Since the surprise away win at Preston, life in this country has changed a bit. We’ve had a change of Prime Minister and a change of Monarch. After 70 years of being on the throne, Thursday 8th September marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II. I’m going to say here and now, that I’m neither…… Continue reading 14/9/22 West Bromwich Albion V Blues. Rub Out The Bruce.
This was to be the first game after the Transfer window had shut. For Blues, the whole window had been pretty disappointing, and Deadline day was a damp squib, (Whatever one of those actually is.) My concern was the lack of a striker with pace. I could only see a season of struggle before Deadline…… Continue reading 3/9/22 Preston North End v Blues. North Goes South Because Of The Middle Bit.
A Bank Holiday, and a full fixture list. Well it was in Non-League pyramid anyway. I could’ve stayed at home of course. Do something that the domestically chained do, but I’m single, live on my own, and my life is my own. Staying in when there was a choice of Non-League games to go to,…… Continue reading 29/8/22 Alfreton Town V Chorley, National League North. It’s No Chore Watching Non-League.
After missing out with going to Cardiff, it was actually great to be back on the road with Blues, or should that be rails? As it’s a long long road and not rail, I suppose I’d better go with what our unofficial athem states. Turning up at New Street, the lineup of ale trailers showed…… Continue reading 27/8/22 Rotherham United V Blues. Rotting Ham.
Thankfully, the RMT strike that had been planned for the day, wouldn’t be disrailling me. (See what I did there? That’s right, a big chunk of Wensleydale. At best, my humour is just crumbly cheese.) Had I needed to, I’d have been able to walk. In an age gone by, it’s what supporters did, everyone…… Continue reading 20/8/22 Blues v Wigan. Keep Your Wig On, It’s Still Only Early Days.
Well, right up until just after Midday on the Friday, I was due to travel down to South Wales, to watch Blues at Cardiff. Now normally, that would’ve entailed getting the train via Cheltenham and Bristol. As ASLEF were on strike in England, that route was no longer viable. However, as we pondered this on…… Continue reading 13/8/22 Walsall Wood V Wulfrunians, Midland Football League Premier Division. Strike The Pose.
I may not have been bitten by the Commonwealth Games bug, but I was more than happy that it had caused our first home to be moved to the Friday. It meant that I’d the opportunity to take in the first ground hop of the season. The first fixture that sprung out to me, was…… Continue reading 6/8/22 Fisher V Sutton Common Rovers, F.A.Cup Extra Preliminary Round. Iron Bandits.
With my ‘factory fortnight’ holiday hurtling to an end, I headed into town to meet up with Ian. It’s been a fruitful holiday, but not in the way you’d probably expect. Primarily, I finally managed to do what I’d been putting off for ridiculously stupid excuses. Not reasons, though I was claiming they were, but…… Continue reading 5/8/22 Blues V Huddersfield Town. A Common Wealth Of Defensive Style.
The first game of the season is a bit like the first day back at school after the summer holidays. The fixture list is a bit like a new lesson schedule, new players are a bit like having new teachers. Now if you’re thinking that’s a bit far fetched, then how else can you equate…… Continue reading 30/7/22 Luton Town v Blues. A Brand New Deja Vu.
With the shadow of Coronavirus still hovering over us, the country inched its way back into reality. After creating a near paranoid population, and thus enabling an enthusiastically successful role out of an almost total vaccination of the country, only a few million of us rebellious, sceptical, and probably/possibly foolhardy, refused to have it. My…… Continue reading A Mash Of My 2021/22 Season. Or, A Fist Full Of Tickets And A Head Full Of Nonsense.