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Kieran (Forza) Corcoran

Posted by dublinbrummie on December 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We Are Forza Blues,

We want to make as much noise as possible at Blues with Flags, Scarves and

Banners,etc and get the Atmosphere back at St Andrews and BCFC Matches.

 

 

 

Last Year Forza Blues were getting at least 50 people each match. That may not sound the best but it was..well atl east for us.

If you are not aware the club moved us several times last season to various places inside Stands. This caused over 3/4 of our members to leave. This year we are lucky to get 20 people standing with us in Block 19.

 

We want your opinion. 1.Is it just because the attendance has dropped 2.Are we doing something wrong 3.How could we improve.

 

We are planning to change the format of the group coming soon in the new year but we can only do this with your feedback. As i said we want to back the team not the board, Back The Shirt. So let us know your thoughts on Forza Blues and how we could improve.

We hope to see you in Block 19 Some Day

 

Keep Right On

Forza Blues

Thomas Egan

Posted by dublinbrummie on February 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Thomas Egan GranFather of Kevin Egan one of our fans in the club briefly played for Blues in 1938

 

Carling Cup Final Fans view on the day.

Posted by dublinbrummie on April 16, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (1)

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Richard Tyrrell

my view on the day should have been a few beers to see our Blues at wembley and nothing else.I was so wrong.Some of the lads said we would win but i thought it was blind faith.Our day started badly as the pub (The Green Man) we went to was so full we had to get cans from the aldi (in the rain as well).we left and went the ground to see our lads get a hiding as i thought. Our boys showed the heart the arsenal didnt have on the day and the fight to win at all costs.Seeing some of our boys crying at the final whistle told its own story to me as we may never see any thing like this for a good few years.The winning goal seemed to take forever to go in and we had a great view as well, as we were centre of the goal but all the way at the back.I also met a good few lads who i have known for years on the website but never met. The evening in london was a great night as well,popping open a bottle of champagne in front of a pub full of arsenal was priceless (even one arsenal fan bought us all a round of whiskeys).

the irish club piece from the blues mag

Posted by dublinbrummie on December 31, 2009 at 6:57 AM Comments comments (0)

the irish stars bit on john laffen

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blues 1963 league cup win

Posted by dublinbrummie on March 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

1963 Football League Cup Final

From

The 1963 Football League Cup Final, the third to be staged since the competition's inception, was contested between local rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa over two legs. Aston Villa had won the inaugural competition in 1960?61, and had beaten Birmingham 4?0 in their most recent League meeting,[1] while Birmingham were seeking to win their first major trophy. Birmingham won 3?1 on aggregate, with all the goals coming in the first leg.

 Match summary

The first leg took place on 23 May 1963 at Birmingham's home ground, St Andrews. Birmingham took the lead when Harris fed Auld who crossed for Ken Leek's powerful shot, but Aston Villa equalised via Bobby Thomson. Seven minutes into the second half, the same combination of players made it 2?1, and after 66 minutes Jimmy Bloomfield met a Harris cross to score off the post to give Birmingham a 3?1 lead.[1] The second leg four days later at Villa Park was goalless. With former England centre half Trevor Smith marking Thomson out of the game[2] and Birmingham's defensive tactics including regularly kicking the ball out for throw-ins,[3] Aston Villa were unable to break their opponents down.

Players and officials

Fst leg

Birmingham City
Blue shirts/White shorts/White socks
3-1
(final score after 90 minutes)
Aston Villa
Claret and blue shirts/White shorts/Claret and blue socks
Manager: Gil Merrick

Team:
Schofield (GK)
Lynn
Green
Hennessey
Smith
Beard
Hellawell
Bloomfield
Harris
Leek
Auld

Scorers:

Half-time:
1-1

Competition:
League Cup (Final)

Date:
Thursday 23 May, 1963

Venue:
St Andrew's, Birmingham

Attendance:
31,580

Referee:
E. Crawford

Match rules:
90 minutes.
No substitutions.

