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birminghammail
This is what Aston Villa's fringe players can learn from James Breeout for Villa’s second string to make sure they are in tip-top shape should Bru
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
out for Villa’s second string to make sure they are in tip-top shape should Bruce need to call upon them. Henri Lansbury, Birkir Bjarnason and Gabby Agbonlahor are three more experienced professionals on Villa’s books in need of game... Read more
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birminghammail
Villa's left-back dilemma after missing out on summer stopperWanderers a fortnight ago. Bruce has experimented with replacements at left-ba
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
Wanderers a fortnight ago. Bruce has experimented with replacements at left-back in the Carabao Cup earlier this season. Birkir Bjarnason played against Colchester United, Clark lined up against Wigan and Hutton started against Middlesbrough.Read... Read more
5d
birminghammail
Five Aston Villa stars injured for Wolves gameSnodgrass are not so good (after missing out on World Cup qualification) but th
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Snodgrass are not so good (after missing out on World Cup qualification) but they will be fine. “It was a good week for Birkir Bjarnason and Elmohamady as they qualified. “Everybody else is okay. We’ve got a few bumps and bruises but that’s... Read more
5d
birminghammail
The moments which shaped Steve Bruce's first year at Aston VillaRudy Gestede were all sold as Bruce made room for the permanent signings of Hen
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Rudy Gestede were all sold as Bruce made room for the permanent signings of Henri Lansbury, James Bree, Conor Hourihane, Birkir Bjarnason, Scott Hogan and Neil Taylor. Bruce’s January business didn’t initially pay off and he left himself open to... Read more
7d
birminghammail
Injury update; rivals' verdicts; police advice for Wolves clashthough, as both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup. Howeve
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
though, as both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup. However, Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady and Birkir Bjarnason will return with a spring in their step after making it to next summer’s tournament in Russia with their... Read more
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7d
birminghammail
Police have this message for Aston Villa fans ahead of Wolves matchas both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup.Read More Howev
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
as both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup.Read More However, Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady and Birkir Bjarnason will return with a spring in their step after making it to next summer’s tournament in Russia with their... Read more
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7d
avillafan
Bring in Bree at left backis the only specialist left back at the club right now is a major cause for con
avillafan / Posted 7 days ago
is the only specialist left back at the club right now is a major cause for concern. WHO ARE THE REALISTIC OPTIONS? Birkir Bjarnason is perhaps the only natural left-sided player who could step in. Of course, the major stumbling block is... Read more
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8d
birminghammail
Explained: Why Steve Bruce won't make the same mistake againas both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup.Read More Howev
birminghammail / Posted 8 days ago
as both Wales and Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup.Read More However, Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady and Birkir Bjarnason will return with a spring in their step after making it to next summer’s tournament in Russia with their... Read more
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8d
Goal.com
Iceland v Kosovo Live Commentary & Result, , WC Qualification EuropeAssisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson. 63' Bersant Celina (Kosovo) wins a free kick in
Goal.com / Posted 8 days ago
Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson. 63' Bersant Celina (Kosovo) wins a free kick in the attacking half. 62' Attempt saved. Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johann Berg... Read more
8d
Gulf News
Iceland qualify for World Cup for first timeto Russia 2018 Iceland's forward Johann Berg Gudmundsson (L) celebrates scorin
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
to Russia 2018 Iceland's forward Johann Berg Gudmundsson (L) celebrates scoring with his team-mates Iceland's midfielder Birkir Bjarnason (C) and Iceland's midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (R) during the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualification football... Read more
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8d
birminghammail
Steve Bruce outlines the reasons for Villa's dramatic improvementdeputised at left-back against Colchester United in early August. The man who
birminghammail / Posted 8 days ago
deputised at left-back against Colchester United in early August. The man who started at left-back against Colchester was Birkir Bjarnason , but the Icelander looked far from comfortable and is unlikely to be thrown in at the deep end against a... Read more
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9d
birminghammail
Aston Villa fans back this man to replace suspended Neil Taylorto join Marseille in the summer and didn’t sign a natural competitor for Wales
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
to join Marseille in the summer and didn’t sign a natural competitor for Wales international Taylor. Bruce has played Birkir Bjarnason, Mitch Clark and Ritchie De Laet at left-back in three Carabao Cup games this season. Other possible... Read more
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9d
birminghammail
The TWO huge selection dilemmas facing Bruce ahead of Wolvesat left-back against Colchester United in early August. But the man who starte
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
at left-back against Colchester United in early August. But the man who started at left-back against Colchester was Birkir Bjarnason , but the Icelander looked far from comfortable and is unlikely to be thrown in at the deep end against a... Read more
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10d
birminghammail
This is Steve Bruce's best substitutes bench right nowEngland under-21s against Scotland. He is a very talented substitute to call u
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
England under-21s against Scotland. He is a very talented substitute to call upon when a fresh spark or a goal is needed. Birkir Bjarnason also scored a confide-boosting goal on international duty, but Onomah is rightly ahead of the Iceland... Read more
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11d
Gulf News
