New Season

When Saturday Comes has published its new season special and Birmingham City play Cambridge today in their first competitive game of the season.  I feel that I should be excited but it’s hard to get excited sitting in front of a computer watching a game being played with no spectators.

For me, going to a game is about more than the football. It’s about being part of a community that supports our team, a community that celebrates or cries together.  Football without fans at the game is not the same. 

When the squad numbers were published yesterday, I was pleased that Maxime Colin had swapped the number 5 shirt for number 2.  He is one of my favourite players and now he has the same number as my all-time favourite, Jeff Hall. I’ve been looking at the list of players and trying to work out who they all are.  You can see my attempt at a list here, but it was done in a hurry so there may be mistakes.

In WSC’s  new season special, the Blues writer predicts a mid-table finish, which seems possible to me.  However, I did think it rather unkind to suggest changing the name of the Tilton to the Marc Roberts Stand to commemorate a full season of “long throws straight into the keeper’s arms.” If we score from a Roberts throw today, I might get a bit excited.

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4 thoughts on “New Season

  1. WayCoolBlue

    All the points you make are spot on.
    It’s hard to support from a computer screen. I thought
    It would be good if we could put the app for Blues Tv or ifollow on a smart TV. I think a good 70% off of supporters have one nowadays.

    We will never score from a Roberts long throw hopefully it’s been abandoned.

    1. Bexhill Blue

      With the right cable you can display on your TV and through the stereo. Still crap but better than nothing

  2. R Smith

    The vast majority of Man Utd and Liverpool fans have spent their entire lives watching their favourites via TV or computer screens, and they seem happy enough, so don’t worry too much.

  3. John flavel

    I agree with all the smart Tvs available now.
    You would think the app should be comparable with them. All they need do is upgrade it from a max 720p to 1440p.
    Its not that hard Apple tv and Amazon fire sticks can do that.

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