I used to love night games as a kid, they had this aura about them, you’d notice different people around you in work uniforms, whether they were suits or donkey jackets. The urgency and expectation seemed heightened. I dislike them these days, unless I’m on a day off, now I’m one of those people that…… Continue reading 20/8/19 Blues v Barnsley, No Hiding From The Bogey Men.
Where I live, you’d expect to see Villa fans on a daily basis, and very rarely, a Blues one. Thing is, you tend to see as many Blues as Vile, the sad truth, you see more replica clothing from the presently successful Premier League clubs, than local clubs. As I got to the closest bus…… Continue reading 17/8/19 Nottingham Forest v Blues, Would Work, Lessons Needed.
Walking down Corporation Street, I encountered an old acquaintance of mine, a Blues fan I see from time to time. A nice lad, that has learning difficulties. Years ago, he would have been seen as ‘special’. Labels might get changed, but we still use them to describe someone, we feel the need to compartmentalise people,…… Continue reading 10/8/19 Blues v Bristol City, Glimpses Of Utopia.
With living in a flat that only has a bath, having a shower is a taste of luxury for me, so was never going to pass up on the chance before vacating the digs, then it was onto the second double header of the season. Despite of what had transpired at Fratton Park, I’d enjoyed…… Continue reading 7/8/19 Darlington v Gateshead, National League North, I’m Not As Quakers As Some.
I walked into town, it gets the blood pumping through your veins quicker, unmuddles the maudlin thoughts you get with depression, I discovered this long ago when depression and dealing with it was very much taboo, nobody would dare mention it, let alone feel able to talk about it. The ‘broken leg” metaphor, has almost…… Continue reading 6/8/19 Portsmouth v Blues, League Cup 1st round, It’s Chime For The Kids.
This may have been the fifth game I’d been to this season already, but couldn’t suppress the feeling of it being the first. It’s been a strange summer, even for Blues’ standards. Monk gets sacked, majority of the fan base weren’t happy, I wasn’t bothered, Monk’s assistant is put in as temporary permanent (Whatever that…… Continue reading 3/8/19 Brentford v Blues, Buzz Stop Waiting.
I said farewell to Linda, and checked out. I found the local branch of the TSB ok, but then got lost trying to find the train station. “Wear here to get lost, well I seem to be” I found Ayr to be a beautiful place, inhabited by friendly people, and no, I haven’t been paid to…… Continue reading 28/7/19 Dundee v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Scottish League Cup 1st round, Group D. Cake Walk.