Today’s game was not the best of games or the worst; it had the usual mix of good bits and not so good. Ravel Morrison’s goal was one of the good bits and I think his performance this season has to be counted as one of Lee Clark’s achievements; other managers had given up on him despite his obvious talent. Lee Clark has not been the best of managers but he’s not the worst either.
Many in the crowd considered the relegation of Wolves as one of the good parts of the afternoon and made that clear by the songs they sang. I personally don’t rejoice in the misfortune of other teams and feel sorry for their fans who, if they remain loyal, will be watching League 1 football next season. I was just happy that Birmingham City wasn’t involved in a relegation scrap today. We finished 12th on 61 points, 7 points below Leicester in the last playoff place and 7 points above Peterborough in the top relegation spot.
Before the game, the Birmingham Mail reported that Lee Clark felt uneasy about the ‘lap of appreciation’ after the game and made it sound as though he was afraid that only a few fans would stay for it. (Click here for link.) He need not have worried as a respectable number stayed. Putting Stephen Carr at the front was a nice touch and guaranteed a good reception from the fans. We were also saying goodbye to Jack Butland and goodness knows how many others so I was glad that the season ended with applause.
I have added a few pictures to the gallery page.