Blog Posts - Paul Robinson



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

View from the South – Derby County v Birmingham City

Here is Baz’s report on yesterday’s superb win at Derby. ——————————————– At last it seemed that winter had finally arrived. Sunrise revealed a frost...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jan 17, 2016

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

View from the South- Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers

You know that feeling when your bladder is full up to your neck and you’re standing at the porcelain waiting the warm flow of relief? Well, fortunately for me, I awoke just in time! I leapt out of bed and made the bathroom with just enough to s...
by Joys and Sorrows on Oct 18, 2015

Eriksen, Joe Lewis, Alli, Carroll, Honda, Robinson news

A collection of stories including Christian Eriksen being a target for Juventus, Joe Lewis spending money but not on Spurs plus Paul Robinson endearing himself to Spurs fans.The Guardian recently ran an article about what is next for last seasons loa...

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

Andy Walker Talks to Joys and Sorrows

As you are aware, Andy is leaving Blues to take up a new position working with the national team.  Andy has always been a great support to us here at J&S, so when Russ approached him to do an interview, it was a surprise that he said no –...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 10, 2014

PA14

I can’t believe a year has gone since I was at the end of season dinner with Russ, however it must have done because the one we went to was PA13 and this one was called PA14. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be there this year, so followed...
by Joys and Sorrows on May 4, 2014

View From the South – Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town

It had been a violent, wild night on the Surrey/Hampshire border and I had sustained minor damage to some fence panels which shouldn’t take too long to fix. A couple of my neighbours hadn’t fared so well with large trees felled across their prope...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 16, 2014

MIB Swansea Part Two

This is an article that will appear in this Saturday’s Made In Brum magazine, priced at £1.50 from sellers around St.Andrews. Well, here it is, the longest awaited home leg of all time.  Poor Swansea fans must have been praying for Bristol Ro...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jan 23, 2014

Keep (b)Right On…Your Bike?

This weekend sees Blues take on Brighton, who have spent the summer trying to work out whether or not to keep Gus Poyet,something they decided not to do in the end, seemingly to their detriment as things stand. Since they lost to Crystal Palace in la...
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 16, 2013

Giving Watford What For…

The following article will be appearing in this weekend’s edition of ‘Made in Brum‘ fanzine… This will be a season entirely unlike any other!  It really does feel a little like we’ve gotten the yoke of expectation off our b...
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 1, 2013

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers – Preview

Team News Mitch Hancox will miss out after breaking his hand in training. Blues old boys David Dunn and Scot Dann could both feature for Rovers. Reverse Fixture The sides drew 1-1 back in November after Marlon King equalised an early Blackburn penalt...
by Joys and Sorrows on May 3, 2013

View from the South – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Birmingham City

Bazza is back with his VFTS, this time about as south as you can get! “It’s a funny old game.” Jimmy Greaves used to say that on Saturday lunchtimes when he hosted the Saints and Greavsie football preview show on telly years ago with another ex...
by Joys and Sorrows on Oct 1, 2012

Too little, too late for ‘Arry and…

…the F.A. Poor old ‘Arry, he finally sees Spurs actually win a game and the F.A. go and piss all over his chips by announcing Roy Hodgson is their only choice for his job. More about Woy’s about bloody time later, first there’...
by Toxic Web on Apr 30, 2012


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