"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Birmingham, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean."
With just a touch of poetic licence - as far as ED knows, no one has yet referred to Birmingham as 'fair' - the opening lines of Romeo and Juliet sum up pretty neatly the bitter row engulfing England's Second City at present. And the two star-crossed lovers sparking this civil war? The very odd couple of Alex McLeish and Randy Lerner. If consummated, it appears fated to be a loveless marriage from the start.
Tuesday witnessed aRead More »from The Second City at war