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Peter Ramage out to be Birmingham hero again

It was the 59th minute of a game that had not yet lived up to its billing. Blackpool had taken a fortuitous lead on the stroke of half-time and came out all guns blazing; Matt Phillips beating left-back David Murphy before pulling the ball back to Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Six yards out, the striker had the goal at his mercy and half of Bloomfield Road was already celebrating. But Peter Ramage threw himself in front of the shot and saved a second goal. In moments like that, in play-off games, resolute defending can book a ticket to Wembley.

Birmingham admit more players exits likely

Acting chairman Peter Pannu has confirmed Birmingham will have to offload players being paid Premier League wages - but has allayed fears of a financial crisis at St Andrew's.

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