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Heroes & Villains => Other Football => Topic started by: pauliewalnuts on July 17, 2009, 08:20:50 AM

Title: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 17, 2009, 08:20:50 AM
Quote from: The Sun
BIRMINGHAM are in talks to build an 'iconic new stadium' and the owners want it up within five years.

Blues chairman David Gold has held preliminary talks with the FA to get the stadium accepted as a possible World Cup ground in 2018.

Gold said: "We are talking to the City Council and the stadium would be a joint venture.

"We are going for a 46,000 seater ground, 6,000 above FIFA requirements. I'd love to get one over on Villa!"

How pathetic does that make him look?

Why do they make it so easy for us?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2539711/Brum-plans-are-as-good-as-Gold.html
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Breezeblock on July 17, 2009, 08:28:37 AM
Bless 'em.  I wonder how are they going to stop 30 odd thousand seats rusting up solid from lack of use?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: astonparkb6 on July 17, 2009, 08:30:51 AM
Envy,


 (also called invidiousness) may be defined as an emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another’s (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it."[1] It can also derive from a sense of low self-esteem that results from an upward social comparison threatening a person's self image: another person has something that the envier considers to be important to have. If the other person is perceived to be similar to the envier, the aroused envy will be particularly intense, because it signals to the envier that it just as well could have been he or she who had the desired object.

No class. The above just about sums the morons up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dr Butler on July 17, 2009, 08:31:33 AM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "The Sun"
BIRMINGHAM are in talks to build an 'iconic new stadium' and the owners want it up within five years.

Blues chairman David Gold has held preliminary talks with the FA to get the stadium accepted as a possible World Cup ground in 2018.

Gold said: "We are talking to the City Council and the stadium would be a joint venture.

"We are going for a 46,000 seater ground, 6,000 above FIFA requirements. I'd love to get one over on Villa!"


How pathetic does that make him look?

Why do they make it so easy for us?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2539711/Brum-plans-are-as-good-as-Gold.html


I hope the City council tell these pathetic losers to do one .

UTV
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Matt C on July 17, 2009, 08:38:27 AM
We're obsessed with them though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on July 17, 2009, 08:55:22 AM
Is this 46,000 stadium they want to be built alongside the 60,000 stadium they want?

While they're at it, why doesn't Sullivan request that the council invest £12 million in restoring the Gala bingo Hall next to the ground.  It's a top tourist attraction in Birmingham isn't it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on July 17, 2009, 08:58:22 AM
Get one over on Villa?

Why is he so bothered about the rivalry anyway?

He's been trying to wash his deformed, webbed hands of that pathetic club for ages, but nobody wants to know.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 17, 2009, 09:26:11 AM
Let's leave Earth for a moment and go to whatever planet Small Heath inhabit. They reckon they need 46,000 seats for their 25,000 average Premier League crowds, so what do they think we need for our 40,000 average? Pro-rata, it would be about 70,000 wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 17, 2009, 09:36:02 AM
Our capacity will be well over 46,000 by then so he can go f*** himself.  Besides, that'll look great when they're playing Stockport on a Friday night on Sky and there's only 12,000 slum dwellers in it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: placeforparks on July 17, 2009, 10:13:20 AM
Quote from: "Breezeblock"
Bless 'em.  I wonder how are they going to stop 30 odd thousand seats rusting up solid from lack of use?


a thousand barry austins?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kryten_K2 on July 17, 2009, 10:16:27 AM
Right, so he wants to 'get one over the villla' (that statement puts him in legendary status with all knuckledraggers)...

So they'll have this 46,000 seater stadium by 2018, whereas we'll have an already internationally recognised & world class 52-55,000 seater stadium within 3? years??

Thus adds to the argument that ALL Premiership clubs should own their own ground.

Well done Dave!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 17, 2009, 10:17:22 AM
Quote from: "Matt C"
We're obsessed with them though.


They're our nearest neighbours, they hate the sight of us and they do nothing but spit jealous bile at us. So why can't we give a little back occasionally?
It's perfectly natural to loath your deadliest rivals and rip the piss out of them at every given opportunity. The day the rivalry with the Sty dwellers is over will be a very sad day indeed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bob on July 17, 2009, 10:18:12 AM
This simply won't happen.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on July 17, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
This mythical stadium they want to build that keeps fading in and out (mainly out) of reality, they should call it Brigadoon.

They dont even want it for football but as a Casino or some other machination to wrest giros from the Elizabeth Duke clad hordes.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: davevillan on July 17, 2009, 10:48:19 AM
Let me get this right he wants to build a 46,000 capacity stadium, but doesnt want to pay for it.
In other words, he wants the council to help fund it, or should i say, the council tax payers in Birmingham.
If i was still living in Birmingham, i would object very strongly to my council tax money being used to help pay for their new stadium.
They want 1m people to help fund something for the benefit of 20k!!!
Coming out with comments like that, he wonders why he gets so much abuse at Villa Park. He really is something else!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: K3Villa on July 17, 2009, 10:50:32 AM
With the state of the Councils finance at the moment and an ongoing quest to cut a Billion pounds off its expenditure in the next 10 years, I'd be very surprised to see the Council getting involved with this. Mind you, I'm not sure if doing it would actually assit the Council economically. Any Economy buffs out there suggest a way it could ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 17, 2009, 10:59:23 AM
Somebody should start a petition objecting to Council Tax payers funding the twisted fantasies of Birmingham's smallest club, or at least that any funding should be matched with a contribution to the city's most popular one.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nev on July 17, 2009, 11:00:05 AM
As regards "getting one over on the villa", they have the perfect opportunity again this season by ensuring that our supporters have to run the gauntlet of the animals on the Coventry Road when leaving their current home.

That would satisfy the majority of 'noses far more than a new stadium.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Matt C on July 17, 2009, 11:23:49 AM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "Matt C"
We're obsessed with them though.


They're our nearest neighbours, they hate the sight of us and they do nothing but spit jealous bile at us. So why can't we give a little back occasionally?
It's perfectly natural to loath your deadliest rivals and rip the piss out of them at every given opportunity. The day the rivalry with the Sty dwellers is over will be a very sad day indeed.


I meant this is terms of ridiculing their claims that we are obsessed with them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on July 17, 2009, 11:43:31 AM
Judging by the fall in their average attendance every season, wouldn't they be better suited going cap in hand to Walsall to arrange a ground share?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Matt C on July 17, 2009, 12:05:10 PM
The three clubs relegated from the Championship last season - Charlton, Norwich and Southampton - all averaged bigger crowds than Blose who got promoted. Joke club, joke fans. End of.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Fergal on July 17, 2009, 12:37:00 PM
Quote from: "Matt C"
The three clubs relegated from the Championship last season - Charlton, Norwich and Southampton - all averaged bigger crowds than Blose who got promoted. Joke club, joke fans. End of.

I love that  END OF statement.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 17, 2009, 12:41:47 PM
Quote from: "Matt C"
The three clubs relegated from the Championship last season - Charlton, Norwich and Southampton - all averaged bigger crowds than Blose who got promoted. Joke club, joke fans. End of.

Indeed. Tenth best supported club in the Championship with an average attendance of slightly over 19,000.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on July 17, 2009, 02:32:27 PM
Laughable.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on July 17, 2009, 02:38:11 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "Matt C"
The three clubs relegated from the Championship last season - Charlton, Norwich and Southampton - all averaged bigger crowds than Blose who got promoted. Joke club, joke fans. End of.

Indeed. Tenth best supported club in the Championship with an average attendance of slightly over 19,000.


Jesus H McGrath, they are shameful statistics.

What an embarressment they are.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on July 17, 2009, 02:45:14 PM
But they have more fans than us, remember? And more fans in Birmingham. And when they get in the PL their attendances will put us to shame. Oh the joy of the verbal shit that spouts out of their mouths over the years.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on July 17, 2009, 05:08:11 PM
In the USA, major league teams often threaten to up sticks and move to another city if the local authorities where they currently reside don't cough up for a new ground. I would love to see them try a similar piece of brinkmanship. Perhaps they could move back to one of their old haunts? Muntz Street would be most appropriate. Ha ha... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntz_Street)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: brentastonb6 on July 17, 2009, 07:31:23 PM
I for one hope they get it.... The one thing they have got at present is an intimidating home ground  with the proximity of the 'fans' to the pitchside, this wouldn't be the case in a new build ( Southampton, Derby
and the old Upton park spring to mind where home form was helped by this intimate arrangement) In a new ground the 'fans will be miles away , we might even get easier access to and from the ground as it will be better situated than the current dump. I also look forward to going there for concerts et al as that's exactly what it will be - a multi purpose venue.

In the mean time we will hopefully be playing out of a lovingly restored Villa Park  football stadium of  over 52,000 capacity in a beautiful historic setting as befits our club, let them have a new souless stadium  which they wont even own !
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on July 17, 2009, 07:36:02 PM
As Paulie said at the start, they are the gift that just keeps on giving.

Pathetic shower of bastards to a man.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 17, 2009, 07:43:57 PM
Quote from: "brentastonb6"
I for one hope they get it.... The one thing they have got at present is an intimidating home ground  with the proximity of the 'fans' to the pitchside, this wouldn't be the case in a new build ( Southampton, Derby
and the old Upton park spring to mind where home form was helped by this intimate arrangement) In a new ground the 'fans will be miles away , we might even get easier access to and from the ground as it will be better situated than the current dump. I also look forward to going there for concerts et al as that's exactly what it will be - a multi purpose venue.

In the mean time we will hopefully be playing out of a lovingly restored Villa Park  football stadium of  over 52,000 capacity in a beautiful historic setting as befits our club, let them have a new souless stadium  which they wont even own !


I take it you live in Birmingham?  You have no objections on a percentage of your council tax contributing to such unnecessary shite?  

If this happens i'm going to bugger off back to Sandwell.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on July 17, 2009, 08:02:12 PM
Quote from: "brentastonb6"
I for one hope they get it.... The one thing they have got at present is an intimidating home ground  with the proximity of the 'fans' to the pitchside, this wouldn't be the case in a new build ( Southampton, Derby
and the old Upton park spring to mind where home form was helped by this intimate arrangement) In a new ground the 'fans will be miles away , we might even get easier access to and from the ground as it will be better situated than the current dump. I also look forward to going there for concerts et al as that's exactly what it will be - a multi purpose venue.

In the mean time we will hopefully be playing out of a lovingly restored Villa Park  football stadium of  over 52,000 capacity in a beautiful historic setting as befits our club, let them have a new souless stadium  which they wont even own !


Intimidating? I do not think so. I have to pass it regularly and it always raises a smile with its four million sponsors flags and old shite main stand. I am not giving the City Council 1p towards anything that is for the benefit of that lot. Their owners have plenty enough money to build their own stadium. Its crazy for anyone who owns helicoptors to ask people like me to help pay for their dreams.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on July 17, 2009, 08:04:50 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
In the USA, major league teams often threaten to up sticks and move to another city if the local authorities where they currently reside don't cough up for a new ground. I would love to see them try a similar piece of brinkmanship. Perhaps they could move back to one of their old haunts? Muntz Street would be most appropriate. Ha ha... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntz_Street)


Maybe the council will pay for a few Pickfords removal vans with the sat nav set for Inverness.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: armurphy on July 17, 2009, 09:18:21 PM
Next season were getting a new north stand which will take our capacity to 52,000 suck on that dick head !
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 17, 2009, 10:02:54 PM
Great first post!

Haaaahahahahaha!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nelly on July 17, 2009, 10:03:35 PM
Agreed, great post. In fairness, he might prefer to suck on one of his own products?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Villa Werewolf on July 17, 2009, 10:19:54 PM
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Irish villain on July 17, 2009, 11:25:04 PM
They really don't compare to us in any shape or form do they?

Villa Park will always be the number one stadium in Birmingham.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 17, 2009, 11:39:25 PM
Quote from: "Tom Parker"
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?


Ugh!  Reminds me of:

(http://www.evertonfc.com/assets/_files/images/nov_08/efc__1227792412_lineker_gary.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on July 18, 2009, 08:56:45 AM
And neither of those twats will ever bag at Villa Park.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: olaftab on July 18, 2009, 09:49:26 AM
I really do not care what they do. They are an insignificant event in history. Always been a stain on the landscape.
The best thing Council can do is to give them the money in exchange for dropping Birmingham from their name! They bring shame on the city!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: magic monks on July 18, 2009, 10:58:54 AM
They are probably proposing a deal similar to the one Man Citeh arranged to move to Eastlands, where any revenue achieved through attendances in excess of Maine Road go to the Council.

Only problem is that such grandiose capital investments by City Councils are something of a thing of the past. Strapped for cash, laiden with massive debt, central government would frown on BCC getting involved in this.

Gold, you missed the boat with the national stadium, leave it alone and concentrate on getting 26,000 into your current gaff.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on July 18, 2009, 04:00:59 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Tom Parker"
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?


Ugh!  Reminds me of:

(http://www.evertonfc.com/assets/_files/images/nov_08/efc__1227792412_lineker_gary.jpg)


It looks like he's wearing a bra, with the straps hanging down. Maybe it's just another way of advertising their new lingerie range?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: berneboy on July 19, 2009, 10:39:30 AM
Some people understand things better than others.
Mehdi Nafti ex-Blues has grown in wisdom during his time in England.

"You look at the other cities and there are two big, strong clubs. In Birmingham, no. The gap is too big, in terms of everything.
“Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

http://www.sundaymercury.net/midlands-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2009/07/19/birmingham-city-are-still-way-off-aston-villa-s-level-says-mehdi-nafti-66331-24185383/
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on July 19, 2009, 10:47:13 AM
Quote

who joined Blues as they slowly began their downward slide and became a yo-yo club.


Became? Always were. I guess there was that long period when they were in the third tier but they are as high as they ever have been and that is as a yo-yo club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Coopers Injury on July 19, 2009, 10:48:20 AM
Cool, another SHA thread.....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on July 19, 2009, 11:08:34 AM
Quote from: "Tom Parker"
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?


Is this an actual Small Heath player? Who is it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on July 19, 2009, 11:13:09 AM
James ‘The Power’ McFadden.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on July 19, 2009, 11:28:55 AM
Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

That is a quote from Mehdi Naft in this mornings Muckraker, I think it's quite amusing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on July 19, 2009, 12:52:45 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

That is a quote from Mehdi Naft in this mornings Muckraker, I think it's quite amusing.

It's also on the previous page of this thread.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on July 19, 2009, 02:10:23 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

That is a quote from Mehdi Naft in this mornings Muckraker, I think it's quite amusing.

It's also on the previous page of this thread.


Apologies, that I haven't got time to trawl through every word of threads in order to prevent unnecessary duplication of points.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Fergal on July 19, 2009, 04:07:27 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Quote from: "Dave"
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

That is a quote from Mehdi Naft in this mornings Muckraker, I think it's quite amusing.

It's also on the previous page of this thread.


Apologies, that I haven't got time to trawl through every word of threads in order to prevent unnecessary duplication of points.

Lazy bastard :)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on July 19, 2009, 05:39:48 PM
Quote from: "Tom Parker"
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?
made me laugh, another shocking kit
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on July 19, 2009, 05:47:52 PM
They've had worse. Remember the Penguin one? Still wouldn't wipe my arse with it mind.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on July 19, 2009, 09:55:24 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
They've had worse. Remember the Penguin one? Still wouldn't wipe my arse with it mind.


Their original penguin kit from the mid seventies was quite stylish.

(Dons tin hat and dives for cover)...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lenny_AVFC on July 19, 2009, 10:26:04 PM
Quote from: "berneboy"
Some people understand things better than others.
Mehdi Nafti ex-Blues has grown in wisdom during his time in England.

"You look at the other cities and there are two big, strong clubs. In Birmingham, no. The gap is too big, in terms of everything.
“Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

http://www.sundaymercury.net/midlands-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2009/07/19/birmingham-city-are-still-way-off-aston-villa-s-level-says-mehdi-nafti-66331-24185383/


You beat me too posting that. My mate reckons if we went down we wouldnt get 20000 at Villa Park. Haha. I know if we were playin Wolves with only a few games left, them top us 2nd we'd get more than the 20,500 they got.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: brentastonb6 on July 19, 2009, 10:51:59 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "brentastonb6"
I for one hope they get it.... The one thing they have got at present is an intimidating home ground  with the proximity of the 'fans' to the pitchside, this wouldn't be the case in a new build ( Southampton, Derby
and the old Upton park spring to mind where home form was helped by this intimate arrangement) In a new ground the 'fans will be miles away , we might even get easier access to and from the ground as it will be better situated than the current dump. I also look forward to going there for concerts et al as that's exactly what it will be - a multi purpose venue.

In the mean time we will hopefully be playing out of a lovingly restored Villa Park  football stadium of  over 52,000 capacity in a beautiful historic setting as befits our club, let them have a new souless stadium  which they wont even own !


I take it you live in Birmingham?  You have no objections on a percentage of your council tax contributing to such unnecessary shite?  

If this happens i'm going to bugger off back to Sandwell.


That's right I am Brummie born and bred, I have no problem with my tax going on a stadium which assists my City economically ( - We have fallen behind other Cities as we have no decent sized multi purpose stadium ( The NEC holds just 11,000) so unless the council are going to allow us to change our ground use,which based on our proximity to residential housing I very much doubt then a new stadium is required. If you feel the need to return to Sandwell that that's your call.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on July 19, 2009, 11:02:18 PM
As much as I hate the wankers I do think they should be bigger than they are.

It does let the City down, you see Liverpool and Everton, Man Utd and Citeh, Arsenal and Spurs, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Two big clubs from each City, with one obviously superior rival.

Thats what it should be like here, but I guess we're not as big as we should be either.

It would do both clubs no harm in terms of exposure if Small Heaf were a top flight club for the next 10 years.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 19, 2009, 11:04:40 PM
Man City have hardly been a "big club", Sunderland and Newcastle are not the same city, they're 20 miles apart, and there's no point even including London, as it is a globalmegacity.

If we need another club in the area to do well, make it Wolves or Albion.

I'm aware a lot of us hate the stripeys more than they do Blues, but I'm not in that camp by any means, fuck Small Heath, I'd rather see them struggling in the Conference than fouling the top flight with their noxious presence.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on July 19, 2009, 11:19:51 PM
I hope they keep letting the city down by ending up in the Midland Combination. Wankers.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on July 19, 2009, 11:20:51 PM
There are much better ways to aid this city than building a new ground that will sit half half empty for its entire existence.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on July 20, 2009, 12:43:41 AM
Quote from: "jjlobban"
As much as I hate the wankers I do think they should be bigger than they are.

It does let the City down, you see Liverpool and Everton, Man Utd and Citeh, Arsenal and Spurs, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Two big clubs from each City, with one obviously superior rival.

Thats what it should be like here, but I guess we're not as big as we should be either.

It would do both clubs no harm in terms of exposure if Small Heaf were a top flight club for the next 10 years.
i am aghast at this, but there again i dont see Villa as a birmingham club. it is much more than that
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 20, 2009, 01:09:48 AM
But they have always been small time, unlike the Manchester, Liverpool and East Anglian clubs.

Anyway, there's the Albion, although admitedly not within the city walls.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on July 20, 2009, 01:25:13 AM
I was in a Police Station in Barcelona last year and the Policeman asked: 'Your from Birmingham, have you got a football team?'. Yes, I support Aston Villa. 'Ah, Aston Villa, are they in Birmingham?' Yes, there is also a team called Birmingham City. He replied 'I have never heard of them'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Countryside Villain on July 20, 2009, 10:54:00 AM
Smart fella that Nafti..

Quote


Former Birmingham City midfielder Mehdi Nafti says his old club can't expect to compete with Aston Villa.

The new Aris signing told the Birmingham Mail: “I hope things go OK for Birmingham, but the gap between them and Villa is too big now.

“Why? I don’t know but maybe you would have to ask other people at the club. They might.

“And I don’t care, it’s not part of me any more.

“I just think that the fans of Birmingham City deserve to have a club level with Villa.

“It would be more interesting for the Premier League, as well. You look at the other cities and there are two big, strong clubs. In Birmingham, no. The gap is too big, in terms of everything.

“Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”



EDIT: Apologies, didn't see this had been posted already.  As you were.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: eric woolban woolban on July 20, 2009, 09:27:02 PM
I hear they're offering free season tickets to pregnant women.

Somewhere they can go when swine flu arrives. Will hardly be a crowded place.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: treaders12000 on July 20, 2009, 10:08:01 PM
Quote from: "Tom Parker"
(http://www.bcfc.com/javaImages/52/6c/0,,10412~6515794,00.jpg)

Didn't realise they had a darts team?


even their players are not happy at the new kit.........
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on July 20, 2009, 10:12:58 PM
Quote from: "jjlobban"
...Newcastle and Sunderland.

Two big clubs from each City, with one obviously superior rival.

I'm neither sure which of these you are calling 'obviously superior', nor which city of Newcastle and Sunderland you are putting the other one into.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: avfc_1874 on July 23, 2009, 12:21:20 PM
http://www.promotionaltoiletpaper.com/Football-Toilet-Paper.html

This just takes their bitterness to an all time low.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 23, 2009, 12:35:41 PM
Quote from: "avfc_1874"
http://www.promotionaltoiletpaper.com/Football-Toilet-Paper.html

This just takes their bitterness to an all time low.


My first thought was how many of the sad fucking losers would buy that - then i remember how i see the unofficial T shirt sellers out side the ground with basically the same crappy things on the front of them and Villa fans buying them - so i bet if we brought one out some of our lot would buy it also
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 23, 2009, 01:00:53 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
Quote from: "avfc_1874"
http://www.promotionaltoiletpaper.com/Football-Toilet-Paper.html

This just takes their bitterness to an all time low.


My first thought was how many of the sad fucking losers would buy that - then i remember how i see the unofficial T shirt sellers out side the ground with basically the same crappy things on the front of them and Villa fans buying them - so i bet if we brought one out some of our lot would buy it also


Whenever I talk to my bluenose mate about the embarassing things their board say and do, he seems pleased. Like he doesn't notice how small and petty it shows them to be.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 23, 2009, 02:08:34 PM
Hmmmmmmmm.........Lee Hendrie and DOL in the corner of the bog roll.

I'd be tempted!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Smoke on July 23, 2009, 02:23:48 PM
HA! like bluenoses acually wipe their arses, have you smelt St Andrews on match day!?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on July 23, 2009, 11:08:49 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
Quote from: "avfc_1874"
http://www.promotionaltoiletpaper.com/Football-Toilet-Paper.html

This just takes their bitterness to an all time low.


My first thought was how many of the sad fucking losers would buy that - then i remember how i see the unofficial T shirt sellers out side the ground with basically the same crappy things on the front of them and Villa fans buying them - so i bet if we brought one out some of our lot would buy it also


Whenever I talk to my bluenose mate about the embarassing things their board say and do, he seems pleased. Like he doesn't notice how small and petty it shows them to be.


I have to say, the Nose I speak to is the same. Seemed proud of the fact they broke the city centre shop window. Actually texted me the other night laughing that we were losing to Doncaster (I think) and saying we should have kept Barry.

I don't bother replying now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Barry Shaw on July 24, 2009, 08:35:53 AM
It's a 'special' mind set that attracts them. Some of my pals in the 90's converted from Villa to Blues because 'it's a better laugh' at the Blues and the fact that the retards that walked around town with their chains hanging outside their jumpers looked hard and they wanted to be part of it.

Since then they have spent their years pretending to support the Blues but basically support hating Villa along with the rest of the retards.

My brother is a nose, he's a good lad, runs his own firm, supported them since he was 5 and has had a season ticket for over thirty years but even he has that 'Villa red mist' that descends that is exclusive to the knuckle draggers.

I remember being a member at West Heath snooker club once (classy) and it was at the time when Villa had lots of black players. There was a poster up in the entrance of the club with a cartoon of a load of black people in Villa kits with 'ANC Villa' written above it. Being racist was one thing but it took the biscuit when the black lad who was in there (complete with ridiculous chain appearing over the jumper) thought it was funny too.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nev on July 24, 2009, 10:52:43 AM
If you travel thousands of miles to see your club in a pre-season freindly and get lucky enough to be invited to announce the teams over the PA, what would you do.

Well if you're a 'nose, you have a pop at the Villa.

It was in last nights Meaning Evil, but I can't be arsed to do a link thingy.

They exist only 'cos we do.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 24, 2009, 11:13:49 AM
Quote from: "Nev"
If you travel thousands of miles to see your club in a pre-season freindly and get lucky enough to be invited to announce the teams over the PA, what would you do.

Well if you're a 'nose, you have a pop at the Villa.

It was in last nights Meaning Evil, but I can't be arsed to do a link thingy.

They exist only 'cos we do.


What did he say?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 24, 2009, 11:39:37 AM
Saunders Heroes.....try this:

Switch off all bar three of your brain cells and dedicate one of those to supporting the blues and the other two to hating the Villa.

The answer you will come to is..... Keep Roight On. Shit on the Vile.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 24, 2009, 11:47:31 AM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
Saunders Heroes.....try this:

Switch off all bar three of your brain cells and dedicate one of those to supporting the blues and the other two to hating the Villa.

The answer you will come to is..... Keep Roight On. Shit on the Vile.


Oh God, of course.

They're all backhanded compliments but they're too dumb to see it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on July 24, 2009, 12:30:21 PM
I've always said that if you ask a Villa fan what their happiest moment supporting the club was and the answer will probably be when we won a trophy. Ask the same question to a nose and it will almost certainly be a victory over us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 24, 2009, 12:53:23 PM
Quote from: "villa1"
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
Quote from: "avfc_1874"
http://www.promotionaltoiletpaper.com/Football-Toilet-Paper.html

This just takes their bitterness to an all time low.


My first thought was how many of the sad fucking losers would buy that - then i remember how i see the unofficial T shirt sellers out side the ground with basically the same crappy things on the front of them and Villa fans buying them - so i bet if we brought one out some of our lot would buy it also


Whenever I talk to my bluenose mate about the embarassing things their board say and do, he seems pleased. Like he doesn't notice how small and petty it shows them to be.


I have to say, the Nose I speak to is the same. Seemed proud of the fact they broke the city centre shop window. Actually texted me the other night laughing that we were losing to Doncaster (I think) and saying we should have kept Barry.

I don't bother replying now.


whereas the same nose mate emailed to say that they'd lost their friendly with Barry Ferguson playing and I emailed back saying that it doesn't matter, friendlies are meaningless.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 24, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
Well send another text and say ".....meaningless, but Hitzlsperger fucking enjoyed himself"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 28, 2009, 04:24:25 PM
My mate went on their Austrian tour, he's just showed me the photos he got with all their new signings posing with the 'Zulu' book. Barry Ferguson said "I won't get into trouble will I?", to which my mate replied, "You were in trouble the minute you signed for us".

My pal also said to one of them (he's not sure if it was Scott Dann or Roger Johnson), "Don't worry about losing to German second division sides, we've only got Man U away first game".
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on August 05, 2009, 08:54:25 AM
I have to confess I went to their pre season game at Crewe last night with my nose mate and it was bloody hilarious.

Considering they have a full team out and the season starts in just over a week, they looked woeful.  The defence was all over the place and their passing was comical.

Fans were leaving mid way through the second half calling the Big Feck all names under the sun.  Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Breezeblock on August 05, 2009, 10:19:36 AM
I do like to go on to KRO at least once a month just to read and snigger.  Imagine my mirth when I read this. (http://members.boardhost.com/bluearmy/msg/1249461146.html)  I know the knuckledraggers are thick twats but calling for their managers bollocks before a ball has been kicked takes the biscuit barrel! Bless their cotton socks.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 05, 2009, 10:31:44 AM
I see Small Heath have been awarded one of those stars on Broad St. In their vote they've included Sty "legends" like Christophe Dugarry, Steve Claridge and Mikael Forssell.

How desperate must you be to included no marks like that trio as your best ever players? :-)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on August 05, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
When we had our star, it was a real tough decision as to who would get it.

Their's will go to Trevor Francis as no-one else will come close.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on August 05, 2009, 10:49:13 AM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
I see Small Heath have been awarded one of those stars on Broad St. In their vote they've included Sty "legends" like Christophe Dugarry, Steve Claridge and Mikael Forssell.

How desperate must you be to included no marks like that trio as your best ever players? :-)


Steve Claridge!!!!!!!!?????

Sums up our neighbours succinctly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 06, 2009, 09:06:04 AM
Where's Dave Cooper? I would like to read a report on Tamworth's 3-1 victory over Small Heath last night.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on August 06, 2009, 10:39:01 AM
Can't see any report but this comment made me giggle.
Their enthusiasm knows no bounds:

Quote
A much better result than the first team got, relatively speaking. What about we play the kids at Old Trafford, then when they get hammered 34-0, we can have the excuse that it wasn't our first XI anyway. That may be the best way to save face.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on August 06, 2009, 10:43:27 AM
Quote from: "Dave P"
When we had our star, it was a real tough decision as to who would get it.

Their's will go to Trevor Francis as no-one else will come close.


I would give it to the bloke who threw petrol onto their main stand fire without hesitation.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 06, 2009, 11:28:25 AM
Quote from: "Percy"
Where's Dave Cooper? I would like to read a report on Tamworth's 3-1 victory over Small Heath last night.


Ha!
I can't pretend it means anything to beat Small Heath's yoof team (plus, bizarrely, Lee Carsley, it looked like the kids had persuaded their Grandad to have a kickabout with them), but it was satisfying none the less.
Fuckin' Eck was there, his missus drew the 50/50.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 06, 2009, 12:00:26 PM
Cheers Dave. Looks like Carsley isn't going to be first choice this season then...shame.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on August 06, 2009, 12:22:26 PM
Carsley came on as sub at centre half on Tuesday v Crewe which suggests that.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 06, 2009, 12:38:39 PM
Quote from: "Dave Cooper"

Fuckin' Eck was there, his missus drew the 50/50.


Eh? She invited a tackle?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on August 06, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
Quote from: "Des Little"
Quote from: "Dave P"
When we had our star, it was a real tough decision as to who would get it.

Their's will go to Trevor Francis as no-one else will come close.


I would give it to the bloke who threw petrol onto their main stand fire without hesitation.


NO - it must go to the gypsy who put the curse on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Breezeblock on August 12, 2009, 10:13:16 AM
Oh you have GOT to be kidding me! (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2583117/Its-finally-a-Brum-deal.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Football)

:rolling on the floor pissing my pants with glee chappy:
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 12, 2009, 10:18:19 AM
Clearly nobody from The Sun has ever been to the Sty.

The takeover would see the game lose two colourful characters in David Gold and Sullivan, who bought Brum in 1993.

They, along with managing director Karren Brady, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into top-flight challengers with a plush stadium.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JUAN PABLO on August 12, 2009, 10:33:45 AM
Charlie Chan wants to buy them again...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 12, 2009, 10:35:18 AM
"Biggest club in China!"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 12, 2009, 10:42:35 AM
I really hope this happens. Let the comedy commence!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Leighton on August 12, 2009, 10:44:19 AM
How much did Randy pay for the Villa? If ever some pile of shite has been overvalued then they have certainly found it with the Alliance. At least if the deal goes through the Small Heath will be able to boast about being more expensive to buy that the Villa. Expect it to be listed in their official club honours, commemorative scarf’s and T-shirts, mugs, a 30page pull out in the Mail, a lap of honour and a civic reception, a cul-de-sac to be renamed in it the events honour, a so on and so on…
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 12, 2009, 10:46:29 AM
Quote from: "Leighton"
How much did Randy pay for the Villa? If ever some pile of shite has been overvalued then they have certainly found it with the Alliance. At least if the deal goes through the Small Heath will be able to boast about being more expensive to buy that the Villa. Expect it to be listed in their official club honours, commemorative scarf’s and T-shirts, mugs, a 30page pull out in the Mail, a lap of honour and a civic reception, a cul-de-sac to be renamed in it the events honour, a so on and so on…


It probably includes all the debt owed to the Pornsters.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 12, 2009, 10:46:46 AM
Go on then, move to China, please. And take your plush stadium with you. I'm sure it could fit on a lorry. The goalposts collapse anyway.

And what will we do without colourful characters, Pornodwarf and Mr Tumnus Cackbeard in our world? It will be a cold and alien place.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on August 12, 2009, 10:58:31 AM
Quote from: "The Current Bun"

They, along with managing director Karren Brady, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into top-flight challengers with a plush stadium.


I think plush is pushing it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on August 12, 2009, 11:05:10 AM
Quote from: "Dave P"
Quote from: "The Current Bun"

They, along with managing director Karren Brady, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into top-flight challengers with a plush stadium.


I think plush is pushing it.


I think they meant flush as in toilet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on August 12, 2009, 11:05:45 AM
Oh my word.  It justs gets funnier and funnier.

Plush, Plush?  Have the Sun got a dictionary.  Mind you by their standards...............................

I really hope this goes ahead.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 11:24:42 AM
&hl=en&fs=1&">
&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340">


Check out the improvements to PLUSH St Andrew's! They've pushed the boat out and had a professional marketing video made!*

Quote
"the new blue running track around the pitch...I think it's rubber...although it doesn't serve any massive purpose...the Blues image is spread all around the pitch, literally!" "the seats have all been cleaned"...


Quote
Here is a piece of scaffolding where there will be giant screens when we get them.


Quote
"Oh look! Here is a stepladder, four bits of plywood and two tubs of emulsion: this will be the new-look First Team changing room if we get it finished..."
[fade to photoshopped artist's impression and tape of SHA fans grunting and clapping]
Quote

"the directors' boxes have had a lick of paint.."


*As seen on the Meaning Evil site
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 12, 2009, 11:25:34 AM
I've fixed it.

Quote from: "The Sun"
CARSON YEUNG is finally set to buy Birmingham for £70million.
But is believed to be aghast that this price doesnt include the City and so will come back with an offer of £5m

The Hong Kong businessman's (who also poses in secret as a Dog Janitor) previous takeover bid collapsed in 2007 and resulted in boss Steve Bruce leaving to join Wigan.

But Yeung, Blues' biggest shareholder with a 29.9 per cent stake, is now close to sealing a new deal for the club.

His investment company Grandtop International Holdings has agreed to buy the 23.22 per cent share owned by odeous pygmy David Pornodwarf and the same proportion owned by the Tumnus brothers, Cackbeard and ...the other one.

This time Yeung will be paying around around £2m more than he was willing to pay two years ago, £3m and a Laundrette.

As Yeung has been on the St Andrew's board since 2007, Premier League chiefs could approve the deal by the time Brum host Stoke on Saturday week. Especially if a "Redknapp" is made. This is a bureaucratic tactic used to cut through red tape by offering a large sum of cash in a sacred brown bag and leaving it for the money fairy.
Although this may not sit well with the owners of Birmingham who have never done anything wrong involving irregular finance. Ever.

The takeover would see the game lose two colourful characters in Mr Tumnus and Dildo Baggins, who bought Brum in 1993 then exchanged the childish autmotive television character for a really shit football club and £3800.

They, along with managing director Chunky Manface, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into a third tier club with a half empty soulless shithole that cant be seen from 100 yards away.

The sale also puts a doubt over the future of boss Alex McLeish who guided Blues to promotion. He really has no future and is expected to stay at Blues.

Yeung is intent on pursuing his dream of turning Birmingham into a top club in the Premier League - and the Far East. It is thought he had this dream after some dodgy Prawn Chow Mein. He also shit out half his body weight and needed to be hospitalised. Nevertheless he is pursuing this dream until such time as he gets better.

As he made his 2007 move, he said: "Birmingham will be most popular team in China... forgiveness, please. I am very sickness now."

But that protracted bid delayed internal contract talks so much that boss Bruce left for Wigan via a brief tour with a Circus.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on August 12, 2009, 11:25:42 AM
Very funny. That's the last of the window spending for them then as they await things to finalise. And then fall through.

Ignore the price, a classic bit of noses bullsxxt. If Randy had paid 140m for Villa the noses price would be 145.

The striker they annouced they'd purchased for £12mill the day we sold Barry turns out to be on a season long loan.

As the title says - the gift that keeps giving
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: tom jennings IV on August 12, 2009, 11:50:48 AM
Quote
"the new blue running track around the pitch...I think it's rubber...although it doesn't serve any massive purpose...the Blues image is spread all around the pitch, literally!" "the seats have all been cleaned"...


Hilarious video!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on August 12, 2009, 12:08:46 PM
Quote from: Bad English


Quote
"Oh look! Here is a stepladder, four bits of plywood and two tubs of emulsion: this will be the new-look First Team changing room if we get it finished..."


It looks like it's been fitted out with kitchen cupboards.

Camera scans to steel framework for TV screens and then onto minimum wage man hosing down plastic seats ....what a bunch of amateurs.  How can cleaning seats be a ground improvement?  what do they normally do, leave all the shit lying round from the previous season to feed the rats?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: 1avfc19 on August 12, 2009, 12:11:15 PM
Quote from: "atomicjam"
I was in a Police Station in Barcelona last year and the Policeman asked: 'Your from Birmingham, have you got a football team?'. Yes, I support Aston Villa. 'Ah, Aston Villa, are they in Birmingham?' Yes, there is also a team called Birmingham City. He replied 'I have never heard of them'.


thats brilliant
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Apyadg on August 12, 2009, 12:19:17 PM
The "historic timelines" seem quite amusing. It would appear that sometime in the early nineties, a man raised his arms. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: exigo on August 12, 2009, 12:20:02 PM
Brilliant video:

"And here's the new timeline (quick look reveals it going through 120 years in four steps)...erm...and moving on"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 12, 2009, 12:39:06 PM
Anyone got a link to that video?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 12:42:14 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone got a link to that video?


HERE (http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/2009/08/12/video-tour-the-new-st-andrew-s-97319-24379824/) (Meaning Evil version)

You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEyRwiKoWA)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 12:47:30 PM
Quote from: "exigo"
Brilliant video:

"And here's the new timeline (quick look reveals it going through 120 years in four steps)...erm...and moving on"


With a sweeping, symbolic erm...downward curve from left to right.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mallo on August 12, 2009, 12:51:42 PM
Oh my god that video is priceless - I do like the corporate suite mind, touch of class. What a dreadful heap.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on August 12, 2009, 01:29:22 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "Dave P"
Quote from: "The Current Bun"

They, along with managing director Karren Brady, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into top-flight challengers with a plush stadium.


I think plush is pushing it.


I think they meant flush as in toilet.


Can't be - they havent installed proper plumbing yet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on August 12, 2009, 01:30:16 PM
Quote from: "SashasGrandad"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "Dave P"
Quote from: "The Current Bun"

They, along with managing director Karren Brady, have transformed the Blues from a third-tier club with a crumbling ground into top-flight challengers with a plush stadium.


I think plush is pushing it.


I think they meant flush as in toilet.


Can't be - they havent installed proper plumbing yet.


No there's a hole in the roof where the rain p**ses through
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on August 12, 2009, 01:36:23 PM
Quote from: Bren_d
Quote from: "Bad English"


Quote
"Oh look! Here is a stepladder, four bits of plywood and two tubs of emulsion: this will be the new-look First Team changing room if we get it finished..."


It looks like it's been fitted out with kitchen cupboards.

Camera scans to steel framework for TV screens and then onto minimum wage man hosing down plastic seats ....what a bunch of amateurs.  How can cleaning seats be a ground improvement?  what do they normally do, leave all the shit lying round from the previous season to feed the rats?


Don't they still get changed in the portacabin up the corner at the railway end?

Rats?  What rats?  They wouldn't live there - they have better taste!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nev on August 12, 2009, 01:38:15 PM
Four minutes of utter magic.

Really enjoyed the bit about the track, Mr Personality suddenly realised he was waxing lyrical about a footpath and had to conceded that it "served no purpose" - file alongside the trophy cabinet then.

As for jet washing the seats, surely they could have killed two birds with one stone and carried it out on a matchday, mind you it would cost a fortune in industrial strength Vim.

They could have saved all the money from gimmicks such as blue tarmac, screens to show the Villa score and MFI cupboards in the changing rooms and built a half decent main stand.

Fuckin' buffoons.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on August 12, 2009, 01:38:27 PM
I like the kids cartoon drawing that reads ‘playing for success’.

Christ, their ridiculousness knows no boundaries!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on August 12, 2009, 01:48:59 PM
Quote from: "Nev"
Four minutes of utter magic.

Really enjoyed the bit about the track, Mr Personality suddenly realised he was waxing lyrical about a footpath and had to conceded that it "served no purpose" - file alongside the trophy cabinet then.

.


Footpath - ready for their lap of honour to celebrate relegation April 2010.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Oscar Arce on August 12, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
The away dressing room is a shitheap, I normally changed in much better ones on a Sunday morning.
The bit about the LED lights and the wooden flooring was priceless...and the blue tarmac that served no purpose !
Totally BCFC.
Totally shite.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richard moore on August 12, 2009, 02:19:10 PM
Now known as the 'Gill Merrick stand as everyone knows'

Ahead of the friendly against Sporting 'Hehon'

'Both teams come out at the same time together' - no shit Sherlock

Hahahahahahahaha

Priceless
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Willie Anderson on August 12, 2009, 02:19:42 PM
I think if even by some miracle they did win something & become a "BIG" club, they will forever be "small time", especially with the current board (of which Yueng is a part).

Long time Blues supporters I know have at long last called it a day & stopped going mainly due to pornodwarf et al, fair play to them supporting a club that has won sweet FA for all of their footballing lives.

It must be a great temptation for them to switch to one of the Sky4 or even (aghast smilie) the Villa, but the majority of them that I know have stuck to their guns in the face of overwhelming adversity(ie the truth) & as such should be commended.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: exigo on August 12, 2009, 03:47:15 PM
Nice to see our kids showing we're better than them at every level.

OS Academy News (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10265~1752015,00.html)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on August 12, 2009, 04:09:01 PM
No, no, let’s be fair- wooden flooring really is futuristic.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 04:42:39 PM
Quote from: "richard moore"
Ahead of the friendly against Sporting 'Hehon'


Hilarious! It took me a while to realise they are actually playing Sporting de Gijon.

Annoying, as I'd spent five minutes Googling for a Carson Yeung-owned team called Spar Ting Hee-Han.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on August 12, 2009, 05:27:54 PM
Quote from: "Nev"
Four minutes of utter magic.

Really enjoyed the bit about the track, Mr Personality suddenly realised he was waxing lyrical about a footpath and had to conceded that it "served no purpose" - file alongside the trophy cabinet then.



The only waxing lyrical bit that he's correct about is that the perimeter is blue.  The rest of what he's gibbering on about is a load of bollox.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: flybo on August 12, 2009, 09:02:35 PM
plush stadium
:-)hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha:-)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on August 12, 2009, 09:52:00 PM
It's going to be a glorious train-wreck of a season for the unwashsed, isn't it?

Big Feck gone before September's out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 12, 2009, 09:57:02 PM
"Here we are in one of the executive boxes, with a bloody huge photo of SATAN on the wall..."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 10:37:19 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone got a link to that video?


HERE (http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/2009/08/12/video-tour-the-new-st-andrew-s-97319-24379824/) (Meaning Evil version)

You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEyRwiKoWA)


No, no! You're alright saunders_. It was no trouble. Really. there was no need to post your thanks for services rendered. You shouldn't have bothered. No, honestly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on August 12, 2009, 10:39:32 PM
Quote from: "Ads"
I like the kids cartoon drawing that reads ‘playing for success’.

Christ, their ridiculousness knows no boundaries!


I thought they captured the pitch invasion at the end of the 07-08 season very well.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chatters on August 12, 2009, 11:21:57 PM
That really is priceless! I thought the comments prior to mine were just the usual dig at the slum dwellers, but no, they are truly justified.

If thats supposed to be a promotional video to attract punters I dread to think the market they're aiming for. In fact no, scrap that thought, they've probably pitched it spot on to the type of clientele they're aiming for. Fair play to them for knowing their clients needs!

Can't wait for us to get some scaffolding for a video screen!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 12, 2009, 11:33:05 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Quote from: "Bad English"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone got a link to that video?


HERE (http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/2009/08/12/video-tour-the-new-st-andrew-s-97319-24379824/) (Meaning Evil version)

You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEyRwiKoWA)


No, no! You're alright saunders_. It was no trouble. Really. there was no need to post your thanks for services rendered. You shouldn't have bothered. No, honestly.


You're like an old woman.


Thanks.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 12, 2009, 11:38:55 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
You're like an old woman.


Thanks.

Your impressively cutting retort would have worked much better if only you had omitted the 'Thanks'.

C-
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 12, 2009, 11:41:51 PM
That video is so fuggin funny, it's gotta be a piss take surely? They really can't be using that to promote the club. Like the changing rooms, it's non league standard.

P.s. Sporting Hee Haw sound like a right bunch of donkeys.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 13, 2009, 12:22:22 AM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
You're like an old woman.


Thanks.

Your impressively cutting retort would have worked much better if only you had omitted the 'Thanks'.

C-



Oh shut up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: stevo_st on August 13, 2009, 12:28:41 AM
D.

Must try harder
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 13, 2009, 12:30:26 AM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Oh shut up.

You like this expression, don't you? However, it's not very becoming, is it now?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 13, 2009, 12:30:52 AM
Christ this thread is beginning to look my school report.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on August 13, 2009, 12:32:04 AM
I can't help it if saunders_ is a miserable fucking tonnelier, can I?

*Note to self: don't ever respond to requests for assistance, and certainly don't indulge in  light-hearted 'banter' on a football forum. Oh no!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on August 13, 2009, 03:28:15 AM
Just reading the comments under that youtube link (and, by the way, thanks very much for that BE....very good of you to take the time and effort to help us out) and it seems our very own gregnash has spread his influence far and wide.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 13, 2009, 08:30:13 AM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
Just reading the comments under that youtube link..

"Small Heath Alliance, creating comedy since 1875".

Sums them up perfectly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 13, 2009, 12:35:19 PM
"We have installed wooden flooring to the executive areas"  Ooh get them

Interesting how this comes out after we win the Corperate Hospitality of the year award for 2009

Oh and the Blose history time line

1875    won fuck all          
1975    won fuck all    
1995    won fuck all
2005    won fuck all
2009    onwards won fuck all

I could have come up with that
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on August 13, 2009, 12:45:24 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
"We have installed wooden flooring to the executive areas"  


Perhaps they utilised over a century's worth of wooden spoons and if  so, we should applaud their commitment to recycling.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 13, 2009, 12:50:06 PM
"The pitch is regularly sprinkled with Barry Fry's piss. A tube is fed directly from his bladder to the automated systems. This complies with the FA's 'Piss Gypsy curses out of Football' initiative."

Oooh, very posh.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Flamingo Lane on August 13, 2009, 12:51:08 PM
I don't normally post about that lot and I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere on this board but did anyone see the "interview" between Hansen, Liniker and Alex Mcleish during half time of Scotland v Norway last night?  Mcleish was being asked about their prospects for the coming season and came across very badly indeed - either completely inarticulate or not much seeming to care.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 13, 2009, 12:51:18 PM
That horrendous mural looks like it's been done by some kids from the local blind school.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 13, 2009, 12:54:38 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
"We have installed wooden flooring to the executive areas"  Ooh get them

Interesting how this comes out after we win the Corperate Hospitality of the year award for 2009

Oh and the Blose history time line

1875    won fuck all          
1975    won fuck all    
1995    won fuck all
2005    won fuck all
2009    onwards won fuck all

I could have come up with that


You missed out "Gil Merrick lets six in for England" and "Malcolm Page gets a Wales cap". Everything else I think you mentioned.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 13, 2009, 01:46:16 PM
Did anyone see their fans on SSN?

"We want to do the double over the Villa, that will keep us up"

Sum total of their ambition. Twats.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 13, 2009, 01:49:48 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Did anyone see their fans on SSN?

"We want to do the double over the Villa, that will keep us up"

Sum total of their ambition. Twats.


Yeah I saw that. When the report started I thought to myself it would only be a matter of time till one of them mentions the Villa, and they didn't let me down.
He was a proper mong as well. A typical Sty dweller.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 13, 2009, 01:54:55 PM
He was a rather splendid specimen. Although the woman, wow what a looker. I'm in love.

I'm convinced it is impossible to interview them and not have them mention The Villa.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on August 13, 2009, 02:17:46 PM
That was hilarious.

Anyone on here been to Albufeira in Portugal and encountered the Manc timeshare touts?

That fella would have probably shifted a few dodgy apartments over there this summer, but extra blues season tickets? I doubt it

they must've had a load of that blue balti rice dye leftover from '99 to shove into the new asphalt round the pitch

whoever came up with the 'gift that keeps on giving' tag for them, was a legend
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simon Ward on August 13, 2009, 02:18:45 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone got a link to that video?


HERE (http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/2009/08/12/video-tour-the-new-st-andrew-s-97319-24379824/) (Meaning Evil version)

You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEyRwiKoWA)


Funniest thing I've seen in ages!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 13, 2009, 02:21:12 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
"We have installed wooden flooring to the executive areas"  Ooh get them

Interesting how this comes out after we win the Corperate Hospitality of the year award for 2009

Oh and the Blose history time line

1875    won fuck all          
1975    won fuck all    
1995    won fuck all
2005    won fuck all
2009    onwards won fuck all

I could have come up with that


You missed out "Gil Merrick lets six in for England" and "Malcolm Page gets a Wales cap". Everything else I think you mentioned.

They also had two brothers play for them, Bob and Dave Latchford; Howard Kendall won the League Championship as a player and manager (at Everton) and UB40 performed at St Andrews in front of 24,000 people (club record).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 13, 2009, 03:38:35 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Did anyone see their fans on SSN?

"We want to do the double over the Villa, that will keep us up"

Sum total of their ambition. Twats.


Yeah I saw that. When the report started I thought to myself it would only be a matter of time till one of them mentions the Villa, and they didn't let me down.
He was a proper mong as well. A typical Sty dweller.


I've seen him around up town a few times. I remember one night all the zulus were running around in a tizzy, looking for revenge because they reckoned some Villa fans had stabbed him. Perhaps he was mouthing off about 'doing the double' over us, in which case, you'd have thought he'd learn his lesson.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 13, 2009, 03:41:20 PM
Slightly off topic, but does Mad Malik still frequent the streets around the Sty (all days, not just match days)?

I haven't seen him in a while now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 13, 2009, 03:50:08 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Slightly off topic, but does Mad Malik still frequent the streets around the Sty (all days, not just match days)?

I haven't seen him in a while now.


Yes, got on the bus to ask for a light a few months ago.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 13, 2009, 03:52:18 PM
Is that the guy who asks if you want to talk?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: peter w on August 13, 2009, 04:05:08 PM
I like 1942 in their timeline. It's probably when some Tommy shot a Gerry and found he had a Villa tattoo on his leg. They probably count that as one of their 'successes'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on August 13, 2009, 04:26:39 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
He was a rather splendid specimen. Although the woman, wow what a looker. I'm in love.

