Birmingham City won tonight, their first home win since they beat Millwall 4-0 on October 1st. And it would have been an upset if they hadn’t won because they were playing Bristol Rovers, who are barely above the relegation zone in League 2. Although the score was 3-0, it wasn’t an easy victory. Until the 85th minute, Blues just couldn’t score the second goal and Bristol kept battling. So it felt nervy. But the last 5 minutes were enjoyable. The home crowd relaxed and made some noise. Continue reading
A victory does wonders for my mood and our 3-1 victory on Wednesday night really lifted my spirits. Birmingham City fans went home happy after the game and Swansea fans were disappointed. But the emotions are reversed when it comes to fans’ view of the current situation of their clubs. Blues fans are angry and anxious because of the financial mess our club is in. Swansea fans are happy with the progress their club has made. Continue reading
I’m listening to the radio commentary of the Capital One Cup Final as I set up my new website and the final whistle has just gone. Swansea have won emphatically but it sounds as though the Bradford City fans kept supporting their team to the end. It brings back memories of two years ago when I was there supporting another BCFC. I went with a 13-year old friend and spent the journey up trying to prepare him for what seemed like inevitable defeat. “You do know,” I said, “that Arsenal will probably win.” With the optimism of youth he said that he understood that but Birmingham could win. He was right, of course.
I’m hoping that the Bradford City fans stayed to applaud their team and didn’t leave as quickly as the Arsenal ones did in 2011. Back then, we Birmingham City fans found ourselves in a stadium of two halves: one full and one empty.