A 12 o’clock Sunday kick off meant an early start for what is essentially, my nearest game. A potential five minute walk was abandoned for a bus and train journey, liberally sprinkled with a few pints. Not as many pints as I would’ve liked either. I got off in town, getting my train ticket for…… Continue reading 11/2/18 Aston Villa v Blues. A Police State of affairs.
Trust me, if I hadn’t decided to attempt to do every single Blues game this season, I would not have been doing this one. It was cold and would be getting colder and when I left my flat, it was trying it’s best to snow. These are the games where you question your sanity. The…… Continue reading 6/2/18 Blues v Huddersfield Town, F.A.Cup 4th Round replay. One cup and over thirteen thousand mugs.
A wet, grey day was forecast and a wet, grey day is what we got. The price of the train tickets dictated that I would be hitting Sheffield after my fellow ale trailers. There were pockets of Welsh rugby fans heading for the Principality for their game v Scotland, wondering round the concourse at New…… Continue reading 3/2/18 Sheffield Wednesday v Blues. Suffering from seat rash.
An over used phrase in football is “This is the biggest game of the season”. Another over used, more modern phrase is “This is a six pointer” The first phrase translates as “Possibly the most pivotal game of the season”. The originator of the second phrase, should be subjected to a similar situation as Bill…… Continue reading 30/1/18 Blues v Sunderland. Wonderland bewilderment.
Steve and Paul were already on the station concourse when I got to New Street. Mikey was off somewhere getting provisions for the train and Ian was on his way. With a little bit of time to spare, I went in search of a lottery ticket. Would I carry on working if I ever win…… Continue reading 27/1/18 Huddersfield Town v Blues, F.A.Cup 4th Round. Overnight bag.
I was virtually down to pence for this one. Luckily it was a northern game and not a London one. Everything is cheaper up north. More for your money or more to the point, you don’t get as ripped off. Maybe that’s why they’re more friendlier. Especially in Lancashire. Jinksy phoned me as I was…… Continue reading 20/1/18 Preston North End v Blues. Mag he may.
I missed Gary Rowetts return to St Andrews last season, I was up in Edinburgh watching Hearts. Since his shock dismissal and Gianfranco Zola’s lightning appointment, things have not gone well, to state the blindingly obvious. It means that the supporters who were more than happy to put up with mind numbing, predictable counter attacking,…… Continue reading 13/1/18 Blues v Derby County. V is not for victory.