Not according to plan

I had planned to spend the weekend in London but changed my plans and stayed just one night so that I could go to the FA cup game against Coventry. 

Friday went well and according to plan.  I had no trouble finding a seat on the train to London and I was able to check into my hotel room early.  I spent the afternoon at Tate Britain, mainly to see the Year 3 exhibition of 3,128 class photos of London’s Year 3 children, over 76,000 children. A Guardian article described it as a portrait of “a city’s potential.” The smiling young faces in the photos left me feeling worried about the world in which they’re growing up. So I appreciated the laughs in the evening, when I went to see Frank Skinner putting on a masterful display of stand-up comedy at the Garrick Theatre.

On Saturday, my travel back to Birmingham and getting to the game went well but I don’t think the game went according to plan. Surely nobody would plan a goalless draw. It could have been worse; we would have lost if O’Hare hadn’t missed an opportunity to score right at the end. There was also some consolation in the novelty and the chants. The warmup before the game provided a first opportunity to see Moha Ramos, the substitute goalie, in action. And after the game, it was good to see Jude Bellingham giving his shirt away to a child.   I was in row 4 of the lower Gil Merrick stand, which felt far too low down to get a decent view of the game but it gave me a renewed appreciation for the view from my seat in row 18 of the Kop.

I was disappointed that we didn’t score during the game but was glad I’d gone. It would have been a pity to miss seeing Birmingham City playing away at St Andrew’s.

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6 thoughts on “Not according to plan

  1. Des Workman

    Thought the defence were good, but in front we did not do much. Bellingham was quiet, Sunic flattered, Mccrachan disappeared in the second half. We need a striker now!

  2. Mark

    Come on blues striker now we need it put your hand in your pocket vydra please. Maybe another striker too.

  3. WayCoolBlue

    It was not the best of games unfortunately it did seem like two teams trying not to lose.
    In the first half it was like Birmingham’s par boiled. When was waiting for things to boil over and we would win. Not to be I think the light went out on that Hub in the second half. A draw was a fair result hopefully the rerun will not be more of the same.

  4. Stan Drews

    Didn’t go to the game, really disappointed about the trouble before and after the game, it should have been a friendly meeting of two neighbours, at a unique occasion. To any so called Blues fans involved in this, PACK IT IN !! It brings discredit to the club, it’s supporters and discourages others from going.

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