This had been a fixture I’d been looking forward to. Not because of anything on the pitch, although a win would be nice, but because this would be the first time I’d be drinking in the place, and at my forth attempt. The first time I’d gone up there, me and my brother Les had…… Continue reading 15/4/23 Sunderland V Blues. Mackem N Tackem, Backem N Fackem.
10/4/23 Blues V Stoke City. Time To Get The Bored Games Out, Part I.
A 3 o’clock kickoff on a Bank Holiday Monday, is always a strange feeling. It’s a hybrid of a Saturday and a Sunday. Like some kind of weird offspring that doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the family. Even though it was a Bank Holiday Monday, the Welly was still opening at its…… Continue reading 10/4/23 Blues V Stoke City. Time To Get The Bored Games Out, Part I.
8/4/23 Bilston Town V O.J.M. Black Country Rangers, Midland Football League Division One. Get With The Program.
There was a time several centuries ago when I was still in my teens, that very few matches were played on a Good Friday. In fact, you could count the amount of games on the fingers of one hand, and probably still have at least a finger left over. With having six fingers on each…… Continue reading 8/4/23 Bilston Town V O.J.M. Black Country Rangers, Midland Football League Division One. Get With The Program.
7/4/23 Reading V Blues. Many Rivers To Cross.
The fixture Gods had decreed that we were to play Reading away on Good Friday. Ultimately, as long as I didn’t grab any sleep, I would’ve been able to finish work at 7 o’clock in the morning, race home have a quick sheep dip, and still make a train that would arrive in Reading with…… Continue reading 7/4/23 Reading V Blues. Many Rivers To Cross.
1/4/23 Blues V Blackburn Rovers. Boxing Day Blues.
That’s confused you, hasn’t it? No, it’s not a delayed April Fool joke. Everyone knows that you can’t prank anyone after midday on the day itself, and it’s definitively after then. Still struggling to see any other kind of link though, aren’t you? Best read on. If you can be bothered, and I really wouldn’t…… Continue reading 1/4/23 Blues V Blackburn Rovers. Boxing Day Blues.
25/3/23 Scarborough Athletic V Southport, National League North. It’s Just Not Fair.
If you were expecting a ‘Kevin the teenager’ style rant, you’ll not be too disappointed. However, it’s not a teenage rant about never being allowed to do anything. It’s not parental restrictions that are irking me. Some may say that what I do as a hobby/pasttime/addiction is boring. I don’t actually care if they do…… Continue reading 25/3/23 Scarborough Athletic V Southport, National League North. It’s Just Not Fair.
18/3/23 Cradley Town V Coventry Copsewood, Midland Football League Division One. A Strike For A Number 9.
Now normally I would’ve been looking forward to a Blues away trip, but QPR truly is a trial of patience. Firstly, the away end at Loftus Road is cramped to say the least, (I’ve been in bigger suitcases.) and the sightlines are by far the worst in the league. By that, I mean the whole…… Continue reading 18/3/23 Cradley Town V Coventry Copsewood, Midland Football League Division One. A Strike For A Number 9.
11/3/23 Blues V Rotherham United. Mug Stains.
If you started reading this because you were looking for tips on how to get rid of an irritating, unsightly mark, then I’m sorry to disappoint. Anyway, what’s the poor bloke done to you? I’m sure given time, and if you got to know Mark better, you’d become firm friends. I mean, if it’s just…… Continue reading 11/3/23 Blues V Rotherham United. Mug Stains.
4/3/23 Wigan Athletic V Blues. All Fired Up.
There’s always something happening at Blues. Whether it’s on or off the pitch, the football side or ownership side, good times or bad times. There’s always something. It’s never ever boring. On the back of being charged by the EFL, there was a fire at the training ground. Immediately the sceptics amongst us all point…… Continue reading 4/3/23 Wigan Athletic V Blues. All Fired Up.
25/2/23 Blues V Luton Town. Charge Of The Light Brigade, MK II.
Although not the first club we’ve played twice in the league this season, playing the return game against the club you played on the opening day of the season, always makes you look at the season retrospectively and you can’t help wondering how the rest of the season will go. On the one hand, the…… Continue reading 25/2/23 Blues V Luton Town. Charge Of The Light Brigade, MK II.