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.
I hold an ambition to follow the trail, from preliminary to final, whether I actually get to do it, remains to be seen. However, this was my fourth F.A.Cup game of this season. I might be an absolute cad when it comes to the majority of my relationships but when it comes to the F.A.Cup,…… Continue reading 7/1/18 Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United. F.A.Cup 3rd round. Hart beat? Almost.
I was never going to bail on this one, but I was battling with the flu. I still love the F.A.Cup. Truth is, I’m one of a dying breed. The league is now the be all and end all. We’ve got something in the region of 14,000 season ticket holders, most would be missing today.…… Continue reading 6/1/18 Blues v Burton Albion. Sorting out the sock draw.
This game was originally scheduled for New Years day. I have no idea why it was changed. Sky hadn’t claimed it as one of their own. It wasn’t a high risk game. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any reason for the change at all. Also, why do Reading kick off at 8 o’clock?…… Continue reading 2/1/18 Reading v Blues. Pinch me, I’m dreaming.
After waiting in the queue for twenty minutes, whilst an Irish family, or more to the point, woman, confused the booking clerk at West Drayton station, I topped my Oyster card up and got the train into Paddington. Great Western Railway had invested in new rolling stock. Very shiny, no unidentifiable stains, no debris squashed…… Continue reading 1/1/18 Wimbledon v Southend United. Overground, Underground, Wombleling free.