A short but sweet stint is probably the best way to describe it.
Yesterday marked the ten-year anniversary of the day that the Blues brought in Ben Foster for a reported £6m on a three-year deal.
The England international only stayed with the club for one of those three years, but it was certainly an entertaining one it has to be said. He played in all bar four games across all competitions as we won the League Cup, but were ultimately relegated on the final day of the season. He would then leave the club and move across the city to sign for West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2011.
Even though he was with us for just the one season, that doesn’t mean that he didn’t leave his mark in the memories of some fans, so when @BirminghamFanTV asked fans what their abiding memory was of the stopper, they were on hand to talk about his brief stint at the club.
Who was the better keeper for Birmingham?
And judging by the amount of responses, it looks as if two moments in particular stood out above the rest.
Chelsea at home. We won 1-0 but god knows how!
— Gary Cooper (@gcooper100) May 19, 2020
His big kick up to Zigic in the dying minutes of the Carling Cup final is one of the most that stand out to me. But it’s only one of the very many saves. 100% up there with the best keepers we have ever had. His Agility was insane along with his ability to capture&keep the ball.
— Andrew Purcell (@Andrew_purcell) May 19, 2020
Cup Final. Motm for a reason. Our entire team were warriors that day but he even outshone them
— KW (@Kieran994245761) May 19, 2020
Cup Final. Win 2-1 and @BenFoster gets man of the match.
— Darren Nicholls (@DazzyNicks) May 19, 2020
Chelsea at home. Single handily beat Drogba.
— jamie shep (@jamieshep0) May 19, 2020
@BenFoster best match was against Chelsea, on the Boxing Day, we won 1-0 thanks to a lee bowyer goal! Big Ben played absolutely outstanding!
— Dan k (@DanKirk14) May 19, 2020
Penalty save against Blackburn at St Andrews. Still don't know how he saved it.
— steve p (@superbluesteve) May 19, 2020
What about you? Which performance of his stands out most for you?