Last year Millwall won the Family Club of the Year award but fans still chant, “No one likes us.” Some of them probably deserve their reputation as hooligans but the majority go to watch the football not to fight. Many feel that their reputation is not deserved and one fan, Bill May, blames the BBC. Continue reading
As I walked away from St Andrew’s after the game on Saturday, the sound of police dogs barking triggered a memory from May 1982. I remembered walking away from Highfield Road after Birmingham had escaped relegation by winning 0-1 against Coventry. Continue reading
I was thinking of writing about some 1956 semi-final memories but a YouTube video has sparked a different set of darker memories. The video by Davo (see link below) shows Birmingham City fans surrounded by police after the match at King Power Stadium yesterday evening. Our fans sounded good humoured (“I’d rather be a sausage than an egg” is not the angriest of football chants) but I was disturbed by the sight of long lines of police and the sound of their dogs barking.