Villa/Blues Essential Prep: Redknapp, Hogan, Grealish, Kodjia, Bruce, McCormack, Form & Facts.

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Do you have that nervous, sickly, pre-derby feeling yet?

Ironed your lucky pants?

Disowned anyone with a Blues connection?

Set your alarm clock so you can be in the pub for 8am?


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We’re back with essential pre-derby listening – covering Harry “Birmingham who?” Redknapp, recent results, Kodjia’s sending off, Hogans opportunity, Ross McCormack’s decline & more!

As ever plenty of ground is covered in the latest edition of the Podcast.

Don’t miss out on:


We discuss the arrival of ‘Arry Redknapp to Birmingham following the “resignation” of Gianfranco Zola, what this might mean for the game & the remainder of the season.

You’ll also hear discussion around our options with Jonathan Kodjia suspended following his sending off against Fulham.

Will this be Jack Grealish’s chance to shine?  And if he does, is he just carving a career like Gabby?  Whilst nobody can fault his fantastic goal at Craven Cottage, his form and contribution this term have been nothing short of underwhelming.

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And what of Scott Hogan – is the derby an opportunity to work to improve his supply route?  A man bought for big bucks on transfer deadline day hasn’t had much luck to date – the second city clash is the perfect stage to change that.


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Next we cover off the recent defeats against Reading & Fulham.

This season has been up and down, but rarely have Villa looked like the finished article.

We work through the recent positive form, 2x defeats and our season at large.  Ignoring our shortcomings would be a major oversight going into next season; but what are they?  How does Steve Bruce solve them? And will they affect us against Blues?


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