After the game on Saturday, Demarai Gray and Darren Randolph walked off the pitch with Nathan Redmond. And I couldn’t help wondering if that might be the last time I would see Gray in a Birmingham City shirt. Seeing Redmond in a Norwich shirt on Saturday had started me thinking about young Blues players who have been sold: Jordan Mutch in July 2012, Jack Butland in January 2013 and Nathan Redmond in July 2013. I remember Mutch being in the Cardiff team that beat us in January 2013 and walking off after the game with Butland, who was about to be sold. Continue reading
The debate on whether Ched Evans should be allowed to resume his football career has reminded me of the discussion among Birmingham City fans before Marlon King was signed. Evans is being released from prison after serving time for rape; King had served time for sexual assault before playing for Coventry and then coming to Birmingham. Continue reading
Yesterday’s game against Derby was a joys and sorrows sandwich. It started with a little joy as Keith Fahey returned to the Blues squad after several months’ absence. Then there was a huge dollop of sorrows in a dismal first half. But the afternoon was topped off by 30 minutes of joy as Blues returned to winning ways.