Saturday, 27 March 2010

that's strange..

the old blues seemed to turn up today. not the old old blues - the ones that disappointed us all the time - but the blues we havnt seen lately; the unbeatable blues, the 'never say die' blues.

the game was hyped up with the obvious, i wont talk about it because it doesnt need to be mentioned. its in the past now, whats done is done, etc. so there was a certain hostility in the air today, and it was fuel to the fire of a great atmosphere at st. andrews.

in the first half arsenal showed their class; their silky one-two's and their superb movement showed the great divide between the two teams. but blues coped with it: they defended, cleared, and even had a few shots themselves. in short; it wasnt just arsenal that were showing their class.

it was a heated game being played at a very fast pace. the tackles were flying in, and a lot of you will be surprised when i say it was the arsenal players, not the 'dirty brummies,' that were doing the tackling. something which aggrieved mr. wenger, especially when blues got a freekick after craig gardner was floored in front of both the linesman and the referee. but of corse, aresne 'did not see it' and flailed his arms about it the manner he normally does when things dont go his way - queue the birmingham fans.. 'lets all do the wenger...'

half time: birmingham 0-0 arsenal

the second half began and blues were on the attack. blues had the majority of the possession, they were working it well to feed the ball through to jerome and mcfadden, and they were keeping arsenal out of the game. however, about 10 minutes and 5 offsides for mcfadden later, arsenal were very much on top and continued to be for the majority of the second half.

'there is only one goal in this game' most of us were saying - so when samir nasri popped up with a beauty of a shot in the 81st minute, most blues fans feared their unbeatable home run would sadly come to an end, in a game they deserved something out of. but, with their never say die attitude, mcleish threw on kevin phillips in a last-ditch attempt to get something out of the game, and in the 92nd minute, super kevin phillips got the much deserved equalizer - the 250th goal of his career (well, it sort of hit his face and knee and various other people, posts and 'keepers, and bundled into the net, but hey a goals a goal!)

another brilliant performance from blues; great defending and goalkeeping once again, the midfield were superb too - lee bowyer and barry ferguson are the best partnership weve had in years, and cameron jerome and james mcfadden ran the line excellently. and the day was totally topped off by CHELSEA SEVEN - ONE ASTON VILLA. yes, chelsea SEVEN.

full time: birmingham 1-1 arsenal (nasri 81, phillips 90+2)

.. a happy alex! well done on your 250th goal, kevin phillips

next up; liverpool at home - 04/04/10


  1. your blogs always so much better than mine natalieeee :(
    i always enjoy reading yours tbh, i need some tips from youu maybe?
    anyway, well done on holding us today, i just hope we can recover from this :/ xxx

  2. noo yours are really good! but thank you :) you were brilliant today, you'll be able to recover from it, dont worry :) <3