Ohh a right good set of results that sees you climb the table there! Some good narrow, ground out results too, well done.
It was another solid month in the league as we picked up maximum points dotted around the games against Manchester United in the FA Cup. The first game was a joy to behold for Birmingham fans as we actually took the lead through Dean in the 12th minutes but sadly Ighalo then got them back on level pegging in the 15th minute. Things then looked even better for us when Brandon Williams got sent off after 62 minutes but sadly we just weren't able to get that all important 2nd goal so instead we got the joy of trying to beak them down at Old Trafford. Again though we got off to a better start and this time it was Marc Roberts that put us ahead but sadly two quick goals right before half time from Pereira and Ighalo killed the game and we weren't able to get it back after that.
Game of the Month
the game of the month though had to be the win away to Middlesbrough as again we looked good value going in head at half time 2-1. Straight after the break we looked even better at 3-1. Then things started to get nerve racking as they pulled it back to 3-2 4 minutes later. Luckily Pedersen managed to get the 2 goal leaf back in the 57th minute before Pellegri got a debut goal to put us 5-3 ahead before Middlesbrough got it back to 5-4.
Bellingham's goal though made him the youngest goalscorer in Championship History so he keeps on breaking records at such a young age.
We got rid of the players who we weren't using to allow us to reshape the squad a bit and bring in some other attacking players on permanent deals. Along with these we also cancelled Scott Hogan's loan deal as he was taking up £28,000 a week in wages. Along with this we also agreed to sell Lukas Jutkiewicz to Houston Dynamo for £2,600,000 as he wasn't getting used at all and was on £10,000 a week that could be freed up but he won't be leaving until the middle of February.
With Hogan and Jutkiewicz leaving then it was important to bring in another striker and I've decided to go with youth again. The one good thing around this deal though is that we have an optional deal of £15 million we can take up at the end of the season to make the mover permanent if we want.
We also were able to bring Jack Butland back to the club which will hopefully turn out to be a good bit of business and he will be going straight into the starting 11 in place of Lee Camp. We sign him from Stoke for £7.5 million which we also got 20% back thanks to the sell on clause in the deal that sold him to Stoke.
On deadline day I wanted another attacking midfielder in to try and help with creativity and linking up between midfield and strikers so income Chiquinho from Benfica for £3,800,000 and to show how good a deal that was he's already worth £10,500,000 million so should make a good profit off him.
Waugh123 That game turned out to be pretty tough but hopefully with my signings then can start to close the gap
Imagine Yeah managed to get quite good at holding onto a 1-0 win which could be the difference come the end of the season