It was a great performance, arguably one of the best we had all of that season.
Just a shame we couldn’t see more of that more often, otherwise we’d have had a better chance of staying up at the end of it, but alas it wasn’t to be.
Oh well, at least we can still reminisce about it with a slight tinge of happiness attached to it.
I’m talking of course about Mauro Zarate’s display against Manchester City back during the latter stages of the 2007/08 season, as he scored twice to give us a 3-1 victory over the Citizens, despite the fact we were down to ten men for the last half an hour or so.
Was Zarate a good player for us overall?
The Birmingham City social media team put out highlights of the game from that day and it led to a lot of responses from the fans about not only that game in particular, but the entirety of his very short career at St Andrew’s, and what might have been if he’d have just stayed a little longer.
— Matt (@mathewpoppitt) June 1, 2020
Loved Mauro down Blues. What a great little player he was. 🇦🇷 https://t.co/E2TbJF6N3x
— Daniel Johnson (@_dsjohnson) June 1, 2020
Zarate was some player wasn't he? https://t.co/SPj1FAfRRs
— Jack Stringer (@jackstringer19) June 1, 2020
— Samina ⚽️💙 (@SaminaHafiz) June 1, 2020
Yeah and Eck thought McFadden was better than him 🤔
— Monkey 🐵 🌍🏐 💙 🏏🐻 (@DavidH78_) June 1, 2020
What a difference a few years can mak! Quedreu to Zarate…. now it’s more like Benson to Hedges 🤣
— Lee (@InTheMixDJ1) June 1, 2020
Should have nurtured Zarate.
— Geoff Birchenall (@AsgardRoot) June 1, 2020
What about you? What are your thoughts on Zarate?