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At 16:01 Derby County announced Nick Justice would be taking the vacant managerial job after Paul Jewell left the Spot. Nick Justice got straight in the Transfer window and bidded for Wolverhampton Wanderes Forward Sylavan Ebanks-Blake for a fee around 6.5million, Nick Justice said "thats the right price for a player of his ability," We have high hopes of gaining promotion to the Premier League which we fell out of last season. We have allot of good players like Giles Barnes, Emanuel Villa, Claude Davis and Hosam Ghaly and many more. We believe there will be allot of good teams in the League as we face the likes of Birmingham City, Wolves, Reading, QPR and many more team for those important play-off or automatic promotion spots. We need to bring in very few players a Goalkeeper and a couple Defenders, We have interest in Wolves Wayne Hennessey and West Brom's Dean Keily, We currently have Roy Carrol who may keep the no.1 shirt we have to offload lewis Price along with a few others to bring in the cash.

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Mattis at St.Andrews!

This afternoon, at 4:00PM, Englishman Louis Mattis took over Birmingham City, Mattis supported Birmingham as a child and teenager, and still keeps up to date with all there news and transfers. Mattis still lives in Birmingham, which makes it very handy for him to access the training ground and stadium. Louis Mattis signed a three year deal after former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish stepped down due to not keeping Birmingham up in the top flight. Mattis was contacted about the free role by David Gold, a co-owner of Birmingham City, and Mattis couldn't turn down the chance to manage the team he supports. It is believed that Mattis will earn £3.5MIL a year with Birmingham and he will earn a extra £1MIL, if he can get them promoted into the top flight in his first season in charge.

As soon as Mattis took the reigns at Birmingham, he was fast into the transfer market. And emailed the Arsenal manager, who have been very helpful to Birmingham over the last couple of seasons about any possible loans. The Arsenal manager replied, and Mattis was able to bring in two loan signings. The first was Abou Diaby, and the second loan was Johan Dhourou, who also spent part of last season on-loan at Birmingham. Mattis was delighted at these loan signings, and stated that they will both play a major part in the up and coming season. The last loan to join was former Birmingham City player, Jermaine Pennant, who joined from Liverpool and who will also play a important role in Birmingham's push for promotion.

It is reported Mattis has put bids in for five players from external clubs. And he hopes to complete the signing of atleast four of them tomorrow morning.

More news to follow.

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(Loan Signings)

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Five arrive at St.Andrews!

In Louis Mattis's attempts to push for promotion in his first season in charge at Birmingham City, he has had to bring in five signings that he is sure will help to push for promotion.

The first player to join was Brazilian sensation Alexandre Pato who joined from Italian side Milan, he joined for a fee of £6.6MIL, James McFadden and unwanted goalkeeper Richard Kingson. The second player to join was young Barcelona CB, Gerard Pique, formerly of Manchester United. In a shock turn of events, he decided he wasn't going to get any first team football at Barcelona for a couple of season, which he wanted. And when he heard Birmingham were after him, he jumped to the chance to play in England again. He joined for a fee of £3MIL, unwanted defender Frank Queudrue and Liam Ridgewell. The third player to join was veteran Argentine striker Julio Cruz, he wanted to end his career in a club in England, where he would get first team football every week. He joined for £1MIL + Gary O'Connor. The fourth player to join the squad at The Blues was veteran Spanish goalkeeper Andres Palop who joined from Spanish side Sevilla for £2MIL + Stuart Parnaby. The fifth and final player to join Birmingham city was Croatian International Danijel Pranjic. After a impressive Euro 2008 tournament, Birmingham manager Louis Mattis was fast to swoop for the 26 year old. He joined for a fee of £500K + Gary Mcsheffrey and unwanted goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

Birmingham City manger Louis Mattis is now delighted with his five signings, and he believes Birmingham now have the squad to push for promotion into Division 1.

Birmingham face Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow in the opening fixture of the new season and the team should look like this:

Palop

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Pennant-Carsley©-Diaby-Pranjic

Cruz-Pato

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(Five new faces at Birmingham City)

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CARDIFF CITY Sign 7 stars

Cardiff manager Niks sealed many deals today was looking very pleased at the way his transfers worked out.He was quoted saying

"The New season looks to be very bright and exciting for CARDIFF CITY and it's fan and there maybe fireworks seen after the season"

Niks unveiled his signings in the Press conference and these are the players

Jens Lehmann -

The former Flop of Arsenal was joined Cardiff City and wants to prove that his failure at Arsenal was not actually all his fault.

