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Nicole Carroll: A one woman mission to make a name in football

The Prawn Sandwich Lifestyle

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In a very rare treat last night, I was invited along, courtesy of Birmingham’s Vice President Mike Wiseman, to watch the Birmingham vs Wolves reserves fixture at St. Andrews.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at Kop Reception, and my brothers eyes were as wide as saucers as Kevin Blackwell and Chris Hughton casually strolled into the club.

After being greeted by Mike and whisked upstairs, we were taken to box 16, which had a fantastic view of a pitch and carpet plusher than the one in my own home. Leather seats and heating by my feet was a massive departure from the upper blocks of the Tilton, which are normally freezing from October to March.

Mike then invited me to meet Alex, and we were lead to the premier box where Alex McLeish, Roy Aitken and Andy Watson were taking their positions in observing the reserves. A handshake and a photo later, we were lead back to box 16 to watch the match that had just started.

Note the nervous smile!

There is a comprehensive match report over at BCFC.COM but the match was a highly entertaining affair, possibly more entertaining as we had the company of Vico Hui, BCFC Chairmen, who was keeping us amused during the match. I nearly laughed when I realised I was eating a prawn sandwich at half time!

The reserves showed us some really nice football at times, and it was nice to see people like Franck Queudrue getting a match after being on the sidelines because of the teams magnificent form. Blues were truly dominant in the first half, and it seems that if we could cultivate just some of the talent on show, that we could be looking at some gems feeding through from that academy. Asante looked a particularly good player, and Nathan Redmond impressed when he came onto the field at 60 minutes.

Overall it was a fantastic night, and something for me and my brother to remember. We met some fantastic people who all had the time to talk to me about their blog, and was treated with wonderful hospitality from Mike and the club.


Written by Nicole Carroll

March 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

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  1. All of your pics are like this nicole lol
    Bet it was good meeting them all though

    Will Fazack

    March 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

  2. Hardly the domain of mid table teams surely? These sorts of shenanigans are more suited to Old Trafford. 😀

    James Walker

    March 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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