I'm convinced it is impossible to interview them and not have them mention The Villa.


The last time they came up the Evening Mail headline was BRING ON THE VILLA. How did that work out for you?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on August 14, 2009, 01:23:38 PM
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Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Smoke on August 14, 2009, 01:31:17 PM
tut tut tut.

We have a place for these type of things Mr Moderator!

http://www.heroesandvillains.info/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=33747&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=105

go on merge your own thread! :winky:
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on August 14, 2009, 01:34:25 PM
Well spotted.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andyh on August 14, 2009, 01:40:32 PM
What a fuckin shithole.
Whilst I can see why they have left it as such, the away changing room is pisshole and shows the small club mentality those fuckers have.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Greg N'Ash on August 14, 2009, 01:47:51 PM
Obviously they set a huge stall on the psychological advantage of giving the away team something that resembles a changing room from a primary school. Do you think they pop their heads round the door before a match and taunt the away side with cries of "Look lads, we've got MDF drawers in ours" :)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 14, 2009, 01:54:32 PM
Quote from: "gregnash"
Obviously they set a huge stall on the psychological advantage of giving the away team something that resembles a changing room from a primary school. Do you think they pop their heads round the door before a match and taunt the away side with cries of "Look lads, we've got MDF drawers in ours" :)


very good
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kieron on August 14, 2009, 02:03:33 PM
What a bunch of johnnies.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on August 14, 2009, 02:06:32 PM
Quote from: "gregnash"
Obviously they set a huge stall on the psychological advantage of giving the away team something that resembles a changing room from a primary school. Do you think they pop their heads round the door before a match and taunt the away side with cries of "Look lads, we've got MDF drawers in ours" :)


Fuck me! I've watched that a couple of times now and was wondering where I'd seen that away change room before.

It was 1978.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on August 14, 2009, 02:20:30 PM
"we've got blue tarmac and everything this season"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on August 14, 2009, 02:30:11 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
"we've got blue tarmac and everything this season"


That was my favourite bit too!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on August 14, 2009, 02:49:13 PM
Sneak preview of their new "historical montages through the decades"

1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Shit…Rubbish.Cack…Awful..Crap.....Shit…..Dire….Rubbish...Etc...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 14, 2009, 03:09:51 PM
My hatred has waned over the last year but I can't wait for us to put one over these tunnel-visioned idiots again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on August 14, 2009, 03:50:53 PM
I just can't stop watching that video.  It's more hilarious each time.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 14, 2009, 03:57:36 PM
Quote from: "gregnash"
Obviously they set a huge stall on the psychological advantage of giving the away team something that resembles a changing room from a primary school. Do you think they pop their heads round the door before a match and taunt the away side with cries of "Look lads, we've got MDF drawers in ours" :)


Excellent.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Matt C on August 14, 2009, 07:42:18 PM
Getting the excuses in nice and early I see:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8201614.stm
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jakarta Villan on August 15, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
They seem to have some posters up around the place showing "Birmingham City Facts" or something like that.  The one at the entrance to the home dressing room says "987 players have worn the shirt.  Make them proud."

Is that the most inspirational thing they can come up with?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 15, 2009, 12:22:08 PM
987? Is that all?  I thought Barry Fry had that many in his squad at one time.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Walmley_Villa on August 15, 2009, 12:24:59 PM
Another gem from my old mate KennyRuberyBlue on KRO.....

Quote
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue on 11/8/2009, 5:34 pm, in reply to "BLUES "SUPER" STORE"
86.159.5.134

Hi ENGLANDS NUMBER 1, Been up Northfield all afternoon window shopping and saw about 20 people walking about wearing the new Mighty Blues shirt, must say looks better when you see it, rather than a picture of it. Also mate, this brings me to the point I keep making, there is a massive fan base here in Northfield and the surrounding areas. So why havent we got a ticket office plus a clubshop in Northfield, Also as you know I am a postman in Redditch and again the fan base in Redditch is massive, So why havent we got a ticket office plus club shop in Redditch as well, Where people can buy tickets and merchandise at there doorstep rather than, like you today having to travel for an hour and sometimes longer for nothing. My way of thinking is, open somewhere up in Northfield on Tuesday and open somewhere up on Wednesday in Redditch, I am sure you would sell more tickets and merchandise this way. KEEP RIGHT ON  

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 15, 2009, 12:31:26 PM
Quote from: "Walmley_Villa"
Another gem from my old mate KennyRuberyBlue on KRO.....

Quote
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue on 11/8/2009, 5:34 pm, in reply to "BLUES "SUPER" STORE"
86.159.5.134

Hi ENGLANDS NUMBER 1, Been up Northfield all afternoon window shopping and saw about 20 people walking about wearing the new Mighty Blues shirt, must say looks better when you see it, rather than a picture of it. Also mate, this brings me to the point I keep making, there is a massive fan base here in Northfield and the surrounding areas. So why havent we got a ticket office plus a clubshop in Northfield, Also as you know I am a postman in Redditch and again the fan base in Redditch is massive, So why havent we got a ticket office plus club shop in Redditch as well, Where people can buy tickets and merchandise at there doorstep rather than, like you today having to travel for an hour and sometimes longer for nothing. My way of thinking is, open somewhere up in Northfield on Tuesday and open somewhere up on Wednesday in Redditch, I am sure you would sell more tickets and merchandise this way. KEEP RIGHT ON  



But there's already a Pound Shop in Northfield.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on August 15, 2009, 12:46:54 PM
Quote from: "Walmley_Villa"
Another gem from my old mate KennyRuberyBlue on KRO.....

Quote
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue on 11/8/2009, 5:34 pm, in reply to "BLUES "SUPER" STORE"
86.159.5.134

Hi ENGLANDS NUMBER 1, Been up Northfield all afternoon window shopping and saw about 20 people walking about wearing the new Mighty Blues shirt, must say looks better when you see it, rather than a picture of it. Also mate, this brings me to the point I keep making, there is a massive fan base here in Northfield and the surrounding areas. So why havent we got a ticket office plus a clubshop in Northfield, Also as you know I am a postman in Redditch and again the fan base in Redditch is massive, So why havent we got a ticket office plus club shop in Redditch as well, Where people can buy tickets and merchandise at there doorstep rather than, like you today having to travel for an hour and sometimes longer for nothing. My way of thinking is, open somewhere up in Northfield on Tuesday and open somewhere up on Wednesday in Redditch, I am sure you would sell more tickets and merchandise this way. KEEP RIGHT ON  



Oh please let this happen. You could then shout and point at the pointy headed morons as they go to and from the shop.
We could sell tickets like a circus side show

Roll up Roll up - come and see what happens when relations breed.

I could bring my burger van, I'd make a fortune from Barry Austin alone.

Back to the PR video. The plank giving the talk Communications Officer. The man that cannot even communicate in a monologue.

I personally was waiting for them to show us the Trophy room/cabinet/shelf/coffee table.

It will be a sad day when Mr Tumnus, Pornodwarf and Jowelly Brady bugger off. They have kept me entertained for years.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 20, 2009, 12:57:47 PM
I know i was disappointed with our opening game attendance (Wigan did only sell 756 tickets out of an allocation of 2300) but last night at the temple of doom for the first match back in the big time

19,235

Whats the betting Porno dwarf will be ranting in the Mail tonight about how much they have put in and thats how they get rewarded

Big club, sleeping giant - My Arse
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on August 20, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
Sh*t support my lord

Sorry could not resist.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 20, 2009, 01:21:49 PM
Indeed

Makes my signature even more poignant
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on August 20, 2009, 01:24:37 PM
and after they spent all that money on the blue tarmac around the pitch. Ungrateful Basterds.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 20, 2009, 01:28:54 PM
And don't forget they must have been in awe at the sight of tall metal posts where one day a big tv will be.

And all the money they have spent on players .......................oh
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on August 20, 2009, 01:29:08 PM
I wonder if that will be one of the figures that is posted around the ground to note how great they are.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on August 20, 2009, 01:36:02 PM
That's poor by any standards, they must be the worst supported team in the League.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 20, 2009, 01:45:47 PM
Instead of relocating to a new built super duper stadium wouldn't it make more sense for them to groundshare the Bescot?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on August 20, 2009, 01:54:49 PM
My mates a nose he said to me yesterday "I'm tempted to go" (he went to one game last year) I said "go then" he said "I dont think i'll get a ticket"!

Muppet
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: 5ft811st2 Durham on August 20, 2009, 02:14:54 PM
Our attendances wouldn't be much better if we had their recent history and the same (total) lack of hope.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on August 20, 2009, 02:15:47 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
and after they spent all that money on the blue tarmac around the pitch. Ungrateful Basterds.


Not to mention the LED lighting in the corporate section.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: K3Villa on August 20, 2009, 02:28:31 PM
It was interesting to see that it looks as if they have increased the away fans section. They obviously know their fans won't fill their end (ooh err) so want to get as much cash as possible from the away fans. £48 again this year isn't it ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on August 20, 2009, 02:30:07 PM
Maybe they wanted a low crowd to show the world how well those seats look after a good hosing down.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 20, 2009, 02:48:39 PM
Quote from: "HK Villan"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
and after they spent all that money on the blue tarmac around the pitch. Ungrateful Basterds.


Not to mention the LED lighting in the corporate section.


And they bought a pressure washer for the seats.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on August 20, 2009, 02:51:36 PM
Anyone know how many we've sold for the derby yet?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Greg N'Ash on August 20, 2009, 02:54:36 PM
See they're about to be taken over. struggling to see how they can be valued at 81M? Is the ground built on a gold deposit?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kieron on August 20, 2009, 02:55:41 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8212218.stm

Can anyone tell me how they're valued at £81m?!

Didn't Randy pay about 60ish for Villa?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Karl Bridges on August 20, 2009, 02:57:15 PM
I thought it was built on a landfill?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on August 20, 2009, 02:58:14 PM
There are plenty of rumours in Hong Kong on where Mr Young is getting the money for this deal. It will be interesting to see how robust the FA's fit and proper test is.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on August 20, 2009, 02:58:21 PM
Ancient gypsy burial site, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on August 20, 2009, 03:00:00 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
There are plenty of rumours in Hong Kong on where Mr Young is getting the money for this deal. It will be interesting to see how robust the FA's fit and proper test is.


Well, Pornodwarf passed it!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Greg N'Ash on August 20, 2009, 03:02:01 PM
it won't be the same with them lot out the door. Comedy gold most of the time so Yeung has a lot to live up to.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 20, 2009, 03:02:48 PM
I remember their board coming out saying they would never do business with him because he's a peice of dirt or something very similar.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on August 20, 2009, 03:12:34 PM
Quote from: "John M"
Quote from: "Barton"
There are plenty of rumours in Hong Kong on where Mr Young is getting the money for this deal. It will be interesting to see how robust the FA's fit and proper test is.


Well, Pornodwarf passed it!


Pornodwarf is many things but he isn't linked to triads.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Jameson on August 20, 2009, 03:37:32 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
Quote from: "John M"
Quote from: "Barton"
There are plenty of rumours in Hong Kong on where Mr Young is getting the money for this deal. It will be interesting to see how robust the FA's fit and proper test is.


Well, Pornodwarf passed it!


Pornodwarf is many things but he isn't linked to triads.


No, but Snow White and his 6 mates have got up to all sorts of shenanigans over the years.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on August 20, 2009, 03:38:05 PM
Quote from: "5ft811st2 Durham"
Our attendances wouldn't be much better if we had their recent history and the same (total) lack of hope.


Of course they would, you're just making excuses for them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on August 20, 2009, 04:49:01 PM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "5ft811st2 Durham"
Our attendances wouldn't be much better if we had their recent history and the same (total) lack of hope.


Of course they would, you're just making excuses for them.


And as we all know, there is no excuse for Small Heath Alliance.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on August 20, 2009, 04:52:20 PM
Quote from: "lordmcgrath5"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "5ft811st2 Durham"
Our attendances wouldn't be much better if we had their recent history and the same (total) lack of hope.


Of course they would, you're just making excuses for them.


And as we all know, there is no excuse for Small Heath Alliance.


I'm not so sure; they are a piss poor excuse for a football team.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on August 20, 2009, 04:54:56 PM
"I support two teams. Aston Villa and whoever's playing Small Heath Alliance."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on August 20, 2009, 05:36:59 PM
Quote from: "gregnash"
See they're about to be taken over. struggling to see how they can be valued at 81M? Is the ground built on a gold deposit?


Thanks greg, for furnishing me with the mental image of David and Ralph putting deposits in the corners a la Barry Fry.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 20, 2009, 05:40:40 PM
I took the piss out of this on my facebook page. A nose tried a comeback about the league table.
I retorted that todays league table was in their trophy cabinet. He came back saying "along with all you've won in the last 20 years". Since I pointed out that we had won more in the last 20 years than they have in their history, I haven't heard back.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on August 21, 2009, 01:37:36 PM
So why did they cost £21million more than us?

I just heard it's cost Carson Yeung £81million to complete the take over...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on August 21, 2009, 01:55:14 PM
81 million for Blose.  The world's gone mad.

Doesn't that just show what a steal the Villa was for Lerner.

You'd have thought that with the credit crunch football clubs would have become cheaper.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: deano69 on August 21, 2009, 03:17:27 PM
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
So why did they cost £21million more than us?

I just heard it's cost Carson Yeung £81million to complete the take over...



Perhaps they have £80 million worth of debt?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on August 21, 2009, 03:27:25 PM
Maybe he ordered a no 82 with fried rice and they got thrown in as the takeaway had run out of prawn crackers?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 21, 2009, 04:14:17 PM
Quote from: "John M"
Maybe he ordered a no 82 with fried rice and they got thrown in as the takeaway had run out of prawn crackers?


I bet his 82 wasn't as good as ours.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on August 21, 2009, 04:47:40 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "John M"
Maybe he ordered a no 82 with fried rice and they got thrown in as the takeaway had run out of prawn crackers?


I bet his 82 wasn't as good as ours.


You know, I never even thought of that when I made the original post!

Must be some form of subliminal message there!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 21, 2009, 04:56:42 PM
They'll be getting all excited, bless.  You and I know it'll all end in tears.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 21, 2009, 08:21:24 PM
Sad way to spend a Friday night but is anyone else watching this Airport thing (that rubbish with Easyjet) on ITV at the moment?

Fantastic scene now with a really gormless nose in his Blose shirt complaining that nobody ever told him he needed photo ID to get on a plane and they should just let him on with a provisional license.

"Noone never told us, loike, I ent never flown before"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 21, 2009, 08:24:24 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Sad way to spend a Friday night but is anyone else watching this Airport thing (that rubbish with Easyjet) on ITV at the moment?

Fantastic scene now with a really gormless nose in his Blose shirt complaining that nobody ever told him he needed photo ID to get on a plane and they should just let him on with a provisional license.

"Noone never told us, loike, I ent never flown before"


Thats what happens when you never qualify for Europe.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on August 21, 2009, 08:38:01 PM
The When Saturday Comes season preview has canvassed fans of all 92 clubs on their thoughts on last season and the coming one. Our B10 correspondent adds his:

Which teams did you like and dislike most last season? Disliked Villa for worrying the Champions League qualifying places for a moment before liking them for limping across the line and finishing sixth.

What was the best moment of last season? Enjoyed Villa's second half of the season collapse, obviously

Obsessed is too small a word.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 21, 2009, 08:41:14 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
The When Saturday Comes season preview has canvassed fans of all 92 clubs on their thoughts on last season and the coming one. Our B10 correspondent adds his:

Which teams did you like and dislike most last season? Disliked Villa for worrying the Champions League qualifying places for a moment before liking them for limping across the line and finishing sixth.

What was the best moment of last season? Enjoyed Villa's second half of the season collapse, obviously

Obsessed is too small a word.


No mention of getting promotion then? Stupid question really.

I love their hatred. It's like nectar.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Karlos96 on August 21, 2009, 08:42:25 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
The When Saturday Comes season preview has canvassed fans of all 92 clubs on their thoughts on last season and the coming one. Our B10 correspondent adds his:

Which teams did you like and dislike most last season? Disliked Villa for worrying the Champions League qualifying places for a moment before liking them for limping across the line and finishing sixth.

What was the best moment of last season? Enjoyed Villa's second half of the season collapse, obviously

Obsessed is too small a word.


There is something wrong with their fans the first thing they did when they got promoted was sing about us.  Although our fans are getting as bad that's all they sing about at the moment.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 21, 2009, 08:44:42 PM
Quote from: "Karlos96"
Quote from: "joe_c"
The When Saturday Comes season preview has canvassed fans of all 92 clubs on their thoughts on last season and the coming one. Our B10 correspondent adds his:

Which teams did you like and dislike most last season? Disliked Villa for worrying the Champions League qualifying places for a moment before liking them for limping across the line and finishing sixth.

What was the best moment of last season? Enjoyed Villa's second half of the season collapse, obviously

Obsessed is too small a word.


There is something wrong with their fans the first thing they did when they got promoted was sing about us.  Although our fans are getting as bad that's all they sing about at the moment.


The amount the Upper Holte sings about them is really beginning to fuck me off tbh.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: davevillan on August 22, 2009, 12:45:59 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I took the piss out of this on my facebook page. A nose tried a comeback about the league table.
I retorted that todays league table was in their trophy cabinet. He came back saying "along with all you've won in the last 20 years". Since I pointed out that we had won more in the last 20 years than they have in their history, I haven't heard back.

Dont forget to remind them, we have had the FA.Cup nicked more times then they have won it!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 22, 2009, 01:19:56 AM
Quote from: "davevillan"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
I took the piss out of this on my facebook page. A nose tried a comeback about the league table.
I retorted that todays league table was in their trophy cabinet. He came back saying "along with all you've won in the last 20 years". Since I pointed out that we had won more in the last 20 years than they have in their history, I haven't heard back.

Dont forget to remind them, we have had the FA.Cup nicked more times then they have won it!!


I don't even use that one anymore.

Another fave is when they try and take the piss if we lose in Europe. Reminding them that the closest they have ever got to playing in Europe thanks to their onfield "ability" is Swansea and Cardiff away. Another one that usually shuts them up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on August 23, 2009, 11:11:30 AM
The papers are saying the Golds and Sullivan are going to try to buy Wet Spam. I feel for Sendo, I really do.

At least the FA cup will have Claret and Blue on it again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 23, 2009, 11:25:56 AM
That's a good point, will they take "their" FA Cup with them when they leave, or will it stay in the Birmingham's so-called trophy cabinet?

They should give it back to us as a token gesture.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 23, 2009, 11:52:16 AM
Quality song from the 3k+ Stoke fans at the Sty yesterday....


Quote
The Stoke fans sang: "They're here, they're there, they're every f***ing where, empty seats, empty seats."



Less than 18k home fans at the Sty yesterday. Pathetic.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mallo on August 23, 2009, 12:10:46 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quality song from the 3k+ Stoke fans at the Sty yesterday....


Quote
The Stoke fans sang: "They're here, they're there, they're every f***ing where, empty seats, empty seats."



Less than 18k home fans at the Sty yesterday. Pathetic.


Is that right? Good god that's criminal! I thought it was 21000.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 23, 2009, 12:13:09 PM
Quote from: "mallo"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quality song from the 3k+ Stoke fans at the Sty yesterday....


Quote
The Stoke fans sang: "They're here, they're there, they're every f***ing where, empty seats, empty seats."



Less than 18k home fans at the Sty yesterday. Pathetic.


Is that right? Good god that's criminal! I thought it was 21000.


21k including 3k+ Stoke fans. Saturday, 3pm kick off, lovely sunny day, cheap tickets, back in the Premier League. Pathetic support.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Clampy on August 23, 2009, 12:13:18 PM
Quote from: "mallo"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quality song from the 3k+ Stoke fans at the Sty yesterday....


Quote
The Stoke fans sang: "They're here, they're there, they're every f***ing where, empty seats, empty seats."



Less than 18k home fans at the Sty yesterday. Pathetic.


Is that right? Good god that's criminal! I thought it was 21000.


It was, but Stoke took 3,000. They'll have to copy Europa Ticket offer at this rate.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 23, 2009, 12:32:10 PM
There are rumours a Stoke fan had a fractured skull in the trouble last night.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on August 23, 2009, 12:38:49 PM
18000  -  they are no bigger than Wigan. That is truly shocking and just shows how small minded they are.

Is this Yeung bloke mental or something. A fool and his money are easily parted.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 23, 2009, 12:40:02 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"

21k including 3k+ Stoke fans. Saturday, 3pm kick off, lovely sunny day, cheap tickets, back in the Premier League. Pathetic support.


They'll be dusting-off 'kids for a quid' anytime soon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 23, 2009, 02:06:24 PM
I saw on MOTD that they seem to be giving away fans a bigger allocation as well. At least all the empty seats in the home sections look nice and clean these days.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: London Villan on August 23, 2009, 02:37:30 PM
Where was all the trouble last night then?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 23, 2009, 02:42:48 PM
Quote from: "London Villan"
Where was all the trouble last night then?


Digbeth.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on August 23, 2009, 02:45:15 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "London Villan"
Where was all the trouble last night then?


Digbeth.


Was there?! I need to move.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: London Villan on August 23, 2009, 02:45:22 PM
2 lovely sets of fans...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on August 23, 2009, 02:48:14 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "London Villan"
Where was all the trouble last night then?


Digbeth.


Has this been reported anywhere?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on August 23, 2009, 02:59:22 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "London Villan"
Where was all the trouble last night then?


Digbeth.


Has this been reported anywhere?


There was one serious incident where its alleged a Stoke fan was attacked and is in a serious condition. According to Blues/Stoke forums it took place at the Briar Rose. I was drinking in Digbeth from 7.30pm last night- took in a few pubs saw a few blues fans but no signs of any trouble. Although Digbeth is popular for the Stone Island Youth to meet up after games. In recent seasons leaving my flat I have witnessed Burnley fans and Wolves fans acting 'ard with the noses not far away.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on August 23, 2009, 07:09:15 PM
David Gold is the baddy on the Police Academy film on channel 5 at the moment (well someone who looks very much like him).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BunnySCFC on August 24, 2009, 12:42:19 AM
Hello again Villains, hope you had a good summer.

Your semi-resident placid Stokie returns.

The youth in question was not a 'lad' and as far as reports have reached back to Stoke was attacked for no reason at all. He's well known as a home and away-er and was simply battered from behind by some f****** coward and is on a life support machine.

Can I make it clear that at present noone knows whether it was definately a Blues fan but most on The Oatcake (including mates he was with) would offer short odds that it was.

At least it was in an area that is well CCTV-ed by all accounts, so hopefully the lowlife scum gets put inside.

A bloke watching his team gets savagely attacked and possibly murdered. This country really f****** stinks to be honest, it stinks. That could be my son/mate/dad etc gone to watch his team play and that happens! Defies belief and logic.

All the best tomorrow.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on August 24, 2009, 01:46:44 AM
What exactly happened to him? I heard he got 'hit with a bag of bricks' but I've no idea how true that is.

Why someone would take a 'bag of bricks' to a football match is beyond me.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 24, 2009, 01:49:04 AM
Hope the lad makes a full recovery Bunny.

Whether a nose did it or not, sadly like every city, ours has it's fair share of scum. Sadly the odds are some Stoke fans will look for revenge in the return game and another innocent fan will cop it. Especially as there is a fair history between Stoke and the Blues already.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 24, 2009, 08:24:28 AM
What happened to the idiots who want to fight over football meeting up and keeping it to themselves?

I hope the twat scumbag who Judas'd this poor bloke gets hit by a train.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on August 24, 2009, 08:35:23 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
What happened to the idiots who want to fight over football meeting up and keeping it to themselves?



It was always a myth, used as self justification by bullies.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on August 24, 2009, 02:19:51 PM
I've read today that Carson Yeung is prepared to put up to £5m into the club before the transfer window closes.

Just what does he think that's going to buy him in today's market?!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Matt C on August 24, 2009, 02:28:02 PM
James Collins apparently
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on August 24, 2009, 02:35:07 PM
I see they're being charged £48 themselves for this one, with the cheapest ticket being £43. So I don't expect the Sty to be full for their cup final.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 24, 2009, 02:57:52 PM
It's never full.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on August 24, 2009, 03:15:54 PM
Carson Yeung has promised 'up to four or £5million for transfers' if the take over is completed.

You just couldn't make it up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 24, 2009, 04:09:14 PM
Isn't he financing it along the lines of how man ure and the red scouse were bought?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on August 24, 2009, 04:28:55 PM
They are a bunch of clowns.  Everything that comes out of that swamp is pitiful.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on August 24, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
Carson Yeung has promised 'up to four or £5million for transfers' if the take over is completed.

You just couldn't make it up.


Yeung: "How much for 'player x'?"

Other Chairman: "How much have you got?"

Yeung: "£4-5m."

Other Chairman: "He's available for £5m."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 24, 2009, 05:11:14 PM
I said to my mate that salifou is a snip at 5 million....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: David Walker on August 24, 2009, 05:27:35 PM
Quote from: "OCD"
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
Carson Yeung has promised 'up to four or £5million for transfers' if the take over is completed.

You just couldn't make it up.


Yeung: "How much for 'player x'?"

Other Chairman: "How much have you got?"

Yeung: "£4-5m."

Other Chairman: "He's available for £5m."


No seen the interview selective posting cos it's the noses I guess

Will give them 4 or 5 before this transfer window shuts out of his own pocket , they have spent more than us but ain't going a be a Man City either thankfully , then again our owner makes the ground look nice whilst the team are thread bare and our best players not replaced .

Yea makes sense I guess , we will have the best ground in the championship .
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on August 24, 2009, 05:30:44 PM
5 million won't even buy you half a Downing. They might be able to afford Lescott's left arm.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JB1811 on August 27, 2009, 07:58:42 AM
Quote from: "Barton"
5 million won't even buy you half a Downing. They might be able to afford Lescott's left arm.
Just heard on radio WM that it is against the Stock Exchange rules for Carson Yeung to give them the money before being the offical owner.  What a Shame!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on August 27, 2009, 09:44:39 AM
Quote from: "Matt C"
James Collins apparently


Am I alone in the fact that, until we were linked earlier in the week, I had never bloody heard of James Collins?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: *shellac* on August 27, 2009, 09:50:24 AM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
Quote from: "Matt C"
James Collins apparently

Am I alone in the fact that, until we were linked earlier in the week, I had never bloody heard of James Collins?

You're not the only one...I thought we were linked to Jack Collison.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on August 27, 2009, 10:23:06 AM
Quote from: "Barton"
5 million won't even buy you half a Downing.


We bought half a Downing for £12m.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 27, 2009, 10:35:12 AM
Did anyone else see in the Mail that one of the reasons Bruce walked was that Yeung and his group offered a list of players to fist face who "they" wanted to buy. I bet you this will happen again as he will see this as an opportunity to market a prem team in the far east - so expect an influx of Chinese national team players to join them - when interviewed one of them was quoted as saying "Nah fuck off i will take my chances cockle picking"

I feel we have some years of fun just around the corner as this will blow up in their faces

I have many business contacts all over China and when asked they have all stated that Yeung is considered well dodgy
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on August 27, 2009, 10:42:52 AM
What you mean worse than the classless chancers they've got at the moment.

A Chinese Tumnus - this I can't wait to see.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 27, 2009, 10:43:27 AM
Yeung has already said he's going to give McLeish £5m to spend, but also has his eye on players that he wants to bring it.

McLeish won't be there by Xmas.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 27, 2009, 10:58:51 AM
And some shit Chinese players will be.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 27, 2009, 11:03:06 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
And some shit Chinese players will be.

and Steve McManaman.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on August 27, 2009, 11:13:14 AM
I've never liked or rated Steve McManaman.  Superb dribbler and scored some spectacular goals at times but went missing alot.  A one good game in 4 type player - or 10 if you support Man City.

He used to write a terribly condecending column in The Times too.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 27, 2009, 11:16:08 AM
McManaman is an absolutely shit summariser too.

Nobody likes to see companies go tits up and people lose their jobs, but never having to sit through McManaman and Tim Sherwood's half time "analysis" again is a definite bonus of the demise of Setanta.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on August 27, 2009, 11:16:58 AM
Let's get one thing straight. Steve McManamamanaman is an utter twat.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on August 27, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
He should make a great replacement for Brady then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on August 27, 2009, 11:30:24 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Let's get one thing straight. Steve McManamamanaman is an utter twat.


I think that needs another 'utter' for emphasis.

Steve McManamamanaman is an utter, utter twat
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 27, 2009, 11:36:57 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Let's get one thing straight. Steve McManamamanaman is an utter twat.


I think that needs another 'utter' for emphasis.

Steve McManamamanaman is an utter, utter twat


Liverpool could be bottom of the league at Xmas and McManaman will still tip them for the title.

Prick.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on September 15, 2009, 04:57:55 PM
Please make this takeover happen. (http://fourfourtwo.com/news/england/37357/default.aspx)

Quote
Yeung: Birmingham to cure China's ills
Reuters - Today, 08:09

Birmingham City
BEIJING - Hong Kong billionaire Carson Yeung, who hopes to complete his $130 million purchase of Birmingham City in the next three weeks, wants the Premier League club to spearhead a revolution in Chinese football.

Yeung's Grandtop International Holdings Limited expected its bid to buy a controlling interest in the club to be approved by shareholders at a meeting on September 29, he said.

Emphasising that stability at the English club would be their initial watchword, Yeung also spoke of his vision of Birmingham helping to cure China's football ills.

"Over the 10 years China has had its sports boosted, but there has been no development for football," Yeung told a news conference on Tuesday.

"So I would like to make my humble contribution... In the future when the team is stablised, we will recruit Chinese players who have potential.

"My biggest wish is to bring in the English Premier League club to China, promote English professionalism and football concepts to the Chinese, and to let the Chinese know how a English football team is managed."

CRAZY MONEY

Grandtop's chief operations officer Sammy Yu reiterated that they were keen to work with manager Alex McLeish after the takeover, and said management on the business side of the club would be strengthened and not necessarily replaced wholesale.

"We will not be crazy buyers, spending crazy money for nothing," Yu said. "In football, even if you spend a fortune, it doesn't mean you will succeed. We want to strengthen the club step-by-step.

"We have a lot of friends in football circles ... with expertise in the Premier League, of even higher class than the existing management," he added.

"We will work together with the current management... Mr Yeung will be the final decision-maker, but we need a team to run the club."

Yu said former England winger Steve McManaman and France midfielder Christian Karembeu were expected to help out, but probably in areas such as scouting and international relations.

The mission to improve Chinese soccer would include a building a dedicated school, inviting Chinese coaches to St Andrew's and even inviting the national team to base itself in Birmingham before big tournaments.

"Helping Chinese football is not to simply about providing money," Yu added. "Probably Chinese football is poorly developed because they have too much money.

"Mr Yeung has got the money, but he hopes we work together to establish a concept of Chinese football and to make it organised. We will bring in the valuable part of English football."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on September 15, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
Oh yes, please, please let this happen *praying emoticon*
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Welshvillain on September 15, 2009, 05:31:26 PM
So, the problem with Chinese football then is that they have "too much money"..........can't say I've heard that one before
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on September 15, 2009, 05:31:29 PM
Can we make sure that the 'Make a Wish' foundation makes his wish come true?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on September 15, 2009, 08:29:22 PM
I bet the Chinese are getting extremely excited by the prospect of seeing Gary McSheffrey in a pre season friendly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on September 15, 2009, 09:16:46 PM
If someone had the leverage to really make a difference to chinese football by buying a Premiership team they'd buy a team much bigger than SHA.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 15, 2009, 09:23:25 PM
Yu wouldn't let it lie.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 15, 2009, 10:10:31 PM
It's like a storyline from Striker.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on September 16, 2009, 12:17:57 PM
Looks like it's happening. SSN reporting Sullivan and Brady are stepping down when it's completed.

Well it was fun while it lasted, here's for another decade of comedy!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on September 16, 2009, 12:22:50 PM
Grandtop eh? Isn't that another name for a circus?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on September 16, 2009, 12:28:44 PM
Quote
"My biggest wish is to bring in the English Premier League club to China, promote English professionalism and football concepts to the Chinese, and to let the Chinese know how a English football team is managed."


He really hasn't done his homework, has he?

And wasn't Sammy Yu that bloke off of Martial Law?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on September 16, 2009, 12:29:03 PM
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
Looks like it's happening. SSN reporting Sullivan and Brady are stepping down when it's completed.
 


Its a shame Sullivan is going as he is a Grade A gobshite.  I wonder if Gold will stay ?  I hope so, he keeps me amused for hours with his swipes at us.

Still waiting for your apology from the General you fuckwit ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 16, 2009, 12:30:35 PM
Quote from: "Dave P"
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
Looks like it's happening. SSN reporting Sullivan and Brady are stepping down when it's completed.
 


Its a shame Sullivan is going as he is a Grade A gobshite.  I wonder if Gold will stay ?  I hope so, he keeps me amused for hours with his swipes at us.

Still waiting for your apology from the General you fuckwit ?


I'll miss them, especially Sullivan. He is a wanker but I think he hates B-lose more than I do.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on September 16, 2009, 12:32:34 PM
Anyone think they'll try and take over West Ham?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on September 16, 2009, 12:36:00 PM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Anyone think they'll try and take over West Ham?


That would do as we need to get at least one of those cockney clubs relegated!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on September 16, 2009, 12:37:11 PM
Hope not, for Spam's sake.

But it would be funny.

I'd love them to buy Spurs.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richardhubbard on September 16, 2009, 12:47:55 PM
Breaking news: Birmingham City board to leave club
Sep 16 2009
Comment (1)Recommend In an official statement today the board of Birmingham City have announced their decision to stand down. Here's the statement in full, leave us your messages below.

The board of Birmingham City FC notes that the offer document has now been published by Grandtop, with a first closing date of 6th October 2009, and if it is completed Karren Brady, CEO, has decided to leave the club along with the PLC Chairman, David Sullivan.

Since joining the club in 1993 Karren became the first lady of football and together with David Sullivan they have turned the Club’s fortunes around.  Karren took over as CEO of Birmingham City when the owner was in receivership, and in her first year at the helm, the Club recorded a financial trading profit.  In 1996 the Club made an overall profit for the first time in modern history and in February 1997 the Club was launched on the Stock market making Karren the youngest managing director of a PLC in the UK.  Karren has overseen the takeover of Birmingham City Football Club PLC to Grandtop valuing the club at £82m.

Karren said, “It was a hard decision for me to make to leave the Club after so long but with the new change in ownership I feel the time will be right for me to move on and pursue my other ventures. Grandtop have asked me to retain my position as CEO, but I honestly feel they must be allowed to stamp their own mark on the club and I believe that this is best done without the current board looking over their shoulder.

I leave with very fond memories of the past 16 years; I arrived with David Sullivan in 1993 and I want to leave with him. Whatever he does in the future, you can rest assured I’ll be standing by his side. We have been extremely successful at running the club together, setting the business standards that, if continued, will ensure the long term future and prosperity of this great club. David Gold has confirmed that he is remaining in his position as chairman so that he can continue doing the fantastic PR job he has done for us over the past 10 years for Grandtop.

I would like to thank all the fantastic supporters for welcoming a 23 year old woman into the club, and sticking with me into middle age!  Most importantly I thank my fabulous staff, who I shall miss immeasurably for their support, dedication and loyalty they have shown to me over the last 16 years.”

David Sullivan added, “Karren and I have worked extremely hard to make Birmingham a bigger and better club over the past 16 years. Through some fantastic initiatives like ‘Kids for a quid’ we built the club from the ground up. I have worked tirelessly on bringing in the managers and players that have taken the club into the Premier League, as well as being involved on a daily basis in all aspects of the club’s business.  We have given 16 years of our life to Birmingham and are proud of what we have achieved.

I intend to remain in football, so following the takeover I will be looking for a new challenge where my experience, my success and sound business acumen will make a difference.

Finally, I wish the supporters well and hope that the new owners will be able to build upon the firm foundations we have laid for them”

Comment (1)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on September 16, 2009, 12:58:09 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
Grandtop eh? Isn't that another name for a circus?


No you are thinking of Bigknob surely :)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mallo on September 16, 2009, 12:59:49 PM
David Gold has confirmed that he is remaining in his position as chairman so that he can continue doing the fantastic PR job he has done for us over the past 10 years for Grandtop

Fantastic - for who I'm not sure, but fantastic!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on September 16, 2009, 01:40:07 PM
So Brady and Sullivan will be leaving Blues

And Peter Kenyon's leaving Chelsea

I think I might be putting 2 and 2 together and making 5........
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 16, 2009, 01:44:01 PM
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on September 16, 2009, 01:48:07 PM
So Ms Brady & co joined a club going nowhere with loads of empty seats at home games and transformed the club into............DOH!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on September 16, 2009, 01:55:30 PM
I was just going to post something similar to that Pete.  What exactly have they improved?  Oh, I know, the blue running thingy which serves no purpose.  Terrific.

Oh, I nearly forgot the LED lighting.  WOW
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on September 16, 2009, 02:06:00 PM
Quote from: "Pete3206"
So Ms Brady & co joined a club going nowhere with loads of empty seats at home games and transformed the club into............DOH!


Clappy thing !!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 16, 2009, 02:28:56 PM
Breaking news: Birmingham City board to leave club
Sep 16 2009
Comment (1)Recommend In an official statement today the board of Birmingham City have announced their decision to stand down. Here's the statement in full, leave us your messages below.

The board of Birmingham City FC notes that the offer document has now been published by Grandtop, with a first closing date of 6th October 2009, and if it is completed Karren Brady, CEO, has decided to leave the club along with the PLC Chairman, David "Pornodwarf" Sullivan.

Since joining the club in 1993 Karren became the first lady of football by ceaselessly trying to get her ugly square piggy features in any publication that had a spare quarter page and together with David Sullivan they have turned the Club’s fortunes around from a team that have won nothing and fannying around in division 3, to a team that have won nothing and fannying around between division 2 and getting humiliated in the top flight. Karren took over as CEO of Birmingham City when the owner was in receivership, and in her first year at the helm, the Club recorded a financial trading profit by amazingly spending less than what was coming in. In 1996 the Club made an overall profit for the first time in modern history (since 1993) and in February 1997 the Club was launched on the Stock market making Karren the youngest managing director of a PLC in the UK even though this PLC was a mickey mouse organisation no more important than a carpet shop. Karren has overseen the takeover of Birmingham City Football Club PLC to Grandtop valuing the club at £82m though being in the Premier League alone is worth £60m, thus valuing the club at £22m.

Karren said, “It was a hard decision yeah, sure for me to make to leave the Club after so long but with the new change in ownership I feel the time will be right for me to move on and pursue my other ventures such as talking bollocks on the BBC and pretending to be some sort of business guru. Grandtop have asked me to retain my position as CEO or, more accurately, leave immediately, but I honestly feel they must be allowed to stamp their own mark on the club and I believe that this is best done without the current board looking over their shoulder. Or, we've had enough of being attacked by subhuman plebs every time we get relegated and we cant believe some mug wants to buy this circus off us.

I leave with very fond memories of the past 16 years; I arrived with David Sullivan in 1993 and I want to leave with him. Whatever he does in the future, you can rest assured I’ll be standing by his side, looming over him as he stands next to my chunky legs. We have been extremely successful at running the club together, although there hasnt been any success and in fact, repeated abject failures, setting the business standards that, if continued, will ensure the long term future and prosperity of this great club. David Gold has confirmed that he is remaining in his position as chairman so that he can continue doing the fantastic PR job he has done for us over the past 10 years for Grandtop. His duties will continue to include looking like Mr Tumnus, fannying around from place to place in a helicopter and pretending to be important. His brilliant PR skills has made Birmingham City universally reviled, ridiculed and lambasted across the nation.

I would like to thank all the fantastic supporters for welcoming a 23 year old woman into the club, shagging a few of their players, trying to climb over seats to abuse me, and sticking with me into middle age! Most importantly I thank my fabulous staff, who I shall miss immeasurably for their support, dedication and loyalty they have shown to me over the last 16 years. Especially the young lad we sacked for cheering a goal and the coach who recommended him.”

David Sullivan added from under the desk, “Karren and I have worked extremely hard to make Birmingham a bigger and better club over the past 16 years. And we have failed utterly but you really cant polish a turd. Through some fantastic initiatives like ‘Kids for a quid’ we built the club from the ground up, even though it had been around for over a hundred years beforehand. I have worked tirelessly on bringing in the managers and players that have taken the club into the Premier League and out of it again, then bcak in and then out of it again and then back in... as well as being involved on a daily basis in all aspects of the club’s business. We have given 16 years of our life to Birmingham and are proud of what we have achieved. Absolutely nothing. Nothing at all.

I intend to remain in football, so following the takeover I will be looking for a new challenge where my experience, my success and sound business acumen will make a difference. As a result, every club in the country is shuddering at the thought of a childsize pedal stretch limo pulling up outside their ground revealing the laughable sight of a pint sized dildo selling bond villain with a lisp who will bring his own brand of miserable failure and tackyness to ruin and forever tarnish any ounce of respectibility their club ever had. Suffering sockatyes!

Finally, I wish the supporters well and hope that the new owners will be able to build upon the firm foundations we have laid for them” But really I hate them and they hate me and I've been trying to sell this poxy club for years. I dont care what happens to them, thats why I have sold them to these jokers.


There, fixed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Karl Bridges on September 16, 2009, 02:33:29 PM
Brilliant Maz.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on September 16, 2009, 03:19:50 PM
As usual Maz, that was great.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on September 16, 2009, 04:23:10 PM
very funny that maz
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on September 16, 2009, 04:29:40 PM
I get the impression Maz doesn't like Brady.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dr Butler on September 16, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.


I was going to say that !!  I honestly thought the pair of them were doing a fantastic job down at the rags.

UTV
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: flybo on September 16, 2009, 05:32:29 PM
Thanks Maz
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on September 16, 2009, 06:23:35 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.


Admit it, you still would.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on September 16, 2009, 06:47:19 PM
Wonderful! Maz: Is this available/distributable on a Creative Commons basis?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 16, 2009, 07:28:05 PM
Naturally.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 16, 2009, 07:28:44 PM
Quote from: "KevinGage"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.


Admit it, you still would.


Absolutely not under any circumstances.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on September 16, 2009, 07:42:32 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "KevinGage"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.


Admit it, you still would.


Absolutely not under any circumstances.


I would, mainly because I know she would hate it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on September 16, 2009, 08:00:22 PM
Quote from: "Des Little"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "KevinGage"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
The first lady of Football? Oh fuck off.
And she's going to stink up one of the only programmes I actually enjoy watching, The Apprentice.
I will no longer be tuning in that's for sure.

Horrible, ugly, man faced hag.


Admit it, you still would.


Absolutely not under any circumstances.


I would, mainly because I know she would hate it.


Well if you do keep a look out for Peschisolido's remains as he hasn't been seen since the board he had tied to his arse snapped during a session and he disappeared into the dark hairy crack. His echoing shouts got weaker during the four days of rescue attempts until finally it was believed it was too late. The plan to send rescuers down a shaft that ran parallel were given up due to the noxious flammable fumes given out every time she had to make a statement to the press. His disappearance was covered up with some lies about him working as a coach in Ireland. She hired a leprechaun to put on a Canadian accent to complete the ruse.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on September 16, 2009, 08:58:27 PM
I know this to be true. She told me over spam fritters + I later heard his cries.

Only reason I'm still here is I tied a wardrobe to my arse.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 16, 2009, 09:00:29 PM
Anyone seen the billboards Sullivan and Brady have put up around Brum today to say "GOODBYE AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT"?
What a vulgar, tasteless bunch of PR whores. And they even managed to slip in an advert for dirt cheap tickets for their next home game as well.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 16, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone seen the billboards Sullivan and Brady have put up around Brum today to say "GOODBYE AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT"?

I, along with many Villa fans, I'd imagine, will miss them. They've done a fantstic job. Couldn't have done it worse myself.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on September 16, 2009, 09:07:52 PM
In weaker moments I pity them.

Then I remember they are BCFC.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on September 17, 2009, 07:49:54 AM
I am not happy that they are leaving. By the law of averages, whoever nick-nack appoints in their place will be better.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 17, 2009, 08:15:53 AM
Dont despair. I can only see some Kumars era shenanigans in the near future with this Big Top lot. There's plenty of comedy miles left in that old manky Small Heath Terrier yet.

And apparently Lord Cackbeard Tumnus is staying on to ensure continuity of hilarity, which is very generous of him. Maybe he's decided to hang on until he gets his apology from The General.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on September 17, 2009, 08:23:31 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
And apparently Lord Cackbeard Tumnus is staying on to ensure continuity of hilarity, which is very generous of him. Maybe he's decided to hang on until he gets his apology from The General.


I think it's the biggest advantage of Randy's shyness. Gold has the stage to himself, with the inevitable result
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on September 17, 2009, 08:31:01 AM
Classic quote from Porno dwarf

" I intend to remain in football, so following the takeover I will be looking for a new challenge, where my experience, my success and sound business acumen will make a difference."

If he can't sort out a club, I hear that Bullyboyanalintruder2000.com are looking for investors.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lennythekad on September 17, 2009, 06:03:03 PM
Mazrim,
 That's the funniest thing I've read for ages. I'm normally a bit of a grumpy old git, but I absolutely pissed my pants when I read that. The more I read, the funnier it got. Absolute quality!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on September 18, 2009, 08:29:53 AM
its going to be West Ham isnt it,  

poor old Sendo
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 18, 2009, 09:34:27 AM
A pleasure, Lenny. Poking fun at the Blues is like breathing. Its so easy and natural you dont even have to think about it, it just happens. And there's near limitless amounts of air.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Summers on September 18, 2009, 06:47:15 PM
Mazrim, pure genius !!!.

I've enjoyed reading your posts for a good while, but never commented until now.  Couldn't let this one pass though.

Rest assured it has been circulated appropriately and been (ahem ) received as expected.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on September 18, 2009, 09:14:09 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Anyone seen the billboards Sullivan and Brady have put up around Brum today to say "GOODBYE AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT"?
What a vulgar, tasteless bunch of PR whores. And they even managed to slip in an advert for dirt cheap tickets for their next home game as well.


What a couple of egotistical, self satisfying arseholes.

I listed to Tumnus this morning on Talksport talking about building the club from the bottom up blah blah, going from the 3rd tier to the Premier League yadda yadda, our legacy etc etc.

Give it up you crap bearded wanker. 15 years and you've still got a half empty Sty and another inevitable relegation to look forward to.

I can't wait for the Carson Yeung comedy roadshow and his vision to take Small Heath to the Far East.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on September 18, 2009, 09:18:21 PM
I don't think they'll be relegated this season. There's too many other poor quality teams.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 18, 2009, 09:20:17 PM
Quote from: "Legion"
I don't think they'll be relegated this season. There's too many other poor quality teams.


Guess we'll be winning the league then as every season in my time we've done the double over them etc etc
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on September 18, 2009, 09:22:15 PM
Let's hope so!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 19, 2009, 11:42:01 AM
Great story in today's Mail - the 1977 souvenir edition of the Evening Mail has got a picture of an angry Bluenose standing outside the Sty complaining that his new season ticket is printed on claret and blue paper. Another angry Sty dweller wrote to the Mail saying, "Yet another example of lack of foresight by Blues. They are out of touch with the feelings of supporters."
Also there are angry complaints from Noses about offices at the Sty that have been painted claret! "Have I come to the right place?" Wrote another nutter.

Some things never change! :-)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on September 19, 2009, 12:29:02 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
Quote from: "Legion"
I don't think they'll be relegated this season. There's too many other poor quality teams.


Guess we'll be winning the league then as every season in my time we've done the double over them etc etc


I've delved a little further back in time and have discovered that they stayed up despite us doing the double over them in the 1956/57 season...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olof's Beard on September 19, 2009, 12:46:22 PM
Seems an appropriate time and place to share some unseen Brass Eye footage with added mockery of Mr Tumnus:



I don't know how to embed videos because I'm a massive prat.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on September 19, 2009, 05:47:30 PM
Genius!

100 pictures of a naked David Sullivan in a lift?
Sounds like a typical BCFC marketing campaign.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 19, 2009, 08:06:21 PM
Another thing that's pissed me off about them is today's column from Karren Brady in the Sun where she referred to Graham Taylor as, "The Turnip". I find it disrespectful and in very bad taste for someone in her position to speak of a gentleman like Taylor in such a derogatory way.
Could this woman sink any lower?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on September 19, 2009, 08:27:10 PM
You're right, that's pretty disgusting.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on September 19, 2009, 10:14:33 PM
I like the Sun comments section (http://www.thesun.co.uk/mysun/comment/view.page?storyId=2644888&submissionId=1145902).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bungle on September 19, 2009, 11:56:26 PM
Back to the promotional video - I was astounded by the changing rooms (home and away).  The facilities at my gym could be improved, but are better than what they are boasting.

But for me the best bit was when the undersoil heating was mentioned - as if it were a new invention.  Correct me if I am wrong (I know you will) but didn't most clubs invest in that in the late 70's or early 80's?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hazz on September 20, 2009, 12:00:47 AM
Quote from: "Olof's Beard"
Seems an appropriate time and place to share some unseen Brass Eye footage with added mockery of Mr Tumnus:



I don't know how to embed videos because I'm a massive prat.


Goddamn, I love Chris Morris.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on September 20, 2009, 04:56:36 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Another thing that's pissed me off about them is today's column from Karren Brady in the Sun where she referred to Graham Taylor as, "The Turnip". I find it disrespectful and in very bad taste for someone in her position to speak of a gentleman like Taylor in such a derogatory way.
Could this woman sink any lower?


Never read it before... does she actually get paid for that stuff?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Clampy on September 21, 2009, 08:32:28 AM
Has anyone seen the full page advert in the Metro this morning, with lots of FACTS put in. Amongst the comedy gems are....

FACT- We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally.

FACT- We played in the final of the Worthington Cup at the Millennium Stadium.


Bless...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olneythelonely on September 21, 2009, 11:30:54 AM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Another thing that's pissed me off about them is today's column from Karren Brady in the Sun where she referred to Graham Taylor as, "The Turnip". I find it disrespectful and in very bad taste for someone in her position to speak of a gentleman like Taylor in such a derogatory way.
Could this woman sink any lower?


Lower than sucking her boss off for a payrise you mean? *Allegedly* (By allegedly, I mean I just completely made that up)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on September 21, 2009, 12:31:23 PM
Quote from: "clampy"
Has anyone seen the full page advert in the Metro this morning, with lots of FACTS put in. Amongst the comedy gems are....

FACT- We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally.

FACT- We played in the final of the Worthington Cup at the Millennium Stadium.


Bless...


Hillarious. It cheered me up no end as I was sat in A&E with my knackered ankle this morning.

They truly are the gift that keeps on giving.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on September 21, 2009, 09:07:46 PM
Quote from: "LeeB"
Quote from: "clampy"
Has anyone seen the full page advert in the Metro this morning, with lots of FACTS put in. Amongst the comedy gems are....