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Javier Zanetti -

The former Inter Milan captain has decided to join Cardiff City at the end of his career and on being asked his reason for such a decision he said

"Niks is a great manager and it'll be an honour to play in his Managerial reign"

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Micheal Tarnat -

The former Hannover 96 fullback/wingback has also joined Cardiff City at the end of this career. His nickname is "Tanne", meaning "fir" in English.Is a great free kick taker and his free kicks are supposed to be as good as Roberto Carlos' free kicks.

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Lilian THURAM -

The Former Juventus and Barcelona Right back and a World cup winner lilian thuram has also joined Cardiff only to enjoy the game and believes that english football gives pleasure to both eyes and his heart

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Marcelo LULINHA -

The youngster from Corinthians. He is absolute Class and has the potential to Rock the world. Has choosen Cardiff as his home because he believes Niks has the talent to groom him into a bigger and better player.

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Juan Sebastián VERON -

The former MANCHESTER UNITED,Chelsea,Inter Milan Mid-fielder has now made his way into Cardiff City and wants to win many more titles before his career ends.

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José María GUTI -

The Real Madrid Mid Fielder has joined Cardiff City in order to get pleasure along with money and fame that he wants by winning Cardiff City Titles.

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There will be 2 or 3 more signings coming Cardiff City's way so keep an eye on that tommarrow.

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QPR sign a squad full of newbies as Paul spends like crazy

Paul Thame, boss of Queens Park Rangers, has been on a spending spree, spending around £9 million on 16 players. Below is a list of all the players Paul has signed:

Amaury Bischoff

Eden Hazard

Henri Saivet

Cristian Daminuta

Alex Guerci

Renan

Renan Oliviera

Toni Kroos

Gai Assulin

Daniel Opare

Yasser Al-Qahtani

Mihael Aleksandrov

Milan Badelj

Hugo Ayala

Adrian Lopez

Vincenzo Fiorillo

Most of these players will spend time on the youth squads but Paul says all these players have potential (bar Al-Qahtani) to be brilliant and to be first teamers.

Here is what some of the signings have said about joining QPR:

Yasser Al-Qahtani

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"It is an honour to be playing for such an ambitious squad the likes of Queens Park Rangers. The English league is the best in the world, and to be playing in its second tier, with a view of moving up to the top tier, was an unrefusable offer for me. Paul seems a very professional manager for a guy of such an age, he has a passion for the game and doesn't say quit when the odds are stacked heavily against him. Again, I hope to fire QPR to the top tier, and will become a fan's favourite sooner rather than later."

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"As much as I was sad to leave my home club, Bayern Munich, I was tempted sorely by the idea of first team football that was offered by Queens Park Rangers. The future is the future I suppose, and my future, at least my playing one, is now at Queens Park Rangers. I admit, the atmosphere here is good and there is a good aura around the training ground, but the homesickness is already starting to kick in, and I aim to cure it before it affects my performances."

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Watford signs Aldo Duscher and promissing Scottish youngster Mark Reynolds

These seem to be the most important transfers we did, Duscher can bring stability in midfield and Reynolds still has a big progression margin.

Besides them 2 other talents came in, being Andrew Driver and Tsukasa Umesaki.

An offer was made for future superstar Maria Balotelli from Inter but we got outbidded by Sheffield United.

D*mn you Sheffield, we'll take revenge on the pitch. ;)

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After the 1st game - Norwich's pensioners head the table after the 5-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at home.

1 NORWICH CITY 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3

2 Crystal Palace 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3

3 Ipswich Town 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3

4 Blackpool 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

5 Cardiff City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

6 Nottingham Forest 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1

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Cardiff City win 2 - 1 against Burnley

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Cardiff have won their 1st game convincingly and now will concentrate on their next match against Sheffield United on 6th August

Scorers for Cardiff -

New signing - Fernando MORIENTES

and the Young lad Ross MCCORMACK

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Birmingham batter Derby!

