Work commitments are playing havoc with my blogging at present so a rare night off gave me the chance to watch another Birmingham City hard luck story
poor finishing and poor defending. on the box
Looking at the positives that stretches our unbeaten/winless home record to four games and overall winless run to eight so it could be a lot worse…
Just as we happen to have found arguably the best manager at the club since winning the Carling Cup in 2011 it appears to have coincided with a financial meltdown (number 587 in the club’s history) and a huge frustration, as it feels like we could actually move forward without the joys of FFP, which don’t really affect any club in the top six, but just the rest of the country trying in vain to play catch up.
Amway after a 1-1 draw against the Baggies I was left contemplating
relegation do I enjoy watching a game in the pub or at home?
The bland and somewhat dull answer is I don’t know! However, I always like the option and I think most villages/towns/cities should have a boozer with live sport on a big screen.
(Big screen to the left, gin menu to the right)
One such place is 280 – The Three Crowns LE12 8JS in the village of Barrow upon Soar in Leicestershire.
I was in there of a Monday lunchtime and it was pleasing to see the place relatively full with local punters eating and drinking.
There was a good group at the bar and there were also kids as it was still the school holidays when I popped in.
(school holiday = bouncy castle on car park)
England were working their way towards another victory over India on the big screen and, with a classic pint of really well kept Pedigree (Marston’s), a crossword and a village boozer open at 1pm on a Monday it really was a good place to be in.
(Doom Bar or Pedigree…Burton’s finest)
I suppose the question is did the Sky sports screen attract in any extra punters? Who knows, but the food clearly was and I reckon the way demographics have changed with more and more people supporting one of the ‘big six’ teams then you are just as likely to get a packed pub watching Liverpool as you are watching Leicester in a village like this.
(All roads lead to Marans)
History says this is a 17th Century boozer and the village itself lies on the banks of the River Soar so, I guess, is associated with the waterways although not sure if it is part of the canal network.
Nonetheless, another solid local boozer doing healthy trade on a Monday afternoon with sport on the TV. If they could guarantee me a Birmingham City win if I watched it in their boozer, I would be back like a shot!
A proper pub for local punters.