The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 6 of 25

Birmingham City have had to endure an unusually tricky start to their Championship campaign following relegation from the Premier League, spending several weeks playing in the Europa League on Thursday nights and returning to league duty on Sundays. That they have remained competitive in both competitions has been due in part to a unusually tricky winger who made the switch from Cardiff in the summer. Joe Harrison explains.

Chris Burke

Chris Burke

InterCity catch-up: Birmingham City sneak win over Leeds United

Like a thief in the night, Birmingham City are creeping up on everyone else in the Championship. To be more precise, they’re doing it like a thief on a Sunday afternoon. Regularly pinching three points out of the porch while the nation eats its roast dinners in front of Super Sunday, Chris Hughton’s men are on the rise thanks to their sixth consecutive win.

Last night saw a curveball added …

Birmingham City and the battle of Ancona

It’s safe to say that it isn’t the happiest of times to be a Birmingham City supporter, writes Rob Doolan, with relegation from the Premier League in May followed by a steady drip-feed of increasingly bleak information regarding the state of the club’s finances. Yet Friday’s Europa League play-off round draw provides a welcome distraction for Blues fans, as Chris Hughton’s men become only the second football league team

The Seventy Two Unfortunates Football League season preview

The Seventy Two has joined forces with fellow Football League blog The Two Unfortunates, not to mention fans of all 72 clubs in the Football League, to bring you a full 108-page season preview.

Click on the image below to read online or click here to download the PDF.

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Championship league ladder: Birmingham City up, Watford down

The Seventy Two’s Championship league ladder continues with the thoughts of Tom Leftley.

In brief, the idea will be that the table begins in the order that the Championship finished at the end of the 2010/11 season and a series of bloggers and journalists will each re-position one team further up and one team further down based on their thoughts over the summer. By the end, we will have