I’ve been telling myself that that Birmingham City won’t get relegated and that it would take a combination of disastrous results for us and good results for several teams below us to send us down. Continue reading
There was a lot less tension for Birmingham City’s final home game this season than for the corresponding fixture last year. Last year, the 1-0 loss put Wigan Athletic into the playoffs and left Birmingham teetering on the brink of relegation. Continue reading
It was a bad result for Birmingham City on Wednesday night but not a bad performance. And if one of their chances had led to a goal, then there might have been two cup upsets in the city that night. As it was they held Sunderland scoreless until the 77th minute and that gives me hope for this season. The abuse for Lee Clark came from the Sunderland supporters, which, though not pleasant, is much better than being abused by your own team’s fans. Many in the home crowd left before the end but those that stayed for the final whistle applauded rather than booed. So I left St Andrews feeling better than I did when I walked away from Griffin Park last Saturday. I hate it when fans turn on their own manager or players. Continue reading
I feel sorry for Wigan after their loss tonight. In 2011 Birmingham City fans had a couple of months to enjoy our cup win before we were plunged into the misery of relegation; Wigan fans had just three days.
I enjoyed watching the FA Cup Final on TV yesterday. It’s good to see the underdogs win, as long as they don’t beat my team. And a goal at the death is a great way to win a game. Wigan would have been pleased not to play extra time as they will be playing again on Tuesday, in a game in which they need to get a result to keep alive their hope of Premier League survival. It felt wrong to have the Cup Final before the end of the Premier League season. I think the date was changed to allow time for the pitch to be ready for the UEFA Champions League Final.