Manager: Joe Mercer

Team:
Sims (GK)
Fraser
Aitken
Crowe
Sleeuwenhoek
Lee
Baker
Graham
Thomson
Wylie
Burrows

Scorers:

Second Leg

Aston Villa
Claret and blue shirts/White shorts/Claret and blue socks
0-0
(final score after 90 minutes)
Birmingham City
Blue shirts/White shorts/White socks
Manager: Joe Mercer

Team:
Sims (GK)
Fraser
Aitken
Crowe
Sleeuwenhoek
Lee
Baker
Graham
Thomson
Wylie
Burrows

Scorers:

Half-time:
0-0

Competition:
League Cup (Final)

Date:
Monday 27 May 1963

Venue:
Villa Park, Birmingham

Attendance:
37,921

Referee:
A. W. Sparling

Match rules:
90 minutes.
30 minutes extra-time if necessary.
No substitutions.

Manager: Gil Merrick

Team:
Schofield (GK)
Lynn
Green
Hennessey
Smith
Beard
Hellawell
Bloomfield
Harris
Leek
Auld

Scorers:

 Road to the final

Home teams listed first.

[ Birmingham City

Round 2: Birmingham City 5?0 Doncaster Rovers

Round 3: Barrow 1?1 Birmingham City

Replay Birmingham City 5?1 Barrow

Round 4: Birmingham City 3?2 Notts County

Quarter-final: Birmingham City 6?0 Manchester City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Birmingham City 3?2 Bury

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Bury 1?1 Birmingham City

Birmingham City won 4?3 on aggregate

[Aston Villa

Round 2: Aston Villa 6?1 Peterborough United

Round 3: Aston Villa 3?1 Stoke City

 

Round 4: Aston Villa 6?2 Preston North End

Quarter-final: Aston Villa 4?1 Norwich City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Sunderland 1?3 Aston Villa

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Aston Villa 0?0 Sunderland

Aston Villa won 3?1 on aggregate

 

keith Fahey Bio

Posted by dublinbrummie on February 6, 2009 at 4:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Keith Fahey

Personal information
Full nameKeith Fahey
Date of birthJanuary 15, 1983 (1983-01-15) (age 26)
Place of birth   Dublin, Ireland
Height5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubBirmingham City
Number30
Youth career
Arsenal
Senior career1
YearsClubApp (Gls)*
2000?2002
2002
2003?2005
2005?2006
2006?2009
2009?
Aston Villa
Bluebell United
St Patrick's Athletic
Drogheda United
St Patrick's Athletic
Birmingham City

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Keith Fahey pronounced Fa-hee (born January 15, 1983 in Dublin) is an Irish football player who plays for English Championship club Birmingham City.

Fahey is a creative midfielder who rejoined St. Pats on July 16 2006 from Drogheda United, less than a year after leaving St. Pats in the opposite direction. He started his professional career as a trainee with Arsenal F.C. before signing for Aston Villa in April 2000 for a fee of GBP £250,000. He made one appearance for Villa in the 2002 Intertoto Cup Semi-Finals, First Leg in a 1-1 draw against Lille away from home. Having failed to make a breakthrough in the Premiership, Fahey returned home initially to play non League football for Bluebell United before quickly being snapped up by St Pats in 2003. He immediately impressed fans and commentators with his skillful midfield play and he was the driving force for St Pats as they reached the FAI Cup final (with Fahey scoring a memorable free kick goal in extra time of the semi final replay). However the final turned out to be very disappointing for both Fahey and St Pats as he was sent off in the first half as the Saints lost 2-0 to Longford Town.

