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Gardner's Blue Nose Dream Come True!!

Well, difficult to say when a player moves to the Blues... but good luck (sort of!) to Craig Gardner.

The deal is done and dusted and I think rightly so, he was never going to make our first 11 evidently, he was close but no cigar so best to move on and get his career back on track.

The official site said that the midfielder has signed a four and a half year deal with Blues.
He has, in a Birmingham Mail interview, also admitted he is a blues fan, so there you go:

'People say when you become a footballer it’s a dream come true but when you sign for the club you support, what more can you ask for? You just pinch yourself. I don’t think I’ve had more than three hours sleep this week. I’ve been on to my agent all the time asking ‘is it done, is it done’? and in the end he just told me to relax.'

Adding, 'I just can’t wait to put that blue and white shirt on, score some goals and help Birmingham City pick up points. There’s pressure on me. They’ve invested money in me and I’ve got to respond.'

Full interview: Click Here

MrZeus just sent me these quotes from Craig Gardner, January 2009:

"I was on the terraces for the (1994) Villa v Tranmere League Cup semi-final game...to see Mark Bosnich saving those penalties was absolutely unbelievable. For years I was a fan singing on the terraces. Now supporters are singing to me while I play. That's massive'

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 27 2010

Time: 1:36PM

Your Comments

How many more closet bluenoses do we have in the ranks?
Equatorialvilla
How many more closet bluenoses do we have in the ranks?
Equatorialvilla
*********...pretty sure he has stated in the past he is a Villa fan. i may be wrong though
Francobaresi13
*********...pretty sure he has stated in the past he is a Villa fan. i may be wrong though
Francobaresi13
Typical ... they all kiss the badge to please the supporters when money is really all they are interested in. Although i have to say that i hope Gardner does well at Birmingham - just not against the Villa. Now lets find a replacement for him (if Delph hasnt already taken his place) and also NRC and Sidwell why we are at it - onwards and upwards
tvrwhitey
Typical ... they all kiss the badge to please the supporters when money is really all they are interested in. Although i have to say that i hope Gardner does well at Birmingham - just not against the Villa. Now lets find a replacement for him (if Delph hasnt already taken his place) and also NRC and Sidwell why we are at it - onwards and upwards
tvrwhitey
I remember reading a couple of years ago that Gardner, although born in Yardley, I believe, claimed to be a Villa fan almost from birth. Frankly, I thought this strange. When I was at school everyone from that neck of the woods i.e. east and south east Birmingham were blue-noses (even my then girl friend, but I put up with that) so I an not at all surprised he has come out in his true colours. One other thought, perhaps he is somewhat like the vicar of Bray or is it a chameleon? We may never know.
Obediah
I remember reading a couple of years ago that Gardner, although born in Yardley, I believe, claimed to be a Villa fan almost from birth. Frankly, I thought this strange. When I was at school everyone from that neck of the woods i.e. east and south east Birmingham were blue-noses (even my then girl friend, but I put up with that) so I an not at all surprised he has come out in his true colours. One other thought, perhaps he is somewhat like the vicar of Bray or is it a chameleon? We may never know.
Obediah
I was told by a lad who claimed to know him that he was a bluenose, I didn't believe it. So I am really confused now, a bluenose from birth that was in the villa terraces in 94? random.
young_jonah
I was told by a lad who claimed to know him that he was a bluenose, I didn't believe it. So I am really confused now, a bluenose from birth that was in the villa terraces in 94? random.
young_jonah
he always wore Villa colours when he played for Sheldon colts!!!!
moocher
he always wore Villa colours when he played for Sheldon colts!!!!
moocher
Hope he doesnt do a Cahill and prove us wrong. Still, Blue Nose or not, I wish him all the best, but as others said, just not against us! Still we have his brother Gary, who is going to be the next Stevie G!
villa_de
Hope he doesnt do a Cahill and prove us wrong. Still, Blue Nose or not, I wish him all the best, but as others said, just not against us! Still we have his brother Gary, who is going to be the next Stevie G!
villa_de
Same age as me - was at a 'rival' school (in footy terms) and my mates played against him - he's definitely a nose. And even if he wasn't he'd probably say he is just to convince a few of the idiot nose fans who wouldn't want a decent player just because he played for us.
Mikey D-Man
Same age as me - was at a 'rival' school (in footy terms) and my mates played against him - he's definitely a nose. And even if he wasn't he'd probably say he is just to convince a few of the idiot nose fans who wouldn't want a decent player just because he played for us.
Mikey D-Man
Craig Garner want a *****er what a *****er. Glad he is gone the blue nose liar.
astonsteve
Craig Garner want a *****er what a *****er. Glad he is gone the blue nose liar.
astonsteve
Have to say ive met Gardner and im not just saying this but he is the thickist bloke ive ever met.
astonsteve
Have to say ive met Gardner and im not just saying this but he is the thickist bloke ive ever met.
astonsteve
Curtis had Gardner as the "least intelligent" on his Soccer AM interview. His brother said recently that Gary was advising him on how to make it in the Prem etc. Hope this isn't true....
Villan444
Curtis had Gardner as the "least intelligent" on his Soccer AM interview. His brother said recently that Gary was advising him on how to make it in the Prem etc. Hope this isn't true....
Villan444
Thicker than Gabby!?! Surely not.
UpTheHolte
Thicker than Gabby!?! Surely not.
UpTheHolte
I have it on very good authority that Gardner is ubelievably thick, one of the thickest that has ever been at the club.
danh1980
I have it on very good authority that Gardner is ubelievably thick, one of the thickest that has ever been at the club.
danh1980
what a tool.
Stig
what a tool.
Stig
 

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