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Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Birmingham City
18:15, Wednesday 11 January 2017
New Blues signing Craig Gardner outlines his ambitions.

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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

NevBCFC replying to Birmingham City
18:19, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Altogether now...
"No brainer".
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Benni replying to Birmingham City
18:28, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Bloody hell :D
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How many goals

Ribeye replying to Birmingham City
18:29, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Will Gardner score this season?

I'm going for 6. He'll be great for us and will help us turn draws into wins hopefully.
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Ribeye replying to Birmingham City
18:35, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Coming back to the midlands but to West Brom and wishing it was Birmingham.:D

He knows how to say the right things doesn't he.
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Ribeye replying to Birmingham City
18:36, Wednesday 11 January 2017
hopefully for the Club having someone here that really wants to be here and wants to try and take the Club forward.

A dig at Rowett perhaps?
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

b.casual replying to Birmingham City
18:36, Wednesday 11 January 2017


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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Petebaldwin replying to Birmingham City
18:43, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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I went to see the gaffer at West Brom Tony Pulis and said there's no way I wanted to leave unless Birmingham City came in for me. There were Premier League clubs interested in taking me on loan until the end of the season but I wasn't interested. This was the only move I wanted. I could have stayed at West Brom for the next 18 months, but I wanted this move and it's happened. Personally, I think this move now is better for me, and I am more excited about this move now than when I joined the first time because I feel I owe the Club something. I want to get them into the Premier League and I want to bring a buzz back to the place and get the fans back down here in their numbers. I want everybody to know that Birmingham City is a club that should be in the Premier League or should be fighting at the top of the Championship trying to get into the Premier League. We're not a mid-table club, we're a club that has got passion. The fans have got passion and desire and want us to win and we need to bring that winning mentality back to St. Andrew’s and Birmingham City and get everybody singing off the same page to make that happen.

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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Gary Rowett replying to Ribeye
18:44, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Ribeye
Coming back to the midlands but to West Brom and wishing it was Birmingham.:D

He knows how to say the right things doesn't he.

No, we're Blues

Only non Blues fans call us 'Birmingham'
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Bluesince62 replying to Gary Rowett
18:44, Wednesday 11 January 2017
He's a Blues fan.
Here's an idea. Rather than bleating your arse off behind an anonymous name on here or Twitter, do something about it. Stick your head above the parapet and do something in the real world. Don't be some social media troll - put your money where your mouth is.

or does that require effort/balls you don't have?
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Gary Rowett replying to Bluesince62
18:47, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Azzurrisince62
He's a Blues fan.

Ok
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Wingman Blue replying to Ribeye
18:52, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Ribeye
hopefully for the Club having someone here that really wants to be here and wants to try and take the Club forward.

A dig at Rowett perhaps?


Or Zola??
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Bluesince62 replying to Gary Rowett
18:53, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Doesn't suit your anti-club agenda? unlucky Gaz. Woe betide any positivity around the club eh?
Here's an idea. Rather than bleating your arse off behind an anonymous name on here or Twitter, do something about it. Stick your head above the parapet and do something in the real world. Don't be some social media troll - put your money where your mouth is.

or does that require effort/balls you don't have?
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Gary Rowett replying to Bluesince62
18:56, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Azzurrisince62
Doesn't suit your anti-club agenda? unlucky Gaz. Woe betide any positivity around the club eh?

I'm not anti-club, just anti 'all' people who shit on the club and mug the fans off, like TTA and others.

Gardner's a decent signing at this level. Not allowing myself to fall in to the 'he's a massive Blues fan' con this time around though.

No Blues fan calls a move away a 'no brainer' and goes into loads of detail about worshiping Mark Bosnich growing up and standing on the Holte against Tranmere in the semi final of the league cup if they're a proper Blues fan, they'd say 'Im a Blues fan, let my football do the talking' or 'I didn't really support anyone'.

Fair enough a lot of people are pleased he's come back. Hope the signing works out.
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Bluesince62 replying to Gary Rowett
18:59, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Well you can think what you like, he's Blues, 100%.

I can almost taste how bitter you are because something half decent has finally happened since the sacking. You really have taken it too hard haven't you? I thought it was just a silly act but it seems genuine. Cheer up.
Here's an idea. Rather than bleating your arse off behind an anonymous name on here or Twitter, do something about it. Stick your head above the parapet and do something in the real world. Don't be some social media troll - put your money where your mouth is.

or does that require effort/balls you don't have?
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johnnyspex replying to Bluesince62
19:02, Wednesday 11 January 2017
:D
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Gary Rowett replying to Bluesince62
19:02, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Even if he is actually a Blues fan, I can never accept he's a proper Blues fan after calling a move away from the club a 'no brainer'.

