I will believe that Birmingham City is safe from relegation when it is mathematically safe. Probably safe is not good enough for me. I thought that my team had won when they were leading 4-1 with about 20 minutes to go on April 12, 1993.  Then Swindon scored 5 and we lost 4-6. We did escape relegation that season by getting a 1-0 win against Charlton in the last game but that Swindon game transformed my understanding of being safe.

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  1. theguvna

    I remember that game. Didn’t Andy Saville score a wonder goal for us? I seem to recall an ageing Glen Hoddle and his mate Micky Hazard push forward for Swindon in an attempt to save the game for them. They suddenly ran the show for about 15 mins and destroyed us. When Swindon got number five and were in the lead, Hoddle dropped back to sweeper. It reminded me of what a tremendous player Hoddle was, even in his mid-thirties. The match was also a classic example of ‘typical Blues’!

    1. Puddleglum Post author

      I just remember Glen Hoddle looking as though he was controlling the whole game. He was player and manager of Swindon at the time.

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