We won two games last week and are in the top half of the table. I’m struggling to believe it and have to keep checking to make sure it’s true.
The timing was different but the goal scoring order was the same in both games. Birmingham City scored first, then the other team scored and then we scored another goal and won. My thoughts were similar in both games. We’ve scored, great, but can we hang on to the lead? They’ve scored; can we hang on for a draw? We’ve scored again; ref, please blow the final whistle now; why is the time going by so slowly?
I do believe that Aitor Karanka, given time, will get our team playing more successfully. But I find it hard to believe that Blues will win the game I’m actually watching. That is why I chose Puddleglum as a nom de plume; he’s a character in a children’s book who always expects the worst: enemies, floods and dragons.
The off the field news from Birmingham City was not so good. An article by Brian Dick confirmed that three experienced members of staff had left the club: Colin Tattum, head of media and communications; Rita Greenaway, first team PA, and Suzanne Smith, erstwhile PA to the board and club coordinator. I wish them well and think they will be missed. A Tweet by Panos Pavlakis said, “When it comes to Blues as an organisation, Tatts, Rita and Sue were three of the most trustful, reliable, switched on and straightforward persons I came across during my time there … shocking news for me tbh”