Well that was a bolt from the Blues! Despite all their problems, Birmingham not only drew 2-2 with Champions League qualifiers Borussia Mönchengladbach, they outplayed the Germans! And that was despite Gladbach fielding a full strength team and Birmingham rotating nine players by the time the game had made it to the 70th minute mark.
In fact it took a massive Curtis Davis deflection for the Germans to equalise. And this was despite the fact that Mönchengladbach came into the game on the back of two comfortable wins and, with a Champions League qualifying fixture coming up, more tuned up in terms of fitness than Birmingham.
I know it was only a friendly, but having bet on the game, I watched 70 minutes of it and you honestly would not have known which team had qualified for the Champions League, with Marlon King looking one of the
best players on the park.
After that, and I laid 0-0 so won my bet, I'm tempted to have a fiver on Birmingham to win the Championship this season!