Here is another Blues fan’s experience from Sunday, his time Dave Hindley – all be it from a long way away!
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I’ve supported Blues since my family moved to Brum in 1968 when I was a teenager. I was at St Andrews for just about every game in the 70’s but left the UK in 1980 and now live in Canada. I followed the team with some difficulty at times through the years and after watching the Carling Cup final in 2001 my son became a convert. There have been times over the last 10 years where I have felt sorry for him. All his mates are Utd, Chelsea or Arsenal fans, but I’ve always told him “when we win something it’ll be much better for us than it is for them”.
Apparently, Greg is the President of the Blues Supporters Club Toronto branch – although I get the impression it only has one member! (If you live in Toronto and want to get in touch – let me know via the contact page and I’ll put you in touch! Kev.)
We live in Toronto and on Sunday we went to the biggest footie pub in the city – Scallywags. The place was full of Arsenal fans and we found one other Blues fan there. The rest is history. The 3 of us jumped up and down for the
last 5 minutes while the rest of the pub sat in stunned silence. Just like Wembley, the pub was almost empty by the time we raised the trophy.
My son just kept saying”we won something” and he told me I was right about how he would feel when we did.
I must admit, my eyes were a little ‘moist’. Maybe it was the beer.