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Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Is it safe?

Rotherham United 0 – Birmingham City 1

Got away with one here. But who cares as Blues virtually sealed their place in the division. The worst and the most Karanka-like performance of the Bowyer reign saw a huge win to stretch the lead over Rotherham to nine points with games running out.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Three is the magic number

Birmingham City 2 – Stoke City 0

Three home wins on the bounce, three clean sheets in a row. Blues continued to ease themselves away from the relegation zone with what turned out to be a comfortable win against a limited Stoke side.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Bees stung

Brentford 0 – Birmingham City 0

A well-earned point on the road against automatic promotion chasing Brentford enhanced Blues chances of beating the drop.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

(Dawning of a) New Era

Birmingham City 2 – Reading 1

Proper Blues are back. Fight and commitment won the three points here against a technically better Reading side who, though dominating possession, particularly in the second half, didn’t really trouble Etheridge unduly.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Something better change

Birmingham City 0 – Bristol City 3

A horror of a performance from Blues, as Bristol City had to do very little to run out easy winners at the Trillion Trophies etc. Change is clearly needed, and it needs to come soon. If it doesn’t we’re going down, as simple as that.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

A bit grim up north

Huddersfield Town 1 – Birmingham City 1

Honours even in a game desperately short on quality from both teams. The usual Frazer Campbell goal was cancelled out minutes later by a Marc Roberts blast from two yards after a Sanchez corner. Apart from that, and a little bit of Halilvoic and Bela, this was instantly forgettable stuff.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Hoop-la!

Birmingham City 2 – QPR 2

Saturday 27 February, a momentous day for Birmingham City. Ten years to the day since the best day I’ve had as a Blues’ supporter and one of the best in my life. While this unlikely turnaround win clearly isn’t on a par, there’s something about 2-1 wins on this particular date that suits Blues.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Close … but no cigar

Birmingham City 1 – Norwich 3

It all ended in a bit of a whimper, but for long stretches of this game Blues were the most likely as they gave the league leaders a much tougher game than anyone, myself included, had expected.

Adrian at the Carling Cup final at Wembley in 2011

Hopeless

Birmingham City 0 – Luton Town 1

For some reason, I had a strange feeling of optimism before the match, I thought that today could be the day we turned our season round. I was wrong.

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