Spain punch World Cup ticket; Serbia made to waitwith an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all b
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all but out of the running.Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason scored as Iceland pulled two points clear of Croatia at the top of Group I after the latter... Read more
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11d
soccernews
Turkey 0-3 Iceland: Hosts World Cup dream ends as Ice Men edge closer to qualificationfor the struggling hosts as boos rang out at the New Eskisehir Stadium.First ha
soccernews / Posted 11 days ago
for the struggling hosts as boos rang out at the New Eskisehir Stadium.First half strikes from Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason wrapped up the game for the Ice Men before Kári Árnason added to the scoring only minutes into the second... Read more
11d
Channel NewsAsia
Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to waitwith an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all b
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all but out of the running. Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason scored as Iceland pulled two points clear of Croatia at the top of Group I after the latter... Read more
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11d
Oxford Mail
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Oxford Mail / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
Irish Examiner
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualifactionever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Irish Examiner / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson's... Read more
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11d
Everton FC
Wales And ROI Set For Cardiff Showdownbottom side Kosovo on Monday will secure their first ever World Cup finals appe
Everton FC / Posted 11 days ago
bottom side Kosovo on Monday will secure their first ever World Cup finals appearance. Goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason gave Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side their comprehensive win. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the... Read more
11d
Gazette
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
guardian-series
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
guardian-series / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
Greenock Telegraph
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
UEFA News
Spain clinch World Cup place, Serbia made to waitprepare to welcome bottom side Kosovo. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson laid on Iceland's fi
UEFA News / Posted 11 days ago
prepare to welcome bottom side Kosovo. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson laid on Iceland's first-half goals for Johann Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason, with Kári Árnason forcing in their third from close range early in the second half. Andriy Shevchenko's... Read more
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Harrow Times
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Harrow Times / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
Daily Mirror
World Cup qualifying round-up as Italy limp to playoff spotin Group G, Eitan Tibi's strike was enough for Israel to see off Liectenstein 1
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
in Group G, Eitan Tibi's strike was enough for Israel to see off Liectenstein 1-0. Goals from Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason give them a brilliant 3-0 win in Turkey, and Pyry Soiri's late equaliser for Finland in... Read more
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11d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
Wandsworth Guardian
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson's... Read more
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11d
EveningTimes Online
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson’s... Read more
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11d
Channel NewsAsia
Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to waitwith an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all b
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Eskisehir that leaves the hosts all but out of the running. Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason scored as Iceland pulled two points clear of Croatia at the top of Group I after the latter... Read more
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The News and Star
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson's... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
Whitehaven News / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson's... Read more
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11d
EuroNews
Iceland end Turkey's World Cup hopes with 3-0 victoryTurkish goal. The visitors doubled their lead seven minutes later when Bodvarss
EuroNews / Posted 11 days ago
Turkish goal. The visitors doubled their lead seven minutes later when Bodvarsson slipped the ball between two defenders to Birkir Bjarnason who fired the ball beyond Babacan, drawing boos from the raucous crowd in the northwestern Turkish city of... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualificationever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 11 days ago
ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul. Berg Gudmundsson and Birkir Bjarnason gave Iceland a two-goal cushion heading into half-time and things got even better for Heimir Hallgrimsson's... Read more
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11d
TSN
Iceland on path to World Cup with win at Turkeyprovided a precise cross from the left for the opening goal and seven minutes l
TSN / Posted 11 days ago
provided a precise cross from the left for the opening goal and seven minutes later he also set up the second for Birkir Bjarnason to shock the packed stadium in Eskisehir. Kari Arnason added the third from close range four minutes into... Read more
11d
ESPN.co.uk
UEFA: Spain qualify as Italy held to drawopened the scoring in the 32nd minute when he steered home Jon Dadi Bodvarsson'
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 11 days ago
opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when he steered home Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's low cross from the left at the far post. Birkir Bjarnason doubled the visitors' advantage seven minutes later with a fine finish from an angle after some good work... Read more
12d
avillafan
Defensive depthsuspension Steve Bruce will have to look at some other options at left-back ahe
avillafan / Posted 12 days ago
suspension Steve Bruce will have to look at some other options at left-back ahead of the Wolves game. Alan Hutton, Birkir Bjarnason, Ritchie De Laet, and Clark have all been used there in the cup but none of them are natural left-backs. De... Read more
13d
birminghammail
Neil Taylor is banned: Here are left-backs alternativesif an emergency arises. There's Ritchie De Laet, James Bree and Alan Hutton.
