Now this could be an interesting game, there are more links between these two teams than you can shake a stick at
Steve Bruce( manager , Birmingham )...Former Palace boss, quit whilst at the top of the league to manage "bigger club" etc......
Mika Forssell(Birmingham).. injured, spent 1 1/2 seasons on loan at Palace.
Clinton Morrison (Birmingham)..ex Palace striker, currently injured,
Andrew Johnson( Palace)....ex Blues striker, joined Palace as makeweight in the Morrison deal
Julian Gray(Birmingham)...ex Palace, talented but stroppy left winger signed for free in the summer
Matthew Upson(Birmingham) Had a loan spell at Palace and was said to be "less than impressed "
Nico Vaesen( Birmingham)....Play off hero and Honorary Eagle
Robbie Savage(Birmingham) vs Michael Hughes(Palace)= lovebirds
:dielaugh: Hughes was also involved in a contractual dispute between Brum and wimbledon which prevented him from playing for 1 year.
Crystal Palace (from): Speroni, Kiraly, Boyce, Butterfield, Borrowdale, Hudson, Hall, Popovic, Leigertwood, Powell, Sorondo, Granville, Riihilahti, Hughes, Kolkka, Derry, Danze, Watson, Routledge, Lakis, Freedman, Johnson, Kaviedes.