Birmingham City Football Club – Serviced Apartments
Birmingham City is one of the 2 big football clubs in the West Midlands, formed by a group of cricketers from Holy Church in Bordesley Green in 1875 the club was originally known as Small Heath Alliance. Serviced City Pads provide a wide range of Serviced Apartments in the city of Birmingham.
The Club changed it’s name from Small Heath Alliance in 1905, adopting the name of Birmingham FC. Birmingham FC and moved to the current St Andrews site in 1906, the first game at St Andrews was played against Middlesbrough in December of that year attracting a crowd of 32,000. Serviced City Pads has a reservations team who can be contacted on 0844 335 8866.
Birmingham City know as the ‘The Blues’ graced Wembley against their bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion in the F.A Cup final eventually coming out on the losing side 2:1.
The following year saw the club attract the highest ever attendence at St Andrews with 67,341 people turning out to watch the F.C Cup tie against Everton.
In 1970 Trevor Francis made his first apprearance for the Blues, he went on to become a Blue’s legend scoring 133 goals in 328 appearances. Nine years later he became the first £1 million English Footballer, moving to Nottingham Forest in 1979.
Birmingham City struggled in the 1980’s in terms of league success with relegation to division three in 1989 for the first time in their history. The 1990’s brough some joy for the loyal fans with a visit to Wembley in 1991 when Birmingham reaching Wembley for the first time in 35 years in the Leyland DAF Cup Final and won 3-2 against Tranmere in a thriller under the Twin Towers.
In 1992 the club became the first team to be promoted from Division Three to Division One as the divisions were reconstructed.
The arrival of David Sullivan and the Gold brothers in March 1993 led to a period of financial stability with a much needed cash injection and under the managerial reigns of Terry Cooper the club survived almost certain relegation.With this stability the Blues went on again to Grace Wembley in the 1994-95 season Auto Windscreen Shield Comptetition with a sell out of nearly 77,000 and won the game 2-1.
2002 saw the Blue’s back in the Premiership with Steve Bruce as the manager with former Wigan boss John Benson as general manager and Mark Bowen as first team coach. Bruce then went about assembling a squad that he hoped would be strong enough to survive the premiership by bringing Robbie Savage, Clinton Morrison and Aliou Cisse. Bruce oversaw 4 years in the top flight until relegation back to the Championship at the end of the 2005/06 season.When visiting Birmingham City Football Club visit www.servicedcitypads.com for Short Term Accommodation.
Alex Mcleish former manager of Scotland and Rangers and his best attempt couldn’t avoid another relegation fight in the 2007/08 season and Birmingham City went back again into the Championship, the following season saw them promoted back into the Premiership after finishing in 2nd spot behind their great rivals Wolverhampton. In October 2009 the club was taken over by new owners as David Sullivan and the Gold Brothers sold up to Chinese entrepreneur Carson Yeung and his Grandtop Holdings Company and a new era at St Andrew’s began.
Birmingham City Football Club are currently expected to finish in 10th spot this year in the Premiership the highest ever finish in the club’s history.Serviced City Pads provided excellent accommodation in city centre Birmingham