Rolling Back The Years In Shirley

Time flies on this blog and it was December 2018 when Russ controversially suggested Birmingham should play Brentwood rather than Brentford in a Championship fixture. Of course, the one constant on this blog is that Birmingham fail to win and last season’s goalless draw – covered, along with two Brummie boozers here – was matched… Continue reading Rolling Back The Years In Shirley

The Alan Winfield Trail: Alvaston #2

Storm Ciara might have pulled the plug on West Ham’s relegation charge with a nailed on defeat trip to Citeh  but it won’t stop the pub bloggers. A slight breeze and a bit of drizzle won’t stop the likes of Paul WME, Citra, Pete, Si, Paul, Martin, Mark, Duncan, Colston, The Wickingman, Chris,  Mudgie, Garden… Continue reading The Alan Winfield Trail: Alvaston #2

Classic Lunchtimes In Kimberley

You left me in Kimberley waxing lyrical about a slower pace of life, old boys, lunchtime drinking, defunct breweries and classic pubs. However since then, I’ve discovered the Maltmeister had a torrid Friday night, as I tuned into Sky Sports and watched Birmingham beat Bristol City with a performance so unexpected it reminded me just… Continue reading Classic Lunchtimes In Kimberley