On Monday we do not have a player but instead we have a television linked show. We have an actor and a fan who has represented Blues on Soccer AM.
Our actor guest is Tim Faraday. We asked Tim for some details including how he became a fan despite never living in the city.
About me …….
Born and raised in Guildford in Surrey and became a Blues Fan by chance. I have been a massive football fan for as long as I can remember. We didn’t really have a team near us, apart from Aldershot. I have always kept an eye on them and they would be my ‘second team’ I guess.
My First game
I was taken to see Chelsea play by my Mums boyfriend, in 1975, at Stamford Bridge. I was 10 years old and incredibly excited as this was my first ever live game. Chelsea were a good side at the time and I remember a lot of my school friends following them.
I remember asking who the fans in the corner were and why they were singing for the blues even though their team were playing in white. They were ‘Birmingham city’ and I was fascinated. They seemed to be having so much fun so I asked him can we go and stand with them? We didn’t as we already had seats in the main stand.
My love affair with the Blues from Birmingham was born! I have now been a fan for 45 years and spent many happy (some not so happy) following blues.
I trained as an actor in 1995 having previously had a career as a paramedic in Surrey so a big change.
Who is your favourite manager and memories of Blues?
I had to think hard for my favourite manager but decided on Barry Fry, closely followed by Jim Smith.
My most memorable game was the Leyland Daf final against Tranmere as this was the first time I saw Blues at Wembley.
As a fan Darren Carter’s penalty that got us promoted against Norwich is high on my list of favourite moments.
One of the other memorable moments was the penalty shootout against Liverpool. I remember watching King Trevor and AJ at the end, infact I was crying also and it brings a tear to the eye even now.
Leighton Webster Fan Cam
This week we have Conor Geraghty. As with all of our fan cam visitors we asked some questions.
What was your first game ?
The first blues game I can actually remember is thumping pompy if I remember correctly I think it was 5-1 and Darren Anderton got a goal.
Who is your favourite player ?
It would have to be between Gary Mcsheffery and Nikola Zigic. Gary for him being my favourite player when I was young and how good he was in the championship. Zigic for the goals he scored and the importance of that. Zigic was also a crucial player in the build up to the Carling cup final and in the final itself.
Favourite Manager ?
I’ll be honest in my 24 years we’ve had pretty pathetic managers I can’t even say Mcleish or Bruce due to them defecting to B6. I’ll go with our current manager Lee Bowyer because of his current run of form and can hopefully turn things round for us next season.
Favourite Games ?
I’ll give a stand out mention to the Carling cup final of course! The emotion I felt in that game was mental – crying like a girl at the final whistle.
That whole cup run was just brilliant.
Every game from beating the vile and turning it round against West Ham, in fact I always listen to Tom Ross commentary back for the West Ham game it’s great.
More recently as an adult though I’d have to say beating Derby 3-0 at Pride Park was fantastic and beating Bolton 1-0 at the reebok under Monk to get clear of the relegation zone was an unreal midweek away game.
Favourite Pie ?
It has to be the Chicken Balti for me, sorry Nick 🙂
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