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A super night from start to finish.
Me and my mate Tilton went down Stans.
Outside we shook hands with hundreds of Bruges fans and Tilton even swapped his scarf for a C Bruges one.
The atmosphere was terrific and credit to the away fans for adding to the noise.
After the applause in the 23rd minute, we were slightly out played and struggled to contain their midfield.
half time and we were down but not out.
2ND half saw us come out fighting and Beausejour pulled one back and then won the penalty for King to equalise.
A fair result.
We were applauded by their fans and applauded back at the end. Bruges fans gave us a rendition of "we love you Birmingham" after the final whistle.
Outside and it was handshake time again, I swapped scarfs.
The friendship between Blues and Bruges fans has been forged and their is a friendship page on F/B.
(fc bruges and birmingham city friends)
We waved a final farewell to our new friends as we were held up at Camp Hill by their police escort.
All in all, a great night, super support from both clubs, exciting second half, good football.
Have a look on here lads, courtesy of yours truly ;-)
Referring to the 23rd minute applause, it was very moving and now there are F/B pages and new 'friendship' sites between Blues and Bruges supporters popping up.
Many are calling for pre-season friendlies to be played, home and away and have a Francois Sterchele Shield or something...
Here! Here! PP.
A Great night all round and on the balance of play a fair result.
We are still in with a great chance and fair play to CH for playing positive football.
It was tremendous hearing the 23-minute applause; don’t think anyone missed sharing with the Bruges supporters.
The game was a fantastic advert for the game and the atmosphere before, during and after the game showed the world of football how to behave.