Game on! Birmingham v Newcastle.

Game on at Birmingham!

It really is game on this time as Newcastle get that game in hand out of the way this evening by visiting Birmingham City.

The original match was due to be played back in December, but Mother Nature and Jack Frost combined to make some sweet snowy love all over the St Andrews pitch at a most inconvenient time which left the ground staff very little time to be able to clear up the mess.

I had a seat for that game, albeit I was supposed to be sitting in one of the posh executive boxes where I could lord it over everyone, but it wasn’t to be and as soon as the game was confirmed as being a midweek fixture it kind of ruled out my attendance. Toonsy can only come out to play on the weekend usually.

Anyway, enough faffing on, there is a match about to get underway!

It’s going to be a tough game for sure, but Newcastle are adept at pulling off a result and can beat anyone on their day. Birmingham will be an awkward team to play against and they are hard to beat, but so are Blackburn and we panned them for most of the game at the weekend.

The game is not scheduled for live TV broadcast in the UK, although Sky Sports will be showing extended highlights from 10:15pm on Sky Sports 1 if you fancy watching that. If, like me, you’ll be wanting to watch the game live then I could have some good news. MyP2P seem to have a pretty long list of available streams, although, and I always stress this, there is no guarantee that any of them will work.

If one does work then fine, brilliant, please feel free to share it with the rest of us by leaving a link in the comments section below.

If you haven’t already done so, or if you just fancy having another read, you can have a ponder over match preview where you can take in some match stats, form, injury news and possible team selection by clicking here.

That’s about it really. Hopefully Newcastle can pick up another point tonight to keep us ticking over nicely, although I wouldn’t mind all three if the truth be told. The most important thing though, in my mind, is making sure that we don’t lose.

Howay the lads!

P.S. There will be a slight delay in me being able to post the team news as I have to be somewhere and won’t be back until around 7:15pm, so please bear with us until then.

Team news is as follows….

Birmingham: Ben Foster, Stephen Carr, Roger Johnson, Liam Ridgewell, Martin Jiranek, Seb Larsson, Anthony Gardner, Barry Ferguson, David Bentley, Obafemi Martins, Nikola Zigic..

Subs: Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Lee Bowyer, Keith Fahey, Jean Beausejour, Kevin Phillips, Cameron Jerome.

Newcastle: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Joey Barton, Cheik Tiote, Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands.

Subs: Tim Krul, Sol Campbell, James Perch, Shane Ferguson, Danny Guthrie, Nile Ranger, Shefki Kuqi,ย ย 

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232 thoughts on “Game on! Birmingham v Newcastle.

  1. Massive win! 2 points behind the makems now, on same amount of games, both have hard games coming up like.

    Last third of the season now like, should be a good run in

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  2. With the table the way it is, getting the full three points is massive!!! Well done to Pardew and the lads- dodgy pitch, tough environment- this is the type of match we would have lost earlier in the season.

    Well done and three more on the weekend please!

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  3. DAVE telt you loverman had to get his finger oot,jonas must like mudbaths,lets hope we are ok on injury front from this pitch like

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  4. Excellent executed game, and good subs by Pardew. We looked really calculated today defending the lead, and howay another clean sheet!!

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  5. Impresssive work tonight. VEry pleased. ANd thrilled to see Best & Loverman coming good again. I know some folks think they’re not up to it for us, but I feel the jury’s still out and hopefully it comes back with a verdict of GOALS! Some more evidence for their case tonight. Good goals for each of them tonight.

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  6. Great result by the lads gonna enjoy my birthday even more tomorrow now!!!

    Anybody know if football first is on tonight??

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  7. So where does the conventional wisdom of “40 points and you’re safe” come from? THere has been a team or two that got relegated with more right? So it’s not mathematical, but anecdotal, I suppose?

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  8. FSOTC- good point about Best and Lover- very glad they are the ones who scored-should give them a needed confidence boost.

    A bit off topic, but I guess that’ll be Gattuso gone for awhile….

    Oh…and Conor Wickham with the hattrick i see….

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  9. Happy Birthday Jill! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Pardew got it spot on, the players got it spot on, and once again the fans were top class. We are at home every game it would seem.

    Special mention for Williamson who has been SUPERB in the last couple of games against tough strikers.

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  10. Well done to the lads, my God though, how ****e are Birmingham? They are going down if they keep this up, they looked completely useless and kept trying to take the ball past players when they clearly dont have the ability to do so.

    If I was a Birmingham fan I’d be worried, bet they are fuming with that performance!!

