Blog Posts - David Davis



Ips-wich…but wh-ich Blues will turn up? Birmingham City v Ipswich Match Preview

Back to back defeats (first time this season!) since my last article means we’re now down to 8th in the table.  Not too bad, all things being considered, but we could have been third if we’d beaten Newcastle and Barnsley…yes that&#...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 12, 2016

UK may pay for access to EU single market: Brexit minister David Davis

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis is given a tour of SPTS Technologies in Newport, South Wales, December 1, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The UK government says it may pay in order to maintain its access to...

Match Preview – BCFC v Blackburn Rovers…

Blues versus Blackburn… Last season’s Blackburn match had me wittering on about Rowett’s first 29 matches in charge with twelve wins in total.  He’s added handsomely to that tally this season, but we’ve Grounds (ahem) t...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 1, 2015

A good sign of things to come

The decision by 21 Labour MPs to abstain in the vote last night on George Osborne’s unnecessary and irrelevant fiscal charter is very welcome. It is possible that their decision to take Jeremy Corbyn at his word will send such … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Oct 15, 2015

Joys and Sorrows’ Player of the Season / Colin Doyle

Rather unsurprisingly, we are proud to announce that the winner of our end of season, Player of the Season Poll, is Clayton Donaldson.  Well done that man, who garnered an impressive 71% of the votes.  Here are the final standings:   Clayton D...
by Joys and Sorrows on May 19, 2015

Joys and Sorrows Player of the Season Poll 14/15

The last poll we ran on this site ran like this: Where will Gary Rowett steer Blues to this season? Mid-Table Security (42%, 204 Votes) About tenth, just missing the play offs (29%, 141 Votes) The Playoffs (14%, 68 Votes) Lower Reaches Survival (9%,...
by Joys and Sorrows on Apr 25, 2015

Huddersfield Match Preview

Pull the Hudder One… (Article Adapted From One Featured In This Weekend’s Made In Brum Magazine) After a massive ‘blip’ we’re back ‘on track’ on another mini-unbeaten-run.  Long may it continue, starting tod...
by Joys and Sorrows on Mar 11, 2015

View from the South – Birmingham City v Reading

Nice to read a happy report from Bazza, things are looking up! It was a crisp clear morning as I walked down towards the station. I was beginning to wonder whether I had put enough warm clothing on but it was too late now and I would just have to get...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 14, 2014

House of Shame

During 9 hours in the House of Commons yesterday a small number of MPs debated a Bill that the Government claims is a vital piece of emergency legislation, which is needed to keep you and I safe. By the end … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jul 16, 2014

A doomed concept

Throughout yesterday one of the news threads on the radio and TV stemmed from a statement by Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools at OFSTED, suggesting that Grammar Schools are simply cheap public Schools whose selection is largely determine...
by IanChisnall on Dec 16, 2013

A doomed concept

  Throughout yesterday one of the news threads was a statement by Michael Wilshaw that Grammar Schools are simply cheap public Schools, and the fact that the selection is largely determined by the extent to which the parents can afford … C...
by IanChisnall on Dec 16, 2013

Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush

With the current marathon era in full bloom, though slowly waning in favor of the half-marathon, it is sometimes hard to remember that we do not run in a vacuum. There are historical antecedents to the current craze, just as there will be for the nex...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Oct 10, 2012


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