Date: 2nd May 2017 at 3:59pm
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If you had to describe Birmingham City Football Club, then I think that this season epitomises just what sort of club we are.

It’s never an easy ride supporting Blues and us fans have really been through it since the club decided to sack Gary Rowett in mid-December.

Our league status for next season is obviously still to be confirmed and it all boils down to one last match day on Sunday.

However, despite the horrific run of form under Gianfranco Zola, my moment of the season is one that came under the stewardship of the Italian in what was his only away win at the club.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham: 24th February 2017

What a night this was at Molineux. If there were any positives about Zola`s reign at Blues then this night certainly was one of them.

After the 4-1 hammering at home to QPR the week before, Zola went into this local derby under serious pressure and decided to revert to a five at the back formation.

This was a night where Blues got back to basics and really put in a dogged performance. Two quick fire goals either side of the half hour mark from Maikel Kieftenbeld and David Davis really put Blues in control going into half time.

Davis` goal was particularly one to remember as he struck against his former club and silenced the Southbank with his heroic celebration.

Things took a turn for the worse after half time as Paul Robinson was shown a straight red card but, despite a Nouha Dicko consolation, Blues held on for a memorable victory to send the travelling away fans home happy for just the second time under Zola.

It was a proper Blues win with ‘body on the line` defending and a no nonsense approach which effectively put an end to the attempts of playing the ‘Zola way`.

This was indeed Zola`s final win as manager of Blues as a run of no wins in nine was to follow before he resigned after the home defeat to Burton.

 
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