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Alan Birchenall: The dream ending for all at the club

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What happened last week at Nottingham Forest, City fans will talk about to their children and grandchildren for generations.

I hoped my column last week wouldn't be my last of the season, but I knew we were up against it going into that game, with just an outside chance of making the play-offs.

It has been 41 years since we won a league game there and I was sick of being reminded of it, but at least the boys have got that monkey off their backs – and what a game in which to do it.

I, like every City fan, must have gone through the whole range of emotions last week, and at half-time I was struggling to pour myself a cup of tea because I was shaking.

It is a different type of nerves watching instead of playing. But Knockers popped up with the last-minute winner and a Walt Disney script couldn't have been better written than that.

That set us up for Thursday night's semi-final first leg against Watford at the King Power Stadium, and what an atmosphere with nearly 30,000 fans in the ground, making a fantastic noise for the lads. It was electric.

As I stood in the tunnel before the game I thought this is what it would be like every week in the Premier League.

Watford gave us a real battle and they are a good side, but the boys showed great resilience and commitment to give us an advantage going to Vicarage Road tomorrow.

The owners were in the dressing room before the game, wishing the boys all the best. They wished David Nugent good luck after his lean spell, and it certainly worked as he got us the winning goal and let's hope he has a few more in him tomorrow.

I still call it the Two Towers at Wembley and it has been a while since we have been there, but it would be a dream, not only for our supporters, but for the team, Nigel, his staff, everyone who works at the club and, of course, the owners, who have done such a magnificent job.

But it is only 'half-time'. It will be tough tomorrow.

Watford will hit us with everything they have got. I hope the City fans there will get behind the lads in the same way as at Forest and on Thursday.

I would also like to congratulate Ed Mowe, our groundsman, for winning the groundsman of the year award for the Championship. It is a terrific surface to play on. A bit different to the ones I used to play on.

Don't forget, the Service of Remembrance will be on Sunday, June 2, from 1.30pm. I hope City fans can come along to remember those we have lost. Let's roll.

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Alan Birchenall: The dream ending for all at the club


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