Neil Connor watched Birmingham City win on the day - but lose the war against relegation.
If Kevin Keegan thinks the Premiership is dull, he wants to start living in Birmingham.
There are still a few pubs about within the inner ring road that are packed with mullet hairstyles and blokes in tracksuits so he would be more than welcome.
And while, as Keegan said, there might be only four teams who challenge for the Premiership title, both Aston Villa and Birmingham City were involved in battles of their own - to play in the Uefa Cup and the other for Premier League survival.
So from the moment I walked into a bar in the true blue Birmingham suburb of Sheldon, there was the feeling that this was going to be a day of agonising drama.
Blues fans have an inbuilt sense of pessimism, moulded through many years of pain and anguish.
''We should be sponsored by the Japanese air force,'' a head of one of Blues' supporters clubs told me recently, even before they were dragged into a relegation dog-fight.
''Because we've always had this ability to be our own worst enemy.''
While there were smiles and laughter from the punters in the Wheatsheaf in Sheldon, the chuckles bore a similarity to those shared with a dentist's receptionist before the patient is ushered into the surgery and that black chair.
The weather might have helped distract minds from the gloom of the near-certainty of relegation. But not for long. And the Blues' demise was made all the more painful by the blossoming fortunes of their rivals in the north of the city.
Before the game, Damien Casey, a Sheldon resident having a pint at his local said: "If Villa get into Europe and the inevitable happens to Blues, that will make things twice as bad.''
My aunt Marilyn, another Sheldon local, was less worried about games at the top end of the division, and shared the sense of doom.
''I don't think we will be able to pull this one off. Blues have an ability to self-destruct even when things are going for us, so I think with so much relying on results going elsewhere it is going to be too difficult.''
The sense of many Bluenoses in a pub before the game was that the damage had been done weeks ago. Drawing with Derby County and Newcastle United at home, and then letting Liverpool come back to draw 2-2. These were the games when Blues started to lose their grip on Premier League survival. What happened yesterday was that Reading and Fulham cruelly stamped on their fingertips as they desperately clung on at the end.
Blues, of course, had to rely on not one but two results elsewhere in the country going in their favour. So it was no surprise that there was the odd radio in the ground, although they were not as popular as cold beers at St Andrews.
Across the main stand almost as soon as the game began there were rumours saying Reading were losing, then that Reading were winning, then that Fulham were losing and winning. But those with radios took little notice of their fellow supporters' concerns.
However, the game, while at times end to end, proved in the end to be an irrelevance. The fans chanted in the closing minutes '4-1 to the Championship'.
And with little to celebrate, a section of Blues' fans took it upon themselves to charge on to the pitch at the final whistle, gesturing angrily towards the directors' box before turning towards the Blackburn fans.
Before a few warnings from the man controlling the tannoy system, there was a short rendition of 'Blues go down together' before the curtain finally came crashing down on Blues' season.
So in the end it just wasn't to be for Blues. Back in the Championship after just one season in the top flight.
They say relegation battles make the season more interesting but it is doubtful if Alex McLeish would agree with Kevin Keegan.