Congratulations to Birmingham
'Stay calm, composure guys!' was probably the one line that I kept shouting at our team (sometimes not so calmly, ironically) throughout the nervy match. In this spirit I'm not going to pen a long piece with all my thoughts about the Carling Cup Final right now. We can discuss, if you so wish, why it went wrong for us after Tim comes back and posts his match report.
All I want to do now - apart from deal with the disappointment, which I'm managing okay so far - is congratulate the Birmingham team on the win. The Blues showed the fight, organisation, defensive maturity and individual brilliance - Ben Foster is the well-deserved Man of the Match indeed - required to win a big game. Very well done and enjoy your great win!