Tag: Birmingham

11 April 2024 0

Gary Rowett: Birmingham City in danger of ‘sleepwalking into disaster’ as relegation fears increase

By Total Football News
Birmingham City interim manager Gary Rowett walks to his seat in the dugout
Gary Rowett is a former Birmingham City player and has also managed Burton, Derby, Stoke and Millwall

Struggling Birmingham City “lack toughness” and are in danger of “sleepwalking into disaster” says interim manager Gary Rowett.

They take on play-off chasing Coventry City at St Andrew’s on Saturday in their penultimate home match.

“A few home truths have been said in the dressing room,” Rowett said.

“At the moment, it would

9 April 2024 0

Birmingham chairman Tom Wagner admits mistake in timing of sacking John Eustace

By Total Football News
Former Birmingham manager John Eustace was sacked after 15 months in charge and replaced by Wayne Rooney
Former Birmingham manager John Eustace was sacked after 15 months in charge and replaced by Wayne Rooney

Chairman Tom Wagner admits Birmingham City were too quick to fire John Eustace before appointing Wayne Rooney.

Eustace, now boss at Blackburn Rovers, was sacked in October and replaced by Rooney, who lasted just 15 games.

After falling from sixth to 20th under Rooney, Blues sit in the Championship relegation zone with five

9 April 2024 0

Birmingham City: Blues owners complete purchase of new home site

By Total Football News
The Birmingham Wheels site has been closed since 2020
The Birmingham Wheels site has been closed since 2020

Birmingham City have moved a step closer to a new stadium after their owners completed the purchase of land to the east of the city – less than a mile from their St Andrew’s home.

Knighthead Capital Management’s deal to buy the 48-acre, former Birmingham Wheels site on Bordesley Park will mean Blues leaving St Andrew’s.

But there is not yet

1 April 2024 0

Premier League predictions: Chris Sutton v UB40 drummer & Birmingham City fan Jimmy Brown

By Total Football News
Sutton's Predictions

Aston Villa were the last team to beat Manchester City, on 6 December, but can the defending champions exact revenge at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday?

“Since that defeat, City have gone 23 games without defeat and, in terms of results, that’s incredible,” said BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton.

“But there is something amiss with them at the moment. I thought they would find a way to beat Arsenal, but

27 March 2024 0

Birmingham City: Gary Rowett says Blues ‘need results, not words’

By Total Football News
Gary Rowett was last in the last manager's dug-outs at St Andrew's for the visit of Millwall in September
Gary Rowett was replaced by Gianfranco Zola at Birmingham when he was previously sacked, in 2016

Birmingham City interim boss Gary Rowett says his return to Blues after more than seven years away – to stand in for the recovering Tony Mowbray – is simply about getting good results.

Rowett has eight games to keep Blues in the Championship, starting with Friday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers.

“We have to

27 March 2024 0

Birmingham City FC in deal with council to buy land for new stadium

By Total Football News

Talks over the sale have been ongoing for weeks and have involved the club’s chairman Tom Wagner, chief executive Garry Cook and Birmingham City Council’s lead commissioner Max Caller, with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street acting as a mediator.

Up to 3,000 jobs could be created by developing the 48-acre site, which is just over a mile away from Birmingham city centre and less than a mile from the club’s

19 March 2024 0

Gary Rowett: Birmingham City poised to bring back former manager as interim boss

By Total Football News
Gary Rowett left his job as Millwall manager in October
Gary Rowett left his job as Millwall manager in October

Birmingham City are poised to bring back popular former manager Gary Rowett as interim boss until the end of the season in a bid to end their alarming run of Championship results.

The 50-year-old, who has been doing media work since leaving Millwall in October, is in line to take charge in the continued absence of Tony Mowbray.

Assistant Mark

10 March 2024 0

Millwall 1-0 Birmingham: Japhet Tanganga scores late winner to give Lions huge win

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Millwall players celebrate scoring against Birmingham
Japhet Tanganga’s goal was his third since joining Millwall on loan from Premier League Tottenham Hotspur

Japhet Tanganga struck late to help Millwall to a crucial Championship victory over Birmingham City at The Den.

The defender headed home George Saville’s corner in the final minute.

Victory lifts the home side five points above the bottom three, extending Neil Harris’ unbeaten run since his return as manager to four games.

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