City: Head to Head
Birmingham City: Head to Head reveals for
the first time how the Blues have fared against every
club they’ve ever played, in any competition,
since the club entered the Football League. From Altrincham
to York City, Birmingham’s complete record of
matches against each club is looked at in detail and
illustrated with pictures. Also included is a table
of players who’ve played for both clubs and
a ‘fact file’ highlighting the most surprising
nuggets to be gleaned from this fresh way of interpreting
the club’s statistics.
Did you know that Birmingham have not met local rivals
Aston Villa in the FA Cup for more than 100 years?
That Kenny Burns’s four-goal haul against Derby
in 1976 was the last time a Birmingham player scored
four in a league match. Or that Birmingham were responsible
for Liverpool’s heaviest-ever defeat, a 9-1
drubbing, in December 1954. All these facts and figures,
along with countless others, are easily accessible
in Birmingham City: Head to Head, which will
be an invaluable addition to any fan’s bookshelf.
About the author
PETER WARING is a football statistician and a Spurs
fan. He has worked for Opta and is the author of Breedon’s
other Head to Head titles for 2004: Arsenal,
and Tottenham Hotspur.