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Latics and Birmingham have met 16 times in all competitions

Latics 4 wins, Birmingham 5, draws 7

The first meeting between the clubs is perhaps the most poignant of all. Back in January 1978 we met then top flight Birmingham in the third round of the FA cup, at that time Latics were a non-league club; having applied for election to the old fourth division on more than 30 occasions it appeared that we would never be successful in the quest to get amongst the professional game.

Having fought their way past Marine (3-0, 4th qualifying round), York City (1-0, 1st round) and Sheffield Wednesday (1-0, 2nd round) the Latics were drawn to face Birmingham City of the 1st Division (Premier League), who were managed by England's World Cup winning boss Sir Alf Ramsey and a team of players who were household names.

Latics lost the cup tie at St Andrews 4-0 that day in front of 29,202, but made a very influential friend, Alf Ramsey was so taken by the professionalism of the Latics as a club that he promised to canvas our cause around the other top flight clubs who would vote on re-election at the League's AGM in June that year.

Well whatever Ramsey said worked, after a tie with Southport on 22 votes each, Latics won the re-vote and the rest as they say is history.

Last Six Meetings

26 Dec 2013 - Championship - Latics 0 Birmingham City 0
19 Mar 2011 - Premier League - Latics 2 Birmingham City 1
25 Sep 2010 - Premier League - Birmingham City 0 Latics 0
27 Feb 2010 - Premier League - Birmingham City 1 Latics 0
05 Dec 2009 - Premier League - Latics 2 Birmingham City 3
05 Apr 2008 - Premier League - Latics 2 Birmingham City 0

Last Time Out

Latics 0 Birmingham City 0
Referee - Steve Martin
Attendance - 14,996

Teams:

Latics - Al Habsi, Ramis, Barnett, Rogne (Shotton 21), Beausejour, McArthur, McCann (Keane 72), Perch, McClean (Gomez 45), McManaman, Holt
Unused subs - Nicholls, Crainey, Espinoza, Fortune

Birmingham - Randalph, Caddis, Robinson, Lee (Reilly 82), Bartley, Burn, Burke (Shinnie 57), Adeyemi, Zigic (McLean 69), Lingard, Novak
Unused subs - Doyle, Mullins, Ferguson, Brown.

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday April 28 2014
Time: 6:00AM

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Hopefully we can get a win at a ground we have never won at
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27/04/2014 23:21:00
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