Build-Up To The New Season – Birmingham City

Team; Birmingham City

Nickname; The Blues

Founded; 1875

Manager; Gary Rowett

Stadium Name; St Andrews

Stadium Capacity; 30,016

Major Honours; (3) 2nd Division Titles, (2) League Cups

Main Rivals; Aston Villa

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 3-0 (February 1915)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 4-0 (December 1988)

Last Meeting; Birmingham 1-2 Brighton (April 2016)

When Do They Play Brighton; Saturday 17th December (St Andrews), Tuesday 4th April (The AMEX)


Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Tomasz Kusczcak

Defender; Paul Robinson

Midfielder; David Cotterill

Striker; Diego Fabbrini

Birmingham had a roller coaster season last time out; after having a slow start, they picked up during the middle third of the season, and looked at one point to be within a shout of automatic promotion. However, a extremely tough final third set of fixtures halted their promotion bid, and ended up finishing outside the play-offs when they looked certain to be apart of the shake up. Birmingham found it difficult to win in the road, but their home form was second to none, and will need to hope they can continue that if they are to challenge for a top 6 place, and of course holding on to star players like Cotterill, Clayton Donaldson and Fabbrini, but for me there are a handful of better teams than them at the moment, and can see them finishing around the same mark.


Last Season’s Finish; 10th

Predicted Finish; 9th


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