The Bright Side

We lost to Millwall. It’s not the end of the world or even the end of the Championship. We actually went up a place in the table because Bolton’s goal difference became worse than ours. So, instead of moaning, I’m going to attempt to follow Monty Python’s advice and look on the bright side of life.

The free raffle ticket I received when entering the ground didn’t make me an instant winner but I got a voucher for a £1 off a drink and a friend’s son won a hot dog. After the match I saw a Blues fan walking down the line of policemen standing in the road insisting that each one of them give him a high five. When I told him I thought it was a brilliant way to diffuse the negative reaction that a large police presence can provoke, he told me he had won one of the signed shirts.

At the end of the game, I noticed Maikel Kieftenbeld giving his shirt to supporters who had a banner bearing his name and stopping to pose for a picture.  It’s good to see a player acknowledging supporters in that way.

On Sunday, I visited the Chinese Quarter’s New Year Festival and went to the Birmingham City Fanzone area on Inge Street.  The BCFC staff were doing a great job of welcoming people and encouraging some of them to kick a ball.

This evening, the team has another chance to win a point or three. I’m hoping they can do that.