Albion match subject to early morning inspection

Albion's match at Birmingham tomorrow hinges on an early morning inspection.

Referee Phil Dowd and a safety chief will assess the state of the St Andrew's pitch and surrounding areas.

A statement released by Birmingham this morning said: "Club officials are working hard to ensure that tomorrow's fixture at home to Brighton & Hove Albion goes ahead despite the recent snowfall.


"The weather forecast for tomorrow is more favourable and conditions in and around St. Andrew's Stadium will be assessed in the morning.

Match official Phil Dowd and the local authority's safety inspector will be on site early tomorrow morning to make a final decision, especially given that the Seagulls' supporter coaches are due to depart Brighton at 9am."

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12:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Seagulldan says...

Nice to see we are getting more respect from Birmingham with regards to us having to leave home early for the game..shame Blackburn wernt so friendly.UTA
Nice to see we are getting more respect from Birmingham with regards to us having to leave home early for the game..shame Blackburn wernt so friendly.UTA Seagulldan

12:15pm Fri 18 Jan 13

saraman says...

Sky Sports report that Adkins (Saints) has been sacked. Seems a bit harsh as he was starting to turn things round. I suppose he couldn't keep up.
Sky Sports report that Adkins (Saints) has been sacked. Seems a bit harsh as he was starting to turn things round. I suppose he couldn't keep up. saraman

12:23pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

The St Andrews under soil heating system needs updating
The St Andrews under soil heating system needs updating Alfie T

12:26pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Hovite says...

I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.
I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table. Hovite

12:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Hovite wrote:
I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.
Ref: Adkins axaed
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.[/p][/quote]Ref: Adkins axaed Hovite

12:50pm Fri 18 Jan 13

russellsnr2 says...

From yesterdays Argus " Seagulls receiving international clearance before tomorrow's noon deadline" and the time is nearly ONE
so did he or didn't he?
From yesterdays Argus " Seagulls receiving international clearance before tomorrow's noon deadline" and the time is nearly ONE so did he or didn't he? russellsnr2

12:50pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Alfie T says...

Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.
Ref: Adkins axaed
Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.[/p][/quote]Ref: Adkins axaed[/p][/quote]Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time. Alfie T

12:51pm Fri 18 Jan 13

fanxtony says...

Blackpool beckons Nigel. Lol
Blackpool beckons Nigel. Lol fanxtony

12:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

Sacking Adkins is utter madness. Whether you like him or not, his record at Stains is excellent. I really hope the Champ now beckons. Why do these Chairman think an unsuccessful no name for overseas will get them to the Eu Champ this season?

Barking!!
Sacking Adkins is utter madness. Whether you like him or not, his record at Stains is excellent. I really hope the Champ now beckons. Why do these Chairman think an unsuccessful no name for overseas will get them to the Eu Champ this season? Barking!! Clean Sheet

1:20pm Fri 18 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Blackpool have a vacancy, perhaps Adkins would suit.
Blackpool have a vacancy, perhaps Adkins would suit. VegasSeagull

1:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Portlock Seagull says...

Let me assure anyone planning to go, as I was, that here in South Bucks it's gridlock - the M40 blocked etc - due to snow. There's no way this game will be on, the players won't be ableto get half way, let alone to Birmingham! Huge dump of snow, and Oxforshire/Warks no bettter.
Let me assure anyone planning to go, as I was, that here in South Bucks it's gridlock - the M40 blocked etc - due to snow. There's no way this game will be on, the players won't be ableto get half way, let alone to Birmingham! Huge dump of snow, and Oxforshire/Warks no bettter. Portlock Seagull

1:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Alfie T wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.
Ref: Adkins axaed
Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time.
Indeed, we don't need foreign ownership here.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.[/p][/quote]Ref: Adkins axaed[/p][/quote]Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time.[/p][/quote]Indeed, we don't need foreign ownership here. Hovite

2:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

Really shocked by Adkin's sacking.
Cant see what the attraction is of South American managers !
Really shocked by Adkin's sacking. Cant see what the attraction is of South American managers ! fratsomrover

3:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful.
I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful. wiseman of hove

4:31pm Fri 18 Jan 13

meaty loaf says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful.
Adkins has only lost twice in his last 12 games, his last game being a draw away to Chelsea. His win record at Stains is better than his successor's at Espanyol.
Adkins:Played:124, Won:67
Pochettino: Played:146, Won:49
Played fewer, won more
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Adkins has only lost twice in his last 12 games, his last game being a draw away to Chelsea. His win record at Stains is better than his successor's at Espanyol. Adkins:Played:124, Won:67 Pochettino: Played:146, Won:49 Played fewer, won more meaty loaf

4:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

meaty loaf wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful.
Adkins has only lost twice in his last 12 games, his last game being a draw away to Chelsea. His win record at Stains is better than his successor's at Espanyol.
Adkins:Played:124, Won:67
Pochettino: Played:146, Won:49
Played fewer, won more
Interesting research... and that better record comes on the back of successve promotions. Soton fans must be embarrased by todays events.
[quote][p][bold]meaty loaf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: I think Adkins dismissal is disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Adkins has only lost twice in his last 12 games, his last game being a draw away to Chelsea. His win record at Stains is better than his successor's at Espanyol. Adkins:Played:124, Won:67 Pochettino: Played:146, Won:49 Played fewer, won more[/p][/quote]Interesting research... and that better record comes on the back of successve promotions. Soton fans must be embarrased by todays events. wiseman of hove

5:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Shame if game called off as gd ref for once! and heading for fixture pile up. Bloomin' blackburn! that game was called off because of there off field turmoil!!
Shame if game called off as gd ref for once! and heading for fixture pile up. Bloomin' blackburn! that game was called off because of there off field turmoil!! Far gull

8:39pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Alfie T wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Hovite wrote:
I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.
Ref: Adkins axaed
Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time.
Hear hear, well said
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: I thought he was doing a good job after a bad start, 15th in the table, 4 points away from mid table.[/p][/quote]Ref: Adkins axaed[/p][/quote]Feel a little sorry for him although always found him smug, will never forget the warm welcome we gave him at the Withdean after his "keeping up"comments were made. Anyway folks,that's what you get with foreign ownership, club is never run in the same way, fans are ignored and decisions are made for good or bad. Lets hope TB is here for a very long time.[/p][/quote]Hear hear, well said Tony the tiger eastbourne

8:41pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Sacking Adkins is utter madness. Whether you like him or not, his record at Stains is excellent. I really hope the Champ now beckons. Why do these Chairman think an unsuccessful no name for overseas will get them to the Eu Champ this season?

Barking!!
Again well said!!
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Sacking Adkins is utter madness. Whether you like him or not, his record at Stains is excellent. I really hope the Champ now beckons. Why do these Chairman think an unsuccessful no name for overseas will get them to the Eu Champ this season? Barking!![/p][/quote]Again well said!! Tony the tiger eastbourne

8:45pm Fri 18 Jan 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

Re Arsenal Cup Tie - their website is showing all their allocation already sold out - this will be a great atmosphere. I was at The Amex yesterday having lunch and the South West corner seats looked all complete and just the North West and North East corners remain.

BTW If anyone feels like supporting the young Brighton Catering College Students - they do a truly fantastic lunch Mon- Fri in The East Brasserie.

It's best to book as gets very busy. £9 for 2 course meal and £11 for 3 courses - great quality and VFM.

Well done to all those young people and their tutors - you deserve to succeed! Thank you.
Re Arsenal Cup Tie - their website is showing all their allocation already sold out - this will be a great atmosphere. I was at The Amex yesterday having lunch and the South West corner seats looked all complete and just the North West and North East corners remain. BTW If anyone feels like supporting the young Brighton Catering College Students - they do a truly fantastic lunch Mon- Fri in The East Brasserie. It's best to book as gets very busy. £9 for 2 course meal and £11 for 3 courses - great quality and VFM. Well done to all those young people and their tutors - you deserve to succeed! Thank you. WisdomSpeaks

9:43pm Fri 18 Jan 13

hannover seagull says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Re Arsenal Cup Tie - their website is showing all their allocation already sold out - this will be a great atmosphere. I was at The Amex yesterday having lunch and the South West corner seats looked all complete and just the North West and North East corners remain.

BTW If anyone feels like supporting the young Brighton Catering College Students - they do a truly fantastic lunch Mon- Fri in The East Brasserie.

It's best to book as gets very busy. £9 for 2 course meal and £11 for 3 courses - great quality and VFM.

Well done to all those young people and their tutors - you deserve to succeed! Thank you.
Thanks for the info Wisdom

Next time I am over for longer than the than the match, I will certainly pop in

UTA.............
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: Re Arsenal Cup Tie - their website is showing all their allocation already sold out - this will be a great atmosphere. I was at The Amex yesterday having lunch and the South West corner seats looked all complete and just the North West and North East corners remain. BTW If anyone feels like supporting the young Brighton Catering College Students - they do a truly fantastic lunch Mon- Fri in The East Brasserie. It's best to book as gets very busy. £9 for 2 course meal and £11 for 3 courses - great quality and VFM. Well done to all those young people and their tutors - you deserve to succeed! Thank you.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info Wisdom Next time I am over for longer than the than the match, I will certainly pop in UTA............. hannover seagull

8:59am Sat 19 Jan 13

PittaPatta says...

Bitterly cold in Birmingham now, with light snow on the icy wind. Fingers crossed
Bitterly cold in Birmingham now, with light snow on the icy wind. Fingers crossed PittaPatta

9:29am Sat 19 Jan 13

Clean Sheet says...

No snow overnight in Warwickshire, so M40/M42 should be OK. A tad cold up here though, so bring a flask of Bovril.
No snow overnight in Warwickshire, so M40/M42 should be OK. A tad cold up here though, so bring a flask of Bovril. Clean Sheet

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