FACT- We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally.

FACT- We played in the final of the Worthington Cup at the Millennium Stadium.


Bless...


Hillarious. It cheered me up no end as I was sat in A&E with my knackered ankle this morning.

They truly are the gift that keeps on giving.



Full list of "achievements" here:

Pigs in mud Pravda (http://www.bcfc.com/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10412~1799454,00.html)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on September 21, 2009, 09:10:40 PM
Thanks, now I've got to wipe my hard disk and rebuild my computer!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on September 21, 2009, 09:14:43 PM
Brady isn't fit to breath the fumes off SGT's piss, she should be quiet.

Tis better to say nothing and let people think you an idiot than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on September 21, 2009, 09:15:18 PM
Quote
FACT- We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally.


So what do they all do on a Saturday afternoon then?

They don't seem to make their way to St Andrews, thats for sure.

Are they judging that figure on total hits to the official website?
Has it dawned on them that maybe -just maybe- fans of other clubs might check that for team news/ injuries et.c prior to a match?

Probably not.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on September 21, 2009, 09:18:54 PM
Quote from: "KevinGage"
Quote
FACT- We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally.


So what do they all do on a Saturday afternoon then?


A morning struggling with the dot-to-dot in the Metro, lunch of liquidized chips then sharpening housebricks to fling at away fans.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bungle on September 21, 2009, 09:24:57 PM
I didn't see the metro today, but I noticed that the tickets for the "goodbye" match have miraculously reverted to their default setting of £15.

Maybe at least some of them go to the wrong St Andrews (in Scotland).  I would guess that if you google that name the golf venue would get more hits.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on September 21, 2009, 09:31:51 PM
FACT: We have royally ripped our fans off by charging high ticket prices

FACT: We want Birmingham Council Tax payers to pay for the new stadium

FACT: We are not as good as the Villa

FACT: We have never won the FA cup so our chairman had to go out and buy an old one

FACT: We haven't won much at all so when we printed our diary we listed our achievements as those of the Villa

FACT: We are not as good as the Villa reserves

FACT: We like to say disrecpectful things about not very well, high-ranking war veterans

FACT: We blamed gypsies for us being shit

FACT: Our two most famous fans are an unfunny comedian who never goes to the game and a bloke who is famous for being morbidly obese

FACT: We are not as good as the Villa under-11s
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Clampy on September 21, 2009, 09:44:09 PM
Superb Barton.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dishy on September 21, 2009, 09:47:13 PM
when you click the link and read all their amazing facts, notice also that they are advertising Fifa 08 at the top and bottom of the article, Fifa 10 comes out in 11 days, are they really that far behind?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 21, 2009, 09:47:49 PM
The true facts are almost worse.

FACT: Our Net spend was the 10th most in the Premier League, which was more than Arsenal

FACT: We had the 10th best Attendance in the Championship last year and still got promoted
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 21, 2009, 10:09:59 PM
The same full page ad is also in tonight's Birmingham Mail.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 21, 2009, 10:10:33 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
The true facts are almost worse.

FACT: Our Net spend was the 10th most in the Premier League, which was more than Arsenal

FACT: We had the 10th best Attendance in the Championship last year and still got promoted


That one is my favourite. After boasting how many fans they have, they then admit that 9 other clubs in the Championship have more. You couldn't make it up, fucking genius. I am so gutted they are leaving.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bungle on September 21, 2009, 10:34:18 PM
So they are so crap that even when they are winning their "large" following can't be arsed to drag themselves to the pit.  How is that an acheivement?

It makes you wonder where they would have been in that table if they hadn't manipulated the figures in the way they are next Saturday.  With "bargain" offers.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 22, 2009, 12:27:16 AM
I thought that thing about "we had the 10th highest attendance in the Championship and still got promoted" couldn't actually have been used by them, so checked, and am absolutely gobsmacked to see it was.

What i hate Sullivan and Brady and the Dildo Twins for more than anything is that at times, they've actually made me feel sorry for their supporters, and this is one of those times.

Even at their point of departure, they can't resist having one last dig at their tiny band of fans.

On one hand, I feel happy for them getting shot of this bunch of amateurs, but on the other - considerably bigger - hand, I'm absolutely delighted that Yeung seems to be potentially the biggest leadership disaster they've suffered yet.

Bring it on!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 22, 2009, 12:34:35 AM
As my Blue mate says. "At leat you knew Ken Wheldon hated us. This lot pretend they're doing us a favour."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 22, 2009, 12:59:57 AM
I wish I had that open letter or whatever it was that they wrote slagging off their supporters. It was reprinted in a copy of H&V iirc.

They really do seem to dislike their own fans, otherwise they wouldn't humiliate them so often.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Steve R on September 22, 2009, 03:35:15 AM
Quote
The Club is now financially solvent and holds a highly valued status in English football to date
FACT We are one of the only football clubs in the Premier League to run a successful and efficient business


FACT : This advertisement was proofread by one of our own supporters.

FACT : Selling dildos and bongo is a good deal easier than turning this shower of shite into a proper football club. We're offski.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on September 22, 2009, 08:22:01 AM
And they where about to sign Owen.

But he went to Manure instead.

In fact that's a new list. Players they nearly signed:

I'll start it:

Owen
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 22, 2009, 08:34:10 AM
Quote from: "andrew08"
And they where about to sign Owen.

But he went to Manure instead.

In fact that's a new list. Players they nearly signed:

I'll start it:

Owen


Maradona
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on September 22, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
On the question of they regard they have for their fans.....

What about the "watch" fiasco FACT?

Wasn't it something like "Buy this special edition Birmingham City watch for a £1 by phoning this number 0870whatever".  I think the minimum charge for the call was £50.00.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on September 22, 2009, 08:41:21 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "andrew08"
And they where about to sign Owen.

But he went to Manure instead.

In fact that's a new list. Players they nearly signed:

I'll start it:

Owen


Maradona


Kennet Andersson.

Also didn't they parade Ronnie Eklund before a game once only for him to sign for Southampton the next day ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 22, 2009, 08:46:31 AM
Patrick Vieira.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on September 22, 2009, 09:02:31 AM
Lee Bowyer. Oh.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on September 22, 2009, 09:14:28 AM
That new player they've got, chukky or whatever his name is. The very day we sold Barry they came out and said they'd bought chucky for, oddly enough, £14million.All to try and get one up on us.

Turns out he's a £1 million season long loan.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 22, 2009, 09:36:16 AM
Choo Choo.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 22, 2009, 09:42:17 AM
Jean-Pierre Papin
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on September 22, 2009, 11:38:55 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Choo Choo.


I think you'll find it's actually Chucha (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chucha)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on September 22, 2009, 11:42:27 AM
Quote from: "andrew08"
That new player they've got, chukky or whatever his name is. The very day we sold Barry they came out and said they'd bought chucky for, oddly enough, £14million.All to try and get one up on us.

Turns out he's a £1 million season long loan.


is he ? where was that confirmed ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mallo on September 22, 2009, 12:26:00 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "andrew08"
That new player they've got, chukky or whatever his name is. The very day we sold Barry they came out and said they'd bought chucky for, oddly enough, £14million.All to try and get one up on us.

Turns out he's a £1 million season long loan.


is he ? where was that confirmed ?

Now that would be funny
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on September 22, 2009, 12:32:41 PM
He's a season long loan for £1million with a view to a permanent deal at the end of it for the 8 or 9 million.  I thought it was common knowledge.  Of course, we all know he wont be with them next season.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on September 22, 2009, 12:35:33 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Choo Choo.


Train to Skaville
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on September 22, 2009, 12:45:46 PM
He won't be there next season if he has a good year.

I'd love him to be class, but them still go down, and us take him off them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on September 22, 2009, 01:35:07 PM
Quote
And he sent abusive texts to Newcastle manager Graham Souness and chairman Freddy Shepherd when they tried to sell him to Birmingham for £6million. It read: "I am Craig Bellamy and I don't sign for s*** football clubs."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 22, 2009, 01:45:24 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Choo Choo.


I think you'll find it's actually Chucha (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chucha)


Its Chucho. But Choo Choo sounds funnier.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 22, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "joe_c"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Choo Choo.


I think you'll find it's actually Chucha (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chucha)


Its Chucho. But Choo Choo sounds funnier.


Choo Choo is the spanish slang for a lady's part
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on September 22, 2009, 02:01:30 PM
There you go then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 22, 2009, 02:02:30 PM
Handbag?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: E I Adio on September 24, 2009, 01:18:10 PM
Just received an email from SHA.

Embarrassing barrel scraping record even for such a bunch of intellectually challenged drongos as these.


"Since coming to the Club over 16 years ago there have been many changes on and off the field.

"The day we came to St. Andrew's in 1993 the facilities were tired and in desperate need of refurbishment, the gates were averaging under 7,000 a game and the business was in dire need of stability.

"During our near 17 years at the club we have made tremendous developments to both St. Andrew's and Wast Hills Training Ground
FACT 75% of St. Andrew's has now been rebuilt
FACT 55,000 seater stadium plans are with Birmingham City Council
FACT We have redeveloped Wast Hills Training Ground - spent over £5 million on a development that rivals any other Premier League training ground with state-of-the-art facilities.

"Through many initiatives and offers here at the club we have nurtured a national and international fan base
FACT In 1993 before we came to St. Andrew's gates averaged at under 7,000 per match
FACT We have a supporter base of over 250,000 nationally and internationally
FACT Last season we were the tenth best supported Club in the Championship and still gained promotion
FACT We averaged 26,000 each matchday last time we were in the Premier League here at St. Andrew's

"We bought the football club back to the top flight of English football for the first time in 16 years
FACT For the last 9 seasons we have been in the Premier League or promoted to it at the first time of asking
FACT Before this we made 3 playoff semi-finals
FACT We played in the final of the Worthington Cup at the Millennium Stadium
FACT This close season we were the 10th biggest net spenders in the Premier League which was more than Arsenal

"The Club is now financially solvent and holds a highly valued status in English football to date
FACT We are one of the only football clubs in the Premier League to run a successful and efficient business

Time for change
"But, we realised eighteen months ago when we were relegated from the Premier League, that large sections of supporters wanted a change of ownership. With great effort we have sourced a multi millionaire, backed by other mega rich Chinese investors who we hope can achieve for the club what we have failed to achieve.

"It is with a feeling of great sadness that we say goodbye to the Club.

"We will always be Blues supporters, we will watch the results every week with interest and we hope that when you all look back you will realise we did a pretty good job in our near 17 years at St. Andrew's.

"All that's left to say is Keep Right On!"

David Sullivan, Karren Brady, Ralph Gold

David Gold will be retaining his position as Chairman following the takeover."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on September 24, 2009, 01:29:16 PM
FACT As a teenager, David Sullivan used to appear on wedding cakes.

FACT David Gold's wispy beard has the texture of a Brillo pad dipped in Swarfega.

FACT St. Andrews smells like the inside of an old Womans purse.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mellin on September 24, 2009, 01:38:42 PM
FACT Karen Brady's jawline is second to the Great Wall of China as the largest man made structure on the planet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on September 24, 2009, 01:43:32 PM
FACT most of our facts actually aren't, but our fans are too think to notice so we can get away with it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chipsticks on September 24, 2009, 01:54:47 PM
FACT brady's a slag.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 24, 2009, 02:06:46 PM
FACT plans are with Birmingham City Council for a hollowed out volcano in Northfield containing a 'lazer beam'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 24, 2009, 02:16:19 PM
FACT - Brady will never get close to being anywhere near as clever or amusing as Margaret Mountford on The Apprentice.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Drummond on September 24, 2009, 02:26:10 PM
FACT - Francis Arse-Cocked Tumnus
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: woo on September 24, 2009, 04:02:31 PM
You've got to love them just for the entertainment. West Ham fans had better be worried.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on September 25, 2009, 11:51:58 AM
Haha!  This is from today's BitterWallet email:

Quote
Imagine you’re a member of Britain’s magnificent armed forces. Maybe you actually are. You must have seen some horrendous sights while carrying out your duties for Queen and country. But could you stomach 90 minutes of Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers?

If you think you can handle it, there’s a ticket waiting for you at St Andrews, for only a fiver. All members of the Armed Forces including the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Territorial Army can purchase match tickets for £5.00. It’ll be a true test of your mettle.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 25, 2009, 12:05:11 PM
£15 adult, fiver for kids and they're still struggling to sell out for the Bolton game tomorrow.
You gotta laugh!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 25, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Haha!  This is from today's BitterWallet email:

Quote
Imagine you’re a member of Britain’s magnificent armed forces. Maybe you actually are. You must have seen some horrendous sights while carrying out your duties for Queen and country. But could you stomach 90 minutes of Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers?

If you think you can handle it, there’s a ticket waiting for you at St Andrews, for only a fiver. All members of the Armed Forces including the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Territorial Army can purchase match tickets for £5.00. It’ll be a true test of your mettle.


Actually, give them credit, that's a good thing to do.
They stole the idea from us of course.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Fergal on September 25, 2009, 12:34:48 PM
Quote from: "E I Adio"
FACT 55,000 seater stadium plans are with Birmingham City Council

And that is where they will stay...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on September 25, 2009, 12:46:02 PM
Quote from: "Fergal"
Quote from: "E I Adio"
FACT 55,000 seater stadium plans are with Birmingham City Council

And that is where they will stay...

Don't be daft - I'd say landfill sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ian c. on September 25, 2009, 01:01:22 PM
FACT - "We are one of the only football clubs in the Premier League to run a successful and efficient business " doesn't actually make much sense.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on October 06, 2009, 04:44:29 PM
Yeung seals Birmingham takeover (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8293269.stm)

Quote
Blues manager Alex McLeish said: "There is a buzz about the place."


That'll be the swarm of bluebottles, Alex.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on October 06, 2009, 04:48:01 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"


Quote
Blues manager Alex McLeish said: "There is a buzz about the place."


.


That'll be the coach they ordered to transport their entire away support to their next away game
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 04:58:46 PM
That will be the buzz of flies around shit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on October 06, 2009, 05:02:03 PM
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
That will be the buzz of flies around shit.


Thought it was hilarious how few of their lot were still in the ground when they scored their consolation effort up at Burnley last Saturday. And the away end looked a long way short of full to begin with. Happy days (again).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on October 06, 2009, 05:05:00 PM
Quote

Blues manager Alex McLeish said: "There is a buzz about the place."


He's talking about a redirected No 8 in his best Brummie accent.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:06:01 PM
Quote from: "lordmcgrath5"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
That will be the buzz of flies around shit.


Thought it was hilarious how few of their lot were still in the ground when they scored their consolation effort up at Burnley last Saturday. And the away end looked a long way short of full to begin with. Happy days (again).
Perhaps Burnley were charging £48 quid to the away fans.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:09:19 PM
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on October 06, 2009, 05:11:56 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off.........


Which one?

there were 22,000 of them there at your cup final last month
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:14:37 PM
Never went,i refused to pay that chav £48 quid,total rip off for blues and villa fans,im going back now the dwarf has gone.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:15:30 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 06, 2009, 05:16:36 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
Yeung seals Birmingham takeover (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8293269.stm)

Quote
Blues manager Alex McLeish said: "There is a buzz about the place."


That'll be the swarm of bluebottles, Alex.


Or someone sampling the new 'merchandise'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:19:32 PM
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Dont think so
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:24:12 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Dont think so
Do you really think Yeung will supply a decent transfer kitty. He struggled to find the cash to buy the shit-hole in the first place. Back to the Championship me thinks.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:25:04 PM
Wonder who the new c.e.o is? Just said on s.s.n. there is a big name on the way from the prem to replace kazza?....deadly maybe?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:27:01 PM
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Dont think so
Do you really think Yeung will supply a decent transfer kitty. He struggled to find the cash to buy the shit-hole in the first place. Back to the Championship me thinks.
Enlighten me then.What do you know about the money hes got?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:29:52 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Wonder who the new c.e.o is? Just said on s.s.n. there is a big name on the way from the prem to replace kazza?....deadly maybe?
I thought some Chinese chap was taking over from Brady. Sammy Yu or something like that.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 06, 2009, 05:31:46 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Wonder who the new c.e.o is? Just said on s.s.n. there is a big name on the way from the prem to replace kazza?....deadly maybe?


The Krankies more like.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:33:45 PM
Quote from: journeyon
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Dont think so
Do you really think Yeung will supply a decent transfer kitty. He struggled to find the cash to buy the shit-hole in the first place. Back to the Championship me thinks.
Enlighten me then.What do you know about the money hes got?[/qu ote]I know it took him 2 years from his original interest to get the deal done. That does not seem like the actions of a big time player.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on October 06, 2009, 05:36:34 PM
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Wonder who the new c.e.o is? Just said on s.s.n. there is a big name on the way from the prem to replace kazza?....deadly maybe?
I thought some Chinese chap was taking over from Brady. Sammy Yu or something like that.


Wun Fuk-All
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 05:36:54 PM
We will have to wait and see,but im just chuffed the brady bunch as done one.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Fingers on October 06, 2009, 05:39:11 PM
New ringmaster, same circus.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 06, 2009, 05:40:12 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
We will have to wait and see,but im just chuffed the brady bunch as done one.


I bet you can't wait, must be the biggest Blose story since, err, err, the gypsy curse was lifted?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 05:42:17 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Wonder who the new c.e.o is? Just said on s.s.n. there is a big name on the way from the prem to replace kazza?....deadly maybe?
I thought some Chinese chap was taking over from Brady. Sammy Yu or something like that.


Wun Fuk-All
Hu flung dung.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on October 06, 2009, 05:59:36 PM
There's a store on Nicholson Street in Edinburgh called McLeish's. I find it hysterical that on the sign is McLeish- Quality Since 1946.

It recently shut too and there's now a To Let sign above the door.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on October 06, 2009, 06:03:36 PM
Quote from: "TheSandman"
There's a store on Nicholson Street in Edinburgh called McLeish's. I find it hysterical that on the sign is McLeish- Quality Since 1946.
It recently shut too and there's now a To Let sign above the door.


What, just gone quarter to 8??
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: 29villa on October 06, 2009, 06:21:07 PM
Quote from: "TheSandman"
There's a store on Nicholson Street in Edinburgh called McLeish's. I find it hysterical that on the sign is McLeish- Quality Since 1946.

It recently shut too and there's now a To Let sign above the door.


This time next week it'll be a Chinese takeaway ...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2009, 06:34:13 PM
My bet is on Peter Kenyon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 06:38:26 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
My bet is on Peter Kenyon.
Thats the rumours doing the rounds tonight.....i dont think so though...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on October 06, 2009, 06:49:02 PM
Steve McManaman.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 06:55:53 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Steve McManaman.
Shaggy from scooby doo? i dont think so mate... they are saying this new guy has already worked in the prem.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on October 06, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Steve McManaman.
Shaggy from scooby doo? i dont think so mate... they are saying this new guy has already worked in the prem.


Peter Risdale oh please let it be him.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on October 06, 2009, 07:03:19 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Steve McManaman.
Shaggy from scooby doo? i dont think so mate... they are saying this new guy has already worked in the prem.


Billy, the kit man at the Reebok?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 07:03:46 PM
peter swales
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on October 06, 2009, 07:06:51 PM
thats a little harsh considering the man is dead!!

May you end up with Ken - father christmas - Bates for that!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 07:08:45 PM
Quote from: "lion_in_essex"
thats a little harsh considering the man is dead!!

May you end up with Ken - father christmas - Bates for that!
Dead man, dead club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 06, 2009, 07:11:05 PM
Quote from: "lion_in_essex"
thats a little harsh considering the man is dead!!

May you end up with Ken - father christmas - Bates for that!


That reminds me of Leeds a few years back. They were like fantasy scum, if you could pick the worst of everything for a team:-

Fans:- Scummy rascist, the worst in Britain
Chairman:- Ken Bates, again the worst in football
Manager:- Dennis Wise. Need I say more?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 07:12:40 PM
david dein might be a good shout
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on October 06, 2009, 07:14:10 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Quote from: "lion_in_essex"
thats a little harsh considering the man is dead!!

May you end up with Ken - father christmas - Bates for that!


That reminds me of Leeds a few years back. They were like fantasy scum, if you could pick the worst of everything for a team:-

Fans:- Scummy rascist, the worst in Britain
Chairman:- Ken Bates, again the worst in football
Manager:- Dennis Wise. Need I say more?


They would dovetail with the Blues nicely, Wise and Bates.

Makes me feel all warm inside just thinking about it!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 06, 2009, 07:14:54 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
david dein might be a good shout
"Were shit, and we know we are" , might be an even better one.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on October 06, 2009, 07:33:09 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
david dein might be a good shout


Dein is a well regarded administrator who could find work at any top club, I'll eat my own head if his ambition has been dimmed so much that he sees SHA as a suitable vehicle for his talents.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on October 06, 2009, 07:36:37 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Bald Eagle"
Quote from: "journeyon"
The future looks very bright now the chav as fucked off......a very happy bluenose here....im having a chinese tonight to celebrate...money money money...
Within 2 years you will be wishing porno-dwarf had never left. The comedy show starts now.
Dont think so
Do you really think Yeung will supply a decent transfer kitty. He struggled to find the cash to buy the shit-hole in the first place. Back to the Championship me thinks.
Enlighten me then.What do you know about the money hes got?


He has no money. He runs a company called Grandtop (Chinese for circus bigtop I think) International that managed to make losses of approx. £8m on sales of £1m. He is borrowing the money from a bank to buy Blues, fully secured against the assets of the club. His intention is to offer a share placing on the HK stock exchange, which if succcessful will result in Blues being owned by speculative investors. If the share placing is unsuccessful, Blues will probably go bust

Grandtop International was yesterday issued with a writ of summons from the highly respected Seymour Pierce Limited related to fees they are owed for the work they did when setting up this deal in 2007.

In short, he hasn't got a pot to piss in.

 Grantop announcements clicky  (http://www.irasia.com/listco/hk/grandtop/announcement/index.htm)

 Grandtop annual reports clicky  (http://www.irasia.com/listco/hk/grandtop/annual/index.htm)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on October 06, 2009, 07:40:31 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Steve McManaman.
Shaggy from scooby doo? i dont think so mate... they are saying this new guy has already worked in the prem.


That's no way to talk about the highest paid director at the company that owns your club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 06, 2009, 07:51:21 PM
Has Yeung passed the fit & proper persons test yet?  I'm sure he'd pass as  the FA probably see Count Duckula as a fit & proper person to run that shower of shit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 08:09:24 PM
Yeung is only the front man for all of this...the guy thats underwriting all of this is a guy that owns kingston securities in hong kong.....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 06, 2009, 08:28:03 PM
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 08:38:32 PM
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.
Dont think so....they will be at some other club by then feeding yet more bullshit to the fans....Do you honestly think yeung and co has spent £80 odd million for it to go tits up?  That just would not add up..
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on October 06, 2009, 08:48:33 PM
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.


it does show how worthless the fit and proper test is
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on October 06, 2009, 08:57:06 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.
Dont think so....they will be at some other club by then feeding yet more bullshit to the fans....Do you honestly think yeung and co has spent £80 odd million for it to go tits up?  That just would not add up..


It isn't his money.

He is being allowed to take a wild punt with the club, which may or may not earn him a quick return. It's hard to see how it can benefit the club in any way. I think your ex-board have fcuked you over one last time.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 09:04:27 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.
Dont think so....they will be at some other club by then feeding yet more bullshit to the fans....Do you honestly think yeung and co has spent £80 odd million for it to go tits up?  That just would not add up..


It isn't his money.

He is being allowed to take a wild punt with the club, which may or may not earn him a quick return. It's hard to see how it can benefit the club in any way. I think your ex-board have fcuked you over one last time.
Like i said they aint spent £80 million to fuck up...it will all come out next tuesday anyway......thats when they land at the club....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: RunRickyRun on October 06, 2009, 09:05:23 PM
Grandtop itself is only worth £39m on the Hong Kong stockmarket, with most of it in small shareholdings below 5%

They're going to have to raise £60+ million from a rights issue and that's just to buy the club let alone find money to invest in players.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on October 06, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
I reckon I'm going to enjoy the Yeung dynasty at Small Heath.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 09:19:04 PM
so am i
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: B-lose turd on October 06, 2009, 09:26:52 PM
Quote from: "RunRickyRun"
Grandtop itself is only worth £39m on the Hong Kong stockmarket, with most of it in small shareholdings below 5%

They're going to have to raise £60+ million from a rights issue and that's just to buy the club let alone find money to invest in players.
Dont forget yeung wanted to give blues £5/6 million in the summer as a "gift" to buy tuncay from boro...But hong kong stock market rules wouldnt let them do it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on October 06, 2009, 09:27:16 PM
It'll be like the Kumar brothers all over again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on October 06, 2009, 09:29:26 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "RunRickyRun"
Grandtop itself is only worth £39m on the Hong Kong stockmarket, with most of it in small shareholdings below 5%

They're going to have to raise £60+ million from a rights issue and that's just to buy the club let alone find money to invest in players.
Dont forget yeung wanted to give blues £5/6 million in the summer as a "gift" to buy tuncay from boro...But hong kong stock market rules wouldnt let them do it.


Yes, they have quaint old fashioned rules regarding having money before you spend it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on October 06, 2009, 09:31:57 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "RunRickyRun"
Grandtop itself is only worth £39m on the Hong Kong stockmarket, with most of it in small shareholdings below 5%

They're going to have to raise £60+ million from a rights issue and that's just to buy the club let alone find money to invest in players.
Dont forget yeung wanted to give blues £5/6 million in the summer as a "gift" to buy tuncay from boro...But hong kong stock market rules wouldnt let them do it.


the delusion is fantastic
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on October 06, 2009, 09:33:12 PM
他們傷您的心這家俱樂部




Cantonese for They Break Your Heart This Club
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Perry Barr Pet on October 06, 2009, 10:00:07 PM
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
Has Yeung passed the fit & proper persons test yet?  I'm sure he'd pass as  the FA probably see Count Duckula as a fit & proper person to run that shower of shit.


In defence of the brilliant Count Duckula, his only fault is his fear of blood.  Obviously, that could be worrying if he was running that lot.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on October 06, 2009, 10:07:15 PM
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "journeyon"
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
The guy that's underwritten Yeung for the majority of the money, £57 million, is in fact a girl, who along with Yeung was convicted of financial malpractice.
Let's face it, give it 12 months & you'll be crying out for the porno twins & Brady to come back.
Dont think so....they will be at some other club by then feeding yet more bullshit to the fans....Do you honestly think yeung and co has spent £80 odd million for it to go tits up?  That just would not add up..


It isn't his money.

He is being allowed to take a wild punt with the club, which may or may not earn him a quick return. It's hard to see how it can benefit the club in any way. I think your ex-board have fcuked you over one last time.
Like i said they aint spent £80 million to fuck up...it will all come out next tuesday anyway......thats when they land at the club....


Listen Christian, Villa fans support Yeung's take-over.  We welcome it.  Does that tell you all you need to know?

it is a massive punt, Yeung will ultimately load Blose with the £80M debt he is using to buy the club a la Man United.  You go down this year you go bump.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on October 06, 2009, 10:15:20 PM
Dunno why the council didn't strike some kind of deal with the Porn Barons.

By that, I don't mean building them the laughable 60,000 stadium to house the "10th best supported side in the Championship." - their words.

No, I mean just getting straight down to the point and saying "How much to shut the place down?"  

Though they are a constant source of amusement (and - lets face it - laughs are hard to come by in these troubled times) they are hardly the image any semi-civilised region would want to associate itself with. Unless that region was Sellafield, Soweto or Chernobyl.

Surely it's time to just give it up as a bad job.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on October 06, 2009, 11:29:52 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "journeyon"
david dein might be a good shout


Dein is a well regarded administrator who could find work at any top club, I'll eat my own head if his ambition has been dimmed so much that he sees SHA as a suitable vehicle for his talents.


He also made £75m from the sale of his Arsenal shares. He doesn't need to work again, let alone for a club that isn't established in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on November 01, 2009, 10:00:42 AM
Let's use this one for pointing out stupid things at the B-lose and Troll's own thread to debate banality please.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on November 01, 2009, 04:25:25 PM
i se there giving Barry dogs abuse at the game v man city today, worse booing than he got at VP
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheTimVilla on November 01, 2009, 04:38:05 PM
As soon as the match began, they were singing about us!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richardhubbard on November 01, 2009, 04:38:10 PM
Simple question, why would anyone want to support a club with no tradition , class or decent footy to watch.

I have newer known in the last 30 years be vaguely decent,
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Coopers Injury on November 01, 2009, 04:44:34 PM
Quote from: "TimVilla"
As soon as the match began, they were singing about us!


and some of us were blogging about them........
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 01, 2009, 04:45:19 PM
Just look at all those thousands of empty seats. And they dropped the prices from today as well.
I think Small Heath have finally ran out of excuses.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on November 01, 2009, 04:50:02 PM
Barry looks very nervous- through in the penalty area and suddenly he developed the footballing skills of me, e.g. none.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 01, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
Lescott looks awful as well.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 01, 2009, 04:51:02 PM
Good game so far hopefully the Heathens can do us a favour.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on November 01, 2009, 04:51:22 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Just look at all those thousands of empty seats. And they dropped the prices from today as well.
I think Small Heath have finally ran out of excuses.


They are an excuse of a football club.  Horrible shitty little club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: nicardinho on November 01, 2009, 05:55:38 PM
I see the troll thread is locked.

That's a shame, I was enjoying laughing at turd.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: David Walker on November 01, 2009, 06:13:01 PM
Possibly to do with the last post been a racist comment , bad form imo .
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 01, 2009, 07:15:22 PM
21,462 for a game where they reduced the prices (it was on TV) by quite a lot and nearly 3000 Man City fans as well.

Got to say they actually played well though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 01, 2009, 07:16:11 PM
I was driving down Watery Lane Middleway at about five to three today. On McDonald's island I could see no more than two dozen of them headed to the ground. At the bottom of Catell Road, barely a quarter of a mile away, you wouldn't have known there was a game on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on November 01, 2009, 07:23:43 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
I was driving down Watery Lane Middleway at about five to three today. On McDonald's island I could see no more than two dozen of them headed to the ground. At the bottom of Catell Road, barely a quarter of a mile away, you wouldn't have known there was a game on.


Probably because kick-off was at 16:00.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 01, 2009, 07:52:15 PM
Quote from: "Legion"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
I was driving down Watery Lane Middleway at about five to three today. On McDonald's island I could see no more than two dozen of them headed to the ground. At the bottom of Catell Road, barely a quarter of a mile away, you wouldn't have known there was a game on.


Probably because kick-off was at 16:00.


I know that. But the point remains that an hour before a big game for them, there was hardly anyone around.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on November 01, 2009, 07:53:37 PM
In their minds, the only big game is against us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 01, 2009, 07:56:47 PM
Quote from: "Legion"
In their minds, the only big game is against us.


and the last twice they have played us there has been at least 4000 empty seats
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on November 16, 2009, 08:11:21 PM
From www.forbes.com:

The Invisible Hand Behind Birmingham City
Vivian Wai-yin Kwok, 11.16.09, 03:00 AM EST

Unknown Chinese investors will soon control the Premier League football team.

HONG KONG -- Mysterious mainland Chinese investors will soon take over English Premier League football club Birmingham City.

The current majority shareholder of Birmingham City, Hong Kong-listed Grandtop International, said Sunday that it had agreed to buy a company called Peace International Creation Ltd. for 800 million yuan ($117.6 million). The consideration will be settled by allotment of new shares and issuance of convertible bonds.

Peace International Creation is a shell company that has not commenced business since its incorporation in early January last year in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven whose regulation doesn't require offshore companies to disclose ownership.

In mid-August this year, Peace International Creation acquired a Chinese company, which is now developing an electronic media platform for airports and aircrafts to provide passengers access to movies, TV programs and e-magazines. Grandtop didn't reveal the name of this Chinese company. From its statement filed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Grandtop only said the Chinese company had lost more than 90 million yuan ($13.2 million) in the past two years and just had entered into an agreement with Tianjian Airlines to install the aviation media platform for its flights.

It's hard to calculate the potential synergy value--if any--for Grandtop from combining an aviation media service provider with its present major businesses of apparel trading and sourcing.

Even more absurd, the deal is going to transfer the controlling stake of Grandtop from its present chairman, Carson Yeung, to two mysterious companies registered in British Virgin Islands.

Based on the agreement, Grandtop is going to issue new shares and convertible bonds to Winning Top International Overseas Ltd. and Genuine Ocean International Trading Ltd., the holding companies of Grandtop's acquisition target Peace International Creation.

Upon completion of the deal, Yeung's stakes in Grandtop will drop to 9.2% from his present 16.01% stake in the company, while Winning Top and Genuine Ocean, with no details disclosed on their ownership, would hold a combined 42.37% stake in Grandtop (if they fully exercise the convertible bonds issued by Grandtop).

Birmingham City will fall into the hands of some phantom investors because Grandtop International bought a 29.9% controlling stake in the team last month for 81.5 million pounds ($136.3 million).

Grandtop International was little known to Hong Kong investors and fund managers before its sudden and high-profile acquisition of Birmingham City.

In fact, the chairman might have been more popular in the gambling city of Macau than in the financial center in Hong Kong. Although he promised to channel about 80 million pounds ($83.7 million) to back the football team, Yeung's rise has been a mystery and a speculated upon in the Hong Kong financial market.

Yeung has been reluctant to talk about his career path. The latest annual report of Grandtop only unveiled that the 49-year-old was the chairman of the Hong Kong Rangers Football Club from 2005 to 2006 and has other interests in energy, property and water companies. Unconfirmed media reports said Yeung was a hairstylist until only 10 years ago.

One sure thing is that Yeung has a good relationship with Pollyana Chu, chief executive of Golden Resorts casino in Macau and Kingston Securities, which financially backed Yeung's deal to buy Birmingham City. Chu has influence among penny stocks in Hong Kong and is a close friend of Angela Leong, wife number four of Casino King Stanley Ho.

From Yeung to two BVI companies, the future of Birmingham City still rests on Chinese investors whose source of income is difficult to divine.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on November 16, 2009, 08:53:04 PM
nice work atomic, i read a report about the chinese property market and how the stimulus package is being routed through the system via corrupt officials,
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 16, 2009, 09:43:00 PM
based on that it is astonishing but not at all surprising that the PL passed the deal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: peter w on November 16, 2009, 10:58:56 PM
Why? When Sinawata was allowed in they virtually opened the door for all and sundry.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 17, 2009, 12:38:52 AM
It'd be nice to think our local newspaper & radio stations would be asking questions about this deal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on November 17, 2009, 12:52:27 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
It'd be nice to think our local newspaper & radio stations would be asking questions about this deal.
and i thought youn were media savy
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on November 17, 2009, 12:55:20 AM
It has all the makings of an absolute farce/ tragedy.

If Carlsberg did joke-football clubs...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: VillaZogmariner on November 17, 2009, 01:10:13 AM
Has anyone ever failed the supposed "fit and proper" test?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 17, 2009, 03:38:01 AM
The link to Stanley Ho is interesting. He's a household name over here and any interest he has with the Rags would only go to confirm my belief that they're in it for the (super) casino project.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 09:09:44 AM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
The link to Stanley Ho is interesting. He's a household name over here and any interest he has with the Rags would only go to confirm my belief that they're in it for the (super) casino project.


what has he done then ?

as for the Supoer casino project as discussed before there is no chance of that, as if you remember the one in Manchester was cancelled and it looks nowhere on either parties agenda's, Tory or Labour.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 09:12:56 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
It'd be nice to think our local newspaper & radio stations would be asking questions about this deal.


The way the Mail have covered the story it is like they are in the pay of the new owners. If you remember some of the articles over Randy and possible casino's and yet no real interest in finding out who exactly owns Blues now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on November 17, 2009, 11:56:56 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Has anyone ever failed the supposed "fit and proper" test?


There was talk recently that Briatore would be kicked out of QPR as the 'fit & proper' test precludes anyone owning a club that has been kicked out of another sport by an approved governing body. All gone very quiet though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 12:07:06 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
Has anyone ever failed the supposed "fit and proper" test?


There was talk recently the Briatore would be kicked out of QPR as the 'fit & proper' test precludes anyone owning a club that has been kicked out of another sport by an approved governing body. All gone very quiet though.


and no report on the Notts County owners either.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andyh on November 17, 2009, 12:13:55 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
It'd be nice to think our local newspaper & radio stations would be asking questions about this deal.


This would mean the local media being aware of Forbes.com - what are the chances ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 12:17:27 PM
Quote from: "andyh"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
It'd be nice to think our local newspaper & radio stations would be asking questions about this deal.


This would mean the local media being aware of Forbes.com - what are the chances ?


they could have read I think the Guardian which carried an earlier version of the story but at the Mail and especially Colin Tattum are living a deluded dream that these people are geninue and honest.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 12:19:46 PM
as I posted my previous update the mail now have the story with quotes

http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2009/11/17/carson-yeung-has-insisted-he-is-in-charge-at-birmingham-city-97319-25186279/

Quote
BLUES today insisted that Carson Yeung was the ‘main man’ at St Andrew’s, despite confusion over ownership of the club after an impending £70 million purchase by the Hong Kong tycoon.

The Blues president and Grandtop International Holdings have agreed to buy Peace International Creation, a shell company registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Peace International Creation runs an unnamed Chinese firm that has started to develop electronic media platforms for airports and aircraft.

However, what has raised eyebrows is that deal is going to transfer a controlling stake in Grandtop in new shares and convertible bonds to two unknown companies.

Yeung’s shareholding in Grandtop would drop to 9.2 per cent from 16 per cent; the firms, Winning Top International Overseas and Genuine Ocean International Trading – whose ownership details have not been disclosed – would end up with a combined 42.37 per cent stake, if all of the bonds are converted.

These businesses, also registered in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, are the holding companies of Peace International Creation.

The development has led to financial commentators in Hong Kong claiming that Blues will fall into the hands of ‘phantom investors’, whose identity and source of income is hard to pinpoint.

In effect, the interpretation is that Yeung is a frontman for other, mysterious backers of Blues.

But Peter Pannu, Yeung’s trusted aide, said that wasn’t so.

“I can understand why people, having looked at documents, have made assumptions,” said Blues’ vice-chairman executive and finance.

“They are very complex and difficult to explain, and there are certain regulatory restrictions in China.

“But I spoke to the boss about this last night and he is very much in charge, he is control, he is not a front man – he is the main man.

“There will be no effective dilution of Carson’s shareholding in the club, nor will there be any lessening of his decision-making power.

“What is happening here, the boss has clarified, is an investment to enhance Grandtop’s business and media expansion in China for the purpose of benefitting the club in the long term.”

A senior Birmingham stockbroker, who studied the Grandtop proposal released to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, commented: “I do not think that this is necessarily sinister.

“It’s not so much asset-stripping, close it down, make people redundant. It’s more a case of ‘blimey, who does own the club’?

“Why does it all seem so intricated and complicated that even financial analysts find it difficult to understand who owns what?

“And when you get the involvement of the British Virgin Islands, where you do not have to declare anything, it clouds the issue further. It is difficult to establish who is the ultimate owner.

“It may be that Carson Yeung is the frontman – has he got the money to invest in the team? It is just so mysterious, like smoke and mirrors.

“Having said that, if it is Chinese ownership, they have got all the money in the world, so it is not a question of shutting the club down.”

Blues’ new regime have always remained secretive of other partners, and the way business deals are done in Hong Kong and China is completely different and less transparent than on these shores.

It could well be that Yeung has links to these other firms mentioned or they are operated by trusted friends who, like other named backers, are seemingly happy for him to drive Grandtop and Blues on.

Peace International Creation has not commenced business since its founding in January last year but acquired the Chinese aviation media service provider in August 2009.

Grandtop didn’t reveal the name of that company swallowed up by Peace International Creation to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

They only announced that it had lost around £8 million in the past two years.

It has just entered into an agreement with Tianjin Airlines to provide passengers with access to movies, television programmes and e-magazines.

Tianjin, a regional Chinese airline, operates domestic passenger and cargo services. They plan to fly on more than 450 routes linking 90 cities by 2012, taking 90 per cent of the regional domestic market in China.

Pannu said: “Carson is acquiring a new company which will help us with our development and infrastructure plans for the good of the club.

‘‘There are no ‘phantom’ hands in the background; in no way does this alter Carson’s interest or commitment to Birmingham City.”

The vendors – Winning Top and Genuine Ocean – are guaranteeing profit of Peace International Creation to the tune of £13 million in the first 18 months after purchase, and £17.5 million in the following 12 months and £26 million for the 12 months thereafter.

The guarantor of the deal is a Meng Fei, about whom no details were released either.

To the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Grandtop said that various revenue streams would become open to them by the purchase of Peace International Creation.

‘Aviation media is an advanced publishing platform for advertising as the products or services can be promoted to foreigners and can capture the consumer group with higher consuming powers,’ Grandtop stated.

They claimed that the markets for the group would be enlarged and the company revenue base broadened.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 17, 2009, 01:13:46 PM
Can we be really careful on this thread please?

Just deleted something which was slightly the wrong side of what is advisable.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Breezeblock on November 17, 2009, 01:14:34 PM
From porno-fiefdom to international moneylaunderers-R-Us. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 17, 2009, 01:17:32 PM
The circus continues..
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 01:23:35 PM
Their forums seem to be turning as well, a few are still burying their heads in the sand but others realise something is wrong. From their own quotes these guys did no due dilligence and then blamed Sullivan and Golds for debts that everyone knows all football clubs have (the trasnfer fees of players).

It just appears they were desperate for some reason to conclude the Blues deal quickly and get in, Sullivan and Golds did not vet them because they offerred silly money and they wanted out.

and now these relevations which will have to lead to another PL enquiry on 'fit and proper' though we know this will not happen.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on November 17, 2009, 08:58:40 PM
Quote
But Peter Pannu, Yeung’s trusted aide, said that wasn’t so.

“I can understand why people, having looked at documents, have made assumptions,” said Blues’ vice-chairman executive and finance.


Including it would seem, Pannu himself....

Quote
“What is happening here, the boss has clarified, is an investment to enhance Grandtop’s business and media expansion in China for the purpose of benefitting the club in the long term.”

“But I spoke to the boss about this last night and he is very much in charge"


So, the vice-chairman had to go ask Yeung what's really going on, huh?

I suppose it would be impossible for the FA to apply a fit and proper test if they have no idea who to run the rule over.

Seems to me that they're taking a big gamble with the idea of the casino coming to fruition - maybe they know someone who can get the across the line for them - and if it fails, they probably reckon they'll at least get their money back from re-selling Blues.

Good to hear, though, that their business model has absolutely nothing to do with football. How fitting.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 17, 2009, 09:05:14 PM
I wonder how long it will be until Michael Dunford resigns?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 09:21:50 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
I wonder how long it will be until Michael Dunford resigns?


would he have known who the real backers are and the future plans ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on November 17, 2009, 09:42:49 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Can we be really careful on this thread please?

Just deleted something which was slightly the wrong side of what is advisable.


Sorry paulie, I think that was me.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 17, 2009, 09:46:45 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
I wonder how long it will be until Michael Dunford resigns?


would he have known who the real backers are and the future plans ?

I very much doubt it. From what I've read he appears to be a capable and honest chap. That's why I can see him walking before he gets too tangled up in their financial noodles.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
I wonder how long it will be until Michael Dunford resigns?


would he have known who the real backers are and the future plans ?

I very much doubt it. From what I've read he appears to be a capable and honest chap. That's why I can see him walking before he gets too tangled up in their financial noodles.


that is what I do not understand as such, you look at how they are set up and really they did not need a CEO and certainly not in the sense we would understand one to be.

He appears to be more of an administrator in the mould of a Steve Stride.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 17, 2009, 10:31:03 PM
Can't believe I am saying this but I am actually starting to like the porndwarf in chief.  What he said about it like him buying a house without getting a survey and then being surprised when it collapses is hilarious.  Also describing Carson as a hairstylist who thinks he can buy a football club and winning favour by slagging off the old board is also very amusing.

Do any of these noses seriously think this is a safe bet?  £11m of debts being discovered all of a sudden a week after a total lost in translation moment concerning the promise of £40m in transfer funds.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 17, 2009, 10:44:08 PM
Quote from: "AV82EC"
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Can we be really careful on this thread please?

Just deleted something which was slightly the wrong side of what is advisable.


Sorry paulie, I think that was me.


No probs.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 11:36:46 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Can't believe I am saying this but I am actually starting to like the porndwarf in chief.  What he said about it like him buying a house without getting a survey and then being surprised when it collapses is hilarious.  Also describing Carson as a hairstylist who thinks he can buy a football club and winning favour by slagging off the old board is also very amusing.

Do any of these noses seriously think this is a safe bet?  £11m of debts being discovered all of a sudden a week after a total lost in translation moment concerning the promise of £40m in transfer funds.


and apparently Yeung has had to put 2m in to 'cover debts'

the Guardian and Telegraph have now took up the story with slightly different spins. One noticable one is that apparently no one can own more than 5% of  the capitial. However if they are registered in a tax haven how could anyone check who owns them ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on November 17, 2009, 11:42:18 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Sullivan and Golds did not vet them because they offerred silly money and they wanted out.


Excuse my ignorance folks but would they be under any regulatory obligation, not moral, to vet the purchasers?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 17, 2009, 11:45:31 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Do any of these noses seriously think this is a safe bet?  £11m of debts being discovered all of a sudden a week after a total lost in translation moment concerning the promise of £40m in transfer funds.

I don't think there's a shortage of money available, more a question as to where it's coming from.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on November 17, 2009, 11:50:55 PM
This all sounds a bit like Ebbsfleet but without the transparancy and charm.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 17, 2009, 11:53:13 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Sullivan and Golds did not vet them because they offerred silly money and they wanted out.


Excuse my ignorance folks but would they be under any regulatory obligation, not moral, to vet the purchasers?


no, as long as the money was paid and was seen to be the best offer then that was it. To me it seems the Gold's and Sullivan knew this was dodgy but they were so fucked off with the ungratefulness of the blues fans they sort of took 'revenge' on them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on November 17, 2009, 11:55:52 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
This all sounds a bit like Ebbsfleet but without the transparancy and charm.


Haha, was thinking the same.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on November 17, 2009, 11:57:17 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Sullivan and Golds did not vet them because they offerred silly money and they wanted out.


Excuse my ignorance folks but would they be under any regulatory obligation, not moral, to vet the purchasers?


no, as long as the money was paid and was seen to be the best offer then that was it.


Ta, does this rule apply whatever the shareholding of the owners?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 18, 2009, 12:01:00 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Sullivan and Golds did not vet them because they offerred silly money and they wanted out.


Excuse my ignorance folks but would they be under any regulatory obligation, not moral, to vet the purchasers?


no, as long as the money was paid and was seen to be the best offer then that was it.


Ta, does this rule apply whatever the shareholding of the owners?


I only dabble in the market so I think the rules do apply for whatever the size of the majority holding. The directors responsbilities are to ensure the best deal for all shareholders and clearly for Blues this was a fantastic deal in money terms.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ColinMac on November 18, 2009, 05:57:21 PM
 And there's more (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8366468.stm)

Quote
Blues meet police over accounts  

The new owners of Birmingham City FC have contacted police over their concerns about possible irregularities in the Premier League club's accounts.

West Midlands Police said officers from its economic crime team met club bosses yesterday to discuss "a number of allegations put forward by the club".

It said officers were considering if there were grounds for an inquiry.

Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung took over the club last month from David and Ralph Gold and David Sullivan.

The previous owners were unavailable for comment.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: "Following the meeting, officers are now assessing a number of allegations that have been put forward by Birmingham City FC to try and determine whether there are any grounds for a formal police inquiry.

"The force would stress that at this early stage this is not a criminal investigation, merely a preliminary assessment of some information supplied by the club."

A Birmingham FC spokesman confirmed the club had met with police, adding: "As the matter is now in the hands of the police it is not suitable to comment further about this."

 
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on November 18, 2009, 06:06:15 PM
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 18, 2009, 07:34:02 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.


Perhaps it's 'Pigs for a quid'?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on November 18, 2009, 08:31:56 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "villajk"
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.


Perhaps it's 'Pigs for a quid'?


hehe very good.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: D.boy on November 18, 2009, 11:11:15 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "villajk"
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.


Perhaps it's 'Pigs for a quid'?


Oi(nk) ya cheeky get.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on November 18, 2009, 11:30:11 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.


That wouldn't be hard.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 20, 2009, 05:35:08 PM
More comedy at the Sty......


http://www.brmb.co.uk/Article.asp?id=1596494


What a classy club! :-)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on November 20, 2009, 06:05:42 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
The police seem to spend more time at the Sty than the fans do.


It saves them time and petrol - they don't have to make home visits to make arrests.

"Blues Say Brady Admits Destroying Computer
The new bosses at Birmingham City are alledging that former Managing Director Karren Brady destroyed a club computer before leaving."

She thought it had a hard dick (could not read disc) and was trying to get it out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on November 21, 2009, 05:46:04 AM
where's that blue nose gimp that used to post on this thread - all gone quiet now that the reality has sunk in... comedy. everyone on here knew they were being tucked up. Then young mate comes on here largeing it how they are gonna have a billion fans in China. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on November 21, 2009, 06:52:46 AM
Ploud histoly.
Blight Fuchure.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Top Cat on November 21, 2009, 10:01:19 AM
In The Mail today they have their match kicking off at 3pm - at Villa Park!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on November 21, 2009, 10:59:01 AM
Good to see it's all going as expected.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: VillaZogmariner on November 21, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
What an ace name - Peter Pannu
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: flybo on November 21, 2009, 12:55:53 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
Ploud histoly.
Blight Fuchure.

LOVE IT
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: exigo on November 24, 2009, 05:00:01 PM
Must be some mistake, Birmingham Council have forgotten to mention the SuperSty hosting World Cup Games.

Quote from: "Birmingham Post"
Birmingham World Cup bid would cost taxpayers £15m
Nov 23 2009 by Paul Dale, Birmingham Post

Birmingham’s bid to host World Cup football matches at Villa Park could cost council tax payers £15 million, it has been revealed.

That’s the estimated amount the city council would have to pay FIFA in return for the right to stage six games at the prestigious tournament.

But council leaders insist that if England’s bid to stage either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup is successful and if Birmingham is chosen as one of 12 host cities the rewards in terms of boosting the local economy and “international prestige” would more than outweigh the £15 million fee.

Council cabinet members have agreed to contribute £250,000 to the national World Cup marketing campaign for the English bid, but only if Birmingham’s request to be a host city is accepted by the footballing authorities.

City council leader Mike Whitby said a successful bid would give Birmingham a unique opportunity to promote itself internationally.

FIFA’s plans to award the national FanFest – an chance for fans without tickets to watch games live on big screens – the National Exhibition centre would also boost Birmingham’s image and reputation, he claimed.

