Justice for Jeff – A Message from the Astle Family

JUSTICE FOR JEFF ASTLE

Nine minutes into Saturday’s game a large banner will be unveiled in the away end reading ‘Justice for Jeff’ which starts a minute’s applause – nine being the famous shirt number our dad wore.

Justice for Jeff Astle

City fans are more than welcome to join in with the applause if they choose; for which we would be very grateful for; but if not we would like to take this opportunity to make them aware of our campaign if they haven’t already seen it via the local or national media. Read More…

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Birmingham Sting Hornets

Am I exaggerating by saying the performance against Watford, last night, was the best on home turf for two and a half years? Forgive me if I am wrong, or getting carried away. Someone please correct me if I am! But I don’t recall a performance as complete, as satisfying and as competent as that for a long long time, especially at St. Andrew’s. What we witnessed on Tuesday night was a manager who had a game plan, players who bought into, and understood, that game plan, and players having confidence to express themselves and play without fear. Stans was rocking at the sight on Stephen Gleeson bossing the midfield and Clayton Donaldson being, at times, unplayable.

Birmingham Clayton Donaldson
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Defence the Key at Molineux

I struggle to recall a time that I have been so happy with a goalless draw. The point at the Molineux was a massive one for Blues and their new manager Gary Rowett, but the clean sheet was arguably as important. Rowett has done in four days what Lee Clark failed to do in two years, it was a refreshing change to see a Blues side defend so well and look so organised.

David Davis Returns to Molineux

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New Blues Dawn in Wolverhampton

The Friday manager’s press conference at Blues is always something I, and many other fans, dread. The drone of a manager talking about who’s fit and who’s not whilst staring at the table in front of him. So you can imagine how refreshing it is to see an open, expansive manager who’s words fill you with confidence. Gary Rowett had his doubters, but he is winning them over without the team kicking a ball under stewardship.

Blues Gary Rowett

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Work Cut Out for Lee Clark

Whilst I wish Lee Clark the best of luck in his new role as Blackpool manager, I can’t help feeling it is a case of ‘out of the fire into the frying pan’. If Clark thinks the job at Bloomfield Road will be easier than it was at St. Andrew’s, he is horrible mistaken, it seems to me like a car crash waiting to happen.

Work Cut Out for Lee Clark

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