Lee Bowyer

McLeish rages at ‘bias’ of TV replays

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has called for fairness when "trial by television" is adapted to highlight misdemeanours by players which may have escaped the attention of the referee.

Lee Bowyer: 'There were times when I overstepped the mark'

The Brian Viner Interview: Until recently Lee Bowyer was one of the most vilified players in the Premier League but the Birmingham midfielder has finally cleaned up his act and, older and wiser, can reflect on the latest scandals afflicting the game

Michel completes Birmingham switch

Alex McLeish admits Birmingham's fine form during the first half of the season means new signing Michel can be given additional time to settle at St Andrew's.

Birmingham close in on £3m Michel

Birmingham are closing in on the signing of Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel in a £3 million deal, Press Association Sport understands.

League round-up: Posh and Bees up, but the Blues falter

Never the most scintillating of Championship sides, Birmingham City threw away the chance to seal an immediate return to the Premier League when Paul McKenna and Ross Wallace both scored from outside the penalty area to earn Preston North End a 2-1 win at St Andrews and keep their own hopes of a play-off place alive.

Fahey aids rebirth of Blues

Birmingham City 1 Southampton 0: Irishman now feeling at home with Birmingham leaves Southampton heading in wrong direction

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West Ham United 1 Birmingham City 1: Hammers make easy viewing for

So much that was unexpected came to Upton Park on Saturday: springtime, Fabio Capello, Alex McLeish's smile ... it was that kind of afternoon. And yet, towards the end, with aimless long balls becoming the tactic of choice for both teams, it was something foreseeable that disfigured this match: the Lee Bowyer sending off.