Tag: football

Paul Tait Talks to Joys and Sorrows

Blues legend on playing for the club you support and staying true to your area and friends: "I always went drinking in rougher pubs. I couldn’t be one of those footballers who drunk champagne and drove in a posh car.…

The Saturday Men (West Bromwich Albion 1962)

“The Saturday Men” spends a week following West Bromwich Albion around. It follows them to training, the inner workings of the boardroom (to the extent to which the inhabitants of said room were going to be honest when there were…

Danny Smith: Blues and me

I was watching and saying manly things when Birmingham City almost beat Man Utd on Saturday, but first, a story; When I was younger I was deemed shy and somewhat bookish, if you would have asked me at the time…

Chaos At Halesowen Town

"When Morell Maison arrived at Southern League club Halesowen Town in 2007, he had high hopes for the club. Few, however, would have guessed that rather than being merely the manager of the club he was actually the owner, and…

Old football was rubbish

So sang Frank Skinner on Fantasy Football, but with “big money men” coming in to buy Blues and promising £5m (about enough to buy Julian Lescott’s haircut) to save the team it’s feeling more and more like Ken Wheldon is…

Class War in Perry Hall

Some residents near Perry Hall Park are very unhappy about the number of cricket squares that are covering the park – preventing people using those bits for anything else. From my youth I remember it being covered by football pitches…

It’s Chico Time

Chico Hamilton that is. Intelligent football magazine When Saturday Comes prints in each issue a photo or selection of photos about football past. This month it was the turn of old villa club photographer Terry Wier. One of his shots…