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FIFA Exec Arrests – the Start of Change for Football?

Six FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich this morning by Swiss police pending extradition to America over alleged bribes worth over $100m over two decades. While Sepp Blatter was not one of those arrested, several high ranking official have been including CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb and CONMEBOL President Eugenio Figueredo.

Posted in Finances in Football, Football | 26 Comments

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And we’re back…

It’s been an eventful 48 hours or so but I’m pleased to announce that OP should return to normal very shortly following my relocation.

Posted in Blog updates | 27 Comments

A Trillion Questions

We’re still yet to hear anything official with respect to the selected bidder for a stake in Birmingham International Holdings, although we do know that one bidder was shortlisted by Ernst and Young as per the announcement make to the stock exchange on May 8.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 54 Comments

Randolph Rejects Deal

Birmingham City confirmed yesterday that goalkeeper Darren Randolph has rejected the offer of a new contract and is exercising his right to leave the club as per the Bosman ruling at the end of the season.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 45 Comments

Trillion Trophy – Often Partisan Video Podcast

With little to no news filtering through about Trillion Trophy Asia, the company who have offered to lend Birmingham International Holdings money I’ve done my best to find out what I can about them – which I’ve shared in the video below.

Posted in Birmingham City, Video Podcasts | 44 Comments

Blues Sign Young Striker

Birmingham City snapped up their first signing of the summer in former WBA Development Squad player Alex Jones. The 20-year-old had been trialling with Blues over the last few weeks of the season and his efforts have been rewarded with a two year deal at St Andrew’s.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 31 Comments

2015-16 Squad Analysis Part I

With Birmingham City now having confirmed their retained and released lists for the next season I thought it would be a good time to take a first look at the squad as it stands.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 52 Comments

Bad Week for Carson

It’s not been the best of weeks for Carson Yeung really. Appeal dismissed, prison sentence remaining the same and sued for HK$20.5million as well; I can imagine the former hairdresser has had better times of it.

Posted in Birmingham City, Carsongate, Finances in Football | 20 Comments

Koby Arthur On His Way?

Hereisthecity.com are reporting that Koby Arthur has rejected two contract offers from Birmingham City and is looking to move on from the club. The teenager has made twelve appearances for the club and was thought to have a bright future at St Andrew’s.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 70 Comments

No Sentence Reduction for Carson; Bail Application Not Made

Former Birmingham City supremo Carson Yeung was back in court today to hear if his sentence of six years was to be reduced following his unsuccessful appeal hearing on Wednesday.

Posted in Birmingham City, Carsongate | 49 Comments

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