I don’t think this is quite what they were after, but always interesting to see the responses.
Birmingham City take on Middlesbrough tomorrow night in the Championship, and the club thought they’d so something to get fans in the mood.
????⏮ Blues beat tomorrow's opponents 3️⃣-0️⃣ back in March 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣2️⃣!
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) October 3, 2019
Taking a look at the first goal, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Lukas Jutkiewicz pull off a similar finish, given his aerial prowess.
However, I’m not sure this is the kind of response that the club were looking for.
Rather than focusing on the game and the memories of what happened on the pitch, the majority seemed to be more concerned with who was in the dugout that day, Chris Hughton.
Wonder who the manager was ????
— dale (@zdpj_) October 3, 2019
Decent manager then… wonder what hes up to currently?
— Adam Hennessey (@9_Hendo) October 3, 2019
Remember this manager i do
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) October 3, 2019
Wonder who was the manager in that successful year?! ????????
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) October 3, 2019
Great squad, great manager!
— Matt Freeman (@FreemanMatt) October 3, 2019
Our best team post premier league and it’s never even close.
— Max Bradley (@maxbradley_) October 3, 2019
why did we have to go that far back????????
— Harland Sanders (@Harvey51299237) October 3, 2019
Probably the last time we beat them as well. Horrendous bogey tean
— Atlas (@birminghamatlas) October 3, 2019
Hughton had a fine record in B9, and is currently out of a job, so given the dissent that has been growing around Pep Clotet, and the desire they showed for former boss to Garry Monk to return recently, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise for them to take this line of thought, but it is still rather weird to focus on that rather than the goals on show.