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
if an emergency arises. There's Ritchie De Laet, James Bree and Alan Hutton. Then we're looking at utility midfielder Birkir Bjarnason or academy rookies such as Mitch Clark, Oscar Borg or Jacob Bedeau.Birkir Bjarnason Just what is Birkir... Read more
15d
birminghammail
Aston Villa's World Cup hopefuls gear up for crunch internationalsthe latter two in their final qualification games as they look for a runners-up
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
the latter two in their final qualification games as they look for a runners-up spot behind their fierce rivals, England. Birkir Bjarnason has a more straight-forward scenario in Group I. Iceland are currently in second position but on the same... Read more
17d
birminghammail
These are Villa's makeshift left-back options if Taylor appeal failsif an emergency arises. There's Ritchie De Laet, James Bree and Alan Hutton.
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
if an emergency arises. There's Ritchie De Laet, James Bree and Alan Hutton. Then we're looking at utility midfielder Birkir Bjarnason or academy rookies such as Mitch Clark, Oscar Borg or Jacob Bedeau.Birkir Bjarnason Just what is Birkir... Read more
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birminghammail
Josh Onomah: Music videos, a new terrace chant, and goals from midfieldstraight into the team when he first arrived and has kept out some of the more
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
straight into the team when he first arrived and has kept out some of the more senior players like Henri Lansbury and Birkir Bjarnason. When Mile Jedinak returns to full fitness it will be interesting to see whether his game-time is... Read more
20d
birminghammail
Steve Bruce special report: Assessing the boss as he closes in on 50his goalscoring form continues throughout the season. But we’re yet to see the
birminghammail / Posted 20 days ago
his goalscoring form continues throughout the season. But we’re yet to see the best out of Scott Hogan, Henri Lansbury and Birkir Bjarnason. Bruce admitted that he got it wrong in January by signing too many players and switching it up too soon... Read more
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27d
birminghammail
Aston Villa's FIFA player ratings revealedChester - 75 Glenn Whelan - 74 Mile Jedinak - 74 Micah Richards - 74 Ross M
birminghammail / Posted 27 days ago
Chester - 75 Glenn Whelan - 74 Mile Jedinak - 74 Micah Richards - 74 Ross McCormack - 73 Henri Lansbury - 73 Birkir Bjarnason - 73 Ritchie De Laet - 72 Ahmed Elmohamdy - 72 Tommy Elphick - 71 Sam Johnstone - 70 Gabby Agbonlahor -... Read more
28d
birminghammail
Villa analysis: Impressive kids, McCormack's chanceSamba and Alan Hutton, it would have been good to return to the action. Not so
birminghammail / Posted 28 days ago
Samba and Alan Hutton, it would have been good to return to the action. Not so much for Tommy Elphick who was sent off and Birkir Bjarnason who didn’t do much to convince the manager that he’s worthy of a place when Championship action resumes on... Read more
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28d
HITC Sport
Worse than Djemba-Djemba: Aston Villa fans slate Birkir BjarnasonCarabao Cup in a 2-0 defeat by Middlesbrough. Among the players who particular
HITC Sport / Posted 28 days ago
Carabao Cup in a 2-0 defeat by Middlesbrough. Among the players who particularly disappointed was Iceland international Birkir Bjarnason. Bjarnson arrived with a solid reputation after an impressive Euro 2016, and was playing for Swiss... Read more
28d
birminghammail
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough: Why the home fans should be excitedprove Boss Steve Bruce admitted recently that he’s got a group of players bang
birminghammail / Posted 28 days ago
prove Boss Steve Bruce admitted recently that he’s got a group of players banging down the door wanting more game-time. Birkir Bjarnason, Ritchie De Laet, Scott Hogan and Tommy Elphick are all desperate to play and are expected to get the nod... Read more
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29d
birminghammail
This is the Aston Villa XI Steve Bruce could pick against Middlesbroughfavourite to partner Lansbury in the centre. Callum O’Hare should come in for
birminghammail / Posted 29 days ago
favourite to partner Lansbury in the centre. Callum O’Hare should come in for his fourth appearance of the season, while Birkir Bjarnason will welcome the chance to right the wrongs of his showing against Boro last week. Scott Hogan will... Read more
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29d
birminghammail
The big changes Villa could make for Boro's visit - predicted XIfavourite to partner Lansbury in the centre. Callum O’Hare should come in for
birminghammail / Posted 29 days ago
favourite to partner Lansbury in the centre. Callum O’Hare should come in for his fourth appearance of the season, while Birkir Bjarnason will welcome the chance to right the wrongs of his showing against Boro last week. Scott Hogan will... Read more
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29d
birminghammail
How out-of-favour fringe man went from zero to hero with Bruceof left wing options, Adomah has answered the call. Andre Green is out for sev
birminghammail / Posted 29 days ago
of left wing options, Adomah has answered the call. Andre Green is out for several months after hamstring surgery, and Birkir Bjarnason has yet to replicate in claret and blue the form he has displayed for Iceland and previous club... Read more
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