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Adams on Eve of Transfer to Blues?

News broke today that Birmingham City have had a bid rejected for Sheffield United forward Che Adams. The former Ilkeston player has scored 15 in 54 appearances in all competitions for the Blades, with 12 of those coming last season.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 177 Comments

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OP Video Podcast – Delays and Reviews

Today saw two announcements from BIH to the HKSE – confirming yet more delays and also the outcome of the internal control review.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football, Video Podcasts | 107 Comments

BIH: Progress or More Delays?

Today marks the final day Birmingham International Holdings have to make an announcement to the HKSE: To either confirm the date of twice-delayed EGM to approve the measures to allow Trillion Trophy Asia to take control, or to once again delay. Which will it be?

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 67 Comments

Another Win for Blues Ladies

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A late Charlie Wellings goal secured another victory in front of a record crowd for Birmingham City Ladies which elevated them (albeit briefly) to third in the table. In a game a little devoid of quality there were few chances for either team and in the end it took a bit of luck for Blues to finally break the deadlock.

Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Ladies | 8 Comments

The Tiendalli Question

Dwight Tiendalli remains in the Blues squad as they travel to Gloucestershire to face National League side Forest Green Rovers in their second pre-season friendly. Tiendalli was originally on a week’s trial with Blues while the first team squad were playing in Marbella but the Dutchman has seen that extended by at least a fortnight to allow him to play in two warm-up games.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 54 Comments

Bradshaw and Blues

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Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw was placed on the transfer list yesterday at his own request as the Welsh striker confirmed he was looking for Championship football. Predictably, this has once again led to a number of Blues fans asking why the club have not put in a bid for the young striker.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points, Transfers | 166 Comments

Blues Convincingly Win First Friendly

Birmingham City were 3-1 victors in their first pre-season friendly against Solihull Moors at the Automated Technology Group Stadium last night. A brace from Clayton Donaldson and a close range finish from Diego Fabbrini in the first half took the game away from the hosts who replied in the second with a good finish from one of their seven trialists.

Posted in Birmingham City, Pre Season 2016 | 58 Comments

Carson Yeung Loses Final Appeal

Carson Yeung was sent back to prison this morning as it was confirmed that his final appeal against his convictions for money laundering had been dismissed and that he was to serve the remainder of his six year sentence.

Posted in Birmingham City, Carsongate | 93 Comments

OP Video Podcast – Delays and Trialists

It’s been a busy week – Dwight Tiendalli on trial with Blues, confirmed interest in Portuguese forward Nelson Oliveira and more delays in Hong Kong. I thought I’d sum them up in a nice little video for the weekend.

Posted in Birmingham City, Video Podcasts | 126 Comments

The Carson Trial: Final Hearing Date Set

It’s been confirmed by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal that the judgement in Carson’s appeal against his convictions on five counts of money laundering will be handed down on Monday, July 11 with the hearing beginning at 10am HKT (3am BST).

Posted in Birmingham City, Carsongate | 55 Comments

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