Date: 9th August 2018 at 4:30pm
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Gary Gardner’s prospective move to the club on loan has caused a stir among the fanbase.

The player is having his medical at the club, and he is due to sign on the dotted line at some point today.

As you can imagine, fans on Twitter were very much split on whether the 26-year-old should be welcomed at St Andrew’s:

Some don’t want him to join us:

It’s a difficult one for me. From a purely footballing perspective, I get where Garry Monk is coming from. We are limited to loan deals and free transfer signings, and we need to strengthen the centre of midfield in light of David Davis’s injury.

From that point of view, making a move for Gardner is a sensible choice considering the limited options he has available to him. However, the midfielder’s long association with Villa does make it more difficult. He won’t be welcome with open arms by all fans as the tweets demonstrate above.

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5 Replies to “‘We Have To Back Him’ ‘Not For Me Thanks’ – These Birmingham Fans Are Divided On Bid For 26 Year Old”

  • At the end of the day he’s better than what we have. If you were a footballer and released year on year for loan surely it tells you your not wanted by that club. If he can produce the goods I for one will welcome him with open arms – he has something to prove and as long as he has the desire to do it he’ll do for me!


  • hes in to do a job and we have to trust the manager, test will come when we play asian vila (citizen khan) he will be well up to prove a point and that suits me, plus i think craig would give him a kicking if he messed up, lets show him what true support is and get behind him and the team

  • I don’t see many divided comments most support the move. And the ones that don’t are mostly vile fan boys.

  • Back him all the way .. off course he scored and ran the length of the pitch .. he is a professional that wanted to win the manager and fans over … better than gloating in front of our own fans … best option taken I would say .. I reckon he is blue anyway … the av supporter suits when playing for them … Gary is a blue .. back him all the way … good signing from our manager …

  • It matters not who he has played for prior to blues.He is a pro.doing a job for himself and earning a living that suits him. Monk will be aiming for the 46 point mark this season and if Gardner plays his part in getting to the target then good. What we do have is a decent number of experienced players in Colin,Dean,Morrison,Keifenbeld,Gardner x2, Jota,Adams,Maghoma and Jukey. Add the younger squad of Harding,Trueman,Vassell,VSO,Cogley,Lakin etc.and it then looks a decent squad.

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