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.
It wasn’t a bad game and the second half was better than the first. Both teams played like they wanted to win and both had seven shots on target. Connal Trueman made some good saves on his debut. Blues scored two great goals and I enjoyed seeing Viv Solomon-Otabor’s exuberance after he had scored. The crowd was decent; the official attendance was 22,677, with 2,383 Norwich fans. There was excitement, noise and, at times, St Andrew’s was rocking. A Tweet by Jacques Maghoma said, “Great atmosphere today. Gonna need that as always. We take the positives and put it in the next game. God bless you all.” That reminds me that the players need the support of the crowd. I’ll be there for the game with Swansea.