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Well, actually have to think about what the team's gonna be for the first time in forever. I'd go for:
O'Donnell
Little Flint Baker Golbourne
Pack Smith
Burns Tomlin Bryan
Kodjia​

Subs: O'Leary, Pearce, Gladwin, Freeman, Reid, Agard, Wilbraham

Shame about Ayling's injury but I don't quite get the Little hate on here, he hasn't really had much of a chance for us in the Championship yet. That team though looking so much more balanced, and with genuine options on the bench.

I'm optimistic generally, but not so much about this weekend. Birmingham are looking good, and from what I've seen are very effective on the counter.

Think they'll be too much for us here, 1-2, but we'll soon start climbing the table
 

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Beginning to feel it's time to take young Joe out of the firing line for a bit....same line-up for me with Luke for Joe
 

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Not expecting anything here, but these aren't the sort of games that are going to determine whether we survive or not. I wrote a piece on Birmingham today for the BP, after some research I found that we haven't beaten them since the early 90s. They're a bogey side.

Yeah, bit gutting about the Ayling injury - another right back is needed now. Little's alright attacking-wise, he's pretty weak defensively.

O'Donnell
Little - Pearce - Baker - Golbourne
Smith - Pack
Tomlin
Bryan - Kodjia - Freeman
Bryan on the right, he's good with both feet and tends to cut inside onto his weaker side when playing on the left anyway, so give him a try on the right. Think Flint will be given a rest as well, Pemberton spoke of it when signing Pearce. Will be the first time he hasn't started a game since the 2013/14 if he misses out I believe. He may not have even been subbed off in that time either.

Won their last two 3-0 haven't they? Can see a repeat of that here.

Donaldson, Buckley and Caddis amongst the goals.
 

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Another sell-out.
 

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Working nights all weekend unfortunately so won't be in attendance, shame as I'd like to of had a nosey at the redevelopments (if only there were an archive of pictures somewhere on the Internet).

There's a good feeling around at the moment, playing well, scoring goals, few new signings, on paper should be a routine win. We don't do routine wins, so anything could happen.

2-0 Blues.
 

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Absolutely no idea how this might go tomorrow.

No manager, a few new faces in the squad and we definitely NEED the points.

We've shown we can match the better teams, but just need to take more of the chances we create.

Could be anything on the day :dk:
 

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Balls!
Off to the US in the morning and have far too much to do today so gonna have to miss the match. :(
GUTTED.
COYR
 

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I might have found a stream Tim...never a 100% these things I know but streamsports have it listed!
 

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Bobby Reid starts :sad:
 

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Should be winning this by a fair few goals. Absolutely all over them, they really haven't had a sniff.

Tomlin looks excellent on first impressions, Golbourne looks solid defensively as well. Kodjia needs a goal, his decision making hasn't been great at crucial times.

Oh - and that was an absolute blatant dive from Tomlin at the end of that half. No complaints from me on the referee's decision.
 

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Another game without a goal, same old same old.

We look decent enough at the back now, but it's no good when the balance is totally out of proportion. Creative Midfielder and Striker on Monday or we're down.

FWIW - Birmingham looked nothing special at all, we aren't a million miles off most teams in this division, we just need some creativity and someone to finish them.
 

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Think Tomlin was fouled then fell over a little later, more of a pen than the one they had against us earlier in the season but not stonewall as some are claiming.

Ref was a fucking prick though. And Brum should have had a sending off when Burns was clearly fouled when clean through.

2 points dropped against another bang average team.
 

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Another game without a goal, same old same old.

We look decent enough at the back now, but it's no good when the balance is totally out of proportion. Creative Midfielder and Striker on Monday or we're down.

FWIW - Birmingham looked nothing special at all, we aren't a million miles off most teams in this division, we just need some creativity and someone to finish them.

Creative midfielder? We've just bought in Tomlin and Gladwin...
 

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First 30 minutes we were dominant, then the half died down and faded out a bit (apart from the penalty shout which looked stonewall from where I was).

Second half was a complete scrap with Brum probably the better side. Can't argue with the draw, excellent defensively again from us apart from a few dodgy minutes in the second half.

Tomlin and Golbourne brilliant additions, shame to not see Gladwin get on.
 

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Failing to beat a side who have been rooted to the bottom three all season is disappointing whatever way you look at it.

It is frustrating that the quality level always seems to drop against the lesser clubs. Nowhere near at our best today but could be a valuable point come the end of the season. 7 unbeaten now, another clean-sheet, and back in the top six.
 
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Ref was a fucking prick though. And Brum should have had a sending off when Burns was clearly fouled when clean through.
No opinion on Baker’s knee-high ‘tackle’ on Jon Toral?
 

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Another sell-out with empty seats in the home end, you mean?

I think we still have a slight reduction in capacity. I know certainly for the first few games that we weren't allowed to sell like 1000 seats due to laws about new stands being tested somewhat for the first few games. Whether that is still in effect to a lesser extent I don't know, but I've noticed there's always the same empty row in the South Stand, which says to me it just isn't being sold. That or a load of season ticket holders never turn up.
 

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Creative midfielder? We've just bought in Tomlin and Gladwin...
Gladwin isn't Championship quality.
I'm willing to give him a chance, but from what I've watched of him previously he isn't. Strikes me as a signing that we got in just because he was available, much like Robinson.

Another 'sell-out' with empty seats in the home end, you mean?
Aye, they can't sell 500 or so of them due to health and safety regulations, should be in order for next season though.

We've only not sold out one home game this season, it's still very impressive.
 

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Another 'sell-out' with empty seats in the home end, you mean?
Never heard your lot once...quietest to visit this season! And you were gonna run rings weren't you?
 

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Never heard your lot once...quietest to visit this season! And you were gonna run rings weren't you?

Bit harsh, I'd say a lot this season have been quieter. Although there wasn't too much variation from them aside from a couple of loud renditions of keep right on.
 

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Contact then!
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No opinion on Baker’s knee-high ‘tackle’ on Jon Toral?
Deserved yellow. How yours got away without any bookings is a mystery.
 

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Never heard your lot once...quietest to visit this season! And you were gonna run rings weren't you?
To be fair I didn't hear them, but there wasn't much to shout about for them - don't think they had a clear cut chance apart from that ball across goal in the second half did they?
 

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Not enough to go down mate. It was a dive.
I'm not sure that matters any more bud. Players go down at the slightest contact when they could easily stay on their feet nowadays. Weather a player tries to stay up seems immaterial in the modern game. Far too many pens at the mo, our pikey neighbours get loads of them!
 
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