Birmingham City lost at Burton on Friday and we might lose again on Sunday. That’s football and its unpredictability is part of its attraction. Losing feels bad whoever the team is playing but it’s not the end of the world.
I wasn’t sorry I’d gone to Burton. I quite like standing on a terrace. It’s much better than standing in a seated area, which is what you usually have to do when you go to away games. You can move around on a terrace and choose where to stand; in seated areas there’s not much you can do if the man in front of you is tall and wide.
I hope we play better on Sunday and, of course, I want us to win. But most of all, I hope that the occasion won’t be marred by any stupid violence between fans. I don’t believe that supporting one team requires hating any other team. I love the Blues and I don’t hate the Villa.