How fans react to the result of a game depends a lot on their expectations before it. I don’t think I was the only Birmingham City fan who felt fearful before our game with Swansea and that helped me to feel satisfied with the goalless draw. We played better, created more chances and should have won but we just couldn’t score. But it was the most entertaining goalless draw I’ve seen.
If Blues fans have looked at the League table, they shouldn’t have high expectations of a good result this evening. Blues are 18th and Bolton are 7th. Blues have scored 2 goals and have 2 points; Bolton have scored 5 goals and have 7 points. But there is always hope. Last Friday, the Blues team exceeded my expectations and prevented Swansea from getting a shot on target. I hope that they exceed expectations again this evening. A win would be great, but I’d be satisfied with a good performance and the same level of commitment that they showed on Friday.
We all have our own way of coping with the tribulations of supporting our team. I do it by trying to keep my expectations realistic, by looking for the positives in each game and reminding myself that it is just a game.