Coun Whitby (Con Harborne) added: “The 2006 World Cup in Germany was watched by 24 billion viewers across the world and injected about £3 billion into the German economy and created 50,000 new jobs.

“I am sure that Birmingham, with its central location and proud football history, will put forward a very compelling bid.”

Council director of resources Paul Dransfield is confident that the £15 million cost could be cut through negotiation with Aston Villa.

It is also likely that cash contributions from private sector sponsorship will cut the final cost to the council.

Mr Dransfield added: “The key issue is that we have to include our commitment to enter into contracts with the Football Association. These contracts are non-negotiable and subject to FIFA’s decisions.

“We are working with Aston Villa to hone down the cost as much as possible and we believe with some confidence that we can do so.”

According to research by the FA, commissioned from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Birmingham economy would benefit by £150 million if World Cup group matches were played in the city.

Birmingham should discover by the middle of next summer whether its bid to be a World Cup host city has been successful.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on November 24, 2009, 05:53:19 PM
Quote from: "robbo1874"
where's that blue nose gimp that used to post on this thread - all gone quiet now that the reality has sunk in... comedy. everyone on here knew they were being tucked up. Then young mate comes on here largeing it how they are gonna have a billion fans in China. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!


He was given a thread all to himself to talk bollocks on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 24, 2009, 07:46:29 PM
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hazz on November 24, 2009, 08:30:07 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??


Same in Formula 1, isn't it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 24, 2009, 08:33:47 PM
Quote from: "Hazz"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??


Same in Formula 1, isn't it?


yep just a con to generate even more money

the way I read that article they are asking Villa (or rather Randy) to stump up some of the cost for which we will receive no benefit at all.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hazz on November 24, 2009, 08:34:35 PM
Then they can fuck right off.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on November 24, 2009, 09:45:41 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Hazz"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??


Same in Formula 1, isn't it?


yep just a con to generate even more money

the way I read that article they are asking Villa (or rather Randy) to stump up some of the cost for which we will receive no benefit at all.


Would we really receive no benefits? 6 matches with I would assume some ticketing costs and a cut of the even more bloated prices for programmes and food and parking?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Harte on November 24, 2009, 09:51:07 PM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Would we really receive no benefits? 6 matches with I would assume some ticketing costs and a cut of the even more bloated prices for programmes and food and parking?

But even so, not an appreciable slice of £15M worth though, surely?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on November 24, 2009, 09:52:51 PM
Advertising would generate a fair bit of money, maybe?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 24, 2009, 10:02:05 PM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Hazz"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??


Same in Formula 1, isn't it?


yep just a con to generate even more money

the way I read that article they are asking Villa (or rather Randy) to stump up some of the cost for which we will receive no benefit at all.


Would we really receive no benefits? 6 matches with I would assume some ticketing costs and a cut of the even more bloated prices for programmes and food and parking?


all the money generated belongs to FIFA, just like when we had England and FA cup games, all went to the FA.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 24, 2009, 10:16:55 PM
Hosting World Cup games is an honour whatever the cost. It's not all about feckin money.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on November 24, 2009, 10:20:14 PM
Quote
According to research by the FA, commissioned from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Birmingham economy would benefit by £150 million if World Cup group matches were played in the city.


But if the returns are like that then surely Villa would be able to wangle some of that if we put money in to get it to Birmingham. At the moment the stadium expansion looks like it will be aimed for 2018 if we get the world cup. Why would we put the extra expenses in if Villa don't get anything in return.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 24, 2009, 10:21:30 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Hosting World Cup games is an honour whatever the cost. It's not all about feckin money.


should we be asked to pay for the 'honour' ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on November 24, 2009, 10:25:15 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Hosting World Cup games is an honour whatever the cost. It's not all about feckin money.


And which club hosted the last world cup semi finals?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on November 24, 2009, 10:30:26 PM
Quote from: "Mac"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Hosting World Cup games is an honour whatever the cost. It's not all about feckin money.


And which club hosted the last world cup semi finals?

No idea, but I still remember that we hosted the Quarter-Final of Euro '96 between Czech Republic and Portugal.

Although it was probably Hertha, Schalke or Bayern. At a guess.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 24, 2009, 10:33:36 PM
Dortmund and the Olympic stadium
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on November 24, 2009, 11:56:38 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
host cities have to pay a fee to FIFA, WTF ??


Not my Council Tax money ;¬)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: duncan on November 26, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
See it reported that Pornodwarf has apologised to Hong Kong Phooey for calling him a 'hairdresser'...My guess is he(HKP) must have threatened him with the tongs.....

What a circus.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on November 26, 2009, 03:00:18 PM
what was more funny was that the Mail devoted their first three pages to it, to a nothing story, slow news day at the Fort ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: duncan on November 26, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
I know....it was just an excuse to post my tongs gag......I'll get me coat............
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on November 27, 2009, 02:39:41 PM
McLeish just said on SSN he was dissapointed that them chasing someone had leaked to the media.

Missed the name, who was it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on November 27, 2009, 08:01:31 PM
Dunno, but most likely one of these:

Li, Wang, Zhang, Liu, Chen, Yang, Huang, Zhao, Zhou, Wu, Xu, Sun, Zhu, Ma, Hu, Guo, Ln, He, Gao, Liang, Zheng, Luo, Song, Xie, Tang, Han, Cao, Xu, Deng, Xiao.......
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Monty on November 27, 2009, 08:03:22 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
Dunno, but most likely one of these:

Li, Wang, Zhang, Liu, Chen, Yang, Huang, Zhao, Zhou, Wu, Xu, Sun, Zhu, Ma, Hu, Guo, Ln, He, Gao, Liang, Zheng, Luo, Song, Xie, Tang, Han, Cao, Xu, Deng, Xiao.......

You left out Qi. The famous Qi.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on November 27, 2009, 08:04:45 PM
Apologies to the 16,345,732 Qi's out there.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Monty on November 27, 2009, 08:09:31 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
Apologies to the 16,345,732 Qi's out there.

Not a particularly common name, then, by Chinese standards.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on November 27, 2009, 08:19:23 PM
Reading the details of the bids from cities for WC 2018 in the Times earlier this week and I could not help noticing reference to a City of Birmingham Stadium being part of the bid.

Are the heathern knuckledraggers getting their San Giro? I'd happily leave them to rot in their own squalor; it fits the cluc.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on November 27, 2009, 08:28:06 PM
Maybe they think that if people hear or read the words "City of Birmingham Stadium" enough, the concept will be accepted.

Run a well-worded poll and next thing you know, it's getting serious consideration.


*all of the above is pure supposition and likely utter bullshit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: frank on December 05, 2009, 01:47:28 AM
Has anyone got a link to the goals in the 5-1, please? The German Villans are undecided whether to make Blues home or Chelsea away their next match, and I think a video of the demolition derby might help to persuade them to come to the SHA game.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 05, 2009, 02:41:58 AM


Sorry it's a bit grainy but best I could find... YouTube have banned highlights the miserable gits (probably under pressure from more miserable tight-fisted Premier League clubs).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on December 05, 2009, 04:10:14 AM
That kit was absolutely class.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: frank on December 05, 2009, 08:45:11 AM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Sorry it's a bit grainy but best I could find... YouTube have banned highlights the miserable gits (probably under pressure from more miserable tight-fisted Premier League clubs).
That's great! Many thanks.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HonestAgain on December 11, 2009, 12:23:09 AM
I had to do some work at the Sty tonight, never set foot in the place before today. I was Photographing a community awards evening.

On my way in I saw this...

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6370/dsc03877.jpg) (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/dsc03877.jpg/) (http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/dsc03877.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img704/dsc03877.jpg/1/)

taken on my phone, my proper equipment would've been too much of a faff to get out. That's about 8 foot high.  Put's their diary to shame.

Then once in reception I noticed they've got an architect's model of the mythical San Giro, there were too many on reception to start snapping away. Maybe I could have, it just felt like they'd count my fingers, count theirs and it would have gone all 'Night Of The Living Dead.'

No Blues players were their, past of present, but Cyrille Regis caused quite a stir and at the end of the night we almost went into business as people queued up for me to take their picture with him.

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4229/dsc0421n.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/dsc0421n.jpg/) (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/dsc0421n.jpg/1/w640.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img19/dsc0421n.jpg/1/)

Edit: This was in their 'Legends" lounge, there's one picture..of Gil Merrick.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: CJ on December 11, 2009, 12:28:39 AM
Interesting headgear by Cyrille there
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HonestAgain on December 11, 2009, 12:30:44 AM
Quote from: "CJ"
Interesting headgear by Cyrille there


Oh, he's mad into the Christmas spirit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: eamonn on December 11, 2009, 12:41:22 AM
Cyrille's looking quite handsome and young. Isn't he an agent of one of the lads, Gabby maybe?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HonestAgain on December 11, 2009, 12:43:21 AM
Quote from: "eamonn"
Cyrille's looking quite handsome and young. Isn't he an agent of one of the lads, Gabby maybe?


And flirtatious like you wouldn't believe, very handsome though. 51 you know.

One of the award recipients was wearing a Blues top, as he came up to collect it Cyrille was shaking his head.

No picture

That's Richard Sneekes too.

edit: picture removed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HonestAgain on December 11, 2009, 01:59:11 AM
Quote from: "Villadawg"

I feel bad for 2nd from the left.


Feel a bit bad for putting this on, blues or not, these boys have received an award tonight for volunteering their time for the benefit of their local community. I put the picture on to back up the Cyrille headshake story is all.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 11, 2009, 02:41:33 AM
Had to do a bit of editing on this one, as one of the photos on reflection might not have been a good idea.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Duncan Shaw on December 11, 2009, 08:43:17 AM
Apparently, they're not buying Van Nistelrooy
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on December 11, 2009, 09:10:59 AM
Quote from: "HonestAgain"


Edit: This was in their 'Legends" lounge, there's one picture..of Gil Merrick.


He deserves his legendary status...after all, he was the England keeper in our humiliating 6-3 defeat against Hungary. Was he still in goal for the 7-1 thrashing a little later?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on December 11, 2009, 09:14:16 AM
Quote from: "Percy"
  Was he still in goal for the 7-1 thrashing a little later?


he was indeed.

What a way to be remembered
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on December 11, 2009, 09:54:42 AM
Quote from: "Chico Hamilton III"
Quote from: "Percy"
  Was he still in goal for the 7-1 thrashing a little later?


he was indeed.

What a way to be remembered


It could be worse, he could have a shit stand named after him at the shit stadium of a shit club.

Oh, shit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on December 11, 2009, 02:04:27 PM
Quote from: "frank"
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
Sorry it's a bit grainy but best I could find... YouTube have banned highlights the miserable gits (probably under pressure from more miserable tight-fisted Premier League clubs).
That's great! Many thanks.


It also had the 6-0 against Derby on that sight.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kipeye on December 11, 2009, 03:35:23 PM
How long is Cyril's right arm in that picture? Nice nails though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JUAN PABLO on December 11, 2009, 04:15:01 PM
Quote from: "Duncan Shaw"
Apparently, they're not buying Van Nistelrooy


They will have to go for  Muffin the Mule instead then..
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Macho Man Randy Savage on December 11, 2009, 05:00:33 PM
Quote from: "Birmingham Post"
Coun Whitby (Con Harborne) added: “The 2006 World Cup in Germany was watched by 24 billion viewers across the world and injected about £3 billion into the German economy and created 50,000 new jobs.


That is impressive!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 11, 2009, 08:19:12 PM
Not as impressive as you'd think. It's really only 23 billion as [the demised] gregnash makes up the rest with the shear number of screens in his command centre. ( (C) Mazrim)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: peter w on December 11, 2009, 10:03:57 PM
Had a funny argument with a Nose in Bangkok recently. Trying to point out that Small Heath was once in Aston,

" You ent got a clue what yor torkin about. Small Eef 'as never moved"

" No, I know its never moved but Small Heath used to be in Aston in the 19th century"

"But Small eef ent ever moved 'ow can it av bin in Aston. Yew ent gorra clue"

"No, I know Small Heath has never moved but it used to be in the Borough of Aston"

"WHAT? YEW ENT GORRA CLUE. IT ENT EVER MOVED AS IT? ITS STILL IN THE SAME PLACE. OW COULD IT AV MOVED?"

"No, it hasn't moved. What I'm saying is...oh never mind. Forget about it."

"What? worra ya mean..."

"Forget it mate. Not interested. I'm with my mates you turn around and eat your food and we'll leave it there"

"(Some muffled annoyance) typical Villa wanker. (Turns around again) Yourafuckintypical villa wanker etc etc etc"

Cue a mate of mine telling him to fuck right off and he's a twat.

Even miles away they still cannot help being twats. That's what makes them, well, them. Just remember we are always better bred and thus better people.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 11, 2009, 10:22:17 PM
Quality thickness there!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: duncan on December 12, 2009, 03:02:08 PM
Quote from: "peter w"
Had a funny argument with a Nose in Bangkok recently. Trying to point out that Small Heath was once in Aston,

" You ent got a clue what yor torkin about. Small Eef 'as never moved"

" No, I know its never moved but Small Heath used to be in Aston in the 19th century"

"But Small eef ent ever moved 'ow can it av bin in Aston. Yew ent gorra clue"

"No, I know Small Heath has never moved but it used to be in the Borough of Aston"

"WHAT? YEW ENT GORRA CLUE. IT ENT EVER MOVED AS IT? ITS STILL IN THE SAME PLACE. OW COULD IT AV MOVED?"

"No, it hasn't moved. What I'm saying is...oh never mind. Forget about it."

"What? worra ya mean..."

"Forget it mate. Not interested. I'm with my mates you turn around and eat your food and we'll leave it there"

"(Some muffled annoyance) typical Villa wanker. (Turns around again) Yourafuckintypical villa wanker etc etc etc"

Cue a mate of mine telling him to fuck right off and he's a twat.

Even miles away they still cannot help being twats. That's what makes them, well, them. Just remember we are always better bred and thus better people.


Blimey, he may not understand the demographic, but he sounds almost eloquent. The ones I have met on my travels usually communicate by grunts.
That said, a twat is a twat is a twat..........
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: stevebavfc on December 12, 2009, 10:18:04 PM
i love this thread
absolute quality
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 12, 2009, 11:46:13 PM
Apparently small heath are planning a civic parade after winning goal of the month. The DVD of tonights MOTD will take pride of place in their trophy cupboard.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: duncan on December 13, 2009, 02:22:38 AM
Strewth....do you really think they'll build one for that?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 13, 2009, 06:12:33 AM
They won't build one. They'll get one in from IKEA.
And it'll be funny as fuck when it comes out that they can't pay THAT bill either.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on December 13, 2009, 12:27:59 PM
had a small heathen get all arsey with me last night for calling them "small heath"...

was hilarious when he stormed out of the pub...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on December 13, 2009, 12:41:32 PM
Quote from: "pablopicasso_10"
had a small heathen get all arsey with me last night for calling them "small heath"...

was hilarious when he stormed out of the pub...



Like all the Sty dwellers he probably spat his dummy out after the Villa went up to Old Trafford and took all 3 points.
After all they were already telling anyone who would listen that they were just 2 points behind their more illustrious neighbours. Ha! ;-)


By the way, their little run of wins will soon come to an end. They can't play all the shit teams at the bottom of the league forever you know.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Stu on December 13, 2009, 02:10:54 PM
Had one giving us loads outside Kings chippy in Solihull last night. He was nearly human, but the vacant expression in his eyes betrayed the lack of reasoning ability. His bird was a fucking nail as well, the fat moo.

He tried to intimidate us but failed and got on the number 6 with our laughter ringing in his ears. Gave him the 'wanker' sign, obv.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on December 13, 2009, 02:50:05 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
Dunno, but most likely one of these:

Li, Wang, Zhang, Liu, Chen, Yang, Huang, Zhao, Zhou, Wu, Xu, Sun, Zhu, Ma, Hu, Guo, Ln, He, Gao, Liang, Zheng, Luo, Song, Xie, Tang, Han, Cao, Xu, Deng, Xiao.......


Did you hear they are giving a trial to a chinese player.....

A defender who is not very good at arriving on time........

They sent a local cab driver (with a brummie accent) to pick him up. He went into the arrivals lounge at the airport and shouted his name.

WEI XIAO BIN ???

"I'M VERY SOLLY - I WAS HELD UP IN CUSTOMS!"



This story has a  little bit of truth in it. (Wei-Xiao Bin is the actual name of a chinese athlete who ran for China at the Alexander stadium a couple of
years ago - who wondered why the local officials found her name funny when she arrived late to report for her event!)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on December 14, 2009, 07:13:35 AM
Through boredom, i decided to look on the small heath alliance forum ( also to feel better about my own level of intelligence )

They've started a thread about the possibility of signing midfielder Gattuso from AC Milan.

Strange, i haven't heard any stories about him being a racist thug or an embarrasement to his country.

How on earth is he qualified to play in a Blose midfield?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 07:33:40 AM
This is the funniest thing I found on KRO.....

Quote
If we beat West Ham and Blackburn thats six points and the vile loose there two away games to Man U and Sunderland, We will be where we belong THE HIGHEST MIDLANDS CLUB, who would of thought that, even in our wildest dreams we couldnt of dreamt that up, BUT we have got to get SIX points and the vile F**Kall and what a great time at work some of us will have taking the pee out of the vilers With chants like TOP FIVE YOUR HAVING A LAUGH. COME ON THE MIGHTY BLUES. KEEP RIGHT ON


If. If. If.

Well, Mr.K.Dragger, IF your Mum wasn't your Aunty and IF your Dad wasn't your brother and IF you had a few less fingers you'd maybe be able to assemble a decent sentence or two as well as do other clever things.

As it stands, you qualify for a shit sandwich. So you just keep right on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on December 14, 2009, 07:58:55 AM
They actually have a thread called:

Phrases I don't understand.

Favorite reply would be: Sounds like your all talking shit.

Get a grip you Morons

You're on a Blose forum, what do you expect?  A lively debate on Italian renaissance art?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 08:03:10 AM
I don't expect they could correctly spell 'art'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on December 14, 2009, 08:13:15 AM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
I don't expect they could correctly spell 'art'.


Good point.

I do actually have one Blose mate who is semi intelligent, however he's not massively interested in football and only really supports them as his dad forced him to growing up.

I suppose if he started going down he'd soon turn into a overly aggressive retarded 5 year old
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on December 14, 2009, 08:16:38 AM
no offence to overly aggressive retarded 5 year olds
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 08:17:15 AM
Yes, acting like an overly aggressive retarded 5 year old is always the first stage.

It all goes downhill from there.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on December 14, 2009, 09:39:52 AM
Spare a thought for them (without laughing). They're going through the best run in their history (probably) and they are still very much eating our dust.
As is only right.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 10:27:26 AM
KRO Topic:
Where would you like to finish and why?

Answer:
Quote
I personally this year want us to finish mid table, maybe 9th or 10th. Only reason I say I dont want to go higher, as its our first season back up. I think if we can get to the end of just with 30 odd points or so.. we should be good to look on up!!!


Yes, that's right.....look on up to the Villa you dopey fuck.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 10:33:54 AM
And then this one:
Topic: Blues fans live where? Survey as we aim to be global!

Answers:
Tipton
Coleshill
Gloucestershire, England (I thought it was nice of him to point the 'England' bit out).
Somewhere in Lancashire.
Redditch
Stratford
Reading
Acocks Green
Kingsbury

The 'most global' they get would be this bloke:
Quote
New York City. Never seen a blues jersey around here, besides mine.


No shit, Sherlock.

What a 'global' following they have.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on December 14, 2009, 10:36:04 AM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
KRO Topic:
Where would you like to finish and why?

Answer:
Quote
I personally this year want us to finish mid table, maybe 9th or 10th. Only reason I say I dont want to go higher, as its our first season back up. I think if we can get to the end of just with 30 odd points or so.. we should be good to look on up!!!


Yes, that's right.....look on up to the Villa you dopey fuck.


What the fuck is all that about? I cant make any sense out of it at all.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 14, 2009, 10:41:40 AM
I would have thought, being a military man, that you would have experience making sense of people who have just had the shit bombed out of them and are unable to speak coherently due to having the brains rattling violently around their head.

Bluenose=same thing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Reformation on December 14, 2009, 06:20:47 PM
Comparing any kind of bluenose to anyone involved in warfare is completely unjust and pathetic.

The war wounded of either sides have something blues will never have...valour, dignity and pride.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on December 14, 2009, 07:17:41 PM
A misguided Nose friend yesterday was certain they were going to be in the Europa League next year. I had to laugh but he was indignant. He insisted we bet on it. He's a very good friend and I don't want to take his money but he wouldn't back down. Well, if he does want to throw his money down the drain then I guess I'll have to take it. I might give it to charity or something.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on December 15, 2009, 12:53:32 PM
They are flying so high, Barry Ferguson says that Thug Bowyers goals will keep them in the Premier League.
His interview the Sun today, just shows how the aspirations are actually being read by the team.

The closest Small Heath get to Europe is a booze cruise for the knuckledraggers and a day out in Calais.

TWATS
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on December 15, 2009, 01:11:07 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
I don't expect they could correctly spell 'art'.


The ybreak your art this club. Their messageboard is verboten to me at work but can someone confirm if the delusional quote is the work of Kenny Rubery Blue? I'm sure I can detect the work of one of the internet's premier satirists.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 15, 2009, 03:25:43 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
A misguided Nose friend yesterday was certain they were going to be in the Europa League next year. I had to laugh but he was indignant. He insisted we bet on it. He's a very good friend and I don't want to take his money but he wouldn't back down. Well, if he does want to throw his money down the drain then I guess I'll have to take it. I might give it to charity or something.


Free money as they won't finish above us, Spurs or Man. City.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Astral Weeks on December 16, 2009, 04:53:38 PM
Here's another one from KRO:

If we finish fourth do we have to take part in the Champions' League Qualifying Round? Also, will the CL games be covered by the season ticket?  

My God, they really are getting carried away, aren't they? I've never looked at that forum before, it really is a hoot.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on December 16, 2009, 04:57:26 PM
Good grief, that just has to be a Villa fan taking the piss.

I'm tempted to sign up just to say:

"no they're going to giv us a by 2 the semi finals coz we wur piuners in european football and playd jooventus once"

If they finish fourth I will get that tattoo done.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: avfcpg on December 16, 2009, 07:07:22 PM
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hackneyvillain on December 16, 2009, 07:11:36 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...


ouch.  They could quite easily only manage a single win from that lot.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: avfcpg on December 16, 2009, 07:18:08 PM
Quote from: "hackneyvillain"
Quote from: "avfcpg"
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...


ouch.  They could quite easily only manage a single win from that lot.


They could quite easily manage just one point from it !!! Very tough run...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on December 21, 2009, 05:17:03 PM
An article in the Guardian mentioned that SHA, if they were to win all their remaining games, were on course to obtain 90 points and provoked these two replies.

Birmingham City are also on course for 90 points
this  season. Isn't that rather like saying that the  Titanic
was on course for New York?" - Matty Weir.

"Somebody ought to tell Robinson Howard that if Birmingham City win all their
remaining league fixtures, they will have the same number of points as the number of
pigs that will fly out of my rear end" - Russell Shaddox.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kipeye on December 21, 2009, 05:40:36 PM
Quote from: "avfcpg"
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...
Some of them can actually count beyond seven... unlike some on here.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hazz on December 21, 2009, 05:42:59 PM
Quote from: "kipeye"
Quote from: "avfcpg"
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...
Some of them can actually count beyond seven... unlike some on here.


Pfft, as if they have that many fingers to count on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on December 21, 2009, 05:51:02 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
An article in the Guardian mentioned that SHA, if they were to win all their remaining games, were on course to obtain 90 points and provoked these two replies.

Birmingham City are also on course for 90 points
this  season. Isn't that rather like saying that the  Titanic
was on course for New York?" - Matty Weir.

"Somebody ought to tell Robinson Howard that if Birmingham City win all their
remaining league fixtures, they will have the same number of points as the number of
pigs that will fly out of my rear end" - Russell Shaddox.


And that every year at the start of the season we are on course for 114 points - never fucking happens though does it?? - Twats
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Uncle Junior on December 21, 2009, 06:54:15 PM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
An article in the Guardian mentioned that SHA, if they were to win all their remaining games, were on course to obtain 90 points .


 Must be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen in print.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on December 22, 2009, 08:33:05 AM
The article was the Fiver....and it's all a piss-take.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on December 22, 2009, 09:05:53 AM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
The article was the Fiver....and it's all a piss-take.


Yes, it was designed to make EBJT look more daft after his comment  "We're the only team on course for 90pts".
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: avfcpg on December 22, 2009, 03:41:14 PM
Quote from: "kipeye"
Quote from: "avfcpg"
They've had a good run so fair play to them, although they hardly beaten any "decent" teams, they can only beat what's in front of them...

However, it's a long old season...thier next 8 fixtures (I think);

Everton (away)
Chelsea (home)
Stoke (away)
Man Utd (away)
Pompey (away)
Chelsea (away)
Spurs (home)

Not nice...if they are still top 8 after that little lot then fair play to them...
Some of them can actually count beyond seven... unlike some on here.


No they can't...and err nor can I clearly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on December 22, 2009, 05:08:34 PM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
This is the funniest thing I found on KRO.....

Quote
If we beat West Ham and Blackburn thats six points and the vile loose there two away games to Man U and Sunderland, We will be where we belong THE HIGHEST MIDLANDS CLUB, who would of thought that, even in our wildest dreams we couldnt of dreamt that up, BUT we have got to get SIX points and the vile F**Kall and what a great time at work some of us will have taking the pee out of the vilers With chants like TOP FIVE YOUR HAVING A LAUGH. COME ON THE MIGHTY BLUES. KEEP RIGHT ON


If. If. If.

Well, Mr.K.Dragger, IF your Mum wasn't your Aunty and IF your Dad wasn't your brother and IF you had a few less fingers you'd maybe be able to assemble a decent sentence or two as well as do other clever things.

As it stands, you qualify for a shit sandwich. So you just keep right on.


Aye.

Keep right on.

And fuck right off.

They are comical though. Highest Midlands club? If they're basing that on booze and drug consumption, maybe.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nelly on December 24, 2009, 01:46:08 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's quite funny:

Hilter the Bluenose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMUoQTrKsCs)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pongoshat on December 24, 2009, 06:42:54 AM
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on December 24, 2009, 11:58:36 AM
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


A crisp fiver is on it's way to you, oh witty scribe.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on December 24, 2009, 12:39:18 PM
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on December 31, 2009, 01:13:32 PM
Here's a good one for you.

An 18 year old bluenose we know celebrated that much when Torres scored on Tuesday that he broke his leg. hahahaha

He got absolutely no sympathy off us last night at all.  I have to say be was very contrite.

The best thing (the worse for George) is that he is a very keen and excellent golfer and is currently at College doing a Pro-golf course.

He won't be doing much practical work for a while.

Don't think he'll be celebrating somebody scoring against us for a while.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on December 31, 2009, 01:51:50 PM
what an ass clown...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kipeye on December 31, 2009, 04:19:09 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
Here's a good one for you.

An 18 year old bluenose we know celebrated that much when Torres scored on Tuesday that he broke his leg. hahahaha

He got absolutely no sympathy off us last night at all.  I have to say be was very contrite.

The best thing (the worse for George) is that he is a very keen and excellent golfer and is currently at College doing a Pro-golf course.

He won't be doing much practical work for a while.

Don't think he'll be celebrating somebody scoring against us for a while.

How did it happen?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 31, 2009, 04:23:18 PM
This sums up their mentality.  By winning it, Liverpool overtook them in the league, yet all their time was consumed with delight that we got beat in the last minute.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on December 31, 2009, 05:11:38 PM
I have now found that even there more moderate and so called normal following are now wetting themselves of the thought that they are 3 points behind the Villa

... strange bunch
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on December 31, 2009, 05:24:17 PM
I know a nose who was going to travel up and sit with the Blackburn fans on Tuesday. Very sad indeed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on December 31, 2009, 05:44:27 PM
Quote from: "kipeye"
Quote from: "villajk"
Here's a good one for you.

An 18 year old bluenose we know celebrated that much when Torres scored on Tuesday that he broke his leg. hahahaha

He got absolutely no sympathy off us last night at all.  I have to say be was very contrite.

The best thing (the worse for George) is that he is a very keen and excellent golfer and is currently at College doing a Pro-golf course.

He won't be doing much practical work for a while.

Don't think he'll be celebrating somebody scoring against us for a while.

How did it happen?


Not really sure, he was just jumping up and down, probably fell off the sofa.  I must ask actually.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on December 31, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
Here's a good one for you.

An 18 year old bluenose we know celebrated that much when Torres scored on Tuesday that he broke his leg. hahahaha

He got absolutely no sympathy off us last night at all.  I have to say be was very contrite.

The best thing (the worse for George) is that he is a very keen and excellent golfer and is currently at College doing a Pro-golf course.

He won't be doing much practical work for a while.

Don't think he'll be celebrating somebody scoring against us for a while.


A goal that took Liverpool above them in the table.

Thick prick.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on December 31, 2009, 05:46:14 PM
in all fairness, webbed feet from years of inbreeding, must really mess up their balance...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 31, 2009, 06:43:00 PM
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.


No they haven't.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on December 31, 2009, 06:45:35 PM
They are our footballing neighbours.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 31, 2009, 06:49:08 PM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
They are our footballing neighbours.


And that's about it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on December 31, 2009, 06:51:38 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
They are our footballing neighbours.


And that's about it.


I missed out the words 'shit head'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 31, 2009, 06:59:54 PM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
They are our footballing neighbours.


And that's about it.


I missed out the words 'shit head'.


Would you care to repeat what you were saying in full then?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on December 31, 2009, 07:52:53 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.


No they haven't.


Pops always tells me that it was Albion when he was a kid.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on December 31, 2009, 08:33:13 PM
So did my Grandad, he never used to understand why my Dad and I both hated SHA more than Baggies.

I've lived in centre of Birmingham my entire life, well until 3 months ago but I'm still here mostly now, almost 21 years (I know thats nothing compared to most of you!) and in that time I've met two Albion fans.

One I went to school with who was 'half West Brom, half Liverpool but had a liking for Villa' and one bloke I worked with (along with around 80 other brummie football fans - none of them Albion that I knew of) for 18 months.

Even since I've moved to Nottingham in my halls of residence theres around 6 or 7 Villa fans, about double that noses and a few Coventry fans from roughly 100 boys.

I've never understood how they get such good attendances, because apart from the one I worked with, I've never known a match-going Boggie.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: flybo on December 31, 2009, 08:41:04 PM
Quote from: "villa1"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.


No they haven't.


Pops always tells me that it was Albion when he was a kid.

to me it still is a go for b-lose when thay play the tesco-bags
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on December 31, 2009, 11:13:37 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
They are our footballing neighbours.


And that's about it.


I missed out the words 'shit head'.


Would you care to repeat what you were saying in full then?


They are our shit head footballing neighbours
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on January 01, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
Quote from: "villa1"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.


No they haven't.


Pops always tells me that it was Albion when he was a kid.

they were our original "neighbours"...

our first 'derby' in the league was with them, and we lost 3-2... in fact, i think it was our first ever league game... (i think)...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 01, 2010, 01:34:04 PM
Quote from: "pablopicasso_10"
Quote from: "villa1"
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "saunders_heroes"
Quote from: "pongoshat"
And Villa fans are not absolutely obsessed with a club that has never challenged them, honestly...


Oh give it a rest mate. They're our local rivals. Always have been, always will be.


No they haven't.


Pops always tells me that it was Albion when he was a kid.

they were our original "neighbours"...

our first 'derby' in the league was with them, and we lost 3-2... in fact, i think it was our first ever league game... (i think)...


Our first ever league game was a 1-1 draw with Wolves.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on January 01, 2010, 01:38:03 PM
I thought we beat Manchester United?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on January 01, 2010, 01:39:01 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Our first ever league game was a 1-1 draw with Wolves.

you are of course, entirely correct...

my mistake...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on January 01, 2010, 01:51:30 PM
Anyway, SHA can do us a favour by beating Spurs in the middle of getting a shovelling off United and Chelsea.

Knowing our luck though, they’ll go and get turned over at Forrest losing their fragile confidence and get bladdered by Spuds as well.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete on January 01, 2010, 03:27:33 PM
Quote from: "Legion"
I thought we beat Manchester United?


Newton Heath didn't join the league until 1892.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on January 01, 2010, 03:35:14 PM
A subtle (obtuse?) dig at Sky.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: sfx412 on January 06, 2010, 03:35:02 PM
3 points behind us with a team bought on the cheap by a manager who has allegedly a decent kitty to spend in January and unlike some managers, a willingness to use it.  

still with Man Utd Chelsea and Spurs next be nice to see them drop back as we go on

Be a tragedy if we didn't mind.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on January 06, 2010, 03:36:33 PM
Quote from: "sfx412"
3 points behind us with a team bought on the cheap by a manager who has allegedly a decent kitty to spend in January and unlike some managers, a willingness to use it.

Malcolm, make up your mind - has he wasted millions upon millions making us the highest spenders in Europe and the laughing stock of world football or is he a stingy skinflint who won't spend what's given to him?

You can't have it both ways.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: sfx412 on January 06, 2010, 05:56:59 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Quote from: "sfx412"
3 points behind us with a team bought on the cheap by a manager who has allegedly a decent kitty to spend in January and unlike some managers, a willingness to use it.

Malcolm, make up your mind - has he wasted millions upon millions making us the highest spenders in Europe and the laughing stock of world football or is he a stingy skinflint who won't spend what's given to him?

You can't have it both ways.


I was talking about McLeish who I didn't think had spent millions and had definately not outspent the rest of Europe. Don't Man City under Hughes hold that title?

My apologies if I'm wrong and Blues have spent more than most in Europe.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 06, 2010, 11:43:42 PM
Who is the "some managers" you referred to then?
Hughes?
Dear oh dear.

Your argument is full of trolls. Sorry holes.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rob Gee on January 07, 2010, 03:46:46 PM
Malcolm, I think Dave was right first time.

You were talking about McLeish not having spent any real money to date but that he now had a kitty and seemed willing to spend it.

You go on to suggest "other managers" haven't been willing to spend the money they reportedly have available. By "other managers" you clearly meant MON.

Hence the conflict Dave pointed out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on January 07, 2010, 04:18:13 PM
they have offered £10 mil for Babel,
 and still have a further £30 mill to spend.

so ity says in the Mirror
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: sfx412 on January 07, 2010, 05:34:52 PM
Quote from: "Rob Gee"
Malcolm, I think Dave was right first time.

You were talking about McLeish not having spent any real money to date but that he now had a kitty and seemed willing to spend it.

You go on to suggest "other managers" haven't been willing to spend the money they reportedly have available. By "other managers" you clearly meant MON.

Hence the conflict Dave pointed out.


you obviously know what I mean far more than I do so I bow to your superior knowledge.
Perhaps you could use your knowledge in future to write my comments for me, I'm sure they would not be as erudite but would certainly be more to the managements liking
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rob Gee on January 07, 2010, 07:27:53 PM
In future just write "unlike other managers, for example <insert>" then we wouldn't have to guess who you mean.

I simply went on my gut feeling on who you meant based on other posts you've made. Seems others assumed the same.

Obviously if you meant someone else then my bad.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on January 07, 2010, 08:46:14 PM
Actually Rob, can you please write his posts for him in the future. You'll do a better job.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 07, 2010, 08:48:42 PM
Quote from: "john e"
they have offered £10 mil for Babel,
 and still have a further £30 mill to spend.

so ity says in the Mirror


there is a difference between offerring and persuading a player to go there
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 07, 2010, 08:51:24 PM
I actually think McLeish is bang on when he says that they have good form and a decent spirit and that a few big players coming in might ruin it.

The money may be more a curse than a blessing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LEATHERED on January 07, 2010, 08:54:11 PM
He's so right he's apparently already got bids in for Jones, Babel, McGeady and Miguel.

He's not daft enough to think their run will continue much longer so is going to go for broke and buy whatever he can get his hands on.

None of my business or concern.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 07, 2010, 10:02:19 PM
Quote from: "sfx412"
Quote from: "Rob Gee"
Malcolm, I think Dave was right first time.

You were talking about McLeish not having spent any real money to date but that he now had a kitty and seemed willing to spend it.

You go on to suggest "other managers" haven't been willing to spend the money they reportedly have available. By "other managers" you clearly meant MON.

Hence the conflict Dave pointed out.


you obviously know what I mean far more than I do so I bow to your superior knowledge.
Perhaps you could use your knowledge in future to write my comments for me, I'm sure they would not be as erudite but would certainly be more to the managements liking


Would you care to clarify your nonsense then so we have some clue what you were on about. I don't think it's a coincidence that people thought you were referring to MoN in you "other managers" comment.

I look forward to your explanaition.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 07, 2010, 10:17:52 PM
From The Fiver:

Quote
ICE COLD AND ALEX

A two-inch blanket of snow in the greater London area affects different Big Paper staff in different ways. Some arrive at the office dressed in the kind of kit Sir Ernest Shackleton would have considered excessive, while others feel compelled to provide the worthless public service of Tweeting the excruciatingly dull minutiae of their trip from bed to desk for the benefit of those anxious to learn that an unspecified section of pavement outside an unspecified property on an unspecified street in East Dulwich is "quite slippery".

An edgy maverick who doesn't play by the rules, the Fiver prefers to speculate on what might happen at Birmingham City. Currently enjoying their time in the spotlight before defeat against Manchester United on Saturday triggers a horror-slump that ends with them scraping past Bolton on the final day of the season to guarantee Premier League survival, Alex McLeish's side have become so confident in the wake of their recent 12-match unbeaten run they're now talking up their chances of beating The Weather.

"We are extremely eager for to see the game [against United] go ahead," declared a City spokesman. "The playing surface is fine. Of course we have to be mindful of the weather conditions and temperatures and we are liaising with the local authorities to assess these matters," he continued, as a egg-headed man in a white coat handed him a big grey map of something indistinguishable covered in incomprehensible black and white swirls.

Meanwhile in his St Andrews office, Alex McLeish was not only refusing to confirm or deny that he'd lodged a bid for Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, but also refusing to confirm or deny that he was actually Alex McLeish or that the room he was talking from was an office.

"I don't want to confirm or deny a bid has gone in [for Kenwyne Jones]," he said. "There is a lot of transfer speculation now and it is not something I like to talk about when nothing has been done." McLeish was also reluctant to talk about his alleged interest in prising stereotypically petulant Dutch bench-warmer Ryan Babel away from Liverpool, which is understandable. Modest to a fault, here at the Fiver we don't like to brag about the many good works we do for charidee either.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 07, 2010, 10:21:18 PM
Guillem Balague said on Sky the other night that if they signed Michel from Gijon (which they have), they wouldn't bother going for Craig Gardner as he was their second choice.

I feel sorry for Gardner a bit.  Always thought he had potential but he seems to be frozen out here and is right down the pecking order for us now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: timeoutbigbar on January 08, 2010, 03:31:01 AM
The issue with Gardner imo is although by all accounts he's a nice enough lad, he's down the pecking order because MoN doesn't consider him good enough for the first team squad.  I feel sorry for him a bit, but he must still be picking up a fair sum to play in the reserves, and is still a professional footballer, so i wont get the handkerchief's out just yet...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 08, 2010, 04:08:56 AM
Just when you thought you'd read all of the "you couldn't make it up" type stories, here's another gem from our hunchbacked neighbours

Quote
BIRMINGHAM OWNER CARSON YEUNG TO BE KING OF THE CASTLE  

BIRMINGHAM owner Carson Yeung, not content with surprising the Premier League in his first three months in charge, is looking for a castle to house his English empire.

Yeung has seen Birmingham lose only once in his first 13 games in charge since buying the club for £81.5million and now, as if to prove his dreams are not just castles in the air, he wants to buy one.

He has already looked at Midlands properties and will continue when he flies in from Hong Kong for tomorrow’s game with Manchester United.

Yeung plans to turn his castle into an entertainment and leisure centre for his businesses and it will become his base in England.

Chairman Vico Hui, vice-chairman Peter Pannu and consultant Sammy Yu, all trusted men brought with Yeung from Hong Kong, now have homes in the Midlands. But Yeung is going to go one better.

He wants a classy place where he can stay and his managers can go. It will have function rooms and an area where Birmingham players can go for a drink, equipped with snooker tables and computer games.

There will be five-star rooms where guests and business contacts can stay – high-ranking officials from the Chinese government are also expected to be frequent visitors.

A spa will also be built. The castle will become a glamorous private club and the executives of Yeung’s companies will have access to meet Birmingham’s players.

Yeung believes the buying and development of the castle will show his long-term commitment to Birmingham City.

“Carson Yeung is here to stay,” said Pannu, Yeung’s right-hand man at the club. “Building the team cannot be done in isolation, it has to be done as a whole package.

“The commercial side of things, the community side, the vision has to be long term. Our aim is not to make squillions of pounds – our vision is to make a club that is sound and sustainable.  

“We don’t want to run it on the old model of benefactors, but to do it as a business model.”

There are plans to market Birmingham City in China and India. There has already been an impact in China because of the club’s success.

“Before Carson came in, no one in China knew James McFadden, Lee Carsley or Lee Bowyer, our star,” said Pannu.

“You go to China now and it is very different. So our players also understand this.

“During our Christmas party I chatted with Lee Bowyer and asked him if he knew the population of China. He guessed at 22 million. It is 1.6 billion. Imagine a Birmingham City souvenir glass that has got Lee Bowyer’s name on it!

“Money is not everything but we have the potential to develop. If we can do it properly we can filter the money down to the club through selling products.”


Good guess Lee, you thick bastard.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 08, 2010, 08:26:34 AM
Haaaaaahahahaha!

I don't know what's funnier: A Chinese Playboy Mansion or Lee Bowyer thinking that the population of China is one third that of Spurs midfield.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 08, 2010, 09:09:42 AM
Thinking more about this (as I giggle), I can just imagine how that question of Yeung's came about:

- "So, Mr.Yeung, you're from China, right? I knew a Chinese lad once. Name was Chan...you know him?"

- "Har many peopar you think rive in China, round eye?"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 08, 2010, 09:47:10 AM
If their star is Lee Bowyer and that is how they intend to crack the Chinese market then I don't think we have a great deal to worry about.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on January 08, 2010, 12:44:15 PM
I thought they were talking about Castle Vale there!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 08, 2010, 05:46:13 PM
McCleish wins Manager of the Month. Hopefully the curse will kick in now. They can draw against Man Ure first though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on January 08, 2010, 05:49:07 PM
Quote from: "cdvillafan"
McCleish wins Manager of the Month. Hopefully the curse will kick in now. They can draw against Man Ure first though.


Here's hoping. SOTC!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bertlambshank on January 08, 2010, 06:13:06 PM
Weoley castle it is then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 08, 2010, 06:31:42 PM
It's a shame Celtic won't sell them McGeady. If ever there was a player not cut out for the highest level it's him.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 08, 2010, 08:15:54 PM
Quote from: "TheSandman"
It's a shame Celtic won't sell them McGeady. If ever there was a player not cut out for the highest level it's him.


and for £10m !!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on January 08, 2010, 09:33:09 PM
Ferguson had me tittering when I read (in the Guardian online)
Quote
Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised David Gold and David Sullivan, the former Birmingham City owners ...The Manchester United manager said Gold and Sullivan, who were in charge at St Andrew's from 1993 to 2009, had held Birmingham back...

"The old regime was set in its ways about financing the team. There never seemed to be any great financial support in the sense of understanding how big Birmingham could be.

Great!

But then the purple-nosed watchless fucker comes out with this:

Quote
if you go back quite a few years, Birmingham were the bigger team in that area. But, obviously, Aston Villa have surpassed them in every way."

Is this some kind of warped 'mind game™'?

Article here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/08/sir-alex-ferguson-david-sullivan)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 08, 2010, 09:36:03 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Ferguson had me tittering when I read (in the Guardian online)
Quote
Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised David Gold and David Sullivan, the former Birmingham City owners ...The Manchester United manager said Gold and Sullivan, who were in charge at St Andrew's from 1993 to 2009, had held Birmingham back...

"The old regime was set in its ways about financing the team. There never seemed to be any great financial support in the sense of understanding how big Birmingham could be.

Great!

But then the purple-nosed watchless fucker comes out with this:

Quote
if you go back quite a few years, Birmingham were the bigger team in that area. But, obviously, Aston Villa have surpassed them in every way."

Is this some kind of warped 'mind game™'?

Article here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/08/sir-alex-ferguson-david-sullivan)


In what period of history were Birmingham bigger than Villa? Admittedly in the early 70s i believe they were top flight and we made division 3 but bigger?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 08, 2010, 09:37:22 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
Ferguson had me tittering when I read (in the Guardian online)
Quote
Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised David Gold and David Sullivan, the former Birmingham City owners ...The Manchester United manager said Gold and Sullivan, who were in charge at St Andrew's from 1993 to 2009, had held Birmingham back...

"The old regime was set in its ways about financing the team. There never seemed to be any great financial support in the sense of understanding how big Birmingham could be.

Great!

But then the purple-nosed watchless fucker comes out with this:

Quote
if you go back quite a few years, Birmingham were the bigger team in that area. But, obviously, Aston Villa have surpassed them in every way."

Is this some kind of warped 'mind game™'?

Article here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/08/sir-alex-ferguson-david-sullivan)



I'm just trying to think of an era when Small Heath were ever bigger than Villa. Or is this just another bout of Ferguson patronising a small club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 08, 2010, 09:41:23 PM
Quote from: "Deano's Mullet"
Quote from: "Bad English"
Ferguson had me tittering when I read (in the Guardian online)
Quote
Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised David Gold and David Sullivan, the former Birmingham City owners ...The Manchester United manager said Gold and Sullivan, who were in charge at St Andrew's from 1993 to 2009, had held Birmingham back...

"The old regime was set in its ways about financing the team. There never seemed to be any great financial support in the sense of understanding how big Birmingham could be.

Great!

But then the purple-nosed watchless fucker comes out with this:

Quote
if you go back quite a few years, Birmingham were the bigger team in that area. But, obviously, Aston Villa have surpassed them in every way."

Is this some kind of warped 'mind game™'?

Article here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/08/sir-alex-ferguson-david-sullivan)


In what period of history were Birmingham bigger than Villa? Admittedly in the early 70s i believe they were top flight and we made division 3 but bigger?


did we not even get bigger gates then ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 08, 2010, 09:45:57 PM
I predict Keep Right On will be on here within the next 24 hrs. "Well if Sir Alex Ferguson says it true then........."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 08, 2010, 09:50:37 PM
Kidology.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 08, 2010, 10:00:42 PM
Quote from: "TheSandman"
Kidology.


just before he plays them he wants a easy ride for his stutterring side

so spouts total BS and he knows it
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on January 09, 2010, 10:19:14 AM
ferguson is a shit spouting whiskey nosed hypocritical ungracious wank dribble...

the day that tosser retires, il have a little party...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 09, 2010, 12:46:23 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Deano's Mullet"
In what period of history were Birmingham bigger than Villa? Admittedly in the early 70s i believe they were top flight and we made division 3 but bigger?


did we not even get bigger gates then ?


I think in 1971/72 - when they were promoted from Division 2 and we won the Division 3 Championship - they had the higher average attendance.

As for today's match: I think they may well get the backlash from Man Utd's defeat to Leeds.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on January 09, 2010, 01:07:47 PM
Quote from: "TopDeck113"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Deano's Mullet"
In what period of history were Birmingham bigger than Villa? Admittedly in the early 70s i believe they were top flight and we made division 3 but bigger?


did we not even get bigger gates then ?


I think in 1971/72 - when they were promoted from Division 2 and we won the Division 3 Championship - they had the higher average attendance.

As for today's match: I think they may well get the backlash from Man Utd's defeat to Leeds.


This sounds like a request for an anorak such as myself to answer the call.

Blues have had higher average attendances than us on eight seasons out of 64 seasons since the end of world war 2.

Twice in the fifties (55/56 and 56/57) 2 times in the 60's (67/68 and 68/69)and 4 times in the seventies (71/72, 72/73, 73/74 and 74/75)

Last season was notable for the fact that it was the biggest difference in average attendances between the clubs since WW2, 20,731.

It has to be said we've never had the ignomany of having a period in our modern history where we were pulling an average crowd of 6,289 though!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 09, 2010, 01:15:11 PM
Merson talking sense (and actually unintentionally making parallels to our season last year.) He said the fans are talking about going above Villa and signing players but if their season collapses and they finish 4th bottom the fans will go mad, but if they had been offered that position at the start they would have took it. He is worried their expectations are raised too high.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 09, 2010, 09:33:48 PM
Just looking at their results on 365, in 21 league games Blues have only scored more than once in a game four times! Obviously their strengths are based on defense. They arent gonna win 1-0 every week, dont worry they will soon be back down in the lower half of the table.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on January 09, 2010, 10:00:15 PM
The title of this thread is quite appropriate at the moment...  they're giving us a run for our money!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 09, 2010, 10:24:42 PM
I loathe them yet think they are irrelevant. Yes, I know it's a contradiction but let me explain.

That they are close to us in the league is, for me, like having a filthy insect close to your sandwich. It pisses you off that they are there but you know that it will soon disappear into the poo somewhere and bother you no further.

A few weeks back, the majority of Blues fans believed that they were still destined to fall back into the lower half of the league. Let them have their new-found delusions about our Top 4 sandwhich and enjoy it all the more when they once again find their level and fight it out with other insects for a lump of shit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 09, 2010, 10:36:02 PM
Don't worry, it'll never last and they are soon very close to getting hammered and sending them crashing down to earth.

Be patient, and when it happens... enjoy it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ChrissyPrice on January 10, 2010, 11:20:02 AM
It seems some of their fans also found their level again yesterday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8450401.stm
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on January 10, 2010, 11:27:15 AM
Quote from: "ChrissyPrice"
It seems some of their fans also found their level again yesterday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8450401.stm


I bet this caused no end of confusion to the hapless Br(Sc)ummie Reds, as they're generally only Noses who are too ashamed to admit it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ventnor villain on January 10, 2010, 12:14:34 PM
Quote from: "LeeB"
Quote from: "ChrissyPrice"
It seems some of their fans also found their level again yesterday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8450401.stm


I bet this caused no end of confusion to the hapless Br(Sc)ummie Reds, as they're generally only Noses who are too ashamed to admit it.


