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Blues boss Zola awaits talks with owners

18 Feb

All Birmingham City boss Gianfranco Zola got from his afternoon at St Andrew’s was a consolatory hug from his opposite number, QPR’s Ian Holloway Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola intends to seek talks with the club’s Chinese owners after his reign as manager hit a new low. Blues’ 4-1 home loss to Queens Park Rangers […]

Birmingham City 1-4 Queens Park Rangers

18 Feb

Matt Smith’s first goal for QPR was the 38th of his Football League career QPR climbed seven points clear of the Championship drop zone as Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham City lost for a ninth time in 14 games since he took charge. Birmingham-born Matt Smith headed home fellow January signing Luke Freeman’s corner to put QPR […]

Preston North End 2-1 Birmingham City

14 Feb

Callum Robinson was unmarked in the box as he headed Preston in front early on Preston North End gave their hopes of a late play-off push a boost with victory over Birmingham City, who had Craig Gardner sent off with 10 minutes to go. Blues, who have won one of 13 games under Gianfranco Zola, […]

Preston North End v Birmingham City

13 Feb

Jordan Hugill is Preston’s top scorer with nine goals in 33 outings this season BBC coverage How to follow: Full match commentary on BBC WM 95.6 FM; live text/report on BBC Sport website Preston will check on the fitness of Paul Huntington, Paul Gallagher and Callum Robinson ahead of the game. Marnick Vermijl is a […]

Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham City

10 Feb

Birmingham could not prevent Jordan Rhodes (top) nodding in on nine minutes Jordan Rhodes and Sam Winnall’s first goals for Sheffield Wednesday saw them boost their play-off hopes with a 3-0 victory over mid-table Birmingham City. Rhodes met Ross Wallace’s early free-kick to give the hosts the lead. Birmingham then hit the woodwork three times […]

Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City (Fri)

9 Feb

Midfielder Sam Hutchinson is free to return for Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension BBC coverage How to follow: Full match commentary on BBC WM; live text/report on BBC Sport website Sheffield Wednesday may lose defender Glenn Loovens and striker Gary Hooper for the visit of Birmingham City. Loovens (knee) was injured in the 1-0 […]

Birmingham City 1-0 Fulham

4 Feb

Lukas Jutkiewicz has netted 10 league goals for Birmingham this season Lukas Jutkiewicz’s goal against 10-man Fulham gave Gianfranco Zola his first win since becoming Birmingham boss. Zola had not won in 10 matches in all competitions since replacing Gary Rowett on 14 December. The Blues took advantage after Ryan Fredericks was sent off for […]

Dacres-Cogley signs new Blues contract

4 Feb

Josh Dacres-Cogley made his Blues debut in the early season EFL Cup defeat by Oxford United Birmingham City defender Josh Dacres-Cogley has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the mid-table Championship club. The 20-year-old right-back’s existing contract was due to come to an end this summer, but he has agreed an improved deal, which runs […]

‘Angry’ Zola expects Blues response

3 Feb

Gianfranco Zola has lost six and drawn four of his 10 games in charge Manager Gianfranco Zola says the anger he and his players feel at Birmingham City’s 10-game winless run will provoke a reaction and an upturn in fortunes. Blues lost 1-0 at home to Reading on Tuesday – their eighth Championship match without […]

‘Angry’ Zola expects Blues response

3 Feb

Gianfranco Zola has lost six and drawn four of his 10 games in charge Manager Gianfranco Zola says the anger he and his players feel at Birmingham City’s 10-game winless run will provoke a reaction and an upturn in fortunes. Blues lost 1-0 at home to Reading on Tuesday – their eighth Championship match without […]