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Croatia injury conspiracy 'a nonsense' says Gold

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Redknapp pays tribute to 'Plan B' Crouch

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Transfer talk (Thursday, 9 July)

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Birmingham sign Bowyer

Birmingham have completed the signing of former West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer on a two-year contract.

Birmingham sign Benitez in club record transfer

Birmingham City have formally completed the signing of Ecuador striker Christian Benitez in a move from Mexican side Santos Laguna which could cost up to £7.7m.

Neill quits West Ham with Manchester City in pursuit

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