Tag Archives: Paul Tait

End of season thoughts

A rather odd headline on a Charlton site caught my eye: it said, “The race for ninth place hots up.”  Maybe it’s a way of dealing with a mid table finish. If the last few games of the season lack any possibility of relegation or promotion you can create your own excitement by thinking of your team as racing to a mid table position. Continue reading

Psychological torture

Among my Christmas presents was The Worst-Case Scenario Daily Survival Calendar 2014, a very appropriate choice for a Birmingham City supporter.  The club’s perilous financial situation does not bode well for the year ahead so 2014 is probably going to be more about surviving than thriving.   Continue reading

Players and ordinary people

1963 League Cup Squad: Foster, Auld, Hellawell speaking, Green, Sharples, Harris

1963 League Cup Squad: Foster, Auld, Hellawell speaking, Green, Sharples, Harris

Until yesterday I had no memories of Birmingham City winning the League Cup on May 27th 1963. I was in my final year at university back then and thinking of exams and getting a job.  I didn’t have a radio or TV so I probably didn’t hear the result for some time.  News from Birmingham reached me sporadically in occasional letters from my parents.

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