It won't be united fans involved as everyone knows that they are all perfect. It was probably noses fighting amongst themsleves over who gets to eat a couple of dead rats someone had found (Brady and Sullivan?)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: curiousorange on January 12, 2010, 09:17:39 PM
Can somebody please, please, put this run at an end now? 1-0 up completely against the run of play. How many more games before somebody does the honorable thing and puts them back in their place?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on January 12, 2010, 09:23:29 PM
Quote from: "ChrissyPrice"
It seems some of their fans also found their level again yesterday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8450401.stm


Not one of my nose mates knows a thing about this other than stating that 'we would have done 'em though'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on January 12, 2010, 09:25:59 PM
9,399 att against Forest tonight.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on January 12, 2010, 09:29:09 PM
"But we've got loads more snow than what is in Aston though ain't we?"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: davevillan on January 12, 2010, 09:31:48 PM
Quote from: "villa1"
9,399 att against Forest tonight.

1700 from forest dont forget!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on January 12, 2010, 09:57:18 PM
Quote
"The commercial side of things, the community side, the vision has to be long term..."


Quote
"Before Carson came in, no one in China knew James McFadden, Lee Carsley or Lee Bowyer, our star,” said Pannu."


I think Bowyer would be the ideal cultural attaché for B-lose, on a local and international level.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on January 12, 2010, 09:59:51 PM
Quote from: "villa1"
9,399 att against Forest tonight.


World domination is surely only a matter of time. It's just that the world doesn't know it yet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 12, 2010, 10:10:42 PM
Quote from: "lordmcgrath5"
Quote from: "villa1"
9,399 att against Forest tonight.


World domination is surely only a matter of time. It's just that the world doesn't know it yet.


It's just laughable. And 1,700 were from Forest.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 13, 2010, 12:17:59 AM
Loath that I am to give the bastards a defence, I wonder how many we'd have got tonight. More than their pitiful turnout, but less than 20k I reckon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 13, 2010, 12:28:25 AM
But all their fans live in the city, so none have to travel far, unlike all our out of towners Dave, don't forget that *winky*

As I said to a nose, "just because a lot of your fans behave like it's still the mid 80s, is that any reason to replicate the attendances too?"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 13, 2010, 12:33:12 AM
Nonetheless this run that they are on is becoming very irritating and a tad worrying.  They do remind me of us last season however.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 13, 2010, 12:36:07 AM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Nonetheless this run that they are on is becoming very irritating and a tad worrying.  They do remind me of us last season however.


I usually agree with the majority of stuff you post on here, but really, get a grip.

Two words. Hull City.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 13, 2010, 12:39:22 AM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Nonetheless this run that they are on is becoming very irritating and a tad worrying.  They do remind me of us last season however.


We won a few 1-0, but what is it for them now, 16 goals on 13 games? Relying on a keeper they have on loan. Fair play, it's an impressive run, but I cannot seeing it lasting as their inherent small heathness will kick in.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 13, 2010, 12:47:34 AM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
Nonetheless this run that they are on is becoming very irritating and a tad worrying.  They do remind me of us last season however.


I usually agree with the majority of stuff you post on here, but really, get a grip.

Two words. Hull City.


Of course I hope you are right.  Because the twats ringing up the radio stations with statements like 'we are a match for anyone and fear no one' is getting right on my large (for a bloke) tits.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 13, 2010, 06:08:31 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"
But all their fans live in the city, so none have to travel far, unlike all our out of towners Dave, don't forget that *winky


It's 110% true, they all live within spitting distance of the Sty and they're all salt-of-the-earth commoners, not like us hoity-toity lords of the manor from out-of-town.

I'm only up at 6am because I felt like giving one of a servants a bloody good kicking.  That'll be the last time he serves my foie gras at above room temperature.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on January 13, 2010, 08:22:28 AM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "PeterWithesShin"

I'm only up at 6am because I felt like giving one of a servants a bloody good kicking.  That'll be the last time he serves my foie gras at above room temperature.


Quality. I enjoyed that one, TMWAS.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 13, 2010, 09:42:58 AM
My nose colleague wouldn't shut up about the 'amazing' run they are on.

I said "What will happen next season when you don't go on a run like this? Obviously you can't break your famous unbeaten run every season. You'll be in the bottom 3. Look at Hull."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on January 13, 2010, 09:45:38 AM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Loath that I am to give the bastards a defence, I wonder how many we'd have got tonight. More than their pitiful turnout, but less than 20k I reckon.


So twice as many as they did.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 13, 2010, 09:56:57 AM
It was a shameful attendance to be honest wasn't it.

And a 1-0 win against Forest's reserves is nothing to write home about.

I have said it a few times but don't fret on that lot. They will come down with the Christmas decorations.

As a bizarre aside, and not the kind of thing I would normally see, but I was at the brother in laws the other night and he had the truly awful "You're on Sky Sports" on the telly.

They had a nose supproting woman who was one of the most embarrassing I have ever heard.

After a brief wittering about them qualifying for Europe she launched into an impassioned diatribe about how all officials are cheats.

This was clearly demonstrated by the time added on in their game with Man Ure the other night.

When it was pointed out that the referee had not long sent one of the oppositions players off and that the extended time added on should have been to their advantage she wouldn't have it.

Then the classic, "Did you go to St Andrews tonight?"

"No, it's too much to go and take a kid innit. The board need to look at that. Going to Blues is too expensive".

So we had an utter load of bollocks from someone who doesn't go even though they claim to live round the corner.

They don't half make it easy.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 13, 2010, 10:18:40 AM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
My nose colleague wouldn't shut up about the 'amazing' run they are on.

I said "What will happen next season when you don't go on a run like this? Obviously you can't break your famous unbeaten run every season. You'll be in the bottom 3. Look at Hull."


It'll be the same as usual.  I guarantee Tom Ross will get at least one "EE'S GORRA GO TOM" call about McLeish before the end of the season.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on January 13, 2010, 10:25:43 AM
This run of theirs is based on playing the same 11 in something like 9 of the games. That's not sustainable and they'll pay the price later. To be fair Big Feck knows that which is why he always tries to dampen expectation, all they've done is ensure that they shouldn't get sucked into the relegation battle later in the season.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on January 13, 2010, 10:29:26 AM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
My nose colleague wouldn't shut up about the 'amazing' run they are on.

I said "What will happen next season when you don't go on a run like this? Obviously you can't break your famous unbeaten run every season. You'll be in the bottom 3. Look at Hull."


It'll be the same as usual.  I guarantee Tom Ross will get at least one "EE'S GORRA GO TOM" call about McLeish before the end of the season.


Just after the game at Villa Park I shouldn't wonder.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on January 13, 2010, 10:35:14 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
ll."


It'll be the same as usual.  I guarantee Tom Ross will get at least one "EE'S GORRA GO TOM" call about McLeish before the end of the season.


Just after the game at Villa Park I shouldn't wonder.


I bloody well hope so.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on January 13, 2010, 02:01:00 PM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
This run of theirs is based on playing the same 11 in something like 9 of the games. That's not sustainable and they'll pay the price later. To be fair Big Feck knows that which is why he always tries to dampen expectation, all they've done is ensure that they shouldn't get sucked into the relegation battle later in the season.


which in itself is quite an achievement.   Civic reception anyone?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Darcy and the Curtains on January 13, 2010, 11:46:11 PM
They`ve  got themselves  a good manager.                                        
  His stock will rise, unlike the attendance and he`ll  be off to a bigger
  club.                                                                                          

  Keeping them up and half interested, deserves a civic reception.      
  Whether a local pub has a balcony and room for upto 200 fanatical
  followers, that`s  another question.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: curiousorange on January 13, 2010, 11:54:35 PM
Quote from: "Darcy and the Curtains"
They`ve  got themselves  a good manager.                                        
  His stock will rise, unlike the attendance and he`ll  be off to a bigger
  club.


I know at least one bindipper who wants him as FSW's replacement.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: murfee on January 14, 2010, 05:09:25 PM
found this and pissed myself laughing!!
sorry cant do short links

&feature=related
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 15, 2010, 01:34:59 PM
Quote from: "murfee"
found this and pissed myself laughing!!
sorry cant do short links

&feature=related


Of all the versions i have seen of this this one made me squirt coffe down my nose

excellent
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ajmant on January 18, 2010, 12:41:37 PM
I see our friends from down the road have a record breaking shirt sponsorship deal with some chinese outfit. Nothing fantastic in terms of figures (£7m over 5 yrs I think) but I do believe they are just beginning to show signs of getting their own house in order.

Are we still carrying on with Acorns?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 18, 2010, 12:45:11 PM
Quote from: "ajmant"
I see our friends from down the road have a record breaking shirt sponsorship deal with some chinese outfit. Nothing fantastic in terms of figures (£7m over 5 yrs I think) but I do believe they are just beginning to show signs of getting their own house in order.

Are we still carrying on with Acorns?


it is a new kit deal as they want to 'expand the brand' in the far east

not a sponsorship deal
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ajmant on January 18, 2010, 12:59:49 PM
I stand corrected. Cheers pdiddybaby
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 18, 2010, 09:24:38 PM
Quote from: "Colin Twattum"
BLUES today announced a ground-breaking agreement with Chinese sportswear firm Xtep to supply their kit for the next five years.

The deal, worth £7.8 million, was described as the most lucrative in the club’s history as investment continues to be attracted from China, Hong Kong and the Far East on the back of Carson Yeung’s arrival.

And it is believed to be the first time an English side have opted to use a Chinese business to supply their strip and associated training and leisure wear apparel.

Peter Pannu, Blues’ vice-chairman executive and finance, said: “This is a fantastic deal for the football club.

“Not only is it a superb deal commercially, being the biggest sponsorship the club has acquired, but also on a brand level as it promotes the club internationally. Xtep are big players in the sportswear market in China and this partnership will expand the Birmingham City FC brand in the Far East.”

Blues had been negotiating with Italian manufacturers errea to replace current suppliers Umbro, whose contract finishes at the end of the season.

But those talks began before Yeung completed his takeover and it was perhaps inevitable that he would tap into the fast-growing sportswear industry back home.

Blues also promised to ask supporters to help choose the design of the jerseys for the 2010-11 season.

The Xtep brand was established in 2002. The business is based in Quanzhou, Fujian province.

Like Grandtop – now Birmingham – International Holdings, Yeung’s firm that owns Blues, they have an office in Hong Kong and are registered in the Cayman Islands.

They recently secured a licensing deal from Walt Disney to produce a Disney Sport brand and the Xtep International Holdings group has nearly 6,000 retail outlets in the People’s Republic.

The Xtep enterprise carried out design, development, manufacture and marketing of sportswear, including footwear and accessory products, its website said.

The brand ‘has become synonymous with trendy, innovative and high-quality fashion sportswear products’ in China, it proclaimed.

They have enlisted the services of Hong Kong pop star Nicolas Tse as one of their spokesmen and are the sole product partner for the National Games of China and title sponsor of the Chinese National Basketball League.

Xtep have the capacity to churn out 12 million pairs of trainers annually and three million items of sportswear from its production facility in Quanzhou, a city of 7.8 million people.

Central to Yeung’s business plan for the club is exploiting the huge Far East market and raising awareness of Blues.

Already Birmingham International Holdings have brokered an agreement with Peace International Creation, who run a firm that develops electronic media platforms for airports and aeroplanes, while a joint venture with Beijing Armstrong International was forged to form Birmingham China, to engage in advertising, marketing and sponsorship tasks there.

And in the Ukraine last month it was announced that Altana Capita had linked up with Birmingham International Holdings on infrastructure and mining projects.

At the Manchester United game, more than 50 movers and shakers from this country and from the air, oil and television industries in China and Hong Kong were boardroom guests of Yeung.

In pre-season, Blues will go on tour and play friendlies in China and Hong Kong to help raise their profile and spread the message.


Wow, they're a big player Xtep.  And they make some smart looking trainers too:

(http://safetyepay.com/images/2009/12/04/XTEP-SafetyEpay-24-200912048282556780.jpg)

*snigger*

And the fact that they've got a contract with Disney shows they're already used to dealing with Mickey Mouse outfits.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 18, 2010, 09:28:46 PM
More Chav tat at the Sty! Ha!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 18, 2010, 09:32:50 PM
these are classy

(http://safetyepay.com/images/2009/12/04/XTEP-SafetyEpay-12-200912048274736826.jpg)

and these

(http://static.teeta.com/80/album/1443419/file/1231840581_3ee4_m.jpg)

and these are just great

(http://slando.com.ua/photos/live/35/optom_i_v_roznitsu_brendovye_krossy_xtep_16819735_2_F.jpg)

choices, choices
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 18, 2010, 09:34:16 PM
Quote
They recently secured a licensing deal from Walt Disney to produce a Disney Sport brand


Mickey Mouse wears a Carson Yeung watch.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 18, 2010, 09:36:11 PM
If you think those trainers are tasteless, just wait until you see the new shirt designed by the knuckledraggers.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on January 18, 2010, 09:38:02 PM
And to think some on here laughed at them.

Well they're busy signing our reserves, nondescript players from struggling Spanish teams and now have a commercial deal with the Chinese equivelant of Hi-Tek or Gola.

Who's laughing now?

Er, us. Still.

Keep up the below average work.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Apyadg on January 18, 2010, 09:38:41 PM
Those trainers look like they were designed in a GCSE textiles class. I can't wait to see their next kit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 18, 2010, 10:34:50 PM
Quote
Central to Yeung’s business plan for the club is exploiting the huge Far East market and raising awareness of Blues.

Already Birmingham International Holdings have brokered an agreement with Peace International Creation, who run a firm that develops electronic media platforms for airports and aeroplanes, while a joint venture with Beijing Armstrong International was forged to form Birmingham China, to engage in advertising, marketing and sponsorship tasks there.

And in the Ukraine last month it was announced that Altana Capita had linked up with Birmingham International Holdings on infrastructure and mining projects.


Hmmmm? At the moment I can't see how a company called Birmingham International Holdings raises awareness of the Blues (Birmingham Airport mainly)  plus the stuff they are buying seems strange. Searching for the company they have the agreement with just shows Grandtop tried to buy it in Aug 2009. Stranger and stranger.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on January 18, 2010, 10:37:54 PM
Is Twattum employed by the Blose or Trinity Mirror?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bertlambshank on January 18, 2010, 10:40:16 PM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote
Central to Yeung’s business plan for the club is exploiting the huge Far East market and raising awareness of Blues.

Already Birmingham International Holdings have brokered an agreement with Peace International Creation, who run a firm that develops electronic media platforms for airports and aeroplanes, while a joint venture with Beijing Armstrong International was forged to form Birmingham China, to engage in advertising, marketing and sponsorship tasks there.

And in the Ukraine last month it was announced that Altana Capita had linked up with Birmingham International Holdings on infrastructure and mining projects.


Hmmmm? At the moment I can't see how a company called Birmingham International Holdings raises awareness of the Blues (Birmingham Airport mainly)  plus the stuff they are buying seems strange. Searching for the company they have the agreement with just shows Grandtop tried to buy it in Aug 2009. Stranger and stranger.
Looks like they are gonna mine under the sty.What are they going to do with 10,000 tons of shit?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 18, 2010, 10:41:38 PM
Hmmm interesting.

I don't know how they do it but they keep on surpassing themselves for amusement. Even when they are doing well on the pitch there is something quite amusing going on off it.

Looking at Pannu's comments about expanding the Blues brand into China he fails to account for one thing. As soon as you start marketing your club merchandise in China there are millions of fake strips out there at a tenth of the price.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on January 18, 2010, 10:44:40 PM
Quote from: "bigad82"
What are they going to do with 10,000 tons of shit?


They are used to dealing with that from Fat Barry's personal trap.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 18, 2010, 10:44:41 PM
Quote from: "LeeB"
Is Twattum employed by the Blose or Trinity Mirror?


Next press conference he's at, check his trainers. That'll give you the answer.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 18, 2010, 10:49:56 PM
Now, Big Top holdings are as well as being involved in owning laughing stocks are also involved in the "wholesale provision of sportswear".

So maybe they are tied in with Xtep a bit more than it seems?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on January 18, 2010, 10:50:32 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
If you think those trainers are tasteless, just wait until you see the new shirt designed by the knuckledraggers.


Someone must be able to photoshop a burberry style blues shirt with silly gold balls integrated?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 18, 2010, 10:53:11 PM
Quote from: "bigad82"
What are they going to do with 10,000 tons of shit?


As they've got attendances of 6,000 per match, it seems to me they've already got rid of 24,000 noses. So they've clearly demonstrated that they're capable of getting rid of 2000 tonnes of shit every other weekend.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 19, 2010, 10:41:33 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
If you think those trainers are tasteless, just wait until you see the new shirt designed by the knuckledraggers.


If it's designed by the fans it should have a big yellow streak down the back.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 19, 2010, 10:44:11 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
If you think those trainers are tasteless, just wait until you see the new shirt designed by the knuckledraggers.


If it's designed by the fans it should have a big yellow streak down the back.

You forgot to mention the brown shorts.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 19, 2010, 10:55:51 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
If you think those trainers are tasteless, just wait until you see the new shirt designed by the knuckledraggers.


If it's designed by the fans it should have a big yellow streak down the back.

You forgot to mention the brown shorts.


Very good, sounds perfect for them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on January 20, 2010, 08:47:34 AM
I hope there's a Sports Direct megastore in Hong Kong that can cater for the new Blues shirt sales.  Maybe to accompany a line in Xtep three quarter length tracksuit bottoms to complete the look.  Millions of oriental chavs unleashed on the world should be some sight.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richard moore on January 20, 2010, 08:51:37 AM
Quote from: "Des Little"
I hope there's a Sports Direct megastore in Hong Kong that can cater for the new Blues shirt sales.  Maybe to accompany a line in Xtep three quarter length tracksuit bottoms to complete the look.  Millions of oriental chavs unleashed on the world should be some sight.


Ha! Made me smile. Those three quarter length 'tracksuit bottoms' look awful on most men don't they. For every one man you see who can carry them off, there are a thousand who can't....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 20, 2010, 10:01:06 PM
Their best season since there were miners picketing Saltley Coke Depot, or something like that... and we get to a Cup Final.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: eric woolban woolban on January 20, 2010, 10:46:29 PM
I just asked a Blue nose directions to Wembley.

Apparently he didn't know, as when he last had tickets, Elton John went and cancelled his concert!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Glenn Peen on January 20, 2010, 10:52:53 PM
What do you call a Blues fan with smelly trousers?
A tramp.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on January 20, 2010, 11:00:37 PM
Glad to know their bitter and jealous fans had no interest in our game tonight.

Take your pick on the various threads they talked about the game tonight.

http://www.that lot.com/list.php?1
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 21, 2010, 12:01:12 AM
They don't actually seem as bad on there as on KRO, which just seems to be full of knuckle-dragging, illiterate, racist neanderthals.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 21, 2010, 12:05:23 AM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
They don't actually seem as bad on there as on KRO, which just seems to be full of knuckle-dragging, illiterate, racist neanderthals.


My take on it exactly.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2010, 12:05:54 AM
Funniest thing is they have google ads on and with so many mentions of Villa the "Valentine At Villa Park" Advert is showing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villan66 on January 21, 2010, 12:14:17 AM
And they wonder why we hate them. Read a couple of threads - what a shower of shit
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on January 21, 2010, 12:38:26 AM
you know what

fuck em
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on January 21, 2010, 12:39:40 AM
And they knock us for invading the pitch, love the irony.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2010, 12:42:24 AM
Quote from: "On The Wood"
And they knock us for invading the pitch, love the irony.


Because we didn't do it right. You are supposed to wreck the seats and the goal and chant abuse at the board.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 21, 2010, 12:48:23 AM
I gave up counting after 15 seperate threads.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on January 21, 2010, 12:53:01 AM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote from: "On The Wood"
And they knock us for invading the pitch, love the irony.


Because we didn't do it right. You are supposed to wreck the seats and the goal and chant abuse at the board.


Well I'm 41 and the only times in my experience of following the Villa have supporters been on the pitch is after Tranmere and last night, maybe there have been others, but off the top off my head that's all I can remember.

On a side note, I thought the way the Villa fans were pushed right back into the goal by stewards was not only very dangerous but also totally unnecessary.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on January 21, 2010, 01:07:22 AM
I remember us on the pitch at Loftus Road and The Dell where were less joyous in our actions. Small Heath would have approved of those invasions no doubt.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 21, 2010, 01:14:52 AM
Wasn't there a pitch invasion after the second Inter game?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: usav on January 21, 2010, 01:18:08 AM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Wasn't there a pitch invasion after the second Inter game?


yes, indeed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on January 21, 2010, 01:18:36 AM
There was and don't forget Highbury when we won the league.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2010, 01:25:44 AM
Was there one when we were relegated in 87?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: luke25 on January 21, 2010, 04:14:05 AM
Why can't they stick it all in one thread? Theres atleast 12 threads about last nites match
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on January 21, 2010, 04:31:45 AM
There was one after the Bradford City match when Platty scored his header to send us back up to Div 1
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: VillaZogmariner on January 21, 2010, 06:23:31 AM
I remember one after the Norwich game 89/90, Sir Graham's final league game in his first stint as manager. I got a bit of turf from the penalty area in front of the Holte, some bloke had a stanley knife and was cutting bits up for kids to take home!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on January 21, 2010, 07:39:21 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
I remember one after the Norwich game 89/90, Sir Graham's final league game in his first stint as manager. I got a bit of turf from the penalty area in front of the Holte, some bloke had a stanley knife and was cutting bits up for kids to take home!


And I had by eye brow cut open by a coin thrown by the Norwich inbreds.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: *shellac* on January 21, 2010, 07:39:53 AM
Quote from: "VillaSubmariner"
I remember one after the Norwich game 89/90, Sir Graham's final league game in his first stint as manager. I got a bit of turf from the penalty area in front of the Holte, some bloke had a stanley knife and was cutting bits up for kids to take home!

That bloke was Flat Stanley.  Me.  You don't remember?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: amfy on January 21, 2010, 07:41:10 AM
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Was there one when we were relegated in 87?


No but there was when we came back up again! I still don't really know how I got over that fence!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Astral Weeks on January 21, 2010, 01:39:52 PM
I see some of them are attempting to pour scorn on the Villa fans for celebrating the fact we'd reached a Wembley cup final last night.

Whereas, in the unlikely event of them achieving the same feat, they'd undoubtedly just pack up and quietly go home.

Sad, bitter bastards.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on January 21, 2010, 02:13:22 PM
Quote from: "On The Wood"
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote from: "On The Wood"
And they knock us for invading the pitch, love the irony.


Because we didn't do it right. You are supposed to wreck the seats and the goal and chant abuse at the board.


Well I'm 41 and the only times in my experience of following the Villa have supporters been on the pitch is after Tranmere and last night, maybe there have been others, but off the top off my head that's all I can remember.

On a side note, I thought the way the Villa fans were pushed right back into the goal by stewards was not only very dangerous but also totally unnecessary.


At home to Sunderland when we got promoted in 197 whateveritwas.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 21, 2010, 02:20:34 PM
Quote from: "On The Wood"
Quote from: "Somniloquism"
Quote from: "On The Wood"
And they knock us for invading the pitch, love the irony.


Because we didn't do it right. You are supposed to wreck the seats and the goal and chant abuse at the board.


Well I'm 41 and the only times in my experience of following the Villa have supporters been on the pitch is after Tranmere and last night, maybe there have been others, but off the top off my head that's all I can remember.
.


QPR, Southampton, Man City, all early 90s.......

And those are just the games where I can remember getting on to the pitch. At QPR there was a big conga of Villa fans in the middle of the pitch. The goalposts were snapped at The Dell and there were police horses on the pitch at maine road ( I remember cos one of them stood on my foot).

And what happened to the days when a dozen young kids would run on to the pitch at the end to congratulate players ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lizz on January 21, 2010, 09:24:05 PM
Slightly OT, I was listening to R5 earlier around 7 o'clock. They interviewed David Sullivan about buying West Ham. He was going on about how much a bigger club West Ham were than Blues but he really overdid it imo with the 'if we weren't fans, we wouldn't have bought the club, it's in such a financial mess'. I kept thinking what a load of shite, no one forced him to buy the club, so don't court sympathy.

One of the R5 panellists sussed him out. He said something along the lines that David Sullivan had made his money in the adult entertainment business and he didn't strike him as a philanthropist. I think he was trying to say in a polite fashion that Sullivan was talking shite.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 21, 2010, 09:28:32 PM
If we sign Boyd he will have rejected them twice!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 21, 2010, 10:05:58 PM
Lizz, I heard the Sullivan interview, too.

Said that Birmingham City fans won't like it, but West Ham are a much bigger club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: curiousorange on January 21, 2010, 10:07:58 PM
Just wondering who this £100,000 a week striker they're looking to sign is. We're supposed to think it's Ruud van Horseface, clearly. Either that or Trevor Brooking's at a loose end.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 21, 2010, 11:16:03 PM
All the noses at work put their cranky heads together today and booked the Monday off after the Cup Final to fuck it up for the Villa fans (we're only allowed to have five people off per day, per shift). How sad, jealous and bitter is that?

We soon persuaded them to change their tiny minds however. There are a lot of 2lb lump hammers handy at our place.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: *shellac* on January 22, 2010, 04:09:20 AM
Quote from: "TopDeck113"
Lizz, I heard the Sullivan interview, too.

Said that Birmingham City fans won't like it, but West Ham are a much bigger club.

Undeniable.  True.  Fact.

But I still hate Wet Spam.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on January 22, 2010, 06:02:56 AM
Quote from: "Percy"
All the noses at work put their cranky heads together today and booked the Monday off after the Cup Final to fuck it up for the Villa fans (we're only allowed to have five people off per day, per shift). How sad, jealous and bitter is that?

We soon persuaded them to change their tiny minds however. There are a lot of 2lb lump hammers handy at our place.


I would have used the time to put up claret and blue streamers everywhere to welcome them back on Tuesday. Could have had the place looking alright by then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 23, 2010, 05:17:01 PM
Victory at Everton in the Cup; 15 unbeaten in all competitions.

For weeks I've been waiting for the "natural" order to be restored, but as it stands they're 3 points and a place behind us in the league.

So - serious question - is this down to some incredible run of good fortune, or is McCleish actually building something for us to worry about?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on January 23, 2010, 05:20:46 PM
McLeish is a good manager. Back in Scotland he won two titles against MoN despite having nothing like as much money as O'Neill.

It's a well drilled if unskillful and negative team who are getting results through this negative gameplan.

As he say's they'll get beat sometime.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on January 23, 2010, 05:21:08 PM
Couldn't give a toss unless they directly challenge us for something. A cup, league place, 3 points etc.

They're doing well. Fair play to them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Killabeaversaveatree on January 23, 2010, 05:22:53 PM
They got some good form atm. 15 minutes of fame if you will. They will ultimatly hit a rough patch, fall to shit, and Kim Jong-il will sack him without thinking twice.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: eamonn on January 23, 2010, 06:45:24 PM
It's those two centre-backs, Johnson and Dann. They must be playing out of their skin. Fair play, they probably cost half odf what Curtis Davies did.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on January 23, 2010, 06:50:17 PM
Quote from: "eamonn"
It's those two centre-backs, Johnson and Dann. They must be playing out of their skin. Fair play, they probably cost half odf what Curtis Davies did.


And Joe hart as well. How many times in the 1-0 wins has he been MOTM.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on January 23, 2010, 06:51:37 PM
Quote from: "TopDeck113"
Victory at Everton in the Cup; 15 unbeaten in all competitions.

For weeks I've been waiting for the "natural" order to be restored, but as it stands they're 3 points and a place behind us in the league.

So - serious question - is this down to some incredible run of good fortune, or is McCleish actually building something for us to worry about?


I think he's building a good side that may well finish mid table consistantly in the next few years. I don't think they're ever going to finish above us though, so in that respect he's not building anything for us to worry about.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on January 23, 2010, 06:51:37 PM
Quote from: "TopDeck113"
Victory at Everton in the Cup; 15 unbeaten in all competitions.

For weeks I've been waiting for the "natural" order to be restored, but as it stands they're 3 points and a place behind us in the league.

So - serious question - is this down to some incredible run of good fortune, or is McCleish actually building something for us to worry about?


I think he's building a good side that may well finish mid table consistantly in the next few years. I don't think they're ever going to finish above us though, so in that respect he's not building anything for us to worry about.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Guy M on January 23, 2010, 06:58:03 PM
Their second goal today is a beauty. Won't get credit for it because it's not a Big 4 team and isn't a hopeful hoof from 30 yards out (which is all they ever seem to consider Goal Of The Month contenders nowadays) but a well worked little move all the same.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on January 23, 2010, 07:04:34 PM
I have a feeling in my waters that we could draw them in the next round.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Guy M on January 23, 2010, 07:08:57 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
I have a feeling in my waters that we could draw them in the next round.

With Olbiyun through and Wolves going to a replay, I think we'll get 1 of the 3 of them. If not a nice trip to Derby for Clough Jr vs Clough Sr's Apprentice.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on January 24, 2010, 01:11:50 AM
At New Street station tonight, going to a party by train to Northfield, it was announced that the 2010 train to Euston, coming from Liverpool Lime street, was delayed due to football hooliganism at Wolverhampton.

Hmmmm wonder who were involved.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: not3bad on January 24, 2010, 01:21:43 AM
Quote from: "Barton"
I have a feeling in my waters that we could draw them in the next round.


I was going to say the TV would be all over that, but since the TV is ITV I won't bother.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jockey Randall on January 24, 2010, 10:20:35 AM
Quote from: "Guy M"
Their second goal today is a beauty. Won't get credit for it because it's not a Big 4 team and isn't a hopeful hoof from 30 yards out (which is all they ever seem to consider Goal Of The Month contenders nowadays) but a well worked little move all the same.


Yeah it was cracker wasn't it. I can't believe Big Feck isn't getting more praise for the job he's doing there. The way Everton are going at the moment as well, to get a win there is outstanding. I very much doubt they can keep this up all season though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on January 24, 2010, 12:20:21 PM
Glad they put Everton out. Wouldn't have fancied going their again in the 5th round.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 24, 2010, 12:22:33 PM
Quote from: "Ads"
Glad they put Everton out. Wouldn't have fancied going their again in the 5th round.


Our scheduled opponents on fifth and sixth round days both lost, which would be something of a consolation, of sorts, if this isn't our year.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LEATHERED on January 24, 2010, 12:24:27 PM
They're becoming a decent team. Agree second goal yesterday was a beauty
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on February 01, 2010, 08:09:12 PM
So the £20-£40million turned out to £4-£6million. Pity Marlon got injured.

Craig Gardner a trophy signing. Who'd a thought it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 01, 2010, 09:30:50 PM
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/02/01/birmingham-city-fans-hit-out-at-lack-of-transfer-activity-97319-25739672/
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bertlambshank on February 01, 2010, 09:32:26 PM
Great read that is.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on February 01, 2010, 09:35:10 PM
They really think they are Real Madrid all of a sudden.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on February 01, 2010, 09:36:04 PM
couldn't make it up and they had the cheek to call us fickle
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on February 01, 2010, 09:38:18 PM
Carson Yeung is expecting a postal order
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on February 01, 2010, 09:41:52 PM
Quote from: "damon green"
They really think they are Real Madrid all of a sudden.


They've got the same politics.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on February 01, 2010, 09:49:21 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
Quote from: "damon green"
They really think they are Real Madrid all of a sudden.


They've got the same politics.


No passaran!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 01, 2010, 10:23:30 PM
My dad went to see them, he's one of them (yes, yes, I know) on Saturday and said they were awful, and that throughout much of this decent spell of results they've been pretty much unwatchable - worse than the dross they played in the latter spell under Bruce.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richard moore on February 01, 2010, 10:30:03 PM
Quote from: "andrew08"
So the £20-£40million turned out to £4-£6million. Pity Marlon got injured.

Craig Gardner a trophy signing. Who'd a thought it.


I'd call him a liar personally....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 02, 2010, 12:36:19 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
My dad went to see them, he's one of them (yes, yes, I know) on Saturday and said they were awful, and that throughout much of this decent spell of results they've been pretty much unwatchable - worse than the dross they played in the latter spell under Bruce.


And you must also remember they have been practically unchanged for the whole run that they have been on.

Even if you accept they are a decent side, expect a knackered slump of our proportions last year just around the corner.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on February 02, 2010, 12:40:51 PM
Quote from: "damon green"
They really think they are Real Madrid all of a sudden.


Rompen su corazón, este club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on February 02, 2010, 12:42:02 PM
I still look at that team and I cant for the life of me work out how they haven't been regularly mullered.

How is it that Stephen Carr hasn't booted the ball into his own net at least 18 times?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 02, 2010, 12:49:16 PM
Well that Johnson lad seems to have been a reasonable find but if I was Man Citeh I would ask for Joe Hart back just to spite them.

They still have naff all goals in them so this run cannot go on indefinitely.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on February 02, 2010, 12:55:21 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
I still look at that team and I cant for the life of me work out how they haven't been regularly mullered.

How is it that Stephen Carr hasn't booted the ball into his own net at least 18 times?


It will happen, don't you worry...hopefully at VP in April
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 02, 2010, 12:55:36 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
I still look at that team and I cant for the life of me work out how they haven't been regularly mullered.

How is it that Stephen Carr hasn't booted the ball into his own net at least 18 times?


Stephen Carr seems to have turned out to be their Richard Dunne, except he started from the lowest of expectations.

Their two centre halves have been superb, too
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on February 02, 2010, 12:58:19 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
but if I was Man Citeh I would ask for Joe Hart back just to spite them.

.


Oh, how I wish they would.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Drummond on February 02, 2010, 01:20:24 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
My dad went to see them, he's one of them (yes, yes, I know) on Saturday and said they were awful, and that throughout much of this decent spell of results they've been pretty much unwatchable - worse than the dross they played in the latter spell under Bruce.


Let's face it, even with dire football it's all about results for them, surely? They've never exactly been renowned for a slick passing game have they?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Warren Aspinall on February 02, 2010, 01:36:36 PM
Every season for the last few years, there's been a surprise package (Wigan, Reading, Hull etc), this year is their turn. To be fair to Eck though he seems to have kept them playing within their limitations. It's a case of him knowing their shite upfront & thinking 'ok, we'll keep em out at the other end'. Like other posters have said the problems come when they start conceding.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on February 02, 2010, 01:53:30 PM
Quote from: "villajk"
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
but if I was Man Citeh I would ask for Joe Hart back just to spite them.

.


Oh, how I wish they would.


Considering who's calling the shots at Man City, I can't see Hart going back any time soon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 02, 2010, 01:58:04 PM
If it's any consolation to the Blosers, Slug and Gimp bought a fair few players for Wet Spam.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 02, 2010, 05:58:37 PM
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/02/02/birmingham-city-transfer-deadline-day-debate-rages-on-97319-25746701/

'Listen numpties' Quality debate.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on February 02, 2010, 07:44:40 PM
Quote from: "kippaxvilla2"
'Listen numpties' Quality debate.


Alex McLeish's programme notes should go under the heading `Listen Numpties'
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 03, 2010, 01:35:44 AM
Well, well, well...who'd have guessed it?

Birmingham admit Yeung's tale of £40m pot hurt them in transfer window• Prices 'shot up' after owner's statement

Stuart James The Guardian, Wednesday 3 February 2010

Quote
Peter Pannu, Birmingham City's vice-chairman, has admitted that the owner Carson Yeung's decision to reveal that Alex McLeish would have up to £40m to spend in January was "not particularly helpful" during a frustrating transfer window in which the club failed to land any of their big-name targets.

Birmingham submitted bids for Kevin Kuranyi, Ryan Babel, Kenwyne Jones and Roman Pavlyuchenko but were ultimately forced to concede defeat in their attempts to sign a stellar striker. Pannu believes that Birmingham were "messed around" by other clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, but acknowledged that "prices shot up" in the wake of Yeung's statement, made when he took over at St Andrew's in October, about his intended level of investment.

"It was not particularly helpful that our president indicated a desire to buy players in January and spend some money," said Pannu. "I think that raised expectations among the clubs that we approached. But, having said that, Carson stuck to his word and executed what he promised. The other side just shied away. We would have had Pavlyuchenko if [Spurs] had not backed off from the original agreement.

"With Pavlyuchenko we managed to negotiate down from £13m to £10m but when we put in a written bid we were told after three days of negotiations that he was not available for sale at £15m. If they had told us that at the beginning we would have moved on to some other strikers. When we were trying to sign Kuranyi his wages doubled in the course of the discussions. His salary was supposed to be gross and the agent changed it into net."

He pointed to the offers tabled as evidence of Yeung's intent and said there should be no question about the owner's financial backing. "The money is there," he said. "We have every support possible from Carson. There is no problem there. The problem we have is the way some of these clubs have behaved. We have been messed around.

"But I don't want to sound like I'm criticising anybody". I think this is the business. And we know that January is not a very good time to buy."

After pulling out of a deal to sign Aruna Dindane, Pannu revealed Birmingham were close to taking the Argentina international Mauro Boselli on loan for the remainder of the season only to be told that Boca Juniors and Estudiantes, who jointly own the 24-year-old, would sanction only a permanent deal.

"We wanted to bring Boselli in on loan with an option to purchase but because he was owned by two other clubs they just wanted to outright sell the player. Carson was willing to buy him but Alex, because he didn't know the striker, felt that if possible it would have been better to bring him over with an option to buy. And I think in that sense Alex was absolutely correct."

Pannu admitted, however, that lessons have been learned and that Birmingham, who play at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, will adopt a different approach to the transfer market in the summer.

"Carson does not regret saying anything," he added. "I think what he said was very honest to the question posed. He indicated the sums for January and we have now gone past that, so let's move on to the summer and on this occasion we're not going to say anything."


But you are criticising your boss aren't you Peter. Happy times at the Sty all over again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on February 03, 2010, 02:06:37 AM
SSN Reporter in January - "So, Carson, can you tell us how much you plan to spend?"

Carson - "You think I that stupid again, round eye? I no tell you what we pran on spending."

SSN - "Rumour has it that it won't be more than 2 million and whatever cast-offs you can get from Villa"

Carson "Lubbish! I spend 100 mirrion dollar! You see. We make Man City rook rike a crown shoe oufit"

SSN - "So tonights Headline is "Carson Yeung to make Birmingham City the biggest spenders in the world", is that right?

Carson - "You bet your ass that's light, whitey! Wait. Hang on. Ah no. I fucking done it again."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on February 03, 2010, 05:10:44 AM
Quote
Carson was willing to buy him but Alex, because he didn't know the striker, felt that if possible it would have been better to bring him over with an option to buy.


WTF?  Buying players behind the manager's back again?  Tut tut tut.

Whatever happened to that heathen twat who came on here shouting his mouth off before Christmas about how they were going to spend, spend, spend?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: martin_riat on February 03, 2010, 07:46:52 AM
He'll be over on "simian minds alliance" or whatever it's called giving it the big one about Gardner being a nose. They'll happily take relegation now they think one of 'our own' has stuck it up us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: damon loves JT on February 03, 2010, 08:39:22 AM
I just can't get the phrase `listen numpties' out of my head
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andyh on February 03, 2010, 09:14:22 AM
Quote from: "martin_riat"
SSN Reporter in January - "So, Carson, can you tell us how much you plan to spend?"

Carson - "You think I that stupid again, round eye? I no tell you what we pran on spending."

SSN - "Rumour has it that it won't be more than 2 million and whatever cast-offs you can get from Villa"

Carson "Lubbish! I spend 100 mirrion dollar! You see. We make Man City rook rike a crown shoe oufit"

SSN - "So tonights Headline is "Carson Yeung to make Birmingham City the biggest spenders in the world", is that right?

Carson - "You bet your ass that's light, whitey! Wait. Hang on. Ah no. I fucking done it again."


Fuckin brilliant...a coffee spitting moment...well done !!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simba on February 03, 2010, 09:32:36 AM
The 'Listen Numpties"  debate....
This is my favourite comment:

 "I've been a supporter for 54 years and this is the best that I have felt in all of that time."

It's TRUE.

Eighth in the league. 16 first team players. Strikers who scored seven goals last season. Third lowest scorers in the prem. Crap attendances, in fact really poor support. Tatty old stadium and facilities. Still no where close to winning something. etc etc.

Enjoy it mate. Once in a life time.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 03, 2010, 09:33:56 AM
Quote from: "Simba"
The 'Listen Numpties"  debate....
This is my favourite comment:

 "I've been a supporter for 54 years and this is the best that I have felt in all of that time."

It's TRUE.

Eighth in the league. 16 first team players. Strikers who scored seven goals last season. Third lowest scorers in the prem. Crap attendances, in fact really poor support. Tatty old stadium and facilities. Still no where close to winning something. etc etc.

Enjoy it mate. Once in a life time.


That's brilliant.

They really are living the dream.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simba on February 03, 2010, 09:38:10 AM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "Simba"
The 'Listen Numpties"  debate....
This is my favourite comment:

 "I've been a supporter for 54 years and this is the best that I have felt in all of that time."

It's TRUE.

Eighth in the league. 16 first team players. Strikers who scored seven goals last season. Third lowest scorers in the prem. Crap attendances, in fact really poor support. Tatty old stadium and facilities. Still no where close to winning something. etc etc.

Enjoy it mate. Once in a life time.


That's brilliant.

They really are living the dream.
Oh, and I forgot...

A kit that looks like they are wearing wonderbras with broken straps.

Where is that Champagne when you need it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on February 03, 2010, 09:50:59 AM
StanDrews of 'Listen, numpties' fame also added..

....."Most Blues fans have a brain".

I think we can deduce from this that those with a brain must then be the numpties.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simba on February 03, 2010, 10:04:21 AM
Quote from: "Bren_d"
StanDrews of 'Listen, numpties' fame also added..

....."Most Blues fans have a brain".

I think we can deduce from this that those with a brain must then be the numpties.
or that 49% don't.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdward on February 03, 2010, 10:15:22 AM
Quote from: "Simba"
The 'Listen Numpties"  debate....
This is my favourite comment:

 "I've been a supporter for 54 years and this is the best that I have felt in all of that time."

It's TRUE.

Eighth in the league. 16 first team players. Strikers who scored seven goals last season. Third lowest scorers in the prem. Crap attendances, in fact really poor support. Tatty old stadium and facilities. Still no where close to winning something. etc etc.

Enjoy it mate. Once in a life time.


It is true, i have a few noses in the family, various uncles and cousins, and they all have a permanent "always look on the dark side of life" attitude, nurtured through years of under achievement and living in our shadow, but they all seem to be thinking positive recently. More in hope than anticipation
I almost feel sorry for them,..
As said already enjoy it while it lasts, coz history shows it wont last long.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on February 03, 2010, 03:39:03 PM
Could this be the kit of shame for next season? I hope so, its crap.

&feature=youtube_gdata
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on February 03, 2010, 03:50:46 PM
Quote from: "atomicjam"
Could this be the kit of shame for next season? I hope so, its crap.

&feature=youtube_gdata


(http://whatitslikeontheinside.com/uploaded_images/Make-It-So-776665.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on February 18, 2010, 02:33:38 PM
The following is a Derby fan's take on the rabble from last week..

I especially agree with the following point..

"Birmingham are a horrible club with horrible fans who play at a horrible ground"

http://timesonline.typepad.com/fanzine_fanzone/2010/02/derby-.html
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on February 18, 2010, 02:40:13 PM
Quote
Birmingham are having one of their best seasons ever, which wouldn’t be difficult as their honours list is derisory and probably one of the worst in the top few tiers of English football. Conversely, Derby have had a shocking season so far yet still average 5,000 more home fans than the Blues. “Your grounds too big for you” – you’ve got to be joking...

...In fact they’re probably the footballing equivalent of a Matsui stereo – looks OK, works OK but you just never get away from the feeling it is really poor quality.


I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richard moore on February 18, 2010, 02:46:39 PM
I met some derby fans at St Pancras on Saturday morning. I was on my way to Bruges and they were bound for the match. They saw my Villa jacket and we had a good old slagging off of the Blues stood in the queue at M and S! I couldn't help thinking of them when I saw the final score. Also, met some Villa fans right at the top of the Belfry in Bruges which is about 370 steps up or something like that! Don't know if it is my imagination but I suddenly seem to be coming across a lot more Villa fans than I used to. The waiter in a restaurant I went to in Sunningdale a couple of weeks ago proclaimed his allegiance to the claret and blue when I proferred my Villa credit card and yet I had this uncomfortable feeling that he wasn't really the real deal...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Vancouver on February 18, 2010, 11:48:30 PM
There are a few down your way in Bognor Richard. Saying that, the Vancouver Villa have 35 members and are picking more up all the time.

We are a truly worldwide club.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on February 19, 2010, 07:27:48 AM
35 people in a dark, damp basement getting the hose occassionally.

How many more do have room for?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mcgrath5 on February 19, 2010, 01:51:15 PM
Quote from: "Vancouver"
There are a few down your way in Bognor Richard. Saying that, the Vancouver Villa have 35 members and are picking more up all the time.

We are a truly worldwide club.


Is Alan Moat a VV member ? an old school mate of mine that now lives in Vancouver originally from Coleshill. His facebook page shows he's a member.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on February 19, 2010, 02:00:22 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote
Birmingham are having one of their best seasons ever, which wouldn’t be difficult as their honours list is derisory and probably one of the worst in the top few tiers of English football. Conversely, Derby have had a shocking season so far yet still average 5,000 more home fans than the Blues. “Your grounds too big for you” – you’ve got to be joking...

...In fact they’re probably the footballing equivalent of a Matsui stereo – looks OK, works OK but you just never get away from the feeling it is really poor quality.


I couldn't agree more.


I've just read that to the Nose that sits opposite me. Quality
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andyh on February 23, 2010, 09:56:31 AM
Their fans have gone strangely quiet in the last week or so.
All the 'banter' seems to have dried up....for some reason !!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Concrete John on February 23, 2010, 10:25:52 AM
Quote from: "cdward"
nurtured through years of under achievement


No, I think they've achieved exactly what they should have.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 23, 2010, 10:50:47 AM
Quote from: "richard moore"
I met some derby fans at St Pancras on Saturday morning. I was on my way to Bruges and they were bound for the match. They saw my Villa jacket and we had a good old slagging off of the Blues stood in the queue at M and S! I couldn't help thinking of them when I saw the final score. Also, met some Villa fans right at the top of the Belfry in Bruges which is about 370 steps up or something like that! Don't know if it is my imagination but I suddenly seem to be coming across a lot more Villa fans than I used to. The waiter in a restaurant I went to in Sunningdale a couple of weeks ago proclaimed his allegiance to the claret and blue when I proferred my Villa credit card and yet I had this uncomfortable feeling that he wasn't really the real deal...


There's another Villa connection with the top of that Belfry thing.

Ten imaginary grotes to the first person to guess it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on February 23, 2010, 10:53:00 AM
In Bruges, the film

Brendon Gleeson - Villa Fan
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on February 23, 2010, 10:53:07 AM
Brendan Gleeson falling in the film In Bruges
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 23, 2010, 10:56:37 AM
Obviously too easy

*wink*
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheTimVilla on February 23, 2010, 10:58:30 AM
Will they get ten imaginary grotes each? Or five?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 23, 2010, 11:05:54 AM
A grote for everyone, as a gesture of pre-Wembley solidarity.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on February 23, 2010, 11:11:50 AM
Hurrah
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on February 23, 2010, 12:17:09 PM
Quote from: "richard moore"
Don't know if it is my imagination but I suddenly seem to be coming across a lot more Villa fans than I used to.


Me too.  Only last Friday at a clients office in Burscough, Lancs.  My contact with his screen saver showing pictures of his beloved Man U as we talked shop and in walks a young man with a very strong northern accent saying he can't wait for Sunday.  There was me thinking "another one" but why so overly bothered about a League Cup, hadn't he got bigger fish to fry etc?  

It turned out he was one of us.  "Why Villa" I asked.

There was no special reason, he just always was.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on February 23, 2010, 12:19:15 PM
Saw a bloke in the new Acorns Shirt at Tesco, Witham in Essex. I honestly thought I was the only one in this one horse town.!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dr Butler on February 23, 2010, 12:29:26 PM
I also saw a Fella with a Villa shirt on in my local Tesco(Royston) and he reckons there are a load of them watching matches in a pub in that area, I have never really met many other Cambridgeshire Villians.

lion in essex,
I'm not that far from you at all I live in Duxford, just the other side of Saffron Walden.
Witham I believe is near Braintree/Colchester ? might be wrong though.

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on February 23, 2010, 12:54:34 PM
I saw a Tesco (WBA) in my local Waitrose. He was asked to leave.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 23, 2010, 12:58:30 PM
My bosses' son has always been a West Brom fan, but has just bought himself a Villa kit with his 9th birthday money.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on February 23, 2010, 01:09:24 PM
Quote from: "Dr Butler"
I also saw a Fella with a Villa shirt on in my local Tesco(Royston) and he reckons there are a load of them watching matches in a pub in that area, I have never really met many other Cambridgeshire Villians.

lion in essex,
I'm not that far from you at all I live in Duxford, just the other side of Saffron Walden.
Witham I believe is near Braintree/Colchester ? might be wrong though.

UTV
The Doc


Thats right Doc, between Chelmsord & Colchester right on the A12

I go past Duxford on the way to the match.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on February 25, 2010, 01:37:23 PM
I saw on the SSN ticker tape thingy last night that a direct quote from Alex Mcleash something along the lines of

"I have no opposition to any players Chairman Yeung puts my way - i will assess them all on merit"

Or words to that effect - maybe the summer will be worth waiting for after all!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on February 25, 2010, 09:22:44 PM
That's funy. McLeish is assuming that Yeung will ask him to 'assess' 2 or 3 Chinese players which he'll politely reject before moving on to his preferrred targets.

However, I suspect that Yeung will inundate him with hundreds of prospects leaving him absolutely no time to look at quality options.

Ah well, yellow goes well with blue.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on February 25, 2010, 09:48:13 PM
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
I saw on the SSN ticker tape thingy last night that a direct quote from Alex Mcleash something along the lines of

"I have no opposition to any players Chairman Yeung puts my way - i will assess them all on merit"

Or words to that effect - maybe the summer will be worth waiting for after all!


that only leads one way

great news
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on February 26, 2010, 12:13:51 AM
Quote from: pdiddybaby
Quote from: "Hookeysmith"
I saw on the SSN ticker tape thingy last night that a direct quote from Alex Mcleash something along the lines of

"I have no opposition to any players Chairman Yeung puts my way - i will assess them all on merit"

Or words to that effect - maybe the summer will be worth waiting for after all!


that only leads one way

great news[/quote

Just gets better at "Hells Chinese Kitchen" ..............
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on February 26, 2010, 10:16:58 AM
Chairman Yeung? Are they the People's Republic of Small Heath now?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 26, 2010, 10:26:33 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Chairman Yeung? Are they the People's Republic of Small Heath now?


It's not Small Heath anymore. It's the Land of the Celestial Broken 'Earts. Do keep up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on February 26, 2010, 11:22:44 AM
Suffering Sockatyes!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on February 26, 2010, 03:06:45 PM
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Chairman Yeung? Are they the People's Republic of Small Heath now?


It's not Small Heath anymore. It's the Land of the Celestial Broken 'Earts. Do keep up.