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  11. Ice remember I told ye we would draw last week win tonight and just the win at bolton to come ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Dont worry mate I’ll keep you right ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Toro-Really enjoyed Williamson flattening that mackem b@stard Phillips like. And Harpers body check on Oba as he stood firm and Oba hit the deck right before being taken off ๐Ÿ˜€

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  13. DAVE dont count your chickens yet m8,i said two draws so ime up 2points,bolton are no mugs,lets see injury news first ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. F**k finishing ahead of S********d ???
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    Leprechaun, you been on the Irish Coffees again pal?
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  15. Big big win guys…..just watched it,had it live over here although its 4 in the morning….gonna sleep really really happy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    MOM:Bestie for winning every single header against r.johnson and creating a total nuisance of hmself throughout the game….well done ma boy… ๐Ÿ˜›

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  16. Moreno been meaning to apologies i was a bit out of line that evening a few drinks on me! Knew you meant no harm was just been an ass ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  17. Coooont missed the game and the chat thru work, kin great result tho – we’ve all slated loven and best but ultimately they are squad players and they are doing a ****in decent job, downside is that at present they are 1st choice
    Ranger is ****e tho and loven / best / shola combo should start most games with ranger coming on as super non scoring sub

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  18. Well, I proudly eat my hat. Said best would score the neet so not for that……….But for saying Lovenkrands shouldn’t start first post. He tryed hard tonight and deserved a goal, fair play to the lad. As for Brum, should get 6 points off them hopefully, they are tripe. Jonas had 2nd or 1st best away game ever tonight! Told ya toonsy he would annihilate Carr. As for Jose, think all the Spain and Liverpoop talk has gone to his head, although everyone is allowed a stinker. Well done Stevie Harper lad.

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  19. Johnno, no probs mate, never meant to offend, just a bit of banter.

    Nice little stat I just picked up, we haven’t conceded for 288 minutes. Can’t really drop collo and willo based on that

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  20. Great result that all but safe now. Don’t want to get ahead of myself but what is the rule on Europa?
    if you come 7th do you qualify??

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  21. DJG – I only said that Carr will probably have a stormer now you said that FFS. I hardly said Jonas was going to be shyte did I? I spend most of my time defending him you thick ****.

    You do my ******* head in at times man ๐Ÿ™„

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  22. Don’t push it DJG.

    I’ve told you, and banned you, before for misrepresenting what I say. You know it annoys me. Last chance.

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  23. Im not… They’ve all been saying how i’ve never wound you up since .org howay divvint lose it now man. ๐Ÿ˜

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  24. Well don’t ******* try and wind me up. If you’re on a fishing trip with me, cut it out. You may get a bite, but it will be me who wins. Your choice.

    What I said was a joke about Carr, yet you mention as if I have been slagging Jonas off for being shyte when I have been one of his staunchest defenders. Thats’ misrepresenting, and you know I hate it.

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  25. Toonsy – calm down lad, reckon we’ve all but nailed on survival tonight so should be celebrating man ….. It’s my g’day in 24 mins ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  26. Do I get points for saying yesterday that Birmingham are a pathetic side that rely solely on hoofing it up to Zigic? :mrgreen:

    Seriously though, he is the only reason they aren’t rock bottom. Poor club and poor management considering the money they have spent. I hope they get relegated.

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  27. Bollocks. Sorry lads, but why the **** should I calm down and just let that little tosspot get away with having a pop at me? If it happens again it will be the last time…

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  28. I didn’t mean it like that.. like you said Jonas was shyte cos you diddint you just said Carr would have a belter anyway forget it i would have said it if i thought it would cause all this sh1t

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  29. Mate – part of running a blog I suppose, damned if you do damned if you dont – wouldn’t like this to become like workys where people are getting banned left right and centre, if you put an opinion up there then you have to cater for coonts ( sorry djg) to shoot you down for whatever bizarre reason
    Hey ho – we are stayin up, we are stayin up……. Kin come on the toon

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  30. 5under1ands next 4 games: Everton (A), Arsenal (A), Liverpool (H), City (A).

    Wor next 4: Bolton (H), Everton (H), Stoke (A), Wolves (H).

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  31. Ice – I don’t know when he’s joking or being serious tho. He snaps. Like me after a few vodka doubles. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  32. Ice/4411 – I was only pissing about myself ๐Ÿ˜†

    Even though DJG’s patter is shockingly bad at times, he is actually not a bad lad ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Don’t like Whiskey. I can drink gin or a million pints but for some reason a bottle of vodka atm makes me violent and it didn’t used to.

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  34. NewkieBrown
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    So now weโ€™ve won weโ€™re back in for Europe right ๐Ÿ˜€ ?

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    The beeb seems to think so!!!

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