know it's not ideal
Rowe - recently had surgery, no clear comeback date
Sears - nowhere near fit from what I can see, also not a winger
Garbutt - injured, somewhere in between a wing back and winger
Dobra - number 10 for me, be surprised if he's trusted to start on the wing.
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Dear oh dear
at 12:42 31 Jan 2020

The new 'not normal'?
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