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EZE Wish sees Lynda watch survival Saturday in style

Posted: Fri 09 May 2014
Author: Steve Dann

Blues super fan Lynda Courts witnessed the team’s last gasp Sky Bet Championship survival act from the luxury of the directors’ box thanks to an EZE Wish.

Lynda was in the VIP seats for her beloved Blues’ dramatic 2-2 draw away to Bolton Wanderers on the last day of the season.

She was in the directors’ box at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium after being nominated for an EZE Wish provided by Birmingham City FC diamond partner EZE Group.

Lynda, who is secretary of the Redditch Supporters’ Club, was sitting among Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers directors and officials as Blues staged a remarkable comeback from 0-2 down, with the equaliser that ensured they avoided relegation coming in the 93rdminute.

“It was the most emotional football day I’ve ever experienced,” said Lynda, from Oakenshaw South, in Redditch.

“The tears were flowing when we were two-nil down, but we went crazy when the equaliser went in. Being in the box and seeing Blues directors react the same way showed it means as much to them as it does to us fans.

“Emotionally it beats everything, and that includes winning the Carling Cup.”

The 52-year-old teacher enjoyed the special away day, which included guest lounge access, with her husband Peter.

Lynda organises weekly supporters’ meetings at Redditch’s Oast House pub, and with her family travels to every home and away game, including pre-season tours and friendlies.

She also coordinates all coach travel to away games and handles fans’ ticket requests.

Birmingham City FC customer service manager Sarah Gould nominated Lynda for the EZE Wish: “The work she does makes my job so much easier when allocating match day tickets. Lynda goes over and above the standard fan, and she should be rewarded for her efforts for our great club.”EZE Group CEO Dominic O’Reilly said: “I’m not sure there could have been a more dramatic or important match for Lynda to attend. She thoroughly deserved her VIP treatment, and I’m delighted she saw her beloved Blues stay in the Championship.”