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Big flag

All we care about badgesI like the idea of a big flag to show support for Birmingham City but I don’t usually donate money without knowing where it’s going and I don’t know much about the people who are planning to get the flag made. I know there’s a connection with the BIHL GO NOW campaign but that’s not much help since I don’t know the people running that either. Nor do I know the real names of those who go by the names of PIMO and minotaur on the SHA forum.   Continue reading

Reflections on today

Tom Finney remembered

Tom Finney remembered

I’ve been neglecting this blog a bit recently, too busy with other things, and wasn’t planning to write anything this weekend.  I changed my mind this morning when I heard a report of Tom Finney’s death in which he was eulogised not just for his ability as a footballer but also for his qualities as a human being.  That started me thinking about the way that the relationship between footballers and fans has changed.  Back in the day when Tom was playing, fans knew the players as human beings as well as footballers. They saw players in the pubs and on the buses as well as on the pitch.  I wonder if knowing players as fellow human beings made it easier to forgive their mistakes on the pitch. My memories of supporting Birmingham City as a child tell me that the crowds were more supportive then but I’m not sure if my memories are accurate or if I’m looking back through rose tinted glasses. What I am sure of is that Tom Finney was a great footballer and a good man; I was glad his passing was mentioned before the game and his picture was shown on the big screen.       Continue reading