I have supported Birmingham City through many ups and downs and my psyche has the scars to prove it. I started celebrating Toral’s wonder goal against Ipswich about a minute after everybody else at St Andrew’s because my brain was telling me it was too good to be true. It’s a defence mechanism I suppose, to stop getting my hopes up too much.
It is hope that kills; you feel so terrible when that hope is dashed. So I tried to follow my usual practice of ignoring the transfer rumours. It was harder to do this transfer window because I knew who Diego Fabbrini was and knew that I wanted to him in my team. So I’m really glad he’s signed and his video interview was lovely. The other deals look good too. Will Buckley started and scored last Saturday; Ryan Shotten sounds useful. Gary Rowett has done so well that I can forgive him using the word ‘impactful’ in one of his interviews.
The Birmingham International Holdings announcement this week is a reminder that the club still faces an uncertain future. If I wanted a photo to convey the reality of my club’s situation I would choose one taken on a foggy day.
But I’ve decided to stick with the one I am currently using on my About this website page and in the mood indicator in the sidebar.