Saturday 26 December 2009

Blues 0 Chelsea 0

Football on Boxing Day, always a football tradition in this country. I went down to watch Birmingham at home to Chelsea this afternoon. I took my dad along with me as part of his Christmas present. It was quite a lively entertaining game for a 0-0, but I think we should be beating the likes of Chelsea at home!

But seriously, who would have thought at the start of the season we'd be drawing at home to Chelsea and extending our unbeaten run to 10 games! Good times at Blues!

Chelsea will be disappointed as they had enough chances to have won the game, but we certainly competed with them and had a few chances of our own. Having seen the replays, I'm still not sure why Christian Benitez's first half goal was disallowed for off-side.

I think like most Blues fans I'm amazed at how well the season is currently going. I still look at the League table expecting to see us in 16th spot anxiously looking over our shoulders at the bottom three, but instead we're in the top 10 with 29 points from from 19 games.

I'm not sure whether I should be looking down the table or up, but I'm still thinking that with three more wins that will guarantee our Premiership safety.

There's a whole different atmosphere down at Blues these days, and it all began with the Carson Yeung takeover. I have to admit I was a little wary of what to expect from him when the takeover deal went through, but I think that was more to do with the fact that he appeared to be such an unknown quantity.

Since he's taken over, both he and his management team have made a real effort to communicate with the fans and get them back on side following the rather strained relationship the fans had with the previous owners.

So yes, overall it's a good time to be a Bluenose, in fact it's a good time to be a football fan in Birmingham. I admit I have a grudging respect for what Villa are doing this season as well. (yes you did read that correctly) It's all good for West Midlands football, and hopefully the media can spend a bit more time focusing on us instead of the big clubs in London, Manchester, and Liverpool.

Up the Blues!

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