And its always the year of the Troglodyte.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simba on March 03, 2010, 12:35:33 PM
Chairman Yeung??
Boggles the mind. I mean rickshaws in the Bull Ring. HUGE pictures of Yeung on every building, noodle shops, snake blood shandies.

Rice paddies in Ward End Park?

Noses will be waving little red books at us now.

Peoples Republic of Small Heath indeed. Er.... Hold on -


People?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 04, 2010, 08:54:44 PM
Hmmmm....questioning their validity as people raises an interesting point. The Chinese do have a penchant (I pronounce that with a Frenchy accent, too) for eating strange animals.

Maybe the knuckledraggers are simply a new delicacy. Have any of them been reported as missing lately by any chance? Or at least missing some limbs?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on March 04, 2010, 09:26:20 PM
I'd say anything that actually shortened their limbs might be a welcome relief - would atleast allow their knuckles a chance to finally evolve.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 04, 2010, 09:28:07 PM
I have heard tell of something called brain soup, although he's going to be disappointed by the lack of quality and quantity at the sty.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 05, 2010, 12:00:40 AM
When it's rare, it's more expensive.
I think this has been their plan all along.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 05, 2010, 11:49:00 AM
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/03/04/birmingham-city-record-pre-tax-losses-of-20-5million-97319-25965653/

More excuses from the new owners about why they perhaps won't be spending £80gazillion after all...they didn't realise that they wouldn't take so much money in the Championship, and with their pitiful support as well!

Apparently, 30p a share would have been a fairer price than the pound a share they paid. No shit Sherlock!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Simba on March 05, 2010, 11:49:20 AM
They'll all be doing 'tai chi' in the stands.

Lucky it's the sty really. Be plenty of room to stretch.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on March 05, 2010, 11:59:55 AM
Quote from: "Percy"
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/03/04/birmingham-city-record-pre-tax-losses-of-20-5million-97319-25965653/

More excuses from the new owners about why they perhaps won't be spending £80gazillion after all...they didn't realise that they wouldn't take so much money in the Championship, and with their pitiful support as well!

Apparently, 30p a share would have been a fairer price than the pound a share they paid. No shit Sherlock!


the losses though are expected Blues made a desicion to risk the wage bill for one shot at a return, it worked and thus for a smallish club a fee of £80m is just on the high side of what you would expect to pay for a club with loads of TV money but a smallish wage bill.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 05, 2010, 12:07:37 PM
They're doing the best they've ever done.
Chairman Yeung will certainly be asking why more money is needed.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 05, 2010, 12:18:18 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Percy"
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/03/04/birmingham-city-record-pre-tax-losses-of-20-5million-97319-25965653/

More excuses from the new owners about why they perhaps won't be spending £80gazillion after all...they didn't realise that they wouldn't take so much money in the Championship, and with their pitiful support as well!

Apparently, 30p a share would have been a fairer price than the pound a share they paid. No shit Sherlock!


the losses though are expected Blues made a desicion to risk the wage bill for one shot at a return, it worked and thus for a smallish club a fee of £80m is just on the high side of what you would expect to pay for a club with loads of TV money but a smallish wage bill.


Not by the current owners though, so they reckon. Unbelievable, and consequently I don't believe it. Sounds like an excuse to me.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Richard E on March 05, 2010, 12:21:57 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/03/04/birmingham-city-record-pre-tax-losses-of-20-5million-97319-25965653/

More excuses from the new owners about why they perhaps won't be spending £80gazillion after all...they didn't realise that they wouldn't take so much money in the Championship, and with their pitiful support as well!

Apparently, 30p a share would have been a fairer price than the pound a share they paid. No shit Sherlock!


Perhaps the Government should think of introducing a system in the future where if someone is buying a business they can do "due diligence" to make sure it is worth it. I know its a radical idea but it might catch on...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 05, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
The recent report also warns that, when it comes to McLeish’s future transfer kitty, the purse strings may have to be tightened in order to address last year’s loss.

It reads: “The acquisition of players and their related payroll costs are deemed the core activity risk and, whilst assisting the manager in improving the playing squad, the board is mindful of the pitfalls that are inherent in this area of the business.

“The aim is therefore to manage these costs whilst being as competitive as possible within the club’s financial constraints.”

Oh no, they didn't say that did they? hahahaha
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on March 05, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
lovely excuse for them not to spend any of the "promised" money...

and wasnt yeung part of the previous board?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 05, 2010, 12:53:43 PM
Quote from: "Richard E"
Perhaps the Government should think of introducing a system in the future where if someone is buying a business they can do "due diligence" to make sure it is worth it. I know its a radical idea but it might catch on...


Government? No.
The FA might like to get involved though.
Maybe they already do?

"Mr.Yeung, Mr.Pornodwarf, Mr.Tumnus, Mr. Ashley, Mr er the bloke with the "I'm the REAL Portsmouth owner badge, welcome to the FA's 'Fit & Proper' test. Now, do any of you plan to do due diligence? Anyone? Anyone? Oh-kaaaay. How about a business plan? Did anyone bring along a business plan? Anyone? Anyone? No. Oh look, it's lunchtime".

(http://i48.tinypic.com/zuqhj8.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on March 05, 2010, 01:03:25 PM
Quote from: "pablopicasso_10"
lovely excuse for them not to spend any of the "promised" money...

and wasnt yeung part of the previous board?


He was a member of SHA plc, but not a director.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on March 05, 2010, 01:11:36 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Quote from: "Percy"
http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/03/04/birmingham-city-record-pre-tax-losses-of-20-5million-97319-25965653/

More excuses from the new owners about why they perhaps won't be spending £80gazillion after all...they didn't realise that they wouldn't take so much money in the Championship, and with their pitiful support as well!

Apparently, 30p a share would have been a fairer price than the pound a share they paid. No shit Sherlock!


the losses though are expected Blues made a desicion to risk the wage bill for one shot at a return, it worked and thus for a smallish club a fee of £80m is just on the high side of what you would expect to pay for a club with loads of TV money but a smallish wage bill.


Not by the current owners though, so they reckon. Unbelievable, and consequently I don't believe it. Sounds like an excuse to me.


we all knew Blues were going to run at a loss, Sullivan told us at relegation he would give it one shot at promotion, if they had not got promoted it is likely Blues would have sunk and very fast

either therefore Sullivan was the master fraudster and managed t ohide al lthe details of simple outgoings and incomings

or

it is as you say an excuse they will use and no doubt their gullible fans will lap it up
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on March 05, 2010, 06:07:54 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2wo8tuq.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 05, 2010, 07:22:22 PM
Who the bloody hell is Keith Fahey?

To paraphrase Alan Gordon Partridge, "needless to say, we had the last laugh".
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: adrenachrome on March 05, 2010, 08:02:14 PM
Eat my goal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on March 05, 2010, 08:08:48 PM
Ex Villa player.

Like Ridgewell
Like Phillips
Like Gardner
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on March 05, 2010, 08:45:09 PM
And Hopkins all those years ago.

Now we're talking monkey spanker.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on March 05, 2010, 08:57:04 PM
Quote from: "Mac"
Ex Villa player.

Like Ridgewell
Like Phillips
Like Gardner


Four former Villa players are regulars for them and not one of them made the grade here. It says it all really.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 05, 2010, 09:06:20 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
The recent report also warns that, when it comes to McLeish’s future transfer kitty, the purse strings may have to be tightened in order to address last year’s loss.

It reads: “The acquisition of players and their related payroll costs are deemed the core activity risk and, whilst assisting the manager in improving the playing squad, the board is mindful of the pitfalls that are inherent in this area of the business.

“The aim is therefore to manage these costs whilst being as competitive as possible within the club’s financial constraints.”

Oh no, they didn't say that did they? hahahaha


Yes. Poor old Keep Right On. I almost wish he wasn't banned.

But not quite.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on March 05, 2010, 09:11:19 PM
Quote from: "Mac"
Ex Villa player.

Like Ridgewell
Like Phillips
Like Gardner


Oh how we've missed that lot.

D'ya think if we played it smart and started bigging up the likes of Sidwell and Harewood the peasants down the road might help us out again?

Please don't leave, please don't leave. Oh go on then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on March 06, 2010, 12:05:52 AM
They're obsessed with us you know: A poll from KRO

Latest Survey
Where will we finish?
   Top 10 below the Villa
   Top ten and above the Villa
   Bottom Half below the villa
   Bottom half and above the Villa
   17th
   Relegated
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 06, 2010, 12:42:13 AM
And the results so far:

Top 10 below the Villa: 123 - 58%    
Top ten and above the Villa: 47  - 22.2%    
Bottom Half below the villa: 30  -   14.2%    
Relegated: 10  -   4.7%    
Bottom half and above the Villa: 1  - 0.5%    
17th: 1  - 0.5%
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 06, 2010, 12:46:06 AM
I now need to put my laptop thru the carwash but it [KRO] was a funny read in parts:

Quote
if we aint up for this one [the Pompey match] i think they all may as well pack it in!!!


Quote
pack what in ?


Quote
acting like pretenders
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on March 06, 2010, 12:59:09 AM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
I now need to put my laptop thru the carwash but it [KRO] was a funny read in parts:

Quote
if we aint up for this one [the Pompey match] i think they all may as well pack it in!!!


Quote
pack what in ?


Quote
acting like pretenders


Is that similar to pretending like actors?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: luke25 on March 06, 2010, 03:20:35 AM
I pop over to KRO every now and again to have a gander and its brilliant, always has me sniggering away to myself
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on March 06, 2010, 07:58:19 AM
Pay up Pompey!! Pompey pay up!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on March 06, 2010, 02:23:20 PM
"Small Heath the gift that keeps giving" Portsmouth 2 the shit 0 Thanks once again ..................
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 06, 2010, 02:37:53 PM
From KRO:

Quote
Totally useless we deserved what we got , nothing , Jerome was his usual self .We'll never have a better chance of making the Semi's than we did this season & we blew it big time , even by Blues standards of letting the Fans down over its long history this has to be one of the biggest let downs in it's history .
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on March 06, 2010, 03:00:49 PM
Heres to another hundred years!

All together now...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on March 06, 2010, 03:15:42 PM
Fucking brllliant !

Jamie O'Hara is a great playmaker.

If Harry doesn't want him we shoudl bid for him.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on March 06, 2010, 03:40:54 PM
It breaks your heart. Still keep right on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 06, 2010, 03:52:54 PM
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on March 06, 2010, 03:53:51 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
It breaks your heart. Still keep right on.


Even that song is depressing !
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 06, 2010, 03:59:42 PM
Portsmouth have a new sponsor, Cillit Bang. It's good for getting scum out of the cups.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 06, 2010, 04:02:29 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Sorry but I had to nick that for Facebook.  I know a 'nose who'll be foaming at the mouth when he sees it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pendinevilla on March 06, 2010, 04:04:23 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Sorry but I had to nick that for Facebook.  I know a 'nose who'll be foaming at the mouth when he sees it.


Me too!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 06, 2010, 04:08:08 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Sorry but I had to nick that for Facebook.  I know a 'nose who'll be foaming at the mouth when he sees it.


Be careful. I just got a smartarse reply from one of my brothers who said "fantastic, I'll have them off you to sell to Reading fans". The rest of his message was too rude for a public forum.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Monty on March 06, 2010, 04:08:37 PM
Finally, this thread is fun again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on March 06, 2010, 04:22:48 PM
Heartbreak City.  In an ever changing world...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 06, 2010, 04:48:02 PM
From that lot:

Quote
I've supported this team for 44 years. Never won anything. Never will. I'm just a little sad that our management team (and that includes all of them) were so damn blinkered in January that they never saw that we finally had an opportunity to correct that. We failed. But we shouldn't be surprised. We always have.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: nodge on March 06, 2010, 04:48:40 PM
I've just heard that for last weeks game the noses in the Journeys End turned up with Man U scarves and flags.  Then again they've had to wait a long time to support our opposition in a Final.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Brazilian Villain on March 06, 2010, 04:54:40 PM
Quote from: "Bluenose on bbc.co.uk"
Why do big clubs like Pompey always get the decisions? Clear goal for Birmingham denied.

Strange remark from a fan of the self-proclaimed "biggest" team in Brum.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on March 06, 2010, 04:57:03 PM
Quote from: "Brazilian Villain"
Quote from: "Bluenose on bbc.co.uk"
Why do big clubs like Pompey always get the decisions? Clear goal for Birmingham denied.

Strange remark from a fan of the self-proclaimed "biggest" team in Brum.


Agent Ridgewell was all of two yards from the goal, if he can only knock the ball two inches over the line he doesn't deserve the goal.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 06, 2010, 05:07:00 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Sorry but I had to nick that for Facebook.  I know a 'nose who'll be foaming at the mouth when he sees it.


Be careful. I just got a smartarse reply from one of my brothers who said "fantastic, I'll have them off you to sell to Reading fans". The rest of his message was too rude for a public forum.


Well I thought about that too but this one's too slow to come up with anything that witty.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on March 06, 2010, 05:12:16 PM
I was amazed that they managed to scrape together an away crowd for once. The Milton End was rammed full of Elizabeth Duke gold bollock necklaces.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: flybo on March 06, 2010, 05:23:59 PM
Pompey 2 B-lose 0 :-))))))))
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SX150 on March 06, 2010, 05:24:46 PM
I wish you lads would stop it. I have had terrible pains in my side since 2pm and still hurting now. Trying my best to stop laughing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Walmley_Villa on March 06, 2010, 05:48:17 PM
Thank f*ck for that -  now over to our boys to do the business. Well done pompey.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on March 06, 2010, 05:51:20 PM
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7062/bluesw.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/bluesw.jpg/)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on March 06, 2010, 05:51:52 PM
Did you hear the collective sigh of relief from the Met and the residents around Wembley at full time....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on March 06, 2010, 05:52:22 PM
Quote from: "Ads"
I was amazed that they managed to scrape together an away crowd for once. The Milton End was rammed full of Elizabeth Duke gold bollock necklaces.


Shame they made so little noise.

Apart from a couple of half hearted renditions of KRO I heard very little from them. Didn't even hear the usual SOTV either.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: London Villan on March 06, 2010, 06:12:33 PM
There was a SOTV after 50seconds... bless em.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Oscar Arce on March 06, 2010, 06:15:57 PM
I have'nt stopped laughing since the final whistle... well done Pompey for making my weekend, now we just need to beat Reading, come on the villa boys.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 06, 2010, 06:25:19 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


I got that text. I replied '31,000! Were they all going to buy 2 each?'
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 06, 2010, 06:27:10 PM
Quote from: "nodge"
I've just heard that for last weeks game the noses in the Journeys End turned up with Man U scarves and flags.  Then again they've had to wait a long time to support our opposition in a Final.


To be fair, The Bagot was done out as a Liverpool pub when small heath fluked a final appearance.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andyh on March 06, 2010, 06:33:42 PM
I enjoyed the sight of their chairman before the game today.
They have swapped one who dresses like a russian general, for one who thinks he's Elvis.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 06, 2010, 06:37:51 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


I got that text. I replied '31,000! Were they all going to buy 2 each?'


One ticket for them, plus one for their carers.

They managed to take huge crowds to Wembley for the 24-Hour Windscreen Repair Vase, but I think a lot of those were Villa fans just going along for a laugh.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on March 06, 2010, 08:40:11 PM
Sorry just needed to make a small change

Quote
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white 6 fingered foam hands; genuine reason for sale.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Blackcountry Villa on March 06, 2010, 09:25:05 PM
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: serbentoflight on March 06, 2010, 09:51:32 PM
Quote from: "Blackcountry Villa"
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup



hahhahahaa (not).....racist.. (i.e not funny)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richardhubbard on March 06, 2010, 09:53:32 PM
Quote from: "Blackcountry Villa"
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup


SHITE
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on March 06, 2010, 10:41:07 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Blue and white foam hands with 6 fingers?

I'll take a pair for me blue-nosed cousin
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 07, 2010, 12:44:36 AM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
For Sale: 31,000 giant blue and white foam hands; genuine reason for sale.


Gold!

Quote from: "Villadawg"
Portsmouth have a new sponsor, Cillit Bang. It's good for getting scum out of the cups.


Platinum!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 07, 2010, 12:47:52 AM
Quote from: "Blackcountry Villa"
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup


Any more of that and you'll be taking an unexpected early bath yourself.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on March 07, 2010, 01:08:05 AM
Watching that today I couldn't help feel how rubbish they were.  They are totally toothless up front, this, against a team who are struggling and equally rubbish.

To think that I was a few months ago concerned about their 'resurgence'.

I think they have achieved as much as they are ever going to and the whirlpool down the sink will gather a pace any time soon.  



As for their support....I counted,  three SOTV's and one half hearted KRO, pathetic.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: seanthevillan on March 07, 2010, 01:41:07 AM
Quote from: "PeterWithe"
Quote from: "Brazilian Villain"
Quote from: "Bluenose on bbc.co.uk"
Why do big clubs like Pompey always get the decisions? Clear goal for Birmingham denied.

Strange remark from a fan of the self-proclaimed "biggest" team in Brum.


Agent Ridgewell was all of two yards from the goal, if he can only knock the ball two inches over the line he doesn't deserve the goal.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.


Exactly what I thought, he should have buried it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on March 07, 2010, 05:17:36 PM
Just got back from my brother's stag do.

Started yesterday afternoon in The Anchor in Digbeth watching the second half of the Pompey-Blues match. Perfect.  Half an hour of trying not to laugh at the Noses crying into their ale.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 07, 2010, 05:20:02 PM
Here is the exchange of texts I had with my blues supporting father this afternoon.

Him: "Oh dear." (when Reading score first)

Him: "Oh dear. Again." (when Reading score second).

Me: "What was that?" (when we scored our third).

Me: "Oh God, not ANOTHER trip to Wembley. I'm fucking sick of that place" (final whistle)

Him: "Oh God, not another wasted journey to look forward to"

Me: "Yeah, I'd much rather be sat at home watching repeats of Top Gear on Dave".

Him: "How old are you, 12?"

(that kind of response is the way I know I've pushed him to the point of actual genuine anger. Bless).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 07, 2010, 05:57:50 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Here is the exchange of texts I had with my blues supporting father this afternoon.

Him: "Oh dear." (when Reading score first)

Him: "Oh dear. Again." (when Reading score second).

Me: "What was that?" (when we scored our third).

Me: "Oh God, not ANOTHER trip to Wembley. I'm fucking sick of that place" (final whistle)

Him: "Oh God, not another wasted journey to look forward to"

Me: "Yeah, I'd much rather be sat at home watching repeats of Top Gear on Dave".

Him: "How old are you, 12?"

(that kind of response is the way I know I've pushed him to the point of actual genuine anger. Bless).


Class.

I had a 'Good luck' message from the leader of the zulus at half-time today. He obviously watches our games religiously as he never texts me unless we are losing, and then it is instant.

I texted him at the final whistle...'You are our lucky charm. Not that we need luck, we are a good team. But thanks anyway.'
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Cuellar Boo Ya on March 07, 2010, 08:16:19 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "Blackcountry Villa"
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup


Any more of that and you'll be taking an unexpected early bath yourself.


It's a shame you let all the anti Chinese racism go isn't it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 07, 2010, 08:27:04 PM
Quote from: "Cuellar Boo Ya"
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "Blackcountry Villa"
There was a team called City, they come from Birmingham
They got knocked out the FA Cup, by a fat Jew called Avram
They dreamt about the final, but really f*cked it up
And now they'll watch the Villa, picking up the FA Cup


Any more of that and you'll be taking an unexpected early bath yourself.


It's a shame you let all the anti Chinese racism go isn't it.


What anti Chinese racism?

I don't see any there, and if there is elsewhere, I'd hope we'd pick up on it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on March 07, 2010, 08:28:33 PM
Ah, so you would.

Are the Chinese a race?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Cuellar Boo Ya on March 07, 2010, 08:40:25 PM
I'm Chinese, all this stuff aimed at the neighbours owners can get a bit much.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TopDeck113 on March 07, 2010, 08:55:25 PM
You make a fair point, CBY, and you're right to raise it.  

Unfortunately, when it comes to our neighbours, sometimes comments are made that are unacceptable and would be jumped on were they to appear in any other thread, but because of who they are about are left unchallenged.

Blackcountry Villa's turn of phrase, whilst probably true in terms of Avram Grant's BMI and ethnicity, nonetheless leaves a bad taste.  Just as in the past that there have been descriptions of the Gold brothers that had more than a ring of anti-semitism.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 07, 2010, 09:09:57 PM
Quote from: "TopDeck113"
You make a fair point, CBY, and you're right to raise it.  

Unfortunately, when it comes to our neighbours, sometimes comments are made that are unacceptable and would be jumped on were they to appear in any other thread, but because of who they are about are left unchallenged.

Blackcountry Villa's turn of phrase, whilst probably true in terms of Avram Grant's BMI and ethnicity, nonetheless leaves a bad taste.  Just as in the past that there have been descriptions of the Gold brothers that had more than a ring of anti-semitism.


I can't remember anything aimed at the Golds' religion.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on March 07, 2010, 09:20:42 PM
Quote from: "Cuellar Boo Ya"
I'm Chinese, all this stuff aimed at the neighbours owners can get a bit much.


Out of interest CBY, as you are Chinese do you think that Yeung and his cronies are the real deal or do you think there is something a little bit iffy about them?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: D.boy on March 07, 2010, 09:25:33 PM
From KRO resident numpty in Rubery...
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue [User Info] [Email User]  on 6/3/2010, 11:40 pm, in reply to "12th Man"
86.182.239.111

SORRY, BUT your post did make me LAUGH, You say Portsmouth support (whose nearest rivals are SOUTHAMPTON) is up there with Stoke (whose nearest rivals are PORT VALE) and Newcastle ( whose nearest rivals are SUNDERLAND), NOW please tell me excalty what have Southampton, Port Vale and Sunderland ever F**King WON, The answer is NOWT, You go on to say BIRMINGHAMS support (whose nearest rivals are Aston Villa) doesnt come close, By the way the villa have won The football league, the European cup, the league cup and the FA cup and how many times have they come runners up in competitions. LET ME TELL YOU, REACHING THE FA CUP SEMI FINAL AND GOING TO WEMBLEY, EVERY TEAM IN THE COUNTRY WOULD MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. WHERE WERE YOU AT SOUTHAMPTON LAST SEASON WHEN IN 14 MINUTES WE WERE 3-0 DOWN, DID WE ALL GO HOME, DID WE ALL SIT THERE IN SILENCE, DID WE F**K WE GOT BEHIND OUR TEAM AND OUT SANG THE HOME SUPPORT, NOW TELL ME WHICH OTHER CLUB FANS WOULD DO THAT, YES Birmingham City have never won F**KALL, YES our Ground is probably one of the poorest in the prem, BUT Birmingham City Fans are one of the most passionate supporters in the country, I have never heard anyone say our support is not one of the noisest and most passionate support in the land. If we had been at home to Portsmouth today and beat them 2-0 they would have had to replace the roofs on the tilton and kop stands and we would of done it without DRUMS and Bells. KEEP RIGHT ON
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on March 07, 2010, 09:33:28 PM
Quote from: "D.boy"
From KRO resident numpty in Rubery...
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue [User Info] [Email User]  on 6/3/2010, 11:40 pm, in reply to "12th Man"
86.182.239.111

SORRY, BUT your post did make me LAUGH, You say Portsmouth support (whose nearest rivals are SOUTHAMPTON) is up there with Stoke (whose nearest rivals are PORT VALE) and Newcastle ( whose nearest rivals are SUNDERLAND), NOW please tell me excalty what have Southampton, Port Vale and Sunderland ever F**King WON, The answer is NOWT, You go on to say BIRMINGHAMS support (whose nearest rivals are Aston Villa) doesnt come close, By the way the villa have won The football league, the European cup, the league cup and the FA cup and how many times have they come runners up in competitions. LET ME TELL YOU, REACHING THE FA CUP SEMI FINAL AND GOING TO WEMBLEY, EVERY TEAM IN THE COUNTRY WOULD MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. WHERE WERE YOU AT SOUTHAMPTON LAST SEASON WHEN IN 14 MINUTES WE WERE 3-0 DOWN, DID WE ALL GO HOME, DID WE ALL SIT THERE IN SILENCE, DID WE F**K WE GOT BEHIND OUR TEAM AND OUT SANG THE HOME SUPPORT, NOW TELL ME WHICH OTHER CLUB FANS WOULD DO THAT, YES Birmingham City have never won F**KALL, YES our Ground is probably one of the poorest in the prem, BUT Birmingham City Fans are one of the most passionate supporters in the country, I have never heard anyone say our support is not one of the noisest and most passionate support in the land. If we had been at home to Portsmouth today and beat them 2-0 they would have had to replace the roofs on the tilton and kop stands and we would of done it without DRUMS and Bells. KEEP RIGHT ON


What a shame, it just needs a frothing at the mouth emoticon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 07, 2010, 09:43:57 PM
Quote from: "Cuellar Boo Ya"
I'm Chinese, all this stuff aimed at the neighbours owners can get a bit much.


You actually have a pretty good point there.

I've not spent that much time on this thread, but can see what you mean.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: d.boy junior(sid) on March 07, 2010, 09:48:42 PM
Quote from: "D.boy"
BUT Birmingham City Fans are one of the most passionate supporters in the country, I have never heard anyone say our support is not one of the noisest and most passionate support in the land.


I seem to remember a certain match where all they could sing was "your 4-1 up and your still not singing" Then the holte end errupted and their songs suddenly went quiet, so much for most passionate support in the land I think??? So now you can see someone saying you dont have the most passionate support in the land :)  =;
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 07, 2010, 09:52:15 PM
Was that the day 821 of them kept right on to the end of the match?

And someone tell Kenny what Sunderland have won.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on March 07, 2010, 09:56:27 PM
in fairness to the lad, he did get the bits about the ground and what they have won spot on
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 07, 2010, 10:03:27 PM
I agree that drums are shit. Only Mickey Mouse clubs need a drum to make themselves sound loud.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 07, 2010, 10:23:41 PM
Quote from: "john e"
in fairness to the lad, he did get the bits about the ground and what they have won spot on


He seems to have forgotten the league titles, FA Cups, European Cups and Super Cup that Birmingham have won.  If he was to get one of these diaries I've got with them all listed in the back he'd have no excuse.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 07, 2010, 10:54:08 PM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Here is the exchange of texts I had with my blues supporting father this afternoon.

Him: "Oh dear." (when Reading score first)

Him: "Oh dear. Again." (when Reading score second).

Me: "What was that?" (when we scored our third).

Me: "Oh God, not ANOTHER trip to Wembley. I'm fucking sick of that place" (final whistle)

Him: "Oh God, not another wasted journey to look forward to"

Me: "Yeah, I'd much rather be sat at home watching repeats of Top Gear on Dave".

Him: "How old are you, 12?"

(that kind of response is the way I know I've pushed him to the point of actual genuine anger. Bless).


I have had some great text exchanges with the blues in my family this weekend, not nearly as good as that though. Bravo!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 08, 2010, 02:52:16 PM
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave P on March 08, 2010, 03:40:00 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".


Brilliant.  I've gone for the more traditional:

Wembley, Wembley
We're the only team in Birmingham thats going to Wembley.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bully2345 on March 08, 2010, 08:28:06 PM
A chap sang a couple of versions of "We all hate Blues-scum" in the Three Guineas after the game. I'm not generally a fan of the anti-Blues stuff but the verses were quite amusing. I just can't find the words anywhere

One was about Blues dream of Wembley ending and and finishing with

"It's kind of funny, it's kind of nice
that Aston Villa are going twice"

The other ended with Blues fans being at home watching Villa on Sky!

Did anyone else hear those renditions?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on March 08, 2010, 08:47:09 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".


They're is one really annoying nose on my facebook - posted something at half time yesterday after a multitude of ones after the cup final, so may just have to post that to him
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: luke25 on March 08, 2010, 09:00:25 PM
Quote from: "D.boy"
From KRO resident numpty in Rubery...
Posted by KennyRuberyBlue [User Info] [Email User]  on 6/3/2010, 11:40 pm, in reply to "12th Man"
86.182.239.111

SORRY, BUT your post did make me LAUGH, You say Portsmouth support (whose nearest rivals are SOUTHAMPTON) is up there with Stoke (whose nearest rivals are PORT VALE) and Newcastle ( whose nearest rivals are SUNDERLAND), NOW please tell me excalty what have Southampton, Port Vale and Sunderland ever F**King WON, The answer is NOWT, You go on to say BIRMINGHAMS support (whose nearest rivals are Aston Villa) doesnt come close, By the way the villa have won The football league, the European cup, the league cup and the FA cup and how many times have they come runners up in competitions. LET ME TELL YOU, REACHING THE FA CUP SEMI FINAL AND GOING TO WEMBLEY, EVERY TEAM IN THE COUNTRY WOULD MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. WHERE WERE YOU AT SOUTHAMPTON LAST SEASON WHEN IN 14 MINUTES WE WERE 3-0 DOWN, DID WE ALL GO HOME, DID WE ALL SIT THERE IN SILENCE, DID WE F**K WE GOT BEHIND OUR TEAM AND OUT SANG THE HOME SUPPORT, NOW TELL ME WHICH OTHER CLUB FANS WOULD DO THAT, YES Birmingham City have never won F**KALL, YES our Ground is probably one of the poorest in the prem, BUT Birmingham City Fans are one of the most passionate supporters in the country, I have never heard anyone say our support is not one of the noisest and most passionate support in the land. If we had been at home to Portsmouth today and beat them 2-0 they would have had to replace the roofs on the tilton and kop stands and we would of done it without DRUMS and Bells. KEEP RIGHT ON
been on KRO a few times and im convinced that poster is one of you lot in disguise, he's just to much of a stereo-typical break yer eart bluenose
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 08, 2010, 09:14:05 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Percy"
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".


They're is one really annoying nose on my facebook - posted something at half time yesterday after a multitude of ones after the cup final, so may just have to post that to him

Robotwat?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on March 11, 2010, 08:54:36 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Percy"
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".


They're is one really annoying nose on my facebook - posted something at half time yesterday after a multitude of ones after the cup final, so may just have to post that to him

Robotwat?

You only got one annoying "nose" on your Facebook. You lucky sod ...........
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on March 11, 2010, 09:39:40 PM
I had a nose trying to take the piss out of me by text because we'd drawn Chelsea in the semi.

I think the irony is lost on them.

Que sera, sera
whatever will be, will be
Blues at home on the settee
Que sera, sera.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: CBAV06 on March 11, 2010, 10:59:10 PM
I thought it epic that they cheered on Man U so hard in the final.

It's like being happy that even though you can't please your wife you are doing a better job than that other guy.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on March 12, 2010, 08:38:46 AM
The golden era didn't last too long in Small Heath did it?

Alex McLeish has revealed his reluctance to commit to a long-term contract extension at Birmingham City, until he is given the assurances of heavy future investment from Carson Yeung, the owner.

The manager has been involved in discussions with the Hong Kong businessman for several weeks about extending his contract for another three years and held another meeting with Yeung this week.

...

“It’s OK the board saying to me personally, ‘Here are all the bonuses in the world’ but without the players I can’t do that, no matter how hard I try,” McLeish said. “I do not have a magic wand. I cannot keep doing what I have done this season. We will have to invest. We will have to spend money in the summer.

“They know I am an ambitious man and I want to take the club forward, but I need the tools to do that. It does not matter how much bonuses the board offer me. I could not do any more than I am doing now.”
...

 “I don’t want to take the club down the road of spending big. The owners have seen what has happened at Portsmouth.

“They have seen if you don’t manage your finances correctly you can give yourself a whole load of trouble and they are not going to do that.”

 The Times - Clicky  (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/birmingham/article7059017.ece)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on March 12, 2010, 06:33:29 PM
Hmmm Sky Sports (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11694_6017142,00.html)
Quote
McLeish amused by reports
Scot unmoved by West Ham rumours surrounding key trio

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has laughed off claims West Ham are targeting three of their key players.

The Hammers are now run by former Birmingham owners David Sullivan and David Gold, and reports suggest Liam Ridgewell, Sebastian Larsson and Christian Benitez are on their radar.

Ridgewell and Larsson are out of contract in the summer but are in talks about extensions, with the club in control of both situations thanks to an option to extend their respective deals should they wish to do so.

Ecuador international Benitez, meanwhile, is on-loan from Santos Laguna and McLeish is keen to hold onto his services after impressive showings in his first season in English football's top flight.

The Scot is amused by the media reports, however, claiming he finds the likes of which difficult to take seriously in this day and age.

"I'm not annoyed. It's good fun, all part of the banter," said the former Rangers manager.

"I'm not surprised by anything I read in the papers or see in the media nowadays.

"The mind games, the Premier League's high profile, all makes for good reading and you get a good laugh sometimes."

He added: "In terms of players who are out of contract, there are some discussions ongoing.

"We have got some players coming up to their option periods and we plan to take up those options and let them know more towards the end of the season."

Benitez, 23, has scored just three goals for the St Andrews outfit. However, despite calling for an end to his diving habits, McLeish is a fan of the striker's work rate and is keen to prolong Benitez's stay.

"As regards Christian, I would like to keep him here," admitted the Scot, who has masterminded an impressive return to the top division for the Blues.

"But we have still got work to do and I don't want to talk about anyone's futures until we get the job done finally and the season is over."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on March 27, 2010, 07:07:21 PM
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Perry Barr Pet on March 27, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
That's the first time I've smiled since 4.00 pm.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jon Crofts on March 27, 2010, 07:38:10 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)


At home to arguably the best footballing side in the land & look at those empty seats...............
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on March 27, 2010, 09:35:50 PM
A bumper 27,000 for Arsenal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 27, 2010, 11:00:03 PM
about 5000 Arse
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on March 27, 2010, 11:01:03 PM
And 22,000 arses.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on March 27, 2010, 11:02:04 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)


# The Shit are going down...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bad English on March 28, 2010, 12:17:57 PM
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)

"We're off to part his glans la, la,la
We will jack him off la, la, la...
"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: luke25 on March 28, 2010, 01:10:40 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)
he's a handsome chap
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on March 28, 2010, 01:17:22 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Percy"
Already posted this on the post-match thread, but I had great fun singing this at work this morning:

"Wemberley, Wemberley,
It's a special place in London that the Blues will never see".


They're is one really annoying nose on my facebook - posted something at half time yesterday after a multitude of ones after the cup final, so may just have to post that to him

Robotwat?


He's not a Nose.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on March 28, 2010, 01:24:32 PM
Quote from: "Bad English"
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47547000/jpg/_47547233_009022719-1.jpg)

"We're off to part his glans la, la,la
We will jack him off la, la, la...
"


Wipe that spunk off the end of your nose...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on March 28, 2010, 01:42:39 PM
That's the image that needs to go up on the big screen for the player intro's when we play them next.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nigel Macdougall on March 28, 2010, 02:15:40 PM
Quote from: Jon Crofts
Quote from: "Dave"
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:


At home to arguably the best footballing side in the land & look at those empty seats...............


Have you not seen Villa Park at 90 + minutes then ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: David Walker on March 28, 2010, 03:17:16 PM
Quote from: Nigel Macdougall
Quote from: "Jon Crofts"
Quote from: "Dave"
Good result for Blues today. Phillips and Gardner find a rather inappropriate way to celebrate:


At home to arguably the best footballing side in the land & look at those empty seats...............


Have you not seen Villa Park at 90 + minutes then ?


Have to agree watched their game and it was in injury time

Made me and obviously others feel better after our woeful day though
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bertlambshank on April 01, 2010, 04:28:09 AM
Their own website is saying they only have 13,500 season ticket holders.That is a bit shit.Still want that 55,000 seater stadium do they?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 01, 2010, 09:47:13 AM
Quote from: "bigad82"
Their own website is saying they only have 13,500 season ticket holders.That is a bit shit.Still want that 55,000 seater stadium do they?


I bet the Albion and Wolves dwarf that number.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ger Regan on April 15, 2010, 12:42:42 PM
So much for a glorious future for that lot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/15/seymour-pierce-sale-birmingham-city)

EDIT: Cock, didn't see the othe thread, apologies
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 15, 2010, 12:44:36 PM
Quote from: "Ger Regan"
So much for a glorious future for that lot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/15/seymour-pierce-sale-birmingham-city)


..Sky News flash - Reuters are reporting a cloud of dust has closed all UK Airports. Police have arrested the cleaner of the Trophy Cabinet at St Andrews in connection with this incident
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 15, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Ger Regan"
So much for a glorious future for that lot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/15/seymour-pierce-sale-birmingham-city)


..Sky News flash - Reuters are reporting a cloud of dust has closed all UK Airports. Police have arrested the cleaner of the Trophy Cabinet at St Andrews in connection with this incident


Love it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 15, 2010, 02:26:21 PM
Great one Lee.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: graham poll on April 15, 2010, 02:46:54 PM
WHAT TROPHY CABINET?? THAT THE COLLECTION OF  OLD PORN ANDD DODGY DEALS LEDGERS CUPBOARD.
The trophy cupboard now houses enks red nose cream and half a bottle of bells
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 15, 2010, 05:39:26 PM
Quote from: "graham poll"
WHAT TROPHY CABINET?? THAT THE COLLECTION OF  OLD PORN ANDD DODGY DEALS LEDGERS CUPBOARD.
The trophy cupboard now houses enks red nose cream and half a bottle of bells


Come on Graham ... tell us what you REALLY feel
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on April 15, 2010, 07:43:19 PM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Ger Regan"
So much for a glorious future for that lot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/15/seymour-pierce-sale-birmingham-city)


..Sky News flash - Reuters are reporting a cloud of dust has closed all UK Airports. Police have arrested the cleaner of the Trophy Cabinet at St Andrews in connection with this incident


Superb!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SashasGrandad on April 16, 2010, 08:33:02 AM
Quote from: "Bren_d"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Ger Regan"
So much for a glorious future for that lot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/15/seymour-pierce-sale-birmingham-city)


..Sky News flash - Reuters are reporting a cloud of dust has closed all UK Airports. Police have arrested the cleaner of the Trophy Cabinet at St Andrews in connection with this incident


Superb!


I've just heard that the dust was made worse by the swarm of moths that escaped from Carson Yeung's wallet when he looked to see if he could pay this 2.2 million quid he owes.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Clark Five on April 22, 2010, 07:53:21 AM
From The Mail's website:

Another change Blues revealed was the renaming of the Main Stand to the Garrison Lane Stand.

This has been done to avoid confusion as many visitors think the Main Stand is on the newer, Kop side of St Andrew’s.

And, frankly, to describe the decrepit 1960s structure as the ground’s ‘Main Stand’ is archaic and pretty embarrassing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on April 22, 2010, 08:32:29 AM
This could end up being a copyright issue as, if they're renaming embarassing things, they might start calling themselves Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: serbentoflight on April 22, 2010, 09:10:07 AM
"Last month, Seymour Pierce, the company chaired by Keith Harris, sued to recover the fee it said it was owed for laying the groundwork for Yeung's takeover of the club." - Guardian

How 'Orville' for them...  
(see what i did there?)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on April 22, 2010, 09:12:58 AM
Anyone know which pubs will be open in Birmingham before the game? A quick pint to settle the nerves.

Last time the Newt was open for Villains and The Yard of Ale for the shitheads.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 22, 2010, 09:16:27 AM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Anyone know which pubs will be open in Birmingham before the game? A quick pint to settle the nerves.

Last time the Newt was open for Villains and The Yard of Ale for the shitheads.


That figures. A huge sprawling bar for Villa fans and a little pokey hole for Bluenoses.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Waghorn on April 22, 2010, 10:13:37 AM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Anyone know which pubs will be open in Birmingham before the game? A quick pint to settle the nerves.

Last time the Newt was open for Villains and The Yard of Ale for the shitheads.


Last few times I've been past The Newt it's been shut, so I'm not sure if it's open any more.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on April 22, 2010, 10:18:24 AM
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olneythelonely on April 22, 2010, 10:27:00 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


You could always sign me in.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 22, 2010, 10:35:32 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on April 22, 2010, 11:03:59 AM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time


It takes a particular kind of dedication to be in the pub at half seven on a Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Risso on April 22, 2010, 11:05:52 AM
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time


It takes a particular kind of dedication to be in the pub at half seven on a Sunday morning.


Probably easiest just not to go home after the Friday night!  I fell asleep in a club in Wigan once, and was woken up by the cleaners coming in at 10am.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 22, 2010, 12:13:10 PM
Quote from: "Risso"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time


It takes a particular kind of dedication to be in the pub at half seven on a Sunday morning.


Probably easiest just not to go home after the Friday night!  I fell asleep in a club in Wigan once, and was woken up by the cleaners coming in at 10am.


My cousin fell asleep in the bog at the Hummingbird once, woke up at about 5am to find the place in complete darkness, closed, empty.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on April 22, 2010, 12:22:21 PM
Quote from: "Risso"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time


It takes a particular kind of dedication to be in the pub at half seven on a Sunday morning.


Probably easiest just not to go home after the Friday night!


With the game on Sunday that's an even worse idea than just starting at 7:30 a.m.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 22, 2010, 12:27:23 PM
I wouldn't mind a little slug before the match if anywhere will be available.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 22, 2010, 01:07:11 PM
Quote from: "cheltenhamlion"
I wouldn't mind a little slug before the match if anywhere will be available.


David Sullivan?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on April 22, 2010, 01:25:25 PM
pre match pub sorted, not telling anyone where though !

8AM brekkie, lovely

100% Villa
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nev on April 22, 2010, 04:54:19 PM
I'll be on the "beer for breakfast and one for desert" preperation as endorsed by Kris Kristofferson on the legendary "Sunday Morning, Coming Down".

I find it hard to cope with the fact that we have to host a bunch of arseholes that put their hatred of us before the good of their own team (don't mind going down as long as they beat us).

To see their "players" running around on our pitch makes my eyes burn.

So cheers to all those cracking 'em open early doors.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on April 23, 2010, 03:29:23 PM
Blues CEO resigned
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on April 23, 2010, 03:32:06 PM
Anything to do with the £2.2m payment owed?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villa'Zawg on April 23, 2010, 03:41:27 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Blues CEO resigned


Birmingham boss Alex McLeish admitted he was surprised by Dunford's early departure from the role.

He said: "I know as much as you know, that Michael has left the club. That's all I know.

"He has not been in the job that long and, if you bring a chief executive and he goes that early, yes, it is a little bit unusual.

"It's not my business. I'm more concerned with the Villa game at the weekend.

"I worked closely with him but there are good lines of communication with everyone at this club."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 23, 2010, 03:43:26 PM
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Blues CEO resigned


Chant for Sunday:

"Where's your CEO gone ..  where's your CEO gone"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 23, 2010, 04:13:42 PM
Quote from: "Villadawg"
Quote from: "pdiddybaby"
Blues CEO resigned


Birmingham boss Alex McLeish admitted he was surprised by Dunford's early departure from the role.

He said: "I know as much as you know, that Michael has left the club. That's all I know.

"He has not been in the job that long and, if you bring a chief executive and he goes that early, yes, it is a little bit unusual.

"It's not my business. I'm more concerned with the Villa game at the weekend.

"I worked closely with him but there are good lines of communication with everyone at this club."


No surprise he's resigned. I think I predicted it when he was appointed. He's far too serious for that bunch of chancers.
This is well worth a read, his story changes every day:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/carson-yeung-ill-bring-chinas-finest-to-birmingham-1946203.html
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: IrishCockney on April 23, 2010, 08:14:36 PM
I Love the Blues
They make me feel so Happy
Oh and I just renewed my Aston Social membership with a few liveners, Home James!
Thank you very much for another 3 points.....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on April 23, 2010, 08:51:48 PM
Quote from: "IrishCockney"
I Love the Blues
They make me feel so Happy
Oh and I just renewed my Aston Social membership with a few liveners, Home James!
Thank you very much for another 3 points.....


What tune do you sing this to?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on April 23, 2010, 09:14:44 PM
Quote from: "Mac"
Quote from: "IrishCockney"
I Love the Blues
They make me feel so Happy
Oh and I just renewed my Aston Social membership with a few liveners, Home James!
Thank you very much for another 3 points.....


What tune do you sing this to?



Fields of Athen Rye ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on April 23, 2010, 09:39:41 PM
Quote from: "Mac"
Quote from: "IrishCockney"
I Love the Blues
They make me feel so Happy
Oh and I just renewed my Aston Social membership with a few liveners, Home James!
Thank you very much for another 3 points.....


What tune do you sing this to?

It almost works with 'You Are My Sunshine"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: IrishCockney on April 23, 2010, 11:07:39 PM
Quote from: "Dave"
Quote from: "Mac"
Quote from: "IrishCockney"
I Love the Blues
They make me feel so Happy
Oh and I just renewed my Aston Social membership with a few liveners, Home James!
Thank you very much for another 3 points.....


What tune do you sing this to?

It almost works with 'You Are My Sunshine"


In my head its something slurred by the drunk bloke, off some tv program with a drunk bloke in it, as he walks home from the pub in the moonlight, pished, singing this exact song.

Thats it you know the one!

I forget the tune...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: willywombat on April 24, 2010, 02:06:41 AM
Quote from: "serpentoflight"
"Last month, Seymour Pierce, the company chaired by Keith Harris, sued to recover the fee it said it was owed for laying the groundwork for Yeung's takeover of the club." - Guardian

How 'Orville' for them...  
(see what i did there?)


Made me chuckle :)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on April 24, 2010, 10:52:37 AM
Frustrated McLeish reveals Birmingham lack cash (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/24/birmingham-alex-mcleish-transfer-money)

And there was me thinking they'd be spunking cash all over the place.  What a surprise.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on April 24, 2010, 11:29:41 AM
Quote from: "pauliewalnuts"
Quote from: "Risso"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "Chris Smith"
Our pre match pub opens at 10.00 on Sunday but membership card required to get in.


Our pre-match pub is opening at 0730. No chance of me making it at that time


It takes a particular kind of dedication to be in the pub at half seven on a Sunday morning.


Probably easiest just not to go home after the Friday night!  I fell asleep in a club in Wigan once, and was woken up by the cleaners coming in at 10am.


My cousin fell asleep in the bog at the Hummingbird once, woke up at about 5am to find the place in complete darkness, closed, empty.


Me and a mate fell asleep in The Mercat one Saturday morning and when we woke up, some c*** had nicked our cigarettes.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: sfx412 on April 24, 2010, 11:30:53 AM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Frustrated McLeish reveals Birmingham lack cash (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/24/birmingham-alex-mcleish-transfer-money)

And there was me thinking they'd be spunking cash all over the place.  What a surprise.


Some say with their Chairman resigning he's putting himself on the market and that certainly suggests its a possibility

Maybe he wants the Liverpool job :)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on April 24, 2010, 01:35:06 PM
Their Chairman has resigned as well now?
Or is Malcolm talking bollocks again (or just a little confused)?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 24, 2010, 01:36:58 PM
Is that Sty Dweller still a member on here that claimed that £40M was gonna get spunked on them?

Laughable.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: fbriai on April 24, 2010, 02:17:30 PM
Quote
"He obviously was not feeling it was the right location for him at this moment. I worked a lot with him and the lines of communication were good. It was a pleasure to work with a real football bloke."


Is it just me or is he implying that he's only too well aware that the rest of them aren't 'real football blokes'?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on April 24, 2010, 02:21:36 PM
Quote from: "fbriai"
Quote
"He obviously was not feeling it was the right location for him at this moment. I worked a lot with him and the lines of communication were good. It was a pleasure to work with a real football bloke."


Is it just me or is he implying that he's only too well aware that the rest of them aren't 'real football blokes'?


or crooks

when a manager says that there you reckon he could not work with the owners. Knowing they installed a mate at the training ground as a laughable DOF
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on April 24, 2010, 04:38:47 PM
Hope they give Gabby the "MOM" slagging song cause we love an angry Gabby !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on April 24, 2010, 07:23:03 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Frustrated McLeish reveals Birmingham lack cash (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/24/birmingham-alex-mcleish-transfer-money)

And there was me thinking they'd be spunking cash all over the place.  What a surprise.


'Not much more than £10m' is pretty good for them given their pitiful support.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 24, 2010, 07:34:44 PM
Wouldn't be surprised to see Big Eck walking in the summer. Don't see him as the kind of bloke to take any shit behind the scenes especially if he gets offered a better job elsewhere. I'd give better odds on him leaving Blose than MON leaving Villa.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 24, 2010, 07:43:51 PM
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Frustrated McLeish reveals Birmingham lack cash (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/24/birmingham-alex-mcleish-transfer-money)

And there was me thinking they'd be spunking cash all over the place.  What a surprise.


'Not much more than £10m' is pretty good for them given their pitiful support.

Colin Titum (or whatever that twat from the Evening Mail is called) claims the £10m was a reference to what was spent last summer, not the budget for this coming window.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 24, 2010, 07:49:03 PM
Big Eck clearly states their transfer budget won't be much more than £10m. Unless that's a smoke screen based on previous £40m comments made so they don't get screwed on transfer fees.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on April 24, 2010, 07:50:21 PM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "Percy"
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Frustrated McLeish reveals Birmingham lack cash (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/apr/24/birmingham-alex-mcleish-transfer-money)

And there was me thinking they'd be spunking cash all over the place.  What a surprise.


'Not much more than £10m' is pretty good for them given their pitiful support.

Colin Titum (or whatever that twat from the Evening Mail is called) claims the £10m was a reference to what was spent last summer, not the budget for this coming window.


Titum or Twattum, I can never remember. Let's hope they remain potless then, in every way.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pdiddybaby on April 24, 2010, 07:53:27 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Big Eck clearly states their transfer budget won't be much more than £10m. Unless that's a smoke screen based on previous £40m comments made so they don't get screwed on transfer fees.


selling clubs are cleverer that that and McCleish has always come across as more honest than that
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 24, 2010, 08:02:39 PM
I agree and one of the reasons I could see him walking if he receives an offer.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OzVilla on April 25, 2010, 10:11:48 AM
I can certainly see McLeish walking in the Summer.  If they finish in the Top 10 that'll be one of their best seasons ever (guffaw guffaw).  

He'll struggle to improve on that with the obvious limitations within the squad, lack of funds and the strong probability of losing Joe Hart who has been outstanding for them this year.

Add in to the mix the owners fixation on bringing in Chinese players and a potential relegation battle next season (they won't get as many 1-0 runs next year as this year I'm certain) and i'd be leaving while my reputation is still intact (just like he did with Scotland).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: OCD on April 25, 2010, 11:26:23 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if he went to West Ham.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 25, 2010, 03:17:28 PM
Excuse the pun, but their "saving grace" has been Joe Hart this season. Hopefully he'll either be back at Citeh or go to a "bigger club" next season. We could do with him ourselves as a long term keeper but think we have other priorities in the team to address this summer.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on April 25, 2010, 04:19:03 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Excuse the pun, but their "saving grace" has been Joe Hart this season. Hopefully he'll either be back at Citeh or go to a "bigger club" next season. We could do with him ourselves as a long term keeper but think we have other priorities in the team to address this summer.


