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Business Mobility gets better with New Version of SPARSH M2S – Mobile Softphone

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by Free PR Online on Jan 12, 2015

Andy Walker Talks to Joys and Sorrows

As you are aware, Andy is leaving Blues to take up a new position working with the national team.  Andy has always been a great support to us here at J&S, so when Russ approached him to do an interview, it was a surprise that he said no –...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 10, 2014

It’s the Time to Get Behind the Club!

I suspect that many people won’t agree with everything I have said in this blog, however I hope you read it all and understand the context of what I am saying, and at the very least, appreciate that I have tried to be balanced. The past few yea...
by Joys and Sorrows on Oct 30, 2014

Sloppy seconds in…

...Russia. A strong Spurs XI didn't exact;y set the world alight in beating Anzhi Makhachkala two nil in the Europa League. Read the rest of this crap at Toxic Web → .
by Toxic Web on Oct 4, 2013

Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City – Preview

Team news Rhoys Wiggins and Danny Haynes could return for Charlton after a considerable time on the sidelines. Blues have no new injury worries and Jonathan Spector is an outside bet to make the bench. Reverse fixture Blues played Charlton on the fir...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 8, 2013

Birmingham City vs Nottingham Forest – Preview

Team news Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Stephen Carr and Will Packwood all remain sidelined but there are no new injury worries. Forest are waiting to see if they can include Adlene Guedioura in the squad who is now available again due to Algeria...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 1, 2013

The Return of Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish returns to Blues at the weekend for the first time since his controversial exit of the club in the summer of 2011. (I’m sure Mike will do a proper preview soon.) He was described as the Ginger Judas and the Rat by many fans, who we...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jan 31, 2013

Burnley vs Birmingham City – Preview

Team News Charlie Austin could be back for Burnley after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury. Blues have no new injury worries and will give a late check to Jonathan Spector. Reverse fixture The two sides met at St Andrews the weekend...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jan 25, 2013

Brief Post Match Thoughts Blackburn v Blues

Aylesburyblue in his preview said 1-1, explaining that we either lose 2-1 or draw 1-1 at Blackburn. Well he got it right again, (I can see it going to his head), but I have to say I thought the draw was probably the best we could expect. On reflectio...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 10, 2012

Not a Cock-up…Coventry Preview…

MR BLUE SKY VS MR SKY BLUE Made in Brum’s Barnet editorial mentioned a conversation Big Dave had with Terry McDermott.  Our assistant manager suggested that he wanted Blues to be knocked out of the “Capital One” Cup as soon as po...
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 26, 2012

Di Matteo Leads Manager Race….. For Aston Villa!

Chelsea’s interim boss Roberto di Matteo is the first name on Aston Villa’s wishlist this summer as they look to replace the sacked Alex McLeish. Despite leading Chelsea to their first ever European triumph and coupling that with an FA Cup succes...

What a year it was

It’s now a year since Birmingham City Football Club was relegated from the Premier League. A lot has happened in that year, probably more than in any year in our history. Here are just some of the highlights. Our manager walked out on us to join ou...
by Joys and Sorrows on May 23, 2012

VIDEO – McLeish Attacks Young’s Plunge

Aston Villa’s manager Alex McLeish accused his former player Ashley Young for taking a plunge in the game against Manchester United and winning a penalty kick for the Red Devils...

Enric “Ricky” Valles

Squad Number, 20, Enric (Ricky) Vallès Prat is the full name of a star reserves player we have hidden away from the first team, barring a couple of ventures onto (and – gasp – occasionally off!) the bench!  There’s one name you wo...
by Joys and Sorrows on Mar 13, 2012

The New Unbeatables

In 2009, we had a terrific run in the Premier League, and when it came to an end I did this blog about it and previous good runs. I thought I ought to visit it again. In 2009/10, we had a 15 game unbeaten run. The results were 9 wins and 6 draws. Our...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 24, 2012

A Letter From Ridgewell

I have managed to get my hands on this and thought you’d be interested. Russ   Dear Chris, First of all, sorry I couldn’t stick around, but you know how it is. I knew David Murphy was ahead of me in the pecking order, and I didn̵...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 9, 2012

FA Take Decision On RVP Elbow

Robin Van Persie will not face any charges from the Football Association after Sunday’s incident involving him and Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar. Van Persie was accused by Villa’s manager Alex McLeish of elbowing defender Cuellar du...


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