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Steve Bruce & BCFC ‘Seven’

As a lifelong Birmingham City fan, I have had course to rip the what-nots out of my beloved club on occasion – this being just one example – it was early 2006 and Blues were at home to Liverpool in an FA Cup 6th Round replay. A huge night for Bluenoses and I was there reporting on the game for talkSPORT.

By 90 minutes I was sinking lower and lower in the press box as goal after horrible goal went in at our end, prompting me to tell talkSPORT’s listeners that it had been a clash of ‘not men against boys, more men against amoebas…’

Not feeling much happier the next day, it suddenly occurred that Liverpool’s goal tally rhymed with the title of a famous Bryan Adams ballad ‘Heaven’. Off to the studio I went to see how then Blues boss Steve Bruce would have sung the song at the end of the game…