Tag Archives: Viv Solomon-Otabor

Feeling hopeful

It’s February and I can stop worrying about losing Che Adams; the transfer window has closed and we still have him.  This is the month for worrying about the EFL sanctions but I’m hoping that Daniel was correct in thinking that “if Blues are deducted points, I don’t think it will be an absolute disaster” and that “Blues have enough points on the board to be safe from” relegation.

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Thoughts on the Norwich game

Norwich’s last-minute equaliser left me feeling very disappointed as I walked away from St Andrew’s on Saturday but I’m feeling better now I’ve calmed down a bit. We didn’t lose and Garry Monk is still with us. He has acknowledged that the club is facing adversity and said that his job is “to lead us through that and onto better and brighter days”. I think Birmingham City fans will respond to that kind of message. Continue reading

Departures

Birmingham City published an article noting the contrast between previous transfer windows and the one that has just ended, which saw departures but no arrivals. Continue reading

A more splendid life

IMG_4527-sThe Fulham game reminded me of why I first fell in love with football. When my dad first took me to St Andrew’s it was like going to a different world: a world of noise and excitement. As J B Priestly said, going to a football match “turned you into a member of a new community, all brothers together for an hour and half … having pushed your way through a turnstile into another and altogether more splendid life.” Continue reading

Carrying on as usual

Cityzen photoA photo in a Tweet set me thinking. It showed a Cityzens card, the Manchester City membership card which fans can personalise by adding their own photos.  I spent a few minutes thinking about what picture I’d put on my card if Birmingham City allowed that and then decided that I’d probably not bother to add one. But it’s a nice idea.    Continue reading