Blog Posts - Stephen Gleeson



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

View from the South – Reading v Birmingham City

Reading is one of the closest venues to me as it is but a short train trip from Blackwater, my local station. I therefore had the luxury of starting out at a civilised hour and was in The Three Guineas by 12.00 with a pint while I awaited the arrival...
by Joys and Sorrows on Apr 11, 2016

View from the South – Rotherham United v Birmingham City

I had been in Coventry on business on Friday and Saturday morning and had stayed at Chris’s pub in Baginton for a couple of days which was the pleasant part of the trip. I finished what I had to do by 12.00 and got on the road across the M69 to gai...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 14, 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

View from the South – Birmingham City v Milton Keynes Dons

First of all, a Merry Christmas and very happy forthcoming New Year to one and all. Quite a bit has happened since my last blog; two away games at Middlesbrough and Preston which yielded a point apiece but by all accounts could and should have been a...
by Joys and Sorrows on Dec 30, 2015

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

Early doors it was a bright and chilly morning but this belied the heavy rain, biting winds with gale force gusts that we were promised later. I was up early and took the opportunity to chop off my dahlia tops that had blackened with the recent frost...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 29, 2015

View from the South – Fulham v Birmingham City

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom friend of the maturing sun, Conspiring with him how to load and bless, The vines that round the thatch eaves run. That is how John Keats described this time of the year in his poem ‘Ode to Au...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 8, 2015

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 – Milton Keynes Dons v Birmingham City

After exploring ways of getting to this venue by train it turned out it was going to be easier to travel by car. Bank Holiday weekends being what they are meant that my SatNav assiduously avoided the obvious routes taking me the long way round, circu...
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 31, 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

Birmingham City have signed Stephen Gleeson

Birmingham City have signed MK Dons midfielder Stephen Gleeson on a two-year contract. Gleeson’s contract expired at MK Dons this summer and the club from the West Midlands have landed him on a free transfer. The 25-year-old joined the Dons fro...
by Tibs News on Jun 9, 2014


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