Ahead of today’s clash with Birmingham City, we spoke to Blues fan Matt about all things Brum.
How long have you supported Birmingham City and why did you choose them as your team?
15 years and I am from Birmingham, local club, family supported them and blue is my fave colour 😉
What’s your favourite moment as a fan. Season, game or any other occasion?
This year stoke city at home was wonderful, 2-0 win and everything was perfect.
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have?
Demari Gray, sounds silly but the kid was ace, along with Nathan Redmond. Its a shame we had to sell them for buttons 😕
What’s your most memorable match playing Leeds?
I remember we played you a couple of years back, we lost 3-1 but battered the hell out of you, Zola was manager and how we didn't win was beyond me. Garry Monk was your manager then coincidentally.
Are you happy with your dealings in this summer and winter transfer windows?
Well yes and no, we couldn't buy anyone. We made some great signings like Mahoney and Gardner but some not so great ones in Omar Bogle and Lee Camp.
What’s your realistic aim for the season now you’ve been deducted nine points and your opinion on why it was done this season so late?
Survival is key. Ideally not leaving it to the last game again either 😂 and the efl are so backwards. They've been a disgrace, fobbing fans off and constantly 're scheduling the ruling. This should have been settled in October like it was supposed to have been.
Your thoughts on the EFL Championship this season. Contenders for Player of the Year?
It's been wonderful. So many good teams and shocks. The way teams go in and out of form is crazy. Norwich have surprised me the most. Pablo Hernandez, pukki, Adam's for players of the season
Who are your three to be promoted this season? Two automatic places and playoff winners
Norwich and Leeds. Sheff United play offs.
Can you name three for relegation this year?
Ipswich, Bolton and Rotherham.
Who’s your danger man?
Che Adams if the ball is played along the floor, jukey if the ball is played through the air.
Can you tell us about a rising star in the youth ranks?
We have a kid called Jude Bellingham (something like that) who is 15 and in England under 15s. Arsenal and Dortmund have already bid 2 million for him. Looks absolutely class.
Prediction and scorers for the game?
Based on our very poor form I'm going 3-1 to Leeds unfortunately. Hernandez, roofe(if fit)and klich, Mahoney for blues.
We’d like to thank Matt for answering all our questions and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
By Keith Ingham