Without him they're fucked.

And they will be without him.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Guy M on April 25, 2010, 04:36:16 PM
Looking at their results (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/results/default.stm), I don't think they've won a league or cup game by more than one clear goal all season. Weird.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on April 25, 2010, 04:49:55 PM
Quote from: "Guy M"
Looking at their results (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/results/default.stm), I don't think they've won a league or cup game by more than one clear goal all season. Weird.


It's not weird. It's because they're shit, but they got lucky and borrowed a great keeper otherwise they'd be slugging it out with Hull and Burnley.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: D.boy on April 25, 2010, 07:25:47 PM
Anyone tried to have a nose at feckrightoff, "Site down for maintenance" as it would go into meltdown due to apoplectic noses.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 26, 2010, 02:20:49 PM
Just seen this on the small heath alliance board:

Quote:

Quote
So, Carr gestures to the Villa fans, Ridgewell refuses to shake hands with the ref, Larsson nearly has a fit screaming at the ref, Eck tells the ref a few home truths on the pitch, Roger Johnson loses his cool in the post-match interview and could get fined for it.....

Perhaps I'm being childish, but I love the attitude of this team. They care.



Then this:

Quote
Agreed  Vignals tackle was great too



Im sorry but if any Villa player acted in these ways, i would find it impossible to defend them. Caring is all well and good, but i'd expect our players to act with respect and dignity, even after a hard to take defeat.

worst of all though is the fact that they think trying to injure a fellow proffesional shows a player cares.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Des Little on April 26, 2010, 03:14:12 PM
I'm probably on my own here, but what the hell - I actually quite like McLeish, and think he's a decent bloke and a good manager - way too good for them.  

I hope he realises this and takes a better offer this summer; one thing's for sure he can't trust Yeung and his gang of hoods as far as he can throw 'em.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 26, 2010, 03:26:46 PM
I think McLeish is alright too. He deserves better than to have that Albatross hanging around his neck.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Leicester_Villian on April 27, 2010, 08:45:47 PM
Feisty derby sees Birmingham hit with disciplinary charge
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Sheff Wed chairman confident of avoiding relegation The FA have charged Birmingham following the angry scenes at their 1-0 derby defeat by Aston Villa on Sunday.

The club have been charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion after referee Martin Atkinson was surrounded by a furious group following his award of a late penalty.

The FA said in a statement: "Birmingham City FC have been charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion, relating to the players' behaviour towards referee Martin Atkinson following the awarding of a spot-kick to Aston Villa late in the fixture.

"Birmingham City defender Stephen Carr has been charged with improper conduct following an incident at the end of the same fixture.

"Meanwhile Roger Johnson, also of City, has been asked to explain comments made to the media after the fixture in relation to referee Martin Atkinson."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Leicester_Villian on April 27, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
Yes ...should read small health lol
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Clampy on April 28, 2010, 01:07:50 PM
They're still bitter, bless em.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A67252179
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheTimVilla on April 28, 2010, 01:38:44 PM
Poor lambs...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 28, 2010, 02:25:06 PM
So what is the actual punishment?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on April 28, 2010, 02:34:15 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
So what is the actual punishment?


Being Birmingham City.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 28, 2010, 02:34:59 PM
Quote from: "LeeB"
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
So what is the actual punishment?


Being Birmingham City.


Seems a bit harsh?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yossarian on April 28, 2010, 03:26:14 PM
Quote from: "clampy"
They're still bitter, bless em.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A67252179


I'm a bit shocked the BBC have published that on their site. Especially the bit about Mrs Agbonlahor being a prostitute. Is this what I pay my license fee for?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lee on April 28, 2010, 03:55:43 PM
Quote from: "Barton"
Quote from: "clampy"
They're still bitter, bless em.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A67252179


I'm a bit shocked the BBC have published that on their site. Especially the bit about Mrs Agbonlahor being a prostitute. Is this what I pay my license fee for?


Quote
This article has been hidden, because it contravenes our House Rules in some way. However, the author can easily re-write it so that it doesn't break the rules, so let's hope they do just that.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 28, 2010, 04:02:15 PM
It does make me laugh. By singing Gabby Gabby Gabby Gabby Gabby Yourmomsawhore they have guaranteed he is supremely fired up every time he plays them. So far its cost them at least 12 points by my reckoning.

Fucking stupid stupid idiots.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on April 28, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
Oh well, I hadnt clicked refresh so the bitterness is preserved:

Quote
Atkinsons Match Report
Premier League Birmingham City
by TWEETIE - Life without DS & DG BRILLIANT!!!!!!! (U14149761) 28 April 2010

comment on the article

................................................................ATKINSONS REPORT.............................................................................
It was nice coming back to the club I've always supported and Martin O'Neill and Randy Lerner welcomed me to the VIP lounge stressing how important it was for Villa to pick up three points to save their floundering season.....I'd arrived two hours early so I could discuss the officiating with Martin before the BCFC party turned up on their coach just in case there were any suspicious reporters lurking around

The lounge was full of decorative pink carnations, pots of tea and my favouirite Jaffa cakes which I'd requested when I called in to the Villa shop earlier in the week to buy a pink and blue scarf, the 1982 DVD and Acorns top for my son ....I was very impressed with the Victorian stained glass windows, even Old Trafford doesn't have those

In the dressing room I took time out to read the various Good Luck messages, bribes and bank notes and Mrs Agbonlahor was on hand to give me some pre match relief and a rub down which I thoroughly enjoyed.....Upon wiping her mouth with a Kleenex she asked me for twenty quid as she'd never ever received any welfare or kiddie support for young Gabby so I gladly reached into my already fat wallet and obliged ......she then said she had to run off to get the Number 8 bus as she hates to be in the stadium when her son gets all that stick and that she was also running late for a bingo session in Alum Rock

I kindly advised the Villa players to be out at 1145 am on the dot and hollered at McLeish and his Blues team to get their backsides in gear and hurry up and get out on the pitch.....Alex McLeish offered me a handshake which I declined as I just don't like Scottish managers or teams that play in blue and white......I spoke to the team of ball boys and told them it was OK to hold on to the ball for longer whenever Blues won a throw in and gave each of them a Mars Bar

As the match progressed I first had to have words with James Collins for his persistent fouling on Jerome .......I told him ""Collins, twelve more of those challenges, laddie and I'll have no choice but to give you a yellow""

I then had to calm down Barry Ferguson for his futile arguments about Vila players diving and I booked Vignal the first chance I got

Blues were raining in shots so frequently I even tried to get in the way of one but Brad Friedel yelled at me and said he had it covered

As the game drew to a close I was 30 yards away when Gabby looked to have been felled and the Holte End roared 'Penalty' .....I wasn't sure but MON , Randy and Gabby's mum had been so kind to me pre match I thought well why not, Blues have had a very good season anyway , they won't mind giving their rivals the points on this occassion as they were already safe in January

I was shocked at the repsonse of Johnson and Carr and several other Blues players who all insinuated my parents had never ever been married, that I resembled that very private part of a woman's anatomy and that I desperately need to make an appointment at SpecSavers.....I wasn't too bothered by it......John Terry, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney regularly call me a lot worse names than those

Don't be too hard on them, FA........Alex gave me a tirade of abuse with his Glasgow twang, I didn't even understand most of it so it's probably a good idea you don't select me for a Blues game for at least the next 5 years

I noticed Stephen Carr give Villa fans the '******' hand gesture but he's hardly the first opponent at Villa Park to do that is he so please put it down to pure emotion ???

Alex gave me a zero on the "Referee Performance and Merit" sheet but I got a 9 out of 10 from Martin so all in all a decent day at the office

Randy escorted me to the exit door 3 hours after the game finished and roughly 3 scotch and vodkas later.......I hereby strenuously deny I was bribed and I even had to pay the 10 pounds change fee for my train rebooking with my own cash.......Well OK, I can't lie, I used the cash that had been stuffed in my trouser pocket during the match, hardly a crime , eh ? although I've heard Alex is still insisting I'm a crook ....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: phantom limb on April 28, 2010, 05:11:34 PM
Blimey, you can almost smell the bitterness eminating from that post. It's outstanding.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on April 28, 2010, 07:02:21 PM
Very bitter indeed. Probably wasn't even at the game. I'm sure someone will come up with a counter report. Mazrim? You seem on form at the moment with this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 28, 2010, 11:12:07 PM
Ah, my puppy slapping hand is tired. Its too easy.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on April 28, 2010, 11:24:16 PM
They are dicks.

Earlier in the season Ridgewell was involved in an incident at the Emirates that made headline news.

Can't remember if he was just booked or whether it was a second booking and red card, but the point was he clattered Van Persie and was pulled up on it. Similar thing, in so far as he got a nick on the ball first but played the man as well.

If that was a foul (and it was) then doing the same in the penalty area is asking for trouble. Maybe you could have got away with that type of lunge years ago, but not anymore. Not sure if the rule was always there and it's just now being enforced more vigoursly, or whether it was amended recently. I'm sure the budding refs amongst us can clarify that.

It was an ugly lunge by Johnson and looked late. Plus three experienced refs have now said it was a penalty. If the Rags are relying on Andy sodding Gray's machines and dim interpretation on the rules then they really don't have a leg to stand on.

I hope they keep it up though, you can see how much it's got to them. The fcuking plebs.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 28, 2010, 11:30:54 PM
They really are cursed. Look at them, second team in the second city, population over one million, 136 years in existance and all they've ever won was Mickey Mouse's Toilet Seat.

Long may the curse continue.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on April 28, 2010, 11:38:35 PM
I remember that; I also remember Ridgwell putting in a very nasty tackle on Gabby near the corner flag in the 1st half. two-footed, high and downright dangerous.

I'm adamant small heath are by far the most dirtiest team in the Premier League... a team full of aggressive thugs who seem to think they can put in violent 'tackles' but aslong as they get a little bit of the ball it's all good and fine.

Johnson, Ridgwell, Carr, Vignal and Bowyer are a disgrace.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on April 28, 2010, 11:42:31 PM
When you consider how our players  reacted to the pooor decisions against us and compare that to them, it shows that for them the game against us is all that matters and they just cant handle it
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on April 28, 2010, 11:56:30 PM
It occurred to me today, and has probably occurred to somebody else by now, that this is finally karmic retribution for the Enckelman awfulness. Goal incorrectly given as contact with the ball was not made and penalty incorrectly awarded as contact with the ball had been made.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on April 28, 2010, 11:58:09 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
It occurred to me today, and has probably occurred to somebody else by now, that this is finally karmic retribution for the Enckelman awfulness. Goal incorrectly given as contact with the ball was not made and penalty incorrectly awarded as contact with the ball had been made.


If you consider the penalty to be incorrectly given of course.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 29, 2010, 12:11:41 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote from: "joe_c"
It occurred to me today, and has probably occurred to somebody else by now, that this is finally karmic retribution for the Enckelman awfulness. Goal incorrectly given as contact with the ball was not made and penalty incorrectly awarded as contact with the ball had been made.


If you consider the penalty to be incorrectly given of course.


Which was not the case, as making contact with the ball, contrary to the opinion of many, is in itself not sufficient reason for a penalty not to be given.

Joe makes a valid point, though, regarding the Enckelman badness. The six in a row have gone a long way to purging that memory.

God loves us
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on April 29, 2010, 05:29:10 AM
That 'report' will probably make it into their next match programme.  Absolutely pathetic.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: luke25 on April 29, 2010, 06:28:49 AM
Quote from: "joe_c"
It occurred to me today, and has probably occurred to somebody else by now, that this is finally karmic retribution for the Enckelman awfulness. Goal incorrectly given as contact with the ball was not made and penalty incorrectly awarded as contact with the ball had been made.
to this day, after seeing the incident time and time again im still none the wiser as to wether he touched the ball or not, im pretty sure ill never know, which makes it all the more bizzarre how the ref and linesman decided he did touch it after a 30 second chat, however what pissed me off even more from that game was the awful decision to rule out Vassell's equaliser when he was blatantly put through by a blues defender
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 05, 2010, 04:59:48 PM
I see the Lulu's went on the rampage after getting dumped out of the Cup at Pompey a few weeks ago. Eleven arrests in Brum this week. 2 Portsmouth fans seriously injured.

A really horrible club with nasty fans who are still stuck in the 1970s.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on May 05, 2010, 06:05:15 PM
Maybe it's karma for all the twats running on the pitch after the Enckleman goal.

Or maybe, following a three-year blip, the universe is just getting itself back in rightful order.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KONSPIRACY on May 05, 2010, 06:27:34 PM
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Clampy on May 05, 2010, 06:28:54 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.


Thwow him to the floor?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: phantom limb on May 05, 2010, 06:36:56 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.


He'll be forced to shave.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on May 05, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
Quote from: "phantom limb"
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.


He'll be forced to shave.


... his scrotum with a blunt razor.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: joe_c on May 05, 2010, 10:28:15 PM
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.


Two year contract extension with 12 months suspended.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villajk on May 05, 2010, 10:55:04 PM
Quote from: "joe_c"
Quote from: "KONSPIRACY"
Johnson has been charged by the FA today for his comments after the game. No details of punishment yet.


Two year contract extension with 12 months suspended.


hehehehehe
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on May 06, 2010, 11:35:01 AM
Quote from: "luke25"
Quote from: "joe_c"
It occurred to me today, and has probably occurred to somebody else by now, that this is finally karmic retribution for the Enckelman awfulness. Goal incorrectly given as contact with the ball was not made and penalty incorrectly awarded as contact with the ball had been made.
to this day, after seeing the incident time and time again im still none the wiser as to wether he touched the ball or not, im pretty sure ill never know, which makes it all the more bizzarre how the ref and linesman decided he did touch it after a 30 second chat, however what pissed me off even more from that game was the awful decision to rule out Vassell's equaliser when he was blatantly put through by a blues defender


I was at the game and although at the other end was at the perfect height to see he didn't touch it. Never been a doubt in my mind. You're correct about the Vassell goal as well.

The only good think about that game in a perverse way was staying behind after to watch them celebrate knowing that one day it would turn back our way and revenge would take place. The 5-1 sorted that for me. Since then it's been all about the natural order of things.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Richard E on May 06, 2010, 04:57:04 PM
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2010/05/06/no-big-spending-at-blues-this-summer

Quelle surprise. They never let us down do they??
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on May 06, 2010, 06:34:20 PM
When he says "we won't go mad" he means "we can't go mad".  Wish they bloody would though, I'd love to see them overspend and go down the Portsmouth road to oblivion.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on May 06, 2010, 06:43:45 PM
Quote
I don’t expect Carson to put in £50million of his own money each season,


Neither do I as he's supposed to be worth less than £30m
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: myf on May 06, 2010, 07:45:17 PM
Their new home shirt has a massive white "V" across the front.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jimbo on May 06, 2010, 07:51:42 PM
Quote from: "myf"
Their new home shirt has a massive white "V" across the front.


Brilliant.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on May 06, 2010, 09:15:38 PM
I thought it was an arrow pointing in the direction they're headed.

Meanwhile, in Science news, this seems quite an apt place to post this:

BBC: Neanderthal genes 'survive in us' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8660940.stm)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on May 07, 2010, 01:05:12 AM
I just went for a peek on KRO to see the neanderthals reaction to this. And, not surprisingly, this is their new logo for the site:

Quote
(http://www.keeprighton.co.uk/templates/jxtc_escene/images/logo.png)


Aside from having no design quality at all, they have to acknowledge their hatred of us everywhere. Stupid c***s.

Anyway, some funny quotes off various threads (and, yes, I'll be bathing my modem in domestos after this):

Quote
Lately I'm getting awful feelings about CY, the new owners and the takeover in general. Does anybody else feel CY has had a 'Oh no what have I done' moment?


Quote
Now you all know I'm an armchair. But yesterday I was offered £50 and free beer to turn up for the Burnley game, so I thought, "What the hey? The recliner is having its annual service, I'll go and watch a match for a change."

Well, I was shocked. It was a good job the Burnley fans were there, but otherwise the ground would have resembled a Highbury reserve match. You holier-than-thou jokers who boast about going to every game, have you completely forgotten how to sing? The first half was an embarrassment - even when we were 2-0 up, all I could here were the Burnley fans taking the p***!

Next season, have a good listen about 5 minutes into the first home game - if the traffic isn't too noisy outside you should be able to hear me, sitting in the recliner in Devon with Iraqgoals on the laptop, singing KRO at the top of my voice. Perhaps some of you will join in.

Disgraceful!


In response to that:

Quote
So a day tripper from Devon on a freebie is part of the problem. You can't get a song going when all the freebie tourists don't know the words you stupid mongol.

It is also hard to sing with a gobful of seaside rock.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on May 07, 2010, 11:46:58 AM
"Now you all know I'm an armchair"

I know they struggle for fans but they're recruiting furniture now?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: serbentoflight on May 07, 2010, 11:52:25 AM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
"Now you all know I'm an armchair"

I know they struggle for fans but they're recruiting furniture now?


I know they've been a load of stools for years now...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 07, 2010, 12:15:17 PM
Loads of Tourists?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on May 07, 2010, 12:54:41 PM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Loads of Tourists?


Not just tourists but loads of them going to watch Blues against Burnley?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on May 07, 2010, 01:03:51 PM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
I just went for a peek on KRO to see the neanderthals reaction to this. And, not surprisingly, this is their new logo for the site:

Quote
(http://www.keeprighton.co.uk/templates/jxtc_escene/images/logo.png)


Aside from having no design quality at all, they have to acknowledge their hatred of us everywhere. Stupid c***s.

Anyway, some funny quotes off various threads (and, yes, I'll be bathing my modem in domestos after this):

Quote
Lately I'm getting awful feelings about CY, the new owners and the takeover in general. Does anybody else feel CY has had a 'Oh no what have I done' moment?


Quote
Now you all know I'm an armchair. But yesterday I was offered £50 and free beer to turn up for the Burnley game, so I thought, "What the hey? The recliner is having its annual service, I'll go and watch a match for a change."

Well, I was shocked. It was a good job the Burnley fans were there, but otherwise the ground would have resembled a Highbury reserve match. You holier-than-thou jokers who boast about going to every game, have you completely forgotten how to sing? The first half was an embarrassment - even when we were 2-0 up, all I could here were the Burnley fans taking the p***!

Next season, have a good listen about 5 minutes into the first home game - if the traffic isn't too noisy outside you should be able to hear me, sitting in the recliner in Devon with Iraqgoals on the laptop, singing KRO at the top of my voice. Perhaps some of you will join in.

Disgraceful!


In response to that:

Quote
So a day tripper from Devon on a freebie is part of the problem. You can't get a song going when all the freebie tourists don't know the words you stupid mongol.

It is also hard to sing with a gobful of seaside rock.



So Genghis Khan is now a knuckledragger?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: richard moore on May 07, 2010, 01:37:16 PM
No doubt they are all accusing the guy from Devon of being a 'Vile' fan...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on May 07, 2010, 11:17:11 PM
Quote
It is also hard to sing with a gobful of seaside rock.


Is that rhyming slang?  Never heard it called that before.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: RogerS on May 07, 2010, 11:28:25 PM
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote
It is also hard to sing with a gobful of seaside rock.


Is that rhyming slang?  Never heard it called that before.


I just had a spitting tea over the keyboard moment, TMWAS.

Thank you for that. As they say on 'Points of View'...'I larfed out loud at that!'
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on May 08, 2010, 02:27:31 PM
Quote from: "Mazrim"
Quote
I don’t expect Carson to put in £50million of his own money each season,


Neither do I as he's supposed to be worth less than £30m


I reckon that's over stating it.  He doesn't even own the shares.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on May 09, 2010, 06:17:13 PM
Just turn the Sty into a gigantic takeaway .................
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Jimbo on May 09, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
And take it away.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: lordmcgrath5 on May 10, 2010, 09:04:22 AM
Quote from: "Jimbo"
And take it away.


Applause.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Axl Rose on May 11, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=153350632

something to read connected to them....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 11, 2010, 09:30:08 PM
Saw him on the news last week wearing one of those awful brass necklaces of the testicles.

Throw away the key. Just for that!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 14, 2010, 08:23:44 AM
Chucho bye bye (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8656185.stm)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 14, 2010, 10:00:39 AM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Chucho bye bye (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/8656185.stm)


My Bluenose mate is incredibly upset about him.

He's obsessed by any player with a bit of pace or skill and still pines after Zarate and Pennant. I've told him that he must be a masochist supporting Blose.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: andrew08 on May 14, 2010, 11:59:21 AM
Chucho,

You know I'm going to have start keeping a spreadsheet or something at work of bullshit sprouted by b-lose for the nose who works for me. When the porno brothers annouced this player as a £10 million signing last summer I patiently explained that it was a loan etc etc and as Twatum hadn't actually mentioned that bit he wouldn't have it.

You should have seen the look of joy in his face when the £30 million pound transfer window spend was announced last autumn. Apparently I was jealous of their new owner when I chuckled.

I currently have him stating their new kit provider pays £10mill a season for the privilage of initiating the first duel use Darts/Footy shirt and that they will provide as many players to England this summer as us (that centre half who mistimes tackles was nailed on to go to South Africa until the FA unfairly charged him apparently and Hart counts as well ).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 21, 2010, 01:04:36 PM
Your work Smithy?

http://newsarse.com/2010/05/21/birmingham-city-fined-two-days-of-liam-ridgwell/
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Smithy on May 21, 2010, 04:21:33 PM
Quote from: "ADVILLAFAN"
Your work Smithy?

http://newsarse.com/2010/05/21/birmingham-city-fined-two-days-of-liam-ridgwell/


Yes - including all the typos.  That's what happens when you try and write stories at 7am before going to do some proper work.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 21, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
I didn't think it was a penalty either
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on May 25, 2010, 04:25:37 PM
Tell you what, Small Heath are making some decent signings, as much as I hate to admit it.

Foster will do all right there, I reckon, out of the spotlight for a bit. Bid accepted for Zigic, N'Zogbia is classy and Koncheskey is a solid enough fullback.

Still reckon they'll be bottom half next season, mind.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on May 25, 2010, 07:00:29 PM
Quote from: "JJ-AV"
Tell you what, Small Heath are making some decent signings, as much as I hate to admit it.

Foster will do all right there, I reckon, out of the spotlight for a bit. Bid accepted for Zigic, N'Zogbia is classy and Koncheskey is a solid enough fullback.

Still reckon they'll be bottom half next season, mind.


They signed N'Zogbia then?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on June 05, 2010, 12:12:07 PM
(http://www.bluesonlinestore.co.uk/filedepository//10%20home%20ss.jpg)

Here is something new to laugh at, once you've stomped vomiting of course.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on June 05, 2010, 12:24:39 PM
I bet all the poor little kids who knock those up in some factory in the backstreet slums of Beijing have never even heard of Birmingham City.  

They're probably told that the ball and the world mean they're world club champions.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on June 05, 2010, 12:38:34 PM
It looks like they fucked up a QPR kit.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on June 05, 2010, 03:23:52 PM
It suits them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kipeye on June 05, 2010, 03:28:32 PM
Fanny and Cock Investments-got to say-its quite catchy.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 05, 2010, 05:52:45 PM
Quote from: "Tokyo Sexwhale"
It looks like they fucked up a QPR kit.


My first thought when I saw it was QPR.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulTheVillan on June 13, 2010, 12:02:37 PM
Own up! Who has taken Big Eck's Wifes Bags! (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/worldcup2010/3012028/Alex-McLeish-appeals-for-return-of-his-bags-from-South-Africa.html)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Somniloquism on June 13, 2010, 12:32:19 PM
Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Own up! Who has taken Big Eck's Wifes Bags! (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/worldcup2010/3012028/Alex-McLeish-appeals-for-return-of-his-bags-from-South-Africa.html)


Well if the fella is a Doctor I suggest they look in deep holes in Gloucester.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on June 13, 2010, 04:27:25 PM
I see that having largely been shit, Nicola has been substituted by Serbia.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on June 13, 2010, 05:05:13 PM
Peter Crouch without the ability.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on June 13, 2010, 05:12:42 PM
Mark Sale/Kevin Francis Mk. II
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on June 13, 2010, 05:39:39 PM
Absolute donkey. And to think they tried to make out they beat the Villa to his signature.
F#ckin amateurs!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: On The Wood on June 13, 2010, 06:45:21 PM
I think a 36 year old, out of retirement Savo would've done a better job for them today.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: el león Benidorm on June 23, 2010, 11:23:12 AM
It is my misfortune to have this shower as a customer.

If you have the misfortune to ring them - as I have had today - their recording tells you that their pre season friendly is against Mallorca - Pronounced as it is spelt.

Good to know they are open to other cultures and Languages.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on July 04, 2010, 06:03:31 PM
Zigic is gonna be a diaster haaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on July 14, 2010, 07:58:47 AM
Seems you just can't get Coaches these days either ;-)

http://www.waste of paper.net/birmingham-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2010/07/13/birmingham-city-ricky-sbragia-rules-out-switch-97319-26842559/
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 14, 2010, 09:01:15 AM
Did wonder why anyone would go from Sunderland to Blues.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 14, 2010, 11:18:32 AM
From the knuckledragging society:

Quote
I don't know how anyone on this board can make assumptions on his ability as a coach. If you have a good coach at a club it rarely gets a mention. If you have a bad coach that filters through one way or another. I have never heard anything derogatory against Aitken as a coach other than by half brained so called fans who really don't know what they are talking about.

The fact he was associated with the Vile is irrelevent.


Quote
On the contrary it obviously is relevant given the fact he's [Aitken] dumped us, a team 9th in the Premier League, for ex shite boss O'Leary to go to a club no-ones heard of in a country where you couldn't name a single team or player.

Regardless of the job he's done he can #### right off as far as I'm concerned.


Quality!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 14, 2010, 11:54:41 AM
Tax haven, hot weather and the sunny middle east or Small heath

Tough call - suprisingly he took the middle east job!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 14, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
You forgot to mention that he's going to some team that no-one really knows, no-one really cares about, with players that no-one has ever heard of.

That's one hell of a step up from the heathens.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 14, 2010, 12:17:31 PM
Quote
going to some team that no-one really knows, no-one really cares about, with players that no-one has ever heard of.


He is ideally qualified then leaving that shower

I can hear the pug nosed one now "There just an honest bunch of Camels"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: VillaZogmariner on July 14, 2010, 12:47:11 PM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
You forgot to mention that he's going to some team that no-one really knows, no-one really cares about, with players that no-one has ever heard of.

That's one hell of a step up from the heathens.


I've never heard of Cannavaro either!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 14, 2010, 12:54:00 PM
Wish I'd never heard of O'Leary....
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on July 16, 2010, 01:51:49 PM
Apparently they are in Hong Kong this weekend, playing a HK Select XI at the Hong Kong Government Stadium on Sunday so I heard.  

For some reason there isn't much 'buzz'.  Maybe everyone is just fed up with football after the tedium of the 2010 FIFA (TM) World Cup, or then again maybe it's because they're just a shower of shite.

I'm toying with the idea of taking my 4 boys along with their Villa shirts to stand behind the bench singing (perhaps sanitised versions of) 'SOTC' and 'My Old Man'.  Could be good for a laugh.  Anyone else up for it?

I'm intrigued to see how many knuckledraggers turn up.  I saw only 1 guy wearing a b-lose shirt at the recent HK Soccer 7s (which of course we won, and they didn't do very well in), and he looked particularly lost & clueless.  Perhaps the reality of his no doubt recently acquired allegiance was slowly dawning on him......
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on July 16, 2010, 01:58:14 PM
This just in from the SCMP........ more than 6,000 tickets sold!

McLeish cools expectations as Blues warm up
 SOCCER
Chan Kin-wa
Jul 16, 2010   

Birmingham City will not set any grandiose targets in the new season despite enjoying their best finish in the top-flight for more than 50 years.
The English Premier League side arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for an invitation match against a Hong Kong League XI on Sunday. They will leave for matches in Beijing and Shenyang after their appearance at Hong Kong Stadium.

Manager Alex McLeish, who requested a training session immediately after their arrival, was looking forward to the Asian tour as a new experience, but warned against any unrealistic hopes for the new season despite impressing with a ninth-place finish in May.

"You can't be recognised as a Premier League team until you are there for three years in a row," said McLeish, who took over the job from Steve Bruce two seasons ago. "We've only done it for one season and must be realistic. We only went up from the Championship the season before and excelled last season.

"Maybe the players can do that again next season and that will be fantastic," he said.

"But the Premier League is unforgiving and we cannot have too many high targets. It will be too dangerous. We must be content with staying in the league and trying to develop the team."

The Blues brought their two close-season signings - Serbian striker Nikola Zigic and goalkeeper Ben Foster, who joined from La Liga side Valencia and Manchester United, respectively - and the squad also boasts former England internationals Kevin Phillips and Lee Bowyer, plus former Scotland international Barry Ferguson. The only big name missing was striker James McFadden, who stayed at home as his wife is due to give birth tomorrow.

League XI captain Chan Wai-ho said it would be a good opportunity to learn from a Premier League side, and the Hong Kong centre-half was looking forward to marking the towering Zigic.

"The weather can give us a lot of advantages and we should take every opportunity to attack and put on a good show for the fans," Chan said.

More than 6,000 tickets have been sold.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 16, 2010, 02:20:26 PM
Quote from: "McLeish"

You can't be recognised as a Premier League team until you are there for three years in a row. We've only done it for one season and must be realistic.


Anyway Leighton can get all that on a banner?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mazrim on July 16, 2010, 06:00:41 PM
Ive been in Wales for a week and whilst there I saw a bloke reading the Birmingham Mail. It had a logo for "Blues in China" which I assumed was them giving up on Football and going into crockery but no, apparently they are touring the peoples republic in a big extravaganza sure to attract 17 extra confused fans from Man Utd.

Anyway, the logo had me in stitches. It was something like a 50 dpi image blown up. It was so pixelated it was hardly readable and you could just make out one of their donkeys and egg head Tattum's shit eating suicide face and some other dork who'll be reporting on their progress.

Absolutely laughable. Low rent, pathetic and laughable.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on July 16, 2010, 06:44:25 PM
Never mind attracting fans from China they should aim for closer to home.

Especially as if they attract a reasonable number of fans in China there will be a roaring trade in fake Blues kits which will contribute nothing to their coffers.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 16, 2010, 07:42:25 PM
They can't attract support from Chinese fans living in Birmingham so they've got bugger all chance of getting any on the other side of the world.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on July 16, 2010, 10:01:00 PM
Quote from: "HK Villan"
This just in from the SCMP........ more than 6,000 tickets sold!


They'll be right at home then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on July 16, 2010, 10:05:04 PM
That's a higher attendance than they managed at home to Forest last season!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 16, 2010, 10:36:29 PM
6,000 of them singing "Shit On The Virra".
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: HK Villan on July 17, 2010, 01:19:30 AM
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
6,000 of them singing "Shit On The Virra".


Hardly.... If anything it'll be the other way around!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: peter w on July 17, 2010, 01:23:57 AM
They really don't get it. Prem football really isn't that big in China.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: big 1st serve on July 17, 2010, 09:31:58 AM
Oh dear.......
According to SSN,
When they flew out to Hong Kong,they forgot the kit & training gear,
which had to be sent on a later flight ,at a considerable cost.
however Jackanory Twattums spin /smoke & mirrors /re-cycling of events
will probably have them in a 8 page Mail pullout collecting their new
chop-stick logo, bastardised QPR shirts , from the Peoples Republic representative, at yet another chinese meal/bonding session.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on July 17, 2010, 11:56:52 AM
Custards to a man.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 17, 2010, 12:06:19 PM
I'm expecting a diplomatic incident at the very least out of this trip.  These slum-dwelling halfwits shouldn't even have passports.

As long as it doesn't end in global thermonuclear war then we should all count ourselves lucky.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Nev on July 17, 2010, 12:33:50 PM
I wonder what our oriental friends will make of The Cultural Attache for Bordesley Green, Mr Carr?

Will a defeat for Small Heath result in a demonstration of the universal hand gesture of good grace and sporting acceptance so ably demonstrated at Villa Park?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: duncan on July 17, 2010, 05:36:03 PM
This from Shaka Zulu ( I know...) on another site...

Quote
Brmingham will only be able to cash in whilst the Chinese are owners of the club.

A crafty move by the board to give the kit contract to xtep the top Chinese sports company with the biggest brand awareness will be crucial to us selling replica shirts with many surely to buy through loyalty to Yeung.

I think the clubs who had previously tried to crack the Chinese market through buying Chinese players cannot be compared to being owed by Chinese business men. The fact that they have bought into us rather than the other way round could be a deciding factor.



Such staggeringly blind optimism....clearly the lessons of history are wasted on them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: march on July 17, 2010, 06:19:16 PM
Quote from: "duncan"
This from Shaka Zulu ( I know...) on another site...

Quote
Brmingham will only be able to cash in whilst the Chinese are owners of the club.

A crafty move by the board to give the kit contract to xtep the top Chinese sports company with the biggest brand awareness will be crucial to us selling replica shirts with many surely to buy through loyalty to Yeung.

I think the clubs who had previously tried to crack the Chinese market through buying Chinese players cannot be compared to being owed by Chinese business men. The fact that they have bought into us rather than the other way round could be a deciding factor.



Such staggeringly blind optimism....clearly the lessons of history are wasted on them.


what is lost on them is that millions of Chinese if they cared at all would not buy £40 rip off shirts we have to buy but the cheap faxed versions the clubs see no money from, ask Man U
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 17, 2010, 08:02:26 PM
Quote from: "big 1st serve"
According to SSN,
When they flew out to Hong Kong,they forgot the kit & training gear,
which had to be sent on a later flight ,at a considerable cost.


That's their transfer budget gone then.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 17, 2010, 10:37:25 PM
Quote from: "march"
Quote from: "duncan"
This from Shaka Zulu ( I know...) on another site...

Quote
Brmingham will only be able to cash in whilst the Chinese are owners of the club.

A crafty move by the board to give the kit contract to xtep the top Chinese sports company with the biggest brand awareness will be crucial to us selling replica shirts with many surely to buy through loyalty to Yeung.

I think the clubs who had previously tried to crack the Chinese market through buying Chinese players cannot be compared to being owed by Chinese business men. The fact that they have bought into us rather than the other way round could be a deciding factor.



Such staggeringly blind optimism....clearly the lessons of history are wasted on them.


what is lost on them is that millions of Chinese if they cared at all would not buy £40 rip off shirts we have to buy but the cheap faxed versions the clubs see no money from, ask Man U


Indeed. The overseas markets are not nearly as lucrative as some seem to believe. There's a big TV deal, but that's shared equally between the Prem clubs anyway. Liverpool and Man Utd's supposedly vast far-eastern support contributes very little to their coffers compared to their local fans.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: march on July 17, 2010, 10:47:27 PM
Chelsea backed away from Asia and onto America for this very reason
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 18, 2010, 09:37:01 AM
Quote from: "Mark Kelly"
Quote from: "big 1st serve"
According to SSN,
When they flew out to Hong Kong,they forgot the kit & training gear,
which had to be sent on a later flight ,at a considerable cost.


That's their transfer budget gone then.


[yellow, bouncy, clappy man]
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: BannedUserIAT on July 18, 2010, 09:37:17 AM
Quote from: "HK Villan"
Quote from: "Troy Eccles"
6,000 of them singing "Shit On The Virra".


Hardly.... If anything it'll be the other way around!


Virra on the shit?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on July 19, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
Blues in for Riquelme according to SSN. I know he might be a bit past it but if they sign him the world really has gone mad. They're also close to signing that Suazo who was in Chille's world cup squad.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: curiousorange on July 19, 2010, 05:42:03 PM
Quote from: "TaxDodger"
Blues in for Riquelme according to SSN. I know he might be a bit passed it but if they sign him the world really has gone mad. They're also close to signing that Suazo who was in Chille's world cup squad.


West Ham were in for Riquelme, so we're not exactly talking a mad transfer scramble here.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on July 19, 2010, 05:50:36 PM
He's fat, a bit of a twat and ancient.

They might as well ask David Platt out of retirement.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: remy on August 27, 2010, 04:01:20 PM
Small note from yesterdays football, while we numbered 30,000 for a pretty shit performance on a Thursday, the Blues with their "keep right on" numbered 6,000 for their own Cup tie against Rochdale. 6000 !   The shithole holds 30,000 muppets and therfore the stadium was 20% Full. How shit is their support?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on August 27, 2010, 04:08:28 PM
Small note from yesterdays football, while we numbered 30,000 for a pretty shit performance on a Thursday, the Blues with their "keep right on" numbered 6,000 for their own Cup tie against Rochdale. 6000 !   The shithole holds 30,000 muppets and therfore the stadium was 20% Full. How shit is their support?
And yet they have the cheek to even attempt to laugh at us after losing last night. They're so small time, forever in our shadow and they know it so all they can do is make cheap and petty jibes towards like "haha vile lost. *insert a picture of O'Neill etc..." because that's all they can give. All you've got to do is look at how many Championship and league 1 teams got better attendances for their Carling Cup games and it's just makes you realise how much of shitty little club they are and in reality deserve to be back in the 3rd tier of English football where they belong.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Harte on August 27, 2010, 04:13:15 PM
When their score appeared on the video wall at half time last night I didn't so much as bat an eyelid that a lower division team was playing a Premier League team. I just assumed, for a moment, that it was a lower division game and that the shit had arrived at where they belong.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on August 27, 2010, 08:45:38 PM
Manage to stop my boss blue nose gloating first thing by asking him if he was one of the brave 6000 last night. He sheepishly said that they had sold many more tickets but the weather stopped the masses tunung up!(?) Clearly those Zulu warriors are not as tough as they make out!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mac on August 27, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
Attendances these days ARE tickets sold not the number of people that turned up.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on August 27, 2010, 09:02:22 PM
Attendances these days ARE tickets sold not the number of people that turned up.

I will save that piece of information for Tuesday 9am. Ta.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave on August 27, 2010, 09:05:07 PM
Attendances these days ARE tickets sold not the number of people that turned up.
See Man City vs. Liverpool as an example. Announced as a sell-out in spite of hundreds of visible empty seats around the ground.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on August 27, 2010, 09:19:26 PM
And I believe they sold a massive 21k for their first home game. Thats crap for the biggest club in Birmingham ((c) Mark knuckle dragger colleague, mildly racist, very annoying, thinks they will finish 6th-8th twat).
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on August 27, 2010, 10:39:40 PM
Insomnia is no longer joining them. Ha.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on August 28, 2010, 11:45:25 AM
Insomnia is no longer joining them. Ha.

"Je ne joue pas pour clubs de merde" is what Charles probably said, after hearing that the bid was accepted.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: kipeye on August 28, 2010, 12:02:44 PM
"Failed to agree personal terms" Translation: Personally- I would have both knackers removed rather than go there.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pat McMahon on August 28, 2010, 12:18:37 PM
Quote from: march
Quote from: duncan
This from Shaka Zulu ( I know...) on another site...

Quote
Brmingham will only be able to cash in whilst the Chinese are owners of the club.

A crafty move by the board to give the kit contract to xtep the top Chinese sports company with the biggest brand awareness will be crucial to us selling replica shirts with many surely to buy through loyalty to Yeung.

I think the clubs who had previously tried to crack the Chinese market through buying Chinese players cannot be compared to being owed by Chinese business men. The fact that they have bought into us rather than the other way round could be a deciding factor.


Such staggeringly blind optimism....clearly the lessons of history are wasted on them.

what is lost on them is that millions of Chinese if they cared at all would not buy £40 rip off shirts we have to buy but the cheap faxed versions the clubs see no money from, ask Man U

Indeed. The overseas markets are not nearly as lucrative as some seem to believe. There's a big TV deal, but that's shared equally between the Prem clubs anyway. Liverpool and Man Utd's supposedly vast far-eastern support contributes very little to their coffers compared to their local fans.
[/quote

Spot on, Percy. I don't know of a single Chinese person out here who owns a genuine shirt of an English team. Pirate shirts of the Sky 4 are easy to come by but forget the rest. I played football n the summer against a team wearing pretty good copies of Liverpool shirts but with a Chinese company sponsor on them - not a local pub team sponsor but a Shanghai corporate brand. It would be like seeing a Villa shirt with a Cadbury's logo...However, for reasons I can't quite grasp given the dross they perpetually serve up, the England shirt and assorted leisure wear with the three lions are very popular. Other parts of SE Asia are a different story - I have seen a few Man U shops in Malaysia and they have a bar in Singapore.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 31, 2010, 07:07:56 PM
From Camp Nou to the Rags, oh what I would do to see Hleb's face when he turns up at the Sty.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdward on September 09, 2010, 07:59:54 PM
These were genuine answers to a question on the Blues official facebook page.
Q. Which Blues player deserves an England call up?
A. Stephen Carr.
A. Barry Ferguson.

they really are stupid!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TheSandman on September 09, 2010, 08:04:18 PM
There are rumours the SFA have gone grovelling to that little twat again. I bloody hope he turns them down.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on September 09, 2010, 08:53:02 PM
These were genuine answers to a question on the Blues official facebook page.
Q. Which Blues player deserves an England call up?
A. Stephen Carr.
A. Barry Ferguson.

they really are stupid!

Was there an official answer?  I'd be intrigued to know who they had in mind.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on September 09, 2010, 09:33:42 PM
There are rumours the SFA have gone grovelling to that little twat again. I bloody hope he turns them down.

I hope not, it'd fuck them right up.

edit: scrap that, incase they ended up with MON.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 22, 2010, 01:19:47 PM
Everyone else got the advert for game packages from the club - in between adverts for Burnley and Blackpool it states that all catogories of tickets are available for the Blues

One of our biggest games of the season
No TV Coverage

And we cannot sell out

Oh dear

I hope we dont sing the "empty seats, shit support" song at them as we will look stupid
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Harte on October 22, 2010, 01:23:58 PM
I've got a season ticket and even I ain't going.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: not3bad on October 22, 2010, 01:27:40 PM
I hope we dont sing the "empty seats, shit support" song at them as we will look stupid

We will look stupid.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on October 22, 2010, 01:30:32 PM
I fucking hate this game, it's a real no-win situation for us.
We're expected (quit rightly) to win and if we don't, those scumbags will act like they've won the Champions League final, because for them, it effectively is.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olneythelonely on October 22, 2010, 01:34:02 PM


One of our biggest games of the season


Not for me it isn't.

And anyway, I think it will sell out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 22, 2010, 01:41:19 PM
Everyone else got the advert for game packages from the club - in between adverts for Burnley and Blackpool it states that all catogories of tickets are available for the Blues

One of our biggest games of the season
No TV Coverage

And we cannot sell out

Oh dear

I hope we dont sing the "empty seats, shit support" song at them as we will look stupid

It doesn't kick off for another 9 days. Don't go slashing your wrists just yet.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: UK Redsox on October 22, 2010, 01:48:26 PM
I've got a season ticket and even I ain't going.

Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority

However, my seat won't be empty because someone bought it thro' Viagogo
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 22, 2010, 01:48:56 PM
From the OS

Trinity Middle, Lower = sold out
Trinity Upper = good avail.

North Upper = low
North Lower = sold out

Witton Upper = ok
Witton Lower = low (M5 only)

Holte = sold out.

With nine days left, that will sell out
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Kingthing on October 22, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
Taken from the website, seems they're selling well....

Ticket Availability

STAND AVAILABILITY BLOCK
Trinity Road Stand - Upper:
Trinity Road Stand - Middle:
Trinity Road Stand - Lower: OK
Sold Out
Sold Out (seats in Blocks A1, A2, A5, A7 and A8)
North Stand - Upper:
North Stand - Lower: Low
Sold Out (seats in Block T2, T4 and T5 only) 
Doug Ellis Stand - Upper:
Doug Ellis Stand - Lower: OK
Low (seats in Blocks P1, P2, P4 and P7 only)
(seats in Block M5 only) 
Holte End - Upper:
Holte End - Lower: Sold Out
Sold Out

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/avfc/details/event.aspx?itemref=5826 
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: darren woolley on October 22, 2010, 01:59:12 PM
Really looking forward to it cant wait to turn the scum over again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olneythelonely on October 22, 2010, 02:00:18 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mshurst on October 22, 2010, 02:01:22 PM
I don't think you need to worry just yet.

People start getting paid at around this time of the month.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Yeltzer on October 22, 2010, 02:10:54 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Not if you love the sport and follow it closely - its the only realistic chance you've got to watch a "proper" competitive game so you're going to go if given the chance. The ethics of it being played over here in the first place are another matter.

Back on topic - I think the game will sell out, always has done. Anyone know if the knuckledraggers have sold their allocation? Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Olneythelonely on October 22, 2010, 02:24:01 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Not if you love the sport and follow it closely

That's even more weird.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 22, 2010, 02:24:45 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Yes, very odd.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Moose on October 22, 2010, 02:26:09 PM
Fulham's neutral end all but sold-out now, last dozen or so left!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 22, 2010, 02:29:05 PM
I've got a season ticket and even I ain't going.

Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority


W-T-F??     :o
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2010, 02:33:06 PM
I think we’ve found the strangest people on the planet. They belong in the same padded cell as Malcolm. Dangers to society one and all.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: sali,salifou on October 22, 2010, 02:40:59 PM

Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



Ditto
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 22, 2010, 02:42:11 PM
If it was the Chicago Bears I'd have tried to get a ticket and would then have been really pissed off if it was on the same day as Villa - Blues.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2010, 02:47:35 PM
Oh good lord, somebody must have fed them after midnight because they're multiplying!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2010, 02:49:17 PM


One of our biggest games of the season


Not for me it isn't.

And anyway, I think it will sell out.

It’s one of our biggest home games. Certainly the one I’d like us to win most. Its dependant on how well we do later on in the season and how far we go in the cups as to whether or not its one of our biggest games.

And you’re right on the second point, with only two areas having decent availability, it will sell out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lucky Eddie on October 22, 2010, 03:00:03 PM
Sell out or not, within the relative safety of Villa Park it is still the single game most likely to stir the passions of the increasingly soleless and remind those old enough to remember how passionate a postcode B6 can be.

I can't wait and my nose mates are not in the least bit looking forward to it I can tell you!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on October 22, 2010, 03:03:24 PM
Quote
likely to stir the passions of the increasingly soleless


"Shoes off
 if you love Villa..."
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on October 22, 2010, 03:25:31 PM
Just got back from the City Centre club shop to get my Burnley ticket and the lady serving told me that tickets for the B-lose game were 'very limited' and that it was likely to sell out 'sooner rather than later'.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on October 22, 2010, 03:40:50 PM
There won't be many tickets left and either way there won't be as many at the return fixture
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on October 22, 2010, 03:44:24 PM
Its too much for some people also. Not everyone can get there for 12 o clcok
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Man With A Stick on October 22, 2010, 03:46:40 PM
It's their cup final, not ours.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 22, 2010, 04:00:03 PM
I fucking hate this game, it's a real no-win situation for us.
We're expected (quit rightly) to win and if we don't, those scumbags will act like they've won the Champions League final, because for them, it effectively is.
Absolutely, Fletch. Twice a year we have to avoid stepping in Blues. For the rest of the season, they don't concern us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: DB on October 22, 2010, 04:00:12 PM
It will sell-out.
As for NFL, if it was played in any other country rather than the U.S. no-one would give it a second look. Awful game, but each to their own...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2010, 04:03:33 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on October 22, 2010, 05:04:06 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

Because they're SHA fans maybe ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 22, 2010, 05:07:29 PM


Back on topic - I think the game will sell out, always has done.

I can remember one season when the crowds for the two derbies were 23,000 at The Villa and 19,000 at the Sty.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2010, 05:09:33 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

Because they're SHA fans maybe ?

And why should they be ripped off, whoever they support?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on October 22, 2010, 05:13:51 PM
It will sell-out.
As for NFL, if it was played in any other country rather than the U.S. no-one would give it a second look. Awful game, but each to their own...

Basketball is the 2nd biggest sport in the world and basketball is from America... once people understand how American Football is meant to be played and know the rules they love watching it and it's such an exciting sport to watch where it's not predictable like football. I've converted so many "NFL is for pussies and rugby is better blah blah" people. I have no intrest in Aussie rules footie but i'd be pretty ignorant saying it's shit or whatever without understanding how it's played the rules etc...

I personally wouldn't go and watch an NFL game at Wemberly over watching us thump the noses, it's too funny watching us beat them all the time and how their fans get really up for it genuinely acting as if it's the game of their lives. Hopefully the noses actually try and play football this time instead of packing 5 in midfield and hoofing the ball up to Zigic...

This game will sell out - it always does, unlike the return fixture at the sty where once again there will be a mass of empty seats in the 'kop' and gill merrick stand. Although, I thought 'proper brummies' supported the noses, funny that.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on October 22, 2010, 05:16:18 PM
I'm sure this will sell out. I'm assuming Blues sold their end out?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2010, 05:25:26 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

I've read that out of the 2400 tickets we've given them, 400 were syphoned off as "executive packages" to include coach and breakfast.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on October 22, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
I fucking hate this game, it's a real no-win situation for us.
We're expected (quit rightly) to win and if we don't, those scumbags will act like they've won the Champions League final, because for them, it effectively is.
Absolutely, Fletch. Twice a year we have to avoid stepping in Blues. For the rest of the season, they don't concern us.
If nothing else, I'm proud that I coined the name 'Blues' for them.
And they truly are.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: atomicjam on October 22, 2010, 05:50:53 PM
I'm sure this will sell out. I'm assuming Blues sold their end out?

They have sold out their allocation. Although there are still coach tickets available to go a couple of miles for the great price of... £10.50!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on October 22, 2010, 05:54:14 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

Because they're SHA fans maybe ?

And why should they be ripped off, whoever they support?

To begin with, they rip Villa fans off whenever they get the opportunity.

In addition, the money brought in can go towards compenastion for the damage the idiots create at VP.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
To begin with, they rip Villa fans off whenever they get the opportunity.

In addition, the money brought in can go towards compenastion for the damage the idiots create at VP.

No, their club rips our supporters off. Big difference. And our supporters on our travels can cause just as much damage as theirs.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: olaftab on October 22, 2010, 06:03:05 PM
I am pleased that  a considerable number of brummies support  SHA instaed of Manure or Chelsea or Lpool or Arsenal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 22, 2010, 06:17:32 PM
I fucking hate this game, it's a real no-win situation for us.
We're expected (quit rightly) to win and if we don't, those scumbags will act like they've won the Champions League final, because for them, it effectively is.
Absolutely, Fletch. Twice a year we have to avoid stepping in Blues. For the rest of the season, they don't concern us.
If nothing else, I'm proud that I coined the name 'Blues' for them.
And they truly are.
Indeed you did and indeed they are. I'll still stick with The Rags - old habits die hard.
Point is though, should be beat them, I'll be happy for a week then all focus will be on the next game, then the game after that. For them, it's the only game that matters. How fucking small time is that. How many times over the years have we heard their fans say they don't mind being relegated, just as long as they beat the Villa? With that type of mentality they're always going to be a piss pot club. If it wasn't so funny, it'd be really sad.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on October 22, 2010, 06:18:28 PM
St holder and i'm not going either.
Another committment at the same time i'm afraid.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: villa1 on October 22, 2010, 06:20:30 PM
I'm sure this will sell out. I'm assuming Blues sold their end out?

