Thoughts on the week

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. Following the meeting, Richard Scudamore said that at least £1bn of the TV deal will be distributed outside the top flight but, just like the promises made by politicians, the devil is in the details and the details have not been given yet.

The news on Birmingham City has been mixed.  The boardroom battles in Hong Kong continue. My feelings about that are mixed too. I feel grateful to Daniel Ivery for all the information about that situation that he puts on Often Partisan. But part of me doesn’t want to know any more because it is all very worrying and there’s nothing I can do about it. The news from Birmingham is better. Players are recovering from long term injuries and Michael Morrison played 90 minutes in the under 21 game on Monday. There have been transfers in and transfers out in the loan market. There is evidence of planning for next season. I’m grateful for the Birmingham-based club staff who continue to do a good job though they are probably more worried than I am as their jobs could be at risk if everything implodes.

This is one of the times that I need to remind myself that there is more to life than football. I’m a bit busy at present but I intend to find some time to spend time with friends, read a good book, go out for walks and admire the daffodils.