Dick Neal was a midfield dreadnought, a hard-grafting footballer both creative and combative, who shone for Birmingham City in both legs of a European final against Barcelona. The time was 1960, when the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – the forerunner of the modern Europa League – was in its infancy, a competition set up to promote trade, having no connection with clubs' league positions and played out over two seasons.
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Friday 29 July 2011
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.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Sunday 24 July 2011
There's plenty going on indoors, too, including some brand-new attractions.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Roger Johnson is poised to sign for Wolves in a £7m move after admitting Birmingham's relegation from the Barclays Premier League was a key factor in him wanting to leave St Andrew's.
Monday 11 July 2011
Aston Villa have reached agreement with Birmingham over the compensation paid to the Carling Cup holders following manager Alex McLeish's move across the city.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Monday 04 July 2011
Striker Nikola Zigic looks set to become the latest high-profile player to leave Birmingham following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
Monday 27 June 2011
Leicester have completed the signing of midfielder Neil Danns.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he will fight to get the best price for winger Charles N'Zogbia.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
Aston Villa may have concluded their protracted search for a new manager but the brouhaha over Alex McLeish's controversial appointment is set to rumble on.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Gabriel Agbonlahor, an Aston Villa supporter long before he became a first-team striker at the club, last night welcomed the arrival of Alex McLeish and anticipated a more attacking style than the Scot was known for at Birmingham City.
Friday 17 June 2011
Aston Villa have confirmed the controversial appointment of former Birmingham boss Alex McLeish as their new manager.
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