Gary Rowett Surprisingly Sacked By Birmingham


It turns out the game on Saturday at Newcastle was the last one that Gary Rowett managed for Birmingham City as the club announced today they had sacked their manager.

Gary had been in charge for two years and they were well positioned in 7th place in the Championship with 34 points and only out of the playoff positions because Sheffield Wednesday have a slightly better goal difference with the same number of points.

Gary Rowett sacked to as Birmingham manager

Rowett had managed Burton Albion for two years before he was brought in to replaced the former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark in October of 2014.

Birmingham were outclassed by Newcastle on Saturday in the 4-0 defeat and after the game maybe it didn’t help that the brutally honest manager said that Newcastle had given his team a football lesson.

Rowett and his staff were all fired and it coincides with Birmingham’s Chinese owners Trillion Trophy Asia Limited appointing three new Directors to the Board on Monday.

It seems the drive to get Championship clubs into the Premier League is the same as the drive of Premier League clubs to stay there and reap the benefits of the big money.

The manager is the one who’s always on thin ice if things are not going well.

Such is the power of money in English football these days.

It’s not good.



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50 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Dec 14, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, he was in charge of the 2-1 win against Ipswich last night. Which, in turn, makes his sacking even stranger.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Ridiculous sacking. Even more so when you look at who they want to replace him with. Think any chance they had of making the playoffs is gone now. More new owners who don’t have a Scooby-Doo about football it seems.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Legolas

    Yeah, was gonna drink it after the Nottingham forest game but for obvious reasons I wasn’t in the mood lol.

    For the smiley it depends what your are inputting. For example, if your phone is an android you cant use the smiley emoji’s that it gives you. You have to be more old school and just input as follows: colon and then a closed bracket 🙂

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    You’re *

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  • Belfast

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Always had you down as a demestos or tcp man young magpie.

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Belfast

    And who do they want to replace Rowett? You know something Jib doesn’t know? Nah, impossible!

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  • Belfast

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Gianfranco Zola Lesh.

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Lesh, it’s Zola! You can start laughing now. 🙂

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Belfast@5 …….. Hilarant.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Never had either Belfast. Are they any good?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #11

    :)?

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail
    NUFC put out earlier that there are around 4800 toon fans going tonight!
    Howay the lads!!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #13

    YMFB …. How do I do a smiley on my iPad?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Omg hahahahhahaha Belfast I can’t even.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Betty, please tell me you’re joking? 🙂

    Take out the question mark aha

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast, Bobby

    Where’s the Zola link come from? They surely must be joking.

    Now if it were West Ham looking at Zola, I’d be delighted!

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  • Clematis

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Brum were cack on Saturday but they tried to play actual football…..a f**king rarity against us.

    Their Chinese board obviously seem to know what they’re doing in bringing in Zola. Dolts.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Google WordPress compatable smileys and the smiley world is your oyster
    :'( XD :p 8-(

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #19

    8-(

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #20

    mmmm, used to work 😀

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Okay, I’m slightly thick. I may have thought that you were being sincere and actually telling me alcoholic brands at first. After researching ermm yeah. That was pretty rude haha.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #22

    🙄

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Young Magpie

    Far better have got yourself a bottle of Buckfast tonic wine. 15%, £16, do the bottle and you’re flying. It’s Jib’s choice of wines if there’s no Special Brew to be had. 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #24

    👿

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #25

    lesh,
    Jib’s choice of wine is flat White Lightning.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    😳

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #27

    :mrgreen:

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast

    Is Demestos [sic] owt like Demestica?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    💡

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #30

    😈

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #31

    A famous American actor has suddenly died today aged 69. Anyone know his name.? I think he was a relative of our Jib.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #32

    So then another cool win tonight, back to the top. This should be a canny game, especially if we carry over our form from the last game.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #33

    It appears evil and twisted are the same thing 😮

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail

    Anyone who drinks flat White Lightening must be dedicated having to collect all of those near-finished cans for recycling……

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #35

    swallocks,
    Was it Ted Bund

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #36

    swallocks,
    Was it Ted Bund

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Bundy even 😕

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  • Jib

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I wish I’d known this earlier !

    Wigan have a visitors cash turnstile tonight

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Can’t actually drink whiskey straight (hhahahahaha) though, I have to mix it with coke. (hahhaha)

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  • lesh

    Dec 14, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail

    It’s good to see you’ve found a new toy – playing with smilies should keep you out of mischief tonight.

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