Birmingham City Modern Day Heroes
Keith Dixon's criteria for selecting his Modern Day Heroes of the Blues was by self admission, totally subjective and wholly personal. Included in the book are players who he felt a connection with when he watched them play. Do you agree with him?
The dictionary confirms that a hero is 'a person who is admired for their courage or outstanding achievements'
Keith decided that his definition of a 'hero' in the context of this book, is a player who is recognised by all Bluenoses as having a special quality which enabled him to make his own unique contribution to the History of Birmingham City Football Club.
This was regardless of the number of times he wore the shirt or his skills as a footballer. On this basis immediate inclusion was given to most of the players who feature in the four biggest games in our recent history
The book stays relevant to the fans who currently populate the terraces of St Andrew's and therefore any player who played prior to the 1980s would be outside of the living memory and are therefore not included.
About the Author
Keith Dixon was raised in Small Heath within a mile of St Andrew's and has supported the Blues since he was eight years of age.
His love of the Blues turned into a financial bonus for the club when as managing director of Triton Showers he agreed to be the shirt sponsors for three years in 1993.
He is a committee member of the Birmingham City Former Player's Association and helps raise funds by organising themed evenings with former players and managers.