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Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Deja vu

Blues 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1

A deserved win for Wednesday from an undeserved penalty in a performance we’ve seen all too often over the last few years by Blues.

The lost art of defending

They say that if you change one part of a system that the change isn’t always immediate and isn’t always the one you’d imagine.

I was thinking about this as I watched the other Birmingham team put seven past Liverpool and grumpy-chops’ Spurs run in six at Old Trafford.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

The rehabilitation of Harlee Dean

Stoke 1 – Blues 1

A point at Stoke is good, particularly if you compare it with the abject display at the BET 365 at the end of last season. But any game that you’re winning with five to go that you end up drawing feels like a disappointment.

XTC's early releases

A garden of earthly delights – XTC’s studio albums – White Music

In the first of a series of reviews of albums by bands who have been important to me, I look at the output of XTC – the classically underrated Swindon band who should be talked about in the same breath as the Kinks, but aren’t.

For starters, the first studio album, White Music from 1978

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

A tale of two penalties

Blues 1 – Rotherham 1

Blues failed one of their early season tests as they drew with Rotherham in an unpacked St Andrews. New team, familiar shortcomings as they failed to score from open play in a game where the onus was on them to take the game to the opposition – a trait seen far too often in the last few years.