Will Blues Stay Up?

I’ve finally fixed the poll! It now works. You can vote and everything. Honest. Go and try it.

I hear you cry “What good is a poll if you have forgotten to update the blog for the best part of a week and completely ignored the fact that we lost at Reading at the weekend, Affers?” I’ve got no defence. A combination of being busy and being lazy – and being depressed about the first two and the loss, I think! I hope the postings will become more regular again soon.

Anyway, on with the polls. A nice, simply one to get them started up again. Will Blues stay up? Yes or no. Middle column, vote now. Guests can vote. You do not need an account like you do to comment on articles.

Do You Want Alex McLeish?

It’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll be seeing current Scotland boss Alex McLeish unveiled as Blues boss within the next day or two. The question is, are you happy about that? There’s a new poll on the right hand side. Vote now.

The last poll saw just shy of 200 votes with the results looking like this:

I have no idea what happened to the other percent!

Again, it’s good to see people signing up and commenting on blog posts recently (And oh, if you’re looking at the right hand side and thinking “The poll doesn’t say anything about McLeish, Aff’s forgot to update it!” I haven’t. It might take some time to appear due to the caching system this blog uses – usually about ten minutes.)

Do You Want Carson Yeung To Complete His Takeover?

It’s a simple enough question. When December 20th 2007 comes, who do you want to be in control of the club? New poll on the right hand side, vote now.

The last poll saw over 200 votes (the busiest poll in some time) and the results were:

Again, it’s good to see people signing up and commenting on blog posts recently.(And oh, if you’re looking at the right hand side and thinking “The poll doesn’t say anything about Yeung, Aff’s forgot to update it!” I haven’t. It might take some time to appear due to the caching system this blog uses – usually about ten minutes.)

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Explanation!

You have arrived at the archive site of the Birmingham City blog Joys & Sorrows. If you were looking for fresh, meaty stuff then this way, please.

This section of the site covers the blog portion of J&S from 26th April 2006 - when the site returned after a catastrophic hosting failure causing the loss of over 500 articles - to 28th April 2008 - when I decided to have a prolonged rest from the site.

Here, if it so takes your fancy, you can find every single article, totalling over 1,000, written by myself and many others over that two year period.

Unfortunately, the formatting on some of the posts is a little rough but since this is an archive, it doesn't matter too much. Nothing is unreadable although a great deal of the links will now, sadly, be broken. So internal Joys & Sorrows links will lead you to 404 errors.

I decided to archive them in this way because I wanted to start something fresh for the main part of the site. Hopefully you'll be able to see that up on the main portion of the site now.

Commenting for the archive section has obviously been switched off. You can flick around the archives by using the 'Find It' function in the middle column or the respective 'Categories' or 'Archives' headings in the sidebars

- Aff, 03/08/08.