Derby County 1-4 Birmingham City

After drawing to Sheffield Wednesday in the opening game of the season on Saturday night, Birmingham and manager Louis Mattis traveled to Pride Park to face Nick Justice's Derby County. Birmingham manager Louis Mattis fielded the same side that face Sheffield Wednesday and Saturday, and they were looking for there first away win of the season. Birmingham dominated 54% possession, with 4 out of 7 shots on target.

The opening goal of the night was scored in the 2nd minute, veteran Argentine striker Julio Cruz smashing the ball with venom into the back of the net. Blues doubled there lead in the 13th minute, Croatian international Danijel Pranjic curling the ball around the unsighted keeper from the short corner to double Birmingham's lead. Birmingham made it 3-0 on 17 minutes, Brazilian Alexandre Pato sending the away fans wild with a foraging run and strike. Derby County did pull a goal back through Giles Barnes losing his marker, and thumping a low shot into the bottom corner of the net on 27 minutes, but the teams went in at half time, with Birmingham 3-1 to the good.

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(Goals from Cruz, Pranjic, and Pato gave Birmingham a 3-1 lead)

One goal was scored in the second half to make sure Birmingham went back to St.Andrews with all three points, the goal was scored in the 73th minute, by Julio Cruz squirming a shot under the body of the Derby keeper to earn Birmingham all three points,

up next is Swansea City on Saturday

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(Cruz scored another goal in the second half, and made the final score 4-1 to Birmingham City)

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Birmingham batter Derby!

Derby County 1-4 Birmingham City

After drawing to Sheffield Wednesday in the opening game of the season on Saturday night' date=' Birmingham and manager Louis Mattis traveled to Pride Park to face Nick Justice's Derby County. Birmingham manager Louis Mattis fielded the same side that face Sheffield Wednesday and Saturday, and they were looking for there first away win of the season. Birmingham dominated 54% possession, with 4 out of 7 shots on target.

The opening goal of the night was scored in the 2nd minute, veteran Argentine striker [b']Julio Cruz[/b] smashing the ball with venom into the back of the net. Blues doubled there lead in the 13th minute, Croatian international Danijel Pranjic curling the ball around the unsighted keeper from the short corner to double Birmingham's lead. Birmingham made it 3-0 on 17 minutes, Brazilian Alexandre Pato sending the away fans wild with a foraging run and strike. Derby County did pull a goal back through Giles Barnes losing his marker, and thumping a low shot into the bottom corner of the net on 27 minutes, but the teams went in at half time, with Birmingham 3-1 to the good.

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(Goals from Cruz, Pranjic, and Pato gave Birmingham a 3-1 lead)

One goal was scored in the second half to make sure Birmingham went back to St.Andrews with all three points, the goal was scored in the 73th minute, by Julio Cruz squirming a shot under the body of the Derby keeper to earn Birmingham all three points,

up next is Swansea City on Saturday

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(Cruz scored another goal in the second half, and made the final score 4-1 to Birmingham City)

Derby boss says will still working om our squad we will soon get over then loss

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CARDIFF win 4-0 against Sheffield United

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Cardiff won their 2nd game in a row against Sheffield United and will now prepare to face Bristol City on 9th August

The scorers for cardiff were

The two youngsters -

Carlos VELA

Ross MCCORMACK

and the two VETERANS -

José María GUTI

Fernando MORIENTES

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Squad Complete?!

After fielding 'weak' sides against Reading and Preston and coming out with 4 points, Samra has decided to start buying, and has purchased a whole new team with the 90m pounds he generated through sales. 19 youth prospects joined, including names such as Villafane, Wass, Merida and Sadick Adams.

Players joining the First Team:

Michael Rensing - 7.1m

Jorge Rolando - 6.8m

Dirk Marcellis - 7.2m

Abdoulay Konko - 5.2m

John Mensah - 5.6m

Leandro Grimi - 5.6m

Miguel Danny - 7.7m

Esteban Granero - 7.5m

Yoann Gourcuff - 5.4m

Diego Buonanotte - 7.5m

Orlando Engelaar - 4.4m

Pablo Hernandez - 6.1m

Honarato Ederson - 9m

Marko Marin - 5.2m

Martin Fenin - 6.0m

Stevan Jovetic - 7.4m

Joseba Llorente - 4.2m

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Pick of the Bunch: Ederson is Samra's star buy!

