Blog Posts - Diego Fabbrini

Post Sacking / New Appointment Thoughts

OK, I have taken a bit of time to think about what happened so I could post reflectively rather than emotionally. A couple of things to say first, I’m not going to be critical of anyone – because 1. It doesn’t help and 2. I can̵...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 16, 2016

The Future’s Bright(on)?? Birmingham City v Brighton Match Preview

When I wrote my last article, we’d suffered back to back defeats and we hadn’t yet beaten Ipswich as we turned the tide in our favour once again, yet I still didn’t even begin to think we might be discussing the sacking of Gary Rowe...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 16, 2016

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

Cardifferent Season, Same Problems?

The scarf lady, half of Small Heath Alliance and most of Row Z of the Tilton are going spare at the moment, as we haven’t brought in five more strikers, whilst (whisper it) Aston Vile have put in a £15m bid for Ross McCormack of Fulham fame. T...
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 3, 2016

View from the South – Cardiff City v Birmingham City

The spring is sprung, The grass is riz, I wonder where the boidies is? Why the boids is on the wing, Well, isn’t that absoid, Cuz everybody knows, The wing is on the boid! Here we are in early May and beautiful weather is at last greeting us in...
by Joys and Sorrows on May 8, 2016

View from the South – Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday

It was an early start to catch the 08.02 train from Blackwater station to Reading. I was making a trip up to my 92 year old Aunt’s house in Four Oaks. Poor Aunty’s had just been discharged from hospital following a fall when she had broke...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 7, 2016

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

PAOK 0 Udinese 3: Zebrette Carry Italian Flag into Round of 16

Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese headed into the second-leg of tonight’s Europa Leauge Round of 32 tie without a win in four, knowing they needed a big result in Greece tonight. The talismanic Antonio Di Natale was still sidelined with a foot...
by Serie A Weekly on Feb 24, 2012

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