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Lee Clark’s Amazing Escape Act – Unbelievable – Video

8:32 am, Sunday, May 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Birmingham needed at least one point in their final game of the season at Bolton yesterday, to survive in the Championship since Doncaster Rovers were one point better off but with a much worse goal difference.

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Lee Clark – after Birmingham miraculously survived yesterday

And certainly things didn’t look too good and with 12 minutes to play when Birmingham were 2-0 down with 12 minutes to play, but then they scored through Nikola Vigic to make it 2-1.

But it still looked like a defeat deep into stoppage time, but then amazingly – miraculously Birmingham got a headed goal from Paul Caddis in the 94th minute to draw the game 2-2, and with Doncaster losing by a single goal at Champions Leicester City – managed by former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson – Birmingham had survived.

This is what the former Newcastle player and coach said after the game:

“The emotions –  just madness, absolute madness. Mayhem, trying to get the players into some resemblance of some shape. We had been informed Leicester were winning so we knew a point was enough.”

‘It was staring down the barrel at 2-0 and the players were brilliant. It was one of our most accomplished performances of the season. We just found some spirit. It was important we got one back as quickly as we did.”

“I’m just immensely proud of the players because we’ve got such a young group. They’ll now flourish because of this experience. The seniors have been outstanding, helping those youngsters.”

“The supporters have taken the word support to a new level. They’re real characters, and people who support when things aren’t going so well. My celebration was in to them to thank them and I wish I could have run that quick when I was playing.”

“It’s the most satisfying moment; keeping this club in the Championship is the biggest achievement I’ve done in football as a player, coach or manager because of the scenario around the club.”

“And the parameters I’ve had to work with,’ ‘We need to use this as motivation and never let this happen again.

It’s been a tough season for Birmingham, with owner Carson Yeung jailed for six years in early March by a Hong Kong court for money laundering, and they’ve also had to sell some of their players.

Great for Birmingham fans, but so unlucky for Doncaster Rovers.

Here’s the scenes when they were all told Doncaster had lost 1-0 at Leicester City.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGlhLN2IF4

Amazing.

Comments welcome.



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 scout // May 4, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Pleased for you clarky lad

  • 2 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Andros townsend being made available at the end of the season. Would be a decent signing if the 5 mill being banded about is true.Would also take a punt on Caulker to.This lad has been sadly let down by his fellow defender’s,and has been exposed far to often through the middle of the park

  • 3 geordie157 // May 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Well done Clarky, have loved some his recent interviews on Sky.

    Just hope now that Fulham have gone down we don’t get linked with Bent again!! Infact I hope we steer clear of any Fulham players, Dejagah I guess would be a decent winger to have on the bench though.

  • 4 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Did ya see the way he went running in to the crowd……..God that’s what football is about

  • 5 stuart no9 // May 4, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Jazzy ___rome wasn’t built in a day mate .these things take time . Be patient and he will get the message . If more fans were like you and the rest of us , he would have to act .

  • 6 jazzyp // May 4, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Stuart no9
    The trouble is mate if and I repeat if Mashley does go out and blow some money for a change on transfers and brings in some quality. And we have a cracking start to next seasons campaign……..Then all this boycotting will be for nothing as most fans will let a bad season slide

  • 7 scout // May 4, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Would take that sidwell from fulham as a squad player hes a grafter and thats what we need on this shoestring budget

  • 8 bobby mango // May 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Jazzyp you f’ing tool, what does this mean?

    “The trouble is mate if and I repeat if Mashley does go out and blow some money for a change on transfers and brings in some quality. And we have a cracking start to next seasons campaign……..Then all this boycotting will be for nothing as most fans will let a bad season slide”

    The point of the boycotting is to change the situation. If the change is Ashley spending money and the club doing well then the protests will have got the thing they wanted… How is that being for nothing?

    This is surely a wind up?




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