- Date of Birth: 15 March 1981
- Birthplace: Steinfurt, Steinfurt, West Germany
- Position: Forward, Striker
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Mikael Forssell looks set to complete a move to German side Hannover. The Finnish international had been in discussions with Birmingham for a new deal but has decided to move to Germany.
Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion are believed to be in the market for out of contract Birmingham City striker Mikael Forssell. The former Chelsea man has shown flashes of his abilities again this year, but his goals were unable to keep the Blues in the top flight.
Dutch midfielder Daniel de Ridder looks set to quit Birmngham City. The talented winger is being linked with a return to his homeland, with Groningen and Feyenoord both linked with his services.
Birmingham earned a useful 2-2 draw to remain 18th in the Premiership as the battle for top flight survival really heats up with only two games left. Birmingham, Fulham, Reading and Bolton are all still threatened with the drop.
John Carew and Ashley Young both grabbed a brace as Aston Villa stormed to a superb 5-1 victory over Birmingham City at Villa Park. Birmingham now have three games to save their Premiership status. Ashley Young was simply outstanding in front of the watching England boss Fabio Capello.
Michael Owen rescued Newcastle a much needed point at St. Andrews last night, with a second half goal. The goal helped end the dismal run of four defeats that the Toon had suffered. However, the pressure is still firmly on Kevin Keegan as the Toon are still not safe from relegation.
Birmingham striker Mikael Forssell is looking for a new contract and is ready to discuss terms shortly. Forssell grabbed a hattrick in the Premiership only last week and has begun showing the form that made him a very highly-rated youngster.
Birmingham City's hattrick hero Mikael Forssell has been praised by his boss Alex McLeish after his three goals contributed to the destruction of Tottenham in the Premiership this afternoon at St. Andrews.
Birmingham brought Tottenham Hotspur back down to earth on Saturday as three Mikael Forssell goals saw off Carling Cup winners Tottenham at St. Andrews. Jermaine Jenas was able to grab a late consolation.
Line-ups for Birmingham vs Arsenal at St. Andrews on Saturday, kick off 12:45. Check the latest scores at our Live Score Centre. Can the Gunners go eight points clear?
James McFadden bagged a goal from the penalty spot to deny West Ham a fourth consecutive home victory. It looked all rosey for the Hammers as West Ham took the lead from Freddie Ljungberg, scoring his first goal for the club.
All of todays live premier league action including: West Ham (Ljungberg 7min 21) 1 - 1 Birmingham (Mcsheffrey 17min 49 pen) (FULL TIME) Boro (Aliadiere 13min 42) 1 - 0 Fulham (FULL TIME) Everton (Phil Jagielka 62min 54) 1 - 0 Reading (FULL TIME) Derby 0 - 3 Tottenham (Keane 72min 21, Keane 86 21, Berbatov 92min 12 pen) (FULL TIME) Bolton 0 - 1 Portsmouth(Diarra 81min 11) (FULL TIME) Sunderland (Etuhu, 43min 47, Murphy 76min 40) 2 - 0 Wigan (FULL TIME) Early kick off Aston Villa (Bouma 47min 28, Carew 50min 01, Carew 71min 25, Carew 90min 52) 4-1 Newcastle (Owen 3min 51) (FULL TIME)
Managerless Fulham are without a victory in seven league games and Birmingham are looking a little better since Alex McLeish took charge at St. Andrews. 4 of the 8 Premiership matches in this game have finished in a draw.
Birmingham picked up a huge three points against Middlesbrough today at St. Andrews in a relegation six pointer. An own goal by Stewart Downing, Mikael Forssell and Gary McSheffrey gave Brum the 3 points.
Another hotly contested relegation battle will ensue as Birmingham take on Middlesbrough in the Premiership on Boxing day. Birmingham have lost 8 out of 11 Premiership games to Boro's sudden improvement in form.
Birmingham and Aston Villa go head to head in the 105th Birmingham derby on Sunday at 1pm. Villa's double over Birmingham in the season before last was the first in Premier League history, and Birmingham will be keen to get a win after a poor run of results. They have lost five of their last six, whilst Aston Villa have not won away from home in 6 months.
Birmingham and Wigan do battle at St. Andrews in what could be labelled a relegation six-pointer. Neither team have posted a point since mid-September having both lost their last four matches and both managers are fighting to keep their jobs.
Birmingham boss Johan Djourou has admitted he is worried that Arsenal may soon recall their Swiss defender Djourou as Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue disappear for the African Nations. Djourou has impressed since his temporary move to Blues in the summer.