They didn't last year.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: NatP on October 22, 2010, 06:21:12 PM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

My nose mate has paid £43 for his ticket in the lower Witton Lane. Same price as last season he thinks.

He was less than thrilled to see my £25 ticket.

If people keep paying £40+ then the clubs will keep charging it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on October 22, 2010, 08:50:27 PM
I'm sure this will sell out. I'm assuming Blues sold their end out?

They didn't last year.

No but they have this year
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: gervilla on October 22, 2010, 08:51:50 PM
I hope Stephen Carr gets the reception he deserves. Dickhead.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 22, 2010, 09:00:20 PM
After last seasons game 3 different Noses I know changed their Facebook profile picture to that picture of Stephen Carr giving Villa fans the wanker sign
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Shrek on October 22, 2010, 10:12:22 PM
Silly thread this will sell out, we are a week away.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on October 22, 2010, 10:33:16 PM
Everyone else got the advert for game packages from the club - in between adverts for Burnley and Blackpool it states that all catogories of tickets are available for the Blues

One of our biggest games of the season
No TV Coverage

And we cannot sell out

Oh dear

I hope we dont sing the "empty seats, shit support" song at them as we will look stupid

That's a bit premature.

We're not playing them this weekend.

Lets leave the self loathing until next Fri/Sat shall we.





I fucking hate this game, it's a real no-win situation for us.
We're expected (quit rightly) to win and if we don't, those scumbags will act like they've won the Champions League final, because for them, it effectively is.


Agreed Fletch.

5-1 style maulings aside - there is no huge incentive for us.  It's just a game you want out the way ASAP, fumigate the stadium and move on.

Lose and the plebs down the road put match reports from the Mail in their trophy cabinet and request a civic reception.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 22, 2010, 10:37:15 PM
Agreed that it's a no win, I still remember the small heath supporting family they interviewed on Sky a couple of years back before the game. They were like something out of The Hills Have Eyes.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 23, 2010, 01:36:00 AM
Hope we're ripping the fuckers off, too.

This one cuts across several recent threads. Why do you hope football supporters like you are being ripped off?

Because they're SHA fans maybe ?

And why should they be ripped off, whoever they support?

To begin with, they rip Villa fans off whenever they get the opportunity.

In addition, the money brought in can go towards compenastion for the damage the idiots create at VP.

I take it you've never needed to use the toilets at the Sty and seen the damage we cause everytime we go there?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 23, 2010, 01:53:55 AM
Agree Ads, Villa has more than it's fair share of idiotic supporters.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Warren Aspinall on October 23, 2010, 08:09:31 AM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Yes, very odd.

What's weird is a game of football with a guaranteed 750,000-1,000,000 viewers without neutrals is not being shown on tv, I can't believe for one moment all the other sports on sky/espn's other channels will pull more viewing figures in.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: edgbastonvillain on October 23, 2010, 07:37:32 PM
New subscriber, this is my first post, followed Villa since late 70's
Favouritev players Rimmer, Little, Gray. Cowans, Withe, Gidman.
Best game seen 5-1 versus the noses
However is anybody worried about the upcoming game versus Small Heath, ominously Zigic seems to have found where the net is
I have an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach!!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: DrGonzo on October 23, 2010, 07:41:31 PM
Welcome to the odd family Edgbaston. And no, we're due a few goals and with the power of right and justice on our side we'll get them next weekend.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on October 23, 2010, 07:42:47 PM
ominously Zigic seems to have found where the net is
I have an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach!!!
Hmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: myf on October 23, 2010, 07:43:21 PM
I'm definitely not looking forward to it - unlike previous seasons.  My concern is the lack of fight/bottle which seems to have crept in in recent weeks.

On the upside we're at home, on the downside we're missing a few players.  All things considered I predict a boring goalless draw.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lambert and Payne on October 23, 2010, 07:44:27 PM
Welcome to the odd family Edgbaston. And no, we're due a few goals and with the power of right and justice on our side we'll get them next weekend.
I was worried, now my fears are laid to rest!
DrGonzo, you are today, my hero
UTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 23, 2010, 07:46:58 PM
ominously Zigic seems to have found where the net is
I have an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach!!!
Hmmmmmm.
Nah, he's crap.Saw the Rags goals today, both a couple of flukes. I'll say one thing for Zigic though, he is tall.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Walshmeister on October 23, 2010, 07:47:51 PM
New subscriber, this is my first post, followed Villa since late 70's
Favouritev players Rimmer, Little, Gray. Cowans, Withe, Gidman.
Best game seen 5-1 versus the noses
However is anybody worried about the upcoming game versus Small Heath, ominously Zigic seems to have found where the net is
I have an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach!!!

Nose alert, nose alert!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 23, 2010, 07:51:20 PM
I think it will be 0-0 or 1-1, certainly can't see many goals.

I fear our recent "luck" in this fixture (we mugged them at the Sty and we should've been a couple down at VP when we got that penalty) will run out and they'll get a dodgy penalty or free kick to score.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: edgbastonvillain on October 23, 2010, 07:52:37 PM
Seriously not happy with the nose alert!!
UTV
SOTC!!!
 
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: taylorsworkrate on October 23, 2010, 08:28:37 PM
Seriously not happy with the nose alert!!
UTV
SOTC!!!
 

It is very unlikely that a villa fans first post on this board would be about the most pointless club in the world (unless its to laugh at their humiliating shenanigans of course).

ominously Zigic seems to have found where

I could give you the benefit of the doubt, but only a Blues can think a flukey, scrappy goal at home to Blackpool is a sign of a striker hitting form.(he is incredibly shit by the way)

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 23, 2010, 08:39:12 PM
I'm glad he's scoring as if he hadn't (and that header at Arsenal was a tremendous goal0 he'd have been a nailed on certainty to break his duck against us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: edgbastonvillain on October 23, 2010, 08:46:30 PM
The post wasn't about the most pointless club in the world(although they are)
The post is about the sick feeling I have when they beat us and I just have a sick feeling
I can still remember the likes of third raters like Terry Hibbitt, John Connolly, Clinton Morrisson, Stern John scoring aginst us and Zigic seems to me to fall into that category
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: CJ on October 23, 2010, 08:48:38 PM
I just wonder what cunning stunt they'll pull this year to damage VP (and let's face it, Small Heath is full of cunning stunts) - more blue paint on the lions or just the routine smashing of seats and toilets?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: john e on October 23, 2010, 09:06:48 PM
not worried at all,
 no way we will lose against them, not saying it will be easy, but i think we will win
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Brigada1874 on October 23, 2010, 09:11:02 PM
Seriously not happy with the nose alert!!
UTV
SOTC!!!

ok who was worse Balaban or Najwan Ghrayib?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on October 23, 2010, 09:27:34 PM
The post wasn't about the most pointless club in the world(although they are)
The post is about the sick feeling I have when they beat us and I just have a sick feeling
I can still remember the likes of third raters like Terry Hibbitt, John Connolly, Clinton Morrisson, Stern John scoring aginst us and Zigic seems to me to fall into that category


What villa fan mentions 5 small heath players in a post, four with their christian names ....yet in your initial post your mention 6 villa players but only by their surname ?
Also this zig zag guy, i bet you spelt his name right...i wouldnt have a clue.
Personally I think the moderators should be charging you about £48 to enter this site.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: DrGonzo on October 23, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
Seriously not happy with the nose alert!!
UTV
SOTC!!!

ok who was worse Balaban or Najwan Ghrayib?

Trick question!!! They were as shit as each other!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: edgbastonvillain on October 23, 2010, 10:05:20 PM
Nii Lamptey-the new Pele!!
But of the two you mentioned I would go for Balaban as the worst as he had the talent and the temperament to make it in the English game and cost us more money
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 23, 2010, 10:13:49 PM
We'll smash the inbred c***s.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Villan For Life on October 23, 2010, 10:34:35 PM
The post wasn't about the most pointless club in the world(although they are)
The post is about the sick feeling I have when they beat us and I just have a sick feeling
I can still remember the likes of third raters like Terry Hibbitt, John Connolly, Clinton Morrisson, Stern John scoring aginst us and Zigic seems to me to fall into that category


This Nose knows his knuckledragger history.........must have moved from Small Heath to Solihull and feels the need to highlight that he is upwardly mobile.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2010, 11:21:57 PM
Come on, it's a bit off to say someone supports that lot just because he says something you might disagree with.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Walshmeister on October 24, 2010, 02:04:45 AM
Come on, it's a bit off to say someone supports that lot just because he says something you might disagree with.

banter!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: alanclare on October 24, 2010, 07:47:53 AM
I'm enjoying reading this one. It makes for light relief after yesterday.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 24, 2010, 07:55:31 AM
I never have a good feeling about these games.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on October 24, 2010, 07:56:12 AM
Come on, it's a bit off to say someone supports that lot just because he says something you might disagree with.

I say guilty till proved innocent, charge him £48 and he can have a refund when he proves he is not the lovechild of johnny vincent and robert hopkins.

Im all for freedom of speech but during wartime governments always restrict this.
The seven days before any game with them, the moderators should go all North Korean censoring any opinions not expressing total 100% belief that we will beat the scum out of sight as we have done every time in recent years.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on October 24, 2010, 09:38:48 AM
Come on, it's a bit off to say someone supports that lot just because he says something you might disagree with.

I say guilty till proved innocent, charge him £48 and he can have a refund when he proves he is not the lovechild of johnny vincent and robert hopkins.

Im all for freedom of speech but during wartime governments always restrict this.
The seven days before any game with them, the moderators should go all North Korean censoring any opinions not expressing total 100% belief that we will beat the scum out of sight as we have done every time in recent years.

You mention 2 noses with their christain names, you are Freddie Goodwin and Gary Pendry.

Shit, I've done it now I must be Trevor Hockey.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: darren woolley on October 24, 2010, 09:41:17 AM
I still think we will beat them 2-0 i am not worried at all let's send that shower of shit back to the sty with there tails between there leg's inbred ba****ds.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on October 24, 2010, 10:08:25 AM
First post and he starts shivering like a shitting dog aout Zigic.

Smells like a knuckledragger to me.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: olaftab on October 24, 2010, 11:31:37 AM
You mention 2 noses with their christain names, you are Freddie Goodwin and Gary Pendry.

Shit, I've done it now I must be Trevor Hockey.

You dirty b*astard!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: olaftab on October 24, 2010, 11:46:25 AM
Never worried or cared about SHA. They are a small club who now and than over achieve against us and that makes them happy and I will settle for that versus all our Cups and League titles and, of course, the European Cup.

I am not at all concerned about this match. We will win.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on October 24, 2010, 12:23:43 PM
I think we'll struggle and will be very happy if we manage to avoid defeat. A win would be a bonus I reckon.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on October 24, 2010, 12:35:39 PM
I think we'll struggle and will be very happy if we manage to avoid defeat. A win would be a bonus I reckon.

Why do you think they can beat us? They've won 2 games all season against Blackpool and Blackburn,  the only one they won in their last 10 of the previous season was at home against Burnely and their only away league this year was at Portsmouth. Get a grip, man.



Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 24, 2010, 01:06:28 PM
I think we'll struggle and will be very happy if we manage to avoid defeat. A win would be a bonus I reckon.

Why do you think they can beat us? They've won 2 games all season against Blackpool and Blackburn,  the only one they won in their last 10 of the previous season was at home against Burnely and their only away league this year was at Portsmouth. Get a grip, man.


It could be argued we've only beaten West Ham (bottom of the league) Wolves (19th) Blackburn in the LC (who are 17th) and Everton when they were winless and in the bottom 3 and they battered us. I'm a tad more worried than I have been for a few years about this fixture.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TimTheVillain on October 24, 2010, 01:31:54 PM
Current form suggest we will struggle to score.

Without scoring, we don't stand a great chance of winning.

I will settle for a draw next Sunday.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: TaxDodger on October 24, 2010, 01:43:10 PM
Why are we settling for draws at home to Small Heath? They aren't particulary good you know.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lambert and Payne on October 24, 2010, 01:55:02 PM
Just nerves, fear not Villa, were well overdue goals and this lot havent really excelled except for the likes of Bburn and Bpool
I got a good a very good feeling now - The city is ours!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 24, 2010, 02:14:56 PM
I would never be happy drawing at home to them, whatever the circumstances
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: avfc_1874 on October 24, 2010, 02:38:45 PM
Games got a draw written all over. Both of us are poor upfront.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 24, 2010, 02:43:38 PM
Fuck all this defeatist shite. What a load of garbage. SHA are a poor side and will be dispatched summarily.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Blackcountry Villa on October 24, 2010, 02:47:44 PM
0-0
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lambert and Payne on October 24, 2010, 02:53:56 PM
Why the negative feeling?? Its pathetic! Look at them, look at us, were due some goals and there due a big defeat. They won against mighty Blackpool and Blackburn and they think there massive, you should hear them gobbing off about it! e'll put 3 past these and they wont reply 3-0 win to the villa and a clean sheet, exactly what we need and i geniuly believe its going to happen
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on October 24, 2010, 03:01:32 PM
You should all be ashamed of yourselves those saying we will struggle or that you will settle for a draw ! A draw ? at home ? against that shower of shit ? How very dare you !

Aston Villa... a fine creditable three
Small Heath... a great big fat numero uno zilch zero !

(http://s.bebo.com/app-image/6257993743/5507697138/PROFILE/img1.college-football-sports.com/img/showpics/6a/61/m34b8d8160001_1_16668.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on October 24, 2010, 04:29:58 PM
fuck me, I can't believe the few who are worried about playing the clowns from across the city, you would of thought we were playing a decent team. We've beat them 6 times in a row, even beating them when we didn't play particulary well - they're shit, especially away from home and just depoly one tactic - not to get beat by packing 5 in the middle. Haven't they learnt their lesson yet?

People shouldn't be worried about us not scoring. We've been creating lots of chances, just not converting enough of them... that'll soon change.

Just remember we are the bigger and better club who are the pride of Birmingham - they're just a small club who have never won anything where playing Aston Villa Park is like their European Cup final.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on October 24, 2010, 05:31:42 PM
I don't think form counts for anything in a derby!

Saying that I think we'll win, I am nervous I always am, I got jittery in the 5-1 when they pulled it back to 4-1.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on October 24, 2010, 05:33:41 PM
Fuck all this defeatist shite. What a load of garbage. SHA are a poor side and will be dispatched summarily.
Well said Ads.
We're still light years ahead of them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 24, 2010, 08:23:25 PM
I think we'll struggle and will be very happy if we manage to avoid defeat. A win would be a bonus I reckon.

Why do you think they can beat us? They've won 2 games all season against Blackpool and Blackburn,  the only one they won in their last 10 of the previous season was at home against Burnely and their only away league this year was at Portsmouth. Get a grip, man.





Dare I say law of averages. We've beaten them six times in a row so they're due something against us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on October 24, 2010, 08:27:18 PM
Law of averages don't always work.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Lambert and Payne on October 24, 2010, 08:35:07 PM
Law of averages don't always work.
Law of averages? I bet Baggies been saying that for years...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 24, 2010, 08:37:24 PM
Yes, but with a funny accent.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2010, 09:20:27 PM
We'll tear 'em a new arsehole. They'll turn up thinking they'll get loads of possesion whilst doing sweet fa with it, and they won't see the ball.

The season starts Sunday for us. The confidence gained from a thumping demolition will kick start our title bid.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on October 24, 2010, 09:22:08 PM
We'll tear 'em a new arsehole. They'll turn up thinking they'll get loads of possesion whilst doing sweet fa with it, and they won't see the ball.

The season starts Sunday for us. The confidence gained from a thumping demolition will kick start our title bid.

I want some of what LeeB has been drinking, though all power to his elbow.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2010, 09:26:04 PM
We'll tear 'em a new arsehole. They'll turn up thinking they'll get loads of possesion whilst doing sweet fa with it, and they won't see the ball.

The season starts Sunday for us. The confidence gained from a thumping demolition will kick start our title bid.

I want some of what LeeB has been drinking, though all power to his elbow.

You read it here first brother.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: bertlambshank on October 24, 2010, 09:48:47 PM
We'll tear 'em a new arsehole. They'll turn up thinking they'll get loads of possesion whilst doing sweet fa with it, and they won't see the ball.

The season starts Sunday for us. The confidence gained from a thumping demolition will kick start our title bid.
post of the year.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: VillaAlways on October 24, 2010, 09:52:53 PM
We'll tear 'em a new arsehole. They'll turn up thinking they'll get loads of possesion whilst doing sweet fa with it, and they won't see the ball.

The season starts Sunday for us. The confidence gained from a thumping demolition will kick start our title bid.

LeeB were you the poster that was convinced til the death that Milner would stay ?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: JJ-AV on October 24, 2010, 09:57:06 PM
I really don't see us winning.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on October 24, 2010, 10:02:30 PM
Having met a few of my nose aquaintances today, I cant bring myself to type friends, they seem to be more worried about the game than in previous years.

We'll gub the tramps, again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: *shellac* on October 25, 2010, 08:02:41 AM
Having met a few of my nose aquaintances today, I cant bring myself to type friends, they seem to be more worried about the game than in previous years.
Worried?  Why?  Losing to us twice a year is a fact of life.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: mshurst on October 25, 2010, 12:07:53 PM
Without scoring, we don't stand a great chance of winning.

Fuck me ... he's on to something here, lads!



Sorry, but I had to.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on October 25, 2010, 12:24:53 PM
I think we'll struggle and will be very happy if we manage to avoid defeat. A win would be a bonus I reckon.

Why do you think they can beat us? They've won 2 games all season against Blackpool and Blackburn,  the only one they won in their last 10 of the previous season was at home against Burnely and their only away league this year was at Portsmouth. Get a grip, man.


Take you point, but generally speaking when the 2 sides are relatively evenly matched, they tend to drag us down to their level. We've been pretty much stronger than them in all areas the last few seasons, so we've had the good run of wins against them. I think we are a bit weaker than last season and they are a little bit stronger than they were, so I expect a very tough game. As I said before, I'll be happy with a point and would view a win as a bonus (and yes, I do realise we're at home)

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2010, 12:29:28 PM
I don't think Blues are anywhere near us quality wise. They stick 11 men behind the ball away from home and make it a very ugly battle of attrition. Our better retention of the ball, at VP at any rate, should see them struggle.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: robbo1874 on October 25, 2010, 12:30:39 PM
You should all be ashamed of yourselves those saying we will struggle or that you will settle for a draw ! A draw ? at home ? against that shower of shit ? How very dare you !

Aston Villa... a fine creditable three
Small Heath... a great big fat numero uno zilch zero !

(http://s.bebo.com/app-image/6257993743/5507697138/PROFILE/img1.college-football-sports.com/img/showpics/6a/61/m34b8d8160001_1_16668.jpg)

Ha, Andy and Alex P - I hope you're both right and we do give them a severe hiding. I reckon the post match thread will make interesting reading!!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 26, 2010, 09:02:57 AM
Says in the Metro that they're thinking of playing Roger Johnson in the League Cup even though he's not fully fit. Would be useful if he got injured (or suspended as he must have about 4 bookings).

I think we're favourites, but this is the typical no-win game for us. We're expected to win and if we don't Small Heath add it to their list of honours.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mister E on October 26, 2010, 09:22:06 AM
Time for Emile to prove that his revival is for real.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 26, 2010, 09:22:48 AM
I agree. I fancy him for first scorer. :-)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 26, 2010, 09:41:05 AM
I think we'll score 10. Then, we'll ease up in the 2nd half.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 26, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
I think we'll win. Although we'll need NRC on top form because Barry Ferguson is a fouling dirty cheating wanker.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 26, 2010, 01:57:41 PM
 An interesting stat for you.

We had more fans turn up to a training session than they had in attendance at their last League Cup game.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 26, 2010, 02:03:10 PM
Gabriel Agbonlahor to miss Birmingham City clash article on the Sunday Mercury website.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: KevinGage on October 26, 2010, 02:12:49 PM
An interesting stat for you.

We had more fans turn up to a training session than they had in attendance at their last League Cup game.




Rubbish Ads.

 Anyone who is anyone knows they are the best supported club in the area. We probably paid supporters to attend that training session and it was a vile (see what I did there) plot to make them look smalltime.

It was also probably bourgeois Villa fans (from outside of Birmingham, obv) who messed up their minimum wage payments or Giro claims and that's why they couldn't attend the LC match.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 26, 2010, 02:25:27 PM
It’s a well established fact that no Villa fans come from Birmingham.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: K3Villa on October 26, 2010, 02:25:48 PM
Any updates on this being a sell out? The official site doesn't appear to have been updated of late.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 26, 2010, 02:27:18 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: K3Villa on October 26, 2010, 02:30:58 PM
Ta. Hope its sells out to get that cracking atmos going.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Shrek on October 26, 2010, 03:17:43 PM
Just been in too buy burnley tickets, they reckon blues will sell out.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithe on October 26, 2010, 04:17:04 PM
Gabriel Agbonlahor to miss Birmingham City clash article on the Sunday Mercury website.

Hleb doubtful for them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Left Side on October 26, 2010, 05:01:32 PM
Let's just beat the rags and send them back down that turdy little hole that they come from, these are the only games they are bothered about. We just need to get the points and move on in pursuit of European football... Come on Villa.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: charlie659 on October 26, 2010, 06:29:29 PM
I think we'll win. Although we'll need NRC on top form because Barry Ferguson is a fouling dirty cheating wanker.
Apparently Barry Ferguson has completed more passes than any other prem player so far this season, he's closing in on 500 and at least 10 of them have gone forward and/or more than 8 yards! He is also a fouling dirty cheating wanker.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on October 26, 2010, 06:40:49 PM
Pre-Match Thread will be up and running on Thursday.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Quiet Lion on October 26, 2010, 08:04:49 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Yes, very odd.

What's weird is a game of football with a guaranteed 750,000-1,000,000 viewers without neutrals is not being shown on tv, I can't believe for one moment all the other sports on sky/espn's other channels will pull more viewing figures in.

The 12.00 kick off time does not agree with ESPN or Sky's kick schedules sadly
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on October 26, 2010, 08:13:51 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Yes, very odd.

What's weird is a game of football with a guaranteed 750,000-1,000,000 viewers without neutrals is not being shown on tv, I can't believe for one moment all the other sports on sky/espn's other channels will pull more viewing figures in.

The 12.00 kick off time does not agree with ESPN or Sky's kick schedules sadly
Wasn't it a 12:00 kick off when we beat the noses at the sty last season? Or was that 12:45... I can't remember.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 26, 2010, 09:49:06 PM
I think the problem is Small Heath are seen as such an irrelevance by the TV companies, no star names, no history, nothing, they'd prefer to show the North East derby which is on at the same time.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Mellin on October 26, 2010, 10:32:39 PM
It's not the first time they've bumped us for the North East derby. They did the same for the 5-1. The game up the road finished 0-0.

Lesson learnt.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: The Situation on October 26, 2010, 10:36:44 PM
I think away grounds are the only chance small heathens get to see a sell-out crowd.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 26, 2010, 11:26:29 PM
I think the problem is Small Heath are seen as such an irrelevance by the TV companies, no star names, no history, nothing, they'd prefer to show the North East derby which is on at the same time.

It isn't on at the same time, it is an hour and a half later.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hawkeye on October 26, 2010, 11:28:16 PM
i tryed to buy tickets on line and was told i didnt qualify
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: davevillan on October 26, 2010, 11:32:04 PM


Same here. NFL @ Wemberleeee takes priority



That's just weird.

Yes, very odd.

What's weird is a game of football with a guaranteed 750,000-1,000,000 viewers without neutrals is not being shown on tv, I can't believe for one moment all the other sports on sky/espn's other channels will pull more viewing figures in.

The 12.00 kick off time does not agree with ESPN or Sky's kick schedules sadly
Wasn't it a 12:00 kick off when we beat the noses at the sty last season? Or was that 12:45... I can't remember.
The games last season kicked off at midday, and were on sky.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: *shellac* on October 27, 2010, 03:34:39 AM
Alexander Hleb doubtful for them.
No worries.

Alotta Crap is playing though.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 27, 2010, 09:57:15 AM
I heard Hleb should be fit. I've no idea how he's been playing since he joined them though, as I can't really remember hearing him being mentioned much (which probably means he's been shite)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pmk1981 on October 27, 2010, 11:49:13 AM
 :o
Just had an email of some bluenose at work

*******
I see your lot are making excuses already, loads of injured players.  Me thinks they are scared !!!! J

 As always the cream  rises to the top and I have a feeling we will finish above you this season, not sure Gerard is the right man for the job.
********

what a spoon !!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on October 27, 2010, 11:52:29 AM
what a plank...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 11:53:10 AM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: darren woolley on October 27, 2010, 11:55:27 AM
I would'nt worry come monday you can give him or her merciless stick after we beat them.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 11:56:28 AM
Agreed, what a plank!!

It will take us another few years before we take over the mantle of Brums number 1 team. Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: SO Villa on October 27, 2010, 11:59:07 AM
This isn't going to have a happy ending...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 11:59:38 AM
An interesting stat for you.

We had more fans turn up to a training session than they had in attendance at their last League Cup game.



I enjoy telling them that on the night they took a typically pathetic following to Sunderland in the Premier League (well it was live on telly), we took more to Carlisle in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final. Actually it was slightly less, but it was close.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hipkiss92 on October 27, 2010, 11:59:44 AM
Agreed, what a plank!!

It will take us another few years before we take over the mantle of Brums number 1 team. Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...

not really, also Villa.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 27, 2010, 11:59:57 AM
Assign his mails to the junk folder from now on.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:04:22 PM
Why???? I have made what i believe to be a valid point and in doing so gone against the grain of your typical Blues fan that thinks we are about to take over anytime soon...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Walmley_Villa on October 27, 2010, 12:05:00 PM
Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...

Mmmm, based on all 11,500 of you being embarrassed by the Brentford support last night?  ???
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 27, 2010, 12:06:47 PM
They're full of their great victory against the mighty Brentford this morning. Of course, nobody actually went.


Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:08:09 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:10:35 PM
I think you will find the majority of us are quite embarrassed of last nights performance, certainly 'not full of it'.. but eh why stop the truth getting in the way of a good p155 take.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 27, 2010, 12:12:21 PM
Here we go, another "We're going to have dozens/hundreds/thousands" in your seats." Just like they always say. And just like they never do.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 27, 2010, 12:14:49 PM
I think you will find the majority of us are quite embarrassed of last nights performance, certainly 'not full of it'.. but eh why stop the truth getting in the way of a good p155 take.

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realise you knew the 3 bluenoses I work with. As for being embarrassed, that's more like it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:16:31 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 27, 2010, 12:17:10 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)

Then i tell you what gobshite - make yourself known early and i will treat you to a quick tour of VP starting at your seat and ending up in the cells as being in a home area is a criminal offence

Although i am sure if you claim illiteracy or insanity both would stand up in court
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:18:32 PM
I think you will find the majority of us are quite embarrassed of last nights performance, certainly 'not full of it'.. but eh why stop the truth getting in the way of a good p155 take.

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realise you knew the 3 bluenoses I work with. As for being embarrassed, that's more like it.

Ah, i see what you meant now, my mistake i apologise.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:19:56 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 27, 2010, 12:20:59 PM
So what was the point of your post

Go in the stand and keep your mouth shut - no one would know
Go in the stand and open your mouth - probably assaulted - definately thrown out - probably arrested

I am sure there have been occasions when Villa fans have had to buy tickets at your shithole due to demand - i have never heard any Villa fan brag about it

So what was the point of your post if not thinly veiled as a hoollie comment
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Pete3206 on October 27, 2010, 12:22:28 PM
Here we go, another "We're going to have dozens/hundreds/thousands" in your seats." Just like they always say. And just like they never do.

Certainly since they stopped any kind of general sale for this fixture.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:22:47 PM
Wow, how unnecessarily aggressive.

I myself am in the 'proper' end, i just commented that a few seats in the Upper Trinity are being rumoured to being picked up by Blues.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:25:20 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Small Rodent on October 27, 2010, 12:25:35 PM
I'm shocked people know Blues fans with jobs.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pablopicasso_10 on October 27, 2010, 12:27:54 PM
Agreed, what a plank!!

It will take us another few years before we take over the mantle of Brums number 1 team. Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...
yea, this side of never...
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 27, 2010, 12:28:45 PM
WE have afew work here and not one of them are going nor went last night so "bestest fans " comments are best left to the really delusional like Newcastle

So Yamblue on current form both teams are hardly ripping up any trees - we are in transision and you have had the ginger minger boring you to death for a few seasons now

So how do you see the game  - what would be you assessment of where the game is won or lost?

I am genuinely interested
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:28:52 PM
Wow, how unnecessarily aggressive.

I myself am in the 'proper' end, i just commented that a few seats in the Upper Trinity are being rumoured to being picked up by Blues.

Do they know that it's a long walk from the coach park? Have you got any ideas on why you bring 20-odd coaches to Villa Park, when we only have about 3 at the sty, where we have more fans?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 27, 2010, 12:30:23 PM
£10.50 to travel from The Sty to Villa Park!!

Do none of them lot realise it's only £3.50 for a Daysaver?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Walmley_Villa on October 27, 2010, 12:31:15 PM
I doubt many Blues fans would risk the home end after 03/03/03. My father-in-law did (a nose) in the Upper Trinity and swore he would never go to VP for a derby again.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:32:10 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

There were empty seats last season. There have been many occasions in the past. In the eighties there were regular attendances of 20-odd thousand at the Villa park game, and less at the sty obviously.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:32:33 PM
So what was the point of your post

Go in the stand and keep your mouth shut - no one would know
Go in the stand and open your mouth - probably assaulted - definately thrown out - probably arrested

I am sure there have been occasions when Villa fans have had to buy tickets at your shithole due to demand - i have never heard any Villa fan brag about it

So what was the point of your post if not thinly veiled as a hoollie comment

My post was tongue in cheek, hence the wink, and related to the fact that we always have to buy tickets in your end because you won't give us enough to satisfy demand.

Once again my post contains no reference to hooligans, no insults and no aggression..
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:34:25 PM
£10.50 to travel from The Sty to Villa Park!!

Do none of them lot realise it's only £3.50 for a Daysaver?

West Midlands travel doesn't drop them off 30 yards from the away end though Dave.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 27, 2010, 12:34:25 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

What was meant was the little end called............err St Andrews - not sold out last 2 games there with us....tut tut

Then there was the little issue of most of your allocation being empty at VP 3 years ago (5-1 in case you forgot) after about 68 minutes

Mate learn to pick a fight you have a chance of winning

Talk of beating us on the pitch - of course there is always a chance

Talk of being #1 for fans / st holders / ground presence / travelling support etc  - you really dont stand a chance so dont bother
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:37:52 PM
Wow, how unnecessarily aggressive.

I myself am in the 'proper' end, i just commented that a few seats in the Upper Trinity are being rumoured to being picked up by Blues.

Do they know that it's a long walk from the coach park? Have you got any ideas on why you bring 20-odd coaches to Villa Park, when we only have about 3 at the sty, where we have more fans?

Out of the 2400 tickets you give us, our lot keep back 400 for 'executive packages' which includes meal, coach and ticket. In addition 'kids' unacompanied by an adult are 'encouraged' to buy a seat on a coach as well. Why is the distance from the coach park relevant, unless you are turning this into yet another hooligan post?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:39:48 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

There were empty seats last season. There have been many occasions in the past. In the eighties there were regular attendances of 20-odd thousand at the Villa park game, and less at the sty obviously.

The council limit us to 2400 tickets, segregation means there will be empty seats as the end takes 2800 or 3000 i believe.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:40:22 PM
So what was the point of your post

Go in the stand and keep your mouth shut - no one would know
Go in the stand and open your mouth - probably assaulted - definately thrown out - probably arrested

I am sure there have been occasions when Villa fans have had to buy tickets at your shithole due to demand - i have never heard any Villa fan brag about it

So what was the point of your post if not thinly veiled as a hoollie comment

 the fact that we always have to buy tickets in your end because you won't give us enough to satisfy demand.



Get a grip mate, you're losing it now.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:44:19 PM
Wow, how unnecessarily aggressive.

I myself am in the 'proper' end, i just commented that a few seats in the Upper Trinity are being rumoured to being picked up by Blues.

Do they know that it's a long walk from the coach park? Have you got any ideas on why you bring 20-odd coaches to Villa Park, when we only have about 3 at the sty, where we have more fans?

Out of the 2400 tickets you give us, our lot keep back 400 for 'executive packages' which includes meal, coach and ticket. In addition 'kids' unacompanied by an adult are 'encouraged' to buy a seat on a coach as well. Why is the distance from the coach park relevant, unless you are turning this into yet another hooligan post?

Well that accounts for 8 coaches. Knowing that a lot of your fans are too scared to get a normal bus doesn't make me a hooligan. I think it's a shame, I really do. Doesn't quite fit in with the rough and ready image that a lot of your fans try to portray though does it?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:44:56 PM
WE have afew work here and not one of them are going nor went last night so "bestest fans " comments are best left to the really delusional like Newcastle

So Yamblue on current form both teams are hardly ripping up any trees - we are in transision and you have had the ginger minger boring you to death for a few seasons now

So how do you see the game  - what would be you assessment of where the game is won or lost?

I am genuinely interested

I think it has a nil nil written all over it to be honest. We will probably pack the midfield and stop you bringing your wide men into the game. With Gabby being out, thats if he is, then neither of us have any cutting edge up front.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:47:09 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

There were empty seats last season. There have been many occasions in the past. In the eighties there were regular attendances of 20-odd thousand at the Villa park game, and less at the sty obviously.

The council limit us to 2400 tickets, segregation means there will be empty seats

Nothing to do with the council how many tickets we allocate to away fans. The segregation must have been in the middle of your fans, because that's where the gaps were.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:48:04 PM
Why would Blues fans be scared to get a bus? You are beginning to sound like a keyboard warrior.

I get the train every year and never seen any trouble worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 27, 2010, 12:50:27 PM
I get the train every year and never seen any trouble worth mentioning.
leaves on the track, I often see that trouble.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:52:32 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

There were empty seats last season. There have been many occasions in the past. In the eighties there were regular attendances of 20-odd thousand at the Villa park game, and less at the sty obviously.

The council limit us to 2400 tickets, segregation means there will be empty seats

Nothing to do with the council how many tickets we allocate to away fans. The segregation must have been in the middle of your fans, because that's where the gaps were.

Due to persistant standing the council restrict the number of tickes we can have (Health and Safety rubbish). I think this applies to one or two other clubs that come to VP. Do some research and i think you will find i am correct.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:53:39 PM
Why would Blues fans be scared to get a bus?



Which was my original question. Why don't they then?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Namaste on October 27, 2010, 12:54:14 PM
I think it has a nil nil written all over it to be honest. We will probably pack the midfield and stop you bringing your wide men into the game. With Gabby being out, thats if he is, then neither of us have any cutting edge up front.

Sensible post but I would expect Villa to edge it at home.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 12:54:49 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)

I bet you were one of the dip-shits who turned up in the home seats in 2003 thinking you could take the piss. Oh dear.

It was like watching natural selection in action, as the moronic were weeded out and kicked all over the place.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:55:22 PM
You are beginning to sound like a keyboard warrior.





You started it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 12:57:33 PM
I don't think there has ever been a game at VP where Blues haven't been in your seats. No mention of Zulus in my post so why turn an innocent post about there being a need to buy tickets in your end to satisfy demand into a hooligan related post?


Demand? Even when you don't sell out your own little end?

When did we not sell out our own little end?

What was meant was the little end called............err St Andrews - not sold out last 2 games there with us....tut tut

Then there was the little issue of most of your allocation being empty at VP 3 years ago (5-1 in case you forgot) after about 68 minutes

Mate learn to pick a fight you have a chance of winning

Talk of beating us on the pitch - of course there is always a chance

Talk of being #1 for fans / st holders / ground presence / travelling support etc  - you really dont stand a chance so dont bother

I didn't realise i was picking a fight... Like i would ever forget the 5 - 1, but if we are playing that game your end emptied very quickly at the 3 - 0 game...have you forgot?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 12:59:47 PM


Due to persistant standing the council restrict the number of tickes we can have (Health and Safety rubbish). I think this applies to one or two other clubs that come to VP. Do some research and i think you will find i am correct.

Doesn't explain why the empty seats were in the middle of your end.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:00:40 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)

I bet you were one of the dip-shits who turned up in the home seats in 2003 thinking you could take the piss. Oh dear.

It was like watching natural selection in action, as the moronic were weeded out and kicked all over the place.

No i have a ST for 29 years so i always get my ticket in the right end. As for the rest your post, you really sound proud of it.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:02:33 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)

I bet you were one of the dip-shits who turned up in the home seats in 2003 thinking you could take the piss. Oh dear.

It was like watching natural selection in action, as the moronic were weeded out and kicked all over the place.

No i have a ST for 29 years so i always get my ticket in the right end. As for the rest your post, you really sound proud of it.

You were weren't you. Poor you. I hope it didn't leave a mental scar.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:02:46 PM


Due to persistant standing the council restrict the number of tickes we can have (Health and Safety rubbish). I think this applies to one or two other clubs that come to VP. Do some research and i think you will find i am correct.

Doesn't explain why the empty seats were in the middle of your end.

Yes it does.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:04:17 PM
I wonder if we’ll see the same level of triumphalism from them on Monday etc if we beat them again as we saw after their last loss at Villa Park. They were so proud of only losing one nil. Bless 'em.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:04:45 PM
The Holte is sold out. There's still loads going in the upper Trinity wings, but everywhere else is on the verge of selling out.

I hear the Upper Trinity is selling quite well  ;)

I bet you were one of the dip-shits who turned up in the home seats in 2003 thinking you could take the piss. Oh dear.

It was like watching natural selection in action, as the moronic were weeded out and kicked all over the place.

No i have a ST for 29 years so i always get my ticket in the right end. As for the rest your post, you really sound proud of it.

You were weren't you. Poor you. I hope it didn't leave a mental scar.

Another keyboard warrior.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: hipkiss92 on October 27, 2010, 01:04:57 PM


Due to persistant standing the council restrict the number of tickes we can have (Health and Safety rubbish). I think this applies to one or two other clubs that come to VP. Do some research and i think you will find i am correct.

Doesn't explain why the empty seats were in the middle of your end.

Yes it does.

So your own end was segregated both down the middle and from the villa fans?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:05:59 PM
Odds would be in your favour i agree.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:07:46 PM
I'm shocked people know Blues fans with jobs.

Somebody’s got to clean the toilets.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 27, 2010, 01:08:47 PM
I think it has a nil nil written all over it to be honest. We will probably pack the midfield and stop you bringing your wide men into the game. With Gabby being out, thats if he is, then neither of us have any cutting edge up front.

Sensible post but I would expect Villa to edge it at home.
0-0 seems likely to me. Neither team are very potent in front of goal.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:09:50 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:10:03 PM


Due to persistant standing the council restrict the number of tickes we can have (Health and Safety rubbish). I think this applies to one or two other clubs that come to VP. Do some research and i think you will find i am correct.

Doesn't explain why the empty seats were in the middle of your end.

Yes it does.

So your own end was segregated both down the middle and from the villa fans?

Look i have quoted fact, if you choose not to believe it then don't.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 27, 2010, 01:11:00 PM
It's a bit pathetic, really, to hold back 400 tickets and sell them as "executive packages".

That's not a dig at Small Heath in particular - I am sure they aren't the only club to engage in such profiteering - but any club who does that stuff.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:11:27 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Good answer... next.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 01:12:39 PM
It's a bit pathetic, really, to hold back 400 tickets and sell them as "executive packages".

That's not a dig at Small Heath in particular - I am sure they aren't the only club to engage in such profiteering - but any club who does that stuff.

100% agree with you.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:13:42 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Good answer... next.

Oh dear, you must be quite dense. I’m not sure how I can convey an explanation to you through the medium of words and unfortunately its a waste of bandwidth to use pictures. But I believe in helping those who are less fortunate than I, so I’ll solider on.



Aston Villa is the biggest club in Birmingham, by any measure. Therefore, the City is ours. Not hard really is it? Changing your name every fifty odd years isn’t really enough of a claim to be honest.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: myf on October 27, 2010, 01:14:09 PM
My understamnding is that Small Heath fell within the parish of Aston c.100 years ago.  They hate it when you tell them that.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bernie Gallacher on October 27, 2010, 01:26:44 PM
Agreed. Hope I'm wrong but am expecting a close but boring game
to be honest. I hope we Nick a 1-0, will be more than happy with that
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Bren'd on October 27, 2010, 01:28:17 PM
My understanding is that the city council deemed it worth spending £12 million on Aston Hall refurb to bring it in line with the quality it's surrounding building.  In Bordesley, somebody in their wisdom slapped a bit of blue paint on the nose of a fallen statue head close to St Andrews.


Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pedro25 on October 27, 2010, 01:29:12 PM
That supporters thing is an odd comment with 31k plus tickets sold for VP tonight compared to 11.5k at the Sty last night.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pedro25 on October 27, 2010, 01:33:59 PM
It's not a fact that Blues sold all available tickets at VP last time around, it is extremely questionable as there was a smattering of empty seats throughout the away section, seems an unlikely way to segregate, but I can't claim this to be absolute fact.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Legion on October 27, 2010, 01:42:29 PM
Form is temporary. Class is permanent.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on October 27, 2010, 01:45:32 PM
Agreed, what a plank!!

It will take us another few years before we take over the mantle of Brums number 1 team. Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...

When you've caught up with the Baggies and Wolves in terms of support then you can start thinking about trying to catch us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Chris Smith on October 27, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
The important question is have you sold out your coaches and what time are they having to set off to travel all the way from Bordesley to Aston?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:49:33 PM
Careful, he’ll call you a keyboard warrior for laughing at them.

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2010, 01:50:28 PM
Agreed, what a plank!!

It will take us another few years before we take over the mantle of Brums number 1 team. Now number 1 supporters, thats a different thing...

When you've caught up with the Baggies and Wolves in terms of support then you can start thinking about trying to catch us.

And when you've caught up with Cardiff, Bradford, Coventry, Huddersfield, Preston, Portsmouth, Royal Engineers, Old Etonians, Barnsley, Wimbledon, Oxford University, Bury, Blackpool and so on and so on in trophies, then you can think about trying to catch us.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2010, 01:53:31 PM
Didn't they resort to emailing sports clubs offering £10 tickets a week or so before the game at the Sty last season in an attempt to sell out? And still failed despite it's small capacity.

Not that any Villa fans took advantage of those ticket prices in the home ends, no siree Bob.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Ads on October 27, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
He’ll tell you you’re living in the past while reminding you about Peter Enckelman and it will be without a hint of irony.

It’s quite sad really, of all the derbies you’d think they’d focus on, you think they’d go on about how they beat the European Champions 3-0

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: UsualSuspect on October 27, 2010, 01:54:27 PM
Blues fans have jobs?

Next you'll be telling me they can walk upright and make "fire"
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: UsualSuspect on October 27, 2010, 01:56:01 PM
Lets be honest for most LuLu's a piece of fatty bacon on a stale bap and a 2 mile journey on a charabang is excutive
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 27, 2010, 02:23:06 PM
It's not up to the council to restrict tickets, and they certainly wouldn't do it in the middle of a section. 
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 27, 2010, 02:24:48 PM
Blues fans have jobs?

Next you'll be telling me they can walk upright and make "fire"

I took 'working with Blues fans' to mean carers, prison officers, that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 27, 2010, 02:25:26 PM
My understamnding is that Small Heath fell within the parish of Aston c.100 years ago.  They hate it when you tell them that.

Nice sig.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: UsualSuspect on October 27, 2010, 02:30:22 PM
Blues fans have jobs?

Next you'll be telling me they can walk upright and make "fire"

I took 'working with Blues fans' to mean carers, prison officers, that sort of thing.

I get you

add the bloke behind the counter in cash convertors to the list
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 27, 2010, 02:53:17 PM
Why would Blues fans be scared to get a bus? You are beginning to sound like a keyboard warrior.


Don't know about scared, but anyone paying £10.50 to travel from Bordesley to Witton is as thick as fuck.

For less than that I'm going to Liverpool and back on Friday.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 27, 2010, 03:20:47 PM
Why would Blues fans be scared to get a bus? You are beginning to sound like a keyboard warrior.


Don't know about scared, but anyone paying £10.50 to travel from Bordesley to Witton is as thick as fuck.

For less than that I'm going to Liverpool and back on Friday.

On the downside, you spend time in Liverpool between the "going there" and the "coming back" bits.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on October 27, 2010, 03:51:28 PM
Guess the game? A few empty in the away end, isn't there? So much for "Keeping right on to the end".

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs020.snc1/3036_91630697066_764312066_2369835_6644557_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2010, 04:06:50 PM
They only left early to make sure they didn't miss their coach home.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
Sorry kids, i had to do some work but i'm back now.

This was taken off one of your other sites:

Birmingham fans banned at Villa Park – Support the SUSD campaign
Posted on March 29, 2010 by ianrobo
Following on from Liverpool fans were banned at Villa Park for persistent standing it has now come to light that Blues for the derby game have had their allocation restricted to 2,300 a loss of some 600 fans.

For this I fully sympathise with our neighbours. At st Andrews we always stand yet the same local authority does not restrict our numbers and frankly it is a disgrace they have targeted Villa Park 3 times in this season for this offence yet at Blues not once. Do the Man U and Liverpool fans just stand at Villa Park, nah course not.

Of course I wrote a letter to our MP’s about this and apart from one (Roger Godsiff) no other local MP bothered to reply this, this is a such a political impasse on this as the MP’s are afraid to take on the status quo and perceived special interests.

There please support the new standing campaign as per the links below
Sign the SUSD petition, already 13,000 have

Facebook
Website

Pretty conclusive to me.







Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: LeeB on October 27, 2010, 04:20:02 PM
Sorry kids, i had to do some work but i'm back now.

This was taken off one of your other sites:

Birmingham fans banned at Villa Park – Support the SUSD campaign
Posted on March 29, 2010 by ianrobo
Following on from Liverpool fans were banned at Villa Park for persistent standing it has now come to light that Blues for the derby game have had their allocation restricted to 2,300 a loss of some 600 fans.

For this I fully sympathise with our neighbours. At st Andrews we always stand yet the same local authority does not restrict our numbers and frankly it is a disgrace they have targeted Villa Park 3 times in this season for this offence yet at Blues not once. Do the Man U and Liverpool fans just stand at Villa Park, nah course not.

Of course I wrote a letter to our MP’s about this and apart from one (Roger Godsiff) no other local MP bothered to reply this, this is a such a political impasse on this as the MP’s are afraid to take on the status quo and perceived special interests.

There please support the new standing campaign as per the links below
Sign the SUSD petition, already 13,000 have

Facebook
Website

Pretty conclusive to me.









Yes indeed. You may be related.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on October 27, 2010, 04:21:40 PM
Sorry kids, i had to do some work but i'm back now.

This was taken off one of your other sites:

Birmingham fans banned at Villa Park – Support the SUSD campaign
Posted on March 29, 2010 by ianrobo
Following on from Liverpool fans were banned at Villa Park for persistent standing it has now come to light that Blues for the derby game have had their allocation restricted to 2,300 a loss of some 600 fans.

For this I fully sympathise with our neighbours. At st Andrews we always stand yet the same local authority does not restrict our numbers and frankly it is a disgrace they have targeted Villa Park 3 times in this season for this offence yet at Blues not once. Do the Man U and Liverpool fans just stand at Villa Park, nah course not.

Of course I wrote a letter to our MP’s about this and apart from one (Roger Godsiff) no other local MP bothered to reply this, this is a such a political impasse on this as the MP’s are afraid to take on the status quo and perceived special interests.

There please support the new standing campaign as per the links below
Sign the SUSD petition, already 13,000 have

Facebook
Website

Pretty conclusive to me.









And your point is caller?
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 04:23:24 PM
I think you will find i said Brums number 1.. not Lichfields, not Suttons, not Tamworths, not... need i go on.

Any sensible Blues would admit we are second on the field to you, any honest Villa would admit that Birmingham as a city is predominately Blue whilst the outskirts (the posh areas) are Villa.

Now is you want me to honour you with any more of my time, start showing a bit of maturity and treat me with some respect.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: yamblue on October 27, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Good answer... next.

Oh dear, you must be quite dense. I’m not sure how I can convey an explanation to you through the medium of words and unfortunately its a waste of bandwidth to use pictures. But I believe in helping those who are less fortunate than I, so I’ll solider on.



Aston Villa is the biggest club in Birmingham, by any measure. Therefore, the City is ours. Not hard really is it? Changing your name every fifty odd years isn’t really enough of a claim to be honest.

But we are Birmingham and you are Aston.... Fact. Therefore the City is ours is it not?

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
If the city itself is predominantly blue, why are your crowds so low? Serious question, with a population of 1 million+ in the city.
And how come I see more Villa fans in and around B32 than I do heathens? Same goes for Northfield and Weoley Castle, all South Brum and supposedly your strongholds?

And I wish you, in all seriousness, a very safe journey to and from Villa Park on Sunday, superstition prevents me wishing you any luck though!
Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: AV82EC on October 27, 2010, 04:34:38 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Good answer... next.

Oh dear, you must be quite dense. I’m not sure how I can convey an explanation to you through the medium of words and unfortunately its a waste of bandwidth to use pictures. But I believe in helping those who are less fortunate than I, so I’ll solider on.



Aston Villa is the biggest club in Birmingham, by any measure. Therefore, the City is ours. Not hard really is it? Changing your name every fifty odd years isn’t really enough of a claim to be honest.

But we are Birmingham and you are Aston.... Fact. Therefore the City is ours is it not?



This might sound a bit complicated but last time I looked Aston was in Birmingham. 

Though in Football terms it could be said that "Birmingham is just a small town in Aston".

Title: Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2010, 04:35:44 PM
Hi lads,

Just wanted to wish you good luck for Sunday.

Out of curiosity, what is the thinking behind 'the city is ours' song? Not trying to get into an argument but the only opinions on 'ownership' of the city comes from my lot, would be interesting to hear it from your perspective.

Its not hard to work out is it? Go on, give it a go.

Good answer... next.

Oh dear, you must be quite dense. I’m not sure how I can convey an explanation to you through the medium of words and unfortunately its a waste of bandwidth to use pictures. But I believe in helping those who are less fortunate than I, so I’ll solider on.



Aston Villa is