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Rob Wildey

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Birmingham City FC - St Andrew's Ground Guide
15:34 Friday 19th June 2015

Rob Wildey provides a ground guide for St Andrew's, if you anything to add or suggestions please send a tweet or use the comment box The Facts Team – Birmingham City FCStadium Name – St. Andrew'sAddress – Cattell Road, Birmingham, West Midlands,…

The Rowett Revolution - Birmingham City's miracle worker
09:30 Tuesday 9th June 2015

It's been a while since Birmingham City fans went into a summer with optimism. Thanks to Gary Rowett, the Blues faithful can see a decent season in the pipeline. But as Rowett embarks upon his first summer transfer window in the St. Andrew's…

Old McDonald had a farm - Neil unveiled as Blackpool boss
11:04 Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Where do I begin with Blackpool? Having rose from lower league obscurity to the Premier League, they have rapidly descended back to lower league obscurity. In a situation 100 times worse than that of Newcastle United, is there any way back…

Ashley carves up a shambles at Newcastle United
13:02 Wednesday 27th May 2015

Newcastle United, the football soap opera. Never a dull day. Going in to the last day of the Premiership season, their first win since February preserved their top flight status. But the inquests will soon begin after a season that went into…

The Hodgson Assessment
16:07 Wednesday 24th July 2013

Fourteen months ago, The FA named Roy Hodgson as the new Head Coach of the national team, our England correspondent Rob Wildey takes a look at whether England have improved since his arrival. England have been light years behind the likes of…

Blackburn Rovers may pay the ultimate price
17:27 Friday 5th April 2013

Foreign ownership in English football is commonplace nowadays. In November 2010, chicken and poultry company Venky's purchased a 99.9% stake in Blackburn Rovers. It didn't come cheap either. The cost of the takeover was £23m, added to the £20m…

Match Report: Sheffield Wed 3-2 Birmingham City (City Fan's Perspective)
12:00 Wednesday 22nd August 2012

I've watched Wednesday this season against Oldham in the league cup and its fair to say I saw both sides of them were evident. On the way to Hillsbrough, I was expecting a better Blues performance than the one we saw against Charlton. The first…

Match Report: Birmingham City 1-1 Charlton Athletic (Blues Fan Perspective)
19:48 Saturday 18th August 2012

In his pre-match notes, Lee Clark spoke of his intention to make sure Blues hit the ground running after the mid-week romp of Barnet. But the visitors to St Andrews were newly promoted Charlton, who clearly planned on ruining the Geordie's…

Does RVP Mean T.I.T.L.E?
22:36 Friday 17th August 2012

Reading that Robin van Persie has completed his move to Manchester United had me, and many others, thinking about next season. The £24m transfer to Arsenal to United was a good deal for both parties and a brave one from the Gunners as they…

Match Report: Birmingham City 5-1 Barnet (Birmingham Fan's Perspective)
00:04 Wednesday 15th August 2012

Just 18 months ago, Birmingham City lifted the League Cup. Beating Arsenal at Wembley was some feat and was their first major trophy for almost 50 years. Fast forward a season and a half and Barnet are Blues' first opponents in the road to…

Blues Eye Cup Glory
15:20 Tuesday 14th August 2012

Preview- Birmingham City v Barnet (Capital One Cup First Round)Birmingham City will be taking the cup very seriously as they open their 2012/13 campaign against Barnet tonight. The Blues' lifted the Carling Cup in 2011, while under the leadership…

Clark To Make His Mark
12:59 Wednesday 1st August 2012

Following the pre-season tour of Austria, Lee Clark has started shaping his plans for next season. A good result (2-2) against Champions League qualifiers Borussia Monchengladbach was followed up by a win against Shrewsbury Town (2-1), a defeat…

Dark Days to Clark Days
17:35 Tuesday 26th June 2012

Finally, Birmingham City have found a replacement for Chris Hughton. Lee Clark has been confirmed as the new manager after a fortnight of negotiations and talks with acting Chairman Peter Pannu. Birmingham's supporters seem torn, some in favour…

What Next for Birmingham City?
21:38 Thursday 7th June 2012

As a Birmingham City supporter, the news of Chris Hughton leaving for Norwich City was hard to swallow, despite it not being a surprise. When you analyse it, the job he did in his time here was remarkable.He took over last summer shortly after…

Relegation Not Always The End
11:03 Monday 14th May 2012

The Premiership has finally reached its climax and we now know the teams who have been relegated. Bolton, Blackburn and Wolves will be playing second tier football next term and if you're a fan of one of these clubs, its easy to think that…