In the Blues Corner – A Message from 888Sport

Birmingham City FC are almost safe from an intensely fought relegation
battle, and look to cement their place in the Championship this
weekend against Queens Park Rangers.

Birmingham City FC

Ahead of this, principal sponsor 888sport are encouraging fans to get
behind the Blues to help fight for survival. The image, ‘In The
Blues’ Corner’, shows club captain Michael Morrison being screamed
to victory by manager Garry Monk and a collection of fans, showcasing
their passion and dedication for the team to survive.

888sport have also laid on free coach travel for this Saturday’s
away match against QPR as a thank you to fans for their fantastic
support this season.

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Joys & Sorrows Rwanda Raffle

Tired and Weary

A very rare post in support of Kev Ball from Joys & Sorrows Website. I have copy and pasted his post on the website:

I have been given the opportunity to go to Rwanda to help install IT equipment into 2 new schools in Kigali for street children set up through the charity Rwanda Legacy of Hope in March.

Rwanda Legacy of Hope website

The equipment has been donated by Plymouth College of Art and Design, however the shipping costs need to be raised. I am looking for support to enable this to happen.

The shipping costs are around £4000 however I have already received a number of donations, hence the total needed now is £1,405.

Birmingham City have kindly given me 2 match day tickets to help raise further funds. There is a choice of either 2 tickets for the Middlesbrough or for the Hull games. To be clear, it’s an either / or!

As it is a raffle you need to buy a ticket for the draw. The cost is £5 per ticket. The payment must be made via paypal to joysandsorrows@gmail.com Your name and email address will be put into the pot for the draw. You can purchase more than one raffle ticket which will multiply your chances of winning. So if you buy 3 raffle tickets your name will be added 3 times.

The raffle will run until 17.00 on Friday 23rd February.

If you want to ask further questions or would just like to donate and not be entered into the draw, contact me.

All the money raised will either go to the total required to pay the shipping costs or if we meet that, will be donated to Rwanda Legacy of Hope charity.

Many thanks for your support.

Kevin Ball Owner of Joys and Sorrows.

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Blues Goalkeeper Revolving Door

The scaremongering amongst some Blues fans is understandable given the loss first choice goalkeeper Darren Randolph and the release of his understudy Colin Doyle. But please don’t fear, Gary Rowett is here. Blues have been linked with their former reserve stopper Adam Legzdins, who they released in 2008. Many have taken this as a sign of failure to attract a number one.

Blues Former Keeper Randolph

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Blues Look Forward as Fixtures Announced

Now we’re all in the mood aren’t we? An opening game of the season at home to Reading, a team we comfortably beat twice last season, offers Blues the chance to open the campaign with a win. But Royals manager Steve Clarke will have other ideas as he looks to build a squad to compete in the Championship. Make no bones about it, Reading were shambolic at times last season. The 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Blues back in December summed up my point. If it wasn’t for an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in which they were undeservedly beaten by Arsenal, their season would have been a complete write-off.

Blues Fixtures Announced

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Potential Banana Skin Trip for Blues

The Capital One Cup first round draw has lumbered Blues with a tricky away trip to newly promoted Bristol Rovers. The Gas, who were promoted via the Conference play-off’s last season, will be a potential banana skin for Gary Rowett’s men.

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