If it was me i'd be saying 'Im gutted.' You can even be diplomatic and say 'life moves on, wish them all the best', but no brainer? A proper insult. What a slap in the face.

And then the ridiculous detail he gave about standing on the Holte, far far too into it, if it was a lie.

Like I said though. I think he'll be good at this level, should score a fair few goals. Hopefully he can be our version of Lampard. I'll just politely turn away when he starts kissing the badge and all that business.
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Étienne Lantier replying to Gary Rowett
19:04, Wednesday 11 January 2017
if you move away from Birmingham you get used to calling us Birmingham because if you say you support the Blues every fecker thinks you support Chelsea or Everton
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

ZLAMMER replying to Gary Rowett
19:05, Wednesday 11 January 2017
perhaps he made a mistake when he said that. People are allowed to make mistakes?
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Bluesince62 replying to Gary Rowett
19:09, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Gary Rowett
Even if he is actually a Blues fan, I can never accept he's a proper Blues fan after calling a move away from the club a 'no brainer'.

If it was me i'd be saying 'Im gutted.' You can even be diplomatic and say 'life moves on, wish them all the best', but no brainer? A proper insult. What a slap in the face.

And then the ridiculous detail he gave about standing on the Holte, far far too into it, if it was a lie.

Like I said though. I think he'll be good at this level, should score a fair few goals. Hopefully he can be our version of Lampard. I'll just politely turn away when he starts kissing the badge and all that business.

And that, is entirely your prerogative to do so. Shame though.
Here's an idea. Rather than bleating your arse off behind an anonymous name on here or Twitter, do something about it. Stick your head above the parapet and do something in the real world. Don't be some social media troll - put your money where your mouth is.

or does that require effort/balls you don't have?
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will someone please clarify

Thongs replying to Birmingham City
19:08, Wednesday 11 January 2017
If Gards is Blues or Villa?

As it stands I'm not sure if I should love or hate the average midfielder.
Gary Rowett - "I've always been a Villa man," he said. "I don't think that could ever change, even if I joined AC Milan."

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Re: will someone please clarify

Robert Hopkins replying to Thongs
19:10, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Blues, but I'm sure you'll find another reason to hate him.
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Robert Hopkins replying to Birmingham City
19:12, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Thats a really well written piece by Tatts, there's even a chance Gardener read it before it was released. ;)
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bwch y pysgod replying to Gary Rowett
19:17, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Ribeye
Coming back to the midlands but to West Brom and wishing it was Birmingham.:D

He knows how to say the right things doesn't he.

No, we're Blues

Only non Blues fans call us 'Birmingham'

up the city
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Ribeye replying to Gary Rowett
19:20, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Ribeye
Coming back to the midlands but to West Brom and wishing it was Birmingham.:D

He knows how to say the right things doesn't he.

No, we're Blues

Only non Blues fans call us 'Birmingham'

I've said that on the other thread
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Major Clanger replying to bwch y pysgod
19:21, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Ribeye
Coming back to the midlands but to West Brom and wishing it was Birmingham.:D

He knows how to say the right things doesn't he.

No, we're Blues

Only non Blues fans call us 'Birmingham'

up the city

Fond memories of my grandad shouting that! Bless him.

KRO
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Micky Darrell replying to Birmingham City
19:22, Wednesday 11 January 2017
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

Le Mod replying to Ribeye
19:23, Wednesday 11 January 2017
"one day, I want to come back one day' and then you come back to the Midlands, but it's at West Brom and I was wishing it was Birmingham "

Blues isn't a place in the Midlands.

Birmingham is.
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bwch y pysgod replying to Major Clanger
19:23, Wednesday 11 January 2017
good old brummagem
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Re: Craig Gardner back at Blues - the first interview

chrisquinn3 replying to Gary Rowett
19:23, Wednesday 11 January 2017
I'm happy with this signing but I'm also - and I can't believe I'm going to say this - with you on this one.

I'm also very sceptical that we've done a written interview rather than a video one. Is this because things have been added to embellish his thoughts and to try to "clear up" the leaving scenario with something he wouldn't be able to say convincingly on film?

The praise of the board was also a bit weird. Which signings do that these days?!

Good signing though, up the Blues.
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