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Captain Marvel: Dutch International Orlando Engelaar will be captain this season.

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Goal-Getter: Llorente is looking to score 20 this season, and will be vice-captain!

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Future Starlet: Samra reckons Buonanotte is better than Bojan and Pato :P

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Birmingham ease past Swansea City!

Swansea City 0-3 Birmingham City

Last night, Birmingham City traveled to the Liberty Stadium to face Division 2 new boys Swansea City. Birmingham manager Louis Mattis was looking for a easy three points here to keep there winning streak alive. Birmingham dominated 62% possession, with eight out of fourteen shots on target.

The opening goal of the game came from Birmingham's Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato thundering a overhead kick into the back of the net to give Birmingham the early Lead. The Blues doubled there lead on 11 minutes, Argentine hitman Julio Cruz heading powerfully past the Swansea City keeper. The score was 2-0 to Birmingham City at half time.

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(Goals from Pato and Cruz gave Birmingham a 2-0 lead at half time)

The second half started well for Birmingham, as they continued to pressure the Swansea City defence, they got what they deserved in the 76th minute, Julio Cruz scoring Birmingham's third and his second tapping the ball into the back of the Swansea net after the ball came crashing down off the bar. If things weren't already bad enough for Swansea, they were reduced to 10 men in the late stages of the match, and Birmingham came away with a easy three points and a happy trip back to St.Andrews.

Up next for Birmingham is Blackpool

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(Another goal from Cruz in the second half gave Birmingham a 3-0 victory)

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Birmingham keep up 100% record

Birmingham City 1-0 Blackpool

On Wednesday evening, Birmingham City welcomed Blackpool to St Andrews, 25,601 fans turned up for the game, Birmingham City manager Louis Mattis wanted his side to keep up there 100% non-losing record and Mattis was sure his team would get another three points under there belt. Birmingham dominated 55% possession, with 8 out of 14 shots on target.

The only goal of the night came from hitman Julio Cruz finishing from a yard out in the 77th minute to earn Birmingham City all three points.

Birmingham will face Cardiff City tomorrow.

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(A single goal from Cruz gave Birmingham all three points)

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The Norwich pensioners go zimmer framing on and are currently 6 points in front of Wolves who they play on Saturday.

1 NORWICH CITY 16 13 2 1 40 14 26 41

2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 10 5 1 32 11 21 35

3 Charlton Athletic 16 9 4 3 33 16 17 31

4 Queens Park Rangers 16 9 4 3 32 16 16 31

5 Cardiff City 16 9 3 4 30 11 19 30

6 Birmingham City 16 9 3 4 25 8 17 30

7 Sheffield Wednesday 16 7 4 5 32 19 13 25

8 Watford 16 7 3 6 22 24 -2 24

9 Reading 16 7 2 7 20 27 -7 23

10 Burnley 16 6 4 6 26 20 6 22

11 Preston North End 16 6 3 7 19 32 -13 21

12 Blackpool 16 5 5 6 21 23 -2 20

13 Sheffield United 16 5 4 7 18 34 -16 19

14 Crystal Palace 16 6 0 10 23 29 -6 18

15 Bristol City 16 4 4 8 22 31 -9 16

16 Nottingham Forest 16 4 4 8 18 29 -11 16

17 Derby County 16 3 4 9 22 26 -4 13

18 Ipswich Town 16 3 4 9 17 38 -21 13

19 Plymouth Argyle 16 2 5 9 16 32 -16 11

20 Swansea City 16 1 3 12 13 41 -28 6

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Norwich win the race to the prem with 2 games to spare.

SoP said "I am delighted to take Norwich to the Prem and win the league in the process, the lads have done themselves proud this season, now I need to take a look at how many teams I have and thier could be possibly a new manager in place for the start of next season."

1 NORWICH CITY 36 25 6 5 104 39 65 81

2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 19 15 2 69 33 36 72

3 Cardiff City 36 19 8 9 67 33 34 65

4 Charlton Athletic 36 19 7 10 62 39 23 64

5 Birmingham City 36 18 9 9 65 27 38 63

6 Watford 36 18 8 10 63 50 13 62

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