He continued to impress during two disappointing seasons for St Pats in 2004 and 2005 before surprisingly moving to Drogheda United in exchange for Alan Reilly and ?32,000 in July 2005. As Drogheda were becoming a major force in Irish football, Fahey played a major role in midfield and was highly instrumental in Drogheda capturing the Setanta Cup in early 2006. In July 2006, there was apparently a major falling out with manager Paul Doolin, leaving the way clear for Fahey to return to St. Pats.

He has represented the Republic of Ireland at every age level up to 2003, when he represented the national team at the FIFA World Youth Championships.

Impressed highly in Pats' UEFA Cup run in 2008.

Fahey won the PFAI Player of the Year award for the 2008 season.

On 2 December 2008, Fahey signed a pre-contract agreement with Birmingham City to the effect that he would join Birmingham when the transfer window opened in January 2009. The Irish season having finished, Fahey joined up with Birmingham in mid-December for training, though manager Alex McLeish suggested supporters should not "expect him to walk straight into the team" when he became eligible in January.Fahey made his Birmingham debut on 17th January 2009 coming on as a sub in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City.

blues trip to dublin dec 05

Posted by dublinbrummie on February 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)

I heard a rumour from bluenose Nigel Gillespie that the Blues were in Dublin
for the weekend (in wrights of swords). I got on to another Bluenose, Paul Kelly,
who's mates know a few of the players and the rumors were true.
I rang a lot of the lads who could drive over,but sadly no one could go, so I went
on my own (well with my dad Thomas). We waited about an hour and a half in wrights, until I spotted Dunny at the door with Marcos Painter and DJ and this blond kid (who turned out to be the new fella from the Faroe Islands) so I introduced myself and they were happy to see me, Dunny even offered to buy us a drink. I brought one of our supporters shirts with me and gave it to marcos painter as a gift from theIrish Bluenoses for a brilliant debut against Fulham and he was delighted. Dunny then brought me and my dad up to the vip lounge they had hired out for the night.
I spent most of the hour speaking to DJ and what a laid back, sound bloke he is,a model professional, he took my number and said he would meet up with us if he's in Dublin. I went around and had words (good ones) with all of the players and took photos. Mario knew who I was once I spoke about the award we gave him last season,I spoke of our hard christmas period.
I could have stayed the whole night but sadly i was up before 6 this morning so I had to head off just before 12. The only players missing from the night were the Forse, Pandiani, Jaroski, Clapham and Tebs. My bloody camera died on me near the end so I missed a few of the others (Muzzy, Tiny), have to say the team were very pleasant and were happy to talk and have pictures taken and they are sure WE WILL SURVIVE!

last ever blues match on the kop 1994

Posted by dublinbrummie on February 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM Comments comments (1)

 
Last ever Blues standing game, 16/04/94 by Richie.


Special tickets were given out for this match as it was our last ever game on the kop and tilton rd stands(before the seats arrived). blues were trying to avoid relegation into the old 3rd div.we drew with city 2-2 but went down on goal diff on the last day of the season even though we won 8 and drew 1 of our last 9 games. After the game people started hammering away at
pieces of the stand to bring home with them. I didn't take any with me but a lot of hammering and chiseling went on.

blues 3 boro 0

Posted by dublinbrummie on February 1, 2009 at 1:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Blues 3 - Middlesbrough 0,  26/04/03 by Alan.

It was good to see everyone playing with such confidence and composure. Blues started off bright and were rewarded with Duga's superb strike. A hint of offside? I think everyone in the ground thought so as he collected the ball, but as always play to the whistle. He did and was suitably rewarded. The second goal from a free kick was as a result of Duga being tripped on the edge of the area and Middlebrough delaying setting up the wall, as they had done previously. Clemence took the shot, no messing and the ref allowed the goal. Upto half time and the early part of the second half the game died a little, but Blues were never in any danger. Ten minutes from the end a superb cross from Savage was met on the far post by Lazaridis to head in - his second this season with the head!!! A special mention must be made of the energy of Savage - for a man carrying an injury he was amazing. Deservedly Irish player of the year.


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