Tag Archives: Daniel Ivery

New start

Birmingham City fans greeted the arrival of new owners in 1993 and 2009 with hope and great expectations. David Sullivan and the Gold brothers were heroes when they rescued us from the receivers. Carson Yeung was welcomed when he talked of investing money in the club. Continue reading

Thoughts on the week

The political season is upon us and yesterday morning I met a candidate out delivering leaflets in my road.  I won’t be voting for her but respect her for getting involved rather than sitting on the sidelines.  Respect too for the fans who joined the #ShareTVWealth demonstration outside the venue of the Premier League shareholders meeting. Continue reading

Interesting times

It looks as though the next couple of weeks could be interesting for Birmingham City, both on and off the pitch. In tomorrow’s game, we will see how Rowett reacts to last weekend’s loss: who he puts in the team and how they play. I’d like to see Zigic in the squad and coming on as a sub. He would get a good reception: fans were singing his name at Blackpool and he wasn’t even there. Continue reading

What needs to change

Daniel with bookBirmingham City fans agree that the club is in bad way but don’t agree on what needs to change.  Some very simplistic solutions are bandied around on internet forums — sack Clark, boycott St Andrews — but even their proponents don’t usually claim that such actions will bring an end to all our troubles. Most of us would probably agree that things won’t improve until we get new owners and that might not happen for some time. Continue reading

Friday four

There seems to be a growing trend for writers to bundle a random number of different items into an article. Some examples:  ’27 things we LOVE about Cardiff’, ‘Six teenagers who rocked the world’ and ’11 things humans do that dogs hate.’  I don’t know why others do this but I find it a useful device when my mind is blank and I can’t think of a topic that I really want to write about on my blog.  It is sometimes easier to produce a list of snippets than to write a coherent article.  So here are four things that have caught my eye recently. Continue reading