Lots of Blues fans have been feeling rather nostalgic after the club posted a throwback image on Twitter.
Yesterday marked the anniversary of a rather sad day in the history of Birmingham City Football Club, although one that did allow us to take a step into the future (what is now the present). It was on that day in 1994 that the club said goodbye to the old Kop and Tilton Road stand before they were converted into all-seater stands following the Taylor Report at the end of the 1980s.
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And when the club posted a photo of the last game as we played out a 2-2 draw with Bristol City, it gave fans to look back at their favourite memories of the two stands as they flooded to social media to comment.
Memories… sad leaving the Kop that last time. Still now sitting in the same place I used to stand as a kid.
— Lee W1875 (@LeeW1875) April 16, 2020
Wish we still had the refreshments
sign from the back of kop corner! Shame it got wrecked in the garden!
— jassyblue80 (@jassyblue80) April 16, 2020
Wish it was still there to be honest. The current all seating is ok, but a return to standing, safe standing or rail seating is a must for the future.
— Phil (@barton1875) April 16, 2020
Remember that game. Stood half way in the Kop just by the big step #KRO
— Russ (@blueruss1875) April 16, 2020
I was there with my dad. Special memories indeed. KRO
— Nick Glynn (@nickglynn) April 16, 2020
Just looks fantastic.
— Dougie (@BBKDougieFresh) April 16, 2020
If I had the gift of time travel …
— Phil Beardmore 🌍 (@PhilBeardmore) April 16, 2020
I was last person standing..got removed by stewards at 545 pm. Me.and 2 others waited for https://t.co/OA3rvTCIyz leave. So.i was last person ever to stand on the kop
— andrew griffiths (@AjgblueAndrew) April 16, 2020
Who knows what the future of St Andrew’s holds? Or indeed if the Blues are going to stay there forever. There has been talk of going elsewhere in the past, who’s to say that prospect won’t rear its head again.