TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Can Clark revive the second city Blues?

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TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Can Clark revive the second city Blues?

Lee Clark is trying to reignite his managerial career at Birmingham City — but he may be hampered by off-the-field troubles at St Andrews. By Frank Heaven.

“Why would anyone take this job?”

It was a sentiment often expressed by disgruntled Birmingham City fans after Chris Hughton’s unsurprising but much-lamented departure to Norwich City earlier in the summer.

At the time, the club’s problems, even by the standards of modern …

How Blackpool beat Birmingham City to return to Wembley

For the third year in a row, Stephen Dobbie – long of either Swansea and Blackpool – scored to help one of his two teams to Wembley. But this was no walk in the park. Birmingham City gave it everything and made the Tangerines work hard for their 3-2 aggregate victory. Curtis Davies equalised on the night to give Blues hope but goals from Stephen Dobbie and Matt Phillips proved

Six reasons why this Championship season has been worse than last year

The overall impression from many seasoned Championship watchers is that this has not been a vintage year for the second tier. Reading are worthy champions and their extraordinary run has been something to behold, but the remarkable has been few and far between this term in comparison with the 2010/11 campaign. Here are six reasons why.

Fewer goals

The headline reason is the average number of goals scored per game …

Visiting the Championship theme park

The large man fiddles with his awkward, tilted claret and blue rosette. As he does so, he mutters to himself and even his whispers boom out like an announcement at a county fair. He cuts a strange figure, his face somehow as big as his head and his constant chattering providing a soundtrack to his every move.

“It wasn’t meant to be this way”, he says with a glance up …

How many points are needed to reach the Championship play-offs?

It offers you hope. It plunges you into despair. The strength of its grip increases the longer the sun stays in the sky each evening. Until the dreaded mathematical impossibility comes into play. Then it’s all over. It’s PO the PO and it’s an obsession throughout the Football League at this time of year. If your team are currently between seventh and twelfth in their division, you probably know exactly