I’ve just updated my list of current Birmingham City players. The differences in the squad lists on the back of the programmes for Birmingham City’s fourth round FA Cup game and the replay prompted me to do this. In Tuesday’s programme, David Stockdale, Agus Medina, Alvaro Gimenez, David Davis and Odin Bailey were dropped from the list on the back of the first programme. Moha Ramos, Scott Hogan, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Ryan Burke, Ryan Stirk, and Jack Concannon were added.
I’m assuming that people who read this will have seen the replay on Tuesday, read a report and/or watched the video highlights but I’d like to record a few thoughts on the game. The first half wasn’t good. Josh McEachran was carried off on a stretcher and the 0-0 half time score made me wonder if we were going to see a repeat of the stalemate we saw in the first game. I hoped that somebody would score and win it and that it wouldn’t extend to an extra 30 minutes and penalties. I don’t like penalty shoot-outs; they make me very nervous.
Coventry were leading by one goal at 90 minutes but 4 minutes of time were added on and Dean scored. The two men sitting by me, who had left at 90 minutes, had heard we’d equalised and came back to watch. Coventry scored again and we equalised again so it went to penalties. When it was clear they were going to be taken at the Tilton end, some Blues fans ran to get behind that goal and the stewards couldn’t stop them. And once Lee Camp had saved a penalty, I didn’t feel nervous anymore.
It was a great game to watch and I’m so glad I went.