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I’m a bag of nerves when Birmingham City is playing but usually manage to cope ok the rest of the time. However, I’ve got the blues about the Blues at the moment.  It’s not the run of dreadful results or the possibility of relegation that’s depressing me; my team has given me lots of practice in dealing with that sort of thing. Continue reading

A more splendid life

IMG_4527-sThe Fulham game reminded me of why I first fell in love with football. When my dad first took me to St Andrew’s it was like going to a different world: a world of noise and excitement. As J B Priestly said, going to a football match “turned you into a member of a new community, all brothers together for an hour and half … having pushed your way through a turnstile into another and altogether more splendid life.” Continue reading

Strutting or mopping up the mess?

While browsing online I came across a couple of articles about two very different men.

One article1 was about Tim Lovejoy, the TV presenter who announced that BT Sport had secured the rights to show Champions League games and described it as “really good news for football fans”.  It doesn’t seem like good news for any fan who wants to watch top-class football on terrestrial television.   Continue reading

“Richer than God” by David Conn

My aim in writing this review is not to give a balanced account of the whole book but to explain why I think it should be read by fans of all English football clubs and not just those who support Manchester City.  The subtitle of the book is “Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up” and the middle phrase, “Modern Football”, refers to David Conn’s account of the business of football.

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Life of Brian

I just read an excellent article about a man who got involved in fan activism early in life. His name is Brian Lomax.  When he was young he supported Altrincham and when financial problems threatened its existence he wrote a six-page letter to the local paper, pleading for someone to save the club.  Two men read his letter and bought the club.  Lomax was 11 years old at the time.

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