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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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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 27 2010

Time: 1:36PM

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How many more closet bluenoses do we have in the ranks?
Equatorialvilla
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27/01/2010 13:45:00

How many more closet bluenoses do we have in the ranks?
Equatorialvilla
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27/01/2010 13:45:00

*********...pretty sure he has stated in the past he is a Villa fan. i may be wrong though
Francobaresi13
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27/01/2010 13:54:00

*********...pretty sure he has stated in the past he is a Villa fan. i may be wrong though
Francobaresi13
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27/01/2010 13:54:00

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
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27/01/2010 13:59:00

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
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27/01/2010 13:59:00

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
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27/01/2010 14:04:00

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
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27/01/2010 14:04:00

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
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27/01/2010 14:29:00

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
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27/01/2010 14:29:00

he always wore Villa colours when he played for Sheldon colts!!!!
moocher
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27/01/2010 14:50:00

he always wore Villa colours when he played for Sheldon colts!!!!
moocher
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27/01/2010 14:50:00

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
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27/01/2010 15:36:00

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
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27/01/2010 15:36:00

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
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27/01/2010 15:44:00

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
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27/01/2010 15:44:00

Craig Garner want a *****er what a *****er. Glad he is gone the blue nose liar.
astonsteve
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27/01/2010 16:17:00

Craig Garner want a *****er what a *****er. Glad he is gone the blue nose liar.
astonsteve
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27/01/2010 16:17:00

Have to say ive met Gardner and im not just saying this but he is the thickist bloke ive ever met.
astonsteve
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27/01/2010 16:18:00

Have to say ive met Gardner and im not just saying this but he is the thickist bloke ive ever met.
astonsteve
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27/01/2010 16:18:00

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
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27/01/2010 17:20:00

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
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27/01/2010 17:20:00

Thicker than Gabby!?! Surely not.
UpTheHolte
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27/01/2010 18:05:00

Thicker than Gabby!?! Surely not.
UpTheHolte
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27/01/2010 18:05:00

I have it on very good authority that Gardner is ubelievably thick, one of the thickest that has ever been at the club.
danh1980
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28/01/2010 09:03:00

I have it on very good authority that Gardner is ubelievably thick, one of the thickest that has ever been at the club.
danh1980
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28/01/2010 09:03:00

what a tool.
Stig
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28/01/2010 13:26:00

what a tool.
Stig
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28/01/2010 13:26:00

 

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