I was encouraged by Gary Rowett’s statement about the way the ending of the emergency loan system next season is shaping what he is doing now. The mere fact that he is looking ahead rather than lurching from one game to the next is good. Continue reading
I lied. When I wrote that the result wouldn’t matter because we are mathematically safe I was sitting in front of my computer and feeling rather philosophical. It did matter while I was watching the game; it always does. I always want Birmingham City to play well and win: they did neither during the first half at Ipswich. I have no idea what the players said to each other in the huddle but it might have helped if one of them had pointed out that, for this game, the opposition were the ones in blue shirts and that they shouldn’t give them the ball. The second half was better than the first: Redmond made a couple of shots that required saves and Burke scored right at the end.