It wasn’t a day that was filled with much to talk about on the pitch matters.
So when one of the club’s most talked-about players decides to post a positive message on Twitter after the game, then of course fans are going to flock to it, to try and get some positives out of the whole affair, even if it is a minor one.
The fortunes of Jude Bellingham have been one of the big talking points surrounding Birmingham City so far this season, and Saturday’s game was another milestone for him to tick off in his career as he made his first appearance in the F.A Cup for the club.
And he took to Twitter after the game to express his regret at not being able to get the job done at the first time of asking, fans flocked to his page to reassure him that he did his best and that it wasn’t his fault that the team didn’t get through.
Shooting boots on then yeah…… Pleassssseeee !!!! 😂 😂 KRO 👊#justsayin
— gilbert gayle (@59featuring4an8) January 26, 2020
Already a blues Legend
— Mike Prince 🥀 (@Princey2k11) January 26, 2020
Jude you could score 10 own goals and we would still sing your name😂you wasn’t bad yesterday just not up to the standards you have set. It just shows how far you have come in so short time💙
— Brad Cooper (@bradcoopa) January 26, 2020
How are you 16? I’ve not seen players as mature as you after retirement. Lol. God bless you Jude. KRO
— Colin Finlay (@Col_finlay) January 26, 2020
Our youngest player and the ONLY one to hold his hands up to the fans! 👏👏
— sarah southall (@SarahSassy1967) January 26, 2020
Such a humble guy!Wish I had the confidence to tell personally(a 16 year old😂) how amazing you are not only as a player but as a person too. Your mother & father have done an amazing in raising you pal. Thankyou for speaking with my daughter, she admires you too. #KRO #RoleModel
— Andrew Purcell (@Andrew_purcell) January 26, 2020
Tough of class yesterday to the little fan, you put the older lads to shame.
— Andrew.. (@woody19901) January 26, 2020
And it was that message about being there for the replay that got this fan reaching for his tin hat after offering up a little conspiracy theory.
When you realise the replay is after the transfer deadline pic.twitter.com/TPYD4mGIDN
— Connor 冬下台 (@cdbcfc_) January 26, 2020
Would you play a full-strength side v Coventry in the replay?
Although I think he might be reading too much into it personally.