Often Partisan

Over a Million Served

I’m pleased to announce that Often Partisan has passed one million total pageviews since the site was opened just over thirteen months ago.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who read the site for your support, your comments and your time. I feel quite humbled at times by some of the nice things that are said and I hope that you will continue to read Often Partisan in the future.




49 Responses to “Over a Million Served”

  • Macc lad says:

    Great site. Well done!

  • Richard M says:

    As someone who used to print and publish a fanzine I know how much time and effort goes into this thing, usually for bugger all money and the odd bit of grief from fans / the club / the press – so full marks to Alamajir forthese well written and informative website, which I think HAS made a difference at a time when the club needed it.

  • Neil says:

    You deserve more than a million views as many blues fans are saying this is the best source of information out there so a massive thank you for all your time and effort you put into this site..! Everyone really appreciate it

  • Congratulations, well deserved!

  • Margaret Decker says:

    Congratulations. I always check OP when I want to know what’s going on at Blues.

  • Thomas Hallberg says:

    I’m not surprised. Often Partisan is a really
    good place to get information about my beloved
    Birmingham City FC. Keep Right On!!!!

  • andy says:

    Fantastic site and keeps us all informed as much as its allowed. Brilliant job.

  • Julian Glass says:

    Alamajir, you are the fist site I visit whenever I have been away from the net for a short while. Your informative and balanced posts are a joy to read and helps ensure that the replies are in a similar vein from our group of posters. Many, many thanks for your tireless efforts.

  • Blueboy88 says:

    Excellent , well done , always trying to shine a light on the issues that are of of the greatest concern , but often have smallest media exposure.

    Lets all raise a glass to the next million …!!

  • prewarblue says:

    Congratulations, you may not always get the comments your hard work deserves but !
    May there be millions more to come

  • Blue Steve says:

    Its a great blog. I’m sure that in 13 months time there will be a million more views! KRO.

  • DoctorD says:

    Congratulations mate. You have to wonder how any of us coped pre-OP. This blog has kept me perpetually interested and informed, and it’s been amazing that you’ve managed to keep it updated so regularly. I for one know it has increased my attachment to the club, especially through the pre- and post-match analysis for those who can’t make it to games. And I think it has directly benefited the club because it’s meant I’ve also spent more time on the Blues website – so much so that I’ve ended up spending 30 quid an two sets of kids’ Blues pyjamas in the last two months.

  • Letsby Avenue says:


    Well done mate.

    Pretty good going, without a page three !

    Shows that bluenoses prefer reading.


  • a hawkins says:

    I always look for your inputs on here cause i know that it will be true and not rumours. Also its always useful and important information that fans want to hear. so please long may you continue and keep up the good work.

  • Barry says:

    Thank you for your informative and balanced articles which make a change from the normal rumor-mill journalism we normally have to endure. The time and effort that you put in is very much appreciated by a large number of readers and fans

  • Blushark says:

    Fantastic effort and well desrved.


  • Andy Day says:

    \i am sure all blues fans would agree this site is a great source of useful information and full credit to you for all your hard work in bringing to light the many issues currently surrounding the club well done and keep up the good work you will soon be anouncing the two million mark.

  • Blue in Spain says:

    Congrats, A brilliant site for all things Blues.

  • dave richards says:

    Well done! ! Very informative and this year you have kept us better informed us better than the club

  • Swedish Bluenose says:

    Congratulations, Almajir! OP stories are always the first I click on at the menu on newsnow, because I know I will get well researched and very reliable information there. Birmingham Mail is also good, but OP often gives the reader something unexpected.
    Keep right on, mate!

  • eric says:

    I made the mistake of pressing the Notify me of follow up comments by email. I had about 20 emails today. How do I discontinue this?

  • Mike C France says:

    Well done! you serve people like me who have been a blues supporter for over 60 years and now never get to games, because we live abroard, keep up the good work and looking forward to next season

  • Ted says:

    Also… OP seems to provide the most intelligent forum on the web for all BCFC hot topics.

    Well done! KRO.

  • Oldbluenose says:

    Another set of congratulations to follow all the others,,!!. Long may your output contiue,!!.

  • Nigel Edmonds says:

    It says it all that I visit your site before the BCFC site ! Keep up the good work Almajir.

  • Steven Hodgetts says:

    Many congrats & well done. The best BCFC Blog by a country mile.

  • Mickey07 says:

    Fair dos,tidy.

  • tommy atkins says:

    top quality kro

  • Euston 9.18 says:

    I echo the above “VERY WELL DONE” !!!!!!

  • ForevertheOptimist says:

    Thanks for YOUR time and efforts keeping us Bluenoses informed and generating such diverse opinions and discussions.
    Great site to comment,laugh and keep up to date with.

  • chris says:

    congrats on your hard work, i enjoy the site as very rarely people fall out on here and it’s all about opinions and finding the truth about our club instead of rumour and lies from the national and sensationalist press.

  • Jesus says:

    Maybe you could get a job on the board? You know more about what is going on at Birmingham City FC and constantly keep the supporters informed of your findings, Congratulations. KRO

  • Bluenosejohn says:

    I use a lot of other clubs sites and few of them are in the same class as yours. Many congraluations but having an interesting but dysfunctional subject matter must help!!!

    Here’s to the next million- and who knows, you may have a set of accounts to comment on one day!!


  • alexjhurley says:

    I doubt there is a better info/news/opinion site for any club any where, you should charge a subsription fee !!!

  • tara says:

    Tis a great site of knowledge, thank you kind sir for your time and disbursement.

  • Blue In Arizona says:

    Be lost without you! Great Job!

  • Richard Cooke (The Grumpy Old Git) says:

    36 responses so far….I’m sure there will be many more. I can’t find any words that haven’t been used already to praise you and your efforts since starting the website so all I can say is hear!! hear!! to the above. Only one regret though, I wish you’d started up the website more than 13 months ago!!
    I look forward to continuing to read your posts in the future.


  • theurbaneguerilla says:

    Phenomenal stats but it shows good journalism and hitting the issues that readers want wil get support from the public.
    Great job, great site and as a Bluenose of 35 years (and a freelancer myself) my first port if call for all things Blue.
    Congratulations and; Birmingham Mail take note, this is proper journalism.

    • DoctorD says:

      @ the urban guerllia:

      As I’m sure you know, being a freelance journalist yourself, the problem for the Birmingham Mail (and all conventional media outlets) is that almajir is doing this for free — they have to pay staff to write stuff and can’t rely on unpaid volunteers.

      Also if they had someone as good as Almajir on their paper, they’d have to find someone equally talented to cover Viler, the Baggies etc in order not to give the impression they’re given disproportional coverage to the Blues.

      Unfortunately, finding someone as good as Almajir is nigh on impossible. And frankly, looking at the intellect of your average Viler fan, it ain’t ever going to happen ha ha.

  • Newbold says:

    Thanks for keeping us up dated with balanced views mate.
    Keep it up, its very much appreciated.

  • RichardW says:

    Simply the best. Well done.

  • Stevie Blue says:

    Everything’s already been said but her we go again…interesting, informative, impartial and thought provoking. An excellent site. Long may it continue in 2012-13 and beyond!!!!!

  • Atahualpa is a BlueNose says:

    When you’re burning the midnight oil researching various topics and issues, it may appear at times, that it’s a task without end.

    But as all readers have said, keep writing because we intend to keep reading.

    Without a doubt the number 1 site for Bluenoses to keep up to date about their club.

    Congratulations to a true blue.

    NB Don’t think it will be another 13 months until the next million…

  • Matt Page says:

    Very well done. My first point of call for all things BCFC.


  • Lichfield Blue says:

    Great read; always thought provoking.

    Even my Baggies mates confess to having a read!!

  • viperblue says:

    just add my congrats to the long list…well done

  • Paulo says:

    Well done almajir, well done Often Partisan!
    You’ve obviously created something very positive for the bluenoses and perhaps a little unexpected link between the club and ‘us’ as well.
    ..and the fact that it is ‘free’ for us to be kept up to date on such issues probably goes unmentioned aswell, so all in all ..cheers!


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