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Midlands misery

West Mildands Premier and Football League fans had a miserable weekend. The three teams that played, Walsall, Wolves and West Bromwhich Albion, all lost.  The Baggies’ loss made headlines for all the wrong reasons after one of their own fans threw a coin at one of their players. By comparison, Birmingham City not playing didn’t seem so bad. Continue reading

Little things make a difference

Players at a trio of West Midlands clubs have put in improved performances for their new managers. Birmingham City are not unbeatable but are still a lot better than they were before November.  West Bromwich Albion are getting better results and, according to Baggies fans reacting to their 4-0 cup win, are playing better football.  And yesterday, it seems that Tim Sherwood’s half-time team talk inspired Villa to score two whole goals and win the game. If he can do that just by talking, goodness knows what he can do when he officially starts work today. Continue reading

Cup games

I didn’t like the result of Birmingham City’s game with West Bromwich Albion but there was a lot that I did enjoy. It felt like a real cup game, especially the second half, and like going back in time. My childhood memories of St Andrew’s are of large crowds, noise, excitement and rivalry without real animosity. Continue reading

Up for the cup

I’m looking forward to Birmingham City’s cup game against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.  It’s close to a sell-out and it’s been a long time since that happened at St Andrews. It should produce a good atmosphere and, if all the seats around me are filled, it will feel a little warmer than it does when the winter wind whistles through the gaps left by empty seats. Continue reading

West Midlands 2-0 Manchester

Yesterday was a bad day for Birmingham City F C but a good one for West Midlands’ football.  Villa and the Baggies beat the two Manchester teams, Wolves beat Sheffield United, and Walsall drew with Leyton Orient.  I didn’t see any of the games but from the reports I heard, it sounded as though Walsall had turned in the West Midlands performance of the day. They played with 10 men for over 70 minutes and yet managed to become the first team to take a point from Leyton Orient this season. Continue reading