Losing a game is not nice. Losing to Leicester didn’t feel too bad because we were playing a team that was third in the Premier League and the players and fans kept on to the end. I didn’t see any fans walking out when we went a goal down.
One article described the Birmingham City players lap of appreciation after the game on Saturday as looking ‘like a scene from Casualty’ as the walking wounded paraded with the other players. “Michael Morrison spent the afternoon in a protective boot, Harlee Dean hobbled past taking slow, tiny steps after his groin surgery and then Maikel Kieftenbeld came through on crutches.” Those injuries had led to a rearrangement of the team and that, together with windy weather, resulted in a scrappy game. But it didn’t matter because my team was already safe and, over the course of the season, had done better than I’d expected.
AFC Bournemouth is not the team I would have chosen to play in the cup. The last time Birmingham City played them in a FA Cup game, in January 2016, we lost. Continue reading
The political season is upon us and yesterday morning I met a candidate out delivering leaflets in my road. I won’t be voting for her but respect her for getting involved rather than sitting on the sidelines. Respect too for the fans who joined the #ShareTVWealth demonstration outside the venue of the Premier League shareholders meeting. Continue reading
There was a lot more Birmingham City news than I’d expected in a week when the team hadn’t played. Continue reading
It’s all about expectations isn’t it? After losing 0-8 at home, a no-score draw away at Wolves seemed like a magnificent achievement. I was ridiculously pleased with the clean